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FallingAlice
04-30-2005, 09:49 AM
If you were John Mason, would you still marry her?

I mean, I'm sure he's relieved. And he must love her, but...

http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20050430/ap_on_re_us/missing_bride

trndobrd
04-30-2005, 09:51 AM
Not just 'no'....

Deberg_1990
04-30-2005, 09:53 AM
Hell no, Id drop that bitch like yesterdays news.

FallingAlice
04-30-2005, 09:55 AM
Not just 'no'....

Hahhaha. You want to finish that sentiment?

Not just no, but....

* She has to move her sh*t out of the house by Monday?
* She has to cover all the f*c*ing wedding expenses?
* She'll be hearing from my attorney with regard to a civil lawsuit claiming pain and suffering.

All of the above?

stevieray
04-30-2005, 09:59 AM
I think that would be hard to do.

cold feet? ok...not too bad.
making up a story about being abducted?..that's twilight zone.

"picture yourself.... about to consecrate your honeymoon, when you find out your bride used to be man..."

Duck Dog
04-30-2005, 10:02 AM
The selfish bitch should have charges borught up. She cost the tax payers a lot of money. She allowed her entire family to think she was dead. She allowed her fiance to become a murder suspect. She fabricated a kidknapping story.

:rolleyes:

Duck Dog
04-30-2005, 10:04 AM
Hahhaha. You want to finish that sentiment?

Not just no, but....

* She has to move her sh*t out of the house by Monday?
* She has to cover all the f*c*ing wedding expenses?
* She'll be hearing from my attorney with regard to a civil lawsuit claiming pain and suffering.

All of the above?

Yes. All of the above.

trndobrd
04-30-2005, 10:07 AM
Not just 'no',....

...but, she better stay in whatever Godforsaken Arizona town she ended up in and start inbreeding those flat footed abominations of nature.

...but I already pawned all the crap she left at my house and spent the money on booze and porn.

...but, I'll have to start tagging her best friend in an effort to cope with my abandonment issues.

...but the trucker she rode with from El Paso may be interested in marrying the googley eyed freak.

...but she may as well know the engagment ring was cubic zurconium.

...but I would nail her again for old times sake (not that it would be a grudge f*** or anything)

...she should also probably like to know what I caught her brother Larry doing while wearing her wedding dress.

FallingAlice
04-30-2005, 10:09 AM
The selfish bitch should have charges borught up. She cost the tax payers a lot of money. She allowed her entire family to think she was dead. She allowed her fiance to become a murder suspect. She fabricated a kidknapping story.

:rolleyes:

Thanks for the reality check. That was my basic response, but then I thought that maybe I'm just getting hard in my old age.

Now...something tells me, and I don't what...but I won't be at all surprised if the guy doesn't go ahead and marry her.

Because I have a hard time believing that she hasn't pulled other lots of weird stuff. (Something like this doesn't happen in a void.) I just bet it fuels his fire somehow -- marrying a nutbar.

FallingAlice
04-30-2005, 10:11 AM
Not just 'no',....

...but, she better stay in whatever Godforsaken Arizona town she ended up in and start inbreeding those flat footed abominations of nature.

...but I already pawned all the crap she left at my house and spent the money on booze and porn.

...but, I'll have to start tagging her best friend in an effort to cope with my abandonment issues.

...but the trucker she rode with from El Paso may be interested in marrying the googley eyed freak.

...but she may as well know the engagment ring was cubic zurconium.

...but I would nail her again for old times sake (not that it would be a grudge f*** or anything)

...she should also probably like to know what I caught her brother Larry doing while wearing her wedding dress.

Dude...man...you are unbelievable. She wasn't in Arizona. She was in New Mexico.

WilliamTheIrish
04-30-2005, 10:11 AM
My daughter is 19 and I tell her every time I see her that when it comes time to be married and she even has the slightest hint it might be a mistake, and calls it off, I'm behind her 100%. No questions asked.

