FRANK CARSON et al 6152015pm (Tom Jensen)




Today, we began our split coverage of the Frank Carson preliminary hearing. Marty Carlson did the morning session, and I did the afternoon session. This has been made necessary due to the demands put on both Marty and I during the last 9 months. By splitting up the day, it allows both of us to get things accomplished that have been impossible in our private lives, and to get some rest. Tomorrow, I believe I will be the only one of us attending the morning session, and Marty will cover the afternoon session. We will do our best to assure the readers that one of us will be there always to report what is happening.

We start out this afternoon’s session at 1:45 PM with Jim Cook back on the stand doing his “Hocus Pocus” analysis of cell phone pings concerning a cell phone associated with Frank Carson. This testimony seemed to all of us to be nonsense. It concerned data spanning the time period between 07/02/2011 and 02/26/2015. Prosecuting DA Marlissa Fereirra is trying to show a significance with the fact that Frank Carson’s cell phone pinged off the same cell phone towers and sectors that the cell phone of Baljit Athwal. During this time period, the two cell phones were pinging off the same cell phone towers a total of 5 times. These cell phone pings were both connected to towers around Pop N Cork Liquors in Turlock. It just happens that Frank Carson’s property in Turlock is very close to Pop N Cork Liquors, but that did not deter Marlissa from trying to spin this evidence to show that Frank and Baljit were together at those 5 instances. No cell phone calls were made at those times, only the pings from their phones were detected.

The dates of these 5 instances were 01/31/2012, 03/13/2012, 06/19/2012 and 07/03/2012. Many objections flew from the defense attorneys concerning this line of questioning. The defense attorneys brought out that 1000’s of people live within the sectors that are being discussed, and that the data was irrelevant. Marlissa goes on one of her frequent rants trying to rebut their arguments. Judge Zuniga gets irritated with Marlissa, and tells her: “You are putting this on like we are at trial.” Defense attorney Martha Carlton Magana argues that it is: “Spurious junk evidence.”

At this time, the defense attorneys request to have a private discussion on what was going on. Marlissa Fereirra then decides to limit her approach to her line of questioning, and things calm down a bit. Marlissa brings out that there were other instances of the two phones being in the same sector several times over a 4-year period. There is absolutely no significance to this, because Frank Carson’s property and Pop N Cork Liquors are in close proximity to each other.

Marlissa Fereirra then tries to play a phone intercept where she claims that Frank Carson allegedly told someone he was in Merced. She says Frank was actually somewhere else at this time. There were many objections to this, and the objections were sustained. Marlissa could not play this tape in court.

Marlissa tried to bring out this information through questioning of Jim Cook, and she was admonished by the judge for trying to circumvent the judge’s ruling. Marlissa gets very agitated, and disorganized at this point. She first decides to go into a slide that shows details of what she thinks is a trip by Baljit Athwal to the mountains, then changes her mind.

We then go over many cell phone calls between the phone associated with Baljit Athwal and the phone associated with Daljit Atwal. It got very boring as we went over each of these calls, and which cell phone tower and sector were involved.

Marlissa Fereirra then tries to show how Baljit Athwal’s phone pinged off of cell phone towers while traveling East on Hwy 132 towards Coulterville. The phone pinged off of several different towers that ranged from one in Oakdale, one in Waterford, and one off a cell phone tower on some mountain in the Coulterville area. She did not have any data that showed Baljit Athwal’s phone pinging off of towers going down Hwy 49. If he had gone to the grave site of Korey Kauffman, it should have pinged off of one of these towers.

We are now done with testimony today. It is revealed that Jim Cook will not be back on the stand until Monday, at the earliest. He has to testify in another trial in Santa Clara County tomorrow. Tomorrow morning, we are going to hear testimony from Detective Jon Evers, and another person with the last name of Sindal. The afternoon will have testimony from a Detective Perry. Defense attorney Jesse Garcia is busy in the morning for another trial, and will be at least 30 minutes late. Court is scheduled to start at 10:00 AM.

Sincerely; William Thomas Jensen (Tom)


  1. It is interesting that all the cell phone pings from Frank Carson are on Tuesdays. The same day as the Turlock flee market. In fact the tower at the flee market is probably the tower his phone was pinging from.

  2. I sure wish the Bee or the Journal was covering this trial in depth. It would be nice to read what is going on without it coming from someone who has already decided Carson and his fellow defendants are innocent and space aliens obviously killed Kaufman and dumped his body in the mountains.

    1. dawg417 – I am the guy people love because I am so honest, But then they get pissy when I do the same with them.
      dawg417 says:

      I wish the Bee was covering it too, But they are not. So I guess you are a regular on my site and I thank you for that. You are the only one that has mentioned aliens. How’s that tin foil hat fitting these days?

    2. The DA has not presented any evidence that anyone is involved in this as of yet. The only case they have is by an admission of guilt by addmitted felon. They have produced zero evidence in proof, it has all been smoke mirror hocus pocus and a steady parade of fools, clowns and felons who made a deal with the DA to say what she wants them to say… Drama Queen from a movie scene guaranteed to blow your mind and to end poorly with 4 Million dollar flush job on the tax payers… a 9 month circus that won’t last past the opening act.

    3. Show up in Court. It’s open court to the Public, so before you start Blabbing. Go and see for your self!!!!! It’s amazing how people are so fast to make comments and don’t have a clue what’s going on, Put your head back up your ASS!

    4. Truths Avenger you are welcome to come to court. Its funny that those who arent there think they have all the answers. Also, if you dont like what the bloggers have to report then don’t read it. Very simple solutions!!!!

  3. Cell Phone PING voodoo, where did they come up with this flawed science..? looks like some television writers idea from a CSI episode on cable t.v. show..

    1. This show would have been cancelled a long time ago. Can you envision the executives at a major network watching this pilot show?

      “This show goes nowhere”
      “Very convoluted show you have too”
      “Ummm… We’ll get back to you on this one…”
      “Be careful don’t let that door hit you in ass”
      “yeah, and, also, don’t let us run you down in the parking lot for wasting our time..”

      “I do think we can work with the Clive Johnson thing though”
      “Sort of a ‘Sort of a Dog the Bounty Hunter’ but in Arizona”

      1. dawg417 – I am the guy people love because I am so honest, But then they get pissy when I do the same with them.
        dawg417 says:

        It is like watching never ending reruns of Rosanne

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