FRANK CARSON ET AL CASE
FOR ALL THE MARBLES
TWO ENTIRE DAYS OF CLOSING ARGUMENTS
THURSDAY 06/20/2019 AND FRIDAY 06/21/2019
WEEK 54, DAY 185 AND WEEK 54, DAY 186
BY WILLIAM THOMAS JENSEN (TOM)
WITNESSING A GREAT VICTORY
AND SIGNS OF CAPITULATION
FROM MARLISA FERREIRA
Well here I go folks. It is 7:24PM, and I have just had a Double Double with fries and a Coors Light. Just a slight buzz as I start writing two wonderful entire days of closing arguments from the defense. I anticipate I will be done slightly before the Sun comes up. The looks on the faces of the people leaving the courtroom on Friday afternoon were vastly different. The people in favor of the prosecution had a shell-shocked look on their face, and the people on the defense side were like children that have just entered Disneyland for the very first time. God what a contrast. It has been a pleasure the last 3 ½ years to be able to provide my readers with the details of what I think is a travesty of justice. I appreciate the many kind words I have received over the span of this marathon. It has made all the hard work worth it, and has kept me going. I have made some very close friends over this time span. I have adopted Frank Carson’s mother as my own. I love her, and I always will. I love the whole Carson family. I love the Athwal family. I love the Scott McFarlane family. I love the Walter Wells family. I love Eduardo Quintanar. They are all such very fine people who have been forced to suffer more than anyone should ever have to endure. I love Frank Carson, and pray for his recovery every day. If this sounds strange to anyone, I really don’t give a f… The older I get, the more I realize that love is the most precious thing that we have in life. I am truly blessed. Now sit back my friends and let me paint for you yet another picture what are the last two days of closing arguments from the defense. Believe me folks, something wonderful is just down the road.
We start out Thursday, 6/20/2019 at 9:30AM with the jury filing into the courtroom. Marlisa Ferreira is having a hard time flashing that fake smile at them as they pass by her. She looks kind of haggard. The courtroom, at this time, is only half full of spectators. Hans Hjertonsson starts out with his closing arguments. Hans’ client is Daljit Atwal. Hans starts out by playing a video recording of an interview of Daljit Atwal that is being done by DA Investigator Kirk Bunch. I can hear Kirk Bunch threatening Daljit Atwal by saying he is going to go away to prison forever. I can hear Bunch tell Daljit that Robert Woody has cooperated. Daljit tells Bunch that he is going to stick with his true story. Bunch tells Daljit: “Ok, you are trying to ride out a murder case, that is fine.” Bunch says there are reasons why things happen. Daljit tells him: “I never do stupid shit.” Bunch: “Is it possible you went over there?” Bunch: “We have a whole host of information without you telling the truth.”
Hans Hjertonsson now states that: “It is too much.” He states that the prosecution has put on 120-130 witnesses. Hans speaks about Marlisa Ferreira speaking to Praveen Singh, and how Singh had told her that the Athwal brothers looked like a stick figure drawing that was in the infamous black bag that was allegedly stolen from his McHenry Ave business. Hans speaks about how Singh had told Marlisa that he had just retrieved it from a storage container. Hans states that Officer Briggs testified that he had done his job. Officer Briggs is the officer who had witnessed Frank Carson sitting in his vehicle on Lander Rd. Marlisa Ferreira had tried to show that Frank Carson was doing surveillance on the Cooley house. Officer Briggs was scheduled to testify, and went back to the exact spot where Frank Carson had been parked. Officer Briggs determined that Frank Carson was actually watching his own property from that spot, and not Michael Cooley’s house. It turns out that Michael Cooley’s house was down the street, and not visible from where Frank Carson had been parked. Hans shows how Marlisa Ferreira, learning that he had re-investigated the scene, became obnoxious with Officer Briggs while on the stand. She accused him of socializing with the Athwal brothers. She asks him, and he agrees that he has an opinion of this case. She never asks him what his opinion is. I don’t think she wants to know.
Hans Hjertonsson now speaks about the subject of benefits offered. Hans: “You saw what Daljit told them, he said: “I’m sticking to my story (the truth).” Hans: “He denies knowing anything to do about the killing of Korey Kauffman.” Hans: “Marlisa Ferreira said that Robert Woody is the reason to find the defendants guilty.” Hans: “I say that Robert Woody is the reason to find the defendants not guilty,” Hans states that Robert Woody has made numerous statements. Hans: “They had an agenda.” Hans: “Robert Woody was their vehicle.”
Hans states that Robert Woody spoke to the investigators three times in 2012. Hans speaks about the long interview that lasted until 3:00AM. He speaks about the February 14th transport from Tuolumne County by DA Investigator Steve Jacobson where he denies any involvement. Hans speaks about the 04/24/2014 interview where he states that he lied during his infamous bathroom break. He speaks about the three defendants being arrested on 08/14/2015, and the field trip to the various “Crime scenes.” Hans states that Woody states that he “has to tell the truth” on 07/22/2016, and states that Frank Carson, and Walter Wells were on the Carson property on the night that Korey Kauffman had been allegedly killed. Hans states that Woody also states that Daljit Atwal had a gun in his hand, and had given the gun to Frank Carson. Hans states that this is the first time that Robert Woody had ever said anything about a gun. Hans speaks about the long interview that started on 02/28/2014 and ended on 03/01/2014 at 3:00AM. Hans states that the initial part of the interview was recorded, but is unrecorded during the bathroom break. Hans states that Woody comes back after the bathroom break, and tells a story. Hans states that Kirk Bunch is feeding Robert Woody facts that he wants him to incorporate into his story. Hans: “Bunch tells woody that he was there with the Athwal brothers. Hans states that is Kirk Bunch’ theory. He states that there is no evidence that the Athwal brother were on the Carson property. Hans: “look at the phone evidence.” Hans: “That does not prove anything.” The Modesto Bee is in the courtroom. I must note that the recent articles have been excellent. I only wish that these will continue.
Hans speaks about how Kirk Bunch arranges for a body-wire of Robert Woody by Miranda Dykes. Hans states that during the long interview, Bunch sits with Detective Jon Evers and tells Robert Woody that he has convicted people of murder with less evidence than is contained in the body wire. Hans now says that Bunch tells Woody that maybe he tried to stop the Athwal brothers. Bunch tells Woody that the prosecution can use him as a witness, and that the DA’s Office can help him. Hans states that Robert Woody has testified that he would lie in order to avoid the death penalty, and also lie to avoid life in prison. Hans states that Bunch tells Woody: “This is your golden opportunity.” Hans states that Steve Jacobson tells Woody that he is the person who was trying to pull Baljit Athwal off of Korey Kauffman. Hans states that the investigators are telling Robert Woody what their theory is, and that is exactly what he testified to later. Hans states that the investigators told Woody that he tried to tug at the shirts on the Athwal brothers to get them to stop, and they would not stop.
Hans: “Woody’s testimony is tainted by law enforcement.” Hans points out that Woody said: “How the Hell do I know something when I don’t know anything?” Hans show how Woody, during the body wire, said that he cut the body into pieces, and hid the pieces in different spots, and fed the parts to the pigs, and left the body on the top of the ground. Hans states that Kirk Bunch homes in on the part where he states that he leaves the body on top of the ground. That part matches what the prosecution’s theory is. Hans states that Robert Woody told Miranda Dykes “facts” that he learned on the streets. Hans states that there were lots of rumors on the streets of Turlock after Korey Kauffman went missing. Hans: “Woody’s own testimony shows that he got information on the streets. Hans points out the “Three men went over, and only two came back” statement was told to Woody by Keith Hobbs. Hans mentions Dominic Saldana who had said that he moved the body of Korey Kauffman.
