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February 16, 2015 

full_name: Bob A. 

message: To whoever decided to create a fictitious account with my name and post comments on the WMUR site in support of Evans:  I never planned on commenting at any of the news sites about the recent failed attempt made by Max, however when I saw someone had used my name in that manner I felt that a point needed to be made.  I will now devote my life to posting comments at all of the news sites in an scorched earth policy which will include facts pertaining to the just conviction of Chad Evans.  It was not wise on your part to fire a shot across my bow, you know who you are, perhaps in the future you will think twice before doing something as foolish as using my name in that manner.  Whatever comments you make at these sites to garner support, I will crush you with solid facts and spirited commentary.

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Bob,

Unless there is another Bob Arnold interested in this case, it appears as if you have been a victim of a type of identify theft, which is a crime.  I urge you to contact WMUR, if you have not done so already, and ask them to verify the identity of the commenter with the same name as you, or remove all postings under that name.  Further, if you can obtain information about the true author of those comments, there should be some remedy in the civil or criminal courts.  Everyone who makes a comment on WMUR has to provide some identifying information. 

 

February 15, 2015

full_name: Bob A. 

message: Morrison I beg to differ.  Chad was deceptive to protect himself.  He blamed Amanda, Jeff and his young son.  To this day he has refused to take responsibility for his actions. Evans was fully aware that he was in trouble, proof can be seen in the video taped interview which the jury saw as well.  He was extremely nervous, studdering, his answers wandering in an effort to shift focus from himself.  His body language speaks volumes as does his behavior afterwards, hiding out from police, following his friends around to monitor their movements, controlling and influencing others' recollections and statements.  There is a good reason why we have separation of powers, to keep felons like Max Abramson and his copblock/free keene/free state project activists from having control of our judicial system. location:

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Bob,

1. Chad HAS taken responsibility for his actions and inaction. He has expressed regret many times that he was not more assertive about the need for Kassidy to get medical attention, and that he didn't take Kassidy to the hospital on the afternoon or evening of November 8, 2000. Like many parents and responsible adults who realized too late that there was a serious problem, he wishes he had done more.  However, as he didn't assault nor murder Kassidy, he will never "take responsibility" for such alleged crimes. 

2. Sure. Body language can say something, i.e. that Chad was nervous during his police interrogation.  I would have been, too.  However, you are far more confident than I think reasonable in your interpretation of body language.

3. Again, we disagree about his actions while on bail and the intent of those actions, and the relevance of those actions to the crimes for which he was convicted.  He was very much in love with Amanda and they both had suffered a terrible loss with the death of Kassidy.

4. The Resolution sponsored by Max Abramson, H.R. 10, is a resolution from the legislature to the Executive Branch.  Such resolutions often are propsed and passed by legislatures around the country.

 

February 14, 2015

full_name: Bob A.

message: Morrison, thanks for providing the link to the police interview.  Note that within 30 seconds, Evans lied.  Within 60 minutes, he told five lies.  Count them, five.  I'd like to comment about Evan's claim that he was never interviewed by NH authorities....this is true because Evans lawyered up on the evening of Kassidy's death.  He refused to cooperate, lied, played games and hid out from the police.  He even obstructed his license plates to avoid police detection so that he could continue to break the terms of his bail.  Now he wants to talk to the police?  Too late. location:

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Bob, It was a mistake for Chad to be deceptive or misleading in any way during his Maine State Police interrogation on November 9.  He was trying to protect Amanda and trying to protect his child custody agreement with his ex-wife. He was still unaware that the police theory was that HE abused and killed Kassidy.  Also, it was a mistake to break his bail conditions.  None of this, however, is relevant to whether he assaulted and murdered Kassidy. As for "lawyering up," he had learned from his Nov. 9 interrogation that it was a mistake to talk with police without an attorney present.  None of these mistakes, and none of the mistakes made by others in this tragic case, however, warrants your apparent view that it is "too late" for justice.  As the 1,549 national exonerations since 1989 have shown, it should never be too late for justice.  Every one of those 1,549 was convicted  beyond a reasonable doubt.

