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Leo Gentry - Police Officer

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WITNESS SWORN BY THE COURT.

LEO GENTRY , a witness called on behalf of the defendant Gertrude Baniszewski on
Motion to Suppress Evidence, being duly sworn by the Court, testified as follows:

DIRECT EXAMINATION (OUT OF PRESENCE OF THE JURY),
QUESTIONS BY MR. WILLIAM ERBECKER, ATTORNEY FOR DEFENDANT,
GERTRUDE BANISZEWSKI

Q. State your name, sir.

A. Leo Gentry.

Q. You are a police officer for the City of Indianapolis?

A. I am, sir.

Q. You were such on October 26, 1965, were you not?

A. I was, sir.

Q. At that time, did you have occasion to visit the premises at 3850 East New York Street, Indianapolis, Indiana?

A. I did not, sir.

Q. Did you conduct any investigation relative to any situation that may have occurred there?

A. I did, sir.

Q. When and where?

A. In the Homicide Office on the night of October 26, 1965.

Q. October 26, 1965, did you ever visit the premises at 3850 East New York?

A. I did not, sir.

Q. Did you ever interrogate Gertrude Baniszewski with reference to an occurrence that allegedly happened on October 26, 1965?

A. I did not, sir.

Q. What was your function with reference to this particular case at any time?

A. It was in regard to the juveniles involved.

Q. To the juveniles involved?

A. Right, sir.

Q. Did you ever interrogate the juveniles concerning Gertrude Baniszewski?

A. Yes, is some regards, yes, sir.

Q. Her name was mentioned?

A. It was mentioned, yes, sir.

Q. It was mentioned with reference to her alleged participation in this First Degree Murder charge, was it?

MR. BOWMAN: I what to be sure more of this evidence applies as to my defendants.

THE COURT: Do you want to object?

MR. BOWMAN: Yes.

THE COURT: Objection sustained in toto.

Q. Did you ever interrogate Gertrude Baniszewski with reference to this case?

A. I did not, sir.

Q. You never did?

A. No, sir.

Q. Did you ever have anything to do with taking of any pictures out there?

A. I did not, sir.

Q. Did you have anything to do with the securing or taking any personal property at the premises out there?

A. I did not, sir.

Q. Did you ever have anything to do, other than the talking to some juveniles, which concerned Gertrude Baniszewski?

A. No, sir.

MR. ERBECKER: No further questions.

MR. NEW: No questions.

MR. ERBECKER: What was the names of those two officers yesterday you gave me? You promised to have them here.

A. Sgt. Campbell and Policewoman Sanders.

Q. Are they both here?

A. Yes, they are.

MR. ERBECKER: No further questions.

THE COURT: Now, Mr. Forrest Bowman, is your motion resolved yet?

MR. BOWMAN: No, Judge.

THE COURT: Do you want to interrogate?

MR. BOWMAN: No.

THE COURT: On your Motion?

MR. BOWMAN: No, I don't want to go in that area now.

THE COURT: Alright, you know there separation of witnesses. You are not to tell one another what you have said here.

A. Yes.

WITNESS EXCUSED.

MR. ERBECKER: Sgt. Campbell, please.
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