Yes it would. I will be very surprised if the defense produces such a picture, though.1 single picture with her not wearing it disproves it.
ETA: And, I guess, technically, he did buy a cleaning agent (laundry detergent), but it wasn't household cleaning products such as bleach as was initially reported here by somebody with a family member that worked at that store.
I tried clicking on the opening statements on WRAL site given in an above post. The message I got was "This live video has concluded". Does this imply that if we don't watch the coverage live we can not watch it at all? Is there another place that anyone knows of that we can view the opening statements? I was looking forward to being able to see what happens each day.
There was another important (but very subtle) point made.
In the opening, the ADA mentioned that Nancy told Brad "I hate you" THREE times that afternoon, before the party, as he didn't give her the weekly allowance (in retaliation for earning $$ painting at JA's house).
Now, in the custody deposition, Brad was specifically asked if Nancy ever told him that she hated him and he denied it and said that he had no recollection of her ever saying that to him (either that or he outright denied it). I remember Alice Stubbs asking him this and it was sort of highlighted.
Why he lied about that, I don't know. It's a stupid thing to lie about. But that's one instance (out of I'm sure scores) that we will see emerge as the trial goes on.
I have been away, but will be dropping in to keep tabs on this case.
I recall that it came out that there were some shoes in the garage, but she apparently had 2 different kinds that looked a lot like each other, having some differences. IIRC, it was revealed in some documents that LE found a missing set of shoes, but the ones they found were mismatched. Like finding one shoe from each set, and both being for the left foot. I remember this coming up because when I heard it I was pretty sure why LE was convinced that she had not left to go running that morning.
SG, Are you attending the trial??
Hey CyberPro, of course I remember you! Glad to see you here. I hope more of the oldtimers show up. I plan to attend a little bit of the trial, but mostly I'll have to catch it online since I work fulltime.
Good point about the 2 mismatched shoes--I remember that well in one of the search warrants. They didn't mention anything about that either in today's opening.
I wonder if they limited their opening so as to not confuse the jury and not create openings for the defense to address in their opening? If the prosecution doesn't bring something up then I don't know if the defense can.
I just re-read my comment and it sounds stupid.
It sounds like I was saying LE found missing shoes. This is not true as far as I know. I believe that she was known to have 2 pair of running shoes that looked a lot alike at a glance, but did have some minor differences.
LE NOTED a pair of the shoes were gone, but the remaining ones were placed side by side on a shelf in the garage, as you might expect shoes to be. The side by side shoes were mismatched as a pair, and for the same foot.
Now, that makes better sense. It might not be correct, but that is what I recall from previous readings of docs and postings of the case "evidence" that came out.
Wral.com posted a ton of her not wearing a necklace. Just look at Nancy Cooper case images.
Whether the attorneys will point it out? Who knows.
Are you sure those pictures were taken after she got the necklace? It was only in the last year or so of her life that she had that necklace.
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Why do you think they kept their opening so brief? It was maybe 30 min. So many things weren't mentioned--any thoughts as to why?
The weakest part of the opening statement, ""His job is knowing about phones," Fitzhugh said, "and he didn't know how to access his call history?"" Being a VoIP engineer does not imply anything about phone knowledge. Is a blackberry different than other types of smartphones when it comes to viewing recent calls?
This ADA normally works the drug unit at the DA's office.
I do know Howard Cummings is dry and not very emotional.
Bet the defense was happy with the uninspired performance.