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matou
05-10-2012, 07:37 PM
Post articles here about "what the jury didn't get to hear" and discuss.

Faulty warrant shielded Internet activity



For three months leading to the murder of Victoria 'Tori' Stafford, Michael Rafferty searched the Internet for 'underage rape, real underage rape, real underage rape pictures, pre-teen nude, pre-teen model galleries and nude pre-teen.'
He also accessed a 'how-to-guide' on raping children and dozens of child pornography videos, including some featuring incest and one purporting to be a "snuff movie" involving a child.
On March 28, 2009, 10 days before the kidnapping, Rafferty watched a movie about a man using a story about his lost dog to abduct a blonde, eight-year-old girl walking home alone after school. She is taken away in the man's car and forced later to perform sexual acts.
On April 23, 2009, after the kidnapping, he downloaded a movie about Karla Homolka.


http://www.lfpress.com/news/london/raffertytrial/2012/05/10/19741946.html

matou
05-10-2012, 07:39 PM
‘Eight years old, Mike . . . that’s pure evil’

http://www.lfpress.com/news/london/raffertytrial/2012/05/10/19741811.html

matou
05-10-2012, 07:40 PM
Cop told accused lies in bid to get confession

http://www.lfpress.com/news/london/raffertytrial/2012/05/10/19741721.html

matou
05-10-2012, 07:41 PM
Heartbreaking details jurors never heard

http://www.lfpress.com/news/london/raffertytrial/2012/05/10/19741681.html

matou
05-10-2012, 07:42 PM
The story behind McClintic's about-face

http://www.lfpress.com/news/london/raffertytrial/2012/05/10/19741656.html

matou
05-10-2012, 07:43 PM
Rafferty's police interviews:

http://www.lfpress.com/video/rafferty-police-interview-%28edited%29/1632660129001

matou
05-10-2012, 07:44 PM
Smyth calls Rafferty a psychopath, "pure evil" and a "sick puppy," at one point bringing McClintic herself into the room and challenging Rafferty to call her a liar to her face. McClintic had just confessed to the crime and implicated Rafferty.
Rafferty does not look at her, but says she is a liar.

http://www.lfpress.com/news/london/raffertytrial/2012/05/10/19741946.html

nursebeeme
05-10-2012, 07:50 PM
thank you matou... this will help keep the articles in one place!

matou
05-10-2012, 07:57 PM
What the Jury Didn't Hear: Shocking Details About Rafferty's Character

Data fragments on Rafferty's laptop indicate he had been downloading child pornography since 2005. The Hollywood movie
``Gardens of the Night,'' about the abduction of a young, blond girl -- which deviates substantially from what allegedly happened to Tori after the abduction -- was downloaded 11 days before she disappeared.
The movie ``Karla,'' about Karla Homolka and Paul Bernardo, was downloaded two weeks later.
Investigators also said they found evidence on the laptop of videos ``depicting 'how-to' instructions for child sexual assault,'' and evidence ``of recent possession of 'snuff' films inclusive of one with a title suggestive of a child target.''
Most of the videos depicted ``a variety of graphic and coercive images of violent sexual abuse involving children between one and eighteen years of age,'' the Crown documents say.

http://www.am980.ca/channels/news/local/Story.aspx?ID=1702061

matou
05-10-2012, 07:59 PM
Christie Blatchford: The shocking child-porn evidence the Tori Stafford


There was plenty of other evidence about Mr. Rafferty, chiefly that he had a penchant for sexual choking, that the jurors never heard because prosecutors didn’t try to have it admitted.
They had lined up no fewer than 12 women — not counting Terri-Lynne McClintic herself — who would have testified about Mr. Rafferty’s fondness for choking out his partners.
Not all of these episodes were consensual, prosecutors said in a so-called “bad character” factum that was filed with the court but never argued in full.

