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JonBenet Ramsey

Jeffrey MacDonald Is Guilty

The following excerpt (e.g., pages 70-71) from Judge Fox's decision demonstrates that the core of Gordie's latest motion is laughable. Additionally, MacDonald proffered evidence of what he characterized as a "pattern of deception" by Malone in other cases, in the form of excerpts from the Final Report of Department of Justice Inspector General Michael R. Bromwich, The FBI Laboratory Practices and Alleged Misconduct in Explosives-Related and Other Cases, and an April 16, 1997 article from the Wall Street Journal. http://www.macdona ldcasefacts.com  (Yesterday | post #8011)

JonBenet Ramsey

Jeffrey MacDonald Is Guilty

IMO, the government will attack this motion on several fronts. 1) The defense challenged the analysis of Malone in 1990, 1992, 1995, 1998, 2006, and 2012 (e.g., Res Judicata) 2) The DOJ did not challenge Malone's work in the MacDonald case in their 1996 report 3) The DAG's Task Force did not challenge Malone's work in the MacDonald case in their 2014 report 4) Technically, the DAG report is "new," but the information regarding Malone's work in unrelated cases basically mirrors the 1996 DOJ report http://www.macdona ldcasefacts.com  (Wednesday Aug 27 | post #8009)

JonBenet Ramsey

Jeffrey MacDonald Is Guilty

Bunny, thanks for the link. Gordie's area of expertise is finding ways to get his client(s) back in court. In today's motion, his strategy is both bizarre and lame. He basically argues that the DOJ's 1996/1997 report on FBI lab standards and practices constitutes "new" evidence and that Judge Fox should amend or alter his 7/24/14 decision. Gordie uses this decades old report to challenge the work of retired FBI hair/fiber expert Michael Malone on the MacDonald case. The problem is that the MacDonald case is not mentioned in the 1996/1997 DOJ report. In addition, Malone's saran fiber analysis was presented at a 1990 evidentiary hearing before Judge Dupree and during oral arguments before the 4th Circuit Court in 1992. The 4th Circuit Court were aware of the DOJ report when they denied inmate relief in 1998. This decision covered the saran fiber evidence in this case, yet Gordie makes the same evidentiary arguments in 2014. IMO, Gordie is attempting to buy time to construct a tangible appeal to the 4th Circuit Court. He had until the 24th to file an appeal to the 4th Circuit Court, but used this "old" issue in order to delay this 44 year old legal process. http://www.macdona ldcasefacts.com  (Thursday Aug 21 | post #8007)

JonBenet Ramsey

Jeffrey MacDonald Is Guilty

Just making sure. http://live.washin gtonpost.com/gene- weingarten-140513. html  (Sunday Aug 17 | post #8005)

JonBenet Ramsey

Jeffrey MacDonald Is Guilty

Pulitzer Prize winner Gene Weingarten followed up his excellent piece on Brian Murtagh with the following speech at Joe McGinniss' funeral. Enjoy. http://live.washin gtonpost.com/gene- ...en-140513.html  (Sunday Aug 17 | post #8004)

