Chapter 5 HIdden Truths
It was a Monday Morning that mid date in November. Mr. Charles Mason, District
attorney for the city of Raleigh in the state of North Carolina was informed he would be
taking the case to court beginning November 15, 2010. He was relieved to begin on
this case. Since the murder investigation had begun in May, all of the case was not
processed and ready for trial until late September. Since the criminal investigation did
not fully wrap up until late August. There were many factors that were involved in this
investigation. However it was mostly due in part to the long psychiatric evaluations
done to Mrs. Sadie Martin Carlyle and the fact that Dante’s parents fought to make sure
the trial was not moved to Atlanta Georgia were Sadie was born and raised. This was
a very hard time for the Carlyle’s. They were shocked at all that had transpired since
their only son’s death. They both felt that the supposed victim and their former daughter
in law was not being truthful and that she had something to hide. “ Our son is not the
monster that the media had portrayed him to be”. They both stated time and time
again, after it was reported that Dante Carlyle a very successful attorney was beating
his wife and she in turn had to defend herself and shot him in cold blood. It was Mr.
Mason’s job to prove to the jury that murder by any means was wrong. He did receive
all the physical and psychological exams that were done to Ms. Carlyle, however he
also had all the information on how Dante was shot. He could not ignore the 9
mm weapon that was used and the fact he was shot multiple times. As he looked
over the notes, and starting working away at how he was going to approach this case,
he began to think of the innocent baby girl that was caught up in this tragic set of
He began his task by re-reading the statement that Sadie gave to the attending officers as she
was being taken to the hospital. “ Now I do not know what it is about this case he said to
himself, but something is just not adding up. He looked over the pictures of Dante at the scene
of the crime, and also at the photos of Sadie.
However, the main thing that confused the District attorney him was the small recorded
tape that was found in the deceased belongings. As he played the recording, he
remembered the words that Detective Scalia shared. “ Now Mr. Mason I can
assure you that the recording has not been tampered and is the actual
recording of the scene of the crime. Unfortunately, for him the tape was
in admissible in court. However, just for his own purpose he decided to listen to it to
gain a clearer perspective of what it is that occurred.
“ Sadie why are you trembling” , yelled a man’s voice.
“ Please let me help you”!, he pleaded.
“ Stay away from Dante”, Sadie shouted.
“ You have hurt us for the very last time” she added hysterically.
“ Please baby, let me help you, give me the gun, and
let me call the doctor”, he pleaded. “ Oh Please stop this Dante,
don’t make me sound like I am crazy”! “ You have hurt us for the
very last time”!~ “ Sadie please stop now, you are going to hurt us all”
he yelled. “ Enough is enough, he added.
The tape had not ended yet, and already Charles Mason was notating, on what he was
overhearing. Chills ran up his skin as he overheard the gunshots go of, and then the
louds screams of a baby girl crying in the back ground. As he continued making notes,
his secretary Agnes, called out to him. He was so wrapped up in what he was hearing
that he did not see that she could also hear the ending of what the tape was playing.
“Ah, Mr. Mason”, she hollered in a most polite tone. He immediately turned the tape of
and directed his attention to her.