Victim’s friends, doctors take stand in bar fight trial

Brent Dimmitt, 37, heads into the courtroom in Tippecanoe County on the second day of trial on April 2, 2014. (WLFI Photo)
Brent Dimmitt, 37, heads into the courtroom in Tippecanoe County on the second day of trial on April 2, 2014. (WLFI Photo)

TIPPECANOE CO., Ind. (WLFI) – More testimony from physicians filled the courtroom as the trial of 37-year-old Brent Dimmitt continued in Tippecanoe County Wednesday.

Doctors who treated the victim, David Widner, took the stand. They described his injuries as life threatening. Physicians confirm Widner had a skull fracture, hematoma and several other injuries.

Four people who were at the bar with Widner also took the stand Wednesday. Some of the people told the court that Dimmitt approached them in the bar, showed them his tattoos and told them he was the president of a gang called Rebel Cause.

Each person who took that stand had a slightly different story about how a fight eventually broke out, but all identified Dimmitt as being involved. Two people said they saw Dimmitt kicking Widner while he was unconscious on the ground. Another person said he saw Dimmitt punching another person. Others said they could not see who was hitting Widner because the fight was so chaotic.

The trial will continue Thursday morning around 8:30.

 

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