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fourboys
10-12-2005, 02:11 PM
Woman missing after casino trip

Posted: October 11, 2005

The Placer County Sheriff's Department is asking for the public's help in locating a 27-year-old woman whose car was found abandoned at the Thunder Valley Casino in Lincoln.

Sheriff's officials report Sacramento resident Christie Wilson was last seen by her boyfriend, Daniel Burlando, 30, of Sacramento, at 5 p.m. Oct. 4 when he left to go to his father's house for dinner.

Later that evening, Wilson reportedly left Burlando a phone message stating she was going to the casino. Burlando did not grow concerned when she didn't come home that night, since she has stayed out all night in the past, officials report.

But by Oct. 6 Burlando grew concerned when his girlfriend never materialized, officials say.

Burlando reportedly notified the Sacramento Police Department, who confirmed Wilson as a missing person.

Wilson is described as a 5-foot, 4-inch tall white female, weighing around 150 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes.

Placer County Sheriff's Department detectives are working with Sacramento authorities and ask anyone with information to contact Placer County Sheriff's Sgt. Bob McDonald at (530) 889-7852 or the Sacramento Police Department at (916) 433-0650

Photo at link:

http://www.auburnjournal.com/articles/2005...s/08missing.txt (http://www.auburnjournal.com/articles/2005/10/11/news/top_stories/08missing.txt)

fourboys
10-12-2005, 02:13 PM
Investigators Focus on Casino in Search for Missing Woman

10/12/2005
by Elizabeth Bishop

Investigators from the Placer County Sheriff's Department are searching the area around Thunder Valley Casino for a missing Sacramento woman.

Christie Wilson, 27, was reported missing by her boyfriend after she failed to return from a trip to the Lincoln casino last week. Searchers using dog teams are looking in the fields around the casino and flying over the area.

Wilson's boyfriend, Daniel Burlando, said he last saw her on October 4. He became worried when he hadn't heard from her by the sixth, so he drove to the casino where he found her car still in the parking lot.

Wilson was seen on surveillance video leaving the Thunder Valley Casino at 1:15 a.m. on October 5 with a 53-year-old man she'd apparently met there, investigators said. Authorities identified and located the man and questioned him about Wilson.

Investigators are not releasing the name of the man but say he is a Placer County resident and married.

http://www.news10.net/storyfull2.aspx?storyid=13611

MistyGirl
10-12-2005, 03:00 PM
Wow I can't beleive I have not heard anythingabout this case on the national level. So sad this poor girl has been missing for 8 days now and they still can't find her and this is the 1st I heard of it. I pray they find her safe and sound.

This 53 year old man she was seen leaving with seems very fishy to me. Did she meet him at the casino while gambling..............or did he see her there and follow her out to her car or start up a conversation with her on the way out the door to the parking lot. Maybe they became freind while gambling etc and he offered to walk her to her car or give her a ride to her car since it was the early mornig hours and then he assulated her once in his car.

chicoliving
10-12-2005, 03:19 PM
Greta covered this last night with someone in LE from Sacramento as the guest....there's no trancript and my memory isn't good enough to repeat what was said but the articles basically cover it. This is not far from me and I haven't been to that casino.

Bobbisangel
10-12-2005, 05:48 PM
I wonder if she won a lot of money that night. I would imagine that LE has checked that out through the casino.

I'm glad that LE was able to identify the man she walked out the door with.
Odd she walks out the door with this guy...she disappears but her car is still in the parking lot. Hope this is solved soon and that Christie is found alive.

mocity
10-12-2005, 06:03 PM
I just read the Greta transcript and it said that it appears she met the older guy that night at the casino. The camera shows them walking out together but in their interviews with the older guy he said they both went to their own cars. She said she left something in the casino, headed back in and he left. He is married and his wife said he came home in the early morning hours.

Prayers for her and her family.

fourboys
10-12-2005, 06:46 PM
Agonizing Vigil For Gilroy Family

UPDATED: October 12, 2005

<SNIP>

Christie Wilson, who now lives in Sacramento, was last seen on surveillance cameras at Thunder Valley walking around the casino and leaving with a 53-year-old man.
But she never made it to her car and has not been seen or heard from since those early hours of Oct. 4

"Her car is really highlighted well on the tape," her stepfather Pat Boyd, a San Jose police detective, told KTVU Wednesday. "She never made it to her car."

Authorities said Wilson, 27, was clearly seen several times on the tapes in the casino interacting with the unidentified man, who they are calling a 'person of interest.'

"They went from table to table," Placer County Sheriff's Lt. George Malim said of the tape. "They spent some time together going table to table and we see them walk around…and then walk out of the casino to the parking lot…The fact we see her walk into the parking lot with the man gives us great concern."

Malim said Wilson's silver BMW was about 200 yards from the man's vehicle.

Wilson's mother said police have told them there is evidence pointing to the man.

"They have some circumstantial evidence, but not enough to pinpoint him," she said.

http://www.ktvu.com/news/5089915/detail.html

chicoliving
10-13-2005, 04:19 AM
GRETA VAN SUSTEREN, HOST: A desperate search is under way right now for the daughter of a California police detective. No one has heard from 27-year-old Christie Wilson (search (javascript:siteSearch('Christie Wilson');)) since she left for a night out at a casino on October 4. Her car was found in the casino parking lot, but where is she?

Joining me live in Sacramento is Lieutenant George Malim of the Placer County Sheriff's Department. Welcome, Lieutenant.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,172057,00.html

ketel0ne
10-13-2005, 10:35 AM
The early show on CBS covered Christie Wilson’s disappearance. She has been missing since early on the morning of Oct. 5th from the Thunder Valley Casino. It sounds to us like the 53 year old man she was seen leaving with is a STRONG person of interest.

CBS News | Have You Seen Christie Wilson? | October 13, 2005 10:02:35 (http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2005/10/13/earlyshow/living/main939187.shtml)

(CBS/AP) In California, police are questioning a man in the mysterious disappearance of a young woman last seen leaving a casino.

National correspondent Hattie Kauffman reports 27-year-old Christie Wilson vanished Oct. 5. Wilson was last seen at the Thunder Valley Casino in Roseville, Calif., near Sacramento with a man almost twice her age.

“It’s horrible, just horrible,” her mother, Debbie Boyd, said.

A police officer reports, “They met each other, went from table to table, walked out together to the parking lot.”

Police say surveillance cameras caught the two walking toward the man’s car. Detectives have located the 53-year-old married man, and say he’s a “person of interest,” after finding evidence in his vehicle.

At a press conference, police reported, “We did find items of forensic evidence that we’re taking to the lab.” More……. (http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2005/10/13/earlyshow/living/main939187.shtml)

fourboys
10-13-2005, 08:18 PM
Investigators Release New Details in Missing Woman Case

<snip>
Placer County sheriff's investigators said a "person of interest" in the week-old disappearance of Sacramento woman at a Lincoln casino is no longer cooperating with detectives.

Investigators said the 53-year-old man was captured on Thunder Valley Casino surveillance tape as he left the casino with Christie Wilson, 27 at 1:15 a.m, October 5. That was the last time anyone has seen Wilson.

Investigators also said the man has not been able or willing to explain how he obtained a black eye. Detectives have not released the man's identity but have said he is a Placer County resident and is married.

Investigators also urged anyone who left the casino about the same time as the man and Wilson to contact them.

http://www.news10.net/storyfull2.aspx?storyid=13645

chicoliving
10-14-2005, 12:48 AM
GRACE: Very quickly, everybody, to tonight`s "Case Alert." California police questioning a man in the disappearance of 27-year-old Christie Wilson. Christie last seen October 5 at the Thunder Valley Casino, Roseville (ph), California, with an unidentified man almost twice her age. Police say surveillance cameras caught the two walking toward his car. Detectives located the man, the married man, and say he`s a person of interest after finding evidence in his car. His name not released because, police say, as far as they know, a crime hasn`t been committed.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: There was only one person seen walking out of that casino with her. She`s a strong-willed gal, and you know, if somebody took her and left her somewhere, I`m just -- you know, I`m really hoping that she`s just hanging on and knowing that everybody is out there looking for her.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0510/13/ng.01.html

fourboys
10-14-2005, 05:09 PM
Investigators Search Home in Case of Missing Woman

Sheriff's detectives have served a search warrant at the home of a man considered a "person of interest" in the disappearance of a 27-year-old Sacramento woman last seen leaving a Lincoln casino with him last week.

A spokesperson for the Placer County Sheriff's Department said items were seized from the 53-year-old man's home, but would not elaborate on what they were.

Also today, investigators are interviewing Thunder Valley Casino employees and a customer who may have had contact with Christie Wilson, the missing woman.

Story continued at link:

http://www.news10.net/storyfull2.aspx?storyid=13661

chicoliving
10-14-2005, 09:46 PM
This forum is for information and support only. Take all discussion to the Missing/Discussion thread in the Missing/Discussion forum.

http://websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?p=845912#post845912

mysteriew
10-14-2005, 10:38 PM
Surveillance video was released late Thursday in the case of a missing Sacramento woman who was last seen leaving a Placer County casino.

The video shows 27-year-old Christie Wilson leaving the Thunder Valley Casino more than a week ago with a married 53-year-old man who police said has not answered all of their questions.

The video appears to show Wilson leaving with the man voluntarily. At one point, it looks like he has his arm around her.

"The surveillance tape is a 53-minute clip showing Christie Wilson and our person of interest walking out of the casino door and into the parking lot," Placer County Sheriff's Department Lt. George Malim said.
http://www.kcra.com/news/5099954/detail.html

Niner
10-14-2005, 11:42 PM
???? What happened to ALL my posts??!!! :confused:

I posted about 5 posts, and they are ALL gone... about 6:30pm PST time tonite? Did anyone 'see' them? or am I going crazy?? :eek:

Niner
10-14-2005, 11:45 PM
This forum is for information and support only. Take all discussion to the Missing/Discussion thread in the Missing/Discussion forum.

http://websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?p=845912#post845912

Oh OKAY!! :doh: sorry Chico!!! :blowkiss: I saw your post up there... ;) Thanks for setting me straight! :D

Bobbisangel
10-15-2005, 02:27 AM
This forum is for information and support only. Take all discussion to the Missing/Discussion thread in the Missing/Discussion forum.

http://websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?p=845912#post845912


No need to yell. I think the titles of the different forums dealing with missing people can be confusing.

We have "Missing Persons Info and Support". I guess that is supposed to be articles from newspaper and the media. Support????? Who are we supporting? How many families of missing people come here for support? Are we supposed to direct anything that we say to the families? Not to other posters?

Then you have..."Located! Info and Support". I gather this forum is strictly for people who have been located. Are we again only to support the families of missing people who have been located? No posting to each other?

Then you have "Missing but not forgotten." So here we can discuss the people who are still missing but articles from the newspapers and media shouldn't be put here. I gather this forum is for people who have been missing for some time.

And last but not least..."Missing/Located discussion. I guess we can discuss the missing in this forum but newspaper/media articles shouldn't be placed her either. Is this for both missing and located people? Aren't the two forums above...."Located! Info and Support" covering the located and the forum "Missing but Not Forgotten" covering the people still missing?

Maybe it is just me but it seems there should be a forum where we can discuss the people who have gone missing recently. I personally like it when we can add newspaper articles and media info and discuss it on the same forum. Why have the same articles in two different forums? Why have the "Missing/Located on the same forum? It makes more sense to me to seperate the two.

Well, I didn't post this to step on anyone's toes but I just find it really confussing at times. Take a look at the thread on Amanda Jones who is listed under "Missing Persons Info and Support." I'm not the only one who isn't sure where things are supposed to be posted but no one said anything to us about Amanda's thread. It felt like we all posted in the right place. She was/is missing like a lot of others on that forum. :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused:

Marisa714
10-15-2005, 10:07 AM
No need to yell. I think the titles of the different forums dealing with missing people can be confusing.

We have "Missing Persons Info and Support". I guess that is supposed to be articles from newspaper and the media. Support????? Who are we supporting? How many families of missing people come here for support? Are we supposed to direct anything that we say to the families? Not to other posters?

Then you have..."Located! Info and Support". I gather this forum is strictly for people who have been located. Are we again only to support the families of missing people who have been located? No posting to each other?

Then you have "Missing but not forgotten." So here we can discuss the people who are still missing but articles from the newspapers and media shouldn't be put here. I gather this forum is for people who have been missing for some time.

And last but not least..."Missing/Located discussion. I guess we can discuss the missing in this forum but newspaper/media articles shouldn't be placed her either. Is this for both missing and located people? Aren't the two forums above...."Located! Info and Support" covering the located and the forum "Missing but Not Forgotten" covering the people still missing?

Maybe it is just me but it seems there should be a forum where we can discuss the people who have gone missing recently. I personally like it when we can add newspaper articles and media info and discuss it on the same forum. Why have the same articles in two different forums? Why have the "Missing/Located on the same forum? It makes more sense to me to seperate the two.

Well, I didn't post this to step on anyone's toes but I just find it really confussing at times. Take a look at the thread on Amanda Jones who is listed under "Missing Persons Info and Support." I'm not the only one who isn't sure where things are supposed to be posted but no one said anything to us about Amanda's thread. It felt like we all posted in the right place. She was/is missing like a lot of others on that forum. :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused:

I think I've been posting in all the wrong places and posting newspaper articles! Ooops! Wow, Bobbisangel...your post is so confusing...you wrote it out very well I just can't comprehend all of it, hehe. I'll try to post in the right places and I'll try not to post articles where they should not go (I don't understand why that is? anybody know?). Thanks

chicoliving
10-15-2005, 01:22 PM
No need to yell. I think the titles of the different forums dealing with missing people can be confusing.


After moving a dozen posts I felt a raised voice to get attention was appropriate....I know it is confusing.....we will fix it and make it better than before :)

fourboys
10-15-2005, 07:50 PM
"Person of Interest" Arrested on weapons charges

Updated: 10/15/2005

A 53-year-old man who is a "person of interest" in the disappearance of 27-year-old Christie Wilson was arrested Friday evening on weapons charges.

The Placer County Sheriff's Department confirmed today that the arrest was made at about 5:15 p.m. yesterday near the man's home. He was booked on two felony counts of illegal weapons possession. The charges stem from a search of the man's home conducted as part of the investigation into Wilson's disappearance.

According to the sheriff's department, bail for the man has been set at $1 million. The high amount is reportedly due to the suspect's past criminal history and concerns that he might be a flight risk.

Continued:

http://www.news10.net/storyfull2.aspx?storyid=13683

edeuce33
10-15-2005, 10:09 PM
this is the booking info
from the Placer County Sheriff Dept on the man seen leaving with Christie
Wilson:


http://www.placer.ca.gov/sheriff/jail/jailreports/incustbookingdetails_G.htm#P00
159379 (http://www.placer.ca.gov/sheriff/jail/jailreports/incustbookingdetails_G.htm#P00159379)


He is already a felon and obviously his priors are VERY serious!!! A million
dollar bail per charge-WOW!!!

Name: Garcia, Mario Flabio
Age/Gender: 52/Male
Jail ID/Booking No: P00159379/0511071#
Facility/Floor: PC/R
Book Date: 10/14/2005 19:56
Arresting Agency: Placer County Sheriffs Department
Custody Status: In Custody
Authority: Charge(s): Bail:
Arrest Made By Peace Officer 1. 12020 (A)(1)PC Manufactur/sell/poss
$1,000,000
Arrest Made By Peace Officer 2. 12021 (A)(1)PC Felon/addict Possess $
Total Bail: $1,000,000.00

Bobbisangel
10-15-2005, 11:50 PM
I think I've been posting in all the wrong places and posting newspaper articles! Ooops! Wow, Bobbisangel...your post is so confusing...you wrote it out very well I just can't comprehend all of it, hehe. I'll try to post in the right places and I'll try not to post articles where they should not go (I don't understand why that is? anybody know?). Thanks


Marisa, my post wasn't directed to you at all. Just call me "still confussed" cause my head is still spinning trying to figure it all out :confused: :D

Bobbisangel
10-15-2005, 11:54 PM
After moving a dozen posts I felt a raised voice to get attention was appropriate....I know it is confusing.....we will fix it and make it better than before :)


Thanks. It seems like it should be so simple:

Missing w/articles

Located w/articles

Missing But Not Forgotten w/articles

Not confussing at all now :D

Marisa714
10-16-2005, 12:27 AM
Marisa, my post wasn't directed to you at all. Just call me "still confussed" cause my head is still spinning trying to figure it all out :confused: :D

Oops, I don't think I made my post very clear! I know it wasn't directed at me, I was just replying to your post b/c it made my head spin....and I've been pretty clueless as to all those rules! I read your post this morning and couldn't help but laugh!!! Especially b/c at the end of your post you said you were a little confused...and so am I (your wrote it all out for me though, so thank you very much!) I'm horrible at communicating through writing, I have a hard time organizing my thoughts in an organized manner! Not to mention I'm not getting enough sleep b/c I can't leave this forum! Sorry for going off topic!!!!

:crazy:

fourboys
10-16-2005, 12:37 AM
Marcia Flavio Garcia Is In Custody On Unrelated Weapons Charge

PLACER COUNTY -- Deputies have arrested the man they say Christie Wilson left Thunder Valley Casino with on October 5th.

Mario Flavio Garcia was arrested near his Auburn area home Friday night. They took him in on felony weapons charges, after investigators uncovered un-registered weapons during a search.

Still authorities are playing it safe, only calling him a "person of interest."

"For us to name him a suspect at this point, we have to have a better level of probable cause other than the weapons charges. We still don't know if a crime was committed although we suspect it," said Lt. George Malim, Placer Co. Sheriff's Department.

Continued at link:
http://fox40.trb.com/news/ktxl-101505wilson,0,3072881.story?coll=ktxl-home-2

PrayersForMaura
10-17-2005, 01:51 PM
Media Links:

FOX Affiliate: http://fox40.trb.com/news/

ABC Affiliate: http://www.kxtv10.com/

CBS Affiliate: http://www.kovr13.com/

NBC Affiliate: http://www.kcra.com/index.html


Sacramento Bee: http://www.sacbee.com/

PrayersForMaura
10-17-2005, 01:53 PM
Authorities Step Up Search For Missing Woman

CBS 13) ROSEVILLE Authorities in Sacramento are stepping up the search for missing San Jose woman Christie WIlson. They searched by land and air sunday.

The person of interest in the disappearance of 27-yeara-old Wilson is behind bars, but he's not talking. And that has Christie's mother angry.

Christie's mother wants Garcia to start talking now. "Give me 5 minutes and allow me to look in your eye, we'll just look in each other's eyes because right now I've had it," a clearly frustrated Debbie Boyd told CBS 13, "So you know what buddy, you have my daughter, I have your address and you better start talking because I'm going to continue to work with media and we're going to be all over your behind until you start talking." :clap:

More: http://cbs13.com/local/local_story_289131021.html

PrayersForMaura
10-17-2005, 01:57 PM
Investigators Broaden Search for Missing Woman

The Placer County Sheriff's Department helicopter and ground teams on all-terrain vehicles spent much of Sunday scouring the property around Thunder Valley Casino to look for any sign of 27-year-old Christie Wilson. It was the second time the area has been searched.

