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Prosecution Rests In Day 2 Of Killings Trial

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Late Wednesday, the prosecution rested in the reckless homicide case against a former Rutherford County Sheriff Defective. This was day two of the trial for Ron Killings. 

Killings was back in court as the prosecution made its case against him. He's charged with hitting and killing 11-year-old Lakeisha White with his car nearly two years ago.

The trial started Wednesday with the fifth witness, Sheryl Bigsby. Bigsby is a neighbor of White's grandmother, who lives on Bradyville Pike.

White of Hopkinsville, Ky., was visiting her grandmother in Murfreesboro when she was hit and killed by Killings as she tried crossing the street.

Bigsby did not witness the actual impact, but she said she saw White flying through air. She then testified to everything she witnessed after White was hit. 

"Once she got hit, she was like floating up in the air," said Bigsby. 

Bigsby said Killings' car did not swerve, but he immediately pulled over and did what he could to help the girl. 

The prosecution is trying to make the case that Killings was going more than double the speed limit. 

At the time of the incident, Killings was a Rutherford County Sheriff's detective who, according to Defense Attorney Terry Fann during day one of the trial, was responding to a call from an officer. 

Fann said it was a horrible accident that White darted in front of Killings car as he sped to help another officer at a stake out. 

Three children, who were with White when she was hit, testified. 

In court, 10-year-old Raybon Watkins testified he was with his cousin Lakeisha the night she died. State Supreme Court rules do not allow NewsChannel 5 to air testimony from a minor. 

NewsChannel 5 talked to Raybon outside of the courthouse and he said Lakeisha did not dart out in front of Killing's car. 

The defense will begin its side of the case first thing Thursday morning.

CLICK HERE for more information on what happened during the first day of the trial. 

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