Tying up Loose Ends

Josh Powell’s death certificate states he was cremated last Friday. The certificate, released Tuesday, does not say where his family took his remains. The cause of death is listed as carbon monoxide poisoning resulting from the house fire he started by allegedly igniting canisters of gasoline.

There is a project underway and expected to be finished by October. A bronze statue of Susan Powell holding her two boys in her arms will be erected to memoralize them. Read more here We may also hear of a Charlie and Braden Law emerge in the future.

Chuck Cox, Susan’s father, is considering filing charges against the state of Washington for the deaths of Charlie and Braden. Chuck is claiming that Josh should never have been allowed to visit with the boys in his home even while being supervised by a Case Worker. The courts should have recognized that Josh was dangerous since they ordered a psycho-sexual evaluation and polygraph tests. The Cox’s feel that this helped to push Josh over the edge and as a result, he murdered his boys and then commit suicide. Read about lawsuit here

Steven Powell, Josh’s father is still in jail awaiting his trial. The trial should get underway in March barring any postponements. Steven had refused to cooperate with LE by supplying any information that may lead to the discovery of Susan’s remains.

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Here is the latest in Baby Lisa Irwin’s case. Lisa went missing on Oct 03/11. Will the arrest of this man lead in helping to solve the mystery of this case? I am not holding my breath as I feel Lisa’s mother has the answers to what really happened to her child.

Man Associated with Lisa Irwin Case Arrested on Assault Charge

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Other cases that I have followed and are heading for, or already in, the ‘cold case’ files. Haleigh Cummings, Kyron Horman, Sky Metalwala, Alya Reynolds, as well as Amber Kirwan and Michelle Parker. Maybe a miracle will bring these cases back into focus and there will finally be some closure for the families. Investigations are still ongoing in the above cases but have been scaled down for lack of evidence and/or cooperation.

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Cases pending….

Steven Powell’s trial due for March if no delays
Zenaida Gonzales vs Casey Anthony, defamation, civil court
Tim Miller vs Casey Anthony, compensation for searches, civil court
Roy Kronk vs the National Enquirer ( I expect this to be settled out of court)
Jodi Arias, first degree murder, trial set for October
Jorge and Carmen Barachona, first degree murder, hearing on Feb 24th, trial date unknown

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Current Events….

Linda Drane Burdick is contending against 22 others to become a judge.

Jeff Ashton is seeking to be the next state attorney but has been busy of late with family affairs.

Amanda Knox just received a 4 million book deal with Harper Collins…Do I see a “I wanna that money” throwing a temper tantrum because she is not getting handsome offers for her book?

José Baez has officially resigned from being Casey Anthony’s counsel.

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That seems to tie up a few loose ends. Feel free to discuss anything. Maybe you are following a particular case. You are more than welcome to discuss it here. I will be keeping a keen eye towards the Barahona case and pray there will be justice for Nubia. I hope to see more changes in the Child Protective Services and a thorough investigation take place re a couple of states especially in Washington- Powell case, and Florida re the Barahona abuse. How about you?

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54 Responses to Tying up Loose Ends

  1. wildninja says:

    Thanks for the info. It’s amazing how many bloggers have taken on the Powell case.

    There’s a pilot for a new show hosted by Susan Murphy Milano on YouTube and it discusses the Powell case with guests: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJVpzrd5Vmk.

  2. wildninja~~that is an interesting video at youtube. I have not had the opportunity to watch the whole thing but plan to later. Thank you!

    The more I learn about Steven Powell, he reminds me of a cult leader who promotes incest within a family, in this case his own family. He was brainwashing his children from a very young age and took complete control of them. Jennifer Graves got away from the clutches of her father when she left with her mother who decided to leave the marriage and her perverted husband. I believe that one son, Michael is away in another state attending college. Unfortunately, Alina, Josh and and a ‘mentally challenged son stayed with Steven.

    It seems that Susan Powell was a threat to Steven since she refused to participate in sex with him and would never permit her boys to be exposed to porn as was Steven’s wish. In my opinion, Steven convinced Josh that Susan had to be eliminated. Josh was so into his father’s control that he was terrified to go against his wishes. As a result, I feel that Steven knows how Susan was murdered and where her remains are located. Both Steven and Josh wanted full control of Charlie and Braden so they could groom them into believing that sex with each other within the family (incest) was normal.