Hans states that almost all of the evidence that has been presented is inconsistent with the body-wire. Hans speaks about how Kirk Bunch, before the infamous bathroom break, had stated that they were not going to talk about anything. Hans states that they then came back and Woody states that he was on the Carson property, and had left the property. Hans: “Could Kirk Bunch have recorded the bathroom break?” Hans states that Robert Woody was sleep deprived, had been drinking, and smoking methamphetamine just prior to the long interview. Hans states that Woody denied everything during the first 4 hours of the interview. Hans: “Then, during the break he does a 180 degree change. Hans: “I wonder what happened during the break?” Hans states that Steve Jacobson told Woody to tell the investigators what they wanted to hear. Woody is asked if he was over on 9th street, and at first says he is not sure. Woody: “I know somewhere.” Woody is asked if he was on the property. Woody: “Property?” Hans: “He has no clue.” Hans: “Feed me more information.” Hans states that Detective Evers told Woody: “You went through the gate here.” Woody: “I guess that is where the gate was.” Evers: “What was Korey Kauffman wearing?” Woody: “I don’t know.” Hans states that Robert Woody later on said that he remembered what Korey Kauffman was wearing in a dream. Hans now points out that Robert Woody was only wearing a T-Shirt when he was killed. I guess nobody remembered to tell him that Korey Kauffman had been wearing a Carhart jacket with a hoody.
Hans Hjertonsson now states that Robert Woody recants, and has another interview where he says that he lied during the bathroom break. Hans points out that DA Investigator Steve Jacobson told Woody that he would not be there to help his ailing mother when she needed him. Woody: “If I did know, I would tell you.” Hans: “They broke him down until he says he was there, saw the beating, tried to pull them off, turned and walked away, etc. Hans points out that Woody said: “Every time I try to tell the truth, you tell me I am a fucking liar.” Hans states that Daljit Atwal was telling the truth. Hans: “Kirk Bunch does not decide what the truth is.”
Hans Hjertonsson now speaks about 08/14/2015 when Woody makes a statement with his attorney (if you can call him that) Martin Baker present. Hans points out that was the day that the three defendants were arrested as well. Hans states that Woody denies that he was involved, and states that he lied during the bathroom break. Hans states that CHP Officer Domby then told Woody: “We are way past that.” Hans states that Domby has a chat with Martin Baker while Woody is on a bathroom break, and states that he wants to close the case because he doesn’t want to get stuck on a six-month murder case. I am thinking of things that feces come out of right now. That is what I think about Martin Baker. But that is just my opinion folks. You can make up your own mind. Hans states that Martin Baker puts Robert Woody in a room where he can be interrogated, and Martin Baker just sits there. Hans: “He doesn’t want to do his job.”
Hans speaks about creating a story. Hans states that on 03/01/2014 Robert Woody puts himself at the scene. Hans states that Robert Woody is allowed to read police reports, and has testified that he was allowed to read discovery. Hans states that a Private Investigator read discovery to Robert Woody. This is simply crap folks. Hans speaks about the South Johnson St. Incident. Han states that Kimberly Stout said things about this incident to Kirk Bunch. Hans states that Kimberly Stout told Bunch that neither one of the Athwal brothers were in the black BMW. Hans now says that Kirk Bunch did not like what Kimberly Stout had told him. Hans states that Kirk Bunch then went to John Paden, who told him that he only saw one person in the black BMW, and that person had told Korey Kauffman: “Your ass is grass.” Hans Hjertonsson now states that Robert Woody was told that Kimberly Stout had seen him at the alleged incident on S. Johnson Street. Hans states that Robert Woody just sits there and has no clue. Hans states that the investigators asked Woody: “Is that something you said?” Hans: “They are creating the evidence.” Hans states that Kirk Bunch tells Woody that the witness is unclear which one of the Athwal brothers were in the Black BMW. Hans: “They are lying.” Hans: “At some point, they tell him that is in the record.” Hans states that Bunch tells Woody about John Paden, and how Korey Kauffman was helping him remove a tree stump. Hans: “That actually happened a long time before the alleged incident on South Johnson Street.” Hans: “Later on, Robert Woody testified exactly the same as he was informed by Kirk Bunch. Hans: “He testified, and used the same exact words.” Hans points out that Korey Kauffman had helped John Paden by cutting up some limbs from a tree on a Sunday morning in 2010. Hans states that this is what John Paden testified to while on the stand. Hans states that Paden testified that he was not removing a tree stump. Hans: “Kirk Bunch said it was a tree stump, and he got it wrong.” Hans points out that a recording made on 03/11/2014 has John Paden saying that Korey Kauffman used a chain saw to cut up limbs. After a side bar, Hans speaks about the evolution of Robert Woody’s statements concerning the incident on South Johnson Street. Hans Hjertonsson states that Kimberly Stout said that this happened in 2012, and had said nothing about this for two years. Hans: “Her initial statement is so far off.” Hans states that distance wise, she said that she could not hear anything from where she was at. Hans states that when Kimberly Stout testified she said: “Yea, I heard all of these things.” Hans states that Kimberly Stout testified that Robert Woody got out of the black BMW. Hans now states that Robert Woody testified that he didn’t get out of the vehicle. Hans now puts up a large Google Map of South Johnson Street. He points out where Kimberly Stout said the vehicle passed her, and where Robert Woody testified that he whistled at her. Hans states that Kimberly Stout when she testified said she was only a few feet away from where Korey Kauffman was located. Hans points out that Kimberly Stout previously had said she was approximately 1000 feet away.
Hans now speaks about Robert Woody allegedly cutting off the fingers and the toes of Korey Kauffman. Hans shows how Steve Jacobson had first brought that up during an interview on 08/14/2015. Hans: “He is being fed information.” Hans: “They broke him down.” Hans now shows how the investigators fed Robert Woody information about moving the body to Pop N Cork Liquors rather than directly to the mountains. Hans states that Domby told Woody: “Robert, you have to meet us part of the way.” “You wanted to stop the murder.” “You pulled on their shirts.” “We are going to use you as a witness.” “Or we have your confession and you are done.” Hans: “When your own attorney doesn’t have your back, you break.” I am thinking of assholes once again folks. Hans states that Woody was asked if Korey Kauffman was bleeding. Woody: “I imagine so.” “He probably was.” I can’t believe this. Hans speaks about how Steve Jacobson on 08/14/2015 had asked Woody if it was a gravel road or asphalt, and Robert Woody said it was an asphalt road. Hans: “That is something you would not be mistaken about.”
Hans starts speaking about Dr. Richard Leo. We take a break until 11:05AM. Hans speaks about how Dr. Leo testified about false confessions and interrogation techniques. Hans speaks about how Dr. Leo was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, and how Marlisa Ferreira had been making faces at him. Hans speaks about how Marlisa had asked him about recorded interviews being less coercive, and how Dr. Leo disagreed with her. He states that Dr. Leo told her that the words themselves were inherently coercive. Hans speaks about promises, threats, scripting, and contamination that were explained by Dr. Leo. Hans speaks about Scott McFarlane, and how he was told: “We have an informant that told us that you talked about Korey Kauffman at Pop N Cork Liquors. Hans states that Scott McFarlane said: No, I can’t confirm that, maybe I did. Hans states that Robert Woody said those conversations were after Korey Kauffman had gone missing.
