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    trial thread: 04/03/2012

    Trial thread: 4/03/2012 New thread for a new day. Please remember the rules









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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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    Thanks Wondergirl!

    Good Morning!

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    Rafferty jury to hear of autopsy

    After visiting the scene where her body was found, jurors will learn more about the death of Victoria 'Tori' Stafford Tuesday.

    Dr. Michael Pollanen, Chief of the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service, is expected to take the stand to discuss the autopsy results on the body of the eight-year-old girl, found on a remote country lane near Mount Forest two and a half months after being snatched off a Woodstock street April 8, 2009.
    http://www.lfpress.com/news/london/r.../19586536.html
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    Rafferty jury to hear of autopsy

    Dr. Michael Pollanen, Chief of the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service, is expected to take the stand to discuss the autopsy results on the body of the eight-year-old girl, found on a remote country lane

    http://www.lfpress.com/news/london/r.../19586536.html
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    VIDEO: On day 16 of the Michael Rafferty trial the jurors spent 30 minutes in silence touring the site near Mount Forest where the body of Victoria Stafford was found.Updated April 3, 2012 9:14am

    http://www.lfpress.com/news/london/r...-19585191.html
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    Rafferty trial Day 17

    9:11


    Mike Knoll:
    Here are a few paragraphs from LFP reporter Randy Richmond on what is expected at the trial today:

    After visiting the scene where her body was found, jurors will learn more about the death of Victoria 'Tori' Stafford Tuesday.

    Dr. Michael Pollanen, Chief of the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service, is expected to take the stand to discuss the autopsy results on the body of the eight-year-old girl, found on a remote country lane near Mount Forest two and a half months after being snatched off a Woodstock street April 8, 2009.

    Michael Rafferty, 31, has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder, kidnapping and sexual assault causing bodily harm.

    On Monday, jurors travelled by bus to a farmer's field in the Mount Forest area, where they spent about 25 minutes looking for landmarks and vantage points identified by police and Terri-Lynne McClintic.

    McClintic, 21, pleaded guilty in April 2010 to her role in Tori's death and testified against Rafferty. McClintic testified she lured Tori to Rafferty's car and the three headed north of Guelph, where Tori was raped and killed.



    http://www.lfpress.com/news/london/r.../19586511.html
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    Everyone can see exactly what the jury did yesterday, here on this 4:53 minute video walk around, with the CBC video.

    There is no commentating, be the judge yourself.

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/...ene-visit.html

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    Jury Visits Lonely, Isolated Place Where Tori Stafford Was Killed

    http://www.am980.ca/channels/news/lo...spx?ID=1680457
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    Blatchford: Jury's tour of murder site seems to show killer was telling the truth

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    MOUNT FOREST, Ont. Just about the only features Terri-Lynne McClintic didn't tell police about in this almost garishly bucolic place where Victoria (Tori) Stafford died were the decorative bridge, small silver-bladed windmill and that curious statue of a be-hatted black farm worker seated by a pond.


    Otherwise, McClintic's descriptions and the crude but detailed maps she drew to illustrate them of the area where the sunny eight-year-old was killed on April 8, 2009 were uncannily accurate.
    http://ht.ly/a35sr
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    Quote Originally Posted by ~n/t~ View Post
    Rafferty trial Day 17

    9:11


    Mike Knoll:
    Here are a few paragraphs from LFP reporter Randy Richmond on what is expected at the trial today:

    After visiting the scene where her body was found, jurors will learn more about the death of Victoria 'Tori' Stafford Tuesday.

    Dr. Michael Pollanen, Chief of the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service, is expected to take the stand to discuss the autopsy results on the body of the eight-year-old girl, found on a remote country lane near Mount Forest two and a half months after being snatched off a Woodstock street April 8, 2009.

    Michael Rafferty, 31, has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder, kidnapping and sexual assault causing bodily harm.

    On Monday, jurors travelled by bus to a farmer's field in the Mount Forest area, where they spent about 25 minutes looking for landmarks and vantage points identified by police and Terri-Lynne McClintic.

    McClintic, 21, pleaded guilty in April 2010 to her role in Tori's death and testified against Rafferty. McClintic testified she lured Tori to Rafferty's car and the three headed north of Guelph, where Tori was raped and killed.



    http://www.lfpress.com/news/london/r.../19586511.html
    On top of the much desired justice for Tori I think that this trial is going to proove invaluable as a public service message of sorts...to inform the public about what these people are really like and how vigilant we have to be in the community.imo
    As always, JMO

    Evil is; as evil does.


    Prayers for Jun Lin, his family and those that love him.
    Justice is patient, relentless in its pursuit and is on the march for Justin Lin....


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wondergirl View Post
    Everyone can see exactly what the jury did yesterday, here on this 4:53 minute video walk around, with the CBC video.

    There is no commentating, be the judge yourself.

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/...ene-visit.html
    I notice they focus quite a bit on that large flat rock, if that is the rock that the farmer put where Tori was found it has me wondering if he put it there in case Rodney or Tara came to visit. They would have a place to sit.
    ♥♥♥ In Memory of Tori ♥♥♥

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    Quote Originally Posted by snoofer View Post
    On top of the much desired justice for Tori I think that this trial is going to proove invaluable as a public service message of sorts...to inform the public about what these people are really like and how vigilant we have to be in the community.imo
    I agree. I've always said horrific crimes don't only happen big cities. It can happen anywhere, anytime.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ~n/t~ View Post
    Blatchford: Jury's tour of murder site seems to show killer was telling the truth



    http://ht.ly/a35sr
    Thanks ~n/t~

    What an exceptional writer...
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    9:40
    Mike Knoll:
    @guest - not to my knowledge.

    9:40

    Comment From guest
    Just curious has the murder weapon ever been recovered

    9:39


    Mike Knoll:
    @guest - Rafferty stayed in a van with an audio link to his lawyer.

    9:39

    Comment From guest
    I believe Rafferty attended the crime scene visit; was he allowed to walk it or was he kept in a vehicle?
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    Mark Carcasole ‏ @MarkCarc1010

    Just did a live hit with NewsTalk 1290 @CJBK's Mike @stubbs1290cjbk in #LondonON re: #Rafferty trial. #ToriStafford


    2h
    Mark Carcasole ‏ @MarkCarc1010


    Will be on @newstalk1010's @jerryagar1010 Show in #TO after the 10:00 am news discussing Michael #Rafferty trial. #ToriStafford

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