• Uncategorized 25.03.2008

    CNN posted the body of Gary Michael Hilton’s confession of murder in the case of Meredith Emerson. In case you don’t have Acrobat installed or just don’t like CNN I have reproduced the majority of it here (most of it in the extended entry).

     

    Authorities in Georgia have released the audio-taped confessions of the man who was convicted of killing Meredith Emerson in January. It’s pretty chilling listening just to this little excerpt of the audio.


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    TRANSCRIPT OF RECORDED INTERVIEW OF GARY MICHAEL HILTON (GMH) BY
    GBI SPECIAL AGENT (SA) CLAY BRIDGES (CB), GBI SPECIAL AGENT IN CHARGE
    JOHN CAGLE (JC), ATTORNEY NEIL SMITH (NS), UNION COUNTY SHERIFF SCOTT
    STEPHENS (SS), PUBLIC DEFENDER’S OFFICE INVESTIGATOR TODD DAWSON (TD),
    ENOTAH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DISTRICT ATTORNEY STAN GUNTER (SG).
    UNINTELLIGIBLE (UI)
    UNKNOWN MALE (UM)
    _____________________________________________________________________________
    CB: OKAY, I JUST WANTED, I’M, I’M ONLY (UI) IT’S UH, JUST
    SPECIFICALLY CONCERNING . . .
    NS: RIGHT.
    CB: THIS INCIDENT.
    NS: RIGHT.
    CB: HIGHWAY NINE TO DAWSON FOREST ROAD. DAWSON FOREST ROAD
    TO SHOAL CREEK.
    SG: AND THE BEST WAY TO GET THERE WOULD BE TO GO TO THE MALL
    OR GO (UI)
    CB: I, I REALLY DON’T KNOW. I MEAN, I’M SITTING HERE TRYING TO
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    RACK MY BRAIN ON HOW TO GET DOWN THERE TO IT, BUT UH . . .
    SG: WELL, YOU KNOW, COMING FROM OVER HERE . . . YOU COULD TAKE
    THOSE BACK ROADS TO FOUR HUNDRED.
    CB: DO YOU HAVE JOHN ON YOUR CELL PHONE?
    SG: I DO.
    CB: HE, HE (UI)
    SG: OH. I’D SAY THE QUICKEST WAY IS TO TAKE THOSE ROADS, BACK
    ROADS DOWN LONG BRANCH ROAD TO FOUR HUNDRED . . .
    CB: RIGHT.
    SG: AND PUT YOU DOWN ON HIGHWAY NINE (UI)
    (UI) DAWSON FOREST ROAD TO . . .
    CB: HIGHWAY NINE, DAWSON FOREST, SHOAL CREEK.
    SG: SO . . .
    (UI, NOISE)
    SS: THEY GOING TOGETHER?
    CB: HUH?
    SS: THEY GOING TOGETHER?
    CB: YEAH.
    (NOISE)
    CB: THEY’LL FOLLOW US.
    SS: FOLLOW US?
    CB: YEAH, THAT’S FINE.
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    SS: IS THAT OKAY?
    CB: YEAH, THAT’S FINE.
    SS: OKAY.
    (DOOR CLOSES, START VEHICLE, TRAVELING)
    GMH: YOU NEED ANYTHING TO EAT?
    NS: UH, I HAD A GOOD LUNCH AND I HAD UH, A COUPLE OF (UI)
    GMH: OKAY.
    NS: I’M ALRIGHT.
    UM: (UI)
    (UI)

    The rest is in the extended entry.

     

    GMH: (UI) LOW BLOOD SUGAR. I’VE GOT TO KEEP YOU ALERT NOW.
    CB: SHERIFF, IS IT, IS IT POSSIBLE UH, TO TAKE YOUR POLICE RADIO
    DOWN JUST A NOTCH, OR OFF, OR WHATEVER YOU WANT TO DO? I’M
    GONNA, I’M GONNA TALK TO HIM (UI) ON THE WAY DOWN THERE.
    SS: TURN ‘ER OFF.
    CB: ALRIGHT. MR. HILTON, UH, BASICALLY, I’M GONNA ASK YOU
    ASPECTS ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED. OKAY? (UI) YOU KNOW WHERE
    HIGHWAY NINE IS, DAWSON FOREST, AND ALL THAT STUFF? (UI) UH,
    TELL ME WHAT’S THE QUICKEST WAY TO GET THERE. I MEAN, I’M
    NOT AS FAMILIAR AT IT AS CAGLE WAS.
    GMH: WELL, WE WANT TO GET TO GEORGIA FOUR HUNDRED AND DAWSON
    FOREST ROAD, IT’S UH . . .
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    CB: UH, TAKE A LEFT, GO DOWN TO UH, WHAT IS THAT . . .
    (UI) FOUR HUNDRED. YOU KNOW WHICH WAY TO FOUR HUNDRED
    FROM HERE, DON’T YOU SHERIFF?
    SS: YEAH, I DO.
    CB: HUH?
    SS: IF YOU WANT TO TAKE FOUR HUNDRED THEN (UI)
    GMH: (UI) WITH A CIGARETTE (UI)
    UM: (UI)
    GMH: CUT LOOSE WITH A CIGARETTE SHERIFF, IF YOU GOT ANY
    (UI)
    CB: WHAT WE MIGHT DO IS WHEN WE GET DOWN THIS WAY WE’LL,
    WE’LL GET YOU OUT OF THE VEHICLE AND LET YOU SMOKE ONE IF
    THAT’S OKAY.
    GMH: OKAY.
    CB: I DON’T KNOW IF THE ATTORNEY WANTS YOU TO SMOKE IN
    BETWEEN US, UH, YOU KNOW, I, I’M NOT A SMOKER MYSELF . . .
    GMH: YEAH, FORGET IT.
    . . . I, I DON’T HAVE ANY (UI)
    GMH: YEAH.
    CB: OKAY. WELL WE, WE, WE’LL CERTAINLY TRY TO WORK THINGS OUT,
    WITH THAT. BUT BASICALLY UH, DID YOU KNOW MEREDITH
    EMERSON BEFORE . . .
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    GMH: NO.
    CB: . . . THE OTHER DAY? (PAUSE) WHEN DID YOU UH, COME TO THE,
    HERBERT REECE TRAIL UP THERE? WHAT DAY DID YOU ARRIVE UP
    THERE?
    GMH: PROBABLY ABOUT UH, TWO OR THREE DAYS BEFORE.
    CB: TWO OR THREE DAYS BEFORE?
    GMH: UH HUH. OR IT WAS (UI) YOU KNOW. I CAN’T TELL YOU THE EXACT
    DATE . . .
    CB: SO IT WAS PROBABLY DECEMBER TWENTY-EIGHTH . . .
    GMH: I, I DON’T EVEN KNOW WHAT THE DATE . . .
    CB: SOMEWHERE AROUND THERE . . .
    GMH: (UI) THE UH, THIS THING OCCURRED.
    CB: OKAY. ALRIGHT. ALRIGHT.
    GMH: I DON’T KNOW THE DATE OR, OH, IT WAS THE FIRST. NOW I KNOW. I,
    I DIDN’T EVEN KNOW IT WAS NEW YEAR’S OR (UI) . . . OKAY. IT WAS
    TWO OR THREE DAYS.
    CB: OKAY. TWO OR THREE DAYS BEFORE.
    GMH: UH HUH.
    CB: OKAY. AND DID YOU CAMP SPECIFICALLY AT THAT LOCATION, OR .
    ..
    GMH: UH, YEAH, I DID STAY IN MY VEHICLE THERE. OF COURSE THERE’S
    NO CAMPING ALLOWED IN THE PARKING LOT THERE. UH, HOWEVER,
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    BY BEING DISCREET . . .
    CB: RIGHT.
    GMH: OFF LOADING A LITTLE OUT OF THE VAN I WAS ABLE TO STAY IN
    THE VAN IN THE PARKING LOT AND UH, IN THE PARKING LOT.
    CB: OKAY. ALRIGHT. AND AT WHAT TIME, OR WHEN DID YOU FIRST
    BECOME AWARE OF HER? WHEN DID YOU FIRST SEE HER?
    GMH: UH, ON THE MOUNTAIN. AT THE INTERSECTION OF THE HERBERT
    UH, REESE CONNECTOR TRAIL AND THE A.T. (APPALACHIAN TRAIL)
    AT THAT INTERSECTION.
    CB: OKAY. ALRIGHT. IS THAT, UH, HOW DID YOU START UP A
    CONVERSATION WITH HER (UI)
    GMH: UH, DOGS. YOU KNOW, PEOPLE THAT HAVE DOGS UH, DOGS ARE
    GONNA MEET AND I, ANYTIME I ENCOUNTER SOMEONE WITH A, A
    LOOSE DOG SPECIFICALLY, WHICH BOTH OF OURS WERE, A LARGER
    DOG, I IMMEDIATELY DETERMINE THE SEX OF THE DOG BECAUSE I
    HAVE A MALE AND I, I DON’T ALLOW MY DOG TO MEET ADULT
    MALES . . .
    CB: SO YOU ASKED, YOU ASKED HER WHAT SEX HER DOG WAS?
    GMH: OR, YEAH, THAT KIND OF THING. AND SHE STOPPED AT THAT
    LOCATION TO EAT AND UH, EAT SOME TRAIL MIX AND TO GIVE HER,
    GIVE HER DOG WATER.
    CB: OKAY, OKAY, AND WHAT HAPPENED AFTER YOU SPOKE BRIEFLY
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    ABOUT THE DOG?
    GMH: THEN UH, WE BOTH STARTED UP.
    CB: STARTED UP?
    GMH: (UI) A.T., YEAH . . .
    CB: TOWARDS THE SUMMIT?
    GMH: A.T. . . .
    CB: UP THAT WAY?
    GMH: A.T. WESTBOUND. THE A.T. IS YEAH, WESTBOUND, UP HILL. IT WAS
    WESTBOUND UP HILL TOWARDS THE SUMMIT.
    CB: OKAY. AND DID YOU HIKE TOGETHER?
    GMH: FOR A DISTANCE AND UH, THEN SHE UH, I WAS, I’M SICK WITH MY
    (UI) AND I, I DID NOT EVEN REALLY ATTEMPT TO STAY UP WITH HER
    REALLY.
    CB: RIGHT.
    GMH: SO SHE WENT ON AHEAD.
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: I, THEN I TOLD HER UH, YOU KNOW, WE CHIT CHATTED ABOUT, I
    DON’T EVEN KNOW, YOU KNOW, WHAT, WHATEVER (UI) YOU KNOW
    (UI) DURING THE TIME WE WERE TOGETHER.
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: YOU KNOW, WE WOULD HAVE SPOKEN ABOUT SOMETHING OR THE
    OTHER AND I DON’T EVEN KNOW. ‘CAUSE YOU, ANYTIME YOU WALK
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    UP, THAT’S THE MOST HEAVILY USED STATE HIKING TRAIL IN THE
    STATE OF GEORGIA BY THE WAY IT’S FULL OF PEOPLE, IT’S FULL OF
    DOGS. SO YOU TALK TO A LOT OF PEOPLE. AS, AS YOU WELL KNOW
    I WAS SEEN WITH HER.
    CB: RIGHT.
    GMH: (UI) SO WE TALKED AND THEN UH, SHE WAS MOVING ON AHEAD.
    SHE WAS CARRYING NOTHING UH, TO SPEAK OF, EXCEPT A FANNY
    PACK. NOT ENOUGH TO BE HIKING UP THERE, BUT NO ONE IS.
    CB: RIGHT.
    GMH: NO ONE IS ON, ON THAT TRAIL IS, IS EQUIPPED TO BE UP THERE. ON
    THE MOUNTAIN. ESPECIALLY IN THAT KIND OF WEATHER. NOBODY
    IS. EXCEPT ME.
    CB: RIGHT.
    GMH: I CARRY ABOUT TWENTY POUNDS PHYSICALLY BECAUSE, FOR THAT
    KIND OF HIKE. (UI) DAYLIGHT.
    CB: RIGHT.
    GMH: (UI) SO. SHE OUT DISTANCED ME AND I SAID I’LL LET YOU GO ON
    AHEAD (UI)
    CB: DID YOU UH . . . DID YOU FORM AN OPINION AT THAT POINT OR DID
    YOU FORM AN IDEA AT THAT POINT THAT YOU WANTED TO ABDUCT
    HER AT THAT POINT?
    GMH: YEAH.
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    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: THIS WAS DRIVEN REALLY BY NOTHING BUT THE WELL, THE DESIRE
    TO OBTAIN HER CARDS AND PIN NUMBER.
    CB: THAT WAS THE SOLE PURPOSE YOU WANTED HER CARDS AND PIN
    NUMBER?
    GMH: YEAH, AND YEAH, AND UH, RATHER THAN PICK A GUY WHO WOULD,
    OR A COUPLE, UH, WITH A GUY WHO, WHO MIGHT REALLY FIGHT,
    YOU KNOW . . .
    CB: RIGHT.
    GMH: BECAUSE IF YOU WANT A CARD AND PIN NUMBER AND THE GUY
    FIGHTS YOU AND YOU GOTTA KILL HIM, WELL WHERE ARE YOU AT?
    CB: RIGHT.
    GMH: YOU KNOW.
    CB: RIGHT.
    GMH: SO I FELT IT WOULD BE, I KNEW IT WOULD BE EASIER TO ESTABLISH
    CONTROL OVER A, A, A FEMALE, ANY FEMALE . . .
    CB: RIGHT.
    GMH: . . . THAN IT WOULD A MALE. NOT THAT I COULDN’T WHOOP A MALE,
    BUT ONCE YOU WHIP ‘EM, UH, IT MIGHT NOT, IT MIGHT BE LEFT
    HOLDING IT IN THE BAG. SO TO SPEAK.
    CB: RIGHT. RIGHT. ALRIGHT UH . . .(PAUSE, NOISE) . . . OKAY, WHEN,
    WHEN DID YOU COME BACK IN CONTACT WITH HER AFTER SHE LEFT
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    YOU ON A.T.?
    GMH: ON HER RETURN TRIP DOWN. I WAS STILL MORE OR LESS ON THE
    WAY UP.
    CB: OKAY. WHAT DID YOU DO?
    GMH: WALKED UP, WALKED ALONG WITH HER.
    CB: OKAY. DID YOU GUYS TALK?
    GMH: OH YEAH, YEAH, YEAH.
    CB: WHAT DID YOU TALK ABOUT?
    GMH: WELL, I SHOULDN’T SAY I WALKED ALONG WITH HER. WE WERE
    JUST IN LOOSE CONTACT ON THE TRAIL. SHE WAS AHEAD OF ME A
    GOOD BIT OF COURSE IT’S A SINGLE TRACK TRAIL ANYWAY . . .
    CB: RIGHT.
    GMH: YOU CAN’T WALK ABREAST ANYWAY.
    CB: RIGHT.
    GMH: AND SO, SO, YOU KNOW. I WOULD BE IN PROXIMITY TO HER
    SOMETIMES AND SOMETIMES SHE WOULD BE AHEAD OF ME. AGAIN,
    IT WAS, WE TALKED OF NOTHING . . . I, I, I CAN HONESTLY TELL YOU I
    UH (LAUGHS) I DON’T KNOW, NOTHING OF, YOU KNOW, JUST, I DON’T
    KNOW, UH . . . I, I, I TALKED TO A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT DAY AND I, I,
    YOU KNOW, I’M NOT AVOIDING, EVADING, I, I, I, YOU KNOW . . .
    CB: NO, HER SPECIFICALLY, YOU, YOU, YOU HAD DECIDED TO ABDUCT
    HER WHEN YOU MET HER ON THE TRAIL (UI)
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    GMH: WELL, I SHOULD SAY POTENTIALLY.
    CB: SHE WAS A, SHE WAS A GOOD POTENTIAL PERSON TO GET
    GMH: POTENTIALLY.
    CB: . . . HER CARDS AND PIN NUMBER?
    GMH: YEAH. YEAH. IF NOTHING ELSE BETTER CAME ALONG.
    CB: RIGHT. RIGHT. OKAY.
    GMH: IF ANYTHING BETTER CAME ALONG, UH POTENTIALLY…
    CB: OKAY. ALRIGHT. UH . . . HOW DID YOU UH, OR, OR BASICALLY Y’ALL
    TURNED BACK DOWN THE HERBERT REESE TRAIL . . .
    GMH: HERBERT REESE TRAIL.
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: THE ACT OCCURRED, THE DEMAND OCCURRED UH, AT THE POINT
    WHERE THE UH, WATER BOTTLES AND BATON WERE FOUND AND
    LEASH AND DOG TREATS.
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: THAT’S GONNA BE WHERE THE DEMAND OCCURRED.
    CB: OKAY. AND BY DEM, BY DEMAND, WHAT ARE YOU SAYING, WHAT,
    WHAT . . .
    GMH: GIVE ME YOUR CREDIT CARDS AND PIN NUMBER.
    CB: OKAY.
    (NOISE)
    CB: UH . . .ALRIGHT. AND, AND WHEN YOU DID THAT, WHEN YOU SAID
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    GMH: NO.
    CB: . . . OR WHAT, WHAT DID YOU PRODUCE?
    GMH: A KNIFE, A BAYONET. THE BAYONET IS PROBABLY STILL UP THERE.
    I, I LOST CONTROL AND THOUGHT SHE FOUGHT. AND UH, AS I READ
    IN THE PAPER SHE’S A MARTIAL ARTIST.
    CB: HOW DID, HOW DID . . .
    GMH: I READ IN THE PAPER SHE PRACTICED MARTIAL ARTS.
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: UH, AND SHE FOUGHT, AND SHE GRABBED THE KNIFE.
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: I LOST CONTROL OF THE KNIFE.
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: AND SHE GRABBED THE KNIFE BLADE AND SLIGHTLY, VERY
    SLIGHTLY CUT HER HAND ON THE WEBBING BETWEEN HER THUMB
    AND FINGER . . . I WAS NOT AWARE OF THAT TILL LATER ON AND I
    SAID WHERE’D YOU GET THAT CUT AT. SHE SAID WHEN I GRABBED
    THE KNIFE. AND UH, BUT SHE GRABBED THE KNIFE AND FOUGHT.
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: AND THEN I PRODUCED THE BATON. AND SHE FOUGHT THAT AND I
    LOST CONTROL OF THE BATON. AND I’M GOOD, TOO. THIS GIRL,
    WHO WAS, I THINK IT WAS YOU PROBABLY, OR ONE OF THE GBI’S
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    SAID THAT LITTLE HUNDRED AND TWENTY POUND GIRL (UI) WHIP
    YOUR ASS, SO SHE ABOUT DID. SO I PRODUCED THE BATON, I LOST
    CONTROL OF THE BAYONET, UH, I PRODUCED THE BATON, GRABBED
    THE BAT, I LOST CONTROL OF THE BAT.
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: WE STEPPED OFF THE TRAIL, WHICH IS CUT DEEPLY INTO THE SLOPE,
    UH, AND WE STEPPED OFF DOWN THE SLOPE AND TUMBLED DOWN
    THE SLOPE. SO IT WAS ALL DOWN.
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: AND AT THAT TIME I DROPPED BOTH UH, THE BAT AND THE KNIFE.
    CB: OKAY. NOW YOU REGAINED CONTROL OF THE KNIFE OR WHEN SHE
    GRABBED IT, OR . . .
    GMH: DIDN’T I SAY LOST CONTROL OF THE KNIFE? ONCE YOUR OPPONENT
    GETS THEIR HANDS ON IT (UI)
    CB: OKAY. SO YOU WENT FOR THE BATON AND (UI)
    GMH: YEAH. ONCE, ONCE YOUR OPPONENT GETS THEIR HAND ON YOUR
    WEAPON YOU’VE LOST CONTROL OF IT.
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: YOU, YOU MAY REGAIN IT, BUT . . .
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: . . . YOU’VE LOST CONTROL OF IT.
    CB: OKAY.
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    GMH: YOUR TASK IS, ESPECIALLY IN THE BATON, IS, IS NOT TO LET YOUR
    OPPONENT GET HOLD OF IT.
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: BUT I DROPPED BOTH OF ‘EM WHEN WE STUMBLED DOWN. THE
    TRAIL SWITCHED BACK AT THAT POINT SO WE TUMBLED DOWN HILL
    AND WE LANDED ON THE TRAIL DOWN HILL WHERE IT HAD
    SWITCHED BACK. AND (UI)
    CB: ALRIGHT. AND THEN WHAT HAPPENED?
    GMH: I HAD TO HAND FIGHT HER. AND UH, THAT’S WHERE I GOT THIS
    HAND, I PROBABLY HAVE MULTIPLE FRACTURES IN MY RIGHT HAND.
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: I WAS NOT IN PAIN AND I DON’T THINK ANY OF THEM ARE
    MISPLACED.
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: I HAD TO HAND FIGHT HER AND I STILL COULDN’T GET CONTROL OF
    HER. SHE WOULD UH, FEIGN OR PRETEND THAT I WAS IN CONTROL
    AND THEN START FIGHTING AGAIN. SO I HAD TO, I HAD TO HIT HER
    A NUMBER OF TIMES. UH . . .
    CB: DID YOU HIT HER EVERY TIME WITH YOUR RIGHT HAND, OR . . .
    GMH: YEAH.
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: STRAIGHT IN, STRAIGHT IN PUNCHES.
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    CB: THE FACE, OR . . .
    GMH: YEAH. OR, OR THE HEAD, OR THE HEAD.
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: AS TO WHAT EXTENT SHE WAS INJURED, UH, THERE HER TWO EYES
    WERE SOMEWHAT BLACKENED. UH, SHE MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE A
    FRACTURED NOSE. I, I CHECKED WITH HER A NUMBER OF TIMES
    AND SHE WAS NOT IN ANY PAIN OTHER THAN UH, AFTERWARDS SHE
    WAS NOT IN ANY PAIN OTHER THAN A HEADACHE. UH, I OFFERED
    HER, AND GAVE HER UH, ASPIRIN. THAT’S WAS AFTERWARDS. SO I
    HAD TO HAND FIGHT HER. AND UH, I, …
    CB: ALRIGHT. HOLD ON ONE SECOND.
    (NOISE)
    CB: OKAY. ONCE YOU HIT HER IN THE HEAD AND THE, AND THE FACE,
    HOW, HOW MANY TIMES WOULD YOU ESTIMATE THAT HAPPENED?
    GMH: REALLY HARD TO SAY. SHE WOULDN’T STOP, SHE WOULDN’T, UH,
    WOULDN’T STOP FIGHTING, THEN SHE WOULD STOP, AND SHE’D
    START FIGHTING AGAIN. AND YELLING. UH, AT THE SAME TIME.
