Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Barry Bonds Statement Analyzed

Barry Bonds was asked a specific question by the Grand Jury.  This is the answer that many believe caused him to be indicted. 

Q.  Did Greg Anderson, your personal trainer, ever give you anything that required a syringe to inject yourself with?

A.  "that's what keeps our friendship. You know, I am sorry, but that -- you know, that -- I was a celebrity child, not just in baseball by my own instincts. I became a celebrity child with a famous father. I just don't get into other people's business because of my father's situation, you see ..."

Note that he did not directly answer the question.  This means the question, "ever given anything that required a syringe...?" is a sensitive question to the subject. 

a.  Note that in response to the question, he affirms this by speaking of "our" friendship.  Since only Greg Anderson was in the question, the word "our" appears to belong to Bonds (the subject) and Anderson. 

b.  We always note the words "I am sorry" in an open statement as these words often find their way into the guilty party's language. 

c.  The word "child":  When someone speaks of growing up and refers to himself as a "child", it is very likely to indicate that the subject suffered abuse in childhood, with the highest percentage being sexual abuse. 

d.  Note "I was" turned into "I became" a celebrity child.  This indicates a process of "becoming" and may speak to the abuse. 

e.  Note the word "with" between "I" and "father" showing distance.  We have learned that the relationship between father and son was publicly contentious.  

f.  "don't" is in the negative making it a sensitive statement.  He doesn't get into other people's business, which may suggest he does not want to answer the question because it is about his own business. 

g.  "you see" indicates he wishes the audience (or interviewer) to accept what he says, and "see" it as he "sees it"; which should not be assumed. 

Bonds went from slender lean athlete to the body of a full back, with his girlfriend describing even the shape of his head and jawbone undergoing a visibly noticeable change through the use of steroids, leaving him impotent, depressed and full of rage towards everyone who came into his life.  She described him as deceptive, controlling and abusive.  (Game of Shadows)  


Sarah said...

Josh Powell's brother committs suicide because he can't get the money from his brother's family's deaths...

Shelley said...

Wow. It amazes me that people so used to speaking publicly cant just learn to say "no". Even tho I get that lying is stressful. It is one word. It could not be that hard.

He had to put so much more effort to that long ramble about nothing.

And I doubt he will ever say "yes" so why not just use one word.

Tania Cadogan said...

off topic

Graduate student Michael C. Powell, 30, leapt to his death in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Monday
Was known as a strong supporter of his brother Josh - who killed his two sons Charlie, 7, and Braden, 5, with a hatchet before blowing his house up in February of 2012 in Graham, Washington

That shocking incident came after the unsolved disappearance of his wife Susan in 2009 - after a family camping trip

Michael was involved in a legal battle for the $1.5 million life insurance policy his brother had taken out against himself and his sons

By James Nye
PUBLISHED: 14:10, 13 February 2013 | UPDATED: 16:24, 13 February 2013

In the latest chapter of a tragic family, Michael C. Powell, the brother of Josh Powell, the Utah man who killed his two sons and himself in a gas explosion this time last year and was also suspected of killing his wife in 2009 committed suicide on Monday.

Powell, 30, leapt to his death from a seven-story Minneapolis parking lot in the middle of the afternoon just after filing an objection to a court who declined to award him $1.5 million insurance money from the death of his brother and nephews.

According to a police report, the fall was witnessed by four people who said that Powell landed onto the sidewalk in front of them and died instantly. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office confirmed the death of the The University of Minnesota doctoral student in cognitive science.

Michael Powell was known for his vociferous support of his brother Josh, who attacked his two sons Charlie, 7, and Braden, 5, with a hatchet before blowing his house up in February of 2012 in Graham, Washington.

Michael's brother Josh was also a person of interest for police in the disappearance of his wife Susan Powell, who was last seen on December 6th, 2009 at the couple's West Balley City, Utah, home - and who Josh claimed went missing during a family camping trip.

In addition, Michael was a staunch supporter of his father Steve Powell, who was convicted in May 2012 of 14 counts of voyeurism for secretly taking photographs of two girls who lived near to his home in Puyallup.
Steven Powell is currently serving a prison term for his conviction on 14 counts of voyeurism after investigating officers found in his home large numbers of explicit pictures of two young girl neighbors.

