IA - Shirley Carter, 68, shot to death, Lacona, 19 June 2015 *Son Arrested*

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    Jason Carter Trial Day 5 Part 1 Jason Carters Father Bill Carter Testifies 03/14/19


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    Jason Carter Trial Day 5 Part 2 Jason Carters Father Bill Carter Testifies 03/14/19


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    Friday, March 15th:
    *Trial continues (Day 6) (@ 9am CT) – IA – Shirley Carter (68) (June 19, 2015, Lacona) – *Jason Gene Carter (45) “son” arrested (12/17/18) & charged (12/18/18) with 1st degree murder. Plead not guilty. $1M bond.
    Trial moved from Marion County to Council Bluffs in Pottawattamie County.
    Trial started 3/8/19. (estimate 3 weeks for trial)
    A civil suit was brought against Jason by his father & siblings re mother’s death; 12/17/17 Jury unanimous decision that a preponderance of evidence existed he was liable for his mother’s death. 2/2/19: Judge Martha Mertz rules Carter will not get a new civil trial after he was found civilly responsible for killing his mother.

    Court dates from 5/2/18 to 2/6/19 reference post #44 here: IA - Shirley Carter, 68, shot to death, Lacona, 19 June 2015 *Son Arrested*
    Court dates from 2/14/19 to 2/26/19 reference post #57 here:
    IA - Shirley Carter, 68, shot to death, Lacona, 19 June 2015 *Son Arrested*
    Jury Selection from 3/5/19 thru 3/7/19 reference post #86 here:
    IA - Shirley Carter, 68, shot to death, Lacona, 19 June 2015 *Son Arrested*
    Trial Days 1 (3/8/19) thru 3 (3/12/19) reference post #114 here:
    IA - Shirley Carter, 68, shot to death, Lacona, 19 June 2015 *Son Arrested*

    3/13/19 Day 4: State witnesses: Iowa DCI Criminalist Mike Halverson. Joe Kennedy, the Vice President of BlueLine Training Group. (He says he specializes in cold cases. He reviewd the crime scene & victim/suspect). Darryl Valinchus. a former NYPD officer (cell phone data). Billy Dean Carter, Jason's bro. DW Lain, Jana Lain's husband. Teri Van Kooten, Marion County Medical Examiner. Trial continues to 3/14.
    3/14/19 Day 5: States witnesses: Bill Carter, Jason's father. (Subject to recall). Jon Kraemer. assisted in the autopsy. Dr. Jonathan Thompson, Medical Examiner. Trial continues on 3/15.
     
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    Jason Carter Trial Day 5 Part 3 Jason Carters Father Bill Carter Testifies 03/14/19


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    Jason Carter Trial Day 5 Part 4 Death Investigator John Kraemer & ME Dr John Thompson Testify 3/14


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    The Daily Debrief Aaron Keller & Panel Discuss Jussie Smollett James Scandirito & Jason Carter Trial

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    Laura Barczewski‏Verified account @LcBarczewski 12m12 minutes ago
    Lieutenant Brett Haupert briefly took the stand to explain what drugs left in the Carter house could have value. Iowa DCI Criminalist Anna Young is on the stand now talking about finger prints. @WHOhd #StateVsCarter #iacourts

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    Hannah Hilyard KCCI‏Verified account @Hannah_KCCI 12m12 minutes ago
    We’re off and talking fingerprints. DCI criminalist Anna Young is on the stand now. She specializes in impression evidence and says she looked at latent prints from the crime scene and attempted to get prints from certain items.

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    Laura Barczewski‏Verified account @LcBarczewski 4m4 minutes ago
    Criminalist Young is talking about the finger prints she found on the gun safe, taken from the Carter home. About 31 of the prints on the safe were Jason Carter's. @WHOhd #StateVsCarter


    Laura Barczewski‏Verified account @LcBarczewski 10m10 minutes ago
    Young said she found an unidentified print on the back door of the Carter house, on the gun safe and on greeting cards. There were a total of 20 prints that were unidentified. @WHOhd #StateVsCarter


    Hannah Hilyard KCCI‏Verified account @Hannah_KCCI 5m5 minutes ago
    Lots of questions surrounding fingerprints found on the gun safe. There were a total of 55 prints on it -- most belonging to Jason Carter, his son and his wife. There were some unidentified ones, as well. #iacourts #statevscarter
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    Laura Barczewski‏Verified account @LcBarczewski 2m2 minutes ago
    Iowa DCI Criminalist Victor Murillo was called to the stand. He is talking about his background and how he examines firearms in the crime laboratory. @WHOhd #StateVsCarter

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    Hannah Hilyard KCCI‏Verified account @Hannah_KCCI 9m9 minutes ago
    Another DCI criminalist on the stand now -- this time firearms expert Victor Murillo. He doesn't have a gun to examine in this case, but he does have bullet fragments. He says it's possible these fragments came from a 270 rifle. #iacourts #statevscarter


