I read something on another forum that made something click in my head, and I want to run it by you. What I read was on the following link: http://www.forumsforjustice.org/forums/showthread.php?t=10158: In his book, Kolar lays out the "organized" vs "disorganized" elements of this crime scene. It got me to thinking about that. I believe it's very likely the head blow was from a disorganized, blitz attack, and the strangulation, staging, and ransom note were organized. So, here is my thought: While I am still very much RDI, I am confused by the combination of the head bash and the strangulation. Either one would be understandable to me, but both of them together confound me. Why do they confound me? Because they do not appear to go together and because I have always assumed that the same person did them both. But that link above got me thinking, what if two different people, with two very different personalities, did them? What if one person did the head bash, and then another person did the strangulation? To me, that fits much better than thinking the same person did both the head bash and the strangulation. Now my intuition tells me that the person who did the head bash was either BR or PR, and the person who did the strangulation was JR. I have never really understood the strangulation, but here is my thought: Suppose JR is made aware of the head bash sometime after it happens. He assesses the situation and realizes that the head injury so severe that nothing can be done to save JB. She is not dead yet but she might as well be. He also assesses that one of his other family members (PR or BR) is going to be in serious legal trouble over this unless he does something to divert suspicion away from the family. But back to the strangulation: I can see JR coldly and efficiently dispatching JBR by strangling her to death once he realized the seriousness of the head wound. Perhaps he wanted to put her out of her misery and thought this was the quickest way of doing it. But his other motivation was to do whatever it took to protect the other family member(s). He was willing to do whatever had to be done to do that. So to summarize, either PR or BR inflicts the near fatal head wound, and then JR finishes off the damage by strangulation and also directs the staging and cover-up afterwards. To me this makes sense. Can you see this? Does it make sense to you?