TRIAL TRANSCRIPT & POSTCONVICTION MOTION filed February 13, 2019

      John Knospler Jr.'s motion for Motion for Postconviction Relief was filed in the Natrona County district court on February 13, 2019.   The State will be represented by the Wyoming Attorney General's Office that will file a response to the motion.  The court will then determine whether an evidentiary hearing will be conducted to determine the truth of the John's verified allegations.  At an evidentiary hearing,  John will have to prove the allegations are true and he is entitled to have his conviction reversed. 

     The State has been requested to conduct their own re-enactments by shooting through a tempered glass window and attempt to re-enact the unusual "double" discharge malfunction.  Mr. Knospler believes that the malfunction was the result of Mr. Baldwin grabbing the firearm as part of the struggle.  A motion for DNA testing of the spent cartridge would conclusively prove innocence.  The WY Crime Lab refused to conduct "limp wristing" testing or DNA testing on the spent cartidge.  The Wyoming district court refused to order postconviction DNA testing.    

      The trial transcript, postconviction, motion and supporting exhibits in PDF format can be downloaded by clicking applicable PDF link.  The video exhibits  referred to in the motion can be viewed at the end of this page.  

EXHIBIT LIST FOR POSTCONVICTION MOTION

 

PART 1:  Reports, photos, and evidence available and/or offered at time of the original trial

 

Def Ex: 1  Report - John Daily Invest Report (annotated) (14 p.)

Def Ex: 2  Video – Racks security – Knospler leaves

Def Ex: 3  Video – Racks security – Baldwin leaves and Racks’ personnel

Def Ex: 4  Photos – Knospler enter-exit RACKS (annotated) (1 p.)

Def Ex: 5  Photos – Baldwin enter – exit RACKS (annotated) (1 p.)

Def Ex: 6  Photos – Andujar actions at door (annotated) (5 p.)

Def Ex: 7  Photos – Hudson, Guill, and Logan at front door (7 p.)

Def Ex: 8  Chart – ref: RACKS’ witnesses at front door (3 p.)

Def Ex: 9  Photo – RACKS - ft door parked vehicles (annotated) (1 p.)

Def Ex: 10  Photo – RACKS - Knospler COBALT snow void (annotated) (1 p.)

Def Ex: 11  Photo – RACKS parking lot - Baldwin deceased (annotated) (1 p.)

Def Ex: 12  Photo – RACKS parking lot - Baldwin close-up (annotated) (1 p.)

Def Ex: 13  Photo – RACKS parking lot (am) - Ford pickup (annotated) (1 p.)

Def Ex: 14  Photo – RACKS parking lot (am) - Baldwin (annotated) (1 p.)

Def Ex: 15  Photo – RACKS parking lot (am) - Baldwin back (annotated) (1 p.)

Def Ex: 16  [INTENTIONALLY LEFT BLANK]

Def Ex: 17  Video – Knospler’s mv stop by law enforcement

Def Ex: 18  Photo – COBALT (LE stop) ft view of hood (annotated) (1 p.)

Def Ex: 19  Photo – COBALT (LE stop) passenger side (annotated) (1 p.)

Def Ex: 20  Photo – COBALT (LE stop) interior driver’s seat and hat (annotated) (1 p.)

Def Ex: 21  Photo – COBALT (LE stop) interior glass on dash (annotated) (1 p.)

Def Ex: 22  Photo – COBALT (LE stop) interior duffle and firearm (annotated) (1 p.)

Def Ex: 23  Photos – Compare COBALT and Baldwin’s bro’s Ford (annotated) (1 p.)

Def Ex: 24  Photo – LE at garage - duffle bag with firearm (annotated) (1 p.)

Def Ex: 25  Photo – LE at garage - .45 Nighthawk left side (annotated) (1 p.)

Def Ex: 26  Photos – LE at garage - glass shards (annotated) (1 p.)

Def Ex: 27  Photo – RACKS parking lot glass (next day) (annotated) (1 p.)

Def Ex: 28  Photo – RACKS parking lot toward door (next day) (annotated) (1 p.)

Def Ex: 29  Photo – RACKS parking lot glass (next day) (annotated) (1 p.)

Def Ex: 30  Photos – RACKS parking lot (next day) glass away from vehicle (1 p.)

Def Ex: 31  Photo – RACKS Google Earth locate Knospler COBALT (1 p.)

Def Ex: 32  [INTENTIONALLY LEFT BLANK]

Def Ex: 33  Report – AUTOPSY - Dr. Carver (annotated) (8 p.)

