I had quite a “holy shit” moment today. I had the television on, not really watching mind you, just for background noise. Suddenly something made me look up at the TV screen. It was only a commercial for a program called Suspicion, a new “true crime” series on Investigation Discovery. Still, something about it caught my attention and I stopped to take notice. After a moment I realized I recognized the voice doing the commercial. I don’t mean recognized like one would recognize a celebrity voice. I mean recognize like I know that person, the one telling her alleged story and claiming to be the victim.
Here’s a bit about the series:
It’s human nature to question things – especially when your safety may be at risk – but when a grim suspicion turns into a horrid reality, it may be time to take things into your own hands. Investigation Discovery’s (ID) new series SUSPICION reveals the terrifying journeys of real people who suspected imminent danger and became fixated on finding the truth. From stalkers to criminal cover-ups and killers on the loose, the stories in SUSPICION start building suspense from the moment something feels amiss. Emotional first-person interviews detail the endless twists and turns that come with following a dangerous hunch, leaving viewers anxious to learn who the culprit is until the very end. Did I really just see that? Will anyone believe me? Am I imagining things? Can I trust anyone? Nothing is as it seems and everyone is a suspect……
Scrolling down a bit to the description of the September 9 episode:
“Edge of Insanity” Premieres Wednesday, September 9 at 10/9c Toni Ingram resides in a quiet town with her husband Steve and their 19-year-old daughter, Morgan. But the peaceful neighborhood is shaken with fear after a series of local robberies. Soon after that, the Ingram family experiences a suspicious character circling their home, and Morgan becomes the next target. Threatening behavior quickly escalates into stalking, and Morgan battles to keep hold of her sanity as her hooded tormentor closes in. Location: Carbondale, Colorado
And there you have it folks. I’ll try to reserve judgement until I see the program, but on the surface it appears that fact checking isn’t high on Discovery ID’s priority list. Either that or they’re presenting it as dramatic fiction.
I have followed the tragedy of Morgan Ingram for nine months. Over this period of time my view of Morgan’s mother Toni Ingram has evolved.
I always viewed the stalking story dubiously but in the beginning I saw Toni as a grieving mother whose obvious inability to grasp simple logic was interfering with her ability to come to terms with her daughter’s suicide. A foolish and simplistic conclusion borne of, I am ashamed to say, my own intellectual arrogance.
Over time, my opinion has done a complete 180. I no longer believe Toni is struggling to come to terms with her grief. I now believe she wears her grief like a badge. She revels in the sympathy it brings her and she will do anything necessary to ensure it continues.
Toni Ingram is not like most of us. I believe she operates without the burden of a conscience telling her what is right and what is wrong.
Here is an example:
Yesterday I blogged about Toni going to the police to say Mayra Martinez was calling on the phone and harassing her. To add credibility to her claim she provided falsified phone records (go here to read the piece in its entirety)
Now, I would imagine, most people, upon learning that the police knew they lied, would NOT turn around and expand upon that lie.
However, as we all know, Toni Ingram is not like most people. Not only has she continued to perpetuate her original lie, she has now added greater embellishment, calling on her supporters to report any calls they receive from Eugene Oregon (where Mayra lives) to local law enforcement. She has even gone as far as claiming Mayra’s business contacts have joined in the alleged harassment. For those who do not know, Mayra owns a crime scene cleanup business. Someone please tell me, how someone convinces their crime scene cleanup connections to assist them in harassing total strangers ? Maybe Toni doesn’t realize this, but in the real world people do not call upon their business contacts and ask them to break the law.; it tends to limit referrals.
Of course Toni doesn’t say these things through her own Twitter account. She uses one of her sock puppet accounts. Make no mistakes though, Toni Ingram controls all content tweeted through this user.
Let me cut to the chase:
Put up or shut up Toni. We challenge you to prove even one of the unfounded allegations made against us. If you believe we have called and harassed your supporters, prove it, post the phone records
However, it’s only fair that I warn you before you doctor any more records and take them to the police, doing so is a felony.
Title 18. CRIMINAL CODE
Article 8. Offenses – Governmental Operations
Part 3. BRIBERY AND CORRUPT INFLUENCES
Current through Chapter 430, Second Regular Session 2010
§ 18-8-306. Attempt to influence a public servant
Any person who attempts to influence any public servant by means of deceit or by threat of violence or economic reprisal against any person or property, with the intent thereby to alter or affect the public servant’s decision, vote, opinion, or action concerning any matter which is to be considered or performed by him or the agency or body of which he is a member, commits a class 4 felony.
Once again Toni Ingram has shown her true colors.
This afternoon, my friend and fellow Truth for Morgan crusader Mayra Martinez, received a phone call from the Pitkin County (Colorado) Sheriff’s Office.
