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MCSTAY MURDERS: The State of California v. Charles Merritt *TRIAL IN PROGRESS*

Discussion in 'Courtroom' started by MartinBeck, May 19, 2015.

  1. MartinBeck

    MartinBeck New Member

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    Is anyone else following the San Bernardino Superior Court trial of accused murderer Charles Ray Merritt?

    He was accused of killing an entire family of four: Joseph, Summer, Joey Jr and Gianni McStay.

    Prelim postponed today. Rescheduled for this Friday May 22.


    ETA to add image of the McStay family
     
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  2. Retteacher

    Retteacher Well-Known Member

    Yes, I am. I have Been following this case from when it was first reported that they went missing.
     
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  3. Retteacher

    Retteacher Well-Known Member

  4. Cousin Dupree

    Cousin Dupree Platinum Member

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  5. Retteacher

    Retteacher Well-Known Member

    I was shocked when Chase was arrested. I never suspected him. I'm anxiously awaiting the evidence. The troubling thing is the SDSD said there was no crime committed in the house,and then SBSD says they were all killed there. I'm waiting to see how the conflicting stories by LE will be explained.
     
  6. Cousin Dupree

    Cousin Dupree Platinum Member

    I think it's not a conspiracy theory to think that CM is being railroaded. There are some legitimate questions about the things happening now. Check out RB's blog.
     
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  7. Retteacher

    Retteacher Well-Known Member

    I don't think we're allowed to discuss someone else's blog here.
     
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  8. Cousin Dupree

    Cousin Dupree Platinum Member

    Well RB is having a radio show about this from 8-11Pst tonight: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rickbakershow-mcstays


    Tonight's Show Expanded To 3 Hours 8-11 Pacific Standard Time


    I have added an extra hour to tonight's show what with all that has happened today. Hard to keep up.
    New Time: 8:00-11:00pm, PST
    Here is the LINK to the show.
    Here is the number to call: (347) 989-0374.
    You can call from your phone if you just want listen to the show, or you can call this same number to get on the show (press 1 when prompted) and ask questions or give your expert opinion.
     
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  9. Cousin Dupree

    Cousin Dupree Platinum Member

    Not sure about that here. This seems to be a fact based blog. JMO
     
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  10. Retteacher

    Retteacher Well-Known Member

    We can discuss RB's blog.
     
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  11. Cousin Dupree

    Cousin Dupree Platinum Member

    I asked Kimster and she said it was ok. I think they'll take it on a case by case basis. I believe it's cool here to discuss family members, respectfully, in relation to a case. Michael McStay seems to have some explaining to do about things he did after the disappearance. I'm pretty sure those are the rules now.
     
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  12. Retteacher

    Retteacher Well-Known Member

    I didn't listen to the radio show since it was on so late. I need my beauty sleep,LOL. I did read the comments concerning the hearing yesterday. It seems that the Mcstay family knew from the victim's advocate that the hearing would be postponed,but showed up anyway. The whole situation is so confusing. Merritt claiming they told him to go to a doctor's appoinment with no prior knowledge and the DA being sick. I don't know what to think. All I can say is Hmmm
     
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  13. Retteacher

    Retteacher Well-Known Member

    I want to know why it took 11 days to notify LE, when Patrick asked,Mike to do it from the getgo? He stated he thought they may have taken a vacation, but money started to be drawn out of Joseph's business account 2 days after they went missing.
     
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  14. Cousin Dupree

    Cousin Dupree Platinum Member

    It appears to me that RB believes that CM is being railroaded. If what he says is true, then that's a bright red flag. JMO

    That is another thing that makes my hinky meter raise a little.
     
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  15. Retteacher

    Retteacher Well-Known Member

    It certainly does. Also, Mike admitted taking his brother's computer and gave it back when LE said he had to. Why did he admit to running a credit report on his brother. It just seems odd that that would be one of the first things you would do. IMO
     
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    Retteacher Well-Known Member

  17. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

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  18. Retteacher

    Retteacher Well-Known Member

    Rick Baker just said that the deputy DA who's prosecuting the case will ask for a 30 day delay, because the lead detective, Dugal's wife is having surgery.
     
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  19. ttl

    ttl New Member

    I don't know how he could possibly know this unless he's flat out guessing, which wouldn't surprise me in the least. I don't personally believe that any of the continuances will have anything to do with Dugals wife having surgery. I think the continuances will be requested by Merritt's new "team of attorneys". They need time to review the evidence and become familiar with the case.

    One thing is for sure, now that Merritt has an attorney you can bet that one of the first things the attorney will tell Merritt, if he hasn't already, is to cut off all communication with Baker. He will most likely tell Merritt's family the same thing.

    For Merritt not wanting to have his case tried in the court of public opinion he certainly has been very vocal. Well if one were to believe RB that is.
     
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  20. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Hi ttl! Thank you for your input! You made some good points! Glad you joined us! :welcome:
     
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