I took the time to read over the entire interview between Grebner, Shaw, and Ivory with JRM. I was only able to do that thanks to Christina M.'s website. What a read. But I also was able to view an episode of Unsolved Mysteries concerning the case that I had never known about before - leaving me with questions.
First - the CID Interview: How do you "kind of" struggle? JRM was "kind of" off-balance and "kind of" struggling and "kind of" holding on to this (bat) thing. He kept getting this pain in his stomach, but they were hitting him in his chest.
How is it that he was crawling all over the apartment on his hands and knees trying to breathe and that with blood all over his hands and there are no bloody handprints on the floor OR is that what the bloody smears in the dining room are of? He calls his attackers "people" but he calls the operator an "a$$h*l3". And he calls the doctor who treated him at the Womack emergency room an "idiot." What's that all about? He also says that he went to the bathroom and looked at himself and what do ya' know - there is not a scratch on him -- JRM's exact words were "nothing looked wrong. I mean there wasn't really even a cut or anything." When he is explaining the situation to the MP desk sergeant, he calls his wife and children "some people" that have been stabbed.
He is in the interview of his life and he wants to tell the CID how "cool" he is in the emergency room. Go figure! He calls his neighbor an idiot and gives the excuse that since she is a voyeur, she would be of no help at a time such as this. Then he says that it sounds funny to talk about after awhile. And he has not said a funny thing at all in my opinion.
Then I look at the Unsolved Mysteries episode and JRM claims that it was not until he gave them his story, that they began to concoct circumstantial evidence against him. That did not line up with the April 6th interview transcript that I read. But was the evidence actually withheld from the Defense (Bernie Segal, Wade Smith, et.al) until just two weeks before the 1979 trial? And I read Phil's discussion of the pajama top fibers vs the mysterious black wool fibers on the club and on Mrs MacDonald but I did not get or understand his conclusion. Also, what of this videotaped confession of Helena Stoekley one year before she died that her and Greg Mitchell and party had been treated poorly by JRM at the Cape Fear Hospital and wanted to teach him and his family a lesson and things just got out of hand. It leaves a lot of questions, but still there is no crime scene to justify mescaline taking Helena, Greg, and others having this kind of struggle with JRM in his small apartment.