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Arrest made in Cusworth case

Arrest made in Cusworth case

Postby ferri » Oct 25th, 2009, 10:18 am

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Re: Arrest made in Cusworth case

Postby Queen K » Oct 25th, 2009, 10:21 am

It will be great news when the "suspect" is indeed convicted.

Until then....
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Re: Arrest made in Cusworth case

Postby ferri » Oct 25th, 2009, 10:22 am

at least they have someone. what happens after that is up to the courts. :127:
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Re: Arrest made in Cusworth case

Postby NAB » Oct 25th, 2009, 10:22 am

ferri wrote:http://www.castanet.net/edition/news-story-50348-1-.htm#50348

wow!!! this is great news!


Sure is great news!!!

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Re: Arrest made in Cusworth case

Postby Queen K » Oct 25th, 2009, 10:29 am

Nabcom wrote:
ferri wrote:http://www.castanet.net/edition/news-story-50348-1-.htm#50348

wow!!! this is great news!


Sure is great news!!!

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My overriding concern is that the RCMP, family and public are very anxious for a conviction, heck, so am I. But I also don't want an overturned conviction in 14 years either. I'm sure the family of the murdered 16 year old also said, "great news" when a man was put away in jail.

In fact, just google "overturned conviction" and see what I mean. There a more than even I ever dreamed.
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Re: Arrest made in Cusworth case

Postby ferri » Oct 25th, 2009, 10:37 am

so just forget about it.
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Re: Arrest made in Cusworth case

Postby eyepop » Oct 25th, 2009, 10:48 am

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Re: Arrest made in Cusworth case

Postby UltraViolet » Oct 25th, 2009, 10:49 am

It is very good news that "they" have someone arrested.
Lets just hope the RCMP have the right person arrested thats responsible for something that took place 16 years ago, and never was solved.
This all sounds too good to be true.
And, even if they have someone arrested, will the evidence be enough to convict?
It will be interesting, to say the least, and possibly offer some closure to others.
I just hope this isn't another RCMP screwup!
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Re: Arrest made in Cusworth case

Postby ferri » Oct 25th, 2009, 10:53 am

Police stated at the conference that they had the killer's DNA and expressed optimism in cracking the case.


that's what got my hopes up.
i hope the lab that does the DNA doesn't screw up.
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Re: Arrest made in Cusworth case

Postby NAB » Oct 25th, 2009, 10:54 am

Queen K wrote:
Nabcom wrote:
ferri wrote:http://www.castanet.net/edition/news-story-50348-1-.htm#50348

wow!!! this is great news!


Sure is great news!!!

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My overriding concern is that the RCMP, family and public are very anxious for a conviction, heck, so am I. But I also don't want an overturned conviction in 14 years either. I'm sure the family of the murdered 16 year old also said, "great news" when a man was put away in jail.

In fact, just google "overturned conviction" and see what I mean. There a more than even I ever dreamed.


Ya, it does happen Queen. But having been living in Kelowna at the time I can honestly say the years 1993 through 1995 were among the worst I have ever lived through when it came to such horrific events occurring and going unsolved.

I will follow with great interest as the developments in this case unfold, and hope the evidence is sufficient to make it ironclad and without doubt. I will be particularly interested when the accused individual is identified, for only rarely is such an occurrance just a "one of" scenario.

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Re: Arrest made in Cusworth case

Postby Centurion » Oct 25th, 2009, 11:13 am

I went to School with Jennifer. This is fantastic news, I always hoped her killer would be caught.
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Re: Arrest made in Cusworth case

Postby grumpydigger » Oct 25th, 2009, 11:19 am

In most of the cases where people are released its DNA tests that help do that..... If they have creditable DNA evidence to the case and can prove that their is no contamination .. They might have some thing....... I wonder if the person they have is local resident..............
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Re: Arrest made in Cusworth case

Postby ferri » Oct 25th, 2009, 11:33 am

Nabcom wrote: I will be particularly interested when the accused individual is identified, for only rarely is such an occurrance just a "one of" scenario.

Nab


that's something else. they've had the DNA evidence for a long time. sounds like they just matched it? that doesn't happen because of running a red light.
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Re: Arrest made in Cusworth case

Postby NAB » Oct 25th, 2009, 11:52 am

ferri wrote:
Nabcom wrote: I will be particularly interested when the accused individual is identified, for only rarely is such an occurrance just a "one of" scenario.

Nab


that's something else. they've had the DNA evidence for a long time. sounds like they just matched it? that doesn't happen because of running a red light.


Ya, exactly ferri, and I am aware of at least one other case where hair samples were found that were definitely not a match to the victim. Hopefully they still exist, waiting for a match to eventually show up with the technological and evidence preservation improvements that have occurred over the past 16 years.

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Re: Arrest made in Cusworth case

Postby fluffy » Oct 25th, 2009, 11:53 am

Are DNA samples now taken as a matter of policy now whenever someone is arrested, like taking fingerprints?
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