Last night while reading and posting at WS I either had an epiphany or another brain fart. It occurs to me that there are three things we need to know to decide if Patsy and/or John put that ligature on JB's neck and pulled it. If one or both did, then it's murder one and no statute of limitations. If John was involved, then it's still a prosecutable case. It would be time to let a jury decide. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ In his book, Kolar lays out the "organized" vs "disorganized" elements of this crime scene. It got me to thinking about that. I believe it's very likely the head blow was from a disorganized, blitz attack, and the strangulation, staging, and ransom note were organized. So I'm looking at this from that perspective: who did what, and when. WHEN is critical. I"m not speaking of the actual TOD, but from the perspective of 90 minutes of sheer hell, after which the head blow was trumped by strangulation. JonBenet's death started that night with the head blow: according to Kolar medical examiner Meyer determined, consulting with a number of other experts brought in, that the head injury came first. Then it was approx. 90 minutes until the ligature was tightened to strangle the child to death. That death, according to Kolar and other sources we've seen, took place by the paint tray, outside the cellar door. Working from that premise, I have three critical questions. If we had the answers, I think we'd know the truth about who strangled--and therefore killed--JonBenet Ramsey. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ So the first question is this: What happened in that 90 minutes between the head blow and the strangulation? The second question is this: How did JonBenet end up by the paint tray/carpet area by the wine cellar? Finally, the answer to question three might tell the tale: Where did the head blow actually occur in the home? I'd like to see what you think of these questions, what you speculate and theorize for the answers, and see where that takes us.