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    Online profile at odds with image Rafferty presented to women he dated, trial hears
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    And of all the oddities, none was more jarring than the message he posted a few hours before he allegedly kidnapped, raped and beat to death eight-year-old Victoria (Tori) Stafford.

    “Everything good is comming (sic) my way,” he wrote at 10:01 a.m. (EST) on April 8, 2009.

    Tori was abducted at roughly 3:35 p.m. the same day. No explanation was offered as to what Mr. Rafferty had meant in this, the first entry in his 22-minute computer session that morning. But despite being a digital aficionado, updates to his profile were infrequent.

    His previous entry, where he asked rhetorically, “Where are my good old friends, I need them with me...to get ahold of me so we can meet up,” had been on April 2.

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    Most striking in Mr. Rafferty’s “About Me” Facebook component is how long it is. He had been on Facebook for more than two years when he allegedly raped and killed Tori, the trial was told, providing ample opportunity to fix typos and other shortfalls.

    But there seemed to be no sign he was aware of how poor his prose was.

    Under “Activities,” he wrote: “Well, I enjoy dancing and can movie when I want to I love camping and value friends more than life it’s self lol If that means anything.”

    He said he had “many accomplishments and am greatful for having a chance to do.”

    He was saddened by his failures but was “slowly becoming someone."

    Ms. McClintic’s Facebook profile was also scrutinized by Detective-Constable Waldron, who among other things noted that whatever the relationship between the two accused killers, they were not friends on Facebook.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChaChaCha View Post
    Oh no oh no! I am trying to fight it back but I cannot!!!!

    If the gloves dont fit you must acquit.

    Sorry ... but it had to be said lol!
    ROFLMAO Just dont come out with a Baezism or it's Game On!!!!!!! LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hello_Kitty View Post
    If he did rape Tori, do you think the reason why his dating activity after the 8th might have to do with the fact that he wanted to get rid of the image of what he did, just like a rape victim would take a hot shower after to get the dirty out?
    Or maybe he couldn't get it up with a woman anymore and kept trying different ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shasta View Post
    I'm grateful to these woman for speaking in court and doing the right thing. It's not easy to expose one's private life to the entire world and reveal vulnerabilities.

    For me, these women are heroines for speaking up for little Victoria. Nice that there are such brave, good-hearted people in the world--a great contrast to the cowards. jmo
    respectfully, it's not like they had much of a choice ...

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    This may have already been said, but IMO, MTR was acting out like a sex addict.

    IMO, this may have been the problem with the ladies, no substance, just the act itself. (shiver) blah!!!


    This line from a famous movie always rings a chord for me when I think of MTR.

    Director: Howard Deutch, Writer: John Hughes

    "She thinks you're s_ _ _ and deep down, you know she's right."

    And MTR just kept moving on ....... NEXT!!!! ewwww

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayFriend View Post
    Or maybe he couldn't get it up with a woman anymore and kept trying different ones.
    B I N G O!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heliotrope View Post
    She really sums him up well.

    I would venture to say that most pre-teen children are more together than he is, in terms of responsibility and accountability. Honestly, he's like a 4-year old in a man's body. No judgment, no impulse control, no concept that anyone else exists but him. There was a line about the Norway mass murderer that reminded me of him - "The only tears he shed were for himself."

    Personality wise, he seems to be on the same rung of the evolutionary ladder as TLM, with the one key difference being that he cares deeply about his image, whereas she has no illusions.
    So spot on. Again the perfect storm of two Sociopaths minds. MOO
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    I can't help but feel sorry for these women now as they read the newspapers and see how HE DUPED them! He likely tried to make each one feel like his one and only and yet he had an "exceptionally busy penis".
    Our memories shape us, providing a backdrop for our daily lives, a context for our actions, a rationale for our sometimes dubious decisions. Who we are today is inextricably woven through with memories of who we were yesterday, and the days before that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wondergirl View Post
    But there seemed to be no sign he was aware of how poor his prose was.

    Under “Activities,” he wrote: “Well, I enjoy dancing and can movie when I want to I love camping and value friends more than life it’s self lol If that means anything.”

    He said he had “many accomplishments and am greatful for having a chance to do.”
    Clearly, passing English can not be a prerequisite to earning a Master's Degree in Culinary Arts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hello_Kitty View Post
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    I think that it's weird that he would say that he thought police blamed him for the disappearance of Tori all along knowing that he was to blame. I just don't understand how some people here can just gloss over that and say there is nothing wrong with MTR.


