Above are segments from a motion constructed by Christopher Scott Wilson’s former attorney John Henry Browne elucidated within the motion titled “motion to admit evidence of other suspects” and dated March 30 2012, investigation police files, pictures and maps. Before any further analysis of the subsequent legal information is to occur, it must be noted that segments within this mentioned notion are legally foregrounded against evidence acquired by law enforcement since the beginning of the investigation of Mackenzie Cowell’s death. Accordingly, this motion should not be misconstrued as invalid evidence, and in itself is attained from numerous sources of evidence compiled throughout the investigation of Law Enforcement in regards to Mackenzie’s death as explicated in the Wenatchee Supplemental Report. The following analysis of the legal evidence will utilize these motions as a foundation to extract critical legal conclusions regarding the Kidnapping/Murder in the first degree of Mackenzie Cowell and to reach evidentiary based judgments on suspects revolved around the case.
CI was an established police informant (Elizabeth Reid) and has not changed her story, but retracted her statement due to the underlying fear of legal repercussions revolving around her involvement in Mackenzie Cowells kidnapping/murder as allegedly threatened by Law Enforcement. From the time the Earth cooled to now; there is not a shred of evidence which exhibits a deficiency of credence pertinent to CI. Accordingly, any information provided by her to law enforcement at any period of the investigation should not be misconstrued as a fabricated account of the events of the abduction and manslaughter or Cowell. Most significantly, this applies to information purveyed regarding the death of Cowell and Mr. Cuevas &Mr. Ceros, who according to CI kidnapped and murdered Mackenzie Cowell.
As illuminated in the first excerpt, CI agrees to the facilitation of the sale of Cuevas’ jeep to a member of the Mackenzie Cowell Task Force. The underlying reason for this demand from law enforcement was that Cuevas’ Jeep was believed to be used in the commission of the kidnapping/murder of Mackenzie Cowell. Upon analysis of the “fourteen hairs” that were collected from the “tape lifts” in Cuevas’ Jeep, one of these hairs demonstrated great consistency to Mackenzie Cowell and thus, was subject to further analysis. The lack of further analysis as validated in the report with no further report indicating analysis questions the true intent of how evidence was dealt with in this case. If the Mackenzie Cowell case was built on the search for justice, the search for the truth and intended to comply with the fundamental legal principles of the American justice system, fairness would subsequently occur; a notion which is evidently fundamentally denied with Christopher Wilson. With no clear indication as to whether an analysis of this could-be probative evidence of the hair occurred, one is left to speculate as to whether it was tested and opposed investigators theories, and was simply denied its mentioning of any results in any report or in any police file. This evidence must still exist somewhere and its testing is critical to determining the guilt or innocence of present and previous suspects in this case. There is no justification or reasoning that can correspond to the destruction of such evidence as it was once determined as to be subject to further analysis. There is also no justification for if the hair if it were determined to be conclusively Mackenzie’s for it to be inside Cuevas’ car other than the consistent and congruent explanation that Mackenzie Cowell was inside the Jeep of which this evidence was extracted from. This piece of hair that appeared to be Mackenzie Cowell’s was found in Sam Cuevas’ Jeep (i.e. his mode of transportation).
Moreover, as I explored before the issue of the ring, it also corroborates with this evidence. After being led by CI, the detectives themselves found the ring, which was then partially inside the soil suggesting that it had been there for some time as advocated in the report. The ring location is less than one mile from the Crescent Bar location where Mackenzie’s body was found. This is consistent with the placement of a lifeless body (respectfully being Mackenzie Cowell) one mile from where the evidence of Mackenzie’s ring was found. This is oppose to Christopher Wilson who has never had any provable association with the Crescent Bar area where Mackenzie Cowell’s body was found and compounding this is the fact that at the time of the murder, Christopher Wilson lived approximately 25 miles from the location (as seen on Google maps to the left) with no car of his own to act as a mode of transport. However, he occasionally used his mother’s car (Kathleen Zornes) and his close friend (Tessa Schuyleman) – upon analysis, both demonstrated no evidence of Mackenzie Cowell being transferred in any such vehicles. Thus there is no existence of an explanation, much less a plausible explanation that can account for how Mackenzie Cowell’s body was found at crescent bar if Christopher Wilson had no established way to get her there; heavily suggesting that he did not commit the crime of kidnapping/murdering Mackenzie Cowell.
