A Newark student was ridiculed by his alleged killer while he was fighting for his life, his former girlfriend said.
The Fremont Argus reported that Alexandra Reed recounted the moments before Osana Futi, 18, was stabbed during a court testimony given on Wednesday.
Futi died around 1:20 a.m. on April 29 – about two hours after he was found bleeding from an apparent stab wound close to where a house party had been held near Hyde Park and Yellow Stone Park drives in Fremont.
Fremont resident Abraham Hade, 19 is charged with murder with a gang enhancement for the April 2012 stabbing death of Futi, who was a star football player at Newark Memorial High School.
Reed's testimony was similar to that she gave during a preliminary examination held in July.
The witness told the court that Futi was involved in a fight around 11 p.m. at a party and that while leaving the party, Futi and his friend were confronted by two men, according to the Fremont Argus.
Reed said the pair began saying, "Oh, you think you're tough" to Futi and his friend, Jesse Tate, and that one of the men threw a punch, according to the Argus.
Here's more from the report:
When one assailant threw a punch, Futi ducked and hit the man, knocking him down, [Reed] said. Futi then stood over the second man, who had fallen, but Futi stopped suddenly when he realized he had been stabbed in the thigh.
"I was a little panicked because I saw a lot of blood and could tell it was serious," said Reed, 19. "I sat him down on the sidewalk and called 911."
As they waited for paramedics, Reed said a man holding a foot-long knife taunted Futi, saying he got what he deserved.
When questioned by Deputy District Attorney Elgin Lowe, Reed identified Hade as the man who was holding the knife.
In court Wednesday, Reed said Newark Memorial High football players and gang members "have had problems long before" she began going to the high school, according to the Fremont Argus. Reed graduated from Newark Memorial in June.
Hade, who has pleaded not guilty to the murder charge, is being held without bail at Santa Rita Jail. The trial resumes Thursday, March 7.
Click here to read the full report from The Fremont Argus.
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