Joran Van De Sloot’s Body Language and Serene Smile Show That Prison Life in Peru Isn’t That Bad As His Legal Process is Stalled Indefinitely Due To The “ No Translator Excuse”

While there is an uproar in Peru about jailers photographing suspected killer Joran van der Sloot, where he is seen posing with two other men held in Castro Casto prison, held in connection with high-profile killings, the world got to see a long awaited glimpse of Joran’s life behind bars.

Based on Joran’s body language, things don’t seem too bad for 22 year old Joran.  Joran’s facial expression speaks volumes. His dimpled  and serene  smile shows that things aren’t that bad for him in Castro Castro prison. In fact he looks rather happy.

His head is even casually cocked to the side as he most likely wonders what new and exciting adventure and experience is coming up next.

He doesn’t look skinny or haggard at all, but rather well fed. You can see  the outline of his body shape through his white  soiled and dingy buttoned down shirt.

He’s even changed up his look with a little chin beard and mustache which makes him looks less boyish.The dyed red coloring of his hair has now grown out as well.


He’s obviously found some like- minded new friends as he stands along side fellow inmates with whom he apparently has a lot in common-the killing of innocent women.

Hugo Trujillo Ospina, nicknamed “the Clown”  based on his dysmorphic appearance, and down turned eyes  is accused of being the hit man for hire in killing a wealthy Peruvian business woman Myryam Feffer, seen on the right. Ospina was allegedly hired by Feffer’s lesbian daughter who now  sits in a women’s prison in Peru along with her lover.

Castro Castro seems to have turned the Clown’s frown right side up. He is now beaming and smiling as she stands next to his tall prison mate and  card playing partner,   Joran.

In the photo we not only see him with a hearty smile, but he is  even happy enough to make  some gang signals consisting  of awkward  hand and finger gestures for the camera.

William Trickett Smith II  is  also in the photo. He is  accused of killing his Peruvian wife by dismembering her and stuffing her body in a suitcase that fishermen later found offshore.

Trickett is to the far left of the group photo. He’s obviously made a friend in Castro Castro as well. It is clearly the blurred out fellow standing next to him  who has his fingers splayed out on William’s upper back near his neck area, indicting friendship.

Perhaps it may even be a very close friendship.  Like Joran, William has also grown out the  hair on his head  and grown some sparse facial hair.

As far as the fellow in the blue tee shirt who is blurred out, I doubt that if he was a prisoner,  he was blurred out  to protect his privacy rights. He may very well be one of the officers who is up for disciplinary action.

He certainly had his tee shirt up high around his neck towards his chin in the photo. Maybe that was his way of instinctively covering up as he may have known that posing with these criminals was not a smart  thing to do. But he did it anyway.

I should also add that when these photos were released the names  of those in the photos were mismatched to their actual picture . So it was a bit confusing to initially  determine who was who until the photos were studied in greater detail.

Since these men appear to have so much in common,  there may be a camaraderie and  lot  to discuss. The fact that William Trickett Smith II speaks English  may also add to Joran’s comfort level.

After this embarrassing fiasco, Peruvian authorities now reported that Joran is the only one in the protective custody wing. There is little doubt that he is as isolated as we once thought he would be.

Perhaps he has been able to use his gambling money  or some of his savings to buy protection from the guards, visits from non threatening inmates, and even better quality food from the outside .


Joran’s body language n the photo also shows that he seems to be relaxed as though he doesn’t have a care in the world.

It is understandable as to why he may be feeling that way.  Apparently there us a new snafu and the legal process against him.  It has ground to a halt  because no official interpreter can be found. The Peruvian television  station showed a letter from the Peruvian association of translators and interpreters which said it has no one who can translate from Spanish into Dutch.

The Dutch embassy has also produced a letter  in which it says it has no official interpreter available. Even though  the  Dutch Embassy says it provides a list of lawyers and interpreters to a national abroad facing criminal charges, it  does not provide the interpreters themselves.

So Joran will not be tried and sentenced until an interpreter will be found which may be- NEVER !!!!!. This way Joran will be locked up but he will be safe as he remains in protective custody indefinitely or perhaps until his life ends.

