Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Some Selected Courtroom Notes from yesterday:

7/6/2009 9:17AM: Weinberg blurts out victim’s full name.

7/6/2009 10:02AM: Detective Decker is describing ayres touching a victims penis and testicles.
Thea Leavitt rubs her mouth and chin, moves her head away from looking directly at Decker, holds her hands in front of her mouth in a “prayer” posture, looks nervously at her fingernails. Etta opens her eyes very wide during this testimony.

7/6/2009 10:10AM: Decker is describing a victim’s testimony about ayres unzipping his pants and pulling them down, touching his “balls” and that he had an erection, and ejaculated.
Robert ayres, looks down at the floor painfully, Etta looks shocked at the mention of the words “erection”, “getting hard”, and “ejaculating”

7/6/2009 10:17AM: Decker reads discusses a victim’s testimony, recounts asking the victim if he was uncomfortable about talking about getting an erection during an “exam.”
Solveig ayres laughs derisively.

7/6/2009 10:22AM: McKowan is discussing ayres’ requirement of a “Pee Demonstration” from a victim.
Solveig looks right at Decker, her face is emotionless, looking like she’s viewing a boring academic lecture, but she begins to blink rapidly when McKowan is describing ayres holding a cup with one hand, and the child’s penis with the other.

7/6/2009 11:05AM: Decker is talking about an 11 year old victim’s description of ayres’ statement while he was “examining: the child and found the the child had some pubic hair. He stated that ayres said: “Oh wow! Most kids don’t get this until they’re 12 or 13!!”
Thea whispers “Jesus” and repeatedly jerks her head to the side. Etta looks like a deer staring into rapidly approaching headlights.

7/6/2009 11:18AM: Weinberg blurts out another victim’s full name again.

7/6/2009 11:19AM: Weinberg is re-re-examining Decker, the are discussing a victim’s erection.
Thea and Etta look at each other and grin. Slight chuckle from Thea.

7/6/2009 11:35AM: Weinberg is reading off Elizabeth Loftus’ credentials.
Etta and Thea are very animated and happy. At one point when Loftus’ honors are being listed, there are one or more gasps of amazement from Thea and or Etta.

7/6/2009 11:38AM: Sam Leavitt shows up, and Etta and Thea point animatedly at the notes they’ve been taking about Loftus.

1 comment:

  1. You know, these little slip-ups of Wineberg's are getting ridiculous. He has those names written down—saying victims' surnames is no accident.

    Karma, baby. Karma. It just takes time ...

    And to the young men whose names "accidentally" slip out of the attorneys' mouths—it doesn't lessen you in the eyes of your many supporters. We believe you.