Still Missing UK - Sarah Wellgreen, 46, Kent, 9 Oct 2018 #2 *B. Lacomba guilty*

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  1. Alyce

    Alyce Well-Known Member

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    I agree, it's a good cut off point to end on for the day.

    We don't know, yet, if the Defence is calling any other witnesses. Possiby not, as the defendant is usually the last one to give evidence.
     


  2. deugirtni

    deugirtni Well-Known Member

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    I started yacking to SO about this case yesterday.. he had an answer for everything! The cameras showing his trip aren't that clear, the parking in lot#2 happened at other times too, his shoes may have gotten lost when his Momma started reorganizing while she was over at the house, no hard evidence, no body, he disposed of cellphones due to embarrassment, the occupant was mixed up in dates of checking both beds to see they were empty, the 'wet' could be just from a towel laying on the area for a time before she exited, the shovel - so what, everyone has an all-purpose shovel, blah blah. I guess he'd be one of the holdouts on the jury of 12.
    I know that the jurors are to judge on the 'whole picture' in its entirety, and not just take one aspect to judge at a time. I think it's the entirety thing that's doing it for me. OTOH, I'm not really seeing a lot in his answers, even under duress, which jump out at me in a 'statement analysis' type of way.. he seems to be holding it together quite well, and keeps saying no, he didn't kill her, etc.
    Shall we take a vote, or leave it until the jury has been dismissed for deliberations?
     
  3. deugirtni

    deugirtni Well-Known Member

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    Who do we figure the defence will call upon in addition to the accused? Don't they usually leave the accused for the very end, IF they even put the accused on the stand? Could the defence's submissions be over already?
     
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  4. Alyce

    Alyce Well-Known Member

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    I can't think who else they would call, other than ML - and they won't want to risk her under cross / ex
     
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    I agree, it's a bit too Ian Huntley type of thing where he's making out to be the good guy and do the right thing. It's a classic guilt trait.
     
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  6. deugirtni

    deugirtni Well-Known Member

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    Something else I'm still confused about. Police seem to have *asked* BL for the cellphone(s). This was from... when? The 10th through the 14th?? Didn't it say that he disposed of the cellphones only an hour after police left his house, after they'd taken it and then BL had gotten it back? He mentioned I believe, that it had been 'voluntary' for him to give it to them in the first place, as part of his reasoning for wanting it back. My question is WHY police did not have a search warrant in hand by that time, 4 days later?? Surely they must've suspected him from the start - they seemed to show up to his house unannounced on a regular basis in the first days.. would it have been that difficult to have obtained a search warrant for his (and her) phone(s)??
    Also, we heard nothing about them testing the duvet nor Sarah's mattress.. if the mattress was wet, what was it wet WITH, and why? And if wet with urine, which might indicate a sudden murder took place there, then why hasn't this been brought forward? Why wouldn't they have tested it, unless it was just a nothing-burger which they are now making out to be a something-burger??
    Basically, why are we being told all this stuff to make us 'wonder', but which at least some of it could have easily enough been verified to have been a factor, or not?
     
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  7. deugirtni

    deugirtni Well-Known Member

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    ML was already a prosecution witness, as we heard at least, that she was to appear the following day, during one of the day's reportings.. although we never did hear what she had to say. Can a witness be called as BOTH a prosecution AND a defence witness?? Wouldn't the defence have questioned her on whatever testimony/statements originated from her, during her time on the stand?
     
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  8. deugirtni

    deugirtni Well-Known Member

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    I suppose if it was possible with results in their favor, the defence could call an 'expert witness' to say the reason why the vehicle caught on the cameras might NOT have been BL's vehicle?
     
  9. hitthenick

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    For the people asking about his CCTV.

    When it is switched on, the cameras at night will transmit infrared signals, when you watch the CCTV from the other house across the car park, that camera will pick up the infrared beams from bens cameras therefore illuminating that area around the side of his house.

    When he switches off his cameras, what happens then is no infrared beam will be transmitted around his house at night, therefore the camera from No 23 wont have that area illuminated and that will then show that area in total darkness and won’t pick anything up from Bens house if he walked out and took Sarah’s body with him.

    One can see on the CCTV footages the moment Bens cameras are turned off, from No23 that part of the car park at the side of Bens house goes into total darkness. It’s hard to spot but watch the CCTV,the night part of the car park 1 and you will see the side of his house go dark all of a sudden, you will also see what look like little spot lights where the cameras are on his house.

    That’s why the cameras were turned off before he bolted from the house with her.
     
  10. deugirtni

    deugirtni Well-Known Member

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    If BL also did not know the system was NOT recording, then why say 'Sarah was not aware', as opposed to 'WE were not aware', etc? And if the system was able to view on a screen in realtime, didn't it say they had taken that TV screen to put it in one of the children's bedrooms? So what screen is this being done on? It seems very unlikely to me that BL would NOT have been aware of the system not recording, as he seemed very 'into' what the various cameras around were able to see, exactly. (Hence asking the neighbour to see his footage a few times.)
     
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  11. Delisa

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    I haven't seen the silly shoes.

    I think mummy is in on it her coming and going is a bit odd.
     
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    I meant the cctv that picked up his cameras going on and off dont think i was clear
     
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    GimmeAclueBlue Well-Known Member

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  14. deugirtni

    deugirtni Well-Known Member

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    What you posted is kind of over my head, sorry to be so thick! Do you mean that if BL's cameras were ON, the lights would also come on to illuminate the area being covered by the cameras? How would one cameras signals affect another camera at another house? If the camera was OFF, but yet the 'flashes' of light were telling prosecutors that meant he was 'locking his vehicle'(?), why would it (the camera) still be doing that, even though turned off? I had been under the impression that the neighbour's camera could only catch the top of a head.. because of the fence height, so I'm not sure how the neighbour's camera being affected by BL's camera's rays, is an issue?
     
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  15. mrazda71

    mrazda71 Every day's a school day!

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    Do we know if the occupant of the house who gave video evidence was the older or younger child of Ben and Sarah?
     
  16. deugirtni

    deugirtni Well-Known Member

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    No, but it only makes sense that it was the older. imo.
     
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    deugirtni Well-Known Member

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    Somewhere posted upthread a bit in the previous thread, there is a little videoclip I think, showing BL in the taxi office with his famous shoes.
     
  18. Alyce

    Alyce Well-Known Member

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    I don’t know whether she appeared or not, I remember she was supposed to but then we didn’t hear testimony, which made me think she was possibly going to be a defence witness.
    She can’t be both.
     
  19. deugirtni

    deugirtni Well-Known Member

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    I will have to check back, but I thought something had been reported about something she'd said on the stand, although nothing had been mentioned on the KentLive feed thingy IIRC..
     
  20. Ironside

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    There was a statement posted here that was given to the police by this witness describing SW the morning before she vanished. It made me think the witness was a tween or a teen. They had a very good vocabulary iirc.
     

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