In addition to the search of the area around the casino, helicopters also conducted flyovers of the American and Sacramento rivers to look for signs of Wilson. The search effort included units from the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department and the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire Department.



On Sunday, Wilson's mother, Debbie Boyd, was at McClellan Business Park where air search crews were lifting off. She made a plea to Garcia's wife. "Put yourself in my shoes," she said. "Obviously you know your husband has a history. You know that now. Help me. Please take my pain away. Help me find my daughter." :(



More: http://www.kxtv10.com/storyfull2.aspx?storyid=13694

PrayersForMaura
10-18-2005, 01:00 AM
Person of Interest in Wilson Case Has Criminal History

The man considered by police to be a "person of interest" in the disappearance of a 27-year-old Sacramento woman was arrested in 1979 and charged with kidnapping and rape in Alameda County. That information uncovered by News10 has been confirmed by Placer County Sheriff's investigators.

When the case was settled in 1981, Mario Flavio Garcia, 53, was convicted of felony assault with a deadly weapon. The kidnapping and rape charges were dismissed. Garcia was sentenced to 18 months probation on the assault charge.

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Today, News10 talked to several of Garcia's neighbors. Although no one would appear on camera, opinions varied. One neighbor said he was friendly, a family man and good with computers. Others, however, recounted allegations of harassment, threats, and a punching incident that resulted in a restraining order being issued against Garcia. Some of the problems, say neighbors, were the result of Garcia's attempts to make changes to neighborhood roads. Public works officials told News10 Garcia always was professional in his dealings with them.

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During a news conference this afternoon, Placer County Sheriff's Department spokesman Lt. George Malim described three other people seen playing at the casino with Garcia and Wilson shortly before Wilson's disappearance. Investigators want to interview them to see if they have more information about the conversations Wilson and Garcia had that night.

One customer was an Asian woman in her early to mid-30s who sat down at the table at about 10:20 p.m. on October 4. She was wearing a dark top.

The second customer was a white man in his mid to late 40s who bought a $180 bottle of wine and shared it with others at the table.

The third customer was a black man in his mid-30s wearing a royal blue shirt.

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More: http://www.kxtv10.com/storyfull2.aspx?storyid=13713

Bobbisangel
10-18-2005, 05:31 AM
Didn't they find one of Christie's hairs at this guys place? He must have carried it in on his clothing though as he has a family and they were probably at home?? His wife may very will not know anything about what her husband has been up to.

Think how helpless Christie's dad must feel. He is a detective and his daughter is missing. I bet he would give his job to have about 5 minutes alone with that creep that Christie was seen walking out of the casino with.

We need to go back to the time of NYPD Blue with Andy and the crew. Ole Andy would have this guy face down on the table with two missing teeth and a handful of hair in his hand just for starters :p

Sunnmoon
10-18-2005, 03:55 PM
I watched the video of Christie and him (seemingly) leaving "with" the older man. At one point in the video when they are headed out, he seems to have ahold of her left arm and she pulls away from him, to where they are separate when they get to the pillars at the beginning of the walk way entrance into the casino.

Is it possible that she went there, met him, he became friendly, kinda took her under his wing, she felt more comfortable with him (he knew his plan) and then enticed her to come to his car for something he was going to give her, (free tickets to a concert) (ecstasy....) it's just a theory. She felt comfortable enough to go out with him alone, so he must have enticed her someway. It doesn't look like he's holding her hostage.

If there is anything we need to tell our children, "don't trust anyone" and there is safety in numbers. Never put yourself at risk! Women alone.....big no no. I am just sickened by this. This is 35 miles down the road from me. My mom and aunts go there all the time. Hell my Aunt used to work there. Roseville is one of the safest places in northern California.

Wake up call to women. Things HAVE changed. Even close friends commit crimes. Don't put yourselves at risk, take a friend or two and don't separate yourself from them. Remember crimes usually happen when someone happens to go off with someone ALONE!

If someone points a gun, or holds a knife to you in a public place, sit down and scream your head off......they won't drag you off and chances are if you GO with them alone they will likely kill you. REmember, drop, sit and scream if anyone ever attempts to take you at knife or gun point. YOu are much better off taking your chances with people around than being off in who know's where alone and no one to hear your screams for help.

Maike your children aware that there are predators everywhere!

PrayersForMaura
10-18-2005, 07:18 PM
Man Last Seen With Christie Wilson In Court
Oct 18, 2005 1:36 pm US/Pacific


(CBS 13) AUBURN Several new developments in the case of a missing woman last seen at the Thunder Valley Casino in Placer County. The Auburn man who authorities consider a "person of interest" in the disappearance of the 27-year-old woman has made his first court appearance. And a new witness who saw the two together has come forward.

Family and friends were in court today for Garcia's arraignment. Wilson's mother told CBS 13's Tony Lopez she was in court because she "just had to look at him." When asked why she thought Garcia was involved with her daughter's disappearance, she said, "Mother's intuition, mother's intuition is never wrong."

Also on Tuesday, a man who may have seen Garcia and Wilson together at Thunder Valley Casino has come forward. The Placer County Sheriff's department is questioning the man about what he saw and heard that night as he gambled.

He is just one of three people detectives had hoped would come forward in the case. Yesterday, they released descriptions of three people who were seen on surveillance video gambling at or near the same as Wilson and Garcia.


More: http://cbs13.com/topstories/local_story_291174042.html

mysteriew
10-18-2005, 10:12 PM
A person of interest in the disappearance of a 27-year-old Sacramento woman was in court Tuesday on unrelated charges, but the woman's family still wanted to see him in court. http://www.kcra.com/news/5120653/detail.html

fourboys
10-19-2005, 01:12 PM
News and Updates on Christie:

http://christiewilson.blogspot.com/

mysteriew
10-19-2005, 11:00 PM
The man who is the focus of an investigation into the disappearance of a Sacramento woman pleaded not guilty Tuesday to unrelated charges of illegally possessing weapons.
Mario Flavio Garcia, 53, of Auburn was charged with two counts of possession of a firearm by an ex-felon and one count each of possessing a deadly weapon and ammunition. All the counts are felonies.
http://www.sacbee.com/content/news/story/13737219p-14579249c.html

Bobbisangel
10-19-2005, 11:04 PM
Here is one reason why crime is so darn rampent in the USA. We can thank the judges, prosecutors and everyone else who has a say so in the way charges are determined:
.................................................. .................................................. .....

According to this News 13 Report (w/video), Mario Garcia jumped a woman as she was entering her car 20 years ago in Fremont. He choked her, and forced her to drive to his van, which he then used to drive her into the hills and rape her. He then drove her back to an apartment, made her take a bath - and then raped her again. He then threatened her with a gun, putting it in her mouth and pulling the trigger on an empty chamber - before taking her back to her car and letting her go.

He was charged with 5 counts related to that, but eventually plead to lesser charges - but no sexual related charges apparently.

It would seem that this time Mario Garcia wanted to be sure his next parking lot mugging and rape victim wouldn't be around to talk...
.................................................. .................................................. ....

They allowed him to plead to lesser charges but no sexual related charges :banghead: He raped that woman TWICE....held a gun to her head...kidnapped her....the article doesn't say how long his sentence was...probably a day in jail and the promise never to do it again :furious:

I wonder how the woman in that case felt when she found out what his charges were :banghead: It is just sickening.

ketel0ne
10-20-2005, 08:06 PM
Investigators "Making Progress" in Missing Woman Case (http://www.news10.net/storyfull2.aspx?storyid=13791)

mysteriew
10-21-2005, 12:14 AM
A Gilroy family is losing hope of finding their daughter alive. She has been missing for two weeks.

Wilson's mother and stepfather, Debbie and Patrick Boyd, of Gilroy, have been in Placer County keeping vigil over search efforts for their daughter.

"We want to bring her home. We want that part of this nightmare over as soon as possible," Debbie Boyd said.
http://www.theksbwchannel.com/news/5134538/detail.html

ketel0ne
10-22-2005, 01:15 PM
Searching for Christie Wilson: Although there are several new developments in the case of the missing Sacramento woman who was last seen at the Thunder Valley Casino (search (javascript:siteSearch('Thunder Valley Casino');)), authorities are still searching for clues to her whereabouts. There’s a suspect currently in custody, but do cops have the right guy? Christie’s mom and stepfather, Debbie and Patrick Boyd, join the show.

The Line Up on FoxNews Saturday and Sunday at 9pm EDT, not sure which night Christie's story will air.

chicoliving
10-23-2005, 01:51 AM
Investigators "Making Progress" in Missing Woman Case (http://www.news10.net/storyfull2.aspx?storyid=13791)

In the surveillance footage the man authorities want to talk with can be seen sitting at a blackjack table with Wilson. He is believed to be in his mid to late 40s, about 6 feet tall, with light brown or gray hair. He was wearing a light colored shirt with dark trim and a stripe down the front. While sitting at the table he purchased a $180 bottle of champagne and shared it with his seatmates.

Wonder if the casino has any information about this player....wonder how he paid for this wine? CC? probably not or they would have his name.....

I caught the update on Fox...nothing new was added. LE agencies from other areas are joining in the search for Christie....I haven't heard any details about any searches or if volunteers are needed or not.

Christie's mom made a plea to Garcia's wife to be up front with LE about any information regarding her husband and especially that night.

The mother answered a question about what she thinks happened and she said that she thinks Christie has fallen prey to a sexual predator.....

ketel0ne
10-23-2005, 03:04 PM
Debbie Boyd, Wilson’s mother, said Saturday that it’s imperative for the man who bought the wine to come forward and help officials in their investigation. She also called upon locals to help aid in finding her daughter’s remains.

“Everybody in the Auburn area needs to be out looking on their land,” she said. “Even on those areas where it’s heavily brushed or full of poison oak, those are areas where (her murderer) may have put her.”
Sheriff’s Department files new search warrants in case of missing woman (http://www.auburnjournal.com/articles/2005/10/23/news/top_stories/04missing23.txt)

fourboys
10-24-2005, 07:50 PM
Hair Found in Car Matches Missing Woman's

Updated: 10/24/2005
by C. Johnson

The Placer County Sheriff's Department is now treating the disappearance of Christie Wilson as a homicide case and the man considered a "person of interest" in the investigation is a suspect.

Mario Flavio Garcia, 53, is in jail on unrelated weapons charges. He was in court today asking for bail reduction but the judge denied it.

An analysis of hair found in Garcia's car has been confirmed to be a match with Wilson's hair.

Placer County Sheriff's Department spokesman Lt. George Malim said DNA analysis confirmed the finding.

The hair was found in Garcia's white Toyota. Garcia was the last person seen with the 27-year-old Wilson. The two were captured on surveillance tape leaving Thunder Valley Casino in Lincoln on October 5 at 1:15 a.m.

Garcia has told investigators that Wilson went back inside the casino to retrieve her cell phone and he left the parking lot alone. Surveillance video does not show Wilson going back into the casino and there was no tape of the parking lot.

Garcia has pleaded not guilty to two counts of illegal weapons possession. He is in Placer County Jail on $1 million bond. The high amount is reportedly due to Garcia's criminal history, concerns that he might be a flight risk and because he is a suspect in the Wilson case.

Garcia is scheduled to appear in court next week for a preliminary hearing on the weapons charges.

http://www.news10.net/storyfull2.aspx?storyid=13857

Marisa714
10-26-2005, 04:09 PM
Heres part of an article, rest is at the link.


http://www.auburnjournal.com/articles/2005/10/26/news/top_stories/02christie.txt
His wife has also retained an attorney and has declined further interviews with law enforcement. Garcia reportedly had a black eye, which is not evident in his booking photo. He also reportedly had bite marks, but Lt. George Malim, spokesman for the Placer County Sheriff's Department, would not confirm nor deny the information. He declined to discuss "forensic evidence."

Michelle Read
10-26-2005, 04:55 PM
Here is one reason why crime is so darn rampent in the USA. We can thank the judges, prosecutors and everyone else who has a say so in the way charges are determined:
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According to this News 13 Report (w/video), Mario Garcia jumped a woman as she was entering her car 20 years ago in Fremont. He choked her, and forced her to drive to his van, which he then used to drive her into the hills and rape her. He then drove her back to an apartment, made her take a bath - and then raped her again. He then threatened her with a gun, putting it in her mouth and pulling the trigger on an empty chamber - before taking her back to her car and letting her go.

He was charged with 5 counts related to that, but eventually plead to lesser charges - but no sexual related charges apparently.

It would seem that this time Mario Garcia wanted to be sure his next parking lot mugging and rape victim wouldn't be around to talk...
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They allowed him to plead to lesser charges but no sexual related charges :banghead: He raped that woman TWICE....held a gun to her head...kidnapped her....the article doesn't say how long his sentence was...probably a day in jail and the promise never to do it again :furious:

I wonder how the woman in that case felt when she found out what his charges were :banghead: It is just sickening.
I heard last night on Nancy Grace that he did not serve ANY time for the crime 20 years ago. He was sentenced to probation only. Obviously Christie Wilson's parents were upset about this information.

petra
10-26-2005, 05:10 PM
I heard last night on Nancy Grace that he did not serve ANY time for the crime 20 years ago. He was sentenced to probation only. Obviously Christie Wilson's parents were upset about this information.
This is outragous!!!!!:furious: :furious: I get so beyond angry when i hear things like this.

Who knows how many other violent acts this perp has commited.

Prayers for Christie and her family.

fourboys
10-28-2005, 01:32 PM
Mario Garcia was charged with suspicion of murder of Christie Wilson Friday morning.

Mario F. Garcia, 53, was charged with suspicion of murder Friday morning in connection with the disappearance of 27-year-old Christie Wilson, according to his attorney.

"I can only assume the evidence exceeds beyond a reasonable doubt in order to have a charge of murder," said Garcia's attorney Ron Peters. "They better have a case that's ironclad."

Prosecutors have said DNA evidence links Garcia, who remains in custody at the Placer County Jail on $1 million bail for weapons charges, to Wilson's disappearance.

Wilson, of Sacramento, was last seen on video surveillance tapes leaving the Thunder Valley Casino in Lincoln around 1 a.m. Oct. 5 with Garcia. She hasn't been heard from since. Although after extensive searches no body has been located, investigators say they are certain Wilson was killed.

Officials declared the case a homicide earlier this week and named Garcia as the prime suspect.

"A case like this should not be filed unless the evidence is well beyond the reasonable doubt and irrefutable," Peters said.

DNA results confirm that a hair taken from Garcia's white Toyota Camry belonged to Wilson, said Lt. George Malim, spokesman for the Placer County Sheriff's Department.

Additionally, trace evidence from Garcia's trunk has been sent to the Department of Justice crime lab in Sacramento and another hair that could belong to Wilson was located in the Garcia home.

Results are expected to be returned to the Placer County Sheriff's Department soon.

Pat Boyd, Wilson's stepfather and a San Jose detective, has said there is evidence that the missing woman was in Garcia's car.

Garcia was arrested Oct. 14 on weapons charges. Garcia is scheduled to return to court Oct. 31 for a trial confirming conference. A preliminary hearing is expected to begin Nov. 1 on the weapons charges, however all that could change in light of the new murder charge.

http://www.auburnjournal.com/articles/2005/10/28/news/top_stories/01charged.txt

MrsMush99
10-28-2005, 01:35 PM
Oh, how sad, I knew she was probably dead, but I was hoping they would find her. Let's hope he tells LE where she is so her parents can put her to rest.

mysteriew
10-28-2005, 08:36 PM
Mario F. Garcia, 53, was arrested for suspicion of murder Friday morning in connection with the disappearance of 27-year-old Christie Wilson, according to his attorney.

"I can only assume the evidence exceeds beyond a reasonable doubt in order to have a charge of murder," said Garcia's attorney Ron Peters. "They better have a case that's ironclad."

Prosecutors have said DNA evidence links Garcia, who is now being held without bail
http://www.auburnjournal.com/articles/2005/10/28/news/top_stories/01charged.txt

Bobbisangel
10-28-2005, 11:21 PM
This is outragous!!!!!:furious: :furious: I get so beyond angry when i hear things like this.

Who knows how many other violent acts this perp has commited.

Prayers for Christie and her family.


On Nancy Grace.... Nancy said that the woman in the parking lot 20 yrs ago was a girlfriend of Garcia's. Nancy had that wrong. According to the article that I posted above...he came upon the woman in the parking lot.

It is unbelievable that all he got was probation for that incident. He raped that woman twice, etc, etc. What in the heck is wrong with Prosecutors anyway? No wonder people are starting to take the law into their own hands.
Nothing has changed in the last 20 years! When are lawmakers going to get their heads out of their butts???? :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:

The lawmakers need to toughen up the laws and then the Prosecutors and judges need to use those laws on these violent sex offenders.

My family and I have been involved with the justice system...the murder of my daughter and the molestation of my 9 yr. old grandaughter. In both cases
Pros and the Department of Corrections got together and the criminals got a "deal" which never should have happened. It is just total bull chit. :banghead:

My respect for "Lady Justice" is about zilch....due to my experience with it.

mysteriew
10-29-2005, 07:51 PM
Mario Flavio Garcia, the Auburn man suspected in the disappearance of 27-year-old Christie Wilson of Sacramento, was arrested Friday on suspicion of murdering her.
The Placer County Sheriff's Department, which has not found her body, reported that forensics evidence taken from searches of Garcia's car and home was strong enough to make the arrest.

Lt. George Malim declined to say what new evidence was found, saying the evidence is being "saved" for a possible trial.

"We're confident, based on the physical evidence that we have, that Mr. Garcia murdered her," said Malim.

Ron Peters and David Dratman, attorneys for Garcia, were upset by Friday's developments.

"Mario Garcia is innocent of murder," the two said in an e-mail to The Bee. "We have not been shown any evidence that Mario is responsible for either the alleged disappearance of Ms. Wilson or her death.

"An accusation of murder is no substitute for evidence. In the absence of a body and in the absence of evidence beyond any reasonable doubt that there has even been a death, this accusation cannot be proved."
http://www.sacbee.com/content/news/story/13784974p-14626712c.html

mysteriew
10-30-2005, 05:53 AM
More than 80 family, friends and volunteers spent much of the day looking for Christie Wilson, the 27-year-old Sacramento woman last seen more than three weeks ago leaving a Lincoln casino with a man now considered the prime suspect in her disappearance.

On Saturday, searchers concentrated their efforts in portions of Auburn, along Highway 49, and near the home of the suspect, 53-year-old Mario Garcia. On Friday, the Placer County Sheriff's Department arrested Garcia for Wilson's murder. Garcia was already in jail on unrelated weapons charges.
http://www.news10.net/storyfull2.aspx?storyid=13968

mysteriew
11-01-2005, 06:38 AM
The parents of Christie Wilson came face-to-face with the man now charged with her murder Monday.

