Deadly Injustice: Caitlin's Car
Driving separately, Caitlin's grandfather, Andy, explains, "The last two weeks have been about two years long, it seems like. It was two weeks ago today that she was kidnapped and murdered. Right before the football game."
Together, they venture to look at the car.
"Oh God, it's got her flags and everything in there. Her purse!" Joann searches hungrily through the pailletted bag, as if Caitlin herself might be inside. Eventually she stops, puts an arm against the car, puts her head on the arm, and cries.
Moments later, Andy and Joann stand apart from the car and embrace again.
"It's so hard," Joann cries.
"I know it, Sweetheart," says Andy. "This whole thing's hard, Sweetheart."
"I just wanted to see what she had with her on her last time she came home from school," she says as she walks around the vehicle. She looks in the open door, but doesn't dive in the way her parents did. Instead she closes it, and walks with purpose toward the house crying silent tears.
Moments later, inside the house, Donna accepts a hug from her mother.
"I'm so sorry. I wish I could change things. I'm so sorry. So, so sorry," Joann sobs.
She accepts another from her father, and he cries into her shoulder.
"I just keep going over in my mind how scared she must have been when he took her from her car, because I know how hard it is when someone is holding a gun to your head and I know how scared she must have been," Donna tells him.
"Because you've been there," he says. "You've walked that walk that she walked."
He asks Amanda if she is still afraid, at this point. She tells him she's less afraid now than she was, despite whatever threat remains against her family.
Donna says, "He told me that he had paid someone to come and kill my whole family. So, we're still looking over our shoulders."
"So he told you, 'When I'm gone, there's going to be somebody that I've paid to find you, look for you and kill you,' says Dr. Phil. Donna
"We watch her like a hawk, she says of Amanda. "She doesn't get to go anywhere by herself. Her activities are very limited right now, and what we let her do."
"And do you get the importance of that?" he asks Amanda. She tells him she does.
Next, Dr. Phil addresses Joann. "Tell me how you're doing," he says.
"Sometimes I wonder how I am even breathing," she says. "How am I living through this? Just walking. Just surviving. I just wonder, because it just comes on you in waves. It's just awful, because our family has never experienced anything. We're just a family."
Dr. Phil points out that the family is looking for a way to find meaning in their suffering. He says, "And you folks want to see this law changed. You want to see the law changed to where somebody cannot do this and then turn around
"I had a protective order," Donna answers. "He had a piece of paper that told him to stay away from me."
"Yeah. A piece of paper," says Dr. Phil. "Yeah."