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    Trial Thread - 9 May 2012 Judge to give Jury Instructions

    Trial Discussion Thread:

    reposting a few of the warnings:

    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.

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    Trial Thread - 9 May 2012 Judge to give Jury Instructions

    I'm hoping things wrap up today and the jury will begin deliberations. Probably just wishful thinking on my part LOL

    Salem

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    Good Morning!





    We're nearing the end of the trial, Victoria. Justice is coming. Sending our thoughts and prayers to your daddy and mommy and big brother. You will always be in our hearts. xoxo

    Justice for Holly Bobo🎀

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    Crown set to wrap up Rafferty trial arguments

    Crown attorney Kevin Gowdey told the jury Tuesday that Rafferty used Terri-Lynne McClintic as a “violent pawn” to help him carry out his “evil intentions.”
    http://metronews.ca/news/canada/2171...ial-arguments/

    Crown to finish closing arguments in Rafferty trial

    He attempted to throw police off his trail by repeating rumours about Tori's mother, though he could have just as easily said a "raging homicidal maniac" is responsible and pointed police to Tori's body, Gowdey said.

    One of Rafferty's most telling actions after April 8 was buying hair dye for McClintic once surveillance video was released showing her leading Tori away from school, Gowdey said.

    "Why would a horrified witness who was an innocent dupe of Ms. McClintic take the steps to make the real killer change her appearance?" he said.
    http://www.cp24.com/servlet/an/local.../?hub=CP24Home
    Justice for Holly Bobo🎀

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    When I see pictures of Tori, I see my own daughter looking at me. Tori is one of us, one of OUR daughters who never deserved to have her life taken from her. Both must be punished for what they did to her. Our children are not the pawns of deviant members of society. It must stop. These are our kids. xoxoxoxo RIP Tori. Justice is coming. The sadness will always remain.

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    The Crown will complete its closing argument Wednesday at the first degree murder trial of Michael Rafferty, and barring any unexpected delays, it's likely the jury will begin its deliberations sometime Thursday afternoon.

    Once they begin - a verdict could be reached at any time
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    http://www.am980.ca/channels/news/lo...spx?ID=1700870

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    He attempted to throw police off his trail by repeating rumours about Tori's mother, though he could have just as easily said a ``raging homicidal maniac'' is responsible and pointed police to Tori's body, Gowdey said.
    http://www.am980.ca/channels/news/lo...spx?ID=1700870

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    More closing arguments by the Crown are expected throughout day 37 of the first degree murder trial of Michael Rafferty.

    Kevin Gowdey says he will require the majority of Wednesday to finish his summary of the final 5 chapters with the jury.

    Gowdey ended his first day of closing submissions on Tuesday by talking about the contents of Michael Rafferty’s Blue 2003 Honda Civic, Rafferty’s Gym bag that was found within the car containing evidence of tiny fragments of blood that were found on the bottom of the bag mixed with Rafferty’s DNA. Those findings were determined through a Forensic Pathologist in earlier testimony.

    Gowdey also spoke about other blood samples in the car and other DNA that was found that could not be ruled out that it belonged to 8 year old Tori Stafford.

    Gowdey also touched on the importance of Terri-Lynne McClintic’s testimony of how she described under oath how Michael Rafferty brutally and repeatedly raped Tori Stafford before he allegedly threw the girl to the ground and struck her 4 times in the head with both ends of a hammer while she was smothered with garbage bags.

    Gowdey explained to the jury "McClintic’s testimony defies the idea that the sexual assault could not have happened”.

    Closing arguments will resume this morning at 10:00AM.
    http://www.1047.ca/local-news/michael-rafferty-trial

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    How will we know when a verdict is reached? I guess continue to follow the tweets? Does anybody know which reporter will alert to a verdict? I'll sign up with them. Thanks.
    Justice for Holly Bobo🎀

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    n/t: I think London Free Press and AM980 will always be in court so I would go with them on getting the alerts.


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    What time does court start? It's 6:48 a.m. here. Should I go back to bed for another hour? Do I remember someone saying that it starts at 10 Ontario time?

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    n/t

    RANDY RICHMOND, The London Free Press

    he said so yesterday in one of his tweets
    "The dead cannot cry out for justice; it is a duty of the living to do so for them."
    ★★★★★ ღ♥Lois McMaster Bujold♥ღ ★★★★★

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kittymama View Post
    What time does court start? It's 6:48 a.m. here. Should I go back to bed for another hour? Do I remember someone saying that it starts at 10 Ontario time?
    Yes, 10 a.m. Ontario time... sleep well

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kittymama View Post
    What time does court start? It's 6:48 a.m. here. Should I go back to bed for another hour? Do I remember someone saying that it starts at 10 Ontario time?
    You should be able to get another hour sleep in. Should start in just over an hr.

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    Good morning all. Hopefully if there is any doubt in any of the jurors minds it will be erased today.
    Last edited by CarrieBean; 05-09-2012 at 09:05 AM. Reason: need coffee

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