Anyone following the story of the escaped murders in upstate New York and the idiot woman Joyce Mitchell who helped them escape by hiding tools in frozen hamburger meat? Why would someone risk everything to help a couple psychopaths escape from jail?
Because allegedly, Joyce was having an affair with one of them, Richard Matt. You knew cheaters were stupid, but boy this one takes the biscuit.
Mitchell’s husband Lyle just had one hell of a D-Day, but reportedly is standing by her. I think we need to nominate Lyle Mitchell as Chump of the Year.
Lyle said he believed his wife’s assurances that she had shown “a little affection” for Matt but that nothing sexual had taken place with either of the murderers.
Oh Lyle, they all say that. Let me guess, it was “just a kiss”?
According to her husband, Joyce Mitchell alleged that Matt had tried to kiss her “a couple times” but she insisted things never went further.
And she denied any wrong doing? Maybe swore on a stack of Bibles? Or her dead mother’s grave?
“She swore on her son’s life that definitely, ‘Never have I ever had sex’ [with Matt or Sweat].”
I bet she blameshifted it on to you, Lyle. Right?
Lyle Mitchell said the calculating cons turned his wife’s head by showering her with attention. His wife told him, he said, that she fell for their snow job because she didn’t think he loved her anymore.
“She said it was like a fantasy,” he said. She told him that she was lured in “I asked her, ‘What do you mean?’ She said it was attention.”
And she reassured you that it wasn’t what it seemed like?
At the police station, “an investigator comes out and says, ‘Mr Mitchell, your wife is more involved than what she’s lettin’ on’,” Lyle Mitchell said. “I asked her what was going on. She said, ‘I just — I did some things … and I got over my head.’ I didn’t know what to say. I was just … disbelief, shock.”
Some “things.” You mean like plot your murder? But it wasn’t her fault of course.
Mitchell then said his wife told him that the men wanted her to serve as their getaway driver, and that “‘there was a plan to kill you.’ I said ‘What?!'” She said Matt said he could provide pills to knock out her husband, he told Today.
“She said, ‘I love my husband, I am not hurting him,'” Lyle Mitchell related. “She said, ‘Then I knew I was (in) over my head.'”
And when asked by Lauer if he was standing by her, Lyle Mitchell said: “As of right now, I don’t know what to think. I do not know.”
He added: “Do I still love her? Yes. Am I mad? Yes. How could she do this? How could she do this to our kids?”