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Note from the author: The following was contributed to justiceforkurt.com [anonymously]. Feel free to use the material in any way at the discretion of the justiceforkurt.com webmaster. The material is being contributed to this site because it is the most -factual- case site in existence, not resorting to petty manipulative and slanderous tactics to get a point across.

This site never claims to attempt to prove murder. The thesis is put forward that Kurt Cobain deserves a new investigation because a sufficient one was not conducted in 1994 when his death was ruled a suicide. Can this claim be validly contended? Perhaps it can. I won't attempt to do that, however, since much evidence indicates a new investigation should be conducted; if anything, it would serve well to put to rest conspiracy theories surrounding Kurt Cobain's death once and for all if he truly did commit suicide.

The following are rebuttals to some evidentiary and speculative issues alike pertaining to this case that some theorists have used to bolster the thesis that Kurt Cobain was murdered. They are not tailored to fit any certain perspective but rather are intended lay down the facts in a fair and relatively unbiased manner; emphasis on relatively, because nothing can be written without bias of some kind. All theories are a victim of it, so that always must be taken into consideration when looking at the issues here.

If Kurt Cobain was the victim of a lazy, or possibly corrupt investigation - and if he is a victim of half-truths and lies surrounding his legacy that have been proliferated through the media - it begs for a new investigation, but does NOT prove murder. If Kurt Cobain killed himself, certain parties would still have plenty of motive to silence these theories for their own sake, if only emotionally. Suing individuals such as Tom Grant is not necessarily a wise move in this case if it will bring unwanted attention to him - the desire to let Kurt's memory rest in peace is not a malicious request by any stretch of the imagination.

Cites are not individually noted in all cases, but include any book that has been published on Kurt Cobain and any research done on any other issues related to the case. Tom Grant is a large focus for obvious reasons.

The widow and heir to the estate of Kurt Cobain is, for obvious reasons, a central figure in Kurt Cobain's life and death. It must first be established that Kurt married Courtney, and stayed with her throughout his life, by his own free will. He was not known by anyone to be a weak person who was easy to control and push around. Danny Goldberg, who was at the time President of Gold Mountain (Nirvana's management), said this (quoted in 'Come As You Are'):

"Sometimes Kurt just doesn't feel like saying stuff, so he has her say it for him. When Courtney does that, it's because he has asked her to do it. It's a terrible mistake if anyone ever thinks that she does things on her own...the idea that she could make him do anything that he doesn't want to do is just so absurd. You can't get this guy to drink a glass of water or walk across a room or turn over a cassette or do anything he doesn't want to do. He is one of the most willful people I've ever met in my life."

If this is any indication, that much was true:

"A big fuck you to those of you who have the audacity to claim that I'm so naive and stupid that I would allow myself to be taken advantage of and manipulated." -- Kurt Cobain

Kurt married Courtney because she was, according to him, a female version of himself. Kurt said this about her:

"When I first met Courtney, I thought of her as this totally independent, self-serving person and I really respected her for that - that is why I fell in love with her. Since we have been married, I have found that she is a bit more insecure. I am glad - it is nice to know she is not going to take off one day."

She's been known to threaten journalists who published unfavorable stories about her - but not to be outdone, Kurt was known to threaten the lives of those who spoke bad of her. He's stated on the record, never in sarcastic or half-serious tones, that he wanted to kill Lynn Hirschberg, Brit Collins, and Victoria Clarke for publishing or moving to publish slanderous material about his then-wife.

Getting to the point, it's important to note that Kurt loved Courtney and never publicly voiced otherwise. Slandering Courtney as some have - i.e., accusing her of conspiring to murder her husband - may very well have gotten the same reaction from Kurt that Hirschberg got for merely accusing Courtney of using heroin while pregnant with Frances Bean; an unwavering threat on one's life. Granted, the irony of this example is obvious, but the point should be made.

