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THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CAL IFORNIA

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IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF SACRAMENTO


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In re the Marriage of:

DAVID M.

FERRIS,

Petitioner,

vs

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SUSAN C.

CASE NO.

98FL05615

FERRIS,
Respondent.

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REPORTER'S TRANSCRIPT OF PROCEEDINGS

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Held in the Superior Court, in and for the County of


Sacramento, Department 121, on Thursday, December 15, 2011;

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Before the HONORABLE MATTHEW J.

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APPEARANCES

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Judge

For the Petitioner:

LARSCHEID, BUCHANAN & ZEFF


2609 Capitol Avenue
Sacramento, California
95816
BY:
TIMOTHY ZEFF,
Attorney at Law

For the Respondent:

IN PROPRIA PERSONA

Reported By:

Tara Murany,

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GARY,

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CSR No.

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SACRAMENTO,

CALIFORNIA

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2011

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Proceedings in the Marriage of Ferris,

Case No.

98FL05615,

came on regularly this day before the Honorable

MATTHEW J.

GARY,

for the County of Sacramento,


The Petitioner,

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TIMOTHY ZEFF,

DAVID M.

SUSAN C.

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was represented by

FERRIS,

appeared

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Calling Ferris and

Ferris.
MR. ZEFF:

Your Honor,

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here.

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she's not out in the hallway,

We are here,

THE COURT:
It is 11: 15.

I don't see Susan Ferris

have been since 11: 00.

And Mr.
ZEFF:

Zeff,

MR.

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THE PETITIONER:

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MR.

ZEFF:

although the bailiff can check.

Yes,

your client is here.

he is.
Yes.

I will advise the Court also,

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trial yesterday afternoon in Woodland.

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and tomorrow at 1: 30.

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THE COURT:

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MR.

ZEFF:

I don't know --

Deputy Strong will make a hall call.

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to wit:

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Good morning.

THE COURT:

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FERRIS,

The following proceedings were then had,

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thereof.

IN PROPRIA PERSONA.

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Department 121,

Attorney at Law.

The Respondent,

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Judge of the Superior Court of California,

I started

It's yesterday,

today

So
Okay.
-- her showing up late is

inconveniencing me a great deal,

so is Megan not around.

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So -THE COURT:

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Madam Clerk,

communication from her?

Oh,

did we receive any

here she is.

Ms. Ferris,

good morning.

And good morning to all.

THE PETITIONER:

THE COURT:

Come on up,

Good morning.

Okay.

I continued yesterday's hearing

to this morning.

been any contact by either parent with Megan.

I wanted to follow up on whether there's

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THE PETITIONER:

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THE COURT:

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THE RESPONDENT:

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THE COURT:

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please.

Ms.

No,

sir?

No.
Ferris,
No,

how about with you?

I have not.

Has anyone contacted either of you

concerning Megan?

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THE RESPONDENT:

No,

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THE PETITIONER:

Susan and I have talked last night

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and late into the morning,


THE COURT:

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2: 00 this morning about all this.

Any breakthroughs between the two of

you in trying to secure your daughter?

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THE PETITIONER:

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told me is that Megan,

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night --

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sir.

THE COURT:

Yeah.

She's -- what Susan has

the shoes my daughter was wearing the

Sorry.

Let me back up just a moment.

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Can I have both parties raise your right hands?

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solemnly swear the testimony you are about to give in the

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cause now pending shall be the truth,

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THE PETITIONER:

I do.

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THE RESPONDENT:

So help me,

Do you

so help you,

God?

God.

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THE COURT:

Thank you.

Sir?

THE PETITIONER:

Allegedly the boots my daughter

was wearing that night are now in her closet at her mother's

home.

And she's saying --

THE COURT:

THE PETITIONER:

THE COURT:

On the night of December 2nd?


