Trial continues in murder of aspiring rapper, attorney argues client did not pull the trigger

OLATHE, Kan. -- As one of the men accused in high-profile murder trial sat in court Tuesday, his attorney argued that there is no evidence that he pulled the trigger.

James and Dale Willis

James and Dale Willis

Dale Willis is accused of killing an aspiring rapper outside Roxy Bar in Overland Park last September, but his attorney says Willis' brother, James, did it.

Dale and James both face a first-degree murder charge in connection to the case.

Jurl Carter

Jurl Carter

Prosecutors say Dale physically attacked Carter by punching him and knocking him to the ground outside the bar. Prosecutors say as Carter got into his car and attempted to drive away, James shot him.

James was supposed to be tried at the same time as Dale but his attorney withdrew from the case. Because James had to get a new attorney so his case was delayed.

"There is no witness," defense attorney Dan Ross said. "There is no direct evidence whatsoever that Dale Willis commanded, directed, gestured or gave any sign or command to James Willis or whoever that shooter was to start shooting or to kill this fella."

Dale's trial started on Monday.