    UH, SO I, I NEEDED TO BOTH CONTROL HER AND SILENCE HER.
    CB: OKAY. UH, AND WHAT DID YOU DO WHEN YOU GOT CONTROL?
    (COUGH)
    GMH: WELL, UH . . .
    CB: OR HOW (UI)
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    GMH: . . . I, I ONLY MOMENTARILY . . .
    CB: (UI)
    GMH: OKAY. WELL, I GOT HER TO STOP FIGHTING AND STOP YELLING. I
    SAID ALL I WANT IS YOUR CREDIT CARD AND PIN NUMBER MOVE
    OFF THE TRAIL. AND THERE WAS A CONTOUR LINE TRAIL THAT
    WENT OFF THE HERBERT REESE TRAIL. IN OTHER WORDS A CLOSED
    TRAIL.
    CB: RIGHT.
    GMH: THAT, THAT WAS CONTOURED AROUND OUT OF SIGHT OF THE
    HERBERT REESE TRAIL. AND I SAID MOVE IN THAT DIRECTION. AND
    SHE STARTED MOVING AND THEN SHE STARTED FIGHTING AGAIN.
    CB: UH HUH.
    GMH: AND WE TUMBLED OFF THAT TRAIL, DOWNHILL. BE ABLE TO FIND
    THE MARKS OF THAT WHERE WE TUMBLED OFF. IT’S NOT ON, ON
    THE HERBERT REESE TRAIL BUT IT IS A CLOSED TRAIL AND IT’S AT
    THAT SWITCH BACK WHERE WE FELL, THE HERBERT REESE TRAIL
    SWITCHES BACK . . .
    CB: RIGHT. I’M FAMILIAR.
    GMH: . . . AND UH, AND THIS IS THE, WELL, AND YOU KNOW WHERE THE
    BAT WAS FOUND. I, I, I (UI) SO . . .
    CB: YEAH.
    GMH: IT JUST CONTOURS AROUND OUT OF SIGHT.
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    CB: BY BAT YOU MEAN BATON.
    GMH: BATON. RIGHT.
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: UH, SHE STARTED FIGHTING AGAIN. WE BOTH TUMBLED OFF THE
    TRAIL AND I HAD TO STRIKE HER SEVERAL MORE TIMES . . .
    CB: OKAY. (PAUSE) OKAY.
    GMH: SO I GOT CONTROL OF HER AGAIN. QUIETED HER DOWN. GOT
    CONTROL OF HER, KEPT HER MOVING DOWN THAT CLOSED TRAIL,
    AROUND THE CORNER OF THE MOUNTAIN SO TO SPEAK. WE’RE
    MOVING IN A MORE OR LESS NORTHWESTERN DIRECTION. AROUND
    THE CORNER OF THE MOUNTAIN OUT OF SIGHT OF THE HERBERT
    REESE TRAIL, AND AT THAT POINT I PRODUCED A UH, A UH, IT’S LIKE
    A UH, DUCK TIE. OH, IT’S LIKE UH, HANDCUFFS THAT POLICE USE . . .
    CB: ZIP TIE?
    GMH: ZIP TIE, YEAH.
    CB: YEAH.
    GMH: EXCEPT THESE ARE JUST COMMERCIAL ZIP TIES, EIGHTEEN INCH ZIP
    TIES.
    CB: YOU REMEMBER WHAT COLOR THEY WERE?
    GMH: YEAH, BLACK. THEY’RE, THEY’RE NOT (UI) OH, YOU NEED TO GET
    (UI) THEY’RE, THEY’RE NOT AS . . . I, I, I UH . . .
    CB: DID YOU HAVE A RUBBER BAND AROUND ‘EM?
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    GMH: YEAH.
    CB: WE DID FIND ONE.
    GMH: YEAH, I HAD A . . . OH, YOU DID? SO I ZIP TIED HER TO A TREE AND I
    UH, KNEW THAT I HAD TO GO AND CLEAN THE CRIME SCENE. ‘CAUSE
    I, I WAS AWARE THAT I HAD DROPPED ALL THAT STUFF, HER STUFF . .
    CB: UH HUH.
    GMH: SO I HAD TO GO BACK TO CLEAN THE CRIME SCENE. I TOLD HER TO
    BE QUIET AND STAY . . .
    CB: OKAY..
    GMH: AND WENT BACK TO CLEAN THE CRIME SCENE BUT IT HAD ALREADY
    BEEN FOUND.
    CB: AND BY THAT TIME IT HAD ALREADY BEEN FOUND?
    GMH: SEE I HAD SAW THE THREE, OUT THERE WITH THREE HIKERS THAT
    HAD FOUND THE THINGS. THEY WERE NO LONGER THERE.
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: AND THEY WERE HEADED DOWN THE SLOPE, THEY WERE LOOK . . .
    CB: WERE YOU CROUCHING BEHIND A ROCK AT THAT POINT? LOOKING
    AT THEM?
    GMH: UH, I (UI) BEGAN LOOKING AT THEM AND THEN I LAID DOWN FLAT IN
    THE TRAIL ABOVE THEM.
    CB: UH HUH.
    GMH: BECAUSE THERE IS A TRAIL THAT (UI) INTO A SLOPE AND SOMEONE
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    BELOW . . .
    CB: RIGHT.
    GMH: . . . IF YOU LAID IN THE FLAT, YOU’RE, YOU’RE (UI) . . .
    CB: RIGHT, RIGHT. YEAH.
    GMH: OR INSULATED . . .SO TO SPEAK. UH, AND UH, I LAID DOWN IN THE
    TRAIL. AND THE STUFF WAS GONE.
    CB: OKAY. ALRIGHT. UH . . .WHAT DID YOU DO AT THAT POINT?
    GMH: WENT BACK TO HER AND UH, CUT HER LOOSE. AND UH, SHE WAS
    NOT TIED AT ALL EXCEPT I, I PUT A LOOP AROUND HER NECK.
    CB: UH, WHAT KIND OF LOOP?
    GMH: UH, JUST A NYLON CORD, UH, THREE HUNDRED POUND TEST, JUST, IT
    WASN’T EVEN TIED. IT WAS LIKE A, A LOOP SLIP KNOT IN OTHER
    WORDS IF YOU TIE A LITTLE (UI)
    CB: NOT TIED. A SLIP KNOT. RIGHT?
    GMH: YEAH. AND UH, I TOLD HER THAT WE WERE MOVING DOWN HILL TO
    THE PARKING LOT. AND I WENT TO THE PARK, WE WENT TO THE
    PROXIMITY OF THE PARKING LOT BY CROSS COUNTRY.
    CB: I GOT YOU. LET ME ASK YOU THIS. AT THIS POINT WAS HER HANDS
    FREE?
    GMH: YEAH.
    CB: OKAY. DIDN’T HAVE THOSE ZIP TIED?
    GMH: NO.
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    CB: JUST HAD THE LOOP, NOOSE, NOOSE AROUND HER NECK?
    GMH: YES, AND I TOLD HER I HAD A PISTOL, WHICH I DIDN’T HAVE A
    FIREARM.
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: (UI) FIREARM. AND UH, AND I (UI) HER . . . BY, BY NOW SHE, I, NOW,
    NOW, BY THAT TIME, FROM THAT TIME ON . . .
    CB: UH HUH.
    GMH: SHE WAS COMPLIANT. TOTALLY COMPLIANT.
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: AND I WAS SOLICITOUS OF HER BEHAVIOR, OF HER UH
    , CONDITION
    AND UH, OF HER COMFORT FROM THEN ON ALSO. (PAUSE) MY
    INTENT WAS NOT TORTURE.
    CB: OKAY, WELL . . .
    GMH: YOU KNOW, I . . .
    CB: RIGHT.
    GMH: . . . YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN.
    CB: YEAH, YEAH, I UNDERSTAND THAT. UH . . . LET ME UH . . .
    GMH: I UNDERSTOOD THE SITUATION.
    CB: LET ME UH, STOP YOU FOR JUST A MINUTE. BECAUSE ME WRITING
    AND LOOKING DOWN AND GOING DOWN THAT MOUNTAIN, I, I’M
    GOING TO GET DIZZY.
    GMH: I THINK HE CAN DRIVE O.K.
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    CB: (LAUGHS) (UI)
    GMH: WE CAN TAKE A BREAK IF YOU WANT.
    SS: YOU WANT ME TO SLOW DOWN A LITTLE BIT?
    CB: NO, NO, KEEP GOING. KEEP GOING. LET’S JUST TAKE A LITTLE
    BREAK TILL WE GET ON STRAIGHTER GROUND . . . ARE YOU WARM
    ENOUGH?
    GMH: YES, THANK YOU.
    CB: ARE YOU GUYS GETTING WARM, OR . . .
    (UI, NOISE)
    (PAUSE)
    GMH: WHAT ARE THESE MARKERS FOR? ARE THEY FOR SPEED
    DETERMINATION OUT HERE ON THE UH, ROAD?
    CB: UH . . .
    GMH: IN OTHER WORDS, THESE CALIBRATIONS ON THE ROAD. I’M SEEING
    THEM NOW, ALL OVER THE PLACE. ARE THEY FOR UH,
    DETERMINING SPEED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT?
    CB: I DON’T KNOW.
    GMH: IN OTHER WORDS THEY PUT A STOP WATCH ON IT AND, I DON’T, I’M
    SEEING ‘EM ALL OVER THE PLACE AND THAT’S THE ONLY . . .
    TD: THOSE LITTLE WHITE ONES?
    GMH: YEAH, THEY’RE LIKE UH, RULER CALIBRATIONS.
    TD: NO, THOSE ARE THE ONES THAT ARE, WHEN YOU APPROACH ON A
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    TURN. . .
    GMH: OH . . .
    TD: THEY SIGNIFY TWENTY FIVE MILES AN HOUR . . .
    GMH: OH, I SEE.
    TD: IT, IT’LL ILLUMINATE AT NIGHT.
    GMH: I, I SEE. SEE, THAT’S HE’S AN INVESTIGATOR. (LAUGHS)
    CB: ALRIGHT. SO, SHE WAS COMPLIANT AND, AND YOU MADE IT DOWN
    TO THE PARKING LOT.
    GMH: PROXIMITY OF THE PARKING LOT.
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: PROXIMITY. MATTER OF FACT (UI) BECAUSE YOU CAN CAMP
    LEGALLY TWO HUNDRED FEET OUTSIDE OF THAT PARKING LOT
    CAMPING IS LEGAL. SO I, I KNEW, IT’S A LEVEL SPOT THAT I KNEW
    WAS SLIGHTLY OVER TWO HUNDRED FEET.
    CB: OKAY. UH, AND, AND WHAT DID YOU UH, WHAT DID YOU DO AT
    THAT POINT? SORTA . . .
    GMH: THEN I SECURED HER TO A TREE.
    CB: SECURED HER TO ANOTHER TREE?
    GMH: YEAH. THIS WOULD HAVE EITHER BEEN WITH ANOTHER TWIST TIE
    OR JUST WITH A NYLON TWINE. AND IT WOULD HAVE BEEN JUST UH,
    YOU KNOW, QUAD, QUADRUPLE KNOTTED UH, AROUND HER NECK
    AND QUADRUPLE (UI) KNOTTED AROUND THE TREE. UH, SHE WAS
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    LOOSE IN OTHER WORDS. SO THAT IT COULD NOT BE READILY
    UNTIED. IN OTHER WORDS YOU’VE GOT FOUR OR FIVE SQUARE
    KNOTS. YOU JUST CAN’T REACH UP AND UNTIE ‘EM.
    CB: RIGHT.
    GMH: YOU GOTTA . . .
    CB: ALRIGHT. THEN WHAT DID YOU DO? WHAT (UI)
    GMH: WELL I TOLD HER I, I, I TOLD HER UH, WELL, I WAS GOING TO HAVE
    TO GET HER CARDS AND PIN NUMBER OUT OF THE CAR. WHICH WAS
    IN HER PURSE.
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: UNDER THE SEAT. AND I TOLD HER . . .
    CB: (UI) LET ME, LET ME, LET ME BACK UP. DID SHE TELL YOU WHERE
    HER PURSE AND PIN, UH, CARDS WERE?
    GMH: YEAH.
    CB: OKAY. HOW DID SHE DO THAT? I MEAN, DID YOU ASK HER . . .
    GMH: YEAH.
    CB: . . . .ABOUT IT AND EVERYTHING (UI)
    GMH: YEAH. I TOLD HER FROM THE BEGINNING (UI)
    CB: SO WHAT DID SHE SAY? UH, AT WHAT POINT DID SHE TELL YOU
    OKAY, YOU CAN HAVE IT? ONCE SHE WAS COMPLIANT?
    GMH: YEAH. ONCE I GOT HER BACK AROUND THERE, YEAH, ONCE SHE
    BECAME COMPLIANT.
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    CB: OKAY. UH, AND SHE TOLD YOU WHERE HER CARDS WERE AT THAT
    POINT OR . . .
    GMH: YEAH. SHE TOLD ME INCORRECTLY, BUT IT WAS JUST UNDER THE
    WRONG SEAT . . . SHE SAID UNDER THE DRIVER’S SEAT AND IT WAS
    ACTUALLY UNDER THE PASSENGER SEAT.
    CB: OKAY. OKAY. UH . . . AND DID YOU TELL HER YOU WERE GONNA GO
    DOWN AND COLLECT THOSE (UI) AND WHAT DID YOU DO?
    GMH: I TOLD HER WE WOULD HAVE TO WAIT (UI) I EXPECTED THE LAW TO
    BE THERE. I (UI) I, I FELT THAT UH, IT WOULD BE DETERMINED BY
    THE UH, PEOPLE THAT FOUND THE EQUIPMENT THAT I TOLD YOU
    ABOUT, IF THEY HAD HEARD HER YELLING.
    CB: RIGHT.
    GMH: AND VOICES CARRY WHAT SOUNDS CARRY FOREVER UP THERE. IN
    THE WINTER TIME AND COLD AIR THEY CARRY FOREVER. SO I FELT
    THAT THERE WAS A VERY GOOD POSSIBILITY THAT UH, THE LAW
    WOULD BE THERE BY THE TIME WE GOT THERE, ‘CAUSE IT TOOK US
    PROBABLY TWENTY MINUTES TO GO CROSS COUNTRY AND ALL . . .
    CB: UH HUH.
    GMH: HAD TO TAKE THE SECUREST, SECURIST OF ROUTES UH, YOU KNOW,
    (UI) CROSS COUNTRY (UI) WORK OUR WAY DOWN.
    CB: UH HUH.
    GMH: AND SO IT TOOK, YOU KNOW, SO I EXPECTED THE LAW TO BE THERE.
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    CB: RIGHT.
    GMH: (UI)
    CB: RIGHT.
    GMH: BY THEN UH, WE’RE BOTH GETTING COLD.
    CB: OKAY. HOLD ON ONE SECOND (UI) . . . (ANSWERS CELL PHONE, NONPERTINENT)
    OKAY. UH . . .
    GMH: SO BY, SO BY THEN WE WERE BOTH GETTING COLD. IT’S LATE IN
    THE DAY, IT’S UH, FOR WINTER TIME.
    CB: HOW, HOW LONG DO YOU THINK YOU WAITED TO SEE IF THE LAW
    WAS COMING?
    GMH: TIL UH . . . WHAT TIME IS SUNSET NOW?
    CB: FIVE THIRTY.
    GMH: (UI) I THINK IT’S FIVE NOW, ABOUT LIKE (UI)
    CB: WELL, ACTUAL SUNSET IS PROBABLY AROUND . . .
    GMH: YEAH.
    CB: FIVE FIFTEEN, FIVE THIRTY.
    GMH: NO, NO, IT DOESN’T GET ANY, ANY, ANY UH, ANY SOONER THAN FIVE
    TWENTY FIVE (UI) ANYWAY IT WOULD HAVE BEEN APPROXIMATELY
    RIGHT BEFORE SUNSET. UH, STARTING TO ENTER DUSK. OKAY.
    CB: ABOUT THIS TIME OF DAY?
    GMH: YEAH.
    CB: OKAY. SO IT’S . . .
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    GMH: WHAT TIME IS IT?
    CB: IT’S FIVE FIFTY. (UI) ABOUT THIS TIME OF DAY?
    GMH: YEAH.
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: OH, SO WE’RE, YEAH. SO AS, AS YOU KNOW UH, IF YOU HAVE A
    CLEAR SKY, AND HIGH PRESSURE IN PLACE . . . SOON AS THE SUN
    GOES DOWN THE HEAT RADIATES RIGHT OUT AND THE
    TEMPERATURE DROPS LIKE A ROCK.
    CB: RIGHT.
    GMH: YOU KNOW. IT’S, IT’S, SO, WE’RE BOTH GETTING COLD NOW.
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: SO, I UH, HAD MY BACKPACK ON AND MY HIKING STUFF. AS I SAY,
    I’M THE ONLY PERSON ON THAT MOUNTAIN EQUIPPED TO BE HIKING
    UP THERE. EVERYBODY ELSE IS JUST TRUSTING THEIR LIFE TO
    THEIR FOOT WORK.
    CB: RIGHT.
    GMH: I’VE SEEN A GUY BREAK HIS LEG UP THERE AND I KNOW WHAT IT
    TAKES TO GET A PERSON OFF THAT MOUNTAIN.
    CB: UH HUH.
    GMH: IT TAKES AT LEAST FOUR HOURS, EVEN IF THE CALL GOES OUT
    ABOUT THE TIME THEY HIT THE GROUND. IT TAKES FOUR HOURS TO
    GET ‘EM DOWN.
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    CB: RIGHT.
    GMH: I KNOW. ‘CAUSE I’VE SAW IT HAPPEN.
    CB: RIGHT.
    GMH: AND UH, SO I WAS SO, WE’RE BOTH GETTING COLD. SO I TOOK MY
    PACK OFF AND GAVE HER A UH, A FLEECE PULLOVER, A RED FLEECE
    PULLOVER WHICH YOU PROBABLY FOUND. IT’S A COLUMBIA BRAND
    AND UH, THE MATERIAL IS CALLED OMNI TECH IT’S A COLUMBIA (UI)
    AND IT’S RED. AND IT’S LONG. (UI)
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: AND I GAVE THAT TO HER. AND THEN I DIDN’T HAVE ANYTHING FOR
    MYSELF BUT I, I HAD ON A, A YELLOW (UI) JACKET (UI) BUT SHE, I
    HAVE TWO OF THAT DAY. SO YOU’LL ALSO FIND IN MY STUFF A (UI)
    YELLOW JACKET (UI) HOODLESS, HOODLESS GORTEX JACKETS AND I
    PUT ON A PAIR OF UH, GORTEX PANTS.
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: BUT I HAD NOTHING FOR MY CHEST (UI) AND I ALSO PULLED OUT A
    UH (UI) THAT I USED AS A EMERGENCY SHELTER, UH (UI) AND I
    PULLED OUT A (UI) THAT I USED AS AN EMERGENCY SHELTER AND
    WRAPPED THAT AROUND HER ALSO.
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: AND THEN I WENT DOWN TO THE PARKING LOT, LEFT HER TIED TO
    THAT TREE (UI)
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    CB: AT THAT POINT YOU LEFT HER AGAIN?
    GMH: LEFT HER AGAIN
    CB: AND THIS WAS APPROXIMATELY GETTING DARK?
    GMH: YEAH (UI)
    CB: GETTING DARK? OR AFTER DARK? AND WHERE DID YOU GO?
    GMH: OH, I WENT DOWN AND UH, OPENED HER CAR, OPENED HER VAN . . .
    OH, AND I MOVED MY VAN NEXT TO HER CAR.
    CB: DID SHE TELL YOU WHAT, WHAT HER VEHICLE WAS?
    GMH: YEAH.
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: SO I GOT MY VAN AND MOVED IT NEXT TO HER CAR.
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: AND UH, I LOOKED FOR THE PURSE UNDER THE DRIVER’S SEAT, IT
    WASN’T THERE. THEN I WALKED UP, UNSECURED HER, WALKED HER
    DOWN, I HAD MY VAN OPEN … THE SIDE DOOR. AND UH, IT WAS
    NEXT TO HER CAR. SO I WALKED HER UP NEXT TO HER CAR. AGAIN,
    HER DOG WAS WITH HER. HER DOG WAS WITH HER.
    CB: RIGHT.
    GMH: SO I WALKED HER UP UH, NEXT TO HER CAR . . .
    CB: UH HUH.
    GMH: OPENED THE SIDE DOOR OF MY VAN AND PUT HER IN MY VAN. AND,
    AND, THEN TOOK A UH, A CHAIN . . .PUT HER IN MY VAN AND LAID
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    HER DOWN, TH
    ERE IS A SLIDING SIDE DOOR ON THE LEFT. OPENED
    THAT SLIDING DOOR, I HAD A CARGO BAGS THERE. I JUST TOLD HER
    TO LAY DOWN ON THE CARGO BAGS.
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: AND UH, I HAD TWO LENGTHS OF CHAIN PADLOCKED TO THE SEAT
    MOUNTING, THE FRONT SEAT MOUNTING, ONE CHAIN PADLOCKED,
    ANOTHER (UI) SEAT (UI)
    CB: UH HUH.
    GMH: (UI) THE SEAT WAS ATTACHED TO THE CAR. THE SHORTEST ONE
    WAS FOUR OR FIVE FEET LONG. THE OTHER WAS ABOUT NINE FEET
    LONG. IT WAS LINK CHAIN.
    CB: YOU HAD IT AFFIXED TO YOUR FRAME?
    GMH: YEAH. AFFIXED TO THE SEAT. UH, IT UH, YOU KNOW, LIKE WHERE
    YOUR SEAT ATTACHES TO THE CAR. IT’S QUITE SECURE IN CASE YOU
    GET HIT. YOU KNOW IN OTHER WORDS IF YOU REACH UNDER THE
    SEAT . . .
    CB: WHAT WAS . . .
    GMH: THE OTHER . . .
    CB: . . . WHAT WAS THE PURPOSE OF THE CHAIN ITSELF? I MEAN, YOU
    HAD IT ALREADY ATTACHED TO YOUR (UI)
    GMH: YEAH. IT WAS ALREADY ATTACHED. ONE WAS ATTACHED THERE
    AND ONE WAS ATTACHED HERE.
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    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: YEAH, THEY WERE ATTACHED BY BEING PADLOCKED.
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: IN OTHER WORDS THE CHAINS, ONE END OF THE CHAIN WAS
    BROUGHT UNDER THE SEAT, SECURED, AND PADLOCKED.
    CB: UH HUH.
    GMH: AND THE OTHER END WAS LOOSE. AND DITTO WITH THAT.
    CB: AND WHAT’S THE PURPOSE OF THAT?
