GUILTY Chase Merritt Charged W/Murder of Joseph, Summer, Gianni and Joe Jr McStay #4

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  1. missy1974

    missy1974 Well-Known Member

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    Doesn't mean I agree with it ;-) Just stating what I thought was going to happen, so yep, I was sure, but interesting that they came back with LWOP on count 1.
     
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    Straight to San Quentin? I hope so.
     
  4. Mony Mony

    Mony Mony Well-Known Member

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    But they found him guilty in the first degree. Isn't that premeditated.
     
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  6. Edmo

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    I'll take 3-4 any day of the week for a sociopath like CM. He's DONE !
     
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    Am I mistaken or doesn't the judge need to give the final order stating that he is sentenced to die by lethal injection? Is it possible the judge will toss out the DS verdict?
     
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    Could not get video on law and crime. NBC video was horrible. Just a sliver. I am on my tablet. Maybe why.
     
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  9. Mickey Mouse

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    What is a prison pack?
     
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  10. Mony Mony

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    LWOP and the death penalty. Best of both worlds.
     
  11. missy1974

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    I'm a bit confused by the verdict ... but I don't think it is going to mean much in the end. I could see it if they didn't find him guilty in the 1st degree of murdering Joey? Interesting.
     
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    I believe there will be a formal sentencing hearing in the near future.
     
  13. Edmo

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    His court paperwork/previous criminal history/ needs to be investigated/corroborated etc before he is "housed" in the appropriate prison.
     
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    They must have thought he came there, and an argument ensued between him, and Joey leading to him murdering Joey first.

    Then he murdered all of the other three to make sure he left no eye witnesses behind.

    No matter what he's a goner. Good riddance.

    Society is far better off with this monster being on DR forever.

    Imo
     
  16. Mickey Mouse

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    Maybe they decided that Joey was killed first, and they felt it was a separate enough crime that it didn't fit the special circumstances for the death penalty?
     
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    I couldn't get it either and I'm on a laptop.
     
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    IMO sending a message that killing the family was particularly heinous. His business and beef was with JM. Including the family took it steps further.
     
  19. katydid23

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    Maybe because they don't know if it was premeditated for Joey---but had to be for his family
     
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    My tentative theory is—a tiny trace of lingering doubt—they were willing to think that it might have been done in the heat of anger—specially since they all agreed on death for the others.
     
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