    Steven Powell’s trial is supposed to be in March, barring any delays. Thus far, Steven is not cooperating with law enforcement and has utilized the right to his fifth amendment. Will he decide to talk as his trial approaches and try to plea bargain in lieu of a long prison term? I have my doubts. The above is my opinion only.

  3. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) February 22, 2012

    KCPQ Channel 13’s Dana Rebik interviewed Seattle family law attorney Eric Engel of the Engel Law Group on Tuesday, February 7th as an expert in family law matters. Eric was asked to give an opinion about Josh Powell’s controversial home visit that ended with the death of Powell and his two sons.

    (video may take about 15-20 seconds to load)

    Attorney: Powell visitation very unusual-Video

  4. There just seems to be no end to child abuse….another Stepmother dishes out the punishment..

    ATTALLA, Ala. (AP) — Roger Simpson said he looked down the road and saw a little girl running outside her home but didn’t give it another thought. Police, however, said the man witnessed a murder in progress.

    Authorities say 9-year-old Savannah Hardin died after being forced to run for three hours as punishment for having lied to her grandmother about eating candy bars. Severely dehydrated, the girl had a seizure and died days later. Now, her grandmother and stepmother who police say meted out the punishment were taken to jail Wednesday and face murder charges.

    Witnesses told deputies Savannah was told to run and not allowed to stop for three hours on Friday, an Etowah County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman said. The girl’s stepmother, 27-year-old Jessica Mae Hardin, called police at 6:45 p.m., telling them Savannah was having a seizure and was unresponsive.

    Simpson said he saw a little girl running at around 4 p.m., but didn’t see anybody chasing or coercing her.

    Read more here….

    Stepmother, grandmother charged in death of Ala. girl forced to run 3 hours as punishment

  5. cali patti says:

    Kyron Horman makes my stomach lurch every time I see his smile. Probably because I have sons but his smiling face breaks my heart. I also get really angry that the truth will never come out. I get angry that he is dead. How dare anyone rob that beautiful little boy of his right to ride his bike, tease girls, throw a football, go to a dance, drive a car and so on. Kryon was of the age to know what was happening to him the day he was killed and to know fear.
    Kryon type case’s I wish there was an TRUTH injection or pill we as a society could force all involved to take.
    Normally my prayers go out to those that are left to live their lives with the pain in losing a loved one. With Kyron my prayers and anger at his murder go out to him.
    That smiling face Kyron would have really enjoyed living his life.

  6. karen cassell says:

    please follow our facebook page…justice for nubia.

  7. margaret says:

    Another one dead,, what in heavens name is wrong with people.. These poor dear children..The grandmother even looks mean. I am getting out my crochet and watch lifetime, if I watch T.v.. Good Nite nice people but I have to stay away for a little while….

  8. Amber from Maryland says:

    Looking at all of these cases of abused children may make us wonder where our values as a society have gone. A lot of our politicians are busy spouting off about their values for our upcoming elections but I haven’t heard one of them spout off how they will raise and spend the necessary money to protect our children. We need more social workers, more shelter and care for abused children, more education and resources for teachers, and more policemen to protect the children and all of this costs money that is not in the budget for public expenses. People who grandstand one way or the other about moral values associated with contraception and abortion are not my idea of people with good moral values. People with good moral values report child abuse and vote to make sure that we have enough public funds to protect the defenseless; i.e. children, disabled, elderly, animals, sick.

    There is more news on the “Baby Kate” case. Her father’s trial has been postponed:
    http://www.mlive.com/news/muskegon/index.ssf/2012/02/baby_kate_kidnapping_trial_of.html

    The more I read about people in the news the more I like cats and dogs.

  9. snoopysleuth says:

    Hi Amber~~well here we go again. Sean Phillip’s trial has been postponed due to his attorney’s schedule. They will get delays one way or the other. By the time the trial gets underway, no one will even remember the victims name. God knows what Sean did with baby Kate’s body. He had her clothes in his pocket and her car seat and diaper bag was still in his vehicle. So if found guilty of kidnapping, he will only get around 15 years, if that. We have so many children now that have disappeared and their tiny bodies never discovered. In most of those cases no one has even been charged. At least Caylee’s remains were found but the murderer is free. It seems to be open season on little children. Who will it be be tomorrow? Another child or young woman?

