Skip to comments.Anatomy Of A Murder: Westerfield vs. Van Dams (A Mother's Story)
Posted on 06/27/2002 6:47:45 AM PDT by FresnoDA
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Wonder why they all got 10am phone calls but didn't go help look or anything?
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It's past my bedtime again so goodnight all.
Walking down the street before 1:45 in the morning, carrying your neighbors daughter that you have just snatched from her bed....without one neighbor or someone driving thru the neighborhood seeing him....even if he pulled his SUV up to the curb and put her in there and then drove around the block into his garage....nobody saw or heard and a trace of her was not left in the SUV.
And why take her to his house at all??
MR. FELDMAN: YOUR HONOR, BUT WHILE WE'RE STILL HERE, IF I MAY, THERE'S AN ISSUE OF REBUTTAL, TOO. THE PROSECUTION HAS GIVEN US MANY OTHER WITNESSES, AND WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THERE'S NO SANDBAGGING. THEY KNOW WE'RE CALLING FAULKNER OR WE'RE LIKELY TO CALL FAULKNER WHO IS THE FORENSIC ENTOMOLOGIST WHO'S WRITTEN A REPORT THAT SPECIFICALLY SAYS DANIELLE VAN DAM COULD NOT HAVE BEEN IN THE LOCATION SHE WAS ANY SOONER THAN THE 16TH. THAT'S WHAT THE REPORT --
MR. CLARKE: EXCUSE ME, YOUR HONOR. THAT'S ABSOLUTELY INCORRECT.
MR. DUSEK: WHAT HE SAYS IS UNIMPORTANT AT THIS POINT UNLESS WE'RE TRYING TO INFLUENCE THE JURORS OUT THERE WATCHING THIS ON T.V.
THE COURT: THEY BETTER NOT BE WATCHING IT ON T.V.
MR. FELDMAN: I WOULD HOPE NOT...
MR. FELDMAN: I WOULD HOPE NOT.
BUT I'M GETTING PRESSED FOR OFFERS. I'M JUST TRYING TO ARTICULATE THIS POSITION. THEY KNOW WHAT FAULKNER HAS TO SAY, WHATEVER, HOWEVER THEY WANT TO SPIN IT, THEY KNOW WHAT THE REPORT SAYS. THAT DOES NOT IN OUR VIEW ENTITLE THEM TO SANDBAG THE JURY AND THE COURT TO SPRING A BUNCH OF DEHESA WITNESSES, AND THERE ARE NUMEROUS WITNESSES THAT HAVE BEEN COMING TO US IN THE DISCOVERY, NUMEROUS, MAYBE TEN, MAYBE MORE THAN THAT, I CAN'T SPECIFICALLY RECALL THE NUMBERS, IN VERY LATE REPORTS, WITHIN THE LAST COUPLE, THREE WEEKS. WE KEEP GETTING REPORTS BECAUSE THE INVESTIGATION, ACCORDING TO THE PROSECUTION, IS ONGOING. BUT WE DON'T WANT TO BE IN A POSITION WHERE WE ARE GOING TO GET AMBUSHED.
So it appears that it is the prosecution who will have witnesses from Dehesa - not the Defense.
Since the prosecution might call (not definite) only one more witness, when would the parade of Dehesa witnesses come forth? Can the prosecution still call witnesses after they rest? I had originally thought that Feldman said that many Dehesa witnesses were coming forward TO THE DEFENSE. Guess the transcript states otherwise, but why are they coming so late -- last 3 weeks? Do they want their 5 mins. of fame, too? If they knew anything, they should've come forward in February/March, not in June right before the prosecution rests.
That's an understatement.
Hmmm. That could mean only one thing: It's time for the fifth annual Take Your Daughter to the Snow Week, which takes place Jan. 28-Feb. 3.
Once again Picabo Street, the two-time Olympic medalist (super-G gold in '98, downhill silver in '94), is the official spokesperson for the nationwide event, and she heartily endorses the promotion.
"Participating in snowsports is a great way for a family to enjoy exercise and the great outdoors together," she says. "Daughter Week offers something for everyone. I invite you to take advantage of the many activities being offered for alpine and nordic skiers, snowboarders and snowshoers."
Another Olympic veteran, Nina Kemppel, who recently won her 16th national cross country ski championship, is also an enthusiastic backer of Daughter Week. "Cross country skiing is my passion and I want everybody possible to share it with me," she says. "I encourage all moms and dads to take your daughters out to the ski trails."
Many of the ski and snowboard resorts in California and Nevada are partaking in Daughter Week to various degrees, with discounted lift tickets and/or lessons being the major draw. However, some resorts are limiting the promotion to parents and their adolescent (or younger) children, while others will include women of any age or relationship (nieces, moms, grandmoms, sisters, etc); it's best to check with specific resorts to find out what they are offering.
Resorts within the Cantina's sphere of influence participating in Daughter Week include Badger Pass, Bear Valley, Bear Valley Cross Country Center, Big Bear Mountain, Diamond Peak, Dodge Ridge, Homewood, Kirkwood, Montecito-Sequoia Lodge Cross Country Center, Mountain High, Mount Rose, Northstar-at-Tahoe, Royal Gorge, Snow Summit, Snow Valley, Squaw Valley, Sugar Bowl and Tahoe Donner. Also, two retail chains (Any Mountain in the Bay Area and Peter Glenn of Vermont in Southern California) will have Daughter Week promotions.
Ok, I see what you mean. On some of the websites that deal with traing the dog, it mentions the dog might alert at a spot without the target --the body was put down for a few minutes.
I seem to remember a factoid that a dog could search on a "live" scent (lost children, prison escapees, etc.) up to 48 hours old. I'd think the "dead" scent would be about the same.
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