OK, All, remainder of morning session.
This is my interpretation of what I heard. This information has been provided for use and discussion at Websleuths only.
SM’s wallet in her Range Rover. It held SMs driver’s license, medical insurance card, cash, and a few checks.
May 11, 2020
– SM had medical appointment for cancer treatment scheduled for which she would have needed her insurance card.
May 11, 2020
– Search of Puma Path, including inside the residence. DAMAGE TO MASTER BEDROOM DOOR FRAME.
PEOPLES EXHIBIT 80
: Photo of doorframe to master bedroom with a "crack" visible. The crack indicates "forced entry" and "door forced open from outside in". Previous owners denied that this crack was there when they sold the home to the Morphews.
PEOPLES EXHIBIT 81
: Photo of one (1) unspent shell/"live round" next to SMs side of the bed.
On SMs’ nightstand was a book titled "Courage to Change" and her bible. "Courage to Change" is published by Al-Anon. SM also known to have journal that usually was with these items.
PEOPLES EXHIBIT 82
: Photo of SMs "Courage to Change" book. It was opened to May 9th and May 10th. It was located next to SMs bible. The journal was never found.
Fireplace was searched.
PEOPLES EXHIBITS 83 & 84
: Photos showing fireplace and contents of fireplace. Exhibit 84 shows "piece of wood with straight edge and lacquer finish", it was partially burned, there was also "paper material" and remnants of what looked like wrapping paper, two (2) "metal pieces" were found in the fireplace that looked like part of a hanging folder, there was also evidence of what looked like a "binding of a book".
" – Search dogs needed article of SMs clothing for scent purposes, BM was asked by LE to pick item of clothing under LE escort at Puma Path.
: 2 LE officers' interaction recorded via body cam at Puma Path. Undersheriff Andy Rohrich started saying "I found it odd….", Defense immediately and loudly stated "OBJECTION. MAY I APPROACH?" and he never got to finish until later.
PEOPLES EXHIBITS 95:
Thumb drive containing video entering house, Officer Brown, another officer, and BM. May 20, 2020 at 9:37 PM BM in red flannel shirt, BM was told "Don’t touch anything", a pair of SMs bicycle shorts was taken for scent purposes, this was BMs first opportunity in house, Undersheriff Andy Rohrich finds it odd that BM was not asking any questions, was not looking around, BM supposedly last saw SM in bed, he didn’t look at bed, while in his residence
" – Hunting deer, elk, elk are rutting, shed antlers before March, Antlers in May? "No", bulls not with cows in May.
"Left turn on US-50
" – BM was supposedly following a bull elk because BM wanted to know where this bull elk will shed his antlers (IN MAY?!?!), as per Undersheriff Andy Rohrich a bull elk shedding his antlers in May would be "very unusual".
" – The darts found at Puma Path were the same one’s that are used by Animal Control; serum, dart kit includes syringe with needle to take out serum and inject into dart; 22 caliber is not projectile, just charge; Undersheriff Andy Rohrich informed that dogs would require varied cc’s of serum for sedation; the dog would never immediately go down and had to be chased and followed; he shared "sometimes we lose them and get a call later that a strange dog was asleep in someone’s front yard"; can euthanize with syringe in kit; BM had shared that he would tranquilize deer and then cut off their antlers; they would need to be chased (I don’t know if BM said that or Undersheriff Andy Rohrich educated on that); Undersheriff Andy Rohrich confirmed that there were "lots of antlers in house (Puma Path)", but NO EVIDENCE of "cut off antlers", only "antlers with skull plate".
May 13, 2020 –
Photos of BMs injuries taken at the Department of Health and Human Services. Photo not shown in court room.
PEOPLES EXHIBIT 85:
Photo of outside of BMs right hand, injuries visible in variable stages of healing.
PEOPLES EXHIBIT 86
: Photo of outside of BMs left hand, injuries visible in variable stages of healing.
PEOPLES EXHIBIT 87
: Photo of upper left arm, slightly below shoulder, finger nail injuries, "3 abrasions" that are starting to scab over.
" – Undersheriff Andy Rohrich shared that there was "a lot of" surveillance video to go through; Poncha Springs Shell station (6 miles east of Puma Path); surveillance footage from house across street from DSI, where BM worked.
