Four of five Cal Poly football players accused of attempting to rob members of a San Luis Obispo fraternity of marijuana and cash in August were back in court Wednesday for a third day of testimony by the main detective in the case.
Cortland Fort, 20, of Fontana; Dominique Love, 19, of Poway; Jake Brito, 18, of Cypress; and Kristaan Ivory, 20, of Los Angeles are being charged with a variety of offenses related to the alleged crime, including conspiracy.
At the conclusion of the preliminary hearing, Judge Donald Umhofer will rule whether there is enough evidence to proceed to trial.
A fifth defendant, Cameron Akins, 19, is awaiting a second arraignment on charges of attempted robbery, brandishing a firearm, resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer and was not in court.
On Wednesday, the other defendants’ attorneys continued taking turns questioning the San Luis Obispo Police Department’s main investigator in the case, Amy Chastain, about conflicting witness statements to police.
Most of Wednesday’s hearing centered on a video of Chastain’s first interview with Ivory, who repeated that he walked away from the frat house because he “knew it was a bad idea.”
Questioned by Ivory’s attorney, Jacob Glucksman, Chastain testified that there was no evidence of Ivory driving a car to the property or acting as a lookout. There also was no evidence that Ivory was a drug user, she testified.
Chastain also testified that Akins knew some members of the Delta Sigma Phi fraternity, though the extent of their relationship was not made clear.
The hearing is scheduled to resume Thursday afternoon in San Luis Obispo Superior Court.