As previously demonstrated in the law enforcement demanded transcript of CI conversing to Mr. Ceros about the ring, he explicitly agreed stating “yeah” regarding his searching for the ring which was at that time already in law enforcement’s possession. He has absolutely no motive to agree to an act of which he did not partake in and this substantiates his involvement in the kidnapping/murder of Mackenzie Cowell. The transcript which is also featured to the left coincides with the facts that CI expressed to the police regarding the kidnapping/murder of Mackenzie Cowell which coincides with the evidentiary facts of the case.
Compounding the probative evidence of Mackenzie’s ring is the evidence of the cigarette butts that was found next to the ring and collected at the same time as the ring to test for DNA. This DNA conclusively matched to Samuel Cuevas and accordingly, this conclusively authenticates Cuevas’ presence of the same area of which the ring was found and one mile from when Mackenzie Cowell’s body was discovered.
Synoptically, the hair which appeared to be Mackenzie Cowell’s, the ring which Mackenzie Cowell is wearing in the picture to the left and the conclusive DNA matching to Mr. Cuevas at the scene of where the ring is found all amounts to corroborating and convicting evidence, which is unambiguously relative to involvement of Mr. Cuevas in the first degree murder/kidnapping of Mackenzie Cowell. According to CI, Ceros was frantic stating to her “someone fucked up that night” with the mentioning of a lost ring. This is highly consistent with his involvement in the crime as he has absolutely no reason to be worried about anything if there isn’t evidence of highly probative value that conclusively links him into the kidnapping/murder of Mackenzie Cowell. However, the well-documented reality is that the ring with nearby DNA of his close friend Mr. Cuevas was one mile from the crime scene and his agreement to searching for this ring is clear and well documented and demonstrates conclusive evidence of his involvement in the first degree kidnapping/murder of Mackenzie Cowell. The hair which had appeared to be Mackenzie Cowell’s is indicative of two highly probable scenarios. Firstly, Mackenzie Cowell was both abducted in that car. Moreover, the same Jeep may have been utilized for the transference of her body to crescent bar post murder. Furthermore, this questions the intentions of law enforcement by failing to test a hair which potentially holds an extreme level of probative value and expressing themselves on national television (48 hours) as “no stone would go unturned” when the lack of testing completely opposes such a notion.
Mr. Cuevas along with Mr. Ceros held probable cause in the first degree Murder and Kidnapping of Mackenzie Cowell. Probable Cause is the fourth Amendment right in the United States constitution and is defined as "a reasonable amount of suspicion, supported by circumstances sufficiently strong to justify a prudent and cautious person's belief that certain facts are probably true". The judicial paradigm of probable cause essentially embodies a reasonable belief that a person has committed a crime through linking evidence that justifies a solid probability of acting in a crime. With law enforcement elevating this concept of probable cause onto Mr. Ceros and Mr. Cuevas construes that Mr. Ceros and Mr. Cuevas should continue to be treated as suspects in this case. All of the aforementioned evidence being the hair, cigarette butts and the ring continues to reinforce the case against Cuevas and Ceros and continues to weaken the case against Christopher Wilson. The probable cause is supported by consistent evidence as its foundation rather than adopting a speculative nature, as is a lot of the evidence which held to be ‘against’ Christopher Wilson.
