FRANK CARSON ET AL PODCAST EPISODE 6
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ROBERT WOODY MOTHER PASSES AWAY
BORN 6-2-19591 PASSED1-11-2021
BEVERLY WOODY, MOTHER OF ROBERT WOODY, PASSED AWAY ON OR ABOUT JANUARY 11, 2021.
SHE WAS HEAVILY INVOLVED IN THE FRANK CARSON ET AL CASE IN STANISLAUS COUNTY.
COURT TESTIMONY REVEALED SHE HAD HELP UP A NOTE TO THE VISITORS WINDOW DURING A VISIT WITH ROBERT AT THE JAIL. THE NOTE WAS TELLING HIM WHAT TO SAY AND DO TO TRY TO GET A DEAL FOR TESTIMONY IN THE CASE
ROBERTS TESTIMONY CHANGED DRAMATICALLY AFTER THAT THEN AGAIN SHORTLY THERE AFTER DUE TO BEING SO OUTRAGEOUS.
SHE ALSO GAVE LONG TESTIMONY IN THE PRELIM AND ADMITTED IN THE END SHE WAS WILLING TO LIE FOR HER SON IN COURT.
FURTHER INFORMATION WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE AS IT BECOMES KNOWN.
Recently I received a transcript from the verdict hearing on June 28, 2019.
The court had received the verdict forms from the presiding juror with them stating they had reached a verdict.
Note: in the transcript it does not make mention of the judge getting off the bench and going into her chambers with the clerk with the verdict forms just prior to the reading.
Of course, the reading does give a not guilty verdict to all charges on all defendants I won’t go into those specifics.
The jurors did confirm that that was there verdict in this case they were unanimous.
No attorneys had requested that the jury be polled for clarification of their verdicts.
The verdicts were then recorded with the court.
The judge then read one last formal instruction to the jury stating they have completed their jury service with the thanks of the court and now the case is over they may choose whether or not to discuss the case and their deliberations with anyone that they see fit.
About this time there were some upset victim family members that were trying to leave the courtroom and for some reason the bailiffs had stopped them, the bailiffs eventually relented and let them leave the courtroom.
Judge Zuniga was also admonishing another family member to control herself because comments were starting to be made, with the threat that she is going to make them leave.
Back to the jury instructions she stated that under California law the jurors must wait at least 90 days before negotiating or agreeing to accept any payment for information about this case. She went on to say the lawyers in this case the defendants or their representatives may now talk to you about this case including the deliberations and/or verdict. Judge Zuniga noted that the discussions must occur at a reasonable time and place and with their consent.
So, the judge is advising the jury that they are free to discuss with anybody they want, or not, it is their choice.
Judge Zuniga also noted that if the jurors have any type of unreasonable contacts, they are to notify the court for the judge to handle the situation for them. If anybody violates that rule it is a violation of court order and that person could be fined.
At that time the judge also ordered that the courts record of personal juror identifying information, including names, addresses, and telephone numbers, be sealed under further order of the court. The judge Zuniga is not allowing any personal information to be released concerning this jury. She also noted in the future if there is a request to the court for their personal information, they will be notified prior to any decisions being made.
Judge Zuniga repeated that anyone tries to access their information, or tries to talk to them in any unreasonably way let her know and she will take care of it. She again thanked the jury because originally they were told this was supposed to be a six month trial and here we are 14 months later. She thanked them for their service and sacrifice. Judge Zuniga also noted that she tends to try some very long cases, and she stated that the jury had performed above and beyond, and it is very much appreciated. At that time, she released them from their admonishments did not discuss the case with anybody as their free to do so if they please.
At that time the judge had the jurors escorted out of the building and did not make them available to the attorneys or media.
Then Judge Zuniga went on to talk about the other pending charge against Frank Carson. Frank Carson personally and through his attorney requested that his bail be exonerated, which confused the judge initially, because she was thinking they were still on OR. But then realized that she had increased their bail during the trial, and their bail was exonerated.
The next day was being scheduled to talk about the pending charges against Frank Carson, and the court was scheduled for the next Tuesday to return all passports and such to the defendants.
Judge Zuniga then dismissed the court and that she also had noted in the next hearing that she did not hear all the comments and threats made to the defendants, but the court reporter did.
Unidentified speaker is quoted as calling them “murderers”,
Unidentified speaker was recorded as saying “fucking go to hell piece of shit talking murderers you killed my little brother my little brother”
The bailiff at this point was trying to get everybody out of the courtroom and wanted the family side to exit 1st.
