Omicidio di Giuseppe Balboni: una prima analisi della criminologa Ursula Franco (intervista)

Dal profilo Instagram di Giuseppe Balboni

Giuseppe Balboni, 16 anni, era scomparso da casa lo scorso 17 settembre, dopo 8 giorni il suo corpo è stato trovato in un pozzo a Tiola di Castello di Serravalle.

Le Cronache Lucane, 26 settembre 2018

Giuseppe Balboni era nato in Ungheria e viveva con il fratello Raimondo ed i genitori adottivi a Zocca, nel Modenese, lunedì 17 settembre doveva essere il suo primo giorno di scuola ma il giovane, prima di recarsi all’istituto tecnico, è andato da un amico che l’ha ucciso, sparandogli con la pistola del proprio padre.

Le Cronache Lucane ha sentito in merito la criminologa Ursula Franco.

Dottoressa Franco cosa c’è dietro l’omicidio di Giuseppe, un ragazzino di 16 anni, ad opera di un coetaneo?

Ci sono i cattivi maestri, gli idoli di questi ragazzini sono i divi di Instagram e della televisione spazzatura, fenomeni da baraccone, soggetti con vite segnate soprattutto da gravi disturbi di personalità. 

Dottoressa Franco è credibile l’autore dell’omicidio quando dice: “Sono stato io, lui ce l’aveva con me, ho avuto paura e ho preso la pistola”?

Ritengo di sì. Giuseppe è stato descritto dagli amici come “un tipo risoluto” che “aveva un carattere particolare”, come “uno che non si faceva pestare i piedi”, “quello che le dà, non quello che le prende”, quello “dalla parte dei forti” ed è lui che si è recato a casa dell’amico.

Che cosa pensa di ciò che, all’indomani del ritrovamento del cadavere di Giuseppe, ha scritto la fidanzatina su Instagram?

Penso che i sentimenti veri siano quelli che ci teniamo dentro. La fidanzatina è un’immatura che cerca visibilità, il suo è semplicemente desiderio di protagonismo. Apprezzo invece certi frasi degli amici di Giuseppe: “Glielo dicevamo che erano pericolosi, tutti lo sapevano qui che facevano girare droga. Erano strani ma noi siamo ragazzi col cervello e glielo dicevamo a Giuseppe. Lo abbiamo messo in guardia ma non abbastanza” e “Giuseppe e il fratello sono buoni; ma alla fine abbiamo preferito prendere le distanze da lui e frequentare solo il fratellino perché anche Giuseppe era strano negli ultimi tempi. Non volevamo guai, ma abbiamo continuato a dirglielo di lasciarli perdere. Quando hanno trovato il motorino, abbiamo capito che c’entrava qualcosa: dovevano incontrarsi per la colazione la mattina della scomparsa”.

La fidanzatina di Giuseppe ha scritto: “Ti hanno ucciso per niente. Non ti conoscevano, ma si sono permessi di toglierti la vita senza neanche sapere che tu amavi, senza sapere che tu avevi un cuore, senza sapere che tu avevi una mamma, senza sapere che tu avevi un papà, senza sapere che avevi un fratello, senza sapere che avevi una ragazza e che ci volevi costruire una famiglia e una vita insieme. Io ti amo e per me rimarrai sempre il mio ragazzo. Volevo chiederti una cosa fra degli anni. So che dovrebbe essere il contrario, ma volevo chiederti di sposarmi, di avere una famiglia, ma non posso più (…)”, che cosa si può inferire dal contenuto?

Si possono fare ipotesi sui tratti personologici di Giuseppe; quando la ragazza scrive “senza neanche sapere che tu amavi, senza sapere che tu avevi un cuore” involontariamente ci descrive un ragazzo con un disturbo della sfera affettiva, un disturbo compatibile con il suo passato di sofferenze, Giuseppe era stato infatti adottato da grande, all’età di 9 anni. Anche ciò che ha riferito un suo amico ai giornalisti ci aiuta a delinearne la personalità: ”Non aveva paura di niente, lui, affrontava tutto”. 

Dottoressa Franco, le viene in mente un omicidio che abbia tratti in comune con questo?

Sì, quello di Noemi Durini, anche in questo caso i disturbi di personalità dei due giovani protagonisti hanno segnato le loro vite.

Why do people vomit after murdering someone? The cases of Christopher Coleman, Timothy Permenter, Michael Roseboro and Salvatore Parolisi

– On May 2009, Christopher Coleman, now 41, strangled to death his wife Sheri, 31, and their two children, Garrett, 11, and Gavin, 9 in their sleep.

After the officers found the three victims, Christopher Coleman, while on the driveway of his house, felt like he was gonna throw up, a detective said.

– On October 2003, Timothy Permenter, now 51, stabbed to death his girlfriend Karen Ann Pannell, 39, at her home.

Timothy Permenter threw up in the front yard of his girlfriend’s house while the detectives were processing the murder scene.

– On July 2008, Michael Roseboro, now 52, killed his wife Jan, 45, by strangling, beating and drowning her in their private swimming pool.

Michael Roseboro threw up while he was at the phone with the 911 operator he called to notify that his wife had drowned.

– On April 2011, Salvatore Parolisi, now 40, stabbed to death 35 times his wife Melania Rea, 29.

Salvatore Parolisi threw up in the bathroom of a restaurant after he asked the owner to make an emergency call.

Nausea and vomiting are classical responses to a prolonged stress. Stress can induce general trouble with the digestive system due to the physiological changes a body goes through.

Not only the victim of a sexual violence or of an aggression but also the perpetuator often shows the symptoms of the so called General Adaptation Syndrome (GAS), a physiological reaction to a stressful event. 

GAS is a three-stage process that a body goes through when under stress: Alarm, Resistance and Exhaustion.

Alarm reaction stage: corticoids, adrenaline and noradrenaline are released to induce a a “fight-or-flight” response that allows the body to deal with the threat.

Resistance stage: at the end of a stressful situation, the body enters in a recovery phase to reach the pre stress state.

When the stress is prolonged the body is unable to recover and continues to release corticoids, adrenaline and noradrenaline. Stomach and intestinal distresses like nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and bloating are symptoms of this prolonged state of alert.

Exhaustion stage: when the stress is chronic a subject deals with symptoms like depression, anxiety and fatigue.

A murderer is in a prolonged state of alert because his/her fear of being caught.

CHRISTOPHER COLEMAN

The Coleman’s family

Columbia, Illinois.

At 6:43 a.m. on May 5, 2009, Christopher Coleman, who was employed as director of security for Joyce Meyer Ministries (JMM), an internationally renowned Christian ministry headquartered in Missouri, called his neighbor, Detective Sergeant Justin Barlow of the Columbia police department and told him he had been at the gym and after his workout he called home to try to wake up his wife, Sheri, but Sheri did not answer. Christopher Coleman was concerned something had happened to his wife. Barlow was aware that defendant had made previous reports to the Columbia police department that he and his family had been threatened due to his employment with JMM. Sergeant Barlow went to Coleman’s house to check on the welfare of the family. Soon another officer arrived, and after ringing the doorbell and receiving no answer, they went to the back of the house and saw a basement rear window standing open. 

Christopher Coleman arrived home and was told to stay outside. The police entered the home through the basement window and saw disturbing messages written on the walls in red spray paint, including the word “fuck” and the words “I am always watching”; when they went up the stairs to the second floor, they found Christopher Coleman’s sons Garett, 11, Gavin, 9, and his wife Sheri, 31, dead. They had been strangled in their sleep. Gavin was lying in his bed with the words “Fuck You” spray-painted on the covers. A policeman also noticed spray paint on Garett’s hand and arm. 

After the officers heard Coleman downstairs asking what was going on, they went downstairs.

Detective Justin Barlow of the Columbia Police Department and a neighbor, who entered Coleman’s house and found the body of Gavin said to 48 Hours correspondent Maureen Maher: I told him (Christopher Coleman): “Hey, they… they didn’t make it”… being the family, he walked outside through the garage, he sat down on the driveway and started sobbing. Said he felt like he was gonna throw up. And then kind of curled up in a fetal position.

Barlow recalls Coleman asking him what happened, but nothing else. He did not demand to see his family, nor did he try to go upstairs. He went outside with the officers and sat on the sidewalk and cried, but Barlow testified no one told him what they actually had found upstairs. Coleman remained at the scene for approximately 20 to 25 minutes until he was taken by ambulance to the police station, where he was interviewed for 6 hours. Defendant did not ask how his family was killed. Approximately 4 hours into the interview, Trooper Bivens, the other officer conducting the interview besides Barlow, specifically asked Coleman if he knew how his family died. He replied: “I have no idea, you guys haven’t told me”.

During the interview, Coleman asked for a blanket because he was cold though Barlow did not think the interview room was cold. At one point during the interview, officers walked out of the room and Coleman picked up one of the officer’s notes and looked at them. With the blanket Coleman covered some scratches he had on his arm. He said he obtained one set of scratches a few days earlier, but was unsure how he got them. He said he received another abrasion on his arm after hitting his arm on the gurney in the ambulance in which he was transported after his family was found dead.

