Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Continued Discussion-Justin Back In Jail


PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) --  Justin Dipietro is back in jail for violating his bail conditions. Dipietro is the father of Ayla Reynolds, the little girl who disappeared while in his custody nearly two years ago.


The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office says DiPietro was arrested in South Portland.
Portland Police say back in July, a lieutenant on Spring Street observed Dipietro assault a woman. Officials say that Dipietro and the woman were arguing when he grabbed and pushed her. The victim is a 25-year-old Portland woman who police say is an ex-girlfriend of Dipietro. She was not injured in the assault. 

Dipietro was charged with domestic violence assault and was released on bail. 

Dipietro was at the home in Waterville where Ayla vanished back in December 2011. DiPietro, his girlfriend, and his sister were all in that house when something happened to Ayla. She was never found. 

State Police still maintain that DiPietro and the two women were not as forthcoming with information about the night Ayla disappeared as they could have been.


There has been questions about why he hasn't bailed out yet, his bail is set pretty low. We have heard it was $210 (which was probably what was initially set by the Bail Commissioner at the time of arrest  $150 plus $60 fee which goes to the bail commissioner. By law, once someone is arrested and in jail they have to see a judge within 48 hours. Justin likely has seen the judge and the bail raised to $350 probably per request of the D.A.. It will cost $350 + $60 totaling $410 to release him. If Justin is living back in Portland, maybe he has cut ties with his family or just doesn't have a close enough relationship with Phoebe where she would bail him out. I doubt Elisha or Lance have the money. I don't know who Justin is living with in Portland but they apparently aren't in a hurry to bail him either. Chances are he will set in jail until the 24th. Be sentenced on his current charge and get credit for time served. Just my thoughts on the matter, what are yours?

49 comments:

  1. Thanks for starting a new thread, Tori. Unfortunately, I couldn't read the last two comments on the previous thread.

    Also, thanks for explaining about the bail commissioner fee. So...now we have a whole new figure...$410.00! Justin's bail just seems to go up and up.

    I can understand $410.00 getting a little pricey. It is nearly double yesterday's figure of $210.00. At this rate, $210K may be on the horizon.

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    1. Here you go, mckee...

      Looking At The Facts September 10, 2013 at 2:59 PM
      Mckee
      I can assure you TLLOM would not have taken up a collection. I am part of them and have contributed quite a bit of money but not for Justin for awareness items only. It is a great misconception that TLLOM is for Justin's defense That could not be further from the truth. We were made to look like fools in love with Justin because people chose to copy and paste partial conversations of what was said in a closed group


      Anonymous 1 September 10, 2013 at 3:00 PM
      It is possible that Justin is very depressed and just doesn't care,...jail or not.

      No matter what may have happened to Ayla, I can see Justin being very depressed at this point.


      ChickenLittle September 10, 2013 at 3:33 PM
      Dee - I see where you're coming from. You have a very good point about waiting to see the judge.

      Although if it was a case of coming up w/$350- I think it would be gathered up from here & there.

      Financially, I live paycheck to paycheck right now. & I've also had to bail someone out. So I can most definitely relate to this issue w/finances.

      Someone posted above that Justin works two jobs. If that's the case & he lives with his mom still-it wouldn't too much of a stretch to think he can come up w/some of it. His family & friends could come up w/the rest.

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    2. Thank you very much, Michelle!

      LATF...I had a real issue when Angela Harry burst on the scene with TLLM. She could tell VERY long stories about Justin... Later, it was revealed she didn't even know him. I meant no offense when I made the "taking up a collection" comment. I hope you understand.

      I do wonder if relations are strained between Justin and the Tudelas. I would think they might be in a position to loan Justin the money for bail. I don't know.

      A1...that is a possibility. Justin might just be content to bide his time in jail while awaiting his court date.

      ChickenLittle...I agree. $410.00 is a lot of money for many people. Still, I would think family and friends could rally to raise the funds. That is why I'm wondering if Justin still has a support network.

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    Anonymous 1September 10, 2013 at 3:00 PM

    It is possible that Justin is very depressed and just doesn't care,...jail or not.

