Mildred Lynch - Deputy Sheriff

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Mildred Lynch - Deputy Sheriff

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THE COURT: Your next witness, Mr. Erbecker? Bring in the jury.

JURY PRESENT AND SEATED.

WITNESS SWORN BY THE COURT.

MILDRED LYNCH , a witness called on behalf of the defendant Gertrude Baniszewski,
being duly sworn by the court, testified as follows:

DIRECT EXAMINATION,
QUESTIONS BY MR. WILLIAM ERBECKER, ATTORNEY FOR DEFENDANT,
GERTRUDE BANISZEWSKI

Q. State your name, please.

A. Mildred Lynch.

Q. What is your business, or occupation?

A. Deputy Sheriff, Marion County Jail, Woman's Division, for eleven years.

Q. What are your duties?

A. Working in the Woman's Division of the Jail.

Q. Specifically doing what, Mrs. Lynch?

A. Booking in prisoners, taking them to the hospital, picking them up.

Q. Do you know the defendant in this case, Gertrude Baniszewski?

A. I do.

Q. When did you first see her?

A. The 27th of October when we booked her in.

Q. Have you seen her continually ever since?

A. All but the days I was off, on my off days.

Q. You are off once every two or three days?

A. Every Friday and every other Saturday.

Q. Other than that, you saw her every day and you see her now every day? She is still in confinement?

A. Yes, she is.

Q. Did you see her when she was booked in?

A. I did.

Q. That was October 27th?

A. Yes, it was.

Q. '65. Can you describe her appearance at that time?

MR. NEW: At this time the State would like to ask a preliminary question, Your Honor.

THE COURT: Alright.

PRELIMINARY QUESTIONS,
BY MR. LEROY NEW,
DEPUTY PROSECUTOR

Q. Mrs. Lynch, have you been present in the courtroom during the testimony of this matter?

A. No, I have not.

Q. You have not been inside the courtroom?

A. I stepped inside a minute. That is all.

MR. NEW: Nothing further.

THE COURT: Next question, Mr. Erbecker.

DIRECT EXAMINATION RESUMED,
QUESTIONS BY MR. WILLIAM ERBECKER, ATTORNEY FOR DEFENDANT,
GERTRUDE BANISZEWSKI

Q. On October 27, 1965 when she was booked in?

A. She appeared to be rundown, with what appeared to be a black eye, and her face was kind of rough looking, reddish looking. I don't know whether it was scratches or what.

Q. Were there any contusions or blotches on her face?

A. There was something on her face. I don't know what it was.

Q. Just a local area or all over her face?

A. Probably just splotches.

Q. Was she nervous?

A. Well, I believe she was.

Q. Beg pardon?

A. She was.

Q. Did you have conversation with her the first time you saw her?

A. I did not have. She talked but I did not talk to her. She talked to us.

Q. Who did she talk to?

A. When we were booking her in she talked.

Q. What did she talk about?

A. About the case. We did not talk to her. She talked to us.

Q. Did you ever have any conversation with her after October 27th?

A. I would not say I had conversation. She again talked.

Q. About what?

A. The same thing.

Q. What?

A. About her case.

Q. What did she say about her case?

A. Well, like I worked -

MR. BOWMAN: We object.

THE COURT: Objection sustained. Mr, Erbecker, there is a Dr. Sexson out there who wants to get away. Do you want to take this witness off and put him on?

MR. ERBECKER: Yes.

THE COURT: I will permit it. Send Dr. Sexson in, please. Don't go away, Mrs. Lynch. You will be next.

WITNESS EXCUSED.
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