Misty Croslin’s scenario. Many following this story will definitely say that Ronald Cummings is innocent, but complicity or guilt by association is a crime also.
Who’s drugs were in the home? Who left the drug where a little five year old would be able to find them? Did Ronald in fact have drugs in the home?
When an adult and a child has relations we may consider that a sex offense, that is unless you marry the child, with the permission of the mother and father of that child. Misty Croslin lived in a dysfunctional household and fell prey to drugs at a very young age. They made her feel cool, like an adult, like those adults surrounding her including her mother, as well as her friends. When one is that young, it makes you feel so adult to do what the big kids are doing. Lets face it, Misty was an addict and she was used like a pawn to sell the drugs and she was more than a willing participant and truly not that innocent living the life.
Ronald worked second shift which left Misty alone for the better part of the day. Misty felt when Ron was away, she was in charge. Ronald was the man of the playhouse. Why a responsible father of two children would leave his loved ones with a child is beyond the normal thinking pattern, especially when the child is an addict. Misty knew where the stash was, and she felt grown up enough to indulge when Ron was not at home, after all she was the boss and so cool having a man for a boyfriend. She heads into the hallway and pulls the board away from the wall exposing the water heater and the bag of drugs. Oxycontin is a drug mainly used by heroin addicts as Morphine was used to wean people off the dangerously addictive drug.
Misty lays the drug out on her bed and needs a drink to wash them down with, a cold one. When she returns to the bedroom, she finds Haleigh awake and sitting on the bed stuffing the pills into her mouth; As she see’s her idols do. Misty freaks out and scolds the little five year old but is not sure how many she had swallowed if any. Misty sits Haleigh on her mattress laying on the floor and begins to do her thing washing down one two maybe even three pills.
Misty notices Haleigh is starting to look and act weird. She walks over towards her and notices that this little five year old is ready to pass out and she does falling over onto her side. Misty tried to wake her but Haleigh wont wake up. Misty, being street smart, as well as television smart watched enough soaps and Police drama to check for a pulse but she simply can’t find it. Haleigh is gone. Misty panics and calls her cousin and brother for help.
When the two arrive at the home Misty is also out of it but explains what happened and needed help getting rid of the body. Misty’s first mistake was to start doing drugs in the first place, her second was hooking up with someone who is a big shot in the drug scene in that part of town and finally her third mistake was not calling the police as soon as she found Haleigh on the bed stuffing pills into her mouth and trying to hide what she had done to that little girl.
The three take the child’s lifeless body to a river and dumped it in using rope and piece of cinder block as weight. The cousin returns to his home and the brother to his. Misty waits until the timing is right, just as Ron gets home and acts as if she had just got up from a deep sleep. Just as Rons hand starts to turn the knob, Misty starts screaming. Ron runs into the home and asks what was the matter. Misty says, Haleigh, she is gone, someone must have taken her. I was sleeping, I didn’t hear a thing. Ron tells her to call 911 and the rest of the story is what she has be telling us all along, until now.
Misty cracks, I knew a few weeks ago this was coming. The police know how to work the criminal and Misty was worked just as planed. We may never find the remains of that poor five year old innocent girl who looked up to Ron and Misty only because she knew no better. So when I began this peice, I asked, is Ron innocent?