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maddymouse
Tue, 24 May 2022 17:05:49 GMT

Did anyone else notice that at sentencing the prosecutor mentioned needing to hold on to the charred bone evidence because there is “at least one more case to try.” And in the press conference after, Ben hill county was referenced as well as clarification that they will not pursue murder charges against Bo. Any thoughts that they are going bring more charges on Ryan and/or Bo related to burning her body at the orchard? Although Bo was found guilty of concealing a death in Wilcox Co. no? and this jury convicted Ryan of concealing a death despite the clear venue issue being iffy. Are there other charges in GA that wouldn’t be considered double jeopardy? (Desecration of a corpse, destruction of evidence, etc) . I would also think the statue of limitations would be an issue for those charges but also could be “tolled” since GBI was unaware of the crime until 2017 (like the non-murder charges against Ryan). I suspect more to come. Thoughts??

bribandyant
Tue, 24 May 2022 23:30:48 GMT

I’m curious about the same honestly. I didn’t listen to the press conference after sentencing but wondering what they’re alluding to

Osmosis
Wed, 25 May 2022 00:07:41 GMT

Bo still has pending charges that he hasn't face yet I think

maddymouse
Wed, 25 May 2022 00:34:59 GMT

@osmosis why would they want Tara’s remains for his sexual assault case(s)?

leesburgnative
Wed, 25 May 2022 02:14:20 GMT

He still has pending charges in Ben Hill County.

maddymouse
Wed, 25 May 2022 02:18:12 GMT

@leesburgnative who does? What charges?

leesburgnative
Wed, 25 May 2022 10:28:58 GMT

Bo

leesburgnative
Wed, 25 May 2022 10:30:04 GMT

Dukes still faces charges in Ben Hill County for allegedly burning Grinstead's body on his uncle's pecan orchard, and in Houston County for allegedly sexually assaulting two women at gunpoint.

leesburgnative
Wed, 25 May 2022 10:31:29 GMT

The warrant states Dukes was supposed to appear in court Jan. 3 on concealing a death of another, tampering with evidence and hindering apprehension or punishment of a criminal charges in the Grinstead case.

maddymouse
Wed, 25 May 2022 12:44:28 GMT

So is “concealing a death” a different charge than a charge for actually burning a body? Both Bo and Ryan were already convicted of concealing Tara’s death, Bo in Wilcox and Ryan in Irwin. Is concealing a death related to them lying about their knowledge but something like “desecration of a corpse” would be a charge for the actual act? Would it be double jeopardy if Ryan is charged in Ben Hill County if he was already convicted of concealing a death in Irwin county even through the actual venue appears to be the pecan orchard and not her house? (Jury caught onto the venue issue but chose to ignore the technicality). Same with Bo in Ben Hill if he was already convicted in Wilcox? My point- both Ryan and Bo have already been convicted of concealing a death in 2 counties that are not where the pecan orchard is (Ben Hill). To avoid the venue/double jeopardy issue. Wouldn’t charges need to be different?

maddymouse
Wed, 25 May 2022 17:17:27 GMT

@leesburgnative interesting thanks! I wonder if Ryan could be charged with the same in Ben Hill? An evidence tampering charge could be outside of double jeopardy. Prosecutor said “at least one more case.”

leesburgnative
Wed, 25 May 2022 17:58:02 GMT

When she said one more case I think she was referring to Bo's charges in Ben Hill. I think a good defense attorney can argue SOL issues in Ben Hill and maybe that is why they charged it the way they did in Wilcox. I am not sure. I didn't watch him Wilcox County trial - I think I will go back and do that :)

Bjbj408
Fri, 03 Jun 2022 17:06:08 GMT

Stay tuned….

maddymouse
Fri, 03 Jun 2022 23:06:41 GMT

Ya I definitely saw this coming!