Now as far as taking a bus and running away....

trndobrd
04-30-2005, 10:15 AM
Dude...man...you are unbelievable. She wasn't in Arizona. She was in New Mexico.


Sorry, just caught a 2 second snippet while I was eating dinner. I knew it was the Southwest. They have plenty of freaks there too.

wutamess
04-30-2005, 10:15 AM
The selfish bitch should have charges borught up. She cost the tax payers a lot of money. She allowed her entire family to think she was dead. She allowed her fiance to become a murder suspect. She fabricated a kidknapping story.

:rolleyes:

I'm completely with you.
Authorities said that no charges would be filed.
If I was the groom I'd sue her ass for money lost, defamation of character and a gang of other chit I'm sure could be thought of. Loss of quality of life etc.

FallingAlice
04-30-2005, 10:17 AM
My daughter is 19 and I tell her every time I see her that when it comes time to be married and she even has the slightest hint it might be a mistake, and calls it off, I'm behind her 100%. No questions asked.

Now as far as taking a bus and running away....

Well that's just it. A normal mature person acknowledges those feelings and deals with it. Regardless of how uncomfortable the circumstances are.

Read the article and her best friend acts like this woman could have in no way anticipated the hysteria that she left behind. My god, she's as crazy as Wilkins herself.

I've got to believe this woman has some serious mental health issues.

He'd be crazy to marry her. But something tells me that he's going to and they'll be on the talk-show circuit for years hence.

WilliamTheIrish
04-30-2005, 10:20 AM
She hopped on the BUS, Gus
No need to discuss muuuuuuch..
just drop off the key Lee,
and set yourself free.

WilliamTheIrish
04-30-2005, 10:24 AM
Well that's just it. A normal mature person acknowledges those feelings and deals with it. Regardless of how uncomfortable the circumstances are.

Read the article and her best friend acts like this woman could have in no way anticipated the hysteria that she left behind. My god, she's as crazy as Wilkins herself.

I've got to believe this woman has some serious mental health issues.

He'd be crazy to marry her. But something tells me that he's going to and they'll be on the talk-show circuit for years hence.

Well, the whole media apparatus freaking the hell out ain't her fault either.

A Rich white chick disappears, and the media thinks it has it's next Scott Peterson case.

The whole thing doesn't amount to a hill of beans to me.

Duck Dog
04-30-2005, 10:26 AM
She hopped on the BUS, Gus
No need to discuss muuuuuuch..
just drop off the key Lee,
and set yourself free.

She didn't have a good plan, Stan.

Brock
04-30-2005, 10:28 AM
He should be thankful he found out she was insane before he married her. I know lots of guys who wish they had had that information.

FallingAlice
04-30-2005, 10:30 AM
Well, the whole media apparatus freaking the hell out ain't her fault either.

A Rich white chick disappears, and the media thinks it has it's next Scott Peterson case.

The whole thing doesn't amount to a hill of beans to me.

I can see why it wouldn't matter to you. But if you were her fiance?

I don't think the media apparatus freaked out. This woman disappeared just before her wedding. Anyway, she should have been able to anticipate that the media apparatus would freak out. If she was at all rational, anyway. This is a world that includes the Scott Peterson case, and loads of on-street and in-house abductions.

If anything it screams out to me a narcissist who was looking for national attention.

If she were a normal human being getting cold feet, why, instead, wouldn't she have told her fiance...I need to get away for a few days. Think things through.

Unless there's something weird and dangerous going on between them.

FallingAlice
04-30-2005, 10:31 AM
He should be thankful he found out she was insane before he married her. I know lots of guys who wish they had had that information.

Good point.

But...ten to one he still marries her.

Frazod
04-30-2005, 10:42 AM
He should be thankful he found out she was insane before he married her. I know lots of guys who wish they had had that information.

