"If Carter and Artis were innocent, then they were railroaded by the entire Paterson, N.J. criminal justice system"

­ Jack Newfield in The New York Post

WITNESS LIST

CARTER-ARTIS MURDER TRIAL, 1967

This witness list was prepared by a reporter for use during Carter's first trial in 1967. There's no way of telling whether it is accurate, complete, or whether all of these people actually testified, but the list will give you some sense of how large a conspiracy would have been required to frame Carter and Artis.

PROSECUTION WITNESSES

  • Charles Geiger
  • Patrolman Philip Lapadura
  • Frank Campagna
  • William Marins
  • Patricia Graham Valentine
  • Ronald Ruggeriero
  • Alfred Bello
  • Arthur Bradley
  • Kent Kellogg
  • Sylvia Smith
  • David McFarland
  • Vincent Lippi
  • Raymond Hilarcik
  • Charles Savers
  • Carmine D'Argenio
  • Mrs. Nauyoks
  • Sgt. Mario Oppomollo
  • Ptl. Charles Higgins
  • Lt. James Lawless
  • Ptl. Alexander Greenough
  • Ptl. John Unger
  • Sgt. Theodore Capter
  • Ptl. Angelo DeChellis
  • Sgt. Robert Tanis
  • Ptl. John Nativo
  • Lt. Al Lynch
  • Ptl. Edward McSheffry
  • Det. Emil DiRobbio
  • Ptl. Joseph Tomaro
  • Ptl. Chas Franco
  • Dr. Joseph Raso
  • Dr. Joseph DeMattia
  • Dr. Khalil Gareso
  • Dr. Kirk P. Kalemkeris
  • Dr. William A. Dwyer
  • Dr William J. Van Vooren
  • Dr. Allan S. Ellis
  • Lt. Jos. Rafferty
  • Ptl. Edward Callahan
  • Det. Donald LeConte
  • Det. Robert Sullivan
  • Fireman Joseph Parkin
  • Ptl. Dominic DeSenzo
  • Ptl. Richard McAteer
  • Ptl. Glenn Krieger
  • Sgt. John Dintott
  • Trooper Joseph Kowalik
  • John Anderson
  • John Brady
  • Co. Invest. Anthony Rosciano
  • Pat. Sgt. Anthony DeFranco
  • Co. Invest. Lt. Vincent DeSimone
  • Capt. John Gourley
  • Det. Eugene Fredericksx
  • Sgt. John McGuire
  • Earl Hines
  • Pat. Sgt. Robert Mohl
  • Pat. Sgt. Peter Kliker
  • Stanley B. Rizman
  • Charles Mongiovi
  • Pat Moricca
  • John Opperly
  • Pat. Ptl. Frank Gilardi
  • Pat.Ptl. Georgfe Kunzig
  • Det. Sgt. Carmine DeSilva
  • Dep. Fire Chief Eugene Mariana
  • Elizabeth Panagia
  • Joseph Panagia
  • Roy Skillen
  • Pat. Det. John Rafferty
  • Sgt. Robert O'neill
  • Sgt. Carmine Falzone
  • Ptl. Salvator Santora
  • Edward Rawls
  • John Royster
  • Elwood Tuck
  • Royal Ivey
  • Edward Allan
  • Alvin Valentine
  • William Johnson
  • Ernest Brown
  • Lawrence Burns

 

FOR ARTIS:

  • Emma Ward
  • Roosevelt Bannister
  • John Artis Jr.
  • Pro. William Hardy Jr.
  • Gwendolyn High
  • John Royster
  • John Sisco
  • Wayn Burwell
  • Louise Garnett
  • Elwood Tuck
  • Edward Migliaccio
  • Melissa Huntley
  • James Comerford
  • Mrs. Van Rensselaer
  • Albert Thompson
  • Joseph Donato
  • Myra Barr
  • Betty Norris
  • Sal Sousa

FOR CARTER:

  • Jerry Reaves
  • John Royster
  • Kathleen McGuire
  • Mrs. Mapes McGuire
  • Walter Watson
  • Elwood Tuck
  • Bill Hardney
  • Neil Morris
  • Eddie Rawls
  • Pat Amato
  • Carmine Tedeschi
  • Peter Rusch
  • Merritt Wimberley
  • Mrs. Rubin Carter

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