Southampton RelaxAbility Technique Class
GazetteRebecca: Judge tells him not testifying is not something you can use as an appeal. Welch says "I think it is in my best interest" not to testify
GazetteRebecca: Judge asks Welch if sure he doesn't want to testify and Welch asks if that's something he could "bring up on appeal if things don't go well"
GazetteRebecca: Welch not taking the stand. Sounds like defense is going to rest today too.
GazetteRebecca: Judge Ford recessed to let Morris talk to Welch, then, Ford said, he will talk to him with jury out. Maybe about whether he will take stand?
GazetteRebecca: Judge Ford says he us striking the testimony from co-worker Steven Boelcskevy about Welch saying he was in physical altercation
GazetteRebecca: Commonwealth rests it's case against Ryan D. Welch.
GazetteRebecca: Done w/ texts. The attorneys agreed not to show jurors Pripstein's last text to friend mentioned earlier, it said "I'm so troubled by Ryan"
GazetteRebecca: Thruout his time at Amy's, Welch is obsessively texting her about what he is drinking, eating. Says he is nursing drinks, lies re: # drinks
GazetteRebecca: Welch texts Pripstein with plans to go to Amy's Place (on night b4 her early a.m. death) and promises not to drink more than 3 glasses wine
GazetteRebecca: Still reading texts. Sounds like after his oui he is staying at her apt and she is driving him around, making sure he's eaten, etc
GazetteRebecca: On Feb 15 he's texting from courthouse after OUI arrest. She tells him to call her and then arranges to pick him up from bus in Easthampton
GazetteRebecca: Scratch that - he was apparently just texting all that to figure out when she was home so he could send the $70 bouquet he bought herf
GazetteRebecca: Welch sends her a ton of texts about trying to meet her to give her stuff back. She tells him to burn it and leave her alone. He won't quit.
GazetteRebecca: Pripstein tells Welch "it's over... You blew it" and he calls her selfish and evil on feb 11
GazetteRebecca: Pripstein tells him "goodbye forever" and then says she's joking and help him get a new job
GazetteRebecca: Welch to Pripstein: "you're half the reason I'm in this mess"
GazetteRebecca: Welch to Pripstein: "talk to me when you get a conscience"
GazetteRebecca: Welch talks about focusing on taking care of his "health and sanity" and maybe going to hospital
GazetteRebecca: Pripstein to Welch as he rages: "evacuate my house immediately... You are Satan when drunk"
GazetteRebecca: It actually sounds like he is mad at his boss at Adamo's and quit and is threatening to sue
GazetteRebecca: These texts are mostly Welch raging about getting fired, when Pripstein tells him to calm down he says "you don't care about me either"