ANN RULE SAID
ANN RULE SAID:
The neighbors in Bend had reported that the Northons and Story's had been going through the house removing items, garbage bags full. The Northons had been told by the police not to remove any items. They later admitted that they had violated this directive. Moreover, the Northons stole many of Liysa valuables. Chris friends and family also stole and selectively destroyed evidence that would have incriminated either Chris or themselves.
TRANSCRIPT OF CUSTODY TRIAL DESCHUTES CO N0 01-DS-0530-ST
DIRECT EXAMINATION OF ALI WILSON
Q: And what happened next?
A: Mr. Northon and Dave Story took the drugs that were in the checkbook in Chris's file cabinet and loaded it in the truck and took off.
INCIDENT REPORT 00-437609
“On 10-10-00 Chris Olsen was told by several officers NOT to enter the residence. Later that day we received information that Chris Olson and Christopher Northon's parents entered Chris and Liysa's residence located at 821 NW 17th Bend, Oregon, and removed a flight bag....Detective Loren Weilacher form the Oregon State Police in Bend went and interviewed Chris Olsen at the residence of Chris and Liysa Northon. Dick Northon was also present at the interview.”
TRANSCRIPT DESCUTES CO. CASE NO;01-DS-0530-ST
DIRECT EXAMINATION OF AMY CAMPBELL
A: “There were people whom I later found out to be Chris's friend the minister (Dave Story) going through the house at two in the morning with a flashlight -taking things out. Chris's sister was there later, getting bags full of things and there were bags of things set out.”
(It was after this that State Trooper Van Atta called Dr. Jon Tor De Witt and told him to remove Liysa's belongings.)
ANN RULE SAID:
DR. JON TOR DE WITT'S AFFIDAVIT #5 and #6
Shortly after Chris Northon's death I had contact with Oregon State Troopers Jim Van Atta and Mike Wilson, who initially indicated that no one should enter Liysa and Chris's house until it was processed by the police. Subsequent to that conversation, trooper Jim Van Atta contacted me and indicated that Liysa and Chris's house had been processed by police and encouraged us to remove what we wanted as soon as possible because he had knowledge that Dick Northon and Chris's friends had been in the house from day one and that items were being removed.
On Oct. 22, 2000, Don King, Ali Wilson and her daughter, Liysa's son and I went to Liysa and Chris's Bend house with a U-Haul truck for the purpose of removing items belonging to Liysa and her sons. Upon arriving, several of Chris Northon's family and friends were in the house removing items and were joined by additional friends throughout the day. It appeared that numerous items had already been removed from the house. (Liysa's son) was there to assist us in determining what items belonged to Liysa and the boys.
ANN RULE SAID:
Mahatma Ghandi, whose known as the father of non-violence, when asked if faced with a situation of protecting a loved one with violence or remaining passive he said without hesitation you must us violence to protect a loved one because cowardice and standing idly by is a far greater sin than protecting what you love.