Photos showing several locations where candles and/or wax drippings were found
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U.S. Government photos (closeups created by webmaster)
End table in corner of living room where some candles were found
Candles (circled by webmaster) on dining room 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).
Chair in south bedroom. Wax drippings were found on the chair (Exhibit G131).
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.
March 29, 1972: USACIL Consolidated Report
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).
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.
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