Christopher Coleman told investigators his wife Sheri was alive when he left the house at 5:45 a.m. to go to the gym. He told the police his marriage was good, but later revealed that near the end of 2008, he and Sheri had some problems in their marriage, which they worked out through the help of counseling. Detectives soon discovered he was having an affair with Tara Lintz, a high school friend of Sheri’s who was living in Florida. Christopher Coleman denied the affair, but after being advised investigators were talking to Tara, he admitted to the affair, but minimized its intensity. 

Medical reports, including the results of the autopsies, showed that Sheri, Garett, and Gavin were all dead before 5 a.m. Police checked Christopher Coleman’s cell phone records and investigated where his calls were placed on the morning of the murders. Based upon the foregoing, Coleman was charged with three counts of first-degree murder by strangulation.

After a jury trial in the circuit court of Monroe County, Christopher Coleman was convicted and sentenced to three concurrent life sentences.

Christopher Coleman

After the sentence, 48 Hours Mystery spoke to Chris Coleman by phone:

Maureen Maher: Did you kill your wife and your children?

What we look for in the following answer is for Coleman to issue a reliable denial.

A reliable denial is found in the free editing process, not in the parroted language and has 3 components:

1. the pronoun “I”
2. past tense verb “did not” or “didn’t”
3. accusation answered

If a denial has more than 3 or less than 3 components, it is no longer reliable.

There is no consequence to issue a reliable denial about any false allegation.

“I did not kill my wife Sheri and my children” followed by “I told the truth” while addressing the denial, it is more than 99% likely to be true. This would be the “wall of truth”. 

The “wall of truth” is an impenetrable psychological barrier that often leads innocent people to few words, as the subject has no need to persuade anyone of anything.

We begin every statement analysis expecting truth, and it is the unexpected that confronts us as possibly deceptive.

Chris Coleman: No, absolutely not. I absolutely love my wife and my kids. And this, you know, it’s not… it’s not me.

“No, absolutely not” is an unreliable denial.

The words “absolutely not. I absolutely love my wife and my kids. And this, you know, it’s not… it’s not me” show that Coleman has a need to persuade and to portrait himself as a “good guy”. Only a “bad guy” feels this need. 

There is not “wall of truth” within Christopher Coleman.

Moreover when he says “And this” he shows closeness to the murders.

Maureen Maher: How do you love your wife and be having an affair with one of her best friends?

Chris Coleman: Maybe I wasn’t, you know, selfishly getting what I thought I might should be getting at home as far as with my wife, you know, from the uh… physical side of things. But I still absolutely loved her.

The word “with” used between people speaks of distance.

The words “still absolutely show that Coleman has a need to persuade.

Maureen Maher: So why does Tara say that?

Chris Coleman: Uhm, it was discussed on several different things and, you know, it was a conversation but there was no specific plans or no dates or nobody asking each other to be married or anything like that.

Maureen Maher: She also says that you told her that you were serving divorce papers to Sheri.

Chris Coleman: You know, unfortunately, and I feel horrible about it, you know, if I ever talk to… to Tara again of something like that I apologize to her about, that was a lie. I lied to Tara about that.

Maureen Maher: So if he didn’t murder his family, who did?

These are Maher’s words, Coleman never issued a reliable denial.

Chris Coleman: I have absolutely no clue. Believe me, I have wracked my brain for… for two-and-a-half years trying to figure that part out (laughs). I just had to stop and give it to God, just to release that, do my best and forgive… forgive that person and move on.

The words “absolutely” and “Believe me” show a need to persuade, again.

Coleman’s laughs is a signal of an Antisocial personality disorder.

Note Coleman linguistic disposition toward the killer: a persone to forgive.

TIMOTHY PERMENTER

Karen Pannell and two of her brothers

Pensacola, Florida.

On October 11, 2003, Karen Ann Pannell, 39, was found stabbed to death in her Florida home.

Karen Ann Pannell was a former model and Flight Attendant. At the time of her death she was working for American Airlines as a Customer Service Agent in Tampa, Florida.

She had five brothers, Michael A., Randy, Steve, Michael R. and Robin.

Timothy Permenter, Karen’s boyfriend was the one to call 911. His phone call is incriminating.

Investigators, while processing the crime scene, noted the name ROC written in blood on the wall and a pizza box with three slices missing. According with the autopsy Karen had not eaten pizza on the night of the murder.

ROC is the name of one of Karen ex boyfriends that had an alibi.

Detectives assumed that the killer had eaten the pizza, then after a confrontation he had stabbed Karen 16 times and staged the crime scene to frame Karen’s ex ROC.

Ltd. Michael Holbrooke, the homicide detective who led the investigation on the case said in an interview to Dateline: “When the first deputy arrived on scene Tim Permenter is in the front yard he is hysterical he actually threw up in the front yard that he was upset of finding his girlfriend”.

Timothy Permenter during his trial

Analysis of some excerpts from Timothy Permenter’s interview with detectives:

We look for Permenter to say “I didn’t kill Karen” using the pronoun, “I”, the past tense “didn’t” or “did not” and add in the specific accusation.

Timothy Permenter: I didn’t do it. But I knew somehow, some way I was gonna get pinned on it. I knew it. I knew the minute I saw the body. 

When Permenter says “I didn’t do it” he doesn’t deny the action of killing, therefore  this is an unreliable denial. 

Timothy Permenter: I don’t know. Go ahead. take me to jail. I’m done.

Detective: Tim, I’m not here to railroad you, I’m… I’m not okay?

Timothy Permenter: It doesn’t matter. I’ll tell you something, I didn’t do it and if I’m gonna be convicted, I wanna go to the electric chair because I’m not spending any more time in prison. I’m done with that. Not for something… not for something like this.

“I didn’t do it” is an unreliable denial.

Permenter says “if I’m gonna be convicted”, this is something that never cross the mind of an innocent de facto.

When Permenter says “not for something like this” he shows closeness to the homicide due to the use of the word “this”.

At the time of Karen murder, Timothy Permenter had served 12 years in prison for kidnapping and attempted murder.

Timothy Permenter: I didn’t do it. I d-i-d n-o-t do it. I don’t know how else… how else to say.

“I didn’t do it” is an unreliable denial.

Detective: How does it look? You’re over there when you said you weren’t.

Timothy Permenter: I don’t know.

Timothy Permenter: This whole cooperation got me confused.

Detective: Confused? We know what get you confused, Tim, when you lie.

On October 24, 2007, a jury convicted Timothy Permenter of the first-degree murder of his girlfriend Karen Ann Pannell. The jury voted seven to five in favor of the death penalty, but the trial court sentenced Permenter to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

MICHAEL ROSEBORO

Jan E. Binkley and Michael Alan Roseboro

Reinholds, Pennsylvania.

Jan E. Binkley Roseboro, 45, a mother of four, was killed on the night of July 22, 2008.

At 11:03 pm, her husband, funeral director, Michael Roseboro called 911 to notify the operator that she had drowned.

During the emergency call Michael Roseboro showed deception and guilty knowledge of what happened to Jan.

He never asked for any help for his wife, nor he showed any linguistic concern for her, nor he showed any urgency.

He never introduces his wife as expected. The social introduction is a key to understand a relationship. His linguistic disposition towards his wife tells us that they had a poor relationship at the time of the call.

He said twice “I’m sorry”. “I’m sorry” represents a verbal indicator of a form of regret.

He invoked “God” twice. Any reference to Divinity is a signal of deception.

Roseboro felt the need to ingratiate himself with the 911 operator calling him “sir” four times and using the word “please” twice.

Here an excerpt of that incriminating emergency call:

Operator: Okay, is that the siren from the fire department there?

Michael Roseboro: Yes.

Operator: OKay.

Michael Roseboro: Hold on, I have to throw up, please, hold on.

Operator: Okay.

Michael Roseboro: I’m sorry.

Jan Roseboro die in the hospital less than an hour after Michael Roseboro called 911.

Detectives noticed that Micheal Roseboro did not seem concerned with his wife’s condition and had 3 minor scratches on his face.

Jan’s death was classified as a homicide by Dr. Ross, the Coroner who performed the autopsy. “There were bruises basically to the back of the neck. I said, ‘Oh, my goodness. We have strangulation here. But we have a very particular type of strangulation. And the bruises are the in the back, almost as if it were hidden. That told me that she had been beaten. She had been bludgeoned. And she’d been hit about her head numerous times. Numerous times. The cause of death was multiple traumatic injuries. And that was a combination of strangulation, blunt-force trauma to the head, as well as drowning. It was only after I’d done the complete internal examination I was convinced this was a homicide”, Dr. Ross said to 48 Hours.

Jan had been beaten with a blunt object in the back of her head, choked and then placed into the swimming pool while still alive.

Michael’s DNA was found under Jan’s fingernails.

One of the neighbors told investigators that on July 22, 2008 around 10:30, she heard female screams.

Detectives learned that Michael was a serial cheater and that his current mistress, Angela Funk, 38, a married woman who lived near the Roseboro Denver funeral home, was pregnant with his child.

On August 2, 2008 Michael Roseboro was arrested and charged with the first-degree murder of his wife.

On July 30, 2009, after two weeks of testimony, a Lancaster County jury found Michael Roseboro guilty of first-degree murder in the death of his wife Jan.

