As the Roseboro trial approaches it seems Angie is strategizing and planning her moves carefully.
Never underestimate her. Not for a minute. She does nothing randomly and nothing without a plan.
I believe many will be surprised by facts introduced into evidence at the trial. All of the small town talk hasn't been just talk. And even the nosiest neighbor might not be aware of some of the goings on that will become public knowledge in July.
One thing has become apparent. The rest of the world doesn't particularly care to pay close attention to the events of last July or the upcoming trial.
There is no clamoring for information from the masses. The ones most interested are the people of the Denver area and surrounding communities.
The juiciets of details will be carried by Associated Press.
There may be a story actually aired by CBS. Maybe.
It is all going to depend on dollars. And so far, there isn't enough widespread national interest for even Tru TV or Nancy Grace to give it a passing mention.
There may be some coverage when the trial starts but the interest wasn't there at all for them to report on the murder at the time it happened.
This just isn't newsworthy enough for national coverage.
And although I get that, I have worked in advertising and in media for several years here at the beach, it really saddens me that the heinous murder of a beautiful young mother like Jan Roseboro doesn't have all the media heads yelling about it from the rooftops.
I know that murders of wives are now far too common. And Mike killing Jan, if he did it, to be with Angie, is almost mundane and routine. Isn't that a sad commentary about us as a society?
Lacy Peterson was pregnant and missing. The nation snapped to attention.
Nicole Brown Simpson was OJ's ex. The nation was riveted.
As sad as it is, this story is just seen as garnering the dollars to make it worthy of coverage.
Yes, there will be a book or two. Yes, while the trial is active there will be local and maybe some national mention.
But sadly, this case does not have the attention of the nation. Or the whole state for that matter.
Those of us that know the people directly involved can't believe that. But it's true.
Television stations don't exist simply to tell the truth nor do they exist to set things right.
They exist to turn a profit. And unfortunately the Roseboro tragedy has been played out in homes all over the world.
In five years, this all will be a part of the long gone past.
But not for the precious souls who lost the most. The children and families are living a hell that will last all their lives.
To those who are salivating and fidgeting, wringing their hands waiting to devour the trial in it's entirety, please go back to your caves.
This is not about juicy details. This is about Jan. And how she had the life beaten out of her.
And it's about her kids. They miss her tonight.
She isn't entertainment for you all. She never was.
She was a lady and she had class. And her husband wanted a tramp. And he had one.
Mike has had issues for years. The etiology remains unknown.
I just hope that the county as a whole doesn't allow this to become the circus that some may turn it into.
It's not a miniseries. It's not a reality show. It's real life, and it's real death and heartbreak.
As I said, there may be some extremely shocking facts revealed at the trial. It depends on the direct and the cross.
But it's not a popcorn movie night. Please remember that.
When it's done, the Roseboro kids won't be going home to see their Mom. Ever.