BOLASKI TRIAL DAY 6   5-16-11

 I COULD SEE THE TOLL THIS IS TAKING ON RONNIE. THE PAIN AND ANGUISH ARE ETCHED IN HER FACE EACH DAY. THE HURT AND SORROW ARE EVIDENT WITH EACH MINUTE OF TESTIMONY. EACH MOVEMENT, EACH STEP, EACH DECISION A REFLECTION OF AGONIZING THROUGH THE DETAILS OF DEATH OF OUR SON. BUT OUR RESOLVE TO SEE THIS THROUGH TO THE END, TO SEE JUSTICE DONE, IS THE DRIVING FORCE WHICH GETS US UP EACH DAY FOR THAT LONG RIDE TO THE COURTHOUSE. THE SUPPORT FROM OUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS IS EXCEPTIONAL. I CAN'T EXPLAIN THE GRATITUDE WE FEEL TO OUR DOZEN OR SO FAMILY AND FRIENDS EACH DAY THAT COME TO OUR HOME AND MAKE THE DAILY TRIP UP TO VERMONT. THAT SIT THROUGH THE INTENSE AGONY OF LISTENING TO THE DETAILS OF VINNIE'S MURDER YET STAY STRONG FOR OUR SAKE. THEY GIVE US STRENGTH.

 AS WE PULL UP TO THE COURTHOUSE WE SEE ROB, OUR ESCORT, WITH KELLY. HE WAS WITH SEVERAL OTHER DEPUTIES. ROB AND KELLY CAME OVER TO GREET US. ROB INTRODUCED US TO THE OTHER MARSHAL AND TROOPER THAT WAS WITH HIM. HE TOLD US THAT THE OTHER PEOPLE WERE STILL ASKING FOR PROTECTION BU THAT EVERYONE KNEW WHAT THE REAL STORY WAS AS TO WHAT WAS GOING ON. HE ALSO THANKED ME FOR MAKING SURE THAT THERE WERE NO PROBLEMS. HE SAID HE OVERHEARD ME TALKING TO MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY MEMBERS AND APPRECIATE THE RESPECT AND DIGNITY WE HAVE SHOWN TO THE COURT. I ASSUMED HE WAS TALKING ABOUT WHERE EACH DAY AS NEW FAMILY OR FRIENDS WOULD COME TO THE TRIAL I WOULD TALK TO THEM AND TELL THEM THEY WOULD BE HEARING SOME PRETTY BAD THINGS DURING THE TESTIMONIES ABOUT THE DETAILS OF VINNIE'S DEATH AND THE TERRIBLE THINGS THEY WOULD SAY ABOUT VINNIE. I ASKED THEM TO REFRAIN FROM ANY OUTBURTS OR NEGATIVES WHILE IN THE COURTROOM AND IF THEY FELT THEY COULDN'T LISTEN OR ABOUT TO LOSE CONTROL, THEN THEY SHOULD STEP OUT  OF THE COURTROOM. I ASSUMED THIS IS WHAT ROB WAS TALKING ABOUT.

 WE MADE OUR WAY THROUGH THE SECURITY AND AS EVERYONE WENT INTO THE COURTROOM I MADE MY WAY TO THE CONFERENCE ROOM. AS USUAL, I PASSED THE WITNESS ROOM WHERE I SAW GIBB, AND JERRY UCCI AND COREY BOLASKI.  NOW THOUGH, THEY SEEMED MORE RESERVED. THEY WERE NOT JOKING OR LAUGHING AS BEFORE. THINGS WERE NOT GOING THE WAY IT DID IN THE GRAND JURY AND I THINK THE SERIOUSNESS OF THIS WAS FINALLY STARTING TO SINK IN. I MET JOHN IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM. GWEN, JOHN'S WIFE AND LIEUTENANT JENKINS WERE ALSO IN THE ROOM. WE WENT OVER THE DETAILS OF THE DAY, THE WITNESSES AND COURSE OF ACTION. AFTER WE WERE DONE I TOOK MY SEAT IN THE COURTROOM.