Wilson's parents sat just feet from Mario Garcia, as he faced a judge on weapons charges. Those charges were dropped and the murder charges took center stage.

Mario Garcia will be back in court tommorow to face the murder charges.
http://cbs13.com/topstories/local_story_304203946.html

fourboys
11-02-2005, 08:22 AM
Defendant may be first in Placer tried without body found.

Wednesday, November 2, 2005
By Art Campos -- Bee Staff Writer

Mario Flavio Garcia of Auburn entered a plea of not guilty Tuesday to a charge that he murdered 27-year-old Christie Wilson, who has been missing since Oct. 5.
Garcia's plea was made during an arraignment procedure in Placer Superior Court during which he also was charged with possession of a deadly weapon - a billy club.

Deputy District Attorney Garen Horst said after Monday's hearing that the Garcia case is believed to be the first in Placer County in which a person will be tried for murder without a body being found.

"We will use circumstantial evidence," Horst said. "Sometimes, circumstantial evidence is even more persuasive than direct evidence."

Garcia's attorneys, Ron Peters and David Dratman, declined to say what evidence has been presented to them thus far by the prosecution.

But Peters said they asked for a preliminary hearing and a trial date "to reach some sort of resolution as quickly as possible."

Judge J. Richard Couzens chose Nov. 14 for assigning Garcia a possible trial date and Nov. 15 or 16 for a preliminary hearing, during which a judge will determine whether there is enough evidence for Garcia to stand trial.

In addition to the murder and deadly-weapons charges, the Placer County District Attorney's Office is alleging a prior felony strike for a 1981 conviction of Garcia in Alameda County.

http://www.sacbee.com/content/news/crime/story/13802655p-14644087c.html

fourboys
11-03-2005, 12:24 PM
Reward Increases for Information About Wilson

Placer County Crimestoppers is now offering $35,000 for information that leads to her recovery. Anyone with information is asked to call 1-800-923-8191. Callers can remain anonymous.

http://www.news10.net/storyfull2.aspx?storyid=14039

Bobbisangel
11-22-2005, 03:29 AM
I wonder what this guy did with Christie? It has to be so frustrating for her dad...his being a detective and unable to find her. I just don't understand how all of these missing people can just vanish into thin air without a trace.

Once this guy is convicted I hope that he will tell his attorney or someone what he did with Christie. Maybe they should let her dad into his cell for a little visit. The guards could all get real busy.

mysteriew
12-03-2005, 07:33 PM
Prosecutors tried to establish in court Friday that Auburn resident Mario Flavio Garcia, accused of murdering a woman who has been missing since Oct. 5, lied about how he got a black eye and scratches and bruises on his arms and chest.
Garcia, 53, sought treatment for the injuries Oct. 6 at an Auburn medical clinic and told a physician he had had received them falling from a tree while trimming branches on his property and also had contracted poison oak, a Placer County sheriff's detective testified.

When investigators searched Garcia's rural property on Oct. 11, they found two areas with poison oak but were unable to find evidence of recently cut or broken tree limbs or find where Garcia may have fallen, said Detective Bill Summers.

While detectives were testifying Friday, the Sheriff's Department embarked on a new search for Wilson's body - this time in woods and steep terrain in the Dutch Flat area of Placer County. The old mining area is known as "The Diggings."

D'Arcy said the probe was touched off by "new information on a potential burial site" received by his department.

Lt. George Malim said in a press release that the tip was received about 7 p.m. Thursday.

"The information provided was specific enough that detectives believed it was credible," Malim said.

Nothing was found in Friday's effort from early morning to 4 p.m., but searchers will continue to comb the area today, he said.
http://www.sacbee.com/content/news/story/13931626p-14768429c.html

mysteriew
01-17-2006, 01:45 PM
Thread started in Trials

http://websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?p=943011#post943011

mysteriew
01-19-2006, 05:45 PM
Placer County authorities hope a stain found in the back seat of murder defendant Mario Flavio Garcia's car will be a clue in the Oct. 5 disappearance of Christie Wilson.
Specialists for the state Department of Justice are analyzing the trace evidence to identify the stain, said Dena Erwin, a spokeswoman with the county Sheriff's Department.

"They found something suspicious, but we don't know if it's blood or not," she said. "There are indications that someone had attempted to clean the car's interior."
http://www.sacbee.com/content/news/story/14090718p-14920832c.html

CW
01-23-2006, 12:26 AM
Continue on :-)

PoorPaulaNNJ
02-01-2006, 08:09 AM
Found a blog with good coverage and interesting comments. It's well worth a read.
http://christiewilson.blogspot.com/

Niner
02-04-2006, 01:16 PM
Found a blog with good coverage and interesting comments. It's well worth a read.
http://christiewilson.blogspot.com/

I wonder 'who' this person is?? I believe I'll be following her blog throughout the trial - sounds like she'll be there for a few of the days. I'm going to try and get there myself. At least for opening statements & a few of the trial dates!! I'll follow the instructions someone gave on the other thread (to the courthouse & where to park! LOL!)

Nothing 'new' in the local paper lately... so no updates from here! :(

anyone "hear" anything new?

Michelle Read
02-22-2006, 01:48 PM
Bumping for Christie. You are not forgotten. May your remains be found and you can be laid to rest in peace.

chicoliving
02-26-2006, 12:43 AM
On 48 hrs Saturday, March 4 at 10 pm ET/PT

Christie's Biggest Gamble

http://www.cbsnews.com/sections/48hours/main3410.shtml

chicoliving
03-01-2006, 04:10 PM
National TV show airs spot about casino disappearance

The disappearance of 27-year-old Christie Wilson, last seen at a Lincoln casino Oct. 5, will be the focus of "48 Hours Mystery" and air on national TV Saturday.

The segment will also scrutinize the past of Mario F. Garcia, the man who stands accused of her murder.

"The Highest Stakes" is set to air locally at 10 p.m. Saturday on KOVR TV channel 13. According to CBS news press representative March Erhard, the segment features several interviews with individuals from Garcia's past.


much more at link

http://www.auburnjournal.com/articles/2006/03/01/news/top_stories/01wilson.txt

chicoliving
03-02-2006, 12:21 AM
CBS 13) SACRAMENTO It is part of the Christie Wilson story you've never heard, an exclusive interview with a woman who says the man now charged with Wilson's murder, had threatened to kill her. But, she says that's not all Mario Garcia did.

http://cbs13.com/local/local_story_060194404.html


Exploring The Past Of Mario Garcia

The man accused of killing Christie Wilson is Mario Garcia. Tonight, a woman who once dated Garcia says he tried to kill her. She's talking only to CBS 13 and what this woman says happened to her - will give you chills.

Thunder Valley Casino - where five months ago Christie Wilson was sitting at a blackjack table with six hundred dollars worth of chips in front her. It was right around 10 o'clock when her boyfriend called her cell phone.

“Come home,” he pleaded. She told him she would - she never did.

more at link

http://cbs13.com/local/local_story_061004324.html

Niner
03-02-2006, 11:01 AM
that should be a really interesting show on Saturday! I'm definitely going to watch it!

also!!! there is a candlelight vigial for Christie on March 11th at 6pm at the Auburn's Historic Courthouse (right off Maple St from Highway 80).

chicoliving
03-05-2006, 02:54 AM
Mario Garcia will appear in court next month, on trial for murdering Christie Wilson. But her family says tonight they'll be going through a different kind of trial - that of public opinion, as 48 hours tells the country about their daughter’s life and death.

As the national spotlight turns on Christie Wilson, her family admits they're in emotional turmoil.

http://cbs13.com/topstories/local_story_063194609.html



I watched the show and thought it was pretty well done. I don't always care for the TV depictions but this had some good information and some of the real people involved in his past. I don't think the show portrayed Christie in any light other than victim. I wonder just what he's been up to all these years without any run ins with the law....practicing I'd wager.

lymom3
03-05-2006, 09:22 AM
My thought exactly chico....he's learned over the years. If it wasn't for the camera in the parking lot, she would still be just a missing person.

chicoliving
03-05-2006, 03:07 PM
They spoke with CBS 13's Charlotte Fadipe about the show saying they thought it was very fair, accurate, poignant and it certainly made them cry at times. It was also disturbing for them to learn so much about the man they believe murdered their daughter. A man they will face again in court next month.

more at link

http://cbs13.com/topstories/local_story_064031921.html

chicoliving
03-10-2006, 01:12 AM
That's the summation of the Bee article I read last night. I'll post the link later but I just ran across this...

Lawyers for murder suspect Mario Garcia are now saying key evidence from his car was obtained illegally.

On March 2st, a judge will determine whether to allow the evidence at trial

http://cbs13.com/local/local_story_068150912.html


Nothing out of the ordinary....I sure hope all t's were crossed and i's dotted.

chicoliving
03-10-2006, 01:44 AM
Attorneys for murder defendant Mario Flavio Garcia are alleging that sheriff's detectives illegally seized his car and that all evidence obtained from it should be suppressed in a trial.

The lawyers made the claim in a motion submitted to a Placer County judge.

~snip~

Prosecutors for the Placer County District Attorney's Office have submitted a memorandum opposing the suppression motion, denying that the vehicle was seized improperly and stating that detectives received consent from Garcia to obtain and search the vehicle.

A hearing on the motion to suppress the evidence from the car is scheduled for March 21 before Placer Superior Court Judge Larry D. Gaddis.

http://www.sacbee.com/content/breakingnews/story/14227532p-15051239c.html

use www.bugmenot.com (http://www.bugmenot.com/)

chicoliving
03-10-2006, 09:46 AM
Garcia's attorneys trying to suppress case evidence

A recently aired "48 Hours Mystery" TV episode brought national attention to the case of missing 27-year-old Christie Wilson. Now her family hopes to shine new light on her case and keep her memory alive with a candlelight vigil Saturday in Auburn.

more at link

http://www.auburnjournal.com/articles/2006/03/10/news/top_stories/01vigil10.txt

Niner
03-11-2006, 01:50 PM
Garcia's attorneys trying to suppress case evidence

A recently aired "48 Hours Mystery" TV episode brought national attention to the case of missing 27-year-old Christie Wilson. Now her family hopes to shine new light on her case and keep her memory alive with a candlelight vigil Saturday in Auburn.

more at link

http://www.auburnjournal.com/articles/2006/03/10/news/top_stories/01vigil10.txt

just bumping this up, so people will remember to light a candle for Christie tonite! Also, if you can make it up here in Auburn - NO SNOW!! yet... LOL! but I see blue skies with a few clouds... about 45 right now! It wil definitely be COLD here tonite - so bundle up!

I'll be there! hoping to run into SQV and Chico!! :D

chicoliving
03-11-2006, 03:15 PM
just bumping this up, so people will remember to light a candle for Christie tonite! Also, if you can make it up here in Auburn - NO SNOW!! yet... LOL! but I see blue skies with a few clouds... about 45 right now! It wil definitely be COLD here tonite - so bundle up!

I'll be there! hoping to run into SQV and Chico!! :D
No snow....yet!! You are making it soooo not tempting lolol

I'll do it for Christie though if no snow by the time I need to leave at 3 ish. No search planned for this weekend but maybe the following weekend or so depending on this weather.

chicoliving
03-12-2006, 12:48 AM
I went to the vigil but didn't find any WS'ers :(

I was interviewed by a reporter from the Auburn Journal and plugged websleuths as much as I could :)

Looked like quite a lot of people for such a cold evening...there were a couple speakers, the sheriff, DA, a woman filling in for her ill daughter from an organization named something for murdered children...parents of murdered children? The microphone did poorly and hearing was difficult.

The parents spoke briefly and there were a few prayers, songs then Christie's family lit candles and walked among the crowd lighting our candles. I was able to grab Mr. Boyd's hand and tell him I that I won't stop looking for Christie. Lot's of media present to help keep Christie's name out there to remind all that she's still missing.

michelle
03-12-2006, 07:37 AM
I went to the vigil but didn't find any WS'ers :(

I was interviewed by a reporter from the Auburn Journal and plugged websleuths as much as I could :)

Looked like quite a lot of people for such a cold evening...there were a couple speakers, the sheriff, DA, a woman filling in for her ill daughter from an organization named something for murdered children...parents of murdered children? The microphone did poorly and hearing was difficult.

The parents spoke briefly and there were a few prayers, songs then Christie's family lit candles and walked among the crowd lighting our candles. I was able to grab Mr. Boyd's hand and tell him I that I won't stop looking for Christie. Lot's of media present to help keep Christie's name out there to remind all that she's still missing. I would have went but I live just to dang on far away!

chicoliving
03-12-2006, 04:56 PM
Family, friends honor Wilson after Oct. 5 disappearance

Christie Wilson is missing, but she is in no way forgotten.

This was made apparent by more than 100 people who huddled on a cold but clear Saturday night outside of Auburn's Historic Courthouse for a candlelight vigil in the missing Sacramento woman's honor.

"As time has gone on, Christie Wilson has become our daughter, our niece, our neighbor and our friend," Placer County Sheriff Ed Bonner told family, friends and supporters.

It has been five months since 27-year-old Wilson was last seen on videotape walking out of the Thunder Valley Casino in Lincoln around 1:13 a.m. Oct. 5 with Mario F. Garcia.

more at link

http://www.auburnjournal.com/articles/2006/03/12/news/top_stories/03vigil.txt

chicoliving
03-13-2006, 02:58 PM
I had a thought the other night....wonder what time the newspaper is delivered in the area where some of the searches were conducted...specifically the areas around Camp Far West and towards Auburn. I saw lots of paper boxes for the Times/Union in that area the closer I got towards Grass Valley/Auburn. Our paper comes about 2 am or so in our rural area, just a thought in case a papercarrier saw anything unusual....

chicoliving
03-14-2006, 05:08 PM
The wife of the Auburn man accused of killing Christie Wilson is speaking out for the first time on the case, in an exclusive interview with FOX40 News.

Jean Garcia agreed to the interview with FOX40's Rowena Shaddox on the condition that she would not answer specific questions about the investigation.

"The first was very difficult. I felt like, that we've been invaded, our privacy and we've become such an open book", Jean Garcia said, talking about the first time investigators searched their Placer County home. "The house search was scary, and with the shock of what is happening that, especially for me, is that we've, I was like in a nightmare that, that I'm (in) now. I can't wake up."

more at link

http://fox40.trb.com/news/ktxl-031406garcia,0,193847.story?coll=ktxl-news-1

eta she sounds like a fruit loop

chicoliving
03-22-2006, 02:34 PM
Attorneys for Mario Garcia, accused of murdering Christie Wilson last year, were in an Auburn courtroom Tuesday hoping to suppress evidence, specifically stating that Garcia's car was "seized" illegally.

Evidence found in the car may be critical to the prosecution's case because DNA evidence from two hairs found in and on the vehicle were tested and found to belong to Wilson. Wilson's body has not been found.

http://www.auburnjournal.com/articles/2006/03/22/news/top_stories/01garcia22.txt



There should be another search starting in the next few weeks as soon as the weather settles a bit. I'll post more when I know more.

mom3dd
03-22-2006, 08:13 PM
Does anyone else out there just want to scream:banghead: . If he was at the police station with his attorney and left without the car his attorney had to of been aware they were searching it. But then he might be smart enough to allow it so he could get any evidence thrown out. I pray they find her body soon. For her family and for the trial.

chicoliving
03-23-2006, 11:56 PM
A ruling Thursday in the murder case of Christie Wilson is seen as a big win for prosecutors.

The judge in the case ruled against the defense, who claimed that police searched murder suspect Mario Garcia's car illegally.

A ruling in favor of the defense would have meant throwing out evidence of Wilson's hair found in Garcia's car, according to investigators.

http://www.kcra.com/news/8215106/detail.html


Also Thursday, News10 learned the state Department of Justice is analyzing other evidence found in Garcia's car that is not the evidence ruled on in today's hearing. The department's lab in Sacramento is in the process of analyzing the car's back seat which was removed from the car.

http://www.news10.net/storyfull2.aspx?storyid=16628


I'm hoping this is the beginning of many "wins" for the prosecution!! It wouldn't hurt to find more evidence from the back seat either. It's past time to nail this POS.

Niner
03-25-2006, 02:27 PM
The wife of the Auburn man accused of killing Christie Wilson is speaking out for the first time on the case, in an exclusive interview with FOX40 News.

Jean Garcia agreed to the interview with FOX40's Rowena Shaddox on the condition that she would not answer specific questions about the investigation.

"The first was very difficult. I felt like, that we've been invaded, our privacy and we've become such an open book", Jean Garcia said, talking about the first time investigators searched their Placer County home. "The house search was scary, and with the shock of what is happening that, especially for me, is that we've, I was like in a nightmare that, that I'm (in) now. I can't wake up."

more at link

http://fox40.trb.com/news/ktxl-031406garcia,0,193847.story?coll=ktxl-news-1

eta she sounds like a fruit loop

hey Chico... I clicked on the above url, and this is the message I received...

PC Wizard has detected an unknown operating system


Your PC is ready to turn into a Super TV in 2 minutes.
Click 'Next' to begin.

scary... :eek: I was too chicken... :chicken: to click on "next"... but I did watch a clip of her on tv. I sure WISH/HOPE she'll let us know 'what time' he got home that nite!! AND in 'what' condition!! ya know! ;)

Niner
03-25-2006, 02:32 PM
A ruling Thursday in the murder case of Christie Wilson is seen as a big win for prosecutors.

The judge in the case ruled against the defense, who claimed that police searched murder suspect Mario Garcia's car illegally.

A ruling in favor of the defense would have meant throwing out evidence of Wilson's hair found in Garcia's car, according to investigators.

http://www.kcra.com/news/8215106/detail.html


Also Thursday, News10 learned the state Department of Justice is analyzing other evidence found in Garcia's car that is not the evidence ruled on in today's hearing. The department's lab in Sacramento is in the process of analyzing the car's back seat which was removed from the car.

http://www.news10.net/storyfull2.aspx?storyid=16628


I'm hoping this is the beginning of many "wins" for the prosecution!! It wouldn't hurt to find more evidence from the back seat either. It's past time to nail this POS.

reading from my local paper yesterday...

The defense is expected to file another motion to supress evidence taken from Garcia's car during a Jan. 5 search. It was at that time that Calif. Dept of Justice checked the back seat of the Camry for "trace evidence."

and I noticed on your quote above that the CDoJ is IN THE PROCESS of analyzing this stuff!! Hoping :fingerscrossed: that they DO find more and ANOTHER win for the prosecution! :dance:

chicoliving
03-25-2006, 02:33 PM
LOL looks like the website was updated or something....try this link

http://fox40.trb.com/news/ktxl-031406garcia,0,193847.story?coll=ktxl-news-1


In case it still doesn't work here's a few comments that seemed odd considering...

