Since the release of Peter Hyatt's post on the 21st on the Statement Analysis blog, there has been much chatter about the Grand Jury and how the process works, are they getting ready to indict Justin? What this could mean to Justin and the others involved? I have been sitting on some information for awhile now and debated on whether or not to post it but I think that now is as good a time as any.
Every time the Grand Jury is scheduled to convene, we all wait with baited breath to hear if the Grand Jury was presented a case charging Justin DiPietro with the murder of Ayla Reynolds. So far Justin has not been indicted so we have all taken that to mean that the Grand Jury has not heard the case yet and that LE does not have enough evidence to charge him with murder. Supporters of Justin claim this is because he is innocent and that Trista Reynolds took Ayla from the DiPietro's home on the 16th into the 17th of December, 2011. They claim there is no evidence that Justin or anyone in the house that night harmed Ayla and that is why Justin has not been charged.
The supporters of Justin claim that LE has never said that there was not an abduction, they have never labelled Justin officially a suspect, nor have they ruled out Trista as a suspect. What the supporters of Justin DiPietro are not telling the members in TTLOM and on the JSTL blog is that the Grand Jury did hear this case back in January. LE would not have brought the Grand Jury if they were not relatively certain that Justin DiPietro was responsible for the death and/or disappearance of Ayla Reynolds. LE knew back in January that all evidence found pointed to one person in the house being guilty and one person alone. The only person who was not interviewed for the Grand Jury was Justin DiPietro. The only person not present at the Grand Jury proceedings was Justin DiPietro. That means the only person LE is looking to charge in this case is Justin DiPietro. LE must have enough evidence that they were able to pinpoint who was responsible and who was not.
Because there has not been an arrest made does not necessarily mean that the Grand Jury did not find that there was enough evidence to charge Justin and issue a warrant for his arrest. LE has the option of holding onto the warrant and not putting it into the system because the lead investigator wants to be the one to interview Justin himself. If a warrant was issued in the system, the lead investigator could lose that advantage if say, Justin was pulled over for a traffic stop in another county like Cumberland County for example and the officer ran his name and found that there was a warrant for his arrest and processed him. LE could have decided not to put the warrant into the system just yet because they wanted a little more time for certain other evidence to come back from the lab that would seal Justin's fate or they could have held off on issuing the warrant into the system because they were hoping that someone would uncover Ayla's body and that would give LE all the evidence they needed to win the case against Justin DiPietro. The Grand Jury also could have found that there was not enough evidence at this time for the Attorney General to fully convince a jury that Justin was guilty and LE could be in the process of bringing this case in front of the Grand Jury in the near future. There is no disputing however that LE has not only a hunch that Justin is guilty but that they also must have a substantial amount of actual evidence to back that belief up, hence their comments in EVERY media report that they have reason to believe that those in the house are not telling the truth.
I wish I could have been a fly on the wall in that Court Room where the Grand Jury met. I wonder if my belief that Elisha ratted out Justin is true and that he pathetic attempts in the media as of late to stand united with Justin and declare his innocence are too little too late. It must be eating Justin up inside, knowing that those close to him: Phoebe, Elisha, Courtney, and even some of Justin's friends were all interviewed by the Grand Jury and all had to sign non disclosure agreements and could not divulge the questions they were asked or their responses to Justin. What did Courtney say to the prosecutor? Is it a coincidence that the Grand Jury convened around the same time that Courtney's Portland home was raided for drugs and her sister arrested with a massive amount of drugs? Was it just luck on Courtney's part that she was not also charged with the same thing as Brianna since they both lived in the home? I tend to believe that there is no such thing as coincidence.
What would it take to break Courtney? A criminal charge on her record would kill her chances of getting any financial aid and ruin her career in Criminal Justice before she even finished college. She would stand to lose her son to DHHS, maybe she was already threatened that she would lose her son? How much did Courtney really know? Was she just planted at the house that night in an attempt by Justin to have another witness and an alibi? Was it a coincidence that Courtney arrived after Ayla was already put to bed that night? Did Courtney actually see Ayla sleeping in her bed? Did Justin ask Courtney to tell LE that she did in fact see Ayla? Did Courtney cave while being interviewed by LE and tell them this in an attempt to save herself from charges? Is that why Courtney has refused to be in the media and has publicly distanced herself from this case and those involved? If that is the case, who could blame her? She would be just one more person added to the long list of people that Justin DiPietro has manipulated and used.
We all know the Grand Jury just met and I believe that LE was going to either move forward and issue the warrant for Justin's arrest or bring the case in front of the Grand Jury again in hopes of finally charging Justin with the disappearance of Ayla Reynolds. I think that it is possible that the items found in the river were what stopped that from happening. I think LE was hoping to find more evidence to use against Justin in the Kennebec but I do wonder about the timing. Who led LE to the Kennebec? We know that it has been searched more than once in the same general area in regards to this case. Were items planted there by someone close to DiPietro, knowing that the items were not related to Ayla, in an attempt to stall the case from being presented to the Grand Jury again and maybe even in an attempt to frame someone else? Justin has to know that LE is closing in on him, is this his last ditch effort to frame someone else for what happened to Ayla?
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Trista has been criticized because she stated in the media that she has given up hope and does not believe that she is ever going to get to see Ayla again. It saddens me that Trista has had the hope of seeing Ayla again stolen from her by the DiPietros. The parents of many missing children have only that hope to get them through, how many of those parents were told though that the possibility that their child was abducted has been ruled out? How many parents, who have hope, were told that the blood of their child was found in the basement where the child's father slept with his girlfriend and her child? How can Trista have hope when it was clear that the girlfriend's child was more important to Justin as that child was downstairs with he and Courtney while his own child slept alone in a room upstairs? Just knowing that he did not place Ayla as priority adds to the loss of hope. Sadly, Trista has been forced to accept the fact that Justin did something to Ayla and most likely has killed her, either by accident or on purpose and Trista is going to have to live with knowing that her baby girl is not ever coming home ever. LE does not present cases to the Grand Jury unless they are pretty positive that the person they want indicted is responsible for what they want to charge him with.
I will continue to be patient and to keep hoping for Justice for Ayla, I believe it is going to be soon. I will keep hoping for closure for Trista and for the truth to be known and Justin exposed for being the monster that he is.