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Day 1 of live blogging the rape trial of Ernest Ernie Willis by Amy Coveno of WMUR
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  Live Wire | Victim Takes Stand In Willis Rape Trial | Liveblog live blogginghttp://livewire.wmur.com/Event/Victim_Takes_Stand_In_Willis_Rape_Trial?Page=0[6/28/2011 4:01:38 AM] Kirk Enstrom/Staff Kevin Clay/Staff David Hurlburt/WMUR Staff David Sakowich/WMUR Staff Amy Coveno / WMUR Staff  Get HeadlinesSent To YourEmail Or Phone   Homepage> LIVE WIRE Victim Takes Stand In WillisRape Trial News 9's Amy Coveno Providing UpdatesFrom Court < Oldest12Newest > Who's BloggingRecent Liveblogs   HomeWeatherLocal Newsu localPoliticsNational NewsTrafficEntertainmentNH ChronicleSportsHealthProject EconomyFoodCommunityIrresistibleSummerRoad TrippinDestinationDowntownLocal ExpertsAll About PetsAutomotiveUsed CarsFamilyDatingJobsReal EstateHome ImprovementEducationTravelChampions In ActionGrow YourBusiness Hot Topics:Fireworks | Lottery Winners | Sandcastles | NH Primary SiteWeb Yellow Pages As Seen On WMUR Good Afternoon. Christina Anderson is now telling the jury and a packed courtroom in Concord how she informedErnest Willis that she was pregnant. She requested to talk  with him in a public place, so they met at a restaurant in theConcord area. by Amy Coveno / WMUR Staff  at Monday, May 23, 2011 12:02:33  We are in Courtroom 1 of Superior Court in Concord.Christina Anderson is now testifying that she told her friendSarah Harrison about the rapes and the pregnancy andSarah agreed to go with her to tell her mom about thepregnancy. by Amy Coveno / WMUR Staff  at Monday, May 23, 2011 12:03:53 Christina Anderson is 29 years old now and is married. Shehas three young children and lives in Arizona. She testifiedthat she has a masters degree in education and is an on-linetutor. The daughter she gave up for adoption is now 12 yearsold and is not aware of the circumstances of her adoption orof this trial. by Amy Coveno / WMUR Staff  at Monday, May 23, 2011 12:05:11 Tina Anderson by Kevin Clay/Staff  at Monday, May 23, 2011 12:05:59 Enter EmailSearch  Live Wire | Victim Takes Stand In Willis Rape Trial | Liveblog live blogginghttp://livewire.wmur.com/Event/Victim_Takes_Stand_In_Willis_Rape_Trial?Page=0[6/28/2011 4:01:38 AM] Ernest Willis, the defendant, is being represented by DonnaBrown, she is the defense attorney who representedChristopher Gribble during his insanity trial for the Mont Vernon Murder trial. by Amy Coveno / WMUR Staff  at Monday, May 23, 2011 12:06:37 Ernest Willis was 39 years old at the time of the assault. Hehas plead guilty to one count of felonious sexual assault butdenies that the encounter was forcible and denies a secoundassault ever occured. by Amy Coveno / WMUR Staff  at Monday, May 23, 2011 12:07:36 At one point, she asked me if I enjoyed it, testifiedChristina Anderson when she told Pastor Phelps and otherchurch officials about the assault and the pregnancy. by Amy Coveno / WMUR Staff  at Monday, May 23, 2011 12:08:35 Pastor Chuck Phelps is expected to testify. Christina is now describing how she ended up staying at the Phelps homeduring her pregnancy and was forced to admit to the entirecongregation that she was one percent responsible forallowing a 'compromising situation'. Ms. Anderson is now crying on the stand. by Amy Coveno / WMUR Staff  at Monday, May 23, 2011 12:10:45  Anderson is now reading from the book of Deuteronomy inthe Bible verse 22, 23, 24 about how if a virgin lies with aman and doesn't scream out she should be stoned. She saysPastor Phelps had her read this passage after telling him she was pregnant and named Ernest Willis as the father. by Amy Coveno / WMUR Staff  at Monday, May 23, 2011 12:13:27 Christina Anderson is testifying that she was expelled fromschool and kept isolated from her family during herpregnancy. by Amy Coveno / WMUR Staff  at Monday, May 23, 2011 12:14:10 Christina Anderson says she was made to write a statementthat Chuck (Pastor Phelps) was going to read to thecongregation, it was apologizing for allowing acompromising situation to occur. by Amy Coveno / WMUR Staff  at Monday, May 23, 2011 12:15:03 Ms. Anderson is now describing the discipline service. Ernieapologized for being unfaithful to his wife. Then Andersonsays Pastor Phelps said, now whe have a completely different situation to deal with and Anderson read herstatement about a compromising situation. by Amy Coveno / WMUR Staff  at Monday, May 23, 2011 12:16:01  Anderson was sent to Colorado for the duration of herpregnancy despite her begging to go stay with hergrandparents but she was denied and sent to live withstrangers. The Landrys were a family that Chuck Phelpsknew when he was a pastor in Colorado. by Amy Coveno / WMUR Staff  at Monday, May 23, 2011 12:17:02  Live Wire | Victim Takes Stand In Willis Rape Trial | Liveblog live blogginghttp://livewire.wmur.com/Event/Victim_Takes_Stand_In_Willis_Rape_Trial?Page=0[6/28/2011 4:01:38 AM] Tina Anderson says Ernie Willis paid for her plane ticket toColorado. Her mother flew out to Colorado with