Photos showing several locations where candles and/or wax drippings were found


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End table in corner of living room where some candles were found
End table in corner of living room where some candles were found
Candles (circled by webmaster) on dining room table
Candles (circled by webmaster) on dining room table
Desk and overturned coffee table in living room.<BR><BR>Candles were found on the desktop and in the right middle drawer. Two candles were found on the floor of the living room. Wax drippings (Exhibit G201) were found on the coffee table.
Desk and overturned coffee table in living room.

Candles were found on the desktop and in the right middle drawer. Two candles were found on the floor of the living room. Wax drippings (Exhibit G201) were found on the coffee table.
Kimberley (barely visible) covered in bed in south bedroom. Wax drippings were found on the bedspread (Exhibit D123).
Kimberley (barely visible) covered in bed in south bedroom. Wax drippings were found on the bedspread (Exhibit D123).
Chair in south bedroom. Wax drippings were found on the chair (Exhibit G131).
Chair in south bedroom. Wax drippings were found on the chair (Exhibit G131).
One of two closets in master bedroom.<BR><BR>The CID inventory list of contents from 544 Castle Drive lists one wine bottle made into a candle and one bag of assorted candles "from 1 box inside closet," but does not specify which closet contained this box.
One of two closets in master bedroom.

The CID inventory list of contents from 544 Castle Drive lists one wine bottle made into a candle and one bag of assorted candles "from 1 box inside closet," but does not specify which closet contained this box.

CID Findings


March 29, 1972:  USACIL Consolidated Report

USACIL Consolidated Report, page 22  Page 22
USACIL Consolidated Report, page 22


Paragraph 58:  Comparison of wax removed from Exhibits D123, G131 and G201 with the candle wax from Exhibits G(1-10) showed same to be different in chemical composition.

Paragraph 59:  It is the opinion of the examiner that the wax present in Exhibits D123, G131 and G201 did not originate from the candles G(1-10).

Related exhibits


G11 thru G17 Candles of assorted colors

Webmaster note


Because the defense claims that Helena Stoeckley carried a candle while she was present in the MacDonald apartment on the night of February 17, 1970, the notes for this exhibit include a great number of references to candles and wax in general, as well as specific references to Exhibits G(1-10).

It should also be noted that Exhibits G11 through G17 are described as "candles of assorted colors." (According to the CID, these candles were purple, yellow, green, white and pink.) Some notes below may include references to G11 through G17. No findings were reported for those exhibits.

According to U.S. Attorney Thomas McNamara, the MacDonald residence contained seventeen candles. Dillard Browning testified to comparing 14 different waxes, candles, or other similar paraffin materials, known to come from the MacDonald house, with the three unidentified waxes found in the MacDonald house. He referred to first receiving six candles, then later receiving two candles in wine bottles, for a total of eight candles at that time. He later received six more candles. Since the eight candles of Exhibit G(1-8) are not candles in wine bottles (but G9 and G10 are), and since Exhibits G11 through G17 would presumably include seven candles, it is difficult to determine exactly which exhibits made up the total of 14 candles he received.


NOTES

February 17, 1970 - April 10, 1972: Excerpts from CID Reinvestigation    

February 20, 1970: Statement of Dr. Severt Jacobson to the FBI

April 6, 1970: Jeffrey MacDonald's CID interview with Grebner, Ivory and Shaw    

July 5, 1970: Pre-Article 32 defense questioning of William Ivory (CID)    

July 6, 1970: Military Police Receipt for Property    

July 8, 1970: Kenneth Mica (MP) at the Article 32 hearing

July 8, 1970: Richard Tevere (MP) at the Article 32 hearing

July 13, 1970: Dillard Browning (CID) at the Article 32 hearing    

July 14, 1970: Discussion at the Article 32 hearing

July 17, 1970: Dr. Severt Jacobson at the Article 32 hearing    

July 21, 1970: William Ivory (CID) at the Article 32 hearing

August 10, 1970: Discussion at the Article 32 hearing

August 13, 1970: William Posey at the Article 32 hearing

August 14, 1970: John Sutton at the Article 32 hearing

August 15 and 16, 1970: Jeffrey MacDonald at the Article 32 hearing    

September 9, 1970: Discussion at the Article 32 hearing

September 11, 1970: Franz Grebner (CID) at the Article 32 hearing

September 11, 1970: Closing arguments at the Article 32 hearing

October 13, 1970: Article 32 Investigating Officer Colonel Warren Rock's Report

December 1970: Excerpt from Alfred Kassab's appeal to Senate and Congress

March 20, 1971: Interview of Jeffrey MacDonald by Pruett and Kearns    

June 14, 1971: Statement of Ron Harrison to Peter Kearns and Darrell Jack Bennett (CID)

March 1 - August 27, 1973: Excerpt from CID Reinvestigation    

June 26, 1973: Excerpt from U.S. Attorney McNamara's memo to the DOJ    

August 15 and 16, 1974: Jeffrey MacDonald at the Grand Jury    

August 21, 1974: Paul Connolly (CID) at the Grand Jury

August 27, 1974: Robert Caverly (FBI) at the Grand Jury    

September 4, 1974: Mildred Kassab at the Grand Jury

September 4, 1974: Alfred Kassab at the Grand Jury

October 23, 1974: Richard Tevere (MP) at the Grand Jury

October 23 and 24, 1974: Dillard Browning (CID) at the Grand Jury    

December 4, 1974: Kenneth Gillespie (ERT) at the Grand Jury

December 4, 1974: Ronald Harrison at the Grand Jury

December 4, 1974: Dr. Merrill Bronstein at the Grand Jury    

July 19, 1979: Richard Tevere (MP) at trial

July 19 and 20, 1979: Kenneth Mica (MP) at trial

July 20, 24 and 25, 1979: William Ivory (CID) at trial

July 27, 1979: Robert Caverly (FBI) at trial    

August 1, 1979: Mildred Kassab at trial

August 6, 1979: Dillard Browning (CID) at trial    

August 10, 1979: Excerpts re: reading of Esquire magazine article at trial

August 15, 1979: James Milne at trial

August 17, 1979: Helena Stoeckley at trial

August 17, 1979: Jim Gaddis (Nashville Police) at trial

August 17, 1979: Discussion at trial

August 20, 1979: Wendy Rouder at trial

August 22, 1979: Dorothy MacDonald at trial

August 23 and 24, 1979: Jeffrey MacDonald at trial    

August 28, 1979: Final arguments at trial

December 27, 1981: FBI Agent Raymond Madden's interview with Ted Gunderson

Freddy Kassab's notes on Helena Stoeckley's 1981 statements

June 1, 1984: Excerpts from inventory of 544 Castle Drive    

June 6, 1984: Affidavit of LTC David McNeill re: removal of medical supplies and candles    

May 31, 1985: Excerpts from Brief of Appellant to the U.S. Fourth Circuit

June 26, 1991: Hearing on defense's second petition for writ of habeas corpus    

1993: The Police Chief, "FATAL VISION REVISITED: The MacDonald Murder Case"

February 19, 2009: Excerpt from defense's corrected motion for appeal