Murder in a small town

Murder in a small town

There are 507 comments on the The Independent story from Aug 27, 2010, titled Murder in a small town. In it, The Independent reports that:

In sleepy Kentucky, the slaying of a teenage girl did not go unnoticed. But while the residents of the close-knit town of Mayfield speculated about who had killed Jessica Curran, the police got nowhere - until our investigative reporter Tom Mangold came to visit.

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Yellow Discipline

Murfreesboro, TN

#1 Aug 28, 2010
"until our investigative reporter Tom Mangold came to visit." HAHAHA The nerve of that f@ckin' guy to take credit for a police investigation years in the making. British journalism is not worth the log I just flushed.
Allie

Paducah, KY

#2 Aug 29, 2010
As your probably aware many people both private persons and police agencies have been involved in this case. I understand Mr Mangold and Mrs Galbreath have made their own conclusions on this case. Mr Mangold has stated in his article that he only spent 9 days in Mayfield investigating this case. One of my questions is how he could have formed his story in such a short period of time considering there is volumes of information. The first 2 persons that were charged in this crime, Jeremy Adams and Carlos Saxton both submitted polographs adminstered by the state police both of them showed deception. One of the others was given a polograph exam which was administered by a retired police sergent , he showed no deception on his polograph. I know polograph test results can't be used in a court of law. but it should make you stop and think!! This whole case has been mishandled from day 1.
Yep

Paducah, KY

#3 Aug 30, 2010
It's polygraph.
figure it out

Murray, KY

#4 Aug 30, 2010
The last time I checked, it wasn't aginst the law to have an opinion. I also read that Mangold made it clear that he did have "some" info that was not accurate.

@YD....You certainly can not be implying that the local police had it all figured out?
Justice

Mayfield, KY

#5 Aug 30, 2010
Looks like Mr. Mangold was wrong about Austin Leech. He was found not guilty by a jury. Cross probably would have been found not guilty if he had an adequate defense. The two girls lied over and over during his trial and the jury did not seem to notice. What happened to reasonable doubt, and verifying the creditability of witnesses.

Mr. Mangold is just one of several people who have helped to mess up this case.
Hello

Paducah, KY

#6 Aug 30, 2010
Justice wrote:
Looks like Mr. Mangold was wrong about Austin Leech. He was found not guilty by a jury. Cross probably would have been found not guilty if he had an adequate defense. The two girls lied over and over during his trial and the jury did not seem to notice. What happened to reasonable doubt, and verifying the creditability of witnesses.
Mr. Mangold is just one of several people who have helped to mess up this case.
You always come on these forums and make comments like you know so much more about the case than everyone else. But you have yet to bring up any evidence or proof about anything. As I've said before...if you know something, then share it with the rest of us. You never do.
2bigfermydiaper

United States

#7 Aug 30, 2010
I have a question about Ms. Galbreath. Was she a relative of Ms. Currin or maybe just a close friend? Just wondering how she became involved. Thanks for any info. Just being curious.
Allie

Paducah, KY

#8 Aug 30, 2010
As far as I know she didn't know them. I beleve she became involved when her best friends son became a suspect and was arrested for the murder.You know you can go down to courthouse and get all the information you need on this case, I believe they charge you to make the copies, but it's worth looking into.
Illegal Alien

Rockville, MD

#9 Aug 31, 2010
Whether the reporter hit the truth on the head or not, he sure rattled some cages. Commonwealth Attorney Hargrove who has done legal work for me in the past, sure was tight lipped about what he knew about jailhouse snitches and deals made.The relatives of the girl killed sure seemed like they were hiding something. Last but not least the lead cop investigator turned security guard should have at least watched some cop shows while growing up and maybe he would have known more than his supervisor who turned chicken and resigned.
2bigfermydiaper

United States

#10 Aug 31, 2010
Allie wrote:
As far as I know she didn't know them. I beleve she became involved when her best friends son became a suspect and was arrested for the murder.You know you can go down to courthouse and get all the information you need on this case, I believe they charge you to make the copies, but it's worth looking into.
Thanks Allie, I was just curious as I have read so many comments about her. Such a tragedy for the Currins or anyone to go through. We may never know the truth.
Hello

Paducah, KY

#11 Aug 31, 2010
Allie wrote:
As far as I know she didn't know them. I beleve she became involved when her best friends son became a suspect and was arrested for the murder.You know you can go down to courthouse and get all the information you need on this case, I believe they charge you to make the copies, but it's worth looking into.
Wrong! First of all, Jeremy Adams' mother is NOT her best friend. Susan heard that there was a dead body at the school and she and a friend went to see if it was true. She chose to become involved when she saw what a horrible act had been committed on a young, innocent girl. Even Susan thought Jeremy was guilty at first. Things just went from there. Susan's name has been dragged through the mud with this and people should be ashamed.
2bigfermydiaper

