CA - Lisa Thorborg, 68, murdered, Carlsbad, 11/23/2020 *ARREST*

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  1. Curious Me

    Curious Me Long-Time Member from back in the day

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    Watch the Video if you can.
    Grandmother of Carlsbad teen murder suspect speaks out amid new images (10news.com)

    His grandmother says--
    "He would not have done this. It's like stabbing me in the neck," added Hernandez.

    Hernandez said that he had been living with her and doing online schooling for the last two months after moving to San Diego from Hawaii. She described him as a kind young man who is incapable of violence.

    "We go to the store and he's helping little old ladies pick out which watermelons are good and which grapes are the sweetest and holding doors open. So, this just really baffles me," she stated. "They got the wrong person. The killer's still out there."

    The teen's attorneys said that no weapons were found on him and that he had no injuries or signs of struggle on his body.
     
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    Curious Me Long-Time Member from back in the day

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    Grandmother of Carlsbad teen murder suspect speaks out amid new images (10news.com)

    "On Wednesday, the DA's Office confirmed that it filed a motion to request that the teen be tried as an adult but that it will take almost a year before a hearing is set where a judge will make the determination."

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    A year! Will he be allowed to get out on bail while this drags on a year? His attorney argues that he is a free spirit who often left his sandals behind and that Lisa may have picked them up and got his DNA on her. Wait, aren't we talking about his blood on her?
     
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    Yemelyan Well-Known Member

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    RSBM.

    I haven't read every article about this case, but the ones I have read only said "DNA" and never specified that the source was blood.

    DNA can also come from sources like saliva, sweat, urine, etc...if any body fluid is carrying nucleated cells, DNA can be there.

    Since the defense was arguing that his DNA could have gotten on her shorts from sitting on a log, I'm guessing that they have a small amount of DNA on her/her clothes that is linked to him but may not know what specific body fluid it came from.

    MOO.
     
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    Curious Me Long-Time Member from back in the day

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    You're right that it only says DNA and that could be anything.

    Judge releases name of Carlsbad murder suspect, case details - The Coast News Group


    "Carlsbad police detective Josh Bubins detailed how police arrested Beaudet roughly three weeks after the murder. Bubins said police found Beaudet’s DNA on Thorborg’s shorts and also on a pair of flip-flops found at the scene."

    Also of note--

    "However, Kirkwood said four different types of DNA were found on Thorborg’s body, which was confirmed by Bubins and only a small percentage belonged to her client. Beaudet’s attorney claimed the arrest occurred because her client just happened to be on the trail."

    […]

    "According to the police report, Thorborg was stabbed twice in the neck cutting her carotid artery causing “a lethal injury.”'
     
  5. Yemelyan

    Yemelyan Well-Known Member

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    It definitely makes sense. If she resides with anybody (I read one article that said after her husband died, the victim moved with her daughter to Carlsbad), one would expect that their DNA could be on her body or clothes, the DNA from first responders could possibly be there - all of this would be expected and explainable. What would not be explainable is the DNA of a person seen on camera running from the scene minutes after her murder, especially one whose property (flip-flops) was at the scene but who originally denied this.

    In the surveillance images I saw, he was shirtless and wearing just what appeared to be long swim trunks. A lot of his body was uncovered. If they grappled at all, it's easy to see how his DNA could have transferred to her or her clothes.
     
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