PUNTA GORDA Fla.- Nathan Lee's wrongful death suit against the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office started out this morning with an objection by the plaintiff. Lee's attorney Patrick Boyle filed a three fold objection to testimony that the defence intends to present to the jury. Boyle claimed that there was a discovery violation because the defence had not been informed of the defence's intention to use a call made by a person by the name Shawn Johnston to show that Michael King's car was in another area of town. Judge Christine Greider denied the objection leaving the Plaintiff to try to teack down Johnston to testify before they rest their case.
This comes on the heels of a very emotional day on Wednesday when both Nate Lee and Jane Kawolski testified about the death of Denise Amber Lee at the hands of Michael King in January of 2008. Lee called his wife "A perfect wife" and almost broke down when he recounted "I was in complete shock. I couldn't believe that I was hearing my wife was shot in the head. It's the most awful thing anyone can tell you." said Lee while fighting to hold back his emotions.
Lee testified for over two hours. later in the afternoon, Jane Kawolski was called to testify. Kawloski had unknowingly witnessed King in the process of abducting Lee and made a now famous call to the 9-1-1 dispatch center in Charlotte County. That call is the basis for Lees suit because no deputy was ever dispatched to Kawolskis call. On the stand Kawolski recalled seeing Lee in Kings Camaro saying "She was banging on the window and screaming and screaming and screaming."
Thursday Morning Lee's attorneys have called Millie Stepp to the stand to testify. Stepp was the call taker at the 9-1-1 center who took Kawolskis call that night. She has never spoken in public about the incident until today.