I'm sure Brando would concur. :D

WilliamTheIrish
04-30-2005, 10:42 AM
I can see why it wouldn't matter to you. But if you were her fiance?

I don't think the media apparatus freaked out. This woman disappeared just before her wedding. Anyway, she should have been able to anticipate that the media apparatus would freak out. If she was at all rational, anyway. This is a world that includes the Scott Peterson case, and loads of on-street and in-house abductions.

If anything it screams out to me a narcissist who was looking for national attention.

If she were a normal human being getting cold feet, why, instead, wouldn't she have told her fiance...I need to get away for a few days. Think things through.

Unless there's something weird and dangerous going on between them.

I'm not her finace. Hence, I don't care. You're also right that we live in a world that has the Scott Peterson's and abductions. But 99% of them don't make the news. But when wealthy girl runs away, and the media releases the hounds, the next thing you get is Greta van Winkle talking about how it's important for the finace to take a lie detector test.
What complete bullshiot.

Even so, with this event happening to him I'd imagine he'll not have a problem getting sympathy from many,many other willing babes wanting to access his fortune and fame.

Kinda like when Kostanza's fiance died from licking poison envelopes and George used his story and the picture of a model to access the secret world of models. ROFL

C-Mac
04-30-2005, 10:52 AM
"Sure, we were all disappointed, maybe a little embarrassed, but you know what, if you remember all the interviews yesterday we were praying, 'At this point let her be a runaway bride,'" said the Rev. Alan Jones, who was to perform the wedding. "So God was faithful. Jennifer's alive and we're all thankful for that."

So let me get this straight Rev Jones.
God, who expects people to be faithful to him, is now faithful to a 32 year old raving lunatic, but......he's not faithful to young innocent girls you hear about on Amber Alert's.
:hmmm:
I think the rev and ol' luni would make a great couple.

FallingAlice
04-30-2005, 10:56 AM
Kinda like when Kostanza's fiance died from licking poison envelopes and George used his story and the picture of a model to access the secret world of models. ROFL

I didn't think of that. Maybe it was all a brilliant plan. Maybe, in fact, he drove her to it, anticipating the end result.

Something still tells me that this guy is going to marry her. I don't know what. Maybe the smile on his face. Maybe the fact that he's ground his teeth down to little nubs.

Maybe the fact that he's wearing a Jets T-shirt?

I mean, how dumb could this guy be?

trndobrd
04-30-2005, 11:23 AM
She didn't have a good plan, Stan.


ROFL

trndobrd
04-30-2005, 11:26 AM
Good point.

But...ten to one he still marries her.



The great thing for him if he does marry her:

... if he ever wants to get rid of her by say, dragging her out to the middle of corn field, putting a bullet in her head and burying her body in a shallow grave, everyone would just assume she ran away again.

Ari Chi3fs
04-30-2005, 11:33 AM
What a total selfish self-centered GUNT. Her rep is ruined. She should just move to a new town. The Chick is 32, she isnt getting any younger. heh.

My guess is now, she is ruined, and will be old and alone in her golden years. Serves her right. WHADDABITCH.

jspchief
04-30-2005, 11:33 AM
I don't see how you can charge her with anything. There's no law against going somewhere and not telling anyone.


However there are social consequences. There's going to be a lot of people that are pissed at her, and hopefully she gets a steady reminder of what she put her family through for a long time. Her selfishness put an emotional strain on a lot of good people.

Sad thing is, they've already begun to paint her as a victim of the stress and pressure of a big wedding.

Her punishment should be that she has to tattoo "I'm a crazy unstable bitch" on her forehead so future men will know what they're dealing with.

Sure-Oz
04-30-2005, 11:36 AM
No way, that's ****ed up, she put everybody through alot of bs.

Brock
04-30-2005, 11:37 AM
I don't see how you can charge her with anything. There's no law against going somewhere and not telling anyone.



