CA - Joey, Summer, Gianni, Joseph Jr McStay Murders - Feb 4th 2010

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  1. Tricia

    Tricia Owner Websleuths.com Staff Member Administrator

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    On Feb 4th, 2010 the McStay Family, Joey, Summer, Gianni, and Joseph Jr vanished from their home. It looked like the family simply got up and left their home never to return.

    Law Enforcement was convinced that the McStay family ran away to Mexico.

    Patrick McStay, Joey's father, along with other loved ones knew there was no way Joey and his family would never flee to Mexico. There was no reason for this scenario presented by law enforcement.

    Up until the remains of the family were found buried in the desert on November 11, 2013, Patrick McStay searched for his son and his family.

    Family friend Chase Merritt was arrested for the McStay family murders on Nov 7th, 2014 and finally, Merritt's first-degree murder trial is underway.

    The McStay forum is in our private section. However, we are making the discussion of the trial public.
     
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  2. CoverMeCagney

    CoverMeCagney Well-Known Member

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    Is the trial coming up soon? I wondered why I hadn't seen this case around much lately, how come it's in the private forum?
     
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    Amanda on Twitter
    Day 2 of #McStay Trial Begins today. For true and accurate coverage follow me at this handle, @SBcountyNow @RKDeAtley @TeriFigueroaUT we’ve been on this case since before the prelim if you have questions. And @cathyrusson from @LawCrimeNetwork is in the courtroom today!

    Leticia Juarez on Twitter
    Leticia Juarez‏ @ABC7Leticia 21h21 hours ago
    The media is assembled for day two of the #Merritt murder trial. We’ve have been asked not to video the first witness but we will have audio. @LawCrimeNetwork will be live streaming and I’ll be live tweeting.

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    Leticia Juarez on Twitter
    Leticia Juarez‏ @ABC7Leticia 21h21 hours ago
    Susan Blake has been called as first witness in the #Merritt murder trial. #McStayFamily

    Leticia Juarez on Twitter
    Leticia Juarez‏ @ABC7Leticia 21h21 hours ago
    Blake is going through her employment history.

    Leticia Juarez on Twitter
    Leticia Juarez‏ @ABC7Leticia 20h20 hours ago
    Prosecutor: How many children do you have?
    Blake: Two boys, Joey and Mikey McStay
    McStay's mom is identifying her son Joseph in a photo taken on his 40th birthday. Its the one of them in the back of a limo.

    Leticia Juarez on Twitter
    Leticia Juarez‏ @ABC7Leticia 20h20 hours ago
    Blake is discussing when her son and Summer purchased their Fallbrook home. Prior to moving in Joseph, Summer, and the boys lived with Blake at her home in Corona.

    Leticia Juarez on Twitter
    Leticia Juarez‏ @ABC7Leticia 20h20 hours ago
    Blake describing her son's custom fountain business. #McStayFamily

    Leticia Juarez on Twitter
    Leticia Juarez‏ @ABC7Leticia 20h20 hours ago
    Blake talks about her grandson's backpack and a towel her grandchildren would be dried off with. Prosecutors approach with a photo of a robe and ask Blake if she recognizes it she doesn't but recognizes the child in the robe as Joey Jr.

    Leticia Juarez on Twitter
    Leticia Juarez‏ @ABC7Leticia 20h20 hours ago
    Blake says her daughter-in-law, Summer, was in contact with her a lot because she wanted advice on the remodeling they were doing on the Fallbrook home. Blake works for a local homebuilder.

    Leticia Juarez on Twitter
    Leticia Juarez‏ @ABC7Leticia 20h20 hours ago
    Blake is being asked to recall the last time she spoke to her son, Joseph McStay Sr. She last spoke to him in late January or early February.

    Leticia Juarez on Twitter
    Leticia Juarez‏ @ABC7Leticia 20h20 hours ago
    Prosecutor: "Do you know Charles Merritt?"
    Blake: "Yes."
    She then identifies Merritt sitting in the courtroom. Prosecutor asks if she remembers being contacted by Merritt. Blake says yes.
     
