by John W. Taylor

On November 3, 2006, in an upscale neighborhood in Raleigh, North Carolina, Meredith Fisher discovered her 28 year-old sister, Michelle Young, beaten to death. Michelle had married Jason Young a few years prior, and at the time of her death their relationship was already in a perilous state. The Young’s openly fought in public and in front of family and friends. Jason engaged in several extra-marital affairs, and at least one of them was ongoing at the time of his wife’s murder. To complicate matters, the couple had a two year-old daughter, Cassidy, and Michelle was also five months pregnant with their second child.

Around 6:30 p.m. the previous evening, Michelle’s friend, Shelly Schadd, arrived at the Young’s residence. About an hour later, Jason left on a business trip. During the evening, Shelly experienced an “eerie feeling” as if they were being watched. When she left around 10:30 p.m., she had Michelle escort her to her car.

jason1After leaving home, Jason purchased gas and then drove an hour to Greensboro, North Carolina, where he had dinner, finishing at 9:25 p.m. From there, he drove another 90 minutes to his hotel in southern Virginia. He checked into his hotel at 10:54 p.m., and accessed his room two minutes later via his key card. Jason did not use his key card to enter his hotel room again for the remainder of his stay. However, he was seen on a hotel surveillance camera about an hour later getting a newspaper from the front desk. According to Jason, when he left his room he propped the door open; therefore, he re-entered without using his key card. Upon leaving the hotel the following morning, Jason did not talk to anyone or use the front desk to check out, but the police found his hotel receipt during a later search of his vehicle. Since a hotel employee slid the receipt under his door during the night, if Jason did leave his hotel during the night, he returned at some point to collect the receipt.

Based on cell tower records, at 7:40 a.m. the following morning Jason called his mother from the Wytheville, Virginia area, which was about 30 minutes from his hotel and on the way to his business meeting. He arrived at his business meeting in Clintwood, Virginia at 10:30 a.m., 30 minutes late. According to Jason, he got lost during the drive.

After his appointment, Jason purchased gas in Duffield, Virginia at 12:06 p.m., and then left Michelle’s sister, Meredith, a voicemail, asking her to visit his residence. He called her a second time and then had his mother call her with a similar message. Jason inadvertently left papers on the home printer, which would have provided his wife details on his belated anniversary gift for her. Jason wanted Meredith to retrieve the papers before Michelle saw them.

After receiving the voicemails from Jason and his mother, Meredith headed to the Young’s residence shortly after 1:00 p.m. Upon entering the home, Meredith saw what appeared to be red hair dye at the top of the staircase. Turning a corner, she found her sister bloodied and beaten, lying face-down in the master bedroom. She immediately called 9-1-1. As she initiated the call, she saw her two year-old niece, Cassidy, peak out from the covers on the bed.

jason5Meredith described Cassidy as “shockingly clean.” Other than some dried blood on her toenails and on the bottom of her pajama pants, the two year-old was pristine. She was not wet, nor had she soiled her bed. The police saw this as an indication the killer was someone who cared about Cassidy, since she was left unharmed. However, many killers would not harm or kill a child. Even one of the most dangerous men in modern times, Charles Manson, decided against invading a home because children were present.

According to the autopsy report, Michelle Young died as a result of “blunt force trauma to the head and body.” The medical examiner testified that Michelle was struck at least 30 times resulting in a broken jaw, dislodged teeth, a fractured skull, and numerous abrasions and lacerations. The repeated blows also caused Michelle’s pregnancy to terminate. According to the medical examiner, the assailant initially tried to strangle her prior to beating her to death. Investigators estimated the time of death between midnight and 6 a.m. on November 3, 2006.

