GUILTY NY - Joshua Niles, 28 & Amber Washburn, 24, Shot to Death, Sodus, 22 Oct 2018

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    Monday, May 20th:
    *Trial set to begin (@ 9:15am ET) – NY- Joshua Edwin Niles (28) & Amber Washburn (24) (Oct. 22, 2018, Sodus) – only for *Timothy Dean (32) arrested (10/29/18), charged (11/5/18), arraigned (11/23/18) & indicted (11/28/18) with 1st degree murder, 2nd degree murder, 2nd degree criminal possession of a weapon & 2nd degree conspiracy. Plead not guilty. No bond. Extradited from Texas to New York (11/22/18).
    Trial set for May 20, should last 1 week.
    *Charlene Childers - 4/16/19: Plead guilty. Sentenced on 6/27.
    *Broihn “Bron” Bohlars - 2/6/19: Plead guilty. Sentencing 6/13.
     
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    Tuesday, May 21st:
    *Trial continues (Day 2) (@ 9:15am ET) – NY- Joshua Edwin Niles (28) & Amber Washburn (24) (Oct. 22, 2018, Sodus) – only for *Timothy Dean (32) arrested (10/29/18), charged (11/5/18), arraigned (11/23/18) & indicted (11/28/18) with 1st degree murder, 2nd degree murder, 2nd degree criminal possession of a weapon & 2nd degree conspiracy. Plead not guilty. No bond.
    Extradited from Texas to New York (11/22/18).
    Trial began 5/20/19. Jury selection in the trial began Wednesday, 5/15 and finished on 5/16.

    Jury selection & accomplices reference post #40 here:
    https://www.websleuths.com/forums/threads/ny-joshua-niles-28-amber-washburn-24-shot-to-death-sodus-22-oct-2018.398388/page-2

    5/20/19 Day 1: No info yet. Trial continues to 5/21.
     
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    Several Carlton Street neighbors took the stand, and one woman who lived next door to Niles and Washburn said she watched the shooting from her kitchen window.

    Niles was in his driveway, talking to a man wearing a dark hoodie, she said. Washburn had just pulled into the driveway and was still in the car, witness Tiffany Thayer said. She turned away to get her son some gummies out of the kitchen cabinet when she heard the first gunshot.

    "I heard a shot and I turned and I saw Josh grab his chest and Amber threw her car in reverse," Thayer said, through tears. "I saw Josh crawling underneath his truck, calling for Amber. ... When he turned and shot in Amber's car, I saw his face."

    A second witness watched the shooting as well, and said a man in a dark hoodie stood over Niles in his driveway, shooting down at him. But Thayer was the only one to identify Dean in the courtroom as the shooter.

    Was Timothy Dean the gunman in the hoodie? Neighbors testify at Sodus double-murder trial

    More at link.
     
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    Thanks for the article Legally Bland! Well, I got one witness name! LOL!
     
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    Okay - found a tweeter.... :)

    From Monday, May 20th - Day 1
    Andrew Freeman
    ‏ @AFreemanNews
    May 20

    Opening statements begin in the trial of Timothy Dean this morning. He is being tried for the double homicide of Joshua Niles and Amber Washburn last October in Sodus. I’ll be in the courtroom, so follow me and @SPECNewsROC for the latest.

    His wife Charlene Childers accepted a plea deal last month for her role in the alleged homicides; reducing her charges from second-degree murder to first-degree manslaughter. Before then, she was going to be tried jointly with him.

    Sunray, TX man Bron Bolhar was a third suspect who worked with Dean at the police department there. He also pleaded guilty earlier this year, to second-degree conspiracy for renting the car Dean used to get to Sodus from Texas.

    Opening statements expected this morning in the murder trial of Timothy Dean, the former Texas police chief accused in the shooting deaths of two people in Sodus last October. Backstory here: #ROC

    Dean has entered the courtroom with his lawyer. Family for both victims are present in the gallery.

    The 16 jurors have been seated

    Opening statements have begun.

    Prosecution says they will prove to the jury how Dean conspired with Childers and Bohlar in Texas to kill Josh Niles, rented two cars to carry out the crime and drove to Sodus to kill Niles and Amber Washburn, who was there as a witness “that couldn’t survive.”

    Defense has opted to give an opening statement. He says prosecution has the burden of proof- which he asks jury to hold to, “setting aside any sympathy.” He asks them to instead “just listen to the evidence.”

