The day that Trenton Duckett went missing, Sunday August 27, 2006, Melinda was scheduled to visit James in prison in Starke Florida. This trip would have been over 2 hours one way. She did not take that trip because James had written to her stating that his family was scheduled to come and she would not be allowed to visit. However, on Tuesday August 22, 2006 this is what James wrote to Melinda:
"I bet you are still Laughing at me over the screw up last wk. How I lost a whole wk I will never know. I was so Positive last Sunday was the 27th & worried you would drive up & not be allowed in due to Uncle Ronnie having been here on Saturday. Oh it’s Hell to be old (HaHa) I do hope To see you Sunday! Love seeing you & talking to you.Well let me go. Take Care. Love you both.
Well Saturday was August 12th when Ronnie came with Josh Duckett. And Saturday night was when Melinda was frantically calling her friends to get $5,000 cash because she was having issues with Josh and needed to protect Trenton and herself.
Melinda did not receive James' letter until Friday the 24th. She already rescheduled her visit with James for Sunday September 3rd, the week after Trenton went missing.
Planning to hide Trenton from Josh as the Duckett camp states is her reason for "staging the abduction", how could she have pulled this off in so little time...Saturday night? Why would she plan to see James the following Sunday? It makes absolutely no sense.
James wrote to me stating that he felt guilty about the "mix-up" and maybe if she had come to see him Trenton would still be here. That in itself sounds to me that James does not think Melinda hid Trenton, but that he was in fact abducted.