    GMH: TO SECURE HER . . . OH, NO, NORMALLY I WOULD HAVE THAT TO UH,
    NORMALLY I WOULD HAVE THAT TO, IF I WAS CARRYING EXPENSIVE
    EQUIP, LIKE A GENERATOR OR SOMETHING IN THE VAN, I WOULD
    CHAIN THE GENERATOR IN THE VAN IN CASE SOMEONE SAW THE
    GENERATOR TO BREAK IN, SOMEONE WILL BREAK IN TO STEAL A 3 ½
    KW GENERATOR.
    CB: RIGHT.
    GMH: . . . IF THEY SEE IT SITTING IN A VAN.
    CB: RIGHT.
    GMH: THEY’LL JUST BREAK IN YOUR VAN JUST TO GET THAT.
    CB: DID YOU HAVE TO UNLOCK THE CHAIN TO PUT IT ON HER OR . . .
    GMH: NO, I, NO, THAT END, I HAD SEVERAL PADLOCKS.
    CB: UH HUH.
    GMH: HAD SEVERAL PADLOCKS. SO I HAD ANOTHER, I HAD TWO OTHER
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    PADLOCKS. SO I HAD A LOT OF PADLOCKS. A NUMBER OF
    PADLOCKS. AND UH, SO, BOTH OF THOSE ENDS WERE, BOTH OF
    THOSE CHAINS WERE PADLOCKED BY ONE END TO THE SEAT
    MOUNT. ONE WOULD HAVE BEEN AT, IF A PERSON WAS LAYING THIS
    WAY, FEET THERE, HEAD THERE, ONE WOULD HAVE BEEN AT THE
    FEET AND ONE WOULD HAVE BEEN IN THE VICINITY OF THE HEAD.
    CB: OKAY, SO YOU CHAINED ONE CHAIN TO HER
    GMH: SO UH . . .
    CB: HOW DID YOU CHAIN HER?
    GMH: IN ABOUT, THE SHORTEST CHAIN WAS ABOUT UH, I DON’T KNOW,
    FIVE, SIX FEET LONG. THE LONGEST ONE WAS TWELVE FEET, I
    BELIEVE. SO I JUST TOOK SIMPLY ONE END AND THEN UH, IT WASN’T
    TIGHTLY. I JUST TOLD HER TO LAY DOWN . . .
    CB: UH HUH.
    GMH: AND UH, ONE END OF THE CHAIN WAS PADLOCKED ALREADY TO THE
    SEAT. SO I TOOK THE OTHER AND, I DIDN’T GO ALL THE WAY TO THE
    END (UI) YOU KNOW, BUT (UI) I KNOW, FOUR, FIVE, SIX (UI) OTHER.
    PUT IT AROUND HER SO IT WAS TIGHT ENOUGH SO SHE COULDN’T
    GET IT OVER HER HEAD . . .
    CB: RIGHT.
    GMH: AND PADLOCKED THAT. I DIDN’T SECURE HER FEET OR HER HANDS.
    CB: OKAY. ALRIGHT. WHAT DID SHE SAY TO YOU? DID SHE SAY
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    ANYTHING AT THAT POINT?
    GMH: SHE SAID UH, THEY TOLD ME NOT TO GET IN THE VAN. NOT, OR IN
    THE, I SAID GET IN THE VAN BITCH. AND THEN I DETERMINED FROM
    WHERE HER, HER PURSE WAS AND IT WAS UNDER THE PASSENGER
    NOT UNDER THE DRIVER.
    CB: DID YOU HAVE TO FORCE HER INTO THE VAN OR . . . DID SHE
    COOPERATE?
    GMH: NO, SHE PROTESTED BUT . . . NO, NO I MEAN, SHE WAS COMPLIANT.
    YOU KNOW, I DIDN’T, I DIDN’T HIT HER, NO PHYSICAL FORCE OF ANY
    KIND AFTER THAT.
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: AFTER THAT UH, ON THE MOUNTAIN.
    CB: OH, OKAY. SO SHE PROTESTED AND SAID . . .
    GMH: THEY TOLD ME NOT TO GET IN THE VEHICLE. I SAID GET IN THE VAN
    BITCH.
    CB: AND SHE WENT IN? O.K. BUT SHE DIDN’T GET PHYSICAL?
    GMH: NEVER AGAIN. NEVER . . .NOTHING.
    CB: NO? OKAY. ALRIGHT. UH . . .SO YOU PUT A PIECE OF CHAIN AROUND
    HER NECK . . .
    GMH: THAT CHAIN THAT I TOLD YOU ABOUT.
    CB: DRIVER’S SIDE?
    GMH: YEAH, THE DRIVER’S SIDE (UI) IT DIDN’T HAVE HER CINCHED DOWN
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    TIGHT. IT JUST . . .
    CB: THAT DON’T BOTHER YOU SHERIFF? OKAY.
    SS: NO
    GMH: NO, NO, SHE, SHE WAS NOT . . . AS A MATTER OF FACT UH, YOU
    KNOW, SHE COULD HAVE, YOU KNOW, GRABBED SOMETHING,
    SMACKED ME UP THE SIDE OF THE HEAD WHILE I WAS DRIVING.
    YOU KNOW. I SAID I, I (UI, NOISE) . . . SO YEAH, SHE COULD HAVE
    REACHED AROUND AND GOT A, STRANGLE HOLD OR ANYTHING
    ELSE WHILE I WAS DRIVING IT WAS JUST TO KEEP FROM JUMPING UP
    AND JUMPING OUT. AND I ALSO PUT THE CHILD PROOF LATCH ON
    THE SLIDING DOOR SO IT COULD NOT BE OPENED FROM THE INSIDE.
    CB: THE, THE CHAIN THAT’S ON THE PASSENGER SEAT, WHAT DID YOU
    DO, PUT IT AROUND HER LEG
    GMH: NO, NO, I JUST.
    CB: JUST THE ONE ON HER NECK. OKAY. OKAY. AT THAT POINT YOU
    WENT AND GOT HER PURSE.
    GMH: WHICH WAS NEXT TO…
    CB: RIGHT, RIGHT. O.K. THEN WHAT DID YOU DO?
    GMH: THEN UH, BY THEN, UH, OF COURSE HER DOG WAS A LITTLE LEERY
    OF ME. BY THEN. OF COURSE.
    CB: UH HUH.
    GMH: A, A LITTLE SKIDDISH OF ME.
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    CB: UH HUH.
    GMH: TO SAY THE LEAST, AND UH, SO I GOT HER DOG TO JUMP IN HER CAR
    I TOLD HER AND UH, I UH, AND I, SHE WAS CONCERNED ABOUT HER
    DOG, OF COURSE.
    CB: UH HUH.
    GMH: AND UH, I SAID I PUT IT IN YOUR CAR SO IT WILL BE OKAY. PUT HER
    DOG IN HER CAR.
    CB: IN WHAT CAR.
    GMH: IN HER CAR.
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: GOT THAT AND THEN LEFT AND HEADED 129 NORTH.
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: TOWARDS BLAIRSVILLE
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: AND GOT SEVERAL MILES AS WE WERE DRIVING (UI) SEVERAL MILES
    AWAY SHE STILL VOICING CONCERN ABOUT HER DOG. SO, PLUS, I
    DIDN’T, YOU KNOW, I DIDN’T WANT, I WANTED HER TO BE CALM
    AND, YOU KNOW (UI) I, I KNEW SHE WAS ANXIOUS ABOUT HER DOG.
    AND SHE WAS WONDERING ABOUT HER DOG, IF HER DOG WAS
    GOING TO BE OKAY. SO I SAID WELL. YOU WANT ME TO GO BACK
    TO GET YOUR DOG? SHE SAID YES. SO I TURNED AROUND. WENT
    BACK. AND GOT HER DOG
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    CB: OKAY. LET ME ASK YOU ONE QUICK QUESTION. DID SHE EVER GIVE
    YOU HER PIN NUMBER WHILE SHE WAS ASKING FOR IT ON THE
    MOUNTAIN, I MEAN, WHILE YOU WERE ASKING FOR IT ON THE
    MOUNTAIN?
    GMH: YEAH, YEAH. AFTER I GOT CONTROL OF HER AROUND THE SIDE SHE
    GAVE ME A PIN NUMBER.
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: IT WAS INCORRECT.
    CB: OKAY. AND WELL I’M ASKING . . .
    GMH: SHE NEVER GAVE ME A CORRECT NUMBER.
    CB: OKAY. WELL LET ME ASK YOU THIS . . .
    GMH: (UI)
    CB: LET ME ASK YOU THIS. UH, HOW (UI)
    GMH: (UI)
    CB: LET ME ASK YOU THIS . . .
    GMH: I’M SORRY IF MY BREATH IS BAD. I BEEN DRINKING COFFEE.
    CB: NO, THAT’S FINE. YOU UH, YOU HAD A PIN NUMBER?
    GMH: UH HUH.
    CB: AND YOU HAD HER CARDS?
    GMH: UH HUH.
    CB: BUT YOU DIDN’T BELIEVE SHE HAD GIVEN YOU THE CORRECT PIN
    NUMBER OR YOU TOOK HER JUST TO MAKE SURE IT WAS THE RIGHT
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    PIN NUMBER.
    GMH: CORRECT.
    CB: OKAY. WOULD, I MEAN, IS THAT SOMETHING THAT, THAT YOU HAD
    PLANNED TO DO ANYWAY?
    GMH: YEAH.
    CB: OKAY OKAY. NEIL, EVERYTHING OKAY WITH YOU SO FAR?
    NS: (UI)
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: I’M GONNA TELL YOU RIGHT NOW. THERE WAS NEVER ANY PLAN TO
    LET HER GO.
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: I KNEW THAT IF I LET HER GO I WOULD BE IDENTIFIED I KNEW THAT
    IF I LET HER GO (UI) IDENTIFY YOURSELF. I KNEW THAT SHE
    COULDN’T, COULDN’T BE LET GO.
    CB: OKAY. SO YOU . . .
    GMH: I KNEW SHE WAS DOOMED.
    CB: BY, BY SAYING, BY SAYING THAT, YOU’RE, YOU’RE BASICALLY
    TELLING ME BY SAYING THAT, YOU’RE BASICALLY TELLING ME
    THAT WHEN YOU FIRST MET HER AT THE A.T. AND REESE TRAIL . . .
    GMH: NO, I’M NOT TELLING YOU THAT.
    CB: OKAY.
    (NOISE)
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    CB: ALRIGHT. UH . . . BUT ONCE YOU ABDUCTED HER THERE WAS NO
    CHANCE SHE WAS GONNA, SHE WAS GONNA GET OUT. CORRECT?
    GMH: I, I, I CAN’T, I, I’M NOT TELLING YOU THAT.
    CB: IS THAT ON ADVICE OF COUNSEL OR . . .
    NS: (UI) WELL YOU ALREADY TOLD HIM I THINK
    CB: RIGHT. ALRIGHT. THAT’S FINE. UH, SO WHAT, WHICH DIRECTION
    DID YOU GO AFTER YOU CAME BACK AND GOT THE DOG?
    GMH: UH, BACK THE SAME DIRECTION.
    CB: OKAY. NORTH ON ONE TWENTY NINE. OKAY… AND WHERE’D YOU
    GO TO?
    GMH: BLAIRSVILLE.
    CB: WHAT’D YOU DO IN BLAIRSVILLE?
    GMH: WENT TO THE APPALACHIAN BANK. THE UH, APPAL
    ACHIAN
    MOUNTAIN BANK. IN UH, BLAIRSVILLE.
    CB: UH HUH.
    GMH: ATTEMPTED THE CARD. AND IT WAS THE WRONG CARD.
    CB: OKAY. ALRIGHT. UH . . . AND THEY DIDN’T WORK?
    GMH: DIDN’T WORK. I PARKED ACROSS THE STREET.
    CB: HOW MANY CARDS DID YOU USE?
    GMH: UH, I HAD, I HAD A UH, I HAD THREE, BUT I’M REALLY NOT SURE.
    ‘CAUSE SHE HAD ME RUN ‘EM SO MANY TIMES THAT UH, I’M NOT,
    YOU KNOW, RIGHT SURE. I MEAN I RUN THEM IN BLAIRSVILLE AND
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    THEN I WENT TO GAINESVILLE AND THEN I WENT TO CANTON . . .
    CB: WELL LET’S, LET’S . . .
    GMH: . . . AND TRIED MULTIPLE TIMES.
    CB: ALRIGHT. LET’S DO IT, LET’S DO IT STEP BY STEP, THOUGH. THIS
    TIME YOU, YOU HAD THREE CARDS. YOU ATTEMPTED ‘EM IN THE
    APPALACHIAN BANK.
    GMH: I WON’T SAY I ATTEMPTED ALL OF ‘EM.
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: I, I WOULDN’T (UI)
    CB: BUT YOU WERE IN POSSESSION OF ‘EM.
    GMH: YEAH. I’M IN POSSESSION OF THREE OF ‘EM AND I PROBABLY TRIED
    A WACHOVIA DEBIT CARD, UH, WELL I KNOW I TRIED THAT FIRST,
    BUT IF I TRIED ANY OF THE OTHERS I, I’M NOT SURE.
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: I’M NOT SURE.
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: I, I CAN ONLY TELL YOU FOR SURE THAT I TRIED THE WACHOVIA.
    CB: AND YOU SAID YOU PARKED WHERE?
    GMH: TO THE, I DON’T ACTUALLY KNOW MY DIRECTIONS BUT IT WOULD
    BE UH, IF YOU’RE AT THE ATM, UH, IT’S THE ATM IS, IT’S A DRIVE-IN.
    AS YOU’RE LOOKING AT THE ATM, I’M ACROSS THE STREET IN A
    PARKING LOT OF A CLOSED BUSINESS. AND UH, LOOKING AT THE
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    ATM FROM MY PARKED POSITION UH, TO THE LEFT AND BEYOND IS
    A WAFFLE HOUSE OR A HUDDLE HOUSE THERE.
    CB: OKAY. DID YOU ATTEMPT TO CONCEAL YOUR FACE IN ANY WAY
    WHILE YOU . . .
    GMH: YES, I DID CONCEAL MY FACE.
    CB: HOW DID YOU CONCEAL YOUR FACE?
    GMH: HELD A UH, UH, TOWEL OVER MY UH, FACE.
    CB: OKAY. OKAY. AND OBVIOUSLY TO NO AVAIL AT THAT LOCATION
    SO YOU LEFT AND . . .
    GMH: WELL, NO, IT WAS A LITTLE MORE DRAWN OUT THAN THAT.
    CB: OKAY. TELL ME ABOUT ALL THAT.
    GMH: CARD WOULDN’T WORK, IT WAS EITHER UH, INVALID OR
    UNAUTHORIZED. SO I CAME BACK, WENT BACK TO THE VAN. I SAID
    HONEY I’VE GOT (UI) AND UH, SHE’S DANCING AROUND WITH TWO
    MORE PIN NUMBERS. WELL I THINK I DID THIS OR I JUST CHANGED
    IT OVER AND I’M NOT SURE AND THIS AND THAT AND I CHANGED IT
    AND BLAH, BLAH, BLAH. GO TRY IT AGAIN. IT’LL WORK.
    CB: UH HUH.
    GMH: THE FIRST NUMBER SHE GIVE ME. ANOTHER TWO NUMBERS.
    CB: RIGHT.
    GMH: SHE GIVE ME A NUMBER. AND UH, TRIED IT AGAIN. MIGHT HAVE
    TRIED THE UH, UH, VISA CREDIT CARD TOO. I MAY HAVE. I MAY
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    HAVE AND I MAY NOT HAVE. (UI) TRIED ANOTHER UH, NUMBER
    AND CAME BACK HON, NOT WORKING. YOU MIGHT AS WELL JUST
    GIVE IT UP. I DON’T KNOW WHAT (UI) SHE CONVINCES ME TO I THINK
    TRY THE THIRD AND MAYBE EVEN A FOURTH TIME. (UI) THE
    NUMBER (UI)
    CB: OKAY AND IT DIDN’T WORK?
    GMH: NONE OF IT WORKED.
    CB: OKAY. THEN WHAT DID YOU DO?
    GMH: SO SHE’S STILL TELLING ME IT’S, IT’LL, IT’S GONNA WORK. IT’S
    GONNA WORK. MUST BE A WRONG BANK OR A, MAYBE A
    WACHOVIA. I’VE ONLY USED IT AT THIS AND THAT. JUST A WHOLE
    BUNCH OF STUFF. SHE’S ALL OVER THE PLACE (UI)
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: AND UH, SO I DETERMINED TO DRIVE SOMEWHERE AT, AT ANOTHER
    BANK. AT A WACHOVIA. SHE SAID SHE USED THAT OTHER (UI) AND
    UH . . . (UI). .
    CB: HOLD ON ONE SECOND.
    CB: UH, SO YOU LEFT AND WENT TO GAINESVILLE TO ATTEMPT IT AT.
    GMH: YEAH, SINCE I NEEDED A, A MET, A LARGER METROPOLITAN AREA
    BECAUSE I’M WALKING UP TO ATM’S, WALKING LATER AT NIGHT
    WITH MY FACE COVERED . . .
    CB: UMM.
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    GMH: YOU KNOW. YOU GOTTA BE KINDA CAREFUL ABOUT WHAT ATM
    YOU USE. IF ANYONE SEES YOU, OR ON A COLD NIGHT, LATE AT
    NIGHT, ON FOOT, AT A DRIVE-IN ATM, COVERING YOUR FACE, YOU
    KNOW, SOME POLICE OFFICER JUST PASSING BY . . .
    CB: UMM.
    GMH: YOU KNOW. SO I NEEDED A LARGER METROPOLITAN AREA IN
    WHICH TO GET A, A BETTER LOCATION AND HAVE A SELECTION OF
    LOCATIONS. SO I DETERMINED THAT GAINESVILLE WAS THE PLACE.
    CB: YOU SAID A LARGER METROPOLITAN AREA (UI)
    GMH: THAN BLAIRSVILLE. THAN BLAIRSVILLE.
    CB: I MEAN, WOULD IT HAVE BEEN BETTER TO HAVE BEEN IN THE
    DAYLIGHT AT, AT THAT TIME, OR . . .
    GMH: NO, IT HAS, THERE’S A WINDOW, THERE, YOU SEE.
    CB: RIGHT.
    GMH: THE WINDOW IS BETWEEN DARK AND TOO, TOO LATE.
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: IT BECOMES INAPPROPRIATE IF IT’S . . .
    CB: RIGHT. BUT IN THE DAYTIME WOULD HAVE BEEN OKAY?
    GMH: NO, NO, NO (UI)
    CB: DEFINITELY NOT DAYTIME.
    GMH: NO. NO.
    CB: OKAY.
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    GMH: YOU WANT A TIME BETWEEN DARK AND TOO LATE, WHEN THE
    STREETS CLEAR OUT.
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: ON A BITTERLY COLD NIGHT . . .
    CB: RIGHT.
    GMH: THE STREETS ARE GONNA CLEAR AND THEN ANY POLICE OFFICER
    PASSING BY, POLICE OFFICERS ARE INQUISITIVE AND CURIOUS BY
    NATURE.
    CB: RIGHT.
    GMH: SO HE WOULD HAVE BEEN CURIOUS AS TO WHY, YOU KNOW, WHEN
    ALL THE STREETS ARE EMPTY, WHY IS THIS GUY WALKING AROUND
    AT AN ATM HOLDING SOMETHING OVER HIS FACE?
    CB: OKAY. JUST GIVE ME ONE SECOND IF YOU WILL.
    GMH: YEAH.
    CB: I’M JUST GONNA CHECK THIS VOICE MESSAGE.
    (PAUSE)
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: SO GAINESVILLE WAS PUSHING THE ENVELOPE, BUT IT WAS, IT’S A
    FAIRLY LARGE AREA. METROPOLITAN AREA. SO, STILL ACTIVITY
    BY THE TIME I GOT THERE. WHICH IS NOT THAT LATE BUT SUCH A
    BITTERLY COLD NIGHT, YOU KNOW. IT’S EFFECTIVELY LATE, VERY
    EARLY, YOU KNOW, BECAUSE PEOPLE JUST CLEAR OFF. IT’S COLD.
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    WENT DOWN THERE AND GOT A WACHOVIA . . .
    CB: WHAT, WHAT YOU’RE TELLING ME IS IT NEEDS TO BE DARK BUT
    THERE STILL NEEDS TO BE PEOPLE AROUND AND DOING THINGS . . .
    GMH: RIGHT.
    CB: SO THAT YOU DON’T JUST SORTA STAND OUT THAT YOU’RE THE
    ONLY PERSON ON THE STREET.
    GMH: EXACTLY. ANY, ANY POLICE OFFICER IS CURIOUS AND INQUISITIVE.
    INQUISITIVE.
    CB: RIGHT.
    GMH: IF HE’S ANY GOOD AT ALL HE’S CURIOUS AND ANYTIME HE SEES A
    PERSON, ANYTIME HE SEES ANYTHING THAT’S INAPPROPRIATE . . .
    CB: RIGHT.
    GMH: . . . TO ANY SITUATION HE ASKS HIMSELF WHY.
    CB: RIGHT, RIGHT.
    GMH: AND I UNDERSTAND (UI) HEY, ARE YOU A POLICE OFFICER? OH
    YEAH, RIGHT (UI)
    CB: (LAUGHS)
    GMH: I’M JUST KIDDING, A LITTLE LEVITY.
    CB: UM. OKAY.
    GMH: AND SHE, SO I FOUND THE ONE OFF OF UH, DOWNTOWN
    GAINESVILLE, UH, YOU’RE GONNA HAVE IT I GUESS . . . UH, ONE OFF
    DOWNTOWN GAINESVILLE, I GUESS THAT IS THE MAIN DRAG IN
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    GAINESVILLE, BUT I BELIEVE IT’S HIGHWAY SIXTY. THERE’S A
    WACHOVIA BANK. IT’S NEAR TO A, SOME COLLEGE CAMPUS, UH,
    THAT’S UH . . .
    CB: IS IT A WACHOVIA BANK?
    GMH: YEAH. AND IT’S UH, HIGHWAY SIXTY, ABOUT DOWNTOWN OR IN THE
    CENTRAL CITY OF GAINESVILLE . . . IT WOULD BE TO THE NORTH
    SIDE UH, ON THE NORTHERLY SIDE OF, OF THAT STREET, WHICH I
    THINK IS SIXTY.
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: AND SHE SENT ME TO THAT ONE FOUR OR FIVE TIMES. EACH TIME
    I’D COME BACK AND UH, TELL HER IT WASN’T WORKING AND SHE
    WOULD CONVINCE ME TO GO BACK AND TRY AGAIN.
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: AGAIN, UH, SHE WAS ONLY SECURED BY A LOOSE CHAIN . . .
