Make no bones about it, I think Patrick Hampton is one of the most revolting people I have ever seen. He is a career criminal who belongs to be back in Pelican Bay. He has 15 adult convictions, and has never completed parole or probation terms on any of these. California Department of corrections records show that Patrick admits to having what is called a: “Rat jacket “on his head. This means that other prisoners know that he is an informant. Patrick has been an informant since 2004. He is more than willing to act as an informant in order to get special treatment while he is incarcerated. Patrick wears his prison issued orange and white striped jumpsuit with a strange sort of swagger. It is as if he is proud of the status that he has attained. What a loser. He is a very dangerous man; who law-enforcement allows to roam free because of his cooperation. Patrick showed total disrespect for all of the defense attorneys, and gave us one wisecrack after another.
The day starts out at 10:02 AM, with defense attorney Robert Forkner informing the court that the infamous letter is post marked from Sacramento on April 27, 2012. This date must not work well for the prosecution, because I saw concern in the faces of the prosecution.
At 10:23 AM, Patrick Hampton is put on the stand. Defense attorney Jesse Garcia asks Hampton if he was in custody from 1993 to 1994. Hampton says yes it turns out he had a five-year term for burglary and intimidating a witness.
Jesse Garcia asks Hampton about a man named Daniel Udder. It is revealed that they were both in a group home together when they were juveniles. Jesse Garcia asks Patrick Hampton why he is wearing and orange and white striped jumpsuit. Jesse gets a wisecrack answer from Patrick Hampton. Jesse Garcia brings out the fact that this uniform is reserved for people in protective custody. He needs this, because he is a snitch. Patrick admits that he was in protective custody in 2005, and has been in protective custody ever since, while being incarcerated.
It is revealed that Patrick Hampton gave testimony against Daniel Udder in a murder trial. Local law enforcement officials Brad Nix, and Doug Ridenour interviewed Patrick Hampton at Pelican Bay while investigating the Udder homicide. A person with the last name of Glover from the California Department of corrections was there also.
Defense attorney Jesse Garcia talks about a fight on the yard at Pelican Bay where a shank was recovered from Patrick Hampton. Hampton admitted this.
For his cooperation, Patrick told the investigators that he wanted to be moved closer to Stanislaus County. He was moved to Corcoran State prison after completing his stay in the segregated housing unit at Pelican Bay. Patrick Hampton stated that he was in the segregated housing unit for about one year.
Jesse Garcia reveals that in November 1993 he was convicted of weapons possession, battery charges etc.
Patrick Hampton was moved to DVI for 30 to 60 days for classification before he was sent to Pelican Bay. Patrick Hampton said that Frank Carson saw him at the county jail. He said he talked to Frank Carson 3 to 4 times about the Cooley brothers. Patrick said he knew the Cooley brothers lived in Turlock. Patrick allegedly told Frank Carson to tell them that he knows how to get a hold of them.
Patrick Hampton has been increasingly foulmouthed in the courtroom. The defense attorneys implore the judge to admonish him. Judge Zuniga refused to do so, just as she has refused to do so with Patrick in the past. Patrick frequently would start asking asinine questions to the defense attorneys, and get away with it. He asked Jesse Garcia if he was a child molester. Things like that blurted out from his mouth constantly. Patrick Hampton told defense attorney Martha Carlton Magana that she has been stalking him in the courthouse, and told her to get herself a hearing aid. Once again the defense attorneys asked the judge to admonish him, and once again she lets him get away with it. The people in the audience get warned fairly often about being quiet, and he totally disrupts the proceedings in the court. Go figure.
Patrick Hampton was asked by defense attorney Jesse Garcia if he had ever been required to return to Pelican Bay. Patrick said that he had never been sent back there.
Talk then goes to the March 15, 2016 incident in Oakdale. Patrick claimed there were threats on his life, and that he has repeatedly requested protection concerning Martha Carlton Magana, and Percy Martinez. This is just a smokescreen to get special treatment.
It is now 11:44 AM, and talk goes to a probation violation of Patrick Hampton’s for a felony 245 conviction in 2009. It turns out that Patrick violated his felony probation. He is asked why, and says he doesn’t recall. Jesse Garcia asks Patrick if it was because he was testing dirty, and Patrick says: “I guess.”
When Patrick Hampton was moved from the segregated housing unit at Pelican Bay to Corcoran State prison, he was put in the general population in a double cell, and was not in a segregated housing unit. That is definitely a benefit, or consideration that he was provided. It is now time for lunch, and I have some important things to do away from the courtroom. I am sure that Marty Carlson, and Warren Yates will do a fabulous job of telling you what transpired in the afternoon.
