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Old 11th August 2018, 02:41 AM   #165
Henri McPhee
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Originally Posted by JTF View Post
Knowing that you will respond with your usual brand of cognitive chaos, I will repeat my decade long challenge. Provide this forum with one or more evidentiary items that were directly sourced to a member of the New York Four or Stoeckley Seven.

http://www.macdonaldcasefacts.com
The blond synthetic hair like fibers with no known source point directly at Helena Stoeckley being at the MacDonald murders. Malone's prosaic explanation that it 'could be' that those fibers came from MacDonald dolls is about as likely as Murtagh's explanation for the black wool fibers around Colette's mouth, and on the murder weapon with no known source, was because there were some photos of Colette found once wearing a black dress! All this was withheld by Glisson and Murtagh at the MacDonald trial. Segal and Thornton knew nothing about it.

The matter is mentioned in a letter on the internet:

http://www.thejeffreymacdonaldcase.c...-shea-ltr.html

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……….. Neighbors also described seeing a band of people in the neighborhood matching the description Dr. MacDonald supplied on the night of the murders. Helena Stoeckly was observed by a neighbor arriving home at 4:30 a.m. in the company of others, also on the morning of the murders. When questioned as to her whereabouts, she

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stated she did not know because "I was stoned on drugs." Two days later, Helena burned her blond wig, white boots and floppy hat. Shortly, following the murders, Helena told her first account of what had transpired that night to a friend. This story was presented on several occasions to several different people over the next nine years, right up to the night before the trial in 1979. She consistently stated that she thought she was there the night of the murders, she remembered holding a candle (which matched Dr. MacDonald's recollection of the girl with the blond hair and boots holding a light), but she denied participating in any of the killings herself. She described vividly scenes of blood and violence and often times broke down during her recollection of these events. She described items in the house that she could only know about about if she had been there. This story was repeated by Helena to seven witnesses who were prepared to testify to that fact at the trial in 1979. One of the witnesses was a CID polygraph expert who polygraphed her during her statements and was convinced that she was telling the truth when she stated that she had been there. None of these seven witnesses were allowed to testify in 1979 due to a capricious ruling by the Federal Judge, Franklin Dupree. He stated that Helena was a "burned out drug freak" and that anything she stated could not be considerable reliable. Expert medical testimony was presented at trial that directly refuted Judge Dupree's "theory" but this was ignored. Detective Beasley of the Fayetteville police force described Helena as the "most dependable and reliable informant I have ever worked with." Still, Judge Dupree disallowed testimony by the seven Stoeckly witnesses. Helena was allowed to testify, but while on the stand she stated that she had no recollection of the night of the murders. She stated no recollection in court the day following recounting her previously described story the night before to yet another witness who was not allowed to testify. Judge Dupree remained consistent throughout the trial, denying 17 major motions of evidence to the defense while giving the government prosecutors free reign. By disallowing the Stoeckly witnesses, he effectively destroyed Dr. MacDonald's defense. "Everyone deserves the right to a fair and speedy trial." Had the jury been allowed to hear the Stoeckly witnesses, they could not have been convinced "beyond any reasonable doubt" that Dr. MacDonald had committed the murders of his wife and children...……….

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