Jim Styers told Roger Scott at least two lies:
(1) That Debra wanted Christopher, her much loved son, to be killed.
(2) That Debra had been with him previously to murder Christopher, but they hadn’t carried it out.
Now a tragic set of consequences for Debra ensued. After Christopher went missing, and Jim Styers claimed that Roger Scott was his alibi, the police rapidly became suspicious. They put pressure on Scott, who confessed to being present at the murder. Scott then gave a truthful confession. He told the police that Jim Styers had told him that Debra wanted Christopher dead. He also told the police that Jim Styers had told him that he(Jim) had met with Debra earlier to carry out the murder. Roger Scott was telling the truth, but what the police failed to spot was that Jim Styers had lied to Roger Scott.
Now, step forward Armando Saldate,the crooked lead detective. Saldate interrogated Debra, and claimed that she had confessed to him.
The die was cast, and Debra lost not only her son but nearly 24 years of her life.
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