Larry Swearingen - granted a stay of execution, Aug 2013

Discussion in 'Texas Killing Fields and Mysteries Along I-45' started by JaneInOz, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. JaneInOz

    JaneInOz Former Member

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    Oh my

    Does anyone know about this case ?

    He is due to be executed in just 21 days

    He was convicted for the Murder of Melissa Trotter

    But the thing is he was in Jail when she was murdered according to forensic experts and witnesses

    How can he be executed ?

    http://www.larry-swearingen.com/

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    Death row prisoner Larry Swearingen is scheduled to be execution on Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at 6:00 p.m.


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  3. SoobsinMI

    SoobsinMI New Member

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    According to this link - http://www.courttv.com/facing_death/larry_swearingen/crime_ctv.html - he was the last person known to be with her, and was NOT in jail when she died, but when her body was found. HE claims that she was alive, due to insect activity, but there is no scientific confirmation of this.

    His history would suggest that he could have killed her, and most likely did.
     
  4. PoppyH

    PoppyH Scampii, My Cleaner Shrimp!!

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    wow, he has only been on death row about 9 years?? Awsome!! Its good to know they are frying the killer up fast!!
     
  5. STEADFAST

    STEADFAST New Member

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    The "facts" on the larry.swearingen site are not facts. You can be pretty sure that if a site is named after the perp, the information will need to be verified, and in almost every case, you'll find that it is quite misleading, if not downright false.

    I don't have an iota of sympathy for this rapist/murderer. He got a fair trial.
     
  6. JaxFlaGal

    JaxFlaGal Active Member

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    Here's some info from the Texas Attorney General's site (http://www.oag.state.tx.us/oagNews/release.php?id=1901)

    Also
     
  7. southcitymom

    southcitymom New Member

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    As you know, I'm not a fan of the DP, but I agree with your statement 100%.
     
  8. JaneInOz

    JaneInOz Former Member

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    Oh...

    Ok..

    So are those *facts* not true then ?
     
  9. Linda7NJ

    Linda7NJ Active Member

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    :clap::clap: Too funny!
     
  10. colomom

    colomom Inactive

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    Jane,

    I think those "facts" could be true....except for the one saying she was killed on the 20th, that is "ify". I am inclined to have doubt about that type of forensic work.

    But, you have to consider the other "facts" in this case.

    The evidence quoted by JaxFlaGal in post #6 are very damning, IMO.

    Lay them all out there, put them in the scale and see where they balance....
     
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    Garnan New Member

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  13. Kat

    Kat Kind words do not cost much

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    It's possible that the link that was provided by the OP is one that was created by one of the many anti-DP groups. Which would explain the slant of the website proclaiming this inmate's innocence.

    It is my understanding that this inmate, so close to his date of execution would have most certainly exhausted all of the numerous appeals that are afforded to such criminals.

    This is a last ditch effort to persuade the public at large that this inmate is innocent, regardless of the multitude of evidence that a jury of his peers evaluated and found him guilty to which he was sentenced to death.

    I have to say that I am a supporter of the DP. However, I do not support it in every case in which it is determined to be the appropriate sentence.

    In this particular case, the evidence speaks for itself, the jury has spoken and I agree that this man deserves the DP. Godspeed to him.
     
  14. Fairy1

    Fairy1 No Country for Old Men

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    Good riddance. Bye-bye.
     
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    nutkin Active Member

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    JeannieC New Member

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    very confusing sentence. I guess it means he was in jail for 2 week and that included they day she died?????

    BBM

    http://www.larry-swearingen.com/
     
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    nutkin Active Member

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    She disappeared December 8th. Decomposition is consistent with her death being December 8th. Swearingen was arrested December 11th.
     
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    Yet there is Six different physicians and scientists—forensic pathologists and entomologists—say there’s no way Swearingen could have done it. http://www.texasmonthly.com/2009-01-01/webextra6.php
     
  19. Chris_Halkides

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    Brandi Grissom wrote an article on the case. "Since his conviction, though, at least 10 different reports from more than a half-dozen scientists have concluded that Ms. Trotter’s body tells a different story. Their examinations of her internal organs show that she was killed while Mr. Swearingen was behind bars."
     
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    Brandi Grissom wrote on this case. The DNA on the cigarettes was not Trotter's, and the DNA under her fingernails was not Swearingen's. "Since his conviction, though, at least 10 different reports from more than a half-dozen scientists have concluded that Trotter’s body tells a different story. Their examinations of her internal organs show that she was killed while Swearingen was behind bars."
     
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    Jordan Smith wrote, "After reviewing the basic pathology work done by Carter, Tarrant County's White and North Carolina pathologist G.M. Larkin concluded that Carter's autopsy results were actually inconsistent with Trotter having been dead for more than about 10 days before she was found – more than two weeks after Swearingen was arrested....Microscopic examinations of body tissues done in 2009 and then again in June this year show that she was likely dead just two or three days before her body was found." Swearingen was his own worst enemy, and he deserved to be a suspect. Yet I can't get my mind around the problems surrounding the date of death. One has to wonder if there were other suspects that were simply missed due to tunnel vision. Someone should run the fingernail profile through a database.
     

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