People have accused Courtney of having organized certain events that took place in the months, weeks, and days preceding Kurt Cobain's death. For instance, the intervention. Some have said Courtney organized this as a plot to make it look like Kurt had a drug problem and was suicidal, and/or to get him out of Seattle for a while. First, why would him obliging to go to an intervention program and clean up make him look suicidal? Second, if she intended to murder him, why complicate things by having him go out of state at all if the plan was to have someone in Seattle - Cali, for instance - to kill him?

Courtney allegedly arranging the intervention is complete fallacy:

"After Rome, officials at Geffen Records were terrified about Kurt's close call...Geffen contacted Gold Mountain and ordered them to do something about Kurt's drug use." - from 'Who Killed Kurt Cobain?'

Some contend the destruction of evidence is a suspicious move on the part of Courtney Love. It is, however, entirely consistent with a spouse wanting to get rid of items that bring back awful memories. The shotgun Kurt may have killed himself with would be something that conjured up terrible memories of Cobain's death. The greenhouse, where Kurt's body was found, had become so popular to fans that some claimed it was more popular than the Space Needle. The desire to remove a structure where Kurt may have killed himself in, and where fans continued to infest, does not point toward motives of a person complicit in murder.

If Kurt was indeed murdered, the notion that Courtney stood to gain the most financially is patently absurd. What about members of the band, Gold Mountain, Geffen Records, and anyone else who had a large stake in Nirvana? Several made much more than Courtney Love after Kurt's death. Were they too involved in a conspiracy to kill Kurt?

Four cards of latent fingerprints were found on the shotgun taken from the crime scene when it was tested at Washington State laboratory. Tom Grant, Hank Harrison, Ian Halperin, Max Wallace, and a slew of others make the baseless claim that the absence of legible fingerprints on the gun is solid evidence, or at least a strong indication, that the gun was wiped.

It is not at all uncommon for this to happen.

Firstly, the possibility evidence was mishandled could suggest an incompetent investigation and warrant a re-opening of the case; it does not by any means, however, prove someone wiped the gun down. For example, on the police list of items, the shotgun and shotgun case is listed as one item (#8). This may suggest the shotgun was transported inside its case, which easily could have removed any legible prints on the gun. Secondly, Nikolas Hartshorne claims in 'Heavier Than Heaven' that he had to pry the gun from Cobain's left hand, as rigor mortis had already set in; another factor that could account for lost prints. Third, the gun wasn't tested until a month after being found - some theorists also use this to claim the police didn't do their job, but it cannot simultaneously be said that legible prints should have been found in light of all of these possibilities. It may also be notable that the gun had been sitting in the greenhouse for three plus days - climate changes, condensation, etc. could be factors.

Additionally, an oil coating is often applied to firearms to prevent rusting and this can consequently interfere with the recovery of legible latent fingerprints.

Any sort of mishandling could have taken place at the crime scene by the medical examiner or any officer, so again simultaneously claiming two things - in this case, that legible prints should have been found but also that a proper investigation wasn't done - can be contradictory and illogical.

Kurt Cobain's blood morphine level was reported to be 1.52 milligrams per litre. The primary source of this claim is a 4/14/94 Seattle Post-Intelligencer article entitled, 'COBAIN LAY DEAD FOR 3 DAYS; NIRVANA SINGER HIGH ON HEROIN WHEN HE PULLED THE TRIGGER'. While this author believes this figure is more than likely accurate, all these possibilities nevertheless must be considered:

a) The SPI reported received a flawed copy of the report.
b) The SPI didn't receive a copy and was told this figure by word, and they were inadvertently given a wrong number.
c) The figure was misreported for some other reason; confusion in information printing by the paper itself, for instance.

Keep in mind Washington State law forbid the release of this information, so the method of obtainment was illegal unless Courtney specifically allowed it to be released.

That said, it's possible this can still be explained consistent with suicide.

The 1.52 figure includes both free morphine and conjugated (metabolized) morphine. Only the free morphine figure indicates whether or not Kurt was dead or incapacitated. Morphine has a half-life of 2-3 hours. The police reports indicate two injections - one on each inner elbow - were found in the body. Perhaps he injected twice and the free morphine level had lowered enough by the time Kurt chose to administer a second injection, at which point he then decided to commit suicide. While the Dead Men Don't Pull Triggers essay discusses the total level and the purported lethality of such a high dosage, it doesn't eliminate the possibility of a case such as this and doesn't differentiate between free and metabolized morphine as we don't know those actual figures - and again, as long as the 1.52 figure cannot be confirmed, this is all speculation.

