An Austin Peay student and eyewitness to the crime also took the stand. The student told the jury he saw a man fire seven to ten shots into the apartment and then eight more rounds when he was inside. Police are confident that man was Wright's newlywed husband and fellow Fort Campbell soldier, Nicholas Durant.
"I was at Building 7 . . . there was a party going on and I was in the commons area of the stairs," Day said. "All of a sudden, I heard gunshots . . . a man was standing in front of the door and began to shoot."
Day said he saw the side of the man's face, saw smoke and saw flashes. He said he heard seven to eight shots and then heard three to five muffled shots, and then saw a man running away.
"I waited 15 to 20 minutes and saw no one else," Day said. "I knocked on the door and the frame of the door was busted. I pushed it and asked if everyone was OK. There was no response. I was on the phone with police."
Day said he walked halfway into the living room, saw a door with a hole in it and exited the apartment.
The gun, a Tek9, was identified as belonging to Durant, who was observed holding the gun on his public Facebook page, Chestnut said. A carrying case matching the gun was found in the stairwell. . . .
Chestnut testified Wright lived in Unit B of the apartment and was found in the bathroom of Unit C. Blood was found in various places.
A woman who witnessed the shooting was not present Wednesday to testify. Chestnut said the woman was in a medical facility because of the trauma of the shooting.
March 29, 2012 2:47 PM