July 7 - August 13, 1987: Jeffrey MacDonald vs. Joe McGinniss
July 15, 1987: Testimony of Michael J. Malley
Other business before the court page 1 - 23
Note from Christina Masewicz: Page 105 of this transcript was missing when I received it
So we, you know, whatever this guy has found, and I didn't know, but again, I said I assumed that he was -- judging by the tone of his questions -- at least as they were reported to us, I assumed he was a hostile expert.
We were willing to go with the expert we had. We were willing to put them on in court, and let the jury decide. Of course, that didn't happen. But --
Q Psychiatric testimony was not allowed?
A No. The judge would not allow anybody's psychiatric testimony after that.
Q Did you tell Mr. McGinniss anything that you had observed about Dr, Brussels? (sic)
A Yeah, I think I told him that I talked to Brussels (sic) for a couple of minutes, just to find out who he was and that Brussels (sic) literally -- he was kind of an old man, and he looked decrepit, and he literally drooled. And I remember saying when I first saw that, I was not encouraged by all this. But, you know, that was the limit of my knowledge of Brussels (sic) before the examination itself.
Q After the examination -- let me back up. I want to go back again to a point to that paragraph on page 607, where it says -- Mr. McGinniss is speaking there as the author and he says, "I then found the one document which, during the trial, Bernie Segal had not permitted me to see."
I'd like to ask you a few questions about that.
Note: The page directly below is very difficult to read. Translation of the page following the scanned copy
Note: Translation of the above page as I read it to be
the possible diet pill," there is another ellipsis?
Q Isn't that correct, those four periods?
A Yes, sir.
Q And the next line of the book on Page 611 is, "If I did take the pill, it is conceivable that my urine and blood 11:30 a.m. Tuesday would still have residue."
Do you see that?
A Yes, I do.
Q Now, what I want you to do is to go to Exhibit 156 and look at that first page. You've already read the first line that ends up with the words "diet pills." Now, look down until you fine the sentence where Mr. McGinniss takes up the narrative again, "If I did take the pill, it is conceivable."
A Yeah. That appears about two thirds of the way down the page under Item Two of Exhibit 156.
Q You're going to have to move away from the mike.
A I'm sorry.
Q Thank you. Now, Mr. Malley, would you read for the jury all of the material in the notes following the sentence, "The CID knows nothing about the possible diet pill," that is represented in the book by four periods, all of that material that Mr. McGinniss left out.
A Okay. It says, "The CID knows nothing about the