 JERRY UCCI WAS RECALLED TO THE STAND. THIS TIME THERE WAS NO SMIRK ON HIS FACE, NO COCKINESS. HE WAS ALONE. NO ONE TO STAND UP FOR HIM. NO ONE FOR HIM TO HIDE BEHIND. NO PLACE FOR HIM TO RUN. JOHN REMINDED UCCI OF HIS TESTIMONY FROM THE DAY BEFORE. HE ASKED UCCI TO CONTINUE FROM WHERE HE SAID VINNIE CALLED TRISTAN. UCCI SAID TRISTAN AND VINNIE WERE YELLING AT EACH OTHER. JOHN ASKED HIM IF HE HEARD WHAT TRISTAN SAID TO VINNIE. HE SAID HE DIDN'T KNOW.

 JOHN AGAIN SHOWED UCCI THE PHONE RECORDS, WHICH SHOWED NO CALLS TO TRISTAN, YET DOES SHOW SEVERAL CALLS TO KIRBY'S PHONE FROM BLANCHARD'S PHONE. HE TOLD UCCI THAT NOT ONLY DOES IT SHOW THAT TRISTAN NEVER RECEIVED A CALL FROM KIRBY'S PHONE BUT THAT TRISTAN ALSO TESTIFIED THAT HE NEVER RECEIVED A CALL FROM VINNIE. THAT UCCI HAD CALLED KIRBY.  JOHN AGAIN ASKED IF HE WAS SURE VINNIE CALLED BLANCHARD. UCCI SAT STONE FACED. HIS SILENCE SPOKE VOLUMES. THERE WAS NO WAY THAT UCCI COULD SAY VINNIE CALLED BLANCHARD. NOT AFTER BEING CONFRONTED WITH THE PHONE RECORDS AND BLANCHARD'S TESTIMONY. JOHN THEN ASKED UCCI IF HE REMEMBERS TESTIFYING IN THE GRAND JURY THAT HE TOOK TRISTAN'S PHONE AND CALLED VINNIE. UCCI SAID HE DIDN'T CALL VINNIE. JOHN SHOWED UCCI HIS GRAND JURY TESTIMONY AND ASKED IF THAT REFRESHED HIS MEMORY.

 THE FOLLOWING IS AN EXCERPT FROM UCCI'S GRAND JURY TESTIMONY STARTING AT PARAGRAPH 129:

129/12  Q.     Okay.  Before you switched trucks this time, has

 13  there been any telephone contact with Kirby Donahue or

 14  Vinny?

 15  A.     Yes.

 16  Q.     There has?

 17  A.     Yes.

 18  Q.     Okay.  When was there contact with either of those

 19  two people?

 20  A.     It was about twenty minutes after we left Chester. 

 21  Tristan was still upset and crying, and I thought since

 22  Vinny didn't know who I was or who the Bolaskis were, and

 23  we weren't involved in any of the situation, maybe I

 24  could call him up and try to figure out what, you know,

 25  is going on to see if, you know, maybe we could resolve

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 01  this issue, so --

 02  Q.     Tristan issue?

 03  A.     Right.  And everyone else who had had a problem

 04  with him.  So I used Tristan's phone and called Kirby's

 05  phone.  She answered, and I asked to speak with Vinny. 

ONCE AGAIN UCCI DELIBERATELY PERJURED HIMSELF!

 UCCI SAID HE COULDN'T REMEMBER. JOHN WAS GETTING INCREASINGLY FRUSTRATED THAT UCCI WAS DELIBERATELY LYING, MAKING A MOCKERY OF THE COURT. JOHN THEN ASKED UCCI WHAT HAPPENED NEXT. UCCI SAID VINNIE GOT ON THE PHONE AND HE WAS YELLING AND SCREAMING AT UCCI THAT HE WANTED BLANCHARD AND GIBB. THAT HE WAS GOING TO KILL THEM. UCCI SAID HE TOLD VINNIE HE JUST WANTED TO TALK TO HIM. HE SAID VINNIE TOLD HIM HE DIDN'T CARE WHO HE WAS. THAT HE KNOCKED MY BIGGEST FRIEND OUT AND HE WILL TAKE CARE OF BLANCHARD, GIBB AND ANY OF THEIR FRIENDS TOO. JOHN ASKED HIM WHAT HE SAID WHEN VINNIE TOLD HIM THAT? UCCI SAID HE ASKED VINNIE IF THEY COULD MEET AND TALK ABOUT IT.

