For me, I don't buy a bit of the bunk the b!tch has been spewing. I've not gotten the impression that any of it is true. Look at the type of people she was gathering around her. They may not have been the influential "movers and shakers" of the community, but she was hooking up with "connected" folks. They were welcoming her into their circle. It was really working out for Karen through her contacts and employment at the Y. One job was leading to another through the help of that new circle of friends. It was everything she was looking for.I am always a bit skeptical when someone "in the know" shows up and speaks of the familys thoughts and feelings. The boys didn't live in the home, they were not there those last months when the marriage was over. I am sure they have heard an earful from some circles about Karen but you will never convince me that the Johnsons are buying the fall from grace that David has described. I have no doubt reading here hurts them, they should not do it if it is too painful. The facts have not been released to ANYONE, they believe because he is their dad.
I can't even venture a guess as to when she decided to file for divorce. I lean towards her thinking about it long and hard. I see her appearing to be a troubled soul from time to time and her new friends tried to help. They had no clue it would lead to murder. To them, the Swifts probably seemed pretty normal. At some point Karen did decide to file for a divorce and I think it's directly related to ds's opinion of her working outside the home and having friends of her own. She had fallen from grace with him.
The divorce shows that Karen decided that ds had fallen from grace with her. We don't know that he hadn't reverted back to his cheating ways. Let's think of who had the history here. Documented history and not rumor and innuendo.
I don't think that P and D read any of this stuff. They, or any of the family can go on their Facebook page tell us to go away and drop this subject. I would. I'd walk away. But I'm not going to believe an anonymous poster who can sign in on topix with any username.
I don't think we're hurting anyone that matters.
When I was D and P's age, I don't think that I could have been manipulated and controlled by anyone, even my dad. I would know and probably adhere to the old adage that blood is thicker than water but I would hold my mother's memory near and dear. The alternative is worse than the present right now. A very, very tough position to be in.
I think this is commonly referred to as accepting the lesser of two evils.