posted on Jun, 23 2009 @ 06:05 PM
This I hope is an objective look at the evidence presented,
and then a Sherlock Holmes style conclusion.
From outside source provided in-thread...
"...Police had initially ruled out a suicide because it appeared that Nancy had been shot in the back of her head. The coroner's report said that
the bullet entered about 2 inches above and behind her right ear. Police also noted that the .45-caliber handgun was on the floor 6 to 8 feet away
It is hard for me to conclude suicide based on the entry wound.
For one, the entry was two inches above and behind the right ear.
Now imagine yourself a woman, committing suicide, in a dramatic
fashion, on a dramatic day.
You have either planned this suicide, or it is a a spur of the moment
idea, perhaps after an argument with your husband, or some other
First, let's assume it was planned, and compare it against the evidence.
You decide to leave a suicide note, but after composing it, secrete it
behind a portrait to be found at a later time. You then shoot yourself
in such a way that the entry wound would initially rule out suicide (I
find it hard to believe that a woman would go to these lengths, but
I'm trying to be objective). So you position the gun in an awkward
fashion behind your ear and pull the trigger. (The gun was reported
to have been six to eight feet away, and considering the recoil of
a 45 cal handgun, and the weak position of the hand, recoil could
have accounted for this distance.)
Why would you go to this trouble? Perhaps this is your way
of punishing your husband for his transgressions. Knowing that intitially
he would be suspect, but in the end your suicide note would
conclusion...I find it highly unlikely that a woman would shoot herself
in the head in the first place, and if she did, I believe a shot to the temple
with the trajectory going straight across to the opposite temple, thereby
leaving her face out of line would be far more likely. The idea that a woman
would shoot herself behind the head and aim the bullet across so that
it destroys only the rear cap of her skull is unlikely, and the idea that
she would point the gun thru her head, knowing the exit wound would
be somewhere on her face, to me, is completely implausible.
I conclude murder in this instance.
Okay let's suppose this suicide was spur of the moment.
The woman quickly scribbles a suicide note, then hides it, then takes out
a gun and shoots herself. Why does she take the time to hide the suicide
note? And if the suicide note was placed earlier, then her suicide was
I conclude murder in this instance.
Okay, who murdered her?
It was reported that she had bruising on her chin, knee, arms and hands.
This would be consistent with someone struggling to hold her in place while
shooting her. The anomalous entry wound would also be consistent
with a struggle. (It would be hard to maintain holding a persons hand
to a gun, aiming and firing it, while the person is conscious
and struggling for their life. Also if the killer were an outsider, he would
have had to plan for an easy (and nearly instant) get-away...otherwise
the dead woman's husband (who was in the home) would have seen him.
While I have seen enough movies to believe that this could have been
pulled off by an outsider, the only plausible explanation would
be that killing her was a warning to the husband to "keep silent."
...Okay if that is true, it is highly unlikely. Why? Because you would
have to conclude..
1. The husband had prior contact with the PTB and had informed
them that he had damning evidence that (in the case of his
unexpected death) would be released to the public. This would
entail use of an outside friend who would release the evidence
after he was found dead. Now this scenario would only be plausible
if extortion (by the dead woman's husband) against the PTB
were part of the scheme.
...conclusion, highly unlikely