FRANK CARSON et al…….

HER MIND IS LIKE A SIEVE

BY WILLIAM THOMAS JENSEN

04/26/2016


Today was a total waste of time. Prosecution witness Beverly Woody answered most of the questions by saying: “I don’t remember.” She is at the point where she can’t remember who told her what, or when anything happened. Beverly could not remember anything concerning the three audio tapes that we listen to yesterday. Time after time, she denied saying things on these tapes that she heard herself say yesterday. For the life of me, I don’t know how the judge can rely on any of her testimony.

Court starts out at 9:50 AM with defense attorney Robert Forkner requesting Robert Woody’s jail logs. He wants all recorded Stanislaus County logs concerning Robert Woody while he has been incarcerated. He also wants all of the phone logs for Robert Woody to be turned over.

Prosecuting DA Marlissa Fereirra makes an explanation about an instance where Steve Jacobson stayed with Beverly Woody at her house and spoke to her before Kirk Bunch came over and did a recorded interview. She stated that Steve Jacobson stayed with Beverly Woody until Kirk Bunch came over because of her medical condition, and immobility. Steve Jacobson did no recording of his conversation with Beverly Woody, and waited for Kirk Bunch to do the recorded interview. This interview was done on February 26, 2014.

Talk then goes to an instance on August 19, 2015 where Steve Jacobson had Robert Woody at the DA’s office awaiting a waiver of confidentiality. Beverly Woody was allowed to visit with her son Robert Woody, and this visit was unrecorded. During this visit, Beverly was shown a letter that was allegedly written by Robin Attenhoffer on her death bed. No recording of this was done as well.

Prosecuting DA Marlissa Fereirra talks about how the reenactments done at three different locations, and their corresponding reports and videos have all been discovered. She talks about how all the jail calls for Walter Wells, Daljit Atwall, and Baljit Athwall have been discovered as well. Robert Forkner asks her if these calls were from the downtown jail. Marlissa tells Forkner they were done at the public safety center. Forkner then brings up the fact that Marlissa, two days ago, had said that no calls are recorded at the public safety center. Forkner now requests the phone calls from Robert Woody while he was at the public safety center. He was told two days ago that they had not been recorded. Marlissa tells the court that she will not be using phone calls concerning Walter Wells in the preliminary trial.


Now comes the totally useless cross-examination of Beverly Woody. As the title says, her mind is like a sieve. It is the opinion of several people sitting around me that her memory is actually very selective. I am not sure if this is the case, or she is suffering from the effects of Valley fever.

At 10:04 AM, defense attorney Robert Forkner asks Beverly Woody if she talked to her son Robert on Friday of last week. I believe she said that she had done so. Talk goes to Sunny Attenhoffer telling Robert Woody that she needed his help in order to get her children back. Forkner asks Beverly Woody if Miranda Dykes had ever talked to her about an attorney. Beverly said: “No.” Forkner is now done with cross-examination.

Defense attorney Jesse Garcia now takes over on cross examination of Beverly Woody. Jesse Garcia starts asking a series of questions about the three recordings that Beverly listened to yesterday. He asks Beverly if she recognized her voice. Beverly says that her voice sounded like an old person. Garcia asks Beverly about the first recording that was done with Kirk Bunch and Steve Jacobson. He asks her if that was the first time he had met Steve Jacobson. Beverly says she is not sure. Garcia asks Beverly whether Kirk Bunch and Steve Jacobson were present on July 13, 2014 during the police search of her home. She said: “No.” Beverly talks about how a masked police officer had threatened to kill Robert Woody if he found him in the house. The officer told this to Beverly as he was walking out of the house.

Beverly says that she lives two doors down from Pop N Cork liquors on the same side the street. Talk goes to a February 26, 2014 incident where Kirk Bunch told Beverly that Robert had made some threats against one of the prosecution’s main witnesses. Beverly admitted that. Now starts a long series of “I don’t remember” responses from Beverly. Jesse asks her if she did not tell the police that her son Robert buried the body of Korey Kaufman. Beverly says: “I don’t remember.” This seemed to be her frequent response today on questions she didn’t want to answer. Beverly denied that Kirk Bunch had told Robert that he would get consideration if he cooperated. This could be heard clearly yesterday on one of the recordings, but she couldn’t remember this. Jesse asks Beverly if she heard the tape. Beverly still insists that she can’t remember hearing Kirk Bunch offer consideration for cooperation. Judge Zuniga tells Jesse Garcia that Beverly has already been impeached.

