Friday, February 1, 2013

Statement Analysis of Merry Pease Murder

Statement Analysis gets to the truth.  With the show, American Justice, you should be able to watch the show, and listen to the statements and know the truth.

Merry Pease was highlighted on American Justice.  She was convicted of murdering her husband.

She claimed that he shot her, and then turned the gun on himself.  This was 1993.

She was convicted by juries twice and then the state supreme court upheld the murder conviction.

Experts debated the trajectory of the bullet, yet we only needed to listen to Merry Pease' own words to know the truth.

She shot him dead and then shot herself in a non-lethal manner to cover up her murder.  She also stood to gain $400,000 in benefits, including life insurance policy.

An innocent person says often and without sensitivity that she didn't do it.

Experts can bicker about their own expertise, but all we need to do is listen carefully to what the subject says.  "Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks" will ultimately get to the truth.

Her statements:

"In my mind, I am innocent."

"I am innocent."

"I just need to tell my story"

"People will know the truth"

"To me, I was innocent, as innocent as innocent can be."

"I lost my husband.  I was a widow. "

"I've shed no man's blood and God knows that"

When she was interviewed originally, she forgot to mention that her husband was an alcoholic and that she suffered abuse. This came up only in the trial.

When asked to take a polygraph, instead of saying, "I told the truth", she relayed a conversation with the police about her Bible.  Here was where she could have said, "I told the truth" but was unable to bring herself to say these words." "He said to me, do you have your Bible?" and went on to quote her conversation with the cop, rather than explain why she failed the polygraph.

She denied domestic violence, but after conviction, she attempted to change her defense to being a victim of domestic violence.  On the stand she said that he had threatened to kill her, himself and the kids.

On and on she went, without once saying, "I didn't shoot my husband."  It is amazing to watch an entire program of having her speak without the ability to say these simple words.

She was convicted twice in his murder, and then it was upheld by the state's supreme court.

Yet, in 2006, she was paroled.

Q.   What was the value of Dennis Pease's life?



JerseyJane said...

I think if he shot her, he would have done overkill.. It is very difficult listening to her, can only imagine his daily dose of her....

Hopefully his children were able to absorb dad's value here on this earth... In hind sight, I'm glad she is blind to it in his life and his death...her rude awakening will come upon her soon, soon....

JerseyJane said...

Been reading more....Children from 1st marriage, trailer, fighting," a hillbilly hot mess"!

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Rose said...

It took very little research for me to discover what THREE pro bono forensic experts determined...
That Dennis indeed committed suiide and it was a tragedy what occurred to Merry Pease.

Rose said...
This article gives a great account of what this forensic expert believes happened. I agree. I think she was innocent.

Anonymous said...

I'll take the verdict of two juries of her peers before the opinion of a hired expert.

There's also this;

Anonymous said...

The problem with juries is the natural desire to convict they have. Simply put, it is evolutionary favorable to convict/punish, and it's called Altruistic Punishment. Humans are hard-wired to punish because doing so assures social behavior and thereby success. In short, communities with this trait succeeded. Another slant on this is that if even the possibility of guilt exists, then the community is safer with a conviction (no crimes will occur if an innocent man goes to jail). And Finally, there is the old self-actualization principle. Prosecutors want to be successful, and that means a high prosecution rate.This is why it was so troubling that the prosecutor engaged in egregious tampering, which resulted in the first over-turn. The system is waited heavily to just put people away away.

The guy was drunk, and he disabled her car and telephone the day of his death. There was a violent struggle in the house with torn pillows, and furniture thrown and destroyed. The idea that she then thought about money, and shot him... not for self defense, but for the money. And then she put a bullet through three major organs?

Freedom isn't Free. I would have sent her free. There will always be questions unanswered. The question is whether there is any conceivable way she didn't do it.