The police gathered little useful evidence through their investigation. There was no sign of forced entry. The police failed to recover a murder weapon. Whoever killed Michelle, left Cassidy and the family dog unharmed. As a result, the policed focused on the husband. Though their relationship was far from idyllic, there was no evidence directly linking Jason to the murder. The police speculated that Jason planned to obtain Michelle’s four million dollar life insurance policy and pursue a single life-style. However, other than motive, the police lacked evidence. The police did not find blood in Jason’s vehicle, on his clothes, or in his hotel room. Crime scene technicians were unable to find any fibers from Jason’s hotel room in the Young residence. Regardless of the limited evidence against Jason, he lost custody of his daughter to Michelle’s sister, Meredith. He also lost a wrongful death civil lawsuit to Michelle’s family, as Jason never responded to the claim or tried to defend himself.

jason3Over three years after Michelle Young’s murder, on December 14, 2009, a Wake County Grand Jury indicted Jason Young of first degree murder. He went to trial in May of 2011 with the same judge who ruled against him in the wrongful death civil case. After an almost month-long trial, the judge declared a mistrial after the jury deadlocked at eight to acquit, four to convict. Early the following year, the State tried him again, but this time, the jury came to a unanimous decision in just eight hours. Jason Young was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison without parole.

During the second trial, the State entered evidence that Jason lost, via a default judgment, a civil wrongful death action regarding Michelle’s death. On appeal, the State argued it entered the civil suit as evidence in order to cast doubt on Jason’s testimony from his first trial, which the State chose to introduce (Jason testified during his first trial, but not his second). However, the State’s argument resulted in it impeaching its own evidence. The State also disclosed to the jury that it was the current presiding judge, the Honorable Donald Stephens, who ruled against Jason Young in the civil suit. The Court of Appeals found that the prejudicial impact of admitting this evidence outweighed the probative value. As a result, the North Carolina Court of Appeals unanimously vacated the judgment, thus delivering Jason to his third trial.

In a rare occurrence, the state’s Supreme Court reversed the Court of Appeal’s unanimous decision, finding that the defendant did not properly preserve his challenge to the admission of evidence. [To preserve an issue for appellate review, a party must present the trial court a request, objection, or motion for the specific grounds.] Thus, it turned out that Jason Young would not obtain a new trial.

Though a jury of his peers convicted Jason, the evidence proving his guilt was somewhat nebulous based on hotel surveillance video and cell tower records, Jason had unaccounted time from approximately midnight until 7:00 a.m. on the morning of November 3, 2006. During this time, the State contended that he drove 160 miles from his hotel to his home, killed his wife, and then drove another 160 miles back to his hotel in southern Virginia. Based on an estimated two hours and 25 minute drive time between the two points, Jason still had two hours to conduct nefarious activities. It was possible.

According to Jason, while staying at the hotel, he left twice without his key card. Both times, he propped open the outer door with a stick to prevent it from locking upon his return. The first time he retrieved a computer charging cable from his car. The second time, after obtaining a newspaper from the hotel’s front desk around midnight, he went outside to smoke a cigar and read a newspaper. Jason then allegedly returned to his room and went to sleep.

jason4In the early morning of November 3, 2006, a hotel employee noticed that an emergency door was propped open with a small rock. Yet, according to Jason’s recollection of events, he returned to his room through this door after smoking his cigar. As a result, the rock should have fallen out of the door-jam when he entered. If not, someone else independently propped open the door after him.

After returning to the front desk, the hotel employee reviewed the surveillance camera near the emergency exit door. It was malfunctioning. A maintenance employee later determined that the camera was unplugged, and the camera’s last image was from 11:19 p.m. the previous evening. He plugged the camera back in at 5:50 a.m. Forty-five minutes later another employee found the same camera pointing toward the ceiling. According to hotel staff, the camera had never been previously unplugged and had only been tampered with one other time.

Around 5:30 a.m., a man in a white sports utility vehicle pulled up to the outer gas pumps at Four Brothers BP in King, North Carolina. The man entered the store to prepay for the gas. According to the store attendant, the man cursed at her because the pumps were not on, and he threw twenty dollars at her. He pumped fifteen dollars’ worth of gas and drove off without collecting his change. She identified Jason Young’s white Ford Explorer as the vehicle in question and Jason Young as the man who yelled at her. Somewhat countering her positive identification, during a deposition, she described the man as “a little taller than her,” though she is five feet tall and Jason is six-foot-one. Further, the witness acknowledged a childhood brain injury that affected her memory.

