MT. PLEASANT —
Caldwell, father of Lisa Techel, testified Monday.
The second interview involved Special Agent Chris Thomas. That interview was videotaped. Jurors had transcripts of the interview, but most also watched the video.
Techel told Thomas he didn't immediately connect the noise outside the shower to a gunshot. When he went in, he pulled the sheets back from Lisa and “saw a hole in her sports bra.”
Techel said he shook her shoulder and Lisa, “just moaned a little.” He went outside to look for the shooter, and she was no longer breathing by the time he returned.
Most of Techel's description was calm. His voice broke occasionally, but that was the exception for the first half-hour or so. He became more emotional after describing his actions.
“Why couldn't I do something to save the woman I love? The woman I married?” he said.