It has been very difficult to arrive at a straight story from the players here. We have talked a lot about the grammar, the southern dialect, the lack of formal education, the possibility of learning impairments and difficulties in understanding and we have wondered if any of it might be an excuse or an explanation for the confusedness of the story or the perceived slips of the tongue, or if the different speech patterns or Misty's troubles in understanding what is being asked explain why the finest minds didn't get any sense out of Misty's interrogations. Personally I do believe that there are some issues with learning and certainly lack of education might make it harder for some players here to express their thoughts in a logical sequence, clarify who or what their pronouns are referring to etc. because they haven't had to practice that sort of thing at school, writing essays, giving presentations etc. But I don't think any of it explains why the story is so messed up. Everybody we have seen so far is capable of expressing themselves on the level required to tell the truth about what happened. It can probably be told in very simple sentences in words of two syllables or less. We have seen or heard a number of clips where Misty's speech appears to flow quite fluently when she's talking about things that are not directly related to Haleigh's disappearance. The quality of her speech didn't undermine our ability to find out what she likes and dislikes about prison food in the least, and she was quite confident in the engagement video and at the airport video. The dialect they're speaking is a perfectly functional instrument to tell the truth in, in the grammar they're used to. You do not need to have formal education to tell what you did last night and to confess if any of it has to do with a missing child. If they can say "I didn't do anything", "I don't know who took Haleigh," or "I seen nothing" they can say the opposite. They don't have to use any fancy words to do so. If they don't understand the question they're able to say, "Sorry, I don't understand the question, could you please repeat?" Some inconsistencies might possibly have been just Misty saying the same thing in three different confusing ways and other people getting the wrong end of the stick but IMO at some point that kind of thing would have been explained. Say, if she meant the same pink and tan outfit all along and just alternated between calling it pajamas/pink shirt and tan shorts/pink shirt and underwear, at some point she or her lawyer could have explained that to the police. "She called it pajamas because Haleigh used to wear it at night. The other time she called the outfit a pink shirt and tan shorts because the pj's consist of a pink top and tan bottoms. Sometimes Haleigh used the shorts as underwear when everything else was in the laundry." I believe the story is messed up because all or parts of it are made up. The lack of formal training in formulating coherent logical sequences of expression might exaggerate the difficulty in making up a convincing lie and presenting it convincingly, but the fundamental difficulty is that everybody is hiding something and that's why the accounts are so contradictory. You could tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth in bad grammer but you might not want to. What does everyone else think? If you perceive a linguistic difficulty that might explain something in these accounts can you give examples?