Where we left things on Friday:
The defense called a series of character witnesses to the stand before resting on Friday. Here’s a glimpse at the testimony from people who know William Porter:
- Renea Somerville, an older woman who called Porter "Little Bill," said she considers him "like a grandson." Somerville, a Howard County Department of Corrections employee, said Porter is "very honest" and "an outstanding member of the community."
- Another friend, Devon Scott, said Porter — who he called "William" — is one of his best friends and an "upstanding gentleman" and a "peaceful person."
- Angela Gibson, another friend and a first-grade teacher, called Porter "Will" and said people like him are "very hard to come by." Porter, she said, is always "very truthful and honest" and "very peaceful."
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