Yes,

Ma'am,

sir.

do you know anything about those

boots?
THE RESPONDENT:

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I only know that there has -- I --

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I did think that David broke into my home,

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police report when I found --

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THE COURT:

and I filed a

Do you know how the boots got in your

home?

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THE RESPONDENT:

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THE COURT:

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THE RESPONDENT:

No,

I do not,

sir.

Are they in your home?


They are.

Yes.

And I told him

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the name of them,

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they might be her - - or David said they might be her

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children's boots.

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and it is,

THE PETITIONER:

THE COURT:

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THE PETITIONER:

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(phonetic)

said that

She described them to me,

and they

are the boots.

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what Nonie

niece's boots,

They are Megan's boots?

but yes,

THE COURT:

Well,

they were previously my

they are Megan's now.

Those were the boots she was wearing on

the night of December 2nd?


THE PETITIONER:

Yes.

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And

THE COURT:

THE RESPONDENT:

home.

Well,

door in the back gate,

you.

occasions.

And I do think she broke into my

not broke in because I don't have a lock on my


and I tried to communicate that to

And I do think that Megan has come into my home on two

Did both of you go down to the -- and

THE COURT:

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report together to both law enforcement agencies as ordered

yesterday?

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THE PETITIONER:

Yes,

Your Honor.

Actually,

we --

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I spoke to one of the deputies here,

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that he said because you already have a report going with the

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Sac PD.

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detectives that were from missing persons that were already

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aware of this situation,

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they promised us and said that they would share that

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information with the Sheriff's Department.

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really wasn't -- they said they wouldn't even -- they said

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they would probably not even take a report since we already

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have the report.

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and he advised against

So we did go to the Sac PD and talked to the two

MR.

ZEFF:

and we both had time with them.

And

And they said it

They mean the Sheriff's Department,

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Your Honor.

The reason they didn't g o t o the Sheriff's

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Department is because the deputy,

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other deputy that was here said he would advise against it.

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And when they talked to the police department detective,

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detective there said

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won't do anything but will share information.

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advised my client they will ramp up their investigation at

not this deputy,

but the

would advise against it also.

the

They

They also

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They didn't feel it was an amber alert situation,

this time.

didn't meet the criteria for it,

their investigation.

THE COURT:

MR. ZEFF:

THE PETITIONER:

THE COURT:

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actually.

There was a reason.

I have a motive.

THE RESPONDENT:
that,

Excuse me,

I didn't understand

Your Honor.
THE COURT:

Well,

my authority here is in the civil

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case in family law,

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criminal court.

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involving the subject of my case,

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it at that.

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get tougher.

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may get tougher over the course of weeks or months.

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depends on how this drags out.

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It

I have a reason for what I'm doing that goes beyond this.

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I -- it wasn't him,

ended up being a deputy that I saw where -- at the entrance.

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What is the name of the other deputy

that was here?

Do you recall who the deputy downstairs

was that told you you shouldn't?

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but they are ramping up

custody and visitation.

This is not a

But it is likely a crime is in progress


and I'll just -- I'll leave

I told you guys two days ago things are going to


They may get tougher here very soon,

But right now,

or they
It

Megan -- from the facts I took

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yesterday from both of you,

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facts that I took mirrored the elements o f a crime that both

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of you agreed to as the parents of the child.

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testified to yesterday was that,

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the subject if not the victim of an ongoing crime.

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Mr.

the questions I asked and the

in essence,

What you both


your daughter is

Ferris is extremely concerned and is very

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frenetic and persistent in his efforts to obtain his

daughter.

part of that is because I know that Mrs.

going on underneath;

approve or impliedly approve of the disappearance of your

daughter.

Mrs.

Ferris is treating this as a farce because

in other words,

Ferris knows what's

ma'am,

you tacitly

And so where this was going yesterday was I wanted

to,

safety and welfare of their child consistent with Family Code

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one,

gauge where both parties are in terms of the health,

Section 3111.

