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Sister of Phylicia Barnes testifies at murder trial

By Associated Press
Published On: Jan 30 2013 04:03:45 PM CST
Updated On: Jan 28 2013 11:21:57 PM CST
Phylicia Barnes

Phylicia Barnes

BALTIMORE -

Jurors in the murder trial of a man accused of killing a North Carolina teenager saw a sexually explicit cell phone video of the victim, her sister, the man accused of killing her and his younger brother.

The dead teen's sister also testified Monday at the trial of 28-year-old Michael Maurice Johnson, who is accused of killing 16-year-old Phylicia Barnes (seen above).
    
Twenty-nine-year-old Deena Barnes admitted that she gave Phylicia alcohol and said she and Phylicia were intoxicated when the cell phone video was recorded.
    
Johnson's lawyers have said there is no DNA evidence linking their client to the 2010 slaying of Phylicia, who lived in Monroe, N.C. The teenager was visiting relatives in Baltimore when she disappeared. Her body was found in the Susquehanna River months after she went missing.