FRANK CARSON ET AL CASE

FOR ALL THE MARBLES

ENTIRE DAY OF TESTIMONY 01/18/2019

WEEK 35, DAY 124

BY WILLIAM THOMAS JENSEN (TOM)

THE PROSECUTION’S CASE IS DESTROYED

DEATH BY A THOUSAND CUTS CONTINUED

 

Today, we saw the continued destruction of the prosecution’s case against Frank Carson, Baljit Athwal, and Daljit Atwal. Robert Woody was forced to admit more things that will make it impossible for the prosecution to overcome. Believe me folks, this trial is over. There is no way that Marlisa Ferreira can put lipstick on this pig. It is time to stick a fork into this absurd trial.

At 9:31AM, out of the presence of the jury, Robert Woody is once again forced to listen to tape recordings of his own words, and the words of the investigators. After listening to some more recordings, Woody admits to Kirk Bunch telling him about the place that Scott McFarlane had allegedly told him about being concerned about his neighbors, and how he had responded by telling Bunch: “I guess so.” Woody admits that Kirk Bunch had told him that some neighbors had told him about the “Your Ass is Grass” threats that were allegedly said before Korey Kauffman was allegedly killed. He admits that Kirk Bunch told him that: “We know you were in the BMW, and that witnesses say you were in the car with some Indian guy.” I note that Kirk Bunch is leaving the courtroom at this time to talk on his cell phone. Woody admits to saying: “I guess so” when he is asked about making the threat to Korey Kauffman. He admits on the stand to saying: “I don’t know” when asked about making the threat. He admits to dropping off some milk at the Hindu temple, and driving North on East Ave while doing so. Hans Hjertonsson is now done with playing the recordings for Robert Woody.

At 10:34AM, with the jury in the courtroom, and Robert Woody on the stand, Hans Hjertonsson begins asking Woody some questions. He reminds Woody that yesterday, we had talked about the 4 different statements that he had made to law enforcement. Woody admits that he told the investigators: “I imagine” when asked if Scott McFarlane had mentioned Korey Kauffman by name when complaining about his neighbors. Woody admits that he told the investigators: “I don’t know what to tell you” when asked about “Your Ass is Grass.” He admits to telling the investigators: “You are pushing me to it” when he was pressured to implicate himself in the alleged threat made to Korey Kauffman. Woody admits that Steve Jacobson told him that he knew how the body of Korey Kauffman was moved to the mountains near Mariposa, and how he responded by saying: “What do you guys want from me.” Woody admits to saying that he: “imagined Korey Kauffman was standing” rather than kneeling on the ground when he was shot. Woody admits to saying: “I guess so” when the investigators asked him if Daljit Atwal joined in with the killing of Korey Kauffman.

Woody admits on the stand that he never told law enforcement that Daljit Atwal had an injury to his hand. Woody admits that CHP Officer Domby had asked him if Baljit Athwal, or Daljit Atwal had any injuries, and he had told Domby: “No, no injuries.” Woody admits that Domby then told him: “You have to meet us part of the way.” Once again, I can see Kirk Bunch leaving the courtroom to use his cell phone. Woody admits to telling Domby: “I imagine so” when asked if Korey Kauffman was bleeding. Woody admits to telling Domby he did not see any weapons. Woody admits to telling Domby he went straight home after Korey Kauffman had been killed, and that he had not spoken to anyone about what had happened. Woody admits to Domby telling him that he tried to stop the murder of Korey Kauffman. Woody admits to Domby telling him that he loaded up the body of Korey Kauffman in the back of the pickup truck, and that Woody had said: “I guess so.” Woody admits that Domby told him that the body of Korey Kauffman was not moved to the mountains the night he was killed because the cell phone evidence did not support that. Woody admits to telling the investigators that Korey Kauffman’s body was not buried at Pop N Cork Liquors. Woody now admits that the investigators told him when the pickup truck was burned. Woody admits to telling the investigators that he put dirt from the grave into the pickup truck. Woody is asked where he put the dirt, and he states that he put the dirt into the tarp with the body of Korey Kauffman. Woody admits that Domby asked him what kept the tarp from blowing out of the pickup truck, and that he had told Domby that he had put the dirt on top of the tarp. Woody states that he put a lot of the dirt on top of the tarp which was in the back of the pickup truck. Woody admits that he was asked by Steve Jacobson where he threw the dirt from the pickup truck, and that he had said: “Out on the fucking road.” Woody admits to telling Domby that he was in the back of the pickup truck using a shovel to get rid of the dirt while driving down the road. Woody admits that Domby asked him to describe the area where the body of Korey Kauffman was left in the mountains.