After Christie vanished, her mother publicly urged Jean Garcia to "do the right thing," and come forward with information, implying Jean knew something. Jean Garcia told us "That was pretty difficult when she was making comments. Sort of like attacking the family. That was almost like you're in such a rage and you just want to beat up everybody that's the bystander. It was very hard to take and it's OK. I know, I feel her pain. Like I said earlier, neither one of us wants to be in any of our shoes. It's a very difficult situation for both families and that it's definitely a lesson to everybody that life can change in a second, totally."

Jean Garcia continued, "We're just in one part in time in our path and everybody has a past. That's what we've been walking. Mario's journey with me is we've been walking together for 21 years. If I want to choose another life, I wouldn't want to be where I am today. But I'm put in this situation, not by choice I don't think. It's a very difficult journey to walk."

Niner
03-25-2006, 02:36 PM
I went to the vigil but didn't find any WS'ers :(

yeah.... I know.... :( like I said on another thread... life interrupted that...

I was interviewed by a reporter from the Auburn Journal and plugged websleuths as much as I could :)

well... unfortunately I did NOT read ANY thing about websleuths in the paper... I would definitely had posted one of your quotes chico!! :dance:

I WILL be there at the court house on April 24th, as I am taking a vacation day to be there! are you?? or anyone else reading here?? :) I'll take (hopefully!) really good notes! :D

Niner
03-25-2006, 02:39 PM
LOL looks like the website was updated or something....try this link

http://fox40.trb.com/news/ktxl-031406garcia,0,193847.story?coll=ktxl-news-1


In case it still doesn't work here's a few comments that seemed odd considering...

After Christie vanished, her mother publicly urged Jean Garcia to "do the right thing," and come forward with information, implying Jean knew something. Jean Garcia told us "That was pretty difficult when she was making comments. Sort of like attacking the family. That was almost like you're in such a rage and you just want to beat up everybody that's the bystander. It was very hard to take and it's OK. I know, I feel her pain. Like I said earlier, neither one of us wants to be in any of our shoes. It's a very difficult situation for both families and that it's definitely a lesson to everybody that life can change in a second, totally."

Jean Garcia continued, "We're just in one part in time in our path and everybody has a past. That's what we've been walking. Mario's journey with me is we've been walking together for 21 years. If I want to choose another life, I wouldn't want to be where I am today. But I'm put in this situation, not by choice I don't think. It's a very difficult journey to walk."

like you said earlier... definitely a fruit loop... sorry, no offense anyone!

Niner
03-25-2006, 02:44 PM
here's a quote from the article (and thanks, chico, that second one worked better!) - it's the part before where I bolded chico's quote in the above post:

Later reports about Mario Garcia's past surfaced, including an allegation of rape and whether he was involved in the death of an old girlfriend. He does not face charges in those cases. Jean Garcia's response? "They have every right to have their own opinion. And some parts it's hard because sometimes you feel like you're standing in the middle of the circle and everybody is throwing rocks at you." But it's really hard because we've become an open book and we really have to respect other people. And I do respect everybody."

wondering IF she knew about his past... about these two cases... maybe, maybe not... I wonder WHO those rock throwers were?? :waitasec:

chicoliving
03-25-2006, 02:46 PM
yeah.... I know.... :( like I said on another thread... life interrupted that...



well... unfortunately I did NOT read ANY thing about websleuths in the paper... I would definitely had posted one of your quotes chico!! :dance:

I WILL be there at the court house on April 24th, as I am taking a vacation day to be there! are you?? or anyone else reading here?? :) I'll take (hopefully!) really good notes! :D
No, nothing was in the article about WS....hopefully the reporter is checking us out though :)

I plan on joining the searches when they resume with better weather so the trial may not be possible for me although I haven't discounted the idea just planning on the searches being more of a priority at this time. The 24th is a Monday so if I were to go it wouldn't be til later in the week, Thurs or Fri. I'll see what I can do though to be there on the 24th though since you took a day off and all :D

Niner
03-25-2006, 07:15 PM
I plan on joining the searches when they resume with better weather so the trial may not be possible for me although I haven't discounted the idea just planning on the searches being more of a priority at this time.

that sounds good chico! I would, but work all day all week...

The 24th is a Monday so if I were to go it wouldn't be til later in the week, Thurs or Fri. I'll see what I can do though to be there on the 24th though since you took a day off and all :D

Then you can take over with the notes on Thurs or Friday!! I'd like to be there to 'see' the Opening Statements, and hopefully some of the defense's opening statements, which by the way - should be outrageous, if you ask me!! LOL!

Yes - I WILL be there - now I have to go back on this thread and check out the driving instructions to get there, as I don't "know" exactly which exit, which freeway to take at the moment! But I shall be there! :D

Dr. Doogie
03-27-2006, 04:08 PM
This is my first post on this thread, so let me be up front: I think Garcia is probably guilty. That being said...does the prosecutions case seem as weak to anyone else as it does to me? Unless there is something big that has not become public yet, all they seem to have is two hairs that could be rationalized away by the defense by saying that it was transfered from Christie to MG when they walked out arm-in-arm, then transfered to the car by MG when he got in it alone.

One thing that has bothered me about this case from the beginning is the fact that it took place at a casino, the one place in the world that you should know you are being watched every minute you are there. Everybody is under constant survillence inside and out, and people can be easily traced by their players cards (exactly the way that MG was identified). If MG had wanted to kidnap a woman, he could have easily hung out at any dive bar, bought some woman a few drinks, enticed her to his car and then done his deed without being filmed or identified. Either MG is incredibly stupid or he is innocent. The first option is a distinct possibility, but I cannot rule out the second possibility either.

chicoliving
03-28-2006, 12:59 AM
The murder trial for Mario Flavio Garcia will start six weeks later, a Placer Superior Court judge ruled today.

Judge Larry D. Gaddis moved the trial from April 24 to early June after meeting privately with the prosecutor and the attorneys for Garcia, 53, of Auburn, who is accused of killing 27-year-old Christie Wilson of Sacramento.

~snip~

The trial delay was granted to allow Garcia's attorneys to file a motion to exclude potential evidence or witnesses that they say could prejudice a jury.

Gaddis set an April 12 hearing for those arguments and June 6 to hear other motions at the beginning of trial. He set June 12 for selection of a jury.

http://www.sacbee.com/content/breakingnews/story/14235596p-15056843c.html

chicoliving
03-28-2006, 01:02 AM
I'm actually relieved....more time for Christie to be found before the trial begins.

Right now (with what we know) this case hinges on two hairs and a tape showing them walking out of the casino. More time for her to be found maybe with the trunk mat...that would seal his fate, imo.

Niner
03-28-2006, 11:55 AM
Right now (with what we know) this case hinges on two hairs and a tape showing them walking out of the casino.

Oh NO it doesn't!!!!!

Here's an article from Sunday in the Auburn Journal in the column "Perspective" by Jim Ruffalo

...the defense team for Mario Garcia is scheduled to return to court tomorrow afternoon.
Ostensibly the return appearance is for a second try to suppress some other evidence, but were told by two reliable sources that the defense will also use that time to slip into the chambers of Placer County Superior Court Judge Larry Gaddis for what's legally known as "in camera" discussions.
In that chambers "confab" - which the legal calendar lists as "a request for further procedures" - the defense reportedly will be seeking a continuance, hoping to postpone the trial which is set to being in less than 30 days. As soon as Gaddis gets a general idea of how the two sides feel about a postponement, the procedure will move back into open court for further discussions and a rulling.
The defense may also bring up a recent TV report on the case as reason enough to seek a postponement - sort of a cooling-off request.
Seeing as how both sides would both welcome more time - the prosecution to conduct further tests and defense to gather experts to try to knock down those test results - the expectation is that Gaddis will grant the motion.
At least one of those defense experts will have to attack the prosecution's claim that Garcia did not suffer those now-famous injuries while falling out of a tree. On the other hand falling out of a plausible tree-trimming alibi could be the least of Garcia's worries.
The one test result that could worry Garcia and his defense team the most - the results of which could be made available as early as this week - was one which began in November and has slowly plodded through state Dept of Justice labs. That test was conducted on a stain found in the back seat of Garcia's 2004 Camry.
A good guess at the results is that Garcia's blood was found in the stain, which could cause a problem should there not be a plausible explanation of how a driver's blood could get on the back seat of his own car.
Should be a no-brainer for Garcia to explain, seeing as how he bought the car in August of 2005, and the vehicle was impounded last October. If the tests do indeed show his blood on that back seat, it should be a slam-dunk for him to remember how it happened in the little time he owned that vehicle.
However, Garcia's problems could compound if a second so-called "minor sample" found in that same "mixed sample" stain mentioned in March 20 report turns out to also be human blood. And just think what happens in that same second trace turns out to be the blood of Christie Wilson...

soooo... there IS a stain that they took from the back seat - that ALSO will help the procsecution... :)

Guess I better tell my boss I will NOT be taking a vacation day on April 24th... shoot!!

Welcome to WS Dr Doogie! and true - Garcia WOULD have a pausible excuse on how Christie's hair got into his car - as he did touch her/bump her when they were walking out of that casino...

Niner
03-28-2006, 11:59 AM
Gaddis set an April 12 hearing for those arguments and June 6 to hear other motions at the beginning of trial. He set June 12 for selection of a jury.

okay - I see THREE different dates here.... obviously the April 12th hearing will just be arguments, along with the June 6th date; I'm wondering if the June 12th will be JUST selecting a jury... and NOT opening statements... what do you think? I guess I'm just going to have to wait until then. Doesn't it USUALLY take about a few days to select a jury and THEN they go to opening statements?? just trying to get a date to tell my boss when I'll be taking off!! LOL! :D

chicoliving
03-28-2006, 12:56 PM
Yes, jury selection takes a few days to a few weeks depending on the trial...probably a few days if I were to make a guess. The closer they get to picking the jury the more likely we'll get a better idea of when opening statements should begin. Of course, it could only take a day to seat the jury...

Yes, Mario, explain the stains in the back seat...you had that car for two months should be easy enough. Let Christie's dna sing loudly!!

Dr. Doogie
03-28-2006, 03:25 PM
If the reported stain turns out to be Christie's blood, then he hangs. That's the sort of evidence that seems to be lacking from the case against MG. If it is MG's blood, again he could possibly explain it away. However, each "plausible" explaination becomes less plausible as the weight of circumstancial evidence mounts. You can only explain away so much before a jury's eyes start to roll.

chicoliving
03-28-2006, 03:54 PM
New and improved website

http://www.findchristiewilson.com/

mocity
03-28-2006, 04:20 PM
Excuse me if I am behind but why are there no pics of the boyfriend?

Niner
04-13-2006, 01:09 PM
I heard the other day, sorry no links, that Christie's family has filed a 'wrongful death suit' against Mario Garcia... I've been TRYING to find a link for the last 10 minutes, but no luck!! Maybe someone else can post that for me!
:rolleyes:

chicoliving
04-13-2006, 02:52 PM
Attorneys for Wilson's parents today said they will announce a civil suit against Mario Flavio Garcia on April 24, when National Crime Victims' Rights Week will be observed.

Auburn attorneys Nina Salarno Ashford and Corecia Woo had scheduled a news conference today to talk about the intended suit but, instead, announced its postponement. They confirmed that the suit would be filed on behalf of Wilson's mother, Debbie Boyd, and Wilson's stepfather, Patrick Boyd, both of Gilroy. Neither the attorneys nor the Boyds would discuss the contents of the pending suit.


http://www.sacbee.com/content/breakingnews/story/14242489p-15061636c.html

chicoliving
04-13-2006, 02:54 PM
Defense attorneys for Mario Garcia, the man charged with the murder of Christie Wilson, are seeking to suppress bloodstain evidence taken from the backseat of his car.

In Placer County Superior Court Wednesday afternoon, Garcia's attorneys argued the evidence was obtained without a warrant and should be inadmissable.

more at link
http://www.news10.net/storyfull2.aspx?storyid=16999

chicoliving
04-25-2006, 02:47 AM
The family of Christie Wilson, who has been missing October, announced Monday that they have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Mario Garcia and his wife.

Garcia is accused of killing Wilson, though her body has not been found.

The lawsuit also alleges conspiracy, because the family claims Garcia transferred the deed to his house to his wife after Wilson's disappearance.

http://www.kcra.com/money/8969824/detail.html

Niner
04-25-2006, 10:37 AM
Ah Chico - you beat me to it - posting about the lawsuit.... :crazy:

But the newspaper article did mention the next court date for the murder - and it is June 19th. So I'll be headed down to Sacramento that day!

Also the paper mentioned that the Civil suit case is scheduled to be heard on August 14th at 8:30am at the Placer County Superior Court. I'll "see" what I'm doing that day & see if I go to that one - just to report back to you all! :)

chicoliving
04-25-2006, 04:20 PM
During an event at the Capitol focusing on crime victims and their families, a local attorney chose the backdrop to announce a civil lawsuit on behalf of Christie Wilson's family.

Nina Salarno-Ashford, who made the announcement, knows something about being a crime victim. Her sister was murdered in 1979.

She said Debbie Boyd, on behalf of her daughter, is suing Mario and Jean Garcia of Auburn for more than $25,000 in damages in the wrongful-death suit.

"We and the family want everyone to understand that this (suit) isn't about money it's about justice," said Salarno-Ashford. "Our hope is that this action will hold (the Garcias) accountable."

http://www.auburnjournal.com/articles/2006/04/25/news/top_stories/04boyd_25.txt

I thought this was a good article...gives a litte more info on what was transferred and when. Thinking of Christie and praying she'll be found...

chicoliving
04-29-2006, 02:03 AM
A Placer Superior Court judge has again denied a motion to suppress evidence for the upcoming murder trial of Mario Flavio Garcia, who is accused of killing a woman last seen at the Thunder Valley Casino near Lincoln.

Judge Larry D. Gaddis today rejected arguments by Garcia's attorneys that Placer County Sheriff's detectives conducted illegal searches on their client's car in January and February.

more at link
http://www.sacbee.com/content/news/story/14249372p-15066379c.html



Good! :dance:

nanandjim
04-29-2006, 09:55 AM
I wonder if they will ever find Christie's body. I feel certain this murderer will not tell where he put her. I guess that she may be found accidentally by someone walking through the woods somewhere.

Niner
05-02-2006, 02:21 PM
Probably nanandjim! I know that chico has been going out on the searches for her... don't know if there are any more planned in the future though.

I'm planning on attending the first day of court... hopefully I'll get some good notes to pass along to the forum here! :dance:

gardenmom
05-06-2006, 12:31 AM
I'm hoping she is found too. I see lots of workers out on the sides of the road picking up garbage and hope they find her. I also have noticed birds swarming certain areas and wonder if she is there. Likely by this time she is only bones.

Bobbisangel
05-11-2006, 04:55 AM
I'm hoping she is found too. I see lots of workers out on the sides of the road picking up garbage and hope they find her. I also have noticed birds swarming certain areas and wonder if she is there. Likely by this time she is only bones.



I wonder what time Garcia got home from the casino....if his wife would tell the truth. They know what time him and Christy left the casino and maybe if we knew what time he got home we could get an idea of how far he could have driven to get rid of Christy's body.

mom3dd
05-16-2006, 04:32 PM
Has anyone heard about when the court case is? I am praying he figures out he isn't going to win and tells where her remains are, so that her family can put her to rest.

chicoliving
05-16-2006, 04:58 PM
Trial Delayed for Garcia
The trial has been delayed for an Auburn man accused of murdering a woman after an evening of gambling. Both prosecutors and defense attorneys for Mario Garcia agreed they need more time to prepare for the trial.


The trial, which was set to begin on April 24, will now start a month-and-a-half later with jury selection now scheduled to start on June 12 in Sacramento. 03/27/06 News 10 (http://kxtv.com/storyfull2.aspx?storyid=16701)

from this link
http://www.findchristiewilson.com/News.asp

chicoliving
05-19-2006, 02:51 AM
~snip~

However, both the defense and prosecution have agreed to postpone the trial until September. The trial has been moved to Sacramento County because of extensive publicity in Placer County.

http://www.kcra.com/money/9241716/detail.html


Now the trial is postponed until September.....more time for Christie to be found though.

Niner
05-19-2006, 11:23 AM
Geez, chicoliving - you beat me to it again!! LOL! :doh:

I'll just add a few lines from my news paper:

Jury selection is expected the week of Sept. 11 in the Sacramento County courtroom. Expect opening statements to begin Sept. 18th!

So I shall move my reminder to the 9/18! :dance:

chicoliving
05-27-2006, 11:39 PM
Mario Flavio Garcia, awaiting trial on a charge of murdering a woman whose body has not been found, was placed on suicide watch in the Placer County jail during a six-day period last month, a sheriff's official said.

Undersheriff Steve D'Arcy said jail officers conducted a random search of Garcia's cell on April 13 and found 60 pills of medication.

"The pills are issued to him as part of his daily medication for a heart condition," D'Arcy said. "We don't know why he wasn't taking them and why he decided to hoard them."

more at link

http://www.sacbee.com/content/news/v-print/story/14259520p-15073664c.html

Hmmm I'm not sure if he was hoarding them for a one time finale or to cause health problems for trial delays or a chance for tests outside the jail....maybe he's getting worried Christie will be found. I hope his nights are filled with nightmares and visions of hell.

Bobbisangel
05-30-2006, 05:51 AM
Good grief they changed the trial date twice. If he is hoarding pills he must be getting kind of worried. Bet he won't get the chance to hoard again. A nurse will stand right there to make sure he takes his meds and swallows them. Stupid fool. Why doesn't he tell what he did with her. I hope her body is found between now and Sept.

Old Broad
07-07-2006, 05:03 PM
http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/local/states/california/the_valley/14899519.htm

``We have opened a recovery fund for Christie,'' said her mother, Debbie Boyd, who now lives in Gilroy. ``We know she has passed on, but it is a living nightmare as a mother knowing your child is lying in a ditch or a field somewhere. We need to find her and bring her home.''

A separate suit filed by Wilson's family against Garcia and his wife, Jean, alleges fraud in the transfer of the deed for the couple's $850,000 Auburn home to Jean Garcia in January to avoid any potential liens or civil judgments against the property.

``We don't believe the Garcias should benefit at all from the proceeds of that house,'' said Boyd's attorney Nina Salarno Ashford of Auburn. ``All those dollars should be used for the recovery of Christie Wilson's body.''

The suits were filed in Placer County. Garcia's attorneys did not return phone calls for comment.

``This is not about money,'' said Boyd's other attorney, Sandra Amara of Auburn. ``This is about justice for Christie Wilson.''

Wilson was born in San Jose and graduated from Gunderson High School in 1996. She had been living in Sacramento but was set to accept a job offer in Silicon Valley and move back to San Jose.

Her stepfather, Patrick Boyd, is a sergeant with the San Jose Police Department.

``To be a seasoned detective but relegated to sitting on the sidelines and not be able to do what you do best for your family is sheer torture for my husband,'' Debbie Boyd said.

