Ball was one of the first officers to arrive at Unruh's house after Sim.
Ball was in Bismarck when he got the call. He did not respond with lights and sirens because the call was an "unwanted guest" call. This is not an emergency call.
He flipped his lights/sirens on when dispatch informed him that one person had been tazed and one person had been stabbed. He drove 120-125 mph to the scene. Took him about 15 min total to get there.
He and two other deputies arrived. He was first. Then dep. Rosen, then dep. Bickford.
Sorry, that should have been 13 min
They have the floor plan out again.
Ball parked to Easton driveway. He spoke to 40 year old white female and juvenile girl who were inside the 40 year old's car.
The car was parked on street.
He guesses juvenile girl was 12. He asked woman what was going on. She provided no useful info.
Nope. The floor plan is just a piece of evidence. We can't even see it from the audience. It is set up for jurors to have better understanding of the situation.
He walked into house through the open front door.
Ball saw Albaugh and Sims first.
Albaugh was laying of the floor whe the edge of the living room carpet met the linoleum in the kitchen.
Albaugh was on his back. Ball said he thought Albaugh was already dead.
Ball: "His color was very grey."
Ball says his skin was "cool and clammy."
He was having difficulty breathing.
Albaugh was wearing a shirt when Ball got there. He saw Sim cut it off. He saw the stab wound. He saw Sim bandage the wound.
Albaugh was still talking when Ball got there. Albaugh was trying to sit up. He wcomplaining about his chest hurting.
Pros: Did you let him sit up?
Ball: No. We kept on telling him to lie down so we could help him out.
Pros: did you check his pulse?
Ball found a normal pulse in his neck. It weakened in a short period of time.
Pros: Why were you holding his hand?
Pros: Did he tell you who stabbed him.
Ball says he asked Albaugh who stabbed him. He couldn't speak. He pointed at Unruh.
The wound was on the right side, according to testimony from doctor and officers. It was near his collar bone.
Ball asked Albaugh twice who stabbed him. He twice pointed at Unruh.
There was nobody else in Unruh's vicinity.
Pros asks Ball to identify Unruh. He does.
Ball arrived 13 minutes after the emergency call. Unruh was in handcuffs, Albaugh was alive but in distress.
Ball says "We all helped load him" into the ambulance.
Pros: Did you see anything in kitchen that you thought was related to stabbing.
Ball: There was a knife. It had blood on it.
He said when he first got there, Albaugh looked dead. When he got closer he could see he was talking.