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    Trial Thread 4/11/2012

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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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    Trial Thread 4/11/2012

    Please continue here.

    Salem

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    *Bump*

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    Good Morning!

    Justice for Holly Bobo🎀

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    The court was supposed to hear Tuesday from forensic experts about DNA and other testing that was done on several items seized from Rafferty’s car.
    “We’re getting into a very important area of the evidence and Mr. Rafferty should have his lead counsel here for that,” Heeney told the jury.
    The trial is set to resume Wednesday with the forensic testimony.
    http://www.guelphmercury.com/news/ar...d-murder-trial

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    • testimony to resume at 10 a.m. today at Tori Stafford trial with focus on DNA evidence. Lawyer illness scrapped yesterday's session

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    I'm in meetings for most of the day so hopefully one of you will be able to post tweets.

    Justice for Holly Bobo🎀

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    Rafferty trial will focus on DNA

    The first-degree murder trial of Michael Rafferty is expected to focus Wednesday on DNA found in his car.

    Police searched Rafferty's car after his May 19, 2009 arrest and found several physical items the Crown believes links him with the disappearance of Victoria 'Tori' Stafford.

    Jurors last week saw those items and dozens of photographs of the interior and exterior of the car.

    This week, according to the Crown schedule mapped out at the beginning of the trial, jurors will hear about forensic evidence found in the car, and learn more about the missing back seat bench.

    bbm

    http://www.lfpress.com/news/london/2.../19618341.html
    Justice for Holly Bobo🎀

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    Justice, dear child, will not bring you back. But, it is necessary.




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    Steven D'Souza ‏ @cbcsteve

    Michael #Rafferty's lawyer Dirk Derstine says he's feeling better so court will resume today with DNA testimony from Forensic Scientists #sl



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    Quote Originally Posted by ~n/t~ View Post
    Rafferty trial will focus on DNA




    bbm

    http://www.lfpress.com/news/london/2.../19618341.html
    When I go to the link it says that the page is gone. When it says that we will hear about the backseat does that mean they found it?

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    Mike Knoll: - here's his car: http://www.lfpress.com/news/london/r.../19599961.html

    here's his house: http://www.lfpress.com/news/london/r.../19599891.html

    for other evidence, go to: www.lfpress.com/raffertytrial and scroll around - we are getting so many images daily, it's difficult to organize in a single gallery.
    "The dead cannot cry out for justice; it is a duty of the living to do so for them."
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    Court is resuming waiting for jury to come in

    The first witness is a staff member from the Centre for Forensic Sciences

    We've started. The crown has called Barbara Doupe.
    "The dead cannot cry out for justice; it is a duty of the living to do so for them."
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    • Court is resuming waiting for jury to come in

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    • We've started. The crown has called Barbara Doupe.

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