Look at the first memo written by Chris Sanchez based on his interview of Rene Sanchez, who was recounting the drug dealer’s story. The memo is here. Notice this:
Osbaldo told Rene Sanchez that he heard five or six gunshots before he eventually was hit in the groin.
What? The prosecution is contending that Compean fired up to 16 shots. How did that happen? There is suggestion that 15 spent shells were found, but that five were old casings. So, is the 14, 15 or 16 shots fired based on a change in the dealer’s story?
After all, he also initially claimed that he was shot while trying to cross over the border from Mexico to the United States. That changed after the facts about the pursuit were revealed. That’s one change. Now his initial statement appears to be that only 5 or 6 shots were fired by Compean before he was hit. When did that change?
Also, the statement claimed that the dealer was hit in the groin as opposed to the buttock. Of course, that would bolster the dealer’s story that he was hit while crossing the border from Mexico to the United States rather than while escaping to Mexico from BP Agents trying to apprehend him.
I wonder about the cross-examination of the doctor who removed the bullet. Is it possible that he was wrong about the entry point of the bullet? I don’t see how since the bullet was supposedly recovered.
It is interesting that, if you go look at the docket sheet for the case, you will find an entry for a Motion for Protective Order filed by the Texas Medical Board.:
Was a party trying to get a TMB file concerning a complaint filed against a doctor who was testifying in the case? If so, who? A prosecution witness or defense witness?
So was the dealer really hit in the buttock by the bullet–or the groin? Is the bullet that was identified really from the gun carried by Ramos? The transcript and statement of facts would be helpful–if the court reporter can get them done.