Because I don't rule out Burke as the one responsible for JonBenet's death (if he did it, he didn't mean to, imo), I think it's possible that the two were playing doctor - which may have included a version of *the choking game - and that he inserted the paintbrush handle into her vagina, causing the injury. I think it's possible that when the vaginal injury occurred, JonBenet may have screamed and/or tried to get up and run away. Afraid she'd tell on him, Burke may have panicked, and in a knee-jerk reaction, yanked the cord, which was already around her neck as part of the choking aspect of the game they were playing, grabbed an object (maybe the Maglite) with his free hand, struck her on the head with it, and yanked the cord again, pulling it harder. *The Choking Game http://www.ferndaleschools.org/SafetySecurity.htm (Nov 2005 article) (snip) Early on in the case a JW poster from Boulder wrote in a post that choking games were prevalent in Boulder schools around the time JonBenet died. Although I don't disagree that it's possible, I'm not convinced that the vaginal lesions were made post-mortem as part of the staging, and that John or Patsy made them. The opinions I've expressed in this post are only that - my opinions. They are based on my interpretation of the facts of the case.