In January of 2011, Billie Jean Dunn, mother of missing Hailey Dunn, 13, Texas, went on national television to talk about her daughter. From this earliest public appearance, Statement Analysis concluded that the mother was deceptive, the child was deceased, and the mother's boyfriend was deceptive. The analysis was met with no shortage of emotional response.
About a month later, the police affidavit supported the analytical conclusions.
The boyfriend, Shawn Adkins, was indicated for veracity when he said that Hailey would be found in Scurry County.
Last week, the bones found in Scurry County were positively identified as Hailey Dunn's remains.
The mother, Billie Dunn, has consistently spoken out publicly giving us much sample from which to work. She has a small but vocal following in social media to which she has continued to post, in spite of any attorney's advice.
What has she said about this case? There are three simple steps to observe:
I. First she claimed no knowledge of what happened and defended the Boyfriend as innocent. She even was arrested for lying to protect him.
II. She then announced that they were broken up, but still said he had nothing to do with it.
III. . April 2013 She now says he is a pedophile and child murderer.
Why, all of the sudden when the body is found, does she suddenly know that Shawn Adkins is a pedophile and a child murder?
Police did not give her any information about the remains other than that they were Hailey's.
Question: Why would the finding of Hailey's body suddenly give Dunn all this information
unless she knew from the beginning?
Her posting will be likely used in trial, like so many other of her public statements, to show consciousness of guilt.
These are statements made in which the subject leaks out information while attempting to deceive, which indicate, as Kaaryn has repeatedly said, that "the brain knows what it knows."
It is similar to the example where, at the 6 month vigil of searchers, she said, "see you" in 6 months at the anniversary, which will be likely used in court to show that she had knowledge that Hailey was not going to be found (going against natural hope) and that the people who were out searching for a living Hailey were held in contempt by her.
Consciousness of guilt.
Caylee was found down the block from their home, highlighting the principle Kaaryn referenced. Even though someone wishes to deceive, it is difficult to hide the truth because when they go to choose words, the brain knows the truth and sometimes the words from memory slip out, or "leak out" inadvertently. This is why lying, or deception, is stressful because it is difficult to keep track of that which is not stored in experiential memory and it is difficult, or stressful to avoid the words that are dangerously stored in experiential memory.
All of these things make it an ever increasingly insurmountable job to portray her as a sympathetic character to a jury.
A jury will view not only the heinous nature of the act, but the behavior in the 2+ years since, when they are considering the forfeiture of the guilty party's life.
This is yet another reason why defense attorneys insist upon silence by their clients.
This was spoken weeks before the remains were identified as Hailey's. Notice the article, "the" in the sentence as something chosen instinctively, without thought. This was spoken while she was telling people to have "hope" and that "my daughter is coming home alive" and chiding anyone who doubted, yet she gives it away, again:
"I’m always worried about how I’m going to break the news to my son and my family and how to comfort everybody, but you can't, you just stay in a state of anxiety and scared until you learn the results." Said Dunn.
There is no possible "hope" in "the" news.
Some attorneys will go as far as dropping a client who refuses to be silent. They recognize the bigger picture and how even social media postings can be seen by a jury. The following may be part of the prosecution visual display. It may be seen as calloused, cruel, and as leakage in subtly blaming the victim in order to justify a guilty conscience.
|Not so subtle blaming of victim|