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    Trial Thread 4/19/2012

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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 4/19/2012

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    Good Morning!

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    Online profile at odds with image Rafferty presented to women he dated, trial hears

    Sprinkled with misspellings and grammatical errors, awash in clumsy declarations of his hopes and plans, Michael Rafferty’s Facebook profile was presented to the jury at his murder trial, painting a picture greatly at odds with the sophisticated man of the world he projected to the many women he befriended.
    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.
    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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    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/...rticle2406549/
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    Tori Stafford trial: Rafferty told Facebook ahead of murder that 'good' things were coming



    In a status update on the popular social networking website, Michael Rafferty had shared that, "Everything good is comming (sic) my way."


    The post was written at 10:01 a.m. on April 8, 2009 — the last day anyone saw eight-year-old Stafford alive.

    http://www.vancouversun.com/life/Tor...522/story.html
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    Alexis Lane, 30, testified she knew Rafferty in their small town of Drayton, Ont., near Mount Forest, Ont., from Grade 6 on and went out with him from Feb. 22 to April 1, 2009.

    That's the same time period Rafferty was going out with McClintic.

    Lane's testimony was brief and confirmed when she went out with Rafferty his Honda Civic had a complete back seat.

    As she left, however, Lane stole a quick glance at the man, who as a boy "talked on the phone all the time" with her and as teenager visited her at lunch hour in high school.

    Rafferty watched her leave, then bowed his head and rubbed his eyes, apparently crying


    http://m.torontosun.com/2012/04/11/r...focuses-on-dna


    In other evidence Tuesday, a second former female friend testified that a few weeks before Mr. Rafferty and his girlfriend, co-accused Terri-Lynne McClintic, allegedly killed Tori together, he said he was seeing another woman and that things were going well.

    `“He was very happy that he was dating her, he thought she was the girl he was going to marry,” witness Ann Tweedie testified.

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/...rticle2405142/

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    Have to go out again today ladies. Thanks for the tweets, will see you's later!
    The above is just my opinion

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~n/t~ View Post
    Alexis Lane, 30, testified she knew Rafferty in their small town of Drayton, Ont., near Mount Forest, Ont., from Grade 6 on and went out with him from Feb. 22 to April 1, 2009.

    That's the same time period Rafferty was going out with McClintic.

    Lane's testimony was brief and confirmed when she went out with Rafferty his Honda Civic had a complete back seat.

    As she left, however, Lane stole a quick glance at the man, who as a boy "talked on the phone all the time" with her and as teenager visited her at lunch hour in high school.

    Rafferty watched her leave, then bowed his head and rubbed his eyes, apparently crying


    http://m.torontosun.com/2012/04/11/r...focuses-on-dna





    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/...rticle2405142/

    bbm

    I'm quoting myself because I just thought of this on my way into work. I wonder if MR was referring to TLM and not AL? I assumed and maybe others did too that it was AL but it could have been TLM. hmmmmmm

    Remember this?

    Rafferty remained emotionless for much of the day, except when McClintic described how he once took her to a pawn shop and placed an engagement ring on her finger.
    http://www.woodstocksentinelreview.c...ture-fantasies
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    Rafferty trial enters 25th day

    The first-degree murder trial of Michael Rafferty enters its 25th day with the Crown approaching the end of its case.

    However, there's no guarantee how long it will take reach the finish, given the number of interruptions over the past few days for court to consider legal issues.
    http://www.lfpress.com/news/london/r.../19652791.html
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    good morning peeps... !

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    MR is on A Lane's facebook profile on the morning of April 8th at around the time he posted his "Everything good is comming my way." She had just broken up with him on April 1st. He cried when she testified in court. Was he lurking on her profile trying to make a decision about what was going to happen that day and then he decided: with the help of TLM, he was going to abduct a little girl. JMO

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    Mike Knoll: @kyle - they weren't provided to us.
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    anywhere we can see the phone records, as they were evidence as well?
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    Quote Originally Posted by matou View Post
    MR is on A Lane's facebook profile on the morning of April 8th at around the time he posted his "Everything good is comming my way." She had just broken up with him on April 1st. He cried when she testified in court. Was he lurking on her profile trying to make a decision about what was going to happen that day and then he decided: with the help of TLM, he was going to abduct a little girl. JMO
    I wonder what he saw on her profile that made him snap? Was she dating someone else? Status change to "in a relationship" perhaps? The week before, he posted wondering where all his "old friends" were? (April 2nd). This was the day after he broke up with her.

    He was dating TLM and AL at the same time. Interestingly, he did not have TLM as a "friend" on FB. Wonder why?


    ETA: Did he remove her after Tori's murder or was she never on his friends list?
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