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Re: Bob Shell Was A 'Marked' Man?

From: Ed Gehrman <egehrman.nul>
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2007 15:15:42 -0700
Archived: Fri, 14 Sep 2007 08:26:48 -0400
Subject: Re: Bob Shell Was A 'Marked' Man?

>From: Gerald O'Connell <gac.nul>
>Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2007 01:06:55 +0100
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Subject: Re: Bob Shell Was A 'Marked' Man?

>Ecker may be a 'tired old cop', but that doesn't make him wrong.
>A lot of old cops get tired because of all the lowlife stuff
>they see - and they know a pattern when they see it.

>Shell opened some particular doors in his life, and he was old
>enough to know that if you are going to open those doors you
>have to be ready for what comes through them.

>As for the 'there but for the grace of God...' angle, well,
>thanks for the tip - I'll keep it in mind next time I fall in
>love with a teenage junkie thirty years my junior and I want to
>make a few dollars out of tying her up and taking snapshots of
>my handiwork.


I don't think you're correctly describing Bob's particular
circumstances, although in a general way you are correct that
this perception is what got him into trouble. The picture the
community has - prompted by the local newspaper - is an old
letch using drugs to buy sexual favors. "Have some Madeira my

>One last thought: how many of Shell's old buddies and apparent
>defenders on here would be whining about the justice system if
>it had been their daughter on the slab in this 'tragedy for all

I consider myself a friend to Bob although I've never met him. I
have two daughters; one had a partner who put her life in
danger. I talked to my daughter and explained my anguish. It
didn't stop her. Had she died, I wouldn't have blamed her
partner. My daughter knew what she was doing.

Bob and his girlfriend were in an accident. He was judged to be
at fault, but thirty-two years is out of balance and not
reasonable. He's already spent years under house arrest.


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