She apparently told her fiancee over the phone that she had been kidnapped. False reporting?

trndobrd
04-30-2005, 11:38 AM
Her punishment should be that she has to tattoo "I'm a crazy unstable bitch" on her forehead so future men will know what they're dealing with.


Can you look at her face and not already see that?

jspchief
04-30-2005, 11:48 AM
She apparently told her fiancee over the phone that she had been kidnapped. False reporting?I guess it depends on how long she let that story string out. I'm sure there are lot of people that lie to the police when they are scared, then come clean. It was my impression that she came clean pretty quickly. IMO, there's been enough tax money spent on the lunatic, and a "revenge" prosecution won't serve much purpose beyond blowing more tax money.

Her personal shame should be her punishment, although you have to wonder if she has any shame at all after pulling this stunt.

jspchief
04-30-2005, 11:49 AM
Can you look at her face and not already see that?She definately has some crazy "fatal attraction" eyes. Still, seeing the husband, I have to say he over-achieved big time. That's why he'll probably take the dumb gunt back.

Baby Lee
04-30-2005, 12:31 PM
She should have hopped in her Jeep and headed off for a Bed and Breakfast.

Spicy McHaggis
04-30-2005, 12:35 PM
The link indicates that she finally called her fiance when she ran out of money. For all we know she might have never come back or called if it was financially feasible.

Demonpenz
04-30-2005, 12:39 PM
i'd hit it

RINGLEADER
04-30-2005, 12:42 PM
I don't see how you can charge her with anything. There's no law against going somewhere and not telling anyone.

However there are social consequences. There's going to be a lot of people that are pissed at her, and hopefully she gets a steady reminder of what she put her family through for a long time. Her selfishness put an emotional strain on a lot of good people.


I didn't get home late, late last night and was watching this whole thing unfold on live TV. Everyone was joyous that she was found alive. When they heard that it was because she didn't want to get married everyone's smiles disappeared. Almost seemed like they were more happy when they thought she had been kidnapped.

Frazod
04-30-2005, 12:46 PM
Can you look at her face and not already see that?

She kind of looks like a young Peg Bundy. :D

Hydrae
04-30-2005, 12:57 PM
Charged with a crime? No

Charged for the additional expenses in setting up the search center, etc? Absolutely!

FallingAlice
04-30-2005, 01:03 PM
I didn't get home late, late last night and was watching this whole thing unfold on live TV. Everyone was joyous that she was found alive. When they heard that it was because she didn't want to get married everyone's smiles disappeared. Almost seemed like they were more happy when they thought she had been kidnapped.

That makes sense to me. It's one thing to find someone safe who you thought had been in harm's way.

It's another thing to find a self-centered lunatic who just embarrassed your entire family throughout the entire freaking nation, caused untold pain, anxiety, suffering and expense throughout a community and cost you (probably) a good 100K (at least) in wedding costs. (They were planning on having 600 guests.)

All because she didn't have the maturity to say..."I'd like some time alone to think this through. I'm going away for a few days. I'll let you know where I am. Don't worry about me."

Hell, she was premeditated about it. She cut her hair so no one would recognize her. (They had found cut hair matching hers on her running route) What? She took scissors with her?
..........

She does kind of look like a young Peg Bundy, though. I wonder if her fiance likes to put his hands down the front of his pants.

Braincase
04-30-2005, 01:04 PM
Oh hell yes, She thought the wedding was expensive? Sheyit, try covering a few thousand hours of overtime.

chiefs4me
04-30-2005, 01:43 PM
Looks like they are both losers and deserve each other.

tk13
04-30-2005, 02:50 PM
Looks like they are both losers and deserve each other.
Of course, somehow the guy did something wrong...

Bwana
04-30-2005, 02:53 PM
Zero Chance.

jspchief
04-30-2005, 03:06 PM
Looks like they are both losers and deserve each other.

How is the guy a loser, and what did he do to deserve this? I must have missed that part of the story.

