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Trial Under Way for Man Accused of Shooting Officers' Homes

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GEORGETOWN, Del.- The trial for one of the men accused of going on a shooting spree targeting homes occupied by police officers on Delmarva got under way this week in Sussex County Superior Court in Georgetown.

David M. Watson, 24, of Laurel, is facing attempted murder charges for allegedly firing shotguns and rifles at the homes of police officers in Wicomico County and Sussex County in December 2012.

Several officers testified on the first day of the trial, including Sgt. Clifford Dempsey of the Dewey Beach Police Department. Dempsey's home was fired at during the early morning hours of Dec. 27, 2012, with bullets passing into his daughter's bedroom, according to his testimony. Dempsey said fortunately, his daughter was staying at his brother-in-law's house nearby and none of his family members were hurt.

In his testimony, Dempsey described the gunshots as "loud snapping sounds." He said he told his two young sons the sounds were just of lightening before he searched the upper level of his house with his firearm.

Watson has plead not guilty, unlike his alleged partner, 21 year-old Orrin Joudrey of Delmar, who was handed a 15-year prison sentence for charges of gun possession, conspiracy, among others.

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