The defense attorney for convicted murderer (we can’t mention) peppered two Sheriff’s Department officials with questions the other day about secret records kept on the department’s jailhouse informant program and why the entries were only then coming to light, months after his client was convicted. When I found out about this I was very upset, for my loved one is in a females correctional facility and the stories she has said to me were horrific . Sounds like a story to be told by a movie because they would never show these issues on regular television.
Unknown to the Sheriff’s Department’s command staff, deputies assigned to handle jail informants kept a log of their interactions with inmates between 2008 and 2013, according to testimony from a sheriff’s sergeant and a lieutenant. Now what a stroke of luck , did somebody say justice.
The fact that the log was kept hidden despite prosecutors and defendants’ asking for such information was “Frustrating ,” the district attorney’s office said in a statement released hours after the hearing.
“The DA expects police officers to tell the truth and pursue justice,” the statement said.
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Public defender Scott Sanders has been seeking the records in his bid to persuade a Superior Court judge not to impose the death sentence on Wozniak.
Jurors found Wozniak, 31, of Costa Mesa guilty of killing two Orange Coast College students in 2010 and then dismembering one of them in a bizarre cover-up attempt. That’s Crazy the man always trying to cover up stuff.
In January, the jury recommended that Wozniak be put to death. Superior Court Judge John Conley is scheduled to issue the official sentence this month.
Since the end of the trial, however, new information has surfaced about Wozniak and a jailhouse informant who spoke with him.
On Tuesday, the Sheriff’s Department gave Sanders about 80 pages of log entries related to Wozniak’s case.
The judge also allowed Sanders to interrogate sheriff’s officials about the records and how they were discovered.
Under a barrage of questions, sheriff’s Sgt. Kirsten Monteleone testified that she had no idea that deputies were keeping a daily record until one of them showed it to her in recent weeks.
“You were stunned,” Sanders said.
“I was surprised,” she replied.
Monteleone and Cmdr. Adam Powell testified that they were part of a team assigned to find any private notes or records that deputies kept that higher-level officials did not know of.