I don’t see why they don’t get a translator  who can translate Spanish to English and then get someone who can translate English to Dutch.  But perhaps it is a ploy by the Dutch Embassy to further protect Joran,  just like they clearly did when he was in Aruba.

To me this screams of manipulation. Joran was obviously well versed enough in English to communicate with Natalie Holloway. He is fluent enough in English to do articulate  interviews with Greta van Sustern .

He was well versed enough  in Spanish to communicate with Stefany Flores. And he was well versed enough to get two taxi drivers to help him escape.

It seems that he may very well  be protected by the Dutch Embassy. They know  for certain that if their citizen goes to trial in Peru, he will most likely be sent to a worse prison and into the general population where he will be raped and  murdered  within a matter of  minutes.

So the best they can do for Joran and for the memory of his well connected father, Paulus Van der Sloot  is to keep him in a situation where he will  remain  in a “less worse “  prison and be safe from harm by remaining in  protective custody forever.


But no matter how hard Joran, his attorney, or the Dutch Embassy manipulates the situation, Joran may very well  succumb to his destined Karma. Maybe  he won’t receive justice as we know it, but he will receive Karmic justice.

Perhaps he won’t be killed by a fellow prisoner, but he may very well be killed by disease due to the unhealthy living conditions,poor sanitation, lack of nutrition, HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis.


Paris Hilton’s Body Language in Her Latest Mugshot Shows Smug Smile, Confident All Will Turn Out In Her Favor


Paris Hilton who was recently arrested for cocaine possession is no stranger to arrests and  mug shots. But unlike her previous mug shots, this time she did a  her ¾ model like turn to the camera, tilted her head and gave a slight Mon-Lisa like closed lipped smile.

The smile spoke volumes. It wasn’t an overly happy excited smile with raised cheekbones. Instead it was a knowing smile. It was a smile that indicated all will work out for her in her favor  and that she really didn’t have a care in the world. It said “ nothing will happen to me and I will get away with this just like I got away with my arrest this summer at the World Cup Match in South Africa in suspicion of marijuana.”   


 How couldn’t it world out well for her? After all there was more publicity to keep her relevant and on the front pages of the news. Paris’  facial expression indicated that she did not have a care in the world. It showed confidence the confidence of having a  a high priced powerful and connected attorney  who will very likely be able to get her off of this charge of cocaine possession  on some sort of  a technicality.

 Unlike the average Joe who is caught with cocaine, unfortunately Paris gets  to thumbs her nose up against the system and most likely  walk away.

  Apparently in Wynn security cameras filmed the Vegas police searching her handbag and putting her under arrest inside the security office of the Wynn Hotel in after arrested with her latest boyfriend Cy Waits after being pulled over by cops who smelled marijuana. 

 Instead of being arrested right away, Paris was taken into the Wynn’s security office where — as the Las Vegas Metro police put it — “it was discovered that Ms. Hilton had cocaine in her possession.”  Then was she arrested.

Paris lawyer Vegas attorney David Chesnoff believes her  arrest captured on tape, could help her tremendously as he will claim it was an illegal search, in part because she was taken away from the scene to this other location. Chesnoff will also be able to take apart every single thing that happened during the search and arrest because he’ll have the video to work off of. 

So now there is a side show instead of the real issue of Paris having illegal drugs on her. Paris’ repeatedly claimed while she was being detained that the purse wasn’t hers.  While the purse may not have been hers, was the cocaine hers? Perhaps a fingerprint analysis could determine that.    



Paris’ latest beau Cy Waits was also arrested , But he was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol where he could get up to a year in county jail.

But Waits’ also has a high powered attorney. His attorney  said “”As the case proceeds, a lot of facts are going to come to light that will ultimately lead to exoneration.”

 Let’s hope not. Let’s hope that justice is served and the message is sent out loud and clear that those who use and are caught with illegal drugs of any kind will have to suffer the consequences no matter how much money or fame they have.  


