Detective testifies in trial of Fresno man accused of killing 2 brothers that he confessed to crime

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A Fresno police officer was only on the stand for a few minutes, but what he revealed was an unprovoked confession from Greenberry. (KFSN)

New information revealed Tuesday during a preliminary hearing in the case against Domenek Greenberry.

Greenberry is accused of killing two brothers at a Fresno apartment complex last year. Late Tuesday, Greenberry was held to answer to two counts of murder.

A Fresno police officer was only on the stand for a few minutes, but what he revealed was an unprovoked confession from Greenberry. The defense attorney read some of the officer's report word for word in court.

Scott Baly, Greenberry's attorney, asked, "Did Greenberry say I am the shooter. I shot them. I took a gun out of one of their pockets as he was trying to kill me?"

Officer Bryan Patterson answered, "Yes sir."

The officer also confirmed that Greenberry told him once he saw the Ford brothers were armed, he went to his apartment to get his gun.

The most emotional testimony Tuesday came from the mailman who pulled up to the apartment complex and was still organizing his packages when suddenly he heard a series of gunshots.

"He had a gun, but he had dropped it and he reached for me to help him. When I reached towards him, that's when the shooting started again."

The mail carrier said the victim, believed to be Denzel Ford, then stumbled and fell forward. He left since he was helpless and unarmed.

The first officer to arrive at the scene also testified about turning on his body camera after seeing two bodies lying lifeless near the shooting scene.

The chief pathologist who did the autopsy also testified that an additional bullet fragment found in Willie Ford originated from a shooting in 2013.

Defense attorneys postponed the preliminary hearing last week after receiving a report about this fragment and the possibility that it was from an outstanding gun and potentially another suspect.
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