CBS pushed it and so have many BDI members. Don't act like you've never heard this before. Once again, its not actually a fact he "smeared poop all over her candy". It was never tested for one and we don't know how much was actually on the candy. Is there a bunch of poop all over her candy or did one of the kids go to the bathroom, not wash their hands properly, and reached for the candy? UK... There's more pics of his area of the house than that. The bathroom drawers gone through in a hurry, closet not closed properly, someone looking under the bed(Smit thought an intruder hid here), someone digging through videos, and of course the photos of this room mentioned in the transcripts that Patsy immediately glosses over. There was also a bottle of cleaning fluid found in his room. I agree that Jonbenet's room doesn't look pristine either. Well IF any photos were in his room, obviously one of them knew about them before her murder. I doubt after that night's hellish events occured they would spend time going through there and then say, "hey, look what I found?" Time was of the essence that night to spend it on irrelevant things. There's also more about those photos in the transcripts than you or icedtea4me posted but I don't have time tonight to dig for it. Its 2:30 here. Wow, you really do think he was taking the photos. I wish more of the case files would come out. It would allow us to form a better picture(pun intended) of what exactly was in these rooms. Speaking of Burke and pageants, the most disturbing thing he said on that show was how Jonbenet was "flaunting it". Yeah he has hindsight to have formed that opinion I suppose but that is a very interesting way for him to describe a six year old girl. All this really tells us is that he was listening to the adults talking about it and you can guarantee it was a hot topic among them at the time. Flourish.. Or... Jonbenet or Burke didn't properly wash their hands before grabbing a piece of candy. PL.. That's funny but icedtea4me has a point. We don't know if it was actually smeared, who smeared it, and if it was genuinely poop yet we've got these scenarios of Burke grabbing a huge chunk of poop from the toilet and intentionaly wiping it all over her candy. This poop is quickly entering "the flashlight was wiped clean" territory. HeyMom.. Maybe so but UK(and others) have a point. Something likely lit the initial fuse for this attack and it doesn't have to be the head bash. If some sort of domestic incident broke out, its possible someone lunged at her before the main injuries were inflicted. Some seem to think Burke(or someone else) bashed her head, took her to the basement, and strangled her. It was more likely a much more complex series of events. Is it speculation? Indeed but so are most of the things we discuss. There are quite a few photos mentioned in those transcripts that I wish would get released. They would probably fill in several blanks. Apologies for not quoting everyone properly. Its late here and quoting so many people in one post gets tedious.