Gateway murder trial

Defense begins opening statements

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Talking about Cooper’s relationship with Kellie and what we’ll hear in his statement.

From Ballew, he says we’ll hear that holiday season was turbulent in the Andrews family because Michelle had suspicions Steven was having an affair with Ballew.

The defense is talking about the Christmas party when Kellie gave Steven the gifts for his car (a Mercury marauder).

(According to discovery – Michelle was upset because Kellie had spent so much money on the gifts for steven and thought it was an inappropriate gift)

Talking about how Michelle and Kellie had words when Kellie called steven and asked for his help to move. (Kellie ended up speaking with Michelle who basically told Kellie to leave her husband alone).

Says sheriff’s office became interested in Cooper after talking to Kellie Ballew. She told him to give her an alibi to detectives, but says Cooper couldn’t give one to Ballew.

(Is the defense going to point the finger at Kellie Ballew???)


Written by Melissa Hudson

October 3, 2008 at 9:55 am

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  1. Sure, I’ll bet she had DNA evidence under her fingernails too…

    elizabeth w

    October 3, 2008 at 10:00 am

  2. I don’t think it would have been under her fingernails at the time. Maybe her mouth…


    October 3, 2008 at 1:43 pm

  3. Or her butt! šŸ˜‰


    October 3, 2008 at 8:06 pm

  4. I hope Kellie’s concious bothers her for a LONG time, because she is at fault here too, knowingly going into a relationship w/a MARRIED MAN. Let’s save the taxpayers money and put this waste of a man to death.


    October 6, 2008 at 4:13 pm

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