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Caronna Trial Blog-Day 5

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Day 5 of the Joe Caronna murder trial in Memphis criminal court was held Saturday. Read below testimony from the session.

3:15pm:  Prosecution has called 26 to witness, says 13 more expected. Judge Ward adjourns court until 9am Monday 

3:14pm:  No defense cross and Roper excused from witness stand, Judge Ward asks prosecution how many more witnesses

3:04pm:  Roper testifies that is not his signature on some annuity applications processed with Joe Caronna 

3:01pm:  Roper testifies writing 9 checks between 2003-08 for close to $100k either written to Caronna investments or Joe Caronna

2:52pm:  Roper testifies writing 2006 check for $20k to Caronna investments instead Jefferson Pilot, now Lincoln Financial 

2:46pm:  After quick cross Marr excused from stand, now Mike Roper takes stand, invested annuities with Joe Caronna for 8-10 years

2:42pm:  Marr testifies writing 3rd check in excess of $14k April 2008 to Caronna investments instead Allianz because Joe advised her

2:40pm:  Marr testifies writing 2 April 2005 checks totaling $12.5K to Caronna investments instead Allianz cause Joe advised her

2:39pm:  Next prosecution witness called in #caronnatrial is Donna Marr, who knew Caronnas thru Murphys from church, invested with Joe Caronna

2:32pm:  In defense cross Ms Brown testifies in collecting Tina Caronna's belongings for charity, she found duct tape, gave it to BPD

2:25pm:  Ms Brown testifies in March 2008 asking Joe Caronna to withdrawal $10K, he tried to dissuade her 

2:23pm:  Ms Brown testifies she wrote a check May 22 2006 to Caronna investments for $20k annuity, later was audited by IRS in 2007

2:20pm:  Ms Brown testifies she got call Oct 25 2008 from Joe Caronna around 7pm asking if she has seen Tina Caronna 

2:18pm:  In phone convo Oct 23 2008 Ms Brown testifies Tina was happy about new Fayette Co house

2:14pm:  Ms Brown testifies emails between Tina and mom, Tina was happy, that Joe can't know about them

2:11pm:  With jury back in prosecution calls Carrie Brown to stand, dinner friend of Tina Caronna. Recalls she being sad, distraught

2:05pm:  #caronnatrial back in session after lunch break, awaiting jury and defendant. Prosecution expected to call 4 witnesses before adjourning

12:59pm:  #caronnatrial stands in lunch recess 1 hour until 1:55pm, prosecution plan to call 4 more witnesses after lunch then adjourn for day

12:57pm:  After defense cross if Ms Berlin testifying working with Tina Caronna, going on biz trips, concerts witness excused

12:51pm:  In defense cross Ms Berlin testifies she last talked with Tina Oct 24 2008. 'I'll see you on Monday.' 

12:46pm:  Ms Berlin testifies after funeral sitting in Hummer, Joe told her he believed Tina's death was gang-related, rambled on

12:42pm:  Ms Berlin testifies she talked with Joe Caronna Oct 27 2008 at Cantor Fitzgerald, asking her if she had seen Tina 

12:37pm:  Ms Berlin testifies received call about 7pm Oct 25 2008 from Joe Caronna. Have you seen Tina? She hasn't returned from Costco

12:36pm:  Ms Berlin testifies Tina Caronna wished she could do things without Joe Caronna, like visit OBGYN by herself

12:32pm:  Berlin testifies she not only Cantor Fitzgerald coworker, but friend of Tina, says victim wished to do stuff on her own

12:31pm:  After Ms Brady testifies Tina was well liked in industry, good at what she does, witness excused, next witness Brenda Berlin

12:28pm:  In defense cross Ms Brady testifies that Tina Caronna was computer literate while working with her at First Matrix

12:23pm:  Brady testifies Tina's estrangement from mom Clara Murphy, but excited to email her mom

12:20pm:  Quick cross with Dr Crenshaw, now on stand Cheryl Brady, former coworker and friend of Tina from Denver 

