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Pic #16 ... left side of receipt shows history of April 11, 2009 but it is zellers. Where is zellers compared to walmart?
If I imagine for just one second that I was unwittingly involved in the kidnapping and murder of a child...I would have hightailed myself to the nearest police station to offer them every single piece of evidence that might exist. I would do that because I am a very trusting person who adheres to standard values of 'right' and 'wrong'.
But not every person would. People who tend to be suspicious or wary of authority would likely think differently. Also, people who are extremely emotionally detached, resolute or unsentimental might also be more likely to delay or not report a crime.
Not reporting a serious crime is not 'right' by any stretch of the imagination. However I can see why some people might not.
I suppose the interior was "whitewashed" prior to that day. We at least know the dash was so why not the rest of the car. I guess maybe the Crown already found out that it had been done previously and decided not to bother to bring it up because it was irrelevant?
One thing that interests me is that we never found out where MR got the car. It was a 2003 wasn't it? Only 5-6 years old. Not very old for a car, especially a Honda. Did he buy it new? Did he have it since he was 23 and made payments on it for 3,4 or 5 years?
Or did he buy it as a beater from someone else who trashed the interior for whatever reason? Or was there something funky in or on the interior that needed to be whitewashed when he bought it? How long had he owned the car before this crime and if he bought it used where did he get it from? Did a previous owner add the hood scoop or did he?
How does a 5-6 year old car look so bad? Especially if it's only had one owner?
I don't in any way want to leave you thinking I am defending Mychol, in fact I tend to agree with Kittymama's excellent post based on what i have heard so far.
However, I also think that it is hard for us to put ourselves in the shoes of someone who is dealing illegal drugs as to our willingness to go to the police for help. I do not think that in any way excuses what he did, but it does not indicate alone that he is guilty.
There are just too many other "coincidences" there, before and after the murder, to believe yet that he was just an innocent observer to the kidnapping and had no idea what was about to happen.
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....
For those that find TLM changing her story an issue (although informative imo) just remove it from the equation completely.
Taking TLM's testimony completely out and look at all the evidence found and presented... what you have is a video of TLM leading a child away from the school, a video of the MR vehicle parked a street over... a video of MR using an ATM... then parked a ways back from the Hardware store and waiting for TLM, a video of TLM purchasing bags and a hammer. Then you have the autopsy so far of how Tori was found, brutally beaten, naked from the waist down.
The video's alone would have had both TLM & MF picked up by police and the BB ping would have located Tori's body. These 2 people had the synergy to murder a child. MF purchased the hair dye and removed his back seat.
IMO a child that is being babysat is picked up 'In Front of the School' in plain view.. GMAB that he didn't know she was being kidnapped. Where is there any proof of a drug debt?? a ransom note? a phone call to ask for the money owed?
What we have is that TLM led the first available child to MR in his waiting vehicle and they drove off with her and she is now dead... brutally murdered.... so regardless if there was sexually abuse or a drug debt, the bottom line is they did that together and both deserve to be incarcerated for the rest of their natural lives. There has been nothing in the video's or evidence that MR was some innocent party. Wasn't there proof that TLM used food stamps that same morning? Would MR just take money from the ATM & assist her in purchasing items to murder that child... the hammer being the same 'brand' that was in MR's home is pretty telling in that he advised TLM what to purchase imo.
I can believe that a person can be put in a situation that they are innocent of but nothing in this senerio of video's and evidence in any remote way show that to be the case for MR.
IMO He conspired with TLM to rape a child. Going back to TLM's statement where she says MR said Tori was not young enough... that pretty much is the reason she's dead... that they had to make a hardware stop. Wonder how many gf of MR had very young children... best they get them checked. His having no criminal record means nothing. I hope this Jury has more common sense then CA's jury did.
I personally believe TLM's original version to be the truth and have my own ideas of why she changed it.
Last edited by Mystic; 04-06-2012 at 12:10 PM.
It seems that MR increased his drug use after Tori's death.
It looks like maybe the address for the Zeller's 74 Wilson St. and then the address for the Walmart that matches the phone number on the Walmart receipt is 499 N. Norwich Ave, at the intersection of Norwich and Julianna Dr.
If that is correct, then according to Google they are very close to one another. If MTR picked up the prescriptioins when he was getting the hair color TLM is more than likely lying about it being left outside because I can't see him leaving drugs out there.
Judging by the amount of sanding through almost the entire interior, there must have been a lot to try to hide, if that was the purpose.
This brings up a question on TLM's testimony..........as I believe she stated that MR threw VS out onto the ground and then she started the assault.
If TLM's testimony was true, why would there be a need for such an extensive cleanup of the interior of the car?
I don't find it strange. The EOA is part of the evidence shown on April 4th, written at least three times on the violent letters to TLM found in her room. It's possible that Derstine intends to bring up the connection to this gang again at some point in the future. In what context, I have no idea. JMO
The EOA references can be seen here in Pics #50, #51, and #55 (at least).
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