After the verdict, the District Attorney Craig Stedman said: “When you looked at the evidence in its totality, it was an overwhelming case that he had brutally murdered his wife for his own selfish greed, purposes and out of a twisted obsession for a mistress who he wanted to be with”.

Weeks after the verdict, Michael Roseboro released this statement to 48 Hours:

We look for him to say “I didn’t kill my wife Jan”.

“My name is Michael Roseboro. I’ve been accused of killing my wife, Jan, who I’ve been married to for 19 years. I did not and I would never kill my wife. I had nothing to do with her murder, and I miss her very much”.

“I did not” is an unreliable denial, he violated component three of a reliable denial.

“I would never kill my wife” is an unreliable denial, he substitutes “didn’t” with  “would never” violating component two of a reliable denial.

“I had nothing to do with her murder” is an unreliable denial.

On September 25, 2009 Judge James Cullen imposed to Michael Roseboro the mandatory life sentence.

SALVATORE PAROLISI

Salvatore Parolisi

Ascoli, Italia.

On April 18, 2011, at 16.34 p.m. the owner of a restaurant made an emergency call from the cell phone of Corporal Salvatore Parolisi to report Parolisi’s wife, Melania Rea, 29, missing.

Melania Rea

In the afternoon of April 18, 2011, Corporal Salvatore Parolisi told the owner of the restaurant “Il Cacciatore”, Giovanna Flamini, that his wife was missing, after a few minutes search, he asked Mrs Flamini to speak with the 112 operator through his cell phone because he was too frantic to call, he then went to the bathroom to throw up.

Giovanna Flamini was unable to give the operator all the information he needs, therefore, after 2 minutes and 43 seconds, she invites Parolisi to speak with the 112. During the phone call Parolisi sounded deceptive, spoke at the past of his wife and appeared prematurely frantic and unable to concentrate.

A friend of Parolisi and co-worker, Raffaele Paciolla, who was with him in the early stage of the research of his wife told investigators that Salvatore was inexplicably frantic, unable to speak without gasping and that he kept burping.

Those were symptoms of the General Adaptation Syndrome. Parolisi had killed his wife Melania by stabbing her 35 times and he was unable to control the stress due to his fear of being caught.

Ursula Franco, MD and criminologist

BIBLIOGRAPHY

– Selye, H. 1950. Stress and the general adaptation syndrome. British Medical Journal.

– Appellate Court of Illinois, Fifth District. The PEOPLE of the State of Illinois, Plaintiff–Appellee, v. Christopher COLEMAN, Defendant–Appellant.

– 48 HOURS MYSTERY (CBS), The Writing on the Wall.

– TIMOTHY PERMENTER, Petitioner, v. SECRETARY, DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, et al., Respondent. United States District Court, M.D. Florida, Tampa Division.

– Forensic Files – Season 13, Ep. 36: Writing on the Wall.

– SOLVED – Season 2, Ep. 1 Written in Blood.

– 48 HOURS MYSTERY (CBS), Lady in the pool.

– Reading Eagle- Roseboro found guilty of first-degree murder

Analysis of Timothy Permenter’s 911 call

Karen Pannell and two of her brothers

On October 11, 2003 at 10:30 a.m., Timothy Permenter called 911:

Operator: 911, what’s your emergency?

Timothy Permenter: Please, come, send the police (crying). Karen is death.

Note the word “Please”, a signal that Permenter has a need to ingratiate himself with the operator.

Note that Permenter doesn’t introduce Karen properly. We always note the incomplete social introduction, usually a signal of a poor relationship. Anyway we assume that during an emergency call the reason for an incomplete social introduction could be the urgency.

Operator: Is that your wife?

Timothy Permenter: Uh, my girlfriend. I just came over here and I found her. Please, please, hurry.

Note that, before answering, Permenter needs to take time to think with a pause. The word “Uh” shows that the question is sensitive to the caller.

Note that Permenter doesn’t just answer the question but adds “I just came over here and I found her”. 

Note the use of “just”“just” is a dependent word used to comparison. Its communication is found in dependence upon another thought and as other dependent words reveals withheld information.

“I just came over here and I found her” is alibi building.

Note the words “Please, please”, another signal that Permenter has a need to ingratiate himself with the operator.

Operator: Is this suspicious?

Timothy Permenter: I would say so, yeah, I opened the door and she’s in the kitchen and there’s blood everywhere.

Note that Permenter doesn’t say that he reached Karen on the floor inside her house but that he just opened the door, saw her and the blood.

Operator: I have paramedics on the way. What’s the problem?

Timothy Permenter: (crying) I don’t know. She’s just laying there.

Note the word “there”. He doesnt say “here” but “there”, this word means physical distance between him and her.

Operator: She’s what?

Timothy Permenter: She’s laying there.

Note the word “there” again.

Operator: Is she conscious?

Timothy Permenter: No.

Operator: Is she breathing?

Timothy Permenter: I don’t know. She’s laying there on the floor and there’s blood everywhere.

Note the word “there” again.

Note that Permenter didn’t check on his girlfriend. He says that he doesn’t know if she is breathing but his first answer to the 911 operator was “Please, come, send the police (crying). Karen is death”. How does he knows she is dead?

Operator: There’s blood everywhere?

Timothy Permenter: There’s blood everywhere.

Operator: And where’s the blood coming from?

Timothy Permenter: I don’t know.

Permenter confirms to the operator that he didn’t even touch his girlfriend Karen. 

ANALYSIS CONCLUSION:

Deception indicated.

Permenter felt the need to ingratiate himself with the operator in two occasions.

During this short phone call Permenter tried to establish an alibi for himself.

Permenter didn’t even touch Karen, he knew she was death because he had stabbed her few hours before this phone call and when he went back he found her in the same position she was when he left her house after the attack.

He never introduces his girlfriend Karen as expected. The social introduction is a key to understand a relationship. His linguistic disposition towards Karen tells us that they had a poor relationship at the time of the call.

Timothy Permenter has guilty knowledge of what happened to Karen Ann Pannell.

Timothy Permenter during his trial

On October 24, 2007, a jury convicted Timothy Permenter of the first-degree murder of Karen Pannell. The jury voted seven to five in favor of the death penalty, but the trial court sentenced him to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Ursula Franco, MD and criminologist

Fabio Sementilli: analisi grafologica

Monica e Fabio Sementilli

Fabio Sementilli era nato a Toronto (Canada), il 13 luglio 1967. Per anni aveva lavorato come parrucchiere nella sua città natale insieme a sua sorella, Mirella Rota; nel 2011, dopo aver ottenuto un importate incarico alla Wella si era trasferito a Los Angeles con la seconda moglie, Monica Crescentini (1972) e le loro due bambine, Jessica ed Isabella. Proprio Isabella, nel tardo pomeriggio del 23 gennaio 2017 lo ha trovato ferito a morte da numerose coltellate nel patio della casa in cui vivevano a Woodland Hills, un ricco sobborgo di Los Angeles, California. Il 12 giugno 2017, la moglie di Fabio Sementilli, Monica, e il suo amante, Robert Louis Baker (1962) sono stati arrestati per il suo omicidio.

Pubblico l’ottima analisi del grafologo Guido Angeloni che ha esaminato un breve manoscritto di Fabio Sementilli.

Un biglietto scritto da Fabio Sementilli (CBS- 48 Hours Mystery)

“Breve profilo grafologico di personalità (dello scrivente) con metodo morettiano:

La grafia appartiene ad uomo di successo (era un parrucchiere molto ricercato, top manager di Wella) che è stato ucciso (con il coltello) dall’amante della moglie, stando quanto risulterebbe.

Sono solo quattro righe, il che impone che non si possa eseguire un’analisi grafologica completa. Tuttavia lo scritto palesa una semeiotica grafologica molto caratterizzata e tale che autorizza un profilo di personalità (dello scrivente), seppur sintetico.

Al primo sguardo emerge una differenza di fisionomia e di calibro (le altezze letterali) tra le prime due righe e le restanti che solo in parte è giustificabile dalla particolare enfasi che si è voluto conferire a ”I love you”, prima, e “my princess”, dopo.

Tuttavia va anche detto che la stringa “princess” (è eseguita con lo script, ma comunque è scarsamente coesa, per forte distanziamento tra le lettere) è, sul piano grafologico, qualitativamente molto inferiore al complesso della I riga, anche esteticamente (in quanto è trasandata).
Già da queste prime osservazioni emerge una persona che era dotata di una forte carica espansiva iniziale, che era anche destinata a subire fluttuazioni e cali dolorosi.

La disorganizzazione che si palesa in “princess”, inoltre, sembra suggerire l’ipotesi che lo scrivente avvertisse un divario tra il suo sentimento ed il modo in cui lo stesso era corrisposto dalla destinataria del biglietto. In realtà è più di un’ipotesi, come si vedrà, ma ciò ovviamente non implica un giudizio sui reali sentimenti della partner.

Nella scrittura sono presenti indici di forte rilievo qualitativo (oltre alla pressione che può essere intensa, che restituisce una potenziale forte energia vitale, si osservi la vivacità che affiora soprattutto nel IV rigo, sebbene in una maniera molto contrastata e sofferta), ma in un contesto disarmonico.

