Gateway murder trial

Ballew cont’d (post 3)

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He went back to the house before she did. Detectives followed him there.

During December 2005 – did she ever see Fred with a firearm – yes..when – it was a week before Christmas. this was after she said she wanted to end their relationship. She says she was asleep and he was standing over her while she was sleeping.

When she awoke and saw him standing there she said he was crying and that he couldn’t live without her. She asked him to go to bed. About an hour later he was standing outside the door watching her. She said she told him to get some sleep he was scaring her. He apologized and left.

After that, about 10 minutes later he went into the closet and got the gun and bullets and went downstairs. She says she could see the gun.

She says it was a small, handheld automatic. After he ran out of the room with the gun, she called him on his cell phone and he said he couldn’t live without her, he was in his truck, felt like he was losing his mind and was scared. She told him he needed to rebuild his life, but he should think of his daughter.

He was in the garage and in the truck when all this was going on.

This truck was traded in for the Nissan.

After that night, she was concerned about the gun, but Fred said he had gotten rid of it. He said he threw it into Wiggans Pass. She checked the house to see if the gun was there. She didn’t know if he was telling the truth.

She didn’t want her daughter to find the gun.

She told Fred she was going to Claudia’s the night of the 26th. She didn’t feel it was the appropriate time to tell Fred about her relationship with Steven.

She remained in the house after the 27th because she didn’t fear for her life. She didn’t think at the time he could’ve done something like this.

Shortly after she moved to Orlando. She and Carly moved in with her parents. Fred moved in with her older brother.

She spoke with him after his arrest. He called her from one of the detectives’ phones. That’s when she found out he  had been arrested.

He told her they had DNA evidence against him. He told her he had one of michelle’s hairs on his jacket because she had met Michelle at the 7-11 and had sex with her on the night of the 26th. Said he met her at the 7-11 and had sex in her car.

At a later date he wrote Kellie a letter and said she did not have sex with Michelle in Michelle’s  car.

Kellie saw Fred at the sheriff’s office the 27th and detectives asked her to go into the room with Fred to see if there was anything unusual about Fred’s hands or arms. She said his hands were swollen and his right forearm had a scratch on it. She said it wouldn’t be abnormal to have scrapes on his hands, but these were different.

Exhibit 70 – image of Fred’s arms and hands.

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Kellie says it looked like a fingernail scratch.

Long sleeved brown shirt was missing as was the helmet bag. She never saw them again.

A few days later, Fred was on the computer and he said there was something he wanted her to listen to. He was looking for Richard Marx song Hold onto the night. She asked him where he heard that from. She sent that song and artist name to Steven Andrews just prior to his death.

Kellie wasn’t able to give deputies her text messages off her phone because they had been erased and she didn’t do it.

Exhibit 50 entered into evidence – 7-11 surveillance video. She says it appears to be Fred on the motorcycle.

Fifteen minute recess, then the defense will question Kellie.


Written by Melissa Hudson

October 6, 2008 at 2:51 pm

Posted in Day 4

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