Wonderlin declines and tells him, gently, that is not the priority right now.
The evidence shown in court Thursday revealed law enforcement officers grabbing heavier weapons from their cars. They then searched the property, looking for a potential assailant.
Gardner: “On video, we hear someone say, ‘Crazy nut job.' Was that you or the other deputy that said that?” Wonderlin: “I don't recall who said that.”
The final witness before lunch was a representative from U.S. Cellular. The prosecution asked him to explain a stack of phone record evidence. Some were incoming calls, some outgoing, some were texts. One phone belonged to Lisa Techel; another phone belonged to a Rachel McFarland. The prosecution’s examination of the witness was brief. Gardner’s was briefer. In fact, he had only one question.
“You say your [office] is in West Burlington.”
Yes,” answered the representative.
“What is the street address there?” Gardner asked.
The representative gave the address in West Burlington.
“No further questions, your honor,” Gardner said.
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