Friday, September 6, 2013

18 And Counting


The 24th is getting closer with every tick of the clock. What will the unequivocal evidence be?
What effect if any will it have on Justin, Elisha, Courtney, Phoebe, the Tudela Family?
Will their claim of an abduction change? Will they tell who they think has Ayla?

Justin is free to go anywhere we could go, will he run or stand by his claim?
He and Courtney supposedly are no longer an item. Will she tell all she knows of that night?
Is now the time to speak out about what went on at 29 Violette Ave?
Will Ayla finally receive Justice, will her nightmare end soon? Ayla where is she?
Does anyone other than the person that caused her disappearance know what happened that night?
If they do please contact the authorities now before it is to late.


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206 comments:

  1. Why the Portland police and not the MSP or Waterville? Do they all use the same service through Portland?

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    1. That was just what my search came up with for anon tip for Maine. Maybe you could see if there is any other for Maine and post them. It will be a while before I can check, I need to be out for awhile appointments. Sorry

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    2. Did a quick search and web site is listed below. If you wish to remain anon I guess you just don't leave your name.
      http://www.maine.gov/dps/msp/criminal_investigation/tip_line.html

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    3. Good information Dana.

      I would think that one could submit a tip to any police dept. and it would get forwarded to the proper agency. ??

      If you want to remain anonymous there are ways to do that. You can always send a note, no name, or address. Drop it at a busy post office, or any out side mail boxes.

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  2. When going to the site you can use Troop site C or D for Waterville area:

    http://www.maine.gov/dps/msp/criminal_investigation/tip_line.html
    Report a Crime in Troop D Area

    If you have an emergency please dial 911 or call one of the Regional Communication Centers at the numbers listed on our website.

    If you have information regarding on-going criminal activity, an unsolved case, or suspected criminal activity please complete the form below. We ask that you provide us with as much information as possible however, you may remain anonymous if you wish.

    The information you submit through this form will be reviewed daily. If an immediate response is needed, again, call one of the RCC's or 911.
    Municipal Contact Information
    Your name:
    Your Address:
    Your E-mail Address:
    Your Phone Number:
    Town/City where the crime was committed:
    Type of Crime:
    Date and Time crime was committed:
    Name of suspect:
    Suspect Address:
    Suspect Phone Number:
    Name of Victim:
    Victim Address:
    Details of the information you wish to share:

    Please if you know anything this is a way to stay anonymous and help Ayla

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    1. Also, I would like to add, if someone has a tip and does not want to submit it through their website. You can email it to me and I can forward it to Sgt. Jeff Love of MSP. You could also send it to Jeff, or an admin at u4a if you would prefer. I suggest sending directly to MSP yourself but I will facilitate communication if you need to speak with someone involved in the case directly. Torigifford@icloud.com

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    2. Tori, I'm glad you stated, "I suggest sending directly to MSP yourself...". If someone has a tip that doesn't incriminate Justin, I have to wonder what Jeff and John P. would do with that tip.

      I really have a hard time believing the evidence Trista will release this month. Blood all over Phoebe's property. Blood all over inside the house, in the basement, outside the house, in the shed, in the garage! Yet, no one is charged with anything? Makes no sense!

      signed:getrealpeople

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    3. I agree about the evidence, I feel if it was so open and shut an arrest would have been made. The other point I was going to make and do a post later tonight on was this was brought to the grand jury over a year ago and there was not enough evidence then to go forward with charges obviously since no indictment was handed down. If the evidence found during those first few days is so unequivocal why did a grand jury dismiss it? What new evidence was found that changes things? None that I am aware of. I don't agree with pressuring LE to act. Why jeopardize their case just to please the public so the public can be outraged when the person walks due to insubstantial evidence?

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    4. I really don't see the AG prosecuting unless they feel they have sufficient evidence. No matter the public pressure.

      Would whatever is revealed jeopardize the case?
      I don't know. Would MSP reveal something to Trista that they feel could jeopardize the case? I don't know, and I have doubts about that.

      I do not agree with pressuring LE at all, however, I could understand it. Depending on what MSP is telling Trista..or not.

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    5. You're making some naive assumptions about the grand jury process, the sufficiency and timeliness of evidence,and the potential effects of asking the prosecutor to move forward.

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    6. Tori, I have a question about this case being brought to the grand jury. I believe it was the grand jury held in February of 2012? How do we know this is fact?

      I remember someone saying they saw certain people at the courthouse that day. Am I forgetting some pertinent detail, or maybe I never saw it?

      This was about 6 weeks after Ayla disappeared, all of the forensic evidence had not been processed yet. In fact, even in May, McCausland was saying they are still waiting on results from the evidence/items gathered from the home. Why would this case be presented to the grand jury when they don’t have all the results from the forensics lab? Why did McCausland keep reiterating this point (at least) throughout the spring?

      signed:getrealpeople

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    7. GRP,
      I don't have proof to say there was 100% a grand jury nor that it was for the reasons speculated, I did hear from more than one source that many were called in to a grand jury and the only person not called was Justin. Generally the person who is going to be indicted would not be present and those asked to testify are asked to sign a NDA. You bring up a good point about the evidence but I think McCausland's statements were generic. I don't think it took months for the evidence results to come back and preliminary results would have come back relatively quickly I would think. I will dig some more before I do a post to see if anyone will break their NDA and tell me why they were there. I am not holding my breath but I believe it was confirmed by Jeff on answersforayla.com some time back so I will ask him. I know many don't trust his word but I do

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    8. Thank you for your response Tori. This has gone on so long it is hard to remember what was said, and what is fact!

      I also don't believe it took that many months for the evidence to be processed. McCausland used it though, you got to wonder why? Other than the evidence being processed, McCausland still sticks to his same old talking points!

      This is a very odd case!!!

      signed:getrealpeople

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    9. Tori,

      I'd honestly appreciate a new post on the grand jury proceeding that was held in Feb. 2012. I think that's a great idea.

      Perhaps it would help answer some questions that some may have. At the same time, perhaps we can learn more about the grand jury process.

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    10. GRP there was a grand jury meeting in February but keep in mind that a grand jury isn't typically a one-shot deal on a big case. They probably wanted to get people in early to get their statements under oath while their memories were fresh. I cannot say about this specific case, but in many cases, a grand jury investigation goes on for a very long time before the indictment is handed down. Sometimes when there are co-conspirators, there's a sealed indictment against a named party and unnamed co-conspirators and it stays sealed until the case against the co-conspirators is fully developed. Again, not saying it is the case here but it is a possibility not to be discounted.

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    11. CG, How do you know this case was brought before the grand jury in February 2012?

      What cases have a grand jury investigation gone on for this long? You state this case was presented to the GJ in Feb. 2012, and yet it has never been presented again? It has been over one and a half years! I don't believe this case ever went to a grand jury. All I've heard is hearsay. Give me some proof instead of, "there was a grand jury meeting in February..."

      signed:getrealpeople

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    12. I just wanted to point out that just because the grand jury in this case has not handed down an indictment, does not at all mean that the evidence was not unequivocal that Ayla came to extreme harm or died in the Violette home. It is very possible that at the time of the supposed grand jury proceedings, it was determined to wait and try to accumulate more evidence (ie. recover Ayla) regardless of how strong the forensic evidence is. The stronger the case, the more likely a prosecution. Besides, grand juries are not just assembled for the purpose of obtaining indictments. Case in point--several grand jury proceedings have been held in the Kyron Horman case; most recently, Dede Spicher supposedly appeared before the grand jury and gave five and a half hours of testimony. There could have been other grand jury meetings held in Ayla's case that we don't know about. The district attorney could possibly have more than enough evidence to prosecute Ayla's missing person case right now--we just don't (and should not) know, in my opinion.

