Thomas Taitano took to the stand again today, completing his testimony in the Keith Castro murder case.
During his testimony, Taitano appears to have an issue with remembering many details of the night Castro was shot.
But Taitano is sure about one thing — that Joshua Palacios shot Keith Castro.
However, several details pointed out by Palacios’ attorney, Thomas Fisher, could not be recalled. Fisher prodded Taitano on the motive behind the murder, noting that it had to do with an altercation on social media.
Taitano could also not recall whether he was holding a baton when he attacked Castro. Taitano pleaded guilty to aggravated assault, admitting that he used a baton to strike Castro. However, in court Monday, he wasn’t sure. The Attorney General’s Office made it a point for Taitano to explain why he couldn’t recall and why he’s sure that Palacios shot Castro.
As for the baton, the AG contended that Palacios just agreed to the factual basis in the plea agreement when he took the deal, never telling the judge what happened that day.