Infatti, domina, nel complesso, la Non omogeneità, anche nello stile grafico adottato (il che appartiene ad Artificiale, a mio parere, ossia all’affiorare di uno forte bisogno di richiamare l’attenzione su di sé); sono coinvolti:

a) Il calibro (osserva anche gli accrescimenti o i cali progressivi evidenziati dalle spezzate blu e verdi), con la tendenza al calibro piccolo, nell’ultima parola soprattutto;

b) La scorrevolezza (nel primo rigo è accennata la fluidità, mentre nell’ultima riga sono fortissime l’irrequietezza e il nervosismo);

c) La curvilineità (Curva – ellissi rosse, I rigo) in quanto con il procedere prevale una semeiotica di tipo angoloso;

d) La pressione (che può essere molto intensa, ma che può anche affievolirsi);

e) Il moto, seppur talora spigliato e vivace, è frazionato (Staccata), discontinuo (Non omogenea nei collegamenti, in quanto si alternano lettere collegate a lettere scollegate), contrastato (forte grado di Contorta – cfr. spezzate gialle), a volte stentato (grado sotto media di Stentata) e non omogeneo (Non omogeneità del moto – si osservi la parola evidenziata dal poligono, che è rallentata);

f) Il rigo (con andamento non omogeneo e con parole che possono eccessivamente impennarsi verso l’alto);

Pur nella disarmonia complessiva, non sono assenti caratteristiche positive, soprattutto sul piano professionale, ma in questo breve profilo si reputa opportuno evidenziare soprattutto la parte emotiva ed affettiva, mentre il resto lo si relegherà sullo sfondo. Solo un dato introduttivo, per meglio comprendere quanto seguirà: si vedrà che questa persona tende fatalmente a disorganizzarsi perché contraddice in maniera palese le sue doti temperamentali (ciò che si suppone innato) e che, come detto, sarebbero di alto valore qualitativo.

Necessitava di percepirsi voluto bene e di essere anche ammirato (Calibro grande, Spadiforme crescente + Curva, ovali che possono essere molto ampi. Tendenza all’ammanieramento, che si evidenzia nel I rigo. Lo stesso script, in questo contesto, indica anche un bisogno di piacere).

Amava essere al centro della scena, di essere circondato da ammiratori, più che da una piccola corte, sebbene sia spiccato in lui la tendenza al comando (Intozzata I modo). Tendenzialmente, amava circondarsi più di donne che di uomini, in quanto era contemporaneamente bisognoso di spiccare su tutti ed era insicuro. Lo stile auto propositivo, peraltro, si basava su modalità anche di tipo femmineo, come si vedrà.

Nelle circostanze migliori, sapeva essere buono ed era capace di elargire. Sapeva contagiare l’ambiente con modi caldi e vivaci, con spirito ottimistico, intraprendente ed esuberante. Era molto abile nel cogliere e nell’enfatizzare il suggestivo (Calibro grande rotondo + la tendenza all’ammanieramento + micro variazioni della pressione, dette di Intozzata II modo, il quale conferisce forte rilievo alle impressioni). Sapeva esprimere emozioni e necessitava di esprimerle, ma talora in una maniera iperbolizzata, ossia eccessiva.

Era carente sul piano della delicatezza del tratto (non era grossolano, ovviamente, ma non era elegante, ad esempio, il che di per sé avrebbe potuto avere un rilievo nella professione che esercitava). Tendeva peraltro a tracimare (con rischio della invadenza), ma, sempre fermo che si sta parlando di quando lo scrivente era al meglio di sé, lo si scusava per la sua forte carica umana, per la simpatia, per la capacità di dare corpo ed “arte” alle suggestioni e a ciò che è appariscente.

Sapeva “vendere” e sapeva “vendersi” (ossia sapeva fare sfoggio di sé), quindi, il che era in parte positivo, visto la professione esercitata.

Portando a sintesi: necessitava di essere amato, lo si è detto, ma percepiva di esserlo solo se aveva l’impressione di piacere. E a queste condizioni sapeva creare suggestioni per sé e per gli altri.
In altre parole, l’attività di “parrucchiere di successo” lo gratificava molto, ma logicamente non poteva rassicuralo costantemente (lo si vedrà).

Da dire, inoltre, che il quadro di cui sopra, per logico contrappasso, lo rendeva incline ad essere circuito da adulatrici, abbastanza scaltre.

Sinora si è descritto in netta prevalenza la semeiotica che emerge nei primi due righi. Si è evidenziato un contesto in cui dominano la smania di apparire e (talora) la messa in scena delle emozioni e dei sentimenti: tutto per un bisogno di colmarsi sul piano emotivo ed affettivo. Lo scrivente ci “sta dicendo” che, quando era bambino, non si è percepito abbastanza amato e soprattutto che no si è percepito sufficientemente considerato (è implicato soprattutto il rapporto con la figura mamma, la quale era “dominante” in famiglia).

Fatto sta che, come detto, l’organizzazione della personalità ha svilito (non annullato) le grandi potenzialità che lo scrivente possedeva. Tanto è vero che, pur in questo contesto, sapeva avere dei guizzi ideativi e creativi di forte spessore. Sapeva, peraltro, anche organizzare e conferire grinta volitiva alla propria azione, ma con discontinuità ed instabilità; ma lo si è già scritto: tali temi sono stati situati sullo sfondo, di questo lavoro.

Quanto segue è una traduzione in “prosa” grafologica delle Non omogeneità già note.

L’instabilità, lo si è già scritto: ecco ciò che lo disorganizzava. In pratica, aveva modi di percepire che erano direttamente influenzati dal clima emotivo dell’ambiente relazionale che di volta in volta lo coinvolgeva. Per essere al meglio, necessitava di essere costantemente al centro di consessi di ammiratori o meglio di ammiratrici, altrimenti tendeva fatalmente a cambiare umore. Poiché la situazione ideale appena descritta è utopica, ne è che tendeva ad oscillare nell’umore e nel senso del benessere personale, con varie episodiche disorganizzazioni comportamentali. Normalmente, però, aveva la possibilità di avvedersi, dopo un po’, di eventuali esagerazioni e nel caso, pur se non in maniera palese, sapeva rimediare e sapeva scusarsi e farsi “perdonare”.

Era a suo agio in ambienti ristretti che aveva l’impressione di padroneggiare. Per conseguenza di disapprovazioni, subiva dei cali dolorosi e intensi del sentimento dell’Io. Variava in maniera molto forte e talora subitanea il sentimento della sicurezza personale (peraltro, poteva temere eventuali rovesci finanziari. Temeva il rischio di diventare povero). In questi contesti, diffidava, in quanto si rendeva conto che poteva essere anche aggirato e, negli affari, poteva diventare eccessivamente cavilloso. All’opposto, quando era su di giri, tendeva a sottovalutare (anzi li trascurava) i possibili rischi: si percepiva importante ed amato.

Se fosse stato concretamente ostacolato, per conseguenza, sarebbe stato indotto ad uno scivolamento progressivo verso un’intensa sospettosità, anche talora ingiustificata ed anche per cose da nulla, con forte ansietà e sofferenza. In particolare, si allarmava quando poteva percepire possibili rischi per la propria sicurezza e il proprio benessere e poteva divenire cavilloso anche all’eccesso.

Sul piano generale, dunque, necessitava di essere sempre su di giri. Fermo che avrebbe anche potuto contrastare la tendenza che mi appresto a scrivere, ne è che gli era difficile non fare ricorso a sostanze eccitanti. Se vi avesse fatto veramente ricorso (c’è da considerare che subiva una possibile tendenza a lieve ipocondria, che lo avrebbe potuto frenare), episodicamente, poteva anche tendere a stili di vita basati sul dispendio eccessivo.

Aveva bisogno di concedersi più libertà di quanto era disposto a concederne alla propria partner, ma questo non implica che avesse la tendenza a tradire (cosa che non si sarebbe nemmeno autorizzati a sostenere, peraltro): di norma, gli era sufficiente percepirsi ammirato e voluto bene, infatti.

Insomma, necessitava di una partner non eccessivamente autonoma, che gli apparisse almeno in parte dipendente da lui, altrimenti, progressivamente e fatalmente, avrebbe potuto rischiare di diventare geloso e sospettoso. Nella situazione peggiore, ossia in un contesto di palese disarmonia nel rapporto di coppia, con il tempo e progressivamente poteva diventare capace di esercitare un controllo minuzioso ed in parte asfissiante, in quanto avrebbe teso a sospettare tradimenti e tranelli (anche di ordine finanziario).

Non sarebbe stato capace di tollerare l’abbandono. Era anche incapace di lasciare la propria partner, per conseguenza della fortissima dipendenza affettiva già nota. Sembra quasi inevitabile che, nel tentativo di tenerla legata a sé ed avendone la possibilità, avesse potuto esercitare su di lei pressioni di vario genere, punitive e ricattatorie anche sul piano patrimoniale (è noto che lui fosse molto ricco e sembra che lo stile di vita della partner fosse molto dispendioso).

Fatalmente, se la dinamica con la propria partner fosse stata problematica, gli era impossibile contenere le manifestazioni verbali delle proprie cariche aggressive, talora esplosive e tinte di ira, che si attivavano su base dolente, ovvero come sfogo della propria sofferenza interiore, ma sarebbe esagerato sostenere che fosse un violento.

