Statement Analysis gets to the truth. With the show, American Justice, you should be able to watch the show, and listen to the statements and know the truth.
Merry Pease was highlighted on American Justice. She was convicted of murdering her husband.
She claimed that he shot her, and then turned the gun on himself. This was 1993.
She was convicted by juries twice and then the state supreme court upheld the murder conviction.
Experts debated the trajectory of the bullet, yet we only needed to listen to Merry Pease' own words to know the truth.
She shot him dead and then shot herself in a non-lethal manner to cover up her murder. She also stood to gain $400,000 in benefits, including life insurance policy.
An innocent person says often and without sensitivity that she didn't do it.
Experts can bicker about their own expertise, but all we need to do is listen carefully to what the subject says. "Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks" will ultimately get to the truth.
"In my mind, I am innocent."
"I am innocent."
"I just need to tell my story"
"People will know the truth"
"To me, I was innocent, as innocent as innocent can be."
"I lost my husband. I was a widow. "
"I've shed no man's blood and God knows that"
When she was interviewed originally, she forgot to mention that her husband was an alcoholic and that she suffered abuse. This came up only in the trial.
When asked to take a polygraph, instead of saying, "I told the truth", she relayed a conversation with the police about her Bible. Here was where she could have said, "I told the truth" but was unable to bring herself to say these words." "He said to me, do you have your Bible?" and went on to quote her conversation with the cop, rather than explain why she failed the polygraph.
She denied domestic violence, but after conviction, she attempted to change her defense to being a victim of domestic violence. On the stand she said that he had threatened to kill her, himself and the kids.
On and on she went, without once saying, "I didn't shoot my husband." It is amazing to watch an entire program of having her speak without the ability to say these simple words.
She was convicted twice in his murder, and then it was upheld by the state's supreme court.
Yet, in 2006, she was paroled.
Q. What was the value of Dennis Pease's life?