Indeed, Mr. Rafferty actually had one of his reluctant partners sign a waiver, giving him consent to choke her. “I agree to what Mike and I are doing tonight, sexual choking and passing out and other things,” it read.
The sexual choking had some real significance given Ms. McClintic’s evidence — in her first version of the killing, when she claimed it was Mr. Rafferty who did it — that she had heard a “gurgling” sound coming from Tori in the moments before her death.
She interpreted that to mean the little girl was being choked, a practice with which she was not unfamiliar.http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2012/05/10/tori-stafford-michael-rafferty-evidence/

matou
05-10-2012, 08:07 PM
Bizarrely, an enduring difficulty with the Google searches was that if all of them were introduced — Mr. Rafferty had also searched for “naked girl seizing,” “seizures girl,” and “epileptic naked” — Mr. Derstine worried that Mr. Rafferty would appear a deviant, and if only the child-rape ones were allowed, it would appear he was interested only in sex with children, when he was in fact interested in sex with epileptics too.
In any case, the judge found that because Ms. McClintic didn’t “adopt,” or agree with Mr. Derstine’s suggestions, they remained simply that. And because lawyers’ questions aren’t evidence, there was no evidence before the jurors, he said, to trigger any action on his part.
In the result, jurors heard none of it.
Mr. Rafferty didn’t testify.

http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2012/05/10/tori-stafford-michael-rafferty-evidence/

So did he know a little girl who had seizures or was epileptic? wow. JMO

nursebeeme
05-10-2012, 08:12 PM
guys.. it may not have been the warrant that was faulty after reading this!


Stripped to the core, the judge said that though the police had acted legally in getting search warrants for Mr. Rafferty’s home and car, and though they honestly believed that was sufficient to allow for a forensic examination of the hard drive, BlackBerry and laptop found therein, and though the law on such searches was then evolving, the police should have anticipated how it might change and sought another warrant to look at the devices.

In essence, Judge Heeney said, the police were good cops but bad lawyers.

As a “remedy” for what he called their carelessness, he deemed the search a violation of Mr. Rafferty’s Charter-guaranteed right against unreasonable search and seizure and threw the evidence out.

http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2012/05/10/tori-stafford-michael-rafferty-evidence/

another snip


In pre-trial arguments, Mr. Rafferty’s lawyer, Dirk Derstine, challenged almost everything about the search in trying to get the evidence tossed.

But Judge Heeney found the police had been honest and acted properly and legally — except that they sent the hard drive seized from Mr. Rafferty’s house and the BlackBerry and laptop found in his car to an OPP forensic examiner without getting a secondary warrant.

The law governing computer and electronic searches was then very much in a state of flux.

There had been judicial hints that without a secondary warrant, such searches might not survive a Charter challenge, but the matter simply wasn’t settled yet.

unbelievable... utterly

nursebeeme
05-10-2012, 08:12 PM
guys.. it may not have been the warrant that was faulty after reading this!


Stripped to the core, the judge said that though the police had acted legally in getting search warrants for Mr. Rafferty’s home and car, and though they honestly believed that was sufficient to allow for a forensic examination of the hard drive, BlackBerry and laptop found therein, and though the law on such searches was then evolving, the police should have anticipated how it might change and sought another warrant to look at the devices.

In essence, Judge Heeney said, the police were good cops but bad lawyers.

As a “remedy” for what he called their carelessness, he deemed the search a violation of Mr. Rafferty’s Charter-guaranteed right against unreasonable search and seizure and threw the evidence out.

http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2012/05/10/tori-stafford-michael-rafferty-evidence/

another snip


In pre-trial arguments, Mr. Rafferty’s lawyer, Dirk Derstine, challenged almost everything about the search in trying to get the evidence tossed.

But Judge Heeney found the police had been honest and acted properly and legally — except that they sent the hard drive seized from Mr. Rafferty’s house and the BlackBerry and laptop found in his car to an OPP forensic examiner without getting a secondary warrant.

The law governing computer and electronic searches was then very much in a state of flux.

There had been judicial hints that without a secondary warrant, such searches might not survive a Charter challenge, but the matter simply wasn’t settled yet.

unbelievable... utterly

elepher50
05-10-2012, 08:38 PM
The jury also did not know that in January 2009 a woman Rafferty met on dating website Plenty of Fish, where he met most of the other women he dated, invited Rafferty over to her house to watch a movie. According to a police complaint, he arrived with an already opened bottle of wine, poured her some, but did not drink any himself.

