I do believe that Trista is guilty for Ayla's fate to some degree. She knowingly brought a child into this world that she could not support or provide a stable life for, she knew she had a problem with alcohol and or drugs. She did not know Justin well enough to know his medical history before getting pregnant by him, also she did not know if he had any STD's which could harm her unborn baby. I also do not think she has been honest with us about DHS' role in all of this. I do not think she is omitting these details because she is somehow involved with Ayla's disappearance. I think she is omitting them because she is ashamed or in denial.
Trista stated she became pregnant with Ayla and did not tell Justin he was the father because he would want her to abort. Trista stated this on her webpage, http://www.aylareynolds.com/, however I think it has since been removed. If Trista told Justin he was not the father, it would be safe to assume that Trista had been having sex with someone other than Justin around the time of conception for Justin to believe someone else could possibly be the father.
Trista then went to either file for TANF or Child Support and DHS requires a mandatory paternity test to make sure they are going after the right person. Ayla was 7 months old. We do not know for sure Justin was not aware of Ayla prior to this but we also don't know that he was. We don't know how involved Justin and Trista were except that they had both admitted to never being in a relationship.
Trista was told by DHS to kick the alcohol or lose her kids, this came as a result of a fight that Trista had with her sister. DHS was called either by the police, concerned of the alcohol use and fighting while kids were witness or from a concerned neighbor, friend, grandparent.
Trista signed herself into rehab the next day and left Ayla in the custody of her sister and mother while she went to a 10 day detox program. While Trista was in rehab, Justin informed DHS that he wanted to take Ayla. Because Trista never went to court and filed for sole parental rights and responsibilities, Justin had equal rights to Ayla and by law had every right to request that Ayla be put into his custody. Police escorted Justin to the sister, Jessica Reynold's, house in Lewiston and Justin took physical custody of Ayla without incident.
Because the father of baby Ray never stepped forward to claim custody of Ray while Trista was in rehab, he remained where he was. DHS did not remove Ayla because Trista, Jessica, or
Becca were deemed unfit or their home unsafe for a child. Ayla was only removed because Justin enforced his parental rights and went and got her.
DHS called a family team meeting to address this new living arrangement for Ayla, according to Trista, it was agreed upon that Ayla would be returned to Trista when she completed her stint in rehab. Justin did not return Ayla when Trista completed rehab per the agreement. Many wonder why DHS did not enforce this, DHS can lay guidelines that parents all agree upon and hope that the parents live up to their end of the bargain but the cannot enforce it unless there was substantiated evidence of abuse or neglect and it was approved by a judge. Cooperation of the parents with DHS is not mandatory. It is only voluntary and if Justin refused to return Ayla, he was well within his rights. Trista never reported to DHS that she suspected Justin of abuse or neglect and if she did, the investigation had to of come back
Justin stated in his first interview that he had "sole custody" of Ayla. That is not true, unless Justin had went to a judge and filed and it had been awarded to him. Trista would have been served the papers and would have been able to petition the courts for joint parental rights and responsibilities. I do not believe Justin ever filed or if he did, Trista is not being honest about that point. I think Justin had physical custody of Ayla at the time only. Because of Maine Laws and that no one ever actually went to court for sole custody of Ayla, Trista retained just as much right to Ayla as Justin. Why did Trista wait so long before going to court and demanding she have Ayla returned to her? There is more to this story and I would love to know what Trista isn't telling us but I don't think any information she is withholding will incriminate her in the disappearance of Ayla.
I believe I received a response to my open letter to Courtney included in my last post. I have my suspicions that the Anonymous poster is in fact Courtney Roberts. VTLady over at Statement Analysis took a look and she thinks that it is Courtney that posted here. I tried to get her permission to copy and paste her response but again my comments keep disappearing from the Statement Analysis blog as soon as I post them, I think it is because they go to the spam inbox and don't get posted until a day or so later when Peter Hyatt checks the spam comment section. I am posting it below and will remove it promptly if she wishes.
Here is the Anonymous Comment:
Here is VTLady79's assessment:
Yeah. I think it's Courtney who left that reply...
First read-through I thought it might also have been Elisha, BUT on second read... this is what stuck out at me:
Why is it >>SO IMPORTANT that JUSTIN TALK TO TRISTA?<< When he is talking to her, then she's fine and ready to defend him. Saying >>"HE'S THE ONLY PERSON WHO TRULY KNOWS HOW SHE FEELS."<< When he stops talking to her, she flips the script. Hello, borderline personality disorder!"
We see the same old Courtney Roberts here, that we saw through her synopsis of "Ayla's Story"
posted by Angela Harry on TLLOM.
The jealous and insecure girlfriend.
The one who needed to prove to herself "what a great, super, person she is... and how LUCKY Justin is to have HER".
You personally addressed Courtney in that open letter, trying to appeal to her love for AIDEN, in order to get her to go to LE with what she knows regarding AYLA'S MURDER.
What is she concerned with in her reply to you, though???
NOT the fact that Ayla was murdered for insurance money, and how that could put HER son's life at risk.
NOT what Ayla (who she is supposedly trying to convince you was abducted and/or murdered by Trista) is feeling or went through.
She's worried about JUSTIN TALKING TO TRISTA.
Who the hell cares given everything that is and has gone on about some stupid text messages??
Who cares if Trista says "Justin is the only person who really understands what she is going thru"???
Deep down, she's afraid that this is has given Trista a door back into Justin's life; that they will be brought "closer together" thru tragedy.
Getting RID OF AYLA was supposed to accomplish that.
Courtney Roberts thought she had ridden herself of Trista hanging around Justin, since the bond of sharing a child together no longer exists!
This is VERY CONCERNING to me.
I had thought Courtney had SOME involvement/knowledge of JUSTIN'S plot to get rid of Ayla...
NOW I'm actually wondering if COURTNEY ROBERTS isn't the mastermind behind the ENTIRE thing!
Did she convince and push DiPshit into this plot, and encourage him to abuse and murder his own daughter???
Makes me wonder who the "mastermind" is in this case...
Thanks for bringing this post to our attention at the SA thread.
I REALLY HOPE that Peter Hyatt and readers like HobNob, KMH, Jazzie, JuJuBee, GetThem, Vitak (and many others I've not named!) who are FAR better @ SA than the likes of myself, will read this post in it's entirety...
IF I'm right... Courtney Roberts has given us A LOT to work with for analysis, IMHO!
Great job drawing her out, JFA!