  10. snoopysleuth says:

    In so many cases lately, it is the step-mother who is the abuser of the child or the mother’s boyfriend who is left babysitting the little one while mommy is working. Now we find that even foster parents cannot be trusted, thank God, most foster parents are caring people.

    I think one of the biggest problems with abuse is caused by the parents/step parents being on drugs or in the case of Lisa Irwin, her mother was a drunk. Lisa’s mother should have been charged with child neglect. She was the caregiver and was impaired. It seems that LE is too afraid to haul some people in and charge them. Bradley never told the truth in the beginning, Had LE not found not found the receipt for the wine, they would never have known she got drunk and flaked out. I am not even convinced that Bradley did pass out from the wine but instead, in her drunken state, hurt baby Lisa and then got someone to help her get rid of the body. When she sobered up the next day, her tears were from her own guilt. Once good old Tacopina came on the scene, then it was total silence and the blame on Lisa gone missing was focused on anyone else but Deborah and Jeremy. And so it goes….

  11. Amber from Maryland says:

    Hi Snoopy
    If Phillips gets 15 years, at least that is 15 years more than Caylee Anthony’s killer got.
    We have an epidemic of something going on and it is not good.
    I wish we could do something. I wish that the politicians who are trying to impress us with their “high moral values” would do something to demonstrate “high moral values” in helping our suffering, dying and dead children. “Actions speak louder than words.”

  12. Vicky says:

    I know it seems that child abuse is on the rise, but that is not completely accurate. Historically, what we now refer to as child abuse, was considered a parents right. Believe it or not, there were even laws that supported the rights of a parent to kill his child.
    I would venture that community awareness and more civilized thinking has resulted in an increase in the number of cases reported, but perhaps the number of cases of abuse ending in death is on the rise. The big question is why are more children being killed by their parents? Is this a pattern playing itself out as a result of generational abuse left unreported and unresolved? Not an excuse mind you, but perhaps an explaination. One of the things I find the most disturbing, is that statistics indicate that although reported incidents of abuse have increased over the past few decades, the number of reported cases substantiated by child protective services has remained nearly the same as two decades ago.
    I did a bit of looking around over the past couple of days and found a few articles that might be of interest. Feel free to ignore. 🙂 I tend to be a research based thinker.

    http://www.nctsnet.org/nctsn_assets/pdfs/articles/child_abuse_america.pdf

    Child Abuse—A History – Overview

  13. snoopysleuth says:

    Vicky~~I glanced over some of the info at the links you posted. Some of that data goes back to before the world became a little more civilized. It was a ‘belief’ that children were the property of their parents. I don’t believe that holds true today. Children are the ‘responsibility’ of the parent or guardian until they become of legal age. Is there a law on the books stating that a parent ‘owns’ their children? I would like to see it also the year it was enacted.

    I always keep an open mind when I see a paper also written by a psyciatrist. They will base their findings on ‘the abused becoming the abusers’ but this is not always the case. I appreciate you posting that info but guess I come from a logical old school.

  14. Vicky says:

    I know Snoopy, my point is that child abuse is not new. World history has been filled with it. Society just didn’t define it as such. It has only been over the past few centuries that society has begun to stand up for the rights of children. It has only been during the past fifty to seventy-five years that programs/agencies have been established to protect children from abuse. Fifty years ago, there were few concrete laws in place to prosecute parents for abuse unless it was extremely egregious. Keep in mid, animal welfare laws were used to move the first criminal prosecution of an abused child in the United States. Even today there are a couple of religious organizations that sanction beating children into submission. Unlike the past, people are less likely to ignore signs of abuse, and there are now mandated reporters. That has not always been the case.

  15. Vicky says:

    Also, I would like to point out that the majority of psychologists do not excuse behavior based upon a patient’s history. That knowledge is used to develop a treatment plan. Statistically, there are more people who abuse children who were never abused themselves. However, that does not negate the fact that one can predict potential behavioral consequences based upon history and implement strategies to mitigate the consequences. The end result is reducing the number of children who develop problem behaviors in the future. Each time we miss a case of abuse, we increase the chances that the abused child will act out in a negative way or will develop a disorder associated with abuse.

