Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The "MaryBeth Sleepover" Story Examined
As has been pointed out by Nancy Grace initially, the story that Hailey Dunn's mother gave about going "missing" while en route to a sleep over had a similarity to the Carlie Brucia case.
The Brucia case was highlighted at the TruCrime Library that Nancy Grace was associated with. This was an online library of murder cases.
Later in another appearance on the Nancy Grace Show, the mother was challenged as to the "slasher videos" and "serial killer" literature in the home, to which the mother responded that the material she had and printed out "came from you", that is, from the TruCrime Library that Nancy Grace was associated with.
Marybeth's mother reported that Hailey Dunn had not slept over, made no plans to sleep over and did not sleep over previously, either.
Why did the mother choose this particular target for her own "Carlie Brucia" story?
Speculation is that this household was targeted, perhaps, because the mother had previously sold her prescription medication to Billie Dunn, and that by choosing this household, police would likely get distracted by the drug activity.
On the 2nd appearance on the Nancy Grace Show, Nancy Grace recounted the report that a neighbor "saw" three children, Marybeth, Hailey and another child, walking, the next day. The day would be after the time period in which it is believed that mother's boyfriend, Shawn Adkins, disposed of the remains.
Nancy Grace asked Billie Dunn if she spoke to Marybeth about walking with a very alive Hailey on the next day.
Billie Dunn responded that she was "letting" the police "handle Marybeth", both ducking the obvious question and casting some level of suspicion upon Marybeth's household; that is, one in need of "handling."
The drug rumor, when taken in this context, appears to make sense, as does the manipulative nature of the mother's self-serving account of "she went missing while I was at work."
In the two years since she first floated this story, we have seen it crumble, repeatedly, under the lens of Statement Analysis. Whenever the mother spoke since the first appearance, her account changed, showing that it did not come from memory and was a deceptive story, one that never took place.
There was never a sleep over planned.
Hailey never spoke to Shawn Adkins that afternoon, for Hailey was already dead, having died sometime after 10PM and before 6AM the next morning; the morning that Adkins drove to his job, got himself a soda, allowed himself to be seen dropping off one pair of coveralls, and on to his journey back to Colorado City, creating a triangle which, when viewed, would indicate a drive in which the remains of Hailey would be found, within reasonable driving distance of the lines of this triangle, within Scurry County.
It is not known if he moved the remains, or if he had assistance from someone, like his long-suffering cousin, or someone else. Killing a child, he told Hailey's uncle, is like "killing a deer."
His Michael Myers' like coveralls certainly caused pause in both his language and in the language of Billie Dunn, indicating sensitivity.
The sleepover story appeared to come from exactly where Billie Dunn said it had: Nancy Grace's TruCrime Library and the target chosen may have been deliberately chosen to distract the police due to drug activity. This is not confirmed at this time.
When Billie Dunn repeated the sleep over story, carefully listening leaves us with the question:
Is she entering into the language of Shawn Adkins, or, is she, herself, editing her own words.
At the time, my analysis concluded that she did not enter into the language of Shawn Adkins, but spoke for herself.
Everything I have learned since January 2011 has shown that this was her story, her language, and her plot: she has been the leader of the two, which is why the language, itself, shows deception.
Had she simply repeated the story that he told her, there would be no deception in her language, just the way if someone lied to you, your language, in repeated the lie, would not show intent to deceive.
You would be wrong, but not lying.
For Dunn, this was her story, her language, and her leadership.