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John Hatfield:  Cross Exam notes for Mitch Whidden



After Ronnie told you of his involvement in Patricia's death, you then told him you wanted him to leave your house, right?

But you didn't want to upset him, so you and he "agreed" he could stay until the next morning. (February 3, p.3, para 1).

Tell the jury about the conversation you and Ronnie had that led to the agreement that he could stay.

You told R. 5. Panosh on July 21, that you and Ronnie talked about leaving but Ronnie didn't want to make your wives "suspicious," right?

So it was a secret agreement between you and Ronnie not to let the wives know how se

rious the situation was?

Then you and Ronnie went downstairs to watch the weather to determine if Ronnie could leave right then and there or the next morning, right?

You told the jury yesterday that you and Ronnie found out the weather wasn't bad. So Ronnie could stay until the next morning.

The wives had no idea why you and Ronnie were watching the news, did they? But since the weather wasn't bad -why couldn't Ronnie and Kim leave.

If the weather was bad they would have to leave?


On July 21, you told R. E. Panosh:

"Basically I remember the whole scenario." (p.2 para 3)

Tell the jury the "whole scenario."

You told Panosh, "He had talked to me about the case before, so I knew what he was talking about."

He didn't have to tell you details because you already knew the details, right?

On February 3, 1997 you told the five men:

"Kimble did not know where the gun was."

But in your earlier conversations with Ronnie at Camp Lejeune between March and July of 1997, Ronnie told you about a gas receipt, a woman who police said saw him at 6:20 p.m., a tool chest, and that the gun that killed Patricia belonged to Ted, right?

You knew the gun was found near. Patricia's body, didn't you?

After you talked to Jerry Falwell, your sister and the lawyers Falwell and Yeattes, you left Virginia with your wife and children and drove to Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, right?

And you got to Camp Lejeune on January 27, 1997?


You told Church and Pendergrass you could never wear a wire because that would be deception, right?

But you and Debra deceived Ronnie on January 28, right?

Now on January 28, you had never met Church and Pendergrass, right? You had talked to Yeattes and Falwell on January 25, spent Sunday with family, drove to North Carolina on Monday, and met Ronnie Kimble at his chapel assignment on Tuesday, January 28, before noon.

Subsequently, on February 3, you met Church and Pendergrass at the offices of Falwell and Yeattes, right?

I'll ask you to read a page or two from your sworn testimony in this courtroom on August 3, 1998.

Show Mitch pages 14 and 15.


Now you spoke to Jerry Falwell on January 25, 1997 also?

It was at an evening basketball game, right?

January 25 was a very busy day for you wasn't it?

Go through the events of January 25:

Didn't sleep all night.

You told R. E. Panosh this on 7/21/98 (bottom p.2)

What did you do the morning of January 25?

Call your sister in Richmond?

Ask her for a gun?

What did you do in the afternoon?

Did you take your wife to the doctor that day?

But wasn't she sick the night before?

What time did you see Dr. Falwell?

How long did you talk to Falwell?

Were you distraught?

Your story was bizarre?

Why did you go to a motel?

It was really your sister's idea, wasn't it?

That's what you told Mr. Panosh about Ronnie, right? (July 21, p.1, red star).

Before you went to see Ronnie, you had Debra call him, right?


What was your wife doing while you and Ronnie were watching the weather?





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