The Real 'Rape Culture': Rape
While the incidence of actual
rapes has been plummeting for over
20 years, the incidence of rape hoaxes
has exploded. You won't be
hearing about this in the MSM.
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§ 18.2-209. False publications.
Any person who knowingly and willfully
states, delivers or transmits by any means
whatever to any publisher, or employee of a
publisher, of any newspaper, magazine, or
other publication or to any owner, or employee
of an owner, of any radio station, television
station, news service or cable service, any
false and untrue statement, knowing the same
to be false or untrue, concerning any person
or corporation, with intent that the same
shall be published, broadcast or otherwise
disseminated, shall be guilty of a Class 3
(Code 1950, § 18.1-407; 1960, c. 358;
1975, cc. 14, 15; 1978, c. 359.)
Contrary to the above, women can perpetrate a rape
hoax and not pay any price whatever. Just
ask Joanie Faircloth, Wanetta Gibson, Sabrina
Rubin, Sara Ylen, Biurny Peguero, Daisy Lundy,
Jackie Coakley, Morgan Triplett, Desiree Nall,
Emma Sulkowicz, Mindy Brickman, Meg Lanker Simons,
Danmell Ndonye, Ellie Clougherty, Tanya Borachi,
Lena Dunham, Mariam Kashani, Marley McKenna Spindler, Diane Downs, Darlie
Routier, Emily Renda, Jamie Leigh Jones, and on
and on and on. A fair number of these
"womyn's rights" heroines even got rich off their
lies. Such is 'justice'...
But there can be repercussions for their
reportedly held her hand over Lord’s mouth while
he was being assaulted."
William McCaffrey was freed after
serving four years of a 20 year
sentence. The DA fought it every step of
the way, despite knowing that the DNA evidence
Banks spent years behind bars after he was
coerced into a guilty plea because, his
own attorney convinced him, no jury would
ever believe him over his false
accuser. Said accuser became rich
off her winnings and spent them all before
deciding to come clean, years later.
Grissom served 20 years for a rape
he didn't commit.
'Watching the Leper's Fingers
A year after sending the
following Facebook message:
woman decided she was sexually
assaulted, the young man is
expelled, and federal judge Ron
Abrams (sponsored into
office by Sen.
Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y.) issues
a summary judgment in her
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The bizarre (and sad) Jamie Leigh Jones saga
New York Magazine again, which it's fair to
say at this point in time is completely unhinged
on this topic:
Virginia man who resembled actual serial rapist
was made to dress like him for photo lineup by
investigator, then (mis)identified by rape victim,
and as of 2015 still languishes in prison (29
years and counting) though no one in law
enforcement believes he is guilty. Thanks to
the 'rape shield law', "The
judge is prohibited from considering
evidence of McAlister’s innocence."
Well, it turns out that a pithy essay on this
topic was written (and written mighty well) by no
less than Ann Coulter almost a month ago, and we
never thought we'd be quoting Ann Coulter:
Connecticut man jailed for 16 years of a 45-year
sentence on testimony from one woman; released
after proven innocent by DNA testing: http://www.innocenceproject.org/Content/James_Tillman.php
Connecticut man jailed for 21 years on testimony
from three women, one of whom was drunk and later
recanted, released after proven innocent by DNA
Falsely-accused teacher fights to regain his
reputation and standing in the community.
Accuser took her entire tale wholesale from her
favorite television show.
^^^ Complete with false confession...
'Guilty until proven innocent': life after a false rape accusation
John Geer reportedly discovered that his girlfriend had been
cheating on him. They agreed to separate. She did not move out. Finally one day, he threw her belongings onto the front yard
of his house. She called the cops ("I don't
feel safe") even though she was nowhere near the
house at the time. They came and shot him to
death while he was standing in the front doorway
of his house, clearly unarmed, with his hands in
the air. She brought a wrongful
death suit against the same authorities she'd
called, seeking $12 Million. Needless to
say, no marching in the streets over this one.
unaccountable death of John Geer
David Lee Wiggins released on bond after
serving more than two decades behind bars
A man who spent more than two decades behind
bars was freed on Friday after DNA evidence
cleared him in the rape of a 14-year-old Fort
David Lee Wiggins was convicted and sentenced to
life in prison in 1989, although neither of the
two fingerprints found at the scene matched his.
