Preliminary Hearing

After months of delay, we have finally had our preliminary hearing.  Only one witness was called, one of the homicide detectives.  Information was given on the crime scene, the coroner’s results and some of the details of the confession Ling made.  It was a little overwhelming.

In the first place, although Neal died from a wound to the heart, he was stabbed 97 times.  How do you stab someone 97 times?  I keep hearing that in my head – 97 times, 97 times.  Her story to the detectives was that they had an argument and he called her a dirty name.  She was enraged.  So in this rage she went downstairs to put on some latex gloves to do some housecleaning, waited until he was asleep or passed out, and stabbed him in the chest.  This woke him up and he tried to defend himself or get away from her, but only made it to the landing where he collapsed.

Covered in blood, she then went into the boys’ room, who miraculously did not wake up during the ruckus, and without leaving any bloody foot or handprints smothered first Ian and then Devon.  She stuffed the pillow in a garbage bag and put it up in the back of the closet.  She changed clothes and drove around to find a likely dumpster where she got rid of her clothes and her shoes.  My personal opinion is that she probably killed the boys first so that they wouldn’t wake up in the middle of things.  Just my own thought.

My sweet boys.  I miss them.  Monkey

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