14 January 2010

Daniel Talbot trial continues 13, 14 Jan: Who's on the phone, who's pulling the strings and who is the puppet-master?

12 Jan 2010 is here.

13 Jan 2010 -- I was not in attendance but a Court observer told me that the State brought in wireless professionals to try to establish that Defendant Robert Iacoviello Jr. answered a phone call from Derek Lodie. It is my understanding that they could only show that Lodie made the calls but it was never established that Mr. Iacoviello ever answered that call because he was on a totally different phone call at the time. I might request a cost estimate for that transcript.

14 Jan 2010: The Defense Team spent most of the day discrediting the testimony of career-criminal in-the-making Johnny Heang and showing that he had motive, design and plan to kill someone by noting, inter alia (gotta' use that phrase once per post) that he was the only Blood Gang member present anywhere that night, and that it was his entire scheme to get the gun and to bring the gun to the crime scene.

They also established through Heang that Defendant Iacoviello did not carry a gun as a matter of course, and that Derek Lodie did not ask for any help and did not have designs to stick around the baseball field/bleacher area. Heang admitted that it was he who designed all of that because he was upset that the LE (whom he thought were some youth from the Northgate Crew with whom he had a prior fight) were trash-talking the Bloods. They also pointed out that Heang never said Defendant Iacoviello shot anyone after the shooting, he just said "We shot someone."

They also pointed out numerous lies that Heang has told over the past two years, about where he lived, the fact that he only now says that Defendant Iacoviello purchased a gun safe that he allegedly kept at Heang's house, and that he only now admits he was "going to the high school to start some trouble." here are some interesting Talking Points on X/E as Heang admitted he illegally test-fired the gun shortly before the tragedy:

Krupp: "You testified you were using Derek Lodie as bait...... When Derek Lodie called you the first time he didn't seem to need a ride did he?"
Heang: "Nah."
Q: It was your idea to go get Derek Lodie?"
A: "Yah."
Q: It was your idea to get a gun?"
A: "Yah."
Q: "You directed Tom Papandrea to go to your house?"
A: "Yah"
Q: "You go upstairs and unlock the safe to get the gun?"
A: "Yah."

Davis: "Did Bobby have access [to the gun in the safe at your house]?"
Heang: Anytime Bobby want the gun he could come and get it."
Q: "Did that ever happen?"
A: "No."
Q: "That never happened did it?"
A: "No."
Q: "You told Derek, stay there the cavalry's coming?"
A: "Yah."
Q: "Derek -- he didn't say anything about wanting to confront them did he?"
A: "No."

Hmmmm..... Reminds of a Mario Puzo book cover, or the chorus from this jam from Echo and the Bunnymen, "The Puppet."

You knew about this.....
With your head in your hands....
All along
I was the puppet
I was the puppet

1 comment:

Christopher King said...

At the scene, Heang claims he was walking up the path with Mr. Papandrea to his right and Defendant Iacoviello trailing, and that as Lodie was speed-walking towards them, Iacoviello fired a shot and he was almost next to him, Officer Talbot, facing the youth, fell to his right, then the people in the group (The LE) shot about 3 times in response, and "Bobby shot twice in the air."


Q: You don't know whether Derek Lodie had a gun, you don't know that, right?
A: Yah.

Q: You don't know whether Tommy Papandrea had one either, you don't know that either, right?"
A: Yah


Q: It wasn't Bobby's idea to get the gun was it?"
A: No

Q: You knew Bobby as a matter of course didn't carry a gun, right?
A: Yes

Q: You never saw Bobby actually fire the gun, did you?
A: No.