And it would seem to me that if my child --

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THE RESPONDENT:

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THE COURT:

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THE RESPONDENT:

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I'm sorry --

-- for any reason


-- what was that,

Family Code

what?

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THE COURT:

-- any reasonable parent in this

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situation was concerned with the health and safety of his or

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her daughter,

and her daughter went missing

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THE RESPONDENT:

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THE COURT:

What did you say?

-- that parent would be frenetically

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and almost in a panic manner searching for her daughter.

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that would be especially true i f the daughter was with

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someone who is a complete stranger,

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she's with.

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And

you have no idea who

I asked you both whether or not you had placed the

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child with a family member or whether the child was with a

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family member or a friend,

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testified under oath the answer to that was no,

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child,

someone you knew.

You both
meaning the

if your testimony is correct as you swore it to be,

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with a complete stranger,

person is a 290 registrant,

or alcohol or is of demented mind.

where your daughter is so you both testified.

that they disappeared,

has a criminal record,

has drugs,

You know nothing about


You just know

she disappeared.

Mr.

his daughter.

websites and Darrell Steinberg.

from both of your testimonies,

Ferris is aggressively pursuing the recovery of


Ms.

Ferris,

you're aggressively pursuing


Your daughter,

apparently

the boots that she was wearing

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on the night she disappeared are now in your closet.

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know how they got there.

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--

that you don't know whether this

I don't

They got there.

Where it's going from here,

and the reason I wanted

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you both and ordered you both to go to both agencies with a

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court order in hand is because I wanted someone at the

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agencies to take this extremely seriously.

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runaway child.

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the underground,

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underground has been in existence for decades.

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aware of the underground,

This is not a

It happens on occasion that children go into


and it's a very rare thing,

but this

and that's where she is.

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Can I get a physical description of

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THE RESPONDENT:

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THE COURT:

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THE RESPONDENT:

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don't know what is legal.

Can I --

Can I get a physical description of

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THE COURT:

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THE RESPONDENT:

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THE COURT:

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I'm well

Ms.

I do have a right to speak,

Ferris,

and I

hold on a second.

No.

You have the right to speak.

Well,

sort of you have a right to speak.


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THE RESPONDENT:

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Ms.

THE COURT:

THE RESPONDENT:

Ms.

THE COURT:

THE RESPONDENT:

THE COURT:

THE RESPONDENT:
THE COURT:

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Ferris
-

--

- are you looking down right now,

yourself.

Ferris
-- to represent myself

Ms. Ferris,

Ms.

And hold on,

you do --

-- in this court of law.


Ferris,

you are representing

I'll give you a chance to speak.

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THE RESPONDENT:

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THE COURT:

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Thank you.

Can I get a physical description?

did the deputy downstairs look like?


THE PETITIONER:

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other deputy that was here yesterday,

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probably five foot ten,

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a deputy.

185 pounds.

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THE COURT:

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THE PETITIONER:

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THE COURT:

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MR.

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THE PETITIONER:

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ZEFF:

Do you recall?

very close-cut hair,


That's

funny describing

Approximate age?
Middle 30s.

Okay.
Was he security down there?
Yeah.

And I had never seen him

there before.
THE COURT:

Okay.

Well,

here we are ten days

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before Christmas,

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sent up any flares like I suggested?

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What

He actually did look like the

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our

and I do have a right

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You know,

founding fathers --

I do have a right.

and she's still gone.

THE RESPONDENT:

Ms.

Ferris,

have you

Absolutely .

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THE COURT:

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me to know?
THE RESPONDENT:

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And was there anything else you wanted

I would like to speak when it is

my turn.
It is your turn.

THE COURT:

THE RESPONDENT:

THE COURT:

THE RESPONDENT:

Your Honor,

I blame you.

I know you do.


Absolutely.

Meggie coming forth,

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THE COURT:

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THE RESPONDENT:

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for the record that you under oath,

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Canon,

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107 . l (a) (6) (C) (iii) ,

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have taken my daughter from me.