More at link.
Old Broad

Bobbisangel
07-08-2006, 05:11 AM
I would imagine that it is hard to be a detective and not be the lead detective in his stepdaughter's case. That isn't to say that he couldn't use some of his skills in looking for Christy. I hope her body is found so her parents can have a proper buriel for her. It must be so hard knowing that your daughter is laying out there somewhere alone and you can't do anything about it. My heart goes out to her parents.

chicoliving
07-21-2006, 02:26 AM
Wilson's Mother Says She's Organizing A Search For Her Daughter Based On New Leads

Wilson’s mother says this Saturday she's organizing a search based on new leads about where her daughter's body might be.

"Even if it's bone by bone to bring her back home, our family needs to know where she's at."

Debbie Boyd says meet at the Thunder Valley Casino employee parking lot Saturday at 9 o'clock if you want to help.

http://cbs13.com/local/local_story_202020946.html

chicoliving
07-23-2006, 12:31 AM
~snip~

"We had two different psychics tell us that she had been placed into a creek bed. Both picked the same creek bed. Both picked the same location," said Wilson's step-father Pat Boyd, a detective with the San Jose Police Department. "It seemed like good information."

But after nearly five hours of looking Saturday, crews covering both sides of the location found nothing tied to Wilson, Boyd said.


http://www.news10.net/storyfull2.aspx?storyid=18874

Niner
07-23-2006, 05:17 PM
~snip~

"We had two different psychics tell us that she had been placed into a creek bed. Both picked the same creek bed. Both picked the same location," said Wilson's step-father Pat Boyd, a detective with the San Jose Police Department. "It seemed like good information."

But after nearly five hours of looking Saturday, crews covering both sides of the location found nothing tied to Wilson, Boyd said.


http://www.news10.net/storyfull2.aspx?storyid=18874

Oh shoot! I heard about this on tv last night... too bad they didn't find her! I hear they will be going back today, Sunday... praying they find something!!

:(

Bobbisangel
07-24-2006, 06:08 AM
I hope they find her too. I don't put to much stock in what pshchics have to say but it can't hurt to go look around. I'm sure that the family is desperate to find Christy and will try just about anything. I can't say that I blame them. I know I would do the same thing.

If I were going to contact a psychic I would contact Noreen Rainnor or Reenor...something like that. I don't know the spelling of her last name. Jackie Peterson got ahold of her and she said Scott murdered Laci and said how he did it. Jackie didn't like that answer of course. I watched Noreen on Psychic Detectives...I think it was...the other night and LE talked to her 3 different times and she was finally able to give them enough clues to find the man they were looking for. I would never pay for information though. But she has made the most sense of anyone that I have watched.

Niner
07-24-2006, 01:45 PM
I hope they find her too. I don't put to much stock in what pshchics have to say but it can't hurt to go look around. I'm sure that the family is desperate to find Christy and will try just about anything. I can't say that I blame them. I know I would do the same thing.

If I were going to contact a psychic I would contact Noreen Rainnor or Reenor...something like that. I don't know the spelling of her last name. Jackie Peterson got ahold of her and she said Scott murdered Laci and said how he did it. Jackie didn't like that answer of course. I watched Noreen on Psychic Detectives...I think it was...the other night and LE talked to her 3 different times and she was finally able to give them enough clues to find the man they were looking for. I would never pay for information though. But she has made the most sense of anyone that I have watched.

I watched that show the other night too, Bobbisangel! The show before that one had a Nancy Myers, as the pyschic detective... she was good too! I believe her last name is Reiner, but don't take my word for it! Yes, I remember when JO2 hired her, and then denied it, but Noreen had a copy of her check, which I remember seeing in the NE!! LOL!

Yes, I too would "listen" to pyschics if MY daughter was missing! No harm in looking again.... especially if TWO of them said about the same thing - the "same" creek! Ya never know!! :waitasec:

Niner
08-11-2006, 11:20 AM
Just a note here - I have on my calendar that the civil case is supposed to start today... True? Anyone hear anything? :(

chicoliving
08-11-2006, 02:37 PM
Just a note here - I have on my calendar that the civil case is supposed to start today... True? Anyone hear anything? :(
I found this:

The civil case against Garcia is scheduled to be heard at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 14 in Dept. 3 of Placer County Superior Court.

Garcia's criminal trial is scheduled to begin June 19 in a Sacramento courtroom.


http://www.auburnjournal.com/articles/2006/04/25/news/top_stories/04boyd_25.prt

We know that the criminal trial has been delayed until next month so I would suspect that the civil trial will be put off also. Although if the civil trial were to go ahead then I think anything learned in that would be allowed in the criminal trial. Don't know for sure just thinking out loud.

Bobbisangel
09-08-2006, 08:07 AM
We haven't heard anything about the civil trial going ahead. They really don't like to have the Civil trial before the criminal trial because it can compromise the criminal trial.

I'm going to get torn up for saying this but I'm going to go ahead anyway.
I don't think it is right that there is a civil suit filed against the killer and his wife. I feel that way because it involves the wife. She isn't responsible for what her husband did. If he is put away for years or even for life that woman won't have anything to live on. I felt the same way when the victims of Dennis Rader sued for the proceeds from his house. His wife is a victim too. I think she worked at some little job but I just think it is unfair when the wives are inclueded in a civil suit when they are as much victims as the victims.

mom3dd
09-08-2006, 08:29 AM
Bobbisangel; Sometimes families feel they have to do something to force the LE to move. So they file a civil lawsuit. In Christies case I think it is more to force Garcias wife to tell what happened since she won't tell LE. IMO mom3dd

Bobbisangel
09-10-2006, 04:22 AM
Bobbisangel; Sometimes families feel they have to do something to force the LE to move. So they file a civil lawsuit. In Christies case I think it is more to force Garcias wife to tell what happened since she won't tell LE. IMO mom3dd



I wonder if the wife knows anything? She would at least know the time that he got home that night. Well, if she won't cooperate with LE then I feel different about the civil suit. Go for it.

I still think it wrong in the case of Dennis Rader. I felt so bad for his wife and children. Can you imagine the shock of finding out the life your husband had been leading for years and you didn't know. I would be so horrified that I had been sharing my bed and breakfast table with a serial killer. I didn't hear anything negative about Rader's wife except that she didn't have a clue. I know that she filed for a quicky divorce and it was granted and she didn't attend any of his court stuff. I've always wondered if he wasn't an abusive husband because he was such a control freak. I hope she doesn't lose everything including her home or the money from it.

chicoliving
09-12-2006, 03:32 AM
Nothing in the news but from the forum at this link (http://www.findchristiewilson.com/News.asp) jury selection is to begin tomorrow. Trial is still slated for 9/25 and the family can be in the courtroom for all unless they are to testify then they can observe after their testimony.

The remains (http://www.auburnjournal.com/articles/2006/09/12/news/top_stories/05skullupdate12.txt) found 9/3 off Hwy 20 in Nevada county are not those of Christie.

chicoliving
09-12-2006, 05:57 PM
Jury selection gets underway this morning in the Christie Wilson murder trial.
~snip~
This will be the first time Placer County prosecutors will try to get a murder conviction without a body.

http://cbs13.com/topstories/local_story_255105750.html

chicoliving
09-12-2006, 05:59 PM
~snip~
Garcia, who is accused of killing 27-year-old Christie Wilson, was not in court this morning.

Prospective jurors are filling out questionnaires today, and Placer County Judge Larry Gaddis will talk to jurors about hardship requests for dismissal. It's expected attorneys will question jurors next week.

http://www.news10.net/storyfull2.aspx?storyid=19960

chicoliving
09-12-2006, 08:30 PM
Eleven months have passed since Christie Wilson was first reported missing, and now all her parents want is closure.

"We just want our daughter's remains to be recovered and for the suspect to be convicted," said Wilson's mother Debbie Boyd.

~snip~

"We can't disclose any of the evidence police have," Boyd said. "But based on what we are aware of, we know that she has passed."

Now all they want is closure in order to give their daughter a proper burial. "That's the problem now," Boyd said. "Our hope has gotten less about finding her. That's the impossibility for the family. When do you say goodbye or when do you bury somebody?

http://www.gilroydispatch.com/news/contentview.asp?c=194459

concernedperson
09-12-2006, 08:48 PM
Eleven months have passed since Christie Wilson was first reported missing, and now all her parents want is closure.

"We just want our daughter's remains to be recovered and for the suspect to be convicted," said Wilson's mother Debbie Boyd.

~snip~

"We can't disclose any of the evidence police have," Boyd said. "But based on what we are aware of, we know that she has passed."

Now all they want is closure in order to give their daughter a proper burial. "That's the problem now," Boyd said. "Our hope has gotten less about finding her. That's the impossibility for the family. When do you say goodbye or when do you bury somebody?

"http://www.gilroydispatch.com/news/contentview.asp?c=194459"]http://www.gilroydispatch.com/news/contentview.asp?c=194459[/url]

This is tragic for the family.The scum will be convicted. Why won't they help with this? Tragedy upon tragedy.

Dr. Doogie
09-13-2006, 04:52 PM
I believe that Garcia probably is guilty, but I sure as hell hope the DA has something more than what we have seen in the media. A couple of hairs and a video of MG & CW walking toward his car I do not believe will convict him. They must have more (but we said the same thing about John Karr).

chicoliving
09-18-2006, 04:55 AM
Authorities said Friday that they have not conclusively identified human remains found in a remote area of Nevada County.

A skull and mandible, found around 3 p.m. Sept. 3 off Highway 20, are believed to be that of an Asian female about 30 years of age or older.

A couple from the Bay Area who were hiking in the area found the bleached skull with hair attached and a detached mandible.

"At this point we don't know who it belongs to," Keith Royal, Nevada County Sheriff said Friday. "We have some teeth and will check dental records and (conduct) DNA analysis."

http://www.auburnjournal.com/articles/2006/09/17/news/top_stories/03skull17.txt

gardenmom
09-18-2006, 07:25 AM
wow. Thanks for posting this. I hope someone gets their family member home, no matter who it is.

chicoliving
09-18-2006, 07:36 PM
Murder defendant Mario Garcia will take the stand in his defense during his trial, his attorney, Ron Peters, told prospective jurors this morning.

The announcement came as attorneys began selecting a jury for the trial.

The judge and attorneys in the Mario Garcia case began questioning prospective jurors this morning. By day's end, 17 prospective jurors had been dismissed for hardship or for cause. The defense attorney and prosecutor dismissed another seven on pre-emptive causes, in which a reason for the dismissal does not have to be stated. Each side has 20 pre-emptive causes.

Jury selection resumes Tuesday morning at 9.

more at link
http://www.news10.net/storyfull2.aspx?storyid=20087


Guess they didn't go ahead with jury selection last week...explains why I couldn't find any updates.

Bobbisangel
09-19-2006, 06:26 AM
I didn't know that they had started already. I sure was hoping that LE would find her body before the trial. They must have more then we are aware of to go ahead and charge him and go to trial. I sure hope so anyway.

chicoliving
09-19-2006, 09:35 PM
A jury has been impaneled for the trial of murder defendant Mario Garcia.
~snip~
Ten men and two women will sit on the jury. Another five alternates will be selected Wednesday.

Over the course of two days, 47 prospective jurors were dismissed by the judge or by defense and prosecuting attorneys for various reasons.

On Monday, Garcia's attorney, Ron Peters told prospective jurors that his client would take the stand in his defense during his trial. He reiterated that to jurors again on Tuesday. "He wants to tell his side of what happened and he'll be exonerated when he does," said Peters.

http://www.news10.net/storyfull2.aspx?storyid=20118

Bobbisangel
09-20-2006, 01:49 AM
He's going to take the stand! I would just love to hear what he has to say.
I wonder how he will explain that hair of hers in his trunk?

chicoliving
09-20-2006, 01:57 AM
He's going to take the stand! I would just love to hear what he has to say.
I wonder how he will explain that hair of hers in his trunk?That's what his attorney says now lol I'll believe it when I see it though. The defense will blame the victim in this trial I fear. 10 men and 2 women on the jury....I think the men will see thru him. It's gonna get ugly, its the only way for this defense to play out, imo.

Niner
09-20-2006, 12:39 PM
I believe I'm going to go to court when Garcia starts to testify!! I'll hopefully take some GOOD notes for you all here!! I'm not going to the Opening Statements, as I'm going to take off from work for the Paul Kovacich trial that's going to start IN Auburn in October, I believe. It's a LOT closer to home than the Sacramento courthouse... TOO much traffic downtown!! or actually - the freeways down there!! LOL

chicoliving
09-21-2006, 02:46 AM
Jury Trial Update

Opening statements begin Mon, Sept. 25 @ 9am in Dept. 41 of Sacramento County Superior Court. Debbie Boyd & family testify Tues, 9/26. Courthouse location: 720 Ninth St. Sacramento, CA - Fifth floor/Dept 41 http://www.saccourt.com/geninfo/location/downtown.asp (http://www.saccourt.com/geninfo/location/downtown.asp)


http://www.findchristiewilson.com/news.asp#Jury_Trial_Update

Niner
09-21-2006, 12:41 PM
chico - are you going to go to this trial? I'd love to go, but I have a ton of meetings both on Monday, 9/25 AND Tuesday the 26th... shoot! :(

chicoliving
09-21-2006, 02:28 PM
chico - are you going to go to this trial? I'd love to go, but I have a ton of meetings both on Monday, 9/25 AND Tuesday the 26th... shoot! :(
It's hubby's birthday the 25th and we have celebrations planned for those two evenings...and we're still harvesting to boot. So right now I'm not sure when I'll be able to pop down but I do still plan to.

Niner
09-22-2006, 12:15 PM
It's hubby's birthday the 25th and we have celebrations planned for those two evenings...and we're still harvesting to boot. So right now I'm not sure when I'll be able to pop down but I do still plan to.

well, please let me know when you do!! I'll try and get down there also! :dance:

chicoliving
09-24-2006, 03:36 AM
Prosecutor's extra burden: Proving to jurors the Auburn man killed a young woman, though her body has not been found.

~snip~
The central mystery still at the heart of Wilson's disappearance is what happened to her last October and why her body has not been found.
Though relatively scarce, several "no-body homicides," a term lawyers use to describe such cases, have been tried in the Sacramento region in recent years. Such cases present special challenges for prosecutors and opportunities for defense lawyers.

"As a prosecutor, you have to show the jury there won't be a body but you can still have proof beyond a reasonable doubt," said UC Davis Law School professor Edward Imwinkelried, an expert on courtroom evidence. On the other hand, he said, "Jurors can regard the lack of a body itself as a source of reasonable doubt."

more at link
http://www.sacbee.com/101/story/28436.html

chicoliving
09-24-2006, 09:31 PM
Christie Wilson’s body has not been found, but that’s not stopping Placer County prosecutors from going forward Monday with a murder trial against 54-year-old Mario Garcia.

Opening arguments in the case are expected to begin at 9 a.m. in a Sacramento County superior courtroom. The jury, which was chosen last week, is made up of 10 men and two women. Garcia’s defense attorney, Ron Peters, told jurors last week that his client will take the stand in his own defense.

timeline and more at link
http://www.news10.net/storyfull2.aspx?storyid=20156

chicoliving
09-25-2006, 06:25 PM
The boyfriend of missing woman, Christie Wilson, told a Sacramento courtroom this afternoon that he and Wilson had an "electric relationship."

Daniel Burlando, 31, is the first witness in the trial of Mario Garcia, the 54-year-old Auburn man charged with Wilson's murder.

Burlando said he and Wilson met while playing blackjack at Cache Creek Casino in September 2004. He said they had "great chemistry, great times together." However, he did admit that they fought and that sometimes their arguments turned violent. One altercation in March 2005 left Burlando with scratches and Wilson with a bruise on her arm.

much more at link
http://www.news10.net/storyfull2.aspx?storyid=20243

chicoliving
09-25-2006, 06:30 PM
Prosecutor Garen Horst said hairs and bloodstains allegedly found in Garcia's car proved Wilson had been there. He called the car a crime scene.

"In this case, the forensic evidence will tell a story about what happened to Christie Wilson," Horst told jurors Monday.

Defense lawyer Ron Peters said Garcia had met Wilson while gambling and befriended her, but he had nothing to do with the woman's disappearance.

Garcia was a man "in the wrong place at the wrong time," who investigators have been determined to convict, he said.

Peters portrayed Wilson as a troubled young woman with an abusive boyfriend whose fate was still unknown.

"Nobody in this room knows whether or not she's dead," Peters said in court.

more at link
http://www.sacbee.com/101/story/29089.html

chicoliving
09-26-2006, 03:27 AM
Looks like the main evidence is hairs and blood in the car....

Horst also showed the jury pictures of Garcia's car and hairs found on the door handle, in the trunk and on the passenger side floorboard. He said evidence will show the hairs are a DNA match to Wilson. In addition, jurors saw pictures and diagrams of blood stains from the backseat of Garcia's car. Horst explained some Garcia's blood and some samples were a mix of Wilson's and Garcia's blood.

http://www.news10.net/storyfull2.aspx?storyid=20243

chicoliving
09-26-2006, 02:13 PM
Garcia contends that he and Wilson parted ways in the parking lot and Wilson returned to retrieve her cell phone she left inside the casino.
Peters went on to elude that if the car was a "crime scene," as Horst portrayed it in earlier statements, that the "so-called" evidence may have been planted.

"If the car was a crime scene it was a bungled crime scene," Peters said. "When (Garcia) drove the car to the (Sheriff's Department) the hair wasn't there."

Peters focused his attention on Wilson's boyfriend, Daniel Burlando, who filed a missing persons report with the Sacramento Police Department Oct. 6, 48 hours after Wilson's disappearance.

more at link
http://www.auburnjournal.com/articles/2006/09/26/news/top_stories/01garcia26.txt

So far seems like the usual defense....LE screwed up, some one else did it and she was never in her car and the hairs/stains were planted. ho hum but I really didn't expect much better.

chicoliving
09-26-2006, 05:18 PM
The mother of missing woman, Christie Wilson, has taken the stand in the trial of her daughter's accused killer.

Debra Boyd, dressed in a plum suit and wearing dark glasses, started by identifying her pictures of her daughter. She described Wilson as driven, organized and goal-oriented even as a child.

Boyd said she and her daughter typically didn't go more than two days without talking, but she also said they sometimes had disagreements. "Like many 27-year-olds [Christie] didn't appreciate mother's advice," Boyd said.

more at link
http://www.news10.net/storyfull2.aspx?storyid=20277

chicoliving
09-26-2006, 09:16 PM
The jury in the murder trial of missing woman Christie Wilson heard her voice for the first time in a recording of one of her last phone conversations.

The conversation of Wilson talking to a company about ordering some self-help tapes was offered into evidence during the testimony of Wilson's mother, Debra Boyd.

more at link
http://www.news10.net/storyfull2.aspx?storyid=20277

Niner
09-27-2006, 01:46 PM
thanks Chico for posting all these urls! I am SO behind on following these crimes... TOO MUCH WORK!! LOL!