Woody admits that Domby asked him about the road where Korey Kauffman’s body was left, and that he had responded by saying that the truck was parked on the asphalt. It was a dirt road folks! Woody admits that law enforcement took him up to the site in the mountains the next day. Woody states that he washed his hands at Pop N Cork Liquors with the water spigot after digging up the body of Korey Kauffman. Woody states that he saw the Athwal brothers wash their clothes. Hans Hjertonsson tells Woody that he testified in the Preliminary Hearing that he saw the Athwal brothers wearing different clothes when he had spoken to Private Investigator Todd Helton and Martin Baker, but then indicated that he had lied about that.

Woody admits that on 08/14/2015 he told CHP Officer Domby and DA Investigator Steve Jacobson that he threw the fingers and the toes of Korey Kauffman into the river, and that he had been with Robin Attenhoffer at the time. Hans Hjertonsson points out that Woody had testified that he and Baljit Athwal drove the body of Korey Kauffman to the mountains, and he had testified that nobody else had gone with them. Woody admits that on 08/10/2015 he had told Steve Jacobson that he held back on saying that Robin Attenhoffer was with him because he wanted to protect her.

Woody admits on the stand that on 08/15/2015, the investigators took him to the side lot of Pop N Cork Liquors, to Frank Carson’s property, and to the mountains near Mariposa where the body of Korey Kauffman was found. Woody admits that when he went to the mountains, that he saw that the road was a dirt road. Woody admits to saying it was an asphalt road the day before. Woody admits that on 08/15/2015 he had told Steve Jacobson that he had cut off the fingers and the toes on the side lot of Pop N Cork Liquors. He states that the reason he cut off both the fingers and the toes was that the prints are similar. Woody admits that he testified that after dropping Korey Kauffman’s body in the mountains, he put the sheet rock knife that was used to cut off the fingers and the toes, the bloody rags, and whatever was on the ground into a bag. Woody states that the fingers and the toes were thrown in the same area where the body was left. Note that Woody had previously told the investigators that he threw the fingers and the toes into the river. He states that the fingers and the toes were about 16 feet from the body when he threw them out. Woody now admits on the stand that he had told Steve Jacobson that he had left the sheet rock knife behind at Pop N Cork Liquors. He admits that this was after he had described to Jacobson how he cut off the fingers and the toes. Hans Hjertonsson asks Woody if he saw any of Korey Kauffman’s socks in the mountains, and Woody states that he did not roll the body of Korey Kauffman over. Woody states that Korey Kauffman’s socks were in the tarp that was taken to the mountains. Woody admits that he had told the investigators that he burned the socks and the rags at Pop N Cork Liquors. At this time, I am thinking that this man has told so many lies, that he can’t remember them to keep his story straight. Hans asks Woody if there was anything left after the items were burned at Pop N Cork Liquors, and he states that there was some unburned sections of the socks and rags, and the blade from the sheet rock knife. Woody states that he allowed the items to burn for about 3 minutes, then threw some water on them to put them out. Woody states that there were around 8 rags.

It is now 11:55AM, and Judge Zuniga sends the jury out to lunch. At 1:33PM, with Woody and the jury out of the courtroom, Judge Zuniga asks Marlisa Ferreira about her objection concerning how Baljit Athwal had parked the pickup truck on the asphalt. Marlisa Ferreira had stated that it misstated the evidence. Judge Zuniga disagrees with her objection, and has the bailiff call for the jury. Robert Woody is put on the stand. Woody testifies that he did not stomp out the fire when he was done burning the items at Pop N Cork Liquors. Hans Hjertonsson states that he wants to impeach Woody with his testimony from the Preliminary Hearing. Hans is allowed to impeach Woody, and Woody’s Preliminary Hearing testimony shows that he said that he stomped out the fire, and that is why the items did not burn all the way.