The girl, whose face was covered during the
attack, picked Wiggins out of a photo lineup
and then a live lineup, saying 'he looked
The infamous "mattress
girl" at Columbia University has now been
shown to be yet another rape hoaxer. Clear
exchanges--of her fraternizing and attempting to
seduce the man she claimed raped her after the
attack supposedly happened were deliberately
suppressed by the University during its Office
for Civil Rights (OCR)-sanctioned disciplinary
procedures. Because, apparently, the only
rules the OCR will now tolerate are those which
support accusers' stories, no matter how
fabricated. Again: all rights for the
accuser, no rights for the accused. These
OCR people are the same ones who came up with the
ludicrous rules for 'consent' and for what
constitutes 'sexual assault' detailed here.
Precedent to the latest rape hoax at UVA - Daisy
Lundy at UVA in 2003. Lundy claimed she was
attacked by a backpack wearing man who knocked her
down and hurt her knee while saying "no one wants
a (n-word) to be student body president". No
witnesses other than herself and her future
husband. The FBI came in and investigated without
any success in finding the "perpetrator". The
university had sensitivity forums and Lundy won
the election by default.
The Innocence Project does not have a hard
time find men languishing in prison for rapes they
did not commit. They have over 300
men exonerated so far. That's 35% of
the exonerations in total.
Of 873 people exonerated in the US for crimes they
did not commit, 305 or 35% were for rape.
Table of exonerations on page 18 / Full report
False claims of rape are real, and have
demonstrably happened hundreds of times. Even if
we accept a rate of just 10% for falsely reported
rapes, that's still 20,000 cases a year which
destroy lives and reputations and consume police
resources, thus making the police even less
receptive to the real cases (which are not
immediately obvious as rape/assault).
In the other study listed (below), the rate was as
high as 41% of women recanting their sworn
statement when offered the chance to take a lie
detector test about their case. 41%.
How many do you think would not want to take the
lie-detector test if it were their iPad being
stolen from their dorm room?
Rape Report Filed at University of Missouri –
“In December, a female University of Missouri-St.
Louis student reported a rape at the hands of a
man in a ski mask, who she said forced her into
the back seat of a parked car near campus.
“This report lead to a released statement by the
UMSL police for students to be aware of the crime
and included safety tips to employ while on
“However, now it is the girl has reportedly
“changed her story,” saying the rape never
happened. From the St. Louis Post Dispatch:
“Following a thorough investigation, which
included the reporting party meeting with and
informing the police investigator that the
incident did not occur, the UMSL Police Department
has determined that the incident (in a Dec. 18
warning to students) was unfounded.”
The Arkansas Supreme Court denied an appeal by
Ralph Taylor, who is serving a 13-year sentence
for rape. The court held that evidence of the
victim's prior false allegations of rape was
inadmissible because it was considered sexual
conduct within the meaning of the state's rape
shield statute. In that case, the
defense proffered the testimony of two friends of
the alleged victim, both of whom claimed that she
had previously falsely accused another man of
raping her. The court added that admitting such
evidence could "inflame the jury."
One of these cases concerns an 18 year-old
Wisconsin boy named Charles Steadman, who in 1993
was sentenced to eight years in prison for
allegedly raping an older woman. Steadman was
prohibited from revealing that his accuser was
currently facing criminal charges of having sex
with minors, and thus had an excellent reason to
claim that the sex with Steadman was not
consensual. Such evidence was deemed related
to his accuser's sexual history and thus
In December 2013, Conor Oberst was falsely accused
of rape via comments made on the website of online
magazine 'xoJane' by North Carolina fan Joanie
Faircloth, who later recanted her accusations in
July 2014 and issued an official public apology.
Faircloth went on to blame her decision to falsely
accuse Oberst of rape due to her going through a
"difficult period" of her life.
Conor Oberst recently forgave Joan Elizabeth
Harris (aka Joanie Faircloth) for falsely accusing
him of rape, after she publicly apologized. Harris
originally said Oberst raped her 10 years ago in a
fabricated comment on xoJane. The story spread
across the internet, quickly becoming an issue.
Oberst had to wait six months for an apology, and
now he’s ready to move on. He has completely
dropped the libel lawsuit he had filed against
"The FBI investigation led nowhere, but the claim
by Daisy Lundy (now Lovelace) that a white boy
dressed suspiciously like a UVA student had
physically attacked her, shouting “No one wants a
nigger to be president!” led the University
through paroxysms of self-flagellating white
guilt, solemnly confessed in a candlelight vigil
and a plethora of new “diversity”-enhancing
committees with new, fat budgets. (I confess: I
was one of those bloggers who doubted her story,
in multiple posts – there had, after all, been
five black student body presidents at UVa since
1990; $22,000 in offered rewards for information
was never claimed; no confirmation in FBI and
local police investigations, etc.). Since Lundy’s
claim was never proved a hoax, however,
and she stuck to her story no Honor Code violation
was ever charged.