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: SHE, SHE WAS NOT, HER HANDS WEREN’T SECURE, BUT WE WERE IN
    A DARK PARKING LOT. I MEAN, JUST THE FACT THAT YOU’RE
    PARKED IN A PARKING LOT OF A CLOSED BUSINESS WOULD . . .
    CB: THROW UP A FLAG . . .
    GMH: TO A POLICE OFFICER.
    CB: RIGHT.
    GMH: IT SHOULD.
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    CB: UH HUH.
    GMH: HE’S DRIVING, HE KNOWS HIS BEAT.
    CB: RIGHT.
    GMH: HE KNOWS EVERYTHING ON THAT BEAT.
    CB: RIGHT.
    GMH: OKAY. AND IF HE’S DRIVING BY A BUILDING THAT’S CLOSED, AND
    THE PARKING LOT’S EMPTY, AND ALL OF A SUDDEN THERE’S A VAN
    IN THAT PARKING LOT, HE’S GONNA WONDER WHY.
    CB: RIGHT.
    GMH: HE’LL PROBABLY CHECK IT OUT.
    CB: RIGHT.
    GMH: I COULD BE A BURGLAR.
    CB: RIGHT.
    GMH: BUT, HEY. SO I WAS. I WAS PARKED THERE A HALF, I DON’T KNOW, A
    HUNDRED YARDS AWAY IN A CLOSED BUSINESS IN THE PARKING
    LOT. (UI) AND SHE WAS ALWAYS SECURED LOOSELY BY THE CHAIN
    SO THAT . . .
    CB: WHEN YOU SAY LOOSELY, COULD SHE HAVE SLIPPED IT OVER HER
    HEAD?
    GMH: NO, I MEAN, WHAT I MEAN LOOSELY IS SHE WAS . . .
    CB: WASN’T CHOKING.
    GMH: NO, NO, I, JUST SECURE ENOUGH THAT SHE COULDN’T SLIP, WHAT I
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    MEAN LOOSELY, SHE HAD FREEDOM OF, OF MOVEMENT AROUND IN,
    IN THE
    VAN.
    CB: OH, AND HER DOG WAS WITH HER SO SHE, YOU THINK SHE FELT
    COMFORTABLE (UI)
    GMH: YEAH, YEAH.
    CB: (UI)
    GMH: NO, NO . . .
    CB: OR NOT MAKE ANY NOISE (UI)
    GMH: SHE WASN’T GOING NOWHERE AND I TOLD HER IF SHE MADE ANY
    NOISE IT WAS CURTAINS
    CB: OKAY, OKAY. AND, AND WHAT DID YOU, WHAT DID, HOW DID YOU
    PUT THAT TO HER, IF SHE MADE ANY NOISE, WHAT DID YOU SAY.
    GMH: YOU GO MESSING AROUND I’LL SHOOT YOUR ASS.
    CB: OKAY. UH, FOUR OR FIVE TIMES SHE KEPT TRYING TO CONVINCE
    YOU THAT IT WOULD WORK. THAT . . .
    GMH: OH, SHE DID CONVINCE ME.
    CB: RIGHT.
    GMH: SHE RAN ME BACK, I’D COME, I’D GO (LAUGHS) LIKE AN IDOT . . .
    CB: UH HUH.
    GMH: I MEAN, REALLY, YOU KNOW SOME, ETERNAL OPTIMIST.
    CB: UHH.
    GMH: I’D HAVE TO GO OUT OF THE VAN, WALK FOR A HUNDRED YARDS OR
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    WHEREVER TO RUN IT, YOU KNOW, COME BACK. SHE’D GIVE ME
    SOME OTHER STORY . . .
    CB: RIGHT.
    GMH: YOU KNOW, OR ANOTHER CARD . . .
    CB: RIGHT.
    GMH: . . . YOU KNOW. I’VE GOT THREE OF THEM TO WORK WITH.
    CB: YEAH.
    GMH: (LAUGHS) I DON’T KNOW WHY THE REASON FOR ALL OF THIS WAS
    (LAUGHS ) . . .
    CB: UH HUH.
    GMH: YOU KNOW, I TOLD HER LATER, I SAID HELL, I’M NOT EVEN GONNA
    ASK YOU WHY. IT’S JUST THAT I’LL NEVER UNDERSTAND WHY,
    WHAT THE PURPOSE OF YOU BEEN, RUNNING, DOING THIS FOR.
    CB: RIGHT, RIGHT.
    GMH: AND SO I’D RUN IT, AND COME BACK, RUN, AND HON YOU KNOW AND
    TRY THIS AND THIS NUMBER AND IT, YOU KNOW, AND UH, I DID, BUT
    DIDN’T WORK.
    CB: OKAY. SO . . .
    GMH: COME BACK. HON. (UI)
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: WELL THEY SENT OUT (UI, LAUGHS) PROBABLY FOUR TIMES OR SO.
    CB: OKAY.
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    GMH: MAYBE FIVE. SHE SENT ME WALKING BACK TO THAT THING,
    HOLDING A DAMN TOWEL IN FRONT OF ME. . .
    CB: RIGHT.
    GMH: BY NOW IT’S GETTING LATE. THE STREETS ARE FREAKING EMPTY
    AND AS, AS FAR AS PEDESTRIANS GO. BUT THERE’S STILL PLENTY OF
    TRAFFIC.
    CB: RIGHT.
    GMH: NOW THERE’S STILL PLENTY OF MOTOR TRAFFIC BUT THE STREETS
    ARE EMPTY AND HUH, FOUR OR FIVE TIMES SHE SENT ME BACK TO
    THAT THING, MAN.
    CB: UMM. ALRIGHT, UH, YOU UH . . . YOU BASICALLY . . . YOU
    BASICALLY UH, TRIED IT FOUR OR FIVE TIMES AND IT DIDN’T WORK.
    NOW HOW INJURED WAS SHE, TO YOUR KNOWLEDGE? I MEAN, WAS
    SHE . . .
    GMH: OH, I KEPT INQUIRING ABOUT IT, UH, NOT AT ALL
    CB: COULD YOU, COULD YOU VISUALLY SEE THAT SHE WAS . . .
    GMH: SHE HAD . . .
    CB: WAS SHE BLEEDING?
    GMH: NO, NO, SHE . . . NO, NEVER BLEEDING. SHE HAD JUST SLIGHTLY
    BLACKENED EYES . . .
    CB: UH HUH.
    GMH: AND SLIGHT BRUISE ON HER NOSE. SHE MAY HAVE A FRACTURED
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    NOSE. UH, BUT, VISUALLY AND, AND FROM WHAT SHE TOLD ME, SHE
    JUST HAD A HEADACHE. YEAH. SO I, I GAVE HER ASPIRIN. OH, AND I
    ASKED HER WHAT SHE WANTED . . .
    CB: WHEN DID, WHEN DID YOU GIVE HER THE ASPIRIN?
    GMH: I GAVE HER ASPIRIN SEVERAL TIMES. I’M NOT SURE WHAT THE FIRST
    TIME WAS . . .
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: BUT I ASKED HER CONSTANTLY IF SHE WAS IN PAIN, UH, IF SHE HAD
    LOST CONSCIOUSNESS. I ASKED HER IF SHE HAD DOUBLE VISION I
    ASKED HER IF SHE HAD RINGING IN HER EARS AND I ASKED WHAT
    SHE WANTED AS FAR AS A PAINKILLER GOES. AND WHEN SHE
    ASKED FOR ASPIRIN, WHENEVER THAT WAS, I GAVE HER ASPIRIN.
    AND I CONTINUED ANYTIME SHE WANTED TO GIVE HER ASPIRIN.
    CB: UH, OKAY, SO WHEN YOU LEFT THE BANK ATTEMPTS DOWN, DOWN
    IN GAINESVILLE, WHICH WAY DID YOU GO?
    GMH: BACK TO DAHLONEGA. NOW IT’S TOO LATE AND I, I’VE HAD IT. I, I’M
    LIKE (UI), WITH THE M.S. SOME DAYS I CAN’T GET OUT OF BED AND
    SOME DAYS I’M GOOD FOR A FEW HOURS. (UI) . . . WHEN I GET TO
    THIS POINT I CAN’T EVEN REMEMBER ANYTHING (UI)
    CB: WHAT, WHICH, WHICH DIRECTION DID YOU GO TO GO TO
    DAHLONEGA?
    GMH: HIGHWAY SIXTY, YEAH, HIGHWAY SIXTY AND FOUR HUNDRED.
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    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: YEAH. HIGHWAY SIXTY TO THE HEAD OF FOUR HUNDRED.
    CB: OKAY THEN WHAT DID YOU DO WHEN YOU GOT UP THERE?
    GMH: OH NO, NO. NO, NO, NO, NO, NO. THAT’S WHEN I WENT, YEAH, YEAH,
    YEAH, HIGHWAY SIXTY TO FOUR HUNDRED AND THEN SIXTY GOES
    RIGHT ON IN TO DAHLONEGA. YEAH, YEAH, YEAH.
    CB: WHERE DID YOU STAY IN DAHLONEGA?
    GMH: OKAY. THEN I ATTEMPTED TO GO UH, NORTH, UH, ONE TWENTY
    NINE AGAIN, BUT WE WERE NOW HAVING SNOW, COMING AT THE
    HIGHER ELEVATIONS. AS I GOT HIGHER ELEVATIONS I WAS GONNA
    FIND A PLACE TO CAMP BUT I WAS SHOT BY THEN. I COULDN’T
    THINK STRAIGHT.
    CB: OKAY. SO YOU ACTUALLY CAME SIXTY UP TO DAHLONEGA AND
    THEN YOU CUT BACK ACROSS TO ONE TWENTY NINE, OR . . .
    GMH: NO, ONE TWENTY NINE GOES INTO DAHLONEGA.
    CB: NO . . .
    GMH: IT’S A BYPASS AROUND DAHLONEGA
    CB: ARE YOU, THINKING ABOUT . . .
    GMH: ONE TWENTY NINE GOES OVER NEAL’S GAP. AM I NOT RIGHT? AM I
    CORRECT?
    CB: (UI)
    GMH: WE CAME ONE TWENTY NINE.
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    CB: OKAY. ONE TWENTY NINE (UI)
    SS: (UI)
    GMH: AND ACTUALLY FOR SOME REASON AND I’M NOT SURE WHY I, I
    WENT INTO DOWNTOWN DAHLONEGA AND UH, I DIDN’T GO THE
    BYPASS. YOU KNOW, I WENT TO (UI) AND I JUST GOT ON IT, PERHAPS,
    AND UH, I’M NOT MENTALLY FUNCTIONING BY THEN. AS I AM NOW.
    I’M START, I’M STARTING TO FLAG OUT RIGHT NOW. SO (UI) AND UH,
    I STARTED . . .
    CB: I, I MAY BE, I MAY BE TOTALLY LOST, BUT I WAS THINKING ONE
    TWENTY NINE RAN FROM GAINESVILLE TO BLAIRSVILLE. IS THAT . .
    .
    GMH: IT DOES.
    CB: OKAY. AND WHERE, AT WHAT PART, PART OF ONE TWENTY NINE . . .
    GMH: I JUST COULDN’T . . .
    CB: GOES AROUND DAHLONEGA? WHERE, WHERE WE (UI)
    GMH: (UI) NO, NO.
    TD: IS THAT SIXTY?
    GMH: YEAH, WE’RE TALKING ABOUT SIXTY PROBABLY.
    TD: YEAH, BUT ONE TWENTY NINE IS (UI)
    GMH: INTO TOWN, YEAH, OH YEAH . . .
    TD: RIGHT?
    GMH: OH, YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, YEAH. IT’S NOT ONE TWENTY NINE
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    AT THAT POINT.
    CB: ONE, ONE TWENTY . . .
    GMH: IT’S NOT, IT COMES IN, IT’S SIXTY, IT COMES, OR WHATEVER . . .
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: IT COMES INTO IT AT TURNER’S CORNER IS WHERE IT COMES, YOU’RE
    RIGHT. YOU’RE RIGHT.
    CB: THAT’S THE WAY, THAT’S THE WAY WE BASICALLY JUST CAME.
    GMH: YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, YEAH. UH, SOME WAY OR THE OTHER I ENDED
    UP GOING THROUGH DAHLONEGA. I’M NOT SURE WHY.
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: I COULDN’T EVEN REMEMBER STRAIGHT.
    CB: RIGHT.
    GMH: YEAH. AND I STARTED NORTH TO UH, WITH THE OBJECT OF GETTING
    A CAMPSITE SOMEWHERE. AND THE SNOW WAS COMING IN AT
    HIGHER ELEVATIONS. AND IT WAS ACCUMULATING RAPIDLY. AND
    THERE WAS PROBABLY TWO INCHES ON THE GROUND, ON THE
    ROAD, VERY QUICKLY, AND I WAS LOSING TRACTION AND CONTROL.
    AND THEN UH, I CAME AROUND A CURVE AND A CAR HAD SORT OF
    SLID OFF THE ROAD AND THERE WAS A SHERIFF’S DEPUTY THERE
    CAR WITH IT’S BLUE LIGHTS. AND I WAS STRUGGLING UP HILL. AND
    I KNEW IT WAS JUST GONNA GET WORSE (UI) IN A HIGHER
    ELEVATION AND I KNEW HE, HE WAS, THE SHERIFF’S DEPUTY WAS
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    ENGAGED UH, WITH, WITH THAT CAR, BUT I KNEW THAT MORE THAN
    LIKELY HE WAS ROAD, GONNA ROADBLOCK THAT ROAD AND TELL
    EVERYONE HEADED UP HILL NOT TO GO.
    CB: RIGHT.
    GMH: TO, TO ADVISE THEM NOT TO GO. OKAY. SO I KNEW THAT IF I DIDN’T
    TURN AROUND THAT HE WAS GONNA COME AFTER, UH, OR HAVE
    SOMEONE GET ME AND SAY HEY, YOU’RE NUTS. DON’T GO UP THERE.
    AND HE WAS RIGHT. I WOULDN’T HAVE ATTEMPTED IT. I WAS
    LOSING TRACTION AND SLIDING. NOW WE HAD ABOUT TWO INCHES
    OF ICE AND SNOW . . .
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: SO, IT WAS NOT SO MUCH GOING UP HILL THAT YOU MAY JUST LOSE
    TRACTION AND NOT BE ABLE TO CONTINUE. BUT GOING DOWN HILL
    YOU PUT ON YOUR BRAKES AND JUST KEEP SLIDING AND YOU
    WRECK OUT.
    CB: RIGHT.
    GMH: UP HILL, YOU JUST CONTINUE NO FURTHER. DOWN HILL YOU’LL
    WRECK.
    CB: RIGHT.
    GMH: UH, WITH THAT KIND OF STUFF ON (UI)
    CB: OKAY. AND WHEN, WHERE DID YOU WIND UP?
    GMH: SO THE SHERIFF’S CAR WAS THERE AND I KNEW IF I DIDN’T TURN
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    AROUND THERE OR WHERE HE COULD SEE ME, THAT HE WAS GONNA
    COME GET ME OR SEND SOMEONE AFTER ME.
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: UH, YOU WANT TO GO STRAIGHT TO DAWSON, DAWSONVILLE.
    SS: NO, WE’RE, WE’RE . . .
    GMH: OH, THIS, OH, I’M SORRY. YEAH, YEAH, OKAY.
    SS: YEAH.
    GMH: NOW THIS IS THE INTERSECTION WE CAME THROUGH. YEAH. OUT
    OF GAINESVILLE. WE CAME THROUGH, THAT WAY, TO DAHLONEGA.
    CB: RIGHT.
    GMH: I’M NO
    T SURE EXACTLY WHAT THE HELL I HAD IN MIND. AT THIS
    POINT, I WAS LOOKING FOR A CAMPSITE.
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: SO I TURNED AROUND, SOON AS I PASSED THE SHERIFF’S CAR I JUST
    TURNED AROUND AND TURNED OUT, YOU KNOW, PULLED OFF THE
    ROAD, AND GLAD I GOT TRACTION. IT WAS IN SOMEONE’S FRONT
    YARD BUT YOU COULDN’T TELL THAT AT FIRST BECAUSE IT WAS
    JUST A SNOW PIT.
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: BUT IT SURE SOMEONE, OR TURNED INTO SOMEONE’S FRONT YARD.
    CB: RIGHT.
    GMH: AND TURNED AROUND AND WENT BACK DOWN JUST RIGHT PAST
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    THE SHERIFF’S DEPUTY . . .
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: SHE SAW THE BLUE LIGHTS AND EVERYTHING BUT, AND WAS ONLY
    LOOSELY SECURED AS FAR AS (UI) AND WENT DOWN HILL, WENT
    DOWN TO HIGHWAY FIFTY TWO UH, DAHLONEGA HIGHWAY FIFTY
    TWO WEST . . .
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: AND WENT TO A FOREST SERVICE ROAD UH, NIMBLEWILL CHURCH
    CREEK ROAD, IT’S ABOUT PROBABLY SIX, SEVEN MILES WEST OF
    DAHLONEGA. I COULD POINT IT ON A MAP. AND UH, WENT UP
    THERE, WENT TEN MILES UP THERE ‘CAUSE IT’S FIVE MILES
    THROUGH PRIVATE PROPERTY (UI) SO I WENT TEN MILES UP THAT
    AND UH, THEY’S A CAMPSITE, A NUMBER OF CAMPSITES. ON THAT
    ROAD CAMPING IS ONLY ALLOWED IN DESIGNATED SITES.
    CB: RIGHT.
    GMH: WHICH IS (UI) AND THAT (UI)
    CB: OKAY. SO YOU CAMPED THERE FOR THE NIGHT?
    GMH: CAMPED THERE. I GAVE HER THE BEST BAG, THE BEST, I GAVE HER
    THE MATTRESS THAT DIDN’T LEAK. I GOT A PLUS FIVE DEGREE BAG,
    I HAD A (UI) DEGREE, BUT, YOU KNOW, EACH DOG GOT A BAG. EACH
    DOG GOT A TWENTY DEGREE BAG.
    CB: WHERE DID UH, WHERE DID YOU CAMP? IN THE VAN OR OUTSIDE?
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    GMH: YEAH, YEAH, I JUST, SHE HELPED ME OFF LOAD THE VAN. I JUST
    UNCHAINED, SHE WAS FREE AT, SHE WAS ONLY, ONLY SECURED
    WHILE WE WERE MOVING. SHE WAS NOT TIED UP. AND WHILE WE
    WERE ASLEEP I WOULD TIE A LONG LENGTH OF NYLON CORD
    AROUND HER ANKLES, QUADRUPLE KNOTTED AND THEN
    QUADRUPLE KNOTTED AT AN ANCHOR POINT IN THE VAN. BUT
    OTHER THAN THAT IT WOULD BE FIVE FEET LONG. THAT WAS
    SIMPLY TO KEEP HER FROM JUMPING UP AND TAKING OFF WHILE I
    WAS ASLEEP.
    CB: (ANSWERS PHONE; DISCUSS DIRECTIONS) AFTER YOU TURN ONTO
    SHOAL CREEK, AFTER YOU TURN ONTO SHOAL CREEK ROAD, FIRST,
    FIRST GATED ROAD TO YOUR LEFT, IS THAT CORRECT?
    GMH: YEAH. NO, OFF DAWSON FOREST ROAD, UH, TURN UH, NORTH ON
    SHOAL CREEK ROAD, FIRST GATED UH, ROAD TO YOUR LEFT. IT’LL
    BE DESIGNATED AS A UH, EQUESTRIAN, HIKER, BIKER TRAIL, AND
    JUST NORTH OF THAT ROAD TO THE LEFT WILL BE A SIGN ON EACH
    SIDE OF SHOAL CREEK ROAD THAT SAYS NO BICYCLES ALLOWED
    BEYOND THIS POINT.
    CB: FIRST ROAD TO THE LEFT ON SHOAL CREEK, UH, DESIGNATED AS UH
    . . .
    GMH: IT’S GATED.
    CB: IT’S GATED, IT’S DESIGNATED AS EQUESTRIAN, HIKER . . .
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    GMH: BICYCLE TRAIL . . .
    CB: UH, BICYCLE TRAIL . . .
    GMH: AND ON . . .
    CB: . . . IF YOU GO TOO FAR PAST IT IT’LL SAY NO BICYCLES BEYOND THIS
    POINT.
    GMH: ON SHOAL CREEK ROAD.
    CB: ON SHOAL CREEK ROAD.
    GMH: NORTHBOUND.
    CB: THERE’S TWO SIDES . . . IS IT BEFORE YOU GET TO A LITTLE BRIDGE?
    GMH: IT’S, THERE IS A BRIDGE BUT I DON’T KNOW IF IT’S BEFORE OR AFTER
    (UI) I, I . . .
    CB: HE DOESN’T KNOW IF IT’S BEFORE OR AFTER. SAID THERE’S A
    BRIDGE (UI) CORRECT. CORRECT. AND IF YOU STAY ON SHOAL
    CREEK ROAD AND YOU SEE SIGNS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE ROAD
    THAT SAYS NO BICYCLES BEYOND THIS POINT YOU’VE GONE TOO
    FAR.
    GMH: THE ROAD IS IMMEDIATELY BEFORE THAT.
    CB: IT’S IMMEDIATELY, IT’S IMMEDIATELY BEFORE THAT. (UI) ABOUT
    FIFTY YARDS DOWN THAT ROAD, SOUTHBOUND FROM THERE, IT’LL
    BE ON THE LEFT SIDE.
    GMH: NO, THAT’S WESTBOUND.
    CB: OR WESTBOUND.
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    GMH: AND AT A, AT A POINT DUE SOUTH OF UH, DOUBLE BLAZES ON THE
    LEFT OR SOUTH SIDE OF THE ROAD.
    CB: RIGHT. FIFTY, FIFTY YARDS DOWN THAT ROAD THERE’LL BE
    DOUBLE BLAZED UH, TRAIL MARKINGS . . .
    GMH: ON A TREE.
    CB: ON A TREE AND ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE ROAD, AND . . .
    GMH: DUE SOUTH. FORTY YARDS.
    CB: AND IT’LL BE SOUTH OF THAT. BE ON THE LEFT, ABOUT FORTY
    YARDS.
    GMH: PILE OF BRUSH.
    CB: PILE OF BRUSH.
    GMH: IT’S A GENTLE, IT’S A GRADUAL DOWN HILL SLOPE.
    CB: GRADUAL DOWN HILL SLOPE . . .
    GMH: IF, IF IT’S A STEEP EMBANKMENT THEY’VE GONE TOO FAR.
    CB: ALRIGHT. YES.
    GMH: SO. SHE WAS ONLY SECURED WHEN WE WERE IN MOTION AND
    SOMETIMES NOT EVEN THEN.
