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Two Years, but Still No Suspects in Murder of Janna Kelly

There are 80 comments on the WXMI story from Dec 3, 2009, titled Two Years, but Still No Suspects in Murder of Janna Kelly. In it, WXMI reports that:

Tomorrow marks two years since a Grand Rapids business woman was last seen alive.

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Billybob

Rockford, MI

#41 Dec 18, 2009
Troy Brake is guilty, plain and simple. Troy had no alibi and refused to testify because he is guilty. It's too bad Michigan doesn't have the death penalty because that sick freak sure deserves it. We have to settle for knowing he's getting thrusted n busted in the rear every night in prison.

Since: Sep 08

Grand Rapids, MI

#42 Dec 18, 2009
Granny Smith wrote:
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Thanks for clarifying that for me Pete. I still have this feeling in my gut that Troy Brake is innocent of the Wright Murders, especially after Tarahs dad and the other guy were arrested for the sexual crime that they committed. I am probably way off base with this, but I have learned in the past to follow what my gut says and it is screaming that something is fishie about those two. Any man who would molest his own daughter like Craddocks did to his daughter Tarah is not above anything else criminal.
If you look back at the posts I thought he got screwed on the GR case. It sure looked like a set up to me and calling a crack ho a reluctant here... I am still chuckling at that one. I tought the evidence on the Wright case was very thin. That ejection mark ammo comparison stuff is very flaky. Obviously Brake is no saint but that does not mean he killed that family for no apparent reason.

Since: Sep 08

Grand Rapids, MI

#43 Dec 18, 2009
Billybob wrote:
Troy Brake is guilty, plain and simple. Troy had no alibi and refused to testify because he is guilty. It's too bad Michigan doesn't have the death penalty because that sick freak sure deserves it. We have to settle for knowing he's getting thrusted n busted in the rear every night in prison.
Cases like this are why we don't have the death penalty. This was no slam dunk case, there was doubt even if the jury concluded it was not a reasonable doubt. The physical evidence was shaky, the motive or lack thereof was BS and there were no witnesses. That is a weak case.
Granny Smith

Rockford, MI

#44 Dec 18, 2009
GR Pete wrote:
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If you look back at the posts I thought he got screwed on the GR case. It sure looked like a set up to me and calling a crack ho a reluctant here... I am still chuckling at that one. I tought the evidence on the Wright case was very thin. That ejection mark ammo comparison stuff is very flaky. Obviously Brake is no saint but that does not mean he killed that family for no apparent reason.
You are right about Brake, but I am wondering about the other two who were arrested and Craddocks charged with molesting his daughter Tarah. He had access to Troys guns simply by being at Troys house to visit his daughter Tarah, Do you have any thoughts along the lines that I have?
Granny Smith

Rockford, MI

#45 Dec 18, 2009
Billybob wrote:
Troy Brake is guilty, plain and simple. Troy had no alibi and refused to testify because he is guilty. It's too bad Michigan doesn't have the death penalty because that sick freak sure deserves it. We have to settle for knowing he's getting thrusted n busted in the rear every night in prison.
Just because Troy Brake did not give his alibi for that night to the court doesnt mean that he didnt tell his attorney or some family members. The courts dont let the people in the courthouse know everything that is going on. He didnt speak because his lawyer told him not to.

Since: Sep 08

Grand Rapids, MI

#46 Dec 18, 2009
Granny Smith wrote:
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Just because Troy Brake did not give his alibi for that night to the court doesnt mean that he didnt tell his attorney or some family members. The courts dont let the people in the courthouse know everything that is going on. He didnt speak because his lawyer told him not to.
First of all I think he gave the cops an alibi but they claimed it did not exonerate him because he still could have made it to Wright. He did not take the stand because he had given multiple statements to the cops that were played to the jury denying his involvment, what more did they need to hear from him.

With regard to the relatives I agree it is a strange conicidence that he has extended family so to speak that has this kind of history. Obviously the one fellow in particular is much sicker than TB, if you believe he did not do the Wright murders.

That Wright murder is off the wall wierd. I don't think TB's history with hookers is any indication he did that murder. I find it hard to believe that one person pulled off that murder. A gun makes a very loud noise when it goes off, these folks were found all over the house. No one saw anything in the neighborhood? That is very hard to believe. Then to pin it on some one with a very weak connection to them is a real stretch w/o stronger physical evidence than they had. I am not convinced he did it but it will take proving someone else did it to get him off now.
Billybob

Rockford, MI

#47 Dec 18, 2009
Troy Brake did it and the cops got the right guy. The shell casings matched Troy's gun. Troy was convicted of attempting to murder a prostitute because he is a cold blooded killer at heart. Innocent defendants are willing to get on the stand and say what they were doing when it happened and give their alibi. Troy was stone cold when he was found guilty because he really was guilty. Troy will never get out of prison. He can keep getting prison raped until he rots in hell.
Granny Smith

Rockford, MI

#48 Dec 19, 2009
GR Pete wrote:
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First of all I think he gave the cops an alibi but they claimed it did not exonerate him because he still could have made it to Wright. He did not take the stand because he had given multiple statements to the cops that were played to the jury denying his involvment, what more did they need to hear from him.
With regard to the relatives I agree it is a strange conicidence that he has extended family so to speak that has this kind of history. Obviously the one fellow in particular is much sicker than TB, if you believe he did not do the Wright murders.
That Wright murder is off the wall wierd. I don't think TB's history with hookers is any indication he did that murder. I find it hard to believe that one person pulled off that murder. A gun makes a very loud noise when it goes off, these folks were found all over the house. No one saw anything in the neighborhood? That is very hard to believe. Then to pin it on some one with a very weak connection to them is a real stretch w/o stronger physical evidence than they had. I am not convinced he did it but it will take proving someone else did it to get him off now.
Who is the extended family that you are referring to that has this kind of history? And I have always thought the same thing you just wrote about all the neighbors not hearing the gun shots. The house where Troy and his family lived is close enough for them to hear a firecracker go off, how could they not hear all the gunshots go off that were found in the bodies and elswhere in the charred home? I like to read most of your posts Pete because you are not afraid to say what you think despite what others feel, if they like what they read or not.
Granny Smith