    Since we have only begun tracking the numbers of children subjected to abuse based upon a set of clearly defined criteria (historically speaking). it is really hard to determine how many actual cases there were in the past. I would also argue that there are many parents who view children as their property. Were that not the case, I don’t think we would see so many cases of abuse, and I wouldn’t have had to hear the phrase “It’s my child, and I’ll do as I see fit” so often. I hope that makes sense. But, I have personally heard many people state that it is no ones business, I have the right to…, keep the government out of my private life, etc. Unfortunately! Snoopy, the government might have changed laws that made children the property of their parents, many parents have failed to recognize those changes.

  16. snoopysleuth says:

    Vicky ~ ~I am going to throw out a question for you since you are a deep thinker. Let say that a woman is eight months pregnant. Does she have the right to punch herself in the stomach and kill her unborn? I am just using the punching as an example as it is not very realistic. I will let you answer and then tell you what I think. This kind of a discussion may tend to get quite controversial.

  17. Vicky says:

    Two words… hell no!
    Then again, I also don’t think it should be legal for individuals to self harm, but there are those who would argue against that opinion.

  18. snoopysleuth says:

    Since I believe that drugs and alcohol contribute to child/spouse abuse and many of these people are on welfare or low income, I really like the following, Way to go, it is a start.

    Plans to drug test welfare recipients get momentum

  19. Vicky says:

    Now a bit more detail to my opinion regarding the punching scenario. At eight months, that baby is viable. If a mother is “homicidal” at that point, she needs to take herself to the nearest hospital, or fire station(just kidding) and request medical assistance.

  20. Vicky says:

    Snoopy, I absolutely agree that laws should protect babies before they are born. If a mother makes the decision to carry a child, then she has a duty to do everything in her power to make certain that child comes into the world drug free. FOS is totally preventable and No child should be born addicted or drug affected.
    I wish all mothers had to be drug tested during pregnancy. And totally support testing those who depend on tax payees to pay for their prenatal care, delivery and care for their infant following birth.

  21. snoopysleuth says:

    Vicky~~the umbilical cord is yet to be cut separating the mother from her child making them two separate individuals. The mother is not trying to commit suicide by punching her stomach. She is only trying to kill the unborn who is still considered a part of her body. What do you think? Can she be charged with attempted murder if the unborn survives and is born or murder if the unborn dies in her uterus and she aborts it?

  22. Vicky says:

    Tax payers, not payees. 🙂
    As for all welfare recipients being drug tested. I figure if employers can require pre employment and random testing, I don’t know why state welfare programs can’t require the same. I do think however, that plans should be in place to make recovery services available to individuals who test positive.
    I also sometimes wish the ACLU would bite a hog. They have their place in some situations, but in others, they do more harm than good.

  23. Vicky says:

    I personally believe that once the unborn childnis viable, umbilical cord still attached or not, if the mother knowingly does anything to bring harm, she should be charged. I also believe that anyone else whose actions results in harm to an unborn child, under the same conditions, should be charged.

  24. Vicky says:

    I guess I look at it this way, once I made the decision to have my children, I viewed them as separate individuals. I was their incubator and as such, I had certain responsibilities. Abusing them in vetro was not an option.

  25. Vicky says:

    By the way, I will take the 5th if you ask me about medical interventions to terminate a pregnancy. Way too controversial! 🙂

  26. snoopysleuth says:

    Vicky~~we have been together for too long…now you can read my mind. LOL

  27. snoopysleuth says:

    Vicky~~I was looking for the legal end of things… could that punchy preg woman be charged with murder? I would say no. I am not going into abortions as that is way too controversial. I treat abortion like religion and politics. Discuss those things and your friends will become strangers in a hurry.

  28. Vicky says:

    LOL Snoopy. There are definitely subjects that need to be left behind closed doors, so to speak. Actually, I think individual states have their own laws regarding whether or not a mother can intentionally harm an unborn child during late term pregnancy. I’ll see what I can find as well.

  29. Vicky says:

    I would think that state laws governing late term abortions might be used to charge a mother who intentionally murders her unborn yet viable child, but I’m not certain. So far, the Supreme Court has determined that another person cannot cause the death of a viable unborn child, but a mother can. However, it does appear that more and more state laws are being enacted to protect fetuses during the third trimester.
    I found an article I found interesting, but will not discuss all it covers. the first few paragraphs are relevant to the specific discussion in so far as the law is concerned.

    http://lawreview.wustl.edu/inprint/80-4/Cook_Note_book_pages.pdf

  30. Vicky says:

    Snoopy, it appears that pregnant women are well within their rights to punch or shoot themselves in the stomach to bring about the death of their unborn child. Just nobody else can do it.
    Just goes to show what I’ve known all along, my opinion doesn’t mean chit . LOL
    http://voices.yahoo.com/increase-pageviews-associated-content-using-these-101900.html?cat=15

  31. Vicky says:

    One more thing, and then I need to head to bed. I have to man a CASA booth in the morning.