    No matter what may have happened to Ayla, I can see Justin being very depressed at this point.
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    *:*Katie*:*September 10, 2013 at 3:50 PM

    If I may I need to say this as this little light of Maine we are not here to bail Justin out. we are not here to remove the water from whatever sinking ship he may be currently in. we are here for Ayla. This is a common misconception many have had. that does not mean that Derek Heidi Angela or myself have the money or even know if Justin is in jail. just because Justin is Derek's best friend does not mean that Dereks family knows everything that's going on. If you haven't noticed Angela has been quite silent lately. She had taken the summer to herself. every time I have called her with information she has been just as surprised as I was when I initially read whatever the news was tgat I read
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    Dana B.September 10, 2013 at 4:05 PM

    No anon 1 only the maternal side is allowed depression sorry.

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  3. Dana @ 4:12pm - Your last sentence to anon 1 - was/is really uncalled for. I have a hard time understanding/following your perspective regarding Ayla's case.
    I understand you want justice for Ayla; but your posts & thoughts are so inconsistant I really don't know where you stand on alot of the issues. - jmo

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    1. Dana was using humor to point out that hypocrisy of some people. Those of us who don't know what happened are inconsistent because we're not married to a theory.

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    2. Anon 4:45 if you read other sites you are mirroring what I said how many times do anons and others come up with one liners about the paternal side? All the time is the correct response. I was only being a smarty trying to inject a little humor into a tragedy, which is what this whole case is. My post and thoughts are only to keep people reading about Ayla and keep her name out there. My stand is and will be until LE tells me differently Ayla may be alive and out there somewhere, and I am not going to call Justin, or Trista, or anyone involved a murderer until LE charges someone with a murder. You cannot and I repeat cannot apologize for calling someone that and undo the hurt you cause that person, or persons when you state it on the internet for the whole world to see.

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    3. Well said, Dana. I agree 100%.

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    4. I agree, very well said Dana!!!

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  4. Foil @ 4:53 pm - I thank you for your response; but I didn't detect any humor in his post

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    1. Like Foil I understood Dana's comment to be in jest as well.

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    2. I am terribly sorry I took a nap or would have answered long ago. I was being smart it was an attempt at humor a poor one evidently.

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  5. Looking At The FactsSeptember 10, 2013 at 5:28 PM

    http://www.wcsh6.com/news/article/256222/2/Ayla-Reynolds-mother-reveals-new-evidence

    (NEWS CENTER) -- The mother of missing toddler Ayla Reynolds is sharing some of the evidence she says police gave her back in January, evidence she believes points to Ayla's father as being responsible for the little girl's death.

    Ayla was 18 months old when she disappeared from the Waterville home of her father, Justin DiPietro in December of 2011. Police have said they do not believe she is still alive.

    In two weeks, Trista Reynolds is planning to post on Ayla's website all the details of what she says police found in DiPietro's home. But she gave NEWS CENTER a preview Tuesday.

    Reynolds is very frustrated with the pace of the investigation into Ayla's disappearance. And she believes if the public knew what she does about the evidence police collected, they would call upon the Attorney General's office to prosecute DiPietro.

    Police have said there Ayla's blood was found in DiPietro's home, and that it is more than a small cut would produce. Reynolds said police showed her pictures of Justin's room, where there was blood. His shoes had blood on them. His truck had Ayla's blood in it, and there was saliva mixed with her blood in some places. She said it shows that Ayla suffered, and there was enough blood that she feels it's clear her little girl has died. But it doesn't show a cause. Reynolds believes what she's seen is enough to prosecute DiPietro for something, even if it's child endangerment.

    Reynolds said, "When you have a truck that has blood in it when you have things of Ayla's when you have a whole basement with all different things with blood you tell me you don't have enough to prosecute? I don't want to hear it anymore and I don't believe it."

    Police will not confirm or deny any of Trista's claims, saying they will not talk about the details of their criminal investigation.

    We reached out to Justin DiPietro, who is in the Cumberland County Jail for allegedly violating the conditions of his release on an unrelated domestic violence charge.
    DiPietro said "no, thank you" to our request for an interview.

