Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Peter Hyatt on "Crime Wire": The Murder of Amanda Blackburn



February 23, 2017, Peter Hyatt will be a guest on "Crime Wire" live broadcast, and will be taking your calls and questions at 9am to 1030AM EST.  

Amanda Blackburn was a victim of a sexual homicide in which arrests have been made. 

Questions, however, remain in one of the most bizarre 'solved' murder cases of recent years. 

Peter Hyatt will share analysis of the case, including deception detection techniques, and what this may mean for justice.  

Imagine Publicity Blog  :  broadcast of the show on Madeleine McCann 2016.  



30 comments:

Anonymous said...

Find out, if possible, whether then Gov Pence intervened in the investigation along with Rep Marsha Blackburn.

Bingo said...

"Questions, however, remain in one of the most bizarre 'solved' murder cases of recent years"

No better way to say it! It is the most bizarre "solved" case I have ever seen. The quick dismissal of the husband as a suspect. I believe within 48 hours they had cleared him. It doesn't appear a polygraph was done (Peter stated early on, if polygraphed, he most likely would have "lawyered"up and shut-up) They cleared a spouse of a pregnant woman who conveniently headed over to the gym for a very short workout and then came home to sit in his driveway for 40 minutes, only calling 911 a few minutes after his neighbor comes home to her "invaded" house. They cleared him before they had even arrested anyone. So strange. No 911 call ever released. No one seems to be bothered that the husband has purchased an almost 6000 SF house under title called NIW Serendipity LLC. (Nothing is Wasted Serendipity) paraded himself all of the media, whipped up a book deal, completely changed his appearance and vacations every other week. Not to mention, he has varied the version of what he walked into that "normal" morning more times than he has been to the tanning bed.

lynda said...

This is exciting, I hope it puts Davey on the hotseat.

The more I've thought of this, the more I do believe that this was politically squashed. There's no other explanation. Money, religion, power. Cover-up.

GO PETER!

Anonymous said...

Hey, its not what you know, its who you know.!!

tania cadogan said...

off topic

MADDIE McCann’s parents have lost their new court appeal to silence the ex-cop who claims they covered up their daughter’s death.

Portuguese Supreme Court judges met this morning to resolve the couple’s fight against a lower court’s decision last April to reverse their 2015 libel win against Goncalo Amaral.

The hearing took place in private in Lisbon this morning.
The couple could now face a huge legal bill, which had been frozen until the outcome of the final appeal.

It marks a major milestone in Gerry and Kate McCann’s eight-year fight over a book written by Amaral, who led the initial hunt when then-three-year-old Madeleine vanished from their Algarve holiday apartment in May 2007.

Amaral was ordered to pay Kate and Gerry £430,000 plus interest in damages after losing round one of their libel battle in April 2015 over his hurtful book ‘The Truth of the Lie.’

Appeal judges reversed the initial ruling by a court in Lisbon in April last year, siding with the former police chief and overturning a ban on his book.

The decision sparked a fresh appeal by the McCanns to the country’s highest law court.

The McCanns’ Portuguese lawyer Isabel Duarte lodged the couple’s new appeal last May after vowing to fight the U-turn by judges over Amaral’s book.

Criticising the ruling in favour of the ex-police chief, which a friend of the McCanns said had left them “seething,” she said: “This decision was an appreciation of the law and not the facts.

“We can appeal to the Supreme Court which we will do as we have instructions from our clients.”

The judge who ruled in the McCanns’ favour in April 2015 said Amaral’s right to freedom of speech were conditioned by the fact he had been in charge of the investigation into Maddie's disappearance until shortly before the publication of his book.

She concluded he played on his status as a long-serving police officer to present personal opinions and claims about the high-profile case as fact.

The appeal judges said Amaral’s right to express his opinions overruled any duty of confidentiality he had as an ex-police chief heading the Madeleine McCann investigation once the case files were put into the public domain.

Amaral is understood to have earned £344,000 from his book before it was banned and a subsequent TV documentary.

He claimed in the book Maddie had died in their holiday flat and they had faked her abduction to cover up the tragedy.

