Holstein said after he was shot in the early morning hours of Feb. 15, the car drifted for about two blocks and came to rest against a fence near Emory Avenue.
"The defendant pulled up and fired another round," Holstein said. "Then he turned his vehicle around, drove back to the car and fired a third series of shots."
He said the state would have brought witnesses at trial who would have said they saw the two men together earlier at a bar and at a convenience store arguing. Others saw the two arguing outside Straughter's apartment and even as they drove along the road, he said.
Police never recovered a weapon, but multiple casings were found in the road that matched other ammunition taken from Straughter's home with a search warrant.
"And he tested positive for gunshot residue on his clothes and his face," Holstein said.
"All of the physical evidence corroborates, Your Honor, to what the witnesses said happened."
As the hearing ended, a young woman who had been seated directly behind Straughter in the courtroom stood up and expressed her anger concerning the charges against him.
The victim's family, all seated on the other side of the gallery, were asked by a prosecutor to remain in the courtroom until Straughter's family and friends cleared the floor.
None of them wished to speak after the hearing, but it was clear that tension between the two families was high.
Straughter is incarcerated without bond at Southwestern Regional Jail in Logan County. Rebrook asked the judge if he could be moved closer to Charleston to facilitate meetings with him.His brother, Tremain Straughter, has been charged with intimidating a witness in connection to the case and is being held in Beckley. Prosecutors said authorities at South Central Regional Jail transferred him out because a correctional officer there is related to the victim.