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    trial thread: 3/30/2012

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    the crown will present its case in chapters:

    Chapter 1: The day of the kidnapping. The surveillance video showing Rafferty driving up the street outside Tori's school and McClintic walking Tori up the street. Witnesses from and around Oliver Stephens public school will talk about seeing Tori.
    An identification officer will use photographs and maps to show the route from Woodstock to Guelph.
    Tori's mother, Tara McDonald, will testify about the frantic hours the family spent looking for Tori.

    Chapter 2: Terri-Lynne McClintic. "She was an essential part of all that happened," Gowdey said. "I expect her credibility will be a major issue in this case."

    Chapter 3: Guelph -- video surveillance and bank records detailing the events there.

    Chapter 4: the Mount Forest death scene, which the jury will visit. "It will be difficult to go to the very place where this happened, I know that, but understanding the crime scene is crucial to understanding the crime," Gowdey said. Photographs, some of them graphic, will be used to explain "exactly how the killing happened."
    "Unfortunately it is only through them that you can fully understand (the) evidence," Gowdey said.

    Chapter 5: Police interaction with Rafferty.

    Chapter 6: The searches of Rafferty and McClintic's residences and the evidence found.

    Chapter 7: The Honda Civic. What was found inside.

    Chapter 8: Rafferty's connection to the Mount Forest area.

    Chapter 9: Comments Rafferty made to friends after April 8. "He had some interesting things to say to other people about Terri-Lynne McClintic and about the kidnapping itself," Gowdey said.

    Chapter 10: The May 15 weekend and Rafferty's actions.

    Chapter 11: The BlackBerry. The BlackBerry allowed police to track his movements April 8 and after.

    Chapter 12: A recap of the surveillance video.
    http://www.lfpress.com/news/london/r.../19463111.html

    Salem's warning from last week:
    Okay everybody - LISTEN UP! We are not bashing, accusing or blaming Tori's family here. It won't be allowed.
    Children walk home from school every day without incident. Parents are not perfect, it's just not possible. Tori's parents DID NOT do this to her. TLM and an accomplice DID. That is where the blame goes.
    We had a lot of family bashing in the early parts of this investigation after Tori went missing and a lot of baseless accusations - NONE OF WHICH PROVED TO BE TRUE. Victim and family bashing will not be allowed during this trial.
    Thank you,
    Salem

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    Good Morning!





    Unfortunately, I don't know how much I'll be online today. Getting some home renovations done but I trust my fellow posters will do a great job with the court room tweets and updates!!
    Justice for Holly Bobo🎀

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    ..so are we on to chapter 4 today ?....I am guessing they will be showing Pic of Mount forest ...I am hoping to see the Crown's forsenic evidence so we can all stop wondering about what direct evidence they have found ....? Anyone know yet if I am correct ? ....IMO >>>I am doubting the Jury will be visiting the CRIME SCENE >> today as that was not indicted from what I have read here ...? I did REAd on here .... it shall be a long day in court today was commented ...I think ?....RIP Tori ....Rodney's video from a few day ago>>> when he held up that paper and commented ...I hope everyone remebers this about my daughter Tori and the safety of all Our Canadain kids ...IMO was right on! ..robyhood ...

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    ....oh N/t...another gorgeous pic of OUR ANGEL...Tori ...you must have posted while I was typing below you ....robynhood! ...I do NOT think I have seen this pic of Tori before...IMO.... it really captures her personality from what her family , teacher .have described her ....lovely....IMO ....RIP> Sweet ANGEL TORI ....We know you are watching from a safe place above ....Please ONT let us find JUSTICE for this SWEET Angel ..Tori ....robynhood!

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    A high-profile witness — Det. Sgt. Jim Smyth, who found the remains of eight-year-old Victoria (Tori) Stafford, and later interrogated Terri-Lynne McClintic — is scheduled to take the stand today in the murder trial of Michael Rafferty in London, Ont.

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toront...rty-trial.html

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    I can post tweets today with help, I think there could be a higher volume than the last few times. xo

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    Quote Originally Posted by matou View Post
    A high-profile witness Det. Sgt. Jim Smyth, who found the remains of eight-year-old Victoria (Tori) Stafford, and later interrogated Terri-Lynne McClintic is scheduled to take the stand today in the murder trial of Michael Rafferty in London, Ont.

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toront...rty-trial.html
    Jim Smyth really is a hero.

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    Taking the stand in what the Crown calls the Mount Forest chapter will be accomplished by police officer, OPP Det. Sgt Jim Smyth. After two months of intense police searches, Smyth found Tori's body July 19, 2009 off a rural road near the town.

    http://www.lfpress.com/news/london/r.../19570166.html

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    matou, the tori picture in your avatar is beautiful (brings tears to my eyes)...


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    Working on a hunch on his day off, Smyth discovered the eight-year-old's body on July 21, 2009, in a field in Mount Forest, Ont.

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toront...rty-trial.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by nursebeeme View Post
    matou, the tori picture in your avatar is beautiful (brings tears to my eyes)...
    ITA. She is beautiful. I could be wrong but I think this is one of the last photos of Tori before her abduction and murder. JMO

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    Detective Smyth reminds me of Ed Norton's FBI profiler character in the Hannibal Lecter stories. JMO

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    Following Smyth's testimony, it's expected the 12-person jury will soon visit the rural lane way where the child's body was located.

    http://www.canada.com/news/Tori+Staf...157/story.html

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    so the visit is today? (or tuesday?)

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