"Whether the teen stayed with Garcia willingly was irrelevant, Winder said
at a press conference late Wednesday night. Because of the girl's age, she
was a victim."Really Winder, it is irrelevant whether she was
with Garcia willingly? How is that irrelevant? You said it exactly, she is a
victim right now because of her age only.Irrelevance means that it
does not matter. If she was with him willingly, I would say it matters. Maybe
if you considered this relevant, you might be making some headway into this case
and would either be that much closer to a conviction. Have a good punishment in
mind for the 13 year old, if she is part of it. Getting the 13 year old the
help she needs if there are issues that lead to her leaving with this guy, etc.
Irrelevant, I think not.
Her uncle, Jon Hiller, posted on Twitter, "People throwing out judgment like
confetti. What if you were in our shoes? You'd feel different."Hey Uncle Jon, nobody has cast any judgement at all. People sure have
voiced an opinion, speculated, but we don't know the story and your niece
has been unwilling to cooperate with police. She also hid in a closet while the
police were at the door. Yes, it's kidnapping because she is 13 and that
is all. Don't hide her because she is 13, hold her accountable for her
actions. Hold her accountable for unwillingness to cooperate with authority. I
hope she is alright, glad she is safe. But IF it is as such a horrible incident
that we all need to pay close attention too. Then lets have some cooperation.
Again, this isn't judgement. This is the direct communication, don't
like it, stay out of the media.Sorry, I am not one to play on the
media or the hearts of others when the truth has yet to come out, from Garcia or
the young 13 year old. As I said yesterday. She is old enough to know right