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|Sheley Jury Sent Home Early Friday
|UPDATED 4:06pm 9/16/11 The jury hearing the case of accused spree killer Nicholas Sheley got sent home for the weekend early.
At least one more prosecution witness is to be called -- believed to be someone from the Granite City area where Sheley was arrested in 2008 for the death of 65-year old Ronald Randall. But prosecutors say "scheduling conflicts" arose, so they won't be able to call that person until Monday at 9am. The state said earlier in the day that they could still rest their case by 10am Monday.
Both sides and Judge James Stewart then met informally to go over instructions when the case goes to the jury.
Earlier in the afternoon Friday, eyewitness William Meyer testified that he let Sheley use his cell phone outside Busch Stadium after a St. Louis Cardinals game June 30th, 2008 -- two days after Randall's death. Meyer said he did, and that Sheley's call lasted around 15 minutes.
During that time, Meyer says he overheard Sheley say "Tell the kids that I love them, and that I have to keep moving." It's not clear who Sheley was talking to, but he asked Meyer to delete the phone number from his call log.
However, under cross-examination, Meyer admitted he gave a written statement to police about 6 hours after the incident, but not once told authorities what he heard Sheley said, nor did he divulge the fact that he saw Sheley again later, borrowing someone else's cell phone.
Meyer was the second witness Friday to testify that he lent Sheley his cell phone that day after the Cardinals game.
|09 16 11 by Newsroom
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