Lurkers are People Too
We received an interesting email last week from a longtime reader who works in the legal profession. How’s that for vague?
Best described as a lurker, Hoya Loya found us by way of Above the Law earlier this summer. And as often the case, we were told, “I have been obsessed with this case since first reading about it…” Nearly every email starts the same way.
In a self-described “moment of clarity” Hoya was war-gaming a fictional murder trial, adding up quite a few pieces of circumstantial evidence to see who it may point to.
Of course this is unlikely to play out since there’s little or no chance murder charges will ever be filed in this case. Nonetheless, an interesting exercise.
Hoya Loya counts us down.
10. Who owned a knife consistent with the wounds?
9. Who was the dominant in S/M role play?
8. Who had a room on the same floor as the guest room?
You can see where he’s going with this.
7. Who allegedly showed Robert to the shower?
6. Who implausibly says he heard the door latch?
5. Who has a history of drug use and psych issues?
4. Who has a drop of someone’s blood on his comforter?
3. Who knew Robert for the shortest amount of time and on arguably the most superficial level?
2. Who acted the most detached upon arrival of the EMTs?
1. Who did Joe express concern for while in custody?
Yes, an interesting exercise, but circumstantial evidence only plays so far. And a murder trial isn’t what Glenn Kirschner will be prosecuting next spring.
So the better question may be: do any of these elements play out as Kirschner aims at conspiracy, obstruction and tampering charges?