Era un uomo potenzialmente di gran cuore: ferme le sue disarmonie (ma chi non le ha?), sarebbe stato sufficiente “saperlo prendere”, tanto è vero che nel caso avrebbe anche saputo scusare e perdonare, magari dopo un po’ di tempo.

Dott. Guido Angeloni
(Già docente del corso di Laurea in Scienze grafologiche – LUMSA, Roma)”.

Leggi anche: The murder of Fabio Sementilli: a speculation about the motive 

The murder of Fabio Sementilli: a speculation about the motive

“I’m optimistic, I’m driven and I don’t accept the habit of negativity around me”. Fabio Sementilli

Monica and Fabio Sementilli on January 17, 2017

Fabio Sementilli was born in Toronto, Canada, on July 13, 1967. In 2011, after he was promoted to an executive position at Wella, he moved to Los Angeles with his second wife Monica, and their two daughters, Jessica and Isabella.

Fabio Sementilli’s house in Woodland Hills, California

On January 23, 2017, at 4:55 pm, Fabio’s youngest daughter Isabella, 16, found him dead on the patio of their Woodland Hills California home. Sementilli had been beaten and stabbed in the face, neck and upper body. Detectives found blood at the crime scene that didn’t belong to Fabio Sementilli. 

On the day of Fabio’s murder, at 4:18 pm, a neighbor’s surveillance cameras caught on video two suspects, hiding their faces in hoodies, entering the Sementilli home and then leaving in Fabio’s black 2008 Porsche 911, at 4:53 pm. Fabio Sementilli had a surveillance system but, at the time of his murder, the main box was conveniently missing.

For months the detectives of the LAPD let people think that they believed Fabio was a victim of a break-in gone wrong. In reality the detectives believed that the crime scene was staged to look a burglary.

Elyse Bleuel, a close friend of Monica Sementilli, told 48 Hours Mystery’s correspondent Michelle Miller that, after Fabio’s murder, his wife Monica kept saying “he’s gone” and “I’m not a wife anymore”.

Mirella Rota, Fabio’s sister, also a hair dresser, told 48 Hours Mystery’s correspondent Michelle Miller that, after the murder, Monica called the Los Angeles Police Department everyday to know “if she was maybe shaking hands with the murderer right now? If she was, “I could literally be shaking hands with the murderer of my husband”… overall, upset about the fact that there were no leads”.

Monica Sementilli in 2006

– This obituary for Fabio Sementilli was published in the Toronto Star, Canada’s largest daily, from Jan. 31 to Feb. 3, 2017:

“On January 23rd, 2017 in Los Angeles, California a legend was lost. Fabio wanted to be remembered for the many relationships he built and the way he made people feel in a positive light. An award-winning hairstylist, a celebrated beauty executive, and a larger-than-life iconic figure to all. Fabio was lovingly referred to as “Big Daddy”, a rock star, a hero. Anyone who met Fabio would never forget that beautiful smile and infectious laugh, his charismatic personality and most of all his positive attitude and drive.  He was a mentor, a leader, and a role model to so many.  He was a treasured friend and above all a family man… Fabio valued family and family came first! Loving and adored husband to Monica, devoted father to Luigi, Gessica and Isabella, a treasured son to Luigi (deceased) and Maria Sementilli & Davide Verre, cherished brother to sisters Loredana & Joe Picillo and Mirella Rota & Marco Lorenti, son-in-law to Orfeo & Filomena Crescentini, brother-in-law to Anna & Grant Larsen & Barbara Crescentini and beloved uncle to Anthony (Stephanie), Vanessa, Daniel, Gianfranco, Massimo, Erik, Matthew and Giuliana and great uncle to Sebastian and Lucas.  Beloved family member and friend to many all over the world. Family and friends will gather to celebrate Fabio’s life Thursday February 2nd from 6pm to 9pm and Friday February 3rd 2pm to 9pm at Fratelli Vescio Funeral Home located at 8101 Weston Road, Woodbridge, Ontario 905-850-3332.  Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday February 4th at 9:30am at St. Clare of Assisi Church located at 150 St. Francis Avenue, Woodbridge, Ontario.  In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for donations to be made in Fabio’s memory to Hairdressers at Heart, a charity dear to him (www.hairdressersatheart.com) or to a college education fund being set up for his daughters, Gessica and Isabella (details to follow)”.

Monica Sementilli at her husband’s memorial

– At Fabio’s memorial his wife Monica said:

“He aspired to be the best person. He has given us unconditional love and made all our lives an adventure. How lucky am I to have lived the greatest love story of all time? A story that people only read about. A story that movies are made of. Thank you so much”.

Monica described herself as “lucky” during the memorial, this is unexpected.  

– According with 48 Hours Mystery, after the murder of her husband, Monica Sementilli also wrote many posts on Facebook:

“I want to say thank you to all my fam and friend who have supported my almost daily posts and for all ur kind words and outpouring of love for this wonderful man. I apologize for not responding or reaching out to all of your wonderful comments… It was like therapy for me and made me feel better. I will continue to post now and again. I love this pic especially because it’s his favourite hat and sweater … you Fabio, are our sunshine #speakhisname #foreverlove #mywholewideworld 

Love you Fabio

What a beautiful picture… always in our mind and hearts all of you- @monica_sementilli”.

“A thousand moments taken for granted… mostly because I assumed there’d be a thousand more. We talk about you, not only because we miss you, but because we are yours and you are ours and no passage of time will ever change that  #speakhisnamealways #lendmeyourstrength #weneedyou

That’s so sweet. Love you guys

My loves… The difference between an ordinary family and an extraordinary one was always you! Love you”.

13x031_42e9_9-e1520542005854 – Few days after Fabio’s murder, relatives and friends met for a family memorial on the patio where Sementilli had been stabbed to death. Robert Louis Baker, a racquetball league director at a Los Angeles gym and a friend of Monica Sementilli, was between the mourners and he was photographed by a suspicious neighbor who noticed a bandage on his left index finger.

Robert Louis Baker

Robert Louis Baker is a registered sex offender who served time in prison in 1993. Baker’s DNA matched the blood found at the crime scene that didn’t belong to Fabio Sementilli.

– In June 2017, Monica Sementilli and Mirella Rota, Fabio’s sister, attended a private memorial for Fabio held at Wella’s Los Angeles headquarters. Monica sang the Frank Sinatra song “My Way” in front of approximately 100 mourners.

And now, the end is near
And so I face the final curtain
My friend, I’ll say it clear
I’ll state my case, of which I’m certain
I’ve lived a life that’s full
I’ve traveled each and every highway
But more, much more than this
I did it my way
Regrets, I’ve had a few
But then again, too few to mention
I did what I had to do
And saw it through without exemption
I planned each charted course
Each careful step along the byway
And more, much more than this
I did it my way
Yes, there were times, I’m sure you knew
When I bit off more than I could chew
But through it all, when there was doubt
I ate it up and spit it out
I faced it all and I stood tall
And did it my way
I’ve loved, I’ve laughed and cried
I’ve had my fill my share of losing
And now, as tears subside
I find it all so amusing
To think I did all that
And may I say – not in a shy way
Oh no, oh no, not me
I did it my way
For what is a man, what has he got
If not himself, then he has naught
To say the things he truly feels
And not the words of one who kneels
The record shows I took the blows
And did it my way
Yes, it was my way”.

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– On June 12, 2017, Monica Sementilli (1/10/1972), and her lover of a year and a half, Robert Louis Baker (5/02/1962), were arrested and charged with first-degree murder (Count 1) and conspiracy to commit murder together and with another person whose identity is unknown (Count 2). Both pleaded not guilty.

Monica has an alibi for the time of the murder, she was shopping at Target and at the Ralph’s market in Woodland Hills. She went back home at approximately 5:03 pm.

Fabio Sementilli had a $1.6-million life insurance policy.

According with the Grand jury indictment “the murder of FABIO SEMENTILLI was intentional and was carried out by the defendant(s), ROBERT LOUIS BAKER and MONICA SEMENTILLI for financial gain”.

In my opinion there is more about the motive for murder:

Stabbing is a personal crime, stabbing in the face is even more personal.

Robert Louis Baker chose to kill Fabio Sementilli not with a gun but with a knife. Baker chose to touch Fabio’s blood, to smell it, to look at Fabio’s face from very close, to hear his screams and his prayers to stop.

This is more than a killing for financial gain, the modus operandi reveals that behind this homicide there is a psychological motivation. This murder speaks loud of a personal connection between the victim and the perpetrator. This is an emotional murder.

Robert Louis Baker, the author of the crime and Fabio Sementilli weren’t friends. So why a so deeply personal murder? Baker was Fabio’s wife lover, she armed his bloody hands. 

Fabio Sementilli had a strong personality and was blooming day by day in Los Angeles. Monica felt overwhelmed by his ego, she couldn’t stand anymore by his side and she desired to punish him. Monica met Robert Baker, a looser, and convinced him that Fabio was a bad guy who deserved to die. She used him to kill Fabio. The main motive for this murder is resentment, a resentment that Monica Sementilli transmitted to her lover, Robert Louis Baker, the hitman.

