Justin Sizemore's father, Jesse Sizemore also took the stand for the defense on Tuesday who testified that on the night of June 13, he saw Sizemore return home around 10:30 or 11 p.m. and that Sizemore told him he had company so he left the living room and went to his bedroom and "retired" for the night.


Justin Sizemore's father, Jesse Sizemore also took the stand for the defense on Tuesday who testified that on the night of June 13, he saw Sizemore return home around 10:30 or 11 p.m. and that Sizemore told him he had company so he left the living room and went to his bedroom and "retired" for the night.
Jesse Sizemore testified that on the afternoon of June 15, Sizemore washed his brother's truck along with his step-sister's red Mitsubishi and since it was about to rain and the red car had leaking problems, he told Sizemore to put the car in his shop. When detectives came to the Sizemore's residence on June 17 and asked to see the red car that Kristyn Hoffpauir had implicated, Jesse Sizemore said he "voluntarily" allowed them to go into the shop to look and search the car before they had a search warrant. Prosecutor Scott Westerchil asked Jesse Sizemore why he did not ask detectives why they were questioning Sizemore or why they needed to search the car, but Jesse Sizemore said that he did ask the detectives but that they "refused" to give him any information.
When the detectives asked to take possession of the red car, Jesse Sizemore said that he told them- not without a warrant.
"Technically by law I can't give them permission to take the car because it didn't belong to me," he said.
Jesse Sizemore also testified that his sister Glenda Vanlangendonck, who lives next door, came over at about 8:30 or 9 a.m. Monday and accompanied him in Alexandria while he ran a few errands, and that by the time they got back at about 11:30 a.m. or noon, the maroon truck was gone so he figured Sizemore was using it.
During Jesse Sizemore's testimony, he stated that he did not learn of the damage to the red car until after Sizemore had washed both cars and put the red car in the shop. When Vanlangendonck took the stand after him, her testimony stated differently. When Westerchil asked her when she learned of the damage to the car, Vanlangendonck said Jesse Sizemore told her Monday morning on the way into Alexandria.
"Someone is not telling the truth," Westerchil said.
When defense called Shayna LeBlanc to the stand, she testified that on June 13 when Kristyn Hoffpauir came to her house in Scott, Kristyn Hoffpauir was "basically begging" her to keep her son and asked her to hold on to her cell phone because she "didn't want to be traced." LeBlanc also stated that Kristyn Hoffpauir told her that earlier that day Christopher Hoffpauir "tried to run over her" in Lafayette, so "they" were going to go and beat him up. LeBlanc said Kristyn Hoffpauir never said who the other person was that was going to go with her to beat Christopher Hoffpauir up. When Tony Tillman, Sizemore's attorney, asked what her reputation was amongst their group of friends, LeBlanc stated "she's not truthful at all."
Following LeBlanc, the defense called Jody Thibeaux to the stand who stated that Kristyn Hoffpauir had lived with him in May of 2010 for about a month and that he had never heard the name Justin Sizemore until he read information about the case on the internet. Thibeaux said that he has known Kristyn Hoffpauir for over 10 years but had never heard her go by the name Hoffpauir, only Doucet, and that he had only met Christopher Hoffpauir once at her stepfather's house about three weeks before he was killed.
Thibeaux testified that sometime in the afternoon of June 14, Kristyn Hoffpauir's stepfather brought her to his house to pick up some of her belongings that she had left there while living with him, and that while her stepfather was outside loading the car, Kristyn Hoffpauir told him that she had killed Christopher Hoffpauir the night before and she began to tell him the story of "gravel roads" and "borrowing someone's sister's car." At the time, Thibeaux said he thought she was telling another lie until he read that she had been arrested.
The next day, June 15, Thibeaux said that Kristyn Hoffpauir called him around midnight saying "someone killed Chris" acting like she did not know what happened.
"It didn't make sense," he said.
Westerchil asked Thibeaux why he did not report to police officers right away that Kristyn Hoffpauir told him she killed someone. Thibeaux replied saying he thought she was lying, but on the day she was arrested he called the Vernon Parish Sheriff's office and told them that he had information on the case and left his name and number but that no one ever called to find out what he knew.
Thibeaux also testified that Kristyn Hoffpauir told him before that if something happened to Christopher Hoffpauir, she would get a lot of money, but he never saw any documents that she had. He also stated that back in 2007, when he was married to Kristyn Hoffpauir's older sister, a nine millimeter pistol and some jewelry went missing while he was working offshore. He stated that the jewelry was found in Kristyn Hoffpauir's bag but that the gun was never found. He also stated that Kristyn Hoffpauir's sister told him that he let someone borrow it but he noticed that the case was still there and said he would not lend his fire arms out to his friends and especially without the case. He said he never reported it because he did not have any proof that it was stolen.