FRANK CARSON ET AL CASE
FOR ALL THE MARBLES
BY WILLIAM THOMAS JENSEN (TOM)
THOUROUGHLY IMPEACHED METH DEALER
WEEK 20, DAY 69
Today, we finally got down to the brass tacks, and had Mike Maunakea on the stand in front of the jury. Why Marlisa Ferreira has put this witness on the stand is beyond me. We have more to go with this witness, and he has already been thoroughly impeached. Time after time, defense attorneys Percy Martinez, and Hans Hjertonsson impeached him with his own testimony at the 402 Hearing, and with his interview with Kirk Bunch. I saw the jury quit taking notes very early in his testimony this morning. They had already seen enough.
Percy Martinez starts out with his cross examination of Mike Maunakea. Percy starts out by pressing Maunakea about how he had testified on direct examination that he did not come forward with his information concerning Korey Kauffman because he was on probation at the time. After being confronted with his record, it is confirmed that he had been off probation since 2015. That was his first impeachment. During this section, we had a side bar, and Judge Zuniga took judicial notice that he was not on probation as Mr. Maunakea had said during direct examination by Marlisa Ferreira.
Percy Martinez now goes into how Mr. Maunakea had approached the Deputy District Attorney Jared Jordan at his son’s trial for first degree burglary in February of 2017, and told Mr. Jordan that he had information on Korey Kauffman. Mr. Jordan immediately got in touch with Kirk Bunch, and Kirk Bunch got ahold of Mr. Maunakea the very next day. Mike Maunakea denied that he had told Kirk Bunch that Korey Kauffman was his best friend. I am sure this was in Kirk Bunch’s report, so this is impeachment number two. Mike Maunakea admitted to Percy Martinez that he had told Kirk Bunch that he had information concerning Korey Kauffman. Once again, Mike Maunakea denied that he had told Kirk Bunch that Korey Kauffman was his best friend.
Percy Martinez brings out that Mike Maunakea’s son’s trial was continued after his meeting with Kirk Bunch. It is brought out that Mike Maunakea spoke with Kirk Bunch on June 21st, 2017, and his son Vegas was interviewed by Steve Jacobson on October 5th, 2017. On October 16th, 2017, the case against Vegas Maunakea was resolved.
Percy Martinez now goes into the series of events that Mike Maunakea had testified to concerning September 10, 2011 when Korey Kauffman had allegedly come to his door in a panicked state. It was during a birthday party for one of the Maunakea children that it happened, so he is fairly firm on the date. Mike Maunakea states that he heard 7 loud knocks at his door. He stated that that was not unusual to hear loud knocks at his door. He states that the water had been turned off on his house, and Korey Kauffman came in and immediately went to the bedroom, and then went to the bathroom and went into the fetal position and was crying. Mike Maunakea begins to cry on the stand. Percy Martinez goes to the July 17th transcripts from the 402 hearing and shows that Mike Maunakea had testified that it was out of ordinary for him to hear loud knocks at his front door. Impeachment number three. Mike Maunakea states that Korey Kauffman had spent 30 minutes in the bedroom before going to the bathroom, and had been buying narcotics from him since 2010. Mike Maunakea states that Korey Kauffman began bringing him stolen property to trade for meth beginning around July of 2010. He testifies that he first met Korey Kauffman in the basement of the courthouse the year before. He gets impeached on this statement when his testimony today was compared to his testimony in the 402 hearing. Impeachment number 4. After a side bar, it is shown that he had testified earlier that he first met Korey Kauffman between 2008 and 2009 in the basement of the courthouse.