In other words: the way Robert Baker killed Fabio Sementilli proves that Monica was behind him.

 

Please note that this picture was taken 6 days before Fabio’s murder and was Fabio to post it on Facebook. At that time Monica was already conspiring with Robert Baker to kill him.

Ursula Franco, MD and criminologist

Analysis of Michael Roseboro’s call to 911

Michael Roseboro

On July 22, 2008, at 11:03 pm, funeral director, Michael Roseboro called 911:

What we look for in an emergency call is for the caller to ask for help for the victim and to show urgency.

Operator: Lancaster County, 911?

Michael Roseboro: I believe my wife just drowned.

“my wife” is an incomplete social introduction. We always note the incomplete social introduction, usually a signal of a poor relationship. Anyway we assume that during an emergency call the reason for an incomplete social introduction could be the urgency.

Note the use of “just”“just” is a dependent word used to comparison. Its communication is found in dependence upon another thought and as other dependent words reveals withheld information.

Operator: I’m sorry?

Michael Roseboro: I believe my wife just drowned.

The social introduction is still incomplete.

Operator: Okay, and what happened?

Michael Roseboro: Uh… I had gone to bed about an hour and a half ago and… she is outside and I came out and saw the lights on the pool but… Oh God… her shorts and shoes are still on I came out and I found her in the deep end of the pool.

This is alibi building. 

Note the pauses, another signal that the question is sensitive to him.

Note how he slows down the pace. This shows that the question is sensitive to him. Note how much time he is loosing recalling how he found her, this shows that he is not in a hurry to save her and tells us that he didn’t introduce his wife properly not because the urgency. After these three answers we assume that Michael and Jan Roseboro at the time of this call had a poor relationship.

Deity is invoked but not as testimony witness.

Operator: Okay, is she breathing?

Michael Roseboro: No, she’s not.

Operator: Is she still in the water?

Michael Roseboro: No, I pulled her out.

Operator: Okay, do you want to try to start CPR on her?

Michael Roseboro: I will, I will… will, yeah.

Operator: Okay, do you need help to do that? I can give you instructions on what to do.

Michael Roseboro: I… I… I was a lifeguard. I…I know.

Note the stuttering “I” a signal of increase in anxiety.

Operator: Right, I can walk you through it if you want help. 

Michael Roseboro: As I said, I wanna get her out of the pool.

This is unexpected.

Operator: What’s that?

Michael Roseboro: I wanna get her out of the pool.

Operator: Is she still in the pool?

Michael Roseboro: Yeah.

Roseboro said twice “I wanna get her out of the pool” and answered “Yeah” when asked if his wife was still in the pool.

This is incriminating, Michael Roseboro had no intention to save his wife. As a lifeguard, he knows exactly what to do in case of drowning.

Operator: I though you said she was out of the pool?

Michael Roseboro: Yeah, I… Oh my God… I’m sorry, she is out of the pool… uh… yeah. Help me through it, please.

Roseboro was caught off guard.

Note the stuttering “I” and the pause “Uh”, signals that the question is sensitive to him. 

Note “Oh my God” and “I’m sorry”.

Deity is invoked again but not as testimony witness.

“I’m sorry” is often an indicator of a form of regret that usually enters the language of the guilty.

Note the word “please” at the end of his answer, a signal that he feels the need to ingratiate himself with the operator.

 Operator: Okay, so she is out of the pool?

Michael Roseboro: Yes.

Operator: Okay, what I want you to do, is there anybody else there?

Michael Roseboro: My… my children are asleep.

Operator: How old are your children?

Michael Roseboro: Twelve, nine and six.

Operator: Okay, what we need to do is get her on her back.

Michael Roseboro: Yes, sir.

Note the word “sir”. This is unexpected politeness. 

Operator: Okay, you have her flipped over on her back?

Michael Roseboro: She is on her back, yeah.

Operator: Okay, I want you to check and see if she has a pulse. Do you know how to do that?

Michael Roseboro: I do.

Operator: Okay.

Michael Roseboro: There… there’s no pulse.

Operator: There’s none?

Michael Roseboro: There’s none.

Operator: Okay, what we’re gonna do is we’re gonna start the CPR, okay?

Michael Roseboro: Okay.

Operator: Keep her head titled back. Pinch her nose. Cover her mouth with yours and give her two deep regular breaths about one second each.

Michael Roseboro: Okay.

Operator: Okay, is that the siren from the fire department there?

Michael Roseboro: Yes.

Operator: OKay.

Michael Roseboro: Hold on, I have to throw up, please, hold on.

He uses the word “please” to ingratiate himself with the operator.

Vomiting is a typical response to stress. Stress can induce general trouble with the digestive system due to the physiological changes a body goes through (General Adaptation Syndrome).

Operator: Okay.

Michael Roseboro: I’m sorry.

Note “I’m sorry” enters Michael Roseboro language for the second time in this phone call. 

Operator: Okay, that’s fine, is there somebody there?

Michael Roseboro: Not yet, no.

Operator: Okay, what we’re gonna do is, we’re gonna start the compressions, okay? Go ahead and put your hand on her chest, I want you to pump her chest hard and fast about thirty times about twice a second.

Michael Roseboro: Okay.

Operator: Okay. Let the chest come up all the way between pumps and let me know when you have done it thirty times, okay?

Michael Roseboro: Okay.

Operator: All right, go ahead and do that.

Michael Roseboro: Okay.

Operator: You did it about thirty times?

Michael Roseboro: Yes, sir.

Note the word “sir”. This is unexpected politeness. 

Operator: Okay. Go ahead and look in, I want you to open her mouth and see if there’s anything in there.

Michael Roseboro: No, there’s not.

Operator: Okay.

Michael Roseboro: The ambulance is here, sir.

Operator: The ambulance is there?

Michael Roseboro: Yes, sir.

Note the word “sir”. This is unexpected politeness. 

Operator: Okay, sir, go get them, okay?

Michael Roseboro: Thank you.

Operator: Alright.

ANALYSIS CONCLUSION:

Deception indicated.

Michael Roseboro did not ask for help for his wife Jan, nor he showed any linguistic concern for her, nor he showed any urgency.

He never introduces his wife as expected. The social introduction is a key to understand a relationship. His linguistic disposition towards his wife tells us that they had a poor relationship at the time of the call.

“I’m sorry” is an indicator of a form of regret that enters Michael Roseboro’s language twice.

Any reference to Divinity is a signal of deception. Roseboro invoked “God” twice.

Roseboro felt the need to ingratiate himself with the 911 operator.

Micheal Roseboro has guilty knowledge of what happened to his wife Jan.

Jan E. Binkley and Michael Roseboro

Lancaster County Forensic pathologist Dr. Wayne Ross who performed the autopsy on Jan Roseboro’s body found out that she was the victim of a homicide and that she was beaten, choked and drowned in the swimming pool at the couple’s home.

On September 2009, Michael Roseboro, 43, was sentenced  to life in prison for the murder of his wife, Jan E. Roseboro, 45, on July 22, 2008.

At the time of the murder Michael Roseboro was having an affair with Angela Funk, 38, who was pregnant with his child.

Romance novelist Nancy Lee Crampton-Brophy arrested for the shooting death of her husband Daniel Brophy: a possible motive

“Escape into a book with rugged men, strong women and a good story.

Nancy Brophy”

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Nancy Lee Crampton-Brophy

– Romance novelist Nancy Lee Crampton-Brophy on June 3, 2017, announced on Facebook the murder of her husband with this statement:

Note her priority, she mentioned her “facebook friends” before her “family”. Note that, after she gave the sad news with a complete social introduction, she focused on herself: “close to me”, “I’m struggling”, “I appreciate”, “I’m overwhelmed” and “I can function”. 

Note that the day after her husband’s murder she felt the need to add “best friend” and “Chef” to his social introduction. Both words are unnecessary but she felt the need to clarify that he was not only her “husband”, he was her “best friend” too and that she respected his role as “Chef”, this is sensitive.

Moreover, her husband was killed, she had the right not only not to answer the phone and not to call anybody but also the right not to write anything on Facebook; the reason for her words was her need to ingratiate herself with her “facebook friends and family” and to fish for sympathy.

Nancy Lee Crampton-Brophy, 68, was arrested on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at her Washington County home for the shooting death of her husband Daniel Brophy, 63.

Nancy Lee Crampton-Brophy (Multnomah County, Oregon, Sheriff’s office)

Nancy Lee Crampton-Brophy appeared on court in a blue jail uniform on Thursday September 6 for the arraignment. As she showed up she tried to make eye contact with her lawyer and she once smiled at her. She appeared emotionless as the judge listed the charges against her.

Nancy Lee Crampton-Brophy is seen during a court appearance in Multnomah County, Oregon, on Sept. 6, 2018 (KOIN-TV)

Daniel Brophy was shot to death on Saturday June 2, 2018, inside the Oregon Culinary Institute in downtown Portland, where he worked since 2006. Police was alerted around 8:30 a.m. by students and staff who found the deadly injured Chef inside a kitchen of the school.