She told police she started to feel "fuzzy," the room started to spin and Rafferty climbed on top of her on the couch. He started choking her, removing her clothes and tying her hands behind her back, according to the police report, which was cited in court documents. She started vomiting, and Rafferty anally raped her while still choking her, she alleged.

http://www.680news.com/news/national/article/361389--what-the-jury-didn-t-hear-shocking-details-about-michael-rafferty-s-character

Oh my ... it just keeps coming out.

brighidin
05-10-2012, 09:37 PM
http://www.680news.com/news/national/article/361389--what-the-jury-didn-t-hear-shocking-details-about-michael-rafferty-s-character

Oh my ... it just keeps coming out.
From the article you linked:

When police legally searched Rafferty's car and found the two devices, they should have obtained another search warrant to examine their contents, Heeney ruled — even though at the time there was no binding authority upon them to do so.
The first court decision to spell out that a secondary search warrant is necessary under such circumstances wasn't released until several weeks after investigators began poring through Rafferty's laptop.

Based on this, article, I would say the judge erred in his decision.

Can the Crown appeal the verdict, based on this? ETA: If the verdict isn't 'guilty on all counts.'

nursebeeme
05-10-2012, 09:39 PM
Inal, but I would think that they would retry the case and try to get that evidence in again

(I do not think they can appeal a verdict)

Alice Ramnit
05-10-2012, 10:07 PM
From the article you linked:

When police legally searched Rafferty's car and found the two devices, they should have obtained another search warrant to examine their contents, Heeney ruled — even though at the time there was no binding authority upon them to do so.
The first court decision to spell out that a secondary search warrant is necessary under such circumstances wasn't released until several weeks after investigators began poring through Rafferty's laptop.

Based on this, article, I would say the judge erred in his decision.

Can the Crown appeal the verdict, based on this? ETA: If the verdict isn't 'guilty on all counts.'


I was wondering the opposite...As sick as the omission makes me feel, IF the Judge HAD allowed it, now that the laws have changed...would it have permitted the Defense to declare a mistrial??

littlebirdie
05-10-2012, 10:14 PM
What the Jury Didn't Hear: Shocking Details About Rafferty's Character

http://www.am980.ca/channels/news/local/Story.aspx?ID=1702061

Posting a link here in reference to the movie MR downloaded.

Gardens of the Night - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

brighidin
05-10-2012, 10:17 PM
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/what-the-jury-didnt-know-child-porn-torture-video-found-on-raffertys-laptop/article2429175/

long Globe and Mail article

matou
05-10-2012, 10:18 PM
Posting a link here in reference to the movie MR downloaded.

Gardens of the Night - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gardens_of_the_Night)

Thanks, I hadn't heard of this movie before. Even more disturbing considering the context I am finding out about it. I would have watched this type of movie, but now....not sure.

matou
05-10-2012, 10:21 PM
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/what-the-jury-didnt-know-child-porn-torture-video-found-on-raffertys-laptop/article2429175/

long Globe and Mail article

Hold it! Is this the NEW blackberry phone he just picked up at the Bell Center in Masonville and he has CHILD PORN on it already???


The Crown told the court in pre-trial motions that child-porn material was also discovered on the laptop, on an iPod Touch device and on a BlackBerry – all three items were found in Mr. Rafferty’s Honda Civic

nursebeeme
05-10-2012, 10:24 PM
I am sure it did Matou geez that is so sick.. he is seriously a sick human being... he even had it on his ipod touch..

matou
05-10-2012, 10:29 PM
As well, police found in Mr. Rafferty’s bedroom a Hitachi hard drive showing that in 2005 to 2006 someone had viewed numerous movies, obtained through the file-sharing network LimeWire, depicting children as young as five being violently abused.

