General News DiscussionMsIt -- Friday, October 31, 2003 -- 02:50:37 PM
Here's a place to discuss news of interest. Not necessarily bizarre news, or news that blows you away, just interesting bits of news.This thread is tagged: news
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I created this category because I wanted a place to discuss a variety of news that doesn't fit well into the other catgories we have.
I've been following the Peterson case pretty closely. Here's the latest on the preliminary trial that began on Wednesday.
Edit: Thanks, I fixed it!
Even though I have to believe he's guilty, I keep thinking about a scenario from this summer. I live in a suburban development where there is a lot of new construction. I took my daughter for a walk one day, and my husband later mentioned that he had stopped at home during the day, but we weren't there.
I started thinking about what if one of those construction guys had snatched my daughter and I, dumped us somewhere, my husband reports us as missing. My car, keys, purse and all are still in the house, and the neighbors saw my husband home during the day, which is unusual.
Let's dredge up some friends or family to bring up any marital disharmony we've had recently, and I have to believe hubby would be the number one suspect. Especially once you get the media shaking him like a bone and not letting go. And God forbid that, in his grief, he acted in some kind of manner that someone found inappropriate.
It really got me to thinking.
99 times out of 100 situations like this he's guilty though. And just in general, you're more likely to be murdered by your spouse than anyone else. Your worries are exactly what the courts are for, and he'll be judged either guilty or not guilty based on the evidence against him.
Source: Suspected Green River Killer to plead guilty Now the notorious "Green River Killer" case may finally be drawing to a conclusion. A source close to the case tells CNN that 54-year-old Gary Leon Ridgway, a truck-painter, will plead guilty next week to killing 48 women.
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The proportions alone are staggering: 48 women murdered, all allegedly linked to one man.
Now the notorious "Green River Killer" case may finally be drawing to a conclusion.
A source close to the case tells CNN that 54-year-old Gary Leon Ridgway, a truck-painter, will plead guilty next week to killing 48 women.
Robert Pickton will stand trial in the new year for the murder of 15 prostitutes in Vancouver. 61 Vancouver prostitutes have gone missing and are presumed to have been murdered (it would seem by Pickton) in the last 20 years.
The sick twist in the Pickton case is that he was a pig farmer who apparently fed the remains of his victims to his pigs. Authorities have spent a considerable amount of tme on the gruesome forensic task of combing his farm inch by inch for DNA and other remnants of the victims.
The Pacific Northwest does indeed seem to have more than its share of serial killers. I've always wondered about that.
Robert Pickton will stand trial in the new year for the murder of 15 prostitutes in Vancouver.
I don't think he's the one who really did it. He's just being Pickt on.
Fed them to pigs? Ewwww. . . although for any of you who have seen "Snatch" this is the preferred way the really, really bad guy disposes of those he has killed. He even shares his formula for most efficient disposal.
I posted this also in Breaking News, but this might be a better thread for general discussion.
SEATTLE, Washington (CNN) -- Gary Ridgway has admitted to killing dozens of women in the Pacific Northwest, a confession that gives him more murder convictions on his record than any other serial killer in U.S. history. "I killed so many women I have a hard time keeping them straight," he said in a confession read aloud in court. "I wanted to kill as many women as I thought were prostitutes as I possibly could," Ridgway said in the statement. Some relatives of the victims were crying in the courtroom as Ridgway made the confessions.
Years and years ago, I remember reading how investigators feared the Green River killer would never be caught.