Hearing Results 6/17/10

It was a very long day in court today. Most of the day was taken up hearing the defense’s motion to supress all of the defendant’s statements and any evidence that was discovered because of those statements. There were 4 witnesses for the prosecution and 3 for the defense. In the end the judge did not yet give a judgement and we have to go back to court again in the morning.

The last part of the afternoon was spent on the Pitchess motion, which was denied. However, the judge had any possibly relevant files sealed and put into the records so that they are available in the eventuality that an appeals court needs to see them for some reason.

There is quite a bit of construction going on in Pomona, just as there seems to be everywhere these days – “our tax dollars at work.” I couldn’t find a place to park anywhere near to the courthouse. It was crazy. Had to park some distance away and my bad knees are really reading me the riot act now. Hope I don’t have so far to walk tomorrow morning.

At one point in the argument there was a lot of talk about the fact that Ling was given wipes to clean the blood off of her hands at the crime scene, but wasn’t given anything later when she wanted to clean off her legs and feet at the Walnut police station. Something to do with whether she was being treated as a victim or a suspect. I couldn’t get past the fact that they were talking about my Neal’s lifeblood. It’s a strange feeling to hear something like your dead child’s blood, that is so emotionally charged to you, spoken and argued about as casually as though they were talking about cleaning up mud that she had slipped in. The whole process is very bizarre and surreal sometimes.

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