In order to help T&T readers understand the jury verdict, I've invested in copies of some court documents. I've got more coming, so please be patient. All of these documents have been added to the Kelly Soo Park Quick Links Page.
I went to court yesterday to review the case file. Unfortunately, the Superior Court's Clerk's Office staff for the downtown criminal court building are over burdened and it will take some time to get the entire case file ready for public viewing. I totally understand this. The clerks office must review the file and remove anything that has possibly been labeled confidential. Once that's completed, I can review the file, and decide what other motions I can purchase. Many thanks to the court's Public Information Office that did have copies of a few motions I was interested in. More documents will be added to the Kelly Soo Park Quick Links Page as I obtain them.
Some of you may remember that on May 9th and 10th, motions were argued days before the trial was about to start. I attended those hearings. On the evening of May 10th, while working on my notes for those two days, I spilled water on my MacBook Air keyboard. I immediately turned it upside down and turned it off for 48 hours. I applied gentle heat (from a heating pad on low setting) and hoped for the best. My laptop recovered in time for trial, but I did not have time to finish transcribing those notes.
Some of this information below will be included in my Kelly Soo Park Synopsis: Part IV, Non-admitted evidence via pretrial motions. Some T&T readers have asked why some evidence was not admitted at trial. The reason for that is because the court agreed with the arguments presented by one side or the other. The evidence was either hearsay or did not meet the California Evidence Code standard for evidence. The easy to understand explanation is the defendant's right to a fair trial.
DEFENSE Motion in Limine to Exclude References to (1) Allegations of Illegal Activities by Munir Uwaydah; (2) Investigation of Uwaydah and Business Entities; (3) Uwahdah's Departure and Absence from the US. (granted)
DEFENSE Motion in Limine to Exclude References to "James Bond" Girl (granted)
DEFENSE Opposition Motion to Admit Evidence of Other Couduct (granted)
DEFENSE Declaration of Mark Kassabian in Support of Kelly Soo Park's Supplemental Memorandum in Support of Admissibility of John Gilmore's Other Acts (denied)
I have to go back over my notes of May 9th and 10th to determine which of the above defense motions went unopposed by the prosecution.
Keep checking the Kelly Soo Park Quick Links Page for more documents.