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    No Honor Among Thieves

    I've considered bringing this subject up for some time now. And my recent dust-up with HOTYH about RN misspellings has convinced me that now is the appropriate time.

    It's often been asked, including by me, if the Rs did commit this crime together, why would they have chosen to handwrite a ransom note? More specifically, why would JR, presumably the smart one of the two, agree to such a thing? After all, he was a good businessman, so he couldn't have been stupid, right?

    (WARNING: The following contains the opinions and speculations of SuperDave, and does not necessarily reflect the feelings of anyone else.)

    Well, as I say in the book, maybe he WAS being a smart businessman, leaving himself a possible out. Here's what I mean:

    What if there was a Plan B? What if, as a last resort, PR would be thrown to the wolves? Everything pointed back at her, or almost everything. She had ONE thing on him, and that meant he'd have to play along. But he'd play by his rules, looking to go along with it while making sure that, if push came to shove, nothing could lead back to him. It wouldn't do to have his computer searched and a file of the RN found. But having her handwrite it would put him in the clear. He even tells her to spell differently after the killing.
    Hiring separate lawyers was just extra insurance.

    It's brilliant. He sets her up and looks like her champion. He gets to be her hero, standing valiantly behind her, defending his lady's honor like a damn white knight.. Meanwhile, he's got her like a lamb to slaughter. If it goes badly for her, hey, he's done all he can! If she tries to hang it on him, it looks like the desperate ravings of a lunatic trying to save her own neck.

    There truly is NO honor among thieves.

    A good businessman will always have an out. A Plan B, as it were. After all, he didn't owe her anything. She killed his daughter. But he couldn't let her burn right then and there, because he had his hand in the cookie jar. It's always best to shoot someone in the back AFTER you give them a chance to dig their own grave.

    (Here endeth the speculation.)

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    Excellent post, Dave.

    The reason posited in the 'Ramsey' CSI episode was that printers are more easily identifiable forensically than handwriting so it would be easily proven that the Ramsey computer was used to write the letter and even an IDI would struggle to believe that someone logged in (finding passwords etc) and sat at John's computer table typing a RN. Someone grabbing a nearby pad of notepaper is marginally more plausible.

    Your scenario sounds reasonable though. Would fit in with John handing police samples of Patsy's handwriting on an notepad that was identical to that on which the RN was written and, if we were to be really cynical, it would account for the legal team's lack of appetite for taking on the 'libel' directed at John...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sophie View Post
    Excellent post, Dave.

    The reason posited in the 'Ramsey' CSI episode was that printers are more easily identifiable forensically than handwriting so it would be easily proven that the Ramsey computer was used to write the letter and even an IDI would struggle to believe that someone logged in (finding passwords etc) and sat at John's computer table typing a RN. Someone grabbing a nearby pad of notepaper is marginally more plausible.
    Yes, that's what I meant to say.

    Your scenario sounds reasonable though. Would fit in with John handing police samples of Patsy's handwriting on an notepad that was identical to that on which the RN was written and, if we were to be really cynical, it would account for the legal team's lack of appetite for taking on the 'libel' directed at John...
    Like I said, I've been thinking about this for a while now.
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    I agree with this JR was a good business man and he did take himself far away from this from taking a shower to handing the LE the pads which include the one the RN was from...
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    She had ONE thing on him, and that meant he'd have to play along.
    I agree and it was THE thing that started all the trouble and needed to be covered up.Ya know what I mean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madeleine View Post
    I agree and it was THE thing that started all the trouble and needed to be covered up.Ya know what I mean.

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    I do indeed. That's why I mentioned it.
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    Let's keep it going.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperDave View Post
    Let's keep it going.
    I do think you have a very bright future writing FICTION.

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    I've often gotten the impression that no one was more surprised than JR when PR was not brought up on charges at some point. Yes, yes, I know they hired attorneys. But again, that's just insurance. I'm thinking he really didn't rely on them being as effective as they were OR the case bungled as badly as it was (which is how I interpret it), however you wish to see it. To be a fly on the wall in that house during the subsequent years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maikai View Post
    I do think you have a very bright future writing FICTION.
    Normally I'd ignore cheap shots like that. But even I have my limit.

    The whole point of starting this thread was to answer a question put to me by certain IDI members. It's a suggestion. Take it or leave it.

    If you have a basis for rejecting it, feel free to say so. But give a good argument as to why. I put a LOT of thought and effort into these things, so I don't think it's too much to ask for some courtesy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nobull View Post
    I've often gotten the impression that no one was more surprised than JR when PR was not brought up on charges at some point. Yes, yes, I know they hired attorneys. But again, that's just insurance. I'm thinking he really didn't rely on them being as effective as they were OR the case bungled as badly as it was (which is how I interpret it), however you wish to see it. To be a fly on the wall in that house during the subsequent years.
    I totally agree with you!
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    Speaking of THE thing....maybe PR wanted to hit someone else for IT and she missed>>>JB got hit?Just speculating but you never know.
    The rice is already cooked...

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    Quote Originally Posted by madeleine View Post
    Speaking of THE thing....maybe PR wanted to hit someone else for IT and she missed>>>JB got hit?Just speculating but you never know.
    You're not the only one who's thought that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by madeleine View Post
    I totally agree with you!
    I think they ALL were surprised, from what I understand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperDave View Post
    I think they ALL were surprised, from what I understand.

    And some still wonder why.
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