By Joe McGinniss
Fatal Vision is the electrifying actual tale of Dr. Jeffrey MacDonald, the good-looking, Princeton-educated surgeon convicted of savagely slaying his younger pregnant spouse and young children, murders he vehemently denies committing.
Bestselling writer Joe McGinnis chronicles each point of this frightening and complex crime, and probes the lifestyles and psyche of the magnetic, all-American Jeffrey MacDonald, a golden boy who appeared destined to have all of it. the result's a penetration to the center of darknes that enshrouded essentially the most complicated felony situations ever to catch the eye of the yankee public. it really is haunting, stunningly suspenseful—a paintings that no reader could be capable of overlook.
With eight pages of dramatic photographs and a unique epilogue by way of the author
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But even if that theory is accepted, the bottle of blood is still baffling. Why would Kelly’s killers drain some of his blood and leave it in a bottle in a wombat hole? Was it intended to have been spread somewhere else to confuse investigators or remove the Guthries from suspicion? Was it to mock up a body-less suicide scene or to be drizzled somewhere after some time had passed to pretend Kelly was still alive? Maybe the bottle of blood had been part of a crime scene clean-up, although it’s hard to imagine a method of murder that is bloody but results in only 80 millilitres of blood leaving the body.
About a decade before the Sunnybank heist, Kelly had worked with Guthrie in a tree-lopping business. And police believed just days after the heist Ian Guthrie moved north to Queensland to hang out with Kelly. Ian described Kelly as a ‘great bloke’. There was less love for Kelly emanating from police headquarters. As far as Queensland detectives were concerned they had a prime suspect brazenly playing victim and a two-million-dollar hole in their credibility as guardians of law and order. One of the puzzles they had to solve in addition to catching the culprits was ascertaining where the millions had gone.
Guthrie jumped back into the ute’s cabin to drive away and police fired two shots of chemical reagent through the windscreen. Officers tackled Guthrie but he fought back and violently resisted arrest. The arresting police noticed him trying to grab at something inside his trousers. They were later shocked to find a magnum pistol in his waistband and bullets in his pockets. The officers took offence at Guthrie’s apparent willingness to have a shootout with police in order to escape arrest and expressed their disappointment with his attitude.