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  • First off, I agree, it's hard to believe at this point that the guy didn't do it.

    I do however, think that the whole life insurance thing is a red herring. I seem to remember taking out an additional life insurance policy out on my wife right before our son was born, just in case.

    It's not uncommon for people to do that around times of significant change in their life.

    Lastly, I agree, I think he did it. Who in the hell would go fishing the day before Christmas in bad weather?
    • Re:Life Insurance (Score:3, Interesting)

      by hfb (74) on 2003.04.24 16:03 (#19432) Homepage Journal

      Life can be a really unpredictable thing and there are a lot of people who have been found innocent on death row after DNA or some other evidence turned up on an airtight case. I remember the case in Boston where the husband claimed a black guy jumped into the back of the car and shot his pregnant wife but only wounded him. I knew the first time I heard the news that he did it as, having lived in some poor black slums [ and Boston has /very/ few black people ] I'm pretty certain that while a black male may do many things, shooting a random pregnant woman is not one of them. A lot of boys in the hood would pound a guy if he smacked his girl around. This case, however, is missing a lot of information for convicting him before trial is warranted. The odds are good that he did but imagine yourself in his position...you'd probably panic and try to leave the country too. And lots of people do things on christmas eve to relax...fishing is relaxing. The odds are good but I'd still like to believe that people are innocent until proven guilty even when people like OJ still walk free.

      If he is guilty though, the sad part is that it will do little to stop domestic violence and homicide. Noone ever wants to believe that it could be them or their neighbours and it's a very tough problem for people outside of the issue to get involved in. It's a horrifically sad story that will do little but sell more airtime on CNN and other news channels.