The book was released just three days after Gerry and Kate were told their status as formal suspects had been lifted on July 21 2008.

The McCanns told the Lisbon court staging the Amaral libel trial in the summer of 2014 they were left “devastated and crushed” by his allegations.

Portuguese prosecutors reopened their probe into Madeleine McCann’s disappearance in May 2014, and are now working in close coordination with Scotland Yard’s scaled-down Operation Grange probe into the youngster’s fate.

Last year Kate and Gerry revealed they had told their twins “everything” about Madeleine’s disappearance and said the youngsters still remember her and talk about her often.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2750157/maddie-mccanns-parents-lose-court-appeal-to-silence-cop-who-claims-they-covered-up-daughters-death/


Woohoo, i and many others are very happy campers.

Bobcat said...

For review, a timeline of events and statements, including many side-by-side changing stories told by Davey Blackburn:

http://case-discussions.blogspot.com/2016/09/timeline-of-events-surrounding.html

GeekRad said...

Thanks Bobcat!!!

Peter Hyatt said...

It is a bizarre case.

I do caution all about this case as I do in other cases:

Do not let it become an obsession or a cause. Don't let any one case dominate you or become your 'crusade' in life.

You will lose balance and you may impact other areas of your life, family and so on.

It can be very tricky to avoid obsession but it generally leads to harm of varying degrees.

Peter

Anonymous said...

Uh oh, Peter. I was just going to comment that I discovered your blog at the time of Amanda's murder and I really DID become obsessed, spending hours reading your posts and people's comments. This case and the McCann case weigh on my mind because the truth seems obvious, but justice hasn't been done. Thanks for all you do.
Anonymous 50

Anonymous said...

Davey has connections, through his Blackburn grandparents and the Wesleyan Church headquartered near Indianapolis, to the highest levels of Federal government.

Peter Hyatt said...

Being concerned about becoming obsessed with a single case is a good sign...self awareness.

Any of us could easily become "overly driven" in a case. They are fascinating, yes, but if there is injustice, the elevation of emotion is powerful: in each of us.

as to connections to federal government....no, that is not what is causing the lack of justice. I will explain more on the show. Get your questions and challenges ready, including such claims. I am happy to address anything.

Peter

Anonymous said...

One may doubt that the childhood lie Davey, made impelling his family to drastically move away be brought up at the trial. However, for character witness maybe? It sure might shed some light as to what kind of person may commit murder as well?

Anonymous said...

Gov Pence chose to attend ABs funeral for some reason, of all the murdered in the city Indianapolis, or the state overall, he chose hers.

Anonymous said...

OT

Amber - Seriously? I don't care how innocent it is, you don't put topless pictures of your daughters in public posts on facebook.

Nic said...

Peter, It's true. You posted about Hailey Dunn and down the rabbit hole I went. I don't think I will ever shake Hailey Dunn or Kyron Horman.

Poor Amanda Blackburn. She should be 'here'.

SA aside, I would like to know how integral home surveillance cameras (street) will play in court. There were *a lot* of houses with surveillance cameras on that cul de sac. I wonder if it ever dawned on the perps that the patsy they parachuted onto the cul de sac was supposed to react to what what "supposedly" happened at a specific point in their time line. That if he actually knew what he supposedly/allegedly did, he could have taken cover in the house he allegedly committed the crime, rather than pace the street covering his face/hiding his identity in plain sight while waiting for al lift.

I am praying Defence goes for the glory. And I am praying they know something about SA.

Maybe you could make their acquaintance?

Cheers.

Bingo said...

It is true, Peter. I had to come to the conclusion that justice may not happen in this case. I have read many of your blogs since discovering SA. I discovered your work googling about my suspicions of Crazy Davey. I am learning so much about SA but also discouraged that so many cases are not brought to justice. Cases that seem obvious to me such as the Ramsey case, McCann case, the Dunn case and the most difficult one for me is the Blackburn case. Although his church is still not growing, he has become a celebrity because his wife was executed. I am trying to take steps back from the case and succumb to the reality that he may not go down for this. I do think like you have said, some time down the road, he will slip. I look forward to hearing your SA and why justice was not served.

