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Day Three: Gary Waite Murder Trial
WARREN COUNTY-- Day three in the Gary Waite murder trial saw several law enforcement officers take the stand to testify.
In the morning hours a former Glens Falls Police Investigator testified Gary Waite gave two different statements to police the day his son was taken to the hospital with head trauma. The investigator said the two stories were not consistent, and it wasn't until the second interview that Waite admitted to throwing the toddler against the couch.
Another witness, a Glens Falls Police Officer, read one of the statements Waite gave to police. In that statement Waite said he initially did not tell police he "tossed the child" off the couch because he thought that it was not what hurt him. In that statement Waite later said "I know now that I hurt Jesse and I am sorry".
Waite's attorney, Marc Zuckerman, had an issue with police questioning Waite more than once. Zuckerman questioned if that is why there were inconsistencies with his client's stories. Zuckerman also pressed the police about why they did not record the interrogations, either with video or audio, so that everyone had "an accurate" description of what Waite said.
Later in the day a New York State Police Forensics Detective testified there was no blood found on or near a metal chair where Gary Waite said the toddler fell and assumed his injuries. The same detective testified one of Waite's sweatshirts was found with his son's blood on it.