 As you well know from reading my blogs I am disturbed by young women who are in the limelight like Paris who exhibit bad heavier and are subsequently rewarded  for their  bad behavior with millions of dollars, television shows etc. I do not like the  message this give to our young women.

Young people need to know loudly and clearly that no matter who a person is or how much money they have, if they do something wrong they will be held accountable. They need to know that they  can not  get away with things. They need to be fully aware of the fact that they will not receive rewards for bad  behavior or illegal actions.They need to know that Paris Hilton cannot be an exception to the rule. They need to see that she is treated as anyone else who breaks the law.


 After Paris  spent only half of her 45 day sentence in a Los Angeles jail three years ago, she appeared on Larry King Live when she was released. On the show,  she said her jail experience caused her to re-evaluate the role partying played in her life.

Perhaps she needs  yet another jail sentence to help her further re-evaluate her priorities. Let’s hope that our young people don’t continue to get the message that  all is not equal when doing the  wrong thing and that there there is a different set of rules for the rich and famous.

Tiger Wood’s Body Language Showed Extreme Sadness When Talking About Divorce From Elin As He Was Almost In Tears

 Unlike his previous initial press conference several months ago when his body language reflected that he was not very sincere in his apologies, Tiger Wood’s  recent press conference following now ex wife Elin’s post People Magazine interview, tells a completely different story.

It shows a very different Tiger- a sincere, upset, and extremely sad, reflective, and humbled Tiger.

Even though he tried to keep his emotions in check he was not successful at it. They  leaked out anyway via his body language. In the above photo as he says that he is going through a sad time you not only see the sadness leaking out of his face as he is about to cry, buy you feel his pain and anguish.


When Tiger  spoke he often looked down as it was often  hard for him to maintain eye contact.  This was especially true at the beginning when he spoke of Elin.

He appeared to be embarrassed and clearly shaken emotionally as he began to grasp the finality of the situation between he and Elin.


His eyes were puffy and there were uncharacteristic circles and bags under his eyes. It may be due to time he may have spent crying in his private moments.

No doubt, the lack of sleep during these trying emotional times may have  also contributed to these bags and darkened circles under his eyes.


  The most significant body language signal that tells us how a person really feels is reflected in their breathing patterns. 

 Tigers deep upper chest breathing and large exhalation bursts of air show that he was clearly upset. He was trying to gain control over his emotions though his numerous and obvious deep breaths but it wasn’t working.


When a person repeats words and phrases it often indicates they are uneasy about something. He was clearly uneasy as he spoke about Elin as he stammered ”  I wish I wish her the best in everything “ 

Right after he sai this he  took a deep breath to release the emotional tension he was harboring as he made this   emotional filled statement.

 He continued to stammmer and repeat words as he spoke of his sadness  and Elin, He repeated words and phrased , “You know it’s it’s a sad time in our lives. And you know were looking forward it out lives”


 The first time we actually saw Tigers eyes during his press conference was when he said “ As  far as practicing and my game is concerned that is secondary.” 

He looked up  as he spoke those words as he  was very sincere.Unfortunately it was too little too late as far as his now fractured family was concerned .  But it showed that this was the awakening of a different Tiger Woods.

It seemed as though he finally ” got it”  He  not only saw how his actions hurt his family , he felt it. He then spoke of ” trying to get our kids situated  in our new living conditions. ” As he spoke those words, he appeared to be forthright and serious as though he  meant every word in this statement. His kids and their welfare are clearly his  new priority.


Tiger has never been this fluent, fluid and open. It was actually quite refreshing to see a connected Tiger as he spoke of his   career. His tonal quality indicated that he  spoke from his heart

When Tiger said “ My decision in playing golf had nothing to do with  going our separate ways. ” he sounded believable. He then looked directly at the persona asking  the question, thereby reflecting  his sincerity as he  paused for a time to reflect on what he said.


When asked if it was a lost year,  Tiger said that he  didn’t look at it this way , he said that even though there were a lot of negatives it was actually a good thing because I leaned a lot about myself and how I could be come a better person .

He said something like that in his first mea culpa press conference, but  it did not ring true. At that time, it was awkward and contrived.But this time, he sounded very believable and sincere.


