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Video opens trial in fatal Las Vegas Strip shoo

Posted at 6:10 PM, Oct 15, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-15 21:10:16-04
Jurors saw casino surveillance and taxi dashboard video on Thursday that a prosecutor said depicts a self-described pimp shooting into a moving car, triggering a fiery crash that left three people dead on the Las Vegas Strip.
Prosecutor David Stanton called defendant Ammar Harris the one person responsible for "premediated intentional and deliberate murder," in a scene that witnesses compared with a scene from a Hollywood action film.
Harris' defense attorney, Thomas Ericsson, told the jury there's more to the story than what the video shows -- and Harris didn't intend to kill anyone.
Ericsson says Harris was defending himself and three women in a black Range Rover SUV seen speeding away from the scene of the February 2013 fireball.
The 29-year-old Harris could face the death penalty if he's convicted.