    Defense continues by saying they can agree w/ state that Childers has a “tumultuous” relationship with Niles. But asks jury to remember and be cautious of “motivations” of Childers and other witnesses when they testify- referring to plea deals made.

    The person responsible for those two murders is not in this courtroom today.” - Defense

    First witness has been called. Sergeant Matt Carr [sic] w/ the Wayne County Sheriff Department.

    Carr was the first on scene. He describes finding a woman slumped over the wheel of her car, with a gunshot wound to the head. An infant in the backseat.

    The vehicle had rolled out of the driveway, and struck another. A photo shows this scene.

    Family is emotional, seeing a graphic image of Amber Washburn taken at the scene.

    Carr is now describing the scene of a photo shown, with victim Josh Niles deceased under a truck. He says they were able to identify casings as a 9mm, and began searching the area for a suspect.

    *began searching the area with a canine

    Carr says the dog found a black ski mask, while searching the area.

    Now a neighbor is testifying. She says she heard shots from inside her home, saw Niles grab his chest, and Washburn reversing her car. She says she watched Washburn get shot. Her testimony is emotional

    She described the suspect as someone wearing a dark hoodie, and says she saw his face when he shot into the car. She identified Dean in the courtroom as that face.

    Defense is now questioning the neighbor. She admits that in her sworn statement that night, she told police she never saw the shooter’s face. The defense also asks how much attention she gave to the shooter, diving on top of her nearby child at the time of the shooting.

    The prosecution and defense just finished with another witness, the neighbor who called 911.

    Now another neighbor has taken the stand. She says she was leaving her home October 22nd, when she let a man in a dark hoodie walk past her car.

    She admits to the defense, however, that she couldn’t make out anything about him other than his build

    Prosecution calls another neighbor who was taking a walk. He also describes seeing an unfamiliar person in a dark hoodie standing on the corner before the murders happened

    He admits to the defense that in his statement to police, he mentions seeing two different people that day in hoodies, before the time of the crime. One shorter than the other.

    Another neighbor now, one who talked to @SPECNewsROC back in October after witnessing the murders.

    He says he was coming home from work around 2p and was bringing in coffee, when he heard the shooting. He was right across the street. He saw a hooded man standing over Niles and shooting him.

    He says he also saw the shooter shooting into Washburn’s car, before returning more fire to the downed Niles.

    He says he saw the suspect flee between two house garages. He then went to the car that had rolled out from the driveway, where a young last was deceased. He says a child was in the backseat.

    The neighbor tells the defense he couldn’t see the face of the shooter, or make out any features. He had told police he was either wearing black gloves or was African American.

    The judge is breaking for lunch until after 1:30p

    link: Andrew Freeman (@AFreemanNews) | Twitter
     
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    Monday, May 20th - Day 1 continued
    Andrew Freeman
    ‏ @AFreemanNews
    May 20

    Court is back in session. @SPECNewsROC

    The first witness called post-lunch is a risk manager with Enterprise car rentals.

    He tells prosecutors the rental agreement was signed by Timothy Dean, signed at the time the car was picked up. This car was picked up in Kansas

    The document shows the car may have been returned in Texas. Picked up Oct 21 and returned Oct 24.

    The risk manager tells the defense it doesn’t say who returned the vehicle. And says it’s not uncommon for someone else to return the car other than who rented it.

    The attorney who represented Joshua Niles during his custody dispute with Charlene Childers has taken the stand. In August 2018, Niles retained primary custody of their children, until December where the next trial would’ve taken place. Nothing from the defense.

    A Wayne County deputy has taken the stand. He is part of the canine unit, that led the search in October following the murders

    He says he and his dog Norris attempted to track the suspect seen fleeing the scene, and affirms they found a ski mask.

    Next is another deputy, who helped with evidence collection. He recovered the ski mask that was found on the track. He also helped recover spent gun shell casings.

    He also found a spent shell in Washburn’s car, upon closer inspection

    He tells the defense that there’s no way to tell how long the ski mask was there, or what anyone may have done with it before hand.

    The next witness up is a detective with the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office. He was one of the evidence technicians on scene following the homicides.

    He says he was in charge of the scene at the home. He testified about the 13 spent shell casings found, and how they were collected.

