Murder Defendant Testifies That Inform His Ex-Girlfriend 49 Times on Day of Killing Was N’t’Obsessive Behavior’
Joshua Aide, the Wisconsin guy on trial for attempting to kill his ex-girlfriend Rebecca Borkowski and her family friend John Miller, in addition to killing her dad James Gruettner, denied on the stand Wednesday that phoning her 49 times over the afternoon of the episode was obsessive.
#JoshuaAide — Cross: You predicted Rebecca 49 times daily?
Josh: I did
Prosecutor: You’d agree that is obsessive behaviour?
Josh: I wouldn’t [email protected] pic.twitter.com/WQz3EhenFM
The defense is attempting to show that the sufferers ambushed Aide, 40, and he fired back in self love. They maintained that this happened after the defendant displeased Borkowski by refusing to sell his late father’s house in 2019.
Prosecutors said it was Aide who did the exact ambushing while the victims were still attempting to repair a motor car or truck.
#JoshuaAide — Important to note, Josh testifies Rebecca had a gun pointed at him and that is why he had to take her. We have seen body cam footage, police appear, Rebeeca is around the ground with a bullet in her head. No gun discovered. @LawCrimeNetwork
The only thing both sides actually agree on is that the shooting happened after Borkowski, 33, ended a 5-year relationship with Aide. The prior few co-owned a Tahoe that’d radiator trouble. Borkowski said that she was planning to have it mended. Miller, a 57-year-old friend of her loved ones, came over to help that afternoon on August 4, 2020. The defendant, however, didn’t need them working within the automobile.
Aide maintained on the stand that Gruettner, 59, started shoving and punching himand that he fired to safeguard himself. He claimed to fire Miller after the guy tried to strike him at the back with something. Finally, he said he took Borkowski, who raised a weapon toward him.
Obviously this can be a 180 in the story presented by the natives, who said Aide showed up and started fire.
#JoshuaAide — Rebecca says they had been working on the car if Josh showed up. She turned about and that there was a laser pointed at the middle of her forehead. Second thing she knew she dropped and awakened seeing an officer. She watched her lying next to her @LawCrimeNetwork pic.twitter.com/E5glpQtUTJ
#JoshuaAide — John Miller testifies he is a friend of James Gruettner & his spouse. James asked him to work on a vehicle because of his daughter, Rebecca. While there, then the Aide showed up. He noticed”pop, soda”, turned around, red laser onto his head, he was subsequently shot. @LawCrimeNetwork pic.twitter.com/A7DdQeg97Y
The only”conspiracy” that the victims were part of has been giving Joshua’s property back to him to get him out of Rebecca’s life, the state says.
#JoshuaAide — Today discussing what prosecutors say led to the shooting. Josh and Rebecca co-owned a Tahoe. It needed work on it before she can get it to the defendant’s home. Josh told her to not have anybody else perform on the automobile. @LawCrimeNetwork pic.twitter.com/zRTpBNNL4Y
The prosecution pushed Aide on Wednesday regarding the dozens of telephone calls that he admittedly left to Borkowski on the afternoon of the shooting. He claimed that he had T-Mobile as a service, and didn’t understand whether the calls went through. The state brought up that Rebecca only phoned him three times daily, with the last call with him at 5:30 p.m.. When driving to the site of the shooting Oshkosh, from 6:36 p.m. to 8:04 p.m., Aide attempted to reach her 31 times. The prosecution suggested he was furious she wasn’t answering her cell phone. Aide maintained that this was normal behaviour for her.
In regards to the prior relationship, the defendant insisted that he didn’t request to reconcile with her, but just wanted to know why he abandoned him.
According to evidence and testimony, Aide noticed that another guy interacted with her on Facebook. Borkowski, obviously annoyed, said that it seemed like the defendant was”stalking” her.
#JoshuaAide — The evening before the shooting these messages had been exchanged between Rebecca and the defendant.
#JoshuaAide — Day before shooting messages:
Josh: No answer back? Yet you’ll be able to answer to Joseph Josef?
Rebecca: Josh exactly what the f***. Why is it that I need to explain myself to you. We’re nottttt [email protected] pic.twitter.com/LbBQaruGCu
After Miller got involved with the Tahoe fix, Aide claimed that the elderly man was with Borkowski.
“You have issues,” she wrote in reply. The defendant needed the car repaired by a professional mechanic. Borkowski said , stating that everyone was reserved and that she wanted the automobile gone from the weekend.
#JoshuaAide — Rebecca provides Josh Jon Miller’s telephone number saying he is going to help revive the radiator to the Tahoe so she could get the Tahoe to Josh. Josh then accuses her of Jon being her new boyfriend. @LawCrimeNetwork pic.twitter.com/HY87Yhq6Pp
Throughout her testimony, Borkowski detailed a relationship full of physical abuse from Aide.
#JoshuaAide — In 2016 she was living with the defendant, they had been drinking. Joshua got angry. She got frightened and tried to catch her secrets. She said he tried to stop her then ended up on the ground. Shows photograph of carpet burn she continued throughout the fight @LawCrimeNetwork pic.twitter.com/b9Bm65Fv2X
#JoshuaAide — Messages afternoon before shooting:
Rebecca: Josh I don’t need what we’d like. We had a long distance relationship for five decades. Alcohol, verbal/physical abuse and fear isn’t what I need in my [email protected] pic.twitter.com/LopUjCoWod
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