June 30, 2016
I had the privilege of watching a master at work this afternoon. Defense Attorney Timothy Rien totally destroyed self-proclaimed cell phone expert Jim Cook on the stand, catching him in lies and misconduct.
When this preliminary hearing comes to an end, I will be surprised if he is not brought up with some serious charges concerning the lies and misconduct that have been exposed.
In my opinion, his testimony has been impeached to the point that it will be useless. He will walk away with over a quarter of a million dollars for his work, and may well spend most of it on attorneys trying to defend his actions.
I took a lot of notes today, and this one is going to take me quite some time to write. Sit back, and I will paint for you another picture of what I saw in the courtroom this afternoon.
The afternoon session began with all the attorneys going into the judge’s chambers for a discussion of the newly found thumb drive. They come out after about 15 minutes, and we get Jim Cook back on the stand for the continuing cross examination by defense attorney Timothy Rien.
We start out with slide 172 of 270 total slides. It concerns calls from the cell phone associated with Korey Kauffman. The places and people of interest included Pop N Cork Liquors, Walter Wells Residence, the Carson property, the Michael Cooley residence, and Robert Woody’s house. It was brought out that all of these were within the same cell phone sector.
We go to slide 173, which is a graphic of cell phone activity concerning Jessica Crisp, and the cell phone associated with that of Korey Kauffman.
It concerned three different cell phone towers. Two were AT&T towers, and one was a Cricket cell phone tower associated with the Korey Kauffman cell phone.
Rien gets Cook to admit that he can’t tell if anyone’s phone is on Hwy 99. Cook was trying to say that one of the phones was within a residence when it pinged off of two different cell phone sites during the same call.
It was brought out that Jim Cook could not tell if anyone’s phone was in any particular place. Cook admitted that he had done no experiments to test reception within the Walter Wells residence.
Rien: “How do you know if there are any obstructions to reception within the Wells house?” Cook: “I don’t know.”
Marlissa Fereirra argues a ruling once again by the judge, and once again she gets severely admonished for doing so. She just can’t help herself.
Cook admits that he can’t tell if Walter Wells cell phone was traveling North on Hwy 99 when it vacillates between two different cell towers in a one minute time period. It is brought out that Cook can’t tell if Walter had pulled over to make a text message. Cook also admitted that he could not tell if the cell phone had been in an overlap area between the towers.
We go to slide 176. It concerned a 03/31/2012 call from the cell phone associated with Korey Kauffman that happened at 1801. Rien gets Cook to testify that this call did not involve anything with Walter Wells.
We go to slide 177, which concerned a call from the cell phone associated with Korey Kauffman on 04/02/2016 at 2023. This call did not involve Walter Wells.
We go to slide 178, which concerned a call from the cell phone associated with Korey Kauffman on 04/03/2012 at 0606. Once again, Walter Wells was not involved with this call.
Next up was slide 179, which was another call that was from the cell phone associated with Korey Kauffman on 04/04/2016 at 12:36. Walter Well’s cell phone was not associated with this call as well.
Next up was slide 180. It is another Korey Kauffman cell phone call on 04/06/2016. No Walter Wells involvement here as well.
Slide 181, another 04/06/2012 call from the cell phone associated with Korey Kauffman at 9:22 PM. Walter Wells was not involved with this one as well.
This goes on and on through slide 198, and Walter Wells was not involved with any of them.
Timothy Rien did a very thorough job in showing that Walter Wells had no cell phone activity concerning the cell phone associated with Korey Kauffman.
It is interesting to note that Eula Keyes, Michael Cooley, and Lori Freitas had lots of activity concerning Korey Kauffman’s cell phone during the time period after he disappeared.
Now we get into some really damaging stuff concerning the integrity of the work Jim Cook did in his analysis of the data.
Jim Cook has tried show that Walter Wells had the cell phone of Korey Kauffman in his possession with his Power Point presentation. Jim Cook goes back to slide 177, which showed no involvement with Walter’s device. Rien brings up a cell phone call made from Walter Well’s cell phone. This call was during the same time period that someone else was using Korey Kauffman’s cell phone somewhere else. This call was not included in Jim Cook’s Power Point presentation.
We then go back to slide 178. Rien shows that Walter Well’s cell phone had made a call during the same time period that someone else was using the Korey Kauffman cell phone somewhere else. This cell phone call was not on Jim Cook’s Power Point presentation.