    Trista plans to reveal much more about what police showed her on her websites, http://united4ayla.com and http://justiceforayla.blogspot.com

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    1. For the record this blog is in no way affiliated with Trista Reynolds

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    2. I didn't see the interview but from reading it, it sounds like Trista did a great job at making her point and making the public understand why she is pushing for prosecution.

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    3. " For the recored this blog is in no way affliated with Trista Reynolds."

      The disclaimer was not necessary.

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    4. Actually it was because people who have not come here before but do so because of the above mentioned article where it was mistakenly understood by the reporter that both U4A and J4A were Trista's websites. This site isn't affiliated with either parent only with the step grandfather of Ayla, Jeff Hanson.

      Many who come here solely because it is an unbiased blog would not want to come here if they felt this blog was run by one of the parents.

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    5. Strange disclaimer. Affiliated with the step-grandparent who is running Trista's blog and speaking out passionately in support of Trista's position that Justin should be prosecuted in connection with Ayla's death.

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    6. The blog has representatives from both sides. One from Trista's family (Jeff) and one close to the paternal side (Katie).

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    7. So what is the response from the paternal side?

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    8. I don't know, ask the paternal side. This blog is for our opinions and thoughts on the case with all sides represented. Not for press releases or statements from those involved.

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    9. Tori, I'm trying to understand your statement and don't want to misconstrue what you said. Do you mean you wouldn't post a statement from Justin if he cared to make one? You wouldn't post a statement from Trista or Courtney or Elisha or any involved party? Press releases and statements from involved parties are news that should be discussed.

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    10. Dee,

      if Justin flat out told me he wanted his words on my blog, I would type them faster than the speed of light. But he hasn't. so I haven't. I don't feel it's my place to use his words without him specifically saying that's what they are for.

      If ANY of the adults involved in Ayla's life wanted to I would.

      BUt no one has requested that from myself or Tori at this time.

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    11. Of course I would. Thank you for asking me to clarify and not misconstruing things as that happens a lot online. This blog was set up to discuss the case from both sides from an outsiders perspective. It isn't owned or operated by either parent and no one has anything to lose or gain by us writing here. I meant mostly that this isn't either of the parents blogs and they would not come here to release a statement to the press etc. anything discussed in newspapers or on the news of course can and will be discussed here

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    12. Thank you for clarifying because that could easily have been misconstrued.

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  6. So what do you think about the evidence Trista talked about tonight? I haven't watched the interview as we "killed our television". Although I read the article & am hoping they put a video of the interview in their website.

    I find very this very sad and very disturbing but not unexpected.

    I do believe Trista is telling the truth about this. I can't see anyone lying about something like this - on television. Especially when you are not "officially cleared" of any wrong doing. Especially being the baby's momma.

    I think Trista is taking the opportunity that presented itself when Justin was arrested again and she is striking while it's hot.







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    1. All I can, and will say at this point, is that it hurts to read this.

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    2. Sorry Anonymous 1.

      I have thought something like this happened since LE mentioned the blood.

      In May 2012 when they announced that it unlikely she'd be found alive - it crushed me.

      I'm sorry if I sound crass & heartless. Not my intent. :(

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    3. No need to apologize ChickenLittle.
      I wasn't referring to your comment, rather some of the things in the article.

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    4. I think she is telling the truth as well.

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  7. Did LE impound JD's truck? Did we hear anything of LE taking it away for forensic examination? I honestly do not remember any such act by LE.

    How little we really know about this case. The people involved do not speak except in riddles. And that includs LE.

    Trista concludes that Ayla's injury was an accident and Justin panicked. So Justin is strange; we suspected that, but did nobody else in the house call 911? Two (or three) moms in that house and nobody called for help when the accident to this little baby occurred?

    So when did the accident occur? When nobody but Justin was around? I mean, if there were any accident and not an abduction.

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    1. Yes. They impounded his car & Courtney's car in the very beginning. That's probably where some of the pictures came from.

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    2. Yes, they did impound Justin's and Courtney's vehicles, but would they have given Justin's vehicle back to him so quickly if it did contain evidence? Does anyone know anything about this? (I guess something to research. Jeff needs input to get his final story right.)

      signed:getrealpeople

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  8. http://www.onlinesentinel.com/news/Police-take-2-vehicles-at-toddlers-house.html?searchterm=Ayla+Reynolds
    Yes, they did take his truck.

