Ponce-Rocha Trial Resumes With Wausau Det. Testimony

By: John DesRivieres Email
By: John DesRivieres Email

Friday morning in Marathon County Court, the trial picked back up with continued testimony from Wausau Police Detective Cord Buckner, talking about his initial interview with Raul Ponce Rocha back on May 6th, 2009, which the jury viewed in court Wednesday afternoon.

He says there were inconsistencies in the time-frame of when Ponce- Rocha left work to pickup a co-worker.

Ponce-Rocha says he left El Tequila Salsa at 10:20 a.m. That statement agrees with surveillance video showing the time he left. Surveillance video shows him returning to work at 10:59 a.m. The trip to pick up the co-worker should have taken around 20 minutes.

Det. Buckner collected various evidence from Rocha during interview, including shoes, hat, fingerprints, DNA and hair samples, all which Ponce-Rocha willingly gave.

Detectives photographed hands to examine cuts, they examined his body without shirt, Ponce-Rocha also gave permission for police to seize things from his home.

Court adjourned around 4 p.m. Friday and will resume Monday morning.

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