published Friday, June 13th, 2014

Memphis: Daughter, 6, testifies in trial of father accused of triple murder

Sedrick Clayton stares at prosecutor Jennifer Nichols as she argues if certain defense witnesses can testify, repeating hearsay, during his death penalty trial in Memphis on Thursday, June 12, 2014.
Sedrick Clayton stares at prosecutor Jennifer Nichols as she argues if certain defense witnesses can testify, repeating hearsay, during his death penalty trial in Memphis on Thursday, June 12, 2014.
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MEMPHIS — A 6 year-old girl has testified in the murder trial of her father, who is accused of killing the girl's mother and grandparents in a house in Memphis.

Joydin Clayton took the stand Friday in the capital murder trial of her father, Sedrick Clayton.

He is charged with fatally shooting 23-year-old Pashea Fisher — his girlfriend and the girl's mother — during an argument on Jan 19, 2012 in the home belonging to Fisher's parents.

Sedrick Clayton also is charged with killing his girlfriend's parents in their bedroom.

The girl, who wore a red, white and blue dress with a white sweater, was questioned by prosecutor Jennifer Nichols. She told the jury that her father hurt her mother and grandparents, and then left the house with her.

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