Ronald Cummings, father of the missing 5 year old Florida girl, Haileigh Cummings, is now in jail for trafficking prescription drugs. In his exclusive jailhouse interview with Florida Times- Union reporter Dana Treen, Cummings had a lot to talk about. His vocal tells and the content of what he said spoke added volumes.
SIGNS OF REMORSE AND RESIGNED HE WILL BE GOING TO PRISON
His voice appeared strong and definite as Ron seemed resigned to the fact that he will be going to prison by firmly stating “I’m going to DOC (Department Of Corrections). I’m going to prison, no ‘ifs, ands, or buts.'” His voice showed that he clearly knew what was going to happen to him and that he was accepting of that fact.
He also showed remorse at the close of his interview as he said “This is a setback in my life,” “When I come out, it will remind me what I should be doing, not what I was doing, or accused of doing.”
FEAR OF ISOLATION
In his vocal tone you can hear the uneasiness and extreme discomfort he is feeling while being isolated in jail. His voice reveals his frustration as he graphically describes how it is too much to bear by saying, “ nobody on either side, nobody nowhere around, nothing but a hallway.”
“You know what’s bad? I don’t look forward to breakfast, lunch, or dinner. I look forward to after breakfast lunch and dinner, ’cause after breakfast lunch and dinner, the one trustee has to come through here and pick up the trash. Well, they bring the trash right through the back door right past where I’m at, so he has to come right by me, so I get to see him for 3 minutes in the morning, 3 minutes in the afternoon, 3 minutes at night,”
VOCAL RAGE AS RON LASHES OUT ABOUT ALLEGED PERSON WHO TOOK HAILEIGH
Ronald’s voice becomes suddenly enraged when he talked about what he would do to the person who abducted his daughter. There is a harsh edge to the tone as he speaks with a bravado and says “It’ll be justifiable homicide. I don’t care if they get me with unjustifiable homicide. I don’t care, if I find out what happened to my youngin’ it doesn’t matter to me. It’ll be worth life without parole or the death penalty or whatever”.
RON STILL LOVES MISTY BUT SHOWS AMBIVALENCE AND CONFUSION TOWARDS HER
The most interesting part of his jailhouse interview was when he discussed his former wife and now girlfriend Misty Croslin, who was also arrested and was last person thought to have seen HaileighCummings before she disappeared almost a year ago.
On the one hand he says, “There really isn’t a relationship I guess, just ex-wife, slash friend.” But then at the end of his interview in his final message he said “I want my girlfriend to know I love her.”
As further indication of his ambivalence and confusion about Misty he says, “Of course, I want to know if she knows anything. It’s hard to believe that she don’t know more, but it’s also hard to believe that if she did know more she didn’t already talk.”
RON IS IN DENIAL
While he has shown remorse and is resigned to that fact that he will be spending time in prison, he is obviously in denial in terms of how much time he will be spending in prison.
It could be the major portion of his life- 43 years if he is convicted of all charges levied against him. As further evidence that he is still in denial and has not yet fully processed what has happened to him, Cummings told reporter Treen that the charges are “a setback in my life.”
Once he realizes that he may be spending 43 years in prison, he will see that this is not a mere “setback” in his life. It is in essence, the end of his life as he knew it.
WHAT HAPPENED TO HAILEIGH?
Several months back on September 18, a letter allegedly written by a friend of Misty Croslin’s who was in the Putnam County jail, Kristina “Nay Nay” Prevatt allegedly send to her boyfriend a letter stating that a man named Joe told detectives that Haileigh ingested some Oxycontin and died and accused her and Misty and a man named Greg of being there when it happened. The alleged letter also said Greg put Hailey into a bag and took her to a pond.
Although Kristina Prevatt denies her involvement in her alleged letter to her boyfriend, which can be seen on http://www.cayleedaily.com/2009/09/read-letter-about-haleigh-cummings-overdose-on-oxycontin-drug/ Kristina allegedly was known to hang out with Misty and was allegedly at the Satusuma home last February when Haileigh vanished.
Six months ago, this may have seemed like a far – fetched scenario where someone may have made up those claims to get their 15 minutes of fame, but now that Misty has been accused of prescription drug trafficking, and if she is found guilty, it may seem like a plausible scenario . Of course we don’t know for sure.
On the other hand, the way Ron was speaking in his jailhouse interview, it seemed as though he is convinced that someone actually took Haileigh and may have her as he describes what he would do to the person who took Haileigh. But then again, this is the same man who says he “loves” his girlfriend and says “ but it’s also hard to believe that if she did know more she didn’t already talk.” www.drlillianglass.com