Def Ex: 34  Photo – Morgue T-shirt and wound (measure) (annotated) (1 p.)

Def Ex: 35  Photo – Morgue T-shirt and wound (annotated) (1 p.)

Def Ex: 36  Photo – Autopsy T-shirt and entrance wound (annotated) (1 p.)

Def Ex: 37  Photo – Morgue exit hole T-shirt (annotated) (1 p.)

Def Ex: 38  Photos – Morgue and autopsy (back exit wound) (annotated) (1 p.)

Def Ex: 39  Photos – Autopsy Baldwin rt hand and forearm (annotated) (1 p.)

Def Ex: 40  [INTENTIONALLY LEFT BLANK]

Def Ex: 41  [INTENTIONALLY LEFT BLANK]

Def Ex: 42  [INTENTIONALLY LEFT BLANK]

Def Ex: 43  [INTENTIONALLY LEFT BLANK]

Def Ex: 44  Schematic 1911 Army .45 (1 p.)

Def Ex: 45  Report – WY Crime Lab firearms exam (Norris) (2 p.)

Def Ex: 46  Exam notes – WY Crime Lab (Norris) (16 p.)

Def Ex: 47  Photo – WY Crime Lab Baldwin T-shirt (annotated) (1 p.)

Def Ex: 48  Photos – WY Crime Lab .45 Nighthawk and stovepipe (1 p.)

Def Ex: 49  Emails notes – WY Crime Lab till Sept 2014 (18 p.)

Def Ex: 50  (Ex 321 at trial) (1 p.)

Def Ex: 51  (Ex 322 at trial) (1 p.)

Def Ex: 52  (Ex 323 at trial) (1 p.)

Def Ex: 53  Photo - (parking lot glass – trial) (annotated) (1 p.)

Def Ex: 54  Photo - (parking lot glass – OME) (annotated) (1 p.)

Def Ex: 55  Photo - (parking lot glass – OME close-up) (annotated) (1 p.)

Def Ex: 56  [INTENTIONALLY LEFT BLANK]

Def Ex: 57  [INTENTIONALLY LEFT BLANK]

Def Ex: 58  [INTENTIONALLY LEFT BLANK]

Def Ex: 59  [INTENTIONALLY LEFT BLANK]

 

PART 2: Videos, photos, and evidence available by conducting the re-enactments recommended in the Daily Report (Ex 1)

 

Def Ex: 60  Video – 1st shoot 9-9-17 (combined)

Def Ex: 61  Video – 1st shoot 9-9-17 SIDE VIEW

Def Ex: 62  Video – 2nd shoot 9-9-17 (combined)

Def Ex: 63  Video – 3rd shoot 9-9-17 (combined)

Def Ex: 64  Video – 3rd shoot 9-9-17 (INSIDE)

Def Ex: 65  Photos – glass plumbs all 3 shoots 9-9-17 (annotated) (1 p.)

Def Ex: 66  Photos – post 1st shoot glass dispersal 9-9-17 (annotated) (1 p.)

Def Ex: 67  Photos – post 2nd shoot glass dispersal 9-9-17 (annotated) (1 p.)

Def Ex: 68  Photos – post 3rd shoot glass dispersal & T-shirt 9-9-17 (annotated) (1 p.)

Def Ex: 69  Photos – 9-9-17 post all 3 shoots showing long narrow shards (3 p.)

Def Ex: 70  Video – Window A 11-4-17 (combined)

Def Ex: 71  Video – Window B 11-4-17 (combined)

Def Ex: 72  Video – Window C 11-4-17 (combined)

Def Ex: 73  Photos – glass plumbs 11-4-17 all 3 shoots (annotated) (1 p.)

Def Ex: 74  Photos – 11/4/17 1st shoot long shards (annotated) (1 p.)

Def Ex: 75  Video – window break 11-28-18

Def Ex: 76  Photo – post-blunt force left dash glass 11-28-18 (annotated) (1 p.)

Def Ex: 77  Photo – post-blunt force center dash glass 11-28-18 (annotated) (1 p.)

Def Ex: 78  Photo – post-blunt force right dash glass 11-28-18 (annotated) (1 p.)

Def Ex: 79  Photo – post-blunt force center console 11-28-18 (annotated) (1 p.)

Def Ex: 80  Photo – post-blunt force center from pass side 11-28-18 (annotated) (1 p.)