PEOPLES EXHIBIT 88, 89, 90
: From same camera pointing towards DSI parking lot from house across the street. Footage/Photo not shown in court room.
: May 9, 2020 at 1:51 PM, BM in F350 pulling trailer with bobcat into DSI.
: May 9, 2020 at 1:51 PM, BM getting out of F350.
: May 9, 2020 at 2:05 PM, Bobcat back on (trailer??), BM wearing blue shirt and shorts. BM leaving DSI parking lot at 2:07 PM.
PEOPLES EXHIBIT 91
: From camera at Salida Auto Sales, which is east of DSI. F350 with bobcat on trailer, 2:27 PM westbound on US50. Footage/Photo not shown in court room.
PEOPLES EXHIBIT 92
: From camera at Shell Station. F350 with bobcat on trailer westbound on US50. 1:34 PM, but time on image 58 minutes slow, so it is really 2:32 PM. Footage/Photo not shown in court room.
Salida Stove & Spa would have been 1/8th of a mile from there, he would have passed it coming normal route from Puma Path. Why did he not go to Salida Stove & Spa at that time? He was not caught on Shell station surveillance camera later that day. Then seen again on May 10, 2020 at 5:14 AM going eastbound.
" – 3 miles west toward Monarch, he was supposedly following bull elk, turned around at Garfield turnoff, 19 minutes from Shell station. The route from Puma Path to the Garfield mine would have been "pitch black and without light" early morning on May 10, 2020.
" – Located at 225 & US50, 100 feet south of intersection.
PEOPLES EXHIBIT 93:
SMs bike upside down.
PEOPLES EXHIBIT 94
: SMs bike right side up on wheels.
" – Bike mechanic in Salida, very experienced (was bike mechanic for Team USA at one point and has been a bike mechanic for decades), worked on SMs bike x3, he put bike together when it was new, on May 7, 2020 he put new tires on the bike, he is familiar with the Santa Cruz Juliana mountain bikes, when bike found handlebars were twisted 180 degrees, brought up the term "ghostriding" and "pushing bike to allow to go freely, brakes drag", the way the bike was found is NOT CONSISTENT WITH CRASH
, seen often with kids doing silly things on bike (this is how I took it at least).
Prosecution finished with Undersheriff Andy Rohrich.
IE starts cross examining Undersheriff Andy Rohrich at 11:41 AM.
"Body cam video
" – May 10, 2020 at bike crash site: "BM was emotional when he arrived", BM contacted by dispatch on way from Broomfield back to Salida, BM reportedly asked Mr. Ritter to call LE about SM missing.
Undersheriff Andy Rohrich confirms that he reviewed all surveillance footage.
"Walmart Pharmacy Salida
" – May 6, 2020 at 12:37 PM: SM with groceries in cart at Pharmacy, was handed white paper back by Pharmacy staff, likely prescription drugs, records were reportedly not obtained by Prosecution, 2 prescription bottles were found at Puma Path, one of which was "hydrocodone" and an antidepressants (mirtazapine?), neither bottle was dated May 6, 2020.
" – A pair of bike gloves on floor in master bedroom closet; SM wore "distinct" bikini in selfie forwarded to JL at 2:03 PM on May 9, 2020; this bikini was reportedly located in the master bedroom closet with SMs other swimwear and not collected as evidence; no blood, not torn as per IE; Undersheriff Andy Rohrich stated that he could not tell on the picture if the bikini was torn, bloody etc.
"Surveilance" - May 9, 2020
: White Range Rover going westbound at 3:05 PM, Loaf & Jug, Undersherriff Andy Rohrich states several times that he never believed this is/was SMs Range Rover (even though another officer thought it was and wrote it up in the report as such). 14 minutes later westbound driving by Collegiate Peaks Bank at 3:19 PM, at 3:20 PM westbound by Salida Auto Sales. Defense states that it would take about 20 - 25 minutes from Puma Path to Loaf & Jug in Salida. Undersherriff Rohrich believes it doesn't take that long.
"Surveilance" - May 10, 2020
: Deputy Brown was 1st at bike crash site, he saw the bike down the embankment, Defense asks "it was easy to spot" and Undersherriff Rohrich replies "No", Undersherriff Rohrich was at the scene for approximately 30 minutes, it was so crowded at the scene that Rohrich eventually left.
Break for lunch.