    Laura Barczewski‏Verified account @LcBarczewski 6m6 minutes ago
    Criminalist Murillo said, "By looking at all of the bullet fragments I determined they were the result of two bullets fired." Even though he did not have the murder weapon to examine, he was able to get an idea of what firearm could have been used. @WHOhd #StateVsCarter


    Laura Barczewski‏Verified account @LcBarczewski 8m8 minutes ago
    Murillo is explaining the "rifling markings" on bullets he examined and how to identify whether or not they were fired from the same firearm. @WHOhd #StateVsCarter

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    Kyle Ocker‏ @Kyle_Ocker 26m26 minutes ago
    State has two more witnesses before resting their case. This morning has been two DCI crime lab criminalists and a local police lieutenant that came just to talk about how prescription are highly sought after. #StateVsCarter #CarterTrial #JasonCarter #ShirleyCarter


    Cathy Russon‏ @cathyrusson 23m23 minutes ago
    #JasonCarter - On the stand is Brandon Smith, he worked at the local John Deere dealership and knew Jason and Bill Carter. In the civil trial he testified Jason told him he would never farm with his parents saying because his mother was a *****. Carter charged with mom's murder.

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    Hannah Hilyard KCCI‏Verified account @Hannah_KCCI 7m7 minutes ago
    Brandon Smith, a family friend & farm equipment dealer, was quickly on the stand to talk about a convo he remembers having w/Jason Carter in fall of '14. Smith says he asked Carter why he didn't farm w/his dad. He remembers Carter responding w/, "I can't b/c my mom is a *****."
     
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    Hannah Hilyard KCCI‏Verified account @Hannah_KCCI 3m3 minutes ago
    Marion County Lt. Brian Bigaouette is walking the jury through some interrogation videos. You can hear law enforcement asking Jason Carter about what he was doing the morning his mother was shot. #iacourts #statevscarter

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    Laura Barczewski‏Verified account @LcBarczewski 3m3 minutes ago
    Marion County Lt. Brian Bigaouette is on the stand showing some interrogation videos of Jason Carter. Jason talked about what he was doing in the morning before his mother's death and how he was doing financially. @WHOhd #StateVsCarter


    Kyle Ocker‏ @Kyle_Ocker 3m3 minutes ago
    Time for roughly an hour of interrogation/interview/other footage with Jason Carter.

    This has been edited from more than 25+ hours of audio and video. #StateVsCarter #JasonCarter #ShirleyCarter #CarterTrial

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    Hannah Hilyard KCCI‏Verified account @Hannah_KCCI 17m17 minutes ago
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    After going back through the testimony, I wanted to make a small correction. There was actually only ONE unidentified print, not some.

    ---Hannah Hilyard KCCI‏Verified account @Hannah_KCCI
    Lots of questions surrounding fingerprints found on the gun safe. There were a total of 55 prints on it -- most belonging to Jason Carter, his son and his wife. There were some unidentified ones, as well. #iacourts #statevscarter
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    Still reading and appreciating your updates YESorNO.

    I feel so sorry for Bill he looks so sad, and for this to happen at his time of life too, after so long together. It's heartbreaking.
     
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    Hannah Hilyard KCCI‏Verified account @Hannah_KCCI 20m20 minutes ago
    Sorry I've been MIA since lunch. We've been on the record since about 1:15. We continued to watch interrogation/interview clips between Jason Carter and law enforcement. It shows some small consistencies in his story. #statevscarter #iacourts


    Hannah Hilyard KCCI‏Verified account @Hannah_KCCI 16m16 minutes ago
    #BREAKING: State of Iowa rests its case in the Jason Carter murder trial. Defense will have a chance to start presenting its evidence on Monday morning. #iacourts #statevscarter


    Laura Barczewski‏Verified account @LcBarczewski 13m13 minutes ago
    #BREAKING: The state just rested it's case. Defense will start their case on Monday. #StateVsCarter #iacourts @WHOhd

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    Cathy Russon‏ @cathyrusson 16m16 minutes ago
    #JasonCarter - The prosecution rests. The jury will be sent home. Defense begins Monday morning.
     
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    Kyle Ocker‏ @Kyle_Ocker 5m5 minutes ago
    Defense making their motion for dismissal and motion for judgement of acquital now that jury is done for the day. Alleging Brady violations. Entering several emails from DCI agent Mark Ludwig they say indicates bias.


    Kyle Ocker‏ @Kyle_Ocker 3m3 minutes ago
    Christine Brandstad said Ludwig was sequestered as a witness by the court but continued to communicate about and following the civil trial. #CarterTrial #StateVsCarter


    Kyle Ocker‏ @Kyle_Ocker 3m3 minutes ago
    Ludwig’s emails indicate plans to arrest after Jason Carter’s testimony or after verdict. (Carter was charged two days following the civil verdict.)