If you hear WHEN Garcia is going to take the stand - let me know, cause I want to go to court that day!! Thanks! :dance:

chicoliving
09-27-2006, 06:05 PM
The mother of missing woman Christie Wilson faced questioning from the defense attorney representing her daughter's alleged murderer Wednesday morning. As attorney Ron Peters worked to ascertain Wilson's frame of mind before her disappearance, the exchange between the attorney and mother grew heated at times.
~snip~
Wilson's sister Stacie was the first witness to testify in the afternoon session. Under Horst's questioning, Stacie Wilson told the court the sisters saw each other weekly and took kick-boxing classes together. She testified her sister was able to defend herself, saying she was "aggressive." Stacie Wilson said she talked on the phone with Christie on October 4 and Christie was excited about a job interview. Horst ended with asking Stacie wilson if she had seen her sister and if she was in the state of mind to take her own life. Wilson answered "no."

more at link
http://www.news10.net/storyfull2.aspx?storyid=20312

chicoliving
09-27-2006, 06:13 PM
~snip~
During a line of questioning that focused on Burlando's relationship with Wilson, Burlando became vague in his responses.

"I request that you order the defendant to answer the question," Peters told the court. He quickly corrected himself and changed "defendant" to witness.

Throughout the morning proceedings, Peters continued to question Burlando as if he were on trial for Wilson's murder.

Burlando testified that he left Wilson the evening of Oct. 4, 2005 for a dinner engagement at his parents' home. He said he last heard from Wilson around 10:30 p.m. that night. Burlando testified that when she didn't return to his Sacramento apartment, he became worried and eventually called area hospitals, jails, family and friends.

more at link
http://www.auburnjournal.com/articles/2006/09/27/news/top_stories/02garcia27.txt

concernedperson
09-27-2006, 09:39 PM
It looks like the Defense Attorney is looking for reasonable doubt although DNA in the car and trunk might be a dead giveaway. I wish that POS would say where Christie is and save her family from more pain.

But, do they ever do the right thing? One instance lately...Barton Corbin confessed to killing his wife and girlfriend. This is, honestly, the first I can remember in a long time.

Mostly, we see coverups. I know I am not on the jury but we have seen video and have DNA and timelines.

I wish she could go home.

chicoliving
09-28-2006, 03:26 AM
~snip~

In March 2005 they were both arrested on domestic violence charges after a fight, he said. Booking photos showed Burlando with scratches on his chest and face.
The marks were similar to those Garcia had on his chest and face after the evening he met Wilson. Garcia sought medical attention for the injuries.

Horst argued that the marks, and a bruise under Garcia's eye, were from Wilson fighting back as Garcia attacked her.

"She was a fighter," Horst said.

Defense attorney Peters told jurors that the injuries were from a fall Garcia took while trimming branches on his property and were partly a reaction to poison oak.

more at link
http://www.sacbee.com/291/story/29308.html

chicoliving
09-28-2006, 05:33 AM
The mother of Christie Wilson, missing for nearly a year, was back on the witness stand Wednesday and faced questioning from the defense that at times became a heated exchange.

Attorney Ron Peters is representing Mario F. Garcia, 54, of Auburn who is accused of murdering Wilson last year, although her body has not been found.

Peters began his cross-examination of Debbie Boyd by telling her that the questioning "will not be an unpleasant experience."

But within minutes the two were at odds.

~snip~

Peters allowed Boyd to review a page of a transcript. After reading it Boyd asked Peters, "What is it you'd like me to do?"

Peters' response was brusque.

"I won't say ma'am," Peters said as he walked away from the witness stand.

http://www.auburnjournal.com/articles/2006/09/28/news/top_stories/03boyd28.txt


At this point I don't think I can go to the trial...I really think I would be asked to remove myself or be removed if this is the type of "attitude" I would have to sit thru......silently! How in the heck could he say that??? Common sense tells me any mother testifying in the murder case of her daughter would find it unpleasant regardless of the line of questioning! GMAFB or better yet give the break to her mom. sheesh

Niner
09-28-2006, 02:27 PM
and we're still harvesting to boot.

would that be rice?? Your name isn't Sue is it?? ;)

chicoliving
09-28-2006, 02:30 PM
would that be rice?? Your name isn't Sue is it?? ;)
Nope, not a Sue lol almonds! All done now! :dance:

Niner
09-28-2006, 02:38 PM
Nope, not a Sue lol almonds! All done now! :dance:

okay... I thought you might be my friend, Sue in Chico who has rice fields... hmmmm.... almonds.... love those!! :D

chicoliving
09-28-2006, 11:52 PM
~snip~

Around 4 p.m., Peters started his cross on Doricott. But his line of questioning was met with objections from the prosecution. Peters wanted the detective to tell the court how a case could be affected if the party reporting the missing person was inaccurate in the time they claim to had seen the person last. Horst quickly objected saying there was no evidence that had happened. Peters then requested a sidebar. The judge decided to release the jury for the weekend break.

After the jury exited, the defense requested that Garcia be able to talk with his wife on the phone. The judge granted the order, allowing Garcia one phone call a day for 15 minutes. The prosecution interjected that the calls would not fall under marital privilege and they are recorded by the Sacramento County Jail.

Court will resume Tuesday morning at 9:00 a.m.

more at link
http://www.news10.net/storyfull2.aspx?storyid=20350

chicoliving
10-03-2006, 06:58 PM
Jurors in the Mario Garcia murder trail spent several hours Monday afternoon watching surveillance video tape from Thunder Valley Casino that showed Christie Wilson and Mario Garcia gambling together, drinking together and even touching each other.

The casino's surveillance supervisor, Michelle Roeber, testified that by using information from Wilson's and Garcia's player's card accounts and then checking video cameras stationed in and out of the casino, she compiled about seven hours' worth of surveillance tape tracking both Wilson's and Garcia's movements on the night of October 4, 2005 and the early morning hours of October 5. She testified that she "was told to track any whereabouts of them at the casino." She then handed that video over to the Placer County Sheriff's Department.

more at link
http://www.news10.net/storyfull2.aspx?storyid=20428

chicoliving
10-04-2006, 08:49 PM
A woman who spent time gambling at the same blackjack table as Mario Garcia and Christie Wilson today testified the two were talking dirty and kissing each other.

Tinarat Nunupatham took the stand on Wednesday afternoon and, speaking through an interpreter, testified that she spent time gambling at the same table with Wilson and Garcia. She testified at one point that she moved from one seat at the blackjack table to another because "they (Garcia and Wilson) were talking really loud and annoying." Nunupatham testified that Garcia kissed Wilson two or three times, and she thought they were "acting like boyfriend and girlfriend." When asked by Deputy District Attorney Garen Horst why she thought they were boyfriend and girlfriend Nunupatham said, "They were petting each other, kissing each other. I gathered they were lovers."

more at link
http://www.news10.net/storyfull2.aspx?storyid=20455

nanandjim
10-05-2006, 11:39 AM
A woman who spent time gambling at the same blackjack table as Mario Garcia and Christie Wilson today testified the two were talking dirty and kissing each other...
I believe that this guy murdered Christie Wilson. However, I'm not sure that this witness would understand what was being said in English if she needed an interpreter while on the stand.

mocity
10-05-2006, 12:07 PM
Thats what I was thinking. I think he killed her too so it really doesn't matter. I guess she could see them kissing and touching if they were but didn't she say they were "talking dirty"? How does she know if she can't speak English. Perhaps she is assuming based on their body language. Who knows. He is creepy and she is such a cute girl. Why would she be interested in the first place? So sad for her and her family.

birdie
10-05-2006, 12:18 PM
She may understand English, but not be able to speak it well enough without an interpreter.

chicoliving
10-05-2006, 03:13 PM
I think a lot of her testimony was of her "impressions"...regardless, MG can not continue with the statement that they parted ways in the parking lot with her hair in the trunk, the interior passenger door handle and dna from the backseat and the passenger door. He's gonna have to change his tune just due to the evidence found in his car. No one is saying she was a saint but she certainly didn't deserve to be murdered and missing. MG's injuries seem consistent with a fight and not from a fall from a ladder and the pictures of her boyfriend after a domestic fight with Christie seem too similiar.

chicoliving
10-05-2006, 08:59 PM
Jurors in the Mario Garcia trial heard more testimony Thursday about Christie Wilson's last moments at Thunder Valley Casino before she disappeared.

The prosecution called Robert McDonald, a retired officer with the Placer County Sheriff's Department, who told the jury he went to interview Garcia at his home Sunday morning, October 9, four days after Wilson disappeared. McDonald identified Garcia through a casino players' card he used the night he was seen gambling with Wilson. Wilson was last seen leaving Thunder Valley Casino with Garcia on surveillance tape.

more at link
http://www.news10.net/storyfull2.aspx?storyid=20489

chicoliving
10-07-2006, 03:19 AM
On the fifth day of their daughter's disappearance, Debbie and Pat Boyd heard the unthinkable: Christie Wilson might be dead.

The Gilroy couple were on a conference call with a Placer County detective when he received another call. The detective thought he had put the Boyds on hold, but they could hear him tell his wife: ``I won't be home. I'm working a homicide.''

Debbie Boyd screamed and fell to the floor. It wasn't possible. She had just talked to her 27-year-old daughter five days before. Finally, after a long, sad ride, life had been looking up for Christie Wilson. How could she be dead?

more at link
http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/15683869.htm

Niner
10-07-2006, 07:03 PM
wow, chico - the above story you posted... how truly sad...

I was wondering if you, chico, or anyone - is there a "way" I can find out 'when" Mario garcia will be on the stand? I want to go that day to the trial! and take some notes for you all here reading! If you find - anyone! - please DO post the date! :)

Niner
10-10-2006, 11:09 PM
there was an article yesterday in my local paper, the Auburn Journal, about Mario Garcia's wrongful death suit; I'll type it up!

Mario Garcia Fights Wrongful Death Suit, Represents Himself:
While Mario F. Garcia is standing trial for the murder of Christie Wilson he is also battling her family in a civil case.
Garcia, 54, of auburn, remains behind bars and is standing trial in Sacramento for allegedly murdering Wilson, 27, of Sacramento a year ago.
Debbie Boyd, Wilson's mother, filed a wrongful death civil suit against Garcia and his wife, Jean, April 6.
Initially, Auburn attorney Patrick Little was retained to represent Garcia. That was changed.
"I'm not acting as Mario's attorney. He's acting as his own attorney for the period of time that it takes to get through the criminal process," Little said. "He then may be represented by someone else."
Little had filed two demurrers with the court. (A demurrer is a written response to a complaint, which, in effect, asks for dismissal on the point that there is no legal basis for the lawsuit.)
According to documents filed in Placer County Superior Court Sept. 29, the court sustained garcia's one demurrer to an action in the original civil complaint in which the Boyds asked for damages resulting from emotional distress. The court sided with Garcia.
"The plaintiff (D Boyd) cannont state a cause of action for intentional infliction of emotional distress based on an alleged breach of such non-existent duty," the documents said.
Wilson was last seen on videotape walking out of the Thunder Valley Casino in Lincoln in the early morning yhours of Oct 5, 2005 with Garcia. Her body has not been found.
Auburn attorney Nina Salarno-Ashford, whose sister was murdered in 1979 and is a victims' rights advocate, is representing the Boyds in the civil matter.
Salarno-Ashford asserts that Garcia with "gross negligence committed great bodily injury" to Wilson and caused her to be "brutally murdered," and "disposed of (her body) in an unknown location."
In a second demurrer, Garcia and his then-attorney Little took issue with the Boyds filing a wrongful death suit. That response was overruled by the court.
"A wrongful death action can be brought by a personal representative..." court documents state.
Boyd, on behalf of her duaghter, is suing the Garcias for more than $25,000 in damages.
"We and the family want everyone to understand that this (suit) isn't about money, it's about justice," said Salarno-Ashford. "Our hope is that this action will hold (the Garcias) accountable."
In court documents, Garcia has denied all allegations.
In addition to the wronful death claim, the suit includes a multiple fraud allegations claim that Mario Garcia fradulently signed away his interest in community property "with the sole intention of protecting (the) asset from lien, judgment or other court action."
In furtherance of the fraud, the complaint asserts that Jean Garcia intended to own the Florence Court home with her spouse, but signed an inter-spousal transfer deed "only after" her husband "was arrested and charged with the disappearance and murder," of Wilson.
Jean Garcia is named in the suit because it is belied that sh'es a conspirator in concealing Wilson's body, Salarno-Ashford has said.
Jean Garcia has declined to speak to the Journal.

Niner
10-10-2006, 11:11 PM
Just a note here - I'll be going to the Thunder Valley Casino for a "going-away" lunch for some employees here at work! I have never been there yet!! Not much of a gambler (was in the early '80s, though!!) - but I hear their food is excellent!! I'll let you know!! :)

Any "word" on WHEN Garcia might take the stand??

gardenmom
10-11-2006, 12:11 AM
Just a note here - I'll be going to the Thunder Valley Casino for a "going-away" lunch for some employees here at work! I have never been there yet!! Not much of a gambler (was in the early '80s, though!!) - but I hear their food is excellent!! I'll let you know!! :)

Any "word" on WHEN Garcia might take the stand??
Yes, the food is yummy! That is one place my family will miss. We usually went there for my son's birthday. He is very disappointed there is no good buffet here. Have fun.
I appreciate you and Chico keeping me in the loop since I moved away. You know what I would like to see? If Christi's parents win the wrongful death and they tell him they will wave it for her body, and then he does! I think their timing is off though. It would be more effective if it came after his guilty verdict.

chicoliving
10-11-2006, 03:27 AM
Under intense cross-examination from Mario Garcia's attorney, the Placer County detective assigned to Christie Wilson's disappearance testified about a possible sighting of the missing woman.

Det. Robert McDonald told the court he went to Folsom following a call from an individual who thought he saw Wilson in the days after she was last observed on surveillance tape on October 5, 2005 at Thunder Valley Casino in Lincoln. McDonald testified he interviewed the witness and showed him a booking photo of Wilson from a dispute with her boyfriend Danny Burlando. At that point, the witness concluded he had not seen Wilson, McDonald testified.

more at link
http://www.news10.net/storyfull2.aspx?storyid=20593

chicoliving
10-11-2006, 03:31 AM
The lead investigator tells of first queries three days after Wilson vanished.

The lead detective in the mystery of Christie Wilson's disappearance testified Tuesday that he had zeroed in on Mario Flavio Garcia as a murder suspect within days.
~snip~
Robert McDonald, a retired Placer County sheriff's detective, testified Tuesday that he first approached Garcia the night of Oct. 8, 2005, outside Garcia's home.
The next day the detective sought permission to search the white Toyota Camry that Garcia had driven to the casino. He also questioned Garcia at the sheriff's office in a videotaped interview.

Under cross-examination, McDonald acknowledged he had urged Garcia to admit whether Wilson had been in his car, even if he was afraid of his wife finding out about any adulterous behavior between the two.

more at link
http://www.sacbee.com/291/story/37294.html

chicoliving
10-11-2006, 09:12 PM
~snip~

Sutter Health staff use a security system that reads a personal access card and fingerprints to enter and exit buildings. According to records presented into evidence, the first time the card issued to Garcia was used the morning of October 5 was at 10:05 a.m.

~snip~

Horst questioned two of Garcia coworkers who had gone to lunch with him on numerous occasions. Both men testified that most of the time when they went to lunch they took Garcia's car. They said the back seat was usually filled with items like newspapers and his child’s soccer gear. They said they usually had to put the items in the trunk. The witnesses said the trunk was often filled with "junk."

more at link
http://www.news10.net/storyfull2.aspx?storyid=20624

Niner
10-12-2006, 01:45 PM
Yes, the food is yummy! That is one place my family will miss. We usually went there for my son's birthday. He is very disappointed there is no good buffet here. Have fun.

Yes! The food was definitely delicious!! pumpkin cheesecake... hmmmm....


I appreciate you and Chico keeping me in the loop since I moved away. You know what I would like to see?

your welcome!! ;)

If Christi's parents win the wrongful death and they tell him they will wave it for her body, and then he does! I think their timing is off though. It would be more effective if it came after his guilty verdict.

agree - I believe they SHOULD wait - but if I recall correctly this civil suit isn't going to trial until March '07!

chicoliving
10-12-2006, 10:06 PM
Testimony in the murder trial of Mario Garcia revealed that forensic Web sites were visited on Garcia's laptop computer two days before he was arrested for the murder of Christie Wilson.

Prosecutor Garen Horst questioned Detective Robert Swanson of the Placer County Sheriff's Department on Thursday. Swanson conducted a forensics analysis on Garcia's laptop computer. That analysis revealed several Web sites were visited on Garcia's computer on October 12, 2005.

more at link
http://www.news10.net/storyfull2.aspx?storyid=20649

chicoliving
10-16-2006, 10:58 PM
Testimony in the Mario Garcia murder trial on Monday focused on evidence found in Garcia's car. Prosecutors say it ties Garcia to Wilson. Defense attorneys are trying to show it might have been tainted.

Under questioning from the proscecution, a Placer County Sheriff's Department evidence technician testified that part of the backseat of Garcia's car tested positive for blood. However, testimony did not reveal whom the sample belonged to.

more at link
http://www.news10.net/storyfull2.aspx?storyid=20725

chicoliving
10-17-2006, 09:31 PM
There remains a discrepancy in how murder suspect Mario Garcia received multiple scratches to his face, arms and torso for which he sought medical treatment the day after Christie Wilson disappeared.

During Monday morning testimony in a Sacramento courtroom, Sylvia Callow, a nurse with UC Davis Medical Center's Auburn clinic, testified that she met with Garcia Oct.6, 2005.

"He said he fell out of a tree (Oct. 5, 2005)," she said. "He had multiple scratches on his face, which was swollen."

When questioned by prosecutor Garen Horst about Garcia's demeanor she replied, "He was upset."

more at link
http://auburnjournal.com/articles/2006/10/17/news/top_stories/03garcia17.txt

chicoliving
10-18-2006, 04:37 AM
Lawyers in the murder trial of Mario Garcia once again focused on Garcia’s white Toyota Camry Tuesday. The front passenger door was submitted as evidence.

Placer County Sheriff investigators found a hair lodged in the door's handle. DNA tests later determined that hair was that of Christie Wilson.
~snip~
Defense Attorney David Dratman asked Tammy Harris a series of questions about the process she went through to collect evidence from Garcia's car.

Dratman asked Harris to demonstrate how she removed the hair from the door handle when collecting evidence from the car. Harris testified she used a pair of disposable tweezers to slide the hair out of the handle. The hair was then placed in a Petri-dish.

more at link
http://www.news10.net/storyfull2.aspx?storyid=20759

chicoliving
10-19-2006, 11:48 PM
~snip~
That picture showed abrasions under Garcia’s left eye and a scratch on his right cheek.

The prosecution contends Garcia got the scratches during a struggle with Wilson. Garcia said he got the scratches after falling out of a tree. However, a doctor told one of the lead detectives in the case that Garcia’s injuries were not consistent with a fall and looked more like someone had clawed his face.
~snip~
The trial is concluding its fourth week. Judge Larry Gaddis told the jury Thursday that the trial appears to be ahead of schedule. The prosecution is expected to wrap up its case by November 2 at the latest. The defense will then start to call its witnesses to testify.
http://www.news10.net/storyfull2.aspx?storyid=20817

chicoliving
10-24-2006, 08:22 PM
Scratches on Mario Garcia's body were consistent with a struggle as opposed to falling from a tree, according to a medical expert with expertise in family violence injuries.

