THE TRUTH ABOUT THE SUPPOSED “RECANTATION” –AS SAID “RECANTATION” WAS ORCHESTRATED BY QUE EDWINA WALLACE—
As a matter of fact, one of the reasons I believe Elsa Newman is because of this horrendous interrogation of her two children by detectives. Let me say here, quite plainly, that as an attorney who believed the American system of justice was sure to help her and her two sons, Elsa was far more than a little naïve. She was a lot naïve.
So when Que Edwina Wallace and a partner strongly suggested that Elsa Newman bring her two sons in for questioning, Elsa obliged, sure that cooperation with authorities would work to the advantage of herself and her sons. The disclosures of the boys were to be heard at last. As I understand the series of events, Que Edwina Wallace took the two little boys aside into some sort of interrogation room. Elsa was informed that she would wait for them elsewhere.
While Elsa waited for her sons in this place apart from the interrogation room, the boys were grilled—by Que Edwina Wallace, as I understand it—literally for hours, about their disclosures of sexual abuse. They had imparted the details of this sexual abuse to their mother. They had stated clearly that their father was the abuser. They were held in that room for so long that Elsa’s younger son—too frightened to ask permission to use a bathroom—emptied his bowels into his underwear. Shortly after that, he was apparently escorted to a different room to wait for his mother. Probably smelled bad enough that the interrogating detective didn’t want to put up with the odor.
After many hours—I believe it was over six hours—the interrogating detective, this same Que Edwina Wallace, emerged, triumphant and absolutely beaming, from the interrogation room, followed by Elsa’s older son, who appeared so weary that a simple thing like walking was almost beyond him. This was Herbie. Herbie had gone completely white in the face. “Herbie,” announced Que Edwina Wallace, “has made a disclosure.” Elsa stared at her, puzzled, unable to understand why this officer of the law that Elsa so trusted… wondered why she was so happy if the boy had, indeed, made a disclosure of abuse. “Tell her,” said Que Edwina Wallace to Herbie.
White-faced, obviously anguished, the boy blurted, “I made it all up, Mom,” and hung his head.
Elsa was left to claim her younger son, clean him up as best she could in a restroom, take the two boys home and try to restore some degree of their faith in themselves and what they knew to be true.
And Que Edwina Wallace? Whoever had instructed her to see to it that the boys sucked back their disclosures and began denying…whoever that was must have been very pleased with Que Edwina Wallace. Very pleased indeed.
SO ENDS THIS ACCOUNT OF A POLICE DETECTIVE CONDUCTING BRUTAL INTERROGATION OF TWO VERY NICE LITTLE BOYS WHO TRIED THEIR BEST TO MAINTAIN THE HONESTY AND INTEGRITY OF THEIR DISCLOSURES—AND WHO FAILED BECAUSE ONE QUE EDWINA WALLACE APPARENTLY REFUSED TO ALLOW THEM TO LEAVE THE ROOM UNTIL THEY HAD RECANTED.
QUE EDWINA WALLACE WOULD HAVE DONE THE INQUISITION PROUD!
THE TRUTH AS TOLD BY HERBIE—JUST A TINY PORTION OF THE DISCLOSURES OF CHILD ABUSE AGAINST ARLEN SLOBODOW—TAKEN FROM A TRANSCRIPT OF COURT RECORDS [video shown during hearing], ELSA NEWMAN MOTIONS HEARING AND SENTENCING, SECOND TRIAL:
Herbie Slobodow: My dad stuck a (unintelligible) into my brother’s butt and he, he touched my crotch and butt and he touched it under my (unintelligible).
Unidentified Person: Okay.
Herbie Slobodow: And this is the truth. This is another thing about the truth. And my mom told me to tell the truth.
Unidentified Person: Uh-huh.
Herbie Slobodow: And Lars told, I mean dad, I think dad told Lars to cut it down and he came out of the room with his pants down crying and I pulled him up and then he stopped crying and we hugged each other.
[For more information of what Lars and Herbie have said their dad did to them, please see other entries in this blog site.]
THE KATHERINE WINFREE VERSION—TAKEN FROM A TRANSCRIPT OF COURT RECORDS, ELSA NEWMAN MOTIONS HEARING AND SENTENCING, SECOND TRIAL:
“…they examined the toy that this child apparently said his father abused him with and how physically it could not have happened.
About all the other recantations that these children made about how Lars, when he, after he recanted in front of a police detective in D.C. and his mother found out, she hollered at him and he defecated in his pants.”
[Wow! Is this a variation from the children’s account or what? I suppose Que Edwina Wallace dared not admit what really happened.]