Misty, oh Misty. Ronald has a fight with Joe Overstreet over what Ron said was a pistol. Misty was already out of it on one of her many drug binges so she is in her own world. Ron did indeed own a pistol but that’s not what Joe wanted, he wanted the machine gun Ron was hiding in the house. Joe waited until Ron left for work and returned to the home. He searched the home with Misty trying to stop him. Joe starts to threaten her but being smarter than that he started to feed Misty drugs, her second love, Ron was her first.
Misty sobering up started to feel the effects of the pills. Joe was still rummaging through the home but couldn’t find the hiding place. Joe then starts to threaten the little girl with the hopes that Misty would tell what she knows. Misty was now far out of the realm just sits on the bed. Joe takes another route. He had molested Misty in the past, many times so he decides to do it again that night. Misty just lets him, she knows her place when it comes to Joe. Joe is only molesting her because of his control over her. Joe finishes with Misty and realizes that she is no help. Joe then see,s Misty’s brother beating on the door so he lets him in with the hopes of gaining the information he wants.
Misty’s brother is a follower, so when Joe said jump, he jumped. Joe picks up the little girl by the hair and asks Misty one last time to show him where room was keeping the gun. She thought for a second. If Haleigh was out of the picture, she would be the only woman in Ron’s life. She smiled and said, “Do what you have to do.”
Misty’s brother just stands their watching Joe molest the little child. Misty did nothing to stop him. The child went into shock and literally dies a painful death. Misty is still out of it, Misty’s brother is standing there in shock as Joe starts to order him around. “Prop the back door open, get me some rope, and something heavy and we will get rid of this mess.” He hoists Haleigh over his shoulder, picks Misty up by her hair and shoves her out the back door. Misty’s brother, Misty, and Joe, headed for the river. They, ALL THREE, tied the rope to Haleigh’s neck fastening the other end to the cinder block and tosses her into the river. “Listen, if either one of you tell anyone anything, I will be back and I will do the same thing to you, and you.”
Misty was happy to have her Ronald all to herself, it shows in news footage. Joe, denies everything, and being a habitual lair he is good at it. As for the good brother, not a good liar.
Misty was seen on one of her many calls talking to her father. The dad tells her, he is trying to get her and her brother out. Misty simply says, “don’t worry about him, get me out first.”
Haleigh was alive, barely when Joe tossed her into the river. It was all about revenge, power and control for him. It was all about having Ron to herself, for Misty, and for Tommy, well he just went along with it because he looked up to Joe.
Well that’s all three scenarios. I will end my series on the Cummings case. I know in the weeks to come closure will be among all of us. The fingers will point, and all three will fall. I also blame Ronald for leaving the children with someone that messed up. Remember the bio-mom? Ron stole custody from her and now look, I feel for her, not Ron, not Misty, not bro Tommy, not Joe.
Think about this, How did Misty and Tommy Croslin know what Joe did is they were not a witness or a part of the whole sad thing. Complicity or accessory to murder is a crime even though Misty was probably afraid to tell her side because of Joe.