    The detective discussed with the defense photographs of the victims’ bodies, some of which was the defense objected to.

    The gallery once again gets very emotional at photos of the victims- some of which are graphic.

    Another detective takes the stand, who collected evidence from the bodies at the medical examiner’s office the next day- Oct 23.

    He says in January of 2019, a court-ordered DNA test was done on Timothy Dean from the inside of his cheeks.

    That was the 12th witness. Court is adjourned for the day. Charlene Childers is expected to testify tomorrow.
     
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    Tuesday, May 21st - Day 2

    Andrew Freeman Retweeted
    Breon Martin
    ‏ @BreonMartin
    54m54 minutes ago

    With a calmness, Charlene Childers, 26 the estranged wife of Timothy Dean, the man accused of killing a couple in Wayne County, took several deep breaths before she began her testimony Tuesday in court.

    “We sat down and planned it, describing how we would do it— what type of gun...” Childers talks about how Dean obtained a 9mm from the Sunray Police Dept, where he was a chief, to follow through with their plans to murder Josh Niles.

    Childers confesses that Amber Washburn, fiancée of Josh Niles, was never part of the plan to be killed.



    and that's all there is for now. Will be back later with more - or unless someone else wants to take over - as I'm going to bed in about 1/2 hour! :)
     
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    Tuesday, May 21st - Day 2 continued

    Andrew Freeman Retweeted
    Breon Martin
    ‏ @BreonMartin
    11h11 hours ago

    Childers wrote 40+ letters to her husband over the last several months hoping for a deal to reduce her sentence while saying he is the love of her life. Meanwhile she has a boyfriend who has visited her 61 times in jail, most recently, in the past week.

    The man known as the boyfriend is who Childers stayed with back in August of 2018. She’s known him for 12 years.

    Case will pick up again tomorrow morning.

    When asked how Childers was feeling when she had to drop her kids off to Niles after her visit to Sodus from Oct 3-10 she said, “horrible, depressed, sad... pissed.” She adds, after her return home to TX she told Dean the murder needed to happen.


    link: Andrew Freeman (@AFreemanNews) | Twitter
     
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    Wednesday, May 22nd:
    *Trial continues (Day 3) (@ 9:15am ET) – NY- Joshua Edwin Niles (28) & Amber Washburn (24) (Oct. 22, 2018, Sodus) – only for *Timothy Dean (32) arrested (10/29/18), charged (11/5/18), arraigned (11/23/18) & indicted (11/28/18) with 1st degree murder, 2nd degree murder, 2nd degree criminal possession of a weapon & 2nd degree conspiracy. Plead not guilty. No bond. Extradited from Texas to New York (11/22/18).
    Trial began 5/20/19. Jury selection in the trial began Wednesday, 5/15 and finished on 5/16.
    Jury selection & accomplices reference post #40 here:
    GUILTY - NY - Joshua Niles, 28 & Amber Washburn, 24, Shot to Death, Sodus, 22 Oct 2018

    5/20/19 Day 1: Opening statements by both sides. State witnesses: Sergeant Matt Carr (Wayne County Sheriff Dept.). Tiffany Thayer (next door neighbor). Another neighbor who called 911. Several Carlton Street neighbors took the stand. Niles’ family lawyer. A rental car risk manager. Wayne County Deputy with canine unit. Wayne County Deputy helped gather evidence. Detective with Wayne County Sheriff’s Dept. Another Detective (collected evidence at ME office). And dozens of pieces of evidence were shown to the jury to illustrate the crime. Trial continues to 5/21.
    5/21/19 Day 2: State witness: Charlene Childers. Trial continues to 5/22.
     
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    Friend of Sodus murder suspect testifies: Timothy Dean came to New York to 'kill Josh' (with clip)

    May 22, 2019

    "The friend of a Texas man accused of killing a Sodus couple last fall, admitted in court Wednesday that he rented a vehicle knowing it would be used to drive to New York with the intent to kill.

    Bron Bohlar testified Tuesday in Wayne County Court and outlined what he knew about the fatal shootings of Joshua Niles, 28, and Amber Washburn, 24, on Oct. 22, 2018, in the driveway of their home on Carlton Street in Sodus. ...

    "I had several conversations about Tim coming to New York. ... (to) come kill Josh," he said Wednesday morning, on the third day of testimony in the trial....