 "SO, JOHN ASKED, "AFTER VINNIE SAYS TO YOU THAT HE KNOCKED OUT YOUR BEST FRIEND AND WILL TAKE CARE OF ANY OF HIS FRIENDS, SOMEONE YOU NEVER MET BUT YOU SAID IS CRAZY, YOU ASK TO MEET HIM? WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT?" UCCI SAID HE WANTED TO STRAIGHTEN THINGS OUT SO HE ASKED IF THERE WAS A PLACE THEY COULD MEET. HE SAID VINNIE TOLD HIM TO GO TO HIS HOUSE. BUT UCCI SAID HE DIDN'T FEEL COMFORTABLE GOING THERE SO HE SUGGESTED THEY MEET AT THE BALLFIELD. "DID YOU SUGGEST THIS BEFORE OR AFTER YOU SPOKE TO TIM ARBUCKLE? " JOHN ASKED. UCCI SAID IT WAS BEFORE HE TALKED TO ARBUCKLE. JOHN ASKED HIM IF HE WAS ABSOLUTELY SURE. UCCI SAID HE WAS SURE. JOHN ASKED HIM IF HE WAS SURE HE TOLD THIS TO VINNIE OR KIRBY? UCCI SAID HE TOLD IT TO VINNIE.

 JOHN ASKED HIM IF HE REMEMBERED TESTIFYING IN THE GRAND JURY THAT HE SPOKE TO TIM ARBUCKLE AND TIM ARBUCKLE SUGGESTED HE BRING VINNIE TO THE FIELD AND THAT HE ALSO SAID HE TOLD IT TO KIRBY AND NOT VINNIE? UCCI SAID HE DIDN'T REMEMBER. JOHN BROUGHT OUT HIS GRAND JURY STATEMENT AND SHOWED HIM WHERE HE SAID ARBUCKLE TOLD HIM TO BRING VINNIE DOWN TO THE FIELD. IT ALSO SAID HE CALLED KIRBY, NOT VINNIE,  AFTER TALKING TO ARBUCKLE AND TOLD KIRBY TO BRING VINNIE TO THE FIELD. NOT BEFORE TALKING TO ARBUCKLE, AS HE JUST TESTIFIED. FOLLOWING IS UCCI'S STATEMENT FROM THE GRAND JURY:

130/04  "So I used Tristan's phone and called Kirby's phone." 

131/11  I actually loss cell phone service with him.  So at that

 12  point, I actually got nervous and scared because I

 13  didn't, I didn't know what this guy was, you know,

 14  planning on doing, what he was like, and that's when I

 15  called Tim, who --

 16  Q.     Tim Arbuckle?

 17  A.     Tim Arbuckle, right.  And Tim, you know, he's

 18  pretty much like a big brother to me, you know, I felt

 19  safer if maybe I knew where he was or if I was with him

 20  when we confronted the kid.  So I called him, and he said

 21  that he was down at the softball field and that there was

 22  a softball tournament going on.  He said if you want, you

 23  can have him meet down here where there's a bunch of

 24  people, you know, he wouldn't try anything.  So I then

132/ 07  A.     So at this point I called Kirby's phone back, and

 08  Kirby answered, and I told her, you know, we need to

 09  figure this out, you guys need to come meet us down to

 10  the ball field in fifteen minutes.

 JOHN ASKED UCCI IF THAT REFRESHED HIS MEMORY. UCCI SAID IT DIDN'T. JOHN WAS NAILING UCCI WITH HIS LIES. UCCI WAS GETTING INCREASINGLY NERVOUS. AND WITH GOOD REASON. NOT ONLY WAS UCCI PERJURING HIMSELF BUT HE WAS OBSTRUCTING JUSTICE. BLATANTLY AND WITH COMPLETE DISREGARD FOR THE TRUTH! "ARE YOU SAYING THAT YOUR MEMORY IS BETTER 3 YEARS AFTER THE INCIDENT THAN A COUPLE OF MONTHS AFTER, WHEN YOU TESTIFIED?" UCCI SAID IT WAS. LOOKING AT THE JURY IT WAS OBVIOUS THEY DIDN'T BELIEVE HIM.