 

February 12, 2015

full_name: Tania C

message: Why in your statement did you almost always refer to Kyle using his name and yet only referred to Kassidy as her or she even when prompted to use her name by LE?

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NOTE BY MODERATOR (Morrison)

Tania, perhaps I don't understand the question, but Chad mentioned Kassidy by name 22 times during his interview. See pages: 12, 23, 27, 30, 32, 39, 48, 55(2 times), 62(3), 63(4), 65, 74, 77, 83, 100 and 111.  Chad also referred to Kassidy as "she" and "her." Is there a problem with using pronouns?  Please remember that he had just been told that the girl he saw alive that same morning, and for whom he packed some snacks, was dead. Do you have other questions about the case? 

Chad's interview is linked here:  CHAD POLICE INTERVIEW 9 November 2000

 

 

January 16, 2015  2:12 p.m.

full_name: Bob A.

message: I'd like to address the recent explosion of posts made on

social media, in particular those made by CC.  Among some

of these posts, she has once again repeatedly claimed that Chad has

passed a polygraph examination.  In an open letter to US House Rep

Annie Kuster, she has stated that Evans passed both a polygraph as

well as a VSA.  This is extremely problematic,

misleading and a flat out lie.  As I've pointed out in the

past, garnering support from unsuspecting individuals by

deception is disingenuous not to mention what will happen when

those who have joined the cause later discover that they've been

mislead.  CC has also made repeated posts implicating JM as

the guilty party.  As an example, in a Jan 3 post she questioned why JM would

bring KB to his front porch on a "cold November day."  I'm

curious to know if she researched the actual air temp in Kittery

on that date?  I doubt it.

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NOTE BY MODERATOR (Morrison)

Bob is correct that Chad passed the Voice Stress Analysis test in 2011

but the polygraph exam in 2012 was inconclusive.  I was not able to get the actual temperature in Kittery on November 9, 2000, but it's noted that Amanda dressed Kassidy in her winter jacket that morning.  The jacket is at the Strafford County Courthouse.

 

January 16, 2015  2:10 p.m.

full_name: Bob A.

message: I believe I've addressed this in

the past, but just as a refresher I'll say that the house at

51 Rogers Road is set back from the street.  I myself have driven

by there to see what it looks like, and can characterize the

location as one that could be easily missed by first responders.

This was the reason why he brought her outside, out of concern the first responders

could locate them quickly.  I might add that the actual high on Nov 9, 2000 in Kittery

was 54 degrees with calm winds.  I might recommend CC tread lightly when

accusing someone of murder, it's completely legal to use this

approach in a court of law when defending yourself but not

acceptable when parading around on social media.  I'd also like

to point out to CC that Carol Shea Porter is no longer a US

house rep.  The link she posted is no longer working.  It's now been

four years since I began coming to this site and in four years nothing has

changed.

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January 16, 2015  2:09 p.m.

full_name: Bob A.

message: We still have people who claim to have extensive knowledge of

the case who repeatedly post incorrect and misleading information, make

extraordinary claims and accuse JM of being the murderer without any credible

evidence to support what they claim.  I noticed

you've got Max Abramson posting on social media.  I consider Max

like-minded with myself concerning gun control and government

spending, however I doubt if Max has a full understanding of this

case or else he wouldn't be supportive.  Sooner or later he'll

realize he's been mislead.  There has also been concern about Chad's

recent transfer to Berlin, along with some posts that insinuate that

violent offenders are sent there.  On the contrary, my research indicates

that Berlin is a medium security facility, vs the maximum security facility

he was transferred from.  Although the drive up there can create hardship,

he is much safer and better off in Berlin. 