Simplex3
04-30-2005, 03:10 PM
The great thing for him if he does marry her:

... if he ever wants to get rid of her by say, dragging her out to the middle of corn field, putting a bullet in her head and burying her body in a shallow grave, everyone would just assume she ran away again.
That lucky bastard.

"Oh, so you don't want to cook my dinner AND give me head tonight, eh? You need me to bury your ass in a field? Yeah, that's what I thought bitch."

I was going to say dump her, but I think he may have just found the perfect woman. His position could be "Women, can't live with them, then kill them."

Bwana
04-30-2005, 03:11 PM
Looks like they are both losers and deserve each other.

WTF? :spock:

Simplex3
04-30-2005, 03:15 PM
How is the guy a loser, and what did he do to deserve this? I must have missed that part of the story.
Duh, he's a he. Any time a woman has an issue it was surely caused by a man. Have you been under a rock for the last decade?

;)

WilliamTheIrish
04-30-2005, 03:57 PM
Can you look at her face and not already see that?


Hey, your photo was touched up. here's the one before they airbrushed her

BIG_DADDY
04-30-2005, 04:02 PM
Stupid bitch. Not just no, hell no.

FallingAlice
04-30-2005, 04:36 PM
Maybe he's a whole lot more solid than I thought.

Evidently, he's not going along with her parents to pick her up in New Mexico. This is a good sign.

I don't know what it is about this story, but I can't wait to hear the denouement.

FallingAlice
05-02-2005, 06:08 PM
Groom Still Wants to Marry Runaway Bride By CHARLES ODUM, Associated Press Writer
18 minutes ago



DULUTH, Ga. - The jilted groom whose bride-to-be ran away four days before their wedding still wants to marry Jennifer Wilbanks, saying, "Haven't we all made mistakes?"

"Just because we haven't walked down the aisle, just because we haven't stood in front of 500 people and said our 'I Do's, my commitment before God to her was the day I bought that ring and put it on her finger, and I'm not backing down from that," John Mason said Monday in an interview with Fox News' Hannity & Colmes show.

It was Mason's first public statement since he learned on the morning of his scheduled wedding day that his fiancee was not kidnapped, but instead had cold feet.

As her family and friends feared the worst, police say the bride-to-be cut her hair, took a Greyhound bus to Las Vegas and didn't call her family to say she wanted to back out of a lavish, 600-guest wedding planned for Saturday. The runaway triggered a huge manhunt and requests from police that Mason take a polygraph test.

Mason said he has given the 32-year-old Wilbanks her ring back she'd left it at the house and said they still planned to marry.

But if Mason and Wilbanks' family are ready to forgive the jittery bride, authorities are still peeved.

The mayor said Monday she is looking into the possibility of suing Wilbanks for the estimated $100,000 cost of searching for her. A local prosecutor said Monday he will conduct a thorough investigation, which could take weeks, before deciding whether to charge Wilbanks for falsely claiming she had been kidnapped.

Porter said Wilbanks could face a misdemeanor charge of false report of a crime or a felony charge of false statements. The misdemeanor carries a penalty of up to a year in jail; five years in prison is the maximum sentence for the felony.

Thig Lyfe
05-02-2005, 06:11 PM
I suspected that this was the case...

FloridaChief
05-02-2005, 06:16 PM
All I know is I only wish my ex-wife had thought of doing this. It would have been the greatest thing anyone's ever done for me in my life...

Thig Lyfe
05-02-2005, 06:17 PM
While we're on the topic...

What's the over/under on amount of weeks until USA Network comes out with a made-for-TV movie about this?

tk13
05-02-2005, 06:20 PM
That dude is nuts.

FallingAlice
05-02-2005, 06:22 PM
While we're on the topic...

What's the over/under on amount of weeks until USA Network comes out with a made-for-TV movie about this?

