Chapter 5 : Hidden Truths

It was a Monday Morning that mid date in November.   Mr. Charles Mason, District  attorney for the city of Raleigh in the state of North Carolina was informed he would be  taking the case to court beginning November 15, 2010.   He was relieved to begin on this case.   Since the murder investigation had begun in May, all of the case was not  processed and ready for trial until late September. Since the criminal investigation did not fully wrap up until late August.  There were many factors that were involved in this investigation.  However it was mostly due in part to the long psychiatric evaluations done to Mrs. Sadie Martin Carlyle and the fact that Dante’s parents fought to make sure the trial was not moved to Atlanta Georgia were Sadie was born and raised.   This was a very hard time for the Carlyle’s.   They were shocked at all that had transpired since  their only son’s death.  They both felt that the supposed victim and their  daughter in law was not being truthful and that she had something to hide.   “  Our son is not the  monster that the media had  portrayed him to be”.   They both stated time and time gain, after it was reported that Dante Carlyle a very successful attorney was beating his wife and she in turn had to defend herself and shot him in cold blood.   It was Mr.  Mason’s job to prove to the jury that murder by any means was wrong.  He did receive all the physical and psychological exams that were done to Ms. Carlyle, however even with  all the information on how Dante was shot.  He could not ignore the 9  mm weapon that was used and the fact he was shot multiple times.   As he lookedover the notes, and starting working away at how he was going to approach this case,  he began to think of the innocent baby girl that was caught up in this tragic set of events. He began his task by  re-reading  the statement that Sadie gave to the attending officers as she was being taken to the hospital.     “ Now I do not know what it is about this case” he said to  himself, “but something is just not adding up”!  He looked over the pictures of Dante at the scene of the crime, and also at the photos of Sadie. However,  the main thing that confused the District attorney him was the small recorded tape that was found in the deceased belongings.   As he played the recording,  he remembered the words that Detective Scalia shared.  “ Now Mr. Mason I can  assure you that the recording  has  not been tampered and is  the actual recording of the scene of the crime.  Unfortunately,  for him the tape was  found after the fact and therefore was declared   inadmissible in court.   However, just for his own purpose he decided to listen to it to gain a clearer perspective of  what it is that occurred.

“ Sadie why are you trembling” , yelled a man’s voice.

 “ Please let me help you”!, he pleaded.

“ Stay away from Dante”, Sadie shouted. 

“ You have hurt us for the very last  time” she added hysterically.  

“ Please baby, let me help you, give me the gun, and 

let me call the doctor”, he pleaded.   “ Oh Please stop this Dante,

don’t make me sound like I am crazy”! “ You have hurt us for the 

very last time”!~   “ Sadie please stop now, you are going to hurt us all” 

he yelled.  “ Enough is enough”!, he added.    

The tape had not ended yet, and already Charles Mason was notating, on what he was overhearing.   Chills ran up his skin as he overheard the gunshots go of, and then the  louds screams of a baby girl crying in the back ground.   As he continued making notes, his secretary Agnes, called out to him.   He was so wrapped up in what he was hearing  that he did not see that she could also hear the ending of what the tape was playing. “Ah, Mr. Mason”, she hollered in a most polite tone.   He immediately turned the tape of  and directed his attention to her.


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