Long Trial- Day 5: Chris Winn Takes The Stand - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

4/18/05

Long Trial- Day 5: Chris Winn Takes The Stand

The man accused of running over Brett Walrath a second time was put on the stand Monday. His testimony was part of the intoxication manslaughter trial against Callie Long. Long is accused of hitting bicyclist Brett Walrath on Loop 289 in August of 2003.

Winn did admit to having two drinks the night of the crash, one at the party and one at Outback Steakhouse. He says he was not intoxicated, and police do not have any evidence that he was drunk, as police did not give him a sobriety test.

While on the stand Winn said, "I was in shock that there was a woman standing in the middle of the road... I veered to the right and I heard a th-thump." He also described the feeling as, "it was like a speed bump, but without a force."

Winn was asked to consult a lawyer before taking the stand and he decided to waive his Fifth Amendment right and answer all the questions.

On another note, the defense attorney asked the judge for a mistrial because neither side believes the police investigation was done properly, but the mistrial was not granted.

There have some questions surrounding an officer's handling of the police investigation back in 2003. Last Friday, we heard in court that officer Alan Davis, the officer initially responsible for the investigation, was residing in New Mexico, but attorneys have not been able to find him to send him his subpoena.

Also, sources say that there were letters exchanged about the investigation that we have put in requests for from the Lubbock Police Department.

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Long Trial- Day 4: Victim's Widow Takes the Stand
The Callie Long trial continues on to day four. She is the woman accused of hitting a man with her car while intoxicated. On Friday prosecutors called Brett Walrath's widow to the stand.
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Long Trial- Day 3: Expert Testimony Reconstructs Accident Scene
Reconstruction has been a major piece of the puzzle for the Callie Long case.
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Long Trial- Day 2: Prosecution Tries to Prove Intoxication
Was Callie Long legally intoxicated the night she hit bicyclist Brett Walrath? That's the question attorneys argued in a Lubbock courtroom.
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Long Trial- Day 1: Testimony Begins In Intoxicated Manslaughter Trial
The courtroom battle began Tuesday for Callie Long, a Lubbock woman accused of hitting a bicyclist while drunk, and then fleeing the scene.

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