    Kyle Ocker‏ @Kyle_Ocker 4m4 minutes ago
    Pointing out now that in this criminal case that Trooper Jon Thorup testified that Ludwig was keeping him updated.


    Kyle Ocker‏ @Kyle_Ocker 57s58 seconds ago
    Back to alleged Brady violations.

    Handwritten notes from Curt Seddon that seemed to indicate it was either Bill or Jason that made note of the holes.

    Another statement by someone was made about being able to hit five cell towers from the Shirley Carter residence.


    Kyle Ocker‏ @Kyle_Ocker 1m1 minute ago
    Brandstad argues that would be exculpatory evidence.


    Kyle Ocker‏ @Kyle_Ocker 3m3 minutes ago
    Previous reports from DCI agent Motsinger about when Jason Carter contacted them about the missing rifle that could have contradicted sheriff Jason Sandholdt’s testimony in this case. It was not provided and could have been exculpatory, Brandstad alleges.


    Kyle Ocker‏ @Kyle_Ocker 16m16 minutes ago
    A report identifying other potential suspects was not provided to the defense.

    They note another email from Ludwig requesting deleted emails from a detective.

    “At this point we don’t know what is missing,” Brandstad says.


    Kyle Ocker‏ @Kyle_Ocker 13m13 minutes ago
    April 2016 an email from Ludwig indicated a female had info on the missing weapon. Brandstad said the defense was unaware of this woman until now.


    Kyle Ocker‏ @Kyle_Ocker 13m13 minutes ago
    An email from Ludwig told a detective not to follow up on a lead, two years prior to the arrest, that would have been possible exculpatory evidence. The individual with that info is now deceased.


    Kyle Ocker‏ @Kyle_Ocker 12m12 minutes ago
    “If at this point there was not continued investigation into these other leads” that is prejudicial to Jason Carter who gets charged two years later and then has to follow up on leads that are two years old, Brandstad said.
     
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    Kyle Ocker‏ @Kyle_Ocker 13m13 minutes ago
    Ludwig referred to the civil case as a favor to the state.


    Kyle Ocker‏ @Kyle_Ocker 12m12 minutes ago
    “The criminal case will be easier” because of the civil trial. “The perfect gift for us,” Branstad said an email from Ludwig reads.


    Kyle Ocker‏ @Kyle_Ocker 7m7 minutes ago
    “It is just unbelievable the amount of information that was not provided. Not followed up on. Not disclosed,” Branstad said.


    Kyle Ocker‏ @Kyle_Ocker 8m8 minutes ago
    She continues: “This now crosses the line where actual prejudice and bias is clearly shown. There is just no other recovery available to Jason Carter ... other than dismissal.”


    Kyle Ocker‏ @Kyle_Ocker 4m4 minutes ago
    State responding via prosecutor Ed Bull.

    Said defense did not wish to continue the trial. “We got this information at the same time.”

    Defense could have filed a records request long ago for this information.


    Hannah Hilyard KCCI‏Verified account @Hannah_KCCI 2m2 minutes ago
    THE EMAILS! The state and defense are arguing (outside the presence of the jury) about a handful of emails from one of the lead investigator on this case. The defense says these show bias against their client. This is definitely getting heated. #iacourts #statevscarter


    Kyle Ocker‏ @Kyle_Ocker 1m1 minute ago
    Bull saying the information from a prison inmate defense has spoken about is inaccurate and just coming from someone looking to reduce their time in the federal court system. That is why it wasn’t followed up on.


    Kyle Ocker‏ @Kyle_Ocker 1m1 minute ago
    Said Ludwig told investigators not to follow up on a couple other reported suspects unless they get new information.

    They came about from the prison inmate, who said these people left their wallets at the scene. A statement which is not accurate.
     
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    Kyle Ocker‏ @Kyle_Ocker 1m1 minute ago
    Bull said they didn’t arrest Carter until after civil trial because they didn’t have enough evidence to convict. That is his standard in advancing a case before someone’s mug shot gets plastered on the news, he said (paraphrased).


    Kyle Ocker‏ @Kyle_Ocker 29m29 minutes ago
    Bull said defense has many times said they did not obtain evidence, state would search for it, and ultimately they would find out defense had it already.


    Kyle Ocker‏ @Kyle_Ocker 27m27 minutes ago
    Bull said there is things that have happened that actually hurt the state’s case. Such as Trooper Thorup not preserving his video of him driving from Cargill and on.


    Kyle Ocker‏ @Kyle_Ocker 27m27 minutes ago
    In March 2016 it was said arrest of Jason Carter should happen. Bull said he told investigators they didn’t have it yet and instructed a full time investigator.


