The purpose of life is a life of purpose. Robert B
- Jul 31, 2008
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I am betting that the gun may not have been cleaned. Only because the crime seems to have been from a "disorganized killer". That means that usually they are not that smart, and they act out spontaneously. With that being said maybe they will not have thought about the necessity of cleaning the gun. But the bottom line is, this case is so bizarre that who knows what the killer(s) were thinking. I just hope that a break in the case comes soon.
Can someone answer this since I am not an expert on guns, how would they clean a gun, and why would it be important? Also, if they did clean it, would OSBI know? What if the gun was fired by daddy after the fact? How would that affect it?
Thank you for the explanation. It helps someone like myself who has not been around guns and has no clue.Well they can clean the gun for fingerprints by just wiping it off real good but even if they clean out the barrel the testing will still show a match in the test firing. Also, they have chemicals that will reveal blood that has been wiped off. You would probably have to disassemble a firearm to clean it well enough with some strong chemicals to keep it from showing blood that had been splattered on it. The barrel of a firearms is "rifled" meaning it has grooves in it that will make the bullet spin when fired. I'm not an expert on it but it is my understanding that the marks on a fired round is much like a fingerprint. Every firearm creates unique marks on the bullets when it goes through the barrel. Also, unique marks are created on the cases from the powder and even from the way the bullet is ejected from the chamber. This is very solid evidence in a court and has been around for many years. It would be real easy to tell that a firearm had been cleaned. Even an novice could look down the barrel of a firearm (unloaded of course!) with a light and tell if the firearm was clean or dirty. But this will have no effect on the test! It would be like washing your hands before having your fingerprints taken!
I only read the other forum - you couldn't pay me to post there but someone said the road blocks mentioned were to catch drunk drivers???? Am I wrong but I was under the impression this was way out on a country road. I have never heard of LE setting up such a situation on an isolated area. I would think they would want to catch people on busy, highly traveled roads- where they would pose the most danger. And this happens to be out by all of these interesting people's homes? I wouldn't buy that excuse for a road block. IMO
No one is buying it. That is the most ridiculous thing I have heard of.
I think it was just a matter of someone in the beginning being a good soul and made the crosses quickly to honor the children and wasn't familar with the name Skyla.
I agree Lauren - it was stated that it was reported in the local newspaper. Do you have a way of checking that? I have no idea what their newspaper is called. I am sure you could do it much faster than me.
Thank you Lauren - I knew you weren't local - Canada isn't it? I am just certain you are much more computer savy than I am. Thank you so much for checking. I'd like to know if that is true or just another rumor. If it is true - give me a break - the old song " oceanfront property in Arizona' comes to mind. I can't see many people believing that.
Ann, someone was kind enough to provide this on another forum:
Might this be the article you are referring to?