Closing Arguments- Chase Merritt Charged W/Murder of Joseph, Summer, Gianni and Joe Jr McStay #3

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  1. Meemaw12

    Meemaw12 Well-Known Member

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    I remember
    Alejandro Aliva. He abducted beautiful Samantha Runion. Sexually assaulted and murdered that beautiful little girl. I hate him.
     
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  2. gitana1

    gitana1 Verified Attorney

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    I hope the lesson learned is don't commit murder. Anyone who is dumb enough to think murder will solve their problems will always make a mistake.
     
  3. Meemaw12

    Meemaw12 Well-Known Member

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    Then there's David Westerfield. Have him too. Scot Peterson. So many that should be dead and still breathing,
    Hate them all.
     
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    Were that easily the answer! In this life there are no deterrents for the worst of the worst. MOO.
     
  5. gitana1

    gitana1 Verified Attorney

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    He'd die before it was imposed anyhow.

    But I think he will be sentenced to death.
     
  6. gitana1

    gitana1 Verified Attorney

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    Lol.
     
  7. gitana1

    gitana1 Verified Attorney

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    I don't know. I don't think they were shocked by the verdict. I don't think the attorney was crying. And I don't think they felt he was innocent.

    If I was convinced my client was innocent I would have an arm around his shoulder and a hand on his arm, as the verdicts were being read. I would give him a squeeze if it was bad news.

    I wonder what the other attorneys think but I'm reading their body language as distancing. Even the perfunctory pat before the verdict.
     
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  8. gitana1

    gitana1 Verified Attorney

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    100%.
     
  9. Spellbound

    Spellbound falsus in uno, falsus in omnibus

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    McStay Family Murder Trial, Verdict announced 6/10/2019

     
  10. gitana1

    gitana1 Verified Attorney

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    I think so. Yes. Much less isolating.
     
  11. Frankie Hellis

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    Yes, and when I read that, I can picture that little girl in my head exactly. That’s one that never leaves you. She was such a beautiful child.
     
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    gitana1 Verified Attorney

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    True. Watching the family leave the courtroom...they've lost their loved ones forever. This is justice but doesn't do much to fill that ripped out hole.
     
  13. gitana1

    gitana1 Verified Attorney

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    Yes! Her mom had moved to Stanton which she felt was safer than where they had been. Her little friend was playing with her when she was grabbed. Her tears were found on his car door.

    Ugh. That beautiful smile. Her mother's grief. That case never left me either.
     
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    I agree - especially with regard to McGee and his perfunctory pat. He definitely did not feel a thing for Merritt. Maline was expressing some kind of emotion, but towards what is debatable. The Merritt family members he'd dealt with perhaps? - although I doubt it -
     
  15. UndiscoveredTruth

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    Hi gitana1, (BBM) McGee did put his hand on CM's arm, as the verdicts were being read, not once, but twice! :)
     
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    There are some that never leave you, this is one for me. Still brings tears.
     
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    Oh this verdict is SO so long overdue. The McStay and Aranda families have been through way too much. And Joey, Summer, and their sweet boys should be here to enjoy everything they've missed out on.

    There was a time when I feared there would never be justice for the McStays. Never been more happy to be wrong.
     
  18. gitana1

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    It was a horrible slap in the face to Travis and his family. Galls me to this day that that monster was allowed to do that.
     
  19. gitana1

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    Yeah. How do you not "mean" to murder four, separate people? That takes some time. Time to reflect.
     
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    Yeah but minors aren't typically allowed in, family members or not.
     
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