As Tiger said ” You dont go into a marriage thinking your going to get divorced” you can see him  shake his head no.  This indicates that his words were consistent with his thought.  


He was then asked” Do you have any regrets ? His reply was ” Certainly my actions lead us to this decision.”  For the first time Tiger  not only sounds believable, but his words and tone indicate that he  is actually taking FULL responsibility for his behavior.

 There is no rehearsed rhetoric or blame. Instead, he  fully owns it. It was actually humbling to see and hear .


He looked down as he looked very sad when he  reflected on his statement “ I made a lot of errors in my life and that is something I;m gonna have to live with.”  As he said this you could literally see that he was processing the full impact of these intense words.  The tone of his voice cracked a bit as this was  clearly a unique and emotional moment  for him.


Gone s the arrogant cocky self absorbed insincere Tiger. Instead, Tiger appeared genuine, hurt and extremely vulnerable.  He obviously  got what was important to him and no doubt he felt it for the first tome in his previously entitled life.

 It was a hard  lesson to learn and it cost him a lot, He paid the ultimate proce for his actions, the loss of  his beloved  family.  Maybe Tiger will be changed man from this.  Even with his recent losses, he’s already been the best golfer. But now his challenge is to be the best person he can be.

 He knows that he hurt and disappointed  a lot of people. Before his divorce was final these were merely empty words.  But  now, based on his body language and vocal tone, his words appeared  real and meaningful. .

Perhaps this is the start of our seeing a new an improved Tiger and the better person he strives to become.

If” Pretty Is As Pretty Does”, Rachel Uchitel’s Not So “ Pretty” As She Alledgedly Reaches Out to Tiger Woods While Ex Elin Shares Pain

The other day I did a segment for CBS this morning’s The Early Show  on a UK website that caters to ugly people. The whole concept  of  a website that catered to “ugly people really  bothered me.  My take on appearance is  that ”pretty is as  pretty does and ugly is as ugly does”

As someone who spent the early part of her career treating people with severe facial deformities I saw early on how beauty was in the eye of the beholder and how physical appearance alone was not what determined whether a person was beautiful or ugly.

There is a lot more involved. In the CBS piece  I did, I cited research that shows that the way a person speaks, their voice patterns, body language and actions are integral parts in how people perceive other’s attractiveness. 

To me, if  a person acts ugly, they are ugly. Based on that view, this would include Rachel Uchitel.I am not  just talking about her distorted and overinflated lips or deadpan mono face  expression or monotone voice. While those elements don’t  appear to me to add to her physical attractiveness, what  makes her  ugly to me is her actions.

 Rachel Uchitel is the woman who initially told the press that she didn’t have an affair with Tiger Woods only to later reveal that she did indeed have a full blown affair with him- an affair that helped destroy his marriage. Rachel Uchitel is the woman who had an affair with another married man, actor  David Borenanz. Rachel Uchitel is the woman who a fellow Celebrity Rehab contestant’s wife has accused of having an affair with her husband Jeremy London.

Rachel Uchitel is the one who was going to sue Joy Behar, ABC and the View if they didn’t apologize for calling her a hooker when Joy made a comedic play on her name ’You ka tell she’s a hooker’. Rachel Uchitel is the one who sued a comedian for calling her a whore.

Her attorney Gloria Allred sent out a clear message that even if  you think Rachel Uchitel  is a hooker or a whore because she had sexual liaisons with married men and traveled around the world to see them, you can’t publicly refer to her as these labels because if you do you will get sued.

 But neither  Gloria or Rachel  can sue you for giving your opinion about whether or not you think her behavior is labeled as ugly.  

The ink on Tiger Wood’s divorce papers wasn’t even dry when she allegedly made the following statement  to a “source” about Tiger and his divorce as reported by

“I feel horrible for him. He loved her. But he was in love with me. I hope he remembers that was real, and reaches out to me,” Rachel told the source. “I’d give up everything to be with him again.”

 If  this statement is true and Tiger did taker her up on her offer, I can imagine  that even more of the fans that Tiger has left would exit.

