By: Ashley Portillo , Aidan Hulting
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KOAA) — Testimony is underway in an El Paso County, Colorado courtroom for the murder trial of Letecia Stauch, accused of killing her stepson Gannon Stauch in January 2020. Stauch has entered a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity.
Day three of testimony continued with Al Stauch taking the stand to testify. Day three opened with the continuation of hearing a second FBI-recorded phone call from February 2020, weeks after Gannon’s disappearance.
Through tears, Letecia said she’s tired of crying. She told Al that he hasn’t been on her side because he isn’t talking to her. Al said, he just doesn’t know what’s going on, “We have a gap between us right now… There’s no closing that gap until we get to the truth,” Al added.
Throughout the call Letecia continued to ask for immunity, she indicated to Al that someone had taken Gannon. Al said he assumed Letecia was crying at some point, but he also believed some of her emotions and crying were fake and made up. Al believed she was trying to manipulate him.
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On the witness stand, Al Stauch continued answering questions about the phone calls that happened about 2 1/2 weeks after Gannon was reported missing. The court listened to another FBI-recorded phone call now on the witness stand, answering questions about the phone calls that happened about 2 1/2 weeks after Gannon was reported missing.
In the phone call, Al is asking Letecia about where Gannon is and where she took him. She said, “You’re not trying to talk to me. You’re trying to put me six feet under is what you’re trying to do!” Al – “Right now, just tell me the truth.”
Letecia then texted a photo to Al of who she says is Quincy Brown. Al saw the photo, and said it’s a mugshot from Google. Letecia said, “probably because he’s been in jail before.”
Al said he did a Google search of mugshots for Quincy Brown, and found the photo Letecia sent him.
District Attorney Michael Allen is asking Al questions about Letecia knowing right from wrong and her mental condition or illnesses.
Allen asked Al what his opinion is on Letecia’s sanity. Al – “I believe she was and absolutely is 100% sane on what I witnessed and laid out. I have no indication it was anything else. From the time I met her, even to today.”
The defense’s attorneys are preparing to cross-examine Al Stauch.
This story was originally published on April 5 by KOAA in Colorado Springs, an E.W. Scripps Company.