Another Unidentified speaker was recorded as saying “guilty fat ass”
unidentified speaker was recorded as saying “son of a bitch”
unidentified speaker was quoted as saying “what comes around goes around still get theirs in the end”.
Unidentified speaker said “you boys better not show your faces back in Turlock”
Unidentified speaker was recorded as saying “fuckers”.
The bailiffs were then able to get all family members out of the courtroom, and then the remainder of the gallery is allowed to leave.
Not the entire transcript is just a synopsis of what happened to let you know.
FINAL ARGUMENTS WERE SUPPOSED TO START TOMORROW THAT HAS BEEN PUSHED BACK AT LEAST A DAY UNTIL FRIDAY.
KNOWING THIS CASE IT WILL BE LONGER THAN THAT.
I WILL UPDATE AS I GET INFO.
Trial witness #12
June 1, 2018/June 12, 2018 /June 13, 2018 /June 14, 2018: Michael Cooley: The last one to see Korey Kaufman alive he testified they had discussed going over to the Carson property to steal the irrigation pipes, did not go because he got into an argument with Eula Keyes, testified Korey Kaufman was going to go get the pipes himself. He was not aware of any injuries to Korey Kaufman’s hand. Mike Cooley was the last one to see Korey Kaufman alive. In addition, he had buried Korey Kaufman’s bicycle in his backyard with no explanation. Also said he received no benefits from his testimony. Was a three-strike candidate in his pending case and was sentenced to 17 days’ time served.
Trial witness 13
June 5, 2018: Amber Keister: lived in the front house on Lander. Testified seeing some altercations between Frank Carson and Mike Cooley on the Cooley property.
Trial witness #14
June 5, 2018: Daniel Adams: lived with Amber Keister in the front house on Lander also testified to the altercations between my Cooley and Frank Carson. But had never seen anybody stealing anything from the Carson property or cross his property to go to the Carson property commit thefts. Confusing as to why he was called in the first place.
Trial witness #15
June 5, 2018/June 14, 2018: Ronald Cooper: testified he was hanging around the Cooley house doing drugs during that time that Korey Kaufman disappeared. Saw the altercations between the Cooley clan and Frank Carson. Stated that there were armed guards on the Frank Carson property. Had seen many instances of people going into the property steal.
Trial witness #16
June 15, 2018: detective Dave Shaw: Turlock Police Department: officer Shaw had been called by Mike Cooley in regard to Korey Kauffman’s disappearance. Mike Cooley called him directly and not through the Police Department dispatch. Also noted Detective Shaw after getting the information in regard to Korey Kaufman’s disappearance, he placed a phone call directly to Kirk Bunch to advise him of the situation that Mike Cooley was reporting. This was on April 2, 2012. This was not a Turlock Police Department case, this was not a Stanislaus County district attorney’s case at this time, the location of alleged occurrence is a Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department jurisdiction.
Trial witness #17
June 15, 2018: Sabrina Romero (Reedy): Sabrina Romero had moved into the front house on Lander Street during the times that altercations were happening between my Cooley and Frank Carson. Never actually identified Frank Carson personally just called him the “white guy.” Also walked away from a $12,000 embezzlement from her dentist employer with a misdemeanor, no time served, or any order of restitution by the court.
Trial witness #18
June 19, 2018: unknown Turlock Police Department officer: had responded as a backup to the Sheriff’s office call of an altercation at the Cooley house. Did not take any action was only there briefly, also I believe he’s the officer that had encountered Frank Carson sitting in his car across the street doing a surveillance on his own property.
Trial witness #19
June 19, 2018: Justin Reedy: Sabrina Romero’s husband also noted that he did see some altercations, had trouble recalling anything in particular nor have any contact with the guy that had come to the property.
Trial witness #22
June 19, 2018: officer Lee Medlin: Turlock Police Department: at also responded to the Lander property after being called in regard to an altercation. Did do a consensual search of the Cooley property and barn. No report was written just a notation in the computer aided dispatch report.
Trial witness #23
June 19, 2018/June 20, 2018/June 21, 2018: Kathy Grinnolds: was renting the ninth Street property from Frank Carson when the alleged occurrence happened. Stated that her motherly instincts had told her that there was a body hidden in the chicken coop in the back of the property. No indication was ever noted that there was.
Trial witness #24
June 21, 2018: Everett Wenstran: had a secondhand shop in Hilmar that twice some of Frank Carson’s stolen property ended up in his shop and was eventually confiscated by law enforcement. He blamed Frank Carson.
Trial witness #25
June 26, 2018: officer Kim Briggs: Turlock Police Department: had made contact with Frank Carson in his vehicle parked next to Al’s transmission on Lander, Frank Carson was doing a surveillance on his property in regard to the thefts.