Uchitel’s ugliness of repeatedly getting involved with married men and being their mistress is evident when we see how her actions devastated Tigers now ex wife Elin Nordegren.   

After reading wife Elin’s heartbreaking exclusive  interview in People Magazine and reading about the excruciating emotional  she pain she suffered by being blindsided by Tiger and his mistresses like Uchitel, it makes you see the effects of both Tiger’s  and  Rachel Uchitel’s ugliness .

Apparently several condo or coop boards in NYC see her ugliness as well as it has been reported that they allegedly denied her acceptance into their buildings.  

The bottom line is” pretty is a pretty does and ugly is as ugly does.” So no matter how many Resytlne fillers you get to pump up your lips, extensions, or products you use to pump up your hair. How much waxing or working out you do, it’s all for noting if your actions don’t measure up.

Dr. Lillian Glass Tells The Truth and Never Lies About What She Sees, Including Kate Gosselin and Bodyguard’s Body Language

Oftentimes different magazine, internet,  and television show venues  will ask me what I think about a particular celebrity or newsmaker’s relationship. They will often present me with a series of photos or videos and ask for my assessment.

 Most recently HollywoodLife. com  asked me to comment on the relationship between Kate Gosselin and her bodyguard Steve Neild. I gave them my honest assessment based on various tells which I observed. This is only my opinion and my view. I did not  personally hang out with  Kate or Steve or witness their alleged coziness firsthand.

Apparently there have been documented reports of  physical sightings where Kate and her body guard have become rather cozy with legs touching legs. In fact the esteemed Huffington Post reported it.

I stated in the blog that that Kate seemed to fancy her bodyguard based on her body language. Steve, on the other hand continued to show professional decorum as you can see in these photos below.

Apparently,  the Kate Gosselin lovers  and fans on their  “Kate Plus Eight Gosselin Family Fansite”   were all up in arms and got their panties in a bunch stating that I made up lies to  promote myself and to insult Kate. This is not true.

In the first place, I do not need Kate Gosselin to promote myself. I have being doing body language analysis well before there was a Kate Gosselin in the media. As far as insulting Kate is concerned, it was never my thought or intention to insult Kate. I was merely describing my personal body language observations.  

Here are some excerpts from the article:

 We told you earlier that Kate and longtime bodyguard Steve Neild got cozy while vacationing in Bald Head Island, N.C. during the week of Aug. 9. A shocking eyewitness report from The Huffington Post alleges that the duo were sitting side-by-side, legs touching, on the beach!

Photo #1: “Her head is cocked like she’s interest to know what Steve thinks. He is kind of in control here and she’s not used to that. Look at her toe, they are in sync step wise, and there’s one foot where her toe is facing him — she really likes him. Her shoulders are a little rounded and hunched over meaning she’s being a little subservient. The fact that his hands are in his pockets shows he’s hiding something like he’s hiding what’s going on between them.”


Photo #2: “Look at the way she’s looking at him. It’s like he’s her man servant and she can yell at him. Her foot is directly in the back of him and she’s looking at him like she’s trying to control him and tell him what to do. Kate’s legs are spread wide which means it’s very casual and very very comfortable with this guy … overly comfortable.”

Photo #3: “With her hand on the hip it’s kind of like an arrogant and defiant pose. Her shoulders are rounded again and she’s leaning into him. The distance between them is too close like he’s trying to keep it hidden and professional, but she’s giving it away. It appears in this photo that she likes him more than he likes her with the way he is facing.”

Photo #4: “Her face shows that she’s very happy around him. You never see Kate smile. She’s a step behind him and there’s not a lot of distance between them. They are also in sync again and that indicates she likes him. Again, he has a hand in his pocket which reveals he’s hiding something.

 It’s definitely possible they are having an affair. She’s very comfortable around him.”


Notice that I said  the word “possible”, I didn’t say they were  100 per cent  having an affair , I said “possible”.

Whether you love Kate or not you have to admit that anything is possible, especially when people spend as much time around one another as these two apparently do, with reported adjoining rooms in hotel stays.

