- CHRISTENSEN: I object, Judge. This is a homicide, not an accident.
THE COURT: Overruled. The Defense is entitled to assert its theory of the case.
- PAVAO: Thank you, your Honor.
Q The day of the accident – tell us, Justin, was it an accident?
A Yes, most definitely.
Q What time did you arrive at work on Friday, January 19?
A At 2:00.
Q Did you see Cheyenne there?
Q Did you speak with her?
Q What did you talk about?
A It was just short, like, cause we were at work. We couldn’t really talk at work. We said, like, hi, and then she asked if I was coming over later, after work, and I said, yeah, I would be there after I got some stuff done.
Q Is that the only conversation you had with her at work on Friday, January 19th?
A Yeah. I saw her in the break room, and we just talked for a second, like, hey, I love you, you know, just short and sweet.
Q Did you continue then at your work until your shift was ended without any further conversation with Cheyenne?
A Yeah, it was a normal day, pretty much.
Q Before we leave the subject of work, let’s stay at work and address then the story of Miss Lucy O’Leary.
Q Do you remember her testimony, Justin?
Q Do you remember Lucy telling the jury she saw you at a water fountain with what looked to be a gun tucked in the waistband of your trousers?
Q Did you have a gun with you at work on that day?
A No. I don’t know what she thought she saw, what it was, but it wasn’t a gun. Maybe it was one of the new cordless phones we had at the office.
- CHRISTENSEN: Objection. Speculation.
THE COURT: Sustained.
BY MR. PAVAO:
Q Did you, in fact, speak with her that day about personal matters?
Q Describe the nature of the conversations you had with Miss O’Leary that day.
A Lucy was, like she said, she was whack. She was crying. I was afraid she was gonna get in trouble or something. I was trying to make her feel better.
Q Did you ever tell her that you thought her problem was about a boyfriend?