JonBenet Ramsey

Jeffrey MacDonald Is Guilty

This case is frequently described as being overly complex and MacDonald advocates have used this tag to jump all over the map when presenting their arguments for inmate's innocence. The reality is that this case is quite simple. As soon as MacDonald told CID investigators that he took off his pajama top after "finding " Colette on the master bedroom carpet, the ballgame was over. Considering that MacDonald has stated that he doesn't know for sure when the pajama top was torn, let's go with the theory put forth by Fred Bost that the pajama top was torn as he was removing it from his wrists in the master bedroom. This scenario ends any salient debate about whether MacDonald is guilty of these horrific crimes. Why? 1) Twenty Four pajama fibers were found under Colette's body. 2) One of those fibers was found directly under her head and was protruding from the carpet in pigtail fashion. 3) Twenty Two pajama fibers were found on top of the master bed. 4) Six pajama fibers were found on the master bed pillow. 5) A pajama fiber was found by the headboard of the master bed. The word PIG was written on the headboard in Colette's blood. 6) A bloody pajama fiber was found entwined with a bloody head hair from Colette on a multi-colored bedspread. This bedspread was found bundled with a blue bedsheet near the closet in the master bedroom. 7) A finger section of a surgeon's glove was found in this bundled bedding and it was stained with Colette's blood. 8) Multiple pajama fibers were found on the blue bedsheet. 9) Two bloody pajama cuff impressions sourced to MacDonald's pajama top were found on the blue bedsheet. 10) Two bloody pajama cuff impressions sourced to Colette's pajama top were found on the blue bedsheet. 11) Fourteen pajama fibers were found under Kimmie's blankets. 12) A 20.5 inch warp yarn sourced to MacDonald's pajama top was found on top of Kimmie's pillow. 13) A pajama fiber was found under Kimmie's pillow. 14) Two pajama fibers were found under Kristen's blankets. 15) A bloody pajama fiber was found embedded under Kristen's fingernail. 16) Four Type A blood stains that continued across a tear on MacDonald's pajama top demonstrated that Colette bled on that pajama top before it was torn. 17) Six Type A blood stains found on the face of the pocket of MacDonald's torn pajama top demonstrated that Colette bled on that pocket before it was torn from the garment. 18) The torn pajama top was found on Colette's chest and subsequent analysis determined that the stab wound pattern in Colette's chest matched the pattern of puncture holes in the pajama top. The only viable conclusion that could be drawn from this analysis is that the ice pick pierced the pajama top as it lay on Colette's chest. http://www.macdona ldcasefacts.com  (Wednesday Aug 13 | post #8003)

JonBenet Ramsey

Jeffrey MacDonald Is Guilty

For the most part, the media fawned over the claims leveled by the defense in the first few days of the 2012 evidentiary hearing and the content in WOE. They couldn't resist the hook of Jeffrey MacDonald, Tortured Innocent. Once the government began to present their boring facts, the reporters and camera dispersed like a group of locusts. Before leaving the reality of the government's factual presentation, the media and Errol Morris admitted that this was MacDonald's last LEGITIMATE shot at a new trial. Morris even predicted that Judge Fox would not rule in MacDonald's favor. Anyone with a working cerebral cortex realizes that there are no Jimmy Britt's left to save the day. No extraneous hairs that will match the DNA profile of Stoeckley or Mitchell. Judge Fox has ruled on gatekeeping issues, merits, constitutional claims, and the evidence as a whole. What does Gordie have left? I guess he can take the Innocence Protection Act route and/or fight for Touch DNA testing after Judge Fox denies their motion for additional DNA testing. The cold, hard truth is that the 4th Circuit provided Judge Fox with a roadmap and he followed it to a tee. One could argue that he expanded upon that roadmap, so I doubt that the 4th Circuit will again take MacDonald to their bosom. One of the most notorious murderers of the 20th Century will spend the rest of his life in prison. http://www.macdona ldcasefacts.com  (Sunday Aug 10 | post #8000)

JonBenet Ramsey

Jeffrey MacDonald Is Guilty

As expected, MacDonald attorney Gordon Widenhouse told the media that there are several issues ripe for appeal to the 4th Circuit Court. Not only is Gordie grandiose, he is grasping at straws. Examples... - Appeal on constitutional grounds? Nope. - Appeal on the merits of the Britt and DNA claims? Nope. - Appeal on the evidence as a whole? Nope. - Appeal on gatekeeping issues? Nope. Gordie, you lost, big time. Deal with it. http://www.macdona ldcasefacts.com  (Wednesday Jul 30 | post #7993)

JonBenet Ramsey

Jeffrey MacDonald Is Guilty

In his 2008 decision, Judge Fox came to the same conclusion regarding inmate's right to file a COA, but the 4th Circuit Court disagreed. IMO, the 4th Circuit Court will allow inmate to file a COA, oral arguments will occur late next year, and they will concur with Judge Fox's 7/24/14 decision in 2016. Inmate will then appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court and, IMO, they will refuse to hear the case which will bring an OFFICIAL end to the legal phase of the Jeffrey MacDonald case. As I mentioned in my prior post, Judge Fox's decision ended any REAL chance for inmate to receive a new trial. http://www.macdona ldcasefacts.com  (Jul 25, 2014 | post #7991)