    CB: OKAY. OKAY. WHEN, WHEN YOU GOT OUT YOU SAID THAT YOU
    HAD UH, NYLON . . .
    GMH: SHE ONLY . . . NO, NO. THAT’S JUST WHEN I WENT TO SLEEP.
    CB: OH, OKAY.
    GMH: I’D SAY HONEY I’M JUST GONNA HAVE TO TIE YOU LOOSELY UH, I
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    JUST, NOT TO, NOT TO RESTRAIN HER BUT JUST TO KEEP HER FROM
    READILY JUMPING UP AND RUNNING OFF. IN OTHER WORDS JUST
    TAKE A HUNDRED POUND TEST NYLON LINE . . .
    CB: UMM.
    GMH: AND PUT IT AROUND ONE LENGTH OR ONE THICKNESS AROUND HER
    ANKLE AND THEN PUT ABOUT, JUST, YOU KNOW, JUST, AND THEN
    PUT ABOUT FOUR OR FIVE, SIX, SEVEN, EIGHT SQUARE KNOTS IN IT.
    CB: UH HUH.
    GMH: AND KNOT IT TIGHT. NOT HER, TIGHT ON HER. SO IN OTHER WORDS
    TO GET IT LOOSE YOU HAVE TO WORK AT IT A WHILE. IT WAS JUST
    SO SHE COULD, IT WOULD WAKE ME UP UH, IF SHE WAS LEAVING.
    CB: AND YOU HAD THE OTHER END TIED WHERE?
    GMH: TO A SEAT BELT ANCHOR.
    CB: OKAY.,
    GMH: THAT’S ALL. SHE WASN’T DOWN OR ANYTHING.
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: IT WAS JUST LOOSE AND, AND . . .
    (UI)
    GMH: OKAY. AND SO I, I HAVE UH, SO EACH DOG HAD A TWENTY DEGREE
    BAG. .
    CB: UH HUH.
    GMH: SHE GOT A FIFTEEN, OR SHE GOT A FIVE DEGREE BAG, AND I GOT A
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    FIFTEEN DEGREE BAG, AND I GAVE HER THE AIR MATTRESS THAT
    DOESN’T LEAK AND I TOOK THE ONE THAT DOES LEAK (LAUGHS).
    AND UH, TO KEEP WARM. AND ALSO I RAN THE UH, VAN, IT WAS
    PRETTY COLD. IT WAS UH, PRETTY COLD THAT NIGHT. UH, IT MIGHT
    HAVE BEEN FIFTEEN (UI) FIFTEEN OUTSIDE. BUT SHE HELPED ME
    UNLOAD THE VAN. I INQUIRED ABOUT FOOD. NEITHER ONE OF US
    ATE ANYTHING. WE FEED THE DOG, I FED THE DOGS AND SO FORTH
    THEN SHE STILL CONVINCED ME THAT THE THING WAS GOING TO
    WORK.
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: SO I DETERMINED THE NEXT DAY THAT I WOULD GO TO CANTON.
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: AND ONE REASON I HEADED IN THAT DIRECTION IS THAT I HAD A
    PERSON I KNEW THAT I THOUGHT, YOU KNOW, UH, PLAN B WOULD
    BE TO TRY TO GET SOME MONEY FROM HER AND SHE WAS IN THAT
    DIRECTION. I DON’T HAVE ANY MONEY. I DON’T, I HAVE, I HAVE UH,
    I HAVE FORTY FIVE DOLLARS ON ME, AND AS SOON AS I HAD
    GOTTEN HER IN THE VAN UH, SHORTLY AFTER I ABDUCTED HER I
    STOPPED AND GOT GAS.
    CB: RIGHT.
    GMH: AT THE GAS STATION ON ONE TWENTY NINE, NORTH OF BLOOD
    MOUNTAIN, ON THE FIRST ONE THAT WAS, UH, NO, I STOPPED AT
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    BOOGER HOLLOW GAS STATION ON THE RIGHT BUT IT WAS NO
    GOOD. THAT WAS, YOU KNOW, SOMEONE PULLS UP AT THE OTHER
    ISLAND . . .
    CB: UH HUH.
    GMH: . . . ALL SHE HAS TO DO IS YELL OUT AND THEY WOULD BE AWARE
    OF IT. SO I DIDN’T LIKE THE SITUATION. SO I CONTINUED ON TO THE
    NEXT GAS STATION ON THE LEFT OR WEST SIDE OF ONE TWENTY
    NINE, GOING TOWARDS BLAIR, BLAIRSVILLE.
    CB: UH HUH.
    GMH: AND SPEND THIRTY DOLLARS OF MY LAST FORTY FIVE DOLLARS IN
    GAS. SO . . .
    CB: UH HUH.
    GMH: SO, I HAD NO GAS, NO MONEY. BUT ANYWAY, THAT’S ONE REASON I
    HEADED TO CANTON SO I COULD GO ON TO CARTERSVILLE IF
    NECESSARY AND TRY TO GET SOME MONEY.
    CB: WHO IS THIS PERSON THAT YOU WERE GOING TO GET THE MONEY
    FROM AT UH . . .
    GMH: THE PERSON I WAS CALLING FROM THE GAS STATION WHERE, IN UH,
    CUMMING, WHERE THE CLOTHES WERE FOUND. THAT’S THE, THAT’S
    THE CALL I WAS MAKING. SHE REFUSED ME.
    CB: WHAT’S HER NAME?
    GMH: SHAWN STEWART. I BELIEVE YOU WERE PROBABLY STANDING
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    THERE AS I CALLED.
    CB: OKAY. UH, DID YOU MAKE CONTACT WITH HER FROM CANTON?
    GMH: YEAH. NO, NOT CANTON. UH, OH NO, NOT CANTON. I DIDN’T CALL
    HER UNTIL . . .
    CB: YOU DIDN’T ATTEMPT UNTIL CUMMING.
    GMH: RIGHT. UNTIL SEVERAL HOURS BEFORE I WAS ARRESTED
    CB: OKAY. OKAY.
    GMH: BECAUSE I, I DIDN’T ATTEMPT IT UNTIL I STOPPED AT THAT GAS
    STATION. LET HER DOG OUT THERE. I KNEW THE DOG WOULD BE
    OKAY, IT WAS FOR SEVERAL REASONS AND I . . .
    CB: WELL THAT’S, THAT’S . . .
    GMH: THAT’S (UI)
    CB: YEAH, LET’S GET, LET’S GE
    T BACK TO WHERE WE WERE. UH (UI)
    GMH: SHERIFF IS ANYONE, COULD SOMEONE SPRING FOR ME A CUP OF
    COFFEE AT A DRIVE-IN SO I CAN KEEP GOING ON THIS THING HERE?
    I’M, I’M SORRY, BUT, CAN YOU DO IT? THERE’S MCDONALD’S.
    CB: WELL LET’S JUST KEEP GOING FOR RIGHT NOW AND THEN . . .
    GMH: OKAY.
    CB: WE’LL GET YOU A CUP HERE IN A SECOND. OKAY?
    (NOISE)
    GMH: WE’RE GOING TO DAWSON FOREST ROAD AND MAKING A RIGHT (UI)
    TD: YEAH, IT’S THE ONE UP AT THE OUTLETS.
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    UM: OKAY.
    CB: YEAH, EXACTLY. AND WE’LL COME BACK DOWN AND GET YOU
    SOMETHING HERE IN JUST A SECOND. UH, I JUST WANT TO MAKE
    SURE THAT WE’RE CLOSE IN CASE THEY NEED US TO . . .
    GMH: OH, THAT’S RIGHT. YEAH, YOU GOT PEOPLE DOWN THERE.
    CB: (UI)
    GMH: RIGHT. I’M SORRY. YEAH. WE’LL GET, I KNOW, YOU, THEY, YOU, I
    UNDERSTAND AND WE’LL DO IT. WE’RE GONNA DO IT.
    CB: OKAY. UH, AFTER, AFTER YOU GOT TO CANTON, WHAT DID YOU DO?
    GMH: WELL, WE GOT UP THE NEXT MORNING AND I DETERMINED I’D GO TO
    CANTON BECAUSE AGAIN I HAD A LIMITED RANGE NOW . . .
    CB: RIGHT.
    GMH: . . . SO I DETERMINED I’D GO TO CANTON TO TRY THE CARD AGAIN.
    (LAUGHS)
    CB: UH HUH.
    GMH: YEAH. SHE’S MAKING A BELIEVER OUT OF ME.
    CB: UH HUH.
    GMH: OH YEAH, YEAH. BUT SHE, I KNEW, BUT HEY, WHAT ELSE YOU
    GONNA DO?
    CB: RIGHT.
    GMH: I KNEW SHE WAS LYING. I KNEW SHE HAD BEEN LYING. I KNEW SHE
    WASN’T GIVING ME THE STRAIGHT STORY. AND, YOU KNOW, BUT
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    HEY . . .SO . . .
    CB: (ANSWERS PHONE) HELLO. HEY. OKAY. OKAY IT’S GONNA BE A
    DOUBLE, IT’S GONNA BE A DOUBLE BLAZE.
    GMH: DOUBLE BLAZE. ONE IS WHITE AND ONE’S KIND OF A, A DIFFERENT
    OTHER COLOR.
    CB: OKAY. THE FIRST, THE FIRST UH, BLAZE IS ON A TELEPHONE POLE.
    THAT’S NOT GONNA BE IT, IS IT?
    GMH: NO. IT’S ON A TREE.
    CB: IT’S ON A TREE.
    GMH: THEY’VE NOT GONE FAR ENOUGH THEN. BECAUSE A PHONE POLE
    WOULD BE BY THE ROAD.
    CB: LIGHT BLUE ABOVE RED?
    GMH: UH, SOMETHING LIKE THAT. I, I THOUGHT THEY WERE TOGETHER.
    OR UH, SIDE BY SIDE. SIDE BY SIDE.
    CB: OKAY. THERE’S A FENCE ON OUT THE ROAD?
    GMH: ANOTHER WAY, THEY MAY BE ON THE WRONG DAMN ROAD THEN.
    UH, I THOUGHT IT WAS THE FIRST ROAD, BUT . . .IT MAY NOT BE THE
    FIRST . . .
    CB: WE’RE AT DAWSONVILLE . . .
    GMH: TELL ‘EM . . .
    CB: (UI) BIG INTERSECTION RIGHT HERE.
    GMH: TELL ‘EM WE’RE ABOUT . . .
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    CB: (UI)
    GMH: WE’RE THIRTEEN MILES FROM THEM. IT’S TEN MILES FROM HERE TO
    UH, DAWSON FOREST . . .
    CB: ALRIGHT, THEN. I’LL ASK. ALRIGHT. WILL DO. SEE YA. JUST TAKE
    US THERE. SHERIFF.
    GMH: SO THE NEXT DAY I DETERMINED I WOULD GO TO CANTON. TRY IT
    AGAIN.
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: AND THEN PLANNED TO, TO GO ON PERHAPS TO CARTERSVILLE AND
    TRY TO (UI) SOME MONEY FROM SHAWN.
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: UH, SHAWN AND I ARE NOT CLOSE FRIENDS. UH, WE, I’VE KNOWN
    HER FOR TWENTY FIVE YEARS BUT WE’RE CURRENTLY ESTRANGED,
    KNOWN HER HER WHOLE LIFE BUT (UI)
    CB: WELL, LET ME ASK YOU THIS. UH, ONE THING (UI) AND I’M, I’M
    GONNA START PICKING UP THE PACE A LITTLE BIT ‘CAUSE WE’RE
    GONNA BE HERE, HERE SHORTLY AND HE’S GONNA WANT (UI) BUT
    UH, WHAT UH, BANK DID YOU GO TO?
    GMH: I CAN’T REMEMBER THE NAME OF IT BUT IT’S ON UH, MARIETTA
    HIGHWAY SOUTH OF CANTON.
    CB: REGIONS BANK?
    GMH: YEAH, I THINK IT IS REGIONS BANK. IT’S NEAR THE MOOSE FACILITY
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    AND I PARKED AROUND ON MOOSE LODGE ROAD. UH, SOMETHING
    LIKE THAT. MOOSE LODGE ROAD, MOOSE HOME ROAD (UI) IT’S (UI)
    CB: RIGHT.
    GMH: WE SAT OVER THERE (UI) REGIONS BANK. SHE SENT ME TO THAT
    ONE TWICE OR THREE TIMES. (LAUGHS)
    CB: AND, AND, AND, OKAY . . . COULDN’T, COULDN’T GET MONEY THERE.
    GMH: YEAH.
    CB: AND WHAT HAPPENED THEN?
    GMH: WENT TO DAWSON FOREST, UH, WHERE WE’RE UH, GOING NOW, BUT
    UH, NORTH ON SHOAL, ON UH, IN CAMP, ON SHOAL CREEK ROAD,
    JUST NORTH OF SHOAL CREEK. IN OTHER WORDS, UH, SEVERAL
    MILES UP THE ROAD FROM WHERE WE, UP SHOAL CREEK FROM
    WHERE WE’RE GOING NOW.
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: AND CAMPED THERE, AND YOU KNOW, I THINK WE SPENT TWO
    NIGHTS THERE BECAUSE I, I, I’M PRETTY SURE WE STAYED TWO
    NIGHTS THERE BECAUSE WE WENT HIKING THE NEXT DAY. YEAH.
    WE WENT HIKING, YEAH. WE WENT HIKING. YEAH, WE SPENT TWO
    DAYS, TWO NIGHTS THERE. AND WE WERE AT, WE’RE ELEVEN
    DEGREES OUTSIDE AIR TEMPERATURE THERE. SO I HAD STOVES
    GOING, I HAD, YOU KNOW, STOVE USED AS A HEATER,…
    CB: UH HUH.
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    GMH: AND I HAD THE, THE VAN GOING. UH, FROM TIME TO TIME, UH, TO
    KEEP WARM, AND WE SPENT TWO NIGHTS THERE BECAUSE WE WENT
    HIKING ONE DAY, THE NEXT DAY. WE TOOK BOTH DOGS AND WENT
    HIKING ALONG, ALONG SHOAL CREEK.
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: AND SHE HAD A GOOD TIME.
    CB: OKAY. HOW, HOW . . .
    GMH: WE . . .
    CB: HOW DID YOU KEEP HER FROM RUNNING OFF WHILE YOU WERE
    HIKING?
    GMH: NO, NO, SHE’S, SHE’S, I, SHE’S NOT HAVING A BAD TIME . . .
    CB: OH, I KNOW . . .
    GMH: EVEN THOUGH SHE’S BEEN KIDNAPED . . . SHE’S NOT HAVING . . .
    CB: I’M NOT, YEAH, I’M NOT SAYING SHE WAS HAVING A BAD TIME.
    WHAT I’M, WHAT I’M ASKING . . .
    GMH: THERE’S NOWHERE FOR, OH, I TOLD HER I’D SHOOT HER ASS DOWN, I
    SAID WELL LISTEN HONEY. REMEMBER TWO THINGS. NUMBER ONE,
    IF YOU BUST OUT RUNNING ON ME AND THROUGH THE WOODS . . .
    CB: UH HUH. DID YOU HAVE A WEAPON WITH YOU?
    GMH: UH UH. NO, NO. I TOLD HER I HAD A GUN.
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: OH, I SHOWED HER A BB GUN.
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    CB: OH, YOU SHOWED HER THE BB GUN.
    GMH: SHOW, SHOWED HER ONE OF THOSE UH, DAISY XR15 BB GUNS THAT
    LOOKS LIKE A COLT COMBAT COMMANDER. SO . . . I HAD THREE OF
    THEM.
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: AND I HAD SHOWED HER THE GUN, BUT ONLY SHE SAID, NO, DON’T
    SHOW ME THE GUN. I DON’T WANT TO SEE A GUN. SO ONE TIME AND
    THAT WAS IT. NO I TOLD HER REMEMBER TWO THINGS. ONE IS YOU
    BUST OUT THROUGH THE WOODS THE PURSUER HAS THE
    ADVANTAGE (UI) IF YOU BUST OUT RUNNING DOWN THE ROAD OR
    ANYWHERE ELSE I’LL SHOOT YOU DOWN. AND I’M A GOOD SHOT
    LEFT OR RIGHT HANDED. (UI) AND UH, YEAH, THAT WAS IT. UH, SHE
    WAS NOT HAVING A BAD TIME AT ALL AND ENJOYING HERSELF ON
    THE HIKE. I COULD TELL THAT.
    CB: UH HUH.
    GMH: COMMENTING HOW BEAUTIFUL IT WAS WE HIKED FOR SEVERAL
    HOURS
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: ALONG SHOAL CREEK. PART OF IT WAS ON AN EQUESTRIAN TRAIL
    AND PART OF IT WAS CROSS COUNTRY.
    CB: WHAT IF YOU HAD SEEN, CAME UPON SOMEBODY? HAD, DID YOU
    THINK ABOUT THAT?
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    GMH: YEAH.
    CB: WHAT WAS YOU GONNA DO? HAD YOU TOLD HER NOT TO SAY
    ANYTHING?
    GMH: YEAH. I SAID IF WE COME UPON SOMEONE DON’T DO ANYTHING OR
    I’M GONNA SHOOT, START SHOOTING EVERYBODY. UNLESS IT’S LAW
    ENFORCEMENT. I TOLD HER . . .I WON’T SHOOT IT OUT WITH LAW
    ENFORCEMENT ‘CAUSE I WON’T WIN. BUT I SAID IF IT’S ANYONE
    ELSE, EVERYBODY IS GOING TO GET KILLED.
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: NO, SHE NEVER MADE ANY ATTEMPT.
    CB: DID YOU, DID YOU COME UPON ANYBODY ON THE TRAIL?
    GMH: NO. HELL, IT WAS ELEVEN, NO, I DIDN’T (UI)
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: AND UH, WE HIKED UH, FOR SEVERAL HOURS THAT DAY. WITH THE
    DOGS. THE DOGS WERE LOOSE, SHE WAS LOOSE . . .
    CB: UH HUH.
    GMH: SHE WAS HAVING A GOOD TIME. AND COMMENTING ON HOW
    BEAUTIFUL IT WAS. AGAIN, SHE WASN’T HAVING A GOOD TIME
    CB: YEAH, I KNOW WHAT YOU’RE SAYING.
    GMH: UH, SHE WASN’T IN UH, MENTAL DISTRESS OTHER THAN ANY KIND
    OF (UI)
    CB: SO THIS WAS . . .
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    GMH: I, I, I WAS SOLICITOUS OF HER, OF HER, OF HER COMFORT AND UH,
    EVERYTHING ELSE.
    CB: THIS WOULD HAVE BEEN ON THE THIRD. THE SECOND WAS THE DAY
    YOU WERE IN CANTON. AND . . .
    GMH: THEN THE THIRD . . .
    CB: YOU WENT HIKING FOR SEVERAL HOURS
    GMH: AND I DON’T KNOW EXACTLY WHY THAT I DIDN’T TRY TO RUN THE
    CARDS OR DO THE END RESULT.
    CB: RIGHT, RIGHT.
    GMH: I’M NOT NOT REALLY SURE.
    CB: OKAY. ALRIGHT. UH . . .
    GMH: AND THEN THE NEXT DAY UH, WE GOT UP AND I TOLD HER SHE WAS
    GOING HOME. I’LL MOVE THIS ALONG AS YOU SAY. THE NEXT DAY
    WE GOT UP, TOLD HER SHE WAS GOING HOME I TOLD HER THAT I
    HAD HER CELL PHONE AND I HAD ALL HER STUFF BAGGED UP
    TOGETHER. WHICH YOU HAVE THAT BAG FULL OF STUFF. UH, I UH,
    SHE WAS CONCERNED ABOUT HER CELL PHONE. SHE . . .
    CB: SHERIFF WHAT KIND OF PHONE CHARGER DO YOU HAVE?
    SS: YOU HAVE VERI
    ZON?
    CB: YEAH. IS IT A MOTOROLA?
    SS: (UI)
    CB: OKAY. NEVER MIND. THAT’S ALRIGHT.
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    SS: YOU NEED TO USE MY PHONE.
    CB: NO, NO, NO, THAT’S FINE.
    (UI)
    TD: IS THIS, IS THIS HIGHWAY NINE RIGHT HERE . . .
    GMH: UH, WE’RE GONNA GO STRAIGHT ACROSS.
    TD: STRAIGHT ACROSS. RIGHT.
    GMH: NOW WE’RE GONNA . . .
    SS: GOING TO THE (UI)
    GMH: WE WILL BE IN ABOUT FOUR HUNDRED YARDS.
    SS: OKAY.
    GMH: SEE A FIRE STATION AND AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ON YOUR RIGHT.
    SS: OKAY.
    GMH: AND UH, WE’RE GETTING VERY CLOSE. WE’RE GETTING WITHIN A
    MILE OR SO TO SHOAL CREEK.
    TD: WHICH WAY FROM HERE?
    GMH: STRAIGHT ON.
    TD: RIGHT.
    GMH: AND WE’RE ABOUT A MILE FROM SHOAL CREEK.
    CB: OKAY. YOU TOLD HER YOU, SHE WAS GOING HOME THE NEXT DAY
    AND YOU HAD HER STUFF BAGGED UP . . .
    GMH: GOING HOME AND UH, I SAID I’M GIVING YOU ALL YOUR STUFF
    BACK. I HAD ALL HER STUFF BAGGED UP TOGETHER. I MADE A
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    POINT OF SHOWING HER AS WE, SHE HELP, SHE ALWAYS HELPED ME
    LOAD AND UNLOAD.
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: ESPECIALLY ‘CAUSE MY HAND WAS MESSED UP.
    CB: RIGHT.
    GMH: SO, SHE WAS . . . SO . . .
    CB: THAT’S NOT MEDIA IS IT?
    UM: NO.
    CB: WELL HOW IN THE HELL DID THEY . . .
    GMH: OH, MAN. JESUS CHRIST. (UI)
    SS: YOU WANT MY BOYS TO TAKE CARE OF IT?
    CB: YEAH.
    (BEEP)
    SS: WHAT CAN WE TELL’EM, TELL ‘EM TO GET OUT OF HERE?
    CB: TELL ‘EM THEY NEED TO LEAVE.
    (UI, NOISE)
    GMH: THAT’S THEIR JOB.
    (UI)
    CB: JOHN YOU GOT MEDIA TRUCKS OUT HERE JUST LETTING, YOU KNOW,
    I GOT UNION COUNTY EVACUATING THEM, UH, SHADOW CAR WE
    HAD. BUT UH, CALL ME BACK. WE’RE COMING INTO YOU.
    GMH: OKAY. UH, AND, SO, SHE WOULD ALWAYS HELP ME UNPACK AND
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    PACK AND SITUATE AND . . .
    CB: YOU TELL ME IF WE SEE ‘EM NOW ‘CAUSE I’M GONNA CUT THIS LIGHT
    OFF AGAIN.