I think it depends on how hot the bidding is...and if they can squeeze the USA network in between episodes of Oprah and Dr. Phil.

And whether or not the Postons are serving as their agents. I hear that they're branching out into entertainment now.

Those people would bring tremendous value to prime time television.

Frazod
05-02-2005, 06:51 PM
Groom Still Wants to Marry Runaway Bride By CHARLES ODUM, Associated Press Writer
18 minutes ago

DULUTH, Ga. - The jilted groom whose bride-to-be ran away four days before their wedding still wants to marry Jennifer Wilbanks, saying, "Haven't we all made mistakes?"

"Just because we haven't walked down the aisle, just because we haven't stood in front of 500 people and said our 'I Do's, my commitment before God to her was the day I bought that ring and put it on her finger, and I'm not backing down from that," John Mason said Monday in an interview with Fox News' Hannity & Colmes show.

It was Mason's first public statement since he learned on the morning of his scheduled wedding day that his fiancee was not kidnapped, but instead had cold feet.

As her family and friends feared the worst, police say the bride-to-be cut her hair, took a Greyhound bus to Las Vegas and didn't call her family to say she wanted to back out of a lavish, 600-guest wedding planned for Saturday. The runaway triggered a huge manhunt and requests from police that Mason take a polygraph test.

Mason said he has given the 32-year-old Wilbanks her ring back she'd left it at the house and said they still planned to marry.

But if Mason and Wilbanks' family are ready to forgive the jittery bride, authorities are still peeved.

The mayor said Monday she is looking into the possibility of suing Wilbanks for the estimated $100,000 cost of searching for her. A local prosecutor said Monday he will conduct a thorough investigation, which could take weeks, before deciding whether to charge Wilbanks for falsely claiming she had been kidnapped.

Porter said Wilbanks could face a misdemeanor charge of false report of a crime or a felony charge of false statements. The misdemeanor carries a penalty of up to a year in jail; five years in prison is the maximum sentence for the felony.

:stupid:

Let's increase to flank speed. Those icebergs don't scare me!

:shake:

Fairplay
05-02-2005, 07:06 PM
Jspchief touched on it.

This girls life is going to be ruined the rest of her life if she marrys the guy or not. For one living in that town knowing that everyone thinks shes crazy. Let alone the incident getting national coverage if she went anywhere else she would be recognized immediately.
I would say her punishment will be with her each and every day till her heart decides to stop beating. And that could be a very long time.

chiefs4me
05-02-2005, 07:07 PM
Duh, he's a he. Any time a woman has an issue it was surely caused by a man. Have you been under a rock for the last decade?

;)


:clap:.....rep for you

dtebbe
05-02-2005, 08:31 PM
You should see the picture the media was running of her here in town. She looks like a total retard. Big bug eyes and looks like one side of her mouth don't work, ala Gretta VanSustrin on coke

http://images.ibsys.com/2005/0427/4421656_200X150.jpg

DT

Ari Chi3fs
05-02-2005, 08:39 PM
something is definately wrong with both of these people... they sound like a perfect pair.

ENDelt260
05-02-2005, 09:02 PM
He'd be crazy to marry her. But something tells me that he's going to

Then he deserves what he gets.

ENDelt260
05-02-2005, 09:07 PM
The great thing for him if he does marry her:

... if he ever wants to get rid of her by say, dragging her out to the middle of corn field, putting a bullet in her head and burying her body in a shallow grave, everyone would just assume she ran away again.
Y'know. I really hadn't considered that positive benefit. Good point.

ENDelt260
05-02-2005, 09:08 PM
She apparently told her fiancee over the phone that she had been kidnapped. False reporting?
As well as, y'know, the police.

