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Did one blow to the head really kill Tara?

Tue, 04 Jun 2019 20:41:06 GMT

I find it very hard to believe that Tara was killed with a single blow to the head. Even though Tara was a small woman, I just don’t find it that believable. There very well could have been a struggle, but a short one at that, Given the fact that Tara was under 5 1/2 feet tall and right around 100 pounds on the dot. keep in mind that she is a late 90’s to early 2000’s beauty queen, this is back before body positivity was even a mainstream trend and being extremely skinny was “in”. I may even go as far to say that Tara had a well managed eating disorder given the world she was a big part of. Needless to say, most average sized men would likely be able to subdue Tara without much of a struggle, but kill her with one blow to the head? You’d have to be very strong, but from what I gather, Ryan Dukes was somewhat of a beta aka huge pussy. What I do think is more believable is that she was knocked out cold with one blow and subsequently strangled whilst unconscious. The combination of head trauma and lack of oxygen and blood to the brain would certainly be enough to kill s omeone of Tara’s small stature for any average sized man. This is assuming that Ryan was indeed the killer and that everything else in his story is the truth, which I really don’t believe one bit. I think Ryan and Bo were invited into the home by Tara for whatever reason. Something sexual happened (either consensual or non consensual) and along the line there was some kind of conflict and Tara was killed inside of her home and then disposed of. I do beleive Bo was much more of the “mastermind” of this crime and Ryan is for whatever reason taking the majority of the fall.

Wed, 05 Jun 2019 16:08:08 GMT

There seems to have been more people involved than just BD and RD.

Wed, 05 Jun 2019 16:11:05 GMT

I’m not saying that there can’t be more people involved but what’s the evidence behind that theory.

Wed, 05 Jun 2019 16:20:22 GMT

Joey, you may need to do some research then. Things from Zack, RD mom, RD aunt and others. BM was there at BD and RD house that night. Also, stories in the podcast, etc.

Wed, 05 Jun 2019 17:37:06 GMT

miss_bee I think you are LEAPING right now and just need to relax a bit.. we are just discussing that we think BO DUKES had more involvement in the actual murder then he is putting on. and joey just said "IM NOT SAYING THERE CANT BE".

Wed, 05 Jun 2019 21:47:28 GMT

@joeybjones pretty sure I’m not getting Ryan and Bo confused. The lasted development I thought is that Stephen suggested Ryan was asleep that night — and not with Bo.

Wed, 05 Jun 2019 21:48:50 GMT


Thu, 06 Jun 2019 02:00:54 GMT

@z you are correct according to court docs filed by Ashleigh. It stated Bo and Stephen were asleep and Bo and Ben left.

Thu, 06 Jun 2019 13:05:29 GMT

Hey everybody , I think it went something like this . When brought in for questioning Ryan confessed he did it. He did not even realize who it was until he looked around and saw photos of her then knew it was her. Hit her when she startled him but may have choked her. Then on oxygen special he told his friend Zack that they had been hooking up. So that was a conflict, pretty big leap between he didn’t know who it was to hooking up. Seemed at that time he was saying also he was scared of Bo and that’s why he confessed and also had his blackouts so didn’t remember some of the facts. Then around the time Bo attacked the women in Warner Robins , Ryan said he and Stephen were asleep and the other two left. So we have heard at least three variations at this point. I really don’t think we’ve heard the real true story and don’t think we will.

Thu, 06 Jun 2019 13:20:26 GMT

He may have pretended to not know who she is because he was trying to make it seem like it wasn’t as bad as it is.

Thu, 06 Jun 2019 13:29:07 GMT

@daylekf I was simply responding to his question about the evidence. Not "LEAPING". Thx.

Thu, 06 Jun 2019 19:10:38 GMT

you are welcome, dude!

Fri, 07 Jun 2019 13:12:06 GMT

@zzIVY the last 30 seconds of Stephen’s testimony, from Bo’s trial, give a compelling glimpse into Ryan’s most recent stance on what happened that Saturday night in Oct. 2005. Stephen somehow never mentioned any inkling to LE of his own whereabouts and transitively Ryan’s the night Tara was murdered. Prior to AM and company sweeping Stephen into Ryan’s alibi Stephen was seemingly apathetic about coming to his brother’s defense. The day after Ryan was arrested Stephen failed to mention the alibi scenario while speaking with LE *AND* just two weeks prior to Bo being arrested on his WR charges Stephen again was speaking with LE and Stephen confirms to the prosecution that he did not mention a scenario of being able to confirm his brother’s whereabouts that night in 2005. Truly odd that after Ryan has spent 2 years in jail Stephen was put in a position to try to confirm Ryan was home with him that evening, albeit sleeping in a separate room. The truth can be stranger than fiction but this strange fiction smells off as one would assume had Stephen been able to recall these ev ents *on his own* he’d have done so with LE previously sans help *remembering* or as Stephen said, “That’s what I was told”.

Fri, 07 Jun 2019 13:27:15 GMT

@nachos 10-4 😀

Fri, 07 Jun 2019 18:32:44 GMT

@ nacho for a refresher do we know who supposedly told Stevie ? It’s all full of baloney . I’m pretty sure I would have a really good recollection of what I was doing that weekend. It spread like wildfire that she was missing on that Monday. It should be seared in all their shady memories. It was a huge thing for the local beautiful history teacher to be just gone.

Fri, 07 Jun 2019 20:02:20 GMT

There is also the article from the Ocilla Star a while back which mentions another alibi witness who will testify for Ryan - Jerry Williams. Anxious to see what the GSC says on Monday.

Fri, 07 Jun 2019 23:59:02 GMT

georgia1234, is that his relative ? Maybe married to his aunt ? Also so the GSC is expected to have made their decision about the funds ? Thank you

Sat, 08 Jun 2019 00:13:19 GMT

Yes Juliet I believe either her husband/boyfriend. I'm unsure. Decision comes on Monday from GSC. https://www.gasupreme.us/opinions/forthcoming-opinions/

Mon, 10 Jun 2019 12:19:23 GMT

https://www.gasupreme.us/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/s19m0969.pdf In light of the foregoing, because the trial court did not issue a certificate of immediate review in this case, this Court is without jurisdiction to consider Duke’s application for interlocutory appeal. 5 His application is therefore dismissed.6 Application dismissed. All the Justices concur

Sun, 30 Jun 2019 03:10:19 GMT

I am doubtful of the courts recent accusations of burglary. It does not add up, I am hesitant to believe that Tara Grinstead a gorgeous woman who lived alone found the courage to approach a potential ransacking thief in the night, this incident taking place within arms length and being accidental does not make any logical sense to the circumstances. Ryan having the strength to devastate her life in one blow is also unlikely. I would say there is certainly more to this, also a friend advising to burn a body sounds as if there was DNA not wanting to be found. Not just a cadaver. Any thoughts on possibilities here?

Tue, 02 Jul 2019 06:32:37 GMT

I hate to say it, but I have been assuming a sexual assault. The fact Bo felt the need to remark on her alleged implants and has owned everything shy of a sex addiction makes me more inclined to think he would have been an aggressor than Ryan, who's almost apologetic when he's quoted as hitting on women.