The King, North Carolina gas station was located approximately 50 minutes from Jason’s hotel and on the direct route between his home and hotel. If he was at the gas station at that time, he would have likely arrived back at his hotel about 10 minutes prior to when the hotel camera was tampered with the second time. However, Jason’s fingerprints were not on the security camera.

jason2The police discovered two distinct sets of bloody footprints near Michelle’s body. One print was made by a size 12 shoe, which matched Jason. Investigators determined that the imprint was made by one of three shoe types; Hush Puppy Orbitals were one of the possibilities. Jason owned a pair of Hush Puppy Orbitals at one time. However, the State never produced Jason’s shoes for comparison. Crime scene investigators also identified a size 10 Air Fit or Franklin athletic shoe imprint. This imprint did not match any of Jason’s shoes nor did it match other shoes tested.

A jewelry box from the master bedroom had two missing drawers and Michelle’s wedding and engagement rings were never recovered, pointing to theft as a potential motive. Partial DNA found on her jewelry box did not match Michelle or Jason. Police found several unidentified fingerprints in the house, though nothing definitively linked them to the murder.

A newspaper delivery person testified that she saw a light-colored sports utility vehicle parked on the street in front of the Young’s residence between 3:30 a.m. and 4:00 a.m. on November 3, 2006. Another woman claimed that she saw a light-colored “soccer mom car” with a white male in the driver’s seat and another person in the passenger seat parked at the edge of the Young’s driveway around 5:30 a.m. on the same date. A third woman, a neighbor, claimed that she saw an empty sports utility vehicle at the edge of the driveway sometime between 6:00 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. There was no indication as to whether these women saw the same vehicle, separate vehicles, or one or more was mistaken in her recollection.

Meredith discovered Michelle wearing sweatpants and a zip-up sweatshirt. According to both Meredith and Jason, Michelle would not have worn an outfit with a zipper to bed, due to the associated discomfort. Investigators placed the time of death at between midnight and 6:00 a.m. If Michelle was not asleep during the attack, it likely occurred either at the beginning or end of the estimated time frame. Yet, with Jason’s established alibi, if he killed his wife then she had to have died in the middle of the estimated time of death. Too early and the hotel’s camera surveillance excluded him. Too late in the morning and he was excluded based on the cell tower data locating him in Virginia.

jason8Jason drove a 2004 Ford Explorer at the time of Michelle’s murder. It had a 22.5 gallon tank and was rated at 16 miles per gallon in the city and 21 miles per gallon on the highway. Upon leaving his home on the evening of November 2, 2006, Jason purchased gas at a location in Raleigh. According to Jason, he then drove from Raleigh to his hotel (stopping for dinner) and from his hotel to his business meeting in Clintwood, Virginia the following day. After leaving his appointment, he purchased gas in Duffield, Virginia. The police found receipts verifying both of these purchases. Driving from Raleigh to Duffield is approximately 350 miles, plus Jason claimed he got lost prior to his business meeting. Based on the Ford Explorer’s gas tank capacity and average miles per gallon, Jason’s travels would have consumed almost all of his gas from the fill-up the previous evening.

The State presented an eyewitness who claimed she saw Jason Young put gas into his vehicle around 5:30 a.m. on the third of November; however, based on the average gas price at that time of $2.23/gallon, fifteen dollars equated to less than seven gallons of gas. With the only other verified gas purchase having been in Raleigh the previous evening, Jason would not have made it to Duffield without requiring an additional stop for gas. For Jason to have driven from his hotel to Raleigh and back in the middle of the night, he would have covered an additional 320 miles. Therefore, if he made this trip, he must have stopped for gas at some point, unbeknown to the police. There were no witnesses or documentation to support this purchase. Without an additional stop for gas, Jason could not have been the killer.

