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    "During cross-examination, Derstine suggested McClintic abducted Stafford over a drug debt, offered her sexually to Rafferty – who refused – then she brutally murdered the girl – a narrative he continued with during his final argument."

    http://www.globalnews.ca/rafferty+de...365/story.html

    So the defence theory is that TLM owed MR money because of a drug debt and instead of repaying the money, she abducted a young girl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by otto View Post
    "During cross-examination, Derstine suggested McClintic abducted Stafford over a drug debt, offered her sexually to Rafferty – who refused – then she brutally murdered the girl – a narrative he continued with during his final argument."

    http://www.globalnews.ca/rafferty+de...365/story.html

    So the defence theory is that TLM owed MR money because of a drug debt and instead of repaying the money, she abducted a young girl.
    No, I don't think that's what the defence was saying. Your version might actually have made slightly more coherent sense. IMO, the defence is saying TLM abducted Tori because of a drug debt owed to her by someone in Tori's family ('cause they totally haven't been victimized enough, or anything). And then she just offered her to Rafferty sexually because, hey, what the hell, right?

    Their "theory," however, is very vague, and doesn't make much sense. Especially since there's no proof of it.

    JMO. I miss the cow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by otto View Post
    "During cross-examination, Derstine suggested McClintic abducted Stafford over a drug debt, offered her sexually to Rafferty – who refused – then she brutally murdered the girl – a narrative he continued with during his final argument."

    http://www.globalnews.ca/rafferty+de...365/story.html

    So the defence theory is that TLM owed MR money because of a drug debt and instead of repaying the money, she abducted a young girl.
    Not exactly.
    The unsubstantiated speculation is that TM and her partner JG ripped off TLM's mother and so TLM abducted Tori.

    All of this was going on unbeknownst to MR, that poor innocent dupe.

    TLM testified that TM didn't owe her money. TM testified that her partner had at one point ripped off a dealer but that it wasn't TLM's mother. Thus, based on the evidence presented, and the MSM reports, there is no evidence of a drug debt abduction.

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    Forgive me for taking the thread in a bit of a different direction, but it's getting late and i wanted to respond to a couple of heartfelt comments from earlier today.

    Quote Originally Posted by Heliotrope View Post
    … The sun is never really going to rise for them again.
    <rsbm>

    Having lost both of my children (NOT under the same horrific circumstances as Tori), this sentence struck me as particularly poignant. There truly are no words to express it all, so forgive my rambling, seemingly unrelated thoughts.

    By way of Hope though, Heliotrope … the sun does rise again some day … it may be a long time down the road, and when you aren’t expecting it. But maybe it is a different sun than others see. There truly are no words, and only those who have been there can begin to understand.

    I met a stranger the other day .. she had lost her son last year due to a tragic, freak accident. We had a connection that two strangers would not normally have … hearts joined together with a feeling and a knowledge that no others can be expected to feel or understand. As we talked about the loss of her son and the loss of my son and daughter, I became very aware of a strange atmosphere/aura around us but I said nothing. Within a minute or so, she abruptly said to me “Do you feel it?”. I knew what she meant, so it was very real to both of us. Perhaps it was something from beyond, or perhaps it was something that can only be experienced by hearts that know or share a certain pain of life. I don’t know for sure … but I don’t question it anymore. Maybe some hearts are meant to hurt so we can help others whose pain is even more recent, more raw, more horrific than our own.

    And to our cute-as-a-bug robynhood who says

    Quote Originally Posted by robynhood View Post
    ...and I am sure their heart will never be the SAME as they lost their beloved daughter ...
    <rsbm>

    It is true, robynhood … the heart can never be the same, but it can eventually become mended in a fashion. Some stitching jobs better than others I guess. And just maybe, in my own son’s words “maybe our hearts have huge holes put in them to make room for what is going to be poured back in”.

    I wish Tara and Rodney and all Tori’s loved ones love and tremendous strength, and the hope that some day those awful gaping holes in their hearts will be filled more by the memories of their darling daughter Tori than the horror that she or they never should have known.

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    The saddest part of this case is that a little girl lost her life and an entire nation is in mourning.

