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Recent SOS Anniversary Special

Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:47 am
by tomb567
Like most SOS case enthusiasts I watched the handful of shows that aired this past summer for the 40th anniversary of the case. The only newly produced one was the 2-hour special in which Joe Borrelli and some of the other detectives who worked the case contributed their recollections. There were some items mentioned which I had never heard before. I was aware that NYPD had turned to psychics to see if they could provide a lead. As far as I knew, nothing panned out from those efforts, but on this show Borrelli related how one psychic accurately predicted some of the characteristics of the "next" shooting, which turned out to be the Esau/Suriani shooting. Unbelievable - the type of roadway, the color of the car, and that "he will speak to you", which he did, by leaving the first letter. Not that it helped enough to peg the location or stop anything....

What disappointed me was that the overall tone of the show completely avoided the conspiracy angle. Even Yonkers det. Mike Novotny, who was a firm believer in an earlier program I've seen, seemed to completely retreat from that position.

Most of all, the participation of Wheat Carr was both curious and frustrating. She claimed that Terry's investigation leading to her brothers was purely the result of an old grudge from high school. I don't doubt that they went to the same high school if Terry was in fact from the Yonkers area, but really? That's all you've got to say about your brothers' connection to the case? She claims that her father's dying wish was for her to clear her brothers' names, and that was why she had to participate in this show. But consider the following timeline: Sam Carr dies 1996, Maury Terry dies 2014, show airs 2017. See anything wrong with her comments? Her complaint was that her brothers were easy targets, because they couldn't defend themselves in death, yet she waited 20 years to speak up, until a point in time when Terry could not respond. I know for a fact that at least 2 or 3 newly produced shows were made between 1996 and 2014, so the 40th special was far from being her first opportunity to speak up. I'm sure she could have been completely in the dark about what her brothers were up to, but when one ends up with his face blown off 6 months after Berkowitz' arrest, doesn't your imagination at least consider some dark possibilities?

Re: Recent SOS Anniversary Special

Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:29 pm
by admin
I don't believe Wheat one bit, just like you said she is using the fact that Maury is gone to preach about what saints her family was. Over the past 40 years there have been multiple times where she had the chance to explain her side and chose to stay in the dark. Her memory is only getting worse with age!

Re: Recent SOS Anniversary Special

Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:50 am
by tomb567
I should point out that one time several years ago while researching on the Internet, I came across some sort of message board or blog exchange that Wheat was actively engaging in; however, from the few lines I read, it seemed more like her just more or less commiserating with local Yonkers individuals who were probably friends/acquaintances/classmates from back in the day and were predisposed to take her side of the argument. Basically operating in the shadows, never to be found except by chance as I did, being the ever-inquisitive SOS case addict that I am.....

Re: Recent SOS Anniversary Special

Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:48 pm
by Omega

And a BIG welcome back and thanks that the forum has returned!

I believe the anniversary special mentioned above is the one that aired on the ID Discovery channel.

There was additional footage, that was not part of the aired special, but was available on the ID Discovery site. The ID Discovery site is not the most user friendly site to navigate, but here the additional footage on the cult conspiracy: ... lt-theory/

I'm glad the forum is back and looking forward to some great participation!

Thanks again!

Re: Recent SOS Anniversary Special

Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:52 pm
by admin
Thanks Omega! I'm looking forward to all the future topics!