If Jason is innocent, he certainly encountered a lot of unfortunate coincidences. Someone tampered with the camera covering the exit closest to his hotel room not once, but twice. Someone also propped open the emergency exit door next his room. Another man who looked like Jason and drove a similar vehicle, stopped for gas at a location and time consistent with a scenario of Jason having driven to Raleigh to kill his wife.

When police began investigating Michelle’s murder, several of Jason’s friends recommended that he retain a lawyer prior to speaking with the police. He took their advice. After retaining legal counsel, he still refused to speak with police. Unless Jason was legally required to provide something, such as fingerprints or DNA, he flatly refused to cooperate with the police investigating his wife’s murder.

On the advice of legal counsel, Jason also chose not to speak to friends or family about Michelle’s murder. He never spoke to anyone about her murder. With numerous publicized accounts highlighting issues with police interrogation tactics, many would agree with Jason’s cautious stance. Detectives could have coerced or manipulated his statements. The police could have misinterpreted his answers. Further, any information Jason provided the police could have been used against him.

Notwithstanding the risks, Jason could have taken many actions to help the investigators find his wife’s killer(s). He could have agreed to be interviewed by police in the presence of his attorney. When JonBenét Ramsey was killed in Boulder, Colorado, the police almost immediately suspected her parents of involvement. Regardless, John and Patsy Ramsey allowed investigators to interview them. Though they knew the associated risks in agreeing to interviews, they chose to assist the police in finding their daughter’s killer.

jason7Jason Young possessed the most information about his wife’s activities, behaviors, routines, and acquaintances. He could have provided the police with a written statement, reviewed by his attorney, but instead he opted to remain silent. Whatever information he had, he chose to withhold it from the police.  He never even called the police to check on the investigation or even asked his family or friends to contact them on his behalf.

The prosecutor stated regarding Jason Young’s failure to cooperate with the police: “He answered questions (while testifying at his first trial) 1,693 days after his wife’s murder. When he answered questions, he said that he did not kill his wife and that when he went outside the hotel, it was for the purpose of smoking a cigar. How in any way would that have been incriminating?” Only when he faced life in prison did Jason feel compelled to speak regarding the brutal and vicious murders of his wife and unborn child. He spoke, not in an effort to help find the killer(s), but with the sole intent of protecting himself. Based on the limited evidence and off-setting exculpatory evidence, Jason Young may be not guilty. However, based on his selfish actions, he certainly is not innocent.

Works Cited

Average Jane, “Meredith’s 911 Call,” Friction Powered,, February 15, 2007.

Fisher, Jim, “The Jason Young Murder Trials,” Jim Fisher True Crime,, December 1, 2015.

Gardner, Kelly, “Jason Young’s Daughter Spoke of Him During 911 Call,”,, February 8, 2012.

Gardner, Kelly, “Michelle Young’s Life Was Insured for $4M,”,, February 23, 2012.

Justice for Jason Young, Analysis of the investigation and trial,, accessed April-May, 2016.

Michelle Young Murder,, accessed April-May, 2016.

North Carolina Court of Appeals No. COA13-586, State of North Carolina v. Wake County No. 09 CRS 19207, Jason Lynn Young, Filed: 1 April 2014.

Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, Report of Autopsy Examination. Autopsy Number: B06-3327, Decedent: Michelle Marie Fisher Young, Date of Examination: November 4, 2006, Dr. Kevin Green,

The Supreme Court of North Carolina No. 124PA14, State of North Carolina v. Jason Lynn Young, Filed 21 August, 2015., Jason Young Murder Trial Video, June 2011,, accessed April – May, 2016.


Click below to view John W. Taylor’s previous intriguing posts:

Murderer, Manipulator, or Do-Gooder? The Many Sides of James Rupard

“Making a Murderer” Sparks Public Outrage (as well it should)

The Deep Sleeper – Darlie Routier’s Plight for Innocence

Drew Peterson – A Legend in His Own Mind

Not How It Was Supposed To Go: Joanna Madonna and the Murder of Jose Perez

johntJohn W. Taylor writes in the true crime genre at He has written short pieces and articles on the death of Marilyn Monroe, JFK, and Martin Luther King, Jr., among others.  John wrote and published Umbrella of Suspicion: Investigating the Death of JonBénet Ramsey and Isolated Incident: Investigating the Death of Nancy Cooper in 2012 and 2014, respectively. 