 JOHN ASKED UCCI WHY HE CALLED ARBUCKLE. UCCI SAID HE WAS LIKE A BIG BROTHER TO HIM AND THAT ARBUCKLE COULD FIGHT AND HE WANTED HIM THERE IN CASE SOMETHING HAPPENED. "SO YOU WERE EXPECTING A PHYSICAL CONFRONTATION?" JOHN ASKED. UCCI SAID THAT IT WAS LIKE CALLING YOUR BIG BROTHER FOR PROTECTION. HE WANTED ARBUCKLE THERE IN CASE SOMETHING HAPPENED. HE SAID HE TOLD VINNIE TO MEET THEM AT THE FIELD IN 15 MINUTES. HE SAID THEY JUST STARTED DRIVING AROUND SPRINGFIELD AND THEN TRISTAN WANTED TO FIND OUT WHERE HIS GIRLFRIEND WAS SO THEY WENT TO GIB'S HOUSE TO SEE IF SHE WAS THERE. THEY STAYED THERE FOR A LITTLE WHILE CALLING HIS GIRLFRIEND TO SEE WHERE SHE WAS. UCCI DIDN'T KNOW THAT BLANCHARD HAD PREVIOUSLY TESTIFIED THAT GIB WAS AT HIS HOUSE WITH MICHELE AND JORDAN AND THAT THEY HAD GONE TO GIB'S HOUSE TO HIDE THE MARIJUANA NOT LOOK FOR MICHELE.  THIS POINT WAS NOT LOST ON THE JURY.

 HE SAID ALMOST AN HOUR AND A HALF HAD GONE BY SINCE HE TOLD VINNIE TO MEET THEM. UCCI SAID THAT COREY'S TRUCK WAS ALMOST OUT OF GAS SO THEY DECIDED TO GO GET KYLE'S TRUCK. JOHN ASKED WHY THEY DIDN'T JUST PUT GAS IN COREY'S TRUCK. HE SAID NO ONE HAD MONEY. WHEN THEY GOT TO KYLE'S HOUSE COREY WENT UP TO HIS APARTMENT AND CAME DOWN WITH A RIFLE. HE SAID THE RIFLE WAS FOR TRISTAN. HE SAID TRISTAN WANTED THE RIFLE FOR PROTECTION AND THAT KYLE SHOWED TRISTAN HOW TO LOAD AND UNLOAD THE RIFLE. THIS CONTRADICTS BLANCHARD'S TESTIMONY THAT HE NEVER ASKED FOR THE RIFLE AND THAT IT WAS COREY WHO SHOWED HIM THE USE OF IT.

 HE SAID THEY THEN WENT TO THE JIFFY MART TO BUY SOME BEER, NOT REALIZING THAT HE JUST TESTIFIED THAT NO ONE HAD ANY MONEY TO GET GAS. HE SAID AS THEY WERE LEAVING SOMEONE GOT A CALL FROM MIKE GLEASON THAT VINNIE WAS JUST AT HIS HOUSE LOOKING FOR GIB. MIKE SAID GIB, JORDAN AND MICHELE WERE HIDING IN HIS HOUSE AND TRISTAN WAS WORRIED ABOUT MICHELE SO HE ASKED THEM TO GO TO MIKE'S SO HE CAN MAKE SURE MICHELE WAS OKAY. "TRISTAN WAS WORRIED ABOUT MICHELE NOW?" JOHN ASKED. UCCI SAID HE WAS AND WANTED TO GET HER. JOHN SAID, "DIDN'T HE LEAVE MICHELE AT HOME WHEN HE WENT WITH YOU GUYS?" UCCI REPLIED HE DID. "SO AFTER RIDING AROUND FOR AN HOUR AND A HALF HE'S NOW WORRIED ABOUT HER?" UCCI REPLIED HE WAS.

 IN UCCI'S DEPOSITION HE SLIPPED UP AND SAID THAT MICHELE ACTUALLY WAS AT THE FIELD WITH GIB AND JORDAN:

