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Witness takes the stand in 2010 Dimond Center murder trial

By KTVA Alaska 5:04 PM June 16, 2014
ANCHORAGE –

The Anchorage man accused of gunning down another man in the Dimond Center in 2010 is now on trial.

Much of the witness testimony Monday morning focused on the events leading up to the deadly meeting between the victim, Edwing Matos, and defendant Terence Gray, who is now facing murder charges and a felony assault charge.

The timeline presented to jurors by both the prosecution and the defense includes the home of Edwing Matos and the mother of his son, Kristmas Matos, being burglarized. Up to $1,500 worth of jewelry, electronics and cash were swiped.

Edwing Matos later found one of the PlayStation gaming systems stolen from his home on Craigslist and arranged a time to meet with the person selling his stolen property.

According to Kristmas Matos, Edwing Matos arranged to meet Gray at the Dimond Center, a public place, to reduce safety risks.

“The basic story was nobody wanted any problems,” Kristmas Matos told jurors. “[Gray] was just going to give the stuff that was stolen from the house back and be done with it.”

More than four years after that meeting, the trial is just getting started.

“All [parties] involved want to get the job done and they want to do it once. So big cases, unclassified felonies, murder cases, require additional time to make sure that no stone is left unturned,” said criminal defense attorney Rex Butler.

Gray is facing two first-degree murder charges and a felony assault charge.

Witness testimony is expected to continue all week.

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