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Old 30th January 2015, 04:56 AM   #162
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Originally Posted by Charlie Wilkes View Post
What interests me is that the evidence is much weaker than it should be. They got him, but they didn't get him dead to rights. He finessed the crime itself under daunting circumstances, so why did he fall apart later by damaging his car, cleaning it in a way that drew attention, allowing suspicious time gaps, etc.? All of that could have been avoided. So we end up retracing his movements and trying to figure out how we could have done better. And we could have handled that part better.

That intrigues me too. It's miraculous that he got the body into his car and away from Thistle Street unobserved. It speaks to someone who can plan well and effectively, from a standing start, in circumstances of extreme and sudden stress.

And then he had all evening and all night to figure out what to do next. There were better ways of handling the trip to Argyll, but he almost seems to have been driving round in a flat panic. Maybe he simply went to pieces overnight.
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