According with his students, Chef Dan Brophy’s favorite sentences were “Everything is edible… once”“Everytime you burn bacon, an angel gets herpes” and “It wouldn’t take so long if you didn’t do it so slowly”.

Chef Daniel Brophy

– On June 4, 2018, Chef Daniel Brophy was honoured by hundreds during a candle-light vigil at the Oregon Culinary Institute. During the vigil his wife Nancy spoke briefly: “Dan was one of the few people I’ve ever known who did exactly what he wanted in life and loved doing it. He was a person who did what he loved: he loved teaching, he loved mushrooms, he lov… (smile) he loved his family, he loved (unintelligible). Not only was life a science experiment, but sometimes it was an adventure”.

Note that she refers to him as “Dan” and as “a person”, gender neutral, not as “my husband”. Note that on her post on Facebook, the day after the murder, while she was fishing for sympathy, she wrote “My husband and best friend, Chef Dan Brophy”.

Note that when Nancy says “He was a person who did what he loved: he loved teaching, he loved mushrooms, he loved his family” she speaks about his priority or, more correctly, of her idea of his priority; note that Nancy believes that he loved “teaching” and “mushrooms” more than his “family”. This is subtle victim blaming. This could have something to do with her motive for murder.

Nancy Lee Crampton-Brophy’s picture on her blog

– Nancy Lee Crampton-Brophy has a website where she represent herself with these words:

Writers are liars. I don’t remember who said that but it’s not true. In writing fiction, you dig deep and unearth portions of your own life that you’ve long forgotten or had purposely buried deep. Granted, sometimes it is smarter to change the ending. That being said, let me add, this photo is a lie. I haven’t looked like this for a while. But it is me.

I grew up reading and writing. My first published work was a pamphlet for the University of Houston entitled Between Your Navel And Your Knees. I’ll leave to figure out the subject matter.

I love story-telling. My imaginary friends have rich, larger-than-life lives encompassed in a few hundred pages with definite beginnings, snappy middles, and above all, happy endings. My personal life is never as clearly defined. Beginnings are hard to locate. A new job, a school term, a family event like a death or a wedding might signal the start of something new, but it’s never heralded with any fanfare other than another link in the chain.

I live in the beautiful, green, and very wet, Northwest, married to a Chef whose mantra is: life is a science project. As a result there are chickens and turkeys in my backyard, a fabulous vegetable garden which also grows tobacco for an insecticide and a hot meal on the table every night. For those of you who have longed for this, let me caution you. The old adage is true. Be careful what you wish for, when the gods are truly angry, they grant us our wishes.

And the payment is always high, I fight an insidious ten pounds every year of my life. I can’t tell you when I fell in love with my husband, but I relate the moment I decided to marry him. I was in the bath. It was a big tub. I expected him to join me and when he was delayed, I called out, “Are you coming?”. His answer convinced me he was Mr. Right. “Yes, but I’m making hors d’oeuvres”. Can you imagine spending the rest of your life without a man like that?

Like all marriages, we’ve had our ups and downs, more good times than bad. Most recently we have spent fourteen nail-biting months living in an apartment while our house was rebuilt from a house-fire. In the process, I have acquired an in-depth knowledge of kitchen cabinets, bathroom plumbing fixtures and leaking roofs. If this writing thing doesn’t work out, I plan to investigate becoming a contractor who specializes in on-time, under-budget remodels. Believe me there is a fortune to be made by the builder who can deliver on his promises.

My stories are about pretty men and strong women, about families that don’t always work and about the joy of finding love and the difficulty of making it stay”.

Note that Nancy is telling us that his husband’s priority has always been to cook. In the early stages of their relationship he made her waiting alone in the big tub because he was preparing “hors d’oeuvres”.

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– According with The Oregonian/Oregonlive, Nancy Brophy wrote an essay titled “How to Murder Your Husband” which was published on the blog See Jane Publish on Nov. 4, 2011:

“As a romantic suspense writer, I spend a lot of time thinking about murder and, consequently, about police procedure. After all, if the murder is supposed to set me free, I certainly don’t want to spend any time in jail. And let me say clearly for the record, I don’t like jumpsuits and orange isn’t my color.

Motives:

1) Financial (this is big): Divorce is expensive, and do you really want to split your possessions? Or if you married for money, aren’t you entitled to all of it? The draw back is the police aren’t stupid. They are looking at you first. So you have to be organized, ruthless and very clever. Husbands have disappeared from cruise ships before. Why not yours?

2) Lying, cheating bastard (deception of any sort): This is a crime of passion. In anger, you bash his head in or stab him with a kitchen knife. Most of the time there is a trail that leads directly to you. Each type of murder leaves clues. A crime of passion does not look like a stranger was involved. And who is left to clean the blood from your carpeting?

3) Fell in love with someone else (usually financial is also involved here): Let’s say your Church frowns on divorce. You need to be a widow so you won’t fall out of favor with your religion. At this point, I should mention that it helps if you aren’t too burdened by the 10 commandments.

4) Abuser: This one is tough. Anybody can claim abuse. What is abuse? To a teenager, it might look different than to a spouse. As a motivation, this reason usually comes up after you’ve been arrested. Not a lot of abused wives dial 911 upon burning down the house with their husband in it.

5) It’s your profession: Now we’re talking. You already possess both skill and knowledge. You have the moral ambiguity necessary to carry it off. Quick hit and you fade from the scene. Get your payment upfront from someone else, because life insurance probably won’t send a check.

Options to consider:

Guns – loud, messy, require some skill. If it takes 10 shots for the sucker to die, either you have terrible aim or he’s on drugs.

Knives – really personal and close up. Blood everywhere. Eww.

Garrote – how much upper body strength does it require to strangle a person?

Random heavy piece of equipment – usually this involves hitting someone hard with the baseball bat or the pipe wrench you just happen to have in your hand.

Poison – considered a woman’s weapon. Arsenic is easy to obtain, worse, easy to trace. It takes a month or two to kill someone. Plus, they are sick the entire time. Who wants to hang out with a sick husband? Knowledge of pharmaceuticals would be handy. Availability would be even better. A word of caution, watch out for poisons found in nature. They are not a sure thing. Too little? Too much? Your mother always told you to marry a doctor. Now you know why.

Hiring a hit man – Do you know a hit man? Neither do I. And an amazing number of hit men rat you out to the police. Or blackmail you later.

Hiring a lover – Never a good idea. The husband dies, and the wife gets the money. The lover doesn’t always win in this scenario. Sometimes he, too, finds himself facing a loaded gun.

I find it is easier to wish people dead than to actually kill them. I don’t want to worry about blood and brains splattered on my walls. And really, I’m not good at remembering lies. But the thing I know about murder is that every one of us have it in him/her when pushed far enough.

What constitutes a good romantic suspense is the whys? What happened that forced a person into this situation? How will they justify this action? (By the way, he needed killing is not a legal defense.) Can they keep a secret? A confidence whispered in the dark is no longer secret.

What if killing didn’t produce the right results? Would they do it again? Could they do it again? What if they liked it?

Whoa, there’s an idea for a new story”.

Note that she speaks for herself when she says “if the murder is supposed to set me free, I certainly don’t want to spend any time in jail. And let me say clearly for the record, I don’t like jumpsuits”. 

To kill her husband was an obsession for years.

Here her post on Facebook about writing the article “How to murder your husband”:

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– According to People magazine, she also said in an interview with the blog Romancing the Genres in 2012: “Murder, mayhem and gore seem to come naturally to me. Which means my husband has learned to sleep with one eye open”.

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– Nancy Lee Crampton-Brophy wrote a book series called “the wrong series”: The Wrong Brother, The Wrong Cop, The Wrong Hero, The Wrong Lover, The Wrong Husband, The Wrong Seal.

Take a look at her book covers:

 

– In 2015 Nancy Lee Crampton-Brophy wrote this article on her blog:

“Consider The Lilies 

Consider the lilies, how they grow. They don’t toil, neither do they spin; yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Luke 12:27

I’ve always loved the idea that it is possible to exist without toil and worry. But in my life I’ve never found it to be true.  

For years I had a different quote hanging in my office: The middle of anything always looks like failure. 

Which was to remind myself that while I continually seek instant gratification, it is more important to be working than to sit idle (inattivi) hoping good things will come.

Because I am a selfish being, sometimes when good happens, I don’t take the time to celebrate. Instead I look ahead like a small child at Christmas eager for the next present. 

This year I declared I would publish twelve books. In truth, it is kicking my ass. Fortunately for me, writing is a solitary profession and only my immediate family and a few good friends have seen me ride the roller coast of emotions from high to low and back again.

I’m not going to publish my to-do list. It exhausts me to contemplate the unending column that even if I finished doing each and everyone, tomorrow, more would appear. However, I will say every time I’m able to cross another line item off, it is a small victory. 

I’m half-way through the year, running a month behind on my publishing goal – not that anyone is counting but me. But I’ve had some small successes that I need to celebrate:

1) Romantic times gave me a great review for “The Wrong Hero”:

This is a fine mystery that reads a lot like a TV show, with the right blend of humor and suspense, along with a strong, independent female lead and the sexy alpha who loves her. The plot itself was somewhat complicated, but the sizzling heat Travis and his brothers bring to the table more than makes up for it.  