It was also reported that Diazepam - Valium - was found in Kurt's system, but the amount is not known. This proves nothing. Diazepam has a halflife of 3-5 days; it is also given to heroin addicts going through rehab, so he could have taken it at Exodus. Additionally, he could have taken it on his own days before his death. The motive for potential murderers administering Valium into Kurt's system is illogical since they could easily just administer heroin until he was incapacitated.

Speculation is rampant on possible forgery in the note found at the crime scene. Some believe the first line, 'To Boddah', may have been forged. Absolutely nothing has been done to substantiate this, other than the illogical assertion that it doesn't look like the body of the note. Surely Kurt may have written an addressee of the note larger than the rest - and if Kurt was high, on heroin perhaps, this could account for ANY drastic changes in handwriting through if he himself added items at different points in time.

A forensic document examiner in a Washington State laboratory examined the note to determine Cobain wrote all of it. Murder theories would require us to believe this examiner was very incompetent - along with the other huge list of 'incompetents' in this case - or corrupt, suggesting an even larger and more unlikely conspiracy.

Many claim the last 4 lines were forged. Tom Grant claims only some of the last lines were forged, starting with "which will be..." and ongoing. Grant admits he is merely stating his opinion when he uses the word 'apparently' when claiming the words were added by another hand.

Again, the issue of Kurt being high in any various drug and it consequently drastically altering his state of mind cannot be downplayed. More importantly, no qualified analyst has come forward and concluded the existence of any forgery. On the 2/7/97 Unsolved Mysteries, an analyst stated there were 'indications' that lines may have been added, but said the note copy was too poor to make actual conclusions.

A motive for murderers would be to forge lines that conclusively indicated a suicidal state of mind. The last lines, however, only indicate Kurt Cobain had the intention of leaving Courtney and Frances for some period of time. It had been previously reported that when Kurt overdosed in Rome, he had left a note saying he planned to "run away and disappear". (From 'Cobain' by the editors of Rolling Stone). Surely the killers were aware of this fact and would want to make a distinction between running away and committing suicide - but no such distinction is apparent.

This writer contends the difference in handwriting is more suggestive of Kurt writing it than someone else, if only because potential forgers seemingly would have (a) made a more concentrated effort to replicate the writing in the body of the note rather than making it entirely different, and (b) conclusively presented a suicidal state of mind without leaving doubt. Therefore, it's entirely plausible Kurt wrote this note in it's entirety with the intention of killing himself. As for the issue of running away, maybe he did plan on it but changed his mind - or just as likely, it had been a smokescreen from the start when Kurt had in fact tried to commit suicide already in Rome.

Tom Grant claims it was just a retirement note. What, then, is the relevance of this excerpt from the note?:

"I have a goddess of a wife who sweats ambition and empathy and a daughter who reminds me too much of what I used to be, full of love and joy, kissing every person she meets because everyone is good and will do her no harm. And that terrifies me to the point to where I can barely function. I can't stand the thought of Frances becoming the miserable, self-destructive, death rocker that I've become."

First, the wife he apparently sought to divorce and get away from was someone full of empathy, according to him. Secondly, he expressed grief over his possibly negative influence over Frances. Murder theorists such as Grant, and others, say Kurt loved Frances and wouldn't leave her; but at the same time Kurt says something contradictory, indicating an unhappiness with what "I've become" having a negative impact on her, scaring him "to the point where I can barely function." It isn't proof of suicide, but surely there is a deeper meaning to this than simply leaving the music industry and divorcing Courtney.

One of Kurt's credit cards continued to be used after his death. Consider the following:

(1) More than one person could have been using the card. It could have been shared between persons, or:
(2) Charges were made by phone. This again opens up the possibility of numerous people having the card and using it from different places at many different times, which also suggests:
(3) Users may not have had the card. If the number was shared, the card wouldn't be needed for a phone charge.

