Victim Takes The Stand In Lexington Eye Doctor's Murder Trial

Testimony started Monday in the murder trial of a Lexington eye doctor.

Michael Flick is accused of killing Christine Wittich and wounding Dr. Randall Lambrith.

Lambrith took the stand on Monday to testify about the shooting.

Lambrith says he and Flick were business partners initially at a Lexington's Lenscrafter's location. Eventually, Lambrith became the boss and eventually ended up firing Flick. Lambrith says after he let Flick go, he threatened him.

Lambrith testified on Monday that on the day of the shooting in 2005, he came home with his brother to find his girlfriend, Christine Wittich, dead on the kitchen floor. She was a co-worker of both doctors.

Lambrith says he was bent over her body when he heard a noise behind him and saw Flick, pointing a gun at him. Lambrith says he pushed a table at Flick, trying to get away, but was shot.

Lambrith says at that point, his brother came into the kitchen and held Dr. Flick while Lambrith called police.

On Tuesday, the jury heard from lead detective Matt Brotherton who conducted two interviews with the suspect shortly after the shootings took place.

The jury also heard from the suspect himself via audio tape from the interviews. Flick states that he was disoriented and confused at the time of the interview.

Testimony contiunes this week.


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  • by Jason Location: NKY on Jan 15, 2008 at 08:57 PM
    This wans't a bad business deal! This was a murderer that didn't want to live up to his contract. Try watching the news next time or listen to the actual testimony so maybe you'll have a little insight to what is going on.
  • by Ann Location: KY on Jan 15, 2008 at 03:06 PM
    Dr. Lambrith is a wonderful doctor and a great person and I am praying for the family. I hope flick gets the book.
  • by donna Location: onio on Jan 15, 2008 at 01:25 PM
    SETUP??? give me a break! He is a cold hearted murderer who deserves the death penalty!! Shame on YOU!!!
  • by Anonymous on Jan 15, 2008 at 06:16 AM
    is he being setup
  • by Lisa Location: KY on Jan 15, 2008 at 02:19 AM
    Shame......if convicted.....hang him!
  • by Jason Location: NKY on Jan 14, 2008 at 06:45 PM
    We are praying for both the Wittich and the Lambirth family during this tough and emotional time. Surely, justice will prevail and these families can begin reassembling their lives by finally being able to lay Chrissy to rest and to always cherish her memories.
  • by jason on Jan 14, 2008 at 03:54 PM
    this guy really must have gotten a bad deal i believe this was a bad business deal that went wrong if mr flick would have kept his cool and did this legal and not gotten this involved he could have got out of this but to kill someone its just to bad

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