The most dramatic testimony came towards the end of the day, when Officer Adams testified about interviewing a family friend, Rhonda Rex on July 22. This included two alleged incriminating statements or "confessions."
"She described herself as a close family friend," said Officer Adams. "She learned of Kiya's death the morning after the collision via telephone from Ms. Marci Kitchen."
"Ms. Rex was on her way to the Kitchen house to see if she could provide assistance when she received the call."
"Ms. Kitchen requested Ms. Rex go to her residence, which is short distance from the collision, and pull out seven pounds of marijuana from the Jeep." Rex agreed to that, said Officer Adams. "Ms. Kitchen said she was in Oakland and Kiya had just died."
When Rex arrived at the Kitchen residence, "she was surprised to see that the Jeep wasn't where it was normally parked."
"She got the hide-a-way key and called Ms. Kitchen back on her cell phone. When she entered the residence, she saw a male she did not recognize lying on the couch. She asked the male who he was. The male provided a first name. She continued to the backyard and located the Jeep in the side yard area."
"She noticed the Jeep was badly damaged. She started exclaiming, "Omg Omg Marci."
"Ms. Kitchen's response was, "That Marci told her, 'I did it; I did it; I hit the girls."
Rex opened the driver's side of the Jeep and began looking for the bag of marijuana. "Ms. Rex was unable to find such a bag."
Rex was also asked to retrieve all alcohol from the Jeep. She found one bottle of unopened beer. "Ms. Rex placed it on the kitchen counter inside the house."
"Ms. Rex asked Ms. Kitchen, 'Were you drinking?' Ms. Rex said that Ms. Kitchen said, 'I had a couple. I thought I hit a deer, Rhonda. I thought I hit a deer."
Marci Kitchen asked Rex if the windshield was broken and when Rex told her it was cracked, she said Marci Kitchen was "devastated and let out a moan over the phone."
Marci Kitchen asked Rex to "get a pound of marijuana from the bedroom", which Rex did and "subsequently put it on the open market."
Marci Kitchen asked Rex to "move a vehicle in front of the house and Ms. Rex said she realized what was happening. She told Ms. Kitchen she was not going to do what was requested at this point."
"Ms. Rex told Ms. Kitchen to turn herself in."
Rex told Officer Adams that Marci Kitchen described the events following the collision to her. "She thought she hit a deer. Her boyfriend Josh had pulled over at the scene short time later and relayed to her (Marci) she had hit the girls."
Rex said she wished that she had asked Marci Kitchen, "then why did you hide the vehicle?" but that question was never asked.
Rex said that Marci Kitchen told her that she turned back, did not see anything, so she left (the scene of the collision). Rex said she noticed the rear seats of the Jeep were reclined but she did not adjust the seats in any way.