    "He told me he was going to make it look like a drug overdose," Bohlar said. "He was going to put a fentanyl patch on him."..."

    Friend of Sodus murder suspect testifies: Timothy Dean came to New York to 'kill Josh'
     
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    May 22, 2019


    Stephanie Golden‏ @SGoldenWROC 10h10 hours ago

    It is day 3 of the Timothy Dean trial and I am on my way to Wayne County. Not sure who will be taking the stand. Trial set to begin around 9am. @News_8


    Jennifer Lewke‏ @WHEC_JLewke 9h9 hours ago
    Back in Wayne County for day 3 of the Timothy Dean double-murder trial. The first witness today is Bron Bohlar, he was a friend of Tim Dean who has already pleaded guilty to conspiracy. He knew about the murder plot and rented Dean a car to carry it out, according to ADA.


    News 8 - WROC-TV‏ @News_8 8h8 hours ago
    BREAKING: In court, former Texas police officer Bron Bohlar testified that Timothy Dean initially planned to make Joshua Niles' death in Sodus look like a drug overdose using a fentanyl patch.

    Former officer: Timothy Dean initially planned to make Sodus murder look like an overdose


    Stephanie Golden‏ @SGoldenWROC 7h7 hours ago
    Gregory Schmidter, an investigator for the New York State Police maps the locations of Timothy Dean and Charlene Childers' cell phones along with the dates and times they spoke to one another.@News_8


    Stephanie Golden‏ @SGoldenWROC 7h7 hours ago
    Cell phone records for Timothy Dean show his phone "went dark" on October 22, 2018 which is the day of the double homicide. Schmidter explains the absence of records indicate the device was turned off. @News_8


    Jennifer Lewke‏ @WHEC_JLewke 4h4 hours ago
    Juror #6 in the Timothy Dean trial has been removed. Judge will not say why. The woman was here before lunch, now she is gone. Testimony continuing.


    Georgie Silvarole‏Verified account @gsilvarole 3h3 hours ago
    In the video, Callanan shows him the 2 pieces of stain evidence collected from the balaclava. She also shows him the DNA reference sample from Timothy Dean.


    Georgie Silvarole‏Verified account @gsilvarole 3h3 hours ago
    In February 2019, he used the buccal swab taken from Timothy Dean and analyzed and tested the DNA, he says. He compared Dean's DNA profile to the major profile found on the balaclava.


    Jennifer Lewke‏ @WHEC_JLewke 3h3 hours ago
    Visca testifies that both DNA samples from the nose and mouth area of the balaclava match the DNA profile that Timothy Dean was court-ordered to give. @news10nbc


    Stephanie Golden‏ @SGoldenWROC 3h3 hours ago
    Testing confirms DNA on a ski mask found at scene of the shootings is Timothy Dean's. @News_8


    Kaitlin Johnson‏Verified account @Kaitlinmary7 1h1 hour ago
    Kaitlin Johnson Retweeted KFDA NewsChannel10

    #THELATEST on the trial of former Sunray police chief Timothy Dean:

    ----[​IMG]KFDA NewsChannel10‏ @NewsChannel10
    He said the original plan was to make it look like Niles died from a drug overdose and that Dean “was going to put a fentanyl patch on him.”
    2:23 PM - 22 May 2019

    'I thought it was a joke’: Former Sunray officer testifies in N.Y. double homicide trial

    May 22, 2019

    "SODUS, N.Y. (KFDA) - The trial of former Sunray police chief Timothy Dean continued today with the testimony from former Sunray officer Bron Bohlar....

    An investigator with the New York State Police, Gregory Schmidter, also testified today.

    Schmidter mapped the locations of Dean and Childers’ cell phones....

    To wrap up day three of the trial, Colleen Murphy, who is a forensic biologist, took the stand. She discussed the analysis completed on a ski mask found at the scene of the shootings.

    The testing did confirm that DNA on the ski mask is from Timothy Dean...."

    'I thought it was a joke’: Former Sunray officer testifies in N.Y. double homicide trial
     
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    May 22. 2019

    Georgie Silvarole‏Verified account @gsilvarole 9h9 hours ago
    For anyone new to this case or just tuning in, here's a recap:

    * Tim Dean is accused of fatally shooting two people (Joshua Niles and Amber Washburn) on Oct. 22, 2018 in their driveway in Sodus, NY.