    The unfortunate thing about this case is that the path to the truth was paved in lies and deception.

    For me the circumstantial evidence does not prove MR intended to kidnap VS or rape and kill her on it's own, without TLM testimony that same evidence could collaborate another scenario...and with that it would give me reasonable doubt.

    I DO NOT believe MR is innocent but I am not sure the crown has proven their case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sillybilly View Post
    Forgive me for taking the thread in a bit of a different direction, but it's getting late and i wanted to respond to a couple of heartfelt comments from earlier today.

    <rsbm>

    I wish Tara and Rodney and all Tori’s loved ones love and tremendous strength, and the hope that some day those awful gaping holes in their hearts will be filled more by the memories of their darling daughter Tori than the horror that she or they never should have known.
    <rsbm>

    I'm so sorry for your losses, sillybilly. No parent should have to lose their child/children.

    The thing with Tori that upsets me, besides her horrific last hours, is that Tara, Rodney, and all the other family members and friends of that little girl shouldn't have to get by on just memories of her. Because of these two despicable excuses for human beings, there will never be any more of those memories made. That breaks my heart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snoofer View Post
    I hope every single person from that town goes to the sentencing. A solidarity to say...not in our town, not to our children! MOO Solidarity for the Stafford family as well. JMO
    35,000 people at the sentencing?

    that'd be an amazing sight to see

    I don't live in Woodstock but I'll be there provided I have enough notice so I can book off work

    I'm thinking of making a special sign but they won't let me in the courthouse with it (but I'll probably have to be there by 5 a.m. to get a parking spot anyway)

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    Quote Originally Posted by snoofer View Post
    Was just thinking. There are going to be lots of people skulking around this story for a profit. Who can also forget Clifford Olsen's hand in profitting from murder. I hope that RS and TM and their family will get together to tell their story and Tori's story with a seasoned professional author and use the proceeds for Darren's education and for a foundation to deal with missing children or educating children, or maybe to set up scholarships for victim's families. I would hate to see anyone else profit from this tragedy to to tell a less than truthful version of events. As hard as it would be for them; I truly hope they do that. MOO Maybe someone like Polly Klaas's father could recommend. Another idea would be to approach one of the universities to find an English Lit major working towards his PHD and get a student to write the story with their input. That would be a trustworthy way to get their story told professionally. MOO

    Anyhow, I myself won't be reading any book that doesn't have RS name on it. MOO Or watching any movie on this story that doesn't have RS as collaborator. JMO
    there's probably 5 or 6 books already written ... waiting for the ending paragraphs and they'll be on the shelves within weeks

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    Hmm something just struck me while reading yesterday's post regarding TLM's possible connection to gangs. The woman who TLM assaulted this year in prison happened on January 30th of this year. How ironic TLM made the confession to a counsellor she was the one who beat Tori. A change in her testimony from what she originally claimed. The connection to her change of plea and the assaulting of this other inmate are to me, very compelling. And how bizarre that the details for the assault have not come to light in the MSM. Makes me believe once the jury is in deliberations we may be privy as to why this altercation took place. I find it rather telling in this report MR's name would come into play. MOO

    Also from what I understand, the whole TLM and gang affiliation thing; as far as I know, gangs do not typically go around murdering young innocent children. MO it is really irrelevant in Tori's case whether TLM was a gang member or not. She is wicked with or without the being in a gang. AND to add to that, if she was a gang member, why didn't she get her homies to help her out in the collection of a drug debt? (which has been quashed anyhow) but some still may be stuck on that theory. MOO. Realistically, is there a Crips gang in Woodstock? This sorta makes me want to lol because I wonder how many serious members they would have in that big town. Two; TLM and another wannabe.

    Snow said he could not discuss the details of the alleged jail assault or what triggered the altercation. Lawyers will be reviewing the Crown's evidence, meeting with McClintic and then will decide what plea to enter, he added.

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa...er-prison.html
    Rest in peace Tori, Tim and Jeremy.

    "On May 6th, the devil led the vilest form of evil down my driveway and it smiled at me before it took Tim away." Good always triumphs over evil. Keep the faith, justice will prevail. .

