The issue of why Tina (who was the younger girl, 12 years old) was removed to Feather Falls, and whether she was alive or dead at the time, is one of the more maddening aspects of the crime. There's so little evidence available.. I agree, there's something 'not right' with Martin Smartt's confession - I haven't enough information to put my finger on what that is for sure but I have the feeling the confession was only made to open a path to a plea of insanity, just in case he ever -was- arrested for the crime. The therapist he confessed to was well aware of the various real mental issues Smartt had, as well as those he was concocting in order to get military benefits for PTSD (he was a cook in Vietnam..). There are those who firmly believe the murders were premeditated - I'm one of them - and I think the confession also would have helped Marty avoid murder 1, as it was made to seem a rash and impulsive act rather than something premeditated. The way the crime scene was staged - and it WAS staged, there's hard evidence for this - after the occupants were dead made it seem that a lot more violence went on there than I believe actually happened. What's odd is the police supported this fallacy by reporting that the house was trashed, there was blood all over the walls and stab marks on everything.. which just isn't true. Looking at the crime scene pictures, it's plain that only a few things were displaced - the TV was knocked askew. There's a cushion off the couch (the one under Dana's head). There's a maximum of seven knife marks in total on the walls, not dozens. Sue's 'defensive wounds' include a series of shallow, parallel cuts across the back of one hand. They all line up very neatly, which I have trouble seeing in the case of a woman fending off a knife attack. There's no doubt now that John and Dana's bodies were moved into position. Dana showed livor mortis on both sides of his body, for a start, so he was moved perhaps several hours after death. John's clothing is skewed in such a way as to suggest he was picked up and swivelled into position. The boys were tied together by the feet with a clean, white cord - how'd that not get bloody in a struggle, while the murders occurred? The knots also suggest strongly that the boys were tied while lying in position. As to Sue, we don't know for sure yet whether she was moved, or bound post-mortem but I suspect she was. Another oddity of police reportage - Sheriff Doug Thomas says she was found lying on the sofa, as does at least one other report. Yet she was found on the floor beside the sofa. I can't understand how anyone could make that mistake, even with the shock of such a brutal crime. Sue is very clearly shown to be on the --floor-- with the other victims in the CS pictures. Her daughter has confirmed that this is what she saw when she opened the door that morning. Sue was posed in a way that suggested a sexual motive - her clothing pulled up, underwear used as a gag - but she had not been raped. It's all so screwy. :s My question, ever since it became apparent that the CS was staged, has been: WHY? Why move the bodies at all? Why make Sue look like the target of a sexual crime (I currently don't believe it was one). Considering that the killers did stage the scene, I think it pays to look at what they were pointing away from, as well as what they were pointing toward.