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Re: Bob Shell Was A 'Marked' Man?

From: Steven Kaeser <steve.nul>
Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2007 09:19:33 -0400
Archived: Tue, 11 Sep 2007 09:29:34 -0400
Subject: Re: Bob Shell Was A 'Marked' Man?


>From: Ed Gehrman <egehrman.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2007 16:18:07 -0700
>Subject: Re: Bob Shell Was A 'Marked' Man?

>>From: Don Ecker <decker0726.nul>
>>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>>Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2007 10:45:46 -0700
>>Subject: Bob Shell and Lehmberg

>>Greetings to all on the UpDates List.

><snip>

>>Now Alfred, allow me to set you straight. In all the years I was
>>single I never had to shoot anyone up with morphine in order to
>>"secure their charms."

>Bob was never accused of having to "shoot anyone up".

>He was accused and convicted of involuntary manslaughter,
>essentially an accident, caused by him, which led to her death.
>Other charges included morphine possession, which he supposedly
>put in her drinks, which then led to her death.

>He has denied this.

>There are two added sexual charges which seem to be nullified by
>the involuntary nature of the conviction. He was never accused
>of murder.

>He had a relationship with this young woman. Yes, she was much
>younger, but they had been dating and hanging out together for
>several months. He didn't need morphine, she needed morphine.

>It was her need that led to her death. Yes, it was a tragic
>encounter, and Bob was a player, but as her lover - not drug
>dealer or pervert.


When the issue of "drugs" is mentioned there is a protective
reaction that has been carefully nurtured by politicians and the
authorities for nearly 70 years now, and Bob has gotten caught up
in that to a certain degree.

Bob worked in an industry that sometimes involves those who are
closer to the edge than most of us find acceptable, and as
stated by others his only hope now is for an appeal to a higher
Court, so the decision process can be evaluated.

As everyone is probably aware, new evidence cannot be introduced
in an appeal, which is primarily a review of the Court's actions
and decisions in the case and whether they adhere to
Constitutional limits/protections. If memory serves, the
prosecuting attorney in Bob's case had to argue to get certain
evidence admitted, which is one of the delays in the case and
led Bob to believe that the Prosecutor was acting in a
vindictive manner.

Since none on this List, that I'm aware of, have actually
listened to the testimony and have a clear picture as to what
happened in the case, I believe we're limited to the fact that
Bob was found guilty as charged and his hope lies in his Appeal
(assuming he has the resources).

We each have opinions of how this was handled, and I believe
that Ecker's comment was befitting a tired old 'cop', who's
generally convinced that everyone's guilty until proven
innocent. He has no special knowledge of this case, and his
comment assumes the legal system is a black and white affair,
when that really takes all the humanity out of it. Police 'burn
out' was something that I saw a lot while working in radio news
at several small stations.

I would note that's it's been argued on this List that while a
jury could likely be convinced through legal arguements that the
Roswell incident involved an alien craft and coverup, but that
wouldn't prove that it was true in a scientific sense. But,
only that a jury of twelve could be convinced.

This is true for all jury trials, and we hope that the mistakes
are few and far between. DNA tests have recently freed several
death row inmates after they were cleared through modern testing,
and I believe there's a jurisdiction in Texas that has to retry a
number of cases because they found the Sherrif's office was
making up the evidence as they went along for a number of years
making arrests. I think we can assume that at times the system
is flawed and the results are more emotional than logical.

Of course, that doesn't help Bob at this point.


Steve


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