|Updated: 7/29/2010 10:16 am
||Published: 7/28/2010 9:23 am
Dr. Trent Pierce says he doesn't remember much about the bombing on February 4, 2009. He doesn't remember walking out the door of his home, doesn't remember seeing a tire leaning up against his Lexus SUV, doesn't remember moving it and has only a vague recollection of falling backwards.
He choked up on the witness stand and told jurors the next thing he recalls was waking up in the hospital weeks later. But Pierce has plenty to say on how the grenade bomb changed his life.
Left with only blurred vision in one eye, no sense of smell, and both ear drums blown out, Pierce said "I should be dead".
Pierce also testified about his dealings with Dr. Randeep Mann at the state medical board. He said as chairman, he has to be good parent, bad parent to doctors appearing before the board for discipline.
Towards Mann in hearings, Pierce said, "I wasn't the kindest individual to him as board chairman."
The board revoked Mann's DEA license to prescribe narcotics twice. Pierce says he made it clear to Mann in a meeting in 2007 to stop coming before the board to ask for it back.
Early Tuesday morning, a federal inmate testified that Mann offered him $50,000 to kill Dr. Trent Pierce.
Steven Briscoe, the federal inmate, met Mann in the Pulaski County Jail in August of 2009. Briscoe told jurors that Mann offered him $50,000 to kill Dr. Trent Pierce. Briscoe said Mann told him Dr. Pierce was ruining his life and didn't want him testifying in court because the jury would feel sorry for him.
Briscoe told prosecutors that he said no to Mann's solicitation on mulitiple occasions because he didn't want any part of it.
According to Briscoe, Mann told him that he could get him the money and bring him a gun and deliver the money wherever he wanted.