They also discovered photographs of Susan Powell, some reportedly taken while she was undressed in his possession. Steven Powell is due to be released in May.
In posts to a short lived website which has now been shut down, Michael Powell said he did not think that law enforcement officers had enough evidence to support the charges against his father.

He believed that they had been fabricated to 'inflict maximum damage to the Powell family's reputation and long-term financial situation.'

Before his death, Powell had become involved in a bitter legal battle in U.S. District Court in Western Washington with the parents of his sister-in-law, Chuck and Judy Cox.
The three were fighting over the $1.5 million in insurance policies that Josh had issued to himself and his two sons.
Minneapolis Police Sgt. Stephan McCarty said the death occurred Monday afternoon.

'An individual jumped from a parking ramp yesterday afternoon. He died at the scene,' he told the Los Angeles Times.
A spokeswoman for the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed that the deceased was Michael Powell.
Four months before his death on February 5th, 2012, Josh Powell amended his insurance policy, naming Michael instead of his wife Susan as the primary beneficiary.

This meant that Michael Powell was to receive 93 percent of the money, while four percent was to be left to their sister Alina and the remaining three percent to their other brother John.

Tania Cadogan said...

These changes were made three days after his sons were placed in the custody of their grandparents, Chuck and Judy and it was during this residency battle that Josh killed himself and his children.

New York Life Insurance Co. which is refusing to pay out the sum, was seeking a federal judge to rule on whether the changes that Josh Powell made to his policies were valid and still payable - despite the murder and suicide that resulted in his death.

Immediately before his suicide, Michael Powell had filed a response, objecting to the appointment in January of Chuck Cox as the sole conservator of his daughter's estate, especially after giving no notice to him - which he alleged was required under the policy.

Jennifer Graves, another sister, is estranged from her siblings but was said to be devastated after learning the news Monday.

'They are kind of numb at this time and just very, very sad,' said Kiirsi Hellewell to The Salt Lake Tribune, who was Susan’s close friend and who has grown close to Graves since her sister-in-law’s disappearance.
Kiirsi Hellewell, told KSL Radio in Salt Lake City that she worries Michael Powell may have known something about Susan's disappearance.
'And now it's gone,' she said.
Josh Powell is the only suspect police believe to be responsible for the disappearance and presumed death of his wife Susan, who has not been seen since December 2009.

At the time of the shocking murder-suicide of him and his boys, Josh Powell was under investigation in the disappearance of his 28-year-old wife Susan from their West Valley City, Utah, home in December 2009. He claimed he had taken the boys on a midnight excursion in freezing temperatures when she vanished.

He claimed he took his young sons, then four and two, camping on the freezing winter night around 12.30am. He says he believes his wife ran off with another man.Authorities searched the desert for twelve days in the area where Josh Powell said he went camping that night. At one point, they said they found a 'shallow grave' after cadaver dogs alerted them to the spot. But they found no human remains.
On the day that he killed himself and his two children, Josh Powell greeted his sons for a court-ordered supervised visit with a case worker before bundling them inside the home and blocking the social worker from entering.

Moments later an explosion ripped through the rental home in the town of Graham, killing Powell and his two boys, aged five and seven.
The case worker arrived at the house and the boys and as the case worker approached, Powell slammed the door in her face and locked it so that she could not get in. She banged on the door and windows and he would not respond.

At the time, Sgt. Ed Troyer, Pierce County sheriff's spokesman, said emails that Powell sent authorities seemed to confirm that Powell planned the deadly blast.

A lawyer for Josh Powell says he received a three-word email from his client just minutes before Powell and sons Charlie and Braden died in a house explosion. It said, 'I'm sorry, goodbye.'

Attorney Jeffrey Bassett said the email arrived at 12.05pm Sunday, but he didn't see it until two hours later, when others informed him of the blast.

Following the accident, Powell's devastated brother-in law Kirk Graves, 39, said the family was stunned by the news.

'We never contemplated the idea he would do something like this. You just don't expect it from a father,' he said.

'I think this was a last-ditch effort on his part to hurt everyone around him and escape all of the problems,’ Mr Graves told People magazine

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Tania Cadogan said...

Good riddance i say. There are women and children who will be sleeping safer tonight

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