Saturday, April 5, 2014
Trista Reynolds Stepping Back from the Public
Baby Ayla was reported missing, taken from her bedroom window, in Maine.
In a kidnapping, the "expected" is that the parent(s) will call out to the child, and begin to plead, with the help of police, for the child's safe return.
The "unexpected" is when the parent (s) refuse to call out after the child, for whatever reason.
Liars hate to be called liars. Oh, do they hate it! Not that anyone likes it, but challenge a liar with a lie, and you will often see:
The liar will defend a small, minor, insignificant point of truth.
Although this may come more under the heading of Behavioral Analysis, the statement itself will show this point as well.
Trista Reynolds, Ayla's mother, tried to get the father, Justin DiPietro to talk. She did not know what had happened to Ayla, and was both suspicious, and believing, thinking that, maybe, she really was kidnapped. Justin DiPietro released the now infamous "I'm not emotionally capable" of speaking out for Ayla, statement that revealed just how little what Ayla may have been suffering mattered to him: just as long as his emotions were protected, to hell with the child.
Trista complained, "Justin won't speak to me!"
He then came roaring back, with proof of communication of text messages. He said, "Contrary to rumors floating around out there..." as he sought to defend himself against a most unimportant allegation.
This told us something important.
"Contrary to rumors floating around out there...
Search for Ayla in water.
We then went on to learn that not only was Ayla referenced in the past tense by the father, but that his own mother had a need to deceive, telling a news reporter she "heard nothing" that night...only to later be caught and be forced to admit: she was not home that night.
From there, the news was all bad.
Police admitted that Justin DiPietro, his sister, Elisha, and his girlfriend Courtney Roberts, had all been deceptive about what happened.
Then there was the trail of blood.
Then there was the life insurance policy taken out, not for, but against Ayla, with his other child left off the policy.
Then there was the failed polygraphs, and the connection to drugs...
A family friend rushed to his defense, posting a "story" that praised the girlfriend, Roberts, making Ayla almost a passing thought. It needed revision work.
there was Trista.
Trista, making enough of her own mistakes in life, yet having the courage to have her children rather than abort them, endured a small, but vigilant group of DiPietro friends (including the maternal clan who sold him the policy, who later asked a reporter to "dig up dirt on Peter Hyatt, so we can silence him," revealing the inability to argue against facts) who posted, any and everywhere, against Trista.
Here was a young mother, from a rough background, enduring the slowly unraveling truth of Ayla's death, even before police had told her, while wondering why state prosecutors refused to go ahead and prosecute for Ayla, while enduring barbs from...well, since water seeks its own level, from those who's character bears a close resemblance to a man who's child was sacrificed to Mammon.
One reporter's research showed that the life insurance policy to cover a funeral "just in case" the healthy toddler died, would likely have cost the welfare laden DiPietro nothing, but if anything, no more than $500.
The life insurance policy would be a bonanza for the low level rumored prescription street drug seller. Girlfriend Roberts' sister was caught with about $15,000 worth of drugs in her apartment.
Hey, somebody's got to pay for those wholesale narcotics.
I don't know much about the big drug sellers, but I'm thinking that they do not take American Express and in order to have so much drugs for sale, someone must be paid for them.
Hence, the connection to drugs.
There were a few notable quotes from the DiPietro Siblings.
When asked how he did on his polygraph, Justin DiPietro said, "I smoked it."
Interesting choice of words from the drug world.
When sister Elisha was pressed she said, "I did fine" but the reporter just kept on asking and Elisha, self described model, kept on a answering; "I did fine."
Neither was able to say "I passed."
Although it is true that Justin did tell the truth in the polygraph: on some questions. Liars often get their address correct and when a body is put into moving water, they may even pass the question, "Do you know where Ayla is now?" as water moves the body.
Trista then endured the proverbial, "I have 25 years experience prosecuting cases and..."
In spite of government resources, the state attorneys must go up against the private, high paid and talented sector, and this case, since it went nation wide, would likely attract the publicity hungry ($700 per hour Joe Tacopina?) self assured attorneys from out of state who would hook up with a local, talented attorney, and wage a defense on CNN prior to going to court, for the publicity, at the expense of justice.
The new world of defense attorney is "win the game at all costs", rather than "protect the guilty from malicious prosecution."
I don't envy the state attorneys. They are lower paid than the private sector and they work to bring justice to victims and have to work against not only private attorneys, but the intelligence level of jury systems. Anyone say, "Casey Anthony jury"?
Trista must endure their promises that, eventually, they will prosecute. These promises are likely made in good faith, from those who sincerely and emotionally are driven for Ayla's sake, but must feel certain in their case.
I hope they simply go forward with their "one shot" rather than wait too much longer. Perhaps they are hoping that the Waterville Three, not quite so close anymore, will crack. It is very difficult for anyone to hold a secret, even more so for two, but close to impossible for three.
Besides, given the connection to drugs, it is likely that one of the two females will, one day, be in need of something from prosecution...
and may be willing to trade information in exchange for catching a break on something.
Trista's had enough.
Can you imagine being a young parent and having your precious little one suddenly gone?
Can you imagine, then, the frustration of listening, on television, to the father, only to realize that he is deceptive? He who wanted her aborted...has he taken matters into his own hands? Has he really sought to profit from her death?
The trail of blood must give Trista more than a few sleepless nights, night terrors, and nightmares. Her family has endured the scorn of the insurance selling family's condescending comments about Trista's socio and economic status in life, contrary to their own. They defend the indefensible and castigate the mother of whom police held no interest in even polygraphing.
Unable to defend against the message, they sought to attack the messenger, caring nothing for Ayla or for justice, nor for the family who is left bereft of her tiny face.
Is there atonement for murder?
After all, murder is the murder of all future descendants. How does one atone for such?
Even if the DiPietros claim, as I think they do, that Ayla died accidentally, and panicked because (in their mind), Trista would have blamed them and "no one will believe us", felt compelled to hide the remains, in the very least, they could have come clean and told their story.
Emboldened, they continue their attacks and like the street thugs they are, Justin and Lance held a man down, two against one, while kicking and beating him.
This sums up the manhood that his theirs. If manhood is the sacrifice of strength for right purposes, what is it when a father of a "missing" child says his child is kidnapped but he is "emotionally incapable" of making a deal with the "kidnapper" for her safe return?
When a grandmother can only say how tough it is knowing "someone is casing your house. Someone is watching you... and you're waiting for a call" while her own granddaughter is missing, and then goes on to say "I heard nothing", the distancing language tells us that Phoebe DiPietro not only lied, but that she had a need to lie.
It is the need to deceive, more than the deception itself, that must weigh upon Trista's mind, as she has now the need to step back from the public, and give her attention to her two little boys.
We wish Trista God's favor with her sons. It is tough enough to raise children in a world gone wrong, but with the inability to gain closure through justice for Ayla, the road before her is most challenging.
She deserves our prayers and support.