I agree OB, I would take full blame if it meant my life or theirs.. I love them that much. Maybe that's wrong but oh well, hopefully I would never be in that predicament.
It's just so hard to imagine parents going along with a plan like this. Wow, did no one even try to stop it?... Dumb question, hell no they didn't!
It is the biggest mystery of all to me. Why wouldn't anyone stop the eavesdropping? The parents had to be smart enough to understand that they were likely to hear bad things about themselves and their adult children. Those benign comments between family members may have added fuel to the fire (as far as JW and AW).
I will be happy when the trials are over so that we can all understand exactly what happened.