20.  Q. JOHN: SO NOW YOU GO DOWN TO THE BALLFIELD?

21.  A. UCCI: CORRECT. AND TRISTAN'S GIRLFRIEND WAS THERE, GIB WAS THERE AND JORDAN WAS THERE.

UCCI SAID THEY PULLED UP TO MIKE GLEASON'S HOUSE AND MIKE WAS STANDING THERE SHAKING PRETTY VIOLENTLY. HE SAID MIKE TOLD THEM TO LEAVE SO THEY WENT TO THE BALLFIELD AND GIB, MICHELE AND JORDAN WERE THERE. JOHN ASKED IF HE WAS SURE THEY WERE THERE BEFORE THEM. HE SAID HE WAS. BLANCHARD HAD TESTIFIED THAT GIB AND THEM ARRIVED AFTER THEY DID. JOHN ASKED UCCI IF VINNIE WAS NO LONGER ON THEIR MINDS AFTER AN HOUR AND A HALF, WHY DID THEY GO TO THE FIELD? WHY NOT JUST KEEP GOING TO TRISTAN'S LIKE THEY SAID THEY WERE GOING? HE SAID HE DIDN'T KNOW WHY. THEY JUST DID. JOHN ASKED HOW GIB KNEW THAT THEY WERE GOING TO THE FIELD. HE SAID HE DIDN'T KNOW. JOHN ASKED WHAT HAPPENED WHEN THEY GOT TO THE FIELD.

 UCCI SAID THEY DROVE ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE FIELD AND PARKED BESIDE GIB'S CAR. HE SAID THEY GOT OUT AND STARTED TALKING TO FRIENDS THAT WERE THERE. JOHN ASKED IF HE SPOKE TO TIM. HE SAID HE DID. JOHN ASKED WHAT HE TALKED TO HIM ABOUT. UCCI SAID HE TOLD TIM ABOUT THE INCIDENTS OF THE NIGHT BEFORE AND WHAT VINNIE HAD DONE. UCCI SAID THEY WERE THERE FOR ABOUT 20 MINUTES. "ARE YOU SURE IT WAS 20 MINUTES," JOHN ASKED. HE SAID HE WAS POSITIVE. BLANCHARD SAID THAT VINNIE ARRIVED RIGHT BEHIND THEM. THAT THEY DIDN'T HAVE TIME TO TALK TO ANYONE. UCCI THEN SAID THEY NOTICED A GREY CAR PULL UP AT THE TOP OF THE FIELD ABOUT 75 YARDS OR SO AWAY AND VINNIE GOT OUT WITH A TASER AND STARTED SCREAMING WILDLY THAT HE WANTED TO KILL GIB AND TRISTAN. THAT HE WAS GOING TO KILL EVERYONE. JOHN ASKED HIM IF HE TOLD VINNIE THAT TRISTAN AND GIB WERE GOING TO BE THERE. UCCI SAID HE DIDN'T. JOHN ASKED HOW WOULD VINNIE KNOW THAT TRISTAN AND GIB WERE GOING TO BE THERE IF UCCI DIDN'T EVEN KNOW GIB WAS THERE? UCCI SAID HE DIDN'T KNOW.

 UCCI SAID VINNIE CONTINUED SCREAMING AT EVERYONE FOR ABOUT 10 MINUTES AND THEN TIM DECIDED HE HAD ENOUGH AND STARTED WALKING UP TOWARDS VINNIE. (UCCI TESTIFIED IN THE GRAND JURY THAT VINNIE NEVER EVEN GOT OUT OF THE CAR UNTIL THE GROUP OF THEM APPROACHED HIM. IT WAS ONLY WHEN THEY GOT WITHIN 20 FEET OF THE CAR THAT VINNIE GOT OUT OF THE CAR REACHED IN THE BACK AND GOT THE SPLITTING MAUL.) UCCI SAID HE, KYLE, COREY, TRISTAN AND JORDAN FOLLOWED TIM UP TO THE CAR. JOHN THEN ASKED HIM IF HE WAS SO SCARED WHY DID HE GO UP TO THE CAR. UCCI SAID BECAUSE THERE WERE A LOT OF THEM THERE IF VINNIE STARTED SOMETHING. THEN VINNIE STARTED CHASING THEM WITH THE SPLITTING MAUL AND THEY ALL RAN. HE SAID VINNIE STOPPED AT JORDAN WHO STOPPED BY A FENCE AND SCREAMED AT HER. HE SAID HE THREW A BOTTLE AT VINNIE AND VINNIE THEN STARTED CHASING THEM AGAIN AND RAN RIGHT AFTER KYLE.