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    13. So from what I remember, it was said, Courtney, Elisha, Phoebe?, Justin's brother (sorry, I forget his name), and others were summoned to this grand jury. So you state, "They probably wanted to get people in early to get their statements under oath while their memories were fresh". So you're saying they told the truth?

      signed:getrealpeople

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    14. GRP

      If you will trust it from me, I know for sure this grand jury meeting was held and there were many of those stated above present.

      Unfortunately when it happened that's all I asked. I tried not to involve myself in that portion so early.

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    15. Lance is Justin's brother, also Frankie Maines and Ron Reynolds Sr. were also called to testify. Frankie was the first to leak it. I wonder what she knew about all of this?

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    16. @Rose 3:02 pm "Besides, grand juries are not just assembled for the purpose of obtaining indictments."

      What? So what other purpose do they have Rose?

      They decide if there is enough evidence to precede with an indictment and trial.

      @Rose, "It is very possible that at the time of the supposed grand jury proceedings, it was determined to wait and try to accumulate more evidence (ie. recover Ayla) regardless of how strong the forensic evidence is."

      So they have never accumulated any more evidence to convince the grand jury? The "strong forensic evidence" was not enough to convince the grand jury to take this case to trial. It is now September 2013 and they have nothing to convince the grand jury that this needs to go to trial?

      signed:getrealpeople

      signed:getrealpeople

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    17. GRP I think Rose City answered part of the question. As far as whether the grand jury witnesses told the truth, we don't know. But if anyone lied, that person perjured himself/ herself. So if the person comes forward with a different story at an eventual trial, he/she can be impeached with the grand jury testimony and prosecuted for perjury.

      You can believe what you want to as far as whether and how often the grand jury met. In time, assuming there's a trial coming up sooner or later, everyone will know a lot of what was testified to before the grand jury but for now it's not public.

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    18. Thanks Katie and Tori!

      signed:getrealpeople

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    19. Rose has not "answered part of the question", since my question was presented after her comment.

      And CG, you can believe what you want to also. By the way, I never questioned your statement, "You can believe what you want to as far as whether and how often the grand jury met"

      Apparently, MSP, has nothing more than they did one and a half years ago!

      signed:getrealpeople

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    20. CG 3:26 pm, So what did you mean by, "They probably wanted to get people in early to get their statements under oath while their memories were fresh."

      Next, you state, "As far as whether the grand jury witnesses told the truth, we don't know."

      You oscillate way too much!

      signed:getrealpeople

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    21. While the functions of a grand jury vary state by state, I do believe that in Maine they are oftentimes utilized during the criminal investigative process for analyzing information and accumulated information and evidence in a case, and for the purpose of issuing subpoenas and obtaining witness testimony. Grand jury proceedings continue regularly or intermittently over a long period of time as well.

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    22. I forgot to mention that here in Oregon, in the case of Kyron Horman's disappearance, the grand jury has met several times starting in July of 2010 up until just recently in August of 2013. That is one example of a case that has preceded over three years with the grand jury involved. I also don't recommend for anyone to try to obtain testimony from the individuals that have given testimony at a grand jury proceeding. Grand jury proceedings are secret for a reason, and I personally do not feel that it is ethical for someone to encourage a witness to divulge information when they have taken an oath not to reveal information. But, that is just the way I feel. No disrespect intended.

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    23. So does anyone know if the grand jury has met any other times pertaining to this case, other than in Feb. 12?

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    24. Lance is Justin's brother, also Frankie Maines and Ron Reynolds Sr. were also called to testify. Frankie was the first to leak it. I wonder what she knew about all of this?

      Who is Frankie Maines?

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    25. How the Grand Jury was OutedSeptember 8, 2013 at 12:44 AM

      Actually, the first person to publicly say a grand jury had met in this case was Tori. On May 26, 2012, she said in this blog:

      "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."

      I would not call this a leak because she said in a comment the info was all second hand and did not come from anyone inside the grand jury room. But this answers how the grand jury's existence first became public, and the sources Tori cited were a person who saw the DiPietros in the courthouse and speculated as to why they were there and 3 other people who said they'd learned of the grand jury proceedings from the DiPietros. Emerald also posted a comment at that time saying the subpoenas to the DiPietros were listed in the Waterville Police dispatch log.

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    26. The first person to speak publicly that was at the grand jury was Frankie. The person who told me was someone else who has ties to Justin. Before I ran the story, I asked people who would know and then verified with someone I know who worked at the superior court in Augusta. I may have been the first blog to do a post on it but it was after verifying the info from multiple sources. Since they were all secondhand reports I stated that since not one person showed me proof of a subpoena etc.

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    27. Frankie Maines is the wife of Ron Reynolds Sr

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    28. Tori says ”I don't agree with pressuring LE to act” , and I’m sure that a lot of people feel the same way.. but if you knew what Trista knows and Ayla was your daughter, you would have little choice.

      Do you have any idea what it is like to be told your daughter is dead, shown the evidence, and have the people involved walk this earth like nothing happened!..

      I don’t expect people to understand. I expect people to think about what they would do to get their daughter back and hold those responsible for taking her from this world. I dare say, that most people would be reduced to tears and screaming in the streets.

      Don’t think for a second that has not happened to any of the Reynolds family.

      FYI; If someone sent me a tip that hinted that Justin (and company) maybe innocent, I’d drive up to Augusta and deliver it to Jeff Love myself… but don’t hold your breath for that.

      ..anyway, just a vent..

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    29. Jeff, did they explicitly state: "Ayla is dead."? Or "likely" dead?

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    30. Foil; LE says; "It is highly unlikely Ayla Reynolds will be found alive"

      later on; Newspapers and Networks elaborated by saying that Ayla is believed dead.

      i.e.; http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/31/ayla-reynolds-dead-missing-toddler-maine_n_1560143.html

      If your asking me what MSP discussed with Trista on 1/3/13.. I would say to look at the evidence on the 24th and decide for yourself.

      The truth is that after I discussed the evidence with the three who saw it. It never occurred to me to ask that question. But I will, Thanks Foil.

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    31. Jeff, thanks, and I will keep an open mind.

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    32. That's the problem, Jeff...we won't be *looking* at the evidence at all.

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    33. Will we be hearing what someone was shown and told ?

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    34. Check out U4A. Another pesky arrest.

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    35. Maybe he should stop that one foot in front of the other stuff since it isn't working and try this instead. :)

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    36. At least they entered it in the records this time. He must have tried talking to Courtney. I wonder what will happen this time?

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    37. Well he's been in jail a few days now. Wonder if he was arraigned already and ordered to stay pending the hearing on the 25th or is awaiting arraignment? Maybe on tonight's news we'll hear.

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    38. possible he doesn't have the money to bail out, or because he violated his release they won't let him. Either way I think he has gotten into serious problems with police.

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  3. Why is "Justice for Ayla" blog copyrighted? Why is a blog for a missing child copyrighted? Just wondering.

    "This website and all its content is copyright protected as of April 9, 2012 ©. All rights reserved.

    You may not, except with our express written permission, distribute or commercially exploit the content, nor may you transmit it or store it in any other website or other form of electronic retrieval system."

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    1. The reason Jylie had originally set the copyright up was because people were copying whole blog posts onto other blogs. There hasn't been an issue in some time and I never renewed the copyright license and not sure if I needed to or not but as long as someone isn't copying something here and passing it off as their own, I have no issues with people copying and pasting although it is customary to provide a link back to the site you copied from

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    2. Jazzie, copyright law is such that the moment something is written it is protected by copyright whether or not a notice is given. You can familiarize yourself with standard copyright law at copyright.gov. As for C&P and screenshots, you can also research the doctrine of "fair use." This means that portions of copyright protected material can be legally shared provided credit is given. There are no laws barring people from linking to things, copyrighted or not.

      Having said that, if you are worried about copyright issues, take it up with your buddy over at Statement Analysis who routinely C&Ps ENTIRE news articles on his blog which is a big no-no (as in INFRINGEMENT.

