After flip-flopping on whether she was or wasn’t, police say that Marilou Danley IS a person of interest after all.
She arrived at LAX last night at around 7pm and was escorted away in a wheelchair.
Details of the relationship between Danley and Paddock have also emerged and are raising questions.
Her family says one thing, but eyewitnesses of their behavior in public say the opposite.
A police official revealed she voluntarily returned to the US in a bid to ‘clear her name’ of any involvement in the massacre that saw Paddock kill 59 people, including himself, and injure 527 more.
Danley’s sisters have since broken their silence insisting she was unaware of Paddock’s motives, while her brother says she told him she has a ‘clean conscience’.
— NBC News (@NBCNews) October 4, 2017
Doug Giles thinks that there’s something fishy about Marilou Danley’s lack of knowledge:
Here’s a quick profile of Danley by NBC News:
Danley, an Australian citizen, traveled to Manila on September 15, then departed for Hong Kong on September 22, then three days later she returned to Manila. According to immigration documents, Danley was traveling on an Australian passport.
Investigators are currently attempting to trace the $100,000 that Paddock had transferred to the Philippines just days before the shooting.
Immediately after Paddock’s identity emerged, Danley’s brother Reynaldo Bustos – who lives in Manila – called his sister.
‘She said: “Relax, we shouldn’t worry about it. I’ll fix it. Do not panic. I have a clean conscience”,’ he told ABC News.
It was initially making the rounds in the Media (D) that Danley was a bigamist and married to her husband Geary Danley in 1990 and Jose Bustos in 1996, but it turns out that these were actually two different women with the name Marilou.
Meanwhile Danley’s sisters in Australia said in a Seven News interview that they believe she couldn’t have known about Paddock’s murderous plans, and that he must have sent her away so she wouldn’t ‘interfere’.
Amelia Manango and Liza Werner said Danley is ‘a good person’ who would’ve stopped Paddock had she been there.
‘I know that she don’t know anything as well like us. She was sent away. She was sent away so that she will not be there to interfere with what he’s planning,’ one said.
Watch the interview:
She lived with him.
How did she not know that he had built up this kind of arsenal?
She was close to him.
She would know what he was like on a day-to-day basis.
Danley alone can give a perspective that no one else can.
And perhaps she can explain some questions that are emerging about his behavior and his mental health.
The rosy, happy relationship asserted by many of their family members is now being questioned, and here’s why — Paddock was recently prescribed Valium, and he would publicly berate Danley at a local Starbucks.
If he was comfortable doing that in public, what was he like in private?
This is the key question that we all want an answer to: Were there warning signs that Danley ignored?
Paddock was prescribed fifty 10mg diazepam tablets – also known as Valium – on June 21 by Vegas doctor Steven Winkler, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
Diazepam is a sedative-hypnotic drug that can trigger aggressive behavior in people with underlying behavioral problems, the paper reports. It is not known why Paddock was prescribed the drug, or whether he had any behavioral issues.
Multiple people who knew him, including his own brother Eric, say he displayed no outward signs of aggression and did not appear the kind of person who would carry out a mass shooting.
It has also come to light that Paddock was known to publicly ‘berate’ his girlfriend at a Starbucks where they were regulars:
…Paddock also had a habit of berating Danley in front of the coffee chain’s employees, according to Esperanza Mendoza.
Mendoza, who is the supervisor at the Starbucks, told the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday that the abuse ‘happened a lot’…
…Mendoza said the abuse came when Danley would ask to use his casino card to make the purchase.
The card allows gamblers to use credits earned on electronic gambling machines to pay for souvenirs or food in the casino.
‘He would glare down at her and say, ‘You don’t need my casino card for this. I’m paying for your drink, just like I’m paying for you,” Mendoza recalled.
She told the newspaper that Danley would then cower behind him and softly say, ‘OK’.
Source: Daily Mail
Maybe it’s just me, but if that account by Mendoza is correct, it would seem that their relationship was unequal and Paddock lorded it over Danley.
What do you think?
Does Danely know more that she’s letting on?
Are there some real questions about how much she knew?
Was she all that innocent?
Let us know what you think in the comments.