The prosecution in the Peter Mallory trial concluded their case Tuesday.
Prosecuting attorneys Kevin McMurry and Stephen Lee began the day by questioning more employees of the former TV-33 station. The questions pertained to their knowledge of computer torrents, surveillance cameras, reported thefts, any child porn found at the station and they were asked to identify the computers in the station that they would use.
The witnesses unanimously stated that they were not familiar with the computer allegedly used at the station to download child pornography and attested that they mostly used computers in the newsroom and studio area; a few occasionally used a computer in Mallory’s office.
Defense attorney Ed Garland asked witnesses to describe their experience working for Mallory, and Mallory received positive acknowledgements from the witnesses, one saying, “I loved working there. Mr. Mallory was very nice to me.”
A former female employee was asked to identify herself in an image taken from Mallory’s hidden camera. After identifying herself she was asked by defense if Mallory ever told her anything about being on camera. The victim recalled Mallory saying, “Always conduct yourself as if you are on camera.”
More law enforcement officers were asked to identify child victims in images that were found on the drives of Mallory’s computer. The officers said they were familiar with the images from previous cases that they were involved in.
Derrick Weaver, a forensic computer specialist for the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, was asked to explain a photo-viewing program found on one of Mallory’s drives. He explained that if a pic is opened or viewed, it creates a thumbnail view of the viewed images and puts them into an OIS folder, a folder that was also found on the drive.
The day ended with the prosecution’s rest. The trial was expected to continue today.