Woody states that on an interview on 10/06/2015 with Steve Jacobson at the DA’s Office he talked about a testimonial agreement. Woody does not recall if he was trying to get a deal. Woody admits to trying to please Steve Jacobson and his attorney Martin Baker at the end of the interview. Woody admits to saying: “you are not pleased?” at the end of the interview. Woody admits to saying: “You guys still not got enough?” Hans Hjertonsson asks Woody if he was trying to please them. Woody: “No.” Woody admits that his attorney Martin Baker then said: “Tomorrow, I will meet with Marlisa Ferreira, and hopefully it will be productive.” Martin Baker: “I will let you know one way or another.” Martin Baker: “Hopefully, I will bring you good news.” Woody now states that he does not remember Martin Baker trying to get him a deal. What an asshole he is. Woody admits that on 08/3/2016 he entered into a plea agreement.

Woody admits that he was visited by his mother, Beverly Woody, at the jail. He admits that she held up a paper to the window, that told him to say that Frank Carson was present when Korey Kauffman was killed. His mother also wanted him to say that Walter Wells was present, and Robin Attenhoffer was with him, and Daljit Atwal had a gun, and had handed the gun to Frank Carson after Korey Kauffman had been killed. Woody admits on the stand that he had never said this before he was visited by his mother at the jail. Woody admits that on 07/22/2016 he reached out to Marlisa Ferreira to talk to her and DA Investigator Steve Jacobson. He states that they sat down at a table and told them that Robin Attenhoffer was with him on the Carson property, and that Robin Attenhoffer had taken him to the Carson property, and that Daljit had called him. Woody admits that he told Marlisa Ferreira that Walter Wells silver car was at the Carson property when Daljit Atwal’s BMW showed up. Woody admits that he told Marlisa Ferreira that Walter Wells was sitting in his car, and that Robin Attenhoffer was sitting in the back seat of Daljit Atwal’s BMW. Woody admits to telling Marlisa Ferreira that Daljit Atwal had a gun in his left hand.

Woody admits on the stand that during his first interview he said that he never saw a gun. Woody admits that on his 08/14/2015 interview he said he never saw a gun. He admits that on his 08/15/2015 interview that he never saw a gun. Woody states that he told DA Investigator Steve Jacobson that he never saw a gun.

Woody admits that on 07/22/2016, that was the first time that he said that he saw a gun. He states that at the end of that interview, Steve Jacobson had asked him why he had not spoken of seeing a gun before. Woody admits on the stand that he said he saw a gun because his mother put the paper to the window at the jail for him to read. He admits that he was: “Out to get me a better deal.”

Hans Hjertonsson now asks Woody about 07/22/2016 where Woody makes another statement. Woody states that he said: “Today is the day to set things straight.” Woody, after being refreshed, admit that he made this statement to Marlisa Ferreira and Steve Jacobson. He admits to being asked by them why he held back on his earlier statements. Woody states that he told them: “I want this to come to an end.” Woody denies that he wanted to make a deal, and that he wanted to please Marlisa Ferreira. Woody admits that he said that Walter Wells told him to get back onto the Carson property to help. Woody states that they asked him how he felt, and that he told them he felt very scared, and had been “Just following orders.”

Hans Hjertonsson now goes into an interview of Woody that was done a few days after his 07/22/2016 statement. This was done on 07/25/2016. He had an interview with Private Investigator Todd Helton, and his attorney Martin Baker. The interview lasted about three hours. Hans Hjertonsson asks Woody if he was going back and forth on the truthfulness of his 07/22/2016 statement. Marlisa Ferreira objects to this, but Judge Zuniga overrules her. Woody does not recall waffling on his truthfulness during the 07/22/2016 statement. Woody admits he told them: “It has to be done.” Woody does not remember telling them: “The DA will lose interest, it will get thrown out of court.” Woody remembers Private Investigator Todd Helton asking him if Walter Wells was there in his own car. Woody admits to saying “Yes, in his silver beater car.” Woody admits that he told Todd Helton that Walter Wells told him to get back in there to help.” Woody admits he told Todd Helton that Robin Attenhoffer was in the passenger side of Daljit Atwal’s car. Woody then said: “I think back seat, yes said there in the BMW.” Woody states he told Helton that a “Big guy” was there, but was not sure it was Frank Carson. Woody states that Todd Helton asked him some questions, and he told him that Frank Carson, Robin Attenhoffer, and Walter Wells were not there. Hans Hjertonsson states that based on these statements it is fair to say that Robert Woody was going back and forth with his statements.

