I always get a kick when people cite the rule of law and/or evidence. This is America; justice is about money. The Grubbs or Knapps could sue you, me, anyone they like for whatever they want. They don't need the law behind them or evidence either. You'd be forced to hire a lawyer to defend yourself and they'd have you in court for months/years slowly stealing your money (paying your lawyers ever larger sums which is the same thing). They'd probably win in the end because they have more money than you to bribe the judge. Even if they lost, you'd be broke and they'd still be rich.
I'll sue for punitive damages. Sue you, sue everybody.
Knapp is going to have a hard time suing anyone seeing as to how hes going to be in federal prison for the next 3 years.
A 52 year old male who knew Okland killed himself in his black SUV on June 8th in Van Meter. He had been cleared by WDM police but they are now looking into it.
It seems a little odd that people investigated in WDM's major crimes end up committing suicide. Let's just say if they come out and say this guy did it, I'll certainly wonder about it. Sad that the woman that found her tried to kill herself too.
Police probe Okland link to agent who killed himself | The Des Moines Register | DesMoinesRegister.com
It's interesting to me that the WDM PD would clear this guy so quickly just based on witnesses saying the SUV looked like an Escalade. The general public knows very little about cars/vehicles. Most just see them as a pod to get them from point A to point B. If I was working the investigation, the only two descriptive items I would trust coming from a witness would be color and vehicle body type (SUV, 4 door sedan, 2 door coupe, hatchback, etc.). And the witnesses were matching those two items to this guy's vehicle.
Even if these witnesses were picking Escalades out from a vehicle photo lineup, I wouldn't trust them.
This guy had probably been rejected by Ashley after asking for a date or something. With the police having so little to go on, ruling this guy out as a suspect even though he had a vehicle matching the basic description witnesses were providing seems somewhat reckless.