FRANK CARSON ET AL CASE

FOR ALL THE MARBLES

MORNING SESSION

9/19/2018

WEEK 22, DAY 74

LOVELY LINDA

Today, court was supposed to start at 10:30AM. We had heard rumors that one of the jurors was going to get replaced by an alternate, but that did not happen. The male juror, who we heard had pneumonia, made it to court this morning. Judge Zuniga was late this morning getting to the courtroom, and we started out around 10:45.

Defense attorney Percy Martinez continues his cross examination of Linda Maunakea on the stand. Percy asks Linda Maunakea if she was using drugs in 2011. Linda Maunakea: “Yes.” She testifies that she was using methamphetamine three times a day. She testifies that she was using methamphetamine three times a day when Korey Kauffman came over to their house in August of 2011. She states that she heard a loud knocking at their front door, and her husband answered the door. She states that Korey Kauffman came into the house, and entered the living room. She testifies that there were 10-15 people at their house who were mingling around when Korey Kauffman came over.

Linda Maunakea now testifies that Korey Kauffman went to the bedroom after a couple of minutes. She states that Korey Kauffman was in the bedroom with herself, and her husband (Mike Maunakea.) Linda Maunakea states that Korey Kauffman wanted to retrieve a handgun that was mounted on a plaque because he was being threatened about the gun. Korey Kauffman had traded the gun to Mike Maunakea for methamphetamine earlier in the day. Linda Maunakea states that Frank Carson was in a picture that was on the plaque. Linda Maunakea states that she had seen her husband get the plaque from Korey Kauffman. She states that Korey Kauffman had brought the gun over to trade for methamphetamine a couple of hours before he came back for it.

Linda Maunakea now testifies that when Korey Kauffman went into their bedroom, she could hear talk about the gun and about Korey Kauffman breaking out of a car trunk. She testifies that she could see the tape recorder going into Korey Kauffman’s hands. Linda Maunakea testifies that it was her husband’s idea to give Korey Kauffman the tape recorder. She described the tape recorder as being black and gray. Percy Martinez shows Linda Maunakea that she had told Steve Jacobson that the tape recorder was gold on October 5, 2017. She tries to say that she had said that but what she said was wrong. This went over like a lead balloon. After being refreshed, she finally admits that she had told Jacobson that the tape recorder was gold. Percy Martinez asks Linda Maunakea if she had told Jacobson that using the tape recorder was Korey Kauffman’s idea. She states that she does not remember. She gets refreshed from her testimony on October 17, 2017, and she admits that she had testified that it was Korey Kauffman’s idea to use the tape recorder. Now she tries to once again say that it was her husband’s idea to use the tape recorder. She once again is confronted with her own testimony on this subject by Percy Martinez.

Percy Martinez asks Linda Maunakea where her husband got the tape recorder. Linda Maunakea: “My husband got it somewhere.” Percy Martinez asks Linda Maunakea how long the recording was. She states that she can’t answer that question. Linda Maunakea now states that she is not sure where the recording was done. Percy reminds Linda Maunakea that she had testified that the tape recorder was given to Korey Kauffman in the bedroom, and was put into the underwear drawer after the recording was done. Linda Maunakea states that she never listened to the tape.

Percy Martinez: “Did you tell the police what happened to the recorder?” Linda Maunakea: “I never talked to the police about the device.” Percy Martinez: “Did you see what happened to the device after the recording was done?” Linda Maunakea: “It was put into the underwear drawer.” Linda Maunakea states that at some point later, the police seized the tape recorder during one of the raids at their house. Percy Martinez: “Did you tell Steve Jacobson that the tape recorder was taken in 2010?” Linda Maunakea: “Yes, but I was wrong.” Percy Martinez: “Did you tell Jacobson it was 2010 because your daughter had just had a grandson on June 21st, 2010, and the baby had just been born?” Linda Maunakea: “Yes.” This is key, because the tape recorder was taken by the police a year before the prosecution is trying to show it was used by Korey Kauffman at the Maunakea house.

