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Old 05-08-2015, 09:27 AM   #31
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Farina version was on yesterday morning. I've only seen the NBC version maybe once or twice in my entire life, and it was probably around '10 or '11, so I made sure I was in front the TV (as Michael Scott Martin's neighborhood would say) to catch it.

I realized my opinion didn't change. I don't think there is any clearer cut instance on UM of a man hiring someone to kill his wife than Stephen Geri. There is not a single twinge of doubt in my mind. And I do think it is probably a quite solvable case.

I don't even know why the settlement is an issue. As Cars said earlier, it doesn't mater who initiated it.

I still cannot believe Stephen Geri managed to slip by on this one.
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The biggest red flag in this case has always been Stephen Geri calling Marilu's mother to ask her to go over to the house to help Marilu prepare for a party. Wouldn't Marilu have called her instead if she needed help? This just screams Stephen needing some sort of "alibi" to have someone other than himself "discover" Marilu. But that would not be enough to convince a jury of Stephen's guilt, but that was the first thing I noticed in the segment.

Throw in the fact that there was no forced entry, turmoil in the Geri marriage, Stephen owning a large collection of guns and Marliu being shot with two different guns (almost as if to show that it couldn't have been one of the guns Stephen owned), the oddity of Stephen going back to the places he visited the day after Marilu's murder, and his odd reaction to the settlement are all huge indicators of his guilt.

Speaking of his reaction to the settlement, he said something to the effect of he only agreed to it because he was "adamant" that he was not guilty, and that he took a shot at Marliu's parents because they agreed to settle while they believed him to be the one who murdered Marilu. Which was an odd thing to say, IMO. Shouldn't he be more worried about finding the "real" killer of Marilu instead of taking pot shots at her parents? Granted, if he's innocent (not likely), he would have reason to be angry or bitter at her parents for accusing him of killing Marilu. But there's only one real way to prove your innocence: find the real killer. Something he never actually did.

ETA: Stephen Geri has his own website.

http://stephengeri.com/family-and-community/

Notice how he says he and his current wife are an "amazing compliment to one another". Nearly the identical thing he said with regards to Marilu during the filming of the UM segment. No mention of Marilu on there.
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Yeah, I can't think of another UM case in which it was obvious that a murder suspect was trying way, WAY too hard to establish their innocence. If Stephen had killed his wife, left his house at his normal time, gone to work and returned home to several hours later to find Marilu's body, it might not have seemed as suspicious. But calling Marilu's mother to go over to the house, getting receipts at all the places he frequented, and returning to all these places to remind them he had been there that morning just reeks of a guy trying to fabricate an alibi for himself.
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Totally agree with you gentlemen.

Cars, that website absolutely gave me the creeps. Ugh.
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I feel like I need to brush my teeth. That site has got to be the most sugar coated thing I've ever consumed.
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The more I think about this, the more that I think Stephen is innocent.
Do you still feel this way?
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Yeah. To me, it sounds like someone trying desperately to convince a universal audience that he is, indeed, a good person. Overcompensation. Not too different from say, running all over town reminding employees at various businesses of his whereabouts the day before, or being only too eager to hand his weapons to police to prove none of them were involved in his wife's murder.
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Finally rewatched this one and my opinion hasn't changed. He's guilty.

-Stephen getting receipts. Who the hell needs receipts for DOUGHNUTS?!?! What is he going to do, return them? Judging by the luxurious house they lived in, I doubt Stephen would be squabbling over a few dollars like that. It was pretty apparent he wanted the receipts to prove he was at the places he said he was. Did he get a receipt for the cup of coffee as well?

-It should also be noted that Stephen claimed he left the house around 6:25 or 6:30. The doughnut shop he went to was 5 minutes driving time at most, which means he should have arrived between 6:30 and 6:35. The people at the doughnut shop said he arrived at 6:57, so that's a discrepancy of 22-27 minutes. He was probably killing his wife at this time.