ENDelt260
05-02-2005, 09:12 PM
Groom Still Wants to Marry Runaway Bride


Doesn't this guy have any friends to kick him and the junk and say, "What the hell is wrong with you?"

patteeu
05-02-2005, 09:50 PM
I guess it depends on how long she let that story string out. I'm sure there are lot of people that lie to the police when they are scared, then come clean. It was my impression that she came clean pretty quickly. IMO, there's been enough tax money spent on the lunatic, and a "revenge" prosecution won't serve much purpose beyond blowing more tax money.

Her personal shame should be her punishment, although you have to wonder if she has any shame at all after pulling this stunt.

I agree completely. The vast majority of the expenses incurred by the authorities occurred before she made any false report. The talk of trying to get reimbursement out of her or out of her parents is BS as far as I'm concerned. Technically, she probably broke a law or two, but I think the shame ought to be enough punishment for what she's done. I sure hope the guy is smart enough to find someone else to marry though.

jettio
05-02-2005, 10:02 PM
I guess the media swarm is disappointed that she was not killed by the fiancee.

Now the media swarm wants to get all bent out of shape and demand prosecution. If she is charged with anything that would make this story one of the most ridiculous ever.

If people live together before they are married, they should not spend more than a buck or two for a wedding.

She has already been drawn and quartered and the dweeb is already toilet seat trained and there is supposed to be all of this money spent.

What is this world coming to I ask.

Mr. Kotter
05-02-2005, 10:41 PM
I guess the media swarm is disappointed that she was not killed by the fiancee.

Now the media swarm wants to get all bent out of shape and demand prosecution. If she is charged with anything that would make this story one of the most ridiculous ever.

If people live together before they are married, they should not spend more than a buck or two for a wedding.

She has already been drawn and quartered and the dweeb is already toilet seat trained and there is supposed to be all of this money spent.

What is this world coming to I ask.

So you don't think taxpayers ought to be compensated for her charade? :hmmm:

badgirl
05-02-2005, 10:49 PM
HELL NO I wouldn't marry the stupid bitch, if she can do something like this she has mental problems and who knows what her next little plan would be after they got married.

I think I'd be scared to marry her now.

Frazod
05-02-2005, 10:49 PM
So you don't think taxpayers ought to be compensated for her charade? :hmmm:

My thoughts on this:

I think she should be held accountable because she called and lied about her disappearance.

If she hadn't, I'd say no - there's no law against riding a bus to New Mexico.

patteeu
05-02-2005, 10:55 PM
So you don't think taxpayers ought to be compensated for her charade? :hmmm:

She didn't ask them to go out looking for her. In fact, I suspect she would have preferred that they didn't. Other than claiming to have been abducted, long after the majority of the money had been spent, she didn't do anything illegal.

It's the cost of doing business. When people report someone missing, the authorities use their professional judgement to decide when and to what extent they should get involved.

patteeu
05-02-2005, 10:57 PM
My thoughts on this:

I think she should be held accountable because she called and lied about her disappearance.

If she hadn't, I'd say no - there's no law against riding a bus to New Mexico.

Most of the taxpayer funds were "wasted" before she made that phone call.

Frazod
05-02-2005, 11:04 PM
Most of the taxpayer funds were "wasted" before she made that phone call.

I understand that. But again, there's no law against being a psycho bitch and bailing on your wedding plans. But lying about it later created some culpability, IMO.

cheeeefs
05-02-2005, 11:07 PM
I love how the police chief described the reunion

"Arms out, big hugs, alligator tears," he said, describing the reunion.

jettio
05-04-2005, 02:55 PM
She didn't ask them to go out looking for her. In fact, I suspect she would have preferred that they didn't. Other than claiming to have been abducted, long after the majority of the money had been spent, she didn't do anything illegal.

It's the cost of doing business. When people report someone missing, the authorities use their professional judgement to decide when and to what extent they should get involved.

You are all the way way right about that.

She probably panicked and told her fib out of sympathy for the idiots back home. If she is squirly enough to bolt like she did, she is certainly going to react to the fact that all of the fools and media are going to look stoopid when she reappears.

