Witness: Clemmons accomplice pretended to wash truck

Witness: Clemmons accomplice pretended to wash truck

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Darcus Allen appears for his arraignment on four counts of aggravated first-degree murder in Pierce County Superior Court in Tacoma, Wash. on Tuesday, March 2, 2010.

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by DREW MIKKELSEN / KING 5 News

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Posted on May 25, 2010 at 3:59 PM

Updated Tuesday, May 25 at 4:15 PM

TACOMA, Wash. - The alleged getaway driver for cop killer Maurice Clemmons pretended to wash his car while waiting for Clemmons, a witness told jurors Tuesday.

That testimony came out in day two of the trial for Clemmons' sister, Latanya Clemmons.

Maurice Clemmons shot and killed four Lakewood, Wash. police officers in a Forza coffee shop on Nov. 29, 2009. Darcus Dewayne Allen is accused of driving Clemmons away from the scene in a pickup truck. Prosecutors say Latanya Clemmons helped Allen elude police.

Kurt Waage of Spanaway says he was getting gas near the coffee shop during the shooting. Waage told jurors he noticed a man across the street from the gas station who appeared to be washing his truck at a car wash. But Waage said something was not right.

"There was no water coming out," said Waage.

Waage said he saw another man get into the truck before the driver sped away. Prosecutors say the passenger was Maurice Clemmons.

If convicted, Latanya Clemmons faces up to 20 years in prison.

Allen is charged with four counts of aggravated first-degree murder. If convicted, he could face the death penalty.

Maurice Clemmons was killed Dec. 1 by a Seattle police officer
 

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