Bloody Lies. A CSI Scandal in the Heartland by John Ferak

By John Ferak

The distant farming neighborhood of Murdock, Nebraska, looked to be the least most probably atmosphere for one of many heartland's such a lot ruthless and bloody double murders in a long time. in reality, the little city had long gone greater than a century and not using a unmarried murder. yet at the evening of Easter 2006, Wayne and Sharmon inventory have been brutally murdered of their domestic. The murders garnered sensational frontpage headlines and drew quick statewide cognizance. virtually everyone round Murdock used to be full of worry, panic, and outrage. Who killed Wayne and Sharmon inventory? What used to be the purpose? The shares have been the essence of Nebraska's all-American farm relations, self-made, God-fearing, and of excessive ethical personality. slightly every week into this double homicide research, arrests introduced a feeling of reduction to the sufferers' kinfolk and to neighborhood citizens. The case looked as if it would fall well into position whilst a tiny speck of homicide sufferer Wayne Stock's blood seemed within the alleged getaway vehicle. Then, an imprecise clue...

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They realized there were two different shooters who killed the gray-haired male victim. The blood spatter on the walls left behind a perfect silhouette of a person. 3 Outside, the CSIs saw a detached window screen resting against the back of the house. The laundry room window was partially open. All the other windows on the Stocks’ two-story house were closed shut that cool April morning. Veys suspected the intruders had cut a hole through the screen to gain entry through the back window, so he snapped numerous photos of the open window, including close-ups of the tampered screen.

Finally, they came upon a very tidy country farm, a most unusual setting for the CSI team. 1 The Douglas County CSI team had been told that two people were killed, and the crime scene was extremely bloody. “It was a very brutal crime scene,” Kofoed recalled. ”2 The bodies unnerved Kofoed. Wayne Stock lay facedown in his hallway, fatally shot in the back of his head. He had crawled out of his bedroom after suffering the initial gunshot to his knee. Wayne and Sharmon Stock were the last people the residents of Cass County ever suspected would be victims of foul play, especially in the horrific manner they died.

But both doors were locked. Frustrated, they strode through the grass and meandered into the backyard. This time, they targeted a first-floor window near the large wooden deck. The two gently set down their shotguns. They reached into their pockets and put on some cloth garden gloves so they would not leave behind any fingerprints. The trespassers cut a hole through a window screen. They pried it off quickly and propped it up against the house. Slowly, the window was lifted open. One person hoisted the other through the opening.

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