 HE SAID KYLE RAN STRAIGHT TO HIS TRUCK AND GRABBED THE DOOR TO TRY TO GET IN BUT THE DOOR WAS LOCKED AND KYLE SLIPPED AND FELL DOWN. HE SAID THAT KYLE ROLLED AROUND TO THE FRONT OF THE TRUCK. HE GOT UP AND WENT AROUND TO THE PASSENGER'S SIDE OF THE TRUCK. HE SAW COREY UNLOCK THE DOOR AND UCCI RAN AROUND THE OUTHOUSE. HE SAID VINNIE KEPT HITTING THE DOOR. "SO ONCE VINNIE STARTED HITTING THE DOOR HE STOPPED CHASING KYLE," JOHN ASKED? YES UCCI REPLIED. UCCI CONTINUED THAT THE NEXT TIME HE SAW KYLE HE WAS POINTING THE GUN AT VINNIE. HE SAID VINNIE THEN WENT AROUND THE FRONT OF THE TRUCK TOWARD KYLE. JOHN ASKED HIM IF HE WAS SURE IF VINNIE WENT AROUND THE FRONT OF THE TRUCK. UCCI SAID HE WAS SURE. JOHN BROUGHT OUT THE GRAND JURY STATEMENT AND ASKED IF HE REMEMBERED TESTIFYING THAT VINNIE WENT AROUND THE BACK OF THE TRUCK. HE SAID HE DIDN'T. AGAIN UCCI WAS CAUGHT IN ANOTHER LIE! THESE LIES ARE HANGING KYLE!

 UCCI SAID KYLE REPEATEDLY YELLED AT VINNIE TO STOP COMING AT HIM SEVERAL TIMES BUT VINNIE DIDN'T STOP. AND HE THEN TOOK ANOTHER STEP TOWARDS KYLE AND KYLE SHOT HIM IN THE LEG. HE SAID HE SAW THE DIRT FLY UP BEHIND VINNIE. HE SAID HE WAS ONLY ABOUT 4-5 FEET BEHIND KYLE AND HE HAD A CLEAR VIEW. HE SAID WHEN VINNIE GOT SHOT IT DIDN'T EVEN LOOK LIKE IT FAZED HIM. THAT HE STILL WENT TOWARD KYLE. IN UCCI'S FIRST STATEMENT TO POLICE ON THE SAME NIGHT THAT THIS HAPPENED UCCI TOLD THE POLICE THAT WHEN VINNIE GOT SHOT HE DROPPED THE AXE TO THE GROUND AND RETREATED TO THE BACK OF THE TRUCK DRAGGING THE AXE:

1       A.     Yeah, it hit him in the knee. 

 2       Q.     Left knee?  Right knee? 

 3       A.     Left knee. 

 4       Q.     Okay. 

 5       A.     Left knee. 

 6       Q.     Okay.  But he didn't go down? 

 7       A.     He didn't go down.  He went right -- as soon

 8   as he got shot, he dropped his ax to the ground and then

 9   walked around to the back of the pickup truck. 

 

22       Q.     And then he dropped it.  He was dragging

23   it -- 

24       A.     Right. 

25       Q.     -- as he walked around the back of the

 1   truck? 

2       A.     Right. 

 THE LIES AREN'T EVEN CLOSE TO EACH OTHERTHIS WAS THE STORY THEY ALL CONCOCTED FOR THE GRAND JURY. BUT THIS JURY WASN'T BUYING ANY OF IT. THEY SAW THE PICTURES OF THE WOUNDS ON VINNIE. I STILL FIND IT INCREDIBLE THAT THEY TRIED TO STAY WITH THAT STORY. UCCI SAID THAT HE SAW VINNIE GOING AROUND THE TRUCK DUCKING UP AND DOWN WITH THE AXE AT THE READY TRYING TO GET AT KYLE.  HE SAID HE STARTED TO RUN AND SAW COREY REACH IN AND GET THE RIFLE OUT OF THE TRUCK. HE SAW VINNIE GOING AFTER COREY AND SAW COREY SHOOT A COUPLE OF SHOTS, HE SAID HE THEN RAN AWAY. THIS PART OF HIS STORY WAS SO UNBELIEVABLE THAT THERE WAS NO NEED FOR JOHN TO SHOW THE JURY HIS LIES. BY THIS TIME IT WAS OBVIOUS THAT THE JURY WASN'T BELIEVING UCCI AT ALL. UCCI SAID HE RAN THROUGH THE BAMBOO AND AS HE LOOKED BACK HE SAW VINNIE ON THE GROUND.

