JOE OVERSTREET, MISTY CROSLINS COUSIN SHOWS MULTIPLE SIGNALS OF DECEPTION WHEN HE SPEAKS ABOUT HALEIGH CUMMINGS
As soon as Misty’s cousin Joe Overstreet opened his mouth at the presser, he says ” I can’t imagine what they’re going through.” On the next breath he says “ I didn’t do it,” as he purses his lips and blinks excessively. Body language wise, these are two major signals of deception. “
LIP PURSING AND LOOKING DOWN
Speech wise when he says “I can’t imagine what they are going through.” He is making a statement of sympathy. But there is no body language or facial language to demonstrate that sympathetic feeling or emotion. That is a huge “tell” as well.
Then a reporter immediately repeats his words in the form of a question “You didn’t do it? Joe, says no and purses his lips and looks down which body-language wise means that he is holding something back and that he is ashamed or embarrassed about something.
You also see the side of his jaw pulsating, which means he has tension there because he is clenching. When people do this, it means they are usually not telling the truth. We saw this a lot with OJ during his first trial where he was accused of killing his wife Nicole.
Vocal fry means there is a creakiness in the voice. When it happens at the end of statements, it is the body’s way of taking over and not wanting to lie. It is the vocal muscle tightening up during he lie and thus closing off the airstream. As he says “ if I knew who did it I would go straight to the cops and say who did it.”His voice is completely raspy and closed off as he says this. His voice completely dies off at the end.
Watching Joe’s attorney was also very telling. Even though he said all of the right words in an attempt to defend and protect his client, his body language said it all. It belied his words.
Attorney Sigro had his hand on his clients leg as you can see in the photo in an attempt to signal to his client not to talk. The attorney, when speaking about his client, also shook his head no when she should have been shaking it yes in the affirmative. When someone does this incongruent head shaking, chances are pretty high they are not telling the truth.
The attorney does this when he says that his client’s alibi can be corroborated. When the attorney says the words “that as his scheduled time to leave, the attorney not only shakes his head no when he should be shaking it yes, he purses his lips which means he is holding back information and like his client Joe Overstreet, the attorney exhibits consistent glottal frying, He speaks in a monotone without passion or conviction for his client. This is also very telling. Perhaps his lack of vocal conviction translates into his knowing that his client may possibly get a conviction.
REPEATING A QUESTION IS A SIGNAL OF DECEPTION
Then a reporter asks Overstreet, “Do you know who did it?” Overstreet immediately parrots back the question “Do I know who did it?” That is a HUGE signal that he may not be telling us the truth. When a person answers a question with a question, it usually means that they are buying time to make up some response. They are usually trying to formulate a made up answer in their mind.
MISTY’S GRANDMA FLORA HOLLARS SHOWS NO SIGNALS OF DECEPTION
One thing is for sure, there sure is strong family resemblance between Misty’s grandmother, her mother and herself. Her grandmother seemed very sweet and down to earth and extremely politer and cooperative. She also did not appear to show any signals of deception when she spoke with Nancy Grace during her televised interview.
During the interview where Nancy looked absolutely devastated to have to listen to what Misty’s grandmother was saying, she gave three horrific scenarios as to what she heard happened to little Haleigh. She begins saying that one scenario was that Joe and a friend threw a yellow rope around Haleigh’s neck and “throwed her into the river .”
The next scenario us the one that I believe the most and that is that “Misty knocked her in the head and killed her got Joey and Tommy to get rid of her.
Then she told Nancy “ I was told first thing Joe killed her I don’t know if she was dead when she hit the water. May have came from Misty.”
To date Flora Hollars has appeared on numerous shows such as Jane Velez Mitchell’s show and Levi Page’s show. She sounds credible each time. She answers the questions without hesitation. She has been consistent in her story in each interview. It is heartbreaking to watch her. There is no doubt that she loves her three grandchildren. However, she loves justice and the truth more. She said she came forth because of Haleigh. www.drlillinglass.com