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  5. Emi

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    https://twitter.com/cathyrusson/status/1082819494207139841
    Cathy Russon‏ @cathyrusson 12h12 hours ago
    #McStay - Court is scheduled to begin at 9:30am pst/12:30pm est. The state's first witness is Susan Blake, Joseph Mcstay's mother. She's has asked not to be filmed. The judge is not allowing cameras in the courtroom until she's done. I'll be tweeting

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    Cathy Russon on Twitter
    Cathy Russon‏ @cathyrusson 21h21 hours ago
    LISTEN LIVE: Joseph #McStay's mother, Susan Blake, is on the stand. We are not allowed to film her but audio is ok.

    Cathy Russon on Twitter
    Cathy Russon‏ @cathyrusson 20h20 hours ago
    #McStay - Susan Blake gave background on Joseph McStay's business. She's now talking about the home in Fallbrook. There was extensive remodeling happening at the time of the family's disappearance.

    Cathy Russon on Twitter
    Cathy Russon‏ @cathyrusson 20h20 hours ago
    #McStay - Blake describes what Merritt is wearing, id'ing him in the courtroom.

    Cathy Russon on Twitter
    Cathy Russon‏ @cathyrusson 20h20 hours ago
    #McStay - Blake testified #CharlesMerritt came to her house on Feb 9, 2010 - 5 days after the family went missing. The prosecutor displays a large calendar on an easel for the jury

    Cathy Russon on Twitter
    Cathy Russon‏ @cathyrusson 20h20 hours ago
    #McStay - Blake says she had only met Merritt once, "briefly". Merritt came to her house since "Joey" was there for the holidays to bring a computer to McStay. On Feb 9, Merritt knocked on her door. He said he couldn't get a hold of Joey.

    Cathy Russon on Twitter
    Cathy Russon‏ @cathyrusson 20h20 hours ago
    #McStay - Merritt was at her house approx. 30 mins.
     
  6. Emi

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    Leticia Juarez‏ @ABC7Leticia 20h20 hours ago
    She say Merritt knocked on her door on Feb. 9, 2010. Prior to this she had met him once before. Merritt told her he couldn't get a hold of McStay.

    Leticia Juarez on Twitter
    Leticia Juarez‏ @ABC7Leticia 20h20 hours ago
    Blake said she had not heard from him. She told Merritt that J. McStay sometimes took trips out of town with this family. There was no suggestion by either Merritt or Blake that law enforcement should be called.

    Leticia Juarez on Twitter
    Leticia Juarez‏ @ABC7Leticia 20h20 hours ago
    Merritt told Blake he would go to the Fallbrook home. Blake said she called her son's cell to try and get a hold of him. She said her call went to voicemail.

    Leticia Juarez on Twitter
    Leticia Juarez‏ @ABC7Leticia 20h20 hours ago
    Prosecutor asks for a moment.

    Leticia Juarez on Twitter
    Leticia Juarez‏ @ABC7Leticia 20h20 hours ago
    Prosecutor is showing Blake exhibit 401 Merritt's white utility truck. She identifies it as the one she saw Merritt driving.

    Leticia Juarez on Twitter
    Leticia Juarez‏ @ABC7Leticia 20h20 hours ago
    Prosecutor asks Blake if her son Mikey called her about Joseph. She can't remember. Then prosecutor asks if she knows Dan Kavanaugh. Blake said yes, that Kavanaugh helped setup McStay's internet when he started his business.
     
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  7. Jewels53

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    Thanks @Emi for all your tweets! It helps me keep up as I can't watch the trial.
     
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    Cathy Russon on Twitter
    Cathy Russon‏ @cathyrusson 20h20 hours ago
    #McStay - Blake doesn't recall what vehicle Merritt was driving on the 9th.

    Cathy Russon on Twitter
    Cathy Russon‏ @cathyrusson 20h20 hours ago
    #McStay - Merritt asked Blake if she had heard from her son. She told him sometimes Joey would take weekend trips with his family and he could be out of town.

    Cathy Russon on Twitter
    Cathy Russon‏ @cathyrusson 20h20 hours ago
    #McStay - Merritt didn't suggest calling police on the 9th and Susan Blake says she didn't think it was necessary to call police that day.

