Saturday, October 29, 2005

Satanic ritual abuse cases: McMartin witness apologizes

Via The Washington Monthly's blog, I see that one of the child witnesses in the McMartin Family Preschool case has apologized to the defendants in the Los Angeles Times Magazine. Kyle Zirpolo says he always knew he was lying, to please his parents and has some amazing details about his interrogation at a local clinic and the attitude taken by his mother. It seems that the situation was just what I imagined: a dysfunctional, stressed-out family eager to pin their troubles on an outside source: "We argued and fought all the time. My mother has always blamed anything negative on the idea that we went to that preschool and were molested." If you can't get to the LA Times piece (you might have to register), the Washington Monthly posting has a lot of the good stuff.