    * His wife, Charlene Childers, shares two children with Niles.


    Georgie Silvarole‏Verified account @gsilvarole 10h10 hours ago
    * She testified yesterday. Said she lost custody in 2018, and after failing to regain full custody in court in Aug. 2018, she and Dean planned to kill Niles.

    * She told the court all about their plan, which included Bron Bohlar.

    Story from yesterday:

    Wife of Sodus murder suspect testifies: 'The murder needed to happen'


    Georgie Silvarole‏Verified account @gsilvarole 10h10 hours ago
    Bohlar's role was to rent a car for Dean to drive to NY and commit the murder, Childers said.

    His lawyer said back in Feb. (when Bohlar pleaded guilty to conspiracy 2nd) he was just renting a car to help a friend and didn't know what Dean was going to do.

    Sodus double homicide suspect pleads guilty to conspiracy


    Georgie Silvarole‏Verified account @gsilvarole 9h9 hours ago
    He'll be the first witness put on the stand this morning. Personally, I'm interested to see how his testimony lines up with (or diverges from) Childers'.

    His lawyer was big on saying Bohlar didn't know anything about the plan, but Childers said he was part of their discussions.


    Georgie Silvarole‏Verified account @gsilvarole 9h9 hours ago
    Also worth noting that Damelio, Tim Dean's attorney, said yesterday that putting Dean on the stand is not yet out of the question. I have video of that and will try to remember to share later. Jury filing in now.
     
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    Georgie Silvarole‏Verified account @gsilvarole 9h9 hours ago
    Callanan confirming his plea deal:

    He pleaded to conspiracy 2nd (which was original charge) but if he testifies truthfully he'll get 1-3 years in prison. If not, it's 8 and 1/3 to 25 years.


    Georgie Silvarole‏Verified account @gsilvarole 9h9 hours ago
    Bohlar and Dean have known each other for 5-6 years. And he said he only knew Childers for a few months before Oct. 22, 2018.



    Georgie Silvarole‏Verified account @gsilvarole 9h9 hours ago
    "I had several conversations about Tim coming to New York. ... (to) come kill Josh."

    He says Dean originally wanted him to drive with him to New York.

    "I told him I would think about it but i wasn't able to get off work."


    Georgie Silvarole‏Verified account @gsilvarole 9h9 hours ago
    Saying Dean called him in early October and asked him to rent the car, then rented the car while in Dean's garage.

    "We rented the car using Tim's phone. I gave him my credit card to rent the car."

    They paid him for the cost of the rental car that night in the garage.


    Georgie Silvarole‏Verified account @gsilvarole 9h9 hours ago
    Callanan: "Did you know why you were renting the car?" Bohlar: "For Tim to come to New York to kill Josh."

    Callanan asks if he knew how Dean was going to do it. Bohlar: "He told me he was going to make it look like a drug overdose. He was going to put a fentanyl patch on him."


    Georgie Silvarole‏Verified account @gsilvarole 9h9 hours ago
    Bohlar picked up the rental car on Oct. 18 (his birthday) drove it to his house and gave Childers the keys. She and Dean drove it away.


    Georgie Silvarole‏Verified account @gsilvarole 9h9 hours ago
    Callanan asks what the story was about why they rented the vehicle.

    "I said that I would state that Tim's Jeep was broke down."


    Georgie Silvarole‏Verified account @gsilvarole 9h9 hours ago
    The next time they talked was after the accident in Kansas.


    Bohlar: "He asked me to come and pick him up. I told him I wasn't able to 'cause I was working."
     
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    Georgie Silvarole‏Verified account @gsilvarole 9h9 hours ago
    Callanan asks how he heard about the homicides. "I was at church one night and another officer that I was friends with told me about it."
    She asks if he was honest when first interviewed with Texas Rangers. "At first, no ma'am. I was trying to protect myself."


    Georgie Silvarole‏Verified account @gsilvarole 9h9 hours ago
    Now she's asking about the balaclava (the ski mask from day one). Bohlar said something about a Halloween costume and that he and Dean talked about a balaclava, but that he doesn't know if Dean had one.


    Georgie Silvarole‏Verified account @gsilvarole 9h9 hours ago
    And we're taking a brief 10-minute break so the attorneys can get some paperwork in order, I guess. Be back soon.
     
