Looking Far wrote:I am shocked at how this guilty verdict has me feeling. I bawled my eyes out with Mr. McGowan as I heard him being declared to be GUILTY on all counts, including aggravated rape, etc.
Just as angry as I was when OJ was found not guilty, is how angry I am with this man being found guilty. I never expected to feel this strongly; but it bothers me to see yet another injustice against yet another black man.
Makes me think of Emmett Till ... how DARE you have sex with that good white woman? Anybody with any sense knows that she would have NEVER consented to have sex with a lowly BLACK garbageman, in the middle of her living room, with her baby asleep upstairs. A person of her caliber would have NEVER thought of having sex with one such as you ... yeah, right!
I'M MAD AS HELL ... and hopefully, although there is not much I can do except this quiet rage, somebody will step in make a difference.
Danse Macabre wrote:I have not followed this case closely, I was too upset at just knowing how her toddler was founf trying to nurse her dead mom's body. Too emotional for me. But on Yahoo's front page it has this:
McCowen, a garbage man in the small town Truro, where Worthington lived, initially denied having any physical contact with her. But after police told him his DNA was found on her body, McCowen said they had consensual sex and he had beaten her, but he said his friend plunged the knife through her chest.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061116/ap_ ... od_slaying
Can someone explain to me why he's so innocent then? Why did he beat her?? Was he with his friend when his friend did the stabbing?
I don't uinderstand......I'm serious, and not being challenging, I truly have not followed the evidence but that paragraph doesn't elicit much sympathy from me. FWIW, I knew there was a garbage man charged, I did not know his race until just now.
Looking Far wrote:I am going to revisit this thread when I am less emotional. I WILL say this though, there was more evidence pointing to others, particularly the non-black DNA, deposited AFTER McCowan's consensual sex with her, than there was pointing to his guilt. Once they decided he was the guilty party, it was a done did, including his ALLEGED admission of hitting her.
Highrise wrote:my feelings on this case seems somewhat fishy to me and i just can't seem to put my fingers on it, i do feel like murder in the first degree seemed harsh when there seemed me not enough evidence to prove that McGowan was the one that acutally did the stabbing,jmo.
victims cry wrote:This case stinks to high heaven.
Something that speaks volumes is that the DA says he will have all the untested evidence, tested now (such as the semen found on her thigh that wasnt tested!) AFTER the verdict was reached.
Now if he thinks its so important to go and test what they ignored for years, dont you think he should have asked for a mistrial after McCowans attorney brought it all out? Doesn't that in itself say there is reasonable doubt at the least?
victims cry wrote:all they really have is a untaped, unvideo'ed confession of 29 pages that Mason the cop gave verbatim on the stand (oh and typed up a week after the "confession".
it was a 6 hour confession, sould have been hundreds of pages, and we have all heard cops lead info to the suspect. Interestingly pro guilty ppl say McCowan gave to many details he couldnt have known.. but he gave ZERO details to things the cops didn't know. Such as where is the murder weapon? who took the clothes? all the things the cops didn't know were left out of his so called confession.
I don't know if he is the right man, personally i fully believe he is not. However either way this verdict went right against the tenet of reasonable doubt. I have never seen so many pro prosecution posters on ctv be against this verdict. Its rather amazing.
victims cry wrote: I don't know if he is the right man, personally i fully believe he is not. However either way this verdict went right against the tenet of reasonable doubt. I have never seen so many pro prosecution posters on ctv be against this verdict. Its rather amazing.
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