At the Courthouse: Gina Gonzalez takes stand in Forde case
On May 30, 2009, Gina Gonzalez lost her husband and 9-year-old daughter when a group of people came into her home and a tall man shot them to death.
Gonzalez was also shot, but survived.
On Tuesday, Gonzalez testified for the first time about the events of that night, albeit in an abbreviated way.
Gonzalez testified Tuesday she recognized Forde for several reasons. It was the first time she’d seen her in person since the incident, she wasn’t wearing makeup (the women in the photo lineup were wearing makeup), she had the same smile and her hair was styled the same way.
As for the smile, Gonzalez said that after the shootings, the home invaders ransacked her house and then left. However, when she was on the phone with 911, she looked up and saw the woman standing on the threshold, smiling.
“She saw me standing there and her face dropped and she said ‘Oh, (expletive),” Gonzalez said.