    Cathy Russon on Twitter
    Cathy Russon‏ @cathyrusson 20h20 hours ago
    #McStay - Susan Blake is answering "I don't remember" to a few questions. Remember, this was in 2010.

    Cathy Russon on Twitter
    Cathy Russon‏ @cathyrusson 20h20 hours ago
    #McStay - Blake tried to reach her son, her calls would go directly to voicemail.

    Cathy Russon on Twitter
    Cathy Russon‏ @cathyrusson 20h20 hours ago
    #McStay - Prosecutor shows Blake a photo of Merritt's white truck. Blake said that is the truck that Merritt used to drive. She still doesn't recall what vehicle he was in the day he came to her house.

    Cathy Russon on Twitter
    Cathy Russon‏ @cathyrusson 20h20 hours ago
    #Mcstay - After Merritt came to her house, Blake called her other son Mike. Do you recall Mike saying he had been contacted by Dan Kavanaugh? Blake: I don't remember

    Cathy Russon on Twitter
    Cathy Russon‏ @cathyrusson 20h20 hours ago
    #McStay - Blake says Dan Kavanaugh helped Joseph with the "internet".

    Cathy Russon on Twitter
    Cathy Russon‏ @cathyrusson 20h20 hours ago
    #McStay - Prosecutor shows Blake a document, asks her to read it to herself.
     
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    Leticia Juarez‏ @ABC7Leticia 20h20 hours ago
    Prosecutor gives Blake a report of the interview she gave investigators to refresh her memory.

    Leticia Juarez on Twitter
    Leticia Juarez‏ @ABC7Leticia 20h20 hours ago
    She recalls her son, Mikey that Kavanuagh had contacted him.

    Leticia Juarez on Twitter
    Leticia Juarez‏ @ABC7Leticia 20h20 hours ago
    Now Blake is recalling Merritt's conversation when he went to the McStay home in Fallbrook. He told Blake the dog bowls appeared to have been moved indicating someone was looking after the dogs.

    Leticia Juarez on Twitter
    Leticia Juarez‏ @ABC7Leticia 20h20 hours ago
    Blake recalls speaking to her son, Mike about going to Joseph's home to check on family. She said, Mike told her what he saw in the house. She was not concerned about what was described to her.

    Leticia Juarez on Twitter
    Leticia Juarez‏ @ABC7Leticia 20h20 hours ago
    On Feb. 14, 2010 Blake says she still though her son was on vacation.

    Leticia Juarez on Twitter
    Leticia Juarez‏ @ABC7Leticia 20h20 hours ago
    On Feb. 15, 2010 Blake's son, Mike called and told his mom to drive down to the Fallbrook home. They were going to report the family missing.

    Leticia Juarez on Twitter
    Leticia Juarez‏ @ABC7Leticia 20h20 hours ago
    When she arrived at her son, Joseph's home investigators with the San Diego Sheriff's Department was there waiting.
     
  10. Emi

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    Cathy Russon on Twitter
    Cathy Russon‏ @cathyrusson 20h20 hours ago
    #McStay - Blake reads from a statement she gave detectives in 2010. She told them Mike told her Dan Kavanaugh had contacted him about not being able to reach Joseph.

    Cathy Russon on Twitter
    Cathy Russon‏ @cathyrusson 20h20 hours ago
    #McStay - When Merritt went to Blake's house on the 9th, she asked him to go to the McStay house and move the dog bowls that were outside and later go back. She thought someone might be taking care of dogs & would mean the McStay's were likely out of town.

    Cathy Russon on Twitter
    Cathy Russon‏ @cathyrusson 20h20 hours ago
    Cathy Russon Retweeted Cathy Russon
    #McStay - Merritt called her later and said when he went back a 2nd time the bowls were moved again. Susan thought this meant it was likely Joseph had someone taking care of the dogs.

    Cathy Russon added,
    Cathy Russon @cathyrusson
    #McStay - When Merritt went to Blake's house on the 9th, she asked him to go to the McStay house and move the dog bowls that were outside and later go back. She thought someone might be taking care of dogs & would mean the McStay's were likely out of town.