On the contrary, Lundy was anointed student body
president by acclamation (her opponent withdrew
because of the hoax), and after graduation she
became an assistant in UVA’s Diversity Office
(where else?), where she now earns $56,700 a year.
A cynic, or careful observer, might suspect that
Johnathan Perkins was quite familiar with the
Lundy episode and its effects. Whether or not he
was, however, there are some interesting links
between the two events."
"I vaguely remember the Daisy Lundy story and did
a little homework. Daisy Lundy was running for
student President, and made sensational
allegations of a brutal racially motivated beating
the evening before the election. Under pressure
from UVA, her opponent in the race withdrew. Some
expressed skepticism about this spectacular crime
and were shouted down. The FBI and state formally
investigated and found nothing to support her
story. After roiling UVA, it went away quietly
after the investigations. "
Jonathan Perkins (more below)
December 16, 2014 at 5:47 pm GMT
'OK, the Media is on board that there is at least
something “fishy” (excuse the pun) about the
“Jackie” story, but the above link was offered in
the context that this account may have had some
storytelling license but what is described not
only could have happened but does happen
unfortunately and tragically on a regular basis.
'The above link is offered on HotAir. So a real
person with a name has come forward that indeed
that kind of thing happened to her — 30 years ago
— but someone is going public that it did happen.
Not only that, the events of 30 years past
resulted in a criminal conviction as of the
'This account also has some implausibles — being
bloodied and bruised and going to the police but
being rebuffed by the police. Going to the Dean
and being rebuffed by the Dean. Went first to the
ER and being rebuffed by the ER nurse. Pressing
charges against a man who had come forward many
years later and having his defense team hold out
for $30,000 payment to disclose evidence they
'Does any of this seem likely? Would a college Dean
be that dismissive of a woman student showing up
in his office with visible bruises? Would even a
college-town ER not know to collect forensic
medical evidence? As to those lawyers demanding
$30K, aren’t there rules of disclosure and
discovery and legal ethics?
'On the other hand, the writer claims that a man
served time in prison, pleading to lesser assault
charge? Is this like Emily Yoffe's story of the husband
who wanted to turn himself in for rape after
having (consensual) drunken sex with his wife?'
Aside: it's worth noting that there's a brisk business done in 'self-help' circles among people who admit to all sorts of things they never did, just for the (positive) attention: they can claim 'redemption' and sing 'Amazing Grace' with everyone in a tearful circle. Just as Jackie Coakley and Emily Renda compete with other women to see who can come up with the most horrific gang-rape tales, the better to achieve cred with their cohort, so self-flagellating males can perform a 'Ned Flanders' and admit to 'sinning in their heart' (or elsewhere) to the effusive praise of all. Confession is so good for the soul!
Collage (clockwise from top left): YouTube
screenshot/Princeton University, YouTube
screenshot/Hofstra University, KOWB, Creative
Here Are EIGHT Campus Rape Hoaxes Eerily Like The
UVA Rape Story
10:27 PM 12/14/2014
In a now-infamous Nov. 19 story in Rolling Stone,
disgraced journalist Sabrina Rubin Erdely asserted
that at least five members of the Phi Kappa Psi
fraternity gang-raped a freshman named Jackie at a
frat house party, then left her in a bloodstained
dress to exit via a conveniently vacant side
The Washington Post’s reporting now suggests that
Jackie fabricated huge swathes of her gory rape
tale, and that Erdely abrogated her duty to
properly investigate it. (RELATED: Students Come
Forward To Poke More Holes In Virginia Co-Ed’s
Gang Rape Story)
Erdely’s career is rapidly disintegrating with
each freshly revealed fabrication, as it becomes
more and more evident that no rape occurred.
(RELATED: Disgraced Journalist Behind UVA Rape
Story Sanctimoniously Criticized FALSE REPORTING)
Why did Erdely commit career suicide? Writing at
Slate, Hanna Rosin provides the likely answer:
Erdely hoped her wildly implausible 9,000-word,
agenda-driven excuse for journalism would
emphasize “the larger theme of a university
culture and social scene indifferent even to the
most brutalized victims of rape.”
