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Aaron Stephens takes stand as testimony continues in trial for the murder of Terry Greenwood

Aaron Stephens is accused of murdering Terry Greenwood
Published: Apr. 26, 2022 at 12:20 PM EDT
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Aaron Stephens took the witness stand Wednesday morning to testify in his own defense. Stephens is accused of murdering Terry Greenwood on March 22, 2017.

During his testimony Wednesday morning, Stephens described an altercation between himself, Greenwood, and another man Stephens is accused of stabbing. In response to questions from his own defense attorney, Stephens said he feared for his life during the fight and says he did stab the other men in an attempt to get them away from him.

He then described what he remembers happened after the fight, including a trip to the hospital and his return to Julia Drive the next morning.

The prosecution will cross-examine Stephens after the defense has finished its questioning.

Stephens is suspected of killing Greenwood after the victim was found dead with 8 stab wounds and a shot to the face. Prosecutors say that the two got in an argument over Stephens’ wife.

“Everybody loved Terry and that’s it,” said Jordan, the owner of Coat of Arms Lounge where Greenwood visited regularly. “You never plan to be sitting up somewhere the next day talking about a guy that made such an impact on your life, but I guess that’s just a part of life that all of us have to come to understanding, that you lose important people everyday.”

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