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What Happens in Vegas, the Kirstin Lobato Case

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The Other Side of Justice

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Bright lights, entertainers, Elvis imporsenators, gambling and of course pretty ladies.  Those are just some of the things Las Vegas, NV, the small city in the middle of the Nevada dessert is known for.  Just 4 days after independence day of 2001 a homeless man Duran Bailey was brutally murdered and parts of him were dismembered.  A young beautiful 18 year old Kirstin Lobato was 170 miles away at her parent's house in Panaca, Nevada and her car was seen parked in front of the residence the day of the murder and the weeks after.  On July 20th Kirstin was interviewed by Las Vegas detectives at her parents home.  During the interview, detectives never mentioned they were investigating a murder.  Kirstin assumed they were interviewing her regarding a stabbing which occurred approximately a month before the murder in which she was being attacked by a male in a parking lot as she walked to her car.  Kirstin unknowingly made herself the prime suspect in the victim's murder by her honest statement of self defense of the unrelated male who attacked her.  Bloody footprints were found at the scene which were estimated to be a men's size 9.  Kirstin was convicted of first degree murder in 2002.  However, her conviction was overturned and Kirstin was released only to be retried in 2006 and convicted of manslaughter with the maximum sentence.  The DA Steve Wilson has refused to test the DNA found at the crime scene including the semen found inside the victim's rectum.  That's right, Kirstin was even charged with sexual penetration of a corpse.  Unless science has changed, women don't produce semen nor can they sexually penetrate anything.  Tune in Thursday at 6 PM EST as we discuss Kirstin's case.  My guest will be Michelle Ravell, Helen Caddes and Doug Twining who was actually on the phone with Kirstin throughout the day of the murder.