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2018-07-11 04:52:15 PM  
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Awww. Does McGruffy Wuffy have a Tippy Wippy?

 
2018-07-11 04:53:33 PM  
Adams, who is currently homeless and has lived in California, Oregon and Washington, had attempted to turn himself in for the killing before.
In other words, he's getting old, and prison is looking better than the streets every day. Not a huge mystery when you think about it.
 
2018-07-11 05:50:34 PM  
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"I despaired of never being caught."
 
2018-07-11 05:58:11 PM  
I've had fantasies of strangling people with my bare hands, but when it comes down to it, I don't have it in me to kill somebody.

He can spend the rest of his life in prison. I'm OK with that.
 
2018-07-11 06:24:41 PM  
There was a guy who got away with murder by burying the body in a freshly-dug open grave the night before a funeral.

The guy just couldn't handle the guilt. Or the freedom maybe. Like this guy, maybe he couldn't handle life anymore without supervision.
 
2018-07-11 06:32:46 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: I've had fantasies of strangling people with my bare hands, but when it comes down to it, I don't have it in me to kill somebody.


Put the coffee down. Coffee is for killers.
 
2018-07-11 06:33:53 PM  
I told my coworkers the difference between murder and industrial accident was paperwork.
Just as we went into an insurance seminar.

I am loved
 
2018-07-11 06:35:09 PM  
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2018-07-11 06:38:17 PM  
"Was it possible they heard not? Almighty God! --no, no! They heard! --they suspected! --they knew! --they were making a mockery of my horror!-this I thought, and this I think. But anything was better than this agony! Anything was more tolerable than this derision! I could bear those hypocritical smiles no longer! I felt that I must scream or die! and now --again! --hark! louder! louder! louder! louder!
"Villains!" I shrieked, "dissemble no more! I admit the deed! --tear up the planks! here, here! --It is the beating of his hideous heart!"
 
2018-07-11 06:38:44 PM  

MikeyFuccon: Adams, who is currently homeless and has lived in California, Oregon and Washington, had attempted to turn himself in for the killing before.
In other words, he's getting old, and prison is looking better than the streets every day. Not a huge mystery when you think about it.


Well, now I'm starting to think he's innocent.
 
2018-07-11 06:43:42 PM  
"Hey Kramer, have you ever killed a man?!"
"What do you think Junior? You think these hands - they've been soaking in Ivory Liquid?"
 
2018-07-11 06:43:51 PM  
I thought all you had to do was tell Nancy Grace that a white woman was missing.
 
2018-07-11 06:52:05 PM  
Rick and Morty - Quick Mysteries
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TWX
2018-07-11 06:54:38 PM  

Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: There was a guy who got away with murder by burying the body in a freshly-dug open grave the night before a funeral.


As good as that sounds on-paper, seems like it would be fairly easy to get caught unless one was already staff at the cemetery. Even if one isn't caught trespassing in the cemetery, if the depth of the grave is suitably wrong or the 'floor' of the hole is misshapen the next morning when they go to set up the lowering mechanism prior to the casket's delivery, it might prompt someone to check to see why.
 
2018-07-11 06:59:19 PM  

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"I despaired of never being caught."


Just finished season 1 last night, first thing I thought of.

/show is great.
 
2018-07-11 07:03:55 PM  
Don't blame the victim. Well don't flash your cash at an all men's hotel.
 
2018-07-11 07:04:02 PM  

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: MikeyFuccon: Adams, who is currently homeless and has lived in California, Oregon and Washington, had attempted to turn himself in for the killing before.
In other words, he's getting old, and prison is looking better than the streets every day. Not a huge mystery when you think about it.

Well, now I'm starting to think he's innocent.


I'm not saying that is the case here, but it certainly does happen.  If investigators are competent and honest then they will have looked into that possibility.
 
2018-07-11 07:05:06 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: I've had fantasies of strangling people with my bare hands, but when it comes down to it, I don't have it in me to kill somebody.

He can spend the rest of his life in prison. I'm OK with that.


We're all apex predators; we've all those means imbued within us.

But those means are predicated upon how developed our sense of empathy is.  Imo, that's what makes us humans rather than animals.  Not all animals are human, and not all humans are animal.
 
2018-07-11 07:05:56 PM  
"Adams was living at the hotel, a men's only hotel often used as temporary or low-income housing, at the time, but there were no suspects or witnesses."

A men's only hotel used to house transients, this guy was living there, but "there were no suspects." Was Chief Wiggum investigating this case?
 
2018-07-11 07:07:09 PM  

Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: There was a guy who got away with murder by burying the body in a freshly-dug open grave the night before a funeral.


No, you go back to the grave after the funeral when the casket is 6-feet-deep and the grave is filled in. Dig down until you reach the top of the casket, put the body there, refill the grave. No one will be looking for a body in a freshly filled grave.
 
