Posted by Pleasident, a resident of the Birdland neighborhood, on Aug 24, 2009 at 1:19 pm
"A security tape recorded by the Castlewood Country Club showed a 2001 red Camaro owned by Scherer III entering the community at 8:27 p.m. March 7 and exiting at 1 a.m. the next morning"
Not to stand up for this guy at all, just to get confirmation - I thought the security tape recorded a red Camaro that wasn't positively identified as Sherer's. It would be pretty open and shut if they got the license plate on the security tape, but from previous articles in the Weekly, I gathered that wasn't the case. Could be wrong. Been on a jury before though and that kind of detail makes the difference.
Posted by Janet Pelletier, managing editor of the Pleasanton Weekly, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Aug 25, 2009 at 4:12 pm
Judge Jeffrey Horner said in his ruling for Scherer to stand trial that he determined that while you can't see the driver in the still shots from the security tape, the Camaro is Scherer's car.
Keep in mind that Horner also explained before he made his ruling that the burden of proof in ordering a defendant to stand trial is not the same as it is in a jury trial (guilty beyond a reasonable doubt)