-There were no apparent signs of forced entry. That speaks volumes.

-Not only is Stephen completely devoid of any emotion during his entire interview, but he refers to his wife as an "individual". OMG, who says that?

-I also really don't believe Stephen's claim he armed the security system before he left because it would have went off when the supposed intruder(s) broke in. Marilu was a young, attractive woman in a big city and surely wasn't going to disarm it herself.

-They were only married for a few years by that point, and most of that time the marriage was rocky, despite what Stephen claims.

-That Marilu was killed with 2 different guns is unusual. I think Stephen arranged this to make it seem like the work of 2 intruders, who had 2 different guns. If he kills her or has her killed with 1 gun, it seems more the work of a lone person, which he figures might cast suspicion on him.

-The segment talks about Stephen's supposed "airtight alibi", but there are so many pieces to it, it's difficult to get a complete picture. Apparently, the stuff he did in the later morning was backed up by several witnesses. Okay, fine, but as I mentioned above, I think he killed his wife in the early morning, and that's where parts of his alibi are disputed. It should also be noted that none of the parts of his alibi for the early morning are time consuming in the least. Getting a cup of coffee, getting doughnuts, and "talking with a guy for a minute" are all very easy and quick. I think he was running around, trying to plant himself at various points to establish he was out and about.

-What motive would anyone else have for killing Marilu? Robbery was apparently not a motive (lots of pieces of expensive jewelry laying about, etc) and she obviously wasn't sexually assaulted.

I think it's horrible that Stephen not only killed Marilu, but in the way he did it (on Valentine's Day, sending Marilu's mother over there to find the body, etc.). I think he got extremely lucky that they weren't able to determine a time of death. Because I'm sure they would have found she died earlier in the morning and not later and his alibi would have been blown right out of the water.

No doubt in my mind on this one.

I wonder if Marilu's parents are still alive. They'd both be about 90.
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I suffer from what I call "the Polyanna effect," which is trying to see the best in people I encounter.

That being said: That website was one of the craziest, creepiest things I have ever seen. Wifey #2 should watch her back.
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Here is another page from Stephen's website.

http://stephengeri.com/statement-from-stephen/
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Stephen getting receipts. Who the hell needs receipts for DOUGHNUTS?!?! What is he going to do, return them? Judging by the luxurious house they lived in, I doubt Stephen would be squabbling over a few dollars like that. It was pretty apparent he wanted the receipts to prove he was at the places he said he was. Did he get a receipt for the cup of coffee as well?

I agree about the receipts for the donuts. Who needs them? I was always waiting for the guy at the person working at the donut shop to come on screen and say: "Yes, I remember Steven Geri! He came in that morning and announced "Hi I am here! And it is 6:37AM!! Remember that!!!" I mean, really. And calling her mom to come over was so telling: "Here, you find your daughter and then I won't be on the hook as much!"
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Why do I get the feeling that if this crime happened today, Stephen would have used Facebook check-in at every location he visited that morning? He then'd constantly remind everyone that his FB feed proves he couldn't have committed the murder.
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Why do I get the feeling that if this crime happened today, Stephen would have used Facebook check-in at every location he visited that morning? He then'd constantly remind everyone that his FB feed proves he couldn't have committed the murder.


Yes, and I agree with Polyanna and everyone else about the website. A textbook sociopath emulating what he thinks is normal human behavior to hide the monster within
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Here is another page from Stephen's website.

http://stephengeri.com/statement-from-stephen/
I wonder if that is something new he added to his website with the UM segments being uploaded onto Amazon. If so, I don't understand why he's so upset about it. The segment is in its original form. Nothing was added to make him look more suspicious or more guilty.
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Here is another page from Stephen's website.

http://stephengeri.com/statement-from-stephen/
Wow... Somebody's touchy. Once again, we have a likely guilty party who is more interested in seeing himself being viewed as innocent than seeking the truth for who killed his departed loved one (see also: Simpson, OJ; Nichols, Mark; et. al.).
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