There's a very interesting story there. Allow me. ST, pb, page 237:
Originally Posted by Holdontoyourhat
The Ramsey credit card purchases showed up again, this time through the mail anonymously from a tabloid newspaper to Sergeant Wickman. There were copies of purchase records from marine supply depots, hardware stores, and boating retailers in Charlevoix, Atlanta, and Boulder during 1996. Any of these places could have sold duct tape and cord. It was an investigator's dream come true--a paper trail.
Wickman and I took it in to Bob Keatley for a legal opinion, and he almost had a heart attack. His exact words were most un-Keatley-like--s**t! s**t! s**t!--and he snatched the documents away. "Put it out of your mind," he ordered, imagining how a defense lawyer would do an OJ-style "Police Planted the Glove" on us.
Remember what I said about the DA's office screwing up this case?
Unable? Did it ever occur to you that maybe they were not ALLOWED to get to them? And who SAYS it had to be that same day. Given the general condition of the DNA, I'd say chances were greater that it wasn't from that day.
While we're at it, lets allow the unknown male DNA evidence found in three places on two articles of clothing JBR was wearing at the time she was murdered, to be transferred there innocently by someone JBR came in contact with THAT SAME DAY, that LE is ALSO coincidentally unable to find.
1) I might agree with you IF we were talking about premeditated murder, or even an intent to kill. I don't know about everyone else, but I don't believe there was that intent.
Lets also add a Jekyll & Hyde child murdering personality inside one of JBR's parents for only one night. All the other nights A-OK.
2) Another thing to keep in mind: think what the story of Jekyll & Hyde tells us: the suppressed evil in all of us being unleashed, despite the best efforts to suppress it. We're talking about a person who was taught by her parents and many others since childhood to do just that: suppress it. Always smile. Act like nothing's wrong. Heck, growing up with parents like Nedra and Don Paugh would make a killer out of ME!
3) We have an eyewitness who has told us a million times that PR had a very bitter anger underneath the facade.
4) Moreover, we have the police account. ST, pb, page 359:
Patsy looked like a woman teetering on the edge. Her demeanor did not contradict my hypothesis of what happened that night.
She grew animated and exhausted on the third day. Instead of a teary victim, I saw an agitated and curt woman. I saw the Southern belle vanish.
Tom Haney, with his no-nonsense style had found something I felt had to be there not too far beneath that polished beauty queen surface. Patsy Ramsey had, for a few moments, lifted her mask.
Felonies implies intent, though. BTW, you left out obstruction of justice, evidence tampering and making false statements.
It is interesting all the felonies taking place that one night, in word and deed. Conspiracy to murder with special circumstances, conspiracy to mass murder, kidnapping, extortion, murder with special circumstances, sexual assault on a child, aggravated assault on a child. And yet, not even a misdemeanor jaywalking can be produced either before or after the crime.
No, we're asking you to believe that they were flawed people, just like the rest of us, pushed to the limits we all hate to admit we have, who didn't feel like there was any way out and let their imaginations run away with them. Whether you do believe that or not is your own business. But do so honestly.
You're asking me to believe the criminality meter goes from zero to infinity and back to zero in 24 hours. I don't think it works that way.
It's a farce and a tragedy, HOTYH. It's not the epic "good vs. evil" story that the Rs have made it out to be. I think Josef Goebbels said it best: never tell a little lie when you can tell a big lie.
Last edited by SuperDave; 03-13-2009 at 07:47 PM.
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