Holy moley, this goes back far and likely it goes back even farther that that. So what about this guy's childhood? What's the deal? JMO

matou
05-10-2012, 10:31 PM
Put simply, a computer or personal electronic device can no longer be viewed as a “thing,” Mr. Justice Thomas Heeney ruled, in rejecting the Crown’s bid to have the laptop’s contents admitted as evidence.
Rather, he said, recent case law holds that because a computer can contain huge amounts of personal information – e-mails, bank records, memos, documents, photos – it should be regarded as a “place,” akin to a house.
In this instance, the warrants targeted two homes and two cars and all were in order as far as they went, the judge found. Nor was anything amiss about how the searches were conducted – up to the point where the various computers were seized.
At that stage, a secondary warrant was needed and, if requested, would likely have been granted, Judge Heeney wrote.
Yet none was obtained, despite the omission being flagged both by the Justice of the Peace who issued the warrants and later by an Ontario Provincial Police forensic detective.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/what-the-jury-didnt-know-child-porn-torture-video-found-on-raffertys-laptop/article2429175/

matou
05-10-2012, 10:33 PM
Moreover, the court ruling that a computer is a “place” rather than a “thing” was not made until July, 2009 – several weeks after the Tori Stafford warrants were served.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/what-the-jury-didnt-know-child-porn-torture-video-found-on-raffertys-laptop/article2429175/page2/

brighidin
05-10-2012, 10:36 PM
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2012/05/10/tori-stafford-rafferty-jury.html

"Defence lawyer Derstine told the judge he didn't want to call for a mistrial but information about Spitzig's escort business was not supposed to come out in court."

The more I read, the more I think the judge was out of line in a number of his rulings. A lot of these things are about WAY more than his "character" they speak directly to intent.

Also, why wasn't his interrogation part of the trial? TLM's interviews were, and she wasn't even on trial.
"Although jurors heard Rafferty's first interview with police, a 30-minute conversation on May 15, 2009, they were unaware investigators interrogated him for nearly four hours following his arrest several days later."

littlebirdie
05-10-2012, 10:38 PM
As well, police found in Mr. Rafferty’s bedroom a Hitachi hard drive showing that in 2005 to 2006 someone had viewed numerous movies, obtained through the file-sharing network LimeWire, depicting children as young as five being violently abused.

Holy moley, this goes back far and likely it goes back even farther that that. So what about this guy's childhood? What's the deal? JMO

matou, I was just thinking the exact same thing. MR's childhood and life leading up to this is still very much a mystery. Will be quite revealing when all of the details come out. Also, just so beyond scary to me that he has gone under the radar all of these years. Makes me feel really creeped out. I think of all of the women he has been with over the years, their children and so forth....well, can't really bring myself to consider what went on, at this point. I am having a hard time believing that Victoria was the first child victim of sexual assault. JMO I am not going to sleep well tonight.

matou
05-10-2012, 10:45 PM
Rafferty jury didn't hear how bad it really was


But among his episodes of Young and Restless, Rafferty left a computer record of frighteningly unhealthy appetites the jury would never know. He liked to visit ogrish.com, a web site with gruesome photos of terrible injuries and death. He Google searched "children for sale"; and looked for images of "naked girl hanged" and "girl beat up."
Between Jan. 25 and April 7, 2009, he was doing Internet searches on "underage rape" and "real underage rape pictures" as well as "necrophilia videos" and "epileptic naked attack" and "real gang rape."
Using the file-sharing LimeWire software, he had downloaded nine movies depicting child pornography. One was downloaded just a month before the abduction. It was called, "rape lolita real snuff."
"Based upon the totality of the findings," wrote Det-Sgt K.J. Falconer of the OPP Technological Crime Unit, "the writer is of the opinion that Rafferty had an interest in child pornography and utilized the exhibits seized from him to search and download multimedia depicting child pornography to those devices ... over a time span of four and a half years,"

http://m.torontosun.com/2012/05/10/rafferty-jury-didnt-hear-the-worst-of-it

matou
05-10-2012, 10:47 PM
Two weeks after the abduction and murder of Tori, Rafferty also downloaded the movie Karla — described as "the incredible true story of Canada's most lethal couple, Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka and the shocking "Schoolgirl Murders".
Coincidence? Or did he see himself and Terri-Lynne McClintic as their successors?


