Did Terri-Lynne McClintic's childhood aid in Tori's murder?
Terri-Lynne McClintic, one of the suspects in the Tori Stafford murder case, along with ther boyfriend Michael Thomas Rafferty, is only 18 years old, but according to her paternal grandmother, it could be because of her upbringing.
Terri has now been charged along with Michael in the case of Tori Stafford's death and disappearance, and she first appeared in court to face her charges today.
However, her grandmother spoke out about how Terri was a perfectly happy, normal child, until she was three-years-old and her parents, Carol and Rob McClintic, separated.
Rob is not her biological father but he still paid child support for her and was said to be disgusted to find out she was one of the suspects in the case he kept seeing on tv. Terri was adopted shortly after birth by the couple, but the divorce left some bad blood between the two parents. Rob said he hadn't seen Terri or her mother in about 12 years.
Her grandmother, Nancy McClintic said:
“When she was young, up to three, she was like every little girly girly. Just lovable, and we didn’t seem to think anything was wrong then, until Rob and Carol parted,”.
After the divorce, Carol was given custody of Terri and she left with her, and the McClintic family did not know where she went.
Nancy McClintic did not have much contact with her granddaughter:
“I saw her until she was about three, and then I saw her once after that. Her mother took her away,” she said. “I don’t know her. We wanted to help in any way we could, but Carol just chopped that right off. I believe all this is because of her mother - the upbringing she had.”
Michael Thomas Rafferty, Terri's boyfriend who is also accused in the case of Tori Stafford, lived with his mother in Woodstock, but kept himself more to himself and less is know about him.
It is known that he attended Alexander MacKanzie High School in Richmond Hill and then George Brown College in Toronto where he studied culinary arts.