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Danny Fundora’s cousin testifies in trial 11 years after murder – NBC 6 South Florida

Danny Fundora’s cousin testifies in trial 11 years after murder – NBC 6 South Florida
Danny Fundora’s cousin testifies in trial 11 years after murder – NBC 6 South Florida

The trial of a man accused of premeditated murder and attempted murder is currently beginning. The case remained unsolved for years.

According to police, Otis Burns II was on the run for four years until a report from NBC6 led to his arrest.

Burns is accused of killing 23-year-old Danny Fundora on February 19, 2013.

Danny Fundora and his cousin Alex Fundora were leaving a convenience store in Opa-locka when, according to Alex Fundora, Burns robbed them at gunpoint and then shot them.

Danny Fundora was shot multiple times and died at the scene. Alex Fundora testified in court on Monday that he was shot in the chest and spent more than two weeks in the hospital.

The surviving victim told jurors he was sure Burns pulled the trigger. He also stated the motive was likely robbery, based on what Burns said the day of the shooting.

“He said, ‘Put it away, give me your (expletive),'” Alex Fundora testified. “I pushed my cousin over and saw his gun in my face and his face.”

Burns’ attorney cross-examined the victim and suggested that Alex Fundora had made inconsistent statements in a civil hearing in 2016.

“So, in 2016, you were asked if the person who approached you said it was a robbery or ‘give me your (expletive),’ and you said under oath that you didn’t know anything about it,” defense attorney Adam Goodman said.

Alex Fundora told the attorney that this was a deposition in a civil case that he did not want to participate in and that he did not want to revive the case in this deposition.

The trial is expected to end on Wednesday.

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