First :: four minutes of uninterrupted Munger Tolles & Olsen lawyering :: it doesn’t get any better than this :: unless your public defender is sober …

That “not passing the laugh test of a lady who talks to ants” moment is a fair encapsulation of the defense. If you didn’t know what this trial was about before that clip … then you still don’t.

To the Tweets!!


 

– Mr. Li wants Ms. Hamilton to admit something about “cookie” plates and something something something. #JamesRay #


 

– Amyra didn’t tell Det. Diskin about the ant poison that they didn’t use in every email she sent him. Mr. Li is wise to this trick. #JamesRay #


 

– Li asking “did you know” questions about Fawn Foster’s testimony even though Amyra said she’s followed the order of exclusion. #JamesRay #


 

– The Hamiltons were initially skeptical about doing taped interviews and declined. #JamesRay #


 

– Mr. Li is so proud of himself that people are forced to answer his royally stupid and irrelevant questions. #JamesRay #


 

– I think Li is trying to imply that Hamiltons told Fawn how to testify :: but he’s doing such a suck job that you can’t really tell #JamesRay #


 

– Mr. Li should open up a sleep clinic. #JamesRay #


 

– Mr. Hughes is alone at the State’s table. Ms. Polk and Det. Diskin prolly off researching plates and expensive cameras. #JamesRay Recess. #


 

– Rouge landscapers :: think about it. #JamesRay #


 

– Only unreasonable ants and rats are killed. #JamesRay #


 

– Q: If there were nails in the wood :: then Rotillo bought poisons himself and didn’t ask for reimbursement … correct? A: eye-roll-laugh #


 

– Mr. Li tries to admit the hearsay medic again :: objection sustained. Li wants a sidebar :: Judge wants a cattle prod … #JamesRay #


 

– Q: Why weren’t you concerned about things you didn’t hear? #JamesRay #MungerRules #


 

– Lack of social intelligence must play well in Los Angeles. #JamesRay #


 

– Judge requests sidebar. #JamesRay #


 

– Early lunch until 1:15 Arizona time :: hopefully Mr. Li will go wash the stupid from his mouth … but I doubt it. #JamesRay #


 

– The “keep an eye on each other” audio is played. How did that happen? Here’s a special instruction about disregarding the audio. #JamesRay #


 

– Mr. Li done with crap cross :: if my thoughts and intentions become reality via fake quantum physics … then his head is about to explode! #


 

– Mr. Hughes begins his redirect with nails. #JamesRay #


 

– To Ms. Hamilton’s eye :: the pit was centered every year. #JamesRay #


 

– Angel Valley had to take special measures to accommodate more than 40 people {like raising the price}. #JamesRay #


 

– Sedona is branded woo :: so woo deaths bad for brand. #JamesRay #


 

– AH didn’t want to talk to members of the press who were throwing out “hateful accusations” … {aka the truth}. #JamesRay #


 

– AH did lots of interviews :: but never managed to answer my polite emails about big fat kickbacks and over-charges. #JamesRay #


 

– No one in the press ever asked about rat poison. Shocker. Too bad @InSession wasn’t on the case. #JamesRAy #


 

– Q: Why did you want to arrange for Fawn to be interviewed by detectives? Objection … overruled. Sidebar. #JamesRay #


 

– Recess for legals. #JamesRay #


 

– Mr. Hughes :: defense is accusing AH of a “recent fabrication” which is an exception to the hearsay rule. #JamesRay #


 

– Mr. Li suggests some bad questions that Mr. Hughes could ask. #JamesRay #


 

– Mr. Hughes will be allowed his questions. The defense is good at opening up new things for the State with long useless crosses. #JamesRay #


 

– Mr. Hughes didn’t ask his hearsay question :: he’s done. Jury questions. #JamesRay #


 

– Prior 911 call bullshit kept out. I guess that’s legally right … feels wrong though. #JamesRay #


 

– Q1 :: Was #JamesRay ever present at Angel Valley during the construction of the Kiva? A: No. #


 

– Q2 :: Does #JamesRay have real Native-American friends? A :: No. #


– State calls Det. Diskin. #JamesRay Well this should be not-boring. #


 

– Det. Diskin is a three generation Yavapai local. #JamesRay #


 

– Det. Diskin ruined his shoulder playing baseball. #JamesRay #


 

– Diskin worked construction in college after he effed his shoulder. Still does remodeling and woodworking and stuff. #JamesRay #


 

– After getting his justice associates degree Det. Diskin started at the county jail in Jan 2000. #JamesRay #


 

