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October 24, 2013

Witnesses appear nervous; some have trouble recalling previous testimony

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While answering questions about Pellebon’s uninvited visit to his home, the witness said after making small talk, Pellebon focused on his daughter and played a chase game with her.

The witness’ daughter described the game on Tuesday as a game in which Pellebon would chase her as a monster and if she got caught, Pellebon would play “eat her” by pretending to eat her hands, arms or shoulder. Several times, Pellebon caught her in his bedroom.

When prosecuting attorney Lori Puckett asked if the witness ever played chase with his daughter, he responded by saying that was different because he is her father and that he doesn’t play such a game with his niece or other children.

The witness continued to state that he found it unacceptable for Pellebon, someone he considered an acquaintance, to play such a game with his child. He said certain decorum should exist between parents and he felt the chase game was beyond that decorum.

While cross-examining the witness, defense attorney David Smith asked if the witness was aware that the reason Pellebon played the chase game with his daughter and she was often “caught” in the bedroom is because his daughter asked Pellebon to play the game and would run into his bedroom. The witness answered, “yes.”

The next witness to take the stand was a 22-year-old female witness whose younger sister knew Pellebon as her godfather. This witness testified that she met Pellebon when she was 14 or 15 and spoke of several incidents in the Pellebon home that made her uncomfortable.

The witness described waking up one morning after a sleepover at the Pellebon’s house to find Pellebon watching herself, her sister and Pellebon’s stepdaughter sleep. The witness testified that after this incident, she never stayed another night there.

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