Bullock is heard telling his grandmother he needs her help. He asks her to bail him out and she tells him she does not have the money. He tells her to get out it is $120,000 and she should put her house up.
That is when she says, ""I will not lose my house over your drug use." She says no to him several times in the selection we heard. "If I let you out, you will go back to drugs." Bullock says he won't. She says she has heard that before. Then she says "You killed somebody." He responds, "No, I didn't. I 'll explain it to you."
◼ Jury selection and evidentiary hearings start in Gary Lee Bullock case - John Chiv/Words Worth Feb 29, 2016
◼ May God's forgiveness and strength be with us but also Gary Lee Bullock and his family - John Chiv/Words Worth Feb 28, 2016
◼ In Recorded Phone Call, Bullock Pleaded With His Grandma to Put Her House Up for His Bail - Ryan Burns/Lost Coast Outpost
◼ Jury Selection Begins in Trial of Gary Lee Bullock, Accused of Murdering Catholic Priest - Ryan Burns/Lost Coast Outpost
Gary Lee Bullock sat quietly in the courtroom this morning as Judge John T. Feeney began the process of selecting a jury for the case against him. Bullock, 46, stands accused of murdering Father Eric Freed, beloved priest at Eureka’s St. Bernard Catholic Parish, on New Year’s Day 2014, with special allegations of torture and carjacking. He has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.
Bullock is represented by Kaleb Cockrum, from Humboldt County’s Conflict Counsel Office, with Deputy District Attorney Andrew Isaac leading the prosecution. The morning court session was occupied by Feeney working through a stack of jury questionnaires, dismissing people with obvious hardships and ultimately selecting 31 potential jurors to fill out long-form questionnaires.