Joyce A. Aros
BJ/ off script?
Thu Aug 04, 6:29

Ike's testimony, according to my reading ability, consisted of questions from the Defense and direct answers from the witness, Ike Clanton. I am not aware of a written script referred to; fill me in on that one, please!

However, I think it is a matter of record that Wyatt Earp's testimony was indeed a carefully written out pen on paper letter of statements according to his admonition which could NOT be questioned or challenged! Talk about a 'script diatribe!' Legal? Yes, but still it was what it was, and designed to spare Wyatt from tripping himself up as we all know he was not the brightest kid on the block. On top of that, Virgil, three days later, having had time to go over the reading of the prepared script, even contradicted it in his own testimony! These two could not keep their stories straight within three days of each other!

Ike did a pretty good job of relating his experience. You may not like it, but maybe you need to go over it once more...without the preconceived bias.

  • Re: Paul/ thank you for your input...B.J., Wed Aug 03 23:11
    As Paul has indicated, Ike’s problem was subjecting himself to cross examination by the defense and devolving into off-script diatribes.
    • BJ/ off script? — Joyce A. Aros, Thu Aug 04 6:29
      • Re: BJ/ off script?B.J., Fri Aug 05 2:00
        Joyce, do you really believe that Ike chose to provide testimony without being advised and prepped by the prosecution attorney’s? I think you're taking “off-script” a little too literally. You don’t... more
        • BJ/ you are quite right...Joyce A. Aros, Fri Aug 05 5:31
          I did take your comment too literally, but I wanted to make clear how badly the Prosecution lawyers handled the whole presentation. My newest book out is an extension of Turner's examination of the... more