Former ambulance technician and wife of Los Angeles firefighter Louella Weireter testified. in court on Friday, which is during the Radio and Television News Association of Southern California Golden Mike Awards in In February 2020, she saw Los Angeles County Firefighter Tony Imbrenda. share photos of Bryant remains and other images from crash website with participants in the ceremony.
The event was attended by many firefighters. media event which was also veneration fire department public information officers for them work informing public about forest fires.
After small group of people at her table gathered to look at the images on mobile phone, in what Weireter described as like a party trick she testified to what she saw one fireman break away from the group saying “I can’t believe that just looked at the burnt Kobe up body And now I’m going to eat.”
After that comment you could see Vanessa Bryant in courtroom with her head in her arms swinging back and forward, crying.
Weireter – cousin of Keri Altobelli, who together with her husband John and daughter alyssa, also died in helicopter crash.
Approximately two weeks after the award ceremony, Weireter went to the county fire station in Malibu and filed official a complaint with battalion commander, she testified. The same day, Los Angeles County Fire Chief Anthony Marrone called her. follow up.
Thursday afternoon Vanessa Bryant was walking out of court during the testimony that described photos filmed on location of in crash. She became flustered when Victor Gutierrez, the bartender, was asked if he had seen body of her daughter Gianna Bryant, in Images. Gutierrez described what he saw in in photos shown by a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy at a bar on previous date.
Bryant cried, got up up and her lawyer asked permission from the presiding judge for Bryant to leave the courtroom.
Bryant didn’t come back for remainder of Gutiérrez’s testimony, which continued with a series of surveillance footage from the bar where he worked on January 28, 2020 — two days after crash and a month before the awards ceremony. Gutierrez described how he winced photos and then confessed to having told the condition of bodies of victims up to five sets of people.
The court is expected last about two weeks, and witnesses will likely include Vanessa Bryant and Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva. The claim that was filed in September 2020, seeks undisclosed damages and alleges violation of civil rights, negligence, emotional stress and violation. of Confidentiality.
jury of six women and four men was chosen for a business. Among them is a nun, someone who works in television production for NBC Universal college student real real estate investor, pharmaceutical researcher, computer science professor and restaurant master.
Jason Kravarik, Natasha Chen, Amir Vera, and Elizabeth Wolf contributed to this report.