The number could also have been stolen from Kurt at any point by someone close to him by simply peeking in his wallet, or perhaps stealing an old receipt with the number on it. Keep in mind Kurt hung around heroin dealers regularly.

Maybe Kurt, knowing he would kill himself in the near future, left the card with certain persons he wanted to have it so they could use whatever money they could or pay off some debts Kurt had incurred recently.

This piece of evidence may actually be contradictory to the murder theories, as a murderer would have no logical motive to purposely create suspicion and draw attention to someone other than Kurt Cobain using his own credit card.

Consider these excerpts from Christopher Sanford's 'Kurt Cobain':

"Elsewhere in Seattle, a woman tried to charge a $1,517 cash advance on Cobain's credit card, a last effort to settle his unpaid drugs bill." (Possibly referring to Caitlin Moore)

"In mid-afternoon [April 3rd] a male voice called Seafirst Bank's twenty-four-hour number and attempted to make several charges to Cobain's credit card. A $1,100 debit was rejected at 3 pm, as were several later efforts to draw cash." (This would prove a phone charge was indeed made, and the male voice could have been anyone - this also strongly suggests multiple persons using the card, as one wouldn't continually try using a card that was obviously not working and potentially could have been reported stolen)

Tom Grant and others state Kurt was afraid someone would attempt to take his life, possibly in response to his not playing Lollapalooza. This has not been substantiated by any actual evidence or even statements by friends. Dylan Carlson said he bought the gun for Kurt because Kurt told him there was a problem with prowlers; which wouldn't have been different from any other time. Kurt didn't have bodyguards and was a celebrity, so had kept guns in the house for a long time. Quoted in 'Come As You Are', published in 1993:

"I'm not against guns at all. I own one. I believe in them for protection. I'm not as much of a hippie as some people would want me to be. I could blow somebody away easily, no problem, if I had to protect myself or my family...It's a necessary thing - it's a defense weapon."

Police had confiscated his guns on March 18th, so it's entirely plausible he wanted to get a new gun in the house for the same reasons he had the others while waiting for the police to return the ones they had taken. Additionally, it would also be a perfect smokescreen in telling Dylan why he needed it if his intention was suicide.

The gun was fully loaded, but this doesn't necessarily prove anything. Mere habit may have led to him fully loading the gun, or it may have been loaded at the time of purchase - perhaps Dylan even loaded it for him. Maybe Kurt hadn't decided to commit suicide until later on, as suicide often can be a spontaneous decision.

Finally, pertaining exclusively to the theory that Courtney Love was responsible for Kurt's death and it was executed by someone close to Kurt - Cali, for instance, or perhaps someone else (Dylan?) - if Kurt at all suspected them as possibly going after him, why would he choose to fly back to Seattle after fleeing Exodus? Why would he go back home? Why not simply go out of state where potential killers couldn't locate him? He got in a plane with the intention of going home, behavior not entirely consistent with someone who was in fear of his life. He would have known people would have seen him in Seattle and he could have thus been easily located.


Quoting Tom Grant:

"My evaluation of Carlson's honesty while I was with him was based on logic, not trust. If he had been part of the original plan to kill his best friend, he would not be telling me (and later the press), that Kurt was NOT suicidal."

Source: http://www.nirvanaclub.com/interviews/grant_int.htm

It's often pointed out that Dylan didn't think Kurt was suicidal. He bought the gun that killed Kurt, so what else could he have said? Even if he sensed something was wrong, voicing this would be absurd as people would jump on him for nevertheless continuing to buy the gun. Even if Dylan was Kurt's best friend, he was still a heroin addict and that may have led to him (a) making an irrational decision in buying the gun, or (b) not noticing that Kurt may not have been well. Tom Grant, among others, ignore this obvious motive Dylan would have for covering his own ass by saying Kurt wasn't suicidal.

Rosemary is on tape saying she didn't think Kurt was suicidal. Others relayed the same sentiment. However, a common universal reaction to suicide is that friends and family were shocked and never saw it coming.

