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An ex resident

Bozeman, MT

#1 Aug 10, 2011
I am truly saddened by the death (?) of this fine, young man. He was always pleasant and polite while in my presence, and never hurt a soul. I pray for his family and all of the many people who loved him. I know that he is in a much better place...God Rest dear Jeb.
I hope that the truth of this tragedy unveils soon, if it hasn't already. One thing I remember about living in Meeker is that nothing stays quiet long.
A friend

United States

#2 Aug 10, 2011
What makes u think there's a better truth than an honest accident?

Since: Aug 11

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#3 Aug 11, 2011
Simply because the evidence shows it wasn't simply an "honest accident". Time will tell what happened, but unfortunately...there is only one party alive to tell his side of the "story", and I can guarantee that account won't be an honest one.

Since: Aug 11

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#4 Aug 11, 2011
BTW..I was labeled "An Ex Resident", but now I am labeled "Only a Concerned Citizen"...go figure~!

Since: Aug 11

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#5 Aug 11, 2011
Found out today that the news is out regarding the arrest of Neil (Neal?) Joy being arrested. This happened right before Jebs viewing Tuesday night. I heard his younger brother posted his bail. Not sure if he is still in Meeker (and for his sake, I should hope not), but if he isn't, that means he is in Grand Junction..or so one would imagine, since that is where he lives. This whole situation is truly sad..and at the same time..very sickening. Both of those boys went to school with my kids..had been at my home many times. My heart goes out to both of the families and their friends. This incident will cause a lot of problems for many people I'm afraid.
A friend

Casper, WY

#6 Aug 11, 2011
For once in his life he (Neil) needs to own up to his mistakes and be man. I am afraid the lies will continue and the truth will never come out.
A friend

Casper, WY

#7 Aug 11, 2011
A friend wrote:
What makes u think there's a better truth than an honest accident?
The fact that he has not told the truth once is what makes people think that.
The pal

Casper, WY

#8 Aug 11, 2011
sorry, I did not notice that the other person was "A friend". The last 2 were mine.

Since: Aug 11

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#9 Aug 11, 2011
I think that it is very sad that no one may never know the truth...except for Neil. I have thought a lot about it, and I can't help but wonder what the outcome will be for him...and for Jeb's family.
I do agree with you friend...Neil needs to man up and take responsibility for his actions. To many lies have already been told by him in this situation. Thank you for responding.
a good pal

United States

#10 Aug 15, 2011
only a concerned citizen is right on the money with neil coming clean about what happened that night, and to think that he would shoot somebody in the back that has been there for him on numerous occasions,tried to include him as much as possible and called him a friend. Unfortunatly only he knows the truth and all we will ever get is unanswered questions.

Since: Aug 11

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#11 Aug 15, 2011
a good pal wrote:
only a concerned citizen is right on the money with neil coming clean about what happened that night, and to think that he would shoot somebody in the back that has been there for him on numerous occasions,tried to include him as much as possible and called him a friend. Unfortunatly only he knows the truth and all we will ever get is unanswered questions.
The only thing that is for sure now is the police (and everyone else) knows that Neil lied and made up this crazy accident story. He must have been so out of it if he honestly didn't think that the evidence would prove that lie for exactly what it was. Now, even though he is "presumed innocent", it's pretty obvious that he was in the wrong, and got his hand caught in that proverbial cookie jar..It's just very unfortunate for Jeb (and all who loved him) that it was a gun instead.
a good pal

United States

#12 Aug 15, 2011
well said, now we just have to wait and see what he will be charged with, then what they will plee bargin for. Oh I'm sure he is sorry, maybe more for himself because he got caught in a huge lie,I just can't see anybody having much sympathy for him. But I hope it ends quickly so the family can start to move on and try to put the "stories" to rest.
hmmmmm

United States

#13 Aug 17, 2011
I find it unfortunate that Neil's alcoholism came to this and wander greatly about how much Neil even remembers of what exactly happened. For habitual liars even when the truth is better than a lie they can't help themselves to make something up. I don't believe that Neil would have purposely shot Jeb in the back but i feel we will never know because of the power of blackouts. I pray for that not only does Jeb's family and friends find peace without the truth but the Neil can learn to live with what he's done and not continue to make horrible decisions for the sake of his family, his wife, and his kid. Very very sad.

Since: Aug 11

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#14 Aug 17, 2011
I have been told that Neil and Jeb hadn't spoken for nearly a year. This information came to me through a very close friend of Jebs. This person was present when Neil approached Jeb on the day of the incident, and Jeb (being the wonderful guy he was) agreed to let Neil go along for the ride that day. Now, I find it very suspicious that after a 1 year silence between them that Neil suddenly decided to let bygones be bygones, and not have intent for what happened. Perhaps I am wrong, and if I am, then let God forgive me, but remember...Jeb had his back turned and Neil was 3 inches taller than Jeb. The angle of the bullet, along with other evidence, proves that Jeb was actually running from Neil. I just hope that all of the physical evidence comes out if there is a trial, but I seriously believe that Neil will plea. Do you think that Neil could (if sentenced) survive in jail? I have serious concerns that Neil may harm himself over all of this. I don't think he could go to jail for an extended time. As I have said before, time will tell.
hmmmmm

United States

#15 Aug 17, 2011
I'd not known that about not talking part. I've known that they were friends younger and actually lived together in Junction. I wondered though why Jeb, a decorated professional intelligent man was doing hangin around Neil who could not get his own head out of where it doesn't belong if his life depended on it. That being said I honestly can't believe that Neil would intentionally kill someone. Why was Neil in Meeker to begin with?
a good pal

Arvada, CO

#16 Aug 18, 2011
How could you possibly know what happened up there that night? The only one that knows for sure will never tell the whole truth and doesn't care to let anyone else know either. I honestly could care less if neil could survive in prison, he needs to pay for what he did, and the only person he has to blame is himself. It had only been a few months since they hadn't talked they were still friends last December when Jeb was defending him and trying to help neil keep his job.If anybody hears when neil goes to court for the formal charges I would like to know.

Since: Aug 11

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#17 Aug 18, 2011
I only know that he is supposed to go to court before the end of this month. If I find out the exact date, I'll let you know.
a good pal

Arvada, CO

#18 Aug 18, 2011
thanks i'm sure there are alot of people that would like to know exactly what the charges will be and how he pleas
The pal

Casper, WY

#19 Aug 18, 2011
He will be going to court this Friday.
A friend

Durango, CO

#20 Aug 20, 2011
What's the latest on Neil?

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