No relation ...... and RR was not a former student , in fact he was a fellow teacher with Tara at ICHS ..... additionally his dad was Tara’s landlord ... She stopped there before the BBQ on the way from the pageant in zFitz, RR lived only a few blocks from Troy Davis where the BBQ occurred
@skid- in that episode Payne basically closed the door on where she stopped between the pageant and BBQ, asserting it was to see RR based on Melba’s account. If my memory serves me right- Melba referred to him as a student, that’s why I did in my post. Do you think she stopped somewhere else too?
How far away from the pageant was the house where Bo, Ryan and Stephen lived at the time? Was it on the drive home from the pageant to Tara's? I feel like she would have to have driven west and somehow down Votech Road to get home. If she did go there it couldn't have been too far out of the way time-wise, right?
@bri, don’t know since Melba seemed to clear up her earlier statement about stopping by former students house in Fitz after pagent before returning to Ocilla ..... at first thought it was the “ boys “ in Fitz ..... but may have to accept that Melba ‘s correction was —- correct ... I have always believed that Tara’s cell phone holds the clues to who and what happened...., but 2005 was not like today , phones did not have GPS ...and we used them carefully due to roaming charges....,, but it has been said by Troy Davis she was on her phone a lot at the bbq
@ lex If I have done this right with Imgur then this will show the distance from theater to the corner where Bo and Ryan lived. https://imgur.com/a/xhbZx2F
No Ryan's house was not on the drive home to Ocilla. It is opposite. Ocilla would be South from the Grand Theater where pageant was held and their house would be North.
Until it is in front of my eyes and I will admit I am wrong, I still say that Ryan's confession is compliant false confession. We don't know what they told him before he said, I did it man and no one was with me etc. Complaint confessions are made typically under threats or promises. Many teens are told, If you say you did it, then you can go home. We don't know what they said to Ryan beforehand. Before even the tape was started. I am thinking they told him Bo has told us everything and we got you, no matter what you say, but if you say you did it, we won't give you the death penalty.
@lex It is my understanding that they lived across from the hospital in a trailer at that time. That would be near Perry House Road. They later moved to the house near Taylor's convenience store. PH Rd is only a couple miles from the theater where the pageant was held.
If they were in the trailer park, then that would be on the way back to Ocilla. @missbee is right, only a hop, skip and jump from the theater. Perry House Road turns into Votech Drive Road further on down the road.
Why is this case so double edged and everything has a counter and can't be confirmed Areas still a mystery 1. Location of crime 2. Who killed Tara 3. Where these guys lived 4. Time the crime occurred 5. 3rd suspect 6. Time body was burnt 7. Who dropped the glove 8. What color Truck & was Tara's car used 9. Was her phone always in the house 10. Was the gun part a Christmas gift 11. Was the damage to the lamp, bed and beads already done prior to the night?
@Osmosis definitely more questions than answers.
@Os Between Bo and Ryan’s statements alone questions 1-9 are answered. It may not be satisfactory to all of those who do not agree with what both men said but those answers are there.
Bo is a convicted liar. His story was found to be a lie in court. The 3rd unnamed criminal helped orchestrate this lie through Ryan. We identified lies during Shoudel's interview with him. So,...no.
@dee(X2) Bo’s conviction in his case were for lying to LE in 2016 and hindering the apprehension of a felonious murderer. Facts matter. Whatever Bo claimed to be his story in 2017 was ultimately corroborated by the confessed killer. An indictment was granted on these stories. As for a 3rd culprit only one person is claiming to have changed their story and that is Ryan, the confessed murderer. Now if Bo isn’t to be believed for hiding his involvement why should anyone believe Ryan’s new found innocence strategy? That’s a real question that will be asked of the jury when anything te defense alleges is mentioned without corroboration. And if you’d be super kind and illuminate the rest of the board to what lies were identified during whichever “on the stand questioning” Shoudel uncovered I personally would appreciate. Thanks
@nacho it's all well and good believing this narrative but if the truth was told all the little pieces would fall into place I really sincerely do hope in some way that this was true, but randy isn't lying his asse off, Nelson and Allan didn't fail to do there job to save newt's grandson and his nobody friend, you are kidding yourself if you believe that, but each to there own. And yes it truly is plausible but there is a lie still being told and I feel it wasnt just to protect a dead friend if it was this secret would of been spilt by now 🤷♂️
Preach!!! 🙌🏻 > @deedee48 > Bo is a convicted liar. His story was found to be a lie in court. The 3rd unnamed criminal helped orchestrate this lie through Ryan. We identified lies during Shoudel's interview with him. So...no.
Do you think the 3rd unnamed criminal will ever be identified and held accountable, @deedee? I hope the Merchants uncover the whole truth and nothing but the TRUTH! Or at least get pretty close to it
Os, I like and appreciate your mention of the gun part! 👏🏻👌🏻🙌🏻
That has always intrigued me, how Tara came across the part at first I'm like who would she have as a contact that could get that for her then I also wondered why it was easily written off as a Xmas present for Marcus especially when you add in the emails something definantly doesn't sit right?
I agree with you, Os