Salomon’s Doctor Testifies & Judge Rules on Attorney’s Motions in Hudson Murder Trial
Judge Hull ruled the e-mails requested by the defense in Kiley Hudson’s murder trial did not discuss the changes in state criminalologist’s opinion and would not be helpful and would be kept by the court. That was the first action Wednesday morning before the jury was brought into the court room.
Then Judge Hull denied the prosecution’s request to compel the defense to provide information on their computer generated photos so the State’s attorneys could cross examine the defense experts efficiently. Judge Hull’s denial of the motion to compel was in favor of using the subpoena process.
The prosecution returned from the midday break with such a subpoena to produce documentation on the computer generated photos generated by the “Posey” program.
Then Dr. Thomas Purtzer, an M.D. with specialties in pain and addiction management combined with disability medicine then took the witness stand.
Dr. Purtzer had been treating Gary Salomon since December of 2008 for the pain associated with a lower back and neck injury that resulted in surgeries, which did not alleviate his chronic pain.
The Doctor testified Salomon could be inattentive and argumentative, and would disagree with a diagnosis and become agitated. Dr. Purtzer characterized Salomon as depressed with anxiety.
He did say Salomon was physically unfit, and wouldn’t last long if engaged in a fight with a stronger, younger man. The Doctor’s word was “milk-toast.”