1) If Bo and Ben leave and Ryan then passes out how could Ryan know they killed Tara while also possibly being manipulated into thinking he did it and then confessing to LE as much? 2) If there’s any paperwork on Bo or Ben being in Ocilla that night that’d be crucial 3) Robbery or sexual assault seem the most likely in no particular order IMO 4) Would think any known connection would’ve already come up if that were the case but maybe not 5) And that Os is the million dollar question that would indicate what exactly and why whatever happened to Tara actually occurred in the first place Solid inquiries
YES, Os! This!! It's about time some if this stuff is discussed. I mean they're talking about Michael Jackson on HBO, why can't we talk about Ben McMahon on here? I'll just say the most basic thing I've been told is that he had a HUGE, years-long crush, bordering on obsession, on Tara..
So i was talking to someone who noticed and pointed out someone on here said bo was friends with benny merrit this to me is huge if true , is there any truth to it ? From an outsider looking in Payne has had a passengers seat the whole way and stayed steps ahead of authorities and interviewed family members of him on the podcast could benny in someway be part of the puzzle that will lead to unlocking the truth ? All these interesting little inserts like the "we saw her burn down there " statement and the brothers giving ryan a lift home from the white horse to taylors . For payne to openly take ryans side he must of had some pretty reliable info imo , although he seems to be backtracking now
Yay 😁 lex thank gawsh its so hard not to just drop info like that in this place bo told jason that ryan was obseessed and this was sexually motivated , what if that information is correct but the wrong name was presented ? So if ben was obsessed and bo was angered it puts unchecked emotion into this crime something they have never been able to do with ryan
And Bo said it himself. He LOVED the McMahons so much.
Oz,I don't think Benny had much to do with it, that's making it too complicated and I think Ocilla was small and most folks knew each other.
@Os are you sure Bo told Shoudel that Ryan was obsessed with Tara and that the crime was sexually motivated? I think you may have a few rumors and side stories all jumbled up and misinterpreting the facts on this one
Who had a cell phone that night? Just curious...
Also I hope Ashleight has a copy of the dispatch logs in Ocilla for that night. Just in case. An UNEDITED version, that is...
There could be something in the dispatch logs that supports Ryan’s alibi. Might not be, but it’s a possibility I suppose.
Just on @OS mentioning Bennie Merritt.. I always thought this could be a bit more than just coincidental - http://www.walb.com/story/4039374/man-arrested-after-high-speed-chase/
Im not saying he is involved and yes it does make it difficult but as @mraustin posted that really seems like a trumped up charge and this happened only a few days after MH and SF were chasing him around on the 22/23rd why was he there target and if he knew cops were looking for him he isnt gonna wave and fire a gun in the air and say over here also it says stalking charge so we had a stalker and a burglar running around on the same night?
Ok lemme read and try to figure out what you mean...
Back to the top RE #3-4 ‘ Melba said it was common knowledge at the time after her disappearance that Tara made a brief stop to visit a former student in Fitz after leaving the pageant and before heading to Ocilla and the BBQ - could these former students be Bo, Ben, Ryan and STEPHEN ???? To #4 They were having a party, maybe they invited Tara.... young guys high on testosterone , alcohol, and other dope would def be brash enough to do this.... I’m sure they would be fueled by the rumors ... that she would entertain younger guys / was known to be amorous..... Tara being polite and possibly curious stopped by.... but left shortly after due to the intoxicated scene that would have repelled her That would have fueled one or more of these guys to make a plan to get with her later in the evening even if it was forced ... assault and rape # 3 .... 👆rape sexual was the motive ..... someone posted that Ben was infatuated with Tara .,, Bo and Ben big buddies ... Ben had the desire.... Bo had the method ....
Then since Ryan and STEPHEN we’re home and passed out, we can tell Ryan he did it , Stephen couldn’t say one way or the other he was passed out too .... perfect in their mind
i think thats the way the defence will present it the way you put it was worded well skids
I sorta feel that the whole Melba interviews are a bit of a conflict considering she was the long standing bailiff in Irwin county 😬
Benny was a feed dealer. The reports for that night said he broke into a couple's house on west 4th street.