her andstayed a day or two. Tina says the Landrys were very kind toher but didn't talk a lot. She says she felt lonely. by Amy Coveno / WMUR Staff  at Monday, May 23, 2011 12:17:51 Tina Anderson is now describing how she was asked tochoosed from the profiles of three anonymous families where her baby would go for adoption. by Amy Coveno / WMUR Staff  at Monday, May 23, 2011 12:19:58 Tina is now testifying that she was forced to write a letter toErnest Willis' wife apologizing for betraying her trust. Tina was a babysitter for the Willis' four children and 15 at thetime of the sexual assault that impregnated her. Ernest Willis has admitted to being the father of the child- a girl who was put up for adoption immediately after her birthand Lutheran Medical Center in Colorado. by Amy Coveno / WMUR Staff  at Monday, May 23, 2011 12:21:43 Counsel is having a sidebar with the judge. The jury has been advised by the judge that they can stand up and stretchduring these sidebars. The jury is comprised of 6 womenand 8 men- 2 are alternates. This trial is expected to lastseveral days. by Amy Coveno / WMUR Staff  at Monday, May 23, 2011 12:23:01 Christina Anderson is now identfying photographs beingshown to her by the prosecution. They are photos of her inthe hospital, holding the baby. The Defense it appearsobjected to these photos being presented to the jury- the judge announced their position is 'preserved' for the record.The jury is now looking at the photos. by Amy Coveno / WMUR Staff  at Monday, May 23, 2011 12:26:14 Court is adjourning for lunch once every juror has viewedthe photos. by Amy Coveno / WMUR Staff  at Monday, May 23, 2011 12:26:57  We are signing off until 1:30 when court will re-convene.The jury is being reminded to refrain from talking about thecase. by Amy Coveno / WMUR Staff  at Monday, May 23, 2011 12:31:22  We are back inside Courtroom 1 here at Superior Court inConcord. Prosecutor Wayne Coull tells me he thinks he'llrest his case by Wednesday- then the defense will presenttheir case. Most are confident that the jury will have the casefor deliberation before the weekend. by Amy Coveno / WMUR Staff  at Monday, May 23, 2011 13:29:38 During the lunch recess I spoke withJocelyn Zichterman who founded the Independent FundBaptist Cult Surviviors Facebook Group. She is the one whocontacted Concord Police about Tina Anderson's whereabouts that re-opened the case against Ernest Willis.Zichterman says 25 to 30 church sex abuse survivors from  Live Wire | Victim Takes Stand In Willis Rape Trial | Liveblog live blogginghttp://livewire.wmur.com/Event/Victim_Takes_Stand_In_Willis_Rape_Trial?Page=0[6/28/2011 4:01:38 AM] around the country are here in the courtroom to offer moralsupport to Tina- Zichterman says this is the first time victims have banded together in a case like this. by Amy Coveno / WMUR Staff  at Monday, May 23, 2011 13:33:04 Tina Anderson is seated in the front row chatting withJocelyn Zichterman as we wait for the trial to reconvene.Tina will take the stand to continue her testimony in a few moments. by Amy Coveno / WMUR Staff  at Monday, May 23, 2011 13:36:35 Judge Larry Smukler is presiding over this case. He has justtaken his place at the bench and is conferring with theattorneys. by Amy Coveno / WMUR Staff  at Monday, May 23, 2011 13:38:28 Tina Anderson is taking her place back in the witness box. We are waiting for the jury to arrive. Testimony willcontinue until 4 pm. by Amy Coveno / WMUR Staff  at Monday, May 23, 2011 13:43:07  Wayne Coull is continue his direct examination of Tina Anderson who says she spent two days with the baby beforethe adoptive parents took the child home. by Amy Coveno / WMUR Staff  at Monday, May 23, 2011 13:43:39 Several supporters in the courtroom are wearing the colorteal green- which they say is symbolic of survivors of sexualabuse. by Amy Coveno / WMUR Staff  at Monday, May 23, 2011 13:45:50 Tina Anderson is testifying that she moved back to NHdespite not wanting to and lived with her mother and went back to services at Trinity Baptist Church but was expelledfrom their school so she was home school. by Amy Coveno / WMUR Staff  at Monday, May 23, 2011 13:46:32 Tina then went off to college -Maranatha Bible College in Wisconsin where one of the Deans advised her to 'keep hermouth shut' about what happened to her. by Amy Coveno / WMUR Staff  at Monday, May 23, 2011 13:48:09 Tina is now testifying about the media crush surroundingher. She ultimately agreed to a single exclusive interview  with 20/20 saying she just wanted to be left alone and chose20/20 because they are 'investigative'. She turned downOprah, The Today Show, GMA, and most recently CNN. by Amy Coveno / WMUR Staff  at Monday, May 23, 2011 13:49:20 Tina says she does not have a relationship with her motherat this time. She believes her mother did exactly what she was told to do by Pastor Chuch Phelps. by Amy Coveno / WMUR Staff  at Monday, May 23, 2011 13:49:53 Tina is testifying about how she would see Ernie Willis inchurch after she returned to NH from giving birth and
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