Linda Maunakea states that Korey Kauffman stayed at their house around one hour, and that she was present when the recording was made. She now testifies that she saw the recording being made in the bedroom. She states that Korey Kauffman then went into the bathroom with her husband Mike Maunakea. She states that Korey Kauffman was in the bathroom for about ½ hour. She states that Mike Maunakea called for her, and when the bathroom door opened she saw Korey Kauffman on the floor crying and in the fetal position. She states that they had no running water in the house at the time, and got a bucket of water from her neighbor. She testifies that Korey Kauffman left out the back door of their house after he cleaned himself up. After being refreshed, Linda Maunakea states that the recording was 30 minutes or more in length.

Percy Martinez gets Linda Maunakea to testify that the Turlock Police Department took the tape recorder during a raid at their house. She states that after the tape recorder was taken, she and her husband went to the Turlock Police Department to get the recorder, and other items back from the police. She testifies that she is not sure if her husband had a sheet of seized items with him when he went to the police department. She states that they did not get the tape recorder back, and left the police department. Percy Martinez: “Did anybody threaten you after you left?” Objection, outside of the scope, sustained. Percy Martinez: “In 2017 you decided to come forward with information.” Judge Zuniga does not like where Percy Martinez is going with this, and calls for a side bar.

After the side bar, Percy Martinez asks Linda Maunakea what the reason was for her to not come forward earlier than 2017 with her information. She states that she was scared, and had been threatened. She states that she had been threatened by Officer Baucum (Conan) and Jason. She now testifies that she had not been threatened personally. Percy Martinez: “Have you been convicted of a felony?” Objection, sustained. We have another side bar. Percy Martinez has no further questions at this time.

Defense attorney Hans Hjertonsson takes over on cross examination. Hans goes over how Linda Maunakea had testified that she had heard Korey Kauffman say that he had escaped from a car trunk. She states that Korey Kauffman was wearing a white T-Shirt, and basketball shorts when he knocked at their door. She once again states that he went to the bedroom, and made a recording. Hans Hjertonsson: “When you spoke to Steve Jacobson, you said that Korey Kauffman came back on a later date to make the recording.” Hans shows Linda Maunakea that she had testified on 07/18/18 that she had said this. Linda Maunakea admits that she had said this on the stand. Hans Hjertonsson tries to get into the claimed violence after Linda and her husband had gone to get the recorder back from the police. We immediately go into another side bar. Judge Zuniga obviously does not want this information to be given to the jury.

Hans Hjertonsson: “Do you recall the year when Korey Kauffman came over to your house?” Linda Maunakea: “2011.” Hans Hjertonsson: “You told Steve Jacobson that Korey Kauffman came over to your house in 2010?” Linda Maunakea: “Yes.” This key point is put in front of the jury once again. Hans Hjertonsson: “From 2012 to 2017 did you hear rumors concerning Korey Kauffman?” Linda Maunakea: “No.” Hans Hjertonsson: “Did you tell Steve Jacobson that you had heard rumors concerning Korey Kauffman?” Linda Maunakea: “I can’t remember.” She gets refreshed on this with documents, and has to admit that she had told Steve Jacobson that she had heard rumors between 2012 and 2017. It was obvious to many of us in the audience that Linda Maunakea was repeatedly being caught in lies while she was on the stand today. Hans Hjertonsson now goes into how Linda Maunakea had told Steve Jacobson that she had seen Korey Kauffman with the recorder in his hand, and that she had told Jacobson that the recorder was gold. Hans Hjertonsson now points out that she had testified that the recorder was black and gray in color. Hans Hjertonsson: “Did the Turlock Police Department come over to raid your house many times?” Linda Maunakea: “Yes.” Hans Hjertonsson: “Did you ever go to Pop N Cork Liquors?” Linda Maunakea: “Yes.” Hans Hjertonsson: “Did you go to Pop N Cork Liquors with your husband?” Linda Maunakea: “I might have been there with him.” Objection, sustained, speculation. Linda Maunakea tells Hans Hjertonsson that she had talked to the police for the first time in October of 2017 when Officer Stevenson came over. It is now time for our lunchtime break. Make sure to listen to Marty Carlson’s podcast tonight to hear what happened in the afternoon session. I will be there tomorrow morning to report on what I see and hear.

Sincerely; William Thomas Jensen (Tom)

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