Pros asks about his answers in the interview with the detective.
Whitman says he was trying to be vague about Borner's involvement to protect him.
Pros asks him if he was mutating his story to mislead the detective.
Whitman says he was just being vague to protect Borner.
Pros asks how the jury can tell that he's not doing the same thing now.
Whitman says he wants the truth to come out.
Pros asks who created the dangerous situation. Whitman responds that the dangerous situation was created when the Padillas came after their guns.
Pros: I think we're going to agree on one thing: That it wasn't thought out.
Whitman says it wasn't thought out and that they didn't plan to use the guns.
Pros asks if a dangerous situation was created when you go into an apt with loaded guns.
Finck asks about Mike's demeanor when he gets up off the couch.
Finck brings up his earlier assertion that Wiedrich used deceit in his interview with Whitman. Asks whether detective was using deceit during interview.
Whitman admits that he said that.
Simonson asks whether he was trying to protect Borner. And whether he was remorseful that Borner was involved.
Whitman says he was making aggressive movements and speaking aggressively.
Pros asks if he was remorseful about killing Mike. Asks Whitman if he said, "It couldn't have happened to a better f---er."
Whitman is dismissed. Finck rests.
We'll take a lunch break now.
That is certainly what Borner and Whitman testified to, but I can't speculate as to the strategy of their attys. That will come out in their closing arguments.
Just to avoid going down a slippery slope, I'm going to hold off on posting any opinions of the verdict. Feel free to keep asking any questions you might have, and we'll address them as we can.
@TOOF A parole/probation officer will conduct the presentence investigations. A psi involves interviewing the defendants and gathering information about them, including criminal histories, work histories, family information, etc. They will probably begin the psi process as soon as possible.
We've got a quick version of a story on the verdicts up at bit.ly/MBkvfl.
@lm It is hard to say what the jurors were discussing. If we find out, we'll let you know!
@bb Just so you understand, the presentence investigations are not open records, so the public does not get to see them. They are used by the judges to help determine appropriate sentences. They have no impact on the outcome of the case other than giving judges some perspective.
@bb Just wanted to make sure - I didn't explain the use of the psi that thoroughly.