Behavior Changes after CAL Jr’s Death Feb 6, 2013 16:47:01 GMT -5
Post by Michael on Feb 6, 2013 16:47:01 GMT -5
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Behavior Changes after CAL Jr’s Death
This is off the top of my head, but right after CAL Jr. was found dead:
--Violet Sharp started to become deeply emotionally disturbed
--Isidor Fisch applied for a passport
--I may be incorrect, but I believe that it was AFTER Condon gleaned from CJ that Charlie was dead that Condon began his wild lying. Note, for example, how cleanly Condon handled cabbie #1 (Joe Perrone), but how he not only bungled cabbie #2, but he never described his encounter with #2 the same way twice. As stated elsewhere on this board, I agree with Michael’s take that Condon was tied to the perps. I don’t for a moment believe that Condon wanted to hurt Charlie or Lindbergh, nor that was he interested in ransom loot. I believe he had been told that he would be the one to return Charlie to Anne Lindbergh, and his egomania could not resist the temptation of becoming a national hero—the testimonials alone would have been worth more than a cut of the ransom. I think the Bronx Home News piece and the reply within 24 hours were a set-up.
However, I believe the perps double-crossed Condon. Once he realized Charlie was dead, he knew there was no chance of becoming a hero—instead he could be named as an accessory to murder and go the way of the electric chair. But he had now committed himself as the “go-between” and there was no way to wriggle out of it. Therefore he tried to persuade Lindbergh not to pay the ransom without proof that Charlie was alive; and I believe he deliberately muddied his description of CJ, phone callers, the Tuckahoe woman, etc., because he did NOT want the kidnappers to be found—he feared that if they went down, he was going down with them.
Condon told lies by the bushel. I don’t believe he could have spent his entire life lying like that, or he wouldn’t have had a friend in the world. I think the turning point was his learning of Charlie’s death. And I think the same goes for Sharp and Fisch. I think everyone thought this was going to be a relatively easy gig, with Charlie coming home. Remember, there was no Lindbergh law at the time; kidnapping was not a federal offense, nor was it punishable by death. But when it turned into murder, the stakes changed for everyone.
I believe Sharp, Fisch and Condon all had limited parts in the LKC (probably on a “need to know” basis), and that all three were double-crossed by the mastermind of the crime. Once they realized they were at risk for the infamy of helping murder the most famous baby in America, they did not dare confess their roles, and each sought their own form of escape:
Fisch—leave the country
Condon—lie like the dickens.
No, I’m sure of this, but I’m seeing a pattern that, to me, fits within the realm of credibility.
It is interesting that all three had a common denominator—they all gained notoriety for lying. Like Condon, Sharp repeatedly changed her version of events under police questioning—though, unlike Condon, she did not have the ego to keep it up, and cut her life short. And Fisch, though never questioned in connection with the crime, was indisputably a liar, conning many people in financial matters.