Dr. Connie Mitchell testified Tuesday in the murder trial of Mario Garcia. Garcia is accused of killing 27-year-old Christie Wilson.

more at link
http://www.news10.net/storyfull2.aspx?storyid=20926

chicoliving
10-25-2006, 10:27 PM
The lead detective in the Mario Garcia Murder trial took the stand Wednesday afternoon and quickly sparks began to fly in the courtroom. Detective Don Murchison with the Placer County Sheriff’s Department testified that he is a former narcotics officer and has had specific training on rave and date rape drugs. He told jurors Wilson showed signs and symptoms consistent with date rape drugs. He said those symptoms were "mood wings, upset stomach, diarrhea, slurring, and a general sleepy appearance."

The very mention of date rape drugs was met with strong objections by Garcia’s defense attorney. "There’s no evidence your honor that anyone took a date rape drug," challenged Ron Peters. But Murchison was allowed to continue.

He testified that another symptom of date rape drugs such as "the ones Mr. Garcia had done research on" include black outs.


more at link
http://www.news10.net/storyfull2.aspx?storyid=20960

concernedperson
10-25-2006, 10:42 PM
Give Garcia sodium pentathal and make him say where Christie is. Along with Rollings execution there is good reason to give these creeps drugs to allow for the victims to be found. It can't always be about them and their comfort.

At a certain point, the victims of crime have to be heard way above the perp. I understand we all are protected by the constitution but we are seeing way too many loopholes in every crime and this allows the crimes to continue.

Niner
10-26-2006, 05:20 PM
toally agree with ya concernedperson!

I found this in my local papaer - the timeline for Mario Garcia's whereabouts per his cell records and surveillance tapes:

Oct 4, 2005:
5:25pm - Mario emails his supervisor. He was going to have some "tequila." {my comment: what the flick? why do THAT??}
6:40pm - outgoing call from Garcia's cell phone traced to a tower near the Thunder Valley Casino.
7:07pm - a second outgoing call from Garcia's cell phone traced to a tower near the Thunder Valley Casino
11:27pm - Garcia is seen on a casino video surveillance tape with his arm around Christie Wilson as the two gambled. Garcia reportedly showed no sign of injury to his face.
**
Oct 5, 2005:
1:13am - Garcia and Wilson are seen leaving the Thunder Valley casino on the surveillance tape.
1:19am - Garcia's white Toyota Camry is seen on the surveillance tape leaving the casino parking lot.
{me: wow - that leaves him 6 minutes to "hit", "punch", or "whatever" to Christie and put her in the back seat of his car... or front passenger seat?}
2am - Garcia tells detectives he was back at his Auburn home.
{me: that is about 40 minutes... it takes me to get to my home from my work about a 20 minute drive... I'll have to find out how "far" his house on Florence Court is from my house here in Auburn - I'll let you know...}
7:51am - The Lone Star cell phone tower, near Lone Star Road, near Garcia's home indicates he placed a call from the area.
7:52am to 9:15am - Multiple calls were made from Garcia's cell phone from differing towers in the Auburn area along Hghwy 49. The phone use indicates movement heading south.
{me: just re-reading the article about this timeline - and it says:
Sometime between then (2am) and 10:07am when he was at his office, he has said he was injured while trimming a tree on his property. However, calls from his cell phone indicate that he was traveling in and around the Auburn area and near Sacramento between 7:52 and 9:15am}
10:07am - garcia arrives at work. Co-workers noticed scratches on his face and an injury to his eye. He said he had an encounter on his tractor with a tree limb. Garcia told a nurse at UC Davis medical Center Oct 6 that he fell out of a 15-foot tree on his property Oct 5.
{me: so he was driving his tractor between 7:51 and 9:15am down highway 49 while talking on his cell phone and ran into a tree branch?? LOL! sure dude! :furious:

I SHOULD have gone to the courthouse today - taking today and tomorrow off - as my younger bro from SoCal is driving up! But just didn't get my ***** together fast enough this morning! Proably no court tomorrow, eh?

chicoliving
10-26-2006, 09:41 PM
Oh TY! Niner for the timeline of his cell calls...no court til next week and the pros is expected to finish up Nov 2.

Niner
10-30-2006, 01:47 PM
Hey chico! Thanks for that update! Okay - so Garcia should or might be on the stand next week some time then... I'll check in here every day - so if ANYONE hears WHEN Garcia is supposed to take the stand!! POST PLEASE!! I sure would like to get to court that day and take some notes for you all!

cheers!

chicoliving
10-30-2006, 08:41 PM
From the Find Christie Wilson website (http://www.findchristiewilson.com/)...

Week of 10/30 - Trial Schedule Cut Short AGAIN
Monday, 10/30: Judge Gaddis approved yet another request from the defense to delay trial - the defense was unprepared to proceed. Jury was dismissed this morning, after only "40" minutes of session & directed to return Wednesday, 11/01 @ 9am.

http://www.findchristiewilson.com/news.asp#Week_of_10/30_-_Trial_Schedule_Cut_Short_AGAIN

chicoliving
10-31-2006, 06:47 PM
High-profile attorney Robert Blasier, known for his association with the O.J. Simpson murder trial, has joined the defense counsel in the murder case against Mario Garcia.

Blasier is considered an expert in DNA evidence including cross-examination of prosecution experts.

~snip~

Jurors were excused early Monday. When court resumes on Wednesday jurors are expected to hear testimony from Department of Justice criminalists who will testify on evidence collected and DNA analysis.

Garcia is being held on $3 million bail and is being housed at the Sacramento County Jail throughout the trial, which is expected to continue for at least two more weeks.
http://www.auburnjournal.com/articles/2006/10/31/news/top_stories/06blasier31.prt




Sounds like the pros is almost done.....think Thursday is their planned finish date. Then what to expect from the defense? Will MG actually take the stand and in turn stand on his previous statements that they parted ways in the parking lot?? Blasier will try to spin down the dna results but still....I just can't see how MG will take the stand in his own defense. I'm secretly hoping there is a plea available in exchange for info on where Christie can be located but MG is a gambler so I reckon he'll bluff and take it all the way. I read somewhere that the Garcia's home is on the market.....

MagicRose99
11-01-2006, 04:01 PM
I thought a law suit was filed to prevent the wife from selling the home...

I appreciate you keeping us up-to-date on this Chico. I'm in Sacto and I hear very little on this trial. News 10 site sometimes has updates... but not many.

Niner
11-02-2006, 11:10 AM
I thought a law suit was filed to prevent the wife from selling the home...

I appreciate you keeping us up-to-date on this Chico. I'm in Sacto and I hear very little on this trial. News 10 site sometimes has updates... but not many.

yea, MagicRose - I noticed that too - that the news channels do NOT have too much of this trial on there - ?? - I too have to get all my info from Chico!! Even the Auburn Journal doesn't print about the court proceedings every day... :(

chicoliving
11-02-2006, 06:50 PM
Bloodstains found in murder defendant Mario Garcia's car could have been caused by blunt force trauma to a victim, according to an expert witness.

Ricci Cooksey, a senior criminalist with the Sacramento office of the California Department of Justice took the stand Wednesday during week six of the Garcia murder trial.

Cooksey testified that he located about four stains on the rear seat of the defendant's white Toyota Camry.

Whose blood it is has not been entered into evidence, however, prosecutor Garen Horst told jurors in his opening statements that blood and other stains in the car have been determined to belong to Christie Wilson, the woman Garcia is accused of murdering on or about Oct. 5, 2005.

more at link
http://www.auburnjournal.com/articles/2006/11/02/news/top_stories/02garcia2.prt

chicoliving
11-02-2006, 08:48 PM
~snip~

Thursday, Judge Larry Gaddis told the jury the prosecution has only two more people to call before they rest their case. The defense will then take over. It could be a rather short presentation, if the evidentiary phase is expected to conclude by next Thursday. There is no court on Fridays.

http://www.news10.net/display_story.aspx?storyid=21228

TheShadow
11-03-2006, 11:26 AM
Blasier is really reaching! If he is trying to say that the tiny blood stains were "planted". Then there are 2 obvious questions. Why would you plant spatters so tiny that they might go undiscovered?? And where in the world would the "planter" of such blood have obtained blood from the missing, and presumed dead, Christie Wilson after her disappearance??? DUH!

Bobbisangel
11-05-2006, 03:31 AM
toally agree with ya concernedperson!

I found this in my local papaer - the timeline for Mario Garcia's whereabouts per his cell records and surveillance tapes:

Oct 4, 2005:
5:25pm - Mario emails his supervisor. He was going to have some "tequila." {my comment: what the flick? why do THAT??}
6:40pm - outgoing call from Garcia's cell phone traced to a tower near the Thunder Valley Casino.
7:07pm - a second outgoing call from Garcia's cell phone traced to a tower near the Thunder Valley Casino
11:27pm - Garcia is seen on a casino video surveillance tape with his arm around Christie Wilson as the two gambled. Garcia reportedly showed no sign of injury to his face.
**
Oct 5, 2005:
1:13am - Garcia and Wilson are seen leaving the Thunder Valley casino on the surveillance tape.
1:19am - Garcia's white Toyota Camry is seen on the surveillance tape leaving the casino parking lot.
{me: wow - that leaves him 6 minutes to "hit", "punch", or "whatever" to Christie and put her in the back seat of his car... or front passenger seat?}
2am - Garcia tells detectives he was back at his Auburn home.
{me: that is about 40 minutes... it takes me to get to my home from my work about a 20 minute drive... I'll have to find out how "far" his house on Florence Court is from my house here in Auburn - I'll let you know...}
7:51am - The Lone Star cell phone tower, near Lone Star Road, near Garcia's home indicates he placed a call from the area.
7:52am to 9:15am - Multiple calls were made from Garcia's cell phone from differing towers in the Auburn area along Hghwy 49. The phone use indicates movement heading south.
{me: just re-reading the article about this timeline - and it says:
Sometime between then (2am) and 10:07am when he was at his office, he has said he was injured while trimming a tree on his property. However, calls from his cell phone indicate that he was traveling in and around the Auburn area and near Sacramento between 7:52 and 9:15am}
10:07am - garcia arrives at work. Co-workers noticed scratches on his face and an injury to his eye. He said he had an encounter on his tractor with a tree limb. Garcia told a nurse at UC Davis medical Center Oct 6 that he fell out of a 15-foot tree on his property Oct 5.
{me: so he was driving his tractor between 7:51 and 9:15am down highway 49 while talking on his cell phone and ran into a tree branch?? LOL! sure dude! :furious:

I SHOULD have gone to the courthouse today - taking today and tomorrow off - as my younger bro from SoCal is driving up! But just didn't get my ***** together fast enough this morning! Proably no court tomorrow, eh?



I'm really surprised that Christy's body hasn't been found because the time line seems to pretty well follow each place he went. I can't see how he was home that soon after leaving the casino. I wonder if his wife is giving him an alibi? She either doesn't know what time he arrived home or she is lying for him. Do you think that Christy got into his car willingly? If she was drunk or drugged or both she may have just gone where ever he led her. He had to have planned to have sex with her or what would have been the purpose of even taking her with him? He had to have driven out somewhere and ended up killing her and then he would have to have gotten rid of her body before going home. If he was home at the time he said that he was he wouldn't have had time to do anything but drive home.

So he got himself a bigwig attorney. Well, we know how that can go. Look what happened to Scott Peterson :) Speaking of "Hollywood" I sure don't see him flashing around since that trial :p Talk about making a fool of himself.

I hope this guy doesn't get away with this crime and that Christy get the justice she deserves.

Dr. Doogie
11-06-2006, 04:52 PM
It appears from reading the timeline that the 2am time of Garcia's arrival at home is his claim (not supported by anything other than his word). The question I have is concerning his movements in the morning: Why would he have travelled south of Auburn on Highway 49 on his way to Sacramento? The logical route would be US 80 to work, yet he crossed over 80 and travelled through a very rural area. Very suspicious. I know that the area between Thunder Valley and Auburn has been thoroughly searched, but how much of 49 (particularly the very sparse areas around the American River) have been searched?

TheShadow
11-06-2006, 05:22 PM
I have always felt, (and stated so in a post months ago) that he dumped her body in some rural spot in the Amer. River Canyon (hwy 49). The area is so remote and crossed with many back roads and steep cliffs/ravines. If he just dumped her over the edge or dragged her body into the brush, the coyotes and mountain lions would take care of the rest. I don't believe her body will ever be found, maybe a skull or a couple of bones, but that is what that place is like. Many areas are too steep to be climbed down without ropes and the manzanita and buckbrush is too thick to see anything below it from the air.

chicoliving
11-06-2006, 09:52 PM
~snip~

Kacer said that blood stains from the back seat of Garcia's Camry had DNA from two people. The major contributor was Garcia, and the minor contributor was consistent with Christie Wilson. According to source close to the investigation the prosecution is trying prove that those samples are the result of Wilson scratching Garcia.

Kacer also testified that biological material that was not blood was recovered from the interior rear driver's side door. DNA results showed that biological material was a mixture of male and female DNA. Kacer testified the major contributor of that DNA was Wilson and a possible minor contributor was Garcia.

~snip~
The prosecution is expected to rest its case late Tuesday. The defense is planning on presenting just a handful of witnesses. Garcia could be on the stand Wednesday or Thursday.

http://www.news10.net/display_story.aspx?storyid=21302

Niner
11-07-2006, 01:17 PM
Wednesday or Thursday, eh? Shoot... I have a doctor's appt on Wed - wonder if I should just take the WHOLE day off. Start the day at the courthouse, and then drive back to Auburn for my doctor's appt.... oh - decisions, decisions, decisions... I sure would like to be there in the court room when Garcia testifies!!!

I'll have to "see" how this goes! LOL! :)

chicoliving
11-07-2006, 04:56 PM
Defense attorney Robert Blazier picked up where he left off Monday: challenging Department of Justice DNA expert and prosecution witness Shawn Kacer on Kacer’s DNA findings and test results.

~snip~

The prosecution is expected to call one more witness before it rests its case. The defense is expected to call several witnesses to the stand, one of whom could be Garcia himself. In opening statements, Garcia's attorney Ron Peters said his client would testify.

http://www.news10.net/display_story.aspx?storyid=21332

chicoliving
11-07-2006, 09:41 PM
The prosecution concluded its case against murder suspect Mario Garcia Tuesday afternoon after calling another DNA expert to the witness stand.

~snip~

The defense will begin its case Thursday morning and is expected to call several witnesses. One of the witnesses may be Garcia himself if defense attorneys follow through with a promise made as the trial began.

http://www.news10.net/display_story.aspx?storyid=21337

Niner
11-08-2006, 11:44 AM
I read one article in the paper the other day - and it said that Garcia's lawyer (Peters) says that NOW Christie DID get into his car in the parking lot... yeah, right, dude!! :loser:

And I agree Shadow - she is probably "somewhere" in the Amer River Canyon... also his wife (Garcia's) has NOT told anyone (that I know of) WHAT time he actually did get home.

Anyone of you going to the trial?? Just curious! I'm really going to try and make next Wednesday! :D

gardenmom
11-08-2006, 01:24 PM
I read one article in the paper the other day - and it said that Garcia's lawyer (Peters) says that NOW Christie DID get into his car in the parking lot... yeah, right, dude!! :loser:

And I agree Shadow - she is probably "somewhere" in the Amer River Canyon... also his wife (Garcia's) has NOT told anyone (that I know of) WHAT time he actually did get home.

Anyone of you going to the trial?? Just curious! I'm really going to try and make next Wednesday! :D
I was going to ask whether the prosecution called her as a witness, but then remembered that she wouldn't have to testify due to being his wife. Darn.

chicoliving
11-08-2006, 03:17 PM
I read one article in the paper the other day - and it said that Garcia's lawyer (Peters) says that NOW Christie DID get into his car in the parking lot... yeah, right, dude!! :loser:

And I agree Shadow - she is probably "somewhere" in the Amer River Canyon... also his wife (Garcia's) has NOT told anyone (that I know of) WHAT time he actually did get home.

Anyone of you going to the trial?? Just curious! I'm really going to try and make next Wednesday! :D
Next Wed as in tomorrow?? Not sure if there's court tomorrow.....defense is to begin its case Thursday according to the latest.....


The defense will begin its case Thursday morning and is expected to call several witnesses. One of the witnesses may be Garcia himself if defense attorneys follow through with a promise made as the trial began.

Niner
11-09-2006, 11:36 AM
oh no!! Is Garcia going to take the stand TODAY??? No...!!!! :slap: Shoot - If he doesn't today - than perhaps on Monday... shoot - TOO MUCH WORK here!! LOL! If he doesn't take the stand today - I'll try and make it to court on Monday! I'll come back here tomorrow and see if he took the stand today - if not - than maybe Chico can update here and let us know IF he will on Monday!

chicoliving
11-09-2006, 04:35 PM
An El Dorado Hills man testified today that he saw a woman he believes was Christie Wilson in the afternoon of October 5, 2005. That would have been after she was seen leaving Thunder Valley Casino with Mario Garcia.

~snip~

When asked how sure he was that the person he saw was Wilson, Pence told the court, "I'm not 100 percent sure. I'm 70-75 percent sure that the person I saw was the person in question."

At one point, when the prosecution team was trying to impugn his statements, Pence asked the judge, "Am I under oath to tell the whole truth?"

~snip~

The first witness Garcia's defense team called was his son. Christopher Garcia, 19 (shown above in middle), told jurors he had never seen a carpet or mat in the trunk of the family's Toyota Camry.

~snip~

His attorneys say he may take the stand in his own defense.

Garcia Witness Interview (http://www.news10.net/video/player_news10.aspx?aid=32739&bw=)


http://www.news10.net/display_story.aspx?storyid=21394

TheShadow
11-09-2006, 05:00 PM
Man I think that people make stuff up to make themselves feel important. That guy who claims he saw Cristy is an idiot. "Am I under oath to tell the whole truth?" say WHAT??? :doh: No that's okay mister, you can just tell us half the truth today.

It reminds me of all those people who "saw Laci" on Christmas eve walking the dog and she was wearing black pants and a white top. Funny how she wasn't wearing black pants when she was found and it was far too cold to walk the dog without a coat, so they wouldn't have seen her top anyway!!!:doh:

chicoliving
11-09-2006, 05:48 PM
Mario Garcia is on the stand this afternoon in his defense in his murder trial. The Auburn man is accused of killing 27-year-old Christie Wilson. Her body has never been found.

http://www.news10.net/display_story.aspx?storyid=21394

chicoliving
11-09-2006, 07:12 PM
Mario Garcia took the stand in his defense Thursday afternoon. His attorney, Ron Peters got right to the point.

