Sunday, October 21, 2012
Baby Gabriel: Statement Analysis
She then confirmed her statement with subsequent text messages:
"U will never see Gabriel again, I made sure of that. And you can spend the rest of ur pathetic life wondering about him."
The pronoun "I" is very strong here. We should note where she uses it, and where she does not use it in an attempt to discern which texts are truthful and which are not.
"I made sure of that" is also very strong. Although there is missing information, as seen in "And", which is likely the details, by making an affirmation about her original text, it is very strong.
Note that she uses his name, "Gabriel" in context of his father never seeing him.
She should be believed, Statement Analysis wrote back then, and it remains the same today. Gabriel has never been found. He had previously suffered abuse under Johnson's care, and in revenge, she killed him to torment Gabriel's father, as well as rid herself of the burden. She was likely jealous of the attention Gabriel received from others.
Next notice the change in text messages:
"U will never find me im already bording a plane. Out of the country"
The additional word "already" weakens the assertion of "bording" (sic) a plane. If she said, "I boarded a plane" it would have had the first person singular "I", past tense verb, but the verb tense is not reliable.
Next, note "out of the country" drops the pronoun, which is not reliable. We did not believe she was "already boarding" (avoiding past tense) and "out of the country" ejecting the pronoun "I" from her language.
She was telling the truth about killing Gabriel, but not telling the truth about leaving the country.
The texts continued: "You made me do this" attempting to blame the father. He wrote his natural paternal denial: "You did not hurt Gabriel" using his name. Here, he is stating that she is a liar. Her response:
Yes, I did. I suffocated him. I suffocated him and he turned blue. And I put him in his diaper bag and I put him in the trash can."
Take note of the pronoun, "I" as strong. Although there is missing information as seen in the word, "And", this may be the location.
"I suffocated him" is very strong. First person singular, "I", coupled with past tense verb.
It is strengthened by the fact that she did not use his name connected to what she did to him. (distancing language pronoun)
"I suffocated him and he turned blue" Please note the sensitivity of repetition, along with a sensory description accompanying (indication of memory playing) along with the pronoun "I"
Memory is associated by sensory detail. The smell of chlorine brings me back to being a boy at the community pool. Rape victims often recall the smell of breath, or the feel of whiskers. It is an indicator of truth. Here, she remembers the color of his face as she suffocated him. She should be believed because she is telling the truth. She should have had this entered as a confession to murder.
Notice the next hint of truth: Where did she put him?
"And I put him in his diaper bag"
Note that the diaper bag was not hers, but his. It went with him. Most mothers call diaper bags, "my diaper bag" because they take possession of the child and what accompanies him. The lack of ownership of the diaper bag (it is not even "the" diaper bag) is indicative of verifying the neglect that Gabriel experienced in his life, under her care.
Besides the element of neglect, consider this:
Perhaps it was "his" diaper bag because it was his...it was his coffin.
Or, perhaps it was "his" diaper bag, truthfully, because she no longer had need of it.
While asking others, most mothers seem to call it, "the" diaper bag, and some will say "my" diaper bag as they put other items in them, but it is not a major point; just something that I found interesting that she called it "his" and did not take ownership of it.
My own asking of others suggests:
"the" diaper bag for moms who have more than one young child in diapers;
"my" diaper bag for moms who, especially, have other items in it.
"I put him in the trash can."
Note the strength of this sentence. She uses the pronoun, "I" and the past tense verb, "put" together, making this highly reliable.
Note "the" trash can is the first indication of location. It is a trash can she had previously used and was familiar with. This is a hint of location.
Statement Analysis conclusion:
Elizabeth Johnson suffocated Baby Gabriel until he turned blue, and put him into a garbage container where he eventually went into a land fill making it very difficult to find his remains.