Def Ex: 81  Video – Cobalt window shoot-bullet capture 11-28-18

Def Ex: 82  Photo – 11-28-18 - setup for capture wide view (annotated) (1 p.)

Def Ex: 83  Photo – 11-28-18 - Target (pre-shoot) (annotated) (1 p.)

Def Ex: 84  Photo – 11-28-18 - setup for capture box (annotated) (1 p.)

Def Ex: 85  Photos – 11-28-18 - glass plumb from Ex 81 (annotated) (1 p.)

Def Ex: 86  Photo – 11-28-18 Cobalt window ft (post-shoot) (annotated) (1 p.)

Def Ex: 87  Photo – 11-28-18 Cobalt window rear (post-shoot) (annotated) (1 p.)

Def Ex: 88  Photo – 11-28-18 Damage thru glass (annotated) (1 p.)

Def Ex: 89  Photo – 11-28-18 Damage to target - thru glass (close-ups) (1 p.)

Def Ex: 90  Photo – 11-28-18 Damages to target – no glass (close-ups) (1 p.)

Def Ex: 91  Photos – 11-28-18 Compare damage to T-shirt with and without glass 

Def Ex: 92  Photos – 11-28-18 .45 bullet without intervening glass

Def Ex: 93  Video – 1-5-19 - 1st shoot thru glass (combined)

Def Ex: 94  Video – 1-5-19 – 2nd shoot thru glass (combined)

Def Ex: 95  Video – 1-5-19 – 3rd shoot thru glass (combined)

Def Ex: 96  Video – 1-5-19 – 4th shoot – no glass (combined)

Def Ex: 97  Video – 1-5-19 – 5th shoot – no glass (combined)

Def Ex: 98  Photos – 1-5-19 – pre-shoot setup

Def Ex: 99  Photos – 1-5-19 – 1st shoot window (annotated)

Def Ex: 100  Photos – 1-5-19 – 1st shoot T-shirt (annotated)

Def Ex: 101  Photos – 1-5-19 – 1st shoot ballistic gel (annotated)

Def Ex: 102  Photos – 1-5-19 – 1st shoot glass (annotated)

Def Ex: 103  Photos – 1-5-19 – 1st shoot bullet (annotated)

Def Ex: 104  Photos – 1-5-19 – 2nd shoot window (annotated)

Def Ex: 105  Photos – 1-5-19 – 2nd shoot T-shirt (annotated)

Def Ex: 106  Photos – 1-5-19 – 2nd shoot cotton battens (annotated)

Def Ex: 107  Photos – 1-5-19 – 2nd shoot bullet (annotated)

Def Ex: 108  Photos – 1-5-19 – 3rd shoot window (annotated)

Def Ex: 109  Photos – 1-5-19 – 3rd shoot T-shirt (annotated)

Def Ex: 110  Photos – 1-5-19 – 3rd shoot ballistic gel (annotated)

Def Ex: 111  Photos – 1-5-19 – 3rd shoot bullet (annotated)

Def Ex: 112  [INTENTIONALLY LEFT BLANK]

Def Ex: 113  Photos – 1-5-19 – 4th shoot set-up (no glass window)

Def Ex: 114  Photos – 1-5-19 – 4th shoot T-shirt (no glass window)

Def Ex: 115  Photos – 1-5-19 – 4th shoot ballistic gel (no glass window)

Def Ex: 116  Photos – 1-5-19 – 4th shoot cotton battens and capture (no glass window)

Def Ex: 117  Photos – 1-5-19 – 4th shoot captured bullet (no glass window)

Def Ex: 118  [INTENTIONALLY LEFT BLANK]

Def Ex: 119  Photos – 1-5-19 – 5th shoot set-up (no glass window)

Def Ex: 120  Photos – 1-5-19 – 5th shoot T-shirt (no glass window)

Def Ex: 121  Photos – 1-5-19 – 5th shoot ballistic gel (no glass window)

Def Ex: 122  Photos – 1-5-19 – 5th shoot captured bullet (no glass window)

Def Ex: 123  Video – 1-5-19 – Window break blunt force (combined)

Def Ex: 124  Photos – 1-5-19 – Wind break setup and dispersal of glass (annotated)

Def Ex: 125  Photos – Compare damage T-shirt w & w/o glass and autopsy photo

Def Ex: 126  Photos - Compare glass on dash LE stop & blunt break 11-28-18 (1 p.)

Def Ex: 127  Photos – Compare glass center LE stop & blunt break 11-28-18 (1 p.)

