Scott Allen DeBruyn, 56, stays lodged within the Ottawa County Jail following the second day of a preliminary examination into the April 12, 2017, loss of life of 23-year-old Camille Gesiakowski of Grand Haven. On the finish of Tuesday’s listening to, Assistant Prosecuting Legal professional John Scheuerle requested Ottawa County District Decide Craig Bunce to maneuver the case to the Circuit Court docket.
Public defender Christine Tober disputed the motion.
“I don’t assume they met the weather of the supply portion” of the cost,” she stated.
Bunce stated he would take the case underneath advisement in order that he can evaluate the testimony from the primary day of the listening to, which happened final week.
Representatives from the Grand Haven Division of Public Security took the witness stand throughout Tuesday’s listening to.
Officer Dana Beekman testified that she was the primary one to reach on the Baymont Inn after the 6:36 a.m. name. Beekman stated that she met DeBruyn, who was within the car parking zone having a cigarette, they usually went to the motel room the place the officer famous the sufferer mendacity on the mattress with no signal of life.
Detective Bryan Tithof testified that he went to the motel shortly after officers arrived. He stated proof collected on the time included 4 empty cans of “duster,” which he testified was used for huffing.
The court docket then watched a video of the interview that Tithof carried out with DeBruyn this previous April 17, somewhat greater than two years after the incident. In the course of the two-hour-long interview, DeBruyn claims again and again that he by no means gave Gesiakowski any tablets.
An post-mortem report, mentioned through the first part of the preliminary examination, revealed that Gesiakowski’s loss of life was probably the results of “combined toxicity.” The lady’s oxycodone limits had been properly above “the referenced vary of 40 nanograms per milliliter (ng/ml).
Medical expert Dr. Matthew Carr testified ultimately week’s preliminary examination that he used a toxicology report to find out that opioids, and primarily the oxycodone, “in all probability performed essentially the most important position in her loss of life.”
DeBruyn, within the video interview, stated he picked up Gesiakowski from jail on a Friday, stopped on the retailer and acquired some “duster,” and went to his house. Gesiakowski’s sister picked her up later that day.
On Sunday, DeBruyn stated he and Gesiakowski had been at his home when her father pulled into the driveway and was honking the horn. The 2 known as a taxi and went to the Baymont Inn to get away from him.
In response to Tithof, DeBruyn continued to buy extra duster for Gesiakowski and labored onerous to acquire tablets that he stated she requested.
Following a whole lot of prodding, DeBruyn ultimately admitted that he bought about 5 tablets, that he thought had been Norco, from Lona Daniels. He additionally stated he may need taken a few the tablets, however he by no means gave them to Gesiakowski.
DeBruyn additionally requested Tithof a number of occasions through the interview how the detective was going to show that he gave Gesiakowski tablets.
“You don’t have any proof,” DeBruyn stated. “It’s their phrase in opposition to mine,” he stated of the witnesses who testified about promoting him Percocet tablets that weekend.
The sufferer’s father, Blake Gesiakowski, who attended a part of the listening to, declined to touch upon the case earlier than it was over, aside from the next: “Our household remains to be very devastated from the lack of Camille,” he stated.