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    Quote Originally Posted by snoofer View Post
    I cannot imagine that a murder trial if the defendant is innocent, did not have one word about what he did that day, where he went, what happened those hours in his car, what conversations took place, no piece of tangible evidence to hold in your hand...nota, zero, zilch! I have never followed a trial before so maybe this is par for the course. But to me it seems bizarre. It tells me that nothing could be offered during that time of the hours in the car that could help him show his innocence. IMO That is damning. Of course he does not have to proove his innocence but with the overwhelming evidence crown had to proove his guilt....the defense mighta wanted to get busy on getting evidence to show innocence if they had any. MOO
    It's way too late now for the defense. They had their spot in the limelight and IMHO blew it. I felt that way very early on in the trial according to Derstine's lack of cross examining questions. He had nothing, absolutely nothing to show reasonable doubt in the minds of the jurors. I and I can safely assume others saw his lack of direction. Giving the fact Derstine had three years to prepare based on the evidence and witnesses who were going to be called upon to provide, he couldn't come up with some questions to raise that reasonable doubt?! Something, anything?

    What really disappointed me was many of us had been anticipating the spun story! He couldn't even provide that for pity sakes. All he could do was what we predicted and dreaded; make TLM look like the evil villianous and MR the innocent dupe. Her being the mastermind and influenced by her choice of music and reflected in her writings. MOO

    WOWZERS I AM SO IMPRESSED WITH GOWDEY'S CLOSING ARGUMENT. HE IS AMAZING AND BROUGHT OUT SO MANY THEORIES BACK WITH EVIDENCE TO DRILL HOME THE TRUTH...MR IS GUILTY AS ACCUSED. MOO
    I have eternal gratitude for LE and the lawyers, everyone who all work so diligently and hard to bring about the results which came out today through the voice of Mr. Gowdey. He did a spectacular job represent society as a whole, to bring about justice and hope back into our hearts.

    JUSTICE SWEET TORI! IT'S JUST HOURS AWAY, I FEEL IT IN MY HEART AND SOUL. I PRAY FOR STRENGTH FOR THE MACDONALD AND RAFFERTY FAMILIES. I HOPE THIS BRINGS THEM ONE STEP CLOSER TO SOME PEACE IN THEIR LIVES. <3
    Rest in peace Tori, Tim and Jeremy.

    "On May 6th, the devil led the vilest form of evil down my driveway and it smiled at me before it took Tim away." Good always triumphs over evil. Keep the faith, justice will prevail. .


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    Quote Originally Posted by LadyL View Post
    there's probably 5 or 6 books already written ... waiting for the ending paragraphs and they'll be on the shelves within weeks
    you are probably right Lady L. :O(
    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....

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhSoCurious View Post
    Yes TLM killed Tori. MOO IMO JMO
    The Crown raised some pretty seriously thought provoking theories Wednesday to consider why TLM changed her story about who actually hit Tori with the hammer. Also some deny TLM told the truth at any time during the trial, except where she confessed to being the one who killed Tori. I find that very interesting.

    So we have proof MR told a huge amount of lies also and most certainly in his interview with LE on May 15th and by all the women (his victims) who parade up to the witness stand to testify about his chronic lies. TLM has not had any problems with letting people know where they stand with her. She's in your face sorta gal where MR is so secretive and cunning it's truly scary now that we know he was not someone many people thought he was. That is true psychopath art form. TLM doesn't show these same traits. She knows right from wrong and doesn't blame others and lies all the time in which MR does. MOO
    Rest in peace Tori, Tim and Jeremy.

    "On May 6th, the devil led the vilest form of evil down my driveway and it smiled at me before it took Tim away." Good always triumphs over evil. Keep the faith, justice will prevail. .

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    Quote Originally Posted by LadyL View Post
    there's probably 5 or 6 books already written ... waiting for the ending paragraphs and they'll be on the shelves within weeks
    I for one will be very picky then about which book I chose based on the author. AND hopefully the author will donate proceeds to some worthwhile organization. MOO
    Rest in peace Tori, Tim and Jeremy.

    "On May 6th, the devil led the vilest form of evil down my driveway and it smiled at me before it took Tim away." Good always triumphs over evil. Keep the faith, justice will prevail. .

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