Did Terry Childs almost ruin Newsom’s wedding? 

Mayor Gavin Newsom is hardly the star witness in the trial of accused network hijacker Terry Childs, but his testimony in San Francisco Superior Court Tuesday certainly drew a crowd.

Newsom apparently appealed to Childs’ emotions when he visited him in a July 21, 2008, jailhouse visit by bringing up the fact that he was getting married that weekend in Montana to Jennifer Siebel.

During their conversation Newsom told Childs that since he was getting married he “wanted to get it behind me,” referring to the network logjam that had baffled city staffers and Cisco consultants alike.

So how did it end for Newsom and Childs in that jailhouse where the network whiz has been living what his defense lawyer called “one man’s nightmare?”

“No hugs and kisses… My wife thanks you – my fiancée at the time,” Newsom said.

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