THE SAUNA JOURNAL NATION THURSDAY, MAY 8, 1997 AB T OKLAHOMA CITY BOMBING TRIAL Recalling 3-year-okTs death brings tears to prosecutor Prosecutors contend phone card records link McVeigh to explosives, rental truck By The Associated Press DENVER — A prosecutor in the Oklahoma City bombing trial cried Wednesday as he questioned a blast survivor about a 3-year-old girl who was killed as she visited her father's office when the bomb went off. "I'm sorry, your honor," Oklahoma U.S. Attorney Pat Ryan said as tears flowed down his reddened face after asking the final question to retired Army Capt. Lawrence Martin. As jurors watched, Ryan walked back to the counsel table and buried his head in his hands. The emotional moment came during an otherwise tedious day of testimony about hundreds of pages of phone card records that prosecutors say link Timothy McVeigh to explosives and the rental truck that carried them. Ryan first became emotional when Martin pointed to a posterboard with the pictures of Oklahoma the seven Army recruiting office employees killed in the explosion. Martin suffered severe cuts and wrist injuries that forced him to retire from the service. Ryan concluded his questioning by asking about the fate of 3-year-old Kayla Marie Titsworth. Kayla and her 4-year-old sister, Katie, had accompanied their father, Army Sgt. William Titsworth, and mother, Gloria, to Titsworth's office that morning. "In addition to those seven men and woman, Sgt. Titsworth's daughter died that morning on the floor?" asked Ryan, his voice breaking. "Yes," said Martin. Ryan, who has three children of his own, then broke down and went back to the prosecution table. Kayla was the only member of her family to die. Her sister, mother and father all were injured. Aside from the tears, the day was dominated by 27 telecommunications employees who were flown in from around the country to authenticate hundreds of pages of records from a prepaid phone card. Prosecutors contend the records trace McVeigh's movements as he traveled across the country in the months before the April 19,1995, bombing. The most important of the witnesses was Trisha Sain of Sprint United Telephone Co. of Overland Park, Kan., who described phone calls placed in Junction City, Kan., five days before the bombing. That's the town where McVeigh allegedly rented the Ryder truck that was filled with explosives and blew up the downtown Oklahoma City federal building, killing 168 people. The phone records track calls to the truck rental agency that prosecutors say McVeigh made from a bus station pay phone. These records, according to prosecutors, mesh with the paper trail left by a prepaid calling card McVeigh allegedly obtained through an ad in the right-wing newspaper, the Spotlight. That card, in the name of Daryl Bridges — which prosecutors say is an alias for McVeigh — was found in the home of co-defendant Terry Nichols just days after the bombing. Sources confirmed a CBS News report that McVeigh's fingerprints were found on money orders used to purchase additional time on the calling card. Sources also said handwriting analysts determined that McVeigh filled out the money orders. BRIEFLY Woman's lipstick plea helps end abduction CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A woman's plea for help scrawled in red lipstick on a restroom wall helped police rescue her and two children after they were allegedly abducted by her estranged husband. Edid Naranjo Leary's ordeal began Monday night in Richmond, near Houston. .She told police her husband .forced her and the boys, ages 3 and 9, into a truck. They had recently separated. Edid Leary, 31, wrote messages in bathrooms everywhere she could get her husband to stop, police said, including a Dairy Queen and a convenience store. By Tuesday, the family was in Corpus Christi, where Edid Leary wrote her name and the words, "Please help me," on the bathroom wall of a Wal-Mart. A customer alerted an assistant manager, who called police. The family was rescued and the 32- year-old man, whose name was not released because he had not been charged, was jailed. Former cult member fears more suicides ' SAN DIEGO — A former member of the Heaven's Gate cult said Wednesday he is worried that at least six others might follow "classmates" in suicide. /'They're probably wondering what the next step is for them. I'm concerned about them," Dick Joslyn said from his home in Tampa, Fla. On Tuesday, two former followers were discovered by San Diego County sheriffs deputies in a hotel room just four miles from the mansion where 39 cult members committed mass suicide March 26. Wayne Cooke, 55, Las Vegas, was found with a plastic bag over his head and died of a phenobar- bital and vodka mixture, the medical examiner's office said Wednesday. ", Chuck Humphrey, 56, Denver, . Jilso had traces of alcohol and bar, biturates in his system, authorities said. He was in serious condi- ion and breathing through a res- •pifator Wednesday, said Sue Pon- drpm, a spokeswoman fpr Scripps • Memorial Hospital in Encinitas. Cleveland police crack down on boom-box law -. 'CLEVELAND — They like rock : music in Cleveland. Really. But eycn the home of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has lost its pa- iiehce with music lovers whose ~ $fereos shatter neighborhood ".' tranquility. .; '• 'Since last year, police have ";"been aggressively enforcing the ; cjty's long-ignored boom-box law, -•issuing hundreds of $75 citations, '•yhfe city council amended the law to allow police to seize detachable ; stereos and speakers from cars, ; as well as from pedestrians, and " as of March more than 140 stereos had been confiscated. - „ "Cleveland Police Chief Rocco ~ Pbllutro ordered the crackdown af- ; let the department received hun- ^ dreds of calls from residents com~ plaining that they were being disturbed by ground-shaking sounds. 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