Testimony Wraps Up In 'Wee Wii' Trial
October 6, 2009 at 4:24 AM (PT)
The trial in the infamous "Hold Your Wee For A Wii" contest, held by ENTERCOM Top 40 KDND (THE END)/SACRAMENTO, will begin to wrap up TODAY (10/6) as the plaintiffs' lawyers are expected to conclude their case in the wrongful death trial. THE SACRAMENTO BEE reports attorney ROGER A. DREYER told SACRAMENTO Superior Court Judge LLOYD A. PHILLIPS YESTERDAY that he intends to wrap up his presentation TODAY.
"DREYER did not say whom he will call as witnesses, and a gag order precluded him from answering reporters' questions," writes THE BEE. "Defense attorney DONALD W. CARLSON told the court that he plans to call witnesses TODAY from the SACRAMENTO COUNTY Coroner's Office. It was their autopsy on JENNIFER LEA STRANGE that concluded that the 28-year-old woman died of water intoxication from the JANUARY 12th, 2007 contest."
This was the 4th week of the trial, with ENTERCOM/SACRAMENTO VP/Market Mgr. JOHN GEARY testifying last week (NET NEWS 9/29), and former Station Mgr. STEVE WEED's earlier taped testimony entered into the trial last FRIDAY (NET NEWS 10.2).
In testimony MONDAY, economic expert KIRK BLACKERBY, a retired lecturer from SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY, estimated future economic loss to STRANGE's family as a result of her death at a minimum of $1,713,957, wrote THE BEE. BLACKERBY's estimate was based on the lost economic support to STRANGE's family over the 28-year added work-life expectancy of a woman her age.