2018-07-11 07:14:03 PM  

mrmopar5287: "Adams was living at the hotel, a men's only hotel often used as temporary or low-income housing, at the time, but there were no suspects or witnesses."

A men's only hotel used to house transients, this guy was living there, but "there were no suspects." Was Chief Wiggum investigating this case?


Just because he was living there, doesn't necessarily make him a suspect unless there was other evidence.  Remember this is 1986 so DNA was just starting.  This was a strangulation so blood may not have been present for DNA anyway.  Fingerprints may have been available but who knows if he had a record back in 1986 (probably but not certain).  Basically, there was nothing solid to link him specifically to the murder beyond proximity of being in the same complex.  That could have been true for everyone in the building at the time so not exactly something you can go to court with.
 
2018-07-11 07:16:27 PM  

mrmopar5287: "Adams was living at the hotel, a men's only hotel often used as temporary or low-income housing, at the time, but there were no suspects or witnesses."

A men's only hotel used to house transients, this guy was living there, but "there were no suspects." Was Chief Wiggum investigating this case?


Maybe it was a case of:
"Where were you yesterday between 8pm-11pm?"
"Rex's bar. Check the security cameras"
"You?"
"With him."
"You?"
"Bar across the street. Check the security cameras"
And so on.
 
2018-07-11 07:35:16 PM  
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2018-07-11 07:43:06 PM  
What the real murderer may look like:

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2018-07-11 07:53:56 PM  
I'm going to start working on a cold case Saturday.

Maybe sooner.
 
2018-07-11 08:03:37 PM  

mrmopar5287: No one will be looking for a body in a freshly filled grave.


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Isn't that the whole point?
 
2018-07-11 08:18:21 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: I've had fantasies of strangling people with my bare hands, but when it comes down to it, I don't have it in me to kill somebody.

He can spend the rest of his life in prison. I'm OK with that.


See, that's why you need a gun.... it just makes killing easier.
 
2018-07-11 08:19:40 PM  

mrmopar5287: Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: There was a guy who got away with murder by burying the body in a freshly-dug open grave the night before a funeral.

No, you go back to the grave after the funeral when the casket is 6-feet-deep and the grave is filled in. Dig down until you reach the top of the casket, put the body there, refill the grave. No one will be looking for a body in a freshly filled grave.


Or dig the 6 foot hole down another 3 or so, put Mrs.Stiff in there, cover it up, and then come next day the box goes on top.

No one is gonna notice. Hopefully.
 
2018-07-11 08:24:59 PM  
It's only the beginning...
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2018-07-11 08:28:40 PM  

TWX: Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: There was a guy who got away with murder by burying the body in a freshly-dug open grave the night before a funeral.

As good as that sounds on-paper, seems like it would be fairly easy to get caught unless one was already staff at the cemetery. Even if one isn't caught trespassing in the cemetery, if the depth of the grave is suitably wrong or the 'floor' of the hole is misshapen the next morning when they go to set up the lowering mechanism prior to the casket's delivery, it might prompt someone to check to see why.


Jeez, who works in YOUR cemetery? Quincy? Curious George?
 
2018-07-11 08:29:04 PM  
Dramatize much subby? They had no leads. What do you want them to do? Make them up out of thin air and arrest the wrong person?
 
2018-07-11 08:31:08 PM  
So it's 1986, there are no eyewitnesses, DNA, was an O.J. away so that's irrelevant 30 plus years ago, the man was a transient which sucks and I don't imagine information would be voluntarily given anyway by anybody who HAD seen anything, and no other pertinent information was available to solve the case, subs; what would you have done to contribute since the police are obviously doing that on purpose.

No DNA, no witness, no money, and little else? You solve that ish 30 years ago without any technology subby genius.

/not a cop
 
2018-07-11 08:43:27 PM  
"Thirty years in the making, it got solved relatively easily,"

Um... the amount of work which the police do is not how we measure ease of solution.
 
2018-07-11 09:35:14 PM  

Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: There was a guy who got away with murder by burying the body in a freshly-dug open grave the night before a funeral.
As good as that sounds on-paper, seems like it would be fairly easy to get caught unless one was already staff at the cemetery. Even if one isn't caught trespassing in the cemetery, if the depth of the grave is suitably wrong or the 'floor' of the hole is misshapen the next morning when they go to set up the lowering mechanism prior to the casket's delivery, it might prompt someone to check to see why.


You sound pretty well-informed about this. Where do you bury your bodies?
 
2018-07-11 09:42:32 PM  
what was the motive ???
 
2018-07-11 09:43:38 PM  
I might have gotten confused with who I responded to but my point stands: Where do you bury your bodies? Like, what's in your wallet? Bodies.
 