Hans now speaks about the field trip to the various alleged crime scenes. Hans states that Kirk Bunch said that Robert Woody lead the way, and pointed out the spot where Korey Kauffman’s body was found in the mountains near Mariposa. Hans points out that when you watch the video, there is no recording that shows that Robert Woody actually lead the investigators to the spot. Hans: “The video does not jive with what Kirk Bunch says.” Hans states that the investigators took Robert Woody to the approximate place, and Detective Cory Brown was standing down in the ravine, and asks Woody: “Does anything look familiar?” Hans states that Woody then said: “It was night time.” Hans states that Robert Woody said: “We didn’t make no turn around up there that night.” Hans states that Woody testified differently, and said that they did turn around at the place up the road from the site where the body was found. Hans points out that Robert Woody said that he grabbed the arms of Korey Kauffman, and was told: “No no no, you grabbed the feet.” Hans states that the only avenue for Robert Woody was to get a deal. Hans states that after saying some things, Woody asks Steve Jacobson: “You are not pleased?”
Hans Hjertonsson now states that Robert Woody’s attorney Martin Baker told Woody: “Tomorrow I am going to meet with Marlisa Ferreira and hopefully I will bring you some good news.” “I will try to finalize a deal.” Hans states that Robert Woody now sits in a jail cell for 8 months. Hans now states that on 07/22/2016 Robert Woody sits down with Marlisa Ferreira and Steve Jacobson with Martin Baker sitting in another room. Hans states that Robert Woody tells Ferreira and Jacobson that: “Yea, Walter Wells was there, and he was outside of the property sitting in a vehicle with a window partially down, and made me go back onto the property to help.” Hans states that Woody then said that Frank Carson was on the property also, and Robin Attenhoffer sat outside in a vehicle. Hans states that Robert Woody told Ferreira and Jacobson that he was scared, and that was the first time that Robert Woody said anything about a gun. Hans states that Robert Woody told Ferreira and Jacobson that Daljit Atwal handed the gun to Frank Carson.
Hans states that a few days later, Martin Baker and a Private Investigator went up to Tuolumne County and spent 3 hours with Robert Woody. Hans: “He’s going back and forth.” Hans states that Robert Woody’s July 22nd statement was true. Hans now states that attorney Bruce Perry goes up to Tuolumne County. Hans states that Robert Woody calls his mother Beverly Woody, and tells her to get ahold of Steve Jacobson because he wants to change his story because he has too many stories coming out of his ass. Hans speaks about how Robert Woody was shown a sign by Beverly Woody, and he said the things that she wanted him to say. Hans states that Robert Woody said on July 22nd he made up his statement because of what he read on the sign that was held up by Beverly Woody. Hans states that Robert Woody is still testifying that he saw a gun, and that Beverly Woody’s sign said there was a gun. Hans now states that Robert Woody is not a believable witness. Hans points out that he lied to all the investigators, his attorneys, his family, and others. Hans states that Robert Woody’s testimony in court is the end product of a story created by the prosecution. Hans: “They are scripting him.” Hans shows how he was scripted about cutting off the fingers and the toes.
Hans now starts speaking about disgraced cell phone expert Jim Cook. Hans: “I really don’t want to talk about him.” Hans states that Jim Cook is not believable, and has made numerous fundamental mistakes. He calls Cook flawed, biased, and a liar. Hans states that Jim Cook’s work proves nothing. Hans shows how Jim Cook had highlighted the wrong number for Eula Keyes. Hans shows how Eula Keyes must have had Korey Kauffman’s cell phone after he disappeared because the only time it was turned on was when it was called by Eula Keyes’ phone. Hans shows that Jim Cook messed with some results by saying that he did not have enough space on his slide to list what he should have listed. Hans points out that it appears that Jim Cook did this on purpose to conceal the fact that Eula Keyes phone was the only phone that was able to connect to Korey Kauffman’s cell phone after he went missing. Hans shows how Jim Cook’s work shows a cell phone site does not match up correctly. Hans states that Jim Cook did not confirm the information with the carrier, then said that he did confirm the information with the carrier. Hans states that Jim Cook could not confirm who he had spoken to. Hans: “The evidence shows that Jim Cook makes things up.”
Hans Hjertonsson now speaks about how Marlisa Ferreira had made a big deal about a 31-minute gap where Sandy Villalobos had texted Daljit Atwal. Hans states that Jim Cook had said that there had never been a text that had taken that much time to get a reply. Hans states that in subsequent testimony, he had asked Jim Cook to check on this, and Jim Cook found many gaps that long. Hans states that Jim Cook’s work showed 24 errors in the year of 2012. Hans: “Jim Cook was not worth the bucks.” Hans: “He’s the expert?”
Hans now goes into the overlap of cell phone coverage issue. Hans states that Jim Cook’s diagram of the Southeast Turlock/Southeast sector did not look right. Hans states that Jim Cook was “Eye balling and using a protractor.” Hans speaks about how Marlisa Ferreira had argued that Baljit Athwal and Daljit Atwal were shown by the cell phone analysis to be on the Carson property. Hans states that the cell phone analysis actually shows that the Carson property is not inside of the overlap on this cell phone tower and sector. Hans states that Jim Cook testified that he always used a 10-15 degree overlap. Hans states that he asked Jim Cook about another case called the Dunkirk case. Hans points out that in that case, Jim Cook testified that there was a 5-10 degree overlap. Hans: “He just lied, and that is a huge deal.” It is now time for lunch.
We start out at 1:32PM with a side bar. Hans gets into some very technical stuff that I don’t understand. Hans states that Jim Cook agreed that data connections on a cell phone are not always reliable. Hans questions the basis for some of Jim Cook’s conclusions. Hans had asked Jim Cook for the name of an AT&T engineer that he had spoken to, and Jim Cook could not provide the name. Hans states that Jim Cook is picking and choosing. At this time, I notice our bathroom monitor Russkamp in the courtroom. I feel so comforted by his presence. Hans speaks about how Jim Cook repeatedly refused to answer questions as posed when asked questions by the defense. He hardly ever did that when asked questions by Marlisa Ferreira. Hans states that Jim Cook is making assumptions about where a cell phone is within a cell phone coverage area. Hans: “You just have to throw it out.” Hans states that Jim Cook left after his last day of testimony, then came back mysteriously the next day. Hans states that it was August 23rd when he came back. Hans states that he had suspicions about the map he had made that put the Carson property within the coverage area of the Southeast Turlock/Southeast sector cell phone tower site. He states that Jim Cook had said there was a 10-15 degree overlap. Hans states that Jai Gohel had asked Jim Cook if he had used Google Map to confirm his analysis, and Jim Cook said: “No sir, I don’t use that tool.” Hans: “Did he forget.” Hans points out that 12-16 hours earlier he had E-Mailed Marlisa Ferreira that he had used Google Maps to check on his work concerning the coverage on the Carson property, and determined that the Carson property was outside of the overlap. Hans: “He straight out lied.” Hans states that the reason Jim Cook never before used Google Map was that he could not fudge his work. Hans: “How can you believe anything he says?” I must note that people have been convicted based on the work of Jim Cook. He brags about the percentage of his cases that result in convictions. I hope that attorneys will notice this, and will help these wrongfully convicted victims to gain their freedom. I feel that Jim Cook should never be allowed to be an expert witness again.