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    3. Thank you Foil. Apparently Jazzie is more worried that the bloggers here are working the defense team of whomever is guilty of hurting Ayla and using this blog like Casey Anthony's lawyers did to determine their defense strategy based on public response. I said I would be more concerned with the upcoming release of evidence giving the defense lawyers a look at LE's hand more so than opinion based articles on a blog. I would also hope that anyone who is active here, if called to report to jury duty on this case (which no one has even been arrested or charged for) that they would dismiss themselves as biased. 😕

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    4. Foil:
      SA is no buddy of mine. Please, I only questioned the intent of the blog in relation to a missing child case. Claiming intellectual property/copyrighting for future book/publication. And the subsequent profiting off of a missing child. Just a concern. I thought it was ok to question here. Apparently not. And yes I am concerned about a defense team running blogs/websites to defend people who harm children. I do not know who is really behind the blog. How could I?

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    5. Jazzie: "I thought it was ok to question here. Apparently not."

      Huh? You posed questions. I provided answers. Where did anyone state you shouldn't ask questions? Re Peter from SA not being your buddy, my mistake.

      You state you are worried about someone profiting from missing child cases. Notice that Peter/SA has google ads on his blog? Why? To make money.

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    6. Foil:
      SA and the ads do not go unnoticed. After the Newtown massacre, when SA posted "The Spirit of Herod" http://statement-analysis.blogspot.com/2012/12/the-spirit-of-herod-in-connecticut.html... I just shut down. I live in CT. I have posted there since then, but not so much.

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    7. Jazzie, I'm glad you noticed. I used to post there a LOT when this case first broke. Then I stepped back and stopped. I got caught up in mistaking Peter's SA/speculations as fact. I then noticed the things I've mentioned.

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    8. FOIL:
      Me too. I got caught up. Chalk it up to my crazy pursuit of justice. I have followed you since The Sentinel re: AYLA. I respect you. Peace out.

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    9. Jazzie, thank you! That is very kind of you to share and I'm flattered. I'm sorry if I came across as harsh. I was feeling defensive after the many attacks I and others have received from "the other blog." I apologize.

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  4. So let's say someone decides to screen capture or C&P something on this blog to another format/platform, this is copyright infringement? Just wondering.

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    1. No, there is no copyright on this blog anymore. Feel free to copy and paste away.

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    2. As long as it it stated on your blog: "This website and all its content is copyright protected as of April 9, 2012 ©. All rights reserved."... It will be recognized as ©. I'm wondering about the blog copyrighting a missing child. TTLOM copyrighted their blog right fast. Thought it weird. Why worry about © when your quest is to find a missing child. I am questioning intent not whether I can C&P.

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    3. The articles written here are considered intellectual property even though we are discussing a missing child it is still our thoughts and our words. If someone uses something we write and say writes a book, publishes it and passes off something we write as their own intellectual property should we not have recourse to protect ourselves?

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    4. I would be more concerned about defense attorneys gathering information. LOL

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    5. For example:
      http://lawyersusaonline.com/blog/2011/07/05/on-murder-and-social-media-casey-anthony’s-jury-consultant-speaks/

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    6. Well it wouldn't be a pretty good defense attorney if he relied on blog posts that are opinion and not fact

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    7. The defense attorneys leaked things to the blog to sway the public to their side. It is a little different than a lawyer printing out a blog article and showing it as some sort of evidence at trial.

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    8. It is about gathering information and opinion pertinent to the case. Just saying.

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    9. The article and case you cited has nothing to do with us having a copyright. In Casey Anthony's trial the defense team leaked evidence to a blog to sway public opinion unless you think we are the defense team for someone who hasn't even been charged, the article you cited isn't relevant. Our copyright protects us from people profiting off of stories it takes us days and sometimes weeks to research. Our articles are all opinion based. Certainly nothing in these posts could be considered evidence. I would be more concerned with sites that release info that gives the defense team a heads up as to what they need to base their strategies off from. Jeff Hanson is also an admin here so if he thought we were doing anything to jeopardize a case, I think he would say something.

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    10. "The judge overseeing the case of Jodi Arias put off setting a date for the convicted killer's sentencing phase retrial Monday to give prosecutors time to respond to a defense request for the Twitter user names of jurors." "http://www.northjersey.com/news/Judge_delays_setting_Jodi_Arias_sentencing_retrial.html#sthash.ykPIQkWH.dpuf

      Social media is now an integral component of defense attorneys' agenda.

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    11. "I would be more concerned with sites that release info that gives the defense team a heads up as to what they need to base their strategies off from."

      And that would be... all blogs dedicated to AYLA. Yes?

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    12. @Jazzie 11:32 pm. "I would be more concerned about defense attorneys gathering information. LOL"

      I am not sure what you are trying to say here? Defense attorneys have a copyright on our comments, our opinions? HUH

      Anybody can read here! Is the defense going to use our opinions to win a case in court? They have a copyright on the blog and it's commenters? That's absurd!!!

      Again, what point is it you are trying to make?

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    13. @Jazzie September 7, 2013 at 12:02 AM

      "I would be more concerned with sites that release info that gives the defense team a heads up as to what they need to base their strategies off from."

      And that would be... all blogs dedicated to AYLA. Yes?"

      ________________________________________________________

      Would that not also be true for the prosecutor?

      signed:getrealpeople

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    14. GetReal People:
      Copyright question separate from Defense Attorney concern. I was questioning the intent of the blog due to copyright. My concern with the copyright is the profiting off a missing child. My other concern is that defense attorneys do setup websites/blogs/monitor social media/gather internet information to aid their strategy/defense. I understand the prosecutor could do the same. I thought it was ok to question here.

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    15. Jazzie, establishing copyright isn't always about profit, but rather credit. I have no problem with any writer claiming ownership to their unique expression, research and ideas. Again that doesn't keep others from linking to it or C&Pings portions with credit.

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    16. Jazzie, Please stop with the, "I thought it was ok to question here".

      All I did was ask a question back. Am I not allowed to ask a question!

      Geeesshh!!!

      signed:getrelpeople

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  5. "I really have a hard time believing the evidence Trista will release this month. Blood all over Phoebe's property. Blood all over inside the house, in the basement, outside the house, in the shed, in the garage! Yet, no one is charged with anything? Makes no sense"

    Why does it "make no sense"? Because you don't want it to make sense?

    Besides, do we have any idea from LE where they found blood? LE, would never say anything about that...and haven't said anything about where they may have found the blood. IIRC. They've tried to protect this case...maybe too dutifully.

    I think there are no arrests because the prosecutor is insisting on awaiting the discovery of Ayla's body. IMO, that will never happen. I think LE is trying to put a fire in the Maine AG's blood with allowing Trista to describe what she was shown.

    Maybe LE is frustrated because they've done their job well and the SA is ultra cautious. I would like to know what the grand jury recommended. The prosecutor doesn't have to follow the GJ's recommendation. As the prosecutor did not follow the GJ's recommendation in the Jon-Benet Ramsey case, which was to prosecute.

    The GJ thought the evidence was enough to prosecute the Ramseys, but the state's prosecutor did not follow through. The Ramseys had high-priced defense lawyers which the prosecutor did not want to face.

    There's also the possibility that LE can't prove who did what in that house to cause the blood with three (or more) people involved. The AG might have to have absolute proof of who did what before proceeding.

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    1. LE never stated where they found blood evidence. But that doesn't negate there was no blood evidence. LE has evidence. They do not have to release information of the evidence to the public. It is an ongoing investigation. Why compare cases? There is no blueprint for murder/missing children. No matter how hard you try, there is no way to extrapolate information from another case/trial and presume it could provide answers to the one in question. Each case should be looked at through the lens that it is unique. That way you will be able to see it with fresh eyes and see the missing pieces to the puzzle. No victim is the same. No perpetrator is the same.

