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Wednesday Trial Watch: Police Interview With Thompson Played

By Peter Rossi
Editor’s Note: Statewide trial reporter Peter Rossi rounds up today’s court news.

In a police interview on the day he reported his daughter missing, Aaron Thompson said he started “panicking” when he looked throughout the home and could not find her. A video recording of the interview was played Tuesday.

Fire Chief Testifies In Arson Trial
Carbondale Fire Chief Ron Leach testified Tuesday that he is convinced the County Road fire started in April 2008 originated from a ranch where Larry Gerbaz resided.

Judge Grants Release of Medical Records
Judge Robert Blackburn Tuesday granted prosecutors’ request to turn over patients’ medical records to the attorneys of Kristen Diane Parker, who faces charges of tampering and illegally obtaining a controlled substance.

Third Man Indicted In Alleged Pueblo Mortgage Fraud
Federal charges Monday were filed against a third man, James Esters, in an alleged scheme to buy 22 Pueblo homes using inflated appraisals.

Bond Reduced For Man Accused Of Cop Impersonation
Ninth Judicial District Court Judge Gail Nichols Tuesday reduced the bond of John E. Dalessandro, accused of impersonating a police officer, from $50,000 to $5,000.

Glenwood Man Pleads Not Guilty
Glenwood Springs man Heath Johnson Tuesday pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to first-degree murder charges for allegedly killing his brother, Sam.

Marshall Heads To Atlanta For Court
Denver Broncos wide receiver Brandon Marshall heads to trial in Atlanta for allegedly striking his ex-girlfriend. The trial is scheduled for one day.

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