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that she would contact me,

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blame you.

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disqualify yourself.

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THE COURT:

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THE RESPONDENT:

If any possibility of

she would contact me,


Anything else,
Yes,

and she hasn't.

ma'am?

I do.

And I do want to note

Judicial Code of Ethics

and I already noted yesterday,

CCP

you are biased and prejudiced,

If any possibility existed

you have removed that.

And I don't care under Canon lA,

Anything else,
Yes,

and you

And I do

you can

ma'am?

sir, I do.

Please don't talk

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over me.

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divorce or your infidelity,

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an issue against me personally,

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because what has happened last year and this year is not in

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the best interest of my child.

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THE COURT:

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THE RESPONDENT:

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I don't give a shit what your issues are with your

contacted me,

alleged infidelity.

you need to remove yourself

Anything else,
Yes,

I f you have

sir.

ma'am?
My daughter has not

and I blame you personally for that.

There is

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a reason that people have rights.

voice of my child.

THE COURT:

THE RESPONDENT:

I've offered.

THE COURT:

have your child come in,

testify

and not only would I have her

THE RESPONDENT:

THE COURT:

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her,

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the one person --

Your Honor.

-- but I would appoint an attorney for

and I have been waiting for you to call her in.

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THE RESPONDENT:

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THE COURT:

Yes,

You're

and that is it.

You're the one person in this room

right now that -THE RESPONDENT:

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Judge,

jury and executioner.

know that you find me guilty.


THE COURT:

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you have not read anything.

For one week now I've been offering to

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No,

The first time you listened or heard her letter --

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You have not heard the

Ms. Ferris,

you're not charged with a

crime here.

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THE RESPONDENT:

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THE COURT:

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THE RESPONDENT:

I would like to be arrested.

On what charges?
I haven't changed clothes.

I wore

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my comfortable clothes.

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ruin people.

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Court has -- you personally have taken my child away two

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times,

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Whatever,

I don't care anymore.

You -- you know what,

based on facts,

You

this

and you have not heard her voice.


THE COURT:

3: 00 today,

Do you think you can bring her here by

and I'll hear her voice?

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time.

Your Honor,

Could you arrest me,


THE COURT:

thank you for your

period?

have a basis.

personal integrity of the bench officer.

THE RESPONDENT:

Thank you,

sir.

I'm ready.

Can

you arrest me?

THE COURT:

THE RESPONDENT:

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I may

It is direct contempt of court to impugn the

Actually,

don't have a basis.

whatever,

And I'd like my Mirandas or

and I do want an attorney.


THE COURT:

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If it gives you pleasure --

Direct contempt,

And if that's your wish,

there's no such

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proceeding.

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If your desire here today is so that you can be taken down

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and play the martyr,

I won't give you that privilege.

THE RESPONDENT:

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I'm going to deny it.

Thank you.

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looked at by the founding fathers.

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rights,

But you are being

And there is a reason for

and there are laws.

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THE COURT:

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THE RESPONDENT:

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THE COURT:

Yes,

ma'am.
Yes,

sir.

And some of those laws are that you do

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not assist your child into the underground,

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disappear.

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THE RESPONDENT:

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THE COURT:

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Ms.

And sir,
Ferris,

and have her

thank you for your time.

can I address a couple

things with you procedurally?

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THE RESPONDENT:

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THE COURT:

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THE RESPONDENT:

Well,

No.
your -- I did find your 170.l -And you know what,

want to say

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for the record -THE COURT:

Ms.

Ferris,

lower your voice,

please.

Quit yelling.

You said the other day either yesterday or the

day before that you had served some papers on Deputy Strong,

right?

170.1,

170.1 yesterday,

And I think when you were referring yesterday to your


I had received a 170.6 that I denied.
but it is improper.

THE RESPONDENT:

THE COURT:

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served.

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at me.

I found the

You found it?

It is improper because it wasn't

It is improper -- just hear me out before you yell

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THE RESPONDENT:

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THE COURT:

Ms.