Mike Maunakea states that Korey Kauffman had first paid cash for his meth for the first two to three months of doing business with Mike Maunakea. He states that after that period of time, Korey Kauffman was buying drugs by trading stolen property. He now states that it was closer to six months before Korey Kauffman started trading stolen property for his meth. Mike Maunakea admits that Korey Kauffman had brought him a 38 special snub nosed revolver that was mounted on a plaque that had been stolen. Percy Martinez tries to get Mr. Maunakea to state what name was engraved on the plaque, but was prevented by Marlisa Ferreira’s objections. The jury could hear Maunakea say Frank Carson before one of the objections. Mr. Maunakea states that there was a picture on the plaque, and that the picture was that of Frank Carson. He states that the revolver was a real revolver. He states that he got this revolver in October or November of 2011. Mike Maunakea states that he traded an “Eight ball” of meth (3.5 grams) for the revolver to Korey Kauffman. He states that normally, Korey Kauffman would buy $30.00 worth of meth which worked out to 0.5 grams. Mike Maunakea states that he kept the gun for around 24 hours, and returned it after Korey Kauffman had come over to get it back. He states that Korey Kauffman had said that someone was going to kill him if he did not return the gun. He states that Korey Kauffman had traded gold coins, watches, and other items for meth. He states that Korey Kauffman had told him that these items were stolen from Frank Carson. He states that he got one TV, some Nintendos. He states that the TV was a 15 inch Panasonic with a built in VCR. Percy Martinez goes over previous testimony to impeach him again. Mike Maunakea had said that he had received two TVs, that one was a 13 inch TV with a VCR, and the other TV was a 19 inch TV. I think this is impeachment number 5.
Percy Martinez starts to ask Mike Maunakea if he had said that Korey Kauffman told him that he worked for Frank Carson. This immediately gets objected to. We have another side bar. After the side bar, Percy Martinez told Mike Maunakea that he had said that Korey Kauffman had told him that the items were stolen from Frank Carson. Mr. Maunakea said Korey Kauffman had told him that Frank Carson had him working on his yard, and house doing odd jobs and painting. Percy asks Mr. Maunakea if Korey Kauffman had told him that he lived at the Carson property. Mike Maunakea told him that Korey Kauffman said that he stayed on the Carson property. Mike Maunakea states that Korey Kauffman did not give him a description of the Carson property. Percy does impeachment number 6 on Mike Maunakea by showing that he had said earlier that Korey Kauffman had described the Carson property as being a 10 acre farm. Percy asks Maunakea if Korey Kauffman had said that he worked on all 4 of the Carson properties. Mike Munakea states that Korey Kauffman had told him that he worked on all four of the Carson properties, but only stole items from the main home.
Mike Maunakea tells Percy Martinez that he had seen Frank Carson introduce himself to Korey Kauffman at the courthouse when he told Korey Kauffman: “I’m your attorney.” This was in 2009, and was in front of a courtroom. Percy Martinez impeaches Mike Maunakea again when he shows him that he had said that this happened in August or October of 2010. I think this is impeachment number 7.
Percy Martinez starts out trying to ask Mike Maunakea who’s idea it was to tape a statement from Korey Kauffman. This was immediately objected to by Marlisa Ferreira. We have a side bar. The jury and Maunakea are sent out of the courtroom. Judge Zuniga could not remember that this was brought up in direct examination by Marlisa Ferreira, but it was. After the side bar, Judge Zuniga states that the mention of the tape recording is not beyond the scope. Marlisa Ferreira has a fit. She really makes an ass out of herself with the judge. She can’t accept that the defense will be able to bring this up, and that she has been barred from saying that Korey Kauffman had allegedly said on the recording to look to his lawyer if anything happens to him. This was disallowed by Judge Zuniga because it is hearsay, and the defense can’t cross examine Korey Kauffman since he is dead. I am surprised Marlisa Ferreira did not get contempt of court for her actions.
It is now 11:00AM, and the jury is back in the courtroom, and Mike Maunakea is back on the stand. Percy Martinez: “Who’s idea was it to make the tape?” Mike Maunakea: “Mine.” Percy asks Mike Maunakea if he made the recording on a recorder that he had for around four years. Maunakea: “No.” Percy shows Mike Maunakea that he had said that he had the recorder for 3-4 years. Another impeachment. I have lost track on how many. Percy asks Maunakea if Korey Kauffman had sold him the recorder. Maunakea: “No.” It appears that he had told Kirk Bunch that he had obtained the recorder from Korey Kauffman. Another impeachment. Mike Maunakea states that the recorder was little and gray.
Mike Maunakea is asked about the gun once again. He states that Korey Kauffman had come back after 24 hours to get the gun back. Percy: “Who wanted the gun back?” Maunakea: “Frank Carson.” Percy: “Did Korey Kauffman say the gun was stolen from Frank Carson?” Maunakea: “Yes.” Percy now impeaches Mike Maunakea once again by showing him that he had said that Korey Kauffman had come back one hour later to get the gun back. Percy: “Did Korey Kauffman say he was working for Frank Carson?” Maunakea: “Yes.” Maunakea: “He said he had to pay his attorney.” Mike Maunakea: “Korey Kauffman never told me he had no money.” Percy impeaches Maunakea once again by showing him that he had told Kirk Bunch that Korey Kauffman had told him that he had no money to pay Frank Carson. Percy once again tries to get Maunakea to state what the engraving on the plaque said. This was objected to, and the objection was sustained.
