GUILTY CA - Terry Smith, 11, autistic, Menifee, 6 July 2013

Discussion in 'Recently Sentenced and Beyond' started by nikb, Jul 7, 2013.

  1. miabellamoure

    miabellamoure Active Member

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    When I initially heard that dogs had not picked up Terry's scent, I took it to mean it appeared he did not have a scent "leaving" so, I always thought he was either still on the premises or he had been removed/carried off via a vehicle.

    If he was placed in his final resting spot after the intial search of the property, I wonder where his body was prior. If the SB confided in his Mom what had transpired...maybe she & her SO attempted to hide Terry until he could be buried after...in an attempt to throw off the search...?

    Sadly...mom's have been known to go to any lengths to protect their children...even when they commit the most heinous of crimes.

    I don't think this family had any idea the magnitude of what these hundreds of searchers & LE were capable of accomplishing to find this boy...and of course one special lady who brought it all to an end.

    So many questions that only time will tell and unfortunately...we never really know if in the end we really do hear the real truth. :-/
     


  2. miabellamoure

    miabellamoure Active Member

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    I completely agree with you and did the same with my five children...and would do it all the same a million times over. In fact, there are times now as grown children it seems it never really ends...we never stop watching out for them and wanting to protect them.

    With that said...I also am open to appreciate what happened in this family for this all to get to this point.

    It all goes back to us as parents...no matter what our troubles from our own childhoods, lives were...we need to make the best efforts to keep our own children safe, well cared for in order for them to grow up to be loving, nuturing human beings.
     
  3. writer7

    writer7 New Member

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    No, thank God! I spent most of the time barricading the door to my room when she got angry, as a matter of fact. My door had holes in it from her kicks and punches! (She could keep it up for hours :( ).

    I'm so sorry your sister was a violent bully, too. It's just wrong (even if there is a mental thing going on).
     
  4. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Former Member

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    Terry Smith's Half Brother to Be Charged With Murder: DA

    The 16-year-old half brother of a boy who went missing in semirural Menifee will be charged with his younger sibling's murder, authorities said Friday.

    The Riverside County District Attorney's Office announced Friday that it "made the decision to file a murder charge" against SA, 16, in the death of Terry Smith Jr.

    http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/l...uspect-in-Death-of-Terry-Smith-215246431.html




    Terry Smith half-brother SA faces murder charge

    Terry Smith’s half-brother will be charged with murder in the death of the 11-year-old Menifee boy, the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office announced Friday.

    The office decided to file charges Friday against SA, 16, who was arrested Wednesday. The process of filing charges was ongoing, the office said Friday.

    http://www.mydesert.com/article/201...lf-brother-Skylor-Atilano-faces-murder-charge



    The first hearing is scheduled for Monday at 8 a.m.

    http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2013...f-brother-of-menifee-boy-charged-with-murder/


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    Bumping this post from Salem. It appears MSM is beginning to name Terry's murderer in the press. According to Websleuths rules, unless he is charged as an adult, please use his initials only. We likely won't know until Monday, so please make every effort to change names to initials for now.


     
  5. Jade

    Jade Well-Known Member

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    Coming late to this conversation but while searching for pictures of the accused I came across this description of Terry from his Mother:

    http://www.ibtimes.com/menifee-autistic-boy-hundreds-search-missing-terry-smith-california-photo-1337849#
     
  6. mysticrose

    mysticrose The key to change... is to let go of fear

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    Half Brother to Be Charged With Murder of 11-Year-Old Terry Smith: DA


    The 16-year-old half brother of a boy who went missing in semirural Menifee, Calif., will be charged with his younger sibling's murder, authorities said Friday.

    The Riverside County District Attorney's Office announced Friday that it "made the decision to file a murder charge" against SA, 16, in the death of Terry Smith Jr.

