Last page of the packet of evidence contains a news article. Hestand says that is where she got the idea to send postcards into space.
Prosecution has no additional objection to the evidence
Hestand is identifying items in the evidence packet, postcards the kids sent and postcards she sent to them
"it was a class that loved learning"
"I never, ever had a problem with Jimmy in my classroom"
Hestand says she keeps in touch with many former students but not with the defendant
- Cross-examination starts
Pearson will question Hestand for the prosecution
Hestand says she last saw the defendant in 1996
"I have a very vivid memory of Jimmy and I cared for Jimmy in 1996 and I still care for Jimmy"
Judge says that as a result of scheduling conflicts, they did record testimony in advance. Defense is going to show one of those recordings at this time. Judge instructing jurors to consider it in the same way they consider live testimony.
I believe we saw 8 testimonies recorded last week. 1 will be played now
@Danielle: find out in a second...
Jurors will also be handed copies of the 3 bits of evidence mentioned during the recorded testimony
Correction: not enough copies, so they will publish to the jury later
They're playing the testimony of Paul Karrer