United States District Court, D. Nevada
Jury Trial as to Counts One, Two, Four, and Five of
Superseding Indictment (Day Two)
Counsel for Plaintiff: Peter Levitt, AUSA and Lisa
Counsel for Defendant: Nisha Brooks-Whittington, AFPD, Heidi
Ojeda, AFPD, and Lauren Torre, AFPD
PRESENT: THE HONORABLE HOWARD D. McKIBBEN, SENIOR U.S.
MINUTES OF COURT
a.m., the Court convenes.
Defendant (in custody without restraints) is present with
counsel. The Defendant is dressed in street clothes.
Government is present with Nicole Acker, Special Agent,
Federal Bureau of Investigation. Also present is Judy
Godfrey, Litigation Support Specialist.
Court provides counsel with the proposed jury instructions.
Levitt confirms the Government will retain custody of the
Government's Exhibits 4a-c (Winchester .45 auto
cartridges and six small canisters containing fragments) and
Exhibit 14a ($900 U.S. Currency 8 x $100 and 100 x $1.00).
Ojeda addresses Daubert issue with respect to the
Government's expert Roy Wilcox, Forensic Scientist, Las
Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.
a.m., the jury enters the courtroom. All 13 jurors are
Levitt offers the parties' Stipulation with respect to
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) marked as the
Government's Exhibit 9.
ORDERED, the Government's Exhibit 9 is received into
HORNBECK, Crime Scene Analyst, City of Henderson, called on
behalf of the Government, is sworn, examined on direct by Ms.
Cartier-Giroux, cross-examined by Ms. Ojeda, examined on
redirect by Ms. Cartier-Giroux, and excused.
IS ORDERED, the Defendant's Exhibits 504, 505, 506, and
507 are received into evidence.
CONDRATOVICH, Detective, Henderson Police Department, called
on behalf of the Government, is sworn, examined on direct by
Ms. Cartier-Giroux, cross-examined by Ms. Brooks-Whittington,
and released subject to recall.
IS ORDERED, the Government's Exhibits 8a-e, 10f, 10g,
10h, 10k, 10l, 10n, 10o, 10t through 10ii, and 18a-c are
received into evidence.
10:01 a.m., the jury is admonished and excused.
the presence of the jury, the Court advises counsel that CJA
panel attorney David Fischer has been appointed to represent
Witness Ariane Jackson. The Court requests ...