Medford, Ore.– Week two of the Susan Monica murder trial started with four prosecution witnesses not showing on their court appearance.
After that slow morning things picked up quickly as a Jackson County Jail inmate took the stand and said Monica identified herself as a murderer just this month.
Jordan Farris said Monica signed her birthday card “The sweetest murderer in Jackson County” on April 8th.
Meanwhile, people who know Susan Monica well said she changed shortly after the time of Robert Haney’s death. Again we want to warn our viewers, elements of this story are graphic.
Monica’s charged with killing two handy men on her Rogue River property back in 2012 and 2013 and feeding them to her pigs. Also Monday former workers, tenants and neighbors took the stand.
“Susan had always been nice and I noticed a change in her,” said Michael Bales. He lived on Susan Monica’s 20 acres in Rogue River for three years.
Bales testified that monica started acting differently when robert haney disappeared.
“She was real irritated.”
Bales and other witnesses said monica was always nice but she and Haney didn’t get along.
“And when she got angry she would yell at him Not really a yell more of a scold,” said Sean Leimanis a former worker of Monica’s.
Longtime neighbor Karen Denman who admits she had a strained relationship with Monica said she didn’t know who was arguing, but she often heard yelling.
“He was actually hollering in the middle of the night and I hadn’t really met him other than just seeing him on the road.”
And lead investigator Eric Henderson took the stand yet again. The Sheriff’s Detective said Monica pawned two shotguns immediately after he first came to her property. No word on whether they’re the same guns that killed Haney and Delicino. Robert Haney’s son and sister also testified in court today. Both said Haney would never have left his truck or tools behind. Monday prosecutors are scheduled to rest their case.