    It does appear that if a child survives the attempted murder by it’s mother and suffers permanent injuries, there might be precedence for a civil suit by the child at a later date. 🙂

    So, question to you. Should a victim of child abuse, prenatal or after birth have the right to sue its parent?

  32. snoopysleuth says:

    Vicky~~there was a lot of info at that last site you posted. Yes, a woman can shoot herself in the tummy to kill her unborn. I can hear the woman screaming, “the government can stay the hell out of my uterus.” Scott Peterson was charged with double homicide??

    Nite nite and thanks for all the great info!

  33. Newbie says:

    Okay, ladies, let’s make this simple. How about a woman keeping her legs together or using birth control. A woman could be responsible instead of irresponsible. Most abortions are due to being “wreckless” because there is a way out.
    Does that tell you how old I am???

  34. Newbie says:

    Sitting here thinking about how things are for children that are not wanted, including those in the womb. While this is outlandish, seems maybe “spading” some women would be a better idea than trying to decide who has what rights

  35. snoopysleuth says:

    Newbie~~ha ha ha Abstinence does not make the heart grow fonder. I would say let the woman place a twinkie on the inner side of her right knee and hold it in place with her left knee. Better still, give the jerk the twinkie and tell him to eat it at home and then slam the door in his face.

    If a man impregnates a woman, why shouldn’t he be charged with unlawful (awful) confinement (refinement). I can’t make up my mind what I want to write so take your pick. I am off to find me a twinkie. There is a knock on my door.

  36. snoopysleuth says:

    Newbie~~Well, I say castrate the men. Better still crimp em? That’s what the vet did to our little Billy Goat one time. Did he ever squeal but only for a few seconds. When we got him home, he tried to mount his mama.

  37. Newbie says:

    Aren’t male dogs and horses calmer and with a better nature once neutered. Seems like a good plan for male abusers, users …..that way they’ll be happy with that twinkie… …or would they know the difference….hmmm….

  38. Newbie says:

    Maybe we should continue this at the coffee shop……

  39. snoopysleuth says:

    Things are so slow, Newbie, anything goes… New Post up…. a reader just sent me the suggestion… it sounds like it would be a good topic.

  40. Vicky says:

    This is not one of the loose ends, but a sad story none the less. The 9 year old boy accidentally shot a classmate, having brought a loaded hand gun to school. The story of this child’s life is heartbreaking. Both parents are lowlifes. His grandmother was granted custody, but passed away in 2010. He went to live with his uncle. It seems that he got the gun from his mother’s house following a visit there. Mind you, she is a convicted felon and is forbidden to own or possess a fire arm. This child will carry a lot of baggage as he matures. I hope he receives a lot of counseling and support. I also hope is mother will spend a few more years in prison for yet again ignoring the law.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/25/washington-school-shootin_n_1301825.html?ncid=mobile1

  41. snoopysleuth says:

    Vicky~ ~ another case where the parents prefer doing drugs over taking care of their children. If the mother was rehabilitated, why didn’t she take the children back? I don’t think these druggies ever get totally rehabilitated. I hope the little girl who was shot survives.

  42. margaret says:

    One more loose end Snoops, I don’t know why I’m dissappointed, I should have known it would work this way. OS says the fl. bar has dropped all complaints against baez. He was issued a letter of advice….. Surprise Surprise. Whats that old saying,one hand washes the other??

  43. snoopysleuth says:

    Margaret~ ~this really does not surprise me at all. Baez is so stupid, I doubt if the Bar Assoc could figure him out. Look at Todd Macaluso, the big shot lawyer who came from California and was on Casey’s defense team for a short time. Todd donated $70,000 to Casey’s defense…this was a no no. Todd also stole this clients money back in CA and purchased an airplane and he was a boozer. The bar assoc made Todd to take time off for rehabilitation and just suspended his license to practice for a short time. He is now back at the lawyering. I don’t know what it takes to get some of these lawyers ousted. Thanks for the heads on on José!

