Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Marion County Murder

How much information is too much information? Better yet, how much information would hurt an investigation? Yesterday, Marion County Sheriff Ron Goematt announced he's arrested a Columbia man, Steven McGinnis, for killing another man, Robert Ohl, of Knoxville, at the r.v. where McGinnis lived. The sheriff won't tell us why. He won't say where it happened, even though we could see a chair in the "front yard" is covered in blood. He won't say who called 9-1-1 to tell authorities about the shooting death Sunday night. He won't say how the two men knew each other.

Since McGinnis has now been charged with murder in this case, what would it hurt to answer those other questions? Would those answers really damage the prosecution of this man? I don't understand it.

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