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The Latest: A look at the witnesses that could be called to testify in Greitens trial

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News 4 has learned new information about witnesses that could be called to testify in the invasion of privacy case against Missouri Governor Eric Greitens.

The Governor’s defense team filed a list of a number of people who could potentially be called at trial as witnesses, including those already listed by the prosecution. Those people include KS, the woman at the center of the allegations that the Governor took a picture of the woman in a state of undress without her consent. The witnesses also include the woman's ex-husband and one of her friends.

We also know now that the defense may call St. Louis Police Chief John Hayden. News 4 has reported on conflicting statements between the Chief and the St. Louis Circuit Attorney regarding whether or not police were called to investigate the case. 

The defense also plans to call two people who appear to be local psychologists or mental health professionals. It’s unclear about what they may testify.

The defense has also placed News 4’s Lauren Trager on their list of potential witnesses, as well as another representative of the media, Victor Faust of Fox 2 News. The prosecution has also subpoenaed the Columbia Daily Tribune for information.

The state has also indicated they may call a number of expert witnesses, including an electrical engineer. He is expected to testify regarding whether or not someone can distinguish the sound of an iPhone taking a picture and whether or not a picture on an iPhone means the photo is automatically transmitted to a computer.

The defense is asking the judge not to allow that person’s testimony, claiming he is not qualified to render those opinions.

Jury selection in the case is slated to start May 10th and the trial is scheduled to start the following Monday, May 14th.

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