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    2. Personally I think Maine the Prosecutor/AG systems is failing AYLA. If in fact LE has "unequivocal evidence" that AYLA is no longer alive, Maine has no death penalty. Why worry about proceeding without a body to press for justice (full extent of the law)? No worries about "beyond reasonable doubt" because death sentence is not on the table. Oh yeah forgot about "that he or the two others, inside that home, or any others that are associated with that home, may have information but they just haven't told us."

      Steve McCausland, MSP
      http://bangordailynews.com/2012/05/31/news/mid-maine/police-highly-unlikely-ayla-reynolds-will-be-found-alive/

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    3. I often wonder what would take to crack a code of silence? What is that binds individuals and prevents a person from speaking out for AYLA?

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    4. "No matter how hard you try, there is no way to extrapolate information from another case/trial and presume it could provide answers to the one in question".

      ...I'll agree with that.

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    5. Meant to write "But that doesn't negate there was blood evidence." instead of "But that doesn't negate there was no blood evidence."
      sorry... was a long day.

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    6. Maybe it takes an arrest and being incarcerated for obstruction of justice or another less serious crime to crack a code of silence, Jazzie. :)

      http://www.uticaod.com/features/x1367238019/Police-searching-for-missing-Levon-off-Leland-Avenue

      http://www.northwestohio.com/news/story.aspx?id=943499#.Uiqni8ZJM14

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    7. Rose City:
      Agreed. It's not rocket science. LE and all supporting agencies have done the hard work. What is up with Maine Prosecutors and AG?

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    8. Great question. I am very frustrated today regarding all of these senselessly, missing children--especially Kyron and Ayla Bell.

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    9. At the end of the day, do we really knows who runs this blog or who gathers information from this blog? Is it a concerned citizen, LE or is it a defense attorney. If you have any information regarding AYLA REYNOLDS, please call: 207-624-7076. Don't blog, just call. It works! "a small voice is sometimes the loudest."

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    10. Rose City:
      I have witnessed too much. I will continue to press for justice. May those who suffer find solace. May those who grieve, find resolution. May justice be theirs, if not in this lifetime, perhaps in the next. Be mindful, compassionate and never do harm. I hope there will be justice for AYLA.

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    11. I’ve been writing and re-writing about Ayla’s blood so much that it is not even Ayla anymore.. it is justice for Ayla. I have become numb to what I say and how that makes other people feel when I say it.

      Respectively, a few anons in this post speak of Ayla's blood throughout the Dipietro's property in terms of a blood bath. I assure you that is not the case. MSP has stated the amount is “troubling”, we told you it was more than a cupful. The evidence will speak for itself.

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    12. "I’ve been writing and re-writing about Ayla’s blood so much that it is not even Ayla anymore."
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      I can certainly appreciate that, Jeff. I really can.

      I cannot locate a link where MSP stated that the AMOUNT of Ayla's blood is "troubling." I do know McCausland has stated that the discovery of Ayla's blood was "troubling" (and I agree), but no mention by MSP regarding the amount of her blood loss.

      I may have missed MSP's statement on the matter. I would be grateful if you could provide the link.

      Thanks.

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    13. Answers For Ayla:
      I am sorry. I don't mean harm. I can't imagine your family's pain. I wish I could do more to bring resolution and justice.

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    14. Answers For Ayla,
      Respectfully meant,
      MSP has never commented to the public on an amount of Ayla's blood having been found. Nor did McCausland say that *the amount is troubling*. Nor that it was found throughout the DiPietro property.
      Not at the time of this article, and not since.

      "McCausland called the *discovery of the blood "troubling*." He declined to discuss how much blood was found in the basement or how long it might have been there"

      Read more: http://www.wcvb.com/Missing-Maine-Toddler-s-Blood-Found-In-Father-s-Home/-/9849586/11256944/-/10xagdb/-/index.html#ixzz2eL6hydGq

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    15. The problem is not every news source reports just as you would like to hear the info reported. When a news source says LE said the amount was substantial, some people choose to ignore it and say it's not a direct quote. But it has been said and I feel confident it wasn't a statement made lightly.

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    16. Answers For Ayla,

      Can you tell us if Trista has the support of MSP in revealing the evidence that she plans on revealing on Sept. 24?

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    17. CG,

      At the May 31 press conference McCausland was ask directly and specifically about the amount of blood found in the DiPietro home. He stated that he would NOT answer any questions about that as it is evidence.

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    18. Lots of things changed over time. And it's a good bet they will continue to do so.

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    19. "Vear said he was first made aware of the blood sample Dec. 24, but he doesn’t think it’ll amount to anything.
      “I cut myself at home all the time,” he said. “It could be Justin’s, it could be the baby’s. There were five or six people in the house that night.”

      http://bangordailynews.com/2012/01/28/news/mid-maine/police-blood-found-at-ayla-reynolds-fathers-home/

      Uhmm... 5 or 6 people in the house that night? Is that including the children? Just wondering. I post this because I do believe that there was evidence of a significant amount of Ayla's blood found and that someone (not related to AYLA) makes this statement. How does Bob Vear know exactly how many people were inside that house at the time? Just wondering.

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    20. Why does Vear suggest that it could be Justin's or the baby's? Why not Elisha or Courtney? Or their children? Just wondering.

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    21. Ayla Reynolds was reported missing by her father Justin Dipietro on December 17, 2011.
      http://www.onlinesentinel.com/news/ayla-reynolds-timeline_2012-12-16.html?pagenum=full

      As news media states:
      Police: Blood found at Ayla Reynolds’ father’s home
      http://bangordailynews.com/2012/01/28/news/mid-maine/police-blood-found-at-ayla-reynolds-fathers-home/

      How did Bob Vear know of blood sample back on Dec. 24, 2011? ... and that he didn't think "it'll amount to anything"????

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    22. Justin and Ayla would have familial DNA markers. But still isn't this odd for a non family member to know about "blood evidence" before the news media release on Jan 28, 2012?

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    23. JMO I have to wonder why Vear even got involved in this! Didn't he say he even considered Ayla as his granddaughter? The man is a castrated pedophile. I don't think his word should be used against Justin, or anybody else!

      signed:getrealpeople

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    24. Vear invited Lance to spend Xmas with him because he said Lance had no place to go. The others were at the Tudela's.

      Lance told Vear about the blood, and asked him, "How how do you clean up blood? (According to Vear on some website.)

      If any of this happened, obviously Lance was told about the blood by someone in the house on or before Dec. 24th when he talked to Vear. Who could it have been? Probably Justin.

      Vear at the time, on that weird website, said he told Lance something like "Time to come clean, buddy!" buddy."

      Sorry I don't have the direct quote or the links to Vear's post.

      Perhaps someone here will recall it.

      Vear later made the whole incident with Lance sound entirely different. As noted above.

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  6. https://www.facebook.com/AylaReynoldsLaurieBingham/posts/323032967773088

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  7. "Agreed. It's not rocket science. LE and all supporting agencies have done the hard work. What is up with Maine Prosecutors and AG?"

    As I stated above, the AG might be stalling because of having no body. In other cases, this has been the reason why there was no prosecution in spite of there being other evidence of a crime and who committed the crime.

    I know you said cases cannot be compared, but of course they can, even though many details may be different.

    It is a fact that some prosecutors in some states have declined to prosecute without a body. Maine's AG may be one of these types of prosecutors. She is also new, I understand to the job. She may not want to prosecute without a body, lose the case, and damage her career.

    This is a strong site for keeping hopes alive that Ayla is still with us in the hands of a kind and caring kidnapper, or perhaps being hidden by a relative of the parents involved.

    I don't believe Ayla is alive and believe she wasn't alive beyond the confines of that house. I don't believe she was abducted. I believe she had some kind of an accident in that house and the people panicked, fell apart, and then decided that the easiest way to get through it was to hide her body and claim she went missing from her bed.