Two weeks AFTER??? OMG! Bonnie and Clyde and Paul and Karla all over again. PUKE. JMO

http://m.torontosun.com/2012/05/10/rafferty-jury-didnt-hear-the-worst-of-it

brighidin
05-10-2012, 10:56 PM
From the Star:

Heeney ruled “it would be hard for the jury to resist the temptation to conclude that the applicant is a sexual deviant who is, therefore, more likely to have committed the rape and murder of the victim, despite instructions to the contrary.”
http://www.thestar.com/news/crime/article/1176506--tori-stafford-trial-evidence-the-jurors-never-heard

This is ridiculous. I am so mad that i can't think straight and all names escape me, but several years ago a little girl in Toronto was kidnapped raped and murdered after she walked her friend home. It was found that the POS who did that had been watching child porn, was excited, and went outside to grab the first girl he saw.

I'm sure i've read studies that indicate viewing hard core pornography is correlated to sexual assaults, too.

So how the <modsnip> is this judge claiming that all this vile, illegal pedophilic activity is simply evidence of MR's character. He doesn't want the jury to think badly of MR? GMAB.

matou
05-10-2012, 11:14 PM
From the Star:

Heeney ruled “it would be hard for the jury to resist the temptation to conclude that the applicant is a sexual deviant who is, therefore, more likely to have committed the rape and murder of the victim, despite instructions to the contrary.”
http://www.thestar.com/news/crime/article/1176506--tori-stafford-trial-evidence-the-jurors-never-heard

This is ridiculous. I am so mad that i can't think straight and all names escape me, but several years ago a little girl in Toronto was kidnapped raped and murdered after she walked her friend home. It was found that the POS who did that had been watching child porn, was excited, and went outside to grab the first girl he saw.

I'm sure i've read studies that indicate viewing hard core pornography is correlated to sexual assaults, too.

So how the <modsnip> is this judge claiming that all this vile, illegal pedophilic activity is simply evidence of MR's character. He doesn't want the jury to think badly of MR? GMAB.

Yes, that was Holly Jones who was grabbed by Michael Briere who then raped, murdered and mutilated her. He had been watching child porn.

dar107
05-10-2012, 11:15 PM
From the Star:

Heeney ruled “it would be hard for the jury to resist the temptation to conclude that the applicant is a sexual deviant who is, therefore, more likely to have committed the rape and murder of the victim, despite instructions to the contrary.”
http://www.thestar.com/news/crime/article/1176506--tori-stafford-trial-evidence-the-jurors-never-heard

This is ridiculous. I am so mad that i can't think straight and all names escape me, but several years ago a little girl in Toronto was kidnapped raped and murdered after she walked her friend home. It was found that the POS who did that had been watching child porn, was excited, and went outside to grab the first girl he saw.

I'm sure i've read studies that indicate viewing hard core pornography is correlated to sexual assaults, too.

So how the <modsnip> is this judge claiming that all this vile, illegal pedophilic activity is simply evidence of MR's character. He doesn't want the jury to think badly of MR? GMAB.

Yes that was Holly Jones, and the same thing in the Somer Thompson case, her murderer had child porn on his computer and he videoed his own neice.

brighidin
05-10-2012, 11:30 PM
Yes, that was Holly Jones who was grabbed by Michael Briere who then raped, murdered and mutilated her. He had been watching child porn.

Thank you. I try not to forget these poor sweeties names, but I was just drawing a blank.

Thank you as well, dar107. :)

matou
05-11-2012, 08:25 AM
Holy ****


On March 13, 2009, Rafferty googled “children for sale” and “sale of babys,” while on April 23, 2009 — two weeks after Tori’s disappearance — Rafferty googled the movie Karla, which was based on the case of serial killers Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka.
In March 2006, Rafferty also used his MySpace account to send multiple emails indicating that he wanted to marry an Asian woman. He wrote: “Hey, I’m Mike from Canada, I’m looking for a girl who really wants to move to Canada but needs to get married to do so ... I have a good job and a place of my own ... I am willing to marry someone just so they can move here and obtain a green card.”
At the end of the email, he wrote, “all for a price of course.”
Investigators say he received many replies.

