Friday, January 19, 2007

The Prosecution's Final Witness

10:19am. Leslee Liesch, 26, takes the witness stand. She is an employee of Lennon's - Wilcox Jewelers. She was working the night of February 27, 2006. She also works at Killabrew. Hameline: "I bet you get a lot of tips." Funny moment...

-Liesch testifies that at 8:00pm, "It was a very slow night".

-Near closing time, Liesch testifies that she had gotten up. She saw (fellow employee) Kim Suriano getting down on her hands and knees. A man was handcuffing her.

-(Tearing up, shaking on the witness stand) "Frightened and scared". She testifies how she dialed 911 and pressed the silent alarm lightly.

-She dialed the digits but then set down the phone and hung it up a moment later. "I was scared if somebody caught me with a phone in my hand that that wouldn't fare well for me." She went under her desk and called her boyfriend to inform him the store was being robbed.

-Liesch testifies that, fearing for her life, she crawled out to the open floor of her workspace.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't understand it, if she was under her desk, why would she take a chance to be seen? I don't think the robbers would go looking for someone "hiding", they were more interested in geting merchandise & getting the hell out of there, not shooting anyone in the store

11:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Probably because she was scared to death and you don't always think rationally in those situations.

11:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Probably didn't want to be seen hiding and take the chance of angering them since they were armed. It's understandable, in a situation like thant you would probably want to cooperate as to not get shot.

11:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


12:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


What a brave woman you are. God bless you. It took a lot of courage to do what you did, and I commend you for that. I hope that you get some closure from the conclusion of this trial. May all of your future days be filled with nothing but joy.

1:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why even question this woman's actions? She is nothing but a hero!

8:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree completely with 8:54 AM. and can you really judge her actions if you don't know her, personally? How do you know what was going through her mind while this was occuring? That's right..You don't know what she was thinking. And then for her to have to live through this all again in a testimony. I applaud your bravery, Leslee!

4:07 PM  

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