12:17pm:  Dr Crenshaw testifies Joe Caronna went with Tina to her doctor visits, Joe was with Tina in exam room

12:15pm:  Called to stand Dr Thomas Crenshaw OBGYN, who cared for Tina Caronna. He is witness 22 in #caronnatrial

12:11pm:  Court called back from break #caronnatrial, prosecution to call next witness after jury seated

11:56am:  After seeking clarification how to present future testimony from 2-3 witnesses in #caronnatrial, judge sets court in 10 min recess

11:14am:  Judge Ward says we are a long way from closing arguments, but getting closer every min

11:13am:  During 10 min recess we are told jury and Judge Ward went across street and early voted, hence 40 min break

10:51am:  In real estate agent's testimony, Joe then says lending bank actually in Calif, when called Calif bank could not confirm name

10:32am:  In real estate agent's testimony, when Joe told her lender was in MN, she called and MN bank could not confirm Joe's name

10:23am:  Whitner excused, court in 10 min recess

10:21am:  Under prosecution redirect Whitner testifies how Joe Caronna would call biz landline, then if Tina not answer he call her cell

10:14am:  Under defense cross Whitner testifies Joe Caronna called Tina several times on office phone, her cell phone 

10:12am:  Whitner testifies he heard Caronna's closing date of Fayette Co home was Oct 27 2008

10:06am:  Whitner testifies Cantor Fitzgerald contained to pay Tina after her death

10:04am:  Whitner testifies remembering calling Joe after truck found Oct 27 2008 to confirm. Joe tells him body inside not Tina

10:02am:  Whitner testifies Joe Caronna wanted to look through Tina's work computer 

9:59am:  Whitner testifies he got call from Joe Caronna 9pm Oct 25 2008, have you seen Tina? Joe thinks she run off with someone

9:58am:  Whitner testifies Joe Caronna visited Cordova office to see Tina Oct 24 2008, copied new home documents, Tina upset

9:57am:  Whitner testifies Joe Caronna visited Cordova office to see Tina Oct 24 2008, copied new home documents, Tina upset

9:50am:  Whitner testifies longtime work, personal relationship with Tina Caronna, since 1986; last time he saw her was Oct 24 2008

9:45am:  Prosecution now questioning Dave Whitner, Cantor Fitzgerald Cordova coworker

9:41am:  Before excused as witness Kidwell says she tried to set Joe Caronna up on a date with a woman 2x in 2008 after Tina death

9:38am:  Kidwell testifies Joe believed Tina Caronna homicide was gang-related, says he was lonely and wanted to find someone

9:37am:  Next prosecution witness Donna Kidwell, real estate customer service agent, Joe Caronna friend who shared bldg space

9:35am:  Before excused defense asks real estate agent testifies Joe Caronna was interested in Fayette Co house 

9:31am:  Under defense cross real estate agent testifies she didn't talk with Tina, talked 2x with Joe Caronna in Sept-Oct 2008

9:30am:  Real estate agent testifies they never could get to close on new house in Fayette Co, had tried to contact Caronnas many times

9:25am:  Real estate agent testifies Fayette Co home $440K, worked with Joe Caronna to finalize closing, financing of new home

9:23am:  Next called for prosecution is Mary Ann Pat, real estate listing agent, met Caronnas at house showing in Fayette Co 

9:17am:  Under defense cross Dodson testifies she also called Tina Caronna, but Tina deferred to Joe. He was handling it

9:15am:  Dodson testifies Joe Caronna has not found a lender on Sept 19 2008, says no closing scheduled Oct 24 2008

9:13am:  Dodson testifies there was a closing date of Sept 25 2008 on Caronna's closing of house, unsuccessful that date

9:12am:  Prosecution calls Stephanie Dodson, EdCo processor at real estate company, works on closing documents

9:10am:  Defendant Joe Caronna walks into courtroom, wearing a green sweater, brown slacks, stands for jury filing in

9:05am:  Good morning from Judge Ward's courtroom for day 4 of testimony of the #caronnatrial. Court is now back in session, gallery filing in.


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