Ken Bluew Trial Day 4
Let me try that one more time for the MLive followers: Bluew has arrived in court; should be getting started soon.
Friday September 28, 2012 9:18 SNAndyHoag
We WILL be having live video again today. I'll post the link to that as soon as testimony begins.
Friday September 28, 2012 9:19 SNAndyHoag
Judge here, and O'Farrell has something he wants to place on record w/o jury present. It's about the hearsay statements discussed yesterday.
Friday September 28, 2012 9:21 SNAndyHoag
O'Farrell wants ruling in advance to avoid having to object to inadmissible hearsay. Doesn't want to look like he's withholding information.
Friday September 28, 2012 9:22 SNAndyHoag
Thomas says he will attempt to guide witnesses along in order to stay in compliance w/ order regarding statements.
Friday September 28, 2012 9:23 SNAndyHoag
Judge will allow leeway for Thomas asking leading questions to assure appropriate answers.
Friday September 28, 2012 9:24 SNAndyHoag
Jury being brought in.
Friday September 28, 2012 9:25 SNAndyHoag
Next witness: James Terry, who owns PF Markey, where Webb worked.
Friday September 28, 2012 9:27 SNAndyHoag
Friday September 28, 2012 9:27 SNAndyHoag
RT @smh10srh: @SNAndyHoag just a quick FYI, the people that are by the video camera need to "whisper" a little bit less. We can hear wha ...
Friday September 28, 2012 9:29 SNAndyHoag
Terry: Next day, heard about her death and that it was a suicide. He said, "Absolutely not. Not Jenny Webb, not here not now."
Friday September 28, 2012 9:29 SNAndyHoag
Judge Jackson listens to O'Farrell's argument from earlier:
Friday September 28, 2012 9:32 SNAndyHoag
Thomas asks question regarding Terry offering to help pay for some of Webb's family's expenses.
Friday September 28, 2012 9:32 SNAndyHoag
O'Farrell objects on relevancy, Jackson sustains.
Friday September 28, 2012 9:33 SNAndyHoag
Terry done. Next witness: Kelly Guilbaux, who went to Delta College w/ Webb in 1997. Remained friends.
Friday September 28, 2012 9:35 SNAndyHoag
Guilbaux: Webb told her she was pregnant, that the father was "Ken."
Friday September 28, 2012 9:37 SNAndyHoag
Guilbaux: Saw Webb week before her death, had dinner together. Webb told her that she was going to put Bluew's name on birth certificate.
Friday September 28, 2012 9:38 SNAndyHoag
Guilbaux: Webb also said she was going to go through Friend of the Court.
Friday September 28, 2012 9:38 SNAndyHoag
Guilbaux: "She was ready to have this baby. She was ready to be a mom. ... She was ready to bring him into this world."
Friday September 28, 2012 9:39 SNAndyHoag
Guilbaux: Webb did not appear depressed or despondent, didn't say she was having trouble at work.
Friday September 28, 2012 9:40 SNAndyHoag
Guilbaux: Sent a text message to Webb the night she died. Sent it about 9 p.m. regarding meeting for maternity photos next day.
Friday September 28, 2012 9:44 SNAndyHoag
Guilbaux: Webb replied and said yes. She told Webb to get some rest, she said everybody had been telling her that.
Friday September 28, 2012 9:44 SNAndyHoag
Guilbaux done. Next witness is Lisa Martin, who works at Dow Kokam.
Friday September 28, 2012 9:46 SNAndyHoag
Martin: Friends with Webb about 10 years. They worked together at a different company.
Friday September 28, 2012 9:47 SNAndyHoag
Martin: "Very close friends." Saw her once every two weeks or so, spoke on phone weekly. Also texted each other.
Friday September 28, 2012 9:48 SNAndyHoag
Martin: Found out in May that Webb was pregnant. She told her "Ken" was the father.
Friday September 28, 2012 9:49 SNAndyHoag
Martin: "She was excited ... doing a lot of planning." Buying books, shopping. "Excited about doctor's appointments," seeing pictures.
Friday September 28, 2012 9:49 SNAndyHoag
Martin: Webb would share ultrasound pictures with friends. Was "getting her life in order" cuz she "knew it was going to be a transition."
Friday September 28, 2012 9:50 SNAndyHoag
Martin: Webb initially was not going to go for child support, "wanted to see how things panned out." She encouraged Webb to go to ...
Friday September 28, 2012 9:51 SNAndyHoag
... Friend of the Court. Felt it was "irresponsible" for father not to be involved. Last couple weeks of her life, Webb decided ...
Friday September 28, 2012 9:51 SNAndyHoag
... to name him on birth certificate, seek child support.
Friday September 28, 2012 9:52 SNAndyHoag
Martin: Spoke with her two days before her death. Asked how things were going, cuz heard her house was broken into again.
Friday September 28, 2012 9:53 SNAndyHoag
Martin: House broken into that Saturday. Would have been third time. Webb already was living at parents' home.
Friday September 28, 2012 9:54 SNAndyHoag
O'Farrell now up. Funny moment as Martin thought she was all done and tried to get up and leave.
Friday September 28, 2012 9:54 SNAndyHoag
Dawn and her husband Donald have not been able to watch the trial, as they have been sequestered.
Friday September 28, 2012 9:57 SNAndyHoag
Thomas establishing that Dawn Webb was employed, Donald Webb retired, Jennifer Webb's brother & sister both employed.
Friday September 28, 2012 9:59 SNAndyHoag
Now Dawn Webb talking about when Waterman came to home. Said Waterman called, said he was at front door. They let him in.
Friday September 28, 2012 10:00 SNAndyHoag
Webb: Waterman told them she was dead. "My daughter may be dead, but she did not commit suicide."
Friday September 28, 2012 10:01 SNAndyHoag
As Webb recounts talking with Waterman, numerous family members in gallery can be heard crying.
Friday September 28, 2012 10:01 SNAndyHoag
Webb: Both she and husband adamant that their daughter wouldn't have committed suicide. "She was happy."
Friday September 28, 2012 10:02 SNAndyHoag
Webb: She told Waterman that Bluew was father, Waterman got "kind of white," said they needed to sit down and talk.
Friday September 28, 2012 10:03 SNAndyHoag
Friday September 28, 2012 10:04 SNAndyHoag
Webb: "She had it all ready. She was cramped in that (bed)room, but she had it all ready."
Friday September 28, 2012 10:05 SNAndyHoag
Webb: She and husband told their daughter in July it'd be best if she moved to their home.
Friday September 28, 2012 10:06 SNAndyHoag
Webb: "She was just very excited about it all."
Friday September 28, 2012 10:07 SNAndyHoag
Webb smiles as she recounts discussions with her daughter about naming her son.
Friday September 28, 2012 10:09 SNAndyHoag
Webb recognizes her daughter's purse, and identifies from a photo the back of her daughter's Aztek.
Friday September 28, 2012 10:13 SNAndyHoag
Webb: Daughter owned a motorcycle, but knew being a single mother would need more money, so she sold it.
Friday September 28, 2012 10:14 SNAndyHoag
Thomas pulls the purse out of an evidence bag:
Friday September 28, 2012 10:16 SNAndyHoag
Webb: Got home that night about 9:15 p.m., daughter not home yet. Checked with Angie, other daughter, who said she'd call Andrea King.
Friday September 28, 2012 10:17 SNAndyHoag
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