RIVER CRUZ REACHED OUT TO DR. LILLIAN GLASS IN 2010
River Cruz aka Krystal Holloway reached out to me after I did a blog stating that she appeared to be credible with regard to her having an affair with George Anthony. I saw a videotape of her being interviewed by a WESH 2 reporter and saw no signals of deception. She and I discussed her relationship with George Anthony in great graphic detail. At that time I felt she was telling the truth.
She let me know about her brushes with the law and her sister’s serious criminal background as well. She told me about her name River Cruz being a combination of her mom’s last name and a nickname her father called her. She said she and her sister Skye both changed their names because they liked these names better. She told me that that she was reluctant to come forward about her affair and kept it a secret. But when detectives came to her house and showed her the text messages and phone call records she came forward.
She also told me she did lie to the detectives and told them she didn’t have an affair when she did because she was scared and wanted to protect George because he was married. She said she was ashamed of herself for doing so . She said she knew it was wrong to have an affair with a married man.
I then told her that lying to LE was a very bad thing and that her credibility would always be in question because of that. She stated she was aware of that.
She told me that she wanted no part of the media and that her sister Skye was the one who sold the story to the Enquirer.
I asked her in April 2010 if George told her what happened to Caylee. She told me that George said it was an accident that snowballed out of control. I asked her what kind of accident? I asked if it was a chloroform accident or whether George was telling her that because he was just trying to protect Casey. She said she didn’t know because that was all he said to her.
She also shared that she met Cindy as well and that Cindy was overly medicated. She also said George told her he had no money and could not buy groceries so she gave him a few thousand dollars of her saved money.
River then shared with me how upset she was with all the media attention on her and didn’t want it. She said that the bloggers were saying hateful things about her. I suggested that she stop reading the blogs and ignore it. She said she was very depressed about it. I then suggested she speak to a licensed therapist in her area. She said she could not afford it. I then suggested she speak to a clergyman. She said she would seek help.
The next day I became aware that she had attempted suicide and remained hospitalized for several days. She called me a couple of days later to let me know she was OK. I and encouraged her to seek professional help on a regular basis.
Based on the tonal quality and speech content when I spoke to her over the phone over a year ago I did not hear any signals of deception in my analysis.
RIVER CRUZ ON THE WITNESS STAND 2011
River was very nervous on the stand. She took many deep breaths and her eyes opened widely. She made several facial contortions indicative of nervousness. When she spoke of the origination of her name River Cruz to Baez , it was the same thing she told me a year earlier.
Image wise don’t think River was dressed well for her day in court. I think she needed to have worn a dress, makeup, and worn her hair down in my view.
When asked if she had in intimate relationship with Mr. Anthony she did not hesitate and showed no signals of deception and her voice was clear. George looked at her in anger and embarrassment as there were several times he looked down. Cindy hid her head but did manage to sneak a peek at River.
The same is true when she was asked if Mr. Anthony came to her house. She said he came about twelve times which sounded believable.
Here we see George with his finger over his lip which means he wants her to not reveal the details of their affair. He looks down in embarrassment as he knows what she is saying is true.
Here we see George hiding behind an audience member when River was asked if she gave him money. It indicates that she very well may have given him money and that he was embarrassed by it.
Here River talks about what George said about it being and accident that snowballed out of control . When she described where she sat ( (on the floor) and where he sat (on the couch) I knew it was true as she said the same thing to me. When she said she did not ask him anything further I again knew she was being truthful because she said the same thing to me.
When River discusses the money, Cindy sneaks a peek at River again while George looks up and wishes this was over. There were no signals of deception when it came to her discussing that he gave her money.
She is not lying about being with George during the memorial for Caylee. She showed no signals of deception and told me the same thing. She also told me that they had done something intimately that they never did before and the fact that he never contacted her after the memorial devastated her.
She did not go to the media after the relationship ended until the detectives came to see her two years later. This is true as she says it confidently with no signals of deception. She also discusses the text George sent that the police presented her with that said Thinking of You I need You in my life. That proves the affair to a greater degree in my view.
As she says this Cindy sneaks anther peek.
On cross examination Ashton was very aggressive when he tried to insinuate that she inserted herself into their lives for publicity. She said she did not which is truthful as she never would have gone the press had the detectives not shown up at her door. If she had a plan to do so, she would have done it well before two years.
She was also being honest when she said that she went to the National Enquier who she believed presented her story in a non sensational way. Here she stood head to head with Ashton.
Ashton was overly aggressive as he discussed the story being more sexy if she had an affair with George. She calmly said that she did have an affair with George which once again appeared credible without signals of deception. She said it with confidence.
When Ashton brought up the letters where George referenced Cindy, it didn’t matter. Cindy knew her as well. Even though I don’t see the significance of this it makes me very upset that River knew Cindy and had an affair with her husband a married man.
She admitted she lied and she was truthful about lying. Ashton was really trying to push River’s’ buttons after that but she maintained her place as to what she heard George say. She did not waver and showed no signals of deception.
Ashton’s way of interrogation insinuated that River was a publicity seeker and that she conveniently told the press she had an affair when she said she did not do so. I can understand how he might think that when she lied to LE that she was lying that did have an affair.
She was so flustered by Mr. Ashton’s questioning , that she took off her top. She was honest with Ashton . When Baez questioned her she told the truth about their affair and about how her sister went to the media two years after the affair.
Then it became too much for River. She was asked to read her statement where she said how George said it was an accident and she broke down on the stand.
She is telling the truth. George looked away and crosses his fingers in a prayer like and self comforting position. He knows what he said is true.
The bottom line is that River was telling the truth and showed no signals of deception whatsoever during her testimony. It was Mr. Ashton’s tone during his questioning and her feeling flustered as well as her previous lies that cast doubt on what she said on the stand. www.drlillianglass.com