"The Science will decide your fate" [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukbTFgQ4jxs"]YouTube - Obi Wan talking to Luke Star Wars Episode IV A New Hope[/ame] You must learn the ways of Forensics, if you want to come with me to find this intruder. I need your help, Jonbenet needs your help. The case is getting too old to debate this sort of thing. Learn about Forensics. Of course, RDI you must do what spins right of course. What came first the headblow or strangulation? We need to explain why very little blood was found in the brain/skull fracture (i.e no hematoma) with Petechiae Evidence and absence of deep neck scratches. as Drs. Michael Doberson and Cyril Wecht "If you inflict a blow like that on someone whose heart is beating," he asserts, "the heart doesn't stop, because the cardiac and respiratory centers are at the base of the brain. You're not damaging that with a blow to the top of the head. It'll become compromised as the brain swells, but initially there's no compromise. They control your heart and lungs. The heart continues to beat. The blood continues to flow. But in the Ramsey case, they got less than a teaspoon and a half of blood. If you have a beating heart and the carotid arteries are carrying blood, this person doesn't die right away. That means that blow was inflicted when she was already dead or dying." "Adams County Coroner Mike Dobersen said he reviewed the autopsy photographs and thinks there would have been much more internal bleeding inside the brain if JonBenét had been struck first and strangled later." On the other hand, Ronald Wright, MD "director of the forensic pathology department at the University of Miami School of Medicine, reviewed JonBenet's autopsy report Tuesday at the request of the Rocky Mountain News." RMN stated: "The blow to her head -- which Wright is convinced was not from a golf club but more likely a blunt object such as a baseball bat or heavy flashlight -- came first, Wright said. "She was whopped on the head a long time before she was strangled," said Wright. 'That might or might not have rendered her unconscious. But this is not anything that kills her right away. The simplest forensic explanation is that JB was first wacked hard with a blunt instrument, rendered unconscious from the blow. Obviously the crack in her skull would result in rapid internal bleeding. The Perp then immediately, within minutes, started the strangulation, cutting of blood supply to her brain, resulting in Petechiae Evidence. Since she was unconscious she could not remove the ligature hence scratches. This scenario strongly disfavors the RDI explanation, that PR struck JB in a rage attack, knocking her unconscious, then waiting 20-60 minutes along w/JR to decide to stage the CS w/strangulation. It also strong disfavors the other RDI explanation, that JR was playing sex games, and as soon as she was garrotted and choked, (which would result in deep stratches) and then blow to her head. Given that the strangulation occurred just minutes after the head blow, only the IDI explanation makes sense, that an INTRUDER struck a hard blow to JB then immediately (within seconds) started the strangulation. I have no doubt if these scenarios were simulated w/animals, that this explanation would be correct. In any RDI scenario, there is some time stretching into 10's of minutes between the initial traumatic event to the decision to stage, and then getting the materials and presence of mind to do so. RDI Spin Team, tell me something, do you agree that Occam's razor, the simplest explanation for the forensics was that JB was strangled within seconds of the head blow, and if so, that this meant the perp had the cord and garrote paint brush with him, and immediately set off to work strangulating her? In the RDI speculation, there had to be some time from the headblow to strangulation for the R's to decide they wish to stage, during which a blood clot would form where her skull fractured, and she would be very near death if not dead, by the time they start staging. Whether the head blow came first or strangulation, the RDI requires some time for the R's to think about what they want to do next, inconsistent w/forensic evidence. The forensic evidence is most consistent w/either grave injuries occuring in short order. And strictly speaking from an IDI POV, it's not necessarily "staging". Holism: head blow + immediate strangulation, forensic linguistics which rules out R's as author, DNA, cord fibers, missing items (paintbrush stick, cord, tape) plus severity of JB's injuries The Holistic picture SD refers to will soon be back in our hands. The ability to come up with some kind of RDI spin is insignificant next to the power of Forensics. Remember, the Forensics will be with you, always.