Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Sun is sinking in the west
The cattle go down to the stream
The redwing settles in the nest
It's time for a cowboy to sing
Purple light in the canyon
that is where I long to be
With my three good companions
just my rifle my pony and me
Whippoorwill in the willow
sings a sweet melody
Riding to Amarillo
just my rifle my pony and me
No more cows to be ropin'
No more strays will I see
'round the bend she'll be waitin
For my rifle pony and me
For my rifle my pony and me
Posted by RG at 8:53 PM
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
There will be a lot of steer roping going on at Lone Star Arena this weekend. The rancher across the road from the W bar E raises "Mexican Steers" for events like this. They are one unusual looking bunch of cattle... even without the sombreros. ;-)
Posted by RG at 10:59 PM
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
The above location is where the shootings occured. Click on the picture to enlarge.
This is a panarama of four pictures I photographed of the scene. The UPPER LEFT is the entry way off of River Front Drive with a drive that drops down to a parking area. As you can see, just beyond the parking area is a pavillion that has picnic tables and benches. Behind the pavillion is a jogging trail, beyond that is a river/lake. An outdoor shooting range lies beyond the river/lake. There are trees that line the far bank of the river that block the view of the outdoor shooting range. Yaser planed this location so that anyone hearing the shots at the park would think they were coming the shooting range just across the Trinity-Elm Fork River.
This park is brand new, built only a few months prior to the shooting in January. The shooting occured at 7:30 PM on January 1 of this year, 2008, there were most likely no cars in the parking lot, and if there were, it may be that Sarah was able to get off her 911 call while Yaser was checking to make sure there were no witnesses in the park area after having completed his first round of shooting. Or, Yaser may have been placing the "lets meet for coffee" call to a relative. If that were the case, and after that call was made, if Yaser then found Sarah on the phone, there would be sudden urgency for Yaser to finish Sarah off and then get out of the area without the cab. I am sure Yaser was not sure what Sarah was saying and to whom so he had to get away from the car and the area ASAP.
The Lower Left picture is a closer look at the parking area at the park.
Now this is where things could get interesting. The Lower Right picture shows the jogging trail that runs behind the pavillion which is to the right of the trail. To the left of the trail is a flat area in the picture. That is the river/lake. The Upper Right picture is a closer look at the river/lake as it appears directly behind the pavillion.
THIS is where evidence may still reside.
Critical Evidence Scenario 1) If Yaser planed to abandon the taxi with his daughters in the taxi and flee the country, he most likely would have ran over to the river/lake and tossed the weapon into the water to try to prevent the murder weapon, which would easily tie him to the murder, from being found. The river/lake has little or no current. It is a very still water area. The weapon would have dropped to the bottom of the river/lake like a rock and is still there if he did throw the weapon into the water.
Critical Evidence Scenario 2) If a search for the weapon results in the weapon not being found, it is because Yaser needed the weapon, and would mean that Yaser is still in the US.
Critical Evidence Scenario 3) Or Yaser handed the weapon off to a local relative that he planned to meet just before leaving the country, which would implicate other relatives in the murder scheme if a search warrant executed against those relatives turned up the weapon.
The location of this weapon is very important and would tell us a lot about several things regarding the people who took part in this tragic event.
Now we move a mile over to the Omni Mandalay Hotel just off of River Side on Las Colinas Blvd. Click on the image to enlarge.
This neighborhood is a very high profile area, the home to Mobil Exxon, the hotel that Fox Network uses when they have people in Dallas/Ft Worth, Dr. Phil even has an office two blocks over at Court Room Sciences Services, Las Colinas community being the premier the location of over 2000 corporations. Bill Parcells lived directly across the street during the time he coached the Dallas Cowboys.
The Lower Left Image is the taxi que that runs along a drive. From the lobby you can only see the first taxi in the line as the que snakes along behind a wall. Las Colinas Blvd is beyond a retainer wall to the left of the taxi que.
The Upper Left Image is very, very important. That is the location of the front taxi, visible from the lobby of the hotel where door men (see Lower Right Picture) load baggage and passengers into the front cab after it is signaled to leave the taxi que and drive up the circle drive to the lobby door to load a hotel passenger.
Here is a very troubling point. I asked a doorman where the taxi was parked that had the bodies of Sarah and Amina, and he pointed directly to where the first taxi was parked. The spot where a taxi would be next in que for picking up the next passenger. Since there would be very few people in the hotel on January 1, and demand for taxis would therefore be slow, did Yaser actually get into another taxi, or did he flee the area with another person who he summoned by phone from inside the hotel. Because if he pulled in and found himself to be the only taxi there... The doormen found the bodies of Sarah and Amina after another taxi driver went up and informed the doormen that the front taxi would not move forward, he went up to tell the driver to take passengers, he found no driver and saw the bodies of the girls.
By the way. Mohamed Elmougy, who told the Dallas Morning News Editorial Board that "Honor Killing" was justified to restore honor to the Muslim family, managed this very hotel where Yaser parked the taxi that contained the bodies of Sarah and Amina. Elmougy was no longer managing the hotel on January 1 as he was now starting up a hotel about 30 minutes north of the Omni in Allen, Texas. But THIS would be where Yaser could go to get help to escape the area if all his plans failed due to that call to 911 that Sarah made.
No problem. We are about to take a look at ALL of the people. So for the next installments, lets saddle up, we are going to check out a few inlaws and non-inlaws, anyone who could possibly be outlaws.
After that we are going to list a few criminal statutes that lawmen on this case are not enforcing, at least up to now...
(Amina's myspace picture of her with her German Sheppards.)
Posted by RG at 8:51 PM