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or raise your voice again,

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contempt.

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THE RESPONDENT:

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THE COURT:

You know what,


Ferris,

if you interrupt me again

I will find you in direct

Thank you.

Okay.

Listen to me,

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you.

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serving me personally,

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to serve it on the clerk of the court,

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present either in court or in my chambers.

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you cite,

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you said the other day,

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not been properly served with a 170.1.

If you wish to serve a 170. 1 on me,

170.3 (c)

this is to assist
you must do so by

and I will accept service,


my clerk,

or you have
while I'm

The statute that

is the authority for that.

Service,

on my bailiff is ineffective.

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THE RESPONDENT:

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THE COURT:

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like
I have

170. 1 --

If you choose to serve me


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Ma'am,

(a) (6) (C) (iii) .

you just interrupted me again.

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Ma'am,

i f you want to serve me on the 170. 1,

it properly.

also attempted to file a document called declaration

Stephanie Stilley,

this document to you unfiled because it was not signed.

Documents,

perjury.

they're being returned to you,

proper process.

I do not accept service of this,

child's therapist.

THE RESPONDENT:

We're going the return

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Court and the bench?

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THE COURT:

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THE RESPONDENT:

Yes,

okay.

Go ahead ask follow the

And we're following proper process

while my daughter is missing.

Ferris.

Your Honor,

may I address the

ma'am.
You don't care about Megan Shay

You have not read what she has written to you.

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THE COURT:

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THE RESPONDENT:

I did,

ma'am.

No,

I read her letters.

I introduced those as evidence

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to Joyce Medari,

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receipt and said it was not properly served.

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you,

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spoken to you personally in a number of ways,

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not heard her voice.

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THE COURT:

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You

So on both of these documents,

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okay.

declarations must be signed under penalty of


This is not.

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you've got to do

Your Honor,

Family Court Service mediator,

who denied

And I do invite

to acknowledge the fact that my daughter has


but you have

Your daughter has spoken to me

personally?

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THE RESPONDENT:

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signature,

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at this moment,

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guilty.

handwritten,

By her written statement with her

Megan S. Ferris,

you don't care,

14 years old.

And

and you want o find me

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Anything else,

THE COURT:

THE RESPONDENT:

Okay.

THE COURT:

THE RESPONDENT:

because you took my child,

and

she cannot contact me.


We've -- I think we've covered that.

THE COURT:

Madam Court Reporter,

I hold you personally

Yeah,

responsible --

ma'am?

can I impose upon you for a

I'm looking for specific statements.

readback?

Go back to

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when Ms. Ferris began speaking at the point in the record

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where Ms. Ferris indicated that can she speak now,

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yes.

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(Whereupon,

the court reporter read back. )

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THE COURT:

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MR.

ZEFF:

Mr.

Zeff,

anything further from you?

I did have a couple of questions,

I would like to find out answers to.

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Your Honor,

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questioning o f Ms.

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she sent any flares up,

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know where these flares went to.

In your

Ferris when you asked her initially had


she said absolutely.

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THE RESPONDENT:

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THE COURT:

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THE RESPONDENT:

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THE COURT:

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THE RESPONDENT:

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THE COURT:

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and I said

I would like to

Media.

I'm sorry?
Media.

What do you mean?


Any possibility of any flare.

What do you mean?

What do you mean

media?

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THE COURT:

Media.

You contacted the media.

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THE RESPONDENT:

THE COURT:

MR.

ZEFF:

I have no other option.

Okay.
And also,

my client was advised in a

phone call last night and we discussed this earlier,

boots were found by Ms.

when those were found.

I want o know

Ferris in her closet.

When were those found?

THE COURT:

THE RESPONDENT:

the

Now,

I did attempt to conununicate

to this Court and this bench that I placed a police report of

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Mr. Ferris,

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But it is on record that somebody broke into my home,

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thought it was him.

and I have a copy o f that.