    Why the people in the house would do this instead of reporting the accident is a whole other field of discussion.

    Some, possibly including the AG, won't believe and won't act on thoeries that Ayla is dead -- until her body is found. The other evidence that LE claims to have just may not be enough to overcome a jury's belief that Ayla may be alive.

    It's hard to prosecute cases without a body. Of course it has been done and cases won, but prosecutors have said that it is very difficult.

    Maine is not a capital punishment state. If there is truly enough evidence without the body, then the AG should go for it. If Ayla is found alive, then any sentence can be reversed.

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    1. "Maine is not a capital punishment state. If there is truly enough evidence without the body, then the AG should go for it. If Ayla is found alive, then any sentence can be reversed."

      Are you serious!

      signed:getrealpeople

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    2. I said IF THERE IS ENOUGH EVIDENCE...it has been done in other states...proceeding with prosecution without a body. But it is difficult and prosecutors don't like to do it.

      Sometimes, when they have the body, it's difficult to get a conviction. Even when the body is discovered near the child's home with duck tape over her mouth and nose. And they have overwhelming evidence, besides the body. As in Casey Anthony's lies that her "Nanny" stole Caylee.

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  8. Can someone please enlighten me and refresh my memory: When was the last time Ayla was seen by someone other than the paternal family? Has MSP determined that Ayla DEFINITELY went missing that night? Also, was it Trista who said Justin told her shortly before Ayla went missing that he said he was worried that someone was going to "take" her?

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  9. Here is the quote:

    "Speaking to the Daily News, Reynolds said DiPietro sent her a text message days before Ayla disappeared stating that he was worried someone might take her. She said he had made similar statements in the past."

    http://www.hlntv.com/article/2012/01/17/report-aylas-mom-wants-polygraph-test

    Has this text been validated/proven by MSP? I think we won't know the answer to that, but there are two key issues: when was Ayla last seen, and who made the claim that "someone might take her." If Justin really said it, I get the chills because I really think it points to the beginning of a cover-up. If Trista said it but Justin never really did, then she looks suspicious to me.

    That's how I felt in the very beginning and I'm coming back around to those two points.

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    1. Foil...more on the text:

      Reynolds also responded to reports that DiPietro sent her a text message in the days before Ayla disappeared saying that he was worried someone might take the little girl. Reynolds said that’s a sentiment she has heard from DiPietro numerous times, including long before Ayla went missing. She said she took those statements to mean that he feared she or one of her family members would show up one day to take custody of Ayla.

      “Justin thought that a lot,” said Reynolds. “He always thought that I would be the one to take her. I always wondered why he was so scared about that. Now that people are bringing it to my attention, I’m going back and saying, wait a minute. I never went to get her because I thought she was OK and well cared for.”

      mother-to-take-polygraph-test-in-case-of-missing-ayla-reynolds

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    2. More on the texts, from U4A, Think Again-Part Five:

      From Answers For Ayla – Timeline

      Trista – Mar 20, 2012 06:26 PM
      Hey Marie R. Justin use to say since he took Ayla from me the he was scared and feared that someone was going to go and take Ayla from him. The very last time he said that to me was anywhere’s between December 9th-12th. I am sorry that I can not give the right date because all of our texting at the time was done with my sister’s phone. To be specific though with the last text about it he said ” I shouldn’t have to be scared or live in fear in my own home thinking someone can come at anytime and take Ayla“. I have always asked myself why he would say that to me and till this day I still ask myself that question.”

      Answers For Ayla April 27, 2012 2:50 PM

      Emerald; The “abduction fear texts” started about a month after Justin had Ayla and ended the day before Ayla went missing.
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      These two statements are in conflict. Was the last abduction fear text between Dec 9-12, or was it the day before Ayla went missing?

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    3. BTW, Foil, I don't believe any of the texts dealt with fear of "abduction." It sounds to me like Justin was speaking of custody. Was anyone on the Reynold's side threatening to go and get Ayla?

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    4. Thanks Kitty and Anonymous.

      Re taking Ayla:

      "The last time I saw her was November 21 and the last time I talked to her was December 8, and that was it," she said.

      She told Caron that she and Justin weren't talking and she had filed parental rights and responsibility papers for Ayla."

      http://www.onlinesentinel.com/news/closer-look-at-cases-earliest-moments_2012-12-17.html?pagenum=full

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    5. But we don't really know if Justin stated those fears, correct? Trista stated it, but we don't know if MSP has unaltered texts?

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    6. I believe MSP has unaltered texts. It was reported MSP seized his computer and cell phone. They would have been able to pull everything off of them, to include deleted texts and emails.

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    7. “Contrary to some statements floating around out there, I have been in communication with Ayla’s mother over the last couple of weeks. The Waterville police have transcripts from my phone for verification of those communications.”

      http://www.pressherald.com/news/Father-of-missing-toddler-speaks-for-first-time.html?pagenum=full

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    8. Dee, thanks. But in the meantime "we" don't know if Justin actually stated that fear. We only have Trista's word. I'm not saying therefore he didn't say it, either. We don't know.

      kitty, that's odd and never realized it until now. How would they have "transcripts" of phone calls unless they were tapped. He perhaps meant logs of calls made.

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    9. Foil, this is a guess but if police got all the info off his phone, they probably had it to discuss with him in the form of a written record or transcript of the communications (texts). He didn't say calls.

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    10. I *think* Justin is referring to texts, not telephone conversations.

      And you are correct...LE never made mention of the communications between Justin and Trista regarding the text in question.

      Reminds me of the ball-pit story. How do we know Justin told Trista Ayla got banged-up in the ball-pit? If he did, he lied...as you discovered, there was no ball-pit at the eatery. If he didn't tell Trista this, then Trista "embellished" this detail.

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    11. No Foil, we don't know if those texts were indeed fact. Only Justin, Trista and MSP would know. Since Justin and MSP aren't verifying it, you have to decide if you want to take Trista's word. If not, it falls into the category of another unknown/unverified in this case.

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    12. DUH! You're right re transcript from the phone meaning cell phone texts. My mind is too relaxed this Sunday. :)

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    13. And kitty, the ball-pit story was a huge lesson for me, you hit it on the head. That's where I am coming from with the texts claim.

      Agreed, Dee.

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    14. I think Trista has embellished on several things. She certainly has been very inconsistent.

      In my opinion Justin could have sent Trista a text or a few, stating that he didn't want to live in fear that she or one of Ayla's family members could come at any time and take her.
      It *could be* that she is embellishing the amount of the text concerning this fear.

      Trista had the legal right to take Ayla. The text could have been concerning this fact. Thus, why Justin advised her he was going to file for legal custody of Ayla.
      I think Trista knew that Justin was referring to her in these text. Thus her statement-
      Trista-- “He always thought that I would be the one to take her."

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    15. "I think Trista has embellished on several things. She certainly has been very inconsistent."
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      Thus my concern about the "unequivocal evidence" release.

      It appears Trista has a dual objective: to convince the public Ayla is deceased AND to convince the public Justin is responsible for Ayla's death.

      Trista holding her own press conference makes me very uneasy. I sure hope she has the support of the MSP.

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    16. "I sure hope she has the support of the MSP"

      ....As do I.

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  10. Anonymous 1September 6, 2013 at 11:25 PM
    "No matter how hard you try, there is no way to extrapolate information from another case/trial and presume it could provide answers to the one in question".

    Oh, I don't know. The FBI, (example) do it all the time when they are building up profiles to use to solve future cases.

    There is a whole study on 911 calls, alone. Comparing and contrasting them ...info used to determine a base on "normal" calls on missing kids and those calls which deviate from the "norm" of proved innocent parents.

    Why was the FBI team called in at first? This was a team of experts iwithin the bureau who determine if the present case is a bonefide kidnapping or not. How do the FBI put together a trained team in this discipline? By ignoring other cases? Of course not.

