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Rock climber

Lexington, KY

#61 Nov 17, 2008
There were many mistakes made which inevitably lead to the down fall of this case but the main one was at the beginning of the Shaffer trial (the one that never went through)where as the prosector Mr. Greg Price, dismissed this case with prejudice. That was an error on his part Even Mr. Price's boss said that ws "an extraordinary action" on his (price's) part. when the prosecution finally had the evidence they needed, they could not prosecute because of the actions of Mr. Price. No personal favors. There ws no affiliation between shaffer and price. Mr. Price did not think through his actions before taking them resulting in shffer and popplewell never being tried for this murder. These facts were deived directly from the court transcripts and interviews with the attorney general's office in frankfrt.
Rock climber

Lexington, KY

#62 Nov 17, 2008
Hey, Lisa- didn't know exactly what you meant by-Am I Storyteller from the other forums. So I looked that up and No I am not. I did not find these forums until November 1 2008. Sorry. I don't know that person.
Melissa

Russell Springs, KY

#63 Nov 17, 2008
Rock climber wrote:
There were many mistakes made which inevitably lead to the down fall of this case but the main one was at the beginning of the Shaffer trial (the one that never went through)where as the prosector Mr. Greg Price, dismissed this case with prejudice. That was an error on his part Even Mr. Price's boss said that ws "an extraordinary action" on his (price's) part. when the prosecution finally had the evidence they needed, they could not prosecute because of the actions of Mr. Price. No personal favors. There ws no affiliation between shaffer and price. Mr. Price did not think through his actions before taking them resulting in shffer and popplewell never being tried for this murder. These facts were deived directly from the court transcripts and interviews with the attorney general's office in frankfrt.
Believe what you wish to believe but you must not have spent much time in Russell County. I can almost guarantee you that there was a personal connection and a favor done. I won't get into my reasons on here but it's not hard to see. I have kept my ear to the ground through the years because I knew this girl and you will be surprised what you hear(not just hearsay but information from relatives of the accused,etc).
lisa- bf indy

South Vienna, OH

#64 Nov 18, 2008
Rock Climber I Think what Melissa is trying to say is that they knew they had to cover it up from time they found out who done this. In some of what I have read a lot of the people in the court house were related, From the Commonweath Attorney, to the County Attorney to the Sheriff Wendell Wilson. With all these people and possibly more, dont you think that they can make things go the way they want it to? They decided what was news and what wasnt. Like at the beganing the person taking the pictures took pictures only to find out there was no film in it. Common sence I am no professional but I do check to see for film before I use it. Then Jack wants a speedy trial. Dont you see it was all plan from the get go. I think that Price HAD to go alone with it. Once he did he was the bad person and Price know that he had to continue to cover it up.
lisa- bf indy

South Vienna, OH

#65 Nov 18, 2008
Sorry , if I am wrong, I just want us to find a common ground and come together. We together can make things happen.
Rock climber

Lexington, KY

#66 Nov 18, 2008
I completely agree with you,Lisa, on the fact that after the failures were committed there was no where else to go but dismissal. But I don't beieve these failures were all intentional, ignorance fueled this fire. For instance, the crime scene photos and the failure to check for film- this was pure ignorance on the part of deputy sheriff Bill Popplewell. They did not have a clue at the time the crime was reported as to who Tina was or who murdered her. The rumors came a day later and the confession came several days later when the relative of Mark Smith called Det. Antle to tell him Mark knew who did it. I can't imagine how such low lifes could have such pull as to control an entire murder investigation.
You think

Indianapolis, IN

#67 Nov 26, 2008
I was told Russell Springs runs on the "Good Ole Boy" system even back in the late 80's and that is one of the main reasons no one was prosecuted.
What surprises me it that so easily a group of community leaders let murderers and sexual deviants go free to commit the same type of crime again, with so little concern for their community and other young girls.
Sunni

Calgary, Canada

#68 Dec 3, 2008
A VICTIMS PRAYER

He walks with me and he talks with me but where is he when Im being murdered........

God is good god is great let us thank him for our food and stop us from being murdered......

Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the lord my soal to keep if I should die.

for all the slain and abused children every where
justice is needed

Russell Springs, KY

#69 Jan 1, 2009
You think wrote:
I was told Russell Springs runs on the "Good Ole Boy" system even back in the late 80's and that is one of the main reasons no one was prosecuted.
What surprises me it that so easily a group of community leaders let murderers and sexual deviants go free to commit the same type of crime again, with so little concern for their community and other young girls.
Bruce S. is currently in the county jail for exposing himself to children on a school bus. He is mentally unstable. For the past several months or longer he has been driving a yellow Corvette with stickers (like you would put on a mialbox) spelling "JEHOVAH" on the doors.
Helpful_Hints

Carol Stream, IL

#70 Jan 1, 2009
Melissa wrote:
OMG. I was not expecting a video of Paul Popplewell. I knew Tina when she lived in Russell County Ky. She was friends with my two sisters. Lisa,I consider you a new friend too. I have had a hard time making time to get online but I haven't forgotten anything about Tina. I made an email address at yahoo so we can talk. There are things I won't put on here. My new addy is justmelissa2@yahoo.com.
You can comment on the Popplewell videos over at E-how. Use your imagination!
lisa- bf indy

United States

#71 Apr 22, 2009
Has anyone heard of Copley, people are saying he might of had something to with Tinas murder. Is that true? Why hasnt his name came up before now?
question

Russell Springs, KY

#72 May 13, 2009
lisa- bf indy wrote:
Has anyone heard of Copley, people are saying he might of had something to with Tinas murder. Is that true? Why hasnt his name came up before now?
Which Copley? There are quite a few. If you mean Ronnie,the police officer that killed his wife,I doubt he was involved. His brother Larry was in prison at the time so no way he was involved. I know there is no excuse for what Ronnie did but he was not usually a violent person. He found out his wife was dating his nephew by walking in on them.
linda

Corbin, KY

#73 Nov 22, 2009
i was a friend of tina roberts and it is a horrific crime. she was a runaway and seem to have nooone to care'i lived at russell manor at that time. one day she came by my appartment and my mother was making me eat dinner and tina said to me ; i wish i had a mother who cared abouy me like that.i have thoght about her many times throught the years with much sadness.i hope those cowards pay for what they did tina..it doesnt matter rich or poor or rich we all deserve justice.they should have a slow death, we miss you and i will always think about that night may god rest vour soul..
indy girl

United States

#74 Jan 10, 2010
justice is needed wrote:
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Bruce S. is currently in the county jail for exposing himself to children on a school bus. He is mentally unstable. For the past several months or longer he has been driving a yellow Corvette with stickers (like you would put on a mialbox) spelling "JEHOVAH" on the doors.
Is Bruce Smith still in jail??? He needs to be! I know first hand he is a nut case! I have saw him put garlic salt in his beer. Piece of shit!!!
Curious

Jamestown, KY

#75 Sep 27, 2012
Someone please name the perpetrators in this awful injustice.

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