In the Isaiah Hagan trial on Monday, Isaiah’s mother Donna Hagan delivered a series of answers during testimony that initially seemed to contradict statements she made on Friday. Initially Monday, Donna testified that it’s not true that Isaiah had told her he accidentally shot Halee. However, when questioned by the state, Donna said, as she did Friday, that Isaiah told her in the sheriff’s conference room that he accidentally killed Halee.
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The lawyers are referring to many different conversations on different days, but from my perspective, Donna’s stories are different for each lawyer.— Stuart Hammer (@StuEyewitness) June 11, 2018
On Monday, in the continuing trial of Isaiah Hagan, Isaiah’s mother Donna Hagan delivered testimony which contradicted statements she made last week. Friday, Donna testified that Isaiah had told her he accidentally shot Halee. However, on Monday, Donna testified that it’s not true that Isaiah told her he killed Halee.
Phillips: “Do you acknowledge you’ve said some things in this trial that are untrue?”
Donna: “Yes.”— Stuart Hammer (@StuEyewitness) June 11, 2018
Isaiah is charged in the death of Rathgeber.
Donna said Monday that Isaiah told her he didn’t do anything to Halee and Donna said she believed him.
On Monday, Donna said Isaiah told her he shot Halee accidentally and later took the gun he used and threw it in a dumpster.
On Friday, Donna testified that she owns a 9mm handgun which she noticed missing when police searched her house in April of 2017.
Monday, Donna said the missing Hi-Point 9mm belonged to her husband even though it was registered in her name. She also said Isaiah didn’t know where her gun was.
Donna told the court Monday she has an estranged relationship with Isaiah and had only talked to him sporadically in the year prior to Halee’s death.
She also said her husband regularly switched license plates between two identical Ford Focus cars that the family owned.
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(This story was originally published on June 11, 2018)