Foolsfeedonfolly said...

Peter- In going over some Critical Thinking coursework this morning, there were some police interview statements as examples. I was reminded of your instructions per the subject invoking Deity in a statement. This may be a dumb question, but hasn't Davey been invoking Deity from his first public statement? Why does he (even now) have a prevailing need to invoke Deity (as in "God spoke to me in the shower..." and so many others)? It's interesting that although LE came out early saying they had cleared him, Davey has an overwhelming need to "clear" himself, using God as the authority.

I believe Davey when he said, "Amanda died so that the Church might live."- Resonate Church, not the Church universal. Resonate was failing, it was not growing exponentially or even enjoying measurable, steady growth under Davey's leadership. He stated that a wife could slingshot a ministry or hold the pastor back. From his words, he clearly determined Amanda was holding his ministry back. He began marketing her death the morning they removed her from life support.

It seemed a little too providential that days before Davey's marriage, he was focused on, referencing and discussing the Old Testament prophet Ezekiel whose wife was killed by God (Ezekiel 24: 15-27)...and Davey the Pastor ends up with a wife killed. He's repeatedly verbally identified with Ezekiel, as if fashioning himself as a modern-day Ezekiel. Ezekiel, though, was specifically called to confront Israel (God's bride) with their sins and spiritual adultery...nothing like Davey, Indy, and Resonate.

Why is Davey working so diligently to convince Amanda's family & friends, Resonate, the NewSpring/Elevation Church network, and the public that this is God's idea/plan[fault] and Davey's hands are clean? At first, I thought it was money and fame. Now, I think it's telltale heart.

Foolsfeedonfolly said...

Thinking out loud here, if LE begins the statement gathering process with "What happened/Tell us what happened/So, what happened", and Davey begins with where he was, does the action begin with him just as the story begins with him? Does his leaving to go to the gym/being at the gym set the course for whatever action follows? Was he asked "Where were you?" before "What happened?"?

Because in Davey's recounting, his whereabouts take precedence over what should be the far more emotionally and visually traumatic event of finding his naked pregnant wife bleeding profusely from the head and back, "laying face down on a pool of blood" and "still breathing"(graphic descriptions courtesy of the victim's husband). Finding Amanda should have been even more traumatic for someone who by his own admission feels faint and sick at the sight of blood. That she was pregnant with their child (presumably, no slight to Amanda) should have made it even more sensitive to Davey. That Weston was there should have ratcheted up the sensitivity considerably. Instead, both his priority and his choice of words belie how "normal" the morning was and where he was, in direct contrast to a terribly violent crime and how (verbally) he found Amanda. Unscientific I know, but it feels like a set-up. I would expect him to use far more words describing the condition in which he found her and the scene and yet, I would not expect them to be so crudely graphic as this should be very personal to him...if that makes any sense. Of course I realize it's Davey Blackburn, with next to no verbal filter. Human nature being what it is though, the expected is that we mentally avoid describing graphic injuries to loved ones as a self-protective mechanism- it's too painful to consider.

rob said...

FFonF, I agree, you find your wife near death, and you know your toddler was also in the house, when LE arrived, he should have been holding the toddler. I've never even heard that he went upstairs to check on the baby.
His priorities are way off.

Anonymous said...

Could the defense easily destabilize DB with direct questioning and inference of complicity in ABs death if he were on the stand?

Bingo said...

"Because in Davey's recounting, his whereabouts take precedence over what should be the far more emotionally and visually traumatic event of finding his naked pregnant wife bleeding profusely from the head and back"

Fools, your posts are always so intuitive and thoughtful. You hit the nail on the head with this one and how you expressed it. Davey told about 15 different versions of what he thought he walked into that morning but one thing he NEVER left out was where he was! That was utmost of importance for him! Not natural. Alibi making instead of grief. I bet you one million bucks that he said his name and that he was at the gym before he said anything else. Heck, I wouldn't be surprised if he said, I am Davey Blackburn, Lead Pastor of Resonate church, I just got back from the gym. I think my wife may be hurt but she is "still breathing".

