Ken Bluew Trial Day 2
Hi folks, patiently waiting here for things to get started in the #bluewtrial. Attorneys in the courtroom, waiting as well.
Wednesday September 26, 2012 9:17 SNAndyHoag
BVPD Officer Tim Patterson will continue his testimony when we get started. He ended yesterday testifying about Webb's cellphone and ...
Wednesday September 26, 2012 9:20 SNAndyHoag
.. Bluew's name, or "Ken Cop Boo," being listed as three calls since 8:30 p.m. that night. Patterson said Bluew never told him he knew Webb.
Wednesday September 26, 2012 9:22 SNAndyHoag
@EwaldSandy Indeed. Just started, thanks for asking!
Wednesday September 26, 2012 9:22 SNAndyHoag
And now the attorneys are heading into chambers to speak with Judge Jackson.
Wednesday September 26, 2012 9:24 SNAndyHoag
Attorneys have returned from chambers. I'd say we're getting close, but I learned that lesson yesterday.
Wednesday September 26, 2012 9:32 SNAndyHoag
Also, for those following my tweets on MLive only: feel free to drop a comment at the bottom, and I'll try to get to it.
Wednesday September 26, 2012 9:33 SNAndyHoag
Bluew has entered the courtroom, wearing the same suit as yesterday.
Wednesday September 26, 2012 9:35 SNAndyHoag
Judge Jackson is in, and O'Farrell wishes to address something before jury comes in. This is regarding testimony about Webb's intentions ...
Wednesday September 26, 2012 9:39 SNAndyHoag
Which I wrote about in July. O'Farrell raises his continuing objection, and now says he thinks Mike Thomas went beyond the scope of ...
Wednesday September 26, 2012 9:40 SNAndyHoag
... what Judge Jackson approved earlier. O'Farrell concerned w/ at least 3 more family members of Webb set to testify.
Wednesday September 26, 2012 9:40 SNAndyHoag
Thomas is saying that his questioning of Andrea King, Webb's friend, was in line w/ Jackson's order. Thomas says some of King's answers ...
Wednesday September 26, 2012 9:42 SNAndyHoag
... were "unresponsive" and may have addressed things that Jackson didn't allow, but points out that O'Farrell didn't object at the time.
Wednesday September 26, 2012 9:43 SNAndyHoag
O'Farrell said that as the testimony was ongoing, he was trying to determine if it was outside the scope of Jackson's orders.
Wednesday September 26, 2012 9:44 SNAndyHoag
Jackson notes that witness responses sometimes do not specifically answer the question and tells O'Farrell he can object when ...
Wednesday September 26, 2012 9:44 SNAndyHoag
... there is something specific that he feels is objectionable. The jury now is in, and Patterson comes back to the stand.
Wednesday September 26, 2012 9:46 SNAndyHoag
@KatieLyn14 no live video right now, but here's the link:…
Wednesday September 26, 2012 9:46 SNAndyHoag
Patterson: Bluew said he spoke w/ Webb "from time to time," knew her for about 10 yrs, met her at a bar in BV. Bluew didn't go further.
Wednesday September 26, 2012 9:48 SNAndyHoag
Patterson: Bluew "seemed to be a little evasive in answering."
Wednesday September 26, 2012 9:48 SNAndyHoag
Patterson: Walked away, called Sylvester by cell to have her come back to scene, "because I was uneasy about what I had just learned."
Wednesday September 26, 2012 9:49 SNAndyHoag
Patterson: When Bluew's name was seen on phone, Patterson unsnapped his gun holster. "I wasn't sure what was going to happen next."
Wednesday September 26, 2012 9:50 SNAndyHoag
@KatieLyn14 You're welcome, will do.
Wednesday September 26, 2012 9:51 SNAndyHoag
Thomas is showing Patterson a series of photos that Bluew took at the scene. We nor jury can see photos at this time.
Wednesday September 26, 2012 9:56 SNAndyHoag
Patterson: When Bluew showed him suicide note, held it down on hood with left index finger. Thomas makes sure to have Patterson reiterate...
