McClintic’s rage-filled letters shown to jury in Rafferty trial

McClintic had initially blamed Rafferty for the killing of Tori Stafford; she now says she was the killer


 

The defence in the trial of Michael Rafferty has began its cross-examination of Terry-Lynn McClintic, the 21-year-old serving a life sentence after pleading guilty to the first-degree murder of eight-year-old Victoria (Tori) Stafford in 2009.

McClintic is currently appearing in court as a witness for the Crown in the case against her ex-boyfriend, Michael Thomas Rafferty, for his alleged participation in the girl’s kidnapping, sexual assault, and murder.

According to the CBC, the jury learned yesterday that McClintic wrote aggressive letters while in jail in 2007 and 2008, including one where she stated, “I just want to bounce and go on a killing spree.”

McClintic’s testimony has become problematic, as the Globe and Mail reports. She said last week she was the one to inflict the fatal blows to Stafford, contradicting her first interview with police in which she blamed Rafferty. The court has accepted the video of that interview as evidence in the ongoing trial.


 
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McClintic’s rage-filled letters shown to jury in Rafferty trial

  1.  McClintic wrote aggressive letters while in jail in 2007 and 2008, including one where she stated, “I just want to bounce and go on a killing spree.”
    Which begs the question: Why was she let out???????

  2. I don’t get why she changed her story about who killed the child, giving the defense ammunition that she is a liar. The police interrogation video is quite convincing that Rafferty was the one who raped, tortured and killed. Detective Smyth is an excellent interrogator and he got the job done, and hopefully the jury will see through it. Rafferty is evil in the purest form.

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      • Nobody is pulling for McClintic nor excusing female criminals overall. Are you forgetting she is already charged with 1st degree murder and serving a life sentence? McClintic is not on trial here, Rafferty is and who could get away with murder of an innocent child if his defense succeeds in putting all the blame on her. I am more inclined to believe the first story during the police interrogation because it made the most sense if Rafferty raped the child then he is violent enough to kill too. As the prosecution said in the beginning of this trial the DNA will tell the story…so it doesn’t really matter what either one says at this point. They both are guilty but Rafferty is still the initiator of this crime because the motive was to rape a female child.

    • she changed her story because she was not honest in 2009….now she is being honest. Hats off  to terrilyn for being honest!!

      • She is probably trying to cast doubt that the baskard did anything. I doubt the woman had the guts to do something like pound a hammer onto the head of a child. I think they should both be the first people executed in Canada in decades. Doesn’t matter who did what. Neither of them stopped the other, so both are equally guilty.

        • I agree that she is trying to cast a doubt because why would one change their story when they already plead guilty, are convicted and serving their time. I think she is in some deranged way still keeping her word to Rafferty for taking the fall for this crime. You can see how the defense now is using her conflicting stories and her past to their advantage. The bottom line here is that Rafferty is only accused at this point and a 1st degree murder conviction is at stake because he has plead not guilty to both rape and murder.

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