– Police Academy in 2001 {prolly when he stated planning his wood crimes} #JamesRay #


 

– Det. Diskin’s first patrol was in Bagdad … not as exciting as it sounds. #JamesRay #


 

– There are 12 detectives at Yavapai :: they cross cover crimes but Det. Diskin is specifically assigned to child crimes. #JamesRay #


 

– Det. Diskin takes depressing classes. #JamesRay #


 

– Questioning children “is an art” :: Luis Li would definitely suck at it. #JamesRay #


 

– “Buried Body Recovery School” … fun and gross. #JamesRay #


 

– Q: I can haz CEU’s? A: Yes. #JamesRay #


 

– Det. Diskin is certified by the county to shoot you. #JamesRay #


 

– Det. Diskin took over as the case agent on Oct 9th because Det. Polling went on vacation. All the detectives were on the case at first. #


 

– The law was dispatched at 5:25 to Angel Valley. 5ish investigators responded to various locales. #JamesRay #


 

– Securing evidence was the priority after medical attention was rendered. #JamesRay #


 

– “volunteers in protection” and the mobile command unit secured the crime scene until Det. Diskin arrived at daylight on Oct 9th #JamesRay #


 

– Det. Diskin was involved in notifying James Shore’s next of kin. There was no info available from JRI. #JamesRay #


 

– DD asked Lou Caci for permission to search their joint tent :: Diskin found his wallet and the sad news went out. #JamesRay #


 

– Participants wanted some their stuff back from the scene :: no dice at the time. #JamesRay #


 

– Some participants wanted to put flowers on the scene :: Det. Diskin did so after the investigation was compete. #JamesRay #


 

– On the morning of Oct 9th Det. Diskin was thinking about toxins not heat. #JamesRay #


 

– Carbon monoxide was eliminated by the hospital and the HAZMAT team #JamesRay #


 

– Det. Diskin’s first interview was with Ted Mercer at the far second wood pile. Ted approached him. #JamesRay #


– Det. Diskin didn’t know anything about sweat lodges :: his conversation with Ted was his first exposure. #JamesRay #


 

– Ted pointed to the d-logs for the rock heating fire. Diskin asked Ted if he burned pressure treated wood and pointed to some. No. #JamesRay #


– Det. Diskin says the small pile by the d-logs wasn’t pressure treated … from the scene :: and from the photo. #JamesRay #


 

– Debbie Mercer was interviewed just after Ted. She told Diskin that the only problems at Angel Valley were with #JamesRay Objection! #


 

– Defense doesn’t want Diskin to tell the jury that he investigated the case the way he did because of the crazy info about priors #JamesRay #


 

– Ms. Polk argues that Diskin’s priorities have been called into question :: so his motivations for his actions must come in … #JamesRay #


 

– Mr. Kelly incorporates all the defense’s previous whines and then takes a knee to beg. #JamesRay #


 

– The ruling is :: Det. Diskin must be allowed to testify to his motivations … but not too much or else. Clear as mud. #JamesRay #


 

– Defense trying to keep #JamesRay‘s personal effects from scene out of evidence :: unlike Ms. Martin’s social security number. #


 

– Defense doesn’t want jury to know that #JamesRay fled without his wallet and personal effects. #JamesRay #


 

– Mr. Kelly says he just got the exhibits :: but they’re originals with new numbering. #JamesRay #


 

– Now the defense says they’ve always had the exhibits :: but they already objected. #JamesRay #


 

– Judge not thrilled that the defense didn’t bring these specific objections sooner. #JamesRay #


 

– Gosh court is lame. 10 min recess. #JamesRay #


 

– The first two search warrants were for Angel Valley :: and JRI headquarters. #JamesRay #


– Det. Diskin helps explain the orientation of the crime scene photos to the jury. #JamesRay #


– The back of the sweat lodge has a sad and violent look to it. #JamesRay #


– Polk and Diskin use a tape measure to illustrate the 23 foot diameter of the lodge. #JamesRay #


 

– A picture was taken from inside the lodge from Kriby and James Shore’s perspective. #JamesRay #


– Photos show the drag marks left by Kirby and James’ lifeless bodies as they were removed from #JamesRay‘s hellacious lodge. #


 

– Where did Liz Neuman sit? Objection … sidebar. #JamesRay #


 

– Drag marks are a depressing topic of conversation. #JamesRay sucks #


 

– Jury dismissed for the day. Everyone rushes home to shower off Luis Li’s cat crap #JamesRay #


 

– Recess until tomorrow at 8:30 for arguments about how the defense doesn’t think there should be any evidence. #JamesRay #


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