Thursday, August 27, 2009


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Prosecution Witnesses
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Day 1: July 27th, 2009 Opening Statements Part I

Day 1: July 27th, 2009 Opening Statements Part II:
1. SARAH LOUISE KEY-MARER (Mother of victim, Lauren)
Dated defendant and became pregnant. Defendant pressed her to get an abortion. Key-Marer refused and gave birth to Lauren.  Eventually sued defendant for child support.  Family court awarded Key-Marer approximately 40% of the defendant's salary.  Testified

Day 2: July 28th, 2009 Morning session: 

1. SARAH LOUISE KEY-MARER (testimony continued)

Day 2: July 28th, 2009 Afternoon session:
1. SARAH LOUISE KEY-MARER (testimony continued)

Day 3: July 29th, 2009 Morning session: 

2. FIORELLA MILETECH (Teacher who knew Lauren from her school.)
First trial testimony read into the record.
3. JACQULINE MARTIN:  (Knew victim from Lauren's school)
4. MARLENE QUIRAMarlene (Knew victim from Lauren's school)

Day 3: July 29th, 2009 Afternoon session:
5. JEANIE HERRERA SAUNDER (School administrator and teacher at Lauren's school)

6. DEBORAH JENKIN (Abalone Cove parking lot attendant)
Observed Lauren in the car when Brown and Lauren entered the parking lot.

7. SAAD OMAR (Witness at Portugese Point)
 Omar observed defendant and victim several times at several points during their hike.

Day 4: July 30th, 2009 All Day:  
8. JEREMY WILLIAM SIMMONS Sacred Cover sun-bather who loaned defendant cell phone to call 911.
9. JAMES WITHEROW: Hiker at the scene who saw the victim and defendant on the hillside paved road.
10. RICHARD BARBER: Motorist who observed victim and defendant walking on Palos Verdes Drive South.
11. CAPTIAN FRED CURCIO, JR.: LA Co Firefighter. supervisor at the scene, first responder.
12. VICTOR ROSENTHAL: LA Co. Firefighter specialist; one of the first responders, paramedic but working truck detail that day.
13. JESSICA PAIGE BROTHERS: LA Co Sheriff Sgt. first responder at scene

Day 5: July 31st, 2009 Morning session: 

14. LT. RICHARD ERICKSON: - LA Co Sheriff, first responder at scene.

Day 5: July 31st, 2009 Afternoon session;
14. Lt. RICHARD ERICKSON - {Testimony continued.)
15. ANTOINETTE MARTINEZ: LA Co. Sheriff Deputy who responded to scene and gave death notification to Sarah Key-Marer.
16. DETECTIVE JEFFREY LESLIE: LA Co. Sheriff Homicide Detective, one of two lead detectives.

Day 6: August 3rd, 2009 Part I (Short entry. No testimony.)
Day 6: August 3rd, 2009 Part II  
15. ANTOINETTE MARTINEZ (testimony continued)

911 Call

Day 7: August 4th, 2009 All Day:
17. LINDA PETERSO: Sarah Key-Marer's roommate in 1995.
18. LEENA PATEL: Teacher at Lauren's school who knew Lauren and Sarah.
19. LEIGH ANN ORME: Friend of Sarah Key-Marer's and babysitter for Lauren from infancy until preschool and after.

Day 8: August 5th, 2009  
20. DR. CAROL BERKOWITZ: Child psychologist who also visited the scene and took the hike with the coroner.

Day 9: August 6th, Morning session: 
(Unknown; Guessing #16 Detective Jeffrey Leslie.)

Day 9: August 6th, 2009 Afternoon session:
16.  DETECTIVE JEFFREY LESLIE: Testimony continued
21. PHYLLIS MASEY: LAX police officer, retired who took an incident report from defendant.
22. DECTIVE MARK LILLIENFELD: LA Co. Sheriff Homicide Detective; went undercover as LAX Officer to interview defendant about incident report.

LAX Airport parking garage conversation between defendant & Sarah Key-Marer

Day 10: August 7th, 2009 Part I
23. MITCHELL DeGRAFF: Former neighbor of Sarah Key-Marer and family friend. Witnessed incident on Halloween and over-heard defendant make statements.
24. LARA ROBERTS: Friend of Sarah Key-Marer. Observed Lauren on the church camping trip to O'Neil Park.
25. JANICE ROQUE: Friend of Marer family. Observed Lauren on church camping trip to O'Neil Park.
26. JEANE BARRETT: Former girlfriend of defendant. Defendant told her he got a girl pregnant and said he was trying to deport her.

Day 10: August 7th, 2009 Part II
27. JON HAN: Former life-time friend of defendant. Discussed conversation he had with Patty Brown about custody of Lauren.
28. JANE DOE: Former girlfriend of defendant who had an abortion.

Day 11: August 11th, 2009 Part I
29. JACK LAISURE:mer Port Marina neighbor of defendant who overheard him make statements.
30. CHRIS LORD:  Co-worker of defendant who had a confrontation with him at work.

Day 11: August 11th, 2009 Part II
31. DAVID BANISTER: Co-worker of defendant.
32. SCOTT SIMONSON: and friend of defendant who also lived at the marina.

Day 12: August 12th, 2009
33. STACY PHILLIPS: Family law attorney explains concepts of family law and how "DISSOMASTER" program works.
34. CYNTHIA NICHOLS: Orange Co. DDA who handled the child support request from Sarah Key-Marer.
35. JONI DODGE: Social worker who investigated allegation of child abuse against Sarah Key-Marer.

Day 13: August 13th, 2009
36. VICTOR RENDON: American Airlines employee who presents defendant's employment records.
37. JANE NGO: DDA, CPA and financial forensic investigator who presents the financial data on the defendant and his wife.
38. THOMAS FORTIE: LA Co. Sheriff's Dept. High Tech Task Force. Examined computers in the Brown home. 
39. ANKE RAUE: Coordinator of public walks in Rancho Palos Verdes.
40. Dr. OGBONNA CHINWAH: LA County Coroner. Performed autopsy on victim.

Day 14: August 14th, 2009
41. ROBERT OLSEN: Psomas map maker.  
42. DALE FALICON: LA Co. Deputy Sheriff and criminalist. Rappelled down clif and took photos at Inspiration Point

Day 15: 
43. DR. HAYES: Physics and trajectory expert who determined Lauren was thrown from the cliff.

Defense Witnesses

Day 16: Three Witnesses