    Well maybe you haven't, but I have as I'm sure alot others have noticed. But the point is, there is no excuse for his behavior, but "some" people seem to think it is normal. The above example I noted is just one example of many.
    I am confused, who are the "some" people you are referring to? TIA
    Many that live deserve death. And some die that deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then be not too eager to deal out death in the name of justice, fearing for your own safety. Even the wise cannot see all ends.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flipflop View Post
    Pic 17, the screen shot of his FB account. His 2nd status update he seems to be begging for old friends to contact him....
    http://www.lfpress.com/news/london/r...0476.html#next
    I was speaking to his life prior to the Murder. As he was spinning he may have been desperate. Sociopathic people will attach to anybody in desperate times. Their desperate times. MOO
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    I just realized he had no motivation to falsify his Facebook profile and All About Me info, etc. It was his POF account he was using to meet woman, not his Facebook account. JMO

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    "Sadness in my life is, I think, my hardest task. I have bad days more than good, I think. I think I dwell on the past and wish I could go back and change some things," the accused child killer wrote on his Facebook information page

    "Sadly, I let the people down I care for most and don't really know how to fix it."

    http://www.lfpress.com/news/london/r.../19651396.html

    I wonder when he wrote these statements.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nettie_82 View Post
    I can't help but feel sorry for these women now as they read the newspapers and see how HE DUPED them! He likely tried to make each one feel like his one and only and yet he had an "exceptionally busy penis".
    It is sad. I do feel sorry for these women. Perhaps in a different way. We teach our children to not trust a stranger and to trust that funny tummy feeling. They are children. I get that. I feel sad that women today are not strong and confident enough to trust that feeling. And some compromise their children because of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bravo View Post
    It is sad. I do feel sorry for these women. Perhaps in a different way. We teach our children to not trust a stranger and to trust that funny tummy feeling. They are children. I get that. I feel sad that women today are not strong and confident enough to trust that feeling. And some compromise their children because of it.


    I very much agree!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhSoCurious View Post
    I just realized he had no motivation to falsify his Facebook profile and All About Me info, etc. It was his POF account he was using to meet woman, not his Facebook account. JMO
    Agree
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    Quote Originally Posted by JayFriend View Post
    Clearly, passing English can not be a prerequisite to earning a Master's Degree in Culinary Arts.
    LOL Nor did he have spell check LOL or perhaps too high to care?
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    Quote Originally Posted by OhSoCurious View Post
    I just realized he had no motivation to falsify his Facebook profile and All About Me info, etc. It was his POF account he was using to meet woman, not his Facebook account. JMO
    He seemed to be using FB to reconnect or stay connected with old "friends"...well the female ones anyway. Not sure he ever had any males ones. So in his true pathological lying way, he "embellished" that too.

    I wonder if any of his relatives who knew better were friends on there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sailor Bug View Post
    RaffertyLFP: Derstine points out songs by Necro on McClintic site

    No more questions. No reexamination. Henry asks jurors, jokingly, to resist urge to log on to Facebook and Plenty if Fish. Back at 10
    am.

    correction: No more questions. No reexamination. Heeney asks jurors, jokingly, to resist urge to log on to Facebook and Plenty of Fish. Back at 10 am.

    RaffertyLFP: Derstiine wraps up Court adjourned to 10 am
    Things have changed a little since the 1st day of trial, if the Judge is saying this.

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    Interesting comment from my hubby today. Of course i discuss this case here and there. I was going thru the list of things Rafferty used to attract women. One thing he pointed out whether this guy had any dance experience or not. In his opinion that was a huge chick magnet. No matter what age. His feeling was some might romanticize it and others might think wow. He pointed out how many social events we have been at and wives have to urge their spouses for a turn or two on the dance floor. Luckily i don't have that issue. Likely cuz we are middle aged and just have to get up and move. LOL I thought it a very valid point. Not many like to dance today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OhSoCurious View Post
    I just realized he had no motivation to falsify his Facebook profile and All About Me info, etc. It was his POF account he was using to meet woman, not his Facebook account. JMO

    I agree!

    The people who knew him in real life would take one read of that nonsense and yell "cowpucky!!!!" lol

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    Interesting that he listed CSI as one of his favourite shows.

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

    Im confused with the statement in this chapter. If LE found his blackberry data wiped out, how are they able to track his movements after the murder???? Was this done with just the phone records?????

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    I was reading an article some time ago and wish i had saved it. It spoke to similar crimes and the meeting of two such minds. It stated if there is a confession by one of the two involved it is typically by the weaker of the two. The weaker being more submissive in the partnership. Nothing to do with the level of violence from either just the dynamic between the two. Most interesting.
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