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Thu, 08 Aug 2019 08:28:08 GMT

Given all the GBI’s F*** ups, how is the prosecution hoping their case against Ryan Dukes will stick? Granted that Bo Dukes was likely the actual killer and Ryan Duke the one that helped him (not vice-versa), the GBI dropped so many balls that the DA’s case (albeit against the wrong suspect) now has holes! They did a half-A*** job processing Ms. Grinstead’s house, they failed to maintain chain of evidence on “the glove”, they didn’t investigate the people whose DNA was found in the glove, they did NOTHING with the glove found by a neighbour some time later, they didn’t preserve the soil stuck on the tires of Ms. Grinstead’s car so that it could be compared to the soil found at locations she frequented as well as at possible crime scenes. When they were served a case ten-plus-years-later, they failed to abide by legally required procedures at least twice as they handled Ryan’s follow up interrogations... Who knows what else they didn’t get caught doing/not doing at this point (besides FIRST ‘rushing to incriminate’ Ryan Dukes and concerning themselves with building a ca se against him that would somewhat “protect Bo Dukes” and who knows whom else, SECOND)? My questions: 1) What are the actual/legal requirements/circumstances by which “reasonable doubt” would apply to this case and prevent the jury from finding Ryan Duke guilty? 2) Would the jury be able to find Ryan Duke not-guilty based on “their belief Bo Dukes was the actually killer”? 3) Does Ryan Duke defence team have enough to ask for a mistrial? 4) Would ‘double jeopardy‘ protect Bo Dukes from being indicted and prosecuted for the murder if either one of these scenarios actually occurred? 5) WAY OUT FROM THE LEFT-FIELD... Could the DA office throw its hands up on Ryan Duke’s case citing all the GBI’s F*** ups? 6) Could Ryan Duke’s defence team appeal a conviction based on what is now known about Bo Dukes’ inclinations and violent actions? How would that work (legally/procedurally)? 7) RHETORICAL QUESTION ... Sorry folks, picturesque old time charms isn’t going to cut it for me (and many others!): there is nothing picturesque NOR charming in keeping your dirty laundry inside. Nearly twenty years ago, I was the outsider living in small-town- (South)-GA: I witnessed, at times experienced, and was even told by its proud-citizens of the place’s pervasive and dysfunctional inner workings: at the time, I found them maddening, and indefensible... How in the world is it still flying in this time and age?!? As a citizen of such towns, I would refuse to be known beyond city limits as one that condones those backwards and underhanded dealings. Maybe I am only seeing the events in these eyes because I am not, and I will never be “in”; I don’t belong there so I couldn’t possibly understand? Twenty-years-on, it still blows my bloody mind!

Thu, 08 Aug 2019 20:59:40 GMT

All good points @hr2019. The burden lies with the state to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Ryan did in fact kill Ms. Grinstead. I personally feel it would be almost impossible to prove anything beyond a reasonable doubt. Because there case is built up of the testimony of bo dukes and coerced confession of ryan. And come on folks. What kind of credible witness is bo at this point. And with Ryan filing to throw out the alleged confession the same day bo was caught after his new year's day shanannagins. What's kind of case does the state have to prove anything short of their own incompetence. Smh

Fri, 09 Aug 2019 03:14:44 GMT

Y’all had a chance to watch the recent Grinstead trial prosecuting Bo? It answers a few of those questions. Highly recommend watching it (search for it by his name on YouTube). Seems to me the state has a handle on it.

Fri, 09 Aug 2019 06:27:35 GMT

Oh they they threw the book at ole bo in Wilcox county. Deservedly so. I'm from the county next door. But the murder charges are what referring to. Ryan Duke's case. Bo is done. Maybe not forever. But 20 plus years in the good Georgia state penetentary is a small piece of solace. But unless the state has a ace in the hole hidden up their rectum. It's a flimsy case at best. I hope I'm wrong. Trust me. Much better that I got it wrong than them.

Sun, 11 Aug 2019 10:26:12 GMT

I am also referring to the Tara Grinstead trial in Ryan’s case - and I don't view the state’s case against Ryan as “flimsy”. We have different opinions on it - no worries. The state has their work cut out but clearly have a handle on it. JMO.

Sun, 11 Aug 2019 11:27:11 GMT

I hope you are right @sandiebirdie.

Wed, 11 Sep 2019 01:39:10 GMT

The state vs Ryan Alexander Duke is based totally on his confession, there is really no evidence that can prove he did it or not ....jeeezze they really don’t have a body , or fragments that can be conclusively said to be those of Tara

Wed, 11 Sep 2019 01:40:37 GMT

Btw Bo still has to stand trial for rape with deadly weapon in Houston Co GA ..... that’s life sentence territory

Wed, 11 Sep 2019 18:40:29 GMT

Any idea when Bo’s next court date ? Also anybody know what time Ryan’s hearing is Friday Sept 13th and will it be televised ? Wonder what the judge will have to say after the Supreme Court ruling. I think he should give him the funds but betting he won’t.