It’s looks like they’re really going to trial this time in the decade-old disappearance of Rilya Wilson. Geralyn Graham, her foster mother, was charged with murder back in 2005, seven years ago, and the trial has been postponed umpteen times. But jury selection, they say, begins tomorrow, so it looks like it’ll really happen this time.
From what I know, the case against Geralyn Graham is weak. I mean, I’m quite sure she killed Rilya, but can they prove it? For the jury it may be a matter of “I know she did it, but…” Like with the Casey Anthony trial. I believe Casey killed her daughter Caylee, and the jury might have believed it also, but if the prosecution couldn’t prove that, then the jury made the correct decision when they acquitted her.
The problem is this (quoted from the article I linked to above):
In Graham’s case, the star prosecution witness will be Robin Lunceford, a career criminal [here’s her rap sheet] who had been sentenced to life behind bars before revealing Graham’s purported confession. Lunceford’s sentence was reduced to 10 years after she came forward. She is now scheduled for release in March 2014.
Maybe Lunceford actually heard the confession. Maybe she didn’t. I don’t trust that woman as far as I can throw her. Another quote:
Ultimately…the jury will have to be convinced that there’s no other explanation for Rilya’s death in order to convict Graham.
“Other than foul play, is there any reasonable explanation for the missing person’s disappearance?” he said. “Assuming the answer is no, is there any reasonable doubt that someone other than the accused is the perpetrator?”
We shall see.
Rilya’s entire life was a tragedy. They say her name was an acronym for “Remember I Love You Always” but it looks like in all her four years on this earth she didn’t have one single person who gave a damn about her.