Here is another interesting breaking story about that clown of a prosecutor that is supposedly wondering whether to prosecute.

Maybe he'll repeat his on again off again flirtation with the grand jury, seems like he and the runaway are peas in a pod.

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By LATEEF MUNGIN
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
> Published on: 05/04/05

The graphic videotaped Taser stunning of Frederick Williams is now making the rounds on television, shocking many who have watched Williams lose consciousness after being zapped five times within a minute.

But a grand jury that last month decided not to investigate the incident was not shown the videotape of the May 25 altercation in the Gwinnett County jail. The grand jury based its decision entirely on portions of an 11-month police investigation of the death and a written description of the stun gun shocking of Williams.

"The grand jury was told about the tape, but jurors said they did not want to see it," District Attorney Danny Porter said.

Porter, who plays a major role in determining what evidence a grand jury receives, did not insist that jurors view the tape. That fact has angered Williams' family members, some of whom have seen the tape.

"Anybody who looks at the evidence would see that something criminal occurred," Williams' stepfather, George Kieh, has said.

There are no legal guidelines on what evidence grand jurors have to see before making a decision, legal experts say. The grand jury proceeding is secret and is usually a private conversation between prosecutors and the grand jurors. Defense attorneys are not allowed inside the chamber and the conversations in the grand jury proceeding are not made public.

"The grand jury can be used as a useful tool that can be used by the district attorney to shield himself from public criticism," said Daniel Summer, a former Hall County assistant district attorney. "I am not accusing anybody of anything, but it is true that a district attorney can control what evidence the grand jury hears."

Added Summer: "If the public gets upset that a certain person is not prosecuted, the district attorney can just say, 'I put the evidence in front of the grand jury and they decided not to indict.' "

Alan Cook, a University of Georgia law professor and former district attorney of the Alcovy Judicial Circuit, said that even if the district attorney does not present a piece of evidence, the grand jury can demand it.

"The grand jury has the power to subpoena witnesses or documents," Cook said. "If the district attorney does not present a certain piece of evidence, they can ask to see it."

If grand jurors had seen the tape, they would have witnessed Williams pleading for his life before being carried into the jail by 11 deputies. Williams, whose arms and legs were handcuffed, was shocked with the Taser in the chest five times within a minute. Within five minutes, he lost consciousness.

Gwinnett Sheriff Butch Conway has stated that his deputies did not violate any of the sheriff's department policies. But since Williams' death, Conway has changed department policy to prohibit Taser use if enough deputies are on hand to control an inmate.

On the day of the altercation at the jail, Williams was arrested for a domestic disturbance at his Lawrenceville home. Williams' family has said he refused to take his epilepsy medication and was violent and irrational.

At one point during the investigation of Williams' death, Porter said he was contemplating bringing criminal charges against some of the deputies involved.

Then in January, Porter abruptly closed the case, angered because the Williams family had asked the FBI to investigate the incident.

In March, Porter reopened the case, stating that Williams' parents deserved an answer. In May, Porter asked grand jurors to consider the case.

But instead of asking the grand jury to pursue criminal charges against the deputies, he asked the panel to decide whether the county should begin an inquiry into the county's use of the controversial stun guns.

"At first I wasn't going to do anything," Porter said. "But in deference to the parents, I decided to take a neutral approach and bring it in front of the grand jury without writing up charging documents. But I don't know if it would have been the same result if I asked them to indict."
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BIG_DADDY
05-04-2005, 03:35 PM
I guess the media swarm is disappointed that she was not killed by the fiancee.

Now the media swarm wants to get all bent out of shape and demand prosecution. If she is charged with anything that would make this story one of the most ridiculous ever.

If people live together before they are married, they should not spend more than a buck or two for a wedding.

She has already been drawn and quartered and the dweeb is already toilet seat trained and there is supposed to be all of this money spent.

What is this world coming to I ask.

I think she is perfect for you dude.