BERTHA D (REBUTTAL)
Thursday, September 8, 2011
DIRECT of BERTHA D
Bertha D is PD’s sister also known as “Betty.” Betty saw D on a TV dance show and in August 2002. She knew he was a salsa dancer. She saw D at her older sister Veronica’s home. PD was going ona date with D. PD was picked up in the late afternoon by D. Betty saw D pick PD up as she was inside the house looking out the window. D picked PD up more than two times.
CROSS-EX of BERTHA D
PD was living at home with Betty and their parents. She also lived with her older sister in Van Nuys. Veronica was married with kids PD is the middle child of the family. D picked PD up at least twice, potentially more, maybe three times according to Betty. Betty loves PD very much. PD confides in Betty and they talk about everything. PD confides in Bety about boyfriends. Betty was the Maid of Honor at PD’s wedding. They always talk. PD never told Betty she was raped in 2002. Betty wants to support her sister.
RE-DIRECT of BERTHA D
PD told Betty that she was raped in the summer of 2009. Betty wouldn’t lie in court for PD even if she loves her very much.