More importantly, Rosemary abruptly broke off contact with Grant after a certain point. She then sent him a letter threatening him with a lawsuit. Is it just possible that when she realized Grant suspected Kurt was murdered that she thought some of her comments would be used against her and taken out of context, thus explaining why she stopped communicating with him? Maybe Grant formulated the theory Kurt was murdered and subsequently looked for evidence to support the claim, and not the other way around, and therefore we aren't given an unbiased look into what people actually said to Grant during his investigation.

Speaking of taking comments out of context, think about sarcasm. Kurt was one of the most sarcastic people in the world, according to his close friends. Perhaps Courtney, who Kurt said was female version of himself, had a similar twisted sense of humor and Grant didn't recognize it - and he's now using it against her maliciously. Her 'Save the American Icon, Tom' remark was one thing he used to paint a bad image of her. That comment, by the way, could have been in reference to Kurt's 'Captain America' T-shirt he wore often. A nickname she had for Kurt was 'Captain America' - yet, it's been twisted into a flippant disrespectful remark she made with no logical basis.

General: Kurt having a daughter he loved is irrelevant, as plenty of loving fathers have committed suicide in the past; likewise with him having many loving fans, as plenty of loved icons have taken their own lives - and this in itself contradicts his voiced disdain over his fame.

Grant believes Kristen Pfaff was murdered, strongly insinuating Courtney had something to do with it (he makes mention of the fact she was in Seattle at the time, and that Pfaff may have been leaving Hole at the time). Grant believes the Rome overdose was actually a murder attempt. He doesn't offer any evidence to support these claims, just speculation and opinion.

Grant early on announced he had recorded audio conversations with Rosemary Carroll and Courtney Love but didn't release them because he couldn't legally do it outside a courtroom. However, in 2001 they were released. What accounts for this? Additionally, Grant has been claiming since 1995 that he had smoking gun evidence proving his claims; specifically, solidly linking Courtney Love to a murder plot and proof Cali had something to do with Kurt's death. 9 years later, still no delivery on the evidence. He refuses to release it unless the investigation is re-opened. Does that logic sound flawed? It should.

Quoting 'Who Killed Kurt Cobain?', the authors put it well:

"There is no doubt Grant is sincere in his crusade, but it is important to note that he has not produced any smoking-gun evidence linking Courtney to her husband's death (he claims he is saving it until the case is reopened by the FBI), and until he does, she is entitled to the presumption of innocence. This is a rather bizarre catch-22. Surely if Grant produces credible evidence, the FBI would agree to reopen the investigation?" (emphasis added)

Firstly, El Duce's death. IF he was murdered, which there is no proof of (but it is still of course fair to speculate the possibility), what indications are there it was related to Courtney? He had been publicly making his claims for months already and nothing had been done to silence him. Why would killers - Courtney or those working under her - wait so long before silencing El Duce?

Addressing his actual claim, that Courtney offered him money to murder Kurt Cobain, common sense is completely absent here. Would an extremely intelligent woman with a ton to lose get out of a limousine on the sidewalk, walk up to El Duce, and offer him money to kill world-famous musician Kurt Cobain - in front of a witness no less (the store manager, Krush Sepedjian) - and expect him to be able to murder Kurt and make it look like a suicide? Logic slips out the window with this event.

El Duce's passing a lie detector test is worth considering, but lie detector tests aren't reliable and thus aren't admissible as evidence in a courtroom.

See: How reliable are Lie Detectors?

Nobody else could substantiate his story and pass the same test as well; El Duce was an alcoholic and possibly a heavy drug user, so it's truly not a stretch of the imagination to say he could have believed something happened that actually didn't.

Exclusive to Tom Grant's case manual, he makes the claim that in early May of 1993 when Kurt overdosed, Courtney may have intentionally put Kurt's life in danger while he was passed out by administering Buprenorphine. The authors of 'Who Killed Kurt Cobain' address this well:

"Some of Grant's claims, however, reveal a decidedly less sensible approach. For example, he insists that during the drug overdose in which Courtney injected Kurt to revive him, the drug she used, Buprenorphine, could have killed him, which may have been her intention. But experienced junkies have told us that the technique is common and that many heroin users often do the same thing for friends to save their lives. In a number of other instances as well, he seems to exaggerate to prove his point."

