CA - Joey, Summer, Gianni, Joseph Jr McStay Murders - Feb 4th 2010 #8

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  1. Penny Parker

    Penny Parker Well-Known Member

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    Maybe @gitana1 could answer that question. I can't remember any of the other verified attorneys names.
     
  2. Edmo

    Edmo Well-Known Member

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    I might go to court next week. The only problem; I can only be there for an 1 1/2 hour in the morning. It's a 45 minute drive one-way.
     
  3. katydid23

    katydid23 Verified Juanette

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    Of course, not everyone who gambles is a murderer. But not everyone who gambles has a long criminal history, gambles to excess, to the point where they cannot pay the rent/bills for their wife and kids, and end up embezzling from their boss.
     
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    Thank you! That's exactly who I was thinking of.
     
  5. missy1974

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    I'm not sure I found the family you are talking about, but googled and found a bunch of stories! Thanks!
     
  6. missy1974

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    I don't recall that casino coming up in the trial YET lol But I haven't watched all of the last 2 days. I figure I have lots of time to catch up now... unfortunately LOL
     
  7. Edmo

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    Missy, a thousand apologies to you, but I found the story and realized I had given you the wrong site/link. The story itself can be found here: The Hunt for the Death Valley Germans
     
  9. missy1974

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    Snipped by me just to address the one part of that....

    I am not sure that person has the right computer there? I don't recall Maline implying that it was a scan on that computer, but he could have. If you find it in the testimony, please note it for me so I can go listen.

    And don't get me wrong, I don't think it was Schroeder himself that was trying to pull a fast one. He was asked to do specific reports, he did them. I think someone probably did a "intuit" file search, or "quickbooks" file search, and came away with that 1 of 27000 file and didn't look at the complete records or didn't think the defense would. BUT JMO

    When we first heard that testimony, it was interesting, because it left me thinking that someone was looking at Joey's credit score or whatever... but it turns out that wasn't the case.

    As for the 8th, if you are going to continue to listen to the testimony, if you notice that the Prosecution mentions that before the defense, that would be interesting to know as well :) TIA It's interesting that both computers were accessed around the same time, but I don't know why the prosecution wouldn't want to bring that up first and I just don't have that in my notes, so would like to note it if possible without having to listen to ALL of it again LOL
     
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    Thanks! that's a lot of info haha I will have to read it later :)
     
  11. Force Ten

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    Thanks. I was gonna look for this video. This is pretty accurate for what it would like. Maybe a little more or a little less. Less rain could have actually fell in the area of the graves. By the time Merritt entered the wash it wouldn't look like this. Little to no water.
     
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    geevee Registered Stickie

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    Oh, okay, I have the link for those transcripts, I'll browse over it, thanks much.
     
  13. oceanblueeyes

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    All of this wasted downtime is overwhelming these juror, but not in a good way. Imo

    Their frustration is going to mount as more downtime happens, and it will.

    If anyone get a hang nail, the court will end.

    I've never seen any courtroom run this way, not ever in decades of following trials. It's become bizarre.

    Jurors dont like being sent a constant message either that their time, and lives don't matter.

    No death penalty case should take this long. I've seen many DP trials over the years, in many different states, and on average they are finished in 4 to 6 weeks, and that includes the sentencing phase if convicted.

    So his DP trial isn't any different than any other defendant's trial except it taking forever, and forever, with no end in sight. That's the only difference.

    Of course in those cases all of the judges ran a tight ship, and really believed in putting in long work days, each day, and having testimony for a full 5 days-10 hour days or even more in some DP cases.

    Imo, it won't be long before some of the jurors starts complaining to the judge about all of the wasted time.

    Imo, jurors want to do their civil duty. What they dont want to do is show up for a full day of testimony every day, and then it not happen.

    Unfortunately for these jurors it's happening more often, than when they get to hear a full day of testimony. Its shameful.

    Imo
     
  14. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    So this Kevin Boles guy - what is his title? And he did go before Ryan Smith? Just want to get my notes straight!

    TIA! :)
     
  15. Force Ten

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    @missy1974 to answer your question regarding Alaska, yes Merritt had a half-sister living in Alaska. She has since moved to Vegas.
     
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    Vegas is about a 3 hour drive to the grave sites, if you would be interested in seeing it in person.
     
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    I don't gamble, mostly, but would find it addictive, cause I don't like losing :(. But isn't the point here that he ostensibly was gambling with funds gained from the fraudulent checks? Not sure if the PA will be able to come full circle with this, but I suspect they will.
     
  18. Edmo

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    What is the story about JM's Mother lending CM $$$ ? I see people mention it on here, but I haven't heard what happened? Thanks
     
  19. geevee

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    I don't recall if it was mentioned in the testimony but do we have any information whether either computer was left on? An 'automated virus scan' can only run if the computer was already booted up; 2:00 a.m. is a fairly typical default time for auto scans to run, but only if the computer is already on.

    Gosh I wish we weren't going to be missing any testimony, our own "trial record" is going to have vast black holes that may be difficult to fill in.
     
  20. JMarsh

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    After. He was the last witness on Thursday.
     
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