I think a lot of true crime content is produced simply because there is demand for it.
Think of all the worthless articles in the last week that say basically nothing. We could have just watched HCWs presser, and checked the BBC and we'd know just as much.
BIB. Are there any examples of where this strategy has ever worked to get someone to confess a murder?
I've generally only heard of it in terms of cooperation agreements (US), or people who plead guilty
Are there people who confess to a murder they've not been charged with?
GA is a private citizen and hasn't been with the investigation since 2007.
How would he know what HCW and BKA were working on? Or are we saying someone at PJ leaked it to him?
In which case I think it is PJ that the germans should be mad with.
As a general aside on the topic of DNA matching for historical crimes, I read an in-depth about this in the US, where an astonishing amount of old rape kits are not even processed. I am sorry I cannot remember the link now - it is in a previous thread.
When an initiative started processing the...
Sorry - i only read the first part of the post - i replied to it now
My main point was, per HCW, if prosecutors are working on charging for murder, at an unknown place and time, alibi could be helpful to the defence at trial, but doesn't go to the evidence he is likely to be confronted with...
Yes - the prosecution only charges the offences it can prove.
For instance if the victim were found buried at the box factory, a court can simply infer CB came into the possession of the victim somehow - it is not necessary to prove how, as it is implicit in the known facts
The way I see it, if he is looking at murder charges, then abduction from 5a is not strictly one of the things to be proved, and the evidence may well not related to that. Rather abduction may be something ancillary that the court can simply infer.
However from the defences point of view an...
I think they have the outline of a theory from confessions, and other circumstantial points - e.g. if stolen goods from OC were recovered at the box factory, these are the foundations of a case.
I suspect they lack the evidence which directly connects him to the murder - either digital or forensic.
I wonder if they have been able to get all the call data for that phone?
Maybe tower data as well?
In the McStay family murders, they got the tower azimuths for calls 4 years later, but it turned out basic pings (i.e phone connects to tower but no call/sms) were only stored for 6 mths.
Yes IMO - you have to because otherwise you have 2 abductor sightings and other theories to deal with and ruling those out is hard. Focussing on the murder short circuits all of that. e.g if they found evidence of the child in his camper van then you don't have to worry about 5a
What's odd to me about last week is investigators are only just doing this search now when surely the criminal associates we are familiar with have known about this connection all along?
Also the new rent-a-quote stuff about the sinister lair generated by the publicity is not new - reported...