Hans now speaks about the testimony of DNA expert Gary Harmer. Hans states that there was an unknown major DNA contributor that was found on the bullet that was found under the remains of Korey Kauffman. Hans states that the prosecution limited the DNA testing to only the people who matched their theory. Hans states that this unknown contributor DNA was never sent to CODIS for analysis. CODIS has a huge data base that could have possibly identified this person, but it seems as though the prosecution did not want to know who this person actually is. Hans states that the DNA of Michael Cooley was analyzed after this trial was in the 8th or 9th month, and he was excluded as being the contributor. Hans: “Why did they not send the DNA sample to CODIS?” I don’t think they wanted to know. It might not have fit their theory.
Hans now speaks about how the soil expert dug all day at Pop N Cork Liquors to be able to dig the alleged grave site 10-14 inches deep. Hans states that this depth is ½ of the depth that Robert Woody said took him 10 minutes to dig. Hans states that the soil expert found that the site had been dug at some time, but could not say when it had been dug. Hans states that the soil expert found no evidence that a body had ever been buried at the site. Hans states that the soil expert had written a book, and did not follow the steps that he wrote were necessary when investigating a burial site. Hans speaks about a metal pipe that was found about 10 inches below the ground that ran through the center of the alleged grave site. Hans states that he asked Robert Woody on the stand if when he was digging with a shovel he ever hit anything that sounded like metal, and that Robert Woody had denied hitting any such thing while digging. This proves to me that Robert Woody was telling a lie about digging the grave at Pop N Cork Liquors.
Hans Hjertonsson now speaks about Officer Ken Briggs, and how he had gone back and checked the spot where he had seen Frank Carson parked on Lander Rd. Marlisa Ferreira had argued that Frank Carson was doing surveillance on the Cooley house from where he had been parked in his vehicle. Ken Briggs found that Frank Carson could not see the Cooley house from where he had been parked, and was actually watching his own property from where he had been parked. Hans states that Marlisa got pissed off at Officer Briggs, and had gone on the attack. She had asked Officer Briggs why he had gone back to re-investigate the spot where Frank Carson had been parked in a very accusing way. Hans points out that Marlisa Ferreira had asked him if anyone had asked him to go back and check. Hans points out she asked him if he was friends with the Athwal brothers, and Officer Briggs had said: “Yes.” Hans states that she then asked Officer Briggs if he had a personal opinion on this case, and he said: “Yes.” Hans states that she never asked him what his opinion was. Hans states that Marlisa Ferreira did not like the truth. We now have a side bar. After the side bar, Hans states that Officer Briggs did what he should have done.
Hans Hjertonsson now goes into the testimony of Michael Maunakea. He calls what he said was an absurd story. He goes over the story he told about the Athwal brothers beating up Korey Kauffman, kidnapping him, locking him up in the trunk of their car, and how he had escaped from the trunk. Hans states that Maunakea stated that Korey Kauffman then ran to his house and made a statement on a mini tape recorder that he had at his house. Hans states that Maunakea testified that the mini tape recorder was seized by the Turlock Police when they raided his house during a search warrant. Hans speaks about how Maunakea testified that he had been threatened by the police to keep his mouth shut or they would make him disappear. Hans states that Maunakea was called by the prosecution to testify to this, even though they knew his testimony was not true. Hans calls this utterly absurd. Hans states that Maunakea testified that he had received a 38 caliber revolver that was mounted on a plaque with a picture of Frank Carson on it being given the plaque/gun by the CHP. Hans states that Maunakea had asked for the gun back because he was afraid of the Athwal brothers. Jesus Christ, this is all a bunch of crap folks.
Hans Hjertonsson now speaks about the burned Chevrolet pickup truck. He states that the AAA representative testified that the truck had a transponder key. Hans states that AAA paid the claim, and they would have not paid the claim if they had suspected foul play, or if it were impossible for it to be stolen without the transponder key. Hans speaks about how there was a repair report concerning the remote control module in 2008.
Hans Hjertonsson now speaks about Victor (Animal) Navar. Hans speaks about all the people who apparently are confessing to him about their crimes. Hans calls Victor Navar a jail house snitch. Hans states that Victor Navar testified about how one of the Athwal brothers took a shower and spilled his guts to him about killing Korey Kauffman. Hans speaks about how Victor Navar evades police, lies to the police, escapes, and flees to Mexico, is apprehended and brought back after a marijuana robbery where his partner had been shot and left to bleed out on the side of the road near Ceres. Hans speaks about how Victor Navar swore to God that he had nothing to do with the killing, and had never touched a gun. Hans speaks about how he was housed for 10 days next to the Athwal brothers, and after 3-4 days got the Athwal brothers to confess that Robert Woody was supposed to kill Korey Kauffman, but chickened out, and had handed the gun to Daljit Atwal who killed Korey Kauffman. This is once again a bunch of crap. Hans speaks about how crazy it would be for the Athwal brothers to pay for Robert Woody’s dental work because they wanted him to kill Korey Kauffman. Hans: “This makes no sense.” Hans points out that there was no phone records that would indicate that Baljit Athwal made a call to Daljit Atwal at Pop N Cork Liquors to come over to the Carson property. Hans speaks about the testimony of Woodrow Woody and Robert Branco. Hans speaks about how Patrick Hampton, and how he was housed with Robert Woody in Tuolumne County in 2016, and how Robert Woody told Hampton that he killed Korey Kauffman. Hans speaks about Dominic Saldana, and how he said that he moved the body of Korey Kauffman. Dominic Saldana lived at Kevin Pickett’s house. Hans: “Yes, there were rumors.” Hans speaks about the way Robert Woody was treated by his attorneys and the way he was interrogated, and says that is a reason he should not be trusted. Hans speaks about how Kevin Pickett had said: “How many times do I have to tell you, Korey Kauffman disappeared on 03/29/2012.” Hans speaks about how Kirk Bunch had, at the last minute, testified that Kevin Pickett had told him that Korey Kauffman had disappeared on 03/30/2012, but had not written a police report, and had destroyed his notes. Hans: “Seven years later, Kirk Bunch says this was said to him.” Hans speaks about how Charlie O’Dell had picked up a muddy Michael Cooley, Eula Keyes, and Keith Hobbs in Escalon after their car had broken down. Hans states that O’Dell had been told by them that they had just gotten rid of someone in the mountains who had owed them a large sum of money. Hans speaks about the infamous bathroom break during the long interrogation of Robert Woody. Hans speaks about Scott Rollins, and how he could not identify Korey Kauffman from pictures that were shown to him. Hans states that Scott Rollins had heard on the street that it was Korey Kauffman. Hans states that Robert Woody was present, and said nothing, and it was 1-2 months before Korey Kauffman went missing.
Hans Hjertonsson speaks about how Korey Kauffman had been to Pop N Cork Liquors 4-5 times, and there was a huge number of people who come into the store constantly. Hans states that there is no proof that Daljit Atwal is lying about not seeing Korey Kauffman at the store. Hans speaks about Cathy Grinnolds, and how she testified about seeing 3 men on the Carson propery who had a dark complexion and were wearing hoodies. Hans states that in the Preliminary Hearing, she testified that she could only see silhouettes. Hans states that she read about it in the Modesto Bee, and had seen their mug shots, and had realized the people she saw on the property were the Athwal brothers. Hans states she testified in October of 2015 she had seen them at Pop N Cork Liquors, and had not seen them at 838 9th Street.
