GUILTY Chase Merritt SENTENCED TO DEATH for murder of McStay Family POST TRIAL THOUGHTS

Discussion in 'Recently Sentenced and Beyond' started by Tricia, Jan 9, 2019.

  1. Force Ten

    Force Ten Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,116
    Likes Received:
    10,527
    Trophy Points:
    113
    • There had to have been a tandem driver for him to have dropped the Trooper off at the border. The Trooper also doesn’t appear to be in the neighbor surveillance video.
    • LE took Merritt’s truck completely apart and found no evidence of blood or decomp, which means there had to been another means of transporting 4 bodies.
    • 2 set of tracks at the 2 set of graves. Maybe made by one vehicle, but perhaps not. If the same vehicle, why?
    • The absence of blood and apparent struggle in the home if this was the actual crime scene screams a meticulous clean up.
    • It would be very difficult to control, subdue and then bludgeon 4 people by one individual armed with only a sledgehammer.
    • Merritt had a flurry of phone calls between himself and his girlfriend in the minutes leading up to meeting with Joseph. Why?
    • Merritt’s girlfriend is the very first and only person he called the morning of the 6th that pinged the Quartzite tower. Why?
    • A call was made from Joseph’s phone to Chase’s phone on the night of the 4th at 8:28 when it is believed they were already deceased. Was this a ruse by Chase to make it appear Joseph was alive? Or was it his tandem driver using Joseph’s phone to contact not realizing Chase had turned his phone off?
    There are things not provided at trial, others (girlfriend, siblings, acquaintances) whose phone records and doings for those days that may line up with assisting Merritt but not enough evidence to charge said individuals. I’m hopeful they aren’t done investigating but I’m not optimistic this late in.
     
  2. mrjitty

    mrjitty Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    5,955
    Likes Received:
    32,654
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Interesting.

    I tend to agree. Especially as to there being two vehicles. I doubt he drove out 2x for two different graves.
     
    thornfae, Niner and Force Ten like this.
  3. asyousay

    asyousay Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    5,426
    Likes Received:
    14,583
    Trophy Points:
    113

    I have always wondered if Joey didn’t make it home and the others were lured out somehow. There has to be a second crime scene they never found IMO
     
    Hapworth, minazoe and Aluev like this.
  4. asyousay

    asyousay Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    5,426
    Likes Received:
    14,583
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Aluev likes this.
  5. Frankie Hellis

    Frankie Hellis Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    312
    Likes Received:
    1,727
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Hi everyone!
    Long time no see. I was wondering if anyone ever got the scuttlebutt on what the deal was with McGee during the trial. Also did he and Maline have a falling out? I remember the McGee thing was very hush-hush at the time, but I thought by now something would have leaked.
     
    Force Ten likes this.
  6. Aluev

    Aluev Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    73
    Likes Received:
    258
    Trophy Points:
    53
    Finally, I am on the right thread (latest)! I haven't followed this case past the sentencing and I see a lot has been discussed. I will have a lot of catching up to do. I posted a thread on the original McStay (private) forums asking if anyone is aware of any post-trial documentaries about this case (other than the Oxygen one). So many lingering questions...
     
    Sharyne and asyousay like this.
  7. mothwings

    mothwings Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    540
    Likes Received:
    2,416
    Trophy Points:
    93
    I'd like to get the transcripts; they are not sealed.
     
    Dontknow? and shannon.spike.1 like this.
  8. Force Ten

    Force Ten Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,116
    Likes Received:
    10,527
    Trophy Points:
    113
    I did hear from a credible source that the producer filming the trial sold his footage to a network known for its reality shows. I guess Chase won’t be the next Netflix star.
     
    Hapworth, Aluev, Niner and 1 other person like this.

Share This Page



  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice