At this point I have like 100 or so updated cases already written and ready to be posted and around the same number still awaiting my attention. (Not to mention new cases.) For updates, I usually add new/updated age-progressions and anything murder-without-a-body related (like, new charges, or the trial’s outcome) in front of other updates. That aside, when it comes to which updates get posted first, which, in the opinion of Charley’s viewers, is preferable?
As all of you probably know by now, Geralyn Graham was convicted of child abuse and kidnapping in the disappearance of Rilya Wilson, but the jury deadlocked on the murder charge. Eleven to one. I’m assuming it was eleven to one in favor of conviction, but they won’t say. I was afraid she would be acquitted outright. The case against her was so weak, even though we all know she did it.
It looks like the prosecutor won’t retry on the murder charge. It kind of makes more sense not to: the case has dragged on for so long and cost so much taxpayer money. A murder conviction means a life sentence, but the charges Graham has already been convicted of, according to the article I linked to, could mean 30 years or more in jail, and I see no reason why the judge would go easy on her. Geralyn Graham is now 67 years old, so that would basically be a life sentence anyway.
Poor Rilya. As I pointed out before, her name may have been an acronym for “Remember I Love You Always” but I don’t think anyone loved her while she was alive.
Got an email from a fan:
As a map geek of sorts, have you ever mapped out the last known locations of the missing persons on your list? I believe it could be a very valuable tool in linking victims, especially when cases involve towns near county, state, and country borders. If you don’t do this, do you know of any other website that provides this mapping sort of information?
That sounds like an excellent idea.
Ten updates (all of them APs), five new cases, and fifteen resolves. Actually, I have a lot more than fifteen resolves, but fifteen was a lot and it neatly filled up a resolved page, so I figure I’ll do the rest next update.
It’s Tuesday. The new MP of the week is Maria Trinidad Velasquez, age 29, missing from Houston, Texas since 1986. I’ve got nothing on her.