As Eevee and Pikachu play with each other, Misty gives Mikey back the evolution stones, but Mikey does not want them, as he wants to see Misty's smile. Misty thinks Mikey has a crush on her and wonders about that. Ash comes to train with Mikey, while Brock is relaxing in a hot tub.
The first challenger is Rainer , Mikey's oldest brother, who uses Vaporeon , which fills the room. However, Pikachu electrocutes the Vaporeon, so Ash and Mikey advance to next round. The second challenger is Mikey's brother named Pyro , whose Flareon burns away anything. Like the previous round, Pikachu defeats Flareon by electrocuting it. The instructor stops Ash and Mikey, as only Pikachu won both rounds, so want to see Eevee battle.
Ash is displeased, as the strategy was foiled. Mikey goes to battle, while Ash fights the members, who called him a worthless baby. The last challenger is Sparky , who uses Jolteon. Mikey admits that Eevee knows Tackle and Reflect , so Eevee starts off by tackling, but misses. Ash knows Eevee is too slow for Jolteon, who goes to attack. Fortunately, Ash has a TM and uses it on Eevee. Ash tells Mikey to rely on Reflect until Eevee's moment comes. Jolteon uses Pin Missile. However, Eevee uses the attack it learned, Mimic , copying the move.
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Any number of details in their story, which Saunders told over the phone and later recounted at the Ranger station in Waco, should have spurred Wilie to dig deeper. Why did the men not drive straight to the Clifton Police Department with their discovery? Why did they enter the Bryan home by themselves, and what did they do inside? But if Wilie pushed them to explain more, there is no record of it. Instead, he executed a search warrant on the Mercury shortly after midnight.
Saunders later said he cleaned the mud off with his pocketknife. The flashlight — its lens stippled with reddish-brown specks, each roughly the size of the tip of a pencil point — was taken to the state crime lab for further examination. Wilie did not impound the Mercury; instead, he released it to Blue once the search was complete, and Blue and Saunders returned to Clifton, leaving the Mercury in the driveway of the Bryan home around 4 a.
Three hours later, Blue was gone. He headed to Austin, where he boarded a flight later that morning bound for Tampa. Nobody told Joe any of this. The following morning, he called Chief Rob Brennand of the Clifton Police Department to report a surprising discovery. On his way back to Elm Mott, Joe told Brennand, he stopped to get gas. He then remembered putting it there two weeks earlier, when he and Mickey had driven to Waco to go shopping.
In the mental fog he had been in since the murder, he had forgotten that he had taken the cash out of the metal box in the bedroom. Blood typing was the most precise tool that law enforcement had for such evidence before the advent of DNA testing, though it was hardly definitive; nearly half the population has type O blood.
Whose blood it was could not be settled with any certainty, but from that point on, the investigation hurtled forward under the assumption that it could have come only from Mickey. A crime-lab chemist also found a few tiny plastic particles on the flashlight lens that, she said, appeared to have the same characteristics as fragments of the birdshot shells that were found at the crime scene. Wilie felt confident enough in the evidence to believe that he had his man. On Wednesday, Oct. It was evening by then, and the men had arrived unannounced.
Joe looked at them expectantly, assuming that they had come to tell him of an important break in the case. He was not given an answer before he was put in handcuffs and led outside, where a Waco TV news crew — who had been tipped off to the arrest — was waiting. In Clifton, and among the farther-flung group of young people who attended Clifton High School during the decade that Joe served as principal, the news of his arrest was greeted with incredulity.
Joe had guided her through various high school crises and disappointments, dispensing both encouragement and tough love when needed, while always, she told me, assuring her of her intelligence and worth. There was a deep bond there, like there would be with a great coach. He was beloved. She and her friend were splashing around in the water when something caught her eye; she glanced up and saw Joe standing on the bluff above them in his suit, hands on hips, frowning down at them.
He sat us down and told us that we were the leaders of the school, and that leaders are supposed to lead. Joe was seen as lacking both the motive and the temperament to have committed such a brutal act; this was a man they knew well, and he had always been slow to anger. That was Joe. There was no scenario in which Joe killing Mickey made any sense to me.
She was aware of just how incendiary such an accusation could be for a high school principal in a deeply religious, socially conservative town. Joe would later insist that it was a gag gift he and Mickey bought for a single friend of theirs. But investigators seized on the idea that Joe was gay, repeatedly probing the subject in interviews with his friends and colleagues.
Suddenly, the very qualities that had endeared Joe to his community — his demonstrativeness, his warmth, his volubility — were cast in a different light. The known facts suggested nothing so unusual. Nevertheless, investigators pursued the narrative that he had a secret gay life, and though no such rumors existed before the investigation, unfounded stories began to percolate of a supposed relationship with a male student and forays to New Orleans gay bars.