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    Georgie Silvarole‏Verified account @gsilvarole 9h9 hours ago
    Ok, we're back. They're bringing Bohlar back in now.


    Georgie Silvarole‏Verified account @gsilvarole 9h9 hours ago
    Damelio is up. He's asking about Bohlar's law enforcement history.
    His first deputy sheriff gig in donley (sp?) county in Texas ended when he was asked to resign for telling some kids about a vacant house that they later vandalized, Bohlar says.


    Georgie Silvarole‏Verified account @gsilvarole 9h9 hours ago
    Then he was a deputy sheriff in moore county for 5 years. He left that gig for a police officer job in Cactus, Texas. (yes he said cactus).
    He left Cactus for the job at Sunray, Texas.


    Georgie Silvarole‏Verified account @gsilvarole 9h9 hours ago
    I'm sorry -- need to amend a previous tweet. The house he told the "college kids" about that they later broke into (he says they kicked down the door and went inside) might not have been vacant. It sounded like it might have been but it is not perfectly clear to me.


    Georgie Silvarole‏Verified account @gsilvarole 9h9 hours ago
    Now they're talking about when Texas Rangers reached out to Bohlar after the shooting on Oct. 22, 2018.
    Damelio: You gave inaccurate information to him? Bohlar: Yes sir.


    Georgie Silvarole‏Verified account @gsilvarole 9h9 hours ago
    Damelio's approach today is similar to yesterday's. He's pointing out how Bohlar has lied under oath previously, lied and committed crimes as a sworn police officer and that now he could be lying, too.


    Georgie Silvarole‏Verified account @gsilvarole 9h9 hours ago
    Bohlar took a polygraph test when being questioned by Texas Rangers. He says he knew he wouldn't pass, but took it anyway.
    Damelio: "(The Ranger) told you you were bullshitting, right?" Bohlar: "Yes, sir."


    Georgie Silvarole‏Verified account @gsilvarole 8h8 hours ago
    He was asked about the rental car, about plans, about "Charlie" (what Bohlar calls Childers). After failing the polygraph, he was arrested and brought up to Wayne County.
    Damelio: "Within 7 days of your arrival here, you're sitting with the District Attorney here."


    Georgie Silvarole‏Verified account @gsilvarole 8h8 hours ago
    Damelio pointing out, as he did with Childers, that Bohlar had motive (reduced prison sentence) to cooperate with prosecution and change his story.
    Damelio: "Obviously you didn't want to do 25 years. ... You wanted to impress them with the information that you had."


    Georgie Silvarole‏Verified account @gsilvarole 9h9 hours ago
    Damelio: "Obviously you wanted to be as truthful and as accurate as you could, because you wanted them to believe you."
    Damelio asks him if he was telling the truth with Wayne County prosecutors. Bohlar: "That time, yes sir."


    Georgie Silvarole‏Verified account @gsilvarole 9h9 hours ago
    Damelio: "Did you tell them what they wanted to hear?"
    Bohlar: "No sir, I told them the truth."


    Georgie Silvarole‏Verified account @gsilvarole 8h8 hours ago
    Damelio pointing out that he volunteered to take another polygraph when he got to NY, but never ended up doing so.
    Damelio: "Do you have any special powers or ways to beat a polygraph test?" Bohlar: "None that I know of."


    Georgie Silvarole‏Verified account @gsilvarole 8h8 hours ago
    Damelio ends his questions by asking about Bohlar's knowledge of Dean's alleged plan to kill Josh.
    D: "You thought he was joking about this?"
    B: "Yes, sir."
    Damelio mentions the fentanyl patch: "Did you have access to fentanyl?" B: "No, sir."
    Bohlar has been dismissed.
     
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    Georgie Silvarole‏Verified account @gsilvarole 8h8 hours ago
    Next witness: Gregory Schmitter, an investigator with the New York State Police.
    He's going to be testifying about his work with the major crimes unit. His specialty is cell phone records analysis.


    Georgie Silvarole‏Verified account @gsilvarole 8h8 hours ago
    He's able to locate people in real time or analyze locations historically. Now they're talking about the cell records from Verizon that were mentioned briefly yesterday.


    Georgie Silvarole‏Verified account @gsilvarole 8h8 hours ago
    Schmitter speaking directly to the jury, helping them understand what he's going to talk about. He says cell phone technology has two parts: the physical cell phone, and the network the phone connects to to access calls, email, texts, etc. He'll be talking about the latter.