Best Regards,

Bob

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Chad Evans (via Morrison) |

Happy Holidays,
Can you believe another year has zipped by? Before you know it we'll be celebrating the arrival of the New Year and all the promise that it represents. As I stand at the crest of the New Year and make a resolution for 2015, I plan to take a moment and relish all the life experience I've gained over the preceding 12-months. As I move forward I hope this knowledge will propel me to a brighter future where I'm a better father, son, brother, friend, and citizen.
I had the opportunity to read a number of outstanding books this past year and two really stood out.
I'd like to take a minute and share a bit about each.
The first is a book titled: Coming Clean by Sarah Dean. If I didn't know any better I'd swear Ms. Dean stole the idea for this book right out of my head. (That'll teach me to procrastinate.) The book is comprised of a series of letters written to everyone who has impacted the author's life in some fashion and she believed there was something left unsaid. Life is an amalgam of events dramatically impacted by relationships. The power in these letters is how many relate to our own lives. The magic is in the epistles you may feel compelled to craft. Unfortunately, the book is no longer in print but I'd be happy to share my copy if interested.
(continued below)

1 January 2015 - NH State Prison, Berlin, NH

Chad Evans (via Morrison) |

(continued from above)
The second book is Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson, J.D. One friend recommended this book and
another had it shipped to me from Amazon so I felt compelled to read it. From the start it was a page turner that moved me emotionally. Rather than spoil the book for you, I'll just share a few excerpts that I didn't expect to find in this type of story.
Quoting Vaclaf Havel, the great Czech leader who said, "hope" was the one thing that people struggling in Eastern Europe needed during the era of Soviet domination: "There are things that all of us want but all we need is hope. Not that pie in the sky stuff, not a preference for optimism over pessimism but rather, an orientation of the spirit. The kind of hope that creates a willingness to position oneself in a
hopeless place and be a witness, that allows one to believe in a better future, even in the face of abusive power. That kind of hope makes one strong."
And from Bryan Stevenson: "We are all broken by something. We have all hurt someone and have been hurt We all share the condition of brokenness even if our brokenness is not equivalent. .. Sometimes we're
fractured by the choices we make; sometimes we're shattered by things we would never have chosen.
Brokenness is the basis for our shared search for comfort, meaning, and healing. Our shared vulnerability and
imperfection nurtures and sustains our capacity for compassion ... Mercy is just when it is rooted in hopefulness and freely given. Mercy is most empowering, liberating, and transformative when it is directed at the undeserving. The people who haven't earned it, who haven't even sought it, are the most meaningful
recipients of compassion."
I assure you, if you choose to read Just Mercy you will be impacted.

Thank you to those who have supported, inspired, motivated, loved, and shown me compassion over the
past year. Special thanks to Grandma Evans, our 97-years-young granite rock. Where would I be
today Without your perseverance and selflessness as a role model?
I hope you have a wonderful Christmas, filled with love, laughter, memories, and yes, a trip from
Santa.
HOPE, COMPASSION, and MERCY in 2015, CHAD

1 January 2015 - NH State Prison, Berlin, NH

 

Morrison Bonpasse |

First, I neglected to ask “Guest” for his/her real name before posting “Guest’s” comment above. Similarly, I’ve bypassed the policy above, by posting comments by Mark C. without knowing his/her real name. In the future, however, for those who do not with to post comments with his/her real name, please send me your real names on a confidential basis. Or call me (207-586-6078)
Now to “Guest’s” questions: Chad tried to treat the children in his home as equally as possible, given their age and gender differences. Regarding Chad’s son and stepson, he sent them both to the same private school. Chad’s stepson is now 18, and has lived with his biological father, and has not been in contact with Chad for a while. Chad’s former wife can speak for herself, and her comments here would be welcomed.

7 November 2014 - Newcastle, Maine

 

Guest

Did Chad ever admit that he treated Cassidy differently and put Kyle first, as Kyle was his son? Did Chad ever treat his stepson differently than he treated Kyle? Does his stepson have current contact with Chad? What would Chad's ex-wife say in reference to this?

3 November 2014