The gratuitous “I didn’t . . . ” — a verbal tactic of the abuser

A Cry For Justice

In a case that happened several months ago in my home state of Victoria, Australia, a father of four was accused of three counts of rape and one of murder of a woman whom he did not previously know.

While shedding crocodile tears during the police interview, he used a red-flag phrase. He gratuitously stated “I didn’t ….”  mark those words. 

Here’s an extract of the newspaper report of the police interview which was presented as evidence in court.

After his arrest over the rape and murder of Jill Meagher, Adrian Bayley told police he hoped Victoria would bring back the death penalty.

In a record of interview tendered to the Melbourne Magistrates Court on Tuesday, Mr Bayley told police he never meant to hurt Ms Meagher.

“I have no life left … they should have the death penalty for people like me anyway.” . . .

Mr Bayley started…

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About Dale Ingraham @ Speaking Truth In Love Ministries

We started Speaking truth in love Ministries to address the issue of sexual abuse within the faith community. My wife, Faith, is a survivor of many years of abuse by her father who was a pastor at the time. We go into churches, colleges and conferences to speak about this issue.
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