Did they or didn't they?Reading through all of the previous information and new information in the Heidi Allen case, it really makes one wonder what type of investigation was conducted.
Here's another inconsistency.
This is an excerpt from Syracuse.com:
In pre-trial hearings, Oswego County Judge John Brandt directed the district attorney to disclose to the Thibodeaus' lawyers all information about Allen's possible activities as an informant, the archives show.
Then-Undersheriff Reuel Todd said at the time that the sheriff's office had no formal "confidential informant" file on Allen because Allen was not really an informant, according to the archives.
Members of Allen's family also told reporters in 1995 that as far as they knew, Allen was not a police informant.
If you recall, Deputy Van Patten said he had gone to Allen's home and spoke with Heidi and her parents. There was an index card with her personal information and a photograph. How could Sheriff Todd say he had no formal confidential informant file on Allen? Is it because Van Patten lost the index card so technically it wasn't on file?
How can the family say as far as they knew Allen wasn't an informant?
Was Sheriff Todd surprised and shocked over this revelation?