I felt well enough to go back to court today, although the moment I walked inside the building I started coughing again. I was very fortunate that it wasn't so bad that Judge Pastor or the bailiff's asked me to step outside.
There were several defense witnesses who testified today but the jaw dropper was the last witness, who was first interviewed by Los Angeles County Sheriff's Homicide Detectives six months ago. The quick version is, he flip-flopped in his testimony on the stand from the tape recorded interview with detectives. That first interview with detectives revealed some very interesting assertions. In that initial hour-and-a-half interview, he told detectives that Cameron Brown told him what happened to Lauren at Inspiration Point and he relayed to detectives what he remembered Brown said to him about Lauren's death.
I also have some information on the allegation that Dr. Hayes was fired from Harvard because of "academic misconduct."
I promise that I will try to get my entry up covering this day by sometime Monday. It all depends on some sewing orders I need to finish and get in the mail. In addition, I may have to help Mr. Sprocket on diagnosing what's wrong with our car (it's sick at the moment) and to top it off, he seriously pulled his biceps femoris muscle in his right leg (one of his hamstring muscles) a couple of days ago and I have to work on him several times a day because he's still in quite a bit of pain. So as you can see, my plate is very full right now.
The other news I have to report is that as luck would have it, Katie and Lisa who I met at the Spector retrial, came to watch Cameron Brown testimony today. Katie told me that Mr. Jackson was out in the hallway during the break and I rushed out to say hello. When he saw me he gave me a big smile and a hug. Standing right beside him was Stephan Schliebe, senior criminalist at the LA Co. Sheriff's crime lab, who I met when I took the tour. (Stephan's desk is right beside Dr. Lynne Herold's.) It was nice to see him too, and I gave him a big hug.
Mr. Jackson told me that he recently saw a show (or read an article; I can't remember exactly) about how blogs are becoming more recognized as news sources these days. He said that what the (show or article) was reporting was, that if it can be shown that the blog has 1,000 followers, then it can qualify for press accreditation. He said that he immediately thought of me when he heard that. I thanked him so much for the information and that I would look into it.
So T&T is asking our loyal readers to click on the link in the column to the RIGHT that indicates you are a regular FOLLOWER and to try to stop by the blog on a regular basis. If we can document that we have over 1,000 followers, that will help us towards being recognized as a reporting news source.