    GMH: AND, SO IN OTHER WORDS, CONSISTENT WITH BEING KIDNAPED, SHE
    WAS HAVING A GOOD TIME (LAUGHS) . . .
    CB: RIGHT. RIGHT.
    GMH: YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN.
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: . . .I WOULDN’T SAY SHE’S ENJOYING IT, BUT SHE WAS . . .
    CB: WELL . . .
    GMH: . . . HEY, SHE WAS INTO IT. IT WAS AN EXPERIENCE.
    CB: WHAT I’M ASKING UH . . .
    GMH: SHE WAS AT EASE. AT EASE. TOTALLY AT EASE. (UI)
    CB: WELL LET ME, LET ME ASK YOU THIS. UH, DID YOU GUYS LEAVE THE
    SITE YOU WERE CAMPING AT AT THAT POINT OR DID YOU KILL HER
    BEFORE THAT?
    GMH: NO, NO. OKAY. NO WE, PACKING UP AND TELLING HER, I’M TAKING
    HER, I’M GONNA RELEASE HER . . .
    CB: UH HUH.
    GMH: . . . I WAS, I’M GONNA RELEASE HER AND SHOW HER HOW I MADE,
    SHOW HER I WAS PUTTING ALL HER STUFF TOGETHER AND
    EVERYTHING. PUT HER STUFF TOGETHER. SHE SAID TO ME ABOUT
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    HER CELL PHONE SHE’S GOT ALL HER CONTACTS IN THERE. PUT HER
    CELL PHONE IN THERE. YEAH, SURE, I HAD JUST TAKEN OUT THE
    BATTERY. AND UH, AND EVERYTHING. AND I COULDN’T GO SOUTH
    ON SHOAL CREEK ROAD BECAUSE A, WE WERE CAMPED RIGHT AT
    THE FORD OF SHOAL CREEK ROAD AND SHOAL CREEK.
    CB: CALL THEM AND TELL THEM TO PULL AROUND BEHIND US AND
    STAY OFF.
    SS: DO WHAT NOW?
    CB: TELL, TELL THEM TO PULL AROUND BEHIND US AND (UI) KEEP THESE
    GUYS OFF OF US. (NOISE) IF THEY TRY TO COME BACK BY HERE
    Y’ALL STOP ‘EM FOR ME. OKAY? ALRIGHT.
    GMH: AND UH, WE JUST COULDN’T GO SOUTH ON SHOAL CREEK ROAD.
    WELL, I DIDN’T KNOW WHERE I WAS GONNA GO ANYWAY. BUT, SO A
    BIG TANK TRUCK WHO WAS PROBABLY UNLAWFULLY DRAWING
    WATER, A LAWN CARE TANK TRUCK WHO WAS PROBABLY
    UNLAWFULLY DRAWING WATER OUT OF THE SHOAL CREEK AND
    EVERYTHING GOT HIMSELF STUCK CROSSWAYS OF THE ROAD. WE
    WENT NORTH OUT OF SHOAL CREEK ROAD TO HIGHWAY FIFTY
    THREE RIGHT OR EAST ON (UI)
    CB: HOLD ON, HOLD ON ONE SECOND. OKAY?
    (NOISE)
    GMH: OKAY. SHOAL CREEK ROAD.
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    SS: HEY, HOW YOU DOING?
    UF: GOOD. HOW ARE YOU?
    SS: DOING GOOD.
    UF: THEY’RE ALL DOWN THERE.
    SS: DOWN TO THE RIGHT?
    UF: TO THE RIGHT.
    SS: (UI) I’VE GOT A, I’VE GOT A SUBURBAN TRYING TO KEEP SOME HEAT
    OFF OF IT BACK THERE . . .
    UF: THANK YOU.
    SS: . . . IF ANYBODY (UI) THANK YOU, MA’AM.
    UF: YEAH.
    CB: OKAY. SO . . .
    GMH: OKAY. SO (UI) GOT THE ROAD BLOCKED ANYWAY AND HE SAID HE
    WAS CALLING NINE ONE ONE, THE DRIVER, HE HAD GOT HIMSELF, HE
    WAS DOWN THERE UNLAWFULLY DRAWING WATER, WASHING
    EQUIPMENT OFF, PESTICIDES, THAT KIND OF THING, FERTILIZER
    CB: RIGHT.
    GMH: OUT OF THE FORD, JUST ‘CAUSE THE ROAD WAS A CONCRETE ROAD.
    ANYWAY, WE HEADED NORTH OUT OF SHOAL CREEK ROAD,
    HIGHWAY FIFTY THREE, RIGHT, EAST ON FIFTY THREE, TO UH,
    HIGHWAY NINE, RIGHT, SOUTH ON HIGHWAY NINE TO DAWSON
    FOREST ROAD HERE. HERE NORTH, UH, UP TO THAT POINT, TOOK
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    HER INTO THE FOREST, TOLD HER I WAS GETTING HER STUFF
    TOGETHER, I HAD TO GET THE TRUCK, ‘CAUSE I, WE HAD JUST
    THROWN EVERYTHING IN WHEN THAT GUY . . .
    CB: ALRIGHT, SLOW DOWN. SLOW DOWN.
    GMH: (UI)
    CB: YOU CAME, YOU CAME HERE . . .
    GMH: YEAH.
    CB: AND YOU, YOU GOT HER OUT OF THE, OUT OF THE VEHICLE.
    GMH: YEAH, BECAUSE I TOLD HER LISTEN, THE GUY’S STUCK DOWN
    THERE, SHE WAS LOOSE THE WHOLE, SHE WAS EVEN LOOSE DRIVING
    DOWN HERE, MAN. OKAY?
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: AND UH . . .
    CB: DID SHE RIDE UP . . .
    GMH: I’M KEEPING A HEADS UP . . .
    CB: DID SHE RIDE UP FRONT?
    GMH: NO, NO, JUST LAID DOWN IN THE BACK AND RELAXED, YOU KNOW.
    CB: YEAH.
    GMH: I, I ALWAYS, SHE WAS ALWAYS AT EASE AFTER THAT.
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: AND . . . SO UH, TO HERE, NORTH UP THERE, WE HAD JUST THROWN
    EVERYTHING AND I SAID HEY, HEY HON, UH, STRAIGHT ON.
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    CB: IS THIS IT?
    GMH: NO THAT’S WHERE WE GOT GOOFED UP. THIS IS NOT IT. IT’S, I TOLD
    YOU THE FIRST ROAD, KEEP ON GOING. THAT’S WHY THEY MET, I
    WASN’T COUNTING THAT ROAD. WE, WE GOT TO GO ON. THAT’S
    WHY THEY COULDN’T FIND IT.
    CB: ALRIGHT, HOLD ON.
    GMH: TELL ‘EM . . .
    CB: HOLD ON. HOLD ON. HOLD ON. (PAUSE) LET’S WAIT ON THEM.
    ALRIGHT?
    SS: I NEED TO TINKLE ANYWAY. (UI)
    GMH: UH, SO DO I. WELL, WE, I’LL WAIT TILL WE GET OUT THERE OR
    WHATEVER.
    (DOOR CLOSES)
    (PAUSE, NOISE)
    CB: ALRIGHT. SO . . .
    GMH: OH, AT ANY RATE, YEAH . . .
    CB: CAME TO, CAME TO THIS LOCATION.
    GMH: BUT JUST REAL QUICK BACK UP. WHEN THAT THING GOT STUCK I
    SAID HEY, HON, WE GOTTA GET OUT OF HERE RIGHT NOW. THE,
    THAT GUY’S STUCK, THE LAW’S COMING, HE’S CALLED, MAN, WE
    JUMPED . . . SHE HELPED ME. I MEAN, SHE JUMPED RIGHT INTO. WE
    JUST GRABBED EVERYTHING . . .
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    CB: UH HUH.
    GMH: SO, WE JUST HAD PILES OF STUFF IN THE VAN, JUST EVERYTHING WE
    HAD THROWN IN THE VAN AND . . .
    CB: UH HUH.
    GMH: . . . PILED UP. SHE JUMPED IN AND WE TOOK OFF. SHE WASN’T EVEN
    SECURED MAN. YOU KNOW.
    CB: UH HUH.
    GMH: DROVE TO HERE, I SAID HEY, I GOTTA GET THIS STUFF ARRANGED.
    WE’RE GONNA LET YOU GO, ET CETERA, ET CETERA, I’VE GOTTA
    MOVE YOU OFF HERE, THE LAW’S ALL OVER THE PLACE AND
    EVERYTHING. DROVE DOWN HERE, PARKED, I, I WALKED HER INTO
    THE WOODS, GOT, GOT UH, TWO SLEEPING BAGS. I GOT AN AIR, I
    GOT A MATTRESS FOR HER TO SIT ON, TWO BAGS TO PUT OVER HER.
    A LENGTH OF CHAIN. TOOK HER DOWN TO THE, THE LOCATION
    WHERE SHE WAS KILLED. SECURED HER TO A TREE. WALKED BACK
    TO THE VAN. I’M STAGGERING AROUND BY NOW. YOU KNOW. I AM
    JUST, I HAVE HAD IT. I CAN’T EVEN THINK STRAIGHT. I’M, YOU
    KNOW, I’M JUST STAGGERING, YOU KNOW.
    CB: UH HUH.
    GMH: (UI) I’M JUST STAGGERING. MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS
    CB: UH HUH.
    GMH: WENT, KINDA GOT MYSELF TOGETHER, MADE SOME COFFEE AND
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    EVERYTHING. GOT AN IRON BAR, A JACK HANDLE, WALKED BACK,
    TOLD HER IT, OKAY . . . AND UH, AT THAT POINT SHE WAS, SHE SAID I
    WAS AFRAID YOU WEREN’T COMING BACK (UI, LAUGHS) YOU GLAD
    TO SEE ME AND SHE SAID I WAS AFRAID YOU WEREN’T COMING
    BACK. I GAVE HER A BOOK TO READ AND UH, EVERYTHING ELSE
    THERE. AND I WALKED UP AND MADE AS IF TO UH, UNSECURE THE
    CHAIN, UH, STRUCK HER WITH THE BAR UH . . .
    CB: WHAT, WHAT, WHAT BAR?
    GMH: IT, IT WAS A, A JACK HANDLE. UH, A, JUST A STRAIGHT JACK
    HANDLE. THE SOLID IRON, IRON BAR. UH, STRUCK HER WITH THAT.
    UH, SHE SAID NO, LET ME GO. PUT HER HANDS UP, UH, I KEPT
    STRIKING HER AND SHE, YOU’LL SEE SOME DEFENSIVE WOUNDS TO
    HER HANDS.
    CB: OKAY. >GMH: SHE LOST CONSCIOUSNESS AND UH, I KEPT STRIKING HER TO
    ENSURE SHE WAS DEAD.
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: AND UH, THEN UH, I UNSECURED HER UH, REMOVED HER CLOTHING
    TO, FOR FORENSIC EVIDENCE, YOU KNOW, SHE’S, WELL ACTUALLY
    THE, THE BLUE JACKET YOU HAVE UH, THAT’S SOAKED WITH HER
    BLOOD . . .
    CB: UH HUH.
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    GMH: THAT’S MINE.
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: THE, THE PILE PULLOVER, THE FLEECE PULLOVER THAT’S SOAKED
    WITH BLOOD . . .
    CB: UH HUH.
    GMH: THAT’S MINE.
    CB: UH HUH.
    GMH: UH, THE PANTS UH, PILE PANTS THAT SHE WO, SHE HAD A PAIR OF
    SWEATPANTS ON BUT SHE HAD A PILE OF, A PAIR OF PILE PANTS
    ON…
    CB: UH HUH.
    GMH: OR OVER THAT . . .
    CB: UH HUH.
    GMH: THAT’S MINE. UH, SHE WAS WEARING A LOT OF MY CLOTHES ‘CAUSE
    I KEPT HER DRESSED WARMLY.
    CB: UH HUH. RIGHT.
    GMH: THAT’S ALL MINE.
    CB: UH HUH.
    GMH: AND UH, SO REMOVED THAT CLOTHE, UH, CLOTHING UH, AND UH, AT
    THAT TIME REMOVED THE HEAD. AGAIN . . .
    CB: UH, LET ME ASK YOU, LET ME ASK YOU THIS. WHAT, WHAT, WHAT,
    YOU HIT HER WITH THE BAR THAT YOU HAD . . .
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    GMH: YES.
    CB: WHICH IS, WHICH IS LIKE A TIRE IRON OR WHAT, WHAT ARE YOU
    TALKING ABOUT THERE?
    GMH: IT’S, IT BELONGS TO THE JACK WHICH COMES WITH AN ASTRO.
    CB: I GOTCHA. I GOTCHA. COMES WITH . . .
    GMH: IT’S A STRAIGHT, IT’S STRAIGHT . . .
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: IT’S, IT’S, IT’S, ONE END IS A LUG WRENCH . . .
    CB: RIGHT.
    GMH: THING . . .
    CB: . . . AND WHERE IS IT AT?
    GMH: IT’S, IT’S LAYING ON THE GRASS AT THE GAS STATION IN CUMMING,
    BUT, WHERE MY VAN WAS PARKED.
    CB: IT’S IN THE GRASS . . .
    GMH: LAYING ON THE GRASS BY THE TIRE PRESSURE PLACE . . .
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: . . . NEAR THE DUMPSTER WHERE I WAS PARKED WHEN I WAS
    PUTTING IT IN THE DUMPSTER . . .
    CB: RIGHT.
    GMH: . . . AND MAKING THE PHONE CALL. I JUST TOOK THAT TIRE IRON
    AND PLACED IT ON THE GRASS.
    CB: ON THE GRASS. OKAY. ALRIGHT. ALRIGHT. CARRY ON ABOUT UH,
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    BASICALLY REMOVING . . .
    GMH: OKAY. RE, REMOVED HER HEAD . . .
    CB: REMOVED THE HEAD.
    GMH: WITH A UH, SERRATED KNIFE, WHICH YOU PROBABLY HAVE IN THE
    DUMPSTER, I THINK IT’S THERE . . .
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: . . . UH . . . AND UH . . . AND UH . . .
    CB: A SE, A SERRATED KNIFE?
    GMH: YEAH. LIKE A BUTCHER KNIFE OR A KIT, A KIT, A KITCHEN KNIFE. A
    LONG . . .
    CB: AND, AND THAT WAS IN THE DUMPSTER AS WELL.
    GMH: I BELIEVE SO. I’M, I’M NOT A HUNDRED PERCENT SURE.
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: UH (UI) THAT . . .
    CB: CAN YOU, CAN YOU, CAN YOU DESCRIBE IT FOR ME? IS IT A
    FOLDING KNIFE? IS IT . . .
    GMH: NO, IT IS A KITCHEN KNIFE JUST LIKE IT WOULD COME IN A SET OF
    SERRATED KNIVES. UH, ONE SIDED, YOU KNOW, ONE, ONE
    SHARPENED EDGE . . .
    CB: RIGHT.
    GMH: IT’S JUST YOUR STANDARD, GENERIC, CHEAP, TWELVE INCH, YOU
    WOULD CALL IT A BUTCHER KNIFE.
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    CB: RIGHT.
    GMH: I GUESS YOU WOULD.
    CB: WAS THAT, WAS THAT, I MEAN, IS THAT DIFFICULT TO DO, TO TAKE
    SOMEBODY’S HEAD OFF? I’VE NEVER SEEN THAT DONE, I MEAN, IS IT,
    I’M, I’M, I’M NOT ASKING . . .
    GMH: WELL . . .
    CB: . . . FOR MY, I, I . . .
    GMH: . . . I, I UNDERSTAND.
    CB: RIGHT.
    GMH: AND IT UH, DIDN’T SEEM REAL, IT DOESN’T SEEM REAL, LOOKING
    BACK ON IT.
    CB: I CAN’T, I CAN’T IMAGINE, I CAN’T IMAGINE A KITCHEN KNIFE BEING
    ABLE TO DO THAT, IS WHAT I’M GETTING AT.
    GMH: THIS IS A, A KNIFE WITH A BLADE THIS LONG . . .
    CB: OKAY. ALRIGHT.
    GMH: THAT’S SERRATED. AND SO IT’S A SAW.
    CB: OH, OKAY. I GOTCHA, I GOTCHA.
    GMH: IT’S JUST SAWING. ALL YOU GOTTA DO IS KEEP SAWING, SAWING . . .
    CB: RIGHT.
    GMH: . . . SAWING . . .
    CB: I GOTCHA.
    GMH: . . . SAWING, SAWING. AND THEN GET THROUGH THE JOINT. IT’S JUST
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    LIKE YOU WOULD, THAT’S WHAT IT’S MADE FOR IN THE KITCHEN.
    CB: RIGHT.
    GMH: TO CUT UP MEAT.
    CB: RIGHT. OKAY.
    GMH: WHAT YOU WOULD USE TO, IT’S A LITTLE BIGGER THAN YOU WOULD
    USE TO CUT A CHICKEN UP.
    CB: RIGHT, RIGHT.
    GMH: BUT YOU’D CUT UP, UH, LEG OF LAMB OR ANYTHING ELSE.
    CB: RIGHT.
    GMH: JUST A, GOT, IT’S, THE BLADE IS STRAIGHT . . .
    CB: UH HUH.
    GMH: IT COMES TO A POINT . . .
    CB: UH HUH.
    GMH: UH, AND ONE SIDE IS SHARP AND THE OTHER SIDE IS NOT.
    CB: UH HUH.
    GMH: IT’S A HANDLE WITH NO HILT ON IT.
    CB: UH HUH.
    GMH: AND IT’S JUST THAT KIND OF STANDARD KNIFE. A KITCHEN . . .
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: YOU KNOW, YOU WOULD GET A SET OF THESE KNIVES WITH ONE
    BLADE THIS LONG, AND YOU’D HAVE A PARING KNIFE THAT LONG . . .
    CB: I, I . . .
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    GMH: THEN YOU HAVE A BLADE THAT LONG AND IT WAS . . .
    CB: I KNOW. I KNOW WHAT YOU . . .
    GMH: . . . ONE WITH A BLADE THAT LONG.
    CB: I KNOW WHAT YOU’RE REFERRING TO.
    GMH: SIMPLE AS CAN BE.
    CB: I KNOW WHAT YOU . . . YEAH.
    GMH: JUST A CHEAP KNIFE.
    CB: YEAH. I’M, I KNOW WHAT YOU’RE REFERRING TO.
    GMH: OKAY.
    CB: UH, AND YOU, AND YOU THREW THAT INTO THE DUMPSTER IN
    CUMMING, I, I BELIEVE YOU SAID? OR . . .
    GMH: I, I THINK THAT’S WHERE IT ENDED UP.
    CB: OKAY. LET ME ASK YOU THIS. THERE WAS A SHEATH TO A
    BAYONET IN, IN . . .
    GMH: THAT WAS THE BAYONET THAT I LOST CONTROL OF AND THAT,
    THAT . . .
    CB: AND IT SHOULD STILL BE ON THE MOUNTAIN.
    GMH: IT SHOULD BE.
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: I WENT IN AND LOOKED FOR IT, BUT I, I, I, APPARENTLY IT WAS
    COVERED BY LEAVES . . .
    CB: OKAY.
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    GMH: . . . AND, AND I BRUSHED AROUND THE LEAVES, BUT I COULDN’T
    SPEND MUCH TIME NOW BECAUSE SOMEONE ELSE IS GONNA COME
    ALONG AT ANY MINUTE. YOU KNOW.
    CB: RIGHT, RIGHT, RIGHT.
    GMH: SO THAT BAYONET IS PROBABLY STILL UP THERE.
    CB: RIGHT.
    GMH: OKAY? BUT THAT’S THE BAYONET THAT, I DROPPED ‘EM BOTH. I
    DROPPED BOTH THE BAYONET AND THAT, THE BAT. I WAS NOT
    FUNCTIONING WELL.
    CB: OKAY. UH, AND, DID YOU CONCEAL HER HEAD IN ANYTHING, OR DID
    YOU UH . . .
    GMH: NO. I BAGGED HER HEAD. .
    CB: UH HUH.
    GMH: IN A WHITE BAG AND TOOK IT WITH ME.
    CB: TRASH BAG?
    GMH: WHITE TRASH BAG.
    CB: OKAY. ALRIGHT.
    GMH: TOOK THAT AND THE TWO SLEEPING BAGS SHE WAS USING . . .
    CB: UH HUH.
    GMH: . . . AND THE MATTRESS AND THE BOOK SHE WAS READING . . .
    CB: UH HUH.
    GMH: BACK TO THE VAN, DROVE UP A HALF A MILE OR WHATEVER IT IS TO
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    THE NEXT PLACE WE’LL BE GOING.
    CB: RIGHT.
    GMH: AND TOOK SOME OF HER BLOODY CLOTHES, SOME OF HER CLOTHES
    . . . .
    CB: UH HUH.
    GMH: AND UH, ACTUALLY THE CLOTHES THAT I DISCARDED WERE HER
    CLOTHES. THE BLOODY CLOTHES I DISCARDED AT THE LOCATION
    OF THE HEAD WERE HER CLOTHES . . .
    CB: BLOW, BLOW THE HORN A COUPLE OF TIMES, SHERIFF.
    (HORN BLOWS)
    GMH: THE BLOODY CLOTHES I DISCARDED AT THE HEAD WERE HER
    CLOTHES . . .
    CB: UH HUH.
    GMH: AND THE BLOODY CLOTHES I DISCARDED IN THE DUMPSTER WERE
    MY CLOTHES.
    CB: RIGHT.
    GMH: THAT I WANTED TO KEEP AND WASH BECAUSE THEY ARE NICE
    CLOTHES.
    CB: RIGHT.
    GMH: YOU KNOW. I STILL DIDN’T (UI)
    CB: THAT’S, THAT’S A, THAT’S ANOTHER THING I, YOU KNOW, THAT,
    THAT KINDA PUZZLED ME. BUT I’LL GET, I’LL GET TO THAT. YOU
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    BASICALLY TOOK THE HEAD ON TO THE OTHER, THE SECOND
    LOCATION.
    GMH: RIGHT. FOUND, PUT IT UP AGAINST A, A LOG . . .
    CB: UH HUH.
    GMH: PULLED THE BAG OFF OF IT . . .
    CB: UH HUH.
    GMH: COVERED IT UP.
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: TOOK HER BLOODY CLOTHES . . .
    CB: UH HUH.
    GMH: WHICH WERE ALSO IN A SEPARATE, WHICH WERE IN A SEPARATE
    WHITE BAG . . .
    CB: RIGHT.
    GMH: TOOK ‘EM TWENTY FEET WEST . . .
    CB: RIGHT.
    GMH: AND COVERED THOSE UP.