Rockford, MI

#49 Dec 19, 2009
Billybob wrote:
Troy Brake did it and the cops got the right guy. The shell casings matched Troy's gun. Troy was convicted of attempting to murder a prostitute because he is a cold blooded killer at heart. Innocent defendants are willing to get on the stand and say what they were doing when it happened and give their alibi. Troy was stone cold when he was found guilty because he really was guilty. Troy will never get out of prison. He can keep getting prison raped until he rots in hell.
I still think the cops gave up to soon in their investigation into the murders of the Zimmers and Ms. Brown. They found someone in trouble and nailed him to the wall. Investigate more into what some others who are closer to Troy and she will know more that she is saying. I have just an idiots degree and I found out more than the cops did about certain things.
Granny Smith

Rockford, MI

#50 Dec 19, 2009
GR Pete wrote:
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Cases like this are why we don't have the death penalty. This was no slam dunk case, there was doubt even if the jury concluded it was not a reasonable doubt. The physical evidence was shaky, the motive or lack thereof was BS and there were no witnesses. That is a weak case.
Just the fact the Paul put a known liar on the stand[Tarah] to testify for Troy didnt help his case at all. The only character witness Troy had in his defense was Rob Zimmer and he was from the other side. He stated in court the Troy did not have a history of violence and they never had any kind of trouble with him when Troy lived with the Zimmer family. Pretty sad of Paul not to do more for his client after all the money reportedly charged to Troys family for the lousey work he did.

Since: Sep 08

Muskegon

#51 Dec 19, 2009
Granny Smith wrote:
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Just the fact the Paul put a known liar on the stand[Tarah] to testify for Troy didnt help his case at all. The only character witness Troy had in his defense was Rob Zimmer and he was from the other side. He stated in court the Troy did not have a history of violence and they never had any kind of trouble with him when Troy lived with the Zimmer family. Pretty sad of Paul not to do more for his client after all the money reportedly charged to Troys family for the lousey work he did.
Would you PLEASE not highjack these forums? This is not about that case. Not at all. Janna Kelly deserves better than this.
Granny Smith

Rockford, MI

#52 Dec 19, 2009
radell wrote:
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Would you PLEASE not highjack these forums? This is not about that case. Not at all. Janna Kelly deserves better than this.
Janna Kelly does deserve more than to have everything written on here about Troy Brake, but if you read back a few posts you will see that I was not the one who mentioned TB to start with. I will stick to the TB thread. Sorry

Since: Sep 08

Muskegon

#53 Dec 19, 2009
Granny Smith wrote:
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Janna Kelly does deserve more than to have everything written on here about Troy Brake, but if you read back a few posts you will see that I was not the one who mentioned TB to start with. I will stick to the TB thread. Sorry
The original statement was related to this case. You took it several steps further.
Granny Smith

Rockford, MI

#54 Dec 19, 2009
radell wrote:
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The original statement was related to this case. You took it several steps further.
I may have done what you said, but I didnt start it.
Bentely

Rockford, MI

#55 Jan 17, 2010
Billybob wrote:
Troy Brake did it and the cops got the right guy. The shell casings matched Troy's gun. Troy was convicted of attempting to murder a prostitute because he is a cold blooded killer at heart. Innocent defendants are willing to get on the stand and say what they were doing when it happened and give their alibi. Troy was stone cold when he was found guilty because he really was guilty. Troy will never get out of prison. He can keep getting prison raped until he rots in hell.
Can you place the gun in Troys hand when the murders took place?

Since: Sep 08

Muskegon

#56 Jan 17, 2010
Bentely wrote:
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Can you place the gun in Troys hand when the murders took place?
This is not a Troy Brake thread. If you want to talk about that, please go on to one of the hundreds of threads that have to do with that.
Bentely

Rockford, MI

#57 Jan 17, 2010
radell wrote:
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This is not a Troy Brake thread. If you want to talk about that, please go on to one of the hundreds of threads that have to do with that.
You are right about there being so many other threads about Troy, but if you read back, you will see that Spring was the one who started the topic of Troy.

Since: Sep 08

Muskegon

#58 Jan 17, 2010
Bentely wrote:
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You are right about there being so many other threads about Troy, but if you read back, you will see that Spring was the one who started the topic of Troy.
I don't care. It was appropriate to discuss for just a moment that the two cases were looked at to see if they were related. Beyond that it's inappropriate to talk about Troy here. If you read the other posts, that was discussed. I think you're Granny and trying to stir things up again.
Bentely

Rockford, MI

#59 Jan 17, 2010
radell wrote:
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I don't care. It was appropriate to discuss for just a moment that the two cases were looked at to see if they were related. Beyond that it's inappropriate to talk about Troy here. If you read the other posts, that was discussed. I think you're Granny and trying to stir things up again.
Read post number 47 then tell me who was stirring the pot. It wasnt me.
Bentely

Rockford, MI

#60 Jan 18, 2010
I hope for her families sake that they learn of her whereabouts, but has anyone ever thought that maybe she staged her own disappearance for what ever reason she alone knows?

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