astonio wrote:Wow. I don't think anyone has had the guts to come out and state his motive so plain before. It's been my belief as well his motive was simple hate for his family and the money being the bonus. When he confessed to Det. Rafferty and Dunn, he relished in his family's individual murders.
Even before he confessed he trashed his family. He said his mom was a lousy cook, his brothers pigs...
That he was trashing them right after their deaths says volumes. Even people who hate someone usually are not so cavalier right after their death and express sympathy. Add to that the incident where he tried to shoot his father with a shotgun and it doesn't even take all that much for him to snap and decide to go for it.
Evidence he was planning it though came from Kelske who said Ron was trying to get a hold of a silencer. I have a number of weapons and have never considered trying to get a sound suppressor, the only potential use for the average person one is diabolical.
Ron was a bum mooching off his parents. I am sure money played some role in it whether it was him caught stealing from them, fighing over them giving more money to him and so forth.
He clearly must have been considering it for some time. His final confession version featured him watching TV and then going up to his room getting his gun, going to his parents room and then taking them out and then Allison, the boys and Dawn. There was some thought for some time that didn't just happen on a whim to suddenly go do it. The timing might or might not have been planned it might have been a whim to do it that particular night but the idea to kill them was not simply a whim it was clearly thought about for a while.
With respect to the him reveling in the murders, th epolice interviewing him did indeed say his eyes lit up as he was describing them being killed and even included tidits like John's foot twitching- details only the killer could possibly have seen.
It is easier o kill someone for their money when you don't like them so the money angle can't be discounted.
The way Ron tried to discount the money angle was to say there was still some money in the house tha the didn't take and would have taken had that been his motive plus his granparents got everything. My response to that is:
A) The only reason his grandparents got everything was because he was convicted. He had no way to know he would be convicted and not receive a dime. By law killers are not permitted to inherit and thus prosper from their crime. They are considered to have predeceased their parents. When parents die together their issue (children and/or grandchildren inherit everything) but if they have no issue left then their parents get everything. As the only surviving issue Ron would have received everything but his conviction resulte din him being considered to have predeceased his parents and thus the grandparents got it.
B) SInce Ron expected that he would get everything including the house, there was no reason to take every dime hidden around the house and hide it somewhere else.
Part A also explains something else. If Stephanie were in fact Ron's kid that would mean there would have been issue for the estate to go to instead of to the grandparents. Right there was a monetary motive for Stephanie and Geraldine to go along with Ron's lies and pretend she was his kid. Knowing what we do about Geraldine is there ANY doubt at all that she would have stepped forward and tried to claim the estate for her daughter in 1975? The mom ALLEGEDLY telling her to stop being his wife didn't stop her from attending the funeral according to her or helping prepare his criminal defense case so why would it stop her from claiming the inheritance?
I could spend a year pointing out every inconsistency and claim that makes no sense and another year posting evidence to prove their nonsense impossible. That is the sheer volume of nonsense at play.