The Trials of Frank Carson podcast: cast of characters

I’ll add more, but we need photos of the main players now


Frank Carson

That notorious booking photo

Frank Carson, booking photo STANISLAUS COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

Korey Kauffman, the murder victim

Korey Kauffman

The prosecutor: Chief Deputy District Attorney of Stanislaus County, Marlisa Ferreira

Chief DDA Marlisa Ferreira. She pushed this case forward very aggressively, and in the end was sanctioned by both the judge and the CA Bar Association

Stanislaus County District Attorney, Birgit Fladager

Stanislaus County District Attorney Birgit Fladager

The judge added that given other problems with the sharing of evidence discovery in the case, the district attorney “should have been sitting here and hearing what the problems are in your office. I don’t get it. I have never seen a case of this magnitude – as you know, I have tried some cases of some magnitude – where the District Attorney’s Office has made so many mistakes with respect to discovery.”

Judge slams DA’s Office mistakes in Carson case as “totally unacceptable”

Investigator Kirk Bunch

Stanislaus County District Attorney’s Facebook page: Kirk Bunch handed a plaque by DA Birgit Fladager: March 2020

As Criminal Investigator at Stanislaus County, Kirk Bunch made $191,144 in total compensation. Of this total $83,847 was received as a salary, $26,946 was received as overtime pay, $66,382 was received as benefits and $13,968 came from other types of compensation . This information is according to Stanislaus County payrolls for the 2018 fiscal year. Kirk Bunch total compensation is 6% higher than average criminal investigator salary, and 136% higher than average Stanislaus County salary.

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DA Investigator Kirk Bunch

Investigator Kirk Bunch and a detective named Evers promised they would “be my friend if I told the truth,” Saldana said. The officers, Saldana reported, prodded him to “just tell the truth, that the Athwals paid you to beat up people.”

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Frank and his mother – Frank and his supporters outside the courthouse after Frank Carson was released on bail

Frank Carson, his wife Georgia DeFilippo, and step-daughter Christina DeFilippo


Robert Woody, the prosecutors’ star witness

Robert Woody, booking photo STANISLAUS COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

Woody told the investigators, “Every time I try to tell you the truth, I’m the fucking liar.”


The Pop ‘n’ Cork brothers, the Athwals:

Left to right: Diljit “Dee” Athwal, his attorney Hans Hjertonsson, Baljit “Bobby” Athwal, and his attorney Jai Gohel

[Diljit] “Dee” Athwal, of the Pop ‘n’ Cork store

Daljit “Dee” Athwal with attorney JOAN BARNETT LEE FILE PHOTO

[Baljit] “Bobby” Athwal, from the Pop ‘n’ Cork store

Baljit “Bobby” Athwal

Former CHP officer Walter Wells

Modesto attorney Frank Carson, who has been acquitted of murder, was in court Tuesday asking a judge to dismiss charges against his co-defendant, a former California Highway Patrol officer who is set to stand trial in the homicide case. Walter Wells faces charges of conspiracy to obstruct justice and acting as an accessory in connection. Wells is accused of conspiring with Carson and brothers Baljit Athwal and Daljit Atwal in connection with the death of Korey Kauffman.

Ex-CHP officer accused in murder case has a new lawyer: his former co-defendant

Former CHP officer Scott McFarlane

Former CHP officer, Scott McFarlane, booking photo – STANISLAUS COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

Moody’s ruling meant the criminal case against McFarlane was over, and he was free to go. However, the case against McFarlane started all over again the following morning, when the District Attorney’s Office filed a new complaint against him with the identical accessory charge.

Ex-CHP officer accused in Turlock murder case free to go. Then, DA filed new charge

Former CHP officer “Q” Eduardo Quintanar

Eduardo “Q” Quintanar, right, was charged with conspiracy to obstruct justice in the 2012 slaying of Korey Kauffman. JOHN WESTBERG JWESTBERG@MODBEE.COM

The arrest (probable cause) warrant

The full 334 page arrest warrant for Frank Carson, Georgia DeFilippo, Christina DeFilippo, Daljit “Dee” Athwal, Baljit “Bobby” Athwal, Eduardo “Q” Quintanar, Walter Wells, and Scott McFarlane

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