Merck Schmidt is now called.
Mack is a captain with the Mercer Co. Sheriff's Dept.
He supervises investigations. Specifically, he was involved in the investigation into the shooting.
Mark attended Mike Padilla's autopsy.
He also obtained security footage of what authorities believed was suspect vehicle at the Tesoro gas station in Hazen, N.D.
Pros has produced a still frame of the security footage.
The frame is placed on the projector. Mark identifies Whitman in one of the four sections in the still frame. He also identifies Colter Langord's pickup in a different section.
For reference, the still is of a computer screen that is divided into four quadrants. Three have different angles for the cameras in the gas station. The fourth is black.
Pros produces more still frames. These are single images. No quadrants. Whitman is shown walking or standing facing the camera in several frames from various angles and distances.
A frame with another person standing near the pickup is shown. This person is not identifiable. This person is shown to be the driver of the vehicle.
Mark took evidence to the crime lab, including casings, bullets, bullet fragments.
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Mark observed bullets being removed from Mike Padilla's body at the autopsy. Pros produces these bullets/fragments.
Pros also produces bullet fragment identified by Mark as having been removed from door brought to state lab.
Pros produces a plastic bag containing .223 casings and bullets that were test fired by the state crime lab.
Pros is now telling the jury why this is done.
Pros also produces a bag of .22 casings/bullets that were test fired. Mark identifies them.
Mark was also involved in removing Mike's body from the scene of shooting.
Pros asks whether a shirt was removed from the body.
Pros produces the shirt. Nearly all of it is stained with blood.
Mark is now identifying where he believes bullet holes are located on the shirt. Also, going over where he believes these would be in relation to the body of the person wearing it.
Mark took custody of the shirt and transferred it to the state crime lab following shooting.
Def will cross examine. Simonsen first.
Def asks about Mark's participation in the investigation. Specifically an item marked "Q." This is a cigarette butt.
Def is now asking about the placement of the laundry room at the apartment building.
The cigarette butt was found outside the Padilla apt. Def is asking about blood or gun powder residue on the cigarette butt. He says none was noticed.
Def asks about the zip ties. Wants to know whether it was listed in his inventory of evidence. It was not.
Def asks that if he didn't collect the zip ties when he was investigating, did he not think it was relevant?
He responds that he did not think the zip ties were relevant at the time.
The sate will call LaMont Jacobson.
Jacobson is a ballistics expert with the state crime lab. He did the ballistics work on the shooting.
Pros hands Jacobson a copy of his report on the firearms evidence in this case. He verifies it.
I can't speculate on the direction they're going with them, but the questions have mostly been related to how and when the zip ties came to be at the Padilla apt (whether they were brought there by Borner/Whitman or had been there previously).
Jacobson is explaining how different guns are identified by marks on the bullets they fire.
Pros will use the easel to draw three example "bullets" to demonstrate how the markings may look on a given set of bullets in evidence.
Jacobson says that because the bullets used in this shooting were soft core lead bullets, he cannot determine whether the .22 bullets in question were fired from the .22 pistol in evidence or not. The quality of markings insufficient for conclusive comparison.