Anonymous said...

A few questions maybe folks can answer:

1) Is there a deadline for LT to cut a deal/avoid trial? If his trial is only 4-6 weeks away, its heartening that we haven't heard of a plea.

2) So let's say the trial starts and LT has a public defender, would he/she immediately jump in to facebook connections, timeline discrepancies, odd behavior, insurance pay outs, social media analysis, etc? Despite public defenders lack of resources, a few google searches would show he/she the myriad of questionable issues regarding this case.

3) Let's assume LT is talking to his public defender, he begins to grasp the situation and wants to "divulge a few previously missing details" -- does that just come out at trial or would there be a heads up to the State from the PD office?

Bobcat said...

Larry Taylor and Jalen Watson's trial date has been pushed back to May 15.
Diano Gordon is July 10.

Anonymous said...

Sorry wrong thread--I meant the two deceivers on the pronoun "we" thread.

Bobcat said...

Peter,

Thank you for your gentle warnings and reminders.

I may appear obsessed, but I have always been a night owl and excel in quickly and methodically arranging multiple jumbled bits of information into sensibly organized formats.

The Blackburn case has earned my attention because:
Davey won't shut up.
He reveals himself when he speaks.
I have transcription experience. Specifically, there was a case years ago where I heard a subject say "my daddy hurt me" on a recording that I transcribed. The therapist and other adults in the room with the subject when he SAID, didn't hear it. But I heard it.

I am now reasonably certain that DB has been outsmarted by LE, and that he will be exposed in due time.

I may reconsider taking formal training in the future and very much appreciate your blog and the valuable instruction you offer here, but personal and family needs take precedence at this time.

ima.grandma said...


Hi lynda
re: The more I've thought of this, the more I do believe that this was politically squashed. There's no other explanation. Money, religion, power. Cover-up. 

I agree but I will re-sort the three golden wishes:
1. Power.    2. Money.    3.Religion

%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
It is a bizarre case. 

I do caution all about this case as I do in other cases: 

Do not let it become an obsession or a cause. Don't let any one case dominate you or become your 'crusade' in life. 

You will lose balance and you may impact other areas of your life, family and so on. 

It can be very tricky to avoid obsession but it generally leads to harm of varying degrees.

Peter

~You are a master of truthful words. Thank you.
 ~ ~ this place still scares me a bit but I occasionally visit

ima.grandma said...


Hi Bobcat...
Re: He reveals himself when he speaks.
I have transcription experience. Specifically, there was a case years ago where I heard a subject say "my daddy hurt me" on a recording that I transcribed. The therapist and other adults in the room with the subject when he SAID, didn't hear it. But I heard it.

We all reveal ourselves when we speak. Additionally, we all speak to reveal ourselves. We all have a choice to speak and reveal; conversely, we all have a choice not to speak or to conceal. Have you ever considered the little boy didn't really want LE to hear him? because of fear...no one likes telling on their daddy or he would have repeated it.  I'm a transcriber of a litany of Board Meetings. My experience has shown me that the ability to stop, pause, slow down, repeat while typing allows one to accurately and efficiently record the Minutes. A transcriber can have a vital effect upon the recording of the spoken word. I can't tell you how many times one of the Board Members would say "I didn't hear him/her say that" when it came time to approve the Minutes.

Hi Geek, I've been paying attention to your comments re: the infamous Billie. Hang tough, it will come to pass.

ima.grandma said...

the spoken word is powerful

...much gratitude for this fascinating and empowering blog and blogger

...thanks peter

Amy Smith said...

Does anyone have a screenshot of Davey's former Facebook friend connection to Treezy?

flightfulbird said...

Someone on the Justice Seekers for Amanda Facebook page had a screenshot - although it was awhile ago that I saw it, I believe that an individual who would visit write posts on that wall would've saved it. The screenshots are definitely floating around.

The timing of the "unfriending" was very interesting.