Hans Hjertonsson now talks about the alleged pipes that were set out as bait. He states that Kirk Bunch testified that no pipes ever were seen on the Carson property. It is now 2:59PM, and Hans Hjertonsson starts making his final remarks. Hans states that this case is crazy and upside down. Hans: “What they did to Robert Woody made him a victim, and they completely broke him down. Hans: “They threatened him that they would lock him up forever.” Hans: “They were pointing their fingers at the Athwal brothers, and Robert Woody was hoping for a deal.” Hans: “They had their theory on this case that was not supported by the evidence.” Hans speaks about being charged for obstruction of justice in a murder they did not commit. Hans states that all of the defendants are not guilty. Hans: “Please do the right thing.” It is now 3:00PM, and we take a break. At 3:22PM, the jury is brought back into the courtroom.
Defense attorney Jai Gohel begins his closing arguments for his client Baljit Athwal. Jai tells the jury it has been a long road, but we are almost there. Jai states that he is emotional, and sometimes he does not behave well. He asks the jury to not blame his client for his bad behavior at times. Jai speaks about Clarence Darrow, and how he said how you are only free if I am free. Jai states that the defendants do not have to prove anything, and are presumed to be innocent. Jai states that the evidence demands an innocent verdict. Jai states that a lot of the defense’s case is based on their cross examination of the witnesses. Jai states that the evidence is not even close. Jai: “What’s on trial is the prosecution’s case.” Jai: “I will go after their evidence, witnesses, investigators, and arguments. Jai states that jury trials are about credibility of the witnesses, the investigation, and choices, and if you can trust their analysis. Jai states that Marlisa Ferreira has said a lot of small pieces, and wants the jury to strain through the facts. Jai states that the small pieces are not all facts, and she must prove each one. Jai speaks about how he used Cliff’s Notes in College. He states that Marlisa Ferreira’s case is like Cliff’s Notes, and her case is really skewed.
Jai Gohel speaks about the testimony of the Hodsons, and how they had testified that Steve Duden had placed trackers on cars for Frank Carson. Jai speaks about how the Hodsons had testified that they had found a large dead rat on their front steps, but had not taken a picture of it. He states they are Private investigators, and know the importance of documenting such things. Jai states that Mr. Hodson was fired by Frank Carson when he left the Frank Drummond case. Jai states that Marlisa Ferreira misrepresented the facts about Robert Woody, and had said that Baljit Athwal had a gun the last night on the Carson property. Jai Gohel states that nobody said anything about there being 2 guns except Victor Navar. Jai Gohel states that the handgun had not been seen before, and was a revolver. Jai states that 13 days later he asked about the gun, and Woody testified that Baljit put the gun in his pocket. Jai Gohel states that at this point, Robert Woody said: “Bobby did?” Jai states that Robert Woody said he did not recall that, and had never seen a gun that night. Jai states that Marlisa Ferreira, in her closing statements said that Baljit Athwal put the gun into his pocket. Jai Gohel: “Credibility, is that credible?” Jai Gohel states that his opening statements were a summary of what he thought the evidende would show. Jai: “So I wrote you a check.” Jai Gohel: “Robert Woody is in the crucible.” Jai: “There is no credible corroborating evidence.” Jai: “All the corroborating witnesses have a vested interest, and are drug addicts, thieves, drug dealers, murders, etc. Jai states that the prosecution has given away the farm for deals. Jai states that the phone evidence acquits all three of the defendants. Jai brings up the testimony of Officer Ken Briggs. Jai Gohel questions if exercising your constitutional rights is obstruction of justice.
He speaks about how the prosecution has put quantity over quality. He states that the Athwal brothers were just collateral damage, and the prosecution did not care who they took down to get Frank Carson. Jai states that the prosecution’s case is based almost entirely on circumstantial evidence. Jai states that the jury must be convinced that the only conclusion they have is guilty in order to find the defendants guilty. Jai tells the jury that if two equally plausible theories exist where one points to guilt, and the other points to innocence, the jury must choose the theory that points to innocence.
Jai Gohel states that it is much more likely that Michael Cooley killed Korey Kauffman. He talks about how many of the prosecution’s witnesses have serious memory and credibility issues. He speaks about how the prosecution cultivated their witnesses, and how this is not a gang case. He talks about how Michael Cooley is a felon, a member of the Arian Brotherhood, a heroin and methamphetamine addict who smokes and injects the drugs. He speaks about Eula Keyes, Patrick Hampton, Praveen Singh, Victor Navar being a killer, and how Jim Cook had been paid at least $356,000.00 for his discredited cell phone analysis. Jai speaks about the many changes in their stories. Jai: “This case is nothing but problems.” Jai now speaks about how Marlisa Ferreira had spoken about how Charlie O’Dell had spoken about “The little person” but had forgot to mention anything about Charlie O’Dell picking up the muddy Michael Cooley, Eula Keyes, and Keith Hobbs in Escalon after they had gotten rid of someone in the mountains who had owed Michael Cooley $7,000.00. Jai speaks about how O’Dell had nothing to gain when he told the investigators about the Escalon incident, but was facing 25 to life when he told the investigators about the “little person.” Jai speaks about Ronald Cooper being a felon, a drug addict, and had testified that Michael Cooley was angry at Korey Kauffman, and was jealous about Korey Kauffman possibly sleeping with Eula Keyes, and threatening people with knives. Jai speaks about Michael Maunakea, and attacks his credibility. Jai speaks about Lt. Commander Patrick Emery and his impressive credibility. He speaks of Dr. Richard Leo, who is the top expert in false confessions and interrogation techniques. Jai states that there are no felons amongst the defense witnesses. Jai states that the defense had 7 felons who testified, and how the prosecution had people who testified who arrived at the courthouse dressed in jump suits because they were incarcerated.
Jai now speaks about Robert Woody, and how he is the prosecution’s key witness. He speaks about how he was captured on a body wire by Miranda Dykes saying he killed Korey Kauffman all by himself, had burned his hair off, pulled his teeth out, fed him to the pigs etc. Jai states that Woody heard all of this on the streets. He invites the jury to go back and read Woody’s cross examination. Jai states that Woody was drunk and smoking methamphetamine when he was captured on the body wire, and was trying to impress Miranda Dykes. Jai: “He did not kill Korey Kauffman.” Jai: “He is in the crucible.” Jai: “He is not educated, and is easy to manipulate. Jai states that the prosecution used the body wire for leverage during the long interview. Jai states that Woody was threatened with the death penalty. Jai states that Woody was told: “This is your golden opportunity.” Jai states that Dr. Leo spoke of this, and Woody tried to resist. Jai speaks about how Woody was placed in an area where he could see the defendants being booked. Jai: “They were sending him a message.” Jai: “He got broken down.” Jai states that when Woody continued to deny involvement, Domby told him: “We are way past that part.” Jai speaks about the 07/22/2016 interview where Woody implicated Walter Wells, and the CHP Officers in order to get a deal. Jai speaks about how Beverly Woody held up a sign at the jail to have Robert Woody change his testimony on 07/22/2016. Jai states that Woody said that Frank Carson was on the property. Jai states that Woody later recanted that statement, and admits he made it up. Jai: “How can you believe him after that in a murder case?” Jai states that Woody drew a map where he mapped where Walter Wells’ car was parked. Jai states that Woody is a very dedicated liar. Jai speaks about how Woody has Daljit Atwal handing a gun to Frank Carson. Jai: “This never happened.” Jai speaks about Robert Woody, and says he is all the prosecution has, and he is not the sharpest tool in the shed. Jai: “This entire case is because of Robert Woody’s false confessions.” Jai: “These men did 18 months in jail.” It is now 4:08PM, and Judge Zuniga sends the jury out. We are done for the day.
