Long Trial- Day 6: Callie Long Takes the Stand - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

4/19/05

Long Trial- Day 6: Callie Long Takes the Stand

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The last day of testimony just ended in the trial of a Lubbock woman accused of intoxicated manslaughter. On Tuesday, Callie Long took the stand in her own defense, but not before her attorneys, again, requested a mistrial.

The defense re-urged the mistrial saying Callie Long's trial was an, "absolute travesty of justice on the last day of the trial." The reason behind this statement was that the defense received some documents from the Lubbock police department concerning the internal investigation involving the officers involved in the accident investigation, thus hurting the evidence that could've been used to help Callie Long's defense. The judge did not order a mistrial, and said that the police department has the right to hold onto material when an internal investigation is pending.

Callie long was put on the stand, as the prosecution tried to fill in the blanks about the night in question. When they asked about the impact of hitting Brett Walrath Long said "it was like a big explosion, all of a sudden it was right there. I can't even explain how loud it was." The state then asked why she didn't stop and render help. She answered "I didn't realize something like this happened, " meaning she didn't realize how serious the situation was.

Callie also got emotional on the stand and said "I felt very sad about the whole situation. There hasn't been a day gone by I haven't thought about this."

The lawyers sat and discussed the charge, and will give closing arguments Wednesday morning.

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