She's also been accused of attempting to murder Kurt in Rome, even though there is no evidence of this. Also from 'Who Killed Kurt Cobain':

"Grant believes Courtney may have mixed a large number of pills into Kurt's champagne so that when he took a drink, he was actually unknowingly ingesting large amounts of the drug, enough to kill him. But if that's the case, why did she call the police when she found him unconscious on the floor? If she wanted Kurt dead, why didn't she just leave him on the floor until he died? Grant offers a number of questionable theories to answer the contradiction. Maybe she realized too late that he hadn't taken enough to kill him, he speculates, and she wanted to make herself look good by appearing to save his life. Maybe, but where's Grant's proof for this serious action? He offers none."

If Rome was indeed a suicide attempt, the motive to keep this under raps to preserve Kurt Cobain's image is logical.

In two critical instances, the authors of a book extremely open the possibility of murder present scenarios where Grant makes bold assertions without any evidence or even sufficient logical reasoning. These scenarios seek to slander Courtney Love's character while not substantiating the claims in anyway, a seemingly universal component of the murder theories accusing Courtney.

If Courtney took part in a murder plot, why hasn't anyone voiced suspicions? It is reasonable to say that (a) Kurt could have been murdered with everyone else being clueless about it, or (b) all of these people who cared about Kurt could have been collectively afraid and/or under the control of Courtney? Krist Novoselic has strongly voiced the opinion that Kurt killed himself. Should we really trust Tom Grant over one of Kurt's lifelong friends? Should we trust Grant over Dylan Carlson, who says Grant is incompetent? Dylan said this on 9/17/96:

"I think he's just a dipshit. A total incompetent. I was with him for three days when he came up here. He is a total incompetent. He couldn't find his ass with a map."

Source: http://www.dsl.org/earth/dylanint.shtml

More on Tom Grant and Courtney. In a show of objectivity and impartiality, he devotes a portion of his manual to present quotes made by Courtney. On a 12/15/94 Rolling Stone interview, like any private investigator would do to his client, he states that the interview "describes Courtney's mindset and reveals what I consider to be a psychopathic personality." These are some quotes that "prove" Courtney is psychotic. I don't feel making comment is necessary, so you judge:

"In my world, people are pretty scared of me, so they don't fuck with me..."

"I finally said, 'I'm not on this Earth to fuck a rock star, I'm here to be a rock star.' I would create myself."

"My thing is, Don't fuck with me. In real life, real real life, I'm supersensitive...My goal keeps me alive...But if you think you're going to stop me from going where I'm going, you're not going to do it."

And of course, let's pretend Kurt Cobain, the person Tom Grant said he came to admire, was entirely different:

"Cobain was seen as an egomaniac, ruthlessly using his colleagues to further his own ambitions as a rock star. Tales were told of his obsession with himself...it grated to hear Cobain speak of the 'punk ethic', when a study of his actions behind the scenes shows that his first and overpowering loyalty was to himself...Cobain was outrageous in his conceit, his egoism and his self-righteousness. He liked to dominate rather than to share." - from 'Kurt Cobain' by Sanford

Or let's consider some cute and happy death threats Kurt made:

From 'Come As You Are': "As soon as I get out of this fucking hospital, I'm going to kill this woman [Lynn Hirschberg] with my bare hands. I'm going to stab her to death. First I'm going to take her dog and slit its guts out in front of her and then shit all over her and stab her to death...She'd better hope to God that someday I don't find myself destitute without a wife and baby, because I'll fucking get revenge on her. Before I leave this earth, she's going out with me."

Phone message left on Victoria Clarke's answering machine: "If one single solitary, tabloidesque or negative comment or statement in regards to my wife shows up in your book, I will gladly devote every fucking waking hour of my life to make yours unlivable. If that doesn't work, well, let's not forget that I work for the Mafia."