THE COURT:

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THE RESPONDENT:

No.

THE COURT:

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two,

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the boots.

Ms.

Ferris,

one,

I did hear you;

and

I think the call of the question is when did you find

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When did you discover the boots in your closet?


THE RESPONDENT:

broke into my home.

On the first time I thought he

I went into my daughter's room.

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THE COURT:

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THE RESPONDENT:

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And I think my daughter has come

into my home on two occasions now.

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and I

You did not listen to me.

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I did not bring it.

When was that,

ma'am?

I don't know the date at this

moment.

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THE COURT:

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THE RESPONDENT:

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THE COURT:

Ma'am --

Ms.

I t was last week,


Ferris,

Your Honor.

can we just do the question

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and answer without the dramatic insulant mannerism or

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behavior?

Just -- can we just do a question and answer?

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Your Honor?
THE COURT:

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In just a moment.

THE RESPONDENT:

THE COURT:

THE RESPONDENT:
found the boots,

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THE RESPONDENT:

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THE COURT:

No,

the evening that I

ma'am.

What day?

Was it the --

And I tried to tell you.


Well,

tell me now.

When did you

find the boots?


THE RESPONDENT:

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THE COURT:

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On the day,

Okay.

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When did you find the

the next day I came into court.

THE COURT:

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sir.

Thank you.

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Yes,

boots?

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Can I get an answer

to that question?

Is it my turn to speak,

THE RESPONDENT:

You did not listen.

Tell me now,

when did you find the

boots?
THE RESPONDENT:

I don't know the exact date,

cannot give you an answer to that specific question.

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THE COURT:

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MR. ZEFF:

Mr. Zeff,
I do,

any other questions?

Your Honor.

Yesterday Ms.

Ferris

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was ordered to bring us the phone records from 9 : 56 p. m.

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Friday to 9: 4 5 a. m.

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and result numbers 501 to 520,

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here today.

Saturday,

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THE COURT:

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THE RESPONDENT:

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so I

that's December 2nd and 3rd,


and I wondered if those were

Did you bring those today,


No,

sir.

ma'am?

I am contempt of court,

so can you please arrest me now?


THE COURT:

Not now,

in just a moment.

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THE RESPONDENT:

THE COURT:

THE RESPONDENT:

Thank you.

Okay.

Did you not bring those records?

No,

I have no records.

I did not.

I gave Detective Dorsey the code,

to my phone records.

so she can look for my daughter because that is what is

important.

I gave her my user ID and my password

THE COURT:

THE RESPONDENT:

Ms.

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THE COURT:

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THE RESPONDENT:

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THE COURT:

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The question is,

She --

and detective

did you bring the documents.

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THE COURT:

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THE RESPONDENT:

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THE COURT:

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THE RESPONDENT:

No,

sir,

I did not.

Did you look for the documents?


I gave Detective Dorsey --

Did you look for the documents?


any possibility of reaching my

child.

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THE COURT:

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THE RESPONDENT:
a document,

Did you look for the documents?


I introduced every possibility of

and I did copy and paste --

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THE COURT:

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THE RESPONDENT:

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THE COURT:

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THE RESPONDENT:

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THE COURT:

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please --

Keep your voice down for just a moment.

THE RESPONDENT:

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Ferris,

-- keep your voice

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every information possible

Did you look for the documents?


every page --

Did you look for the -and I gave it to you.

Did you look for the documents that

were missing yesterday from the records,

the ones in the

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critical time period when your child disappeared?

I ordered you to bring them today because those would be

records that would be highly relevant as to any phone calls

that were made at the time she disappeared.

ordered you to bring them.


THE RESPONDENT:

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That's why I

You didn't bring them today?


No,

sir.

What I did do -- and may

I be on record --

THE COURT:

THE RESPONDENT:
THE COURT:

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That's why

Ma'am,

we're all on record.

-- is give every -- pardon?

