Perhaps it is because the expectation is that the killer would not want to go near the scene of the crime, even figuratively, on television.
It isn't so.
Remember the old, "the killer returns to the scene of the crime" from Sherlock Holmes? We read the same from John Douglas and others where law enforcement set up cameras at vigils to catch the killer, or put a hidden camera at the gravesite of the victim.
The killer often shows a need to control, which extends not only to the god-like desire to control the life and death over the victim, but to even control media.
The sociopath's world centers around the sociopath. This person is the most important person in the world, to himself or herself. Selfishness abounds with abusers, who often use the threat of violence to control the victim, and can later claim, "I never hit her with a closed fist" (Mark Redwine), as if this was something worthy of praise.
The sociopath loves attention and control.
The sociopath that loves the spotlight, often does so to her own demise.
|Billie Jean loved the spotlight and was hard pressed to give it up|
This is sometimes evident when the killer wants to be the center of attention. We saw this with Billie Jean Dunn. Shawn Adkins was happy enough to refuse the polygraph, and not speak much on television, but not so the leader, Dunn, who not only loved the spotlight, but felt the need to control information. It was this need to control, a signal of childhood sexual abuse, that caused her to answer questions well beyond the boundary of the expected answers, giving us valuable information. On her first appearance on The Nancy Grace Show, she was asked how far Hailey, 13, had to go. "Four or five blocks" was a good answer, but in the need to control information, she went further in her answer, and referenced Hailey in the past tense, indicating that Hailey was dead. When she was asked "what" happened, she answered, instead with "when" it happened: while she was at work. This need to control information indicated her need for an alibi, as her priority.
It was hard for her to give up the attention, even after being humiliated on national television, first by Hailey's grandmother, and then by Nancy Grace. Later, the betrayal was complete when Marc Klaas, the empty-headed advisor that coached Billie to look genuinely concerned by telling her to not forget Hailey when she was in front of the camera, who called on "shame" on her for lying about what Klaas thought was the number one suspect, Shawn Adkins, failing to see that Billie Dunn, herself, was the brains of the operation, no matter how handicapped.
|Scott Peterson was in love with Scott Peterson|
Scott Peterson's videos now are universally shown as "deceptive" by body language experts who did not all, universally, feel that way before he was caught. Statement Analysis showed deception by using the same principles used in all cases across the board.
Peterson loved the camera and loved the thrill of manipulation. He felt that his skill at lying along with his perceived good looks would serve him well. One might wonder how his looks are serving him today in prison. He is on death row, with 68 other killers (as of December 2012) and has several hours a day outside the safety of his cell. The other killers, also sentenced to death, have little incentive to behave like gentlemen. I don't imagine Scott Peterson has had success running for Death Row Male of the Year.
His video is useful in teaching Statement Analysis while noting his body language, even without a strong reference point. http://www.findlaci2003.us/interviews-4-videos.html
We will do some analysis of his statements in future articles, as it will be useful in those learning from new cases, regarding the consistency of application of principle. You will learn why this is a "scientific" process; that is, one that is repeated with expected results.
Justin DiPietro was "emotionally incapable" of speaking to the "kidnapper" of Baby Ayla, in the critical early days, but eventually was publicly pushed into giving an interview, where he was indicated for deception. He has had the sense to stay away from the spotlight, as each and every word he has spoken has gone under the microscope of public scrutiny. He hid behind women, which, ironically, is the same thing that Mark Redwine is doing.
Raised with 7 sisters, it was the height of unmanliness for a male to strike a female. Although this dates me in speaking of honoring the weaker sex, those who hold to Scripture know that truth transcends culture, language, time and reality TV. Even the prohibition of military uniforms was given, not for culture, but for the reality of who was to lay down his life for whom. My father laid down the law in spite of the Doctor Spock generation; before America's prisons were so full that prison building was a "growth industry." The sting on a 3 year old's behind reminded him to never raise a hand to his sisters. Lesson learned early, which needed no reminders later.
"Women and children first", from the original, non-fiction accounts of the Titanic, gave birth to societies where young boys were taught that sacrifice was the key to masculinity; not exploitation of weakness. Some cultures believe the Darwinian survival of the fittest and in a sinking boat, throw women and children overboard in order to save their own lives. Metaphorically, we will see how men do this today.
