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Imagine if you were a parent here in America and he had an investigation going on in another country about your son's death.
That's exactly what happened to Shane tides parents after his body was found in -- Singapore apartment last June.
Police in Singapore declared it a suicide almost immediately but sheen's parents.
Who have traveled to Singapore.
And spent a lot of time there have just left the country convinced that the evidence was fate the investigation was brilliant.
And they don't have any answers here are -- -- parents Mary and Rick Todd joining us today.
Thank you very much mr.
-- for joining us.
Thank you for having -- and you.
Mary Singapore would argue I'm sure that they followed their -- they did their investigation in the answers they got was that your son.
Had committed suicide why are you convinced that's not the case.
Well number one and there are laws are and have nothing to do with international protocol.
They received our son's computer and tampered with it from that -- June 24 and -- August 3.
And they can do anything at any dates change anything that they wanted and that is totally against.
International protocol with preserving evidence.
Something more you're even searching for answers for our.
Months and months and months and months and then recently you were in the courtroom a judge had an eleventh hour witness to be called you wanted more information to prepare as I understand it.
And initially there was a reluctance to let you do that.
How did you make that decision to walk away from us.
Actually -- it.
-- witnessed before that.
It is all leading process and the very beginning we knew things are going.
What we're going south and actually the outcome is predetermined.
The chief investigator for the police actually.
Was that question and he said.
Asked how many suicides and he actually investigated and he said a hundred.
And then when I asked our attorneys today.
Say how many of those turned out to be suicide and he sent home so basically there was a predetermined.
There's no chance of going and otherwise and then -- earlier in the day we did AM.
Complete analysis of what came from actually the -- prosecution cited as evidence that came there.
That clearly showed chain -- It can actually if it -- refuted what he.
It changed bosses -- said we presented it to the court and that the judge got mad -- and let us who wouldn't let us present.
Mary -- -- sorry about the -- for a second marriage.
It seems to being that there is something that your son did concerning his employment there aren't that not only interest the authorities there but.
You think may be part of the mystery in this case can you what can you tell us about that.
Well our son was a Ph.D.
in electrical engineering and he went to get train and -- -- machine in New Jersey.
And upon arriving back in Singapore they have a meeting with the Chinese company that we invest in since have found out was while way and Shane found out it was not going to be used for military -- He refused to do it he said they were asking him to compromise yes it hurt security he quit his job he told us his life had been threatened.
And his Patrick blow -- Rick was referring to -- hot under both denied all of it we have emails we have chain's computer backing up.
All be and meetings that'd taken place with -- way showing that definite.
Partnership between Miami and -- away and the high frequency use of these machines that can only be used for military use and -- he boasts -- -- