Bidwell confirms he lived in Oak Hills community when Holmes family also lived there
Bidwell says he also knew the defendant as Jimmy
"He was a very normal child, he played with his friends"
Bidwell says the Holmes family was on the quiet side
Bidwell says the Holmes family visited around the holidays
Bidwell says "You just could watch him develop and become more comfortable with himself and beginning having little jokes with adults, political type conversations. Jimmy was becoming a very enjoyable person"
Objection to "fair to say you were shocked" is sustained
Bidwell says the shooting "took us completely by surprise and it actually took us a little while to put together actually knowing who it was"
Edson will not cross Bidwell
- New Witness
The defense calls Ann Hetand
Hestand is also from California, near Salinas/Castorville
Hestand says she is a retired teacher, hospice volunteer
Hestand taught from 1974-2008, including at Castorville Elementary where she taught "Jimmy"
@LG: But she means it isn't a "green mile" situation where they are in a specific facility
Hestand describes it as a fairly small school, with 3 classrooms for each grade