21 January 2010
Dan Talbot murder trial 21 Jan. 2010 -- Evan Franklin: "I would say I was highly intoxicated."
CRUCIAL UPDATE: Get your raw video right here.
Alllllrighty then.... at today's trial I have not rolled video yet because NECN was here first, with the pool. I have taken some decent stills though, a first for bloggers in Boston. Note to self: There is not enough light in that room to pull of Big Photos, I might try to resize a couple of these but I wanted the baseball one to be large though. Soto's truck was parked where the car is parked in that photo. Anwway, 640/480 is it from here on. More details in a few minutes.
PS: They were drinking in the car before they got to Margaritas, and they were drinking shots at Margarita's too. As far as Evan Franklin goes run a word search for "Franklin" here.
What I still can't believe was the testimony from Franklin today, "we were (only) expecting a fist fight."
WHAT??? Dude, you guys are POLICE!
I'm sitting here as a former AAG right now thinking to myself... whoa.... city police officers cruising around with open containers and grown-assed men gonna' mix it up with young kids, unbelievable. Have you seen Bobby? I'm a relatively small guy and I could break him in half. Seriously, at 5"10" 170 I dwarf him. This whole thing is just patently absurd. I had to school some folks over at the Boston Globe about this case, particularly of Evan Franklin's checkered past and the fact that this is not the first time he has run from an accident, as noted in the comments.....
I have a date tonight, enough of this insanity for now. More detail on today's trial late night or in the wee morning hours before tomorrow's session.
Related posts: The Puppet; Abbott & Costello.
Related stories: Forgot to say Brad Puffer and I were chillin' today, the NECN cameras were there and here is their take on it. Here is Seth Daniel's (more on Mr. Daniel in this bullet trajectory entry) 21 Jan. piece on Marilyn Cardona, the only non-LE State witness to date who is not trying to reduce a sentence by their testimony, as well as his 21 Jan. summary on matters I've been setting forth here as linked, supra.