But he hasn't, and he knows it. The strategy is and has always been deflect and leave reasonable doubt.
Remember John Andrew saying twice that the murderer deserved "forgiveness?" A reporter asked him what should the murderer receive and he said "forgiveness." The reporter asked him again and he repeated only, "forgiveness."
Who would go on national TV and describe their mother who was frantically looking for her missing daughter as: "going psycho"? A person with some very serious mental issues, that's who.
If BDI, I wonder what was the breaking point for him that he decided to bash her over the head or in some theories to preplan the entire murder?
Here are a few examples of children who murder:
"Robert Thompson and Jon Venables: Robert Thompson and Jon Venables were both 10 years old when they abducted and killed two-year-old James Bulger in 1993. The young boys snatched the toddler from a shopping mall while his mother was inside a store, and took him on a 2.5-mile walk across Liverpool. The boys were seen walking by approximately 38 people, but many assumed he was their younger brother. Venables and Thompson took Bulger to a railway line where they tortured and brutally attacked the toddler. Bulger suffered multiple skull fractures from blows to the head, and was sexually abused by the two older boys. After the beatings, they left Bulgers lifeless body across the railway tracks so that his body would be cut in half. Police were able to pin Venables and Thompson because of video images that captured Bulgers abduction from the mall. DNA testing matched the blood found on the boys shoes to Bulger. Thompson and Venables were arrested and controversially tried and convicted in an adult court. They were both found guilty of murder and sentenced to custody until the age of 18."
"Mary Bell: In 1968, 11-year-old Mary Bell was convicted of killing two young boys, 4-year-old Martin Brown and 3-year-old Brian Howe. Bell strangled Martin Brown and left his lifeless body in an abandoned house in Newcastle, England. Two weeks later, she and her 13-year-old friend Norma Bell (no relation) strangled Brian Howe, carved the letter M into his stomach with scissors and disposed of his body on waste ground. Howes hair had been cut and his genitals were mutilated. The girls were tried and convicted of manslaughter, but Norma was acquitted. Bell received life in detention, but only served 12 years before she was released and given lifelong anonymity."
"8-Year-Old Boy Kills Father and Friend: In 2008, an 8-year-old boy, whose name was not released, was arrested and charged with shooting and killing his father and his fathers friend in their St. Johns, Arizona home. The young boy confessed to shooting both men with a .22 caliber rifle, but police felt something bigger caused the boy to commit such a premeditated murder. The boy also kept a tally of spankings he received from his father, but there was not enough evidence to support the possibility of abuse. He was originally charged with two counts of first-degree murder, but the charges for his fathers death were dropped by his plea deal. Two years later, the 10-year-old was sentenced to a residential treatment facility and intensive probation until 18 years of age."
"9-Year-Old Girl Kills Playmate: In 2005, a 9-year-old girl, whose name wasnt released, was responsible for stabbing 11-year-old Queen Washington during a fight over a ball. They were playing at the 9-year-olds home in Brooklyn during a Memorial Day barbeque, and when her mother stepped out of the house, the fight ensued. When the mother returned, the 9-year-old had stabbed Washington in the chest with a steak knife. She collapsed in the hallway and was pronounced dead at the hospital. The killer is likely the youngest person in New York City to commit a murder. The girl was charged with manslaughter and the case will go to family court because she is younger than 14."
Source link: http://www.criminaljusticedegreesguide.com/features/10-youngest-murderers-in-history.html
I've seen no evidence that Burke is any more than a bright guy, albeit in a very limited way. One does not need to be a genius to get a degree in computer science and be a software engineer. Bright does not mean prodigy. Do you know more about Burke than what we saw on Dr. Phil? If anything, I think "bright" might be too generous given what he said on that show.
I think that when they discovered what happened JBR was already dead. I also think that image was very important to Patsy. There is no doubt in my mind that she would have protected Burke from being labeled a child murderer, because even if he wasn't named at the time, people would be able to put two and two together. I think that they staged the kidnapping and the crime scene to make it look as though an intruder did it to save their son. They had already lost their daughter JBR, so they needed to do damage control within the family.
Hiding the body away from the house would have been very risky. There would be a chance that neighbors would see them leaving, or that someone would notice something. Also putting a cadaver in the car would have been incredibly hard to erase. Cadaver dogs would have been able to pick up the scent of the dead body.
We do not. But I will say in my experience, is the kids with "issues" even with LD's tend to be highly highly intelligent....and often in more abstract ways. They do not often excell in school however.
The GJ voted to indict his parents for covering up for a Murder and reckless endangerment of JonBenet - and that can only mean that they didn't protect her from Burke. Now 20 years later, we can all see how the cat got his tongue when a bowel of pineapples was put in front of his face. And CBS calls him out as the killer of his sister. He had a get out of jail free card because he was a couple of weeks shy of being old enough to be criminally charged and now, thanks to CBS and his sorry performance on Dr. Phil, most people believe he killed his sister. It doesn't only matter if he cares, it also matters that many of the rest of us care.
Strange. Didn't he also say that JonBenet flaunted at the pageants? That is a very creepy word to use about a six year old child. I haven't seen anyone talking about it.
Not sure if anyone else thought this odd, but Dr. Phil brought up the question of whether Patsy was sad, knowing her death was inevitable, and she that wouldn't live to know who killed JonBenet. Burke said that her sadness was more in knowing that she wouldn't live to see him through college. (paraphrasing)
That sounded to me as if solving the case wasn't that important to Patsy, or that Burke was the more important one, or both!
Where did Chief Kolar suggest that Burke did it all? He knows what the parents did to help cover the crime, and he knows that Patsy wrote the RN. It is a few posters here on WS who have been thinking out loud that maybe Burke wrote the ransom novella, but I think that's just conjecture. What else do we have to talk about, now that we all pretty much recognize what really happened?