Week 54, Day 186 June 21, 2019 Jai Gohel continues his closing arguments. Jai Gohel states that false confessions do occur. He states that policemen are human beings, but bias should not come into play. Jai speaks about the evolving and changing statements. Jai states that Robert Woody did not have anything to do with the killing of Korey Kauffman, and neither did any of the defendants. He speaks about years of psychological coercion. Jai states that Woody fabricates too much, then recants. Jai states that Korey Kauffman had a tragic end, but these defendants are not responsible. Jai states that if the jury has reasonable doubt, they must acquit. Jai states that Robert Woody called his family, and told them he did not do it. Jai: “Now the prosecution gives witnesses that say he told them he did it.” Jai: “I call it false testimony.” Jai states that the Cooley clan is all connected, and do not represent real corroboration. Jai states that the excavation at Pop N Cork was not done well. He calls this pseudo- science. He calls the testimony of Jim Cook non-science. He states that Jim Cook has a high school education, and says he is basically a salesman. He states that Cook made between 350 thousand and 400 thousand dollars. Jai states that we should have only looked at the cell phone data records. Jai states that the prosecution wanted him to shape the evidence. Jai states that Woody got his information from the streets.
Jai states that Woody did not point out the place where the body was found, and the investigators did not video record him allegedly pointing out the place where the body was found. Jai states that Woody said they parked on asphalt. It was a dirt road. Jai: “He has no idea.” Jai: “He has never been there before.” Jai calls this pseudo-corroboration.
Jai calls Jim Cook not much of an expert. No shit. Jai speaks about how Marlisa Ferreira had tried to use the phone evidence to show that Frank Carson had met with the Athwal brothers every Tuesday morning. Jai points out that the Turlock Flea market is in the same cell phone tower and sector, and that Frank Carson attends the Flea Market every Tuesday morning. Jai speaks about how the prosecution had said that Frank Carson was around Doctors Medical Center a couple of times, but he was actually about one mile away at his home on Fleetwood Drive. Jai speaks about how there is no cell phone data that shows that Korey Kauffman was at Michael Cooley’s house on 03/30/2012. Jai speaks about how there were no calls from Korey Kauffman’s cell phone after 5:09PM on 03/30/2012. Jai states that he always called. Jai states that no calls hit off the Carson property. Jai states that Daljit Atwal supposedly called by Baljit Athwal to come to the Carson property, but there is no evidence of that around 1:00AM. Jai points out that there were no such calls from 10PM and 3AM. Jai states that refutes Robert Woody. Jai: “How would Daljit know to go?” Jai: “that is not real corroboration.” Jai Gohel states that the prosecution contends that Baljit went to the mountains to check on the body on 06/26/2012. Jai states he was using a “throw phone.” Jai: “it was the middle of the day.” Jai: “The area was crawling with hunters.” Jai: “Why would he take a cell phone this time when he did not take a cell phone last time?” Jai: “this never happened.” Jai Gohel states that the defense established on cross examination that the Big Oak Flat cell phone tower does not cover where the body was found. Jai states that Jim Cook admitted that his analysis concerning this cell phone tower was off by 17 degrees. Jai states that at 2:54PM Baljit’s cell phone pinged off the Castle Air Force Base cell phone tower. Jai states if the jury has reasonable doubt that Baljit Athwal was there he is not guilty.
Jai states that on 03/30/2012, Jim Cook testified that Baljit’s cell phone was on the Carson property. Jai: “we goated him, and he did check it using Google Maps. Jai: “He perjured himself.” “He was forced to admit that the Carson property is not covered by the cell phone site.” Jai calls this hard evidence. Jai Gohel states that between 1:05AM and 1:33AM on 03/30/2012 Baljit’s cell phone was not on the Carson property. Jai states that this is an alibi, and therefore Baljit Atwal is not guilty. Jai states that Hans Hjertonsson rebuked the vacillating testimony. He states that the Carson property goes right through a commercial district, and when a cell phone is taken between buildings it messes with what the prosecution claims happened. Jai calls the prosecution’s argument concerning that insufficient. Jai states that a Google Map is more accurate. Jai states that between 6:20PM on the 30th till 2:22AM none of the defendants cell phones were on the Carson property. Jai states this proves Robert Woody was lying. Jai states that this proves the defendants are not guilty.
Jai speaks about Patrick Emery, and how he has spent 22 years in the US Navy. Jai states that he was with both Athwal brothers at Pop N Cork Liquors between 1-2 AM. Jai states that he was drinking, and that his wife’s father had passed away. Jai states that the Athwal brothers and Walter Wells had offered him a place where he could unwind, and blow off some steam. Jai states that this destroys Robert Woody’s time line. Jai Gohel state that Jon Evers, Domby, and Kirk Bunch all call Patrick Emery, but the prosecution does not call him as a witness. Jai: “Who’s credibility do you trust more?” “Patrick Emery or Robert Woody?” They were at Pop N Cork, and were not at the Carson property.
This is an alibi. Jai: “Game over.” Jai: “Marlisa attacks him for wearing his uniform.” “Is there anything more formal than a murder trial?” Jai shows how Marlisa Ferreira was not able to impeach Patrick Emery about the towing of a Camaro. No DMV records of the Camaro were found by the DMV employee who testified for the prosecution. Jai: “What is the motivation for Emery to lie?” Jai: “He’s honest.” Jai compares the roach witnesses to Patrick Emery for credibility. Jai points out that all the cell phone overlaps in Turlock involve the central part of Turlock. Jai states that Eula Keyes and Michael Cooley were in control of Korey Kauffman’s cell phone for 7-8 days. The only phone that was able to connect with his phone was Eula Keyes’ cell phone. It appears Cooley or Keyes turned the phone on before they called the phone. The rest of the time, it was off, and nobody else was able to connect when they called it. I think this is proof they had the phone. They should have been arrested. I call this hard evidence. Jai states that the defense has presented the argument that this case is biased. Jai: “Why not get Eula Keyes cell phone records?” The prosecution did not get the records while they were still available, and they are no longer available. The prosecution did not want to know. I think they are letting the real killers get away with murder. Jai states that the prosecution has called 140 plus witnesses. Jai states that there were no calls from Korey Kauffman’s cell phone to Kevin Pickett on 03/29/2012. Kevin Pickett testified that Korey Kauffman would always call him every day. This shows to me that he disappeared on the 29th.
Jai speaks about the Michael Cooley incident on South Johnson Street. In May of 2012. Jai points out that before Baljit Athwal and Robert Woody drove to Cooley’s house, they had to try to find the Carson property. This shows that they had never been to the Carson property before. This about two months after they allegedly killed Korey Kauffman on the Carson property. This proves the defendants are not guilty. Jai points out that no incriminating evidence was found on the Carson property when it was searched.
