Short Study File #4
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Note from Christina Masewicz: Translation of the above document as I read it to be
The part marked above is bold in the translated copy
Art 32 testimony of Lt. [Joseph] Paulk [MP] on 07/07/70
CPT SOMERS: In that case, sir, let me give you this one.
COLONEL ROCK: It will be marked as Government Exhibit 2.
Q Now after you gave this statement on February 18th, what did you do with your hand-written notes?
A I threw them in the trash can I suppose, in the CID.
Q Why did you not preserve those notes which were made contemporaneously with the vari-ous observations that had been made?
A Because I made this paragraph on the second page of the -- this portion on the second page of this statement is made directly from those notes. The notes were rather scribbled and illegible by anyone except me.
Q What portion of the second page represents the transposition from your handwritten notes to this typed form?
A The portion referring to the small knife lying on the floor near the dresser, the portion of the phone, the damp spot on the bed, the particular position of the bed clothes -- well, the position of the bed clothes exactly how they were made up or turned down, the word "pig" as noted in those notes, the footprints were noted in those notes.
Q What footprints?
A Paragraph three there, sir, down the hallway, noticing blood on the floor and footprints made in blood near the bedroom.
Q Did that represent the, to the best of your recollection, all the things that you had noted on those yellow pieces of paper that had become transcribed into the three page written statement you gave to Warrant Officer Ellis?
A No, the magazines were involved in the notes. The lights, the general look from the door-way of the children was in there.