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  11. I am so glad to see some of Justin's statements finally being questioned on this blog. I think we may be getting ahead in our discussion.

    Of course, so far, the idea of questioning Justin's statements gradually flows in the same general direction. Trista is hinky...or some of her relatives could be. Or she is so unstable that nothing she says can ever be believed. Same song, 250th verse.

    Trista exaggerates, etc. If Trista exaggerates and discombobulates, could it be partly because she is just out of rehab, not in the best of heath, and her child is missing!? The fact that a child she appeared to love and cared for is gone without a trace could not cause anybody to go off her rocker a bit, now could it?

    Let's explore Justin's statements which in no way make any sense: "Ayla is probably adjusting to her new surroundings. She probably thinks its a game." And that is just one cryptic response from Justin. He has many within the context of his few responses to the abduction.

    And he seldom speaks for himself throughout this "case" (as he call it). He lets Angela and Heidi do it for him. Does he have Asperger's Syndrome or something? (He definitely exhibits some characteristics of that brain disorder. No, really.) it would explain his inability to speak for himself or his daughter.

    Justin has shown no anxiety for his daughter. He's calm, cool, and collected about her welfare. When has he ever questioned what Ayla might be suffering?

    When the truth comes out, he says, everybody will see. See what? The truth! Isn't it important for Ayla's sake that, if he knows the truth, he spits it out, now?

    And he won't make any accusations until the cops solve the case and tell him who took his daughter?

    You mean Justin suspects who took her, but wants to mind his "p's and q's" until he has absolute proof from the cops. How admirable! And how unbelievable! I hope he told the cops whom he suspects so they could get right on that.

    But wait, the cops say he and his housemates on that night are "withholding information" and "are not telling all they know."

    How does that work? I mean, of course, for Ayla.

    It obviously works for Justin. At least for now.

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    1. Penny, we don't need your directives on how to discuss this.

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    2. Amen, Foil.

      Amen.

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  12. New Thread:

    Mckeekitty said: “I cannot locate a link where MSP stated that the AMOUNT of Ayla's blood is troubling.”

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/28/ayla-reynolds-case-blood-_n_1239245.html

    Jazzie, Thank you and no offense taken, of which, I myself am guilty.

    Anon1, “Can you tell us if Trista has the support of MSP in revealing the evidence that she plans on revealing on Sept. 24?”

    All evidence is being handled through the AG’s office now and “The Case for Ayla” will be no exception to that rule.

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    1. Answers for Ayla,
      Thank you.
      I'm not sure I understand though.
      Are you saying that now you know for sure that Ayla's case has been presented to the AG?

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    2. Thanks for the Huff post link, Jeff. But it only validated my point. From the link you provided:

      "McCausland called the discovery of the blood "troubling." He declined to discuss how much blood was found in the basement or how long it might have been there."

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    3. I misunderstood mckeekitty. To my knowledge, LE has never verified any amount to the public.

      Anon1; yes

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    4. Thanks for the clarification, Jeff.

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    5. Answers For Ayla:
      I live in CT. U4A is requesting to press for justice/put pressure on Maine AG. How is it possible that a non-citizen of Maine could actually press for Justice in AYLA's case to the AG? I am of the belief that they wouldn't listen to anyone that is not a resident/tax payer of ME. They are not accountable to someone other than Maine residents.

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  13. Jazzie, While I'm sure the primary interest of the AG will be addressing the people of Maine, broader public opinion is still likely to be a factor.

    When my cousin was murdered, people from out of state joined the effort to press for a state law to keep the murderer from demanding access to their kid. No one made an issue of the fact some people were writing in from out of state. The law passed and it became a model for similar legislation in other states.

    Just look at the Supreme Court of the US- groups send in amicus briefs on all sorts of issues even though they are not direct parties to the dispute.

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  14. "When my cousin was murdered..."
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    CG...as much as we may disagree on Ayla's case, I am very sorry to hear this. If it was mentioned before, I missed it. I'm sorry.

    Rose City, too, suffered a horrific, unspeakable loss of relatives at the hands of a monster.

    Please understand that I am not trying to defend the guilty in this case...only trying to get to the truth.

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  15. Thank you, Mckeekitty, We see things differently but we both want the truth and justice. Justice isn't served by putting the wrong party in jail any more than it is by inaction against the guilty party.

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    1. CG, I have a friend who was murdered, and the murderer walks free and has their two children right now. He moved them out of state, and they have absolutely no access to their maternal family at all. As a matter of fact, he has brainwashed them into thinking their aunt killed their mother. The police botched the investigation so badly that it looks as if his best buddy headed it! I'm sorry you lost someone that way, too. It's amazing that even WITH a body, things don't happen as cut & dried as people think.

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    2. RoseCity, CG, & Michelle-
      I see that we all have a lot in common. A friend of mine was murdered. She was best friends as well to a close family member of mine.

      One "person" that murdered her got a decent sentence. The other got 3 years. They were both charged with murder.

      I will say with her case - the MSP were amazing! My biggest complaint was that when they had the murderers in custody, nobody knew. The MSP didn't tell anyone. Other than that - they were really on the ball.

      My issue was with DA in her case. 3 years for murder?

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    3. ChickenLittle,

      My condolences to you as well.
      I can only imagine the pain & grief in dealing with such a horrific loss.

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    4. Thank you Anonymous1.

      I appreciate it. It's weird talking about it. I haven't talked (typed) about it in a while. It's something I don't bring up a lot I guess.

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    5. Ugh...too many of us. I'm sorry to hear there are so many of us. My friend was in Georgia, so it's not MSP. Just so disheartening. It's been 2 years this summer. Look up Nique (short for Dominique pronounced Nicky) Leili if you're interested in the story.

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  16. Michelle, I'm sorry to hear about your friend and her children. It's devastating they lost their mom and now are being manipulated and deprived of their mom's family.

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  17. CG, Michelle, and Rose City,

    I'm so sorry that you had to endure the loss of loved ones in such a tragic and horrible manner. It's got to be extremely hard to cope with.
    I extend my condolences to you. Even though it may have been a while ago, my thoughts are very sincere.

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  18. Media Arrest Summary, by Name
    Page 14 of 52
    rpjlasr.x7 09/09/13
    Arrest Time/Date:
    12:49:57 09/06/13
    Booking Number:
    13-006744
    Inmate Name:
    DiPietro, Justin A
    Name Number: 441776 Birth Date: 03/04/87
    Address: 29 Violette Ave, Waterville, ME
    Arrest Type: CUST Arrested By: Corbett Agency: 0306
    Arrest Location: Broadway Arrest Number: 244359
    Related Incidents:
    Time/Date Offense Area Statute Court Crime Class
    12:51:59 09/06/13 VIOLATING CONDITION
    OF RELEASE
    SOP 9632 CCDC CE

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    1. Oh, brother.

      IIRC, the only condition of his initial release was to stay away from Courtney. Were there any other conditions stipulated?



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    2. We really don't know yet maybe something in the news tonight.

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    3. You took the words out of my mouth (or my fingers) McKeeKitty.

      I was wondering the same exact thing.

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    4. http://www.wcsh6.com/news/article/256104/314/Ayla-Reynolds-father-back-in-jail-for-violating-bail-conditions

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    5. "Oh, brother"

      There just isn't much else to say.

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  19. I wonder if and how this will impact Trista's scheduled evidence release and press conference.

    We may not have to wait until the 24th after all...

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  20. I would imagine it will go on as scheduled.

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  21. When did Jeff change this? Why do people have to be registered users to view it?

    A Mother Should Know
    Trista Reynolds has selected September 24th 2013 as the day that she will share with the public a description of the horrific physical evidence (contains graphic content that may offend some readers) presented to her by the Maine State Police on January 3rd of this year.

    trista2“The Case for Ayla” will be published at: http://united4ayla.com/ and http://justiceforayla.blogspot.com/. The posts will contain buttons for sharing on social networks, including Facebook and Twitter; please use them liberally.

