1983 Aug 3-Carback, John and Donna-Parallel murder trials open in Arundel court (Continued 3)
o In Judge Raymond G. Thieme, Jr.'s courtroom, where Mr. Bratt is being tried, prosecutor Gerald Anders said' he will produce evidence to link the defendant to the "senseless, senseless senseless and brutal murders." But Edwin Marger, Mr. Bratt's lawyer, told the six-man, six-man, six-man, six-woman six-woman six-woman jury that "there is a very big difference difference of opinion in this case." Mr. Marger said he plans to produce produce witnesses to show that there is a "fourth world" that consists of "espionage "espionage and counter-espionage." counter-espionage." counter-espionage." Without offering many specifics, Mr. Marger spoke of the world of "high technology" and a firm referred referred to as "Micro-tech," "Micro-tech," "Micro-tech," which, he said, is capable of tracing back calls dealing with terrorists. The defense attorney said Mr. Bratt, an acquaintance of the Car-backs, Car-backs, Car-backs, knows nothing of the cocaine trafficking but has traveled extensively, extensively, "supposedly selling diamonds," diamonds," after receiving training at a ''gemology school" owned by a reputed reputed Mafia figure. Mr. Marger also questioned whether whether evidence had been "tampered with" to. make it appear that Mr. Bratt was guilty. And during cross-examination cross-examination cross-examination of county homicide Detective Gary Barr, one of the first witnesses, he got the police officer to acknowledge that the crime scene had some inconsis-. inconsis-. inconsis-. tencles. Detective Barr explained that the 1 position of Mrs. Carback's body was Inconsistent with the trail of blood found on the floors and walls of the house. In addition, he said, several projectiles recovered from the scene were not mutilated, as might be expected expected of shots fired at close range. The detective said that an autopsy 1 showed Mr. Carback was holding a gun whop he died. But no weapon was ; found, arid whether he fired was uncertain. uncertain.