This is a case involving domestic violence. The State of Nita has alleged that the defendant, Joseph E. Lewis, attempted to kill his wife, Mary Jefferson Lewis, by stabbing her with a knife in their bedroom. The defendant was arrested by Officer William Clark that same day, September 6, YR-1. After making the arrest, Officer Clark took a full statement from the victim in which she stated that her husband assaulted her, verbally threatened her life, and then stabbed her.
On November 20, YR-1, Mrs. Lewis went to the Nita City Prosecutors Office and gave a statement in which she recanted the scenario given to Officer Clark and stated that the stab wound came about by accident while her husband tried to stop her from committing suicide.
While it is anticipated that the State of Nita will call the victim Mary Lewis in its case in chief, Mrs. Lewis will testify consistent with the supplemental statement she gave on November 20, YR-1. This, plus the fact that Mrs. Lewis refuses to speak further with the police or prosecution, means that the defense will prepare Mrs. Lewis for her trial testimony.
Table of Contents
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Nita City Police Department Incident Report
Written Consent to Search
Tape Recorded Statement of Mary Jefferson Lewis
Statement of Joseph E. Lewis
Nita General Hospital Medical Records
Grand Jury Testimony of Officer William Clark
Grand Jury Testimony of Dr. Earl P. Monroe
Statement of Ted Charbonneau
Statement of Thomas Jefferson
Supplemental Statement of Mary Jefferson Lewis
Nita Police Department Incident Reports
Expert Report of Alexandra Burr-Hamilton
Article on "The Cycle Theory of Violence"
Expert Report of Benjamin Smith Barton, M.D.
Diagrams of Interior of Lewis Condominium