Testimony of Charles Arthur Smith at Darren Huenemann's trial
Q: And the car is the car that's parked
there now in photo one of Exhibit 1?
The Vancouver Sun for October 5, 1990 puts the sun set at 6:43
p.m. The weather was clear with visibility of 30 miles according to
Environment Canada. This means darkness did not occur until after at least
7:15 p.m. Mr. Smith may not have known what time it was but he was
definite that it was dark. It is impossible for someone to mistake
daylight for darkness.
A: That's Doris's car, yeah.
Q: And did you ever see the person's face
A: No, I didn't. They backed out of
the passenger's side.
Q: Did you ever have an opportunity to see
what sex it would be?
A: Not really. I kind of assumed it
was Sharon, but --
Q: You didn't see?
Q: Could you tell His Lordship and the jury
any indication of when that might have been that that happened?
A: Well, again, because I hadn't slept all
day I was a little uncertain as to the time, but I think it was probably
around eight o'clock because that's when we put our kids to bed, and that's
generally the time when I go around closing curtains, locking doors and
things, but it could have been earlier. I can't be positive. It
could have been earlier. It could have been seven o'clock, seven-
thirty. It was dark. (my emphasis
added) I know that because the light was clear on the roof of the car.