I had heard about the marrying girls thing before. But buying babies???? Buying children???? OMG......

http://www.thestar.com/news/crime/article/1176506--tori-stafford-trial-evidence-the-jurors-never-heard

matou
05-11-2012, 12:59 PM
Starting to watch a bit of the MR interview with Det Smyth and he is gonna throw up because of detoxing from his multiple-oxy-pill-a-day diet, in combination with the stress, IMO. I think he is a total POS. How dare he??????

SmoothOperator
05-11-2012, 02:18 PM
I am just speechless. .surprised? Not at all. .speechless at the judges err. What's the deal with child porn charges? How does Canada go about those type charges that are clearly present here.. many years worth..

matou
05-11-2012, 05:35 PM
Interesting that Det. Smyth called Rafferty a psychopath. I guess it is a diagnosis based on his behavioural science background. Here is an overview of psychopathy. I believe his diagnosis is accurate.

Psychopathy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

matou
05-11-2012, 05:37 PM
A reporter needs to find out about his juvenile past. I`m SURE he had issues then. JMO

matou
05-12-2012, 01:10 AM
Michael Rafferty: Conman. Womanizer. Murderer


Four months after Wilstra and Rafferty broke up, he used the file-sharing service LimeWire to download child porn.
The next couple of years were a haze of brazen untruths and inconceivable womanizing.
Even a herpes scare did not deter him.

http://www.thestar.com/news/crime/article/1177612--michael-rafferty-conman-womanizer-murderer

matou
05-12-2012, 01:14 AM
On March 13, 2009, he googled “children for sale” and “sale of babys.” On March 30, he had a weird online conversation with a woman only identified as Simone where he asked if Simone’s daughter, who was still in a crib, would “snuggle up with us tonight.”
Another time, Rafferty asked Simone if she would give him her “first-born.”

http://www.thestar.com/news/crime/article/1177612--michael-rafferty-conman-womanizer-murderer

daisy.faithfull
05-12-2012, 07:52 AM
A reporter needs to find out about his juvenile past. I`m SURE he had issues then. JMO

No doubt in my mind. It is unbelievable that he was able to fly under law enforcements radar for as long as he did.

As many people as he fooled, I'm sure there were just as many he did not. Not saying anything at all against those who were fooled, he obviously was a very good con-man, it's just that there must have been those that knew something was very wrong.

matou
05-12-2012, 07:28 PM
McClintic's abrupt about-face testimony posed conundrum for Crown


She walked away from Rafferty's car during the rape, she said, and when she came back, Tori was gone. Her full confession came May 24 in a weepy, six-hour interview. She described seeing Tori lying partially clothed on the ground before Rafferty put a garbage bag over the girl's head and kicked and stomped her. Eventually, she said, he hit the girl with a hammer.


McClintic goes into even more graphic detail in a 17-page letter she wrote in October, saying she recalled more about April 8 after temporarily going off medication for bipolar disorder.
Some of the details are mundane, such as how her sunglasses nearly fell off her head while reaching for a garbage bag.
Others are horrifying: During the kicking and stomping, she recalled, Rafferty shouted, "Holy (expletive), why won't you die?"
Sorry, I had to post this. RIP Tori.

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/canada/mcclintics-abrupt-about-face-testimony-posed-conundrum-for-crown-151086725.html

LadyL
05-12-2012, 08:00 PM
Sorry, I had to post this. RIP Tori.

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/canada/mcclintics-abrupt-about-face-testimony-posed-conundrum-for-crown-151086725.html

omg, I'm so sorry Tori

omg, omg, omg!