    CB: OKAY. SO THEY’RE TWENTY FEET WEST OF THE . . .
    GMH: YEAH, YEAH.
    CB: HEAD.
    GMH: AND I TOOK THEM OUT OF THE WHITE BAG.
    CB: OKAY. LET ME ASK . . .
    GMH: AND I THINK I LEFT THE WHITE BAGS ALSO THERE COVERED UP.
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    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: BUT I JUST WANTED TO EXPOSE EVERY, EVERYTHING TO THE
    ELEMENTS.
    CB: RIGHT.
    GMH: RATHER THAN KEEP ‘EM BAGGED.
    CB: RIGHT. WELL LET ME ASK YOU THIS. UH, YOU, YOU SAID YOU TOOK
    HER CLOTHES OFF, UH, AT THAT POINT . . .
    GMH: YEAH.
    CB: DID YOU TAKE EVERYTHING FROM HER? DID YOU TAKE HER
    UNDERWEAR AND EVERYTHING OR JUST UH . . .
    GMH: I TOOK EVERYTHING, HER UNDERWEAR, AND EVERYTHING EXCEPT
    HER NAVEL RING. HER NAVEL PIERCING RING. r>CB: OKAY.
    GMH: UH, THAT WAS TO REMOVE ANY, YOU KNOW, CLOTHING THAT
    SOAKS UP FIBERS . . .
    CB: RIGHT.
    GMH: LIKE, LIKE A FLASH. I UH, THE BLEACH . . .
    CB: UH HUH.
    GMH: I POURED LIQUID BLEACH ALL OVER HER . . .
    CB: UH HUH.
    GMH: . . . TO ANY DNA. AND I KNEW, I KNEW BLEACH WOULD NOT
    DESTROY FIBERS . . .
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    CB: UH HUH.
    GMH: BUT I, THAT ANY DNA SHE MAY HAVE PICKED UP FROM MY
    CLOTHES, SHE’D BEEN WEARING MY CLOTHES FOR NOW WHAT,
    THREE DAYS. . .
    CB: RIGHT.
    GMH: OR SOMETHING AND . . .
    CB: UH HUH.
    GMH: SHE, YOU KNOW, AND SO I POURED LIQUID BLEACH OVER HER AND
    AGAIN THIS IS NOT TO, DONE TO PRECLUDE IDENTIFICATION . . .
    CB: UH HUH.
    GMH: OR FOR ANY OTHER REASON . . .
    CB: UH HUH.
    GMH: UH, OTHER THAN AT THAT TIME I DIDN’T KNOW THAT I’D EVEN BEEN
    ASSOCIATED WITH HER. SO UH, AND I, I FELT, I KNEW THE BODY
    WOULD BE FOUND SOONER OR LATER, THESE BODIES, THE BODY IN
    HERE SOONER OR LATER IS GONNA COME TO LIGHT.
    CB: UH HUH.
    GMH: IT IS. AND THIS IS NOT THE FIRST BODY THAT’S BEEN DISCARDED
    HERE.
    SS: DID YOU TALK TO JOHN?
    CB: NO, I CAN’T GET IN TOUCH WITH HIM.
    SS: (UI) SHOW HIM WHERE THE . . .
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    CB: WHERE’S HE AT?
    SS: HEAD WAS. (UI)
    JC: I’LL FOLLOW YOU.
    SS: OKAY.
    CB: (UI) HEY.
    SS: JOHN.
    CB: WHICH ONE ARE WE GOING TO?
    SS: THEY GOT THE BODY.
    JC: GO WHERE THE HEAD IS. WE FOUND THE BODY.
    CB: OKAY. ALRIGHT. TAKE US TO WHERE THE HEAD IS. OKAY?
    (NOISE)
    GMH: THEN I LEFT, HEADED UH, SOUTH TO THAT GAS STATION WHERE I
    MADE THE CALL TO TRY TO GET SOME MONEY. I’M DOWN TO, I
    THINK IT WAS EIGHTEEN DOLLARS . . .
    CB: UH HUH.
    GMH: SOMETHING LIKE THAT.
    CB: UH HUH.
    GMH: AND I’M GETTING LOW ON GLASS, GAS.
    CB: THIS WAS IN CUMMING?
    GMH: YEAH. THAT GAS STATION. I TOOK HER DOG WITH ME AND I FOUND
    A LOCATION WHERE I KNEW THE DOG WOULD BE OKAY.
    CB: WELL LET ME, LET ME ASK YOU THIS. LET ME ASK YOU THIS. UH, I
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    KNOW THAT YOU MADE A PHONE CALL FROM MARBLE HILL ALSO.
    AT ONE POINT.
    GMH: YOU MEAN UH, FROM A HUDDLE HOUSE?
    CB: RIGHT.
    GMH: THAT WAS TO MY EMPLOYER JOHN TABER TO GET TO UH, BEG MY
    OLD JOB BACK.
    CB: RIGHT. AND WAS SHE . . .
    GMH: I’VE HAD . . .
    CB: . . . ALREADY DEAD AT THAT POINT? OR . . .
    GMH: NO.
    CB: OKAY. SO WHAT DAY WAS THAT ON? WAS THAT THE DAY YOU
    GUYS WENT HIKING, WAS IT THE DAY AFTER YOU WENT HIKING?
    GMH: THAT WAS THE DAY WE WENT HIKING. THAT’S, THAT’S WHAT
    HAPPENED.
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: I SAID WE’LL GO HIKING. THAT’S WHY WE SPENT TWO NIGHTS
    THERE.
    CB: UH HUH.
    GMH: OKAY. I SAID WE’LL GO HIKING AND THEN WE’LL . . .
    SS: I’M SORRY. THEY WANT TO ASK A QUESTION . . .
    CB: TELL, YEAH, I’M SORRY . . .
    GMH: NO, WE GOT . . .
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    SS: WHERE THE BODY IS . . .
    GMH: THAT’S THE BODY. AND, AND WE’RE GOING UP TO THE, THE UH, A
    ROAD ON THE TOP OF A RIDGE.
    CB: RIGHT.
    GMH: IT MAY BE THE SECOND GATED ROAD, I THINK IT’S THE SECOND
    GATED ROAD. THAT’S WHY WE SPENT TWO NIGHTS. I TOLD HER
    THAT NIGHT WE WOULD GO, BECAUSE WE HAD ALREADY TRIED
    CAMPING, THE CARDS WEREN’T RUNNING. I SAID I’M FINISHED WITH
    THESE CARDS.
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: SO I’M GONNA GO GET SOME MONEY FROM A FRIEND, ONCE I GET
    THAT MONEY IN MY POCKET, SOME RUNNING MONEY, I’M GONNA
    LET YOU GO.
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: AND SO WE WENT HIKING THAT DAY. AND THEN WE HEADED
    OSTENSIBLY TO GET SOME MONEY FROM MY FRIEND.
    CB: UH HUH.
    GMH: I STOPPED AT THAT CAR, THAT, THAT PHONE IN A HUDDLE HOUSE
    OR WAFFLE HOUSE . . .
    CB: UH HUH.
    GMH: CALLED MY, NO, SHE WAS IN THE VAN.
    CB: OKAY. ALRIGHT.
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    GMH: SHE WAS IN THE VAN, LOOSELY SECURED.
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: JUST AGAIN AT THE UH . . .
    CB: KEEP ON GOING, KEEP GOING (UI) NOW YOU, YOU, YOU CAN’T . . .
    GMH: OH NO, I’M GONNA TELL YOU. YOU CAN’T MISS IT.
    CB: . . . WORRY ABOUT ALL THAT . . .
    GMH: NO, JUST GO ON UP THE, THE ROAD’S GONNA BE TO YOUR LEFT AT
    THE TOP OF A RIDGE AND WHEN YOU START GOING DOWN HILL YOU
    WILL HAVE GONE TOO FAR. SO . . .WE, WE HAVEN’T CROSSED A
    LITTLE BRIDGE YET, HAVE WE? SO I THINK, WE CAN, UH, ANYWAY,
    I’LL LET YOU KNOW.
    SS: YES, WE DID.
    GMH: WE DID? OKAY.
    (UI)
    GMH: SO . . . NO, SHE WAS ALIVE AND IN THE VAN THERE. AND THAT’S
    WHY WE SPENT TWO NIGHTS. BECAUSE UH, I CALLED MY OLD BOSS
    UH, GOT (UI) BUT I HAD, NOW I HAD NOTHING, NOWHERE ELSE TO
    GO. YOU KNOW. I (UI)
    CB: WHAT WAS YOUR PLANS? WERE YOU PLANNING ON LEAVING OR
    GETTING OUT OF TOWN OR . . .
    GMH: WELL, UH, I DIDN’T UH, I DIDN’T KNOW. UH, I WAS GONNA, YOU
    KNOW, BUT ANYWAY, I CALLED HIM TO SEE ABOUT WORKING FOR
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    HIM. I, I, I, OR GET, I WAS, WELL NO, I, I TOLD HIM I WANTED SOME
    MONEY. THAT’S RIGHT. AND I WANTED TO GO BACK TO WORK FOR
    HIM AND TO LEAVE ME SOME MONEY UH, AT HIS OFFICE, UH, WHERE
    I USED TO LIVE. . THAT’S WHAT IT WAS.
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: AND UH, THAT’S THAT CALL. THEN I CAME BACK AND TOLD HER
    THAT I HAD GOT THE MONEY LINED UP BUT I COULDN’T GET IT
    TONIGHT AND WE’D GET IT TOMORROW. SO THAT’S WHY WE ENDED
    UP SPENDING TWO NIGHTS.
    CB: OKAY. ALRIGHT.
    GMH: AND UH, THAT’S PRETTY MUCH IT.
    CB: ALRIGHT. AND, SO THE MORNING, THE DAY THAT YOU, THE DAY
    THAT YOU WERE DISCARDING THE CLOTHING THAT’S THE DAY SHE
    DIED. IS THAT ACCURATE . . .
    GMH: YES, YES.
    CB: OKAY. OKAY. ALRIGHT. AND ABOUT WHAT TIME WOULD YOU SAY
    THAT WAS?
    GMH: MAN, I DON’T KNOW. I DON’T HAVE A . . . UH, IT WOULD HAVE BEEN
    UH, TWO HOURS BEFORE.
    CB: IS IT GONNA BE THIS ROAD HERE?
    GMH: UH KEEP ON GOING A LITTLE MORE SHERIFF, UH . . . WAIT . . . NOPE,
    NOPE, NOPE, NOPE. UH, NEXT. LET’S GO ON UP TO THE TOP . . . NO,
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    THAT, THAT’S LAW ENFORCEMENT (LAUGHS) . . . I THOUGHT IT’S A
    POOR OLD CAMPER OUT HERE (UI) . . .THIS IS GOING UP TO THE, IT’LL
    BE THE TOP AND THE ROAD THEN WILL GO DOWN HILL TO THE LEFT.
    AFTER WE UH, AFTER WE PASS THAT ROAD. BUT WE MAY HAVE
    ANOTHER UH, RISE TO GO OVER. SHERIFF, WE’RE GONNA HAVE TO
    GO OVER THE TOP OF THIS AND THEN DOWN AND UP AGAIN. SO JUST
    GO ON. UP, WE’RE GONNA HAVE TO GO OVER THE TOP OF THIS RIDGE
    AND THEN DOWN INTO A HOLLOW AND THEN UP AGAIN.
    SS: UH HUH.
    GMH: AND BY THE WAY. SHE WAS LAYING IN THE BACK UNSECURED
    WHEN I WAS HEADED THIS WAY. AND I TURNED AROUND RIGHT
    HERE AND RIGHT HERE I, I STOPPED HERE. I SAW A PICKUP UP
    THERE, BUT I DIDN’T KNOW. BUT I STOPPED HERE, BACKED IN AND
    TURNED AROUND, TO THE KILL LOCATION. AND THERE WAS A
    PICKUP THERE AND AS HE DROVE BY AND I WAVED AT HIM. IT WAS
    LAW ENFORCEMENT.
    CB: REALLY?
    GMH: YEAH.
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: IT WAS THAT CLOSE. IT WAS THAT CLOSE. SHE WASN’T EVEN
    SECURED EITHER.
    CB: OKAY.
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    GMH: WHICH IS, I TOLD HER JUMP IN THE VAN AND LET’S GO. SHE WASN’T
    EVEN SECURED THE WHOLE TRIP AROUND, MAN.
    (COUGH)
    CB: OKAY. THE UH . . . (PAUSE) . . . UH, I, I GOTTA ASK YOU THIS. WAS
    THERE ANY UH, SEXUAL ACTIVITY BETWEEN YOU TWO?
    GMH: NO
    CB: AND, AND KEEP IN MIND NOW WE WILL BE ABLE TO FIND OUT, BUT
    I’M, I’M, I’M ASKING YOU NOW IF IT, IF IT’S ACCURATE OR NOT, WAS
    THERE ANY SEXUAL ACTIVITY BETWEEN THE TWO OF YOU?
    GMH: YES.
    CB: THERE WAS?
    GMH: YES. ONE TIME. FIRST NIGHT. I TOLD HER, HONEY, UH, IT WASN’T
    FORCIBLE, BUT OF COURSE IT WAS UNWANTED . . .
    CB: RIGHT, RIGHT.
    GMH: SO IT WAS RAPE. BUT IT WASN’T FORCIBLE.
    CB: OKAY. OKAY.
    GMH: UH, AND I TOLD HER, HONEY, I TOLD YOU I WAS GONNA LET YOU
    GO…
    CB: UH HUH.
    GMH: YOU’VE RUN ME AROUND, YOU’VE RUN ME ALL OVER NORTH
    GEORGIA. MADE ME PUT A HUNDRED AND FIFTY MILES ON MY VAN.
    WE STILL DON’T, YOU LIED TO ME, YOU’VE RUN ME AROUND, GIVE
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    ME SOME P—-.
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: AND SHE DID. I MEAN, YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN . . .
    CB: RIGHT, RIGHT.
    GMH: YOU KNOW.
    CB: I UNDERSTAND.
    GMH: IT WAS. IT WAS UNWANTED. THIS IS IT UH, UP HERE. UH, HOLD IT.
    JUST KEEP GOING. BUT I’M PRETTY SURE WE’RE JUST GOING TO,
    YEAH, THIS IS, THIS IS GONNA BE IT. THIS IS GONNA BE IT. SEE, IT’S
    DOWN HILL AND THEN THERE’S A (UI) TURN LEFT, GO UP, THERE’S A
    PARKING LOT TO THE RIGHT OF THE UH, GATE UP THERE. BY THE
    PARKING LOT. PARKING SPACE.
    SS: HOW FAR
    IS IT FROM THE GATE?
    GMH: AND YOU’LL GO UH, FROM THE GATE, OH, APPROXIMATELY, UH,
    PULL OVER HERE AND LEAVE ROOM FOR THESE GUYS . . . AND YOU
    SEE ALL THESE TREES LINING THE ROAD OR . . .
    CB: UH HUH.
    GMH: OKAY. WELL, YOU’LL, YOU’LL GO DOWN, OH, I GUESS IT WOULD BE
    FORTY, FIFTY FEET, TO THE RIGHT. GO THROUGH THESE TREES.
    YOU’RE GONNA HAVE A BUNCH OF, OF TREES ALONG THE SIDE OF
    THE ROAD. STEP OVER THESE TREES, GET DOWN MORE INTO WHERE
    IT’S CLEAR. THERE’LL BE ANOTHER TREE DOWN ALIGNED EAST AND
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    WEST. THIS WAY.
    CB: HOW FAR DOWN?
    GMH: ABOUT TWENTY FEET.
    (UI)
    GMH: WALK THE ROAD. CUT RIGHT. YEAH, ‘CAUSE IT’S PRETTY THICK TO
    GET THROUGH. (UI)
    JC: THIRTY YARDS?
    CB: YOU WANT TO WALK HIM OUT THERE AND GET HIM TO SHOW YOU?
    GMH: YOU WANT ME TO WALK OUT THERE?
    JC: YEAH, IF YOU DON’T MIND.
    CB: HE’S NOT CUFFED. HE’S NOT CUFFED.
    SS: GOT LEG IRONS ON?
    CB: YEAH, HE’S GOT LEG IRONS.
    (NOISE, UI)
    CB: (UI)
    (NOISE)
    CB: MR. HILTON.
    GMH: HUH?
    CB: AS WE WALK I’M GONNA ASK YOU A COUPLE MORE THINGS, OKAY?
    IF YOU DON’T MIND.
    GMH: UM HUM, SURE
    (NOISE, DOOR CLOSES)
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    GMH: I’M GONNA SECURE THESE GLASSES, THROW THESE GLASSES RIGHT,
    RIGHT THERE.
    CB: OKAY. I WILL REMEMBER THAT’S WHERE THEY ARE. OKAY?
    GMH: OKAY.
    (NOISE)
    CB: WRAP THAT BLANKET AROUND YOU. I KNOW YOU GET KINDA COLD.
    BUT REMEMBER YOU GOTTA SHUFFLE FEET NOW ON THOSE THINGS.
    ALRIGHT?
    GMH: OKAY.
    CB: UH, MR. HILTON, CAN I ASK YOU THIS RIGHT QUICK?
    GMH: YEAH.
    CB: YOU UH, YOU SAID THAT THERE WAS ONE SEXUAL ENCOUNTER.
    GMH: YEAH.
    CB: WAS, WAS THAT THE ONLY ONE?
    GMH: YEAH.
    CB: THERE WASN’T ANYTHING POST-MORTEM, RIGHT?
    GMH: NO.
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: OH, NO. AND UH, THAT WAS IT, UH, UH, AND IT WASN’T WORTH IT.
    CB: ALRIGHT. OKAY. ALRIGHT. WELL, IF YOU COULD JUST SHOW US
    WHERE WE NEED TO TURN OFF INTO THE WOODS AND WE’LL CALL
    THAT IT.
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    (WALKING)
    SS: WANT ME TO TURN THEM LIGHTS ON?
    JC: YEAH.
    GMH: YEAH.
    GMH: LET ME UH, LET ME WALK UP HERE . . .
    (NOISE, UI)
    GMH: MAYBE I CAN GET, PUT YOUR LIGHT AND I’LL SEE IF I CAN GET UP
    THROUGH THERE . . .
    CB: NO, THAT’S OKAY. YOU CAN JUST STAY RIGHT THERE. OKAY, MR.
    HILTON?
    GMH: OKAY.
    CB: LET US, LET THEM CHECK FIRST.
    GMH: GO ON THROUGH, GET THROUGH UNTIL THE WOODS THIN OUT. AND
    THEN LOOK KINDA TO YOUR LEFT. YOU’LL SEE A LONG TREE TRUNK
    LAYING THERE. ALIGNED EAST AND WEST. OR ALIGNED WITH THE
    ROAD MORE OR LESS. AND THEN LOOK ALONG THE BACK SIDE OF IT
    TOWARDS THE WEST END. OR YOUR LEFT END.
    (NOISE)
    CB: HEY, JOHN.
    JC: YEAH.
    CB: REMEMBER THERE SHOULD BE SOME CLOTHING ABOUT, HOW FAR?
    GMH: ABOUT TWENTY FEET UH, WEST OR . . .
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    CB: TWENTY FEET TO YOUR LEFT.
    GMH: TO YOUR LEFT. AND . . .
    CB: DOWN THAT WAY.
    GMH: THEY ARE GONNA BE BURIED MORE OR LESS IN KIND OF A
    DEPRESSION IN THE GROUND, NOT BURIED, BUT COVERED WITH
    LEAVES . . .
    CB: COVERED WITH LEAVES IN KIND OF A HOLE IN THE GROUND.
    GMH: YEAH.
    CB: ABOUT TWENTY FEET TO THE LEFT OF YOU.
    GMH: IT’LL BE HER SWEAT CLOTHES, SWEATSHIRT, AND UH, SOMEWHERE
    IN THE VICINITY WILL BE THE BLOODY WHITE BAGS THAT THE UH,
    ALL THE ITEMS HAD BEEN CONTAINED IN. I’M GONNA STEP OVER
    HERE AND TINKLE IF I MAY? MAY I?
    CB: UH, NO. YOU MAY NOT. STEP RIGHT BACK UP HERE WITH ME AND
    WE WILL.
    GMH: OKAY.
    CB: WE ARE TECHNICALLY IN A . . .
    GMH: OKAY, OKAY.
    CB: A SECURE ENVIRONMENT. WE DON’T WANT YOU DOING IT RIGHT
    HERE. (LAUGHS)
    GMH: OKAY. YOU MEAN, UH, CONTAMINATING THE CRIME SCENE?
    CB: WELL, I MEAN, I DON’T SEE THAT THERE’S GONNA BE MUCH ISSUE
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    WITH IT NOW, BUT, WE’LL, WE’LL WALK RIGHT UP HERE AND LET
    YOU HANDLE THAT. OKAY?
    GMH: OKAY. YOU MEAN TECHNICALLY IN AN UNSECURED ENVIRONMENT.
    NO. OKAY, OKAY. YOU TELL ME. IS IT OKAY?
    CB: HOLD, HOLD ON FOR ONE SECOND. OKAY. WHAT I’M GONNA DO IS
    I’M GONNA, I’M GONNA TALK TO THESE GENTLEMEN AND WE’RE
    GONNA FIGURE OUT EXACTLY WHERE, WHERE WE NEED TO DO
    THAT. ALRIGHT? (NOISE)
    UM: (UI)
    GMH: YES. BUT THERE ARE TWO BLOODY WHITE BAGS NEARBY ALSO
    SEPARATELY COVERED UP. THERE’S NOTHING IN THEM, THEY JUST
    CONTAINED ALL THE ITEMS THAT YOU’VE FOUND.
    CB: THEY’RE JUST TWO WHITE TRASH BAGS HAVE SOME BLOOD ON
    THEM THAT USED TO CONTAIN THE CLOTHING.
    GMH: AND THE HEAD.
    CB: AND THE HEAD.
    UM: TWO WHITE BAGS (UI)
    GMH: ALTHOUGH I CAN’T TELL YOU EXACTLY WHICH WAY THEY, THEY,
    THEY’RE AT. YOU KNOW. THEY WERE JUST . . . I DON’T REMEMBER
    (UI)
    CB: JOHN. I’M GONNA ESCORT HIM BACK UP OUTSIDE THE FENCE AND
    LET HIM UH . . .
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    JC: STAND BY JUST A SECOND AND LET ME GET TO YOU.
    CB: ALRIGHT.
    (NOISE)
    CB: I APOLOGIZE. WE ACTUALLY MOVED UPHILL FROM WHERE WE
    WERE.
    GMH: YEAH. WELCOME TO CROSS COUNTRY.
    CB: ALRIGHT.
    JC: CLAY.
    CB: YES SIR.