    Kyle Ocker‏ @Kyle_Ocker 30m30 minutes ago
    Once they had enough information, Bull said they charged him. “That is exactly what we want law enforcement to do.”


    Kyle Ocker‏ @Kyle_Ocker 28m28 minutes ago
    Judge is looking through about 100 pages of emails. He is pointing Bull to an email from more than a year ago from Ludwig.

    The email was about potential missing audio files and strategy to avoid issues with that. Bull said he believes it was a technology conversion issue.


    Kyle Ocker‏ @Kyle_Ocker 30m30 minutes ago
    Bull said the suggestion to say “maintained by Marion County Sheriff’s Office.” Bull said that is a true statement: the sheriff’s office had the originals.


    Kyle Ocker‏ @Kyle_Ocker 28m28 minutes ago
    Judge asks Branstad if she desires he rules from the bench. She said only if he wishes to rule in favor of the defense.


    Kyle Ocker‏ @Kyle_Ocker 27m27 minutes ago
    Branstad said her public records request was denied due to ongoing investigation exemption.


    Kyle Ocker‏ @Kyle_Ocker 20m20 minutes ago
    Judge will rule at a later date. Wants state to file by Monday how much time they need to respond.

    Branstad now making a motion for judgement of acquittal, stating the state has only proved that Shirley Carter was shot and killed, and what may be the weapon.


    Hannah Hilyard KCCI‏Verified account @Hannah_KCCI 12m12 minutes ago
    It's all surrounding a motion to dismiss from the defense. The judge says the court takes the emails under advisement. The prosecution has a chance to respond by Monday. The defense is now asking for a judgment of acquittal. #iacourts #statevscarter


    Kyle Ocker‏ @Kyle_Ocker 8m8 minutes ago
    Motion for judgement of acquittal is overruled.

     
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    Jason Carter Trial Day 6 Part 1 Lt Brett Haupert Criminalists Anna Young Victor Murillo Testify 3/15


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    Jason Carter Trial Day 6 Part 2 Brandon Smith Dep Brian Bigaouette Testify 03/15/19


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    Jason Carter Trial Day 6 Part 3 Dep Brian Bigaouette Testifies 03/15/19


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    Jason Carter Trial Day 6 Part 4 Dep Brian Bigaouette Testifies Defense Motion to Dismiss 03/15/19


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    State v. Carter: The Prosecution Rests its Case (with clip)

    MARCH 15, 2019

    "COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa -- The prosecution rested its case on Friday after watching and listening to hours of interrogations and interviews with the defendant, Jason Carter.

    Marion County Attorney Ed Bull called two Iowa DCI Criminalists and law enforcement to the stand.

    Criminalist Anna Young examined the finger prints on certain pieces of evidence in this case.

    One of those pieces of evidence is the gun safe from the Carter home that has become a centerpiece in the case.

    She said out of the 55 prints on the gun safe, 31 of them are Jason Carter's.

    At one point during the investigation, Jason denied knowing about the safe, “I’ve never touched the gun safe. I’ve never touched the ammunition ever. I didn’t even know he had gun safe until just recently.”

    Criminalist Victor Murillo talked about the bullet fragments and bullets he found at the scene and during the investigation....
    The jury also heard from Marion County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Brian Bigaouette, who showed previous interrogation and interview videos of Jason Carter.

    In one of the clips, Jason talked about his finances.

    “With the amount of grain I had left over, carried over to sell out, I was probably around $50,000. If I had to pay my note back that day, I would have been $50,000 short,” Jason said.

    In another clip, Jason emotionally described the moment he found his mother dead on the kitchen floor.

    “I took two or three more steps inside and she was laying there. And I knelt down and I grabbed her pant leg and shook it and said, ‘Mom.’ You know, hoping she would respond somehow,” Jason said.

    In both video and audio clips that were heard in court on Friday, law enforcement and attorneys asked Jason similar questions on different days and his answer wasn’t always the same.

    One thing that has remained the same throughout is after he found his mom dead, he called his sister, Jana Lain, and then called 911.

    “I don’t know know who killed my mom or what happened to her. I am telling you the truth on that. I’ll tell it to you, like I said, forever,” Jason said.

    Jason says sometime after finding his mother and making phone calls, he then put his second cell phone, that he texted his mistress on, in the fuse box under the hood of his truck....

    Outside the presence of the jury, defense attorneys and state attorneys discussed emails from one of the Iowa DCI investigators on the case with Judge Brad McCall.

    The defense claims information in the emails is evidence of bias against Jason Carter.

    They also talked about the defense’s motion to dismiss, to which McCall replied that the court will take the emails under advisement and Bull has the opportunity to respond by Monday.

    The defense also asked for a directed verdict, which McCall denied.

    Court is scheduled to reconvene at 9 a.m. at the Pottawattamie County Courthouse on Monday, starting with the defense’s case."

    State v. Carter: The Prosecution Rests its Case
     
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