I don't blame Renee one bit for sending that picture to Dan. Keep doing it. What an absolutely horrible excuse for a human being. So she was good enough to fuck but not good enough to have his child simply because her brain damage caused her to have a younger mentality. His excuse made no sense because he contradicted himself unless he's implying that he's a pedophile along with being a killer. If you don't want to be with a teen I have a very simple solution don't be with one.
At first the cops thought the death was a suicide after all there was a note but Renee didn't think so. Sometimes the mom knows. It seemed a bit odd since Ashley was pregnant and had plans to move back in with her mom. She had already proved just how tough she was so I think she would have been a good mom if she was given a chance but nope some asshole who couldn't be bothered to think about protection took advantage of this girl and killed her all under the guise of a trust exercise. How fucking evil is that? Dan would have gotten away with it too but for some reason he confessed. Supposedly it had to do with him being a good little boy that went to church three times a week. Uh I'm pretty sure there's this rule about not killing.
He showed absolutely no emotion as he talked about the last moments of this poor girl's life. This dude could very well have ended up a serial killer. It is just so sad to think about this girl being happy about being pregnant. She had her whole future in front of her but because she was naive and trusted someone that she had no reason to suspect of wanting to harm her she ends up killed. Dan is one fucked up individual but at the same time very smart. That was pretty clever to have her write that note about her fears. It was absolutely horrible that he used her mental health against her but it did work. It makes me wonder how many suicides ruled suicides are really suicides. I'm sure they aren't all suicides since here's a example of things not always being as they appear.
When I heard about how Ashley was killed I thought it was a strange way to kill yourself. I'm no stranger to it and will admit that there are some peculiar ways. On Homicide Hunter there was a guy who killed himself using a train and with his last breaths he had his camera take one more shot before he was killed. She had a pillowcase on her head and on the bed there was a tassel that appears to have been part of Ashley's graduation outfit. It was tied to the bed I think. He put the case on her head and did the whole thing in such a way that marks weren't left on the poor girl. Talk about horrifying. She trusts this guy. She's having this guy's baby and he does this to her. It is just beyond heartbreaking to think of this poor girl's thoughts when she was dying. Why are there so many awful people in the world?