    Georgie Silvarole‏Verified account @gsilvarole 8h8 hours ago
    He's going to discuss records for two phone numbers 806-XXX-XX98 and 806-XXX-XX20 (full numbers were given but I won't be tweeting them). The 98 number is Dean's and the 20 number is Childers', Schmitter says.
    He's showing a map of location information for both numbers.


    Georgie Silvarole‏Verified account @gsilvarole 8h8 hours ago
    He is explaining that locations (which are red, shaded perimeters on a map) show where calls were made or received. Also talking about IP addresses and how that's trickier to explain due to how Verizon divvies up markets, basically because those are large regions.


    Georgie Silvarole‏Verified account @gsilvarole 8h8 hours ago
    Soooo we're doing a deep dive on cell towers now. He's explaining how towers work and transmit radio frequencies to and from cell phones. Each one has three sectors and they face in different directions.
    When Verizon gives info, they provide tower location and sector number.
     
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    Georgie Silvarole‏Verified account @gsilvarole 8h8 hours ago
    I can't take photos in here, but he's presenting something that is somewhat similar to the photo below that I found on Google.
    The phone will always connect with the *strongest* radio frequency, not the closest, he says.

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    Georgie Silvarole‏Verified account @gsilvarole 8h8 hours ago
    Now Schmitter has a map showing the continental US from Texas to the East Coast. He zooms in to Sunray, Texas, Emporia, Kansas and Sodus, New York.
    He stops to share a fun fact about how he learned that some farmers plant crops in circles in Northern Texas.

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    Georgie Silvarole‏Verified account @gsilvarole 8h8 hours ago
    The route from TX to NY taken by the 98 number (Dean's device) was more than 1,500 miles, Schmitter says.
    He's explaining he'll be showing location info from specific dates and times. We're starting with Oct. 19, 2018. 98, in Sunray, receives a call from 20, in Amarillo.


    Georgie Silvarole‏Verified account @gsilvarole 8h8 hours ago
    98 progresses north toward Oklahoma, where 20 and 98 share a call (did not catch who called who).
    3:58 AM on Oct. 20 in Emporia, Kansas, a 911 call is made from 98 for 154 seconds.
    4:01 AM another call is made from 98 to 20 that lasted 47 seconds.


    Georgie Silvarole‏Verified account @gsilvarole 8h8 hours ago
    When 20 receives the call from 98 at 4:01 AM, 20 is in Sunray, Texas, Schmitter says.
    At 9:42 AM in Emporia, Kansas, another call is made from 98 to 20 that lasted more than 1,000 seconds.


    Georgie Silvarole‏Verified account @gsilvarole 8h8 hours ago
    Now Schmitter talking about how long Dean's device is in Emporia, Kansas. By 5:15 PM Oct. 20, Childers' device is headed north into Oklahoma.
    By 9:09 PM her device is approaching Emporia, Kansas.
    At 9:31 PM she makes a call to Dean's device while in Emporia. It lasts 14 secs.


    Georgie Silvarole‏Verified account @gsilvarole 8h8 hours ago
    This is consistent with Childers' testimony yesterday. She said she drove up to Kansas after Dean crashed the first rental car and helped him get to an airport so he could rent a second vehicle.


    Georgie Silvarole‏Verified account @gsilvarole 8h8 hours ago
    10:27 PM on Oct. 20, Childer's device is heading back south.
    At 2:12 AM Oct. 21, Dean's device receives a call from Childers' that lasts 639 seconds.
    At 2:30 AM, Dean's device makes a call to Childers' device.
    Around 4:13 AM she is back in Sunray, Texas, Schmitter says.


    Georgie Silvarole‏Verified account @gsilvarole 8h8 hours ago
    10:15 AM Oct. 21, Dean's device is approaching St. Louis, Missouri. It receives an incoming phone call that lasts about a minute from a different number, not Childers' device.


    Georgie Silvarole‏Verified account @gsilvarole 8h8 hours ago
    Two things I want to say:
    * This is the driest subject matter yet, but it is confirming Childers' testimony yesterday.
    * Just because it is Dean's cell phone doesn't mean he was the one in possession of it when these calls were made from these locations.
     
