After nearly three hours of testimony Tuesday, McDowell called for a recess and requested that a hearing be scheduled sometime next week for closing arguments. He said he would make his decision on the motions then.
Washington County Sheriff's Department Sgt. Mark Knight testified Tuesday that he took notes during Investigator Christopher Weaver's interview of Stallings. He said Weaver went over Stallings' Miranda rights with him, Stallings signed off and then Weaver questioned him about what he did the morning of the shooting, to which Stallings' gave two mostly different stories, neither of which implicated him in Williams' death.
Charging documents allege Stallings shot at Williams on Alpine Drive, just outside her 13915 Maugansville Road home, at about 8 a.m. after she got into a friend's car to go to work. Her friend, Christopher Hobart, drove her to the Sheriff's Department, but she slumped over on the way and later was pronounced dead, according to court documents. Hobart picked Stallings as the shooter after looking over a photo lineup, documents state.
Stallings told police he stayed at his wife's house overnight, woke up and followed her at about 6:45 a.m. to Brook Lane, where she worked, dropped some diapers off at his mother's house and went to work at 8:15 a.m., making him late for his shift, Knight testified. Stallings' second story left out Brook Lane but included that he picked up his friend that morning and dropped him off at Locust Point and then brought him home, Knight testified.
Stallings, whose address is listed on charging documents as 6088 Molly Pitcher Highway in Chambersburg, told police he believed he was arrested because he was living outside of Maryland and was in violation of his probation, Knight testified.
One of Stallings' attorneys, Assistant Public Defender Brian Hutchison, questioned Knight, and later Weaver, about their interviewing styles, how much of what happened in the interview made their reports and at what point and for what reason the interview ended.
Knight and Weaver testified that when Stallings asked for an attorney, they stopped the interview.
Stallings testified that when the investigators told him that he was being interviewed because of the shooting, "I said, 'Well, I'm done. You ain't gonna believe me anyway.'"
Stallings said he then asked a second time for a polygraph, but the investigators denied it, and his clothes and a test for gunshot residue were taken.