Teen on trial testifies in Canyon HS punching death

Testifies that he warned victim to leave him alone

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas – His voice breaking at times, a 16-year-old Canyon High School student told a jury he warned classmate Logan Davidson, 15, before he punched him in the face twice as they left a chemistry class on the morning of Nov. 12, 2013.

"I just wanted him to leave me alone, that's it," the teen testified Monday. "I told him, ‘If you hit me one more time, I'm going to hit you back.'"

The teen punched Davidson as they went into the hallway. Davidson's head struck the wall. He never regained consciousness.

The student on trial is facing murder and manslaughter charges.

Davidson's mother, Kim Davidson, testified that her son was a fun-loving child.

"He was a young man coming into his own," she testified. "Happy and full of joy."

Closing arguments are set for Tuesday morning at the Comal County Courthouse in New Braunfels. A guilty verdict could mean 40 years in prison for the teen.

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