    JC: (UI)
    CB: ALRIGHT.
    (NOISE)
    JC: UH, I THINK WE CAN, I THINK WE CAN TRANSPORT HIM BACK.
    CB: OKAY.
    JC: WE FOUND . . .
    CB: SHERIFF.
    JC: DO YOU NEED TO (UI) I UNDERSTAND THERE’S A, SOME KIND OF
    TOOL, A TIRE TOOL, SOMEWHERE. DO YOU KNOW WHERE THAT IS?
    CB: YES, I KNOW WHERE THAT’S AT. UH . . .
    JC: DO Y’ALL THINK HE’S IN, DO THINK YOU NEED TO KEEP HIM HERE
    ANY LONGER?
    CB: NO, AND, AND I WOULD ASK THAT, YOU KNOW, IF, IF NEED BE COULD
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    WE COME BACK AND, AND DISCUSS MAYBE SOME OTHER THINGS
    THAT’S POSSIBLY ABOUT UH, LOCATIONS ON THE TIRE TOOL IF WE
    DON’T FIND IT, THINGS LIKE THAT. JUST TO SURE UP THIS, THIS (UI).
    GMH: I CAN CLEAR THAT UP FOR YOU RIGHT THERE. GO TO THE GAS
    STATION.
    CB: IN CUMMING.
    GMH: IN CUMMING.
    CB: UH HUH.
    GMH: GO TO THE TIRE, THE AIR PRESSURE . . .
    CB: UH HUH.
    GMH: PULL UP.
    CB: UH HUH.
    GMH: GO TO THE SECOND PARKING SPACE NORTH, WELL YOU BETTER,
    WRITE IT, GO TO THE SECOND PARKING SPACE NORTH . . .
    CB: UH HUH.
    GMH: UH, IN OTHER WORDS THERE’S ONE SPACE NEXT TO THE TIRE, THE
    AIR PRESSURE . . .
    CB: RIGHT.
    GMH: AND THEN THE SECOND PARKING, SECOND THIRD, SECOND OR
    THIRD PARKING SPACE NORTH . . .
    CB: UH HUH.
    GMH: OF THE AIR PRESSURE . . .
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    CB: RIGHT.
    GMH: THEN EAST OF THAT IS A GRASS BORDER OR APRON WHICH GOES
    AROUND THE STATION.
    CB: RIGHT.
    GMH: AND THERE’S ACTUALLY, THERE’S A FENCE, OR A IRON, UH, THERE’S
    A FENCE. . .
    CB: RIGHT.
    GMH: OF A TYPE THERE.
    CB: RIGHT.
    GMH: UH, AND IT WOULD BE, IF A VEHICLE WERE PARKED NOSE IN INTO
    THAT SPACE . . .
    CB: UH HUH.
    GMH: IT WOULD BE UH, UH, FIVE FEET FROM THE NOSE OF THAT VEHICLE.
    IN OTHER WORDS, IT’S AT THE VERY EDGE OF THE GAS STATION
    PROPERTY AND I BELIEVE THAT’S A DROP OFF FROM THERE . . .
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: LIKE AN ABUTMENT OR SOMETHING.
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: YOU CAN’T MISS IT IF IT’S STILL THERE.
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: YOU CAN’T MISS IT. JUST GO TO THE TIRE PRESSURE PLACE. GO TO
    THE THIRD SPACE NORTH OF IT . . .
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    CB: RIGHT.
    GMH: AND THEN IT, YOU, IF, IF YOU PARK A VEHICLE IN THAT SPACE THE
    NOSE WOULD BE POINTED EAST . . .
    CB: RIGHT.
    GMH: YOU KNOW. YOU’VE GONE NORTH. AND THE NOSE WOULD BE
    POINTED EAST.
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: THE GAS STATION IS BEHIND YOU. THE (UI) THE GAS STATION . . .
    (BACKGROUND TALKING, RE MOVING A CAR)
    CB: YES.
    GMH: OKAY.
    CB: OKAY. UH, I THINK . . .
    GMH: AND THAT . . .
    CB: . . . I GOT THE GIST OF IT.
    GMH: OH, YOU CAN’T, YOU, YOU . . .
    CB: LET ME, LET ME ASK YOU THIS. UH, IF, IF WE DIDN’T FIND THE KNIFE
    IN THAT DUMPSTER WHERE WOULD IT BE?
    GMH: I DON’T KNOW.
    CB: OKAY. BUT YOU THINK YOU EITHER DISCARDED IT THERE OR THE
    ONE IN THE CAMP . . .
    GMH: THAT’S, IT’S NOT, IT’S PRETTY . . .
    CB: . . . WHERE YOU WERE PARKED?
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    GMH: IT’S PRETTY MUCH BE, GOTTA BE THERE.
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: OR, BUT . . .
    CB: THOSE ARE THE ONLY TWO DUMPSTERS THAT YOU DISCARDED
    ANYTHING IN.
    GMH: RIGHT, RIGHT. AND, AND THAT THERE, THAT THERE. YEAH.
    CB: OKAY. ALRIGHT.
    GMH: YEAH, YEAH. SO IT SHOULD BE IN THERE.
    CB: OKAY. ALRIGHT. GOOD ENOUGH.
    GMH: YOU CAN’T . . .
    CB: SHERIFF.
    SS: ON MY WAY.
    CB: ALRIGHT.
    (NOISE, DOOR CLOSES)
    SS: (UI) GONNA TRY TO COME (U
    I)
    GMH: OH, THAT’S THE BEST WAY.
    SS: OH, IS IT?
    GMH: OH, YEAH. YEAH. LOOK, LOOK WHERE I PUT HER. YOU, YOU CAN’T
    GET THROUGH RIGHT THERE. THAT’S THE BEST WAY RIGHT THERE.
    SS: WELL . . . UH . . .
    (NOISE)
    CB: I THINK HE GOT OUT ANYWAY.
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    (UI)
    CB: WE MAY NEED TO GET THE TRUCK UP HERE OR SOMETHING. UH, MR.
    HILTON WE’LL LET YOU GO RIGHT UP HERE . . .
    GMH: YEAH.
    CB: AND UH, THEN SHERIFF WILL PROBABLY BE TRANSPORTING YOU
    BACK OR SOMEBODY WILL ANYWAY.
    GMH: OKAY.
    CB: UH, I ASSUME THAT Y’ALL WILL NOT HAVE ME ON THE RIDE BACK,
    BUT UH, IS THERE ANYTHING THAT YOU HAVEN’T TOLD ME THAT
    YOU THINK I NEED TO KNOW?
    GMH: NO. ABSOLUTELY.
    CB: OKAY. ALRIGHT. UH . . .
    GMH: IF THERE’S ANY POINT IN YOUR MIND THAT IS UNCLEAR, ASK.
    CB: WELL . . .
    GMH: BUT I, YOU’VE GOT IT TIED UP. WE RUSHED A LITTLE AT THE END
    BUT IT WAS . . .
    CB: I’M UH . . .
    GMH: . . . (UI) YOU KNOW.
    CB: WELL, I’M, I’M, I’M KINDA CURIOUS ABOUT THE CHAINS THAT YOU
    HAVE ON THE, ON THE FLOOR OF YOUR VEHICLE.
    GMH: YEAH.
    CB: WAS THAT SPECIFICALLY FOR THIS INCIDENT? I MEAN, WAS THAT
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    SPECIFICALLY FOR WHAT YOU WERE PLANNING ON DOING THIS
    TIME OR . . .
    NS: I THINK HE ANSWERED THAT. HE SAID HE WAS HAULING A
    GENERATOR.
    CB: OH, OKAY.
    NS: (UI)
    GMH: WELL, I HAD TWO PIECES OF EQUIPMENT THAT I LIKE TO SECURE.
    ONE IS THE GENERATOR INSIDE THE VAN AND A HAND TRUCK . . .
    CB: RIGHT.
    GMH: A NEW SEVEN FOOT HAND TRUCK WHICH . . .
    CB: RIGHT. BUT OBVIOUSLY, OBVIOUSLY DURING THIS INCIDENT THEY
    WEREN’T THERE.
    GMH: NO THEY WEREN’T, BUT THEY HAVE STAYED . . .
    CB: WHEN YOU BROUGHT THEM . . .
    GMH: THEY HAVE STAYED IN THE VAN.
    CB: RIGHT. SO, SO, THEY WEREN’T ATTACHED TO THE FRAME AT THAT
    POINT. WAS, WAS THAT THE CASE THAT YOU WANTED TO USE
    THOSE TO CHAIN HER TO IF YOU BROUGHT HER DOWN?
    NS: I GUESS HE’S ASKING, AT THE POINT IN TIME THAT THEY WERE, THEY
    WERE ALREADY . . .
    CB: I THINK HE’S ASKING IF IT’S OKAY . .
    GMH: NO. THEY, THEY WERE . . .
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    UM: IF THEY WERE ALREADY ATTACHED (UI)
    GMH: . . . THEY WERE, THEY WERE LEFT THERE ATTACHED SO THE
    GENERATOR IS NORMALLY STORED BEHIND THE DRIVER’S SEAT.
    CB: WELL, WELL THEY OBVIOUSLY WEREN’T ATTACHED THIS TIME IS
    WHAT I’M SAYING.
    GMH: YEAH, YEAH.
    CB: THEY OBVIOUSLY WEREN’T ATTACHED THIS TIME (UI)
    GMH: OH, NO, THE GENERATOR WASN’T THERE BUT THE CHAIN WAS JUST
    LEFT IN PLACE. AND IT WAS REALLY CARRIED IN ERROR THAN UH,
    NORMALLY I WOULD NOT EVEN HAVE IT IF I DIDN’T HAVE THE
    GENERATOR WITH ME.
    CB: OKAY. OKAY.
    GMH: BUT IT WAS JUST, THE, YOU KNOW, YOUR, YOUR JUNK THAT, JUST
    LIKE THE TRUNK OF YOUR CAR. YOU END UP WITH YOUR GOLF
    CLUBS IN THERE . . .
    CB: RIGHT.
    GMH: YOU’RE NOT PLAYING GOLF . . .
    CB: RIGHT.
    GMH: AND SO FORTH.
    CB: OKAY. ALRIGHT. UH . . .
    GMH: CAN I TINKLE OVER HERE SOMEWHERE?
    CB: YEAH. LET’S GO DOWN A LITTLE BIT FURTHER.
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    (UI)
    CB: DO, DO WHAT? (UI, NOISE)
    GMH: (UI) TRUCK JUST LIKE THAT THAT DROVE RIGHT PAST US UP THERE.
    (UI)
    CB: YEAH.
    GMH: HE LOOKED RIGHT AT ME AND I WAVED AND SHE WAS JUST LAYING
    THERE.
    CB: RIGHT HERE’S A DECENT SPOT.
    GMH: OKAY. I’M NOT GOING ANYWHERE.
    CB: NO, WE KNOW THAT.
    GMH: (LAUGHS) LITTLE LATE FOR THAT NOW. NO THAT’S FINE. I DON’T
    NEED A LIGHT TO PEE. IT’S GONNA TAKE ME A LITTLE BIT.
    UM: OKAY, THAT’S FINE.
    GMH: I HAVE AN ENLARGED PROSTATE SO I CAN’T HOLD IT AND I CAN’T
    GO.
    (PAUSE)
    CB: I MAY HAVE TO BORROW YOUR CHARGER, SHERIFF. OH, WELL,
    ACTUALLY IT MAY BE MY CHARGER. WHERE’D YOU GET THAT
    CHARGER?
    SS: THAT’S ONE I GOT TWO.
    CB: OH, OKAY, OKAY.
    SS: I GOT THREE (UI) HERE.
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    CB: YEAH, YOU’RE RIGHT.
    SS: WE’VE BEEN DOING SOME SWITCHING OUT (UI)
    CB: DO YOU HAVE, DO YOU WANT TO TAKE YOUR OTHER, DO YOU WANT
    YOUR OTHER GUYS TO TRANSPORT HIM BACK AND YOU HANG
    AROUND, OR HOWEVER YOU WANT TO HANDLE THAT. UH, HE
    SHOULD BE READY TO GO BACK.
    SS: DEATON AND ME. WE MAY HANG AROUND UP THERE. Y’ALL DON’T
    CARE.
    CB: YEAH. NO, NO, NO. ABSOLUTELY NOT. BUT UH, I . . . WHO, WHO,
    WHOEVER YOU CAN GET TO TRANSPORT HIM BACK . . .
    SS: (UI) THEY’S FOUR (UI)
    CB: IS THEY ROOM FOR UH . . .
    GMH: I DROPPED A UH . . .
    CB: (UI)
    GMH: I UH, I’M GONNA PICK THIS UP I DROPPED, DROPPED THAT RIGHT
    THERE (UI) Y’ALL THINK IT’S PART OF THE CRIME SCENE OR . . .
    THEY’LL BE ANALYZING THIS THING. YEAH. OKAY.
    (NOISE)
    CB: MR. HILTON, I’VE GOT ONE MORE QUESTION FOR YOU AND I’M
    GONNA DO IT IN FRONT OF YOUR ATTORNEY. I DIDN’T WANT TO ASK
    YOU ANYTHING WITHOUT HIM HERE. (NOISE) WAS THIS DIFFICULT
    FOR YOU AT ALL, TO, TO DO THIS? AS FAR AS, AS FAR AS . . .
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    GMH: I, I KNOW.
    CB: AS FAR AS TAKE HER LIFE? WAS IT DIFFICULT AT ALL? I MEAN, DO
    YOU HAVE, DO YOU HAVE FEELINGS ONE WAY OR THE OTHER
    ABOUT IT . . .
    GMH: YEAH.
    CB: . . . OR WAS, YOU JUST NEEDED HER FOR A NECESSITY FOR YOU?
    GMH: NO, NO, IT . . .
    CB: IS THAT . . .
    GMH: BUT, IT WAS LIKE AN, AN OUT OF BODY EXPERIENCE.
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: IT WAS SURREAL . . .
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: OF COURSE IT’S SURREALISTIC.
    CB: RIGHT.
    GMH: REMOVING A HEAD IS JUST UNREAL.
    CB: RIGHT.
    GMH: UNREAL.
    CB: UH HUH.
    GMH: AND, YOU KNOW, YOU LOOK BACK ON IT AND YOU SAY, THAT
    WASN’T EVEN REAL.
    CB: UH HUH.
    GMH: I DON’T KNOW WHAT IT WAS. I WAS JUST IN UH, YOU MIGHT SAY AN
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    ALTERED STATE? I, I JUST DON’T KNOW. IT WAS HARD.
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: IT WAS HARD.
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: IT WAS HARD. I, YOU GOTTA REMEMBER WE HAD UH, SPENT
    SEVERAL GOOD DAYS TOGETHER ACTUALLY.
    CB: RIGHT. RIGHT.
    GMH: ACTUALLY SHE DID NOT HAVE A UNPLEASANT TIME . . .
    CB: RIGHT.
    GMH: CONSISTENT WITH BEING . . .
    CB: RIGHT.
    GMH: KIDNAPED. NOT AN UNPLEASANT, SHE COOPERATED, WE, WE DID
    ALL THE CAMPING ACTIVITIES TOGETHER.
    CB: UH HUH.
    GMH: SHE, EVERY TIME WE WOULD LOAD AND UNLOAD SHE WOULD HELP
    ME LOAD AND UNLOAD.
    CB: UH HUH.
    GMH: WHEN WE HAD TO SUDDENLY MOVE WHEN THAT UH, TANK TRUCK
    UH, GOT STUCK AND . . .
    CB: UH HUH.
    GMH: . . . THE GUY SAID I’M CALLING NINE ONE ONE, I CAN’T GET SERVICE, I
    SAID HEY, HON, WE GOTTA GO. COME ON.
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    CB: UH HUH.
    GMH: JUST GRAB EVERYTHING. BOY SHE JUMPED RIGHT IN THERE WITH
    ME, THREW EVERYTHING IN.
    CB: UH HUH.
    GMH: SO WE WAS JUST, AND WE HAD THE DOGS AND, THE DOGS SLEPT
    THERE IN THE FRONT. HER DOG SLEPT IN MY . . .
    CB: AND YOU ACTUALLY TURNED HER DOG LOOSE IN, IN CUMMING . . .
    GMH: YEAH, YEAH I, I CHOSE THAT LOCATION BECAUSE UH, WELL
    NUMBER ONE THERE WAS A PIZ, IT WAS A BUSTLING AREA . . .
    CB: UH HUH.
    GMH: IT WAS STILL EARLIER ENOUGH IN THE DAY, PLENTY OF PEOPLE.
    THERE WAS A PIZZA TO GO PLACE . . .
    CB: UH HUH.
    GMH: AND BEHIND IT WHERE I TURNED THE DOG LOOSE THE PIZZA
    DELIVERY BOYS WERE CONGREGATING . . .
    CB: UH HUH.
    GMH: THEY HAD A PICNIC TABLE THERE. THEY WERE SMOKING
    CIGARETTES, AND I FELT AT THE VERY LEAST THE DOG WOULD
    WALK UP TO THEM AND SMELL THE PIZZA, THERE WAS THAT, IT WAS
    REALLY THAT KROGER, YOU’VE PROBABLY BEEN TO THAT PLACE
    THERE . . .
    CB: UH HUH.
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    GMH: AND UH . . .
    CB: I KNOW EXACTLY WHERE YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT.
    GMH: IT’S A BUSTLING, BUSTLING CENTER. YOU KNOW.
    CB: RIGHT.
    GMH: AND I KNEW THAT THE DOG WOULD BE PICKED UP.
    CB: YOU KNEW THE DOG (UI)
    GMH: AND I, I ALSO, ALSO, ALSO KNEW THE DOG WAS MICROCHIPPED.
    CB: HOW’D YOU KNOW THAT?
    GMH: SHE TOLD ME.
    CB: SHE TOLD YOU THAT IT WAS MICROCHIPPED?
    GMH: YEAH. I UH, SHE TOLD ME . . .
    CB: DID YOU ASK HER IF IT WAS GPS’D OR . . .OR IF IT WAS UH, JUST SO
    THAT THEY WOULD KNOW WHOSE IT WAS OR . . .
    GMH: NO, I ASKED HER HOW SHE, WE, WE TALKED A LOT ABOUT A LOT OF
    THINGS.
    CB: UH HUH.
    GMH: UH, ABOUT EVERYTHING. HISTORY, UH, AND EVERYTHING.
    CB: UH HUH.
    GMH: OKAY. AT ANY RATE I ASKED HER WHERE SHE UH, HOW, SHE TOLD
    ME THE STORY OF WHERE SHE GOT THE DOG FROM.
    CB: UH HUH.
    GMH: SHE PAID A HUNDRED AND SEVENTY FIVE DOLLARS FOR IT FROM A
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    RESCUE PLACE. THE DOG HAD ALL BEEN DONE, SPAYED, AND
    INNOCULATED, MICROCHIPPED . . .
    CB: UH HUH. r>GMH: AND EVERYTHING. I KNEW THE DOG HAD A MICROCHIP.
    CB: UH HUH.
    GMH: IF I WANTED TO ENSURE THAT UH, NO ONE WOULD ASSOCIATE THE
    DOG WITH HER I WOULD HAVE KILLED THE DOG.
    CB: RIGHT.
    GMH: BUT THERE’S NO WAY I COULD DO THAT.
    CB: RIGHT.
    GMH: SO I WAS ACTUALLY RISKING MYSELF BY, IN, IN OTHER WORDS I
    KNEW IF THE DOG WAS PICKED UP BY ANIMAL CONTROL RATHER
    THAN SOMEONE ELSE OR SOMEONE PICKED IT UP AND GAVE IT TO
    ANIMAL CONTROL . . .
    CB: UH HUH.
    GMH: IT’D BE SCANNED.
    CB: RIGHT.
    GMH: AND THEY WOULD FIND OUT IT WAS HER DOG.
    CB: RIGHT.
    GMH: AND THEN THEY WOULD HAVE A, ANOTHER LOCATION.
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: SO I KNEW IT WAS MICROCHIPPED ALREADY.
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    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: AND I KNEW THE DOG WOULD BE OKAY AT THAT TIME OF DAY. I
    DIDN’T WANT TO, IF IT HAD BEEN LATE AT NIGHT IN SOME, AGAIN,
    WHEN EVERYTHING HAD GOTTEN DESERTED AND ALL THE STORES
    CLOSED AND EVERYTHING. . .
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: . . . I UH, WOULDN’T HAVE FELT, DONE, YOU KNOW, FELT RIGHT
    ABOUT THAT.
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: BUT I KNEW THE DOG UH, BEFORE NIGHTFALL WOULD, WOULD UH,
    WOULD MORE THAN LIKELY BE, WOULD, WOULD GO UP TO
    SOMEONE, ESPECIALLY THOSE PIZZA BOYS. I WAS JUST A HUNDRED
    YARDS FROM THE PIZZA BOYS OUT BACK AND, AND . . .
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: . . . SO FORTH AND THEY WOULD SEE THE DOG OR SOMEONE WOULD
    SEE THE DOG AT THE GAS STATION OR THE KROGER. AND SOMEONE
    CERTAINLY WOULD CALL ANIMAL CONTROL.
    CB: OKAY.
    GMH: AND CERTAINLY THE POLICE COME THROUGH THERE REGULARLY
    AND . . .
    CB: OKAY. ALRIGHT. WELL, I THINK THAT’S PRETTY MUCH IT. UH . . . IS
    THIS THE FIRST TIME YOU EVER DONE ANYTHING LIKE THAT
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    BEFORE?
    GMH: I’LL LET MY ATTORNEY ANSWER.
    NS: UH, WE’RE NOT . . .
    CB: I UNDERSTAND.
    NS: (UI) THE AGREEMENT WAS HE WOULD ONLY BE ASKED ABOUT THIS.
    CB: OKAY. I UNDERSTAND. THANK YOU. I’M GONNA GO AHEAD AND
    SHUT THIS OFF AT APPROXIMATELY SEVEN THIRTY P.M.
    (END)

    Posted by Richard Miles @ 4:32 pm for Uncategorized |

    One Comment to "Gary Hilton’s Confession"

    • Paul says:

      It is chilling how matter of fact he describes this. This confession was given as he was directing them to find the body. It makes me wonder why at some point she did not try to wack him over the head with something in his van as he appeared to have alot of crap and he claims she was not bound all the time. She was very brave nonetheless. I cannot imagine keeping someone alive for 3 days,taking care of their needs as he says and then killing them. Why did he keep her alive for 3 days. He knew by the 2nd that he was not going to get any cash from here. I think the more they dig into this guy they will find he has been out there for years doing this. He has more than 4 murders attached to him, it is obvious.
      What is sad is that all people know of people like him in thier towns. The guy is sick beyond words and should have been of the street.

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