I appreciate the support. I'm not a whiner, I promise, but I am just flat out exhausted at this point. In the old days, you spent all day covering a case or a crime, took notes, mulled it all over, smoked a cigarette and sat down to write one story. These days I have to take notes while twittering, write up two to three web updates a day, do a video stand-up and then rush home to write on deadline and answer emails/questions from readers on our website. Most days, it's manageable. But in a case like this, it gets overwhelming.
yes, it isn't an uncommon way to destroy evidence, unfortunately.
i was going to post the message i posted here in the thread, but tess was already there and it seems blabbers have probably had all the heavy information they can handle for today at least. it is indeed all very sad. thanks again for making the information clear.
You are welcome. It seems the lesson for raping killers is this: Burn your victims. Sad.
thank you so much for providing this information. though i have followed the case, i was still a bit uncertain (not surprising considering the extreme nature of the subject). as horrible as it all is, once the second verdict was in, it seemed important to understand clearly how this part of the case was handled. in other words, i don’t have much interest in debating it, just wanted to understand with more certainty how it went down.
btw, welcome aboard the cyber-ship of blab.