Friday, October 02, 2009

Too Much Information

After speaking with the original detective of this case, I was sick. She and the A.D.A. spent hours with their mother this morning. She had backed up every statement the kids have made and confessed to more. They will now be working on cases to arrest them. It turns out he had favorites. That is no surprise but the specific children were. It is the ones that had been claiming they "do not remember" until they recently (in the last month) said they knew the others were abused. In a way, that makes sense. They shut it all out. The 3 do not have the extreme anger issues. In fact, 2 of them have struggled to have any true emotions. They are numb. The other was the one the father accused of lying abut him when I confronted him with accusations 18 months ago. It is likely the very reason one has asked if we would hear her testimony. She fears we will find out.

I am sick. My heart hurts. I am not sure I really wanted to know. I am relieved I will not be in the courtroom for her testimony. I think I need to find a way to convince my DH to stay out, too.

8 comments:

Jensboys said...

I am so, so sorry. No words to express my horror on your and the kids behalf. Hugs Rachel.

Lisa said...

Hate we got cut off...I am so glad that she was able to tell the truth. I'm proud of you too. The way you treated her yesterday and what you said to her probably made a huge difference in the confession she made today.

Probably a good idea to keep M out.....

Jenny said...

Nothing makes me more sick than to hear about new things that happened to my son. I can;t even imagine what you are going through. As hard as this is and will be, what a blessing you are to your kids for being their voice, their protector and their mom. You're in our prayers.

The Bus Driver said...

Hugs, wish I could be in the courtroom to support you!

Anonymous said...

I have been keeping up with your journal for years and I have learned so much from your situation. I found your journal when I was exploring career options working with children that have special needs. I just wanted to let you know (after all of these years) that I am thinking of and praying for your family during this difficult time.

Book Lover said...

Oh my goodness I couldn't imagine this getting any worse, but it has.
I am just sick also, for you and the kids. How do they go on? Your family is in my prayers this weekend.God bless you for taking on such a horrendous (sp?) job.

Kim Chrisman
PS: Does it help the kids to know there are people out here that care and are praying for them? Would they like to receive a love
package? I would love to send them
something to show them other people care.

Tudu said...

Book Lover, that is an amazing offer. They would love it. They check the mail daily and hand it over, to get something in it for themselves would be thrilling. Please email me and I will give you my address. Thank you.

Kate Herman Mendez said...

Was just about to leave a comment on this entry and saw Book Lover's comment. Never even thought of that!! I would LOVE to send them some goodies if its fine with you!!