Thursday, November 10, 2011

Why Maura Left West Point

Two investigators who worked Maura Murray's case (one public, one private) say she committed an honor code violation at West Point shortly before she transferred to UMass. Drinking was a factor. It's unclear whether she was forced out or simply chose to transfer to avoid a hearing.

I would be interested to hear more about Maura's experience at West Point. If you knew her there, please contact me.

13 comments:

  1. So, theoretically, what she could have done to violate the honor code is to not turn someone in who lied, cheated, or stole. Am I correct?

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  2. I have always thought that a drinking problem would explain some of the mysteries in this case, including why she went to NH/Vermont in the firat place, why she bought so much alcohol, why she might have had 2 accidents in such a short time-span, why she turned down help from the sbd, and perhaps why she was willing to miss class in a major like nursing where that is deeply discouraged. Drinking erodes judgment.

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  3. I agree w/ the 11/13 comment; everything points to a drinking problem.

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  4. Reading elsewhere here I thought she was dismissed from Wpoint for credit card fraud and there was some indication she'd been doing the same stunts in her new place? Was that just speculation?

    You know what would be good - a page where the evidence could be listed and a distinction made between the established facts, the probabilities and the outright speculation

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    1. Amen to that, and the sooner the better.

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  5. I'm a nurse in Northern California and randomly turned on the ID show tonight and saw it for the first time. I got chills up my spine. I'm a runner as well. I swear on my life I've seen that girl. I don't know where but her dimples... I"ve seen her smile. In person. I saw the video on that show and I swear I've seen her. Creeps me out...

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  6. Just a hunch, but I think that if Maura had left WP for some innocuous reason, someone among her family, friends or classmates there would have come forward long ago to say something like, "Oh, it was no big deal--Maura just decided that the military was not for her." Since there's been a deafening silence instead, one could infer that her reason was less pure and simple.

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  7. Something no one has ever pointed out before: in the instance that Maura had actually staged this, was driving in tandem with someone, and is alive, somewhere.. on her own free will... do you think she would still be stealing peoples' credit card numbers to purchase things for herself? It seems like most criminals/thiefs don't 'stop' the behavior, atleast not this quickly. I almost wonder, if Maura *were* to be alive, i wonder if her behavior and issues have spiraled out of control, and gotten worse.

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    1. I wonder if she is an undiagnosed person with bipolar. Some of the things she has done are similiar to things my child with BiP has done. I do not see her staging the one close to UMass but the more I think about the other one I am not so sure. It is between that and not wanting the police to see drinking and driving....either way she still needs to be located.

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  8. In leaving West Point, voluntarily or not, wouldn't she be obligated to serve as an enlisted in the Army for a set number of years? Or woudn't she be obligated to repay the taxpayers for her tow years at the Point?

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    1. Not for honor code violations, and not if you don't stay in for a while. I was at the USAF Academy (class of 2000) and had to leave due to an injury. Each case is decided independently, but typically, if you're in for two years, then you do have to serve for a bit. I did not, though there was originally some "threat" of that, and my time was one year.

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  9. I may be wrong, but it may amount to a "Dishonorable Discharge"...meaning they would not want her to serve out the obligation.

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  10. I saw this on ID a couple night's ago and the people close to her essentially said it was out of character and they couldn't make sense why she left. Her first car accident was days prior- has anyone ever thought maybe she suffered some sort of head injury? That's all it takes for someone to snap... become suicidal, depressed, paranoid... because all of her actions after that point seem sporatic and they don't add up.

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