JonBenet Ramsey

Jeffrey MacDonald Is Guilty

The legal phase of the Jeffrey MacDonald case is finally over. On 7/24/14, Judge Fox took names and kicked ass. His decision covers both the "evidence as a whole" AND the merits of the Britt and DNA claims. Judge Fox clearly understood that the burden of proof was "extraordinar ily high" and that the defense didn't come close to meeting that burden. The government proved that Britt was a serial fabricator, that the DNA tests were more inculpatory than exculpatory, and that the remaining issues had been litigated several times over. Anyone who has followed the legal machinations of this case realizes that this was inmate's last REAL shot at a new trial. Yeah, inmate will give his lawyers more money to file an appeal to the 4th Circuit Court, but there is little chance that they will overturn Judge Fox for a 2nd time. The thoroughness of his decision put a stop to the hopes and dreams of Jeffrey MacDonald. He will not pop champagne with Kathryn. He will not practice medicine ever again. He is a liar, a coward, and a psychopath. Without an ounce of remorse, he took the lives of Colette, Kimmie, and Kristen. He escaped justice for 9 years, but the truth caught up to him and he will spend the rest of life in prison. Kathryn, Rebel, Errol Morris, Harvey Silverglate, and other believes and/or advocates can no longer ignore documented fact. The evidence of his guilt is overwhelming and Judge Fox placed a big, rubber stamp on that evidence. Cheers to all the hard work put in by investigators, lab technicians, lawyers, and Freddy Kassab. Kudos should also go out to those in the general public who fought the good fight and reminded everyone that this case was about the physical evidence. The evidence was always more important that inmate's looks, personality, and charisma. The evidence made those attributes irrelevant and proved beyond ALL doubt that Jeffrey MacDonald is a mass murderer. http://bloximages. newyork1.vip.townn ews.com/fayobserve r.com/content/tncm s/assets/v3/editor ial/1/d8/1d87d31a- 137e-11e4-b7ce-001 a4bcf6878/53d18289 67ccf.pdf.pdf  (Jul 24, 2014 | post #7986)

JonBenet Ramsey

Jeffrey MacDonald Is Guilty

HNVS: I agree. According to the CID reinvestigation, MacDonald had at least 8 affairs and lead investigators Jack Pruett/Peter Kearns felt the more accurate number was 15. MacDonald created a ruse involving a trip to Russia in order to be with his high school girlfriend which would have made him absent during the birth of his 3rd child. MacDonald craved being the center of attention and his appetites were prodigious. Even MacDonald couldn't juggle the mounting pressures that accompanied a lifestyle frought with pressure. The pressure to bed the most women. The pressure to be the best doctor. The pressure to create the illusion of a perfect husband and father. This pressure was exacerbated by amphetamine use which led to an explosion on 2/17/70. He can deny his guilt until the end of time, but the physical evidence collected at the crime scene proves that he is a liar, a coward, and a mass murderer. http://www.macdona ldcasefacts.com  (Jul 3, 2014 | post #7984)

JonBenet Ramsey

Jeffrey MacDonald Is Guilty

SM: There is no timeline for Judge Fox to make a decision. In the past, Judge Fox has taken 2 years to make a decision on a major issue or issues in this case. If he makes a decision by September of this year, it will be 2 years since the evidentiary hearing. http://www.macdona ldcasefacts.com  (Jun 3, 2014 | post #7982)

JonBenet Ramsey

Jeffrey MacDonald Is Guilty

Adding to the dialogue regarding Judge Fox's request for a transcript of the 4/6/70 CID interview. SOURCE: Closing arguments presented by Brian Murtagh at the 2012 evidentiary hearing. The most important question that any investigator ever asked Dr. MacDonald was early on, on April 6th, 1970, when Bob Shaw asked MacDonald, how is it, Doctor, your pajama top is soaked in blood and there's only a little bit of blood on the pocket? So, as happened on several occasions, MacDonald has to invent facts without knowing all the consequences of those inventions. http://www.macdona ldcasefacts.com  (May 30, 2014 | post #7981)

JonBenet Ramsey

Jeffrey MacDonald Is Guilty

Getting back to the MacDonald case, the following excerpt best illustrates why Judge Fox's request for a transcript of the 4/6/70 CID interview doesn't bode well for inmate. SOURCE: Fatal Vision Page 108 TOPIC: 4/6/70 CID Interview "And so, on this first Monday morning of April 1970, he could not realize that the account he was about to render would stick to him like tar for years afterward, in all its messy, inconvenient detail, despite his many attempts to cleanse himself of it as his understanding of the physical evidence, and its implications, increased." http://www.macdona ldcasefacts.com  (May 23, 2014 | post #7979)