2) “The Wrong Hero” is going to be published in an Anthology.

3) My new cover for “The Wrong Lover” is about to come out.

4) My friend, Lynn Jordon, who is an amazing woman, promotes romance books on Facebook, I love Romance Books and writes an informative blog on Author Tools Blog. In her spare time, she created some advertising images to help promo my books.

5) And Amazon is giving “Hell On The Heart” away for free. 

While I know life moves at its own pace, it is nice to think that while I haven’t made things happen, I have created an opportunity for things to happen”.

ANALYSIS CONCLUSION

For a “selfish being” who rides “the roller coast of emotions from high to low and back again” to come after “teaching” and “mushrooms” could be a motive for murder and, as she wrote, “anybody can claim abuse”.

On September 17, 2018, at her murder arraignment, Nancy Brophy pleaded not guilty.

Note Nancy Trophy’s words: “You’re arresting me? You must think I murdered my husband“.

“I murdered my husband” is an embedded admission.

 

Ursula Franco, MD and criminologist

Su Stylo24 un articolo con stralci di una mia intervista del novembre 2017 sulla gang dei Mara Salvatrucha

Mara Salvatruca, il crimine globale insanguina anche l’Italia

Un’analisi sulle origini e il radicamento della gang latino-americana tra le più spietate al mondo. E c’è anche chi, a Napoli, si ispira alla loro violenza

Stylo24, 3 settembre 2018

di Stefano Zecchinelli

La globalizzazione del crimine connessa al fenomeno dell’immigrazione di massa ha fatto sì che in Europa si diffondesse una piaga sociale non autoctona dalle inquietanti particolarità: le gang sudamericane. La Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) è forse la più famosa, conta dai 30.000 ai 50.000 membri ed oltre un milione di sostenitori sparsi in tutto il mondo, una organizzazione criminale la quale prolifera sulla base economica del neoliberismo globalizzato. In altri termini la globalizzazione della povertà, in assenza di movimenti popolari socialdemocratici, spinge fette sempre più grandi della popolazione periferica ad aderire alle gang/pandillas. Come si strutturano queste mafie capaci di modernizzare la prassi criminale delle super-mafie occidentali? L’analista Riccardo Achilli ha scritto un articolo molto preciso sull’argomento, leggiamo: «Si tratta di una vera e propria gang globalizzata, che sfrutta la globalizzazione per reclutare membri fra i giovani immigrati, e per commerciare droga, armi e prostitute lungo le rotte commerciali mondiali, oppure per organizzare la tratta dell’emigrazione clandestina verso gli USA attraverso il Messico. Una struttura molto flessibile, che adegua le sue attività al singolo contesto nazionale in cui opera. Mentre negli USA, opera come una tradizionale gang suburbana di strada, nel Centroamerica si occupa di racket, estorsioni e commercio di armi. In Europa, ed in Italia in particolare, sfruttano la loro capacità di controllo del territorio per offrirsi come intermediari fra i grandi gruppi mafiosi che importano lo stupefacente, e la rete degli spacciatori di strada’’.

L’immigrazione incontrollata, quindi aliena al diritto internazionale, è riconnessa al capitalismo ed alle guerre imperialiste però questo fenomeno antichissimo, oggigiorno, viene indirizzato politicamente da forze con una natura di classe spesse volte contrapposta; la criminalità organizzata ha egemonizzato in alcune aree geografiche il traffico illecito dei migranti, danneggiando prima di tutto l’economia dei paesi post-coloniali. I disperati che aderiscono alla MS-13 subiscono un vero e proprio lavaggio del cervello del resto la Mara è (continua Achilli): «Una gang di rinomata ferocia nel mondo criminale mondiale, tanto che diversi mareros vengono reclutati come mercenari, da parte del cartello di Sinaloa guidato dal “Chapo” Guzmán, per combattere nella guerra di droga che infiamma il Nord del Messico. Che sfrutta la miseria e la disperazione per reclutare ragazzi di strada, fra i 13 ed i 17 anni, trasformandoli in crudeli assassini tramite una vera e propria scuola del crimine interna ad ogni cellula». Il rito d’iniziazione «mistico-esoterico» la dice lunga sulla crudeltà della gang: l’aspirante bandero deve resistere a ben tredici secondi di pestaggio continuato per testare la forza psichica. Una volta terminata la prima prova c’è una missione da compiere: rapina, furto, pestaggio od addirittura un omicidio. Il capo e le «regole»interne sono inviolabili, addirittura «sacri».

La Mara Salvatrucha arriva in Italia

La Mara Salvatrucha, insieme ad altre gang (Mara-18, Trinitarios e Latin King), sta letteralmente terrorizzando importanti città italiane: Roma, Genova e Milano. Il segnale dell’arrivo dei banderos nel capoluogo lombardo, vera «capitale» della mafia centro-americana, si ebbe nel 2008 quando una partita di calcio fra salvadoregni degenerò in una rissa fra membri di gang rivali: MS-13 e Mara-18. La rissa fu violentissima con tanto di cinghiate ed un colpo di machete per cavare un occhio a Ricardo Antonio Gomez Guzman (24 anni), ridotto in fin di vita. Il giornalista Giovanni Giacalone, attento studioso del fenomeno, concluse che: «L’aggressione era un segnale chiaro: le maras avevano messo piede a Milano, un rischio reale e inevitabile, legato al flusso migratorio proveniente dall’America Centrale ed era solo questione di tempo prima che la situazione degenerasse ulteriormente». L’articolo prosegue: «Negli anni seguenti il “pentolone” maras iniziava a bollire e dopo due anni di indagini, a inizio ottobre 2013 la Polizia di Stato lanciava l’operazione “Mareros” che portava all’arresto di 24 membri della MS13, tutti di età compresa tra i 17 e i 36 anni, di origine latinoamericana, per la maggior parte salvadoregni, residenti nelle province di Milano, Brescia, Cremona, Novara, Pavia e Monza». Il legame fra l’insediamento delle gang e l’immigrazione di massa è (devo riconoscere) innegabile. Domanda: la stessa analisi vale anche per i flussi migratori provenienti dall’Africa? Le gang africane, Black Axe (Ascia nera) in testa, dimostrano una brutalità per certi aspetti addirittura superiore. Il disagio sociale e la povertà, imposta da un sistema economico profondamente ingiusto, insieme alla violenza, endemica nel tessuto sociale dei paesi centro-americani, ha trasformato Las Maras in un vero esercito di delinquenti al servizio della criminalità neo-capitalistica. Un modello eversivo anche per la delinquenza autoctona.

Un modello per le mafie italiane?

Le neo-mafie tendono a strutturarsi in cellule, una composizione piramidale la quale non permette ai «soldati» di conoscere – a differenza delle antiche organizzazioni criminali in cui il boss veniva santificato – i piani alti (ma nemmeno quello medio alti) della piramide. Questa dislocazione dei baby criminali, coordinati dal capobastone di turno, rende di gran lunga più difficoltoso il compito delle forze dell’ordine e di chi ha il dovere incondizionato di proteggere i cittadini.

La criminologa Ursula Franco ha avanzato delle considerazioni alquanto interessanti:

‘’Gli affiliati al clan Sibillo sono dei «self-styled soldiers» come lo sono gli affiliati a molte altre organizzazioni criminali. Il clan Sibillo pesca «à la carte» tra i simboli dei gruppi criminali più spietati, sono riconoscibili le barbe alla moda dei jihadisti e un logo che ricorda quello di una famosa gang centro americana. La barba incolta da jihadista è un messaggio potente, ben più decifrabile del simbolismo di cifre e numeri, è un messaggio capace di raggiungere chiunque. Alla barba incolta da jihadista, che ormai fa parte del nostro immaginario collettivo, noi tutti colleghiamo istantaneamente efferatezza e morte, lo stesso non può dirsi del logo ES17 dei Sibillo, quantomeno non in Italia».

Il logo ES17 è tipico della MS-13, infatti poco più avanti dice: «Ritengo molto probabile che l’idea iniziale, quella del logo FS17 si rifaccia al logo dei Mara Salvatrucha, MS13. L’MS13 è un’organizzazione criminale transnazionale tra le più violente che ha affiliati in America, in Canada, in Messico, nei paesi del centro america e perfino nel nostro nord Italia». Che cosa accomuna le gang latino-americane con le baby gang della camorra? La dimensione mistico-esoterica dei clan centro-americani presenta affinità col culto del Mamma Santissima? La risposta, con le dovute differenziazioni socio-culturali, potrebbe essere positiva fermo restando che i tatuaggi (nota la stessa criminologa) non sono per forza di cose una dichiarazione di fede ma potrebbero servire per lanciare un messaggio occulto d’altro tipo.

Ci troviamo dinnanzi un fenomeno alquanto pericoloso mal combattuto dall’FBI statunitense dedito alla repressione indiscriminata dei migranti, strumentalizzato ipocritamente dalla CIA e, come se non bastasse, sottovalutato dalla ‘’sinistra’’ europea intrisa d’ideologia politicamente corretta. Una analisi, più sociologica e meno moralistica, del fenomeno migratorio è quanto meno doverosa.

Leggi anche: I baby killer di Forcella tatuati come la gang dei Maras