TIFFANY’S STORY HIT S A NERVE
With the illegal immigration issues and anti-Mexican sentiment that is prevalent in so many US border communities, the news story of Tiffany Hartwell, who alleges her husband was shot in the head by some Mexican pirates on Falcon Lake, seems to have hit a nerve.
It generates the fear that if you go into Mexico you may not come out alive. In fact Texas Governor Richard Perry has even rallied behind the incident. Jane Velez Mitchell even went so far as calling the woman a “hero.”
But in my view I see nothing heroic about this woman. In fact what I see are many signals of deception in her body language and communication patterns that I find disturbing.
While there been reports of Mexican pirates in the past, they were all unharmed as the intention of the pirates were all about robbery, not shooting for sport.
SIGNALS OF DECEPTION
The shoulder shrugs, lip licking, like um and ums, monotone, verbal inconsistencies in her story and choice of words make me question what really happened to her husband.
In her 911 call, she is asked if she is sure her husband has been shot, She said “yes in his head” .But she doesn’t go on to elaborate about him- the alleged victim. She doesn’t say that he was bleeding or incapacitated, which would happen if someone was in the head. Instead, she provides herself with an excuse or an alibi for his non survival and for her actions by saying she is too weak to pull his body unto her Jet Ski. She was forced to abandon him there.
When something tragic happens to someone, you focus on the person, not on yourself and what you did in the incident, unless you are perhaps involved in the incident.
Also how did she abandon him? Did she abandon him as he was frantically paddling in the water? Did he go underwater and drown? If a person is shot in the head as she said, especially with an assault weapon, brain damage would likely occur and the person may become unconscious and sink to the bottom of the lake.
DISTURBING INITIAL ABC INTERVIEW
When I saw the initial ABC interview of Tiffany Hartley it left me with a very negative feeling and here is why.
The ABC interviewer says to Tiffany that one of the reasons Mexican authorities aren’t helping her is because they don’t believe her- that they didn’t find a body or a jet ski and don’t even think there is a body.
Then she looks away and says that she can understand it from their point of view and has to put herself in their point of view to see how they could think that . WHAT???? There is no point of view if someone you love has been shot.
The fact that she stuck out her tongue and did some lip licking as she said this is a signal of deception in my view.
Her monotone voice as she said this was also disturbing.Then there is a HUGE signal of deception.
She looks down and shakes her head as she says It’s not only to immediately contradict herelf and say It is true He is over there ( as she licks her lips while looking down) and I know the pirates or whoever did this (shakes her head NO) did this have him.
Wait a minute! How does she know the pirates have him if she abandoned him in the lake as she said she did because was too small to get him on her jet ski? Also her saying whoever did this may possibly reveal that someone else did this. Was that someone whoever did this -Tiffany?
Now here is where it really gets suspicious body language wise, voice and speech pattern wise. Oftentimes and overly defensive tone or righteous indignation indicate deception. This was evident as she leans her body back and in a defensive tone says I would never think about hurting my husband said in a monotone as we suddenly see her jaw move in a chewing motion as though she is causally chewing gum ! When you see this sudden type of jaw movement it is often a signal of deception.
Then she asks the rhetoric question “Why would I do this? as she leans back shrugs her shoulder and dies off in volume at the end of the sentence. This is a clear signal of deception. Oftentimes when one asks a question like this in a defensive tone, it usually indicates deception.
CONTRADICTIONS ON THE EARLY SHOW
A week after Tiffany called 911 and said she abandoned her husband because he was too heavy for her to get up on her jet skis he now says I do believe they have him and they are hiding him WHAT????? How would she know this if she allegedly abandoned him in the lake as she initially said she did.
When asked about damage to the jet skis, she reports on the show that there were no bullets on her jet ski. This was too much information and often indicates deception.
Besides the defensive tone, the like um’s peppered throughout her speech, monotone devoid of emotion, faux tears and lip licking were major giveaways throughout the interview that did not instill confidence as to whether or not she was telling the truth.
LOVING HER INSTANT FAME
Tiffany is supposed to be talking about the alleged tragedy to that occurred to Fox and Friends but manages tell Gretchen Carlson that her show was her husbands favorite show and how he watched it every morning. That is rather inappropriate considering the circumstances.She immediately became star struck.
MORE SIGNALS OF DECEPTION AT PRESSER
Now we really see Tiffany all spruced up at her press conference. She clearly seemed to be enjoying all of her new-found attention. As she defensively says I know what I saw, we see her tell-tale tongue protrusion.
Then she says that people don’t know how it feels to see a barrel of a gun pointed at you.WHAT??? This is the first time we heard about a barrel of a gun pointed at her. How could she be so close to seeing a barrel of a gun – an assault weapon as she first described without being shot herself. Didn’t she say that her husband was on his jet ski when he was shot in the head- in the back of the head?
As she says this you see her looking down and you see a shoulder shrug which is indicative of deception.
How could he see a barrel of a gun if the gun was pointed at her husbands back of his head? And speaking of head, why did she point to the front of her own head in one of the many interviews she gave when describing where her husband was shot.
Why didn’t she point to the back of her own head instead of pointing to the front? Could it be that her husband was shot in the front of his head and not the back as she initially reported? Could it be that she was possibly the shooter and not the alleged pirates or teenagers or whomever has him?
Then as she says she is there to honor her husband, we see her leak out an interesting signal of deception. She shakes he head NO in the negative while she says this. Is she really there to honor her husband orto honor her own 15 more minutes of fame?
I also don’t buy into the fact that there was an alleged eye witness who has now come forward with the claim he saw the man’s panicked wife as she fled to the American side of the lake. He doesn’t say that he saw the man who was allegedly shot.He doesn’t say that he saw exactly what happened. And how close was he to her in order to see her teaars and sobbing?
He said “ The way I saw her come around it looked like something terribly wrong happened. I mean, she was jittery, frantic. … She was crying, sobbing.”
Why was she crying an sobbing? Was she crying and sobbing because she hd just killed her husband and life as she knew it was now over? The fact that the witness spoke in shadow and with voice alteration to avoid identification because he said he feared for his life is also disturbing to me.
SHE “MAY” TAKE A POLYGRAPH!
If someone has nothing to hide they will not only insist on taking a polygraph. they will even offer up blood or hair samples. So the fact that she uses the word “may” and is hesitant is cause for concern. There are so many inconsistencies in her story that a polygraph test test could validate.
But we don’t need a polygraph test to confirm that something doesn’t seem right here. www. drlillianglass.com