Rhode drops appeal of murder

Rhode drops appeal of murder

There are 18 comments on the The Brownsville Herald story from Mar 5, 2009, titled Rhode drops appeal of murder. In it, The Brownsville Herald reports that:

Traci Rhode, found guilty of murdering her husband Scott, dropped her appeal of the verdict and 10-year probated sentence that a state jury leveled against her in 2007.

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Jeremy Davis

Wrexham, UK

#1 Mar 13, 2009
The sad thing about all this is that one day her sons are going to realise she killed their father. This woman lives a charmed life. A divorce court would have been so much better than cold calculated murder. When I see this women crying all the time it makes my stomach churn. She uses tears and religion to hide her crime. I hope a jury is never allowed to sentence a murderer again. Mind you I have kept this story a secret from my partner as I am sure she would be buying flights to Brownsville. Good wishes to you all from the UK.
Jeremy Davis
aol Illinois

Warrenville, IL

#2 Mar 21, 2009
Jeremy,

Are you GOD? I think not. She is crying because she was wrongly accused. Its obvious how close she is to her children, and that she is a loving mother. Oh yah, she is living a real charmed life. First she has to tell her kids that their Dad is dead, then she is falsely accused of the murder, loses her nursing license, possible leave them for prison and stuck on probation for 10 yrs! Gosh I wish my life was that charmed. No need to reply I wont be on here again.
The hold card

United States

#3 Aug 5, 2009
Illinois,
It must be real hard being a personal friend of a killer.
After making such a pathetic statement I would run and hide too.
If she is so close to her kids then why did she kill there dad and permanently screw up there lives.
With the morale and values you have,maybe, it is possable that some day your life could be that charmed, also. I am sure Traci would enjoy the company.
Charles Dearing

Killeen, TX

#4 Apr 10, 2010
There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that she is 100% innocent. I think it's pathetic how anxious people are to find someone guilty. NOT ONE shred of evidence pointed to her. The prosecution twisted what happened to make it look like murder and motive. No, she isn't my friend but I'd be glad to be her friend if the chance arose.
The hold card

United States

#5 Apr 10, 2010
I think it is pathetic how people who dont know Traci or anything about her case will make ignorant statements about something they know nothing about.
I know Traci and her family and the circumstances surounding her case.
As far as I am concerned if you take the fact that she murdered her husband out of the equation? She still dont belong in society.
She has posted nude pictures of herself, taking a bath, leaving nothing for the imagination. I`m wondering who took these pictures? One of her kids maybe.
Real salt of the eart that Traci.
Try again buddy.
A real greiving widow.
Maybe God told her to do it.
Charles Dearing

Killeen, TX

#6 Apr 10, 2010
and i'm wondering where these nude photos are (seriously lol)
The hold card

United States

#7 Apr 11, 2010
They are on file at the Cameron county`s D.A.`s office in Brownseville, Texas.
They have also popped up on the internet.
linda

Mairangi Bay, New Zealand

#8 Apr 6, 2012
Omg Stop the water works woman, you making an idiot of yourself,you can tell the tears are false.Its not like Traci is going to say "yes i killed my Husband" No murderer is going to come straight out with it! There is way to much evidence that she did it!! And if you are a family friend or member of hers, of course you are going to stick up for her!! I bet you dont live with her 24/7 to know what she is exactly like, its quite easy to put on a front when you are around someone. Guilty as!!
Eric

Portland, OR

#9 Jun 13, 2012
The crime scene pictures that were taken by the police department's investigators reminded me of the OJ trial. I agree that this woman was putting on a show with the water works, that has become the expectation. Defendants are accused of being cold if they don't show emotion and when they do they are accused of faking it. I don't know about anyone else, but if I were facing what Traci faced, I'd be pretty emotional. Now, back to the time stamped crime scene photos, what a miracle how somebody discovered that the gun and holster would fit in the voids around that blood stain on the carpet. Wonder why they didn't bother getting rid of the earlier photo that showed the holster on the floor away from the blood stain? I mean a judge reluctantly had to force the prosecutor to comply with discovery procedures when they wanted to cover up the conclusion of one of their investigators. Why weren't her finger prints on the weapon? Can gun shot residue really be washed off that easily? The state has the burden to prove the case "beyond a reasonable doubt" and if I'd been on that jury, we would have been deadlocked as I believe there was plenty of reasonable doubt.
Montana