Today, if a little boy has a mother sufficiently dysfunctional and desirous of attention, to put panties on her little boy, there is sure to be a lawsuit and publicity, demanding the local school spend a quarter of a million dollars in building the little boy his own bathroom. Mom makes her point, gets her attention, fulfilling her real goal, gender be damned, and certainly the boy's mental health be damned, there are still those who believe in woman and children first, even if they are cultural dinosaurs on the verge of extinction in America.
DiPietro hides behind women and has put two women at risk of losing their children once he is arrested. Both Elisha DiPietro and Courtney Roberts are in risk of losing custody of their children as the lies become unwound and revealed. Those who participated in the death of a child would likely not only lose custody, but could face a future where neither woman would be permitted, by the State, to keep any future children born. This is called an "Aggravating Factor" in the process which could lead the State to make this allegation, which, if upheld by a judge, would relieve the State of reunification services to both women, allowing for the children to be adopted out.
If Elisha DiPietro and Courtney Roberts are not involved beyond the lies they may lose custody of their children, but if they are in deeper, guilt wise, they will lose custody, along with their freedom, and upon conviction, lose all rights to any future children.
If Elisha DiPietro and Courtney Roberts are not involved in the disappearance of Baby Ayla beyond the lies told for Ayla's father, Justin DiPietro has literally sacrificed the lives of their children, just to cover his own guilty behavior. This is something that both women have had plenty of time to ponder, with Justin reminding them, regularly, that the police "have nothing" on him, with the passage of time only emboldening the lies.
This isn't, however, how life works. In due time, their feet will slide.
Justin DiPietro's statement of being "emotionally incapable" showed an unmanly side of him, but it is in the ability to get his sister and his girlfriend to lie for him, putting their freedoms at risk, and the stability of their children, that highlights how "women and children" are not first, but are sacrificed for him, just as Ayla was sacrificed to provide money for him.
Mark Redwine's assaults against the women in his life are signals of his lack of masculinity, just as Justin DiPietro's refusal to speak out was as well. Both men refuse to accept responsibility and face natural consequences, like men should, while both call upon women to defend them. Justin has his mother, sister and girlfriend lying for him, while his friend's mother (who sold him the death policy against Ayla) is his public spokesman.
|Is he 'emotionally capable' yet?|
Mark Redwine is a control abuser, like so many others who cowardly prey upon women. He has the need to control even down to simple conversation, which then shows his method of deception:
When he is asked a question, he does not answer the question if he is uncomfortable (meaning that the question is sensitive to him) but will answer a question not asked. This is a skill learned in childhood which is infuriating to anyone seeking knowledge or truth. This is similar to the Statement Analysis principle: If a question is not answered, the question, itself, should be considered "sensitive" to the subject.
Redwine actually attempted to take a nationally televised program about his missing 13 year old son and turn it into a forum on children respecting their parents. This is what Dr. Phil was warned about, from the beginning:
Don't let it turn into a dispute between parents, as this would play right into Mark Redwine's strategy. Like the trouble-making kid in class who loves to get everyone around him in trouble, this was Redwine's plan. It appears to me that Mark Redwine was expecting Dr. Phil to chide the parents into getting along "for the sake of Dylan" but Dr. Phil made it clear from the beginning that he would not be played by Mark Redwine, instead, Dr. Phil exposed Mark Redwine as one with guilty knowledge of what happened to Dylan, including saying to Redwine, "God forbid, if something happened and you lost your temper..."
Redwine rebuffed attempts to broker a deal as Dr. Phil added that he would "go get the young man" as part of the deal.
An imperfect interview by Dr. Phil (no such thing as a perfect one), Three Cheers for Dr. Phil in handling Mark Redwine. The one major point I would have done differently? I would have pushed him into the polygraph by poking his ego.
Mark Redwine may not know precisely where Dylan is right now, especially if his small body has been taken by moving water but he can tell police where he dumped him. This is the type of question that some guilty parties can pass. I believe that Billie Jean Dunn gave specific instructions to Shawn Adkins about Hailey's body: DO NOT tell me where you dumped her, even though she likely knows the general area. Dunn is smart enough to know that she would run the risk of slipping out the information, as well as knowing that if she passed this question on the polygraph, she could use it as a bragging point.
Don't bet on Mark Redwine doing this without some form of self-serving motive. This is the kind of admission that comes after arrest and after the thought the spending the rest of his life in prison as a child killer.