 I am not saying they are or they are not having an affair as I am not in their room.  But I will say that they do look rather cozy in my view.’’


As a result of this article many Kate supporters, didn’t bother to read what I said exactly but instead,  blindly went off half cocked. They looked at a headline which I did not write and made many comments where they tried to minimize my background and education  in an attempt to dismiss what I had to say in order to make themselves feel better.

So I decided to address and clarify  their issues so there would be no misunderstandings.

Being an open person with nothing to hide, I will address the  concerns and comments from the Kate loving fans  so they can rest easy.

  1. What I do in body language analysis has nothing to do with  neurolinguistic  programming. Body language analysis is both and art in having experience in knowing how to read others and a science based on research concerning specific behaviors which indicate specific meaning.

2. Kate’s alleged “pigeon toedness” that a commenter suggested was not a factor in  describing her body language tells with Steve Neild

 3. As far  as any comments I made  regarding the  Gosselin kids are concerned, when Jon and Kate were going through their split up, I was a proponent of their speaking with a counselor to help them with the transition, especially since the divorce was so public, ugly and tense.

 Kate even publicly  stated how it was difficult for the kids and how the kids were acting out at the time. I believed and still believe that seeking the advice of a licensed professional that specializes in treating children who appear to be acting out or undergoing stress, can only help a child.

4. As for my background, I am more than happy to share it with you. I am not a medical doctor – an MD. I  do have a PhD in Communication Disorders from the University of Minnesota and a Masters Degree from the University of Michigan in Speech communication. I also have a strong background in the study of psychology although I am not a practicing or licensed psychologist. I have a post doctorate in Medical Genetics  from UCLA where I was the only PhD in an MD program where I closely examined structures and behaviors related to specific genetic disorders. My training in this field has been  instrumental in terms of my developing my body language reading skills.

I have spent close to three decades doing communication and body language analysis not only for my clients in my private practices, but for the Hollywood community for various films and television shows,  as well as using my skills in the law enforcement and legal communities. I have also written numerous books on the topic and lectured around the world.

 5. As  far as being a Kate Hater is concerned, I do not hate Kate as I have said repeatedly. In fact, I  respect that she has numerous mouths to feed and has found a way to earn a living in the media to support her children. I believe that she is indeed very lucky to have a guardian angel like TLC to support her and her family.

 6.And finally, I have  discovered is that there are lot of Kate fans or shall I say “fanatics” who cannot bear to hear anything they may perceive as negative when it may in fact not be negative at all. To them, I say, take off your blinders and look at what” is”, not at what is the fantasy you created there to be.

 If  Kate is having an affair with her bodyguard, that is her business. Maybe they spent so much time together and found they had a lot in common. Maybe they fell in love. Maybe he fell out of love with his wife. Maybe he has an open marriage, Only Steve and Kate know this for sure. Like everyone else, Kate certainly deserves love.  As I said anything is “possible.” While it is possible that they are an item, it is also “possible” that they are just very cozy close intimate friends. Only time will tell for

Dr. Lillian Glass First Reported Roger Clemens Signals of Deception In His Body Language On MSNBC

It comes as no surprise  to me that  Federal authorities have now  indicted baseball great Roger Clemens  on charges of making false statements to Congress about his use of performance-enhancing drugs.

The lip licking, lip biting, forehead wrinkling  and shoulder shrugging, and fidgeting, eye blinking,  lip pursing, and scratching, word repetitions, vocal frys, and specific speech and voice  patterns  during key testimony were all  body language “tells” which indicated that he may not have  been telling the truth.

Click on the link below to see my initial analysis of Roger Clemens which appeared on msnbc,af97716fc8ac757303e9/Dr-Lillian-Glass-on-MSNBC.html

Clemens  was charged with three counts of making false statements and two counts of perjury in connection with his February 2008 testimony before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. According to the United States Attorney’s office, Clemens faces a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison and a $1.5 million fine, but under the current sentencing guidelines, a conviction would likely bring 15-21 months.

Brian McNamee who was Clemen’s former trainer testified as well and  completely contradicted Roger Clemens  regarding whether he had used the banned substances while he played baseball.