Percy now goes into the bazar story that Maunakea had said concening three Turlock Police Officers beating him up and threatening him to keep his mouth shut. He states that one of the officers told him that he could end up missing like some other people have gone missing. He gets impeached over his inconsistent statements concerning this allegation.
Percy Martinez now gets Mike Maunakea to state that Korey Kauffman had asked him to look out the window of his house. Mike Maunakea states that it was early evening, and he saw a black car drive by the house. Percy: “You testified that that happened after Korey Kauffman had made the recording?” Mike Maunakea: “Yes.” Percy: “Did Korey Kauffman make the recording?” Maunakea: “Yes.” Mike Maunakea stated that around three months later, his house was raided by the police, and the recorder and other items were seized. The recording was made in September of 2011, and the raid happened in November of 2011. Mike Maunakea states that he stepped out of his house, and saw a black vehicle. He describes the car as being a black Honda Accord or something like that type of car. He gets impeached once again when Percy Martinez shows him that he had told Kirk Bunch that he had seen the car around ½ mile away at the corner of Canal and Kenwood. Percy: “Did you tell Marlisa Ferreira everything you were going to say before testifying?” Mike Maunakea: “No.” Percy has no further questions.
Hans Hjertonsson takes over on cross examination of Mike Maunakea. Hans goes through a rapid fire series of questions concerning what Mike Maunakea had told Kirk Bunch in his interview. All the same stuff concerning Korey Kauffman’s arrival, what happened in the house, the making of the tape recording, the threats from the police, how he had met Korey Kauffman in the basement of the courthouse in 2008-2009, how Korey Kauffman came by 2-3 times per week for drugs. Hans goes over how he had said that Korey Kauffman had initially bought the meth with cash, and later traded stolen items from the Carson property for the drugs. Hans goes over how Mike Maunakea had said that Korey Kauffman was dressed only in cut off shorts, and once again goes over what happened after his initial 7 knocks at the door. Maunakea denies that Korey Kauffman had asked him to get the recorder that he had sold to him. I am sure the defense attorneys have statements made by Maunakea that will impeach him on that subject. Maunakea denies telling Kirk Bunch that Korey Kauffman had asked him to get the recorder that he had sold to him. Mike Maunakea states that Korey Kauffman did the recording himself, and it was 3-5 minutes long. There is an objection, and we have another side bar.
After the side bar, Hans gets Maunakea to state that Korey Kauffman did the 3-5 minute recording in the bedroom. He states that Korey Kauffman put on the recording that he had been thrown in a trunk of a car by the Pop N Cork brothers. Mike Maunakea states that he put the recorder in his drawer, and it stayed there until the Turlock Police Department raided his house, and took the items. He states that he got arrested, and when he came home he saw a yellow paper that listed the items that were confiscated. He states that he went to the Turlock Police Department to get his items back, and was told to call a phone number. He states that when he went outside of the Turlock Police Department, he was attacked by a group of officers who pinned him down on the ground. One of the officers put $100 dollar bills on the ground by his face, and told him to keep his mouth shut, or they would make him disappear. There are many objections to this. We have another side bar. The officers involved were Jesse Baucum, Jason Watson, and a Sargent that was 6 ft 3 inches tall who was Caucasian and bald who he called Conan. He states that he never got his recorder back. Mike Maunakea states that Officer Baucum put him in the hospital on 08/18/2011 from a beating. I think this was the one he called “Conan.” He states that “Conan” was the one who took the items from his house. Mike Maunakea states that he last saw Korey Kauffman on 09/10/2011. He states that the plaque was 8-10 inches by 4-5 inches. He states that he learned that Korey Kauffman went missing in 2012 from a flyer that his wife had brought home. He is once again crying on the stand. He states that he no longer has the yellow paper that listed the confiscated items. We are now done with the morning session. I will not be there tomorrow morning because of a Dentist appointment.
Sincerely; William Thomas Jensen (Tom)
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