Jesse Garcia asks Beverly if Bunch told her that a trap had been set for Korey Kaufman. Beverly denies that Bunch had said a trap was set. This could be clearly heard in the tapes we listened to yesterday. Jesse asks Beverly if Kirk Bunch told her that Robert was involved with a homicide involving special circumstances. Beverly says: “No.” This also could be heard clearly in the tapes. Beverly also denies hearing Bunch say that it was a premeditated murder. This was also on the tapes. Beverly is essentially denying everything we heard yesterday.

Jesse Garcia then asks Beverly if the Athwall’s cousins were involved. Beverly talks about a cousin, with the nickname of “Snake”, and how Daljit Atwall and her son Robert gave him a ride to the airport.

Jesse then asks Beverly about a time on February 26, 2014 where she told law enforcement that Korey Kaufman had been killed on his own property. Beverly denies saying this. This conflicts with reports that have been discovered.

Beverly Woody is asked by Jesse Garcia how many people were on the Frank Carson property that night. Beverly says there were four on the property, plus one outside of the property. Jesse asks Beverly if in February 2014 Kirk Bunch had told you four people were on the property. Beverly denies this. This is in direct conflict with testimony we have heard during this preliminary trial. Jesse Garcia asks Beverly if Kirk Bunch told Robert he could work something out for Robert. Beverly says: “No.” Yesterday, we could hear Kirk Bunch clearly make that statement on one of the tapes. Jesse Garcia asks Beverly if Kirk Bunch had told her that Robert Woody knows specific facts that only the killer would know. Beverly says: “No.” This could be heard on the tapes as well. Jesse asks Beverly if somebody else told her that. Beverly says: “No.” Jesse asks Beverly if she had told Kirk Bunch the truth. Beverly says: “I can’t remember.” Jesse Garcia asks Beverly if she lied for her son. Beverly says: “I don’t know.”

Beverly admits that it was at Pop N Cork that Robert Woody pulled Baljit Athwall off of Korey Kaufman. At this point, defense attorney Robert Forkner complains about Marlissa Fereirra making “Speaking objections.” Forkner’s objection was overruled. Beverly now states that this incident happened at a Hilmar bar. She seems to be getting increasingly confused on the stand.

Jesse Garcia talks about February 26, 2014 where Kirk Bunch tells her that Baljit Athwall and somebody beat Korey Kaufman. Bunch told Beverly that: “Your son was there and that is how he knows what happened.” Beverly denies that Bunch said this to her. This could clearly be heard on one of the tapes.

Jesse Garcia asks Beverly Woody how many times she talked to Robert Woody about Korey Kaufman being killed. Beverly says twice before the arrest, and once after Robert was arrested.

It is 11:28 AM, and we return from a 15-minute break. Jesse tells Beverly Woody that she told Kirk Bunch and Steve Jacobson that Korey Kaufman was killed on his own property, and that she knew that was a lie. Beverly says: “I can’t remember.”

Jesse Garcia asks Beverly if she and her family followed the newspaper articles and Internet articles during the investigation of her son. Beverly denied that they did this. Beverly then admitted that they read the Turlock Journal at times. She says that after her home was searched on July 12, 2014 her grandson read an article in the newspaper to her. Beverly said she did not know if anyone read Internet articles to her during the investigation.

Talk then goes to the search of Pop N Cork liquors on July 12, 2014. Beverly said all her family saw the search in progress. She said the police took her family out of the house, and held them at gunpoint. Beverly lives two doors down from the liquor store.

Jesse then asks Beverly whether on August 19, 2015 she talked to law enforcement and told them information that she had learned from Robin Attenhoffer. Beverly said: “Yes.” Jesse asks her if this information was a lie. Beverly says: “No.” Jesse Garcia: “When you said Korey would not talk to you, was that a lie?” Beverly: “Yes.” Jesse Garcia asks Beverly whether Kirk Bunch told her that there was an upcoming bail hearing for the defendant’s, and Beverly said: “I can’t remember.”


It was brought out that the Athwalls had bought two boxes of Nyquil for Beverly per month while she had pneumonia. Beverly said that her son did lots of work for the Athwalls for all that stuff. We break for lunch.

