Re: Haleigh's Mother's Attorney Gives First Local Interview
- From: Poe <haunted@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 16 Mar 2009 08:53:38 -0400
Michael T. wrote:
"td" <tinydancer@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:After working on the Haleigh Cummings case for only a few days, Picazio said people from all over Putnam county have called her and her staff with concerns about the safety and home life inside Haleigh's home while Haleigh was there and for her little brother now.
Haleigh lives with her father, Ronald Cummings, in Satsuma. It was from his home that she disappeared February 9th.
Sometimes I wonder if it is possible that Ronald Cummings knows his daughter is in all likelihood deceased and does *not* want this crime solved?
For any of the following reasons:
1) He knows it was a revenge abduction by some really bad characters who he had victimized by stealing money or drugs from - or who recently learned that he might be an informant.
2) If they apprehend a "man dressed in black", it would reflect badly on the care (or lack thereof) in his household and he could possibly lose junior also.
3) He and/or Misty are responsible for her demise. If Misty and/or Ronald would admit that Misty was away for part of the evening it might take some of the focus of LE on her.
The reason I say this is because I don't recall him ever saying anything that could be construed has helping with the investigation. Or at least only a bare minimum of useful information.
Wouldn't it be helpful if he didn't insist on all of the following:
!) "I always check that the door is locked before I leave for work." Why not qualify it to include the possibility at least that it may have been left unlocked? Is he so fearful of losing junior that he cannot bring himself to admit mistakes may have been made?
2) "Crystal is fabricating the story that junior told her that a man dressed in black took sissy." Why not concede that it is possible that junior saw the abductor?
3) "I have no idea where that cinder block came from." There is a stack of them near his trailer.
4) "I have no enemies." Who is he protecting?
5) His non-responsive somewhat defiant answers when interviewed by NG, Greta and Meredith.
Why does he never give an expanded answer that might help locate Misty? Even the much reviled Casey Anthony gave some expanded answers - albeit mostly lies.
You make a lot of good points.
My first impression of this, and one that I keep going back to, is that they both had a hand in, or knowledge of, what happened to her. I think the reason they pushed thru the marriage - what was it, 4 days after he publicly proposed at Chili's? - was a result of the walls closing in. The falling out Misty had with the most recent investigator feels like part of the mad scramble to wed... like, he drilled down on some things WAY too close to home that scared the shit out of Misty and Ron.
We may never know, but one thing I now feel certain of is the mad dash to marry is an important clue. I don't think it because Misty is underage, because they could both just lie and say they don't do the deed. It's got to be for another reason.
Another thing that seems like a clue to me is Ron sticking so close to Misty. They've only been together 6 months. They have no kids together, no real ties. If someone I was dating for 6 months lost my kid I'd probably have a major fallout with them, even if it was truly not their fault, I'd just be SO pissed and insane over it. Why is he sticking by her to the degree he'd marry her? She's not some kind of wunderkind... so what's the deal? It must be because he bears more guilt than just the "my stupid girlfriend" thing. IDK, random thoughts, but I think they both are guilty of something they did together.
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