Florence, MT

#10 Aug 13, 2012
This is a case of if I protest and proclaim my innocence long enough...they have to believe me. I think she did it. She was an abused woman for years..psychologically abused. Still, no excuse for murder...I think when she took her shower, it was to remove blood and she most likely used gloves when she shot the gun...the long walk was to get rid of clothes she was wearing....her voice is too frantic in her protests and even though it looks like she is crying...I didn't see any tears. She had a nightmare life with this guy and they were getting divorced. I would have voted exactly the way the jury did but would not have given her just a slap on the wrist for takng her husband's life. I believe she got off way too easy and there is no justice for him.
Holdcard

Strum, WI

#11 Aug 14, 2012
I know both Scott and Traci, personally. If there was any abuse? It was Traci abusing Scott.Traci constantly badgered Scott and ridiculed him to justify her own indisscretions. If Scott so much has talked to a woman that was a long time friend? Traci would come unglued! Though Traci flourished around other men and dammed anyone who did`nt like it.
Her actions speak volumes.
sympathetic viewer

Eden Prairie, MN

#12 Oct 12, 2012
I have watched many a crime show and find the following facts to be true: No emotion; guilty - Lots of emotion - guilty; questioning - guilty; don't care, no questions - guilty; talkative - guilty; non-communicative - guilty.

My question is - when is anyone considered innocent until PROVEN guilty? Makes one only hope that tragedy never strikes because you may not have an alibi and the right emotions to show that you are innocent.
Aussie point of view

Adelaide, Australia

#13 Jan 21, 2013
I was just reading the comments after having watched the show & all the negative comments about the crying &i was thinking about all the people that have been suspects or found guilty because of their'strange or unemotional' behaviour, think of Amanda Knox as an example or Lindy chamberlain. And I thought your damned if you do & damned if you don't. I know if it was me in that situation I would be the same. American justice system is for shit, & I totally agree with the comment of Sympathetic Viewer.
Fairgo

Australia

#14 Jan 21, 2013
The photos on the floor showing the holster and pillow moved and the inability of the prosecution to look into any other possible scenario does not sit well with me. Maybe she did, maybe she didn't , at times she looked controlled at others sincere, but no one can condemn on emotional behaviour because every human being has a different approach to emotions , only a narrow minded person would assess on such a random approach like that. The prosecution did try to push evidence that was moved , could of been a number of scenarios and that just does not sit well with me. Plus anyone who thinks that everyone who is behind bars in the states or anyone else in the world is living under a rock , of course the prosecutions always thinks they are right but it has been proven in the past to not always be the case. I would of thought that after the OJ case it proves their is not always justice in the justice system and maybe people should be concentrating on family and spousal abuse and ways to bring education on that rather than make armchair judgements when we have only the media version, just my thoughts anyway
THE HOLD

