Dr. Phil seems to be trying to fill the gap left by Nancy Grace’s departure from HLN. Between losing CourtTV, then HLN no longer carrying live trials and then Nancy Grace’s sudden departure, there are a lot of true crime followers left with few options for following big cases in detail. It boggles my mind that CourtTV was not able to stay on the air. That said, after his interview with Burke Ramsey, I’m not sure Dr. Phil is, as he would say, our soft place to land.
Because it is Dr. Phil interviewing Terri Harmon and because I’m not up to writing my own content listing the facts, I’m going to use the Wikipedia version which I believe is accurate. The Wikipedia version will be in italics. Other information I insert as background knowledge, I’ll try to remember to label as NOTS, Not on the show.
On June 4, 2010, Kyron was brought to school by his stepmother, Terri Horman, who then stayed with him while he attended a science fair. Terri Horman stated that she left the school at around 8:45 a.m. and remembered seeing Kyron walking down the hall to his first class. However, he was never seen in his first math class; instead, he was marked absent for the day and has not been seen since.
Right off the bat, Terri and the parents don’t even agree on where Kyron’s classroom is. There is confusion I don’t understand about the science fair. It seems she dropped the science fair stuff off the day before, the science fair was held the day before and she missed it. So she took some photos on the day he went missing and it appears everything was still set up. She says she never walked him to his room but there are photos she took in his classroom. I regret that I am unable to follow this. I’m having some issues today and it might just be me. The bottom line is she says she dropped him off at school. She was seen with Kyron at school. And then she left and he was never seen in school again.
I can’t believe I am about to write yet another JonBenet post, I know all the crime posts irritate all the reality show people but bear with me here because I need to explain what I think is going on.
It seems obvious to me that Lin Wood knew about all of the Ramsey shows coming up and contacted his friend (and sometime client) Dr. Phil to offer him Burke Ramsey on a platter so that Dr. Phil could get ratings and most importantly he can go on the show and spin things to refute all of the evidence against Burke.
As I pointed out before, it is my opinion that Lin Wood from the very beginning was hired to place plausible intruder theories out into the public in advance of any possible arrest of the Ramseys. He did his job and it worked. It is also my opinion that there were many people in Boulder who were also advocating for the Ramseys who should have been impartial. Like the DA’s office for example. In my opinion, the entire smear campaign against the Boulder Police Department began with the hiring of Lin Wood. Did the BPD make a lot of mistakes in their investigation? Yes they did. And Lin Wood allegedly, in my opinion made sure that each one got national media attention. Because his job was to keep the Ramseys from getting arrested. Twenty years later, Lin Wood’s job is to protect the Ramseys from any further public speculation that they had any involvement with the events that occurred on Christmas night in 1996. His job was to maintain the presumption of innocence that all people indicted with a crime are entitled to. He did a really good job of that. And continues to do a good job of sheltering the surviving family members from suspicion. And Dr. Phil was a really good person to assist him in this latest round. In my opinion. Allegedly.
UPDATE 8/19 US Olympic swimmer Jimmy Feigen agrees to pay about $11,000 to charity in order to leave Brazil after robbery scandal. Ryan Lochte, who was also charged is already back in the US and will probably ignore the misdemeanor charge. Jack Conger age 21, and Gunnar Bentz age 20 were not charged in the incident.
UPDATE: It appears that Lochte and James Feigen, age 26 will be charged with false reporting of a crime. It’s a misdemeanor and the sentence is a required financial contribution to a humanitarian charity. They also want an apology to Rio and Brazil for besmirching the Olympic host. The police say that after the four busted up the bathroom breaking the door, mirror, a soap dish and more, Loche was drunk and became very aggressive with the security guard who eventually pulled his weapon to detain him until they either paid for damages or the police came. They chose to pay. The police say that the security handled things appropriately. So disgusting.
I am quite furious about this Ryan Lochte situation. I saw the interview where Ryan told his tall tale about the Rio police shaking them down on the side of the road. I told my television that he was full of shit when I watched it. (See video below). I did think that the incident happened, I just thought he was trying to make himself seem like the big shot. In his lie, he says while coming from a party in a local taxi, Rio police pulled their taxi over. He states there were not lights on the police car. So how did the cab driver know to pull over? Perhaps he was in on it I thought. What I could not believe is that Ryan was all “whatever” about having police in a foreign country hold a gun to his forehead. The other guys complied, but not Ryan. He argued with the cops and said he didn’t do anything wrong. Anyone who lives in the United States of America knows better than to do this. You can get shot for way less than that in the US, let alone a foreign country. His version of events made no sense, but I figured the gist of the situation was true. But it was not. None of it.
What happened was the guys were coming home from a party that they left around 5:30 am likely wasted and didn’t get far until one or all of them had to go to the bathroom so they stopped at a gas station. Either they would not give them a key because they were not customers are they just had not problem with doing it, they broke down the bathroom door, did what they came to do and left. In Rio, there was an armed guard at all the gas stations. They were detained. The police were called and they took off in the cab. Either at the gas station, or after being held for questioning by police today, they paid for the door.
While we had some uplifting news about Kenya Moore today, the latest news about Phaedra Parks is, as usual, about a felon. As you recall, while Phaedra Parks was in Washington with all the other political idiots at the DNC, her former client and Angela Stanton’s former boyfriend was hunting her down in Atlanta. Drama (aka Terence Cook) was in the building where Phaedra keeps her latest law office last month, but in the wrong office, apparently her name is not on the directory of the building, or the door of the main office where she rents space, or he was just confused or high or all of the above. While there, he became agitated when he was told she didn’t work in the office he was in. He said something about having a bomb strapped to his leg and had to be arrested by the police while SWAT did a bomb search that showed up nothing.
After that, both Phaedra and Drama’s mama contacted TMZ to let them know it was all a big misunderstanding. Or that the cops racially profiled him as a gang member based on his long white t-shirt or that he was just dropping off a CD or perhaps it was a mixed tape. At any rate, Drama is totally innocent and Phaedra was going to hunt down a real live criminal attorney to represent him.