March 19, 2012
I was on the phone when Trevon decided to go to the Cornerstore. It started to rain so he decided to walk through another complex because it was raining to hard. He started walking then noticed someone was following him. Then he decided to find a shortcut cause the man wouldn’t follow him. Then he said the man didn’t follow him again. Then he looked back and saw the man again. The man started getting closer. Then Trevon turned around and said why are you following me!! Then I heard him fall, then the phone hung up. I called back and text. No response. In my mind I thought it was just a fight. Then I found out this tragic story.
Of course the first thing that struck me was that this girl who has supposedly known Trayvon since kindergarten, talked to him daily and was “getting close” with Trayvon not once but twice spelled his name wrong. How in the hell is that possible?
The next thing that’s odd is the date and Bernie says she wrote it before giving the statement which we know was on that same day. Now we know that DeeDee knew that Sybrina was listening in on the interview, this she says is why she lied about going to the hospital but the question is why keep the letter muchless give it to Sybrina which was obviously sometime after the interview?(edit- correction/clarification. Bernie states “See attached letter Witness 8 gave…Sybrina…prior to the recorded telephone call with…Crump.” How could that be? See comment http://diwataman.wordpress.com/2013/03/28/the-deedee-letter/#comment-7693 -end edit.) It doesn’t make any sense. She just told her story and sometime later she feels compelled to give Sybrina this letter?
Why is it dated, signed, yet not addressed in the traditional form of “Sybrina” or “Trevons mom”, “Dear Ms. Fulton” whatever, you get the point.
Why is it so short? Why does it only address a few points? Remember this is a girl that supposedly no one really knows, wouldn’t she be a bit more descriptive as to who she is? Her relationship to Trayvon? Anything of that nature? “Hi, I’m DeeDee, you might remember me…” That sort of thing. No, just boom, straight to the point with a “Thank you”? WTF?
“In my mind I thought it was just a fight. Then I found out this tragic story.”
Let’s deal with that first part; “In my mind I thought it was just a fight.” Is this supposed to be the reason why she did nothing to see if Trayvon was okay? Oh wait, I’m sorry, she did do something, she called back and sent a text, wow. So the question remains, why didn’t she do anything to see if Trayvon was okay?
“Then I found out this tragic story.” What an odd statement. She found out this tragic story? I thought she knew the story, I guess if it was George the one dead on the ground it would not have been a “tragic story”. But then what? What does this mean; “In my mind I thought it was just a fight. Then I found out this tragic story.” And then boom, the end? HUH? It just ends? How about “In my mind I thought it was just a fight. Then I found out this tragic story so I went to McDonalds then went and got my nails done”, seems fitting for this girls behavior of again not doing anything.
So what’s the point? The girl is full of shit, that’s the point. No one would do nothing as this girl has in this type of situation that she describes. The only thing that explains her behavior is that she heard something other than what she says she heard. More than likely that she knew Trayvon was going to go fight and probably even encouraged it.
Why no apology in the letter? “I got guilt”-DeeDee April 2, 2012
[EDIT 3:00am 3/29/2013]
Just adding some more thoughts up here from the comment section, I wanted to repeat what I said to Jordan below and add some other thoughts.
For some reason Bernie describes this as a “letter” DeeDee wrote which she gave to Sybrina. But it is clearly not a letter. Rather it is a “formal statement” as to what she heard, that is why it is short and to the point.
Also by saying she gave it to Sybrina gives the impression that it was for Sybrina, I don’t think it was for Sybrina, hence no addressee. I think it was a statement Crump told her to write and give to Sybrina to give to him.
DeeDee probably thought that’s all she had to do but somehow after giving that statement to Sybrina DeeDee ends up giving a recorded statement. Now trying to work out how all that happened in one day, a Monday by the way, and get ABC set up somewhere then go do a telephone interview and all seems impossible.
Jeralyn at Talk Left regarding Bernies response: