Prosecutors lay out evidence against Supervisor Carrillo

Wednesday prosecutors laid out the rest of their evidence against Sonoma County Supervisor Efren Carrillo in his peeping case.
April 23, 2014 5:15:00 PM PDT
On Wednesday, prosecutors put on the rest of their evidence against Sonoma County Supervisor Efren Carrillo. He is accused of peeking in a woman's window, but he's still serving as a supervisor.

In Santa Rosa, Carrillo has yet to take the witness stand. He is accused of peeking into a neighbor's apartment last summer. While the supervisor did not testify, the prosecution did play interviews of him with the Santa Rosa police.

After two days of testimony in the peeking case against Carrillo, the biggest question may be, "who was supervising the supervisor" early in the morning last July 13.

In court Wednesday, the court heard from police officers who detained the supervisor after a neighbor, identified only as Jane Doe, said he broke through the screen and blinds of her bedroom and then banged on her door at 3:30 a.m. while partially dressed.

The jury saw a photograph of the supervisor clad only in white briefs and socks, handcuffed and sitting in the back of a police car. And they heard police interviews with Carrillo after the incident.

"I don't want to sound like a stalker," Carrillo told one officer.
"I should have walked out with my pants, for sure, and I didn't," he said to another.

Carrillo told officers he was buzzed that night, but not drunk. When pressed, he admitted that when he tried to visit his female neighbor, that night he could not remember her name.

Among the remaining questions is if Carrillo will testify in his own defense. His attorney has yet to tip his hand on that. The prosecution hopes Carrillo does testify and looks forward to the cross examination.

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