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Prosecution shows video of Garibay caving to investigators

He agrees to go for a ride with them after 10hrs
Posted at 6:28 PM, Nov 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-30 21:40:57-05

The Bakersfield man on trial for killing his wife was in court for the fourth day Thursday.

As 23 ABC has reported 46-year-old Gonzalo Garibay told police officers he killed his wife Rosa Garibay in 2016 and hid her body in Ojei, California.

Prosecutors resumed the long video, they started Wednesday, of Gonzalo Garibay talking with investigators. That video was recorded four days after Rosa Garibay died in 2016. And started as a missing person investigation. Also Garibay was not under arrest at the time.

The portion of the video showed Thursday showed Garibay eventually caving to investigators over ten hours after he started talking with them. Police reports stat, Garibay later agreed to show police where his wife’s body was located around 2:30 in the morning.  

Throughout the video Gonzalo denied knowing where was Rosa and what happened to her.
Questioning became more intense around 11pm that evening, 7 hours after the questioning began, when investigators told Gonzalo Rosa deserves better and his children deserve to have a proper burial for Rosa.

While that part of the video played, Rosa’s sisters, who were in court again today, sobbed and Rosa’s older sister put her arm around her younger sister.

Meanwhile Gonzalo Garibay’s reaction to the video has been the same through the over ten-hour video. He has sat right in front of the screen with his glasses on following along with the transcript calmly.

Just after 2 AM in the video, a new investigator told Gonzalo Garibay they think Rosa was dead. They saw a lot of blood in the trunk of their car. However, they didn't know how she died and they need Garibay to tell them what happened. The video ended at 2:30 in the morning with Garibay and the two investigators leaving for a drive.

Where that video ended is where Thursday's hearing ended. The prosecution plans to continue with the investigator’s testimony when court is scheduled to resume Friday morning.



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