2018-07-11 10:05:51 PM  

WTFDYW: Dramatize much subby? They had no leads. What do you want them to do? Make them up out of thin air and arrest the wrong person?


Usually someone black or Mexican.
 
2018-07-11 10:24:59 PM  
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Barada nikto?
 
2018-07-11 10:31:11 PM  

TheMysteriousStranger: ThatGuyFromTheInternet: MikeyFuccon: Adams, who is currently homeless and has lived in California, Oregon and Washington, had attempted to turn himself in for the killing before.
In other words, he's getting old, and prison is looking better than the streets every day. Not a huge mystery when you think about it.

Well, now I'm starting to think he's innocent.

I'm not saying that is the case here, but it certainly does happen.  If investigators are competent and honest then they will have looked into that possibility.


You're aware they're cops, right?

"competent and honest"  HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA
 
2018-07-11 11:25:04 PM  

TWX: Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: There was a guy who got away with murder by burying the body in a freshly-dug open grave the night before a funeral.

As good as that sounds on-paper, seems like it would be fairly easy to get caught unless one was already staff at the cemetery. Even if one isn't caught trespassing in the cemetery, if the depth of the grave is suitably wrong or the 'floor' of the hole is misshapen the next morning when they go to set up the lowering mechanism prior to the casket's delivery, it might prompt someone to check to see why.


What floor? Every funeral I've been to you place the casket onto straps that are attached to dual rollers, they lower the straps until it hits the bottom and then detach the straps from one side and pull the loose end under the casket and out and move the frame away.

/Been a pallbearer too many times
//Also stayed around long enough to see the lowering a few times
 
2018-07-11 11:45:07 PM  

WTFDYW: Dramatize much subby? They had no leads. What do you want them to do? Make them up out of thin air and arrest the wrong person?


This. Fortunately, in this case, the cops and the D.A. were patient and didn't go after some poor scmuck who didn't have the money to hire a competent lawyer and wrongfully convict him/her just to improve their stats. Who knows, maybe that is what the perp was hoping for.
 
2018-07-12 02:24:55 AM  

oldfool: I told my coworkers the difference between murder and industrial accident was paperwork.
Just as we went into an insurance seminar.

I am loved


Just be hopeful none of them was in the military and knows what fragging is.
 
2018-07-12 06:21:59 AM  

robodog: TWX: Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: There was a guy who got away with murder by burying the body in a freshly-dug open grave the night before a funeral.

As good as that sounds on-paper, seems like it would be fairly easy to get caught unless one was already staff at the cemetery. Even if one isn't caught trespassing in the cemetery, if the depth of the grave is suitably wrong or the 'floor' of the hole is misshapen the next morning when they go to set up the lowering mechanism prior to the casket's delivery, it might prompt someone to check to see why.

What floor? Every funeral I've been to you place the casket onto straps that are attached to dual rollers, they lower the straps until it hits the bottom and then detach the straps from one side and pull the loose end under the casket and out and move the frame away.

/Been a pallbearer too many times
//Also stayed around long enough to see the lowering a few times


Floor is in quotes because he's referring to bottom surface of that hole. He's saying that you need to dig down level the bottom of the hole because they should notice if the casket sits down all wonky.
 
2018-07-12 08:49:05 AM  
Let me see if I understand this:

1. Guy was a transient 32 years ago, in his 20s.
2. Guy, now in 50s, is homeless.

I'm going to hazard a guess the intervening three decades weren't exactly great either.

If so, why hasn't he committed suicide by now? What's he living for? What happiness or accomplishment does he get from 30+ years sunk neck deep in crushing poverty and homelessness that made life worth living?
 
2018-07-12 09:29:40 AM  

Keys dude: Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: There was a guy who got away with murder by burying the body in a freshly-dug open grave the night before a funeral.
As good as that sounds on-paper, seems like it would be fairly easy to get caught unless one was already staff at the cemetery. Even if one isn't caught trespassing in the cemetery, if the depth of the grave is suitably wrong or the 'floor' of the hole is misshapen the next morning when they go to set up the lowering mechanism prior to the casket's delivery, it might prompt someone to check to see why.

You sound pretty well-informed about this. Where do you bury your bodies?


Underneath months of dirty laundry?

/it sure smells like there's bodies under there...
 
2018-07-12 09:44:57 AM  

Permanent Solutions For Permanent Problems: Let me see if I understand this:

1. Guy was a transient 32 years ago, in his 20s.
2. Guy, now in 50s, is homeless.

I'm going to hazard a guess the intervening three decades weren't exactly great either.

If so, why hasn't he committed suicide by now? What's he living for? What happiness or accomplishment does he get from 30+ years sunk neck deep in crushing poverty and homelessness that made life worth living?


The self-preservation instinct is truly a thing of wonder, eh?
 
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