Skip to comments.EXPERT LINKS PORN TO WESTERFIELD'S SON!: (Feldman's Message To "The Damon"; Don't Leave Town!)
Posted on 07/03/2002 3:36:43 PM PDT by FresnoDA
David A. Westerfield, 50, is charged with kidnapping and killing 7-year-old Danielle van Dam. He is also charged with misdemeanor possession of child pornography. Prosecutors have said the 80 or so images of child pornography taken from Westerfield's home indicate sexual interest in children.Defense attorneys are trying to show that the defendant is not responsible for the pornographic images -- including those of young children -- found on his computer equipment.
David A. Westerfield, a 50-year-old self-employed design engineer, is on trial for the kidnapping and murder of 7-year-old Danielle van Dam.
Lawson told jurors that he examined copies of hard drives, zip disks and compact disks made by police and took numerous screen captures -- essentially photographs of what came up on the computer monitor at a given time.
Defense attorney Steven Feldman asked Lawson if there was a theme to the animations.
"A considerable number of the screen prints showed bondage -- where women were tied in ropes," Lawson said.
A screen print of an e-mail to a DNWesthotmail.com, as quoted by Lawson, said: "Thanks for joining anime.com."
Lawson also confirmed screen prints the defense entered into evidence last week, that a computer in the office of Westerfield's house was used to access pornography on Feb. 4 at 4:47 p.m., when the defendant was busy with detectives.
Feldman mentioned last week's suggestion that the clock on the computer may have been doctored.
"Did you see any evidence that that happened on any of the computers you examined?" Feldman asked.
"No, I did not," Lawson answered. He said there's usually signs when a clock has been tampered with, such as files being accessed before they were created. Nothing like that was apparent on Westerfield's computers, he said.
Tuesday, San Diego police Detective Johnny Keene testified that he collected Westerfield from his Sabre Springs home that Monday around 3:40 p.m. and took him to the Northeastern substation in Rancho Penasquitos. The defendant remained there until approximately 11:30 p.m.
I have a question. Can a witness for the prosecution then be made to be a witness for the defense?
18 Q. I'M ASKING YOU WHETHER OR NOT, IF YOU EXAMINED THE
19 COMPUTERS YOU COULD TELL ME WHETHER OR NOT ON FEBRUARY THE 4TH,
20 WHEN DAVID WESTERFIELD WAS DOWNTOWN SPEAKING TO PAUL REDDEN,
21 WHETHER THERE WAS SOMEONE USING THE COMPUTER.
22 MR. DUSEK: OBJECTION, MISSTATES THE EVIDENCE.
6 Q. SIR, DIRECTING YOUR ATTENTION TO 4:47 P.M. ON7 FEBRUARY THE 4TH, 2002, WERE YOU UTILIZING ANY OF THE COMPUTERS8 IN THE WESTERFIELD HOUSE TO DO ANY SURFING?
9 A. I WAS NOT SUMMONED ON FEBRUARY 4TH -- THAT WOULD BE
10 A MONDAY.
11 Q. YES.12 A. I WAS NOT SUMMONED TO THE SCENE UNTIL 9:00 P.M.
8 Q. DIRECTING YOUR ATTENTION TO 142A, THIS APPEARS TO
9 BE A SCREEN CAPTURE THAT INDICATES IT WAS LAST WRITTEN FEBRUARY
10 THE 4TH, 2002 AT 4:47 P.M. DOES IT NOT?
11 A. YES, SIR.
12 Q. AND IT INDICATES THAT APPARENTLY A JPEG WAS13 DOWNLOADED; IS THAT CORRECT?
14 A. IT WAS NOT DOWNLOADED, SIR. IT WAS VIEWED.
15 Q. OKAY.
16 IN OTHER WORDS, THE COMPUTER THAT WAS IN
17 WESTERFIELD'S OFFICE AT 4:47 P.M. ON FEBRUARY THE 4TH, 2002,
18 SOMEBODY VIEWED SOMETHING?
19 A. YES, SIR.
20 MR. CLARKE: OBJECTION, ASSUMES FACTS NOT IN EVIDENCE.
21 THE COURT: SUSTAINED. NO FOUNDATION.
22 MR. CLARKE: MOVE TO STRIKE THE ANSWER.
23 THE COURT: THE JURY'S TO DISREGARD THE LAST ANSWER TO
24 THE LAST QUESTION.
11 Q. DIRECTING YOUR ATTENTION TO 142B, AGAIN WE SEE AN
12 INDICATION OF A FILE LAST ACCESSED FEBRUARY 4, 2002 AT 4:47
13 P.M., IS THAT RIGHT?
14 A. YES, SIR.
15 Q. CAN YOU TELL ME PLEASE WHAT'S THE PATH THAT'S
17 A. YES, I CAN. IT'S 001 BACK SLASH C BACK SLASH
18 WINDOWS BACK SLASH TEMPORARY INTERNET FILES BACK SLASH CONTENT
Just like the prosecutor is asking the public to have faith that this is a sexually motivated crime even though there just isn't the evidence to support that.
We are asked to have faith that DW walked into the Van Dam home and spirited Danielle away with out leaving any evidence of that.
We are to have faith in many things it seems.
It's really sad when your friend's mom knows your eye color better than your own mom. Brenda told 911 that Danielle's eye color was green.
Rich Brady's wife.
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