gwen wrote:Hank Croslin Jr.: Relative Killed Haleigh
Croslin's Jailhouse Phone Call To Grandmother Released
ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. -- In a jailhouse phone conversation released Thursday, Hank Croslin Jr. told his grandmother in Tennessee that his conscience has been eating away at him while sitting at the St. Johns County Jail on drug trafficking charges.
Croslin is the brother of Misty Cummings, the former stepmother of missing 6-year-old Satsuma girl Haleigh Cummings, who disappeared 15 months ago.
Last month, investigators said the case had become a homicide investigation.
In the call with his grandmother, Flora Hollars, Croslin said he's ready to come clean.
"Tell (my mom) I've got to do something that I should have done a long time ago," Croslin said. "I'm just scared and I don't want no one to hurt my kids."
"I know it. I know it. Oh my God," Hollars said.
Croslin told his grandmother and his mother, who can be heard in the background, that a relative is responsible for Haleigh's death. But Hollars had questions about Croslin and Misty Cummings' involvement.
"I was told (Haleigh's father, Ronald Cummings,) come home, and Haleigh took one of those pills and she was dead, and then Ron called you to get you to come up there and help Misty clean the house up, while he disposed of Haleigh," Hollars said.
Croslin said that's not what happened at all. Instead, he said he was threatened to stay quiet about the relative responsible for Haleigh's death or risk being killed.
He said that being in jail, he feels out of harm's way. Croslin ended the conversation asking about his sister, Misty, and whether she's shared all she knows about Haleigh.
"Has my sister called you today?" Croslin asked.
"No, I haven't heard from her today," Hollars said. "I thought that was her, but it's you."
Ber wrote:ignorant people have stories too. They may not be well spoken, but that doesn't mean they are not true. One of my favorite quote I heard was in the movie "Sweet Home Alabama" Where the Jake character looks at Melanie and says "Just cuz I talk slow, sweetheart, doesn't mean I'm stupid" Uneducated people may not be "stupid" either...they just don't know how to express themeselve. I am a grammar freak...so normally I get annoyed, but I know that this is the simple life these people have been taught...but just because they are simple, that doesn't mean they can not formulate a devious plan to frame someone...
gwen wrote:Hmmm...this phone conversation is coming to light on the same day that Ronald is attempting to get a plea deal....hard to tell who in this group is actually telling the truth...
Arubalover wrote:unless Ron is willing to testify against Misty in the disappearance of Haleigh, the prosecutors need to ignore him. They have Misty and Tommy on tape in the drug deals, so why do they need Ron?
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