This motive explains why Erdely went to such great
pains to present Jackie’s friends weighing whether
to rush a gang-rape victim to the hospital. Sure,
it might be good for Jackie, but would such a move
devastate their social reputations on frat row?
Whatever Erdely’s motive, her discredited piece
begs the question: Is it remotely true that
American college administrators and college
students are indifferent to the allegations of
rape victims? What about the exponential growth of
rape activism on campus? What about the routine
occurrence of “take back the night” vigils?
Could this perceived indifference actually be
warranted skepticism? In fact, the number of
completely fraudulent rape allegations made by
women on American college campuses is far from
With very little effort at all, The Daily Caller
has found eight twisted, totally false and
especially astonishing rape hoaxes proffered over
the years by female college students.
In each case, the cruel hoaxes were initially
accepted as true. In some cases, real lives were
Note the eerie similarities among these fake rape
cases with the tale spun at the University of
Virginia by Jackie and by Erdely, her willing
Rolling Stone accomplice.
In February 2013, Morgan Triplett, 20, visited the
University of California, Santa Cruz for a
lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender conference.
While there, she claimed that she had been raped
in broad daylight on the Santa Cruz campus.
Triplett’s story was a hoax. The bizarre truth is
that she successfully used Craigslist to locate a
stranger who agreed to beat her up in exchange for
sex. In a failed ad, which found no takers, sought
somebody to shoot her in the shoulder. A second
ad, seeking someone willing to “punch, kick and
bruise her” panned out. (RELATED: Student Sought
Man To Beat Her Up And Have Sex, Then Reported It
Triplett met her unnamed mangler in Santa Cruz. He
beat her up. They had sex. She used a cellphone
screen reflection as a mirror to see if the
injuries were sufficient. She then directed him to
pummel her some more.
With fresh bruises to substantiate her sick tale,
Triplett then informed 911 that a mysterious
assailant had raped and battered her while she was
walking on a path looking for banana slugs — the
In November 2004, Desiree Nall, a student at
Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla. told police
that two men raped her in a bathroom on campus.
Nall was the president of the local chapter of the
National Organization for Women and it was during
Sexual Assault Awareness Week.
The allegations caused police to warn student at
the tiny school to stay inside as much as possible
to avoid a team of rapists on the loose.
Police became skeptical of Nall’s claims after she
couldn’t keep her story straight and was unable to
provide descriptions of the two men, according to
Also, an examination of Nall at a sexual assault
treatment center showed no evidence of any sexual
Nall, 23, eventually recanted her fake rape
allegations. Police suggested that Nall could have
been attempting to “make a statement” about sexual
Local police ultimately spent over $50,000
investigating Nall’s imaginary claims.
After the hoax was exposed, Nall was charged for
making a false statement to police. Her husband
defended her. He said cops targeted her not
because of her lies but because “she is a
Tags: rape culture, Rolling Stone, Sabrina Rubin
Erdely, University of Virginia
Back in April 1991, Princeton University student
Mindy Brickman falsely accused a fellow Princeton
student of raping her, according to The Daily
Princetonian. She libeled the student by spreading
“her claim through conversations around campus.”
She also repeated the smear at a campus “take back
the night” rally. Interestingly, however, like
Jackie at the University of Virginia, she chose
not to press criminal charges.
Once Brickman’s claim fell apart, she wrote an
apology in the pages of the Princetonian
“I never intended for anyone to be hurt by my
statements,” she swore. Instead, she explained,
her deceitful claim was intended to “raise
awareness for the plight of the campus rape
“A certain individual has been accused and is
being pursued for a crime he did not commit,”
Brickman added in a wonderful use of the passive
voice. She noted she had actually never once even
talked to this man.
Brickman appears to have later attended Tulane
University Law School and passed the ethics
portion of a state bar exam. According to
LinkedIn, a 1991 Princeton graduate named Mindy
Brickman is now a partner at Christovich &
Kearney in New Orleans, La.
In April 2013, University of Wyoming student Meg
Lanker-Simons, then 28, anonymously posted a rape
threat directed at herself on a Facebook page
called UW Crushes. (RELATED: Police Say
28-Year-Old Undergrad Threatened Herself With Rape
In Facebook Hoax)
The vile post by Lanker-Simons read:
“I want to hatefuck Meg Lanker
Simons so hard. That chick runs her liberal mouth
all the time and doesn’t care who knows it. I
think its so hot and makes me angry. One night
with me and shes gonna be a good Republican
A ruckus followed. There was a big feminist rally.