Hans Hjertonsson now goes into Woody’s statement given to Martin Baker and Bruce Perry. Bruce Perry had been in Hawaii on vacation when Woody made his 07/22/2016 statement. When Bruce Perry got back from vacation, Woody made another statement to his two lawyers on 07/26/2016. Woody testifies that he made a call to his mother Beverly Woody, and told her to get ahold of Steve Jacobson. He told his mother that he was losing his credibility, and told her he was in danger of losing his deal. He told her he had “Too many stories coming out of his ass.” I agree.

Woody described a conversation with Scott McFarlane where Scott McFarlane complained about his neighbors. Woody states that this all occurred after Korey Kauffman was murdered. Woody has testified both ways on this issue. Hans Hjertonsson wants to impeach Woody on his testimony concerning this. Judge Zuniga reads the transcripts concerning this issue. The testimony shows that Woody said that this conversation occurred after Korey Kauffman was murdered.

Hans Hjertonsson now goes into the infamous “Your Ass is Grass” alleged threat made to Korey Kauffman. He tells Woody that he said that he saw Kim Stout walking down the street, and he was in the front passenger seat. Woody admits to this. Woody states that he saw Kim Stout one time that day. He states that he saw Kim Stout on South Johnson Street. Hans asks Woody if he had said that he was about 8 houses away from Korey Kauffman’s house when he saw Kim Stout. Woody states he was only 2-4 houses away from Korey Kauffman’s house when he saw Kim Stout. Hans Hjertonsson states that he wants to impeach Robert Woody on this statement. Marlisa Ferreira objects, saying it misstates the evidence. Judge Zuniga overrules the objection. Hans Hjertonsson shows that Woody testified that he whistled at Kim Stout when she was about 8 houses from Korey Kauffman’s house. Hans Hjertonsson shows how Marlisa Ferreira had asked him about seeing a young man on South Johnson Street after he had seen Kim Stout. Marlisa Ferreira asked Woody how far away from Korey Kauffman’s house he was at the time, and Woody testified that: “He was around 8 houses maybe.” Woody admits saying that Korey Kauffman was helping a neighbor take out a tree stump in the middle of the lawn when he drove by. Hans asks Woody if he got that information from a police report. Woody does not recall getting this information from a police report. It is now 2:48PM, and I see Kirk Bunch leave the courtroom again to use his cell phone. Hans asks Woody when he talked to Steve Jacobson on 10/26/16 if Jacobson had told him what the neighbor had said. Woody had to be refreshed before saying: “Correct.” Woody states that he told Steve Jacobson that he and Baljit Athwal stayed in the car.

Hans Hjertonsson now asks Woody about digging the hole at Pop N Cork Liquors. Woody states that he dug the hole 2-2 ½ feet deep. Hans asks Woody if he used a metal shovel to dig the hole. Woody says: “yes.” Hans: “Did you ever hear the shovel hit another metal object?” Woody: “I don’t recall.” I must note that a metal pipe runs very shallow right where Woody states he dug the grave at Pop N Cork Liquors. He would have hit this pipe, and the pipe would have made it impossible for him to dig the grave at that location.

Hans Hjertonsson asks Woody why he moved the body from Pop N Cork Liquors to the mountains. Woody: “It wasn’t my call.” Hans: “Do you have any clue?” Woody: “The activity of the cops.” Woody states that the cops had come to Pop N Cork Liquors during the 20 day period that Korey Kauffman was allegedly buried there. Woody states that the cops had been asking questions about Korey Kauffman. He states that a male and a female officer had stopped by to ask some questions.

Hans now asks Woody if he lied to Kirk Bunch. Woody: “yes.” Hans asks Woody if he lied to Marlisa Ferreira. Woody: “Yes.” Hans asks Woody if he lied to Steve Jacobson. Woody: “Yes.” Hans asks Woody if he lied to Detective Jon Evers. Woody: “Yes.” Woody admits to calling his parents while in custody, and telling them lies. Woody admits to telling lies to his attorney Bruce Perry. Woody admits to telling lies to his attorney Martin Baker. Woody admits to telling lies to Brad Famer. Woody admits to telling lies to Private Investigator Todd Helton. Woody admits telling lies to Special Agent Jefferson. Woody admits to telling lies to CHP Officer Domby. Woody admits to telling lies to Detective Barringer. Woody denies telling lies in the courtroom. This is certainly a lie, covered up by a lie. Hans Hjertonsson has no further questions. Hans Hjertonsson has just destroyed Robert Woody on the stand. We now take a break until 3:25PM. Defense attorney Jai Gohel is next in line to cross examine Robert Woody.