  44. margaret says:

    http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/crime/os-parents-arrested-twin-boys-tied-up-20120306,0,7981534.story …………….Another Putnam county fine citizen. All of the children should be brought out of that county and let them all drug themselves to death.

  45. Amber from Maryland says:

    Good Lord in heaven!!!

  46. snoopysleuth says:

    Margaret~~ by the grace of God, LE went to the Turner’s home looking for someone else and saved those children. All you have to do is look at the eyes of the Turners and see they were drugged up to the hilts. I wish they had a law that when a woman gives birth, if the mother or child tests for drugs that the newborn be removed and placed in foster care by CPS. Why don’t these women practice birth control? We only hear about the few cases of the abuse small children are having to endure behind closed doors. Putman County? Is that where little Haleigh Cummings went missing?

  47. Amber from Maryland says:

    Snoopy,

    Apparently the Turners didn’t think there was anything wrong that should cause problems with police inspecting the home. The maternal grandparents heard about the police visit and went there to investigate but apparently the children are still with the child welfare authorities.

    http://www.firstcoastnews.com/rss/article/245409/3/Parents-Arrested-After-Police-Find-Kids-Tied-Up

    I wonder if anyone will pay the parents’ bail.

    I think you are right that Haileigh Cummings was in Putnam County. First Coast News had this report:
    “PUTNAM COUNTY, Fla. — Friday, February 10th, 2012 marks the three year anniversary of the disappearance of Haleigh Cummings.”

    Does Florida have more issues with parenting skills than other states?

  48. Vicky says:

    Evening Snoopy, i am finally back amongst the living. LOL
    So much for getting a flu shot.
    I have a friend who was selected today to serve on a DP case in Missoiri. It is over the rape and murder of nine year old Rowan Ford. The accused are her step father and one of his friends. Such a horrific crime. I had not heard about it until this person was called for a change of venue jury selection. Not to worry, my friend did not discuss the case with me. But has promised to tell me all about the experience once it is over. The trial is expected to last three to four weeks.

    http://www.neoshodailynews.com/news/x1523691314/Jury-selection-continues-in-murder-trial

  49. snoopysleuth says:

    Vicky~ ~ I am so glad to have you back. You really had a rough time of it. I know lots of people who get the flu shots but still end up with another strain of the flu.

    I will look into that case. So often it is the step mother or father or boyfriend. So the DP is on the table?? Thanks so much, I am always interested in these cases. I wish to God that there wasn’t so many children involved. It has got out of hand.

  50. Amber from Maryland says:

    Hi Snoopy and Vicky

    It is terrible that so many children seem to be abused and murdered these days. I don’t understand why it is happening.

    You have my sympathy Vicky. I have avoided getting a flu shot for years because many years ago when I had a flu shot I got the worst case of flu that I have ever had in my life.

  51. Vicky says:

    It has been a long time since I was so sick. I started to feel a bit better for a day or so, and then got slammed again. I hear you Amber. I didn’t get sick from the shot, but it didn’t keep me from catching the flu. Now I figure, why bother? LOL

    It will be fascinating to talk to someone after they have served on a DP case. My friend tried to get out of serving, but made the mistake of answering yes to the DP question. They had 500 People in the jury pool. They will have the weekend to get their affairs in order and will be taken by bus to the trial location. Fortunately, or perhaps unfortunately, my friend will be paid while on jury duty. I guess that was one more reason for being selected.
    I plan to try keeping up with what happens during the trial. I have done a bit of reading. Both men confessed after Rowan’s remains were found. However, due to the difficulty in seating a jury a year ago, there is a court order in place sealing all records, but once the jury is sequestered the records will be available again.

  52. snoopysleuth says:

    Vicky~~I just read the info at your link. If both men confessed to the rape and murder, why would the trial take a month? What in the world can their defense come up with to save them from the DP and verdict of guilty?

  53. Vicky says:

    Snoopy, Your guess is as good as mine. apparently, both confessed, but gave different versions of how and where the murder took place. My guess is there will be a lot of finger pointing. By the sounds of it, both were impaired at the time of the crime. Step dad inadvertantly disclosed the location of the remains during the search. That was a strange situation. I will provide you with additional links tomorrow, but for now I need to head off to lala land. 🙂

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