A school official denounced “rape culture.”
Police investigated the incident, quickly
determining that Lanker-Simons posted the message
on her computer while it was in her possession.
She eventually pled no contest to a misdemeanor
charge of interfering with a peace officer and
paid a small fine.
Later, Lanker-Simons — who seems to have changed
her name to Meg Simons — added a later-removed
entry to her cat-filled blog suggesting that she
attends Gonzaga University School of Law.
(RELATED: Wyoming ‘Hate-F***’ Hoaxer Adds To
Checkered Criminal Past, Now Attends Law School)
In the fall of 2009, Hofstra University Danmell
Ndonye voluntarily had sex with no fewer than five
men in a dormitory bathroom.
Ndonye, 18, accused the men of gang rape after her
boyfriend found her with no shoes on, looking
“like she just finished hot sex,” according to the
New York Post.
The boyfriend demanded that she contact police.
“Oh, you know, no, it’s OK,” she told him, but he
“How could it be OK that you just got raped?” he
said in amazement.
As a result of Ndonye’s lies, four innocent men
were arrested and jailed. (A fifth remained on the
One of those men, Jesus Ortiz, sought protective
custody because inmates called him a rapist and
The four men were only saved because someone had
filmed the orgy on a mobile phone. Ndonye’s story
crumbled because the video showed that the sex was
“Unfortunately, everything doesn’t stop because
the DA says go home and drops the charges,” the
father of one of the men told the Post.
Meanwhile, Ndonye went into hiding.
Tags: rape culture, Rolling Stone, Sabrina Rubin
Erdely, University of Virginia
In April 2013, former University of Florida
student Tanya Borachi lied to police about getting
bound and gagged in a Gainesville apartment
complex parking lot.
Borachi, 22, said a man dressed in black and
wearing a black mask and gloves brutally tied her
hands and gagged her while she was getting out of
her car, according to The Gainesville Sun.
She only got away, she claimed, by kicking the man
in the groin and fleeing — still tied and gagged.
Her roommate, who fell for her story, unbound her.
Boarchi initially defended her fabricated story by
saying that she was trying to teach the world “a
lesson to women in the area that an attack could
happen to them.”
Police told the Sun that the ex-student was likely
under some psychological pressure because “her
family was expecting her to graduate” from the
University of Florida later in the spring, and
that wasn’t going to happen.
Police charged Boarchi with filing a false police
Back in 1993, at Oberlin College, where privileged
Obama-supporting white kids perpetrated a cruel
race hoax just last year, a “take back the night”
group posted a number of signs on campus labeling
an apparently randomly-chosen, innocent freshman
as “Rapist of the Month.”
The 18-year-old male student, a philosophy major,
was retrieving his mail when he first saw the
signs calling him a rapist, according to the
“My initial reaction was complete shock, complete
disbelief,” the unidentified student said.
He had to deny the allegation to his friends. He
tore down the sign, which many people saw. He also
ripped down several other signs all over the
“I haven’t even dated at Oberlin,” the student
told the Blade. “I don’t drink. I don’t do drugs.
I couldn’t have gotten myself in that kind of
A friend described him as “almost boring.”
Another student at Oberlin, sophomore Emily Lloyd,
suggested that critics of the incredible falsehood
were missing the “take back the night” group’s
“So many women get their lives totally ruined by
being assaulted and not saying anything,” Lloyd
explained. “So if one guy gets his life ruined,
maybe it balances out.”
In 1990, Mariam Kashani, then a sophomore at
George Washington University, weaved a giant,
racist fiction about a campus rape.
Kashani, who was a rape counselor and worked for a
rape crisis hotline, told the school newspaper
about a white woman who was raped by two black men
on campus. The men held the woman at knifepoint,
she swore. She also felt compelled to add that the
men had “particularly bad body odor,” according to
The New York Times.
Once the two men had finished having their way
with the female student, Kashani lied, they
laughed at her and told her she was “pretty good
for a white girl.”
Incredibly, Kashani even managed to coordinate
having someone impersonate a policeman who
confirmed the story by telephone.
When her story crumbled, Kashani said she was
really sorry and insisted that she “had hoped the
story, as reported, would highlight the problems
of safety for women.”
