The defendant is being interviewed again; the detectives now know that Luis Aguirre in fact drove from Kansas to Chicago and picked up Tanya Maldonado from the Olive Branch Mission where she had been staying.
individuals with high levels of the trait of sociopathy.
Facts are woven with lies to make a story seem plausible. When confronted with new facts, these individuals sometimes act a bit insulted or perhaps contrite as they explain why they "had" to lie about that one point.
The detectives are now obtaining detailed information about the trip to and from Ogden: addresses, clothing, rest stops, tollbooths. The young Tanya had one bag of clothes, no money, and a diaper bag for Juan when the accused took her from Chicago--according to the accused. He wants nothing more to do with her, he says, but takes her from her home and to Ogden, where she and her son both die that same day.
He-- who has been avoiding her and his son-- takes them away from her family, those who support her, those who love her, the Mission, and convinces her to come to Ogden Kansas.
Luis Aguirre speaks in this new version
with the same voice he used in the older versions: as when he told the story that she was brought to Kansas by an unknown man in a tan Ford; spoke in the same voice as when he stated she had never been in Kansas at all.
He speaks now, telling a new version of how Tanya died, in the same voice as he told earlier versions of how she died. He speaks softly, evenly. He speaks, casually, with little details--like a man telling the truth, trying to be helpful, will speak. But too many versions teach us that one may be a fool to believe this version, or any version. He speaks of how he slips on the wet floor of the Ogden kitchen, how she also slips, how they scuffle, how he covers her mouth as she cries "help" and "rape"--how he "freaks out" that she is not breathing and so checks on his son, tucking him in too tightly..
but why repeat these details, which have only one source: a proven liar.
The detectives move on to discuss the gravesite.
God knows the truth.
I want to hear less of this defendant's words, and more about the two young people, mother and son, now in the hands of God. The two young people stolen from those who loved them.
Day one, opening statements: click HERE
Day two: witnesses/evidence: click HERE
Day four: state rests HERE
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