Def Ex: 128  Photos – Compare glass pass side LE stop & blunt break 11-28-18 (1 p.)

Def Ex: 129  Photos – 11-2-18 – Enter hole NO GLASS and bullet captured

Def Ex: 130  Video – “Mythbusters” slo-mo of .45 bullet leaving firearm

Def Ex: 131  Video - collection – Internet examples of breaking window with fist

Def Ex: 132  Chapter from DiMaio, GUNSHOT WOUNDS (annotated) (7 p.)

Def Ex: 133  Article, Walley, Introduction to Properties of Silica (30 p.)

Def Ex: 134  Article, Frost et al, Forensic Pathology of Firearms Wounds (57 p.)

Ex 2 - RACKS Security
Ex 62 - 2nd shoot LUSK
Ex 60 - 1st shoot Lusk
Ex 61 - 1st shoot Lusk
RACKS Security front door
Ex 63 - 3rd shoot Lusk
Ex 70 - Shoot A - SB
Ex 72 - shoot Window C
Ex 81 - shoot/capture 11-28-19
Ex 93 1st shoot 1-5-19
Ex 75 - window break 11-28-18
Ex 71 - Shoot window B
Ex 64 - 3rd shoot inside
Ex 97 - shoot w/o glass 24"
Ex 95 - 3rd shoot 1-5-19
Ex 130 - Mythbuster video
Ex 96 - shoot w/o glass 28"
Ex 94 - 2nd shoot 1-5-19

VIDEO EXHIBITS SUBMITTED WITH POSTCONVICTION MOTION 

Ex 2 - Mr. Knospler leaves RACKS for the last time

Ex 3 - RACKS front door area showing various persons looking out the window in direction of Mr. Knospler's vehicle

Ex 60 - Video of 1st shoot in Lusk, WY shooting from the inside out with .45 firearm from front/side angle.  Shooter in passenger's seat.  (State's theory at trial)

Ex 61 - Video of 1st shoot in Lusk, WY shooting from the inside out with .45 firearm.  Shooter in passenger seat for safety reasons.  (State's theory at trial)

Ex 62 - Video of 2nd shoot in Lusk, WY shooting from the inside out with .45 firearm - shooter in driver's seat.  

(State's theory at trial)

Ex 63 - Video of 3rd shoot in Lusk, WY shooting from the inside out with .45 firearm and mannequin with T-shirt.

(State's theory at trial)

Ex 64 - Video of 3rd shoot in Lusk, WY shooting from the inside out with .45 firearm and mannequin with T-shirt.  View fro the inside.  (State's theory at trial)

Ex 70 - Video of Window A shoot in Scottsbluff, NE.  

(State's theory at trial)

Ex 71 - Video of Window B shoot in Scottsbluff, NE with mannequin (closer to window).  (State's theory at trial)

Ex 72 - Video of Window B shoot in Scottsbluff, NE with mannequin (closer to window).  (State's theory at trial)

Ex 75 - Defense re-enactment with blunt force to outside of window  with pendulum (8 lbs) at 6' radius.  Impact was at 12 feet per second.  (Defense theory at trial)

Ex 81 - Video of shoot and capture conducted 11/28/18 in Scottsbluff, NE. through window.   Target was T-shirt and through ballistic gel 21" from muzzle.  (State's theory at trial)

Ex 93 - Video of shoot and bullet capture conducted  1/5/19 in Lincoln, NE through window.   Target was T-shirt and through ballistic gel  for capture.  (State's theory at trial)

Ex 94 - Video of shoot and bullet capture conducted  1/5/19 in Lincoln, NE through window.   Target was T-shirt and through ballistic gel  for capture.  (State's theory at trial)

Ex 95 - Video of shoot and bullet capture conducted  1/5/19 in Lincoln, NE through window.   Target was T-shirt and through ballistic gel  for capture.  (State's theory at trial)

Ex 96 - Video of shoot and bullet capture conducted  1/5/19 in Lincoln, NE through window.   Target was T-shirt and through ballistic gel  for capture.  (State's theory at trial)

Ex 97 - Video of shoot and bullet capture conducted  1/5/19 in Lincoln, NE through window.   Target was T-shirt and through ballistic gel  for capture.  (DEFENSE theory at trial)

Ex 130 -  Mythbusters video of .45 at super slow motion showing bullet leaving muzzle of firearm.  

Ex 131 - Internet videos of breaking drivers side windows with fist. (DEFENSE theory at trial)

Ex 131 - Internet videos