I have been absent from the scene for some time due to other pressing obligations to investigate criminal cases brought forth by the District Attorney’s Office. As I am investigating these new cases, it becomes very obvious that the resources of the Dist. Atty.’s office investigators is focused only on trying to prove defendants guilty, rather than to go the extra step and seek exculpatory evidence even though they are required to by law.
Once law enforcement has enough evidence to try to show that the arrestee may have committed the offense, the investigation stops there. There is no exculpatory evidence sought after the person has been incarcerated. As evidenced in the Frank Carson preliminary hearing, receiving timely discovery and exculpatory evidence from the Stanislaus County District Attorney’s Office is like trying to pull wisdom teeth from the jaws of a Saber Tooth Tiger. Just saying…
One of the current cases I am working on involves a very prominent officer of the court. When this officer of the court made the report to the police, he placed his own misdeeds on the back of a former employee. Having started the investigation and interviewing no less than nine former employees, it is obvious that the officer of the court is the culpable and criminally responsible party.
Had the arresting agency or the Stanislaus County District Attorney’s Office investigators invested even limited resources, they could’ve found this out themselves. But each particular agency wants to try to enhance their statistics on the backs of frequently innocent citizens. Remember, funding comes from statistics not necessarily justice.
This was most recently evidenced in Santa Clara County during a trial for attempted murder. Even after the bone headed Dist. Atty. was shown that the cell phone pings for our defendant placed him too far away to be the responsible for the shooting at the time it took place. The boneheaded Dist. Atty. was also advised that both our defendant and his fiancée passed polygraph examinations confirming that they were on the other side of San Jose when the shooting took place.
The boneheaded Dist. Atty. refused to capitulate after receiving this information which resulted in a six-week trial. The star witness for the prosecution was a convicted felon gang member who had “rolled it up “and presented testimony which convicted one of his former gang members of murder in Alameda County. So this snitch, not unlike snitch Patrick Hampton, has a target on his back.
So after an eloquent and eyebrow raising defense, the jury came back with a verdict of not guilty, much to the chagrin of the judge and the district attorney. Outside of the courtroom after the verdict, the family of the innocent defendant was thanking the jury members. The district attorney came out, sought out the fore lady of the jury and in an astonished manner asked her “What happened?” As if there should have been a guilty verdict.
The forelady of the jury started to tell her what was wrong with her case and as she was being told what was wrong with her case, the Dist. Atty. said let’s go over here and talk in private. Obviously the Dist. Atty. did not want it put out there why she lost. The main reason she lost, is that the defendant was innocent, not just not guilty.
The above situation is an example of why there are a large number of persons serving time in prison or that have been executed when they were innocent because of the lackadaisical approach criminal investigators in the “public trough” take.
My comments are backed up by many news reports throughout the United States that reflect that innocent people have been exonerated due to the “Innocent Projects” efforts to correct prosecutorial misconduct and the “Give them a fair trial and hang ’em” attitude of many district attorneys throughout the United States. ANY OF THIS SOUND FAMILIAR?
This brings me to a few comments I’m going to make regarding the limited amount of hours I’ve been able to spend in the Frank Carson preliminary hearing. While I’m out trying to prove the innocence of another truly innocent person who has become a victim of sloppy and irresponsible investigations by law enforcement. I know that the Frank Carson 8 have a very adequate and capable team of defense attorneys seeking their exoneration. I also have to reiterate that I am a right wing law and order citizen who respects decent, honest, and unbiased law enforcement. But the guilty the punished and the innocent go free.
I sat in for a little while on April 19, 2016 to watch some of Beverly Woody’s “testilying”. Testilying you ask? Of course. Come on folks, this isn’t rocket science. Here you have the mother of the confessed murderer who admitted in open court that she would lie to help her son, spewing forth allegations, suppositions, theories, hypotheses, presumptive conclusions and assumptions. Now I know we all remember what assuming does, don’t we? Just saying…
Now we know that this was a time-consuming, stressful, sometimes demeaning, tiring, boring and I’d rather be somewhere else attitude that Beverly Woody experienced in her several days on the witness stand. The only people that might’ve felt worse were everybody else in the courtroom.
I don’t intend to go into the plethora of lies, misstatements, falsehoods and “son-serving” profound statements she disgorged. The moment she said that she would lie to protect her son, she should have been removed from the witness stand because at that point if not sooner, she had zero credibility. As a side note, I would just add that after sitting in this preliminary hearing for approximately 7 months and hearing the prosecution star witnesses, it’s easy to see why some people’s family trees are a 2 x 4. Hence the title of this commentary. If you get my drift. Just saying…
So now today we have that rock star of rock stars, kid the glib, the I will snitch on anybody but put me in protective custody please original poster child for birth control. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Patrick Hampton. There were some small wagers in the gallery as to whether he would act respectably or revert to his old I hate courtroom decorum and I hate you all attitude. It didn’t take very long to know who won the bet.