United States

#12 Aug 31, 2010
Hello wrote:
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Wrong! First of all, Jeremy Adams' mother is NOT her best friend. Susan heard that there was a dead body at the school and she and a friend went to see if it was true. She chose to become involved when she saw what a horrible act had been committed on a young, innocent girl. Even Susan thought Jeremy was guilty at first. Things just went from there. Susan's name has been dragged through the mud with this and people should be ashamed.
My question was not to cause any harm. I just thought she might be related to the young lady that was found. I find it such a horrible crime and noone is sure who was actually involved. I sincerely hope the right person/people are punished. A life sentence is too good. We, the taxpayers, should not have to feed them, pay for medical, etc. A crime this horrendous should merit the electric chair. Actually, a firing squad would do just fine.

Since: Jan 10

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#13 Aug 31, 2010
Hello wrote:
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Wrong! First of all, Jeremy Adams' mother is NOT her best friend. Susan heard that there was a dead body at the school and she and a friend went to see if it was true. She chose to become involved when she saw what a horrible act had been committed on a young, innocent girl. Even Susan thought Jeremy was guilty at first. Things just went from there. Susan's name has been dragged through the mud with this and people should be ashamed.
I agree I think she just put pieces of the puzzle together...I am thankful to her and many others that have put the guilty parties in jail where they belong. The Currins are good people and they deserve what little bit of peace in life they can salvage....Leave them alone...let their daughter rest in peace...this story is long gone, time for Mayfield to move on to better-more positive-things!
figure it out

Murray, KY

#14 Aug 31, 2010
There is still a site about Jessica Currin at www.justice_4_jessica.webs.com

The way I see it is, the families of guilty who refuse to admit their guilt are the ones who continuously get on here & blame everyone except those who were found guilty or either entered the Alford plea.

My biggest ta da moment came when I knew for a fact that no matter what kind of liars you call those 2 girls, based on testimony that seemed so unimportant was the defining factor as to whether the right people were charged.

It was 1st. claimed by the defendants that they didn't know the 2 girls very well. Well those girls that house inside & out. That alone was enough for me. They knew the garage inside & out. If Burton said he didn't know them at all or never hung out with them; how could they know the layout.

Neither girl was ever interviewed together or ever had communication with each other.
Allie

Paducah, KY

#15 Aug 31, 2010
How do you know they knew the layout of the house and the garage? The layout of that house and garage WAS NOT the way they described it. The house is tore down so how do you or anyone else know they told the truth. Like I said earlier you can get all the police records and things from court at the courthouse. I will continue to say that the ones they have are not guilty!!And remember one of the two recanted their story, and the other was being taken care of better than they ever had been. Even those girls families say those girls are nothing but LIARS!
Hello

Paducah, KY

#16 Aug 31, 2010
Allie wrote:
How do you know they knew the layout of the house and the garage? The layout of that house and garage WAS NOT the way they described it. The house is tore down so how do you or anyone else know they told the truth. Like I said earlier you can get all the police records and things from court at the courthouse. I will continue to say that the ones they have are not guilty!!And remember one of the two recanted their story, and the other was being taken care of better than they ever had been. Even those girls families say those girls are nothing but LIARS!
If they're not guilty, then who is?
Allie

Paducah, KY

#17 Aug 31, 2010
All the police records I got from day 1 when it first happened it always came back to the first 2 that were charged. the case was so mishandled it was threw out of court. evidence was misplaced, changed who was in charge of investigation several times. the first 2 couldn't even pass a polygraph test!
Illegal Alien

Gaithersburg, MD

#18 Aug 31, 2010
Hello wrote:
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If they're not guilty, then who is?
Her cousin sure is not coming clean! Guilt or involvment?
2bigfermydiaper

United States

#19 Aug 31, 2010
Allie wrote:
All the police records I got from day 1 when it first happened it always came back to the first 2 that were charged. the case was so mishandled it was threw out of court. evidence was misplaced, changed who was in charge of investigation several times. the first 2 couldn't even pass a polygraph test!
Do you feel the records were blotched on purpose? Is someone hiding something or doesn't want some info out there? I realize our force is not top notch, but to send an untrained officer on such a horrendous call is hard to fathom. I'm just saying, not pointing fingers, but it is unrealistic. You wouldn't send a medical student to help with a bus crash without supervised assistance.
figure it out

Murray, KY

#20 Aug 31, 2010
No one will ever agree on anything to do with the case. We should all just drop it. all that is done in the dark will be brought into the light. Just be prepared to accept it no matter what happens.

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