Trying to be a good human.
- Apr 16, 2014
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Yes, they did. They were most effective in pointing out the difference between what the detective knew in 2013 when he left the case and 2017. But so many things about Britt were compelling and could definitely sow the seeds. One saving grace was an FBI guy who talked about how Britt said from the beginning that they would set him up to fall on Holly's disappearance.
Don't get me wrong. I want Zach in jail. I want Britt in jail. Heck, I want them all in jail because they are dangerous human beings to the health and welfare of their community.
Unfortunately, none of us know why and that can also be a problem from the jury's perspective. With Britt, it is clear that his past behavior as a predator continues past Holly's life and into his latest conviction. Why did tweekers want to kidnap, rape and kill Holly? We are all scratching our heads to figure out why. And, that is a problem for the pros.
Motive never has to be proved in a case. The jury will be instructed on that.
True but we know (even from some here) that even with instructions people sometimes want to have their questions answered or will follow their own thinking process.
I think we have seen some of the good of this county in this trial beyond those who searched. Witnesses were just going about being good and honorable people who would never have a day in court if it weren't for these monsters who took Holly.
I do believe that the underbelly we see is definitely emblematic of the drug problem that exists in many places where people are economically depressed and unable to get out. A couple of the witnesses who had been drug users spoke of getting out in order to break the cycle. The currently incarcerated witnesses appear to be cycling in and out of jail.
I truly felt for Shane Austin's mother--- her son was a drug addict, she and her husband feared him, they couldn't let go, her SIL took care of him, he gets back on drugs ultimately killing himself, and now she can't unread his words in the plea agreement that was rescinded. To hear in open court how he masturbated. To hear about how he stared at young women and that Zach said he was the monster who took Holly. I can't imagine the pain and self-recrimination that takes ahold. And, they can't ever ask him if it was all true. I tried to think if I would have been as defensive as her. I tell myself that I would absolutely hold my child accountable. But, I don't know for sure that I could. There but for the grace of g-d go I.
And, I am curious about so many things. Why Karen Bobo knew to tell Clint to go and shoot the man taking her daughter away? Is that a part of the underbelly of this county and hideousness of this drug problem? Is protecting your daughter in that way part of the way of life for this area of this community? How could this heinous kidnapping garner so much LE attention so fast? How could Zach Adams have had the power to deflect LE looking into him?
And, most importantly, how has this community rallied and changed after this crime? Is it better? Worse? More divided?
Holly Bobo's murder is not the only crime here. Many people are being failed by the systems that are in place in this county.
last defense witness for today...the driving lady another total waste...boy defense must have something better than this....I imagine judge is hoping to get a verdict by weekend...Sat. at latest so they don't have to stay for the entire weekend again.
Prosecution isn't required to give a motive. From testimony given I'd say ZA said the motive. "I couldn't have picked a prettier *advertiser censored*"Unfortunately, none of us know why and that can also be a problem from the jury's perspective. With Britt, it is clear that his past behavior as a predator continues past Holly's life and into his latest conviction. Why did tweekers want to kidnap, rape and kill Holly? We are all scratching our heads to figure out why. And, that is a problem for the pros.
Been there, done that. Trust me when I say it's excruciating.I think it must be so hard to be a juror, and not be able to talk about testimony each day after the trial. I can't imagine just going back to a hotel, and chit chatting when my mind would be racing thoughts and questions, etc I had about the trial. Then to remember a particular testimony or line of thinking I did or didn't agree with, and have to wait until after the trial to discuss with anyone... sigh. Bless these jurors.
I think the motive is so obvious that the Prosecution is letting it speak for itself. This lowest link in the human chain decided he wanted to kidnap and rape a beautiful, young woman who was way beyond his reach. He knew that he would have to snuff her life out, he couldn't let her live and put he and his partners in jeopardy. He planned from the start to kidnap, gang rape and murder this innocent, young woman. He had absolutely no regard for her pain and suffering and held no value for her life. Like a rabid dog.Prosecution isn't required to give a motive. From testimony given I'd say ZA said the motive. "I couldn't have picked a prettier *advertiser censored*"
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I hope people weigh in on Special Education and low IQ and what it means and doesn't mean. If Dylan knows how to cook Meth, than he is smart enough to know right from wrong and if he and his brother just committed kidnapping, rape and murder. #SMDH
Retired teacher here with 32 years classroom experience in regular ed classrooms that served special needs students also. There are currently 13 categories of special education. They can be read about at the below link
A student must have a tested IQ of below 70 to qualify as intellectually disabled and, therefore, eligible for placement in special ed for an intellectual disability. Special education covers many other impairments than intellectual.
Dylan could have been a special ed student for some other reason than a tested IQ of below 70. Generally, I have found truly intellectually disabled students to be honest. To lie successfully requires the ability to think abstractly. A person with a below 70 IQ is a concrete thinker. I find these students to be truthful the majority of the time. A student with a tested IQ of between 70 and 75 is classified as a slow learner and does not qualify for an intellectual disability. I don't know what special ed services Dylan received but since he can drive, he is very functional. A low IQ does not mean he can't understand right actions from wrong ones. He must have felt some type of remorse about Holly since ZA wanted JA to ill him because Dylan would not stop talking about it.