Grant takes full advantage of the fact Courtney has a poor public image in the eyes of many, and exploits it by calling her a psychopath and compulsive liar. There may be a problem when people are universally condemning Courtney more than the person most often accused of killing Kurt, Cali, who many think actually committed the murder. Why? The heavy anti-Courtney sentiment existing makes it incredibly easier to make her a suspect in a murder theory and not have it questioned by many. Perhaps if such an emphasis wasn't made to prove how "insane" Courtney Love is, the evidentiary issues of the case would be taken more seriously by mainstream news sources, and perhaps the suicide verdict would get more consideration by murder theorists who may want to give Grant the benefit of the doubt because of a despising of CL.

Michael DeWitt (Cali) is named as a possible suspect. Tom Grant labels him as the one who physically took Kurt's life via an injection of heroin that rendered Kurt helpless. What proof does Grant offer of Cali's involvement?


We are only offered his presence in Seattle and his living at the house as "evidence" that he murdered someone who possibly was one of the most influential men in modern American culture. ALso, Cali's supposed avoiding Grant is offered as suspicious behavior...even though Cali did eventually speak to Grant (why bother at all if he supposedly had something to hide?). Maybe Dylan shared his opinion of Grant with Cali, that Grant was an incompetent, so Cali thus avoided him for fear Grant would have unwarranted suspicions of him and/or take his comments out of context.

Murder theorists then expect that one ignores the possibility that anyone else close to Kurt who was in Seattle at the time - i.e. Dylan Carlson, Dave Grohl, and Krist Novoselic - could have had anything to do with it, because they were too kind and close to Kurt (and through some perverted logic, Cali - someone Kurt trusted enough to live at this house and watch over his own daughter - can't be trusted).

From http://www.nirvanaclub.com/interviews/grant_int.htm:

10. What exact motive did Michael DeWitt have to want Kurt Cobain dead? He seemed to have been a friend of Kurt's.

Grant: Michael Dewitt, ("Cali"), was a former boyfriend of Courtney's and was jealous of Kurt. This is confirmed in a recorded conversation I have with Courtney. Cali and Kurt had an uneasy friendship, to say the least.

Even though Cali was a heroin addict, Courtney talked Kurt into letting him work for them as a nanny. Cali was one of Courtney's puppets. She supplied him with drugs and money.

Need I say more?

It should be a fair request that Grant divulge how he came to the following conclusions:

"...and was jealous of Kurt." "This is confirmed in a recorded conversation I have with Courtney. Cali and Kurt had an uneasy friendship, to say the least." So according to Courtney - who Grant thinks lied out of her ass several times - her stating he was jealous of Kurt (no context provided, it could have pertained to something in specific) is motive to *murder* him - and it can't be stressed enough who we are talking about; Kurt Cobain, not Joe Blow; but we've been reduced to presenting petty jealousy as a motive to murder this man. Great.

"Cali and Kurt had an uneasy friendship, to say the least." Not substantiated at all; the only basis we're provided with is a previous quote not provided in -any context-, derived from someone Grant does not trust and thinks conspired a murder of her husband. Why did Kurt keep him around if they weren't doing well enough? Again, this is not a logical motive for murdering Kurt Cobain.

"Even though Cali was a heroin addict, Courtney talked Kurt into letting him work for them as a nanny." Evidence? None.

"Cali was one of Courtney's puppets. She supplied him with drugs and money." All Cali would have to do is walk up to Kurt, blow Courtney's plan wide open, and he would have been rewarded with a financial windfall from Kurt 100 times greater than anything Courtney could have ever provided.

We are supposed to believe Kurt was seeking a divorce from Courtney and a will change to omit her. If Courtney wanted to kill Kurt in response, why then does Grant also say she asked Rosemary to find her a divorce lawyer? Why would she simultaneously prepare to get divorced and plan to kill Kurt? Additionally, why doesn't Grant substantiate any of these claims with proof, i.e. copies of the papers he supposedly has of the changed will and divorce papers? Obviously it isn't a legal issue, as Grant said he WANT Courtney to sue him and admits he's broken the law many times in presenting this case.

This rebuttal is subject to future updates.

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