Thursday, May 28, 2015

Newbie Book Thread

Ok, I give. Many comments from readers who have just read No Goodbyes for the first time. The old-timers have asked for this thread so newbies can ask questions here that may have been answered long ago. The seasoned in this case will answer so ask away. If you are new to the case, we are glad you are here and please post your questions on this thread. If you haven't read the book and want to, you can download the Ebook (Free) from my blog.

Yes, I Was Approached

Yes, I was approached about selling my rights for a movie and writing another book. It was a semi-prominent production company in Southern California. I told them I was not interested, please do not contact me again. They are now talking to Mike McStay and I think Patrick as well. End of story.

Please Help Me Police Comments?

If you read a comment that should not here, please email me ( the location and I will delete it. Or, you can use the Contact Form on the home page. One of the hate blogs has published a post claiming that I posted a comment on my blog where the author threatened to "slash Mike McStay's throat." I cannot find it and don't remember it, but I may have missed it. Please help me police all these comments. Thank you.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Here's What I Know, Don't Know, and What I Hope

In less than three weeks, we will begin to see the evidence that the SBSD and DA have compiled that they believe proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that Chase Merritt bludgeoned to death a family of four, which included two innocent little boys with their whole lives in front of them.

A Special Statement From The Merritt Family

Is this photo in bad taste?
We trust that beyond absence there is a presence.

That beyond the pain there can be healing.

That beyond the brokenness there can be wholeness.

That beyond the anger there may be peace.

That beyond the hurting there may be forgiveness.

That beyond the silence there may be the word.

That beyond the word there may be understanding.

That through understanding there is love.

Should Chase Merritt File Motion To Dismiss or Go To Trial?

Assume for the sake of argument, that Chase is innocent. He did not kill a family of four. Yet, he stands accused of this heinous crime and has spent six months in jail without even so much as a preliminary hearing to date. 

Monday, May 25, 2015

Corrupt McMahon Has Used Stingray over 300 Times With No Warrant, Judges Didn't Know

The sheriff in San Bernardino County—east of Los Angeles County—has deployed a stingray hundreds of times without a warrant, and under questionable judicial authority. In response to a public records request, the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department (SBSD) sent Ars, among other outlets, a rare example of a template for a "pen register and trap and trace order" application. 

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Will Start Using Twitter For Realtime Updates

I am being forced into using Twitter as the McStay case ramps up. I believe that starting next week, all sorts of "stuff" will start to unfold. I am @rickgbaker so follow me (and I'll follow you back) if you want to get these updates long before I post to the blog.

Kavanaugh: "No Bodies, No Case!"

I thought I'd bump the DK thread back up here after IceChick recommended because so many newbies here who may have missed this thread. In revisiting, it is still very bizarre to me the chapter titles for the book he planned to write with my help. 

Here is the table of contents he sent me. Does it appear to you that Dan knew the McStays were dead based on his chapter titles? What about "Web of Deceipt," or "Out of Desperation?"  Why would Dan chose these titles? Unfortunately, we parted ways before he sent me any rough drafts of the chapters, so I have no clue.  Our emails follow.

Merritt's Legal Team

Getting to know Merritt's legal team...

Comment of The Day

I so agree with you. Their attempt at public spotlight is about making Chase and Rick look bad. Or should I say worse than they have already made themselves (mcStays living) look.

McStay Cousin Fundrazr Campaign Posts Skeletal Remains Photo in Hopes of Garnering Sympathy and Money From Public – Updated

In what is quite possibly the most unconscionable behavior yet, the McStay clan is at it again in doing what they do best: Asking for money. But this time, they have crossed every line of decency known to mankind.

They are using a cousin of the clan this time, doing their begging on, and implying that this picture to the left is Joey and Summer McStay.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Is The National Enquirer Doing A Story On Mike and Patrick McStay?

This was emailed to me today by one of our followers, an excellent investigator in her own right. Her integrity is impeccable.

When Did I First Learn That Mike McStay Lies?

Mike McStay, playing Becky's
MacBook like a fiddle.

I have been asked a lot lately about Mike McStay, his lies and the emails. While I am not going to release the emails, I will certainly talk about my first experience with Mike McStay.

It was then that I learned he lies, just as easily as someone who tells the truth.

It was the day that I was going to interview Mike on our talk show (The Rick and Becky Show) on KCEO in Carlsbad, back when KCEO was a real radio station.

Why Do Internet Trolls Exist?

As you've probably discovered, there are people lurking all over the web who find great joy in humiliating and attacking others. This insightful infographic describes the inner workings of Internet trolls, explaining why they decide to spend their online time in attack mode. Tapping the expertise of psychologists and experts, it offers solid reasons why this scourge of the Internet continues.

Friday, May 22, 2015

May 22 Show Thread-Taylor Will Take Your Questions

Post any comments or questions here. Joe Nelson will be my first guest at the top of the hour. Read his latest article on the hearing today HERE. Read it before the show. Taylor, Chase's daughter, will be on the show at 9pm and will take any questions you have. She knows a lot about the case and has seen some of the discovery. While she can't talk about everything, there are some important questions she can answer. Show starts at 8:00pm PST.

