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TESTIMONY CONTINUES|Third trial underway for man accused of killing teen

Phylicia Barnes

BALTIMORE (WBFF)-- Testimony continues in the trial of a man, accused of killing a North Carolina teenager in 2010.

Phylicia Barnes disappeared while visiting her half sister Deena, in Baltimore.

Michael Johnson, Deena's boyfriend at the time was charged in the 16-year-old's murder.

She went missing in December of 2010, her body was found in the Susquehanna River months later.

In court Thursday , testimony focused on blue tote or plastic container it's believed suspected killer Michael Johnson used to hide body of Phylicia Barnes.

Phylica's sister Deena testifies she fit in a similar tote with a lid on it. She said her sister, Phylicia was slightly taller and thinner.

The day the teen disappered, witnesses said they saw Johnson struggling to carry a tote from Deena's NW Baltimore apartment.

On the stand, Deena borke down in tears when testifying about the similarities she and her sister shared.

Testimony is set to resume Thursday afternoon.

This is the third trial for Johnson relating to Barnes' death.

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