The fate­ful con­fer­ence

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On May 10

Ja­son and Su­san Ro­hde be­gan What­sAp­ping about the Spier con­fer­ence in July, where Ro­hde’s ex-mis­tress, Jo­lene Al­ter­skye, would be a del­e­gate.

Su­san said: “I know you’re afraid for us to be to­gether at the con­fer­ence. But I know for a fact once that has hap­pened we will all be a lot more free men­tally. It’s still a few months away and we will all be calmer then.” Ten days later, she said: “I sug­gest you make sure you have a room with me. I will pay.” By June 6, the cou­ple were still ar­gu­ing about Su­san’s at­ten­dance at the con­fer­ence. Af­ter telling Ro­hde to book her a ticket, he replied: “What the hell? Have u com­pletely lost your mind?”

Su­san said: “Book my ticket. I want that f**king bitch to see me and leave me alone. I’m go­ing to go there and cut that bitch’s face.”

On July 14

She told Ro­hde: “You have be­trayed me so many times now you ex­pect me to be com­pletely calm about this trip.”

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