Jurors listen to 911 call in Yonkers teen's murder trial

Jurors deciding the fate of a Yonkers teen on trial for murder listened Tuesday to a recording of the 911 call made immediately after the incident.

On the 911 recording, the 18-year-old girl who made the call said she saw a gold Cadillac, heard gunshots, dropped to the ground and saw five or six flashes.

Anthony Burton is charged with murder in the drive-by shooting that killed 19-year-old Tarrytown native Jessica Santos. Santos was fatally shot in the chest on Beech Street in August of 2006.

An attorney for Burton, who was in the backseat of the Cadillac, said his client was aiming at a sign above the grocery store. "The evidence will show he was aiming for the sign and that his actions were reckless not depraved," defense attorney Barry Warhit said.

Burton faces up to 25 years behind bars if convicted. Testimony is scheduled to resume Thursday, July 19.

Related Information:Lawyer:Client reckless, not depraved in WC drive-by

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