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Did Man’s Confession Save Parents Who Failed Polygraph?

Four years ago this week, then-43-year-old Shawn Morgan confessed he had suffocated Breeann Rodriguez with a white plastic bag, according to an Associated Press report.  Had it not been for his confession, Edgar Rodriguez and Claudia Ramos might have had to face charges for the murder of their three-year-old daughter.  Why?  Because both reportedly failed polygraph tests administered by investigators trying to crack the case.

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The little girl’s body was found in a remote area a few miles from the from the family home in the Southeast Missouri town of Senath, population 1,500.

The decision to conduct polygraph tests came after investigators decided they needed fast answers about the girl’s disappearance. That’s when, according to the father who spoke about the matter with CNN’s Nancy Grace Aug. 11, 2011, Breeann’s parents were asked to take polygraph tests and, after the tests were completed, were told they had failed.

Who, exactly, decided to turn to the polygraph?  Dunklin County (Mo.) Sheriff Bob Holder told me the county prosecutor would be able to answer that question. I decided not to call him, however, because I’m not interested in the answer to that question as much as I am in the tests and the consequences little Breeann’s parents could have faced as a result of failing them.

Is there an alternative to the polygraph? Yes, and details about it — including a plethora of success stories and reasons why more local and state law enforcement agencies across the United States use it instead of the polygraph — are highlighted throughout the pages of my second nonfiction book, The Clapper Memo.

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Does String of Incidents Show Donald Trump Right?

Evidence of the Obama Administration’s failure to secure our nation’s borders has surfaced in no fewer than three highly-publicized incidents involving illegal immigrants who, after being deported as many as five times, stand linked to the deaths of innocent Americans in 2015. Perhaps, Donald Trump is right, and the United States does have an immigration problem.

Donald Trump by Gage Skidmore

Donald Trump by Gage Skidmore

The first incident resulted in back-to-back murders the morning of January 31. Suspected of the murders is 31-year-old Victor Manuel Reyes, a man who was sentenced to 5 years for drug possession in 2010, according to Harris County, Texas, court records. Officials also said an immigration hold had been placed on Reyes, because he was here illegally.

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The second incident took place June 20 and resulted in the death of Bob Barry Jr., 58, a beloved sportscaster in Oklahoma. Multiple news reports reveal Gustavo Castillo Gutierrez, 26, was charged with causing an accident without a valid driver’s license and drug possession on Tuesday. In addition, authorities confirmed Gutierrez had previously been deported three times.

The most-recent incident took place in San Francisco during the Independence Day weekend and resulted in the fatal shooting of Kathryn Steinle, 32. Accused of the seemingly-random murder is 45-year-old Francisco Sanchez, a man who was reportedly deported five times prior to the incident after settling in the “sanctuary city” by the bay.

Unfortunately, few members of Congress seem interested in immigration reforms and border security changes that might prevent atrocities like those outlined above. Same goes for the White House where President Barack Obama and his lackeys have blood on their hands.

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Bob McCarty Offers Weekly Recap: Dec. 5

During the last seven days, I shared plenty of news, including a video that went viral, at BobMcCarty.com. My list of accomplishments this week includes the following:

A loaded jingle truck rolls down Highway 1 in Zabul province, Afghanistan, July 3, 2010 ( DoD Photo).

A loaded jingle truck rolls through down Highway 1 in Zabul province, Afghanistan, July 3, 2010 ( DoD Photo).

Sunday, Nov. 30 — Amidst watching pro football games, I shared excerpts from my first two books. The first contained post-conviction thoughts of the Army Green Beret whose life is chronicles in my first nonfiction book, Three Days In August. The second, I shared what I learned during an interview with a retired Green Beret about he used non-polygraph interrogation technology to deal with ‘Truckloads of Bad Guys’ and other challenges in war zones.

Monday, Dec. 1 — Shot by a woman at the scene of the gruesome murder of a Bosnian immigrant in South St. Louis Sunday evening, a video I shared in the post, EXCLUSIVE: Hammers Attack Video From South St Louis, went viral. In fact, it had been viewed nearly 216,000 times by 11 p.m. Central Friday.

Tuesday, Dec. 2 — I not only recalled the day two years earlier when I Had Lunch With a Level One Sniper, but I also shared a sort of “I Told You So” video for Obama voters to watch.

Wednesday, Dec. 3 — I shared an update about the Oklahoma City Bombing Trial taking place in Salt Lake City under the headline, Oklahoma City Bombing Trial Judge Asked to Appoint Special Master to Investigate Allegations of FBI Witness Tampering. I also shared details about a new development in the aforementioned hammer attack in St. Louis.

Thursday, Dec. 4 — I published details of a Bosnian immigrant’s call for St. Louisans to unite in love following the deadly hammer attack in the city’s Bevo Mill neighborhood Sunday. I also shared my excitement about the first review of my just-released crime-fiction mystery novel, The National Bet.

Friday, Dec. 5 — I issued a plea to readers of this site to help a former Green Beret who’s facing a possible return to prison. In addition, I shared news about The National Bet garnering front-page coverage in the newspaper of a Southern Illinois community where much of the fictitious action inside the book takes place.

Saturday, Dec. 6 — My plans include attending a year-end shindig for St. Louis-area authors and watching as much college football as I can squeeze in. Beyond those items, I have few plans.

Hope you have a good week, and look forward to seeing you back here early and often.

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Murder Suspect Loved Christopher Hitchens Video

Seven months ago, Isaiah Marin commented on a YouTube video, Christopher Hitchens Explains Why Religion Poisons Everything, which features the late polemecist Christopher Hitchens, writing, “LOVE IT. i opaner. great story.” On Wednesday, the 21-year-old became a suspect in the near-beheading murder of a 19-year-old man in Stillwater, Okla.

Screen shot of Isaiah Marin's comment regarding a Christopher Hitchens video about religion.

Screen shot of Isaiah Marin’s comment regarding a Christopher Hitchens video about religion. Click image to go to video.

So far, no news reports about the murder — including this one — have mentioned anything about Marin’s comments about the video.

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