Me: Okay. Then trying not to be so serious about everything, um, does she want to talk about… the pineapple?
For those of you who aren’t aware, one of the major pieces of evidence in the case was that JonBenet had undigested pineapple in her stomach during her autopsy — which meant she had eaten it, most likely, after the Whites’ Christmas party and before she was murdered. Her brother, Burke, had his fingerprints on the bowl it had been served in. This was unaccounted for by her parents.
Amy listens. And smiles.
Amy: She’s really… a cutie pie. She’s like, “Ohhh, the pineapple!” Very dramatic.
Amy lifts a hand to her forehead, mimicking a swooning lady.
Amy: Um. Has a great sense of humor. Also I can feel, instantly, has intelligence. She’s intelligent. Um. So. After getting past the “Ohhh!” She had pineapple. Yep.
Me: Um. Does she remember who… who gave it to her?
Amy: She’s showing me her… her brother? She’s showing me, her, um, being on top of either, um, a tabletop like this? She’s got her head on her hands, like this —
Amy spreads her arms and places palm over palm, then puts her chin on her hands in the center.
Amy: She’s grabbing a piece of pineapple out of the bowl, eating it like that — (picks at an imaginary piece and pops it in her mouth) — she’s… she’s showing me she’s got one foot on top of the other foot, standing there, if you can imagine her height. One foot on top of the other foot with her little hip hiked up. On top of the table, the counter, whatever it was. And, um, like this. Looking up at him [Burke.] He’s doing his thing. He’s sitting. Eating his pineapple. A couple pieces of pineapple.
Me: Okay. So it was more that it was his snack, and she was kinda… stealing from him. Okay.
Well, there’s no more pussyfooting around the subject. We need to get to what happened on Christmas night, 1996 — whether we’re being serious adults or not. After all, JonBenet said it’s already happened, right?