For those who haven't read all the transcripts of the trial, I reread the testimony of Bill Parker again over the weekend. This is the Private Investigator who interviewed Darlie prior/during her arrest. He was commissioned by the Dallas PD to interview Darlie at this time. Interesting move on behalf of the Dallas PD don't you think? Why would they waste a whole lot of money hiring this guy when one of their own officers could have done the same thing? Well, based on that question, you have to understand that Bill Parker was paid the princely some of $1 to interview and investigate the case. Yep, $1. At the time of trial, he hadn't invoiced for this or his expenses, so in effect, he was pro bono for the prosecution. That's pretty generous don't you think? Why would he, and the Dallas PD, so such a thing? My reasoning is that they were getting nowhere in terms of a confession or gathering incriminating evidence (as we all know they tried with the cameras and recording equipment at the gravesite) and so they hoped a veteran like Parker would get Darlie to trip up. And according to Parker, she did just that! Darlie was asked "a minimum of 10, a maximum of 12 time" a direct question of "did you kill your children". Her response, according to Parker was "If I did, I don't remember doing it". Quite incriminating I think we'll agree. But hold on, did Darlie admit to saying this is court? Nope. Never mind, just use the interview tapes and video recording Parker took of the interviews right? Well, that would be a nice idea...... if there were any! Yep, believe it or not, pro bono Parker didn't record or tape the interviews. Apparently he asked the Dallas PD if they had a room available for him to conduct a taped interview, but they declined. Such a high profile case, the biggest Rowlett has ever know, and the state know they could do with a confession of some kind before the arrest is made, so they pay some guy $1 and fail to record the interviews. Now, we could get rather close to the bone here and say that either Darlie or Parker is lying. Either Darlie did suggest "If I killed them, I don't remember doing it" or she didn't. The Jury, faced with a veteran Police officer turned PI, may be swayed into believing him - remember Darlie can't remember much about that night let alone the surrounding interviews. I guess it was a shrewd call by the state - maybe they knew Parker would hold some weight in the courtroom, even without a confession? But let's just say that it is Parker who in fact lied. Perjury would be a pretty damning thing to happen to such a well respected guy right? Well who could prove Parker wrong? Only the one other person in that interview room at that time - Darlie. And who's going to believe Darlie over a 20 year serving police officer? What a shame you didn't record the interview hey Bill? I guess Darlie needed a defence attorney willing to risk calling Parker a liar? That may have helped her case. What a shame Mulder was a very good friend of Parker. What a farce!