Mystery polygraph reappears
by Marty Carlson
The afternoon session started after no morning session today court started at 1:30 court time 1:40 real-time.
It started with the special appearance by an attorney standing in for Robert Forkner, and her submitting a written waiver for her client for her parents to the court.
And to all our surprise the missing polygraphs of Robert Woody have magically reappeared. Questions and new charts have been discovered to the defense attorney.
Martha Magana argued that there were no notes on the interviews or the pre-interview and it appears on 426 of 2014 the files were created, but the polygraph was actually done on 24 April.
Percy Martinez argued that there some information still not being made available and reiterated what Martha Magana as stated.
Jesse Garcia argued that to the court that he never received polygraph material without expert report and analysis and findings and the judge advised him they are not accepting the findings of a polygraph, but the statements made during the interviews prior to the polygraph.
There’s a lot of confusion about the video’s that were on the CD provided as there was to videos and apparently there was a glitch during the test it had to be stopped and restarted so is it exactly done on a second video. At that point down agent Brody from the California Department rehabilitation tried to state to the court the situation but she stopped them and told them to get on the stand.
The Dist. Atty. started the direct examination of Special Agent Michael Brody, who is a member of the task force on the Korey Kauffman disappearance and homicide. He stated that he had assisted agent Jefferson, who it actually done the actual polygraph himself. He advised that the pre-interview is a session to start to build trust between the examiner and the person being examined and he had had prior contact with Robert Woody on several occasions during transportations to them from court. So he felt it would be appropriate that Mr. Jefferson do the actual testing.
Agent Brody testified that the video was started when the suspect enters the room and the pretest is done on the video. He was asked at that time to go down and look at the video, as you said he had not viewed it yet, to ascertain if that it actually happened. He went to the Dist. Atty.’s desk reviewed the video and admitted that at the start of the video Robert Woody was already connected up to the testing equipment but he stated the pre-interview is actually on video number two.
That led to more confusion as all attorneys were viewing the videos on their laptops at the tables, and many objections were being bantered about, and Mme. DA blurted out can we get past all this they have the discovery let’s just put Woody on the stand like we need to do, and at that point the judge sternly chastise her for making those remarks as this is important information that needs to be resolved.
Percy Martinez asked agent Brody if he did a report and he stated that Jefferson was the examiner so he would’ve done the report. He was also not aware of any reports written by the task force members. The exam was done on the third floor interview room of the District Attorney’s Office, and investigator Steve Jacobson had brought Robert Woody to the exam.
He stated that agent Jefferson had explained the process to Woody for his understanding, but Brody had actually had details of the case that he been briefed and by other members of the task force that he belonged to. He again stated that he had transported Woody to court appearances on several occasions along with Steve Jacobson but stated there was never any type of conversation in the car other than the fact that he had denied involvement. He also stated that Robert Woody is always denied involvement prior to the polygraph being taken.
Attorney Hans began questioning agent Brody and asked again if any reports of been done after the polygraph and is that normal procedure, Brody stated normally it is but also said his involvement in the case was requested by Kurt bunch but it was actually minimal as to the polygraph information.
He stated the pre-interview is about personal relationships and family history etc. during the test apparently there was a glitch on the poly machine and repairs had to be done, by way of changing out one of the boxes on the device.
Martha Magana started asking questions about him with the task force prior to the Woody arrest, and began breaking down the video number one as Woody sitting in a chair already all strapped up not being interviewed at this time but appeared to be getting ready to be examined.
Agent Brody stated he could not recall if he was in the room with Woody when he was hooked up. He stated that Jefferson had wrote the questions for the interview but he had assisted Jefferson and devising those questions. He stated he never devising Haiti’s questions from any conversations during the transportation that he stated he had done with Woody.
Tim Rayne began asking questions how long some of the videos actually word because apparently are some timestamps it did not make sense to him and it appears there was longer period of time than what the actual videos were but apparently they were able to clear it up and I really think catch what they were talking about his had something to do with the times on both videos is started and finished and the recording lights. But there were some issues again because of the malfunction during the test.
Martha Magana advised that the video goes off when the examiner leaves the room and does not understand why they would had to be shut off and restarted, apparently that was due to the malfunctioned it’s part of the audio and video feed. He was asked if he reviewed questions with Perry, Woody’s attorney, and he said he had not.
Percy asked him if he did if he had watched the testing online video or audio or close circuit any time he stated no.
The Dist. Atty. asked him if he had the showed the chart to Woody’s attorney, who was present during the whole thing, and he could not remember. And he was asked if the exam had stopped for the lawyer to advises clients and he said he could not remember.
Jesse Garcia asked agent Brody if he was present with the conversations with Perry about the results are charge, and he stated he has it at that point Jesse Garcia moved to the court that his testimony be stricken as he was not there.
Martha Magana again asked him if he was ever asked the read write a report, or ever asked to not write a report, which he answered no to both.
Jesse Garcia inquired if he was a police officer and he stated yes that was not a graduate of the post Academy as he was grandfathered in during some legislation, so he’s never been to an Academy. Jesse Garcia also clarified that Brody and Jefferson had collaborated to create questions and he had talked to investigators bunch, Jacobson, and Evers in regards to the Korey Kauffman disappearance and homicide. And apparently agent Brody had coordinated the polygraph testing situation for all involved.
The court asked agent Brody if the test and results were actually on his computer were found on agent Jefferson’s computer and he stated Jefferson’s computer.
At that time the judge seemed satisfied and said they might want to consider bringing Robert Woody to the back to the stand, and all the defense attorneys disagreed saying this is raise more questions than they need to be asked of agent Jefferson before they talk to Woody for clarification
Jesse Garcia argued saying the DA discovery had been retrieved and no need for a 402 hearing but also realize now they need to hear from agent Jefferson.
At that point the judge instructed agent Brody to call agent Jefferson immediately right now in court, to see if he’s available tomorrow. After a couple minutes he advised that agent Jefferson would be there tomorrow at 930 and the judge also requires to bring any reports that have been generated on this.
That was the end of the day and court will continue tomorrow at 930, supposedly with agent Jefferson taking the stand to talk about his testing.