POLL - Did Chase Merritt murder the McStay family?

Discussion in 'Trials' started by Tortoise, May 20, 2019.

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Did Chase Merritt murder the McStay family?

Poll closed Jun 17, 2019.
  1. Guilty

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    91.7%
  2. Not Guilty

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    8.3%
  1. Tortoise

    Tortoise Well-Known Member

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    What is your opinion - did Chase Merritt murder the McStay family?
     
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  2. cpeacock1

    cpeacock1 Well-Known Member

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    I firmly believe CM and CM alone is responsible for the murders of the McStay Family.
     
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  3. AzPistonsGirl

    AzPistonsGirl Detroit to the Bone

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    I think he did, but am so relived that we don't decide guilt by opinion. (not saying we do much better in some cases, though...)
     
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  4. Karinna

    Karinna Well-Known Member

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    GUILTY as charged IMO.
     
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  5. MsFacetious

    MsFacetious What a Kerfuffle...

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    I truly have no idea. :(
     
  6. Meemaw12

    Meemaw12 Well-Known Member

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    Guilty IMO. Prosecutors presented a very compelling case IMO.
     
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  7. oceanblueeyes

    oceanblueeyes Well-Known Member

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    Guilty, beyond all doubt for me!

    Imo
     
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  8. oceanblueeyes

    oceanblueeyes Well-Known Member

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    Lol, true. My opinion would be exactly the same as if I had been one of CMs jurors.

    What's greater to realize about public opinions is they do not decide guilt even before a suspect is known or an arrest has even been made.

    It's those premature public opinions I'm glad that doesnt decide guilt in a court of law. Thank goodness for that!

    This poll result is very much inline with other polls about whether a defendant is guilty or NG.

    It seems there will always be a few who will vote NG on each trial. Just the way it normally plays out.

    Imo
     
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  9. rachelratz

    rachelratz New Member

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    Guilty. Still worried that guy will walk though. Uphill battle for the Prosecution.
     
  10. Paulette

    Paulette Well-Known Member

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  11. MrsPC

    MrsPC Well-Known Member

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    I don't believe in too many coincidences. 100% GUILTY
     
  12. LadyL

    LadyL Well-Known Member

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    yep
     
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    Kavya01 Well-Known Member

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    Bumping to front page with the statement that I too, believe that all the many coinciding coincidences so to speak, point to the defendant only.
     
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  14. casesensitive

    casesensitive Well-Known Member

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  15. Jo in Calif

    Jo in Calif Well-Known Member

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    Guilty!
     
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  16. gitana1

    gitana1 Verified Attorney

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    Yes. The evidence proves he's guilty, IMO.
     
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  17. mom2chloe

    mom2chloe Well-Known Member

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    Guilty!
     
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  18. oceanblueeyes

    oceanblueeyes Well-Known Member

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    Exactly.

    So once again I will quote the wise words of ADA Rick Distaso that he said in his closing argument in the death penalty case against Scott Peterson since it very much applies to the Merritt case as well.

    I believe THIS DT is even worse with wanting the jury to believe so many facts in evidence were mere coincidences.

    ' How many coincidences are you willing to believe, and still be able to call yourself reasonable minded people?'

    May justice for the McStay family of four come soon!

    imho
     
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  19. Weyden

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    Maybe this has already been asked and answered, but is this poll asking if we believe he’s guilty, if we believe his guilt has been proved, both, or neither?
     
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  20. oceanblueeyes

    oceanblueeyes Well-Known Member

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    I didnt create the poll of course, but I believe they are asking our own personal opinion whether we believe he is guilty or not guilty.

    Like Nancy Grace has said many times.

    If you BELIEVE he or she defendant is guilty then the state has met their burden of proof to make you believe the defendant is guilty.

    While I dont particularly care for Grace, I do agree totally with her on this one point.

    It works either way for me. I 100% believe he is guilty beyond all doubt, and I do believe the state has met their BARD proof of guilt.


    Jmo tho
     
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