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Murder trial of Marley Lion enters fourth day

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Ryan Deleston was allegedly identified by three other defendants as being triggerman who shot Marley 6 times. Ryan Deleston was allegedly identified by three other defendants as being triggerman who shot Marley 6 times.
CHARLESTON, SC -

The trial of Ryan Deleston, man accused of shooting and killing 17-year-old Marley Lion continues on its fourth day.

The prosecution called more witnesses who are telling explain how police pieced together their investigation.

Read more about the Marley Lion case here.

Chris Singleton took the stand and describes how he and his cousin, Bobby Warthaw, purchased the murder weapon on July 15 from Ryan Deleston.

Video clearly shows Ryan Deleston selling the murder weapon, a 9 millimeter gun, to bobby Warthaw and Chris singleton a month after lion was killed.

Warthaw is a man with a long criminal record, who helped tip off police in return for a $13,200 reward from crime stoppers that was shared with Singleton.

The handful of investigators who took the stand described how the buy was set up, how they retrieved the gun's serial number and how Deleston became the focus of his investigation.

As we've reported Marley lion was killed in June 2012 in the parking lot of a bar when he pulled in to take a nap.

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