- Mar 2, 2014
- Reaction score
Well, yeah. There was social media backlash, neighbors carrying signs in her yard, planes with banners circling over her house.<snipped for focus>
I am not surprised that RL filed a protective order for the letter. It was very personal and the social media backlash has been incredibly vicious toward her as a mother.
I am not surprised, either, that BL may have taken the letter with him to teh Carlton Reserve in his backpack. If he had decided to take his life, he may have wanted the most precious things he could take with him at that time, maybe to read again in his last momements of life. Especially if he was really close to his mom.
Human empathy niggles at me to recognize that RL also lost a son to suicide. She wasn’t charged criminally, and won’t be. At times, I feel like the P’s civil suit is extending the grief for both families.
But then, the pesky facts jump back out at me.
BL murdered Gabby.
RL blocked the P’s phone number.
RL hired an attorney.
RL not only didn’t help to search, but she took her family and BL to DeSoto while the country searched for their missing future daughter-in-law.
RL was uncooperative with LE and donned a hat to fool the FBI into thinking BL was still at home.
RL went and picked up BL’s car at the Reserve, while a manhunt for her son was happening.
RL was able to later locate her deceased son’s location, again, after many LE resources could not find him.
When I consider the above, my empathy for the L’s kind of fizzles out.
Then I get angry for Gabby’s family all over again.