Romuald Ngande would only have lived for 13 to 15 seconds after he was shot once in the abdomen on the morning of Nov. 15, 2011.

That was the testimony of Dr. Elizabeth Peacock during the murder trial of Anthony Johnson, 21, Ngande’s roommate.

“If this had happened in an emergency room with doctors gowned up to do surgery, I doubt they would have been able to save him,” Peacock testified. "This is almost always a fatal injury."

Ngande, 21, and Johnson shared a Northside apartment when the shooting occurred.

The two were partners in a recording business, according to prosecutors.

A dispute concerning the business led to the shooting they suggested.

Testimony is expected to continue on Thursday in Judge Melisa Skinner’s 290th District Court.

If he is found guilty, Johnson is facing a maximum sentence of life in prison.

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