Witness in Rilya Wilson case released from prison

Robin Lunceford, the star witness against Geralyn Graham at the trial for the presumed murder of her foster daughter Rilya Wilson, has been released from prison. She got a sweetheart deal in return for her testimony: convicted of armed robbery under Florida’s habitual offender laws, she was supposed to get LWOPped. Instead she got ten years, with time for good behavior. She was actually supposed to be released last December but it didn’t happen till now on account of some of her less-than-good behavior in prison.

I don’t know if she was telling the truth in her testimony at the trial, but she hardly strikes me as a trustworthy person. Robin Lunceford is a career criminal who uses over 20 alias names. Check out her criminal record in the state of Florida — and it looks like she’s done crimes in Nevada and Illinois too. This woman has no respect for the law.

Nevertheless, if one of them has to be free, I would rather it be Robin Lunceford than Geralyn Graham.

It’s about time!

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.