Wednesday September 26, 2012 10:01 SNAndyHoag
... that it was his left index finger, not right -- which is what Stroud said during his opening that Bluew injured during the incident.
Wednesday September 26, 2012 10:02 SNAndyHoag
Patterson: Saw a red dot in Bluew's eye at scene. Later, while they were typing reports, Bluew's eye started to turn "black and blue"
Wednesday September 26, 2012 10:09 SNAndyHoag
Patterson: Sylvester responded to a possible B&E, radioed for backup. Patterson asked Bluew to assist her to get him away from scene ...
Wednesday September 26, 2012 10:10 SNAndyHoag
... because of the "red flags" that came up at the scene: being there already, sweating profusely, way body was hanging, name in phone.
Wednesday September 26, 2012 10:11 SNAndyHoag
Thomas asks Patterson about how, as an officer, he felt about an explanation from Bluew that when he saw Webb's vehicle, he pulled into ...
Wednesday September 26, 2012 10:13 SNAndyHoag
... Wastewater Treatment driveway and turned around. O'Farrell objects cuz it's not a fact in evidence; sustained.
Wednesday September 26, 2012 10:13 SNAndyHoag
Thomas asks question a different way: Patterson says he's never seen car parked where Bluew was parked, that he wouldn't have taken ...
Wednesday September 26, 2012 10:14 SNAndyHoag
... hypothetical route Thomas mentioned because he wouldn't have turned back on vehicle.
Wednesday September 26, 2012 10:16 SNAndyHoag
Now Thomas elicits testimony that Bluew told Patterson that he arrived just prior, did "U turn" and parked where Patterson saw him.
Wednesday September 26, 2012 10:16 SNAndyHoag
@Micah92269051 I have a photographer here, I'll try to have him send me a couple. No live video right now.
Wednesday September 26, 2012 10:17 SNAndyHoag
Patterson: Still being treated as a suicide, he was told to cut extension cord. He did, and only Webb's head & neck moved.
Wednesday September 26, 2012 10:19 SNAndyHoag
Patterson: Couldn't move body without moving vehicle. Basically had to tip toe to even get in vehicle.
Wednesday September 26, 2012 10:20 SNAndyHoag
Patterson: When body pulled up, bruises on upper arms observed. Photos taken of bruises, then she was removed from scene.
Wednesday September 26, 2012 10:21 SNAndyHoag
Wednesday September 26, 2012 10:26 SNAndyHoag
Thomas and Patterson discuss the route Bluew said he took to take "U turn" at scene:
Wednesday September 26, 2012 10:27 SNAndyHoag
Thomas asking Patterson again about Bluew's "daily" report. Does not state that he was on Freeway Lane at 9:02 p.m. Stroud said in opening..
Wednesday September 26, 2012 10:29 SNAndyHoag
... that only possible BVPD officer who could have been there was Bluew, as Sylvester was in office writing reports.
Wednesday September 26, 2012 10:29 SNAndyHoag
FYI: Those photos I just posted were taken by Jeff Schrier.
Wednesday September 26, 2012 10:30 SNAndyHoag
@skaren24 Stroud's point during his opening was that it would have been very difficult for Webb to hang herself in that manner with ...
Wednesday September 26, 2012 10:32 SNAndyHoag
@skaren24 ... the vehicle so close to the ditch.
Wednesday September 26, 2012 10:32 SNAndyHoag
@skaren24 that's my understanding of their argument, at least.
Wednesday September 26, 2012 10:32 SNAndyHoag
Patterson: wrote 2 police reports - one generic one, one with his "red flag" concerns. Did this because he knew ...
Wednesday September 26, 2012 10:34 SNAndyHoag
... Bluew would have been able to see the first report w/ the red flag observations.
Wednesday September 26, 2012 10:34 SNAndyHoag
Patterson: Second report filed "a few days later."
Wednesday September 26, 2012 10:34 SNAndyHoag
Wednesday September 26, 2012 10:35 SNAndyHoag
Patterson: Bluew walked out at end of shift w/ laundry bag. Not what officers would do if they had uniforms laundered thru BVPD, which...
Wednesday September 26, 2012 10:36 SNAndyHoag
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