Monday, May 30, 2005

The man who actually killed Christa Worthington could still be at large...

...& the editors at the Cape Cod Times don't think it's news

Maybe Christopher McCowen, the trash hauler charged with killing Christa Worthington, is lying when he claimed another man killed Worthington while McCowen watched.

Then again, maybe McCowen isn't lying.

More than 10 days have passed since The Cape Codder weekly ran a story about McCowen's assertion, which came during a court appearance on May 17.

The Boston Herald apparently deemed it newsworthy and ran a story on May 28 that began, "The Cape Cod trash hauler charged with the rape and murder of Christa Worthington told police he had an ongoing affair with the single mother and has tried to pin the crime on his friend, sources said."

The Cape Codder story, written by Marilyn Miller, indicated that "McCowen twice told investigators that he was not involved with Worthington, and twice said he had never been inside her house."

"But after his DNA was matched, he changed his story, (Assistant District Attorney Robert) Welsh said," Miller reported. "He then admitted having a relationship with Worthington."

Again, maybe McCowen is lying, but maybe he's not. Either way, for reasons that defy comprehension, the powers that be at the Cape Cod Times have deemed all of this beneath the interest of their - go figure - dwindling readers.

According to the Times's online archives, the last time the paper reported on the Worthington case was on May 18, with two stories. One of them, by Karen Jeffrey, was about Worthington's executors suing McCowen for $10 million. The second story, written by P'town and Truro reporter Eric Williams, described the same court appearance reported by Miller in the Cape Codder two days later.

But nowhere in Williams's story is a possible second suspect mentioned, nor the alleged romantic relationship between Worthington and McCowen.

McCowen, Williams wrote in his lead, "told investigators that he participated in the beating of Worthington and was present when she was killed."

Miller's story on May 20 contained yet another eye-opener that has gone unreported by the Times - the affadavit filed by police "leaves open the possibility that another man had sex with Worthington" right before she died. And when was the affadavit filed, upon which it entered the public record? April 15 - a month and a half ago.

Christa Worthington's actual killer is not the only mystery in this case. Why the Cape's only daily has lost interest in covering it is another.
JC

8 Comments:

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At 7:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't believe McCowen is the killer. I think the Truro police know who the real killer is.

 
At 4:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why don't you write the "Times" and ask them why they neglected a story in their own back yard....A story the rest of the nation has been enthralled by since the murder.

 
At 6:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe McCowen was there and I don't believe his intentions were positive, breaking into a womens home, rape and punching.... but I do believe that there could be another suspect in the murder...frazier???????

 
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