    Cathy Russon on Twitter
    Cathy Russon‏ @cathyrusson 20h20 hours ago
    #McStay - Blake testifies her son Mike went to the house. She said she was not concerned about what Mike described to her

    Cathy Russon on Twitter
    Cathy Russon‏ @cathyrusson 20h20 hours ago
    #McStay - Note: We hear Mike McStay, Joseph's brother, will be the second witness today. Mike is in the courtroom. Must not have rule of sequestration.

    Cathy Russon on Twitter
    Cathy Russon‏ @cathyrusson 20h20 hours ago
    #McStay - Mike told Susan to drive to Fallbrook on Feb 15, that they were now going to report the family missing.

    Cathy Russon on Twitter
    Cathy Russon‏ @cathyrusson 20h20 hours ago
    #McStay - Police told Blake that the McStay vehicle was found at the border of Mexico. She says that surprised her because her son wouldn't take his boys into Mexico.

    Cathy Russon on Twitter
    Cathy Russon‏ @cathyrusson 20h20 hours ago
    #McStay - Susan Blake asks if she can stand, stretches her back, groans a little. She's standing bent forward now. She had knee replacement surgery a couple of months ago.

    Cathy Russon on Twitter
    Cathy Russon‏ @cathyrusson 20h20 hours ago
    #McStay - Blake returned to the house on Feb. 16 to look for "anything". She doesn't remember how she got in the house. She didn't have a key.

    Cathy Russon on Twitter
    Cathy Russon‏ @cathyrusson 20h20 hours ago
    #McStay - Blake describes what she saw when she entered the house: Shoes on the porch outside. Planks of wood inside the house (remodeling).

    Cathy Russon on Twitter
    Cathy Russon‏ @cathyrusson 20h20 hours ago
    Showing pics of the entry way, dining room table. Cabinets doors leaning against the wall. Showing pic of futon. The cream colored cover is gone.

    Cathy Russon on Twitter
    Cathy Russon‏ @cathyrusson 20h20 hours ago
    Blake testifies she smelled a "rotten smell, mildew, dirty diapers, maggots.."

    Cathy Russon on Twitter
    Cathy Russon‏ @cathyrusson 20h20 hours ago
    Blake: There was food out, dishes not washed, messy
     
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  11. Niner

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    So where is the trial thread??

    I don't see my post that @Tricia said she was bringing over. The link she gave goes to an error for me!! HELP! :(
     
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  12. Emi

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    Leticia Juarez‏ @ABC7Leticia 20h20 hours ago
    Blake learns that the McStay's white Trooper had been found at the border. She said she was surprised by this because her son wouldn't have taken his children to Mexico.

    Leticia Juarez on Twitter
    Leticia Juarez‏ @ABC7Leticia 20h20 hours ago
    Blake asks to stand. She had knee replacement 7 weeks ago. She remains on the stand.

    Leticia Juarez on Twitter
    Leticia Juarez‏ @ABC7Leticia 20h20 hours ago
    Blake recalls going back to the home. She wanted to see what she could find before Summer's mom found out anything in the news. By that time reporters started to call asking for comment from the family.

    Leticia Juarez on Twitter
    Leticia Juarez‏ @ABC7Leticia 20h20 hours ago
    Blake describes going inside the home. There was wood flooring stacked by the door they were planning to install. A dining room table she had lent them. Prosecutors is showing various photos of the home.

    Leticia Juarez on Twitter
    Leticia Juarez‏ @ABC7Leticia 20h20 hours ago
    Blake said when she went into the home there was the smell of rot. Dirty diapers, mildew, unwashed dishes.

    Leticia Juarez on Twitter
    Leticia Juarez‏ @ABC7Leticia 20h20 hours ago
    Blake asked the detective if she could cleanup as a result. She took out the trash, cleaned out the coffee pot and washed the dishes. She did not dust or use any cleaning solvent like bleach.

    Leticia Juarez on Twitter
    Leticia Juarez‏ @ABC7Leticia 20h20 hours ago
    Blake went into her son's office to search for phone numbers. She describes it as messy probably because her grandchildren played in there. In the office, she found phone numbers and account records sitting out.

