Ken Bluew Trial Day 11
9:10
Live here in Judge Jackson's courtroom for the #bluewtrial. Bluew is in the courtroom, and we're waiting to get started.
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:10 SNAndyHoag
9:10
We will have live video, and I will post the link when we are live. Please direct feed-related questions to @Bobjohnson1word.
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:10 SNAndyHoag
9:11
We will have at least one more prosecution witness this morning.
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:11 SNAndyHoag
9:16
Outside the presence of the jury, Jackson is going to give his opinion on the photo of the fetus that he did not allow into evidence.
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:16 SNAndyHoag
9:16
RT @Bobjohnson1word: Live Video: Day 11 of Ken Bluew trial in death of pregnant Jennifer Webb and their unborn son bit.ly/TB13oO
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:16 SNAndyHoag
9:17
Thomas wanted it in because of the charge of assaulting a pregnant individual intentionally causing death.
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:17 SNAndyHoag
9:17
O'Farrell objected because fact that fetus did not survive is not in dispute. The showing of the photo would be "highly emotive," he said.
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:17 SNAndyHoag
9:18
Jackson said that because of Virani's testimony that the baby was viable, the photo neither "strengthens nor weakens," so it is irrelevant.
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:18 SNAndyHoag
9:19
And also, big news in that Bluew WILL NOT testify. O'Farrell went over Bluew's rights with him in court, Bluew said he understood them ...
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:19 SNAndyHoag
9:20
... and said he did not intend to testify. O'Farrell said he conferred with Bluew and his family multiple times.
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:20 SNAndyHoag
9:21
Before that was put on the record, O'Farrell made a motion for "directed verdict of acquittal" - basically asking Jackson ...
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:21 SNAndyHoag
9:22
... to acquit Bluew based on a lack of evidence. O'Farrell always makes this motion in his trials. Jackson denied the motion, saying ...
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:22 SNAndyHoag
9:22
... there is "sufficient factual basis" for the case to go to the jury.
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:22 SNAndyHoag
9:23
Finally, O'Farrell said that he and Bluew decided against giving the jury the option for second-degree murder.
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:23 SNAndyHoag
9:23
Jury back in, and the people have rested. O'Farrell then calls Keith LaMont, a MSP crime lab employee who specializes in ...
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:23 SNAndyHoag
9:24
... trace evidence, tire track and footwear impressions. I saw him outside the courtroom and assumed he would be a ...
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:24 SNAndyHoag
9:25
... prosecution witness. Instead, O'Farrell called him to testify. LaMont will be recognized as an expert in footwear impressions.
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:25 SNAndyHoag
9:26
LaMont identifies Webb's flip flops.
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:26 SNAndyHoag
9:27
RT @nichol0715: @SNAndyHoag either he gets life right? What's the difference In Sentencing
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:27 SNAndyHoag
9:27
.@nichol0715 first-degree murder is mandatory life w/o parole, second-degree has a maximum of life w/ parole.
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:27 SNAndyHoag
9:28
RT "@nichol0715: pretrial did bluew see the picture of Braxton?" >> yes, he's seen all of the evidence.
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:28 SNAndyHoag
9:30
LaMont identifies Bluew's work boots. O'Farrell hasn't asked LaMont about any findings yet.
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:30 SNAndyHoag
9:32
LaMont: Valerie Bowman photographed a footwear impression at the scene, southeast corner of Hack & Outer.
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:32 SNAndyHoag
9:34
LaMont holding the flip flops: pic.twitter.com/5pBFajbB
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:34 SNAndyHoag
9:35
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:35 SNAndyHoag
9:36
LaMont: Found seven partial tire impressions in area near Wastewater Treatment driveway.
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:36 SNAndyHoag
9:36
LaMont: Also found partial footwear impressions in Aztek.
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:36 SNAndyHoag
9:39
LaMont: Four impressions in Aztek. Eliminated Bluew's boots from leaving all four impressions. Could not eliminate flip flops ...
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:39 SNAndyHoag
9:39
... from making three of the four impressions in the vehicle. Similar tread design.
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:39 SNAndyHoag
9:40
LaMont: Bluew's boots did not make impression at southeast corner of intersection.
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:40 SNAndyHoag
9:41
@SNAndyHoag what is the strategy in this?? Is he that cocky he thinks he'll win?
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:41 linzyXOmarie
9:42
.@linzyXOmarie Sometimes, offering a second-degree option gives the jury a chance to compromise and convict on that, if that makes sense.
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:42 SNAndyHoag
9:43
RT "@carolsue211: is bluews ex wife in court room" >> no, she is a listed witness and is sequestered.
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:43 SNAndyHoag
9:44
O'Farrell done, now Stroud, pointing out that there was no physical evidence that placed Bluew's boots anywhere at scene.
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:44 SNAndyHoag
9:45
Stroud pointing out that footwear impressions less likely in Wastewater driveway area, which is mostly asphalt and not dirt.
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:45 SNAndyHoag
9:48
Stroud pointing out that LaMont can't say when footwear impressions were left.
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:48 SNAndyHoag
9:53
LaMont: Partial tire track impressions were left near turn into Wastewater driveway. Could not eliminate either vehicle from impressions.
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:53 SNAndyHoag
9:54
LaMont: Two impressions left on turn into driveway, two others left further north on driveway.
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:54 SNAndyHoag
9:56
LaMont: Not enough detail in impressions to say more that he couldn't eliminate. One of the impressions has much more detail, and ...
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:56 SNAndyHoag
9:57
... LaMont says the Aztek "could have made" the impression. A step up from "cannot eliminate."
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:57 SNAndyHoag
9:58
LaMont: Could not eliminate Bluew's police car from leaving two of the impressions.
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:58 SNAndyHoag
9:59
LaMont points to two of the tire track impressions: pic.twitter.com/mIol6aEJ
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:59 SNAndyHoag
10:01
Stroud points out that some of the tire track impressions are to the north of where blood spot & necklace charm were found.
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:01 SNAndyHoag
10:03
Stroud done, now O'Farrell, who tries to get LaMont to say the two impressions that Bluew's car can't be eliminated from are ...
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:03 SNAndyHoag
10:03
... consistent with him turning around in the area. LaMont says he can't conclude that. O'Farrell is done, and the defense rests.
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:03 SNAndyHoag
10:04
We are taking a break, and Jackson says we may go past noon to get closing arguments done.
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:04 SNAndyHoag
10:20
Be forewarned: I reached my tweet limit during opening arguments (aka Twitter jail) and could again during closings. If that happens ...
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:20 SNAndyHoag
10:20
... go to the following link and follow along in the chat window: mlive.com/news/saginaw/i…
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:20 SNAndyHoag
10:25
RT @TerryEgerer: @SNAndyHoag - about what time can we expect things to start this afternoon? Great work, by the way!
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:25 SNAndyHoag
10:25
.@TerryEgerer Closing arguments are going to start this morning, in a couple minutes. Not this afternoon.
Thursday October 11, 2012 10:25 SNAndyHoag
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