DiMaggio’s sister calls Hannah Anderson ‘trouble’

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(CNN) — A few weeks before James DiMaggio allegedly kidnapped Hannah Anderson, his sister said she told him that the 16-year-old girl was “trouble” and that he needed to “watch out.”

In a sometimes contentious interview with CNN’s Piers Morgan on Tuesday night, Lora DiMaggio held out the possibly that her brother was a victim, saying there were “a lot of holes” in the case.

Sister, Lora DiMaggio“It’s very hard to believe that someone who was just so genuine and so dependable every single solitary day just woke up one day and decided to do this,” she said.

Instead, she cast doubt on Anderson.

“I remember very vividly telling my brother, ‘She’s trouble,'” she said. “I said, ‘You need to watch out for that one.'”

James DiMaggio allegedly kidnapped Hannah on August 4. Police later found the bodies of her mother and brother at his burned home, about an hour east of San Diego.

A police affidavit claims that mother Christina Anderson and brother Ethan had been “tortured and killed” by James DiMaggio before he set his home and garage ablaze.

After evading authorities for a week, he was spotted in the Idaho wilderness on August 10, nearly 1,000 miles from where the alleged kidnapping occurred.

An FBI agent shot him dead, and Hannah was returned to her family in Southern California.

Lora DiMaggio maintained that, despite the evidence presented by police, it wasn’t clear her brother had done anything wrong

“The only evidence that has come forward at this point is the fact the two bodies were found on his property,” she said. “There’s a lot of missing information. I have yet to see any solid evidence.”

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  • totallytiffy

    This is one very classless woman. Keep your opinions and thoughts private, not on national tv. This is a young girl 16. Leave her and her father alone to grieve and heal and just deal with this privately. She’s probably mad money left to Hannah,let it go.two people lost a mother, a wife a son and brother. Wow.

    • Daniel

      In light of the fact that many assumptions were made and no evidence of who committed the murders I’m in favor of the idea that Hanna did it and he was trying to protect her. From the background I’ve read on both of them, it makes more sense that she committed the crime and he did the irrational thing and tried to protect her. I’m sure in a situation like that, someone finding out about it would not be thinking rationally.

      I really wish that the real truth would be sought without any cloud of assumption. If that can be done, I may be proven correct or erroneous. But until then, it’s just possible she’s getting away with murder.

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