(Eva)So, it's likezero to 60.
How does this young kid.
He goes from being a witnessto being a suspect like that.
Yeah.You know, he's put in thatpolice car immediately, right?
How does that happen?
The way that Curt Davisdescribes it is
this kid isn't showingthe appropriate emotion.
He's not askingthe right questions.
He's asking whogets my mother's truck?
Can-- will they be able to tellif her throat was slit?
Um, who's gonna payfor the autopsy?
Yeah, you know, those are weird,you could say.
But the, you know, grand sum ofthese kind of strange statements
doesn't reallyamount to, you know,
a convincing argumentof his guilt.
It's really the third statement
that people call a confession.
And accordingto these three people,
he makes a statement saying,
"I haven't cared about anything
since December 5when I killed my mother."
(Ryan)Michael has alwaysmaintained that he said,
"That's when they killed my mom."
A 14-year-old kid
having experiencedthis traumatic event,
wakes up, finds his motheron fire, and then
to be interrogatedfor two days and then arrested
and put into an institutionaway from everyone,
I mean, he's going crazy.
How can you not go crazy?
This confession hingeson this one letter...
I.Yeah, I, he, they...
Is that, is thatwhat Michael said?
We're talkingabout one word.Definitely.
If he did say this,I or he or they
or anything like that,
where's the follow-upto this confession?
Right.There's nothing.You know, he doesn't--
he's not able to tell them
more about the crime,relevant details that I think
an investigator wouldwant to get at this point
in order to confirm that,you know, this impressionable
suicidal 14-year-old is tellingthe truth at this point.
That's... so troubling.Yeah.