I am so tired of everyone saying Hale needs "help". Hale needs to be arrested, tried, convicted and thrown in jail, no community service.
All of her life Hale has skated and people have let her. Her equally obsessive mommy and her (by my understanding) somewhat absent daddy never thought she needed "help". Evidently her well cushioned boyfriend and his over achieving parents don't either.
I'll let them be my guide- she doesn't need help. She needs to be recognized for what she is- a charismatic (for a great many), cold, manipulative con artist with a bent towards blood and violence.
May her family and soon-to-be family reap what they have sown and let grow and let the rest of us only read about it in some other paper than the Guardian.