    Leticia Juarez on Twitter
    Leticia Juarez‏ @ABC7Leticia 20h20 hours ago
    Blake recalls cleaning up the house with Summer's mom. The Fallbrook home was going into foreclosure. They allowed Jonah, McStay's son with another woman to take items to remember his father.

    Leticia Juarez on Twitter
    Leticia Juarez‏ @ABC7Leticia 20h20 hours ago
    Blake said was shown a video of a family crossing the border in Mexico about the time her son went missing. She said she knew it wasn't them by the clothing and the way they walked.

    Leticia Juarez on Twitter
    Leticia Juarez‏ @ABC7Leticia 20h20 hours ago
    court is breaking for 10 minutes
     
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    I'm guessing this is the correct thread?

    Wednesday, January 9th:
    *Trial continues (Day 3) (@ 9:30am PT) - CA - McStay Family: Joseph (40), Summer (43), Gianni (4) & Joey Jr (3) (Feb. 4, 2010, Fallbrook; found Nov. 11, 2013) - *Charles "Chase" Ray Merritt (57/now 60) arrested (11/5/14) & indicted (11/7/14) of 4 counts of murder with special circumstance; plead not guilty. DP case.
    12/14/18: 12 jurors & 6 alternates were finalized on Tuesday (12/11). 8 women & 4 men, while the alternates include 4 men & 2 women. Dec. 19 hearing will focus on evidence & details about possible jury visits to the both the desert grave sites & the McStay family home in Fallbrook. Trial to start 1/7/19.
    1/4/19 Update: Jurors are expected to hear during opening statements Mon., Jan. 7, a tape of defendant Merritt being questioned by detectives. The interview with Merritt was made Feb. 7, 2011, a year after the McStays disappeared from their Fallbrook home & 3 years before Merritt was arrested.
    1/7/19 Day 1: Judge will allow live stream of trial. Judge gives jurors initial instructions. Judge not happy with the number of cameras in the courtroom. Opening statements are done. Trial continues 1/8.
    1/8/19 Day 2: State witnesses: Susan Blake (Joseph's mother). Michael McStay (Joseph’s brother). Trial continues on 1/9.
     
  14. Niner

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    So Emi - I see you are re posting the tweets from yesterday....
     
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    Cathy Russon on Twitter
    Cathy Russon‏ @cathyrusson 20h20 hours ago
    #McStay - Blake asked the San Diego detective if she could cleane up a little. Didn't vacuum, dust, etc.. Cleaned up the food that had been left out.

    Cathy Russon on Twitter
    Cathy Russon‏ @cathyrusson 20h20 hours ago
    #McStay - Prosecutor showing pics of house with blue painter's tape - taping off doors, etc.. Blue painter's tape was found in one of the graves.

    Cathy Russon on Twitter
    Cathy Russon‏ @cathyrusson 20h20 hours ago
    #McStay - Photo of check was shown early. Susan Blake paid for a locksmith to re-key the house on March 1, 2010.

    Cathy Russon on Twitter
    Cathy Russon‏ @cathyrusson 20h20 hours ago
    #McStay - In May or June, Blake went to the McStay home with Summer's family. Summer's mother did laundry that day.

    Cathy Russon on Twitter
    Cathy Russon‏ @cathyrusson 20h20 hours ago
    They were cleaning up the home because it was going into foreclosure.

    Cathy Russon on Twitter
    Cathy Russon‏ @cathyrusson 20h20 hours ago
    #McStay - Blake says authorities showed her a video of a family of four walking across the border into Mexico, it was fuzzy, not clear. She says she knew it wasn't them, could tell by the way they walked.

    Cathy Russon on Twitter
    Cathy Russon‏ @cathyrusson 20h20 hours ago
    #McStay - 15 morning break.