Jai speaks about the ever changing Woody story. Jai states that Woody testified that Korey Kauffman was not wearing a jacket when he was killed. He could not have missed seeing the jacket when he moved the body and cut off the fingers and cut off the toes. This proves Robert Woody was lying. Jai Gohel states that Joe Borba’s bedroom is 30-50 feet from where Korey Kauffman was allegedly killed. Jai states that he would have heard the gun shots. Faye Springer said she found 2-3 bullet holes in the back of the jacket that penetrated all the way through. Robert Woody said that Korey Kauffman was shot once in the back. Analysis of the bullet that had Korey Kauffman’s DNA showed it was shot by a Marlin rifle. Robert Woody said Korey Kauffman was shot with a handgun. We now take a break until 11:15AM
After the break, Jai Gohel states that Steve Jacobson and Domby asked Woody what was done with Korey Kauffman’s body after he was killed. Jai states that Woody told them that they took his body directly to the mountains. Jai states that Domby then told Woody: “No no no, that does not match the cell phone records.” Jesus Christ. Jai states the investigators feed Woody the story about the stolen burned truck, and Woody then says the body was taken to Pop N Cork Liquors and the side lot was used as a temporary burial site. Jai speaks about all the barking dogs that are present at Pop N Cork Liquors, and all the cops that frequent the store. Jai: “They would take a body there?” Jai: “That doesn’t make any sense. Jai: “If you think this did not happen, you must acquit.” Jai speaks about the street light right above where the alleged burial site is located, and the apartments that overlook the site, and how none of the neighbors saw anything. Jai speaks about how Woody said that it took him ten minutes to dig the grave. What a man! Jai: “That is not credible.” Jai speaks about a pipe that is 10-14 inches below the surface that runs through the alleged grave site. Jai speaks about how Woody said the body was wrapped up in an 8×10 tarp. Jai: “How could you fit that into that shallow hole?” Jai points out when a body decomposes, it bloats to at least two times its normal size. Jai speaks of the putrid smell that would have emanated from such a shallow grave. Jai states that nobody smelled anything. Jai: “That is a made up story.” Jai shows a Google Map picture of the side lot that was taken in March or April where the entire lot was green, and showed no indication of a grave. Jai states the picture was taken 2-3 weeks after the body had allegedly been buried. Jai: “That story is a lie, and this is reasonable doubt.
Jai points out that Woody adopted the cutting fingers and toes from what he was told by Steve Jacobson. Jai states that Woody said he put the shoes back on, and never testified that he saw a bandage on Korey Kauffman’s hand. Jai states that Kevin Pickett said he had a big bandage on the hand when he disappeared. Jai: “The fact that Korey Kauffman had a bandage on his hand was not fed to Robert Woody.” Jai says this is reasonable doubt. Jai points out a picture of one of the boots. It is essentially in great shape, and is completely intact, and yet no blood was found inside. Jai points out that the white socks did not have any blood on them as well. Jai questions why Mr. Morrison and Mr. Varner were not interviewed by the investigators. They lived in the apartments that overlooked the side lot. Jai: “Failure to do so shows bias.” Jai states that the investigators did not believe Robert Woody, or were not doing their job. Jai: “They didn’t want that non-corroborating evidence. Jai questions why the investigators never used cadaver dogs to check the burial site. Jai: “They didn’t want to know.” Jai states that Robert Woody is not a reliable truth teller. He was trying to be polite. I would say that he is a liar, and an extreme liar in particular. Jai compares Woody to Patrick Emery. Jai states that Woody lies to impress Miranda Dykes. Jai states Woody lies because he is high. Jai states that Woody lies because he says he is dumb and stupid. Jai states Woody lies because he wants to please his mother. Jai states that Woody lies because his mother tells him to lie. Jai states that Woody lies because the cops push him to lie. Jai states that Woody lies to get out of trouble. Jai states that Woody lies to avoid prison. Jai states that Woody lies for no reason at all. Jai states that Woody’s story defies all common sense.
I note at this time that the sun is coming up. I have been typing all night. I have a ways to go. I am going to hang in there until I get this done. Thank God I have Coca Cola. I am not a coffee drinker, and caffeine gives me a boost. I am going to take a short break.
Jai states that common sense says there would be some hard evidence, but there is none. Jai states that someone would have found the body earlier if had been there all the time. Jai: “Who knows where the body was?” Jai: “We don’t know he died from a bullet.” Jai: “Dr. Baik said he could not determine the cause of death.” Jai states that the hole in the fence is a red herring because it was fixed in 2011. Jai states it is a red herring that pipes were set out as bait because no photos of pipes exist. Jai states it is a red herring about spot checking because this has been refuted by testimony. Jai states it is a red herring there was a fight between Daljit and Korey Kauffman at Pop N Cork Liquors because Robert Woody never said anything about a fight. Jai states that it is a red herring about the alleged threat to Cooley. Jai states it is a red herring about the burning of the pickup truck. Jai states it is a red herring about the garden at Pop N Cork Liquors. It is now time for our lunchtime break. Jai lists some more red herrings. I am getting rummy, so I will skip over a few of them.
Jai speaks about how Marlisa has tried to demonize the Athwals for having guns at Pop N Cork Liquors. Jai states that it is a liquor store, and it is a dangerous place, and you would expect guns to be present at the store for protection. Jai states that all the guns were legally possessed. Jai points out that Robert Woody never mentioned about an injury to Daljit Atwal’s hand, and Patrick Emery testified that he did not see any injury to the hand when Daljit was at his father in law’s funeral. Jai points out that Google Maps shows that the Carson property had not been disked, and it couldn’t have been because of all the junk on the ground. Jai points out that Google Maps proves that the containers had not been moved on the Carson property. Jai points out that Robin Attenhoffer requested that the garden be planted, and the garden was clearly planted in a different area than where the body was allegedly buried. Jai Gohel: “Is a stolen truck unusual in the Modesto area?” Jai points out that Mr. Fells testified that it is not impossible to steal the pickup truck. Jai states that Scott McFarlane, who was a CHP Officer before this trial, testified that it is not unusual for owners to have all the keys and still have their vehicle stolen. Jai states that Scott McFarlane testified that Chevrolet trucks are particularly vulnerable to being stolen. Jai states that Baljit’s insurance paid the claim. Jai states that Robert Woody had other sources for information. Jai states that there is no evidence to support the claim of threats or fear. Jai questions why Woody would continue to work for Pop N Cork Liquors. Jai questions why the Athwal brothers would fire Robert Woody over a stolen 18 pack of Coke if they wanted him to keep quiet. Jai: “This entire case is a red herring.” Jai states there is no evidence to show that the body was dug up. Jai states that Woody did not know the roads to get where the body was left in the mountains. Jai states that Woody said they parked on asphalt. Jai questions why there is no video that shows Woody taking the investigators to where the body was found. Jai states that Woody said they didn’t go to the turn around. Jai points out it would be impossible to get up and back to the mountains in the time frame that was available because Kirk Bunch testified it took almost 2 ½ hours to drive up there.
