In court Monday, one of two laborers hired by Vilkin that day to prune trees along the disputed path testified that Vilkin told him he had a gun, and that if a dog or a person approached, Vilkin would take care of it.
The laborer said he’d been working about 30 minutes before Upton, whose hands were empty, approached and offered to move his car, which was parked near where the laborer was trimming. Upton then walked off toward Vilkin, who was about 100 feet away.
The second laborer said he saw Vilkin yell at Upton, who was still about 40 feet from Vilkin.
One of the laborers had told investigators that Upton was calm, and Vilkin was agitated.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
First testimony in Vilkin hearing