Martin MacNeill Murder Trial – Day 13
Folks have been asking how MacNeill ended up with Gustin and Spencer for attorneys. Just my opinion, but consider the media flurry in this case and couple that with Gustin and Spencer are working pro-bono and I see Gustin and Spencer attempting to further their careers via publicity. Much like an attorney from Florida did!
Also, just my opinion, but Jason Poirier did a better job with cross than Spencer did!
Continued cross of Inmate 1 is painful and just going over the same stuff.
Says he got no deal from anyone for testimony. He came forward because murder just isn’t right.
As usual, Spencer going line by line, out of context.
Make Spencer shut up and it down already.
State recalls Gypsy ‘Dypsy’ Willis.
She claims the affair was over when she got arrested and they had no contact. She even told the judge that.
No it comes out the writing back and forth. The affair wasn’t over!
They go through a number of letters that clearly indicate they were still together and using endearing terms with each other.
Gypsy, Gypsy, Gypsy! She’s been snagged big time in a lie!
MacNeill went so far as to draw up a common law statement to shut people up!
They were making future plans.
In all of their letters, they were professing their love for each other,
Gypsy, can you say PERJURY????
She sure has been impeached and now they are trying to figure out 5th amendment issues as she lied to a peace officer.
So, if she takes the 5th, the jury will see how much she lied and see right through her!
Pros got the name, Carol Smith out. She was apparently the go-between passing MacNeill and ‘Dypsy’s’ letters. There was supposed to be no contact!
She really placed herself between the dog and the fire hydrant!!!
Bet she’s thinking she can get away with all this, the sociopath! This is by far, the best of this trial!
Judge asks if she will answer questions truthfully. She will not take the 5th!
Trying to pull her butt out of the fire!
‘Dypsy’ back up.
You told investigator you could not see yourselves together and you were terrified of MacNeill in 2010? Yes.
Gustin on cross….
Do you intend to continue your relation with MacNeill? No, we haven’t spoken in years.
When did you obtain the marriage license? In the summer of 2007.
State is resting at this point.
Defense calls Jim VanZandt. Co-worker of MacNeill. Nurse practitioner.
They all wore lab coats most days.
Says he saw MacNeill on the 11th and he was going to pick up his daughter from school.
His phone rang later and MacNeill was distressed and said he was performing a code on his wife.
MacNeill called you and said he was performing a code on his wife.
Who the heck calls a co-worker while performing a code????
Describes how CPR is done. None of which applied to Michele’s position.
You don’t have a specific time that the defendant went to get his daughter? I recall I thought it was an appropriate time.
Was it common for you and MacNeill to discuss family issues? Yes.
Defense calls Linda Strong. Ada’s teacher.
She saw MacNeill picked up Ada around 11:30.
Defense calls Tammi Black. Parole officer for Jason.
She met with him maybe 8 times. Times she went to his home he wasn’t there.
She did meet him in a store for a minute or two, once.
Her contact with him was minimal.
That’s it? Boy this is a bust!
Defense motions for a directed verdict of acquittal.
Basically saying the pros has presented nothing!
Spencer is braying and blowing foo-foo dust all over the place!
State says BS, BS, and BS!
All of this is about how to instruct the jury!
Omg, Spencer can’t help having verbal diarrhea!
Court now called for attorneys and lunch.
Judge Pullan denies directed verdict! Good on you, Judge!
Defense told to call next witness.
Brett Besser. Oh, the ergonomics specialist! Will testify why MacNeill couldn’t lift Michele from the tub, lol!
Question is if he got permission from the gov to testify.
He saw pics of the bathroom and put a surrogate in the tub to re-enact lifting.
Can you say pseudo science? Michele wasn’t unconscious, she was dead!
Don’t look at the man behind the curtain! We also ate tacos and drank margaritas.
That damn potato toe and MS are doing MacNeill in!
So, did OSHA approve his testimony???
Pros making mincemeat here.
Pead’s doing a good job here.
This guy is so bogus…bought no records and doesn’t remember 90% of stuff, What BS!
This guy is no more an expert than I am!!!
Pead has shown his true grit today! Impressed! He’s on fire!!!
Is water on the floor in your calculations? I may have indicated it would make it more difficult to lift.
He is released.
Tomorrow will be instructions. And we’re off till 8:30 in the morning!
Worst defense I’ve ever seen!!!!