Duke Southard

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Eight questions!

The last post on this blog included eight questions for Mr. Ed Burns. I know it has only been just over a day since it was posted so I’ll assume that he and his lawyer have not had time to construct a response. I can guess that the response will be quite simple. There will be none.

Today’s questions are for the people supplying alibis for both Jim Vittum and Ed Burns.

To Jamie Vittum: On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being the highest likelihood, how would you rate this question?

What are the chances that Jim Vittum could have left your house early in the morning of May 10, 2009 for a period of about forty minutes without your knowledge between 2:00 a.m and 4:00 a.m.? An answer of 1 would mean there was virtually no chance of that happening. An answer of 10 would say that it was entirely possible that he might have left during that period. There are middle options.

To Michael Brabant: On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being the highest likelihood, how would you rate this question:

What are the chances that Ed Burns was out of your immediate contact for a four and a half hour period during the night of May 9, 2009 and the early morning hours of May 10, 2009? An answer of 1 would mean that there was virtually no chance of this happening. An answer of 10 would mean that it was entirely possible that you did not know where he was for at least four and half hours during that time period. There are middle options.

I am certain that these questions have been asked by the police. So, if you have answered them already, why not answer them now? Your answers would help to clarify the “opportunity” part of my chapters in the book on “Motive, means, and opportunity.”

By the way, I don’t expect any answers. However, while I don’t deserve them since I have no standing in this case, Stacey deserves them; the family deserves them; Stacey’s friends deserve them; and finally, the Wolfeboro community deserves them, even if the police will not supply them.

Duke.

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