    Registered users on these blogs, will be sent a link to a PDF version for downloading and distribution. We are asking that you share the link with everyone in your address book, and likewise, ask that every one of them do the same.

    On the September 24th, we hope to reach the four corners of the earth with our “press for prosecution” in the case for Ayla.

    “The Case for Trista” will be published at a later date (if need be) to handle high server traffic.

    Trista will also hold a press conference in Lincoln Park (the small park adjacent to the court house in Portland) after Justin DiPietro appears before the judge on a assault charge September 25th 2013.

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    1. I think I'm misreading it. But this is new, right? "“The Case for Trista” will be published at a later date (if need be) to handle high server traffic."

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    2. A couple new things.

      IIRC, and I think I do.
      The case for Ayla was to be published on U4A
      The case for Trista on Justice for Ayla.
      There was no mention before of a later date.

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    3. Also I don't remember reading anything about being a registered user before.

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    4. The registered users will get a link to the PDF but anyone can go on the page and download it. I think the server capacity concern is a precaution, but I can see why they'd not bother to publish a second piece if the first one is successful at getting results.

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  22. http://www.pressherald.com/news/Missing-Maine-toddlers-father-back-in-jail.html




    Posted: 5:18 PM
    Updated: 6:01 PM
    Missing Maine toddler's father back in jail
    The father of Ayla Reynolds is back in jail after police say he violated his bail conditions in connection with an assault charge in Portland.

    The Associated Press

    PORTLAND — The father of a Maine toddler whose disappearance generated national attention is back in jail following his arrest for violating his bail conditions, police said.
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    Justin DiPietro
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    Cumberland County Sheriff's Department records say Justin DiPietro was arrested in South Portland.

    DiPietro is the father of Ayla Reynolds, who was reported missing from DiPietro's home in Waterville in December 2011. Ayla, who was 20 months old, is presumed dead and her disappearance remains unsolved.

    DiPietro was charged in July with assaulting an ex-girlfriend in Portland and released on bail.

    A jail official said DiPietro was returned to jail after making a court appearance Monday, but he didn't know if he had an attorney.

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  23. What???? Am I reading this right? Justin was arrested for possessing alcohol in his vehicle that he was NOT consuming?

    THAT was the violation????

    http://bangordailynews.com/2013/09/09/news/portland/father-of-missing-toddler-ayla-reynolds-arrested-for-bail-violation/?ref=polbeat


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    1. Maybe LE is looking for a reason to bring him in? The alcohol in the vehicle may have been the excuse they were looking for???

      Just a wild guess...

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    2. It may seem like a stupid thing to charge him with but don't you think Justin could have found it within himself to honor his conditions of release? He knew one of the conditions was to not drink or possess alcohol and he agreed to it. It was up to him to honor that agreement and he didn't. He has only himself to blame for his current troubles.

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  24. From the above cited article:

    DiPietro’s arrest occurred on Broadway in South Portland, after DiPietro was pulled over because of an expired inspection sticker on the car he was driving, according to South Portland police Sgt. John Sutton.

    He said Monday evening that when DiPietro’s license information was entered into the law enforcement database, police learned that he was out on bail. As such, he was subject to release conditions that included he not use or possess alcoholic beverages, and he submit to random searches and testing.

    DiPietro was arrested after alcohol was found in the vehicle, Sutton said.

    “He was not consuming it at the time,” he added.
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    Well, at least this article reminded me that my car is due for inspection this month...



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    1. Well at least they put a stop to everyone thinking he went to see Courtney.

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    2. Dana...not that you would know from experience...:)

      BUT...I get the impression Justin must have been intoxicated when he was initially arrested on the assault charge. Why else would the court order that Justin refrain from using or possessing alcohol? Or is that just standard protocol?

      I understand Justin was caught driving on a suspended license in the past, but that doesn't appear to be the case here. His license has obviously been reinstated. This was an expired inspection sticker and a bottle of hooch in the vehicle violation while he was out on bond.

      There has to be more to this story. I doubt it is the $215.00 bail keeping him behind bars.

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    3. Has anyone looked into why Ron Reynold's is back in jail for violating his probation conditions?

      Why wasn't Justin at least charged with public intoxication if he was drunk when he shoved Courtney?

      This is really getting bizarre.

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    4. VIOLATING CONDITION OF RELEASE SOP 9632 CCDC CE
      SOP = South Portland, ME
      Courtney's address is on Pine St., Portland

      "Merrill asked, “State police say you know more about Ayla's disappearance than you're telling them." To which DiPietro said, “OK.”
      Merrill: “What do you say to that? Is that true?”
      "Absolutely not," DiPietro said.

      DiPietro said he’s still living in Waterville with his mother. He said he is still looking for Ayla and said he doesn’t exactly recall the details of his last contact with state police.

      "My answer's going to be the same thing for everything. You know what I mean? I've told the people that need to know what's going on what's going on and that's that. You know what I mean? If you keep asking me, you're going to keep getting the same answer, man,” DiPietro told Merrill.

      State police said the search for Ayla is still an ongoing investigation.

      Read more: http://www.wmtw.com/news/maine/portland/justin-dipietro-pleads-not-guilty/-/8865266/21160106/-/3uvbijz/-/index.html#ixzz2eS0WBhq7

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    5. Mckee I was arrested 3 times for oui in my younger days twice in two weeks. I made bail and never was told I couldn't drink or have it in my possession. So I think because of the assault and he may have had a bondsman go his bail, thus the reason for the condition.

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    6. I did read where they have done this if the person was drinking at the time of the assault.

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    7. http://www.bwjp.org/files/bwjp/articles/Pretrial_Release.pdf
      This is where I read it.

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    8. A Cumberland County Jail spokesman said just before 7 p.m. that DiPietro had appeared in court earlier in the day and was being held at the jail on $210,000 cash bail.

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    9. Dana - is that right? $210,000 (two hundred ten thousand) CASH bail?

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    10. Posted: 7:20 PM
      Updated: 7:59 PM
      Ayla Reynolds' father DiPietro jailed on bail violation charge

      By Amy Calder acalder@mainetoday.com
      Staff Writer

      The father of missing Waterville toddler Ayla Reynolds was in Cumberland County Jail today after being arrested Friday in South Portland for allegedly violating his bail conditions.

      Justin Dipietro

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      South Portland police Sgt. John Sutton said tonight that Justin DiPietro was stopped by Officer Scott Corbett just after 11 a.m. Friday on Broadway.

      "He was pulled over driving a car with an expired inspection sticker," Sutton, the on-duty shift commander, said around 7 p.m. "One of his current bail conditions — there were two of them — was that he not use or possess alcohol and he must submit to random searches and testing. The vehicle was searched during the traffic stop, and alcohol was found in the vehicle, and he was arrested for the possession of alcohol."

      Sutton said DiPietro was cooperative during the stop.

      DiPietro, 26, was arrested July 6 in Portland and charged with domestic violence assault on his ex-girlfriend, Courtney Roberts. A police lieutenant reported seeing him grab and push Roberts at 11:15 p.m. on Spring Street in Portland.

      A Cumberland County Jail spokesman said just before 7 p.m. that DiPietro had appeared in court earlier in the day and was being held at the jail on $210,000 cash bail.

      Ayla Reynolds was reported missing from her 29 Violette Ave., Waterville home Dec. 17, 2011. DiPietro told police he had last seen his daughter in her bed at 10 p.m. the night before.

      She has not been seen since.

      Police have said those who were at the DiPietro home the night 20-month-old Ayla disappeared — Justin DiPietro, Roberts, and DiPietro's sister, Elisha DiPietro — know more about her disappearance than they are saying.

