Is Ashley Reeves Still Paralyzed?
Ashley Reeves was almost paralyzed. She was found after 30 hours in the woods and was in very poor condition. She had to start all over again after the incident and learn how to speak and walk.
In an interview with Elizabeth Smart for Crime Watch Daily, St. Clair County Patrol Division Lieutenant Michael Hundelt says Samson was only considered a minor lead in early investigations.
Shelton gave false testimony during his initial interrogation, claiming he had not seen Reeves in days. But the assaulter kept changing his story multiple times, so the investigators became alert.
The assaulter's web of lies began to untangle when it was revealed he was with Reeves the day of her disappearance. After a 12-hour interrogation, Shelton finally confessed to attacking Reeves and leaving her for dead.