Because there was some concern about Hampton’s rights, the judge appointed public defender attorney Ben Rosenstein interim counsel. If you remember back in one or several of my prior commentaries, I pointed out that after Mme. Dist. Atty. Ferreira’s assertions as an officer of the court, that no deals have been made with either Ronald Cooper or Michael Cooley, Mr. Rosenstein came forth immediately and in effect says, Oh contraire, Pierress, a deal had been made on behalf of Ronald Cooper. Well, being made a fool and a prevaricator of, Mme. Dist. Atty. immediately attacked Mr. Rosenstein as not being a seasoned attorney but he rebutted her attempt at character assassination very nicely thus leaving egg all over her face. Just saying…
So now Hampton it is coming into the courtroom dressed in his creamsicle orange and white protect me I’m a snitch loungewear. Attorney Jesse Garcia began his cross examination resuming where he left off it seems like decades ago in this case. Mr. Garcia asked Hampton describe what he was wearing. Hampton’s response was are you blind? So whoever bet that Hampton would resume his “I’m a tough guy when I’m in protective custody” attitude, won the bet.
Things just went downhill from there folks. And as Mr. Garcia asked more questions, obviously the same Valley Fever that struck down Beverly Woody’s memory must have also got some of Hamptons. He’s another one of the “I don’t knowers” that we have come to see on the witness stand whether citizen, felony prosecution witnesses or law enforcement. Valley Fever must be in the air.
It was revealed that detective Ridenour and deputy district attorney Brad Nix had motored up to Pelican Bay as Hampton sent them a letter stating he had information on a murder. Then Hampton stated, what’s that got to do with this case? Then Hampton said get to the point. While in Pelican Bay, Hampton got into a yard fight and had a shank which was taken away from. He had a couple other assault charges while in prison.
He was asked by Mr. Garcia why the Del Norte County District Attorney’s Office had not file charges against him for the prison assaults, Hampton’s reply was why don’t you call them and ask them? The motor mouth has returned. Hampton had also asked to be transferred Corcoran prison which he eventually was. Now you don’t think that the lack of prosecution by the Del Norte County Dist. Atty. would have anything to do with his advanced propensity for snitching do you? (Sarcasm intended).
During the questioning a couple of more pearls of wisdom that Hampton threw out there were get your facts straight clean your ears out, you tell me you know everything, you look like a pedophile Percy, referred to Mr. Martinez, Mr. Garcia you look like a pedophile on a skateboard, referring to Mr. Garcia’s wheeled ankle support due to a broken ankle. Mme. Dist. Atty. objected on several questions Mr. Garcia asked but they were allowed since Hampton decided to take the witness stand.
Hampton is continuing his quest to become the largest oxygen wasting puke in Stanislaus County history. The problem is that he has no respect for anyone including the judge and the judge refuses to put a muzzle on this dreg of society’s mouth. To Hampton, the courts have become a stage and Hampton is “Krusty The Clown” and we know how dirty Krusty is.
During the afternoon session while some court business was being conducted, Mr. Garcia spoke to Hampton said did you just flip me off? Hampton said yes I did. This is the guy who talks real bad while he has numerous bailiffs around him to protect him, but put him back in the joint where he belongs and he begs like a little beotch screaming for protection from those he had snitched off. Hampton’s a real man’s man. Mme. Dist. Atty. is overly concerned about Hampton safety. Hampton chose to put himself in this position by trading snitch information for anything he could get out of it to gain something for himself.
Well that’s about all I could take for today and so I left early.
The afternoon session started out with Jesse Garcia still talking to Patrick Hampton about the investigation of the Udder case any information providing activities that Hampton was involved in the prison system it seems everywhere he was housed.
During the discussion between attorneys and Patrick Hampton a decided to raise his middle finger to Jesse Garcia and flipped him off. Jesse Garcia who just recently suffered a broken ankle and had a cast on his leg and was using a cart to support his leg and his movements around the courtroom.
This high classed individual Patrick Hampton who has some very devoted fans in Oakdale who were constantly tell me how much of a gentleman he is and how he talks proper in front of women, then made the classy comment to Jesse Garcia that “he looked like a pedophile on a skateboard.”