John’s interest in the darker side of human nature has compelled him to conduct numerous research and writing projects on various unsolved crimes.  He currently resides in Raleigh, North Carolina. 




24 Responses to Jason Young: Stone Cold Killer or Victim of Unfortunate Coincidences?

  1. Gosh you just never know those closest to you as well as you think you do!

  2. Rick says:

    Great story, John! Based on the circumstantial evidence pointing to Jason as the killer, it would appear that the second jury got it right. There are just too many coincidences here, all pointing to Jason as the murderer, for reasonable doubt to exist as to his guilt. Who props open their hotel room door, presumably with your personal possessions inside the room? What’s the point of having a hotel key card if you don’t use it? Call me jaded, but I don’t buy Jason’s story.

  3. Cathy Rouse Page says:

    As an eastern NC resident, I followed this case in the news.
    I don’t believe there is any reason to avoid using the keycard for a hotel room, other than an attempt to hide nefarious activities.

    Well written and accurate, I found myself back to the time when we were hoping for a conviction.

    I feel for the family and the little girl.

  4. Nicole says:

    He probably did it and I believe he did but I have no idea how he was convicted. I mean yea there was circumstantial evidence but nothing at the home, in his car, hotel room, on him, etc. and he’s guilty? If I was on the jury I would have acquitted him, my gut feeling isn’t enough for guilt of another human. Not enough hard evidence, sorry. It’s logic not emotion.

    • Hammer says:

      There is such a thing as overwhelming circumstancial evidence; but, in this case, I do agree with you (while still thinking he’s guilty). It took me well into my 40’s (& thanks to Dominic Dunn’s show) for me to finally learn about America’s court system: “It’s not about the truth, it’s about the evidence.”

    • Beej says:

      I personally think the security camera being disabled plus his defeating the tracking of his keycard usage by propping the door open are plenty to me, given his obvious motive for wanting his wife dead. I would’ve voted guilty.

      No other explanation on the door even remotely rings true to me. Most (sane) people would consider leaving their hotel room door open a safety issue even aside from the possibility of theft; I disbelieve all other explanations other than he didn’t want his movements tracked.

      You don’t always have to have totally unimpeachable direct evidence to convict someone. That’s why it’s reasonable doubt, and not beyond all possibility of any doubt.

      • Jennifer says:

        Agree – and he GAVE UP CUSTODY OF HIS CHILD – why? Because if he fought for custody he would have had to give a deposition about the murder – he didn’t want to be questioned so he didn’t fight for custody. GREAT DAD!

      • Jennifer says:

        Agree – I have stayed in a hotel hundreds of time and have NEVER left the room like that – COINCEDENCE that the camera was moved TWICE? COME ON!!!??

    • Jennifer says:

      He had TIME to clean all of that up – the shirt he was wearing in the surveillance video was NEVER FOUND. It was probably covered in her blood. He NEVER SPOKE TO POLICE. I just will not ever believe that some mystery man walked into her house (not knowing she was home alone) and strangled (a very personal crime) and bludgeoned her to death and just walked out of the house. WHY?

  5. j.stephen.h. says:

    good article. I’m curious about the Size 10 Franklin
    Shoe imprint. The article doesn’t state where it was
    discovered. (in relation to the crime scene) was it located
    within the parameters of the blood evidence indicating
    another individual was a witness to the event, or outside
    of the house somewhere? (pointing to a more potentially
    passive exchange.)

    I agree with you nicole to the extent it “should” be
    logic and not emotion, but often emotional appeals to
    jury’s win out over much (said) scientific reasoning
    in courts because it is human tendency to make decisions
    based on common emotional relations with others.
    (which I find absurd, but alas..its the way
    of the masses.)