    Cathy Russon on Twitter
    Cathy Russon‏ @cathyrusson 20h20 hours ago
    Cathy Russon Retweeted Artie Ojeda

    From @AKellerLawCrime: The California Constitution (Article I, Section 28(b)(7)) gives crime victims the constitutional right to have "notice of all public proceedings" involving their cases and the right "to be present at all such proceedings." This could be why he's in court

    Cathy Russon added,
    Artie OjedaVerified account @ArtieNBCSD
    Court is taking morning break. Interesting to note, Mike McStay (Joseph’s brother) is sitting court listening to mothers testimony. He’s scheduled to be second witness. #McStayFamily #nbc7

    Cathy Russon on Twitter
    Cathy Russon‏ @cathyrusson 19h19 hours ago
    #McStay - Susan Blake testifies she asked Charles Merritt to help with placing fliers about the missing family and he wouldn't help.

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    Yes I am Tricia asked me to
     
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    Leticia Juarez on Twitter
    Leticia Juarez‏ @ABC7Leticia 20h20 hours ago
    Susan Blake is back on the stand. She is discussing Merritt talking to her about her son needing to come back to help with money to complete a job.

    Leticia Juarez on Twitter
    Leticia Juarez‏ @ABC7Leticia 20h20 hours ago
    Blake said when she asked Merritt to help pass out fliers during search for her son and family, he refused to help. The prosecutor redirects Blake back to line of questioning about Merritt and the business. She said McStay didn't give Merritt access to a paypal account.

    Leticia Juarez on Twitter
    Leticia Juarez‏ @ABC7Leticia 19h19 hours ago
    Blake did allow Dan Kavanaugh to pull funds to provide child support for McStay's son, Jonah.

    Leticia Juarez on Twitter
    Leticia Juarez‏ @ABC7Leticia 19h19 hours ago
    Blake, Kavanaugh, and Merritt met to go over business accounts. Kavanaugh was placing software on Blake's computer to help keep McStay's business going. This was in March of 2010. The family had been missing for a month by then.

    Leticia Juarez on Twitter
    Leticia Juarez‏ @ABC7Leticia 19h19 hours ago
    During the meeting it got heated between Kavanaugh and Merritt. Blake said Merritt wanted more money and Kavanaugh told him he had had enough.

    Leticia Juarez on Twitter
    Leticia Juarez‏ @ABC7Leticia 19h19 hours ago
    Blake said the two argued loudly about the money. Kavanaugh refused to budge. Blake walked out and told them, "If my son loses his business so be it. I need to find my family." Blake said the argument scared her and its why she left.

    Leticia Juarez on Twitter
    Leticia Juarez‏ @ABC7Leticia 19h19 hours ago
    Blake wrote $5,000 in checks to Merritt to keep the business going. She said he would call her for different amounts. "I was not in my right mind," said Blake.

    Leticia Juarez on Twitter
    Leticia Juarez‏ @ABC7Leticia 19h19 hours ago
    Blake began to receive calls from Saudi Arabia wanting t know where their fountain was. She said she told the caller her family was missing and didn't know anything about the fountains. She told Merritt and Kavanaugh about the calls.

    Leticia Juarez on Twitter
    Leticia Juarez‏ @ABC7Leticia 19h19 hours ago
    Blake said Merritt told her she would get her money back when the work on the fountains were completed. She never got her money back.

    Leticia Juarez on Twitter
    Leticia Juarez‏ @ABC7Leticia 19h19 hours ago
    Blake said she never wrote a check for Kavanaugh and he never asked for money.

    Leticia Juarez on Twitter
    Leticia Juarez‏ @ABC7Leticia 19h19 hours ago
    Prosecutor is asking if Merritt told Blake he got paid for Saudi job. Blake was told he received $17,000 but she was never reimbursed.

    Leticia Juarez on Twitter
    Leticia Juarez‏ @ABC7Leticia 19h19 hours ago
    In November 2013, Blake received the call from her son, Mikey that Joseph and the his family had been found and they were dead. She gets emotional. She said she fell to the ground.

    Leticia Juarez on Twitter
    Leticia Juarez‏ @ABC7Leticia 19h19 hours ago
    "I didn't want to believe it,"said Blake. She said her co-workers drove her home and her best-friend met her there.