When this comment was made by this gentleman who knows how to talk around ladies as I was constantly being told, it was a pause in the courtroom and Jesse Garcia was looking at some paperwork in preparing for his next question. Now by my count in the gallery there was 10 women and in the well there was six women for a total of 16 women all ladies in the courtroom and this gentleman who knows how to talk around ladies is Calling attorney snitches, telling them to hurry up and asked the question and showing disrespect to the court and the individuals, flipping them off, and telling them they look like a pedophile on a skateboard. Yeah I’m convinced this this person knows how to treat women and knows how to act around women.
Judge Zuniga growing weary of his antics and finally told him to calm down and stop or there will be consequences to pay.
There was another document to Jesse Garcia was going to bring up into evidence from the Department of Corrections confidential file, that explains Hampton’s history of cooperating with law enforcement is good snitches do.
In comparison to Jon Evers Patrick Hampton also had to talk to an attorney prior to his testimony, in a case that he had inserted himself into looking for some considerations for the future it seems.
His attorney from the public defender’s office objected to the presentation of that letter to the court under 1040 which is a confidentiality and also title 15. Now the judge stated that she already has considered those arguments with the Atty. Gen.’s office when they filed to squash the subpoena and she allowed it to be turned over to the defense. The public defender felt it would put Hampton’s life at risk. Boy he must really screwed over a lot of people. Also of note the judge stated that even though she ordered that document to be turned over to the defense does not mean she will allow it to be produced in this hearing or any other.
Jesse Garcia had Patrick Hampton read the document and he said it does not really refresh his memory too much since it’s been such a long time. At that time Jesse Garcia want to present the letter as evidence than a long argument took place between attorneys again and the courtroom was cleared so they can have an in camera hearing in regard to this document. To be clear this document was a confidential file document that the Atty. Gen.’s office tried to have the subpoena squashed and the judge overruled them and had it turned over to the defense.
This time also Mme. DA would be objecting again to a question that had not been asked, but was predicting it was going to be asked and it created a long conversation again the judge finally told her when we get there objected to time not now. There seem to be some real concerned about the information that Jesse Garcia was starting to go into.
Martha Magana then began a cross-examination of Patrick Hampton and was asking about the Udder case where he was asked by the defendant to severely injure or kill a female witness in the case. Mr. sensitivity stated that he could not remember as that was a long time ago.
He was given a transcript from an interview from an investigator I believe was from the Department of Corrections and he said he did refresh his recollection. When asked again he stated yes he was asked to kill a witness in that case by the defendant. He then read a second document and stated it did not really refresh his memory, apparently it was an interview with the detective right here from Modesto.
Martha Magana began reading transcript into the records of Hampton talking to the investigator about killing the witness in the Udder case, and also said he does not know someone name Linda Adams when asked. He was also asked about the Oakdale incident in March and he stated he was taken out of the house by a SWAT team member then taken to Oakdale police department where he was picked up by Steve Jacobson of the DA’s office, which is his handler, and taken to the DA’s office where he spent a unknown amount of time.
When asked if he had requested any interviews not be recorded or documented he stated that he never did that in fact assumed that everything was being recorded on video. The representation to the court made by Mme. DA stated that Patrick Hampton had requested to not be recorded in the interviews and the DA investigators complied, we now know that not to be exactly the truth. He spent several hours and what he thought was an interview room with Steve Jacobson and investigator Dale Lingerfelt.
Martha Magana then asked that Mr. Hampton leave the courtroom for her to make an offer of proof on some evidence that she wants to bring and being close to the 4 o’clock hour the judge told Mr. Hampton he to go back to the jail.
Martha Magana related that a gentleman named Fuller had relayed a message that Hampton had planned to rip him off of marijuana plants and possibly commit murder to do it.
This is where we stopped for the day of I’m sure we’ll pick right back up where we left off tomorrow at 930.
This it’s a lunchtime report of the Frank Carson et al case.
Before testimony got started this morning couple of business matters had to be taken care of, one of them being attorney Robert forkner putting on the record the postmark only Robin Woody letter was out of Sacramento and dated 427 of 2012. Which doesn’t seem to fit in with some of the timelines given to us yesterday but not a surprise.
An attorney for Patrick Hampton was present from the public defender’s office and put on the record that Hampton had admitted his violation of probation and played to a misdemeanor and received a hundred and eighty days. Hampton also requested attorney present for his testimony here today.
Garcia has started d cross-examination where it left off from before discussing events in 1994 when Patrick Hampton was in custody and had received a five-year term in State Prison. Jesse Garcia had discussed with Hampton his location in the prison in relationship to Daniel Udder , another inmate who was in custody and pending a homicide trial.
Patrick Hampton became extremely belligerent when he was asked why he is in protective custody and why he is always in protective custody no matter where he is in jail or prison.
