I was doing some enlargements of the ligature cords and have some thoughts on how they were cut. I've put those enlargements in the library: Warning! Autopsy photos! http://www.forumsforjustice.org/forums/showthread.php?t=9784&page=3 My questions: 1. Do these ends look like they were cut by scissors or by a knife, such as Burke's Swiss Army Knife or the paring knife found on the washing machine outside JB's bedroom? 2. Would an intruder planning such a crime have nothing better to cut these cords he brought to the perfect murder? 3. Were the cords on the wrist and on the neck cut BEFORE and then tied, or after being tied on the child? How would the person who tied those on JB know how long to cut them for exactly that length? I mean, what if he/she cut them too short? What then? It's confusing. I'm going to cut a cord to tie on both wrists...for some arguable reason...and I end up with 15 inches. So I don't tie the wrists together tightly bound, to restrict movement, because she's already unconscious or dead by this point; but I tie them loosely. Hang on. Were these cords actually from the same length, one construction, at some point? So the ends would match, right?