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Attorneys for Crystal Sheffield and Ron Cummings abandon ship

July 22, 2009

Both the attorney representing Crystal Sheffield, and the attorneys representing Ron Cummings have withdrawn from the case.

Kim PicazzioKim Picazio refused to comment on why she was withdrawing representation of Crystal.

Greg Kimball and Terry Snider, attorneys for Ron, said in an email,

“There are no pending legal matters involving Ronald Cummings. We are ending today (July 16th) our representation of Ronald Cummings on good terms. Our website, will remain online but will not be updated.”

Kimball and Snider made their announcement after the Dept. of Children and Families concluded its investigation into allegations that Ron Cummings had been abusive to his children. According to them, DCF found NO factual findings of abuse against Ron.  Picazio had requested that DCF look into those allegations months ago when she said she received information from various sources that accused Ron Cummings of abusing Haleigh and Junior.

This week, Picazio said she was satisfied with DCF’s investigation but that she was NOT satisfied with how it turned out.  She felt the workers did an outstanding job, but she felt that DCF execs just dismissed the investigation’s findings.

Picazio said, “The fact they didn’t take action was ridiculous.”

Picazio did say that  both sides had worked on an order to resolve some ongoing conflicts between Cummings and Sheffield. The order included issues about visitation and taking children to doctors’ appointments.

Direct any info you might have on this case to:  1-888-277-8477.

read it here:

First Coast News LINK

Message from Ron Cummings LINK:

This is all very sad to me.  For whatever reasons, Haleigh does not appear to be on anyone’s priority list, there is no longer any real publicity to be had because there is no news–and I don’t believe authorities are any closer to finding out what happened to this little girl than they were in February when she disappeared.  Why, WHY, WHY has Misty Croslin Cummings been allowed a free pass here?  She’s the key and that’s no secret.  Tragically, this case may never be resolved, and the people involved may literally have gotten away with murder.

9 Comments leave one →
  1. Jill from Western Australia permalink
    July 23, 2009 2:19 am

    Thanks for the update Mystery. Every blogger seems to think that Misty holds the key to…what if she got soooo stoned or drunk that night that she has ABSOLUTELY no memory of what happened?

    The above of course would be absolutely disgraceful as she was the guardian of Haleigh whilst Ron was at work…but it does make sense to me…what do you think?

    Hugs ♥♥♥

  2. itsamysterytome permalink*
    July 23, 2009 6:27 am

    Hiya Jill!

    I think that it’s quite possible that could be the case BUT why doesn’t she admit that? If that were true and she admitted it, couldn’t she be hypnotized? Perhaps she would remember or at least remember bits and pieces of what happpened that night. The truth appears to be that she is not cooperating with police. Why?

  3. Jill from Western Australia permalink
    July 24, 2009 12:14 am

    Good point Mystery…would LE keep it quiet if she was too stoned/drunk? Hypnotism sounds like a gr8 idea…wonder if she would agree to this?

    I’ve forgotton how many times she was interviewed but find it hard to believe that LE isn’t able to get the whole truth from her…mind you with that said they didn’t have any luck with KC.

    This case is so convoluted with sex/drugs/lies and child support that have clouded the issue. Now that they are “sans” lawyers maybe it would be wise to start from the beginning by questioning all parties again.

    If Haleigh was kidnapped/abducted then WHY??? No ransom, no reason…other than child support???? Hmmmmm I am truly at a loss 😥

    Hugs ♥♥♥

  4. Spacely permalink
    July 24, 2009 7:39 am

    I have always been of the opinion that Misty knows nothing.

    I believe that Haleigh was gone from the trailer before Ron ever went to work that night. Everything from that point was a story concocted by Ron and told by Misty, but told badly.

    That’s why Misty is never able to tell the same story twice. One time she is washing blankets and making beds with kids already sleeping in them, another time Haleigh is changing videos, another time Haleigh is in one room, then another, the changes are endless. And don’t forget that Misty was hungover from her long weekend with Page.

    There are no reliable witnesses that saw Haleigh that afternoon.

  5. itsamysterytome permalink*
    July 24, 2009 7:56 am

    I could buy that, but why hasn’t Misty been broken yet? If she didn’t do anything, and she thought she was a prime suspect, I just don’t believe she wouldn’t throw Ron under the bus.

    I agree that she may not have been there, but I don’t think Ron was either. My belief right now is that Ron was an informant and he was being paid back for turning the wrong person in.

  6. They call me J permalink
    July 24, 2009 5:40 pm

    Misty Cummings has under gone more than one lie detector conducted by a qualified source. She did not come up as ” showing deception” aka. failed. It is always easy to blame the one that was present, or is the stereo typical idea of the ” bad guy” Fact is we ” the public” do not know the terms of her cooperation or lack of it with Police. We do have access to the file and its evidence in its entirety to make a fair and educated accusation. Based on what is available to the public there is only room for speculation. Is it possible now all this time later that some one may know something? Yes it is very possible. I myself was a victim of a kidnapping as a child, the offender sentenced to life. My mother worked as a social worker for the Grey Nuns, Catholic. My father a life time biker and stereotypical bad guy, my step father by all appearances to the public was a great man, in reality he was a horror of human being, however he turned out to have nothing to do with it. My father had nothing to do with it, my mother did. She did not participate in the actual taking of me, nor did she know it was going to happen, she learned afterwards and kept it a secret. Why? Well that is whole different can of worms, basically to protect herself from potential charges of neglect, and assisting in child abuse, as well as drug activity that had taken place prior to my abduction, my abduction was a good fit for the events transpiring at the time. So is it possible someone now knows something in the Cummings case? Yes it is, however I do know in my heart of hearts it is not Misty.

  7. itsamysterytome permalink*
    July 24, 2009 6:26 pm

    They call me J

    Your story is fascinating. Thank you for sharing it. I find it beyond my understanding that your mother knew what happened to you and would not have told no matter what the price to obtain your safe return. I can believe that is what Misty is doing–not telling because of something she was doing that was perhaps not even related to the kidnapping but could get her in a lot of trouble. I just hope that Haleigh’s story has the happy ending yours has and she is returned alive.

  8. Beatrice permalink
    July 27, 2009 8:19 am

    The last to see Caylee is in jail. The last (according to her own words) is not in jail. Why? Or was Ron the last to see
    Haleigh?? It seems very likely that Ron Cummings knows what happened to Haleigh and that he married Misty to have control of what she says and does. They both could know exactly what happened to this child. Where is the son now??? Is he still with Ron and Misty???

  9. Spacely permalink
    July 27, 2009 9:03 am

    We do know that the police have frequently stated that they are unable to piece together a timeline from Misty’s statements. Although we do not know she was involved in Haleigh’s disappearance, we do know that she is uncooperative and not forthcoming with police. In fact, we do not know that she passed the lie detector test. The police have been extremely careful to never tell the public the results of any of the lie detector tests in this case. The police have repeatedly said that no one is cleared.

    It is true that it is easy to blame the last one there or the one that had responsibility for the welfare of the child, but it is much easier to place that blame when that same person is also the one that is unable to tell anyone in authority what actually happened in a relatively short period of time.

    I do not believe that Misty is being blamed because she is the last one there. She is being blamed because of her actions from the moment of the 911 call through today.

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