Richard Sloan
Fri Mar 8, 2019 10:01

I agree that Wilentz was what amts. to being unethical re: Whited and Hochmuth. But I think that placing rail 16, which came from Bruno's attic, at the scene of the crime, is tantamount to placing him at the scene of the crime. If he only built the ladder and gave it to someone else to commit the crime, that still makes him guilty of killing the baby. It's sort of like someone who was a willing supporter in a robbery or was "merely" the driver of the getaway car. If they helped in the commission of the crime (even if they were not physically inside the bank), and a bank guard was killed, they, too, are guilty of murder.

  • millard whited, opportunist par excellencebob mills for sue and forum, Thu Mar 7 09:58
    I like it too, Sue. Whited was a pathological liar whose own family didn't trust him. My guess is that he lied here, too. I doubt the cops told him to change his story. I think the real reason was... more
    • I believe Whited, being illiterate, latched onto phrases he heard from others and repeated things he was coached to say.
      • whited, illiterate except for $$$$$.bob mills for sue, Sun Mar 10 09:48
        You're probably right. But he also knew that a share of the reward money was his for "remembering" that he'd seen Hauptmann in Hopewell.
        • Re: whited, illiterate except for $$$$$.steve for sue, Wed Mar 13 10:53
          I think he saw hauptmann, and houchmuth also
        • Picture of Millard WhitedSue for Bob, Sun Mar 10 13:47
          Is this picture of Millard Whited for real?! I first thought that he was sticking his tongue out at the camera, but when you zoom in you see that it is a cigar! He was living the high life once he... more
          • whited and the LKCbob mills for sue, Mon Mar 11 10:53
            That photo conforms to my recollection of Whited from 20 years ago or so, Sue. For me, he represents the case perfectly. Incompetent police work exacerbated by strident demands for results from the... more
            • WhitedRichard Sloan, Tue Mar 12 09:10
              I have seen a couple of pics of him walking to or from either the trial or a Grand Jury hearing, wearing a long and expensive looking black coat and what appears to be a silk scarf. He was relishing... more
          • Although...Sue for Bob, Sun Mar 10 13:50
            Although, maybe he ALWAYS smoked cigars?
    • WIlentz — Richard Sloan, Fri Mar 8 10:01
      • rail 16bob mills for richard and forum, Fri Mar 8 18:34
        Richard, as I recall (somebody correct me if I'm mistaken), that attic had been searched 19 times by cops looking for evidence against Hauptmann. Nothing was found. Suddenly, after Hauptmann is... more
        • atticRichard Sloan, Fri Mar 8 22:42
          I think those cops were only looking for money and anything else they thought mite be evidence. They weren't looking for something that WAS NOT there, only for things that WERE there.
          • Re: atticsteve for rich, Sun Mar 10 12:03
            the whole flooring in the attic looked like rail 16
            • rail 16 in attic floorRichard Sloan, Sun Mar 10 12:55
              I am not sure I understand what you mean by that, Stevo. Can you elaborate?
              • Re: rail 16 in attic floorsteve for rich, Wed Mar 13 10:52
                southern pine boards all through the attic
                • atticRichard Sloan, Wed Mar 13 11:56
                  STeve. I found what you wanted and a friend will make a DVD copy of it just for you next week!
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