Niagara Gazette — The defense lawyer said Malone blamed Bradberry's death on "hypertensive disorder and his obesity."
"The original conclusion of Malone is why were are here (at trial)," Deal said.
Attorney Philip Dabney said the defense may try to put Malone on the witness stand.
"It is our intention, at this point, to call (Malone as a witness)," Dabney said. "We are independently looking for her."
Prosecutors claim Bradberry was killed in his Rainbow Boulevard apartment on Aug. 23, 2011 after being held down on his sofa and asphyxiated with a shirt. Investigators said the slaying was the result of a botched robbery attempt by Davis and two women accomplices, Teara Dominique Fatico and Chasity Lee Wilson.
Fatico, 22, and Wilson, 21, were each charged with second-degree murder and first-degree robbery. In November, they both pleaded guilty to attempted first-degree burglary and agreed to testify against Davis.
Both admitted that they played a role in the murder, but each fingered Davis as the killer.
Fatico and Wilson are now each serving 13-year prison terms.