The call was from a sheriff’s officer who was calling to tell Mayra that Toni Ingram had come to the police station to complain that Mayra was making harassing phone calls to her. Toni then presented a printout of what she claimed were her phone records showing Mayra had called her a few times over the past two months. The officer assured Mayra there was no official investigation; he was just making a courtesy call and wanted Mayra to promise never to call Toni again. Mayra said she was sorry but she could not promise that she would never call Toni again because she had not called her in the first place. The officer asked Mayra if he needed to subpoena her phone records. Mayra said she thought that would be an excellent idea and suggested he subpoena Toni’s as well.
Mayra told the officer she would never call Toni Ingram because she had nothing to say to her. She informed the officer that Toni had a history of doctoring evidence and a call to Garfield county would confirm this.
The officer said their department had no intention of taking things further. He said he researched the Ingrams and wanted nothing to do with a woman Garfield officials called “bat shit crazy.”
Mayra told the officer it was too late to turn back and she wanted charges brought against Toni. According to Mayra, this goes beyond filing a false report, she doctored evidence and needs to be held accountable. The officer told Mayra that Toni did not file a police report so they cannot charge her with filing a false report. Mayra told the officer she was sorry he was dragged into this situation but she had no intention of letting it go. Mayra told the officer she still wanted to file harassment charges.
Mayra sent the officer her most recent phone records but requested that the officer subpoena both hers and Toni’s to confirm that Toni doctored evidence.
Toni Ingram, in this foolish and desperate act has decimated any credibility she might have had. By her own hand she has shown her true character.
She has no moral compunction against falsifying evidence and giving it to police. She has no concern for repercussions. The woman is unconscionable.
By showing a willingness to lie and manipulate evidence she has undermined her own cause. Her willingness to falsify evidence against Mayra completely discredits the “tons of evidence” she says she has against Keenan. Case dismissed.
Poetic justice at its finest.
May 15, 2013
by Shelby (not to be confused with MayraMM, Marcie Wogan, or Tricia Griffith)
May 13, 2013
Surprise! Keenan Vanginkel’s criminal history barely resembles Toni Ingram’s description.
On 10 May 2013 Toni Ingram wrote:
Which brings up the third piece of advice which I have found to be a very informative, and a useful tool – that is to get the criminal records of the stalker, especially a stranger stalker. As the claims that he has never been in trouble in his life grow ever louder from all of his family, the list of charges, for a twenty-one year old seem very, very, long. And most all of the charges he has been found guilty of portend to a serious problem if connected with a stranger stalker, as they are in Morgan’s case.
Toni has written several times about Keenan’s so called criminal record. In the above quote and in previous blogs, she has consistently presented it as extensive. Although she has not made that record available via Morgan’s Stalking, she has shared it through her Twitter sock account (@SupportIngrams) and with her Twitter followers They in turn have made it publicly available through their hate sites and Twitter pages. Readers who wish to see it may do so at one of the following Twitter account pages:
https://twitter.com/SupportIngrams (this is Toni Ingram)
It is located in the left hand column under “view all videos and photos.”
Here is the problem with this document:
It is not Keenan Vanginkel’s criminal record.
What Toni Ingram calls an extensive criminal record is actually a global subject activity report.
The global subject activity report is a record of a citizen’s interaction with law enforcement. The activity report can contain items unrelated to criminal activity. For example, if I am a witness to a car accident or if I am stopped for speeding and given a warning, or even if I am the victim of a crime, it would all be entered on my global subject activity report, A glance at Keenan Vanginkel’s GSAR shows multiple items where criminal charges weren’t applicable, including an impounded vehicle, witnessing a crime, and a trespassing accusation on Aug 25, 2011 courtesy of the Ingrams.
Last week I ordered a copy of Keenan Vanginkel’s criminal history; his real criminal history. I ordered it from CBI which is the agency Toni repeatedly has said should have been brought in to investigate Morgan’s death.
Not exactly the record of a criminal mastermind ninja stalker.
I know I shouldn’t be surprised at the level to which Steve and Toni Ingram will sink, yet I am. I just don’t understand what is wrong with these people. How can Steve and Toni, along with those who actively lie on their behalf, stand the very sight of themselves?
Just one last thing.
Of what charge was Keenan found guilty that “portends” predicts, foretells, prognosticates, or adumbrates, pick a word any of them will do, “a serious problem” if connected to a stranger stalker? Tell us Toni, which one of Keenan’s crimes do you consider the great harbinger of future stalking events? Was it the marijuana possession or was it the drug paraphernalia charge?
If smoking pot leads to stalking, most residents of Colorado should watch their backs; they could find themselves on someone’s suspect list.