Trial witness #26
June 26, 2018: Eddie Dixon: owner of a business next door to the Cooley residence, testified Frank Carson had approached him and his daughter in regard to thefts that were going on in his property and was accusing the daughter of doing some of the thefts.
Trial witness #27
June 26, 2018: Shaniqua Texiera: the daughter of Eddie Dixon was also at the business that day and testified she got accused of stealing from Frank Carson property. Did not have a good recall of the altercation.
Trial witness #28
June 26, 2018: Edward Ragua: state prison inmate, hung out on Lander knows Mike Cooley and Korey Kauffman. Stated Korey Kauffman was there only a couple times a month. Was playing horseshoes at the horseshoe pit, also stated seeing laser pointers being pointed towards where they were.
Trial witness #29
June 27, 2018: Teresa Nichols: testified in a motion but basically said she could not recall anything. Was not happy about being in court. A customer of pop n cork. The last time she had any interaction with pop in court was in 2010 as they had moved out of the area at that point. Husband a deputy and said there was conversations about wanting her husband to spotlight a property, but no specific property was mentioned.
Trial witness #30
June 27, 2018: Ted Nichols: Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Deputy custody division: there was conversation with him to spotlight a property, no property in specific was mentioned, he did not want to get involved and also stated that he was a custody deputy and did not work patrol was not able to do it.
Trial witness #31
June 27, 2018: Noel Vento: Stanislaus County deputy sheriff: had responded to the Cooley property when Frank Carson called in regard to a theft. Did investigate and filed a report on a burglary that occurred at the Carson property.
Trial witness #32
June 28, 2019: Janet Fletcher neighbor: she talked about how some neighbors having problems with thefts and knew Korey Kaufman from TJ Samra recycle business.
Trial witness #33
June 28, 2018: Jon Paden: neighbor of Korey Kaufman on S. Johnson St. was written down in one of the reports by Kurt Bunch as a witness to the” ass is grass” threats, but mostly said that information was relayed to him by Kurt Bunch not the other way around. He also testified that he had contacted Kurt Bunch after the Ramey warrant had been posted to try to correct the information that was not accurate about his statement.
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ANOTHER CONTINUED HEARING…….
The 995 hearing scheduled today for Walter Wells and Scott McFarlane was scheduled for 1030 in department 10 at the main courthouse.
About 10:40 AM all attorneys went into chambers and finally came out around 11:05 AM.
Judge Moody finally got on the bench around 11:20 AM and explained he discussed in chambers in detail the issues involved for both defendants. The issues are total separate issues even though they been joined together. Due to that fact he said they had to reschedule this 995 motion hearing, and will hear arguments on May 21, 2018 at 10:30 AM.
Larry Niemeyer, the attorney for Scott McFarlane, did note that he objected to any further continuances and wanted to be on the record.
Judge Moody noted his objection and he also stated the ten page rule in this motion is not applicable to this particular motion due to the issues involved in the long preliminary hearings that happened.
He also noted that both defendants are not in the same place of evidence presented and stated that Scott McFarlane’s case could be proceeded on but there are still issues involved in regard to Walter Wells. And Walter Wells as attorney, Peter Rodriguez, asked to remain on the same trial schedule is Scott McFarlane.
At that point court was adjourned around 11:45 AM.
Also, of note as I got to my car several blocks away I noticed Kirk Bunches vehicle coming out of an alley near I where I was parked. I’m sure was just a coincidence.
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Court was originally scheduled to start it 0930 hrs. but the judge had emailed everyone saying that he was going to be late because another traffic accident on the freeway. This accident was in fact true as I checked the CHP website and there was a fatal traffic accident on Interstate 580 at Grant line Road. Little later on I found out apparently, it was an off-duty Alameda Sheriffs deputy that was killed in that accident. Everyone affiliated with Dawgs Blog sends out our condolences to his family both personally and professionally.
The judge did not arrive to the court until shortly before 11 AM and then all attorneys went into chambers to discuss the situation somewhere in there for about 40 to 45 minutes. After all attorneys had brief discussions with their clients court then went into session.
Walter Wells was in court for continued arraignment for trial and was continued until July 25 at 1:30pm for further arraignment to let his new attorney get up to speed.
Scott MacFarlane and Eddie Quentanar both had their preliminary hearings continued until July 25 at 1:30pm but the judge did say that she wants those prelims set for hearing on that date.
In addition, a couple of these defendants are involved in the hearing scheduled for this Monday, and will also be appearing there.
At that time court was put in recess and as far as these defendants are concerned until July 25.