I hadn't heard that he shouted that at her & I completely believe it and I'm horrified.

matou
05-12-2012, 09:11 PM
Other details the jury did not hear:
• Rafferty did not want the trial to be held in London. One of the venues Derstine promoted was Hamilton.
• Rafferty wanted to sit beside his lawyer during the trial. But Heeney ruled that, because this case required high security, Rafferty should be seated in the dock.

http://www.thestar.com/news/crime/article/1176506--tori-stafford-trial-evidence-the-jurors-never-heard

matou
05-13-2012, 03:03 PM
Tragedy struck after violent Terri-Lynne McClintic met depraved Michael Rafferty



Rafferty and McClintic’s brief but twisted pairing began in that pizza shop, when he called her a “pretty little number,” according to McClintic. Then they had sex in his car.
Rafferty climbed on top of McClintic and began to choke her, she reported. McClintic returned home not long after, with cold pizza and “Mike’s” number written in the box. She didn’t know his last name, but he didn’t really talk much about himself, she said.
Eighteen-year-old McClintic wasn’t the first young woman Rafferty choked during sex. In all, 12 other women reported being choked by him. Some consented, others didn’t. One woman signed a note consenting to “sexual choking and passing out,” while another alleged he drugged, choked and raped her.

http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/05/13/tragedy-struck-after-violent-terri-lynne-mcclintic-met-depraved-michael-rafferty/

Hello_Kitty
05-13-2012, 03:51 PM
From the Star:

Heeney ruled “it would be hard for the jury to resist the temptation to conclude that the applicant is a sexual deviant who is, therefore, more likely to have committed the rape and murder of the victim, despite instructions to the contrary.”
http://www.thestar.com/news/crime/article/1176506--tori-stafford-trial-evidence-the-jurors-never-heard

This is ridiculous. I am so mad that i can't think straight and all names escape me, but several years ago a little girl in Toronto was kidnapped raped and murdered after she walked her friend home. It was found that the POS who did that had been watching child porn, was excited, and went outside to grab the first girl he saw.

I'm sure i've read studies that indicate viewing hard core pornography is correlated to sexual assaults, too.

So how the <modsnip> is this judge claiming that all this vile, illegal pedophilic activity is simply evidence of MR's character. He doesn't want the jury to think badly of MR? GMAB.

Kind of a double standard when you think that TLM wasn't even on trial but they used her penchant of Necro music to discredit her as much as possible, as well as the fact that she was extremely violent. That's what pisses me off.

puppyraiser
05-13-2012, 07:38 PM
For the jury:

Tink
05-13-2012, 08:18 PM
I suspect his lawyer was actually very relieved not to have to sit beside his client.

Tink

daisy.faithfull
05-13-2012, 11:04 PM
Tragedy struck after violent Terri-Lynne McClintic met depraved Michael Rafferty



http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/05/13/tragedy-struck-after-violent-terri-lynne-mcclintic-met-depraved-michael-rafferty/

All these women are very lucky. Considering this monster's fantasy life he easily could have crossed the line and choked them until they died.

ETA: I wonder if MTR's initial interest in TLM was that she was the type of person others dont care as much about if they say they are raped, people who are less likely to go to police and/or people the police are less likely to take seriously. In fact I wonder if there are any unsolved cases involving prostitutes that were strangled.

matou
05-14-2012, 05:18 PM
At 1:20 of video 4, Jim Smyth tells MR that someone told him that MR has a 7 year old daughter. I wonder if he tried to harm his daughter? He did have child porn files related to incest discovered on his computer. JMO

http://www.am980.ca/channels/news/local/Story.aspx?ID=1702052

sillybilly
05-14-2012, 06:58 PM
At 1:20 of video 4, Jim Smyth tells MR that someone told him that MR has a 7 year old daughter. I wonder if he tried to harm his daughter? He did have child porn files related to incest discovered on his computer. JMO

http://www.am980.ca/channels/news/local/Story.aspx?ID=1702052

I haven't watched it again matou, but iirc, wasn't Rafferty's response something along the lines of "well, i guess you'll find that out". Curious that he wouldn't have just denied it.

Maybe they've kept that out of the media so as not to victimize the child.

swedie
07-20-2012, 01:53 PM
I haven't watched it again matou, but iirc, wasn't Rafferty's response something along the lines of "well, i guess you'll find that out". Curious that he wouldn't have just denied it.

Maybe they've kept that out of the media so as not to victimize the child.

Nothing would surprise me about this sick pig. I bet Tori wasn't his only child victim of sexual assault. He'll get what he deserves in KP. JMO