During the testimony it was clear to me that McNamee did not show signals of deception, He appeared forthright, direct, had excellent eye and face contact and did not show vocal or speech tells indicative of deception even though  Clemens claimed McNamee made up the allegations.

Federal authorities convinced McNamee to cooperate with them in 2008 in exchange for not charging him with steroid distribution.

The body language analysis of Roger Clemens clearly illustrates  and confirms how the body does not lie as the truth always leaks out.

Misty Croslin’s Body Language Says She’s Not Doing Well Behind Bars As The Shock of Reality Sets In

Misty Croslin recently made a shocking revelation. She told investigators her cousin Joe Overstreet put little Haleigh  in a black bag and left with  her. She said that she heard Haleigh Cummings screaming and  being attacked before she vanished, She also revealed that she was cowering beneath a blanket  with Haleigh’s baby brother.  If this is true then I believe she needs to get the harshest punishment for not relaying this information to authorities earlier.

As it is  now, Misty is not faring very well behind bars. At first she was terrified, crying, and whining all the time  that she wanted to get out. We witnessed her emotional outbursts  during her jailhouse tapes when she spoke at length  to her father and mother. Then we saw a  defensiveness  in  her jailhouse tapes where she blamed everyone for her being locked up including the officers who arrested her. Then there was belligerence where she old the media t o kiss her a**”

Now that she is off drugs and able to completely process the reality of her  situation, she has hardened.  Her eyes have a steely gaze to them. Her jaw is tight. She has a resigned swagger as she faced the judge and pleaded no contest. Her cocked head to the side indicates that she is not completely sure of  exactly what will happen to her. But she does know that the outcome of  whatever  does happen to her  as she stands in front of the judge won’t be a good one.

Gone is the slim pretty faced  long haired young  17 year old  whom we first met when Haleigh went missing.

Now  see a matronly overweight middle-aged looking woman with a hard cold stare and downturned lips. Even her hairstyle in a 1960’s flip is matronly. The physical transformation Misty has undergone is as shocking as her recent revelations about Haleigh.  Misty is unrecognisable from the Misty we  met two years ago.

Her obvious weight gain may be due to her getting off  drugs which may have previously kept her wirey and thin. Perhaps she has been given  medication  in jail which contributed to her weight gain. Perhaps the prison food, visits to the canteen,  lack of exercise. and   not moving around as much  has also made her chubby.

The stress of not being able to communicate honestly with anyone has also no doubt affected her. If what she recently  admitted to investigators is true, then this was a horrible burden for her to keep to herself. It no doubt must have haunted her and still does.

Then there is the stress of knowing that  not one, but both of her parents are now behind bars. Now there is no one to visit with her. There are no more long jail visits and conversations  with her papa or her mamma because they are in the same boat she is in.

Reality has set in that it will be a very long time before  she will be able to be with her family as she once knew it.

Finally, there is the stress of realizing that she is not going to get a light tap on the wrist. Instead,  she knows that she is going to spend the best years of her life behind bars.

 She won’t be able to come and go as she pleases. She won’t be running the show like she did with her parents and her friends.  She won’t be able to have a boyfriend or have  sex or even have kids.  She may have even realized that  by the time she does get out of prison she will be too old to start a family of her own.

 Misty’s recent revelations about what happened to Haleigh were obviously made public in the hope that she would get a lesser sentence. I hope that this is not the case. 

For all we know this may be another lie. Maybe she had something to do with Haleigh’s death. Maybe Ron himself had something to do with it.  Maybe she called on Cousin Joe and brother Tommy  to get rid of the body so she could make it look like a kidnapping.

I am still haunted by the 911 call. Something just doesn’t add up, especially with regards to Ron’s behavior.  To me, Misty’s behavior always revealed “tells”  that indicated she knew a lot more than she was saying.

If she did hurt Haleigh and kill her as Haleigh’s birth mother suspects, Misty should  never see the light of day.  On the other hand, if  what she is saying about cousin Joe is true , and  she didn’t  alert authorities until now, that is a good enough reason as far as I am concerned to never her see the light of day again.