Continued Coverage Of KDND 'Wii' Trial
October 7, 2009 at 5:36 AM (PT)
The "Hold Your Wee For A Wii" wrongful death trial continues in SACRAMENTO with THE SACRAMENTO PRESS' SUE WILSON reporting "DON CARLSON, who represents ENTERCOM/SACRAMENTO and ENTERCOM COMMUNICATIONS INC., called his first witness to the stand this morning. STEPHANY FIORE, Forensic Pathologist for the SACRAMENTO COUNTY Coroner's office had conducted the autopsy on JENNIFER STRANGE. FIORE testified that while she had done a couple of autopsies with cases of hyponatremia, she had never done a case of acute water intoxication."
When questioned by the plaintiff's attorney ROGER DREYER, FIORE said it would be "pretty easy to find information on water intoxication, you can GOOGLE it."
ENTERCOM Dir./Engineering and IT RICK RAPALEE testified next. RAPALEE said he was instructed by ENTERCOM "to save all archives of the contest, including the Morning Rave shows the week before STRANGE's death, which promoted the Wii contest. CARLSON played several clips of the promotion.
RONALD MENDOZA, a regular listener of the Morning Rave, was up next. Continued THE PRESS, "CARLSON asked MENDOZA what he'd heard about the contest on the radio. He said that the Wii would be the prize, that they'd be outside in light clothing, they'd be drinking water, and that the last person standing would win. He told CARLSON that when he'd been qualified for the contest, a woman who he thought was LIZ DIAZ told him the rules over the phone: they'd be standing in the cold weather, wearing something thin, if you vomited, something like that, you're put of the contest."