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    Dr. Wecht interview

    He also thinks there's enough evidence to hold the parents of slain 6-year-old Colorado beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey on criminal charges.


    http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/trib.../s_185318.html

    Pittsburgh needs more 'industries' like Wecht

    By Jack Markowitz
    FOR THE TRIBUNE-REVIEW

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    I'm a Wecht supporter and his book "Who Killed JonBenet Ramsey" was full of good information from a medical standpoint. However, his sleuthing isn't all that great. In his book Wecht seemed to believe that John was the perp.

    True, there's enough evidence to hold the parents on criminal charges -- but WHAT criminal charges? Obstruction is a criminal offense, and John and Patsy are certainly guilty of that. They are up to their chins in doo doo when it comes to a coverup. But murder? Not in my opinion. The evidence for murder isn't there.

    Wecht's remarks would have to be more specific, such as WHAT evidence. IMO the strongest evidence points to Burke A/O a fifth person invited into the house that night.

    JMO

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    The statute of limitation for filing false-statement (misdemeanor) charges against the Ramseys expired on June 26, 2003. The DA has until the end of 2005 to file tampering with evidence (felony) charges against them.

    Source

    imo

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    Questioin??? Why hasn't Wood filed any suits against Dr. Wecht???
    IN MY OPINION

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueCrab
    True, there's enough evidence to hold the parents on criminal charges -- but WHAT criminal charges? Obstruction is a criminal offense, and John and Patsy are certainly guilty of that. They are up to their chins in doo doo when it comes to a coverup. But murder? Not in my opinion. The evidence for murder isn't there.
    The evidence is that JonBenet is DEAD... Patsy's and John's fibers are all over the crime scene, there is no evidence of a home invasion nor an intruder (not in the real world, anyway).

    If any third parties were involved, it doesn't negate the physical evidence implicating the Ramseys. The possibility that they had help killing her doesn't make them any less involved.

    IMO, that's all anyone needs to bring murder charges against the Ramseys jointly. JB didn't kill herself and the evidence implicates them.

    IMO, any RST fantasies would easily be chewed up and spit out by a competent prosecutor in a trial.

    I, too, think Dr. Wecht's information is excellent.

    Fulton - excellent question! And why didn't they sue Dr. Andrew Hodges either? Interesting that both those theorists name John as the molester.

    Apparently the Ramseys don't want to go down that path. Why not?
    The intruder is innocent! JMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by FULTON
    Questioin??? Why hasn't Wood filed any suits against Dr. Wecht???
    Probably because Wecht wrote the book in such away as to avoid saying much that would be considered libelous. When he wants to say something libelous he usually quotes someone else. Go back through the book with that in mind and you'll see there is very little to get a grip on. It's actually quite well done. He also has pages and pages of positive things to say about the Ramseys which would work in his favor too.

    Personally I think Wecht is a contrarian and a publicity hound. I'm sure he has ever been wrong too. As I recall he and Baden testified from opposite sides during the Binion trial. They couldn't both be right. Although they could both be wrong.

    As far as Hodges goes- My guess is either the statute of limitations had run out before Wood became their lawyer or they decided he wasn't worth the effort.

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    Dr. Wecht wrote his book in 1998, and the statute of limitations on filing a libel suit had run out before Lin Wood was even hired.

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    Quote Originally Posted by candy
    Dr. Wecht wrote his book in 1998, and the statute of limitations on filing a libel suit had run out before Lin Wood was even hired.
    Yes they missed it by just a couple months but I still think it might have been difficult to win.

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    Tipper - just had to say, I followed the Binion Murder Trial (actually, Tabish & Murphy trial) - wish we had a forum about it at the time (there is going to be a retrial).

    Yes, one testified re: overdose and the other re: "Burking." Wouldn't it be ironic that John seems to get the "pass" from most - yet, he very well could've been the culprit.

    There was a poster (Doc?) that believed in the JRDI theory - had some strong arguements in favor.

    Wecht also believed in prior abuse as well. Anyone know what Baden's theory is?
    IMO -

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    On the CTV special "Who Killed JBR," Dr. Baden said he thought Burke should be looked at.

    IMO


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    One of the Assistant Attorney Generals I worked form (she is now retired) says she also thinks Burke was involved. So do a few more I work with.

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    It appears that Mark Fuhrman also casts a suspicious eye toward Burke. Several years ago he off-handedly said on live TV during a panel discussion there were male Ramsey DNA markers on JonBenet and they were not John's. Dr. Baden was on the same panel and the camera caught him shaking his head in ageement.

    JMO

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    Court TV settled with the Ramseys over that program, and what was said in it, and posted a disclaimer saying Burke was not a suspect on their site.

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    The title of the CTV special was Prime Suspects: Who Killed JonBenet Ramsey? The Rs sued because Burke had never officially been named as a suspect, nor officially placed under the umbrella of suspicion as John and Patsy were. That is what that's about, Candy...period.

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    and.......he thinks OJ is innocent?
    brilliant?
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