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Message 2101931 - Posted: 24 Jun 2022, 21:21:01 UTC

Remember this case pretty well.
What I do find strange is this:
Watson was convicted after a cold case investigation opened in 2015, during which adhesive tapings from his clothes were examined and a DNA match to him were made.
This murder was Nov 1994.
DNA used in evidence was in use since 1986, so why was it a cold case?
Convicted 28 years later
Former Assistant Chief Constable Paul Fullwood said officers had "made a promise that we would find the person responsible for Rikki's death and it's a promise we have kept". He said mistakes had been made and that police initially "charged the wrong person" in Ms Neave, but he denied that officers missed an opportunity to charge Watson during the original investigation.
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Message 2101938 - Posted: 24 Jun 2022, 22:44:23 UTC - in response to Message 2101931.  

This murder was Nov 1994.
DNA used in evidence was in use since 1986, so why was it a cold case?
Probably due to the massive increase in DNA development since 1994.

Alice Roberts has several articles and video's showing how the much better DNA sampling is helping archaeology.
https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg25033360-100-alice-roberts-archaeogenetics-will-help-us-solve-mysteries-of-past/
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Message 2101943 - Posted: 24 Jun 2022, 22:55:56 UTC - in response to Message 2101938.  
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Thanks for that.
I initially thought that since he was 13 at the time, police thought that a kid could not commit murder, that is until I thought of the Bulger murder by 2 10 year olds the previous year.
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Message 2101951 - Posted: 25 Jun 2022, 0:04:51 UTC

Cold cases with DNA evidence are usually reviewed everytime an advancement in DNA retrieval and testing procedures occurs and many more advancements are continuously being worked on.
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Message 2102034 - Posted: 26 Jun 2022, 14:28:39 UTC

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Message 2102110 - Posted: 27 Jun 2022, 20:49:18 UTC

Probably off topic, but I feel it is relevant.
Just finished watching a movie - 21 Bridges.
A bit OTT I thought.
But then again, was it?
Seeing the various police threads & the reports over the years, makes one think.
With the $$$$$$ involved in drugs these days...
...I thought back to the Frank Serpico days.
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Message 2102119 - Posted: 27 Jun 2022, 23:15:59 UTC

Something is certainly rotten in Uvalde.

Uvalde mother who got out of cuffs to rescue kids from shooting is now being harassed by police, lawyer says.

A Uvalde mother who was handcuffed as she tried to run by police outside Robb Elementary School, but eventually got free and rescued her kids, is now being harassed by police after speaking out about the ordeal, her lawyer said this week....
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Message 2102147 - Posted: 28 Jun 2022, 17:25:24 UTC

Met Police put into a "form" of special measures
In a statement the force said: "We recognise the cumulative impact of events and problems that the Met is dealing with.
"We understand the impact this has had on communities and we share their disappointment.
"We are determined to be a police service Londoners can be proud of. We are talking to the inspectorate about next steps."
Just the usual platitudes.
As for cumulative effects
Have fun with your attempts to regain trust & respect.
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Message 2102342 - Posted: 1 Jul 2022, 9:38:45 UTC - in response to Message 2102340.  

A link from that report.
A false report led to abduction & murder. The police response:
According to the AP, after the warrant was first filed, the sheriff in Leflore County told reporters he didn't want to "bother" Donham, noting she had two young children to care for.

Unserved warrant found in "unmarked" box
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Message 2102415 - Posted: 2 Jul 2022, 20:33:46 UTC

I'm surprised that he took this long.

Uvalde schools police chief Pete Arredondo plans to step down from City Council seat.

Actually I'm surprised that he's still in the state.
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Message 2102437 - Posted: 3 Jul 2022, 4:20:08 UTC - in response to Message 2102415.  

Actually I'm surprised that he's still in the state.
He hasn't run south yet?
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Message 2102451 - Posted: 3 Jul 2022, 10:02:18 UTC

You'd certainly think that he'd have found a very large rock very far away by now to hide his cowardly butt under.
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Message 2102455 - Posted: 3 Jul 2022, 11:38:09 UTC

At least America has one saving grace. Their Firefighters are better than their coppers.
Can you imagine a Fire Chief ordering his people to NOT enter a burning building?
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Message 2102464 - Posted: 3 Jul 2022, 15:44:15 UTC - in response to Message 2102455.  

At least America has one saving grace. Their Firefighters are better than their coppers.
Can you imagine a Fire Chief ordering his people to NOT enter a burning building?

Happens all the time. But usually only when the roof and walls are caving in. They call it surround and drown.
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Message 2102466 - Posted: 3 Jul 2022, 15:46:32 UTC - in response to Message 2102464.  

That's understandable. However, when the building is just burning & people trapped?
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Message 2102482 - Posted: 3 Jul 2022, 22:28:47 UTC

I can see any good coming out of this. :-(

Akron police release footage of fatal shooting of 25-year-old Jayland Walker during traffic stop.

Talk about a wild shooting gallery.
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