 JOHN ASKED IF HE SAW KYLE HIT VINNIE WITH THE RIFLE OR SEE ARBUCLE KICK HIM. HE SAID HE DIDN'T. THAT HE RAN OUT OF THE PARK UP TO THE STREET TO WHERE MIKE GLEASON LIVED BUT MIKE TOLD HIM TO LEAVE SO HE RAN ALL THE WAY TO THE BOLASKI'S STORE. "SO YOU WERE ABLE TO LEAVE THE PARK AND RUN TO SAFETY," JOHN SAID. UCCI SAID HE WAS. I COULD SEE WHERE JOHN WAS GOING WITH THIS. IF UCCI AND THE OTHERS WERE ABLE TO RUN TO SAFETY, KYLE ALSO COULD HAVE. UCCI SAID HE WENT TO THE STORE AND TOLD HIS PARENT'S. JOHN ASKED UCCI IF HE SAW ANY POLICE AT THE FIELD. UCCI SAID AS HE WAS RUNNING OUT HE SAW A COUPLE OF STATE POLICE CRUISERS PULL IN SO HE SAID HE WENT RIGHT BACK IN TO THE FIELD. JOHN ASKED HIM IF HE SPOKE TO ANY POLICE. UCCI SAID HE DIDN'T. JOHN ASKED HIM IF HE WAS SURE HE DIDN'T SPEAK TO ANY OFFICER'S. UCCI SAID HE WAS POSITIVE! JOHN ENDED HIS QUESTIONING OF JERRY UCCI.

DEFENSE: GRIFFIN ASKED UCCI SEVERAL QUESTIONS BUT DIDN’T BREAK DOWN HIS TESTIMONY, OBVIOUSLY NOT WANTING TO BRING UP HIS LIES AGAIN.

CROSS EXAMINATION: "DID YOU SPEAK TO AN OFFICER VITALE, JOHN ASKED? UCCI REPLIED THAT HE DID NOT SPEAK TO HIM. JOHN TOLD UCCI THAT OFFICER VITALE TESTIFIED EARLIER THAT UCCI GRABBED HIM BY THE ARM AND TOLD HIM THAT HE SAW KYLE SHOOT VINNIE AS VINNIE WAS RETREATING AND TRYING TO GET AWAY. HE SAID THE OFFICER TESTIFIED THAT UCCI SAID VINNIE WAS DRAGGING THE AXE BEHIND HIM AS HE WAS TRYING TO GET AWAY FROM KYLE AND THAT KYLE AIMED AT VINNIE OVER THE FRONT OF THE TRUCK AND SHOT HIM! JOHN ASKED UCCI IF HE NOW REMEMBERS TALKING TO THE OFFICER. UCCI SAID HE NEVER SPOKE TO HIM AND THAT THE OFFICER WAS LYING!! UCCI STUNNED THE COURTROOM WHEN HE SAID THAT!

 JOHN THEN TOLD UCCI THAT THERE WAS ACTUALLY A VIDEO FROM TROOPER VITALE'S CRUISER SHOWING HIM APPROACH THE OFFICER. JOHN THEN PLAYED THE VIDEO TO THE COURT. IT SHOWED AN EXCITED UCCI GO UP TO THE OFFICER AND GRAB HIM BY THE ARM AND SPIN HIM. IT SHOWED UCCI TELLING THE OFFICER THAT HE SAW KYLE PURSUE VINNIE AND THEN PULLED THE OFFICER TO THE FRONT OF KYLE'S TRUCK AND SHOWED HIM HOW KYLE LEANED OVER THE FRONT OF THE TRUCK AND SHOOT VINNIE! THIS WAS AN INCREDIBLE VIDEO. NOT ONLY DID IT CONFIRM THE OFFICER'S STORY BUT THIS PUT UCCI RIGHT IN THERE AS AN ACCOMPLICE AIDING IN THE COVERUP OF THE MURDER. UCCI LEFT HIMSELF WIDE OPEN FOR CHARGES AS AN ACCESSORY AFTER THE FACT OF MURDER AND PERJURY!

