- Mar 10, 2021
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I agree completely. I have seen a few comments regarding the surprise at the lack of any apparent struggle. I think we have to remember that they were 13 and 14 years old and put in a terrifying situation that ultimately ended their lives in the most horrific way.LE praises L for having the presence of mind to start the camera on her phone as BG approached. It seems from what they've said, that they do think it was a purposeful move on L's part, because the man made them uneasy. It was heroic, and I agree.
But IMO, as 13 and 14 year old victims, it places an unnecessary burden on them to assume they would have acted in a certain way. For years I've seen it mentioned that they would have screamed, fled, left clues, stayed together voluntarily, fought like hell, etc. Now we get indications that maybe they did not do all those things, but that should not make us doubt the evidence. These two young girls were under the control of at least one adult man with a weapon, intending to harm them. It's been said they were killed "within minutes" of L's video.
We just don't know the way this crime unfolded between the end of the bridge and the location they were found.
They were kids going on a walk and all of a sudden they were ambushed by a literal monster. We don’t know the exact details of everything that played out but even if we did, it’s really easy to think we would have ran away or screamed or fought back, but in that moment of finding yourself in a situation like that, you simply have no idea how you will react.
We may have an image or idea of what we might do if presented with that situation, but actually being there in that moment and facing what they did is a whole different ball game.