I know it has been a few days since I have been able to get on here. I have been soooo busy!! I have 3 kids and 2 grand kids. I have an 18 yr. old son with kidney stones in both kidneys and one lodged in urethra. Eek!! We are getting him fixed, I think, I hope. OK enough about that and more about the subject. I am going to continue today with more of Stacy Long's testimony at the original trial. It is Mr. Levitt doing the questioning and Stacy Long answering. After just a couple more posts with original transcripts I will move to the motion hearing transcripts and Amy Morton's testimony and affidavits. Here is more from Stacy Long.
Q: Now, it looks like when I went through the transcript of this that about Page 30 of the interview with JH, do you have a copy?
A: I do not.
Q: I'll approach and maybe -
MR. GREGOR: You want to utilize yours, Mr. Levitt?
MR. LEVITT: I'll be glad to.
(By Mr. Levitt)
Q: Let me show you.
Q: And it looks like you sort of switch subjects and go into things that are alleged to have happened in Georgia.
A: I switch subjects the whole time we're talking about what's happened so I'm not sure I'm following you there.
Q: Well, look and see if you don't all of the sudden start talking about what happened on the interstate of Georgia.
A: Prior to what you have highlighted, is that what you are talking about?
Q: Yes, ma'am.
A: Prior to what you have highlighted we're talking about Mr. Wade talking about the size of JH's penis and measuring it with a measuring tape and commenting how Mr. Wade telling JH he is smaller than him. And then I ask, anything else at all, JH, that you can think of that I should know about, anything that you want me to know about, anything you really don't want me to know but you want to tell me anyway, and that's common for that to happen. He says, not a thing. Do you have any questions. No. So then I ask about the incident on the interstate, so that - I mean, I don't see how that's really switching gears, but I think I'm clarifying.
Q: And what I'm asking you is is that when - do you have any notes about when the detective asked you questions?
A: No, there is no way I could keep notes on that and everything else, too.
Q: So it's possible that's questions the detective was having you ask JH?
A: That's very possible, yes.
Q: Well, then it's not you doing the interview it's her doing the interview; isn't it?
A: It's me on the tape.
Q: Well, of course it's you on the tape but it's you on the tape being told what to ask by a detective?
A: We utilize the ear piece to clarify some things in case something is unclear. Sometimes there are things I need to ask more of, because I'm not a detective and I don't know what they need all the time so they'll inform me of that. The best way I can describe to you, the jury, is I act as a filter and law enforcement , DFACS, they have a role in everything. They need certain information and we have a child anywhere from old enough to talk to eighteen so they need information and they let me know that and then I ask the child in a way that's on their level. So I describe myself as a filter. So if that's - I don't see how that is doing their job.
Q: Well, especially with JH you were actually asking the questions, weren't you, almost the whole interview you were asking questions. And children, by the way, are suggestible when an adult asks a question to agreeing with them?
A: No. That's always brought up. And the thing about suggestibility is yes, children are suggestible under certain circumstance.
Q: Here let me ask you on Page 24 I think you said, he was making you do this. Now, you're not asking a question when you said that are you? You're making a statement.
A: Well, I mean, the thing is is you can ask questions and grammatically it may not look like a question on the transcript but it can still be a question.
Q: I mean, I don't have the transcript, I don't know. I'll have to look at that.
There was a short redirect by "The Man", Len Gregor after this, and just said basically that if she can't remember things at 39 yrs old then how could a child remember everything. And Mr. Levitt made another objection that was overruled, as usual! Stacy Long was dismissed from the stand. She is named in Tonya Craft's lawsuit.