What a great idea having a clown for Bobby’s birthday party. The kids will love him and all the parents will think you’re the best. Joey the Clown wasn’t even that expensive and he brings his own balloons and party gifts. You made quite the deal on this one; if the other parents only knew what a steal you got on this deal they’d just die. No literally, right after they tear your heart out you fucking bitch.
DA: Mrs. James; how did you come to know the Defendant Joey Miller?
Mrs. James: Well I met him at the grocery store; he was, was in his costume; his clown suit and had a sign. A sign that said clown for hire. So I; I booked him for my son’s birthday.
DA: Your son’s birthday party? A party at your house?
Mrs. James: Ummmmm yes, at my house; I HAD NO IDEA, NO IDEA, THIS ISN’T MY FAULT!
DA: Objection your Honor.
Judge: Mrs. James answer the question; only the question. Please
Mrs. James: OH LOOK AT THEM; LOOK AT THE WAY THEY STARE AT ME; IT WASN’T MY FAULT, IT WASN’T.
Judge: One hour recess.
A low murmur went through the crowded Court Room as the judge left the bench. A few thought they were watching a witch hunt; one of which they were all willing to fight to get to be the one too light the fire to send the bitch to hell.
Joey the clown showed up early to the James house; a two story mansion and a full basement; two large pillars holding up the front facade, with white siding except the shutters which had been painter a soft grey color to compliment the early colonial architecture; a little drab, but huge; four thousand square feet and on a nice piece of property overlooking the St. Luis River. Joey rubbed his hands together in excitement.
Nancy James greeted Joey at the front door; walked him through the entrance and into the living room area just left of the front hall. A spacious room with high ceilings and one grand chandelier in the center of the room. In the mid day sun it was set on a low setting, just enough to set off the cut of the crystal, but not enough to cast a shadow; saving energy was not a concern in the James house hold. Joey placed his trunk on the serving table; with rolling eyes he ask Nancy when the children would be coming. A slight chill ran up her back; being the finest of hosts Nancy got Joey a glass of water; the party would start in twenty minutes.
Children began arriving in ones and twos; Mother dropping off their four year olds without a worry; the James’s were well known in town being that they owned a good half of it. With horns, hats and candy the party was off to a good start; even the Martin boy was behaving to a point; his autism making him a hand full at the best of times.
Soon it was Joey’s turn to entertain the children; he made crazy faces and danced; they all laughed and laughed; he next twisted balloons into horses, cats, dogs and one that looked just like a sword. The children were so engrossed that Nancy had to yell twice that the cake was ready; everyone ran for the
DA: Mrs. James, did you ever ask for identification or do any type of back ground investigation or ask for references? You just let this person into your house full of four year olds?
Mrs. James: He’s a clown…a clown.
DA: Nothing in his demeanor; his actions raise a red flag to you? You let him take all eleven four year olds down into the basement? You nor any adult going with them?
Mrs. James: He’s a clown; they act funny; you know; he kept laughing all the time, but don’t they all do that kind of thing? No, your question; we were having drinks, there was just me and Mrs. Ellis; we were just up in the dining hall; I’d had only two glasses of wine.
DA: Mrs. James… what about the screaming; tell me about the screaming. Why’d you ignore all the children screaming? Did you not tell the Police that the children were screaming for at least thirty minutes if not longer?
Mrs. James He was doing magic tricks; don’t you scream during magic tricks? I always scream; I’m scared of magic tricks and magicians… I didn’t do anything wrong; nothing, nothing at all. I didn’t do anything wrong here.
DA: Mrs. James; what was the first thing that made you think that something was wrong?
Mrs. James Well; it got quiet; and then I thought I heard crying; so I went right away to check.
DA: What did you find Mrs. James?
Mrs. James: The children; there was blood everywhere. I thought; I thought someone must have fell and hit their nose; but no, no, no they were all laying on the floor; I thought; thought they were doing a magic trick; but all the blood; you could smell the blood; it made me sick; I called Bobby my son, but he didn’t answer; all I could hear was; was the clown laughing, laughing; he just never stops laughing. He cut my Bobby’s head off; clean off, it was just sitting there; all the children were cut; little Mary, Mary Williams her head was almost all the way off.
DA: Mrs. James; why didn’t you call the Police? Why did it take so long to call the Police? Mrs. James; Why?
Mrs. James: I was in shock; I needed another drink; I just couldn’t believe it; he just kept stabbing them and stabbing them; I could hear the laughing; he just wouldn’t stop laughing; IT’S NOT MY FAULT, NOT MY FAULT…
Judge: Bailiff please remove Mrs. James from the Court Room.
DA: Judge I’d like to remand the Defendant over to trial; this Office has more than shown the neglect of the defendants actions in this horrible crime. Your Honor, Mrs. James failed to act in any manner to save any of the children from Joey Miller a known killer and child molester in this community.
Judge: The defendant will be held on one million dollar bail; next Court date August 15th @ 3:00pm for plea. This Court is adjourned.
From the Ramblings.