“The documents also show Savanna Todd, now known as Samantha Geldenhuys, may not have known her real birthday for the first 20 years of her life.”
“According to documents, attorney-approved and court-appointed psychologists found problems with Barnett’s demeanor, including “episodes of cognitive slippage (that) created problems for her inasmuch as her perceptions of events often differed from those around her.”
“During a search of Barnett’s Australian home, officers found a fake California birth certificate for Savanna that had been issued Feb. 21, 1994 – three days after the end of the divorce trial.”
“When it was time for Barnett to flee the country, a friend identified as Gordon King gave Barnett a ride to a hotel and told investigators that she did not have baby Savanna with her at the time.”
Editors Note: To the Australian 7 News Reporters Laura Sparkes and Bruce Michell, I am assuming that both of you have read the court-appointed psychologist report about Dorothy Lee Barnett ( “episodes of cognitive slippage (that) created problems for her inasmuch as her perceptions of events often differed from those around her.”). My question to both of you is did Dorothy Lee Barnett intentionally not provide you with this report? As Bruce Michell would say, he’s seen the evidence. I think my reply to Bruce and Laura Sparkes is that arrested criminal defendants like Dorothy Lee Barnett are only going to show you the documents that support her case. But a good “investigator” or investigative reporter would at the very least make an attempt to obtain this information before making their own conclusions. This is a case where the Media did not independently report the news. They became the news. In our opinion, both of you should be ashamed of yourselves. If you really cared about and supported this young woman (Savanna Todd), you would rethink your position on how you can really help the parental kidnapping victim, Savanna Todd.