This was an insinuation that Linda, who was recently divorced from Richard, found laughable. She informed the police chief that she thought he could use his time more judiciously, given that in her estimation he had not one unsolved murder on his hands, but two. He was put on paid leave after his arrest, and for the first time since his career as an educator had begun, his hours were no longer set to the familiar rhythm of the school day. He seemed less concerned about the prospect of being found guilty, Linda Liardon told me, than eager to move on.
With the exception of his next-door neighbors, who always greeted him warmly, people often kept their distance. Most painful to Joe was the rupture of his relationship with the Blues.
According to Joe, his pastor called that fall to relay the message that several members of First Baptist did not feel comfortable with him in attendance and suggested that he hold off on coming to church until his case had been decided by the courts. His sense of abandonment was compounded when Richard Liardon made the trip to Elm Mott in early to ask on behalf of the school board if Joe would tender his resignation. In the course of just a few months, Joe had been stripped of everything: his career, his spiritual fellowship, his reputation and the person he loved most.
He frequently visited her, driving out to the small white chapel near the farming community where Mickey grew up. In the cemetery there, he would stop at the granite marker that was etched with her name. In March , when the State of Texas v. Joe D. His standing in the community was such that many of the potential jurors who appeared for jury duty reported knowing Joe in some way or having heard about the case. His attorneys, who were pleased that their well-regarded client was no stranger to a Bosque County jury pool, had not requested a change of venue.
There was good reason for the defense to feel confident at the start of the eight-day trial. He did not lay out a narrative or commit to a theory of the case, nor did he express the sort of fervent moral outrage that can be effective in glossing over a scarcity of facts. But what McMullen lacked in pugilistic style was made up for by his co-counsel, a bare-knuckled adversary named Garry Lewellen, who served as special prosecutor.
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Joe, in fact, had never denied the flashlight was his; he typically kept it in the bedroom, he said, and last remembered seeing it there. What was unclear was what relevance it had to the murder. Was Joe being truthful when he said he did not know how it had gotten in the trunk? Was the flashlight connected to the crime, and if so, how? The state expended surprisingly little energy trying to answer these questions during the first days of the trial.
The most direct testimony came from Wilie, when he told the jury that investigators had observed bits of plastic at the crime scene, which they believed to be fragments of shell casings, and that he had seen two such fragments on the flashlight lens itself. Other forensic evidence either pointed away from Joe or proved to be more bewildering than clarifying. Two human hairs found in the cardboard box in the trunk did not match either of the Bryans, nor did 13 latent prints lifted from the master bedroom and bathroom, though the possibility existed that the prints predated the murder, because they had not been left behind in blood.
But the gloves — the clear, disposable type that were dispensed at gas-station pumps — looked clean and unworn, and there was not enough blood to yield even a blood type. Arguably the single most consequential piece of evidence was the cigarette butt on the kitchen floor.
Yet early on in the trial, Wilie asserted that he had brought it into the house himself. Similarly, Wilie made no note of it in his page report. The prosecution went on to argue that Justice of the Peace Alvin James had tossed the cigarette butt to the ground outside the Bryan home; the blood group substance detected on the cigarette indicated that it had been handled by someone with type A blood — which James, along with about one-third of the population, had. To win a conviction, however, prosecutors needed to do something much more complicated than deflect attention from details like the cigarette butt.
Their account was constrained by two indisputable facts. He was also seen the next morning — when she was found dead — by witnesses at the conference in Austin. James Smith, the principal to whom Joe had given control of his car when his colleagues came to drive him back to Clifton, testified that Joe showed no hesitancy in turning over the keys to the Mercury — not the expected behavior of someone presumed to have fled a messy crime scene hours earlier in the same vehicle.
Its interior, Smith added, was scrupulously clean. When Charlie Blue took the stand on the fourth day of the trial, the prosecution sought to cast him as a sympathetic figure — an older brother who had, by investigating the case himself and hiring a special prosecutor, gone the extra mile to find justice for his sister. The trim, self-assured year-old told the jury he initially harbored no suspicions of his brother-in-law.
He decided to call a private investigator, he explained, only after the local funeral home director suggested he do so. McDonald turned this detail back on Wilie. Blue has filed a suit claiming some of this money up in Cleburne, Tex. They made references to the Chippendales calendar with equal enthusiasm, darkly suggesting that Joe was not the upright citizen he claimed to be.
In the absence of any solid evidence that placed him in Clifton at the time of the murder, they shifted their focus to discrediting Joe himself. McMullen called a Hyatt employee to the stand who had an odd story to tell. According to the Hyatt employee, Joe explained that he had agreed to help the guard but that he had come to wonder about the incident after his wife was found dead. That was all anyone was ever able to dig up on Joe. The state never produced any witnesses who spoke of a troubled marriage or a violent past; they never located anyone who had caught a glimpse of him in Clifton in the late evening of Oct.