Man Accused of Shooting Attorney Bill Webster in Court

April 5, 2006 -- Posted at 6:05 p.m. CST


JONESBORO, AR -- Attorney Bill Webster is doing much better, 15 months after he was critically wounded outside his law office in Jonesboro.


On Wednesday, Allen Evans, now in a wheel chair after a back injury, was in court facing charges of criminal intent to commit capital murder.


“We’ve gotten into the testimony.  Bill Webster testified, some of the deputies from Florida have testified, as well as some of the investigators from here in Jonesboro,” said Defense Attorney Martin Lilly.


Items such as the gun, shell casings and photographs of the crime scene were presented to the jury.


“Mr. Evans will take the stand and tell the jury, basically, what happened.  Why he did what he did, and didn’t do what he didn’t do,” said Lilly.


During his testimony Allen Evans addressed his victim:


“I look at him today and he's one hundred pounds less… and I regret the day I shot you.  You still have your life.  I don’t have mine, and never will,” said Evans.


Shooting victim Bill Webster is still recovering from his injuries.


“I’m doing pretty good… progressing as well as can be expected, I guess,” said Webster.


Webster said he wants the law he's supported his entire life to offer him support now.


“I just want justice done.  As far as I know, that’s going to be up to a jury,” said Webster.


When leaving the stand, Evans turned to Bill Webster and said, "I truly am sorry."


The trial will resume on Thursday at 9:15 a.m.