Thursday, November 20, 2003

FINDINGS, Partial Transcript on appeal Cause No. 03FC-010670, E. D. No. 84021 (Full transcript availabel at request)



IN THE MISSOURI COURT OF APPEALS

EASTERN DISTRICT

SHARON JEEP,            
                           
          Respondent
                           
v.                             E. D. No. 84021
                           
DAVID JEEP,   
                           
          Appellant.

IN THE ST. LOUIS COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT
TWENTY-FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, DIVISION 65
Commissioner Phillip Jones, Presiding

SHARON JEEP,
                           
          Petitioner, 
v.                               Cause No. 03FC-010670
                           
DAVID JEEP,   
                           
          Respondent.

TRANSCRIPT ON APPEAL

APPEARANCES:

Mr. James Robinson
Attorney at Law
240 Long Road
Chesterfield, MO 63005
  For:  Petitioner

Mr. Tim Schlesinger
Attorney at Law
165 N. Meramec Ave., Suite 600
Clayton, MO 63105
  For:  Respondent

Transcribed by
Lisa Bias, CERT, Senior Transcriber
Certified Electronic Reporter and Transcriber
Central Transcribing Service
Office of State Courts Administrator




I N D E X

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2003

                                                      PAGE

Hearing on Case No. 03FC-010668:

PETITIONER'S EVIDENCE:

KRISTEN CAPPS
  Direct Examination by Mr. Robinson                     4
  Cross-Examination by Mr. Schlesinger                  18
  Redirect Examination by Mr. Robinson                  30
  Recross-Examination by Mr. Schlesinger                39

Motion to Dismiss                                       41
Court's Ruling on Motion                                41


Hearing on Case No. 03FC-010670:

PETITIONER'S EVIDENCE:

SHARON JEEP
  Direct Examination by Mr. Robinson                    43
  Cross-Examination by Mr. Schlesinger                  59
  Redirect Examination by Mr. Robinson                  69
  Recross-Examination by Mr. Schlesinger                71

DAVID JEEP
  Direct Examination by Mr. Robinson                    73
  Cross-Examination by Mr. Schlesinger                  89

KRISTEN CAPPS
  Direct Examination by Mr. Robinson                    90
  Cross-Examination by Mr. Schlesinger                  93

Motion to Dismiss                                       95
Motion Overruled                                        95

Court's Findings                                        95

                                                    

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E X H I B I T S

                                                  RECEIVED

RESPONDENT'S EXHIBITS:

A - Agreement                                           30

B - Unidentified                                        --

C - Petitioner                                          --










              (November 20, 2003)
              COMMISSIONER JONES:  This is the matter of Sharon Jeep v. David Jeep.  This is Cause No. 03FC-10670, which is companion to Kristen Capps v. David Jeep, Cause No. 03FC-10668. 
              Each of these matters is set for the Court for hearing this morning.  Will the attorneys representing the parties please identify themselves for the record. 
              MR. ROBINSON:  James Robinson for Petitioner Sharon Jeep, and also for Petitioner Kristen Capps. 
              MR. SCHLESINGER:  Tim Schlesinger for Petitioner David Jeep-- 
              COMMISSIONER JONES:  Okay. 
              MR. SCHLESINGER:  --for Respondent David Jeep.  Excuse me. 
              COMMISSIONER JONES:  Thank you, Mr. Schlesinger. 
              It's my understanding that everyone is ready to proceed this morning; is that correct?
              MR. ROBINSON:  Ready, Your Honor. 
              COMMISSIONER JONES:  And there's no objection to the Court hearing both cases together since they involve similar parties; is that not correct? 
              MR. ROBINSON:  No objection from Petitioner.
              MR. SCHLESINGER:  No objection, Your Honor.
              COMMISSIONER JONES:  Thank you.  Will all parties that are going to testify please stand at this time to be sworn.  Please face my bailiff.
              THE BAILIFF:  All raise your right hands, please.
              (Witnesses sworn.)
              COMMISSIONER JONES:  Okay.  In respect to Cause No. 03FC-10670, we're proceeding on a petition that was filed by Sharon Jeep on or about the 3rd day of November of the year 2003, and in respect to the cause 03FC-10668, we're proceeding on the petition that was filed by Kristen Capps on the 3rd day of November of 2003, as well.
CROSS-EXAMINATION BY MR. SCHLESINGER: 
          Q.   Mr. Jeep, have you ever struck your wife? 
          A.   No. 
          Q.   Have you ever pushed your wife? 
          A.   No. 
          Q.   Have you ever injured your wife? 
          A.   No. 
          Q.   Have you ever threatened to strike her, push her, or injure her? 
          A.   In no way, shape, or form. 
              MR. SCHLESINGER:  No further questions. 
              COMMISSIONER JONES:  Mr. Robinson. 
              MR. ROBINSON:  Nothing further, Your Honor. 
              COMMISSIONER JONES:  Okay.  Any additional questions? 
              MR. SCHLESINGER:  No additional questions, Your Honor. 
              COMMISSIONER JONES:  Thank you, Mr. Jeep.  You may return to your seat. 
              Does that conclude the Petitioner's case? 
              MR. ROBINSON:  No, Your Honor.  I want to call Kristen Capps to the stand, please. 
              COMMISSIONER JONES:  Before we do that, gentlemen, if you'd approach. 
              THE CLERK:  Commissioner, we're off the record.
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              COMMISSIONER JONES:  Back on the record in the matter of Sharon Jeep v. David Jeep. 
              MR. SCHLESINGER:  I do renew my objection based--I renew my objection to all the testimony about physical abuse, physical harm, and threatened harm, based on it being outside the scope of the pleadings. 
              COMMISSIONER JONES:  Overruled. 
              The Court finds--First of all, the Court amends the pleadings to conform with the evidence adduced.[1]  The Court does find the allegations of the amended petition[2] to be true.  The Court does enter a full order of protection against the Respondent.  This order will supercede the ex parte order of protection entered in this cause on the 3rd day of November and serves to terminate that order. 
              The Respondent should not use, attempt to use, or threaten to use physical force against the Petitioner that would be reasonably expected to cause her bodily harm, should not stalk, abuse, threaten to abuse, molest, or disturb her peace wherever she may be found.  He also shall not communicate with her in any manner or through any means. 
              And he is also further restrained from the residence at 16325 Centerpointe Drive in Wildwood, Missouri 63040. 
              This order will expire the 19th day of November, the year 2004. 
              MR. SCHLESINGER:  Your Honor--
              COMMISSIONER JONES:  That will conclude the hearing.
              MR. SCHLESINGER:  Your Honor--
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[1] This surprise finding, which over rules the petitioners own assertions is in direct conflict with Due Process of Law.  The Respondent NEVER had a chance. 
[2] There were TWO post trial motions for this “amended petition” it was never provided nor was the respondent ever allowed to heard on this “amended petition
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