One more witness coming today. We expect it to be Sandy Phillips
Judge Samour has returned to the courtroom
Judge Samour making a record about previous rulings. Says he has made objections on some childhood questions based on the case law, but has drawn a difference between that and evidence about the victim's background
DA Brauchler calls Sandy Phillips, mother of Jessica Ghawi
She is wearing the green scarf over her shoulders
Sandy says her daughters birthday always falls around thanksgiving
She was named for Sandy's father, who was dying when she was pregnant
@Poppy: favorite color I believe, but she always has it. Every day.... maybe they'll ask about it...
"She was a little whirlwind. Lots of energy. Lots of graciousness. She was kind to others, always. She was always popular. Always smart. Always feisty"