We then go back to slide 179. Rien shows that Walter Well’s cell phone had made a call during the same time period that someone else had made a call using the Korey Kauffman cell phone somewhere else. This call was not on Jim Cook’s Power Point presentation.
We then go back to slide 176. Rien shows that Walter Well’s cell phone had made a call during the same time period that someone else was making a call using Korey Kauffman’s cell phone somewhere else. This call was not on Jim Cook’s Power Point presentation.
Jim Cook was beyond turning pink. He was sweating on the stand. Rien asks Cook to go to the cell phone data records to see what cell phone towers were involved with these calls.
Cook has to go to the computer that is on the desk with Marlissa Fereirra. All the calls were from cell phone towers that would serve Walter Well’s house on Arabian Way.
This pretty much proves that he was not in possession of Korey Kauffman’s cell phone. It also proves that Jim Cook is selectively manipulating the data to show guilt concerning Walter Wells, when the data actually proves his innocence. I think that Jim Cook is the guilty one, and I hope he has to answer for this in court.
Timothy Rien then really gets into Jim Cook. Rien asks Cook if he told the investigators that you had located calls that did not overlap, but showed separation. Cook: “No Sir.”
Rien asks Cook if he assisted the investigators in preparing the Ramey Warrant. Cook: “No Sir.”
Timothy Rien then springs a trap. He approached the bench with a document, and asks that Jim Cook read a yellow highlighted area out loud.
Judge Zuniga tells Cook to read it to himself. Cook is turning beyond pink, and is sweating. Rien asks Cook whether he was the source of the information concerning a phone call listed on the document.
The call was from the device associated with Korey Kauffman, and was made at 1801 on 03/31/2012.
Cook says: “I probably did, I can’t specifically recall.” Rien then brings up a call on 03/31/2012 at 1808 that was an incoming call from Walter Well’s sister.
Rien: “Did you tell them about this one?” Cook: “Yes, don’t specifically recall.” Cook continues to turn pinker.
Rien then approached the bench with another document.
Rien: “Recognize the map?” It concerned calls made on 03/31/2016 from 1801 to 1808. It is a report that was done by Cook in October of 2015.
Cook: “Yes Sir.” Rien: “How long did it take you to develop the overlay?”
Rien: “Does this refresh your recollection on the previous 18:08 incident?” Cook: “Yes Sir.” Rien: “In fact you knew that” Cook: “Yes.” It seems Mr. Cook was involved with false information that was included in the Ramey Warrant. Rien: “Is there a reason you stopped mapping Walter Wells at 15:31 on 03/31/2012?” Cook looks like he is going to vomit.
Timothy Rien directs Jim Cook to slide 156 from his Power Point presentation.
Rien: “you told us you were mapping 03/30/2012 to 03/31/2012.”
Rien: “Do you remember me asking you why you left out the rest of the day?”
It seems he left out 8-10 hours on 03/30/2012 and another 8-10 hours on 03/31/2012.
Cook: “The device was not close to the Korey Kauffman device.”
Rien: “You told Jesse Garcia that you reproduced the Power Point presentation. You left out overlay 124. Slide 124 shows that the device associated with Korey Kauffman and the device associated with Walter Wells did not overlap.”
Timothy Rien: “Mr. Cook, thank you for your testimony. There is no way Marlissa Fereirra can rehabilitate Jim Cook.
His credibility has been totally destroyed. He has been caught in numerous lies, and it has been shown that he has manipulated the cell phone evidence to show guilt where innocence is actually shown.
He should never again be allowed to testify in a court of law. His work is an abomination of justice, and has resulted in false information that was used in a Ramey Warrant that is full of untruths. This whole hearing has been a sham based on lies, and people are suffering and spending their life savings to defend themselves.
After Cook left the stand, we bring up the thumb drive issue. It is decided that there is information about another case on the thumb drive that is totally unrelated to this case, and is sensitive in nature.
Judge Zuniga will keep the original unencrypted thumb drive, and a copy will be made by next Wednesday that will contain everything else. This redacted thumb drive will be provided to the defense attorneys. We did not have enough time today to get into the work product privilege files that are in dispute.
I am sure they will be turned over to the defense. Jim Cook totally destroyed Marlissa Fereirra privilege by admitting on the stand that he had them in his binder to use as a reference for his testimony. Because of the holiday, and other issues, court will not resume until next Wednesday. The hearing on the motion to strike Beverly Woody’s testimony is changed again back to July 11th.
Sincerely; William Thomas Jensen (Tom)