Judge says that he understands/infers that there must be unique circumstances in order for certain previous holdings to apply to this case
This record the judge is making is about hearsay
Taking a recess while the defense gathers their other witnesses who didn't expect to be here so early. 5 more remain to be recorded today.
So this was a record the judge was making in regards to the hearsay objections earlier today
- New Witness
Defense now calls Martin Barrett (who wasn't available before)
Barrett says he was neighbors with the Holmes family in Oak Hills neighborhood in Salinas, California
Barrett says the neighborhood was surrounded by strawberry fields on 2 sides, a school too.
Barrett also calls the gunman "jimmy"
Barrett says his children attended school with the convicted gunman
Defense shows evidence photo of welcome to Castorville sign
@DT8: The word is not off limits, but calling names and accusing others is off limits. Don't confuse the issue
"We love it that they had a young son and a young daughter" Barrett says of the Holmes family
Barrett says gunman was in the age group of other boys who hung out in the neighborhood
Boys were around 9-11 yoa when they met
Neighborhood had an HOA, swimming pool. "It was a real community neighborhood. We really were able to bond quite closely with all the neighbors that we had"
"He was a gentleman, he was sweet. he never was involved in any altercations" Barrett says of the convicted gunman
Barrett says he never saw gunman be mean to sister