Friday, October 21, 2016
Amanda Blackburn Murder: Post Crime Behavior
One element of analysis that is particularly difficult is "attendant deception"; that is, one is deceptive about one thing, but not another.
In many major crimes, lesser crimes are committed "in attendance" to the major crime and can show up in statements. In other cases, substance abuse often multiplies crimes, making it more difficult, not to spot guilt, but to assign it.
For example, in a missing and murdered child case, the father was deceptive. Yet, he was not the killer; a sex offender was. His deception was indicated while his daughter was missing, but it later proved to be deception about negligence due to substance abuse, allowing for his daughter to wander off.
Deception and Guilt in Language
We (a team of analysts) strongly discussed the deception within the language of Davey Blackburn. Although he is likely hiding SSA, there was too much deception related to the timing of the crime, suggesting knowledge that his home would be hit by criminals, with the necessity of the almost 40 minute delay.
Regarding the case, I have yet to find a single professional investigator who disagrees.
With SSA, there can be lots of varying topics of deception, from his marriage, to the teaching of Christianity, right down to his public image, that he is acutely aware of and actively refining.
Since his wife was killed "for the church", he has sought to fulfill this "mandate from god" (he is not delusional, hearing voices; he is deceptive). This is where he was naked in the shower hearing from the Almighty what a great and historical figure, he, Davey, is, and what great accomplishments await him. He has been shamelessly promoting and exploiting her death since, but there is something more:
Perhaps Amanda's restraints upon his "success" were more than what he indicated when he told us that she stood in the way of success because she wanted his time and attention.
Sociopathic and narcissistic behavior seek justification. We see this in analysis with subtle insult or blame shifting to the victim.
From Blackburn's own wording: 3 intruders did not murder Amanda, Amanda "gave her life" in "martyrdom" so that "the church would have life."
Recall in his "shower revelation" (criminal psychology and statement analysis recognize the need for cleansing) where he then set the stage for shifting responsibility to others, should he not become the historic figure the Almighty 'told' him he would be. He targeted the church audience, and his father-in-law, of whom he insulted for his work produced "dead" Christians. If he failed, he would have others to blame; not himself. The lack of personal responsibility is a strong trait of liars.
Amanda As Hinderance To Success
Although Amanda, who in video appearances presented as a lovely and authentic believer in Christianity, allowed for a ready-to-use excuse, she was, he told us pre crime, a hinderance to his self defined success.
His subtle contempt for her was evident in the videos by his language, demeanor and even in his body language. He interrupted her, corrected her and even his comparative language "of success", using his own rebuttal, show an obsession with numbers. Scripture teaches joy in heaven from one sinner repenting, "but", as he used in public video, his numerical goal was not met. This was a video that produced the pronoun "I" in his language a dramatic change from the incessant use of "we" in his televised appearances. This nullifies the claim of mental illness.
With the new videos and blog postings we see a more defined effeminate appearance and deeper choreographic work in the videos as he 'out Elmer Gantrys' Burt Lancaster's character. The appearance of the narcissistic showman has increased and the self promotion to "help" the Almighty has become emboldened.
He told us, in his own language, that he was obsessed with numbers for his success.
He told us that his wife did not meet his sexual needs and that she hindered him because she wanted him around, keeping him from his self defined success.
He openly complained about her in a most humiliating and demeaning manner, while he expressed an acute need to make certain his public knew he was heterosexual.
He video taped himself waving a gun. Shortly after, his wife died from the use of a gun.
He followed a strict daily and weekly workout routine, all but once, the very day his home was entered and his wife killed.
He told the public that she was not murdered, but "martyred" and that "she died so the church could live", supplanting the redemptive work of Christ.
That he publicly told that Amanda could not meet his sexual needs and that he was directed by the Almighty, while naked in the shower receiving information on his own greatness, combines sexuality with the need to be cleansed from guilt.
We now take these things, along with consistent deceptive indicators in the public statements and we look at the post-crime behavior.
This has raised a question that needs an answer:
Has the restraining influence of Amanda now been removed from Blackburn?
Is it more than just in the element of her taking up his time?
As he continues to write, he continues to reveal more information about himself, and about the crime.
It would be interesting to learn: What does the victim's family think of the 'new' Davey?
Is her family continuing to read what he says about their daughter? Had a man publicly announced that his wife does not meet his sexual needs would trigger a very strong response from most families, in particular, fathers. Yet, Blackburn publicly subjugated his father in law with insult.
Is her family watching the videos showing a visible and audible transformation now that their daughter is out of the way?
Blackburn's language indicates a need to justify her death. It is not just used for commercial advantage.
As he continues this path, I expect an increase, even in spite of various pauses or warnings that cause a pause. As numbers grow, he will alienate Christians who will no longer be able to dismiss his claim of Amanda being the substitutionary death for the Church to as just the wild emotional swing of a man deep in bereavement. This means he will have to continue to change the Biblical message into the 'gospel of davey'; that is, to tailor the message to fulfill the messenger's insatiable appetite for fame, power, control and fortune.
Christians, too, see the insult to Christ in his words, even now, as he continues his promotion. Early on, some felt the need to defend him but as he continues to assault Christianity, commenting has shown a change. Although many did not consider him Christian based upon his teaching, others may have excused the teaching as errant, while maintaining that he still may believe in the basic teachings of Christianity.
Will he continue this pattern? Will the outfits, designed sets, choreography, polishing, and showmanship continue? Was this what his mentor intended to communicate when he said that "something was wrong" with Blackburn and it was something a woman "could fix"?
Beneath the deception is the unknown, which, over time, makes its way to the surface, like the "Tell Tale Heart."
As numerical success increases, the successful alienate their own selves and insulate themselves from criticism and will endlessly excuse their own behavior, even as his mentor has shown recently. Even the "mea culpas" not only minimize, but actually shift blame to others. Other times, the mea culpa is so 'over the top' that the need to persuade becomes transparent, even without analysis.
Post criminal behavior and post crime behavior are both noteworthy.
Was Amanda a restraint upon Blackburn, protecting him from himself, and now removed?
Was the protection from self only due to sexuality and time constraints, or is it much deeper?
Time will tell.
Amanda Blackburn was not a "martyr", nor did she "give her life" for any cause.
Amanda Blackburn was a victim of a sexual homicide.
It was her husband who stated that he received communication from God, while naked, in the shower, being cleansed.