That’s why Stewart also cased the place, he said.
ÒThey don’t believe the young bull knows what he’s doing,” Kochems said.
Kalenic left the others in a moment of reason, Kochems said.
“Why? Because even a blind young bull finds hay every once in a while,” he said.
Kalenic became frightened when he realized Stewart and Campbell were “for real,” Kochems said.
“This was a real robbery,” and not some plan hatched over the course of a day spent wandering around Farrell.
“If something goes wrong, they lay it on him,” Kochems said, referring to Kalenic.
“And something goes wrong; they kill Will Basilone, and they lay it on him,” Kochems said.
Stewart and Campbell are linked as partners, and Kalenic was merely a younger boy they mentored from time to time.
“They’re so close that in prison they convinced their brothers to get girls pregnant” to encourage the girls to help them as alibi witnesses, Kochems said.
“This is tight,” he said of their relationship.
Stewart and Campbell each have brothers who struck up relationships with the sisters who drove the car that picked up Stewart, Campbell and Kalenic after the murder away from the scene of the crime.
The sisters, Cierra and Olivia Vincent, gave conceived babies with Eric Stewart and “Dre” Campbell after the murder, Cierra Vincent testified last week.
Much of the testimony heard in Stewart’s trial will likely be repeated when Campbell’s case is heard. That case is set for October’s trial term.