    Leticia Juarez on Twitter
    Leticia Juarez‏ @ABC7Leticia 19h19 hours ago
    "I couldn't believe that my family was gone. We had to be at the Sheriff's the next morning,"said Blake.
     
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    I just sent a report to Tricia that the link from previous thread doesn't work.
     
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    Thank you for the updates
     
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    Cathy Russon‏ @cathyrusson 20h20 hours ago
    #McStay - Susan Blake asked the San Diego detective if Dan Kavanaugh could pull some funds from McStay's business paypal account for child support of Joseph's oldest son Jonah.

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    Cathy Russon‏ @cathyrusson 20h20 hours ago
    Blake gave Kavanaugh permission to access funds for child support

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    Cathy Russon‏ @cathyrusson 20h20 hours ago
    #McStay - In March Blake & Merritt met at Kavanaugh's home to discuss how they could keep the business running. Merritt & Kavanaugh 'had words" Merritt wanted money, Dan wouldn't give him any saying he was already given the money to complete the jobs

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    Cathy Russon‏ @cathyrusson 20h20 hours ago
    #McStay - Weeks after the March meeting, there was another meeting. Blake said Dan Kavanaugh and Merritt were yelling at each other. Blake said it was scary for her.

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    Cathy Russon‏ @cathyrusson 20h20 hours ago
    Blake testifies it was too heated for her, she walked out. "It didn't feel right. It was very scary. I left." She said there was a lot of cursing.

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    Cathy Russon‏ @cathyrusson 20h20 hours ago
    #McStay - Blake says she started to give Merritt money. Prosecutor is now displaying checks on the screen.

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    Cathy Russon‏ @cathyrusson 20h20 hours ago
    From Susan Blake's personal account.: 3/31/10 $2,000 made payable to Merritt 4/28/10 $1,000

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    Cathy Russon‏ @cathyrusson 19h19 hours ago
    5/3/10 $200
    5/11/10 $560
    5/12/10 $250 - Blake thinks this was for his passport. He was going to complete a job in Saudi Arabia

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    Cathy Russon‏ @cathyrusson 19h19 hours ago
    Susan Blake says Merritt told her he needed this money to complete fountain work. "At that time I would do anything to help my son." (with his business while he was missing)

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    Cathy Russon‏ @cathyrusson 19h19 hours ago
    #McStay - Many jurors are taking notes during this check testimony

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    Cathy Russon‏ @cathyrusson 19h19 hours ago
    #McStay - Blake says a man in Saudi Arabia was calling her phone at 2 and 3 in the morning wanting his fountain. Blake said she doesn't know how he got her number. Other customers also called her.

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    Cathy Russon‏ @cathyrusson 19h19 hours ago
    #McStay - Blake let Merritt and Kavanaugh know people were calling her saying they hadn't received their fountains.

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    Cathy Russon‏ @cathyrusson 19h19 hours ago
    #McStay - Blake says when she gave the money to Merritt to complete jobs she was supposed to get her money back once customers paid. She never got anything.

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    Cathy Russon‏ @cathyrusson 19h19 hours ago
    #McStay - Blake was told Merritt received $17K for the job in Saudi Arabia. She never received any of her money back

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    Cathy Russon‏ @cathyrusson 19h19 hours ago
    #McStay - Blake breaks down crying on the stand talking about when her son Mike called her and told her they found the bodies in the desert. "I didn't believe it or I didn't want to believe it."

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    Cathy Russon‏ @cathyrusson 19h19 hours ago
    #McStay - Blake: "I couldn't believe that my family was gone."

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    Cathy Russon‏ @cathyrusson 19h19 hours ago
    #McStay - Blake is sobbing on the stand She said it took her 6 months to go out to the grave site. She said she'll never go back there again.

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    Cathy Russon‏ @cathyrusson 19h19 hours ago
    #McStay - Several members of the McStay family wiping away tears in the gallery

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    Cathy Russon‏ @cathyrusson 19h19 hours ago
    #McStay - Lunch break until 1:30pm pst/4:30pm est. Tune into @LawCrimeNetwork. Joseph McStay's father, Patrick McStay will be on with @ImHeatherHansen . I will also report from the courthouse.
     
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