Hebert Trial Witness: Hebert, Lacey Yekel TogetherPosted: Updated:
A witness in the Christopher Hebert murder trial testified Hebert and Lacey Yekel were together on at least one occasion in June 2014, the month Yekel disappeared.
Gerald Dissottle Sr. testified Yekel and Hebert were together at his house, using cocaine during an afternoon and evening. Dissottle, who has a long criminal history, said Yekel and Hebert left together, because Yekel had promised to give Hebert a stash of guns she had as payment for cocaine.
The weapons were supposedly buried in woods behind a relative's home.
About half an hour after they left, Dissottle said, he got an angry phone call from Hebert accusing him of taking the guns.
That was followed by a second call, in which Dissottle said he could hear Yekel saying - apparently to Hebert - "You're crazy. What's wrong with you? Stop."
Among other things, Dissottle has been convicted of lying to police, a point which Hebert's lawyers emphasized Thursday.
Dissottle knew Yekel by way of her father, Rob Yekel, with whom he had served prison time. Dissottle also testified he has known Hebert for more than 30 years.
Hebert is accused in the 2014 killing of Lacey Yekel of Massena. Yekel's body was found in a wooded area near the Massena Industrial Park in August, 2014. After a four-year investigation, Hebert was charged with second degree murder.
Also testifying Thursday, Lacey Yekel's mother, Bonnie Lamay, who said she gave state police a DNA sample. As she left the witness stand, she glared at Hebert.