Post by WelshChappie on Jan 23, 2015 19:57:10 GMT -8
Been thinking about this comment "Some of them fought, it was horrible" that was pasted onto a questioned (Some subscribe to the card as authentic, others do not) Zodiac PostCard and I think it possibly has substance to it. It's possible, even plausible that, based on the post-mortem examination results, he's referring to David Farraday. The coroner reported finding a swelling on Davids jaw area and a mark on his neck. The slight swelling on his jaw showed no signs of grazing marks so it's unlikely this swelling was caused by David falling face first onto the gravel after being shot.
We know that Zodiac was one to learn from his mistakes, after hanging up the phone after his Blue Rock incident, it immediately began to ring drawing attention to him and his car. After Lake Berryessa's double stabbing, he phones police but this time does not hang the receiver back up, he simply drops it letting it dangle.
At Blue Rock his first shot was fires directly at Mike's head to immediately incapacitate him. Zodiac himself freely admits this in his letter by offering: "The boy was originally sitting in the front seat when I began firing. When I fired the first shot at his head, he leaped backwards at the same time thus spoiling my aim. He ended up on the back seat then the floor in back thashing out very violently with his legs; thats how I shot him in the knee." Had he learned from his error in allowing David Faraday the chance to challenge him physically?
He did the same with Hartnell. He ordered Cecelia to bind him and render him incapable of fighting back before he approached and stabbed him and when he did go to re-tie Bryan's restraints, Bryan noted that Zodiac was physically shaking and Bryan questioned him asking was he nervous? Z replied by saying with a nervous laugh "Yeah, something like that."
Same with Paul. After police publically said the killer had a hatred for the women more so than the men (based on the two Male's surviving the two attacks while their female counterparts did not), Zodiac responded by going after a single male this time. Even so, the way in which he attacked Paul was cowardly, a shot to the head which, no doubt, Paul never saw coming.
The fact that both Bryan & Michael survived is nothing to do with Zodiac saving his wrath for Cecelia & Dee more so than them. I have even seen some claim that Zodiac did not intend to kill Bryan & Mike and wanted them to live which is ridiculous considering he shot Mike several time hitting him once in the face, and stabbed Bryan 5 or 6 times in the back with a kitchen type knife. The fact that none of the stabs from the knife penetrated Bryans vital organs & major arteries is simply sheer luck and nothing to do with Zodiac lacking the intent to kill him because he is male.
But back to Faraday. We know it was reported that many of Faradays school friends were going out to LHR that night, what we don't know is, why? Had David agreed to fight the young man who was pestering Betty-Lou for a date, or any other person? It would explain why he & Betty were out of the vehicle. It could also explain why David had taken his class ring off his finger if a fist fight was taking place. Just theorising obviously, we'll probably never know for certain.