The State calls Carla Anthony:
do you live?
do you work?
Anthony:The emergency room.
do you do?
Anthony:I am a Registered Nurse.
you handled patients that were sexually assaulted?
Sterling:Were you working on March 24?
Sterling:Did you see Yolanda Saldivar?
did you see her?
morning I was busy with several other people, and two women came
into the area. Another Nurse said one of the women had been sexually
you recall at about what time?
Sterling:What was the first thing that you did on this
she was taken back to the private room.
Sterling:Who does the exam?
Anthony:The doctor will usually do a vaginal exam.
Sterling:Who was the patient?
was Ms. Saldivar doing when you entered the room?
Anthony:She was depressed and she was in the room with a
blanket on her.
did she appear to you?
looked kind of depressed
did she do then?
stayed in the chair until I asked her to take her vital signs.
you take her vital signs?
did you see?
had some bruised marks around her neck.
does the patient usually wear?
Anthony:Ms. Saldivar was in her gown.
Sterling:Who was with Ms. Saldivar?
you know at that time that this was Selena?
you start questioning Ms. Saldivar?
Sterling:On this that day, did you talk to the police?
Anthony:I did. I told the police that the rape had
happened in another country.
Sterling:What did the police say?
talk to the Detective.
Sterling:What did he say?
said because the rape happened in another country, there was not
much that we could do.
did you do?
made arrangements for Ms. Saldivar to go to San Antonio because the
rape was out of our jurisdiction.
Sterling:The doctor asked her what happened?
started talking to the doctor with encouragement from Selena.
Sterling:What did Ms. Saldivar say happened?
Anthony:She said she was assaulted by two men from
somewhere near Monterrey, and that they had beat her with a bat in
the back repeatedly.
Sterling:Did the doctor do an examination?
Anthony:Yes, just a routine examination. He didn't do an
Sterling:Why did he not do that?
Sterling:If Ms. Saldivar would be sent to San Antonio for
an exam, would this affect this vaginal area?
was Selena doing?
Anthony:Occasionally, Selena would reach over and touch my
you talk afterwards?
Anthony:I asked her if she had had any vaginal bleeding.
It was sustained by the Judge.
said she had a little bit of bleeding.
Sterling:What did Selena do at that time?
went over and picked up Saldivar's clothing one by one.
to approach to have Ms. Anthony to identify the clothing.
Anthony:Identified the clothing. Exhibit 8a, 8b.
clothing did Ms. Saldivar have on when she left the hospital.
light green hospital clothing pants. Scrubs.
Sterling:What did Selena and Ms. Saldivar do at that time?
Anthony:Selena signed the paperwork and then took Ms.
Saldivar to San Antonio.
Sterling:How many sexually assaults have you seen?
Anthony:About 30 or several.
your opinion have you seen clothing like these from an assault?
Sterling:The Prosecution Rest.
Hagans: Who was
Hagans: In your
opinion, would you be able to give out this kind of information?
the doctor note on the chart that Ms. Saldivar did have bruises?
made a statement that she did didn't you?
you looked at the clothing in the bag can you say that they are Ms.
your mark them with a special mark or tag?
how can you tell?
Hagans: Did you
say Ms. Saldivar was examined routinely in a GYN Room?
you say that you saw her in a fetal position?
Hagans: And you
say that she was depressed?
said she walked over to the examining table didn't you?
Hagans: Did she
look like she was in pain?
Hagans: I want
to go over your testimony. How many times did you get in touch with
Anthony:Once in Corpus and once here.
Hagans: How was
Ms. Saldivar talking?
you agree that her voice was tearful and shaky?
told Selena that no evidence would be done in this hospital, right?
Hagans: Is it
customary for someone else to sign the consent form?
in unusual cases. We don't have a policy. Anyone can sign.
Hagans: Is it
customary for someone else to sign that patient's name?
Selena sign Yolanda's name?
Anthony:Yes. We never write that in our notes.
was Ms. Saldivar in when she left the hospital?
Anthony:Light green shrubs that we gave her to put on.
have no more questions.
Trinidad Espinoza also testified Thursday, but his testimony
is not included here.