Tonight's Show: Joe Nelson and "Taylor" are Guests, Open Lines About Today's Hearing

Joe Nelson will be my guest in the first segment on tonight's show and will update us on the day's events as well as any new info on the case. Read Joe's latest article here. Then, Chase's daughter, Taylor, will be on at 9:00. She told me she "definitely has some more things to discuss." Will be a bomber show!

Link to show.  Call-in number: (347) 989-0374.  8:00-10:00pm (PST)

Am I A Hypocrite?

I asked myself this today as I was updating events in realtime for the prelim. It angered me that Chase was not allowed to change clothes. The corrupt DA did that on purpose. It angered me last night when the scheduled visit Chase had with a family member (who had to fight traffic and leave work early to get there on time) was just ignored by the corrupt jail and their corrupt employees just because they could. They lied about the visit being not scheduled, because that is what they do, they lie.

Pictorial of Today's Hearing: Mike McStay Rebuked, New Preliminary Hearing Monday, June 15, Pre-Preliminary June 12

Thursday, May 21, 2015

The Websleuths Trial: Download The Full DEPOSITIONS of Tricia Griffith and Sue Pruitt

Earlier today I posted a thread about Sue Pruitt's new crime forum, She started her forum in April after settling her lawsuit against Tricia Griffith when they were partners at Websleuths.

Daugherty Files For Continuance Because "Dugal's Wife is Having Surgery"

A source "close" to the DA's office told me yesterday (5-20) that San Bernardino County Deputy District Attorney Sean Daugherty, the man who is prosecuting the case, the same man who suddenly fell ill on May 19, forcing him to delay the hearing, even though he had secretly delayed it the night before, when he wasn't ill, filed today for a continuance of at least 30 days because Det. Troy Dugal's "wife is having surgery." Chase will be served with the motion today and there will be a hearing to approve the motion. I don't know if that hearing will by at the regularly-scheduled prelim tomorrow, or sometime today. 

UPDATE: COVER-UP! District Attorney Gets Look At Chase Merritt's Case File

Updated: May 21, 12:45am:  New information adds to the timeline of events and seems to confirm DA wanted to see Chase's files. After court was adjourned, instead of returning Chase to the WVDC, he was taken back to the hospital. He had an MRI to see if he had a torn rotator cuff. By the time he was returned to his cell, he had been gone eight hours. Why was he taken back to the hospital again after court? Could it be because the DA's office was not finished looking at his file and needed more time?

The Many Faces of Mike McStay

Does anybody really know this man? Who is the "real" Mike McStay? Stay tuned, we are about to find out...

The Impending Death of Webseluths?

Lots of talk today about the impending death of the crime forum Rumor has it, pretty good one too, that WS is down for the count. Wouldn't surprise me.

I wanted to provide this thread for the WS discussion, as it is currently starting to eat up the conversation on Chase's latest statement thread. 

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

May 19 Show RECAP

We had a good show. 

Thanks to Joe Nelson for an excellent recap of the day's events and this case in general. I appreciate him taking so much of his personal family time after a long, strange day in this case. He is the real deal, make sure you follow him on Twitter.

UPDATED: @Webseluths "Blood Found All Over The House" Tweet False


From Chase Tonight: Chase has read and reviewed all the discovery he has been given, more than 10,000 pages. There is NO DISCOVERY, NO REPORT, NOTHING that states that the "home was covered in blood that has been cleaned up with bleach or anything similar. There was no blood found in the home, other than a very small drop that came from the present owner.

Post Your Questions For Tonight's Show HERE

Post any questions you have and we will address them on TONIGHT'S night's show.
Call-in number: (347) 989-0374.
LINK to show.  Joe Nelson will update us on the day's events, beginning at 8:05pm PST. Discussion to follow into the night...

Tonight's Show Expanded To 3 Hours 8-11 Pacific Standard Time

I have added an extra hour to tonight's show what with all that has happened today. Hard to keep up. 

New Time: 8:00-11:00pm, PST
Here is the LINK to the show. 
Here is the number to call: (347) 989-0374. 

You can call from your phone if you just want listen to the show, or you can call this same number to get on the show (press 1 when prompted) and ask questions or give your expert opinion.

Profound Comment

As I was standing in the throngs of onlookers waiting to go into the court room, I happened to observe all of the Merritt family as they stood in prayer, holding hands, heads bowed.. that they all were dressed appropriately for court no tennis shoes, no T-shirts, no stupid ass fedoras, no gum, etc. another thing I noticed is they did not come in like rock stars. They did not court the press and or media. They stayed pretty much together as a group sometimes holding hands, sometimes arms around each other, speaking quietly to one another. They were very respectful of everyone there. Unlike Michael and Susan who walked in and went straight up to the front of the crowd and began speaking to the press at the court room doors. Another thing I noticed? The lack of interaction between Patrick and Michael. Oh sure Patrick sat behind Michael in the court room but they didn't really ever interact with one another. Didn't look like a good loving father son relationship to me. The contrast between the two families was startling and telling. And I noticed that something like 10 members of Merritt's family were there to support him. Sure didn't look like he was some violent criminal loser like the McStay camp would have us believe.