Jai Gohel talks about the thousands of wire taps who were handled by Steve Jacobson. Jai states that the wire-taps show Daljit freaking out, and telling Woody he does not have to talk to the police. Jai states that Daljit and Frank Carson stated that they didn’t do anything. Jai states that the wire-taps did not capture any confession or admissions. Jai states that the reasonable conclusion is that Michael Cooley did it, and the jury should acquit the defendants. Jai Gohel states that Cooley is a member of the Arian Brotherhood, has been to prison, is a heroin and methamphetamine addict who injects and smokes both drugs. Jai states that Jack Able got information about the Escalon issue and turned it over to law enforcement in 2014. Jai states that Korey Kauffman owed Michael Cooley $9,000.00. Jai states that Michael Cooley was one of the last people to see Korey Kauffman alive. Jai goes into the details of the Escalon incident once again. Jai states that O’Dell had no reason to lie about Escalon when he provided the information. Jai states that Faye Springer testified she found stab like slashed under the armpits of the Carhart jacket. Jai goes over how Eula Keyes had control of Korey Kauffman’s phone after he went missing. Jai states that Michael Cooley was deflecting his own guilt when he told David Shaw that Korey Kauffman went to the Carson property. Jai states Cooley spoke of Korey Kauffman in the past tense. Jai states Michael Cooley makes up the story of the pipes, and David Shaw calls Kirk Bunch, and Kirk Bunch immediately writes a report that states that Frank Carson has a motive to kill Korey Kauffman. Jai points out the 13 knives that Michael Cooley had, and says that: “He is a knife man.”
Jai Gohel states that Praveen Singh is a fake cop, who worked with Frank Carson. He states Singh was never a cop. Jai speaks about a Mr. Dishman who thought Singh was a Fresno cop, and found out later that he was not. Jai states that Singh is a compulsive liar, and lied in Federal Court, then lied when he denied even be the person who testified in Federal Court. Jai states Singh said: “That wasn’t me.” Jai states the defense attorneys impeached him over that. Jai states Singh was facing perjury charges, grand theft charges, mail theft, etc. Jai speaks about the alleged black bag that Singh claims was stolen from his business on McHenry Ave. Jai states that Singh told Steve Jacobson that the theft was not staged as soon as Jacobson showed up at the business. Jai: “That is not normal.” Jai states that Singh has state charges pending. Jai tries to show that he has been given a deal for his testimony, but the judge will not allow it. Jai once again goes over Michael Maunakea. Jai goes into Victor (The Priest) Navar. The nickname is objected to, and the objection is sustained. Jai states he used this nickname because everyone seems to confess to him. Jai goes over Navar’s extensive criminal record, his involvement in a marijuana robbery that ended in his partner being shot, and being left on the side of the road where he bled out and died. Jai points out he was facing 21 years, and got it reduced to 11 years for his testimony in this case. Jai calls him a jail house snitch, and how he is extremely unreliable. Jai tells a story about a Payday candy bar that a fat man got at a bait shop, and how he took a bite and discovered it had worms at the other end. The fat man thinks about cutting off the wormy end, but decides he can’t trust eating it. Jai states the jury should throw out the testimony of Robert Woody, Praveen Singh, Victor Navar, Patrick Hampton, Michael Cooley, and others. Jai now speaks about the bias of the investigators. It is now 2:45PM, and we take a break. The jury leaves the courtroom before we can leave our seats.
After the jury is out of the courtroom, Marlisa Ferreira puts her face down on her table, and begins to cry like a baby. This is what I think is the beginning of what is called capitulation. It will be so much easier for her when she completely gives up. She has lost. There is no coming back from this. I don’t feel sorry for her in the least. She deserves this, and much more. What she has done is purely evil.
At 3:09PM, Jai speaks about how Marlisa has put quantity over quality, and how the investigators had shaped the witnesses. He calls her witnesses for what they are: “Criminals, liars, thieves, and drug addicts.” Jai states that their stories have fallen apart. Jai points out all the inconsistent statements, and changing stories. He tells the jury that they can’t believe Robert Woody. Jai states that the investigators all had bias, and all of them have history concerning Frank Carson. Jai questions how Bunch and Jacobson were allowed to become lead investigators in this case given their history. Jai brings up the Sabatino case which I covered. Jai brings up the AJ Pontillo case that I covered. Jai brings up the Frank Drummond case which I covered. All of these people were represented by Frank Carson, and none of them were convicted. Sabatino ended in a hung jury. AJ Pontillo was completely found not guilty. Frank Drummond was acquitted. All of these cases pissed off the DA and pissed off the investigators. Jacobson tampered with an alternate juror in the Pontillo case, and was being charged when Frank Carson was arrested. This magically made everything go away for Jacobson. Jai states that Kirk Bunch states that he is six feet tall. Jai states he is at least as tall as Kirk Bunch, and Jai states that he is not six feet tall. I think Bunch lies about his height to make up for the size of other aspects of his anatomy. I really don’t have any respect for Kirk Bunch. What he has done to the defendants is beyond belief. Who are the criminals in this case? I feel he is one of them for sure, but he has immunity for what he does. Jai questions why the investigators never interrogated Michael Cooley. Jai questions why the DNA was never sent in to CODIS to try to find out who really killed Korey Kauffman. Jai states that Jacobson claims that he has no bias against Frank Carson. Jai points out that Jacobson tried to intimidate Frank Carson at his office when he worked as a public defender. Jai points out that Jacobson assaulted Frank Carson in the courtroom hallway while Frank Carson was taking a picture of him. Jacobson slapped the camera out of Frank’s hand, and made contact with Frank when he did so. This is assault. Frank Carson was suing Jacobson, but this all went away when Frank was arrested. Jai speaks about how Jacobson manipulated Robert Woody while transporting him to Modesto from Tuolumne County. Jai points out that Frank Navarro denied having bias against Frank Carson, but Frank Carson had challenged his honesty. Jai points out that Frank Navarro wore a body-wire to Frank Carson’s office after business hours when he did not have a warrant to search or arrest. Frank Carson asked him to leave at least 30 times, and he did not leave. He had no right to be there. Jai states he wore the wire to capture Frank Carson’s reaction. He was trespassing when he did not leave. Jai states that the prosecution’s case itself represents bias. Jai once again points out that Jim Cook got paid around $400,000.00. Jai calls this case a character assassination of Frank Carson. Jai states that Marlisa Ferreira calling Frank Carson a bully proves bias, and it is contradicted by the evidence.
Jai goes over the overt acts. He speaks about overt act #3 that accuses Frank Carson of making a death threat. Jai: “That never happened.” Jai states that Frank Carson did call the police about the thefts. Jai states that Frank Carson created a stolen book alert, and instructed people to call the police if they had any information. Jai states that Kevin Pickett’s testimony alone is sufficient for an innocent verdict. Jai states that Kevin Pickett is rock sure about the 29th of March because he links this up to the day that he and Korey Kauffman went to the Mulberry Mobile Home Park, and had some contact with a police officer. Jai states that this was also documented in a day planner that Kevin Pickett had filled out. Jai states that Kevin Pickett denies ever telling Kirk Bunch that Korey Kauffman disappeared on the 30th of March in 2012. Jai questions what motive the Athwal brothers would have. He states that they are not family to the Carson family, and are not paid. Jai states that they are not best friends with Frank Carson. He states that the Athwal brothers have no criminal convictions. Jai states that there is no underlying murder to convict for conspiracy to obstruct justice. Jai asks what elections are for. He states they are for cleaning house. This is in reference to Frank Carson running for Stanislaus County District Attorney. Jai states that there is a mountain of reasonable doubt. Jai states that the facts speak for themselves. Jai tells the jury that they are the last line of defense. He tells the jury they have the verdict. Jai states that he is done. We are told to be in the courtroom Monday at 1:00PM. I have been typing for 12 ½ hours. I am in tears. What a long strange trip this has been.
Sincerely; William Thomas Jensen (Tom)