|This photo is heartbreaking testimony of a disingenuous faux-father.|
Justin DiPietro’s story on how Ayla’s arm was broken has never rang true and after much experimenting, reenacting and watching ridiculous videos of people fall up the stairs, I have determined it to be utter and complete bullshit.
Now, according to this story, Justin slipped on some stairs, actually a set of wood steps with metal strips, on a rainy night and fell while carrying Ayla. The rainy night part has been called out as not true based on weather reports from the night Justin says he slipped on these steps. So that’s already an exposed lie, but let’s say he really did “slip” on the steps, the way he says it happened, it is still not likely the injury Ayla sustained happened that way. The way people carry a child, especially up dangerous neck-breaking stairs, is to hold the child using their stronger hand, either on their hip or tummy to tummy. Justin is right handed, so it is more than likely he would be carrying her using his right hand and arm, with his bag of groceries in the left hand, or maybe the bag of groceries slid on his right wrist, so he’s carrying all this weight on his strong side to keep the left hand free to open the door. That’s how a lot of people who juggle a baby and everything else while trying to get to their front door do it.
So Justin’s carrying Ayla up these steps, slips and fall on her, right? That’s the story he gives. The way he would have naturally fallen up two steps and landed, if he had been trying to keep Ayla from getting hurt in the fall, he would have tried to brace with his left hand, the freer hand that wasn’t carrying Ayla, and the bigger impact would have been to him and his left side. The extent of Ayla's injuries, had this been the case, would not have included a broken arm. Or let’s say he has no time to react or brace Ayla and himself, he would have fallen straight forward, landing with Ayla hitting the ground first and him on top of her. Either way, the injury she would have sustained would not have been her left arm broken above the elbow. It would have been her head and she would have one hell of a lump on either the side or the back, along with some bruising on her back, or possibly some scrapes, on her right side. That’s right, her RIGHT side.
The way Justin would have likely been carrying her, on his right using his strong hand, Ayla’s right side and arm would be the side receiving the biggest impact, not her left and yet it’s the left arm that’s broken. Her RIGHT arm would have hit the ground with more force and received the injury; her left arm being buffered from serious injury by Justin’s body, her right side would be away from Justin and his body, free to hit the ground. Even if Ayla’s left arm were down and against Justin’s body, with the weight of Justin on her arm, her arm being broken this way is just not likely. For her left arm to have been injured in such an extreme way, Justin would have had to have been carrying Ayla backwards, with her back to his chest, with his arm around her waist and even then, Ayla’s face and head would have received some serious injury and Justin’s right arm would have been hurt. But what moron carries a baby that way up a pair of “wet” steps?
I doubt back to front was the way he would have carried Ayla up the stairs. The way children are carried, they usually put the arm that’s to the person carrying them over the person’s shoulder, sometimes around the neck, to hold on. Even when a child is sleeping, the carrier will likely put the child’s arm over their shoulder because it makes it easier to hold the child and lean them up against your chest while you’re struggling to carry other things in your weaker hand, which Justin supposedly was with his bag of grocery that somehow escaped this alleged fall unscathed. If we can believe the alleged "Trista Texts" and the mention of one of Justin's friends seeing him throw Ayla, that would be a more logical explanation of how her arm was broken. By being jerked and tossed, thrown and pushed around in her father's home. And why is Ayla the only child in the DiPietro home that's battered and bruised?
From what we know of Justin, he probably wasn’t concerned with not hurting Ayla, but with not hurting himself. He could have landed on Ayla full force if this fabricated story of his were even remotely true, but her injury is not consistent with the way he says it happened. I cannot believe that anyone could buy his version of how Ayla’s arm was broken, no questions asked, but I can understand how a medical professional could let the first serious injury slide. It’s possible they wanted to have more than just a broken arm, build up a case of more injuries with implausible cover stories given by “dad”, so that when LE got involved to investigate, there was a history and not just an isolated incident. The problem with that though, is a child, in this case, Ayla, being left vulnerable and at the mercy of an abusive parent while others wait for the evidence they need to get her out of a horrible home. Also in addition to the broken arm, they had her ball pit Baby Fight Club bruising AND the pulled leg muscle, so the history was already there, before the broken arm.
I can forgive the doctors who treated Ayla, but what’s unforgivable is that DHHS was notified and basically fed Ayla to the wolves. Even before all this, when Ayla was removed from her maternal families care, DHHS fucked up in a major way. Justin and his family, or anyone else he would have been staying with, should have been thoroughly checked out before placing Ayla there. And if being with Trista Reynolds’ family posed such a risk to a child, why was only Ayla taken and not her baby brother? If DHHS genuinely had all these concerns for Ayla’s safety and didn’t have all these shady people working in their department with links to Justin’s family, Ayla would have been placed in satellite foster care while it was determined where the best home for her was. Justin just being the biological father was not enough to rip Ayla from the only people she has known her whole life. Biological father does not trump anything when he’s essentially an uninvolved stranger in his child’s life. DHHS and Karen Smalls fucked up big and there is no way to cover up or fix this epic failure. They failed Ayla and put her at risk by placing her with the DiPietro’s, where she was bruised and broken by the biological father and ultimately “went missing”.
How do those involved and those that would defend them sleep at night? I am hundreds of miles away from this place and have no ties with anyone in this case, and Ayla haunts me every single day. I see her face and I just want her home, alive, happy and perfectly healthy. I want her living it up with the people she loves and that love her. So you can understand why I don’t get how people who were supposed to do right by Ayla and protect her, do everything in HER best interest, have failed her in such a sickening way. How Ayla has become a way to make money or a name for self-serving assholes who claim to want her found safe and brought home alive. How her own family hides from anything Ayla, but are so quick to pop out of the woodwork to defend themselves when called out without not so much as mentioning Ayla’s name in an interview. Their actions and motivations reek, just like Justin’s farfetched story of how Ayla’s arm was broken stinks of bullshit.