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    1. How long did they have it?

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  9. BLOOD ON HIS SHOES AND IN HIS TRUCK. . .YOU GUYS GET THIS NOW?????

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    1. Anon 7:04; I understand the frustration, but you cannot frame "you guys" to everyone on this blog..

      I have made the mistake myself in the past, So I'm in no position to correct you. just an FYI

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  10. Police have said there Ayla's blood was found in DiPietro's home, and that it is more than a small cut would produce. Reynolds said police showed her pictures of Justin's room, where there was blood. His shoes had blood on them. His truck had Ayla's blood in it, and there was saliva mixed with her blood in some places. She said it shows that Ayla suffered, and there was enough blood that she feels it's clear her little girl has died. But it doesn't show a cause. Reynolds believes what she's seen is enough to prosecute DiPietro for something, even if it's child endangerment.

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  11. Who crushes butterflies
    or flower petals?
    Heavy the step.
    Heavy the soul.
    Heavy the sorrow
    untold.

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  12. Justin's bedroom, his truck, "even his shoes" had Ayla's blood on them. Sounds like more than enough evidence to arrest someone!

    Then we have MSP saying, some of the blood was Ayla's, more than a small cut would produce. What amount does a small cut produce, one , two, three drops of blood?

    Very confusing, to say the least!

    signed:getrealpeople



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    1. Until we can see the blood evidence we will never know. Why would someone push for a child endangerment charge if LE thought they could eventually get a possible murder charge in the 1st or 2nd degree? Or is one of these the same he would get for child endangerment?
      Reynolds believes what she's seen is enough to prosecute DiPietro for something, even if it's child endangerment. confused

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    2. As far as I know there is no, "degrees" of murder in Maine..just murder.
      I could be wrong.

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    3. LE will neither confirm nor deny Trista's announcements. I guess if they did back Trista's statements, the prosecutor might be in deep trouble down the line. He/she might be accused of having tried the case in the press.

      So it will all depend on whether one trusts Trista to get the facts straight, or, indeed, to tell the truth. Trista coming out with her info will not change many people's minds...at least those who have kept up with the case.



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    4. From the beginning, LE has been looking for a body : dives, searches in woods. I also wanted my hopes high, but honestly, not much points to Ayla being alive. Mc Causland himself said that he had informed Trista of the specifics a mother should know. So Trista says that Ayla's blood was found on Justin's shoes, blood was found mixed with saliva in Justin's truck. If she lies, I'm sure Mc Causland will deny it, like they did in 2012. If this is the truth, I'm sure Justin can explain the presence of Ayla's blood on his shoes, and why saliva was found mixed with blood in his car. If he didn't harm Ayla, then he surely can explain how Ayla's blood came on his shoes, and how her blood mixed with saliva came got in his car. Of course, if Mc Causland says that Trista's statements are absolutely not true, then that's another subject.

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    5. Not confusing at all GRP, what is it you don't get??? Im curious. They have told Trista that Justin had Ayla's blood on him. . . . what is the question?

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    6. Perhaps GRP thinks that if the blood is only a few drops, because LE has not defined the quantity of blood at the scene, then the blood can be explained.

      A nosebleed, for example would be more than a small cut would produce.
      A cut lip from a toddler falling down can be quite alarming in the amount of blood.
      Toddlers are inherently clumsy and with her arm partly out of balance to steady her, Ayla could have fallen and endured a cut.

      The main thing is Justin refuses to discuss anything about that night, or that day, to account for Ayla's blood.

      Theories are advanced for him about the blood by people on the Net. How is that helpful? He never opens his own mouth. Some feel that is very suspicious and points to Justin being afraid to comment.

      Why should he be afraid, if he is innocent? It looks bad for him and he knows anything he says is held against him because he looks guilty in his demeanor and in the few statements he has given.

      If he had said right away after the blood discovery what caused it, he could be in a better place. But then legally, maybe not.

      Defense lawyers tell their clients to say nothing. And as far as it goes, he's probably following that advice fairly well. He does have smart-ass answers for the press. He may live to regret them.

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