At 3:28PM, the jury is brought into the courtroom, and Robert Woody is put on the stand. Jai Gohel starts out by telling Woody: “You can’t remember all the lies you have told.” Marlisa Ferreira immediately objects, and Judge Zuniga tells Jai Gohel to rephrase his question. Jai Gohel: “You have told lots of lies to all of the investigators?” Woody: “yes.” Jai Gohel: “You can’t remember all the lies?” Woody: “No.” Jai Gohel: “Prior to this case did you lie to get out of trouble before?” Marlisa Ferreira objects. We have a side bar. After the side bar, Jai Gohel brings up testimony from the Preliminary Hearing where Woody admitted to saying that he would lie to get out of trouble. Jai Gohel asks Woody if he got telephone calls in jail from his family. Woody: “Yes, I still do.” Jai Gohel starts to ask about one such call, and Marlisa Ferreira immediately objects before Jai Gohel can say anything about the call. Marlisa Ferreira calls the question vague. Judge Zuniga overrules the objection. He gets Woody to admit on the stand that he said: “I’ve got so many stories that they are coming out of my ass.” I agree. I could see the jury rolling their eyes at this time. Jai Gohel asks Woody if he has lied to law enforcement in this case. Woody: “Yes.” Jai Gohel: “Have you lied to your lawyers?” Woody: “Yes.” Jai Gohel: “Have you lied to the Private Investigators?” Woody: “Yes.” Jai Gohel: “Did you also lie to Miranda Dykes?” Woody: “Yes.” Woody did not kill Korey Kauffman. Woody was just trying to get into her pants by impressing her with his story. What a way to impress a lady! Jai Gohel: “There were body wire recordings where you stated that you killed Korey Kauffman all by yourself.” Jai Gohel: “You gave specific information where you stated that you fed his body to the pigs, and pulled out his teeth, and spread the body parts in a pig pen, and burned his hair off.” Jai Gohel: “Did you do this so that she would believe you?” Woody: “Not so much that.” Jai Gohel now impeaches Woody with testimony from the Preliminary Hearing. The testimony shows that Woody said that he said these things so that Miranda Dykes would believe him. Jai Gohel: “Is that story false?” Woody: “Yes.” Jai Gohel: “Was that story based on what you had heard on the streets?” Woody: “Yes.” Woody states that he does not recall if he lied numerous times during his 03/01/2014 interview. He has testified that he lied during this interview. Woody now admits that he lied several times during this interview. Woody admits to telling lies after that interview many times. Jai Gohel shows how Woody lied about Scott McFarlane by saying that the investigators should blame him for killing Korey Kauffman. Woody admits to this. Jai Gohel shows how Woody lied about the Athwal brothers hiring a Mexican friend to kill Korey Kauffman. Woody admits to this. Woody admits to lies on the 07/22/2016 interview at the DA’s Office where he said that Walter Wells, and Frank Carson were present on the Carson property when Korey Kauffman was allegedly killed. Woody now admits that he withdrew that statement, and admits that it was a lie. Woody admits that he told Steve Jacobson that Marlisa Ferreira knew he was telling lies. Jai Gohel points out that Woody has been testifying for about two weeks now. Woody admits that at one point, he said that he was about 100 feet away from where Korey Kauffman was allegedly killed when he heard a shot. Jai Gohel: “Was that a lie?” Woody: “Yes.” Jai Gohel now states that Woody had said that he went directly home, and had not gone to Pop N Cork Liquors after Korey Kauffman was allegedly killed. Jai Gohel states that this was said during the Preliminary Hearing. We have a side bar. It is now 4:03PM, and we are done for the week. I have been typing almost 9 hours now, and so goes my Martin Luther King Holiday. I have caught up with the last two days of testimony. For Marlisa Ferreira, and the prosecution, there is no coming back from the last two days. The prosecution’s case is toast. The judge should put a fork in this monstrosity immediately, but only a sane person would do such a thing.

William Thomas Jensen (Tom)

 

1 Comment

  1. Tom, your writing and insight is superb. I know I speak for a multitude of people when I say thank you for what you are doing. Likewise for the efforts of Marty and everyone else who assist. The time alone, as well as the financial aspect of doing so, is monumental. I encourage you to stick with it. You are truly speaking truth to power. Something is hugely rotten in Stanislaus County and the only way I have become aware of it is through your collective efforts. I will continue to donate financially to the cause and urge others to do so as well. It is my hope that the Dawg will have its day!!

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