At 1:53 PM, Jesse Garcia continues his cross-examination of Beverly Woody. He asks Beverly Woody if she recalls when she first learned that Korey Kaufman’s body had been recovered. Beverly can’t remember this. Jesse Garcia asks Beverly whether on February 26, 2014 Kirk Bunch and Steve Jacobson talked to her about Korey Kaufman. She couldn’t remember this. Garcia asks Beverly if her son Robert had confessed and bragged about the killing of Korey Kaufman. She could not remember this. Jesse Garcia tries to get Beverly to admit that she had heard about newspaper articles that gave details about Korey Kaufman. Beverly says that she had heard stories about Korey Kaufman being cut up etc.

Approximately one month after Korey Kaufman went missing, she heard about deer hunters finding the body. She is not sure if she heard about this from newspaper articles. Jesse Garcia asks Beverly whether on the August 19, 2015 interview Steve Jacobson told her that Korey Kaufman’s fingers and toes were cut off. Beverly said: “Yes.” Beverly rambles on about how Baljit held Korey Kaufman’s hands and Daljit held his legs while he was being cut up. Jesse Garcia asks her if Robert Woody had told her that this. She could not remember.

Beverly Woody says that when she visits her son they don’t talk about anything but the grandbabies. She says that during these visits Steve Jacobson stands by the door, and another person is outside of the door. These visits occur at the district attorney’s office. Beverly said that on the day that she was shown the infamous letter, she talked about it with the investigators.

Beverly Woody is handed a copy of this letter and says ‘It looks like it, I don’t know.” Jesse Garcia asks Beverly that on August 19, 2015, when Steve Jacobson handed the letter to her, she recognized it. She said: “Yes.”

Beverly Woody said Robin Attenhoffer told her that Robert Woody had said that Korey Kaufman had been beaten and shot. Beverly says that she heard that they recovered a bullet, a jacket, and three boots. I wonder what the third boot was for? She couldn’t remember who told her this. She denied that family members had told her this. She said people on the streets told a lot of stories about Korey Kaufman.

Talk then goes to how she had met Frank Carson. Beverly said Frank was her son’s lawyer at one time. Frank represented her son on a stolen truck case, and she met him in the courtroom.

Talk then goes to how allegedly Baljit Athwall and Daljit Atwall, and Robert Woody transported Korey Kauffman’s body to Pop N Cork. She said Daljit went ahead of them. She said the body was buried on the side of Pop N Cork, and was moved to the mountains.

Beverly Woody said she has spoken to her son on the phone one to two times per month while he has been in jail. She says he is in a cell by himself 23 hours per day, and can’t talk to anyone. While Robert was held in Modesto, she was able to visit him three times a week. She stated that she has visited him 50 times or more.

It is around 3:00 PM, and we go on a break. I can’t take any more of this useless testimony, and I head home. Judge Zuniga told Marlissa Fereirra that she could not see any good coming from Beverly Woody’s testimony, when it began days ago. I certainly think she was right. Once we are done with her testimony, we will get Patrick Hampton back on the stand. That should be interesting to see.

I must once again commend the Modesto Bee reporter for watching today’s testimony. It seems as though he has an interest in seeing this trial firsthand, and not depending on others to feed him information.

Testimony resumes tomorrow at 9:30 AM.


Sincerely; William Thomas Jensen (Tom)

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19 comments

  1. So let me get this straight…Beverly Woody admitted in court that she knew about this “murder” from day one but never reported it? She also continued to lie about it to investigators to protect her son? Why is she not sitting in jail? Wouldn’t this be accessory after-the-fact and conspiracy? I’m not buying her story… she is a liar who is only up there saying whatever she can to help her murdering son out with a deal from the DA’s office. She makes me sick!

    • For some reason this particular case they are willing to let major felonies slide to keep these people in custody. Look at Sabrina Romero $12,000 felony embezzlement from her employer Michael Cooley, Ronald Cooper, Patrick Hamilton, and others.
      Now it appears they are suborning perjury or going to let Robert Woody slide on his involvement and admission of the murder.
      The wrong people are in jail in the wrong people are still out on the streets being Predators on society. This is what they call victims rights and Justice in this County and sadly things like this are going on more in California and across the country.
      What exactly are we willing to do about this?

    • who knows and maybe it never really existed, these people would not know the truth if it slapped them in the face with a crack pipe.

  2. Awwwww!!! Just read the Bee article! If you haven’t been following this case the average reader is going to believe that all are guilty! Sue the Bee for slander!

