Friday, October 4, 2013

Bryan Barnes & Javier Bolden Prelim Day 5, USC Chinese Grad Student Murders, Ying Wu & Ming Qu

Friday October 4, 2013
1:00 PM
I'm on the 9th floor of the downtown Criminal Justice Center.  There's about a half hour to go before Judge Marcus' courtroom opens for the afternoon session.

Zanae Flowers is expected to retake the stand and continue her testimony about the night of February 12th, 2012 when she suffered a gunshot wound.  Another witness, Mary McKeever was ordered back today for the afternoon session.

I've started a "Quick Links" page for this case, HERE, which you can find on the right of the blog under the heading "Full Trial Coverage Links."

I will be compiling a preliminary hearing witness list as soon as I can get to it.

1:21 PM 
DDA Brazil and DDA Akmon have arrived on the 9th floor along with two clerks.  Brazil is wearing a black pant suit with a tailored hot-pink blouse.  We are just waiting for the courtroom to open.

6:45 PM
There was a bit of a problem before court could get started for the afternoon session.  Javier Bolden was not brought to court.  Judge Marcus received conflicting information from the LA County Sheriff's regarding why he wasn't brought to court.  Judge Marcus made an extraction order but then the Sheriff's apparently told him they never received the information.  There is a possibility that Bolden did not feel well.

Zanae Flowers retook the stand to finish her testimony about the night she was shot in the leg on February 12th, 2012.

Tamara McKeever took the stand and testified about the events where her brother Deionce Davance was shot on February 12th, 2012.

To be continued....