    Brent Turvey would have a field day with this
    particular case.

    Personally. I think the circumstantial evidence is
    strongly overwhelming, but it is odd he was convicted.

    Too bad newer models cars don’t record mileage
    and date eh? One could have better established
    the possibilities of this mans alleged transgressions.

  6. David Mary says:

    Things people do never fail to amaze me. Know your neighbors & friends!

  7. Dawn News says:

    Around 6:30 p.m. the previous evening, Michelle’s friend, Shelly Schadd, arrived at the Young’s residence. About an hour later, Jason left on a business trip. During the evening, Shelly experienced an “eerie feeling” as if they were being watched. When she left around 10:30 p.m., she had Michelle escort her to her car.

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  9. DB Legal says:

    Unbelievable. Certainly something stinking up the creek.

  10. Leasha says:

    Read “Absence of Evidence” by Lynne Blanchard. I just finished it and I believe that man is innocent! I am a true crime fanatic and very jaded. There’s another person that had s lot more to gain and more motive.

    • Jennifer says:

      Who else would gain? He hated his wife and was having multiple affairs. Coincidence that the cameras were tampered with? The door propped open? They never found the shirt he was wearing in the hotel surveillance video. Her beating was very personal – who else do you think did it? her sister?

  11. Erica Helland says:

    I just know they couldn’t have investigated as well as they think they did. It was said he never spoke of it to friends & family. I met him out one night w/ mutual friends in between the 1st & the 2nd trial. We just sat & talked while friends were dancing. He wanted to keep a lower profile but he definitely talked about some of it to me. I’ll say that he told me what was going on, but he did say he wasn’t guilty. I made him look me in the eyes as he talked to me b/c I feel like in most cases, “your eyes never lie”. I won’t give my opinion after speaking to him. I will say that I believe there was reasonable doubt to convict him in the case. There would be a lot more people in prison if convictions were all based mostly on coincidences. I will also say that first & foremost, my heart bleeds for his wife, her family, and probably mostly Cassidy. Secondly, I feel for Jason’s family b/c either way I’m sure it’s been a nightmare. Last, if Jason indeed isn’t behind this I hope the nightmare ends soon. Either way, it’s just a heart-breaking story all the way around.

  12. Reg Ealey, Saskatoon, Sask 306 715 4734 says:

    Erica didn’t elaborate on the circumstance under which she met Jason.
    A complete stranger, except for mutual friends and he tells you about the fact he is innocent of the murder of his wife?
    He has been reluctant to talk to the Police because they might use anything he says against him?
    I subscribe to the theory that if you have nothing to hide. you hide nothing.
    Your wife and the Mother of your children is vuciously murdered and you aren’t in there doing whatever it takes to help the Police and even pressuring the Police to find the beast that killed her?
    Not a good idea to celebrate your windfall of being able to collect on a 4 million dollar Insurance Policy, especially if you took out the Insurance Policy.
    As far as the “propped door” explanation, why wasn’t there an investigation of other hotels this “travelling software salesman” had stayed at. Do the key card records show how many times he used the key card to get newspapers and smoke cigars or did he have limited use of his key card? Did he prop the door open when he went for meals or just when he went for newspapers in the lobby?
    I know, while you are going for a newspaper, no one can walk into your room and take anything. No, why don’t I believe that?
    Someone apparently knew you had shoes that match the shoe print at the murder scene. If you are innocent, Jason. why haven’t you produced the shoes for examination to prove your shoes weren’t involved in the murder or provide a reasonable explanation as to why you no longer have them?
    If you planned the murder, why would you allow yourself to be wearing clothes on the hotel camera surveillance that you no longer have?
    I know when you travel, you don’t always wear the same clothes all the time. but do you find it more financially feasible to dispose of your dirty clothes rather than wash them and do you have history to prove this habit?
    Or were you dumb enough to wear clothes and shoes that are captured on camera and that others knew you had while you committed the murder?
    Time and distance can become a non factor with an adrenalin rush or an over production of testosterone, so that does not come into my review of your declaration of innocence.
    There are so many ways to prove your innocence as most innocent people try to do, but guilty people are so afraid that anything they say will be used to prove their guilt, so by doing nothing, which includes not answering some very logical, presently incriminating questions, it means that many, including me, will conclude that you are guilty of the most heinous crime imaginable.
    I am not sure many animals would kill their mate, impregnated by them and their 2 year old having to go through life without her Mother.
    If you are that despicable and on the basis of the non/circumstantial evidence I believe you are, it is too bad that the Death Penalty by attempted strangulation and bludgeoning to death is not on the table and I’m sorry I can’t be the first one to get my hands around your throat and a few seconds later, to land the first blow to your knees.
    Prior to that happening, I am sure if you were asked,
    “Have you anything to say?”, I am sure you would give some pretty convincing statement if you are innocent.
    Otherwise, you would have an opportunity to admit to your daughter what kind of a low life scum bag you really are and not even half as smart as you think you are.
    Alternatively, I would like to be able to look you in the eye and ask you
    “Jason did you bludgeon Michelle and your unborn child to Death?”
    Maybe that can be on my bucket list, otherwise St. Peter will tell me.
    Either way, the Truth will be known and
    “The Truth will set you Free, Jason.
    Think about it.