    The Bee makes it sounds like an open and shut case. Woody took them to all the places and showed them what happened. Then to put in the quote “Frank Carson’s involved, we have a lot of evidence to show that.” Maybe he just carefully worded it. He doesn’t speak to the quality, or veracity of the evidence, and does not use the word prove, but only show.

    I cannot believe they painted a picture of the murder using a story from Beverly Woody! The mom’s version is the one used. When such bullshit is printed in a paper people read it and assume it is accurate. Then they go around and talk to other people about it! “Did you read the article? How terrible!” Wow! Dirty, dirty, trick by Lady Macbeth. If I were not reading the hard work of the bloggers I would read that article and believe it. Almost half a page of pure bullshit!

    I see now why Lady Macbeth wanted to put big momma on the stand against the advice of the Judge Z. Lady Macbeth wanted this version in the court of public opinion.

    • The bee was not present for Moms testimony last week when she said she would lie for her son. But he was given a transcript but obviously did not read it. there was other flagrant things in there too. I have not seen any evidence that any body parts were removed. the body had been down for a long time and animals had gotten to it, in fact some bones were found in rat holes and Burroughs, and the remains were scattered.

  3. If the body was at Pop-n-Cork buried in a shallow grave animals would have surely have gotten to it there too. Also, there would be a ton of DNA all over the place. Is impossible to do what they supposedly did with leaving DNA all over the place.

    Then the part too were the Atwals flew in a couple of people to this crime mafia hit style. That actually would be the most believable story, but it does not fit the narrative at all. It would have been a professional hit and Kauffman’s body would have never been found.

  4. This “letter” that Beverlys daughter supposedly wrote sounds like a crock of crap. Most likely another hair brained scheme, concocted by the DA. This is a letter that was written that can not be substatiated because the person who “wrote” it is dead. The only way to really know if it came from the deceased would be to have it analyzed with other writing of the deceased, by someone who is qualified. I read that the DOJ no longer does this. I’m not sure if that’s correct or not. This of course would just add to the massive bill us tax payers are paying already.
    All of these “I don’t remembers”, are nothing more than a tool she’s using to get the defense attorneys off of her back. She can’t remember the stories the DA is telling her to say. This article is very correct when saying Beverly has selective memory. When your son tells you he murdered someone or witnessed a murder (whatever this weeks story for her is), you don’t forget the details of stuff like that. Your story doesn’t change. If you see an officer parked outside your house, the first thing you look at is their vehicle and where they’re from. You don’t forget stuff like that. If someone told my son to clean up the mess of a murder, I would want to know who told him to do that. This mother obviously loves her son, but as a mother myself, there’s no sickness that would make me forget the basics of what happened if someone was murdered.
    I’d be interested to find out from a medical doctor who has treated patients with Valley fever, if selective memory is a long term side effect of the illness. From what I’ve read, it affects the lungs, gives flu like symptoms, can cause pneumonia, rashes, and potentially meningitis. Long term effects can be neurological, but that’s rare. I would think if this memory lapse is due to VF, then she wouldn’t be able to remember such details she’s testifying to. A lot of the details are within the same time period. She remembers some so vividly, and “doesn’t remember” others. Even when she heard her own admissions yesterday. So is her memory affected long term or short term? I’m Not buying it at all.

    • Call Jensen as a lot of knowledge in this area as he has a degree in microbiology and he knows the medications and the results of this disease

      • I was just curious. Mostly surprised that she was even called to testify in a case like this. Did the DA really think this was gonna go wonderfully for them? I guess when you’re Stanislaus DA, they were seeking only the best. With wonderful people like Patrick Hampton, Cooley, The ever so GORGEOUS and adored Eula🙄, Linda, and Roller Pig 🐷, the defense better step up their game and take notes. Must smell like meth, cigarettes, donuts, or ass and be capable of lying. Then you too can have your criminal past erased…..What a joke

  5. Funny how Carson had a major problem with thefts that suddenly “went away”. Why did Carson eschew any assistance from Turlock PD or any PD after previously making a complaint substantiating the reality of the continuing theft issue? Funny how “all the thefts ceased” post Kauffman’s murder; if Cooley and his gang murdered Korey, why didn’t the thefts continue? The wire taps identify the Atwals’ using the term “murder” as to what the investigators were interested in questioning them about at a time when Kauffman was still identified as a missing person. Why would a mom reassure a daughter not to worry because there are no “bodies buried” around the house? And why wouldn’t Carson, if he was truly innocent, at least make an attempt to answer ANY of the questions posed by LEO to him in writing, as he demanded? Instead, he completely ignores them & is totally non-responsive. Is he a sociopath? Why not answer the questions with the aid of an attorney – clearly HE had knowledge about the activities of Korey Kauffman – why didn’t he even care a little bit to help LE if he had any knowledge that could have shed ANY light about the missing person?