Rozelle Moore, a black senior George Washington,
told the Times: “She definitely owes the campus an
apology, and she owes an apology to black males.”
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Erdely, University of Virginia
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"Each of them rejected multiple assertions made in
the article, which has since (not) been
"I still don't really care if what's presented in
this article is true or not" -- Jackie's
male friend Ryan on 14 Dec
"If she was acting on the night of Sept. 28, 2012,
then she deserves an Oscar." Why, I don't believe
we've ever seen anything like that. Oh wait, what
was the name of the woman who drove her children
into a lake, left them to drown, and then claimed
on television that they had been abducted in a
carjacking? Now that was some pretty good acting.
A WOMAN with a 'personality disorder' who made a false rape allegation against a man she was angry with has been given a suspended sentence.
At the end of a brief relationship Sarah Eastwood (34) had told the man: “You messed with the wrong person, I will get you sorted out.” She later alleged he raped her in a city centre pub toilet.
The man had not been in the city that night and recovery of large amount of CCTV disproved the allegation. Eastwood made a statement at Store Street garda station and became agitated and angry when it appeared there were contradictions in the details.
Two men charged with having sex with a woman
under the influence of alcohol.
One convicted and imprisoned, the other freed.
British Footballer Ched Evans
convicted and imprisoned for rape for having
consensual sex with a woman who had been
drinking. CCTV footage clearly contradicts
the prosecutor's case, but was ruled irrelevant.
A jury found his (black) compatriot innocent
despite taking part identically in the
"Was she sober and consenting when McDonald was
having sex with her, but drunk and not consenting
when Evans did (afterward)?"
The "complainant" didn't even bring charges.
She told police that she'd lost her cell phone and
thought maybe one of her (many) drinks had been
spiked (toxicology tests proved otherwise).
But a zealous prosecutor named Nita Dowell (not
'Mike Nifong') nailed
(only one of the two) footballers to the
'Ched Evans took advantage of a
vulnerable young woman who was in no fit state to
consent to sexual activity. He did so knowingly
and with a total disregard for her physical or
Detective Chief Inspector Steve Williams, the
senior investigating officer for North Wales
Police, said: 'I sincerely hope that the
guilty verdict will provide some closure on this
horrendous ordeal for the victim and that she will
be able to rebuild her life which was shattered by
the events of May 30 2011."
'It is a myth that being vulnerable through
alcohol consumption means that a victim is somehow
responsible for being raped. The law is clear:
being vulnerable through drink or drugs does not
'Rape is an extremely damaging offence, but it can
also be one of the most misunderstood and
difficult to prosecute.
'The Crown Prosecution Service, in partnership
with the police and other agencies, is working
hard to help combat and dispel the myths and
stereotypes that exist around the issue of rape.
This "shattered" woman (who by all accounts was a
willing participant in the sexual episode) deleted
her tweets bragging
about how much money she was going to shake down
but some were later retrieved by a hacker from New
York. Prosecutors denied that these tweets
From another observer:
"Young boys are growing up in a culture
which treats male sexuality like some sort of
pathology. It's largely because of highly
emotive, moral preaching, as found in
campaigns like that delivered by Rape
"When you see a woman whose car has
broken down remember not to rape her."
We're rapidly approaching the point--if
we're not there already--where a man who sees a
woman whose car has broken down should continue
on driving. Perhaps not even calling for
help because he could then be held responsible
as an accomplice to anything later alleged.
Downs claimed she was carjacked on a rural road
near Springfield, Oregon, by a strange man who
shot her and her three children. Investigators
became suspicious because they believed her manner
was far too calm for a person who had experienced
such a traumatic event.
Their suspicions heightened when, upon arrival at
the hospital to visit her children, Downs
immediately called Robert Knickerbocker, a married
man and former co-worker in Arizona, with whom she
had been having an extramarital affair.
In her first application for parole in 2008, Downs
reaffirmed her innocence. "Over the years," she
said, "I have told you and the rest of the world
that a man shot me and my children. I have never
changed my story."
On June 6, 1996, at 2:31 am Rowlett 911 received a
call from 5801 Eagle Dr, the home of Darlie
Routier, a lavish two-story house in an affluent
suburb. Routier told the operator that her home
had been broken into and that an intruder stabbed
two of her sons, Damon (age 5) and Devon (age 6),
and attacked her, which she claimed to have slept
through. The youngest child, Drake (age 7 months)
was asleep upstairs with his father and was