MARIN COUNTY -- The San Rafael teen whom Max Wade desired -- then allegedly tried to murder -- testified Monday that her attacker slowly raised a pistol from his hip and fired directly toward her from about eight feet away.
Eva Dedier said she ducked before the first shot, which struck the metal frame of the truck she was sitting in, then heard a window shatter after the second shot. Authorities said the gunman fired three more times before racing off on his motorcycle.
"My heart was beating way too fast," said Dedier, 19. "I was in shock. I just covered my ears."
Dedier was the second prosecution witness to testify in the trial of Wade, 19, who could face about 30 years in prison if convicted. Dedier's boyfriend, Landon Wahlstrom, who was sitting next to her in the truck, testified on Friday.
Both Wade and Dedier were 17 years old when the shooting occurred last year on Evergreen Avenue in Mill Valley. Authorities allege that Wade, dressed in black clothes with a Bilt motorcycle helmet concealing his face, rode up on a motorcycle and shot at Dedier and Wahlstrom because he was upset they were dating.
Wade is also being prosecuted on charges he stole a $200,000 yellow Lamborghini belonging to restaurateur Guy Fieri. Authorities allege that Wade stole the Lamborghini from a San Francisco dealership in 2011 after rappelling inside from an upper window.
The Lamborghini was recovered by Marin County sheriff's investigators after they arrested Wade in connection with the Mill Valley shooting.
Dedier, who graduated from Terra Linda High School last year, said she first met Wade in 2011 when she bought a fake ID from him. She said the IDs kept disappearing, so she went back to him four or five times for new ones. Later, she learned her mother had been taking the fake IDs from her wallet.
"Every time I needed a new one, it was for free," said Dedier, now a college student in Santa Barbara.
Under questioning by prosecutor Yvette Martinez-Shaw, Dedier also testified that she saw Wade driving a yellow Lamborghini on two occasions. She said the luxury car did not strike her as particularly unusual because several of her friends came from wealthy families and had expensive cars. She said she assumed he was a "rich kid" from Tiburon.
She described their relationship as "friendly" and said Wade sometimes called her "gorgeous," "babe" or "princess." Last week, the prosecution showed the jury a text from Wade to a friend saying he wanted to have sex with Dedier "soo bad it ain't even funny."
During Dedier's testimony Monday, Wade, sitting next to defense attorney Charles Dresow, appeared to be leaning back with his face resting on his left thumb and index finger.
Wade has pleaded not guilty to charges of attempted murder, vehicle theft, burglary and other crimes. Although the alleged crimes occurred before he turned 18, he was charged as an adult.
The trial is being held before Judge Kelly Simmons in Marin Superior Court. It resumes Tuesday with ballistics testimony from a Marin County sheriff's detective.
Wade, who spent much of his childhood in Tiburon, was living in San Rafael when the alleged crimes occurred.