We are all on record.

There is a

record being kept.


THE RESPONDENT:

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I gave every page of every

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document t o you and attorney Timothy L. Zeff.

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document

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THE COURT:

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THE RESPONDENT:

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THE COURT:

I gave every

Ma'am -I'm not finished.

Hold on a second.

I don't mean to

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be rude to interrupt you,

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the point that's being made here now by me is that the

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documents contained the records except for that critical time

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period.

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but the point we made yesterday and

That's why I ordered them to be produced.


THE RESPONDENT:

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Court and the bench?

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THE COURT:

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THE RESPONDENT:

Your Honor,

I'm all one,

may I speak to the

ma'am.

Thank you.

You may.
gave

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Detective Dorsey my user name and e-mail.

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Verizon and look at any phone records.

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phone record.

She can also go to

I gave you every

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THE COURT:

THE RESPONDENT:

Excepting the critical time period.


No,

every phone record from

December 2nd through December 9th.

Your Honor?

THE COURT:

THE RESPONDENT:

THE COURT:

Yes,

Thank you.

Ma'am,

MR.

ZEFF:

THE RESPONDENT:

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THE COURT:

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THE COURT:

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MR.

ZEFF:

do I?

Detective Dorsey has --

Yes,

I do.
-- every possibility.

I've got December 2nd at 10: 0 3.


If you'll take a look at the page

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numbered 11 at the bottom,

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listing of phone calls,

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results.

Your Honor,

and you see below the

it says viewing 521 to 540 of 904

It's handwritten 11 at the bottom.

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THE COURT:

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MR.

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I don't have records from

Your Honor

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ma'am.

December -- from the evening of December 2nd,

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Have you heard me,

ZEFF:

it's page 11,

Um-hmm,

521 to 540 of 904 results.

yes.
Then there's

a page 10 that is 4 8 1 to 500.


THE RESPONDENT:

When it's my turn to speak,

would like to give you something,

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THE COURT:

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I'll try not to interrupt you.

Ms.

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THE RESPONDENT:

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MR.

ZEFF:

Ferris,

Your Honor.
please quit interrupting.

Please don't interrupt us.

Thank you.

Page 10 is 4 8 1 to 500 o f 904 results.

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Page 1 1 is December 2nd,

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on that page is at 9: 56 p . m .

2011.

The last phone call recorded

to a number in Michigan Bar.

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The next page,

which is page 10,

9:45 a.m.

she ultimately brought these records in,

missing.

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looked through what she presented to the Court.

down at the bottom,

would be for that time period.

THE COURT:

So unless they didn't get copied on Tuesday when

the Court doesn't have that also,

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THE COURT:

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MR.

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Your Honor.

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error.

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of that page.

ZEFF:

That's fine,

THE COURT:

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MR.

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like to have.

ZEFF:

ZEFF:

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THE COURT:

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MR. ZEFF:

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THE COURT:

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MR.

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THE COURT:

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ZEFF:

What we have
and it

we're looking for 501 to 520.

I do have a 501 to 520.

Okay.

That's what we need then,


it could have been just a copying

but we do -- we would like those,

a copy

This is for the number 916-616-2060.

Up underneath it says,

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No,

THE COURT:

MR.

I haven't

So we're looking for 521 through

That wasn't

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although,

viewing 501 to 520 of 904 results,

ZEFF:

MR.

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that's what we were

And I presume because they are numbered in order 10

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starts on December 3rd at

my current usage.

Yes,

and that's the

And that's the one we're looking at.


That's the one I don't have,

we would

501 to 520?
Correct.
Okay.

We do have that.

Thank you,
Okay.

Judge.

Finally Ms.

Ferris,

anything

more from you?


THE RESPONDENT:

Excuse me,

what?

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Anything more from you,

THE COURT:

THE RESPONDENT:

THE COURT:
just a caution,

go personal.

trouble right now.

already.

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warning.

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proceeding.

