"I'm a vegetarian, not a killer," said Ferrer. "I was scared." DDA Roger Rees asked Deputy Harris if Ferrer ever said he was in fear of his life, of great bodily injury or that he was afraid for his companions. To all questions, Deputy Harris replied with "No."◼ Ferrer: "My grandma is fucking crazy, she has dementia"; "My girlfriend is autistic, she has Asperger's"; Ferrer throws loved ones under the bus - John Chiv/Words Worth Apr 27, 2015
Sergeants ask what should happen to the person that stabbed Douglas Anderson. "Nobody should die for hurling an insult, maybe bitch slapped or something."◼ "When this is presented to 12 people who have to make a decision about you, don't you want them to see your side?"; "You are insulting the intelligence of people who will make the decision..." - John Chiv/Words Worth Apr 27, 2015
Acting Sgt. Ortega: "Give me a reason why Sophie and Nick would say you stabbed him?
"I don't know," responds Ferrer.
"I don't know what you are talking about," says Ferrer. When they mention his two friends again and that they will be held responsible for something he did, Ferrer responds, "That's unfortunate."◼ People rest in Ferrer case; first defense witness today is the defendant - John Chiv/Words Worth Apr 27, 2015
◼ Dueling surprises at Ferrer trial - Paul Mann/Mad River Union Apr 27, 2015
◼ Week two, Ferrer murder trial “I just stuck him, to get past him” - KIEM-TV News w/video
◼ Forensic pathologist testifies that Arcata chef could have survived stab wound, had he got to the ER within the hour - John Chiv/Words Worth Apr 24, 2015
Forensic pathologist testifies that Arcata chef could have survived stab wound, had he got to the ER within the hour
This morning's testimony in the jury trial for Juan Ferrer started with forensic pathologist Dr. Mark Super testifying that Douglas Anderson did not have to die. If he had made it to the ER, his life could have been saved and the wound to his heart repaired.
The defense immediately called Arcata murder suspect Juan Joseph Ferrer to the witness stand in surprise testimony today, April 27 after the prosecution abruptly rested its case without calling some of its key witnesses.◼ Lawyers in fatal stabbing case spar over ‘reasonable doubt’ - Paul Mann/Mad River Union Apr 21, 2015
◼ D.A.: ‘Ferrer ran and hid’ - Paul Mann/Mad River Union Apr 21, 2015
◼ Lawyers in fatal stabbing case spar over ‘reasonable doubt’ - Paul Mann/Mad River Union Apr 21, 2015
Rees used Ferrer’s post-arrest statements to Arcata police to portray the suspect as a liar and a dissimulator who sought to avoid coming forward and taking responsibility for his lethal action against a lone, unarmed victim who did no more than shout curse words at Ferrer and his two companions on H Street in downtown Arcata.◼ Defense claims anti-gay bigotry in fatal stabbing case - Paul Mann/Mad River Union Apr 15, 2015
Marshaling police interview recordings, Ferrer’s text messages and a Power Point of the defendant’s statements to police, Rees zeroed in immediately on the defendant’s credibility.