  13. Reg Ealey, Saskatoon, Sask 306 715 4734 says:

    After having thought about this case a little more, has the second person been found, the one who wore s size 10 shoe, was female and wanted Michelle out of the way as much as Jason. I believe Jason made so many blunders executing this crime, that he probably left some juicy evidence in contacting his accomplice. After reading this story, what was his mother’s relationship with Michelle, but regardless, I would be looking for someone who had an intense intimate relationship with Jason and who might have found added inspiration at the thought of Jasin , without Michelle and a new born baby to compete with and a 4 million dollar nest egg to sweeten the prospect of life with Jason.
    A burning question I have is who is Erica and why have the investigating authorities not had a conversation with her?
    She has looked into Jason’s eyes and may or may not have asked him that all important question, but has heard more from him than maybe his Defence Lawyers. Is this another “almost perfect” crime and where are Perry Mason, Colombo and Inspector Clouseau when you really need them?
    Jason, if you are innocent of this most despicable Crime, why are you not verbalizing those concerns and thoughts?
    Because you are Guilty, but not yet proven to Everyone?
    The answer is out there and I hope it is found.

  14. Reg Ealey, Saskatoon, Sask 306 715 4734 says:

    Does anyone else feel that his Guilt or Innocencr hinges solely on a reasonable, logical explanation of the shirt he was wearing on the hotel surveillance camera that is now missing, as well as his shoes that match the footprint in Michelle’s blood.
    Ok, Meredith wore his shoes to frame him, but what about the shirt, did she drive to his hotel room and steal it and was wearing it when she bludgeoned Michelle to death and if so, why would she not make those clothes available?
    I know, because her DNA would be on the shirt and in the shoes or sneakers.
    I am not recalling what Jason says about the missing clothes, but if I was a Juror, others would have to convince me that the missing clothes, to this point fairly determine his Guilt.
    You might be able to explain the missing shoes, but you can not explain the missing shirt that he was wearing, which undoubtedly had Michelle’s blood on it and had to be disposed of.
    Even a perfect Crime often has one flaw.
    Am I getting warm, Jason?
    Until you give me the answers to two very reasonable and logical questions, Jason, I hope you and your accomplice burn in Hell.
    You had no right to deprive Michelle and your soon to be born child of their lives and I just wish I could end yours in the same fashion.
    Reg Ealey

  15. Reg Ealey, Saskatoon, Sask 306 715 4734 says:

    I meant to write that Others have to convince me that the missing clothes Don’t Fairly determine his Guilt.
    Nothing else, circumstantial or otherwise factors into determining his Guilt or Innocence, particularly the SHIRT he was wearing.
    Reg Ealey

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