Analyzing a 911 call is no different than analyzing any statement by the SCAN method, as founded by Avinoam Sapir www.lsiscan.com Any claims to the contrary are fraudulent.
Statement Analysis is in bold type.
BANGOR, Maine — The local man accused of killing a 21-year-old Husson University student called 911 after the woman’s death on Nov. 18 and told the dispatcher he had “lost it” and “strangled my ex-girlfriend,” according to a transcript of the call.
“What happened there?” the Bangor dispatcher asks.
“Ah … pretty much lost it I guess you could say and I strangled her,” responds the caller, who identified himself as 21-year-old Zackery Mailloux.
Note both the strength and the weakness in his assertions:
1. "I guess you could say" is very weak, with two words reducing commitment, "guess" and "could" say.
What is this weak assertion about? It is about him 'losing' it. This is a very strong indication that he was in control of what he was doing, which the evidence will likely bear out. He kept up the pressure as he sought a confession from his victim. He cannot say that he lost control of himself, as he was in utter and exhaustive control over another human being's life and could have spared her at any time.
2. Strong: "I strangled her." Note that this is very strong, using the pronoun and the past tense verb, with no qualifier, or 'guess work.'
“Are you’re sure she’s dead?” the dispatcher asks.
“I am positive,” Mailloux said.
He has no doubt because he was always in control. This is why he only very weakly asserts loss. He only says it is a "guess" that the dispatcher "could" say it, but he does not say it and we cannot say it for him.
Mailloux was arrested shortly afterward and charged with murder in the death of Brooke Locke, 21, of Auburn, whose body was found in the Essex Street apartment the couple shared. When indicted by the Penobscot County grand jury on Nov. 27, kidnapping and gross sexual assault were added to the count of intentional or knowing murder.
“Hi, this is state police. I have a caller on the line at 166 Essex Street, Apartment B as in boy, that wants to admit to a murder that has occurred, ah, shortly ago and the victim is a Brooke Locke …,” the transcript begins.
After ascertaining that her body is in the apartment and asking for the caller’s name and birth date, the Bangor dispatcher continues the chilling conversation with Mailloux.
“How long has she been dead?” the dispatcher asks.
“Hour and a half maybe,” Mailloux responds.
Although the exact time is not known ("maybe"), this is likely close to the truth.
The dispatcher then tries to determine before police arrive whether Mailloux is armed or used any weapon.
“No, I used a necktie in all honesty,” he replies.
This is an indication that not everything he says should be believed and that he did more to her than just use a necktie on her.
Dispatch: “You used a necktie on her?”
At one point the dispatcher asks Mailloux, “What were you guys arguing about?”
“Ah, well it’s kind of a long story and simply put she’s pretty much been I guess you could say unfaithful,” Mailloux responds. “And been seeing other people.”
He is not able to admit that she cheated on him flatly; here we see him hedging and reducing commitment. Note other "people" and not "men" or "guys" or anything gender specific.
“How’d you find this out?” the dispatcher asks.
“Um, well, I’ve been suspicious for a while. Everything has led up to it and I found out through her phone and … her finally admitting it. Yeah, I guess you could say, she finally did admit everything.”
Note he reluctance to say she admitted it since she was tortured into confessing. This is not a free will admission.
“She admitted it today?” the dispatcher asks.
“Yup, pretty much,” Mailloux says. “The only reason she did is because she felt she had no choice because obviously her life was in jeopardy, I guess you could say.”
Criminal activity is often found within minimizing language. Here he uses such words as "pretty much" and "I guess you could say..." as he will not own completely, his criminal action, yet he gives it away with the word "obviously" which means: accept what I say without question.
His intent was clear.
“What do you mean her life was in jeopardy?” the dispatcher asks. “She knew that her life was in jeopardy?”
“Yeah, she did,” Mailloux responds.
“Did she fight with you or … ?” the dispatcher inquires.
“Today not so much,” Mailloux says.
He was in control.
The call continues for a while longer as the dispatcher tries to determine whether Mailloux will cooperate with police when they arrive.
“If I wasn’t cooperative, I wouldn’t have called,” Mailloux says.
The call ends only after police are on the scene and with Mailloux.
A police affidavit filed in the case, which was unsealed after Mailloux was indicted by the grand jury, adds more details of what Mailloux described happened inside the apartment during the last hours of Locke’s life.
Mailloux told investigators that he thought he had strangled Locke to death earlier in the day on Nov. 18 but that she regained consciousness and he then tied her up with wire cords and duct tape. While she remained bound during the morning hours, Mailloux physically and sexually assaulted her, according to the affidavit.
Mailloux, a 2010 Houlton High School graduate, was a continuing education student at Husson.
In the transcript of his emergency call, Mailloux indicates that he called two people after Locke’s death and before calling 911.
One was his cousin, who also lived at the Essex Street apartment with Mailloux and Locke. The man, whose name is redacted from the transcript, returned to the apartment and was there when police arrived.
The second person was Mailloux’s grandmother, who lives in southern Maine and whose name also is redacted.
“So, you admitted it to your grandmother,” the dispatcher asked.
“That is correct,” Mailloux responded on the 911 transcript.
“And what did she tell you?” the dispatcher inquired.
“She didn’t know what to tell me,” Mailloux said.
If convicted, Mailloux faces between 25 years and life in prison on the murder charge.
It would be of value for the Bangor Daily News to publish the transcript instead.