Can someone send it to me? I can’t find it anywhere.
@gagirl Me too! The link doesn't work, no one has sent it to me and I asked also. If you get it, will you share it with me?
Can someone help me understand the implications of a confession as it pertains to then moving to a trial? Regardless of whether or not you believe the leaked document to be real or fake, my question is this: if he confessed and IF it’s not thrown out, how does he still have the right to have a trial? In essence to convict him of something he has already admitted, in some form or fashion, to doing?
Can someone send it to me too? I've been a long time reader, and I try to stay off during the weekends to spend time with my family and try not to stare at my phone and I missed it! please?! thanks.
Under the Sixth Amendment, he’s afforded a trial, and regardless of his confessions, the GBI doesn’t get to decide guilt or innocence. That’s just the way it is.
My fear is that the prosecution and judge are not equipped to handle this trial. Yes they have a lot of experience and have tried local high-profile cases, but I think this one may be out of their league.
I seriously doubt anyone is going to announce if this is an official copy of the confession but to me anyone that followed this case or this db could have sat down and typed this up throwing in a few extra things to make it seem like new and intriguing information. This could definitely even more taint the jury pool in Irwin County and maybe other areas too. But most likely it will have a bigger impact locally than other areas because locals will be talking for sure.
@justice I too believe he can (and should) receive a fair trial - and I believe the likelihood of that occurring, and reducing the risk of future appeals, is outside of IC/BHC. It was interesting reading on Reddit the perspective of one individual who claimed to have been in the recent motions hearing. This individual described the restricted attendees of that hearing - and he/she was adamant of Ryan’s guilt and also that the trial NOT be moved because according to this individual - Ryan is guilty and if the trial is moved he might be found not guilty. Ummm? I found myself wondering what role granted this individual access to the hearing - LE? County employee? Regardless, this individual is one case of bias and/or wondered if this person had had access to the case file. I’m not suggesting this particular individual posted the document we have now read but a reflection of local bias and the leak from within the IC judicial system to sort of push their biased opinion of guilt. We all have biases and opinions and one of mine is anti-groupthink and pro - innocent until prov en guilty - even having followed this case closely and read this document of what seems reasonable to believe is a piece of the prosecutions’s case (prior to the leak, at the hearing we learned confession information will be admissible) - I KNOW I don’t know all there is to this case and would be open minded to hearing the full case. I tend to think it possible there are 1-2 more confessions —and this one is pivotal as it is what secured Ryan’s arrest. And still - what a sucky thing to do to Tara and her family in leaking it. I don’t like stereotyping but if I did, people around there with access to information / power, sure get full of themselves and demonstrate poor judgement. I hate that they will have to move the trial and live out of a suitcase for awhile but this act seems to push the odds of that occurring to just over 100%
@sandie, it was not a closed hearing, and in fact, the judge remarked on how surprised they were that there wasn't more people in attendance from my understanding. That being said, there are definitely a few people with certain access that are not behaving ethically in some respects.
Speaking of the hearing- BJBJ do you know anything about the motions that the judge was going to rule on?
I believe these 3 are still unanswered: Motion 8: to restrict use of the word murder. Defense attorneys are arguing that the language is inappropriate to use prior to jury’s decision. Judge Reinhardt will make this ruling within the next 24-48 hours. Motion 29: motion for order appointing investigator to assist the defense/ funds to hire private investigator. Defense says they need this in order to have a fair trial. The ruling is expected in 48 hours. Motion 33: motion for state to make full and fair opening and closing arguments and restrict final argument rebuttal. The ruling is expected in the next couple of days.
@bj thank you for making the point of the hearing being open. I was aware it was open and viewed it like many, from the comfort of home. An individual responded to the Reddit post as such to the OP - and to the point of an unbiased jury’s ability to reach a verdict whether inside or outside of IIC/BHC. With patience and restraint —-yet again he/she was adamant it was restricted and only a local jury would be capable of reaching ‘the right’ verdict - guilty Since this person THOUGHT they were special to be in the courtroom I thought, well what special group that he/she described as being allowed is this person in, ICBW but sort of landed on their being an employee (considering the family members in attendance and news representatives would’ve likely been well aware it was open and prepared themselves in advance for that scenario). That’s the problem with ignorance and bias we don’t tend to notice those areas about ourselves and can be downright rigid in those beliefs. Like him/her - that hearing was closed and Ryan is guilty.
@sandie gotcha 👍
# Justice for Tara
Anybody have the confession?
There’s 11 ss- so not uploading on imgur but can forward on fb just pm me
@smock I have no confirmed information to share at this time. The answers should be forthcoming soon from what I have heard. I personally wouldn't count on any of the three being approved based upon many factors, but I can't say at this time. 🤷♀️
Just saw that you answered me BJBJ, thanks!!