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February 14, 2022


Sheri O'Connell

I definately think the injury done to Sarah indicates a lust for revenge which makes me think of Dona Jones wanting Josiah all to herself. The kerosene was used to knock them out probably. I heard an evp that seems to indicate three of the children got in the closet and called to Paul to join him but he wouldn't.


Hi Sheri. Thanks for reading the blog. Forensic experts disagree with you on the motive. They say it was a sexual motive and not a conventional motive like revenge. Had kerosene been used to disable the victims (I've never heard of such a thing!), residue or a stain would likely have been present on the bodies or their clothing. Additionally, no strange odors were noted by the first to enter the house. Although often suggested, there is not one shred of evidence to support the notion that ANY of the victims left their bed. Quite the opposite. The closets were too full of storage items to accomodate adults or children, and not empty, as they now appear during tours of the axe murder house. Some have even suggested that one of the girls was out of bed, murdered, and then placed back in her bed. That would have created what criminologist call a secondary crime scene. There is no such feature in the Villisca crime scene. Finally, Dona Jones was never considered a suspect, and there is no evidence beyond pure speculation to support that theory. There is some evidence to support the notion that Josiah may have been her favorite Casanova, but she was also seeing other men when her husband Albert Jones wasn't around. In fact, Albert caught her with Albert Davie AFTER the axe murder. Reading the 400-500 pages of eye-witness grand jury testimony describing the crime scene would give you a better idea of what is known from a factual standpoint.

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