Here is the Kauffman Affidavit released by the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s dept.:
It is 334 pages long and if you can suffer through the insinuations and innuendos and actually look for some concrete facts in this document it just is not there.
It amazes me that they were able to find a judge friendly enough to authorize this warrant. Also keep in mind the information was in large part taken from a group of career criminals involved in violent crimes, drug addiction, drug dealing, ongoing stealing from a neighbor, selling that stolen property. Almost all are facing prison time and a couple who are three strikers and all looking for a deal.
One dumass was even bold enough to do a video interview with the Turlock newspapers which was posted on line:
Listen to this individual talk about he befriended the victim 20 yrs ago, that means the victim was about 7-8 yrs old.
He let frank Carson search anytime they came over including the police but later in the prelim testimony by witnesses admitted they were selling stolen property taken from Carson’s property.
My other point was that if Korey had been caught why was the pipe missing? It would still be there. There was also testimony that the victim and Mike Cooleys (in the video) wife were getting too close and Cooley was jealous.
One interesting newspaper article was about a public defender who testified that deals were made with some of these witnesses but the DA’s office is still denying that any deals were made. In fact one of the original lead prosecutors testified he had no recollection of any deals but did not actually deny it. This was the same Deputy DA who had been brought up on jury tampering charges by Frank Carson in the AJ Pontillo case that I did a series on earlier this year.
Also note the reporter for the newspaper was not in court for a large portion of the testimony but somehow felt he was able to give an accurate accounting. If you note in the comments section below the article there is some good information relayed by a gentleman who is in court and giving a recap of the proceedings.
One witness a Turlock police officer testified another person had entered the property and admitting to wanting to steal something but was caught. His story changed many times and identified several different people as the one who caught him and claimed they were armed. He said he manage an escape and he claimed he waited at a park across the street for 4 hours for the police to show up to turn himself in for trespassing. Seriously folks that was the testimony by the officer (it did give me a good chuckle when I read that).
Read article here again note comments below it:
Other strange testimony has been given like a dog that had died and the owner had buried it and when she moved she took her long deceased and buried dog with her to her new residence. There is also testimony about the victims bike had been left at the Cooley’s house and for some strange reason they decided to bury the bike in the yard apparently where the dog had been buried, but then turned around and told the police where the bike was. These are not normal thinking people but have the authorities buying into what they are saying.
There is more to this story and the strange way tweekers are being taken for their word when they cannot remember a lot of things and when they are career criminals looking for a deal.
It is also been revealed that Michael Cooley has issues with a prison gang called the Northern Riders and is seriously scared of going to prison.
A professional thief disappeared and was later found murdered, and no I do not feel he deserved that fate, but when you live by the sword you will die by the sword.
His close personal friend knew he was going to steal some more property, and was jealous of the victim’s relationship with his wife, and was also a professional thief that did many drugs and crimes together. Then buried his bike when he disappeared. He also said that the victim needed $400 for the registration for his dad’s truck.
Personally I have a newer full size pickup and my registration is right at $300 and going down every year. So did his dad buy a new truck but could not pay the registration?
How could he afford the truck then? If they needed to scrap for a living just to eat
All of the witnesses in the Preliminary hearing, so far, are drug dealers, users, ex-felons, dealing in stolen property, committed violent acts they have not been charged with due to plea bargaining, but the DA says it is unrelated.
A prominent defense attorney who had ran for DA and had a lot of bad things to say about the DA’s office and its employees, had continually beaten the DA’s in court and been very outspoken about the office, was constant being ripped off by the entire drug community simply because he was successful. Some were even his clients.
There has been testimony by a public defender that deals were made for testimony in this case. But the DA’s office will not admit.
A witness who cannot be found now but told a police officer he waited 4 hours to be arrested for trespassing after being caught in the yard.
Anyone see a pattern here? There is a self-serving group of individuals who feel they can take others property for their own needs
All stories that do not sense, they never do with tweekers, and a Prosecutor that has probably been forced to use these unreliable people as their main witnesses
And it all is looking very suspicious at this point.
More to come especially in some of the recent motions.