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    Georgie Silvarole‏Verified account @gsilvarole 8h8 hours ago
    On Oct. 23, at 3:03 (AM I think), Dean's device made a call to *67 806-XXX-XX20 (Childers' device).
    Note the *67.
    Then on Oct. 21 and 22, Dean's device had 36 missed calls that all went to voicemail because his phone was off, Schmitter says.


    Georgie Silvarole‏Verified account @gsilvarole 8h8 hours ago
    The FDR4G report tracks data connections. From Aug. 1, 2018 to Oct. 22, 2018, there were 117,362 lines of data (connections) on Dean's phone.
    Every day had several connections except for one: Oct. 22, 2018.
    Schmitter assumes the phone was turned off or put on airplane mode.


    Georgie Silvarole‏Verified account @gsilvarole 8h8 hours ago
    On Oct. 23, Dean's device is heading back the way it came.
    At 3:29 PM that day, his device is already in the Kansas City area.
    His device receives a call from Childers' device at 4:51 PM that day, and his phone is approaching Emporia, Kansas.


    Georgie Silvarole‏Verified account @gsilvarole 8h8 hours ago
    Dean's phone is back in Sunray, Texas around 11:27 PM on Oct. 23, 2018, Schmitter says.


    Georgie Silvarole‏Verified account @gsilvarole 8h8 hours ago
    Schmitter is done presenting. He's going back to sit on the witness stand. (Do you sit on a witness stand? or at a witness stand?)
    Callanan is asking him questions again. She's talking about the day of the killings now.


    Georgie Silvarole‏Verified account @gsilvarole 8h8 hours ago
    The *67 call his device made was not made in New York, he says.
    Callanan is showing him a map of the US. He's marking where Sunray and Dumas Texas are.


    Georgie Silvarole‏Verified account @gsilvarole 8h8 hours ago
    Callanan did not get Schmitter to confirm the device was in Sodus, NY the day of the shooting. I was wondering if any New York location data would be discussed but it was not.


    Georgie Silvarole‏Verified account @gsilvarole 8h8 hours ago
    Damelio is up. I'm guessing he'll question the accuracy of smartphone location data and whether or not Verizon can identify who is using a phone at a given time (which is a hard no).


    Georgie Silvarole‏Verified account @gsilvarole 8h8 hours ago
    Damelio is asking about sim cards, phone information and data and it's getting a little confusing.
    But basically Damelio asks if switching a sim card will show that a device was somewhere it was not if it's put into a different phone. Schmitter says yes.


    Georgie Silvarole‏Verified account @gsilvarole 8h8 hours ago
    Damelio's asking about all the things that could interfere with/alter signal strength or distance. Also talking about how far towers in rural areas will reach.
    Schmitter has been dismissed. Next witness: Andrew Trerise, who works with federal agency HIDTA.
     
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    Georgie Silvarole‏Verified account @gsilvarole 8h8 hours ago
    HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area) assists local investigators with research and crime analysis to lighten their load while working a case, Trerise says.


    Georgie Silvarole‏Verified account @gsilvarole 8h8 hours ago
    He was contacted by WCSO and asked to search a license plate reader database for a particular Michigan license plate (if my notes are correct, it's from the second rental car Dean allegedly rented in Kansas after allegedly crashing the first rental that Bohlar rented).


    Georgie Silvarole‏Verified account @gsilvarole 7h7 hours ago
    Damelio tries to object Callanan's motion to enter license plate records collected by Trerise into evidence, judge denies his objection.
    Now we're looking at records and photos of the Michigan plate seen on Oct. 21, 2018 on I-86 (southern tier expressway) heading east.



    Georgie Silvarole‏Verified account @gsilvarole 7h7 hours ago
    It was seen again 5:25 AM on Oct. 22, 2018 heading north on 390 (near Dansville, I think. Hard to see map from far away.)
    The plate was seen again later that day (after the shooting) in the same spot, heading south.


    Georgie Silvarole‏Verified account @gsilvarole 7h7 hours ago
    Callanan has no further questions. Damelio is up, asks briefly about errors that could have occurred in collecting the records. Trerise is dismissed.


    Georgie Silvarole‏Verified account @gsilvarole 7h7 hours ago
    Should note that the plate was "seen" by a device positioned to record all license plates that pass, and the time and date at which they do so.
    We're breaking for lunch. Back at 1:30.
     
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