      Police, firefighters and game wardens searched the neighborhood, and later, FBI agents, neighbors and volunteers joined in, but with no success.

      On May 31, 2012, local and state police held a press conference in Waterville and said Ayla was likely no longer alive.

      Amy Calder — 861-9247

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    11. Some papers are saying $210.00

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    12. So he spent the entire weekend in jail over $210- & no one bailed him out?

      Something's up.

      I'm broke & even I can come up with $210-

      Hopefully they're making headway in this case!

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    13. GRP-is Ron Reynolds back in jail? If that's true, I wonder if he and Justin are being held in the same facility.

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    14. Not in jail or not in the same facility? Please clarify. Thanks

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    15. No violation, no jail.

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  25. Mckee, the court looks at a variety of factors- http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/statutes/15/title15ch105-A.pdf - and imposes the ones it believes are least restrictive while still maxing the chance the person charged will show up for trial.

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  26. Justin is going to be guilty in a lot of people's eyes in this case,and the case of Aylas death until he can prove he is innocent. If he can't prove he is then they will be happy, if he can he will still be to blame. That is just how it works.

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    1. Well, Justin hasn't said much up to now. He appears to know something which he can't share at this time...or at the time of one of his last interviews, anyway.

      Now, he appears to be digging his feet in the sand. He's said all he's gonna say and "that's that." He will not budge.

      If anybody, including LE or the media, is not comfortable with his position. Too bad.

      The police are targeting this guy. And I think it will continue with different reasons for him to be "pulled over". He's probably being tailed to discover anything which might make it possible to get him on something, anything.

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  27. Whatever happened to Justin's truck driving career? He didn't want to miss a test when Ayla's arm was broken. Has he driven a truck? Is he even working?

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    1. Cape Elizabeth police log – 3/28/13

      Friday, March 15

      Justin DiPietro, 26, of Waterville, at 9:45 a.m. on Ocean House Road, for driving when license suspended.

      Foil - it doesn't say why his license was suspended or for how long but this was from this year. He can't work as a truck driver with a suspended license.

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    2. Dee- I know, see my comment below. :) But I want to know what became of the career that was so important to him that he neglected Ayla when she needed medical care.

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    3. Woops, didn't see that Foil :)

      "But I want to know what became of the career that was so important to him that he neglected Ayla when she needed medical care."

      My opinion only...The "career" and the money spent on it were more important to him than Ayla. The alcohol was more important to him than both.

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    4. I believe it, Dee. And yet, even with it being more important to him, it doesn't appear that he pursued it.

      To be clear to those who think I changed my thinking since my days posting on the MS, I haven't. I thought then and think now that he acts like someone with antisocial behavior. Someone who thinks of himself only. Someone maybe who is incapable of forming loving relationships, even with his own daughter.

      But that doesn't mean he killed Ayla. I still don't know what has happened.

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    5. Interesting comment, Foil. A person with an antisocial personality disorder (if antisocial behavior amounts to that) is far more likely to be a killer than your random citizen or even people with various other mental disorders.

      "The National Institute for Health andClinical Excellence (NICE) suggest that nearly half of prisoners have antisocial personality disorder,although some statistics suggest this number is considerably more." http://www.academia.edu/1756239/Anti-social_personality_disorder_and_the_new_defence_of_diminished_responsibility

      and

      "The prevalence of schizophrenia in the homicide offenders is around 6%. Despite this, the prevalence of personality disorder or of alcohol abuse/dependence is higher: 10% to 38% respectively. The disorders with the most substantially higher odds ratios were alcohol abuse/dependence and antisocial personality disorder. Antisocial personality disorder increases the risk over 10-fold in men and over 50-fold in women." http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20004282

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    6. Foil,

      I too think Justin suffers from a social disorder.
      However, I think it could be Social Anxiety Disorder.
      Someone very close to me has this disorder, and Justin exhibits many of the sighs and symptoms. I've noted many of them in the few video's I've seen of Justin, and in the things he has and done. Including his choice of becoming a truck driver.
      Some of those symptoms and their behavior's, can be perceived as antisocial behavior. (well in a sense it is)
      Some people believe this has to do with shyness. Yes people with this are described as shy. However, it is a whole LOT more than that, and there are varying degrees of the disorder.
      Someone with this disorder is vary prone to smoking, drinking and possibly using drugs, especially if they haven't sought therapy, and or help in understanding it.

      Of course I could be wrong, it's just what I see.
      More importantly I want to express that it has nothing to do with whatever happened to Ayla.


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    7. People with social anxiety disorder may seem "antisocial" in that they retreat from people and self-medicate with booze or drugs. I mean "antisocial" in the context of a personality and not social disorder. I mean breaking the laws, both social/moral and legal, and showing a lack of empathy and regard for the rights of others.

      Does that make him more likely to commit murder? Possibly, but there are many people with APD who do not.

      We don't know what happened to Ayla.

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    8. "I mean "antisocial" in the context of a personality and not social disorder. I mean breaking the laws, both social/moral and legal, and showing a lack of empathy and regard for the rights of others."

      ...I understand the differences, and that you were referring to APD, not SAD.
      I personally just don't know enough about APD to judge whether Justin may or may not exhibit signs of APD.
      He does, IMO, exhibit signs and symptoms of SAD.

      I agree, that either way, we don't know what happened to Ayla.

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  28. Foil, the last I heard, Justin was working two I jobs. I can understand him not wanting the public to know his place of work. Can't you?

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    1. I didn't ask where he is working. I asked IF he is working as a truck driver, or at all. I was most interested in the truck driving aspect since he didn't want to miss a test for it when Ayla's. also, hard to be a truck driver when you have a suspended license.

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    2. oops, got cut off. When Ayla needed urgent medical care.

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  29. If anyone gets any clarification on how much his bail is - I would be curious to know what exactly is up with that.

    Different media outlets have reported $210, $350, $210,000. It's rather confusing.

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    1. Amy Calder article has changed from $210,000 now to $350.00 if that helps.

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    2. Yeah...that 210K figure seemed a little steep for getting busted with a bottle while out on bail. $350.00 sounds more like it.

      Still, I wonder why $210.00 was yesterday's reported figure and today it is $350.00?

      I agree with others...Justin violated the terms of this bail release. No excuse.

      I am curious why he remains incarcerated. Can he not pony up the $350.00? Have his family and friends abandoned him?

      Or does he just want to stay in jail?

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    3. I'm more curious as to whether or not he has an attorney.

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    4. I wonder if someone at the jail was reading from a list and read the wrong line.

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  30. Thanks for clarifying Dana. That 250,000 was steep for the infraction.

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  31. Thanks Dana. $350 sounds more appropriate.

    I wonder if the media got the day & time of his arrest correct.

    Who is going to stay in jail from Friday morning to Monday night when all that needs to be done is come up with $350.00

    Either the media got it wrong or something is up - big time.

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    1. "Who is going to stay in jail from Friday morning to Monday night when all that needs to be done is come up with $350.00"

      Someone who lives paycheck to paycheck or doesn't even have a job. Their friends may be in the same boat. To them $350.00 might as well be the $200,000 amount, they're both equally impossible to get your hands on.

      "Either the media got it wrong or something is up - big time."

      Not necessarily. He may have been required to stay in jail until he could go before a judge on Monday morning since it was a bail violation. After that it's waiting to see who can or is willing to bail him out.

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    2. I would *think* that if bail was set in the $210.00 to $350.00 range, Justin would have been sprung from the joint by now.

      I would think that Derek, Heidi, and/or Angela would have seen to it that his bail was posted. I would think that TLLM members would have taken up a collection.

      I, too, think there is more going on. It is a modest bond.

      Has Justin alienated himself from family and friends?

      Or is he choosing to stay in the clink?

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    3. Katie? Tori?

      Do either of you know what is going on?

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    4. Maybe Katie does, the first I heard about any of this was last night when Dana posted the link :(

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