    • Maybe he didn’t answer any of the questions with an attorney, because he is an attorney and knows the protocol. He already didn’t trust the DA investigators because he knew they were nothing but a bunch of corrupt rejects. He is not a sociopath, he’s just smart. How do you know the thefts stopped? Maybe they stopped because Korey was dead and couldn’t steal anymore. Maybe they stopped because Cooley knew there was heat in that area and stayed away. If they even stopped at all. Do you live on Carsons property? A serial criminal like Cooley knows when the heat is on and to stay away. Where’s all your “wire tap” info coming from? What was the athwals whole conversation when they used the word murder, if they even did say that? Everything you’re saying has not even been mentioned at all. Is this the word on the street? Because it sure isn’t what’s been mentioned in the preliminary. This sounds like one of the snitches or roller pig trying to instill a bunch of fabricated bunny crap to further glorify the DA’s fairy tale.
      Did I miss something????? Or is it normal Stanislaus county behavior to make shit up? I’d love to hear where you got your info from. Actually, I’ve HEARD enough circumstantial shit from the DA, I wanna see actual proof.

    • I’m pretty sure the tape that was played in court of Georgia Carson speaking to Frank (not her daughter) and that is the phone call you’re referring to. I was present in court for that and he said something about body cadaver dogs coming to the property (as well as them tearing apart his house) and she made a joke and said “well did they find any bodies?” She was out of town when this happened. By the way I think there were referring to their property in Modesto not Turlock (Just an FYI). The way it was written in the affidavit is completely misleading. Actually everything in the affidavit is misleading and untrue. You can read all you want but unless you’re in court every day you have no idea what’s going on.

  6. Now who is this Huntz Hall? Huntz Hall was an actor who is deceased. Got to be someone who knows what really happened and just trying to frame Carson and the others. So to you Huntz no phoneys here.

  7. I’m all for a debate, and everyone is entitled to their opinions. If you’re gonna come here and spit knowledge then you better know where you’re info came from. Anyone can make up stories, as we have already seen with the DA’s witnesses. If you know something none of us do, then prove me wrong. I’ll apologize.
    I have a few questions for you. If Cooley and Eula didn’t do it, then why did they FAIL their poly graph test? Why would they bury Koreys bike? Do you personally know anyone who has robbed someone at knife point, only to be caught then let go by the DA because of cooperation? Do you believe that people who rob their bosses for $12,000 (grand theft by the way) should get probation? Why is there no physical evidence a body was buried behind pop n cork? Would you want to speak to someone if you knew they were corrupt and accusing you of something you didn’t do? Have you EVER said something that has been turned around in order to make you look bad? There was no blood found on Koreys clothing or a gun shot hole, why? Who would be more inclined to murder someone, a man who is violent, jealous, and shoots heroin/meth, and found out his wife was carrying on with a younger guy, or a successful and educated lawyer who had some property stolen from his shed?- who had much more to lose by the way….There’s way too many questions, and These are just a few. I can ask more if you want.

  8. Tiffany for someone who’s afraid to show their true identity something is going on here. I don’t think this jerk who is claiming to be Huntz Hunt is willing to show proof of anything since they won’t even show who they really are. He’s just another one of the corrupted piece of shits. Carson did contact the police but as usual they did nothing. The questions asks were just down right stupid and were asked in a way that would set anyone up. As far as the thief stopping only the thieves would know this since Carson is in jail. Who says it has stopped. I think it has been mentions the Cooley gang has moved away. They probably have found someone else to rip off since they can’t get a real job and pry on innocent people. I’m with you Tiffany I want to see real proof and not this shit the DA calls proof. JUSTICE FOR CARSON AND OTHERS.

  9. It’s all a hate game for the DA and her little helpers,karma’s a bitch,this is all a made up story!someone helped kill Korey and they are still on the street,woody had help he’s just not telling who helped him because it’s surely his buddy,time will tell

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