    The four-day search for 11-year-old Terry generated a massive effort involving many volunteers who were devastated when a body was found in a shallow grave early Wednesday. Terry had been reported missing Sunday, July 7, by his mother, who said he had autism

    http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/l...uspect-in-Death-of-Terry-Smith-215246431.html
     
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    Red Owl New Member

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  8. mysticrose

    mysticrose The key to change... is to let go of fear

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    Hundreds Gather for Prayer Vigil in Memory of Menifee Boy


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    Well over 1,000 people from throughout Menifee and surrounding communities packed the parking lot of Menifee Market tonight to pay their respects and pray for the soul of 11-year-old Terry Dewayne Smith Jr., whose body police believe is the one found in a shallow grave in the family's back yard this morning.

    Lighting candles, carrying blue balloons and exchanging hugs and prayers, residents gathered in a show of community support most agree has never been seen here before.

    "I'm so proud of my community," said Crystal Young, a Menifee resident who said she chose to raise her children here and has never regretted it.

    http://www.menifee247.com/2013/07/hundreds-gather-for-prayer-in-memory-of-menifee-boy.html
     
  9. mysticrose

    mysticrose The key to change... is to let go of fear

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    Snipped............................

    This community came together like nothing I've ever seen," Gillette said. "The outpouring of love for JuJu (Terry's nickname) is incredible. That love will continue."

    Dozens of blue and orange balloons were released into the sky in memory of the boy, who was remembered by both young and old.


    Jason Reeves of Menifee is the den leader of Tiger Cubs Den 4 in Cub Scout Pack 444. Following the den's regular meeting today, he brought the boys to the vigil in uniform.

    "We're here to help others and obey the law of the pack, like we're supposed to do," Reeves said. "In doing so, we're here to be of service for anyone who needs it...

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    http://www.menifee247.com/2013/07/hundreds-gather-for-prayer-in-memory-of-menifee-boy.html
     
  10. mysticrose

    mysticrose The key to change... is to let go of fear

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    MidwestMama Active Member

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    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Former Member

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    Bumping again.

    It appears MSM is beginning to name Terry's murderer in the press. According to Websleuths rules, unless he is charged as an adult, please use his initials only. We likely won't know until Monday, so please make every effort to change names to initials for now.


     
  14. deelytful1

    deelytful1 *~a mere mortal~*

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    I'm finding this whole thing odd. When looking at FB posts from his real dad (He's got all the links to the fund to bring Terry home there and it was linked on the Menifee 24/7 page) over the last few hours, he's sharing funny pics and his loss over the death of Jackie Chan?? I guess I just need to accept some people grieve differently.. Poor Terry. Sigh...
     
  15. Eileen730

    Eileen730 Former Member

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    I remember reading way back on page one I believe they used Bloodhounds!
    I think when they expect to find evidence on a property they get a searc warrant that way the homeowner cant turn around and say I never let them in here.
     
  16. Eileen730

    Eileen730 Former Member

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    Jackie Chan died?
     
  17. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Former Member

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    No. It was a hoax.
     
  18. Yoda

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    Warning- Upsetting to read. (I wish she would have left the kids in the car. Jmo)
    "My kids said ... 'Mom, there's a dead animal' and I walked over and said, 'Oh my gosh, that's not an animal,'" she recalled. "He was partially exposed and we were looking at it almost in shock. My son started throwing up and my daughter was screaming and crying."
    http://www.seattlepi.com/news/crime...inst-CA-dead-boy-s-brother-4661288.php#page-2
     
  19. AstroKitty

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    Just passing on a notice that can be found on the main "find terry" page- they are requesting for NO ONE to donate any further to any of the sudden "charities". Both the father and mother. They have closed the donations accepted at the bank as well, as there is more than enough to assist with burial. Please please be sure where you are donating funds if you choose to!
     
  20. miabellamoure

    miabellamoure Active Member

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    I would be really interested to hear the thoughts or opinions of any SAR people who are WS members here on how any prior searches of the area where the child's body was finally discovered in could have been passed over by bloodhounds and searchers in the days prior to him being found?

    I've heard some ideas tossed around & wonder what you think?

    - body wasn't in this final location at the time of the initial searches of the property...but, moved there later?

    - clothes of the victim provided by family for scent purposes were not actually the victims clothes (maybe to throw off the search dogs)?

    - would the search dogs (bloodhounds) used in the search of the victims property be able to pick up a deceased person or do you need a cadaver dog specifically?
     

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