Therefore, an accused person has a constitutional right to present a defense consisting of relevant, admissible evidence which puts the state’s case into question. This assertion is highly consistent with Mr. Cuevas and Mr. Ceros which are viable suspects who have evidently had conclusive evidence demonstrated against them. State v. Rehak, 67 Wn. App. 157,162,834 P.2d 65 1 (1992), review denied, 120 Wn.2d 1022, cert.denied 508 U.S. 953 (1993); State v. Rice, 48 Wn. App. 7, 12, 737 P.2d 726 (1987) (“Due process demands that a defendant be entitled to present evidence that is relevant and of consequence to his or her theory of the case.”). Only minimal relevance is necessary to warrant admission (State v. Bebb, 44 Wn. App. 803, 8, 14, 723 P.2d 5 12 (1986). The state’s case against Christopher Wilson is largely circumstantial, increasing the relevance of third party suspects.
The absurd comparison of Christopher Wilson to a fictional character known as “The Ice Truck Killer” from the Showtime Dexter is one of the greatest examples evidently exemplifies the extent to which law enforcements desire to mould the persona of Wilson within the frame of a killer.In the comparison, detective E.Reinfield states “I was shocked when I noted that Wilson’s personal appearance own to the hairstyle, hair color, and clothing (particularly his peacoat) all strongly resembled the actual Ice Truck Killer character (from Dexter).” Mr. Wilson was required to wear black everyday while he attended the Academy of Hair Design and thus such a characterization which is alluded to as by choice is random and any such claim which opposes this notion is built on a speculative foundation. This comparison is a prejudicial characterization and is a generic comparison, which can be inherently applied to a plethora of individuals, extending beyond the boundaries of the small town of Wenatchee, Washington. The deleterious nature of such fabricated evidential support was exhibited within newspaper articles specifically, http://www.wenatcheeworld.com/news/2012/apr/12/other-suspect-defense-allowed-in-cowell-murder/. Moreover, this continual ludicrous association between Christopher Wilson and the fictional Ice Truck killer can be witnessed to global search networks, such as Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dexter_(TV_series). Essentially, this entirely denies Christopher Wilson of his Sixth Amendment Right of a fair trial, as it misconstrues in a prejudicial manner to any potential juror pool – forming that Christopher Wilson is like the Ice Truck Killer in his acts (which include dismembering corpses). This prejudicial juror pool is of which the Defence is forced to select from. Therefore, as can be seen through the example of the Ice Truck Killer, it typifies the re-validation of how Christopher Wilson was railroaded to enter into a plea deal, in order to avoid a longer sentence from a jury with preconceived ideologies, predominantly procured through media and the internet.
Further, there is no motive whatsoever for Mr. Wilson to commit this crime. Motive is legally defined as a cause that moves people to induce a certain action, a notion which is fundamentally inconsistent with Mr. Wilson. With no established motive in this case, it questions Mr. Wilson’s involvement in the kidnapping/murder of Mackenzie Cowell if there was no established drive to engage in such an act. The evidence against Mr. Cuevas and Mr. Ceros is of high probative value to substantiate their involvement in such a crime. With such overriding and conclusive evidence directly linked into Mr Cuevas and Mr Ceros, this questions the underlying validity of the evidence that was allegedly found in Mr Wilsons apartment (Mackenzie’s blood) and his inconclusive DNA that was found at the scene of the murder. The powerful evidentiary value that surrounds Cuevas and Ceros to the degree that it demonstrates significant doubt pertinent to the guilt of Christopher Wilson appeals to a spectral notion of suspicion surrounding law enforcement and the supposed evidence found in Mr. Wilsons apartment.
In précis, it is clear and conclusive that evidence that explicitly and conclusively implicates Mr. Cuevas and Emmanuel Sanchez Ceros in the First Degree kidnapping/murder of Mackenzie Cowell. It is conclusive evidence which overrides the prejudicial characterizations which embodied a large part of the State’s case and most significantly, it questions the underlying validity of the evidence of which was allegedly in Christopher Wilson’s apartment (i.e. Mackenzie Cowell’s blood). Evidence such as the hair in Cuevas’ jeep which appeared to be Mackenzie Cowell’s needs to be tested otherwise such “results” are scarcely “conclusions”. Let the valid evidence speak for the true justice in this case.