Colorado Springs, CO

#15 Jan 21, 2013
The hold card wrote:
They are on file at the Cameron county`s D.A.`s office in Brownseville, Texas.
They have also popped up on the internet.
jonescuries schrieb:
Vielen Dank für den Artikel, den ich wirklich genossen einige der Punkte, die Sie gearbeitet!
Gefolgt mit Strom, SIGINT, COMMINT, ETC. SIND SIE EINE GRUPPE VON KILLING CPMS OSD, MIL TRACK PHONE
QUEEN töten die Familie und RID den Geschwistern., 1967. Zogen letzteren und 3 Monate, 7 Tage, ist ANNETTE A Psyco QUEEN.ANNETTE MARION Mental Illness SEIT 1967 ST ELIZ 7 Tage Aufenthalt /
SHE versucht, die Familie wegen ESTATE BETRUG RID.
GERALD.
ALBERT
ANNETTE MARION, Strom durch Augen und Ohren in COLOROADO YVETTE
ANNETTE gefolgt YVETTE STORAGE PLACE TO HER, ist sie bereit für einen anderen Staat zu verlassen.
Ann Elder hat Probleme und YVETTE Geholfen Ann Elder IN 2004 MIT IHREM besucht sie THERAPIE einmal pro Woche. IT IS A Bull Shit Sitzung wird theree nichts, was wirklich DIE PSCY ÜBERNIMMT sitzt und zuhört. YVETTE HAS PSCY / SOCILOGY das geben kann ihr einen Job in der Therapie mit psychisch Kranken. YVETTE eine Apotheke INTERN IN PSCY WARD JACKSON HAT NICHTS ZU MARION HOSPITAL.ANNETTE LIVEFOR Sie hat viele getötet und MOM
NO ONE im Schrank hat, FOLGEN Busse, Autos, Taxis, Flugzeugen, nur geistige verzögert und INSANE ANNETTE MARION, KSUZIE McEachern, PHILIP McEachern, DOROTHY Sue und CPMS, DOD.
Der Konzern hat YVETTE, Druck auf den Schädel verletzt, den Beinen und schwer zu gehen, haben sie die betroffenen EQUILIBRIUM erfolgt und sie zerstören die Center können YVETTE nicht auf einem Standfuß
ANNETTE MARION engagierten sollte für den biologischen Systemen oder zu schädigen YVETTE lang-und kurzfristigen
ANNETTE MARION, Strom durch Augen und Ohren in COLOROADO YVETTE
DIES IST EIN ILLEGAL GROUP
DENNIS PAUL DICAMPLI hat einen Computer kommen für YVETTE., Annette KILL DENNIS PAUL, oder jemand, der YVETTE KENNT
ANNETTE Marion ist auf Kokain, liebt sie es YVETTE IN PAIN COLORADO SPRING PUT
Annette SHE IS CRAZY seit 1967.
ANNETTE YVETTE WILL BE GROSS, SO, Strom, TONGUE und hören, BULGE EYES SO WIRD SIE Gross, ANNETTE SO MENTAL, Eifersucht ist seit Jahrzehnten. Und noch weiter.
ANNETTE Marion war COMMITTEDS 7 TAGE FÜR ST ELIZ DC PSYCOSIS SHE IS QUEEN WILL
GERALD J
ALBERT T.
ANNETTE MARION AND GROUP gefolgt BUSES 9, 25, 14 und Colorado Springs, CO
ANNETTE MARION BRAUCHT Ann Elder Therapist in Colorado Springs
BIDISIG DASS ANNETTE ANN gesprochen, JEDOCH NICHT WISSEN ANN ANNETTE, NIE mit ihr gesprochen EVER., Ist Annette Psycotic
YVETTE MARION DICAMPLI prangerte USA, im Jahr 1991, technisch russischer Staatsbürger, UND MÖGLICHE Ukraine seit ONE REP DER UdSSR in den 1991
ANNETTE MARION WILL BE BACK TO ST ELIZ USA DC Februar begangen werden SHE WANT 2 KILL
GERALD J
ALBERT T
travis moyer

Penfield, NY

#16 Mar 28, 2013
TRACY.....your a cold blooded murderer..you deserve to rot in hell..through the whole 48 hours interview you never cried one single tear. you dont deserve your kids and will rot in hell for what you did. Have a nice life you sick, fat, disgusting piece of garbage.
Joe

Brownsville, TX

#17 May 14, 2013
travis moyer wrote:
TRACY.....your a cold blooded murderer..you deserve to rot in hell..through the whole 48 hours interview you never cried one single tear. you dont deserve your kids and will rot in hell for what you did. Have a nice life you sick, fat, disgusting piece of garbage.
You don't know what you are saying... It's not for us to judge ... You don't ave all the facts...traci is a kind and gentle person!!
RiK

Adelaide, Australia

#18 May 17, 2013
Holdcard wrote:
I know both Scott and Traci, personally. If there was any abuse? It was Traci abusing Scott.Traci constantly badgered Scott and ridiculed him to justify her own indisscretions. If Scott so much has talked to a woman that was a long time friend? Traci would come unglued! Though Traci flourished around other men and dammed anyone who did`nt like it.
Her actions speak volumes.
yeah right of course u did

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