He was asked about an interview he had at Pelican Bay but officer Ridenour from the police department in regards to the udder case he was given a transcript of that interview to review on the stand it was as if he was always giving information on homicides to Police Department. Hampton got real sarcastic and said what’s this got to do with this case and then immediately said just get to the point.
Test about a knife that was found on him in the yard at Pelican and assault at the prison. After he had made his statements to the police he was asked what his disposition was as far as the criminal complaints and he says read the papers in front of you or ask them yourself. Jesse Garcia of them said was it that the da decline to charge mr. Smart-mouth responded call them and ask them yourself.
It was revealed through documentation from the prison that Hampton had requested to not be in Pelican Bay anymore where he was in the security housing unit and he was moved to Cochran prison. Mr. Smart mouth kept telling Jesse to get his facts straight.
Mr. Garcia I said to him let’s do exactly that, how did you come to be in contact with the investigators Hampton stated I don’t recall. Jesse Garcia began asking him about in November of 1993 where he was rolled up for weapons and assault charges in addition to a separate case in 1993 for a salt in 1994 a battery on an inmate all happening while he was in prison.
Hampton City first met Frank Carson Fayette County Jail while he was locked up in the protective custody unit at the jail, and he talked to him several times at the court just prior to his appearances. All that occurred just shortly before he decided to abscond on his formal supervision status while waiting the end of his case.
He stated that Carson want to talk about the Cooley Brothers the Frank Carson had provided no information on how to find them but he said he knew Turlock well enough to find anybody.
About this time mr. Hampton kept looking over at Percy Martinez disparaging remarks to him just looking like a total jerk. This led to some objections by all attorneys asking the court to admonish the witness to just answer the questions and keep his comments to himself. They also know that Patrick Hampton had a very Cavalier attitude at this point with a constant smirk and even made a sarcastic comment 2 Martha magana a female attorney and total disrespect to a woman.
Even looked at Percy Martinez calling him a snitch and telling him Percy I’m still here. Many in the courtroom especially the gallery were appalled at his comments and the lack of willingness on the judges part to deal with his total disrespect two people in the room including Martha magana when she objected again he told her to shut up.
Jesse Garcia ,once order was restored, begin asking Hampton if he had a snitch jacket while he was in custody in Department of Corrections or anywhere else, mr. Hampton replied he does not remember being labeled in a snitch jacket.
They discussed subsequent sentences after Pelican Bay looking at his Department of Corrections confidential file it says that he was always in protective custody no matter which prison he was in due to his having a constant Snitch jacket.
Jesse Garcia begin to discuss the Oakdale incident and had the witness removed from the courtroom after an objection for an offer of proof of what he was trying to bring out in testimony. And the states in his record that he always requested protection long before this case ever came along because of his past activities.
Madame da responded about how this is not related to this case and then there was a long argument from all attorneys in regard to these arguments car crucial in establishing his lack of credibility and his constant Behavior of being an informant
Jesse Garcia produced multiple documents of Patrick Hampton being used for an informant on multiple cases over the years since the 1990s. And Patrick Hampton has denied all along that he’s ever been an informant especially since 1994. But Jesse Garcia revealed that all other instances of informing we’re done exactly in the same manner that was done in this case with him writing a letter to investigators from jail or prison.
After the judge listen to The Long arguments and gate took a break she came back and ruled credibility is an issue and the defense have a right to question it and she stated the last answers stood.
Jesse Garcia ask him if he was convicted of 245 which is assault and deadly weapon in 2009 and then tested dirty during his probation. Hampton responded with if you say so and mr. Garcia ask him what do you say he says yeah I guess.
He was also asked in 2002 if he was sent to prison 4A and evading charge and he said yes he went to prison and then was on Parole but violated on that one too.
Again as another offer of proof the witness out of the room Jesse Garcia Tales of court that Patrick Hampton has had a total AR-15 misdemeanors and felony convictions from 1990 to present. In addition he has not completed any probation or parole successfully in any of those cases.
The judge advised mr. Garcia that he would be able to follow that line of questioning within a limited scope and Hampton was brought back into the room.
He was asked again in 1994 where he testified in a homicide trial in the udder case, and the records revealed that CDC agreed to be moved from protective custody and the Department of Corrections looked into his criminal complaint and he was transferred.
Hampton within taken out of the room for another discussion and he was told to go ahead and have his lunch back in the custody area.
On a personal note I’ve had recently people tell me how great of a guy he is and here he is in court cussing at people telling a woman to shut up and just treating everyone with total disrespect it just goes to show how big of a turd this guy really is and he is now whining about being threatened after he inserted himself into this case as he has so many others.