On tickets it lists: Time customer called in, location of pick up and location of destination.
For some who are asking; ---Prescott was identified down below, he's a dispatcher from Century.
Prescott: Log sheets should match up with tickets but a log could be off if the cab driver doesn't write it down immediately. Cost could also vary depending on how many people there are (charge goes up if more than one person) and tips.
Prescott is going over tickets and some vary depending on tips. One has a different location, 16th and 18th St. but it could be a typo because the house number is the same.
Prescott: Typos are typical, a lot of drivers do that.
Prescott: Discrepancies between Stickley's log and his tickets aren't unusual because of tips, typos and number of customers. If he's busy, the times may not match up because he might not put it in the computer right away.
Prescott: Her last trip was from Hy-Vee to Marion. She sat at Hy-Vee for awhile and said nobody came out. She then got a walk up fare, which she told him about. The no show fare called a few days later.
Prescott: The walk up fare asked to go to Dancer's Ranch, a strip club.
Kishinami: That trip wasn't written down, is that unusual?
Prescott: Not really. They may not write it down until they get there.
Prescott: Stickley didn't go to Dancer's. She went north. It's not uncommon a driver might stop somewhere else first, like picking up a friend or stopping at ATM. She didn't break any rules doing that. They don't have to report those, only final destination.
Kishinami: Where is radio in cab?
Prescott: In the middle on dash. If a driver wanted to call in, everyone in cab could hear that call.
Prescott: After she had the fare for the strip club, he went out to get a pop and saw Stickley go by. He knew it was her because he saw the number.
Kishinami: Is the Road Ranger a common place for cab drivers to go and hang out?
Prescott: The place where Stickley was killed could be considered a rough area. He never had a problem there.
Kishinami: Would that be unusual for her to be in an alley?
Kishinami: Where is the panic button in the cab?
Prescott: In the middle, in plain view. It's a red button and says "panic" on it. Someone in cab could see a driver press it.
Now, buttons are hidden in cabs.
Prescott: Stickley didn't press button that night.
Prescott is identifying photos of cab console and panic button for the jury.
Kishinami: Would there be a reason for a driver to go down an alley?
Prescott: If a customer comes out of their residence into an alley or possibly if the fare is a elderly person to pick up.
Prescott: Stickley's cab fares totaled $52.50 for that night.
Johnston on cross: In your deposition, you thought there was numerous things going on with Stickley that night?
Johnston: Because she stayed off the radio and drove by the cab office and didn't wave?
Johnston: Drivers are supposed to follow rules?
Johnston: If a cab driver wanted to be dishonest, they wouldn't report a fare?
Johnston: If a driver didn't want you to know their true destination, they might report another destination?
Johnston: Panic button is on console to right of the driver and isn't illuminated?
Prescott: Yes. There are lights above the buttons. He doesn't know what it looks like at night.
Johnston: Stickley was off route for a long time, wasn't she?
Johnston: Then she came back to location she started?
Johnston: Didn't you say cab drivers didn't like going down alleys?
Johnston: Stickley specifically told you that she wouldn't go down alleys?
Johnston: When she went by cab company, you wondered why she was there and not going to Dancer's?
Kishinami: Can you say Stickley was actually somewhere she wasn't supposed to be?
Kishinami: Was it unusual that Stickley didn't write down last fare?
Judge calls for early lunch break. Be back at 1:15 p.m.
Mike Schmit, criminalist with DCI crime lab, takes the stand.
Schmit: His expertise is DNA.
Schmit: There were 31 items submitted by police and he issued seven reports for this case.
Schmit: A sample for Matthew Robinson was entered into database. Benjamin Owens and Tommy Collins are also in the system and tested in this case.
Schmit: It's not always possible to get results from DNA, like on TV.
Schmit: Blood would be best way to get DNA sample, next is saliva, next would be hair.