Well,

Okay.

You may be heard,

THE RESPONDENT:

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Your Honor,

here's your

From 2001 to 2010 I never entered

a court document in any way.

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trouble-maker.

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you,

I am not a complainer,

I believe a child needs both parents.

Your Honor,

And

would you please look at me?


Yes,

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THE RESPONDENT:

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THE RESPONDENT:
interest of our child.
THE COURT:

ma'am.

You may be heard.

Thank you.

Record will reflect I'm looking at you.


You have not served the best

Thank you.
All right.

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today,

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until further motion comes up,

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custody to Mr.

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Ms.

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any manner.

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ma'am,

and then we'll end the

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you threatened me

I know it's personal.


THE COURT:

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but I will give you

You are already going to be in a little bit of

THE RESPONDENT:

ma'am,

You may,

let's try to stick with business here and not

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I would like to speak to you

Yes,

directly.

ma'am?

Thank you.

Okay.

For

and I think this will probably end this proceeding

Ferris.

Again,

sole legal,

sole physical

no visitation to Ms.

Ferris.

Ferris is ordered to have no contact with the child in

Ms.

Ferris,

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do find you in direct contempt o f court.

interruption and your raising of the voice,

contemptuous conduct,

don't give a shit what the issues are wich you -- with your

divorce or your infidelity,

an issue against me personally,

I have no idea what you're talking about,

beyond the scope of this proceeding,

impugning the integrity of the bench officer,

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And based upon the


in essence,

the statements are as follows:

One,

If you have

alleged infidelity.

you need to remove yourself.


but that went

went to a personal
which is a

direct contempt o f court.

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You are the judge,

jury and executioner.

That is

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more of an impugning personal character and degrading the

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integrity of the Court.

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That is unacceptable.

You ruin people is also unacceptable.

That is

beyond the scope of discussing aspects of the law.

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And the quote,

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put on the minute order.

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it also runs to the personal impugning of the integricy of

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the Court.

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you don't care about the child, I'll


I care deeply about the child,

but

I did advise you and instruct you on a couple of

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occasions to not yell and to lower your voice,

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adhere to that request.

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earlier on,

and you interrupted me on a couple of occasions

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thereafter,

at least one,

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you could not

And I asked you not to interrupt me

I think twice.

For these -- this misconduct in the court today,

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do find you in direct contempt of the Court.

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I am going to have you incarcerated.

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contempt o f court.
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As you wished,

You are found in direct

You are sentenced to serve five days in


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county jail commencing forthwith.

custody of the Sacramento County Sheriff to begin your

service forthwith.

probably
THE RESPONDENT:

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Thank you,

ma'am.

That should

May I be -- may I have an

attorney?

THE COURT:

THE RESPONDENT:

I'm remanding you to the

Actually,

ma'am,

Lhe --

And may I be read my Miranda's,

please?
THE COURT:

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On a direct contempt of court,

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not arrested,

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right to an attorney.

The crime occurred in the presence of

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the judge.

ma'am.

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Thank you,

THE RESPONDENT:

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you're not Mirandized,

you're

Thank you,

and you don't have a

sir.

I appreciate your

time.
(Whereupon,

proceedings concluded. )

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CERTIFICATE OF SHORTHAND REPORTER

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I,

Tara Murany,

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a Certified Shorthand Reporter of

the State of California,

disinterested person herein;

hearing in shorthand writing to the best of my ability;

I thereafter caused my shorthand writing to be transcribed

into typewriting.

do hereby certify that I am a


that I reported the foregoing

I further certify that

am not of counsel or

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attorney for any of the parties to said hearing,

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way interested in the outcome of said hearing.

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF,
this 30th day of December,

that

or in any

I have hereunto set my hand

2011.

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CAUSE:

The Marriage of Ferris

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COURT:

Sacramento County Court

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JUDGE:

Matthew J.

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DATE:

December 15,

Gary
2011

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Tara Murany

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