 UCCI WAS SPEECHLESS AND REDFACED. THIS WAS DAMNING EVIDENCE! THERE WAS NOTHING THAT HE COULD SAY. UCCI'S ENTIRE TESTIMONY DID NOTHING TO HELP KYLE, BUT THIS PART REALLY DID DAMAGE. HERE WAS UCCI, KYLE'S CLOSE FRIEND, WHOSE SISTER KYLE IS ENGAGED TO, ON VIDEO, TELLING HOW KYLE PURSUED VINNIE AND THEN SHOT HIM IN THE BACK! AN EYEWITNESS TO MURDER! THE VIDEO DOESN'T LIE! JOHN ENDED HIS QUESTIONING OF UCCI AT THIS POINT.

THE HORRIBLE ASPECT OF THIS VIDEO IS THAT ROBERT SAND HAD THIS RIGHT FROM THE VERY BEGINNING!! THIS WAS BASICALLY A CONFESSION FROM AN ACCOMPLICE YET SAND WITHHELD THIS VERY IMPORTANT EVIDENCE FROM THE GRAND JURY! ROBERT SAND PURPOSELY HID THIS EVIDENCE FOR 3 YEARS TO ENSURE A KILLER WOULD WALK FREE! THEY HAD THIS EVIDENCE WHEN LIEUTENANT JENKINS TESTIFIED IN THE GRAND JURY THAT THERE WASN'T ENOUGH EVIDENCE! THEY CONSPIRED TO FREE A MURDERER! THE QUESTION IS WHY?

 JORDAN EBELT

 BEFORE JORDAN WAS TO TESTIFY JOHN CAME UP TO US AND TOLD US JORDAN WANTED TO TALK TO US. HE SAID HE COULDN'T ALLOW THAT BUT HE WOULD PASS ON HER MESSAGE TO US. SHE TOLD JOHN TO TELL US THAT SHE WAS VERY SORRY FOR WHAT HAPPENED AND THAT SHE WAS GOING TO TELL THE TRUTH ON THE STAND. 

TRUE TO HER WORD SHE DID. SHE CONTRADICTED THE STORY TOLD BY BLANCHARD ABOUT EVENTS AT HIS HOUSE THAT VINNIE DIDN'T BREAK IN, THREATEN ANYONE OR STEAL ANYTHING. SHE ALSO CONTRADICTED THE EVENTS AT JULIE'S HOUSE AS TOLD BY BLANCHARD. SHE SAID THERE WERE AT LEAST 7 OR MORE PEOPLE ON THE LAWN. SHE SAID JULIE CONFRONTED HER ON JULIE'S LAWN, CRYING. SHE SAID VINNIE JUST TOOK HER BY THE ARM AND ESCORTED HER OFF THE PROPERTY. SHE DID NOT SEE A WEAPON.

SHE CONTRADICTED BLANCHARD'S, COREY'S AND UCCI'S STORY ABOUT THE DAY OF THE MURDER WHEN THEY PICKED BLANCHARD UP AT HIS HOUSE. SHE SAID BLANCHARD WAS CALM WHEN HE WENT UP TO HIS APARTMENT AND TOLD HER AND MICHELE THAT HE WAS GOING FOR A RIDE WITH KYLE, COREY AND UCCI.

SHE SAID WHEN THEY WERE AT MIKE'S HOUSE VINNIE PULLED UP AND ASKED FOR GIB. BUT THEN LEFT WHEN TOLD HE WASN'T THERE. SHE SAID THERE WAS NO ARGUMENT OR THREATS. SHE SAID THEY THEN LEFT AND WENT TO THE FIELD. VINNIE DIDN'T SHOW UP UNTIL ABOUT 20 MINUTES LATER. SHE SAID KYLE, COREY AND UCCI WERE TALKING WITH ARBUCKLE. SHE SAID JULIE HAD THE TASER AND THEY ALL WENT UP AND CONFRONTED VINNIE.  AT THE FIELD SHE CORROBORATED WITNESS ACCOUNTS OF THEM ALL GOING UP TO VINNIE FIRST AND THREATENING HIM.

JOHN ASKED HER WHY SHE LIED BEFORE. SHE SAID THAT SHE JUST WENT ALONG WITH WHAT EVERYONE WAS SAYING TO PROTECT KYLE.

THE DEFENSE DIDN'T EVEN QUESTION HER ABOUT ANYTHING.

 CHRISTINA MORGAN

 

 

COREY BOLASKI





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