I know feelings about Chelsea Hoffman are mixed and many readers here do not like what she is about. I do not follow her, I have all that I can do to follow the insanity that surrounds this blog but I did read this article and something really stuck out to me.
She was told by police that Justin DiPietro had barricaded himself in the bathroom of his home on the morning that he reported baby Ayla missing.
I was really surprised to hear this information and more surprised that there has not been more discussion about this. Why would Justin barricade himself in the bathroom when LE came to investigate Ayla's disappearance? Why would Justin hang up more than once when on the line with 911? I am sure someone who views Justin as the innocent victim will say because he was so distraught, he privately went into the bathroom to cry.
Based on the release of the information about the Grand Jury meeting in February and based on the info that LE believe that Ayla is no longer alive, and now this information about Justin barricading himself in the bathroom, I have my own thoughts about what possibly may have happened the night Ayla was supposedly taken and what transpired shortly afterward.
It has been said more than once in comments here that Courtney Roberts did not arrive at the DiPietro home until after 8:30pm on the night of December 16th. There also have been reports that Courtney never saw Ayla that night because Ayla was already in bed. I have gone back and forth about whether or not what happened to Ayla happened that night or prior to that night. I tend to believe it happened earlier in the day or possibly even a day or two before. I think Justin found out that Trista had filed for PR&R and he knew that he was running out of time to report Ayla missing. I think he asked Courtney to spend the weekend and asked her to come later, hoping she would lie to police and say she saw Ayla that night, even if she never really did because he was counting on her trusting him when he told her that Ayla was in her bed that night.
In the morning, when Ayla was found to be "missing", Justin called 911. He wasn't anticipating the questions they would ask and was starting to second guess Courtney's loyalty to him. He hung up the phone to avoid answering questions that he did not have an answer to right off the top of his head. By hanging up and making them call back, he bought himself time to think of an answer. The wildcard was always Courtney. Maybe she did not know what had really happened to Ayla. When LE got to the house, Justin pretended to be so distraught he had to barricade himself in the bathroom, but what he was really doing was protecting himself so that LE could not see what a horrible liar he was and see right through him. Unfortunately for Justin, it didn't work. LE apparently did see right through him and focused their efforts on finding out what REALLY happened to Ayla.
I believe Justin also stayed out of the limelight and avoided media as well because he knew he was a terrible liar and any time he talked, the more likely he would slip up. As time went on, and he wasn't arrested, he got more cocky in his mannerisms even calling out LE on their incompetency, not because they were focusing on him and he was innocent, but because they hadn't arrested him yet even after finding the blood. I don't think Justin ever anticipated LE would use luminal in the basement. Whoops Justin, that may have been your fatal mistake.
I think LE knew all along that Courtney was the weak link. I think they got information that Brianna was selling drugs out of the house that Courtney shared with Brianna. Is it a coincidence that this happened shortly before the Grand Jury convened? You know how I feel about coincidences...
Courtney was told that she was also going to be charged with the drugs in the house, LE had no way of knowing who the owner of the drugs were, Courtney obviously knew that Brianna was dealing so was guilty in that regard. LE told Courtney they would not charge her if she came clean about what she knew about Ayla's case. If she refused, her Criminal Justice career would be over before it started and she would no longer be eligible for any financial aid to change her major because of a criminal record. A drug charge would be devastating to Courtney and her future. Why wouldn't Courtney talk to save herself and her son? Especially if she didn't really know what happened except that Justin asked her to lie and say she saw Ayla that night, even though she never really did.
LE may have thought that Courtney's admission along with other evidence collected was going to be enough to bring down an indictment against Justin for Murder but the GJ was not convinced at the time there was enough evidence so they did not come back with a "True Bill" finding and told LE to get more evidence and try again.
Justin is now even more cocky. He thinks he is going to walk. I am confident he is not going to walk and he better enjoy the few weeks left he has of freedom. The Press Conference was what convinced me when they announced the expiration of the reward money. They have collected more evidence, enough evidence to publicly say they feel Ayla is no longer alive. I believe that they are giving someone the chance to come forward and lead them to Ayla and walk away with the $30,000 or even one of the people involved to fess up and possibly escape charges but their time is running out. The Grand Jury meets again June 20-22. I think that if this person does not come forward by the 20th of June, LE is going to take this to the Grand Jury again and I think they have enough to make it stick this time even without a body, although I am sure they would feel more confident with one. Justin's time is running out.
I know that things have been crazy around here lately. I can only hope that we can all just ignore the drama and those who do not truly want Justice for Ayla and focus on Ayla. I have tried everything from reasoning with these people to fighting fire with fire and the results are the same. They choose to focus more on me and less on Ayla. I am not a celebrity, I am not a hero, I am not any different than any of you. I just may have the ability to view things in a unique perspective and articulate it into blog posts that are capable of being read and understood and currently have the time to do it. I never expected that people would make their sole mission to cause me pain and to obsess over what I say and what I do but this is not the first high profile case where the crazies have come out of the woodwork. What I do know is that because you all are interested in me, they think if they talk about me, you will give them the audience they crave. If you don't give them an audience, they will get tired and move on, maybe go back to playing World Of WarCraft or whatever it is called. I have always been an open book so to speak. If someone is interested in me, just email me and I will answer your questions.
As far as the merger we all have been referencing, I will be posting about it soon. I did happen to see a comment today about posts that are missing, I did delete the posts that Grace wrote from the blog, although they lacked much substance so I doubt that anyone was looking for one of her's for reference. I did have to archive a bunch to try to make it easier for this blog to move over to the new servers. If there is a particular blog post that you are looking for, I do have them all saved in PDF format and can email them if someone is interested. I also have received a lot of emails from people wondering why there comments were deleted or not posted, I was at first perplexed by this because some of the emails were from very respectful and well liked readers who we would never have a reason to moderate their comments or remove them. It has come to my attention that Grace had been deleting comments, quite a lot of comments ranging from different topics although the most recent ones deleted were regarding the Tudela/Small connection when it was first mentioned on the blog the day I was in for surgery and oddly enough, comments referencing Tamara Merrill. I apologize to those whose comments were deleted and thankfully that problem has been remedied.
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