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Pampered Chef: News From Colorado Re: Cold Case Investigations

  1. The_Kitchen_Guy

    The_Kitchen_Guy Legend Member Silver Member

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    This isn't really news, it's an update on a story that has been ongoing for some time. Paige's father, Frank, is quoted in the article - see the bold highlighting that I put into this. This comes to us from the KCNC-TV, the CBS Affiliate in Denver.


     
  2. pamperedlinda

    pamperedlinda Legend Member Gold Member

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    Thanks KG. I can't believe it's been so long!
     
  3. The_Kitchen_Guy

    The_Kitchen_Guy Legend Member Silver Member

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    Yes, it's coming up on two years with no real break in the case. We've had some false alarms and we even have some pretty good theories of what happened, but they are just that, theories, with no evidence to solve Paige's disappearance. It would help immensely if we could find her.
     
  4. legacypc46

    legacypc46 Senior Member Gold Member

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    Thanks KG. Eight additional investigators would be over 15,000 additional man-hours a year. It breaks my heart that those responsible for Paige's disappearance are walking around free.
     
    May 2, 2009
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  5. Jolie_Paradoxe

    Jolie_Paradoxe Senior Member Gold Member

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    This is so sad.....
     
  6. Kelly8

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    This is probably such a stupid question (don't know all the technicalities of this site) but why does Paige's profile say her last activity was in September of 2007?

    And I guess I don't understand how abolishing the death penalty would save any money. Wouldn't it cost more to keep criminals on a life sentence? What they need to do to fix the problem is adjust the standards they allow criminals to appeal their sentences.
     
    May 3, 2009
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  7. The_Kitchen_Guy

    The_Kitchen_Guy Legend Member Silver Member

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    No one is exactly sure why Paige's account was accessed after her disappearance. The common belief is that her account might have been accessed by someone from LE (Law Enforcement) or other investigator.

    As for savings...the fifth paragraph of the article sums it up. "Abolishing the death penalty would save an estimated $1 million a year in Colorado now spent on prosecutors' time, public defenders' fees and appeals, according to a legislative analysis. Supporters of the Colorado measure want that money diverted to the Colorado Bureau of Investigations cold case unit, which has just one staffer. The extra money could add eight people to the unit, the legislative analysis said."
     
  8. Kelly8

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    Yeah, but what they're really saying is that the $1 million isn't spent on the actual death penalty; it's spent on the appeals. So, my thought would be to limit the appeals, not the death penalty because how much is the state (any state) spending on an inmate in one year, let alone in a lifetime? It's truly an astronomical figure. It seems, however harsh it might be, that the death penalty would be a more economical choice. At least in the long run it would be if they limited the number of appeals.
     
    May 3, 2009
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  9. The_Kitchen_Guy

    The_Kitchen_Guy Legend Member Silver Member

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    The right to appeal is granted to all citizens, including prisoners. As unappealing (no pun intended, for once) as that may be to some, it is the law of the land.

    Detractors of this bill say that $1 million wouldn't do much to solve cold cases. Proponents say that even $1 million would go far to help solve the cold cases.
     
  10. Kelly8

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    Certainly they should have the right to appeal, but I'm always a little appalled at how many times they can be appealed. It's a sticky situation.
     
    May 3, 2009
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  11. The_Kitchen_Guy

    The_Kitchen_Guy Legend Member Silver Member

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    I don't disagree with you, but also at issue are judges who agree to hear the appeals instead of refusing them.
     
  12. Kelly8

    Kelly8 Advanced Member

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    so true! some of these judges really need to throw out some of the ridiculous court cases!
     
    May 4, 2009
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  13. baychef

    baychef Senior Member Silver Member

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    How does one judge? I would have thrown out the "McDonald's served me a hot cup of coffee...I spilled it on myself...I sued and was awarded buckets of money!!" case!!

    What struck me the most about this article is the suffering these families endure. I can not imagine having a child of mine murdered or missing first of all but this one poor family has been left wondering for 34 years. And they are JUST one of many.

    I just can't judge which would be more comfort to the family...finding the killer and or hopefully what happened to their loved one and having the remains to return home or living in the living hell they must go through by not knowing. And I pray anyone I know has to ever go through what they go through.

    Hats off to KG for such diligence in keeping us up to date on Paige. Thank you seems just too little of an appreciation.
     
    May 4, 2009
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  14. dianevill

    dianevill Senior Member Gold Member

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    Couldn't have said it better myself. Thank you, KG!
     
    May 4, 2009
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  15. Sheila

    Sheila Legend Member Gold Member

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    Apparently the appeals are working ...

     
    May 5, 2009
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