Trial begins in December 2012 Jefferson City murder

Calvin Hutson is accused in the December 2012 shooting death of Holts Summit resident Andre Hudson.

Jurors heard eyewitness testimony Tuesday in the December 2012 murder of Holts Summit resident Andre Hudson.

Jefferson City resident Calvin Hutson is charged with second-degree murder, armed criminal action, first-degree robbery and unlawful possession of a firearm in Hudson's death. Andre Hudson's widow, Marcy, told jurors he told her to drive to the alley behind Zesto's on U.S. 50, where Hudson got into another car with Calvin Hutson and Justin Beasley. There was an argument, and Hudson and Hutson exchanged gunfire. Police officers who were on the scene that night testified that Hutson was hit in the arm and side and Hudson was shot four times in the head.

Beasley, who was convicted in connection with the robbery last fall, testified Hutson met him earlier on Dec. 27 for "an easy lick," which he said meant a robbery. Beasley said Hutson called Hudson several times that afternoon to set up a fake marijuana sale, a claim prosecutors say is corroborated by cell phone records. He said he drove Hutson to the meeting place and stayed in the car while Hudson got into the back seat. He claimed he could not hear what was said because he had turned up the car's stereo, but he told jurors Hudson fired first. He said the impact of Hudson's rounds caused Hutson to hit the inside of the windshield. Hutson then fatally shot Hudson.

Testimony wrapped up around 5 p.m. and will continue on Wednesday.