Defense Outlines M. Price’s Early Evening Activities on Aug. 2, 2006
Biding our time, and biting our nails, as we await for the trial to resume on Monday, we trotted over the courthouse to see if any more motions may have come across the transom.
The defense filed a motion to exclude any evidence and argument regarding Michael Price.
We already know how this played in court. The prosecution moved to enter argument and evidence about Joe Price’s brother during the trial last week. Joe Price’s attorney, Bernie Grimm, objected, while Victor Zaborsky’s and Dylan Ward’s attorneys did not. It was the first time during trial that the defense was not united as a team.
Leibovitz ruled against Grimm; she allowed the testimony into the trial. That’s the old news.
What’s contained in the motion is what’s new.
The defense explains the reason for Michael’s first absence from his phlebotomy class on the evening of August 2, 2006.
That afternoon, Michael went to the home of his nephews in Silver Spring, Maryland. The defense explains:
One of Michael’s nephews had lost his first tooth and was excited about the impending visit of the “tooth fairy.” During the visit, Michael helped one of his nephews remove the training wheels from his bike and his nephew rode his bike for the the first time without training wheels. At 4:50, using Kim’s (Musheno, the mother of the children) home phone, Michael and Kim called Joseph Price on his cell phone to share these domestic developments.
This story is consistent with the story that from the defendants’ statements that Joe told Victor about one of the children losing a tooth, and riding a bike for the first time. What is new in this story is that Michael Price was there at the home when this occurred.
It does seem odd that Michael Price played such a close role in the lives of his nephews when other members of the family, such as Victor Zaborsky, Dylan Ward and Sarah Morgan, all related similar stories about their unease around Micheal. Apparently, the mothers of Victor and Joe’s children did not share that same sentiment.
The defense goes on to explain what happened next:
Having stayed later than planned Michael would have missed the beginning of a phlebotomy class in which he was enrolled at Montgomery County Community College, and consequently decided to skip the class, which began at 5:00 pm and went until 9:15.
Michael left his nephews and their mother and returned home. When he arrived home, Mr. Louis Hinton, was already home from work. That evening they had dinner together and watched television. Michael went to bed first, and was later joined by Mr. Hinton. They slept together that night.
Now, everyone knows that the “tooth fairy” is someone who invades homes without ever showing any sign of forced entry, is never heard nor seen, and leaves barely no traces of having been there.
Just another coincidence?
— Posted by David