Peters asked, "Do you realize you have a constitutional right not to testify?" Garcia answered, "Yes."

Peters then asked, "Did you kill anyone by the name of Christie Wilson?" Garcia testified, "Absolutely not."

Peters: "Did you murder her?" Garcia: "No."

The defense attorney then asked if Garcia kidnapped and raped Wilson. Garcia answered "no" to both. Peters wanted to know if Garcia had anything to do with Wilson's disappearance. "I had absolutely nothing to do with it. Absolutely nothing," Garcia testified.

more at link
http://www.news10.net/display_story.aspx?storyid=21394

chicoliving
11-09-2006, 08:07 PM
~snip~

Peters continued on to the night of October 4, 2005 when Garcia was at the casino. He asked about Wilson.

Garcia said, "She came to my table."
Peters: At some point did you and her have your arms around each other?"
Garcia: "Yes."
Peters: "Did you walk out of casino with Christie Wilson?"
Garcia: "Yes, I did."
Peters: You saw video of you two leaving ... "
Garcia: "Yes, having my arm around her wasn't an intimate way ... she was pissed off. She was mad at dealers. It was a way of calming her down."

The attorney wanted to know if Wilson accompanied Garcia to his car. He said she did but didn't get in it. Peters asked if Wilson was in the car.

"She's not in the front, she's not in the back and certainly she's not in the trunk," Garcia testified.

http://www.news10.net/display_story.aspx?storyid=21394

Niner
11-10-2006, 12:19 PM
Well - I see that Mario Garcia will be on the stand again on Monday - so I'm going to try my hardest to get to the court house that morning!! Now, I have to go back a few pages for the driving instructions to get to the courthouse down in Sac... :waitasec: Hope I don't get lost!! LOL!

I'll try and get some GOOD notes for you all!

nanandjim
11-10-2006, 03:19 PM
...Garcia: "Yes, having my arm around her wasn't an intimate way ... she was pissed off. She was mad at dealers. It was a way of calming her down."...
Oh, Lord. :rolleyes: I thought that it was said that they shared a bottle of wine or something like that and that they were very affectionate at the Blackjack table. I guess that was his way of calming her down, too.

MagicRose99
11-10-2006, 03:54 PM
Well - I see that Mario Garcia will be on the stand again on Monday - so I'm going to try my hardest to get to the court house that morning!! Now, I have to go back a few pages for the driving instructions to get to the courthouse down in Sac... :waitasec: Hope I don't get lost!! LOL!

I'll try and get some GOOD notes for you all!
Not hard to find hon... if you need help, give me a holler and I'll point you in the right direction!

chicoliving
11-13-2006, 02:52 PM
~snip~

Garcia: "I was under the influence. She was under the influence. We were walking we were talking. She was mad about gambling. I don't remember."

Horst: "How close did you get to your car?"

Garcia: "We were in the vicinity of the car -- right next to it."

Horst: "Did she touch it?"

Garcia: "That I can't tell you."

Horst: "Did you embrace?"

Garcia: "When we departed, we embraced, and we said goodbye. She said she was going to go back and get her cell phone."

Horst: "How far did you watch her walk?"

Garcia: "Not very long."

~snip~

The jury also looked at a note Garcia acknowledged writing to another inmate at the Placer County Jail where he was initially held. The note reads: "I know you and I started on the wrong foot and now you are leaving now that we are becoming friends. Right now it's getting real tough for me as the D.A. and the media are making accusations about my wife. They continue to say lies on TV and the newspaper. Yes, I had sex, but she [Wilson] wanted to."

Garcia denied writing the sentence about having sex with Wilson.

~snip~

About 15 spectators showed up this morning, but the courtroom only has 11 seats, and a lottery had to be held to determine who could sit inside.

http://www.news10.net/display_story.aspx?storyid=21477

Go Niner!!

chicoliving
11-13-2006, 04:24 PM
~snip~

But Garcia said several times during court today, "I did not write that sentence, it is not in my handwriting."

~snip~

Cherie Sutherland was one of the lottery winners. She said six years ago she and Garcia were assistant youth soccer coaches together. She said initially she couldn't believe he could be guilty of such a crime. Sutherland said she's been in court several times and now has, "changed her opinion about his guilt."

After Garcia finished testifying the defense rested its case. Jurors are now listening to rebuttal witnesses. Closing arguments in the case are expected later this week.

http://www.news10.net/display_story.aspx?storyid=21477

Sheesh, ya'd think closing arguments would commence immediately....this seems to be draggin on and on.........

Niner
11-13-2006, 05:29 PM
Well thanks Chico for the "Go Niner!" - but I didn't get in this morning.... all that driving... I was one of the ones NOT picked... :( Oh well... I had my steno pad ready to go... Makes me a little sad I didn't get in!! So, decided to get myself to work after that... :innocent:

chicoliving
11-13-2006, 05:41 PM
Bummer! :( Thanks so much for trying!!

chicoliving
11-14-2006, 02:47 PM
Prosecutor Garen Horst questioned Garcia during the morning session and asked him if he had an explanation for how Wilson's DNA got on the door of his Toyota Camry.

"I don't know," Garcia responded.

Horst continued with rapid-fire questions about DNA evidence that could place Wilson inside Garcia's car.

"Do you have an explanation why your blood mixed with her DNA was found (in the Camry)?" Horst asked.

"I don't know," Garcia said.

An expert testified blood and other stains in Garcia's car belonged to 27-year-old Wilson, the woman Garcia is accused of murdering on or about Oct. 5, 2005.

~snip~

Court stands in recess until 8:30 a.m. Wednesday when the prosecution and defense will begin their closing arguments. The jury could have the case as early as Wednesday afternoon.

http://www.auburnjournal.com/articles/2006/11/14/news/top_stories/02garcia14.prt

Niner
11-14-2006, 06:15 PM
On the article that you posted, chico - is this:

Garcia said several times during court today, "I did not write that sentence, it is not in my handwriting."

that is regarding the note Garcia wrote to another imate, saying: Yes, I had sex, but she (Wilson) wanted to."

Now... my question is - did the DA LOOK at the handwriting of this?? Especially that last sentence? Did it say ANYTHING in another article, Chico - did you find that explained anywhere?? Just wondering! :p

chicoliving
11-14-2006, 09:31 PM
I haven't found anything about the note other than what is in the links I've posted. I don't know if the defense made an issue of that (whether the handwriting matched or not) but I kinda think not or it seems the media woulda picked up on that.

I keep going over and over it in my mind but I think the state's case is solid. The only reasonable explanation for Christie's hair and dna to be in the car at all is that she was in that car at some point yet MG remains firm that she wasn't. If it were just a hair on the seat or something like that I could buy an argument of simple transference but not in the trunk, back seat and wedged in the door handle. I think its highly unreasonable to think that LE planted the evidence.... it's a usual defense tactic and nothing else imo.

concernedperson
11-14-2006, 10:08 PM
I haven't found anything about the note other than what is in the links I've posted. I don't know if the defense made an issue of that (whether the handwriting matched or not) but I kinda think not or it seems the media woulda picked up on that.

I keep going over and over it in my mind but I think the state's case is solid. The only reasonable explanation for Christie's hair and dna to be in the car at all is that she was in that car at some point yet MG remains firm that she wasn't. If it were just a hair on the seat or something like that I could buy an argument of simple transference but not in the trunk, back seat and wedged in the door handle. I think its highly unreasonable to think that LE planted the evidence.... it's a usual defense tactic and nothing else imo.

And you would be correct. I believe Garcia's goose is cooked but I wish he would give up the location so Christie's family would be able to have a funeral and grieve amongst themselves. It isn't right that the criminals serve themselves to the end.

strach304
11-14-2006, 11:58 PM
I'm watching this one too. There's so many when you go through the missing that have been gone for years never to be found.

chicoliving
11-15-2006, 02:15 PM
The judge in the Mario Garcia murder case is reading instructions that the jurors must follow during their deliberations.

Judge Larry D. Gaddis began jury instructions this morning by reminding jurors that Garcia, 54, is facing two counts in this case. One felony count of murder and one felony count of possessing a deadly weapon. The weapon in question is a collapsible baton.

more at link
http://www.news10.net/display_story.aspx?storyid=21552

chicoliving
11-15-2006, 04:31 PM
The jury in the Mario Garcia murder case began hearing closing arguments from the prosecutor Garen Horst this morning. He argued that there is plenty of circumstantial evidence that Christie Wilson is dead, even though her body has not been found.

"You have not been produced a body in this case. The law does not require that," Horst said.
~snip~
"We never tried to paint a picture of someone who is perfect," Horst said. "She had strengths. She had weaknesses. For whatever reason the defense is focusing on weaknesses."

Horst then walked the jury through the evidence he presented in the trial that he says shows Wilson is dead..

more at link
http://www.news10.net/display_story.aspx?storyid=21552

TheShadow
11-15-2006, 06:25 PM
IMO, the most damning bits of evidence in this case are:

No scratches were seen on Garcia's face at the casino and he left after 1 am. He had scratches on his face the next morning at work. He could not have acquired the scratches the way he said that he did between 1 am and 9 am of that day.

He was the last person seen with Christie and she never made it back to her own car, which was left in the lot that night.

The DNA could not have gotten into his back seat/trunk by simple transference of a piece of hair.

The missing trunk carpet, which we know was in the car when it was sold to him as testified to by the car seller.

I think that this SHOULD be a slam dunk, if the jury understands the evidence. As in the Peterson trial, there are too many bits of evidence that have to be explained away. If each of them adds a little weight to the case, the cumulative weight of all of them is enough to erase REASONABLE doubt.

chicoliving
11-15-2006, 06:49 PM
The jury in the Mario Garcia murder case is hearing closing arguments from defense attorney, Ron Peters, this afternoon. He began by saying the prosecution's case has been a show.

"It was a huge production. It was a show," Peters said. "This is not a show. This is reality this is a murder trial this is where decisions are made not like somebody attending a movie."

Peters repeated his contention that there was not enough evidence to convict Garcia and that investigators failed to pursue other leads. "My biggest worry in this case, and I'll be honest with you, is not the evidence. There's not the enough evidence. It was a rush to judgment from the beginning," Peters said.

more at link
http://www.news10.net/display_story.aspx?storyid=21552

concernedperson
11-15-2006, 07:20 PM
IMO, the most damning bits of evidence in this case are:

No scratches were seen on Garcia's face at the casino and he left after 1 am. He had scratches on his face the next morning at work. He could not have acquired the scratches the way he said that he did between 1 am and 9 am of that day.

He was the last person seen with Christie and she never made it back to her own car, which was left in the lot that night.

The DNA could not have gotten into his back seat/trunk by simple transference of a piece of hair.

The missing trunk carpet, which we know was in the car when it was sold to him as testified to by the car seller.

I think that this SHOULD be a slam dunk, if the jury understands the evidence. As in the Peterson trial, there are too many bits of evidence that have to be explained away. If each of them adds a little weight to the case, the cumulative weight of all of them is enough to erase REASONABLE doubt.

I agree. Granted I am not on the jury but everything points to Garcia.I just wish he would give up her location so her folks could get some "closure". The thought of your child in the wilderness alone is more than any parent should have to endure.

MagicRose99
11-15-2006, 08:46 PM
I agree. Granted I am not on the jury but everything points to Garcia.I just wish he would give up her location so her folks could get some "closure". The thought of your child in the wilderness alone is more than any parent should have to endure.
And the sad thing is he probably never will... we can only hope and pray that she is brought home one day.

packerdog
11-16-2006, 11:37 AM
Does anyone know if court tv will announce the verdict?

nanandjim
11-16-2006, 02:18 PM
Does anyone know if court tv will announce the verdict?
I don't know, but I trust that he will be found guilty. There are too many pieces of the puzzle that point directly at this guy.

chicoliving
11-16-2006, 02:49 PM
The jury in the Mario Garcia murder trial will likely begin deliberating the case late this morning or early this afternoon. Defense attorney Ron Peters wrapped up his closing argument this morning. Prosecutor Garen Horst is delivering his rebuttal.

http://www.news10.net/display_story.aspx?storyid=21592


This article was just updated about half an hour ago....the jury should begin deliberations soon (and hopefully come back with a verdict real soon) Sending postive thoughts to Christie's family and friends during this stressful and down to the wire time.

eta I don't think CTV knows about this trial so its not likely they will cover the verdict...the best to hope for (imo) is some breaking news on the local stations and the websites. I will update Greta when the verdict is in...she did cover this at the beginning IIRC.

packerdog
11-16-2006, 03:12 PM
The jury in the Mario Garcia murder trial will likely begin deliberating the case late this morning or early this afternoon. Defense attorney Ron Peters wrapped up his closing argument this morning. Prosecutor Garen Horst is delivering his rebuttal.

http://www.news10.net/display_story.aspx?storyid=21592


This article was just updated about half an hour ago....the jury should begin deliberations soon (and hopefully come back with a verdict real soon) Sending postive thoughts to Christie's family and friends during this stressful and down to the wire time.

eta I don't think CTV knows about this trial so its not likely they will cover the verdict...the best to hope for (imo) is some breaking news on the local stations and the websites. I will update Greta when the verdict is in...she did cover this at the beginning IIRC.

Thanks Chico. I wonder if when he is found quilty he will cough up where he put Christie's body.

chicoliving
11-16-2006, 03:54 PM
The jury began deliberating early this afternoon in the Mario Garcia murder trial.

Defense attorney Ron Peters wrapped up his closing argument this morning. Prosecutor Garen Horst then delivered his rebuttal.

http://www.news10.net/display_story.aspx?storyid=21592


Hi Packer! I think he'll continue to deny....hell, I don't know, I didn't think he'd have the brass to take the stand and bs his way thru his little story. It's all circumstancial and without a body but to me the evidence is compelling. He had days to do whatever before he even was on LE's radar. It took them a few days to weeks to identify the players that night...it just wasn't a rush to judgement but the pieces certainly fell together quickly as evidence was gathered. I have jury stomach!

chicoliving
11-16-2006, 03:57 PM
In closing arguments Wednesday the lead prosecutor told jurors that the evidence proves that Mario Garcia killed Christie Wilson, while the defense attorney claimed the evidence was "tainted."

Following jury instructions by Judge Larry D. Gaddis, the 10 men and two women of the jury along with four alternates heard a lengthy oration from prosecutor Garen Horst in which he outlined the people's case and focused on the contradictions between the defendant's testimony and the testimony of more than 80 witnesses.

"He killed her. This man (points to Garcia) should not get off," Horst said. "I respectfully ask you to hold him accountable and find him guilty of first degree murder."

more at link
http://auburnjournal.com/articles/2006/11/16/news/top_stories/05garcia16.txt

strach304
11-16-2006, 09:13 PM
I doubt he suddenly gets a case of conscience if convicted. He'll be filing an appeal is my guess.

chicoliving
11-17-2006, 02:45 PM
Attorneys throw barbs in court during closing remarks

~snip~

In closing arguments defense attorney Ron Peters took issue with Horst's case, which he called a "show." He said he had problems with the investigation and said there was a lack of sufficient evidence to convict his client.

"This is the skimpiest charged murder case ever," Peters said. "This is not a homicide. (Garcia) didn't do it. There was no murder. You have to find him not guilty."

Throughout the eight-week trial Horst has used multiple charts, PowerPoint presentations, photographs, videotapes, calendars and graphs to demonstrate the evidence and testimony in the case.

"You don't need diagrams shoved down your throats," Peters said to the jury during his closing argument. "They (are trying) to highlight certain events."

more at link
http://www.auburnjournal.com/articles/2006/11/17/news/top_stories/04garcia17.txt

WhiteWolf
11-17-2006, 04:58 PM
Attorneys throw barbs in court during closing remarks

~snip~

In closing arguments defense attorney Ron Peters took issue with Horst's case, which he called a "show." He said he had problems with the investigation and said there was a lack of sufficient evidence to convict his client.

"This is the skimpiest charged murder case ever," Peters said. "This is not a homicide. (Garcia) didn't do it. There was no murder. You have to find him not guilty."

Throughout the eight-week trial Horst has used multiple charts, PowerPoint presentations, photographs, videotapes, calendars and graphs to demonstrate the evidence and testimony in the case.

"You don't need diagrams shoved down your throats," Peters said to the jury during his closing argument. "They (are trying) to highlight certain events."

more at link
http://www.auburnjournal.com/articles/2006/11/17/news/top_stories/04garcia17.txt


Wow! If I was the prosecutor, I'd go poke the defense attorney in the nose! Typical low-life defense tactics. Bah!

strach304
11-17-2006, 06:01 PM
Thanks for the updates Chico :blowkiss:

Niner
11-18-2006, 03:55 PM
IMO, the most damning bits of evidence in this case are:

No scratches were seen on Garcia's face at the casino and he left after 1 am. He had scratches on his face the next morning at work. He could not have acquired the scratches the way he said that he did between 1 am and 9 am of that day.

He was the last person seen with Christie and she never made it back to her own car, which was left in the lot that night.

The DNA could not have gotten into his back seat/trunk by simple transference of a piece of hair.

The missing trunk carpet, which we know was in the car when it was sold to him as testified to by the car seller.

I think that this SHOULD be a slam dunk, if the jury understands the evidence. As in the Peterson trial, there are too many bits of evidence that have to be explained away. If each of them adds a little weight to the case, the cumulative weight of all of them is enough to erase REASONABLE doubt.

I totally agree with you, Shadow - definitely a slam dunk! I haven't read further than your post here... I don't even KNOW if the jury came back with a verdict! LOL! I've been SO busy at work - I haven't visited these sites since last Tuesday... :eek: :(

Niner
11-18-2006, 04:00 PM
Yes, Thank You Chico for ALL these updates! As I said I've been too busy in real life to enjoy my forums! Well, I guess the jury will be back on Monday to deliberate some more? As I don't "see" any updates that they came back with a verdict Friday - I'm SURE that Chico would have informed us!

Take care everyone! Pray for Justice! :angel:

chicoliving
11-18-2006, 04:14 PM
LOL No verdict yet and no media updates either...but what's to update other than to say the jury is deliberating and will resume on Monday. Maybe Monday there will be an update or heck...even a verdict!

MagicRose99
11-21-2006, 10:10 AM
Tick... Tick... Tick... Tick...

nanandjim
11-21-2006, 11:09 AM
Tick... Tick... Tick... Tick...
Man - This guy is guilty! If they allow him to get away with murder, there'll be no stopping him.

MagicRose99
11-21-2006, 12:21 PM
I don't understand what's taking so long... unless the jury just wants to look "good". If they come back with any verdict other than guilty, I'll loose faith in our local justice!

MagicRose99
11-21-2006, 03:20 PM
Jury Reaches Verdict in Garcia Trial

"The jury in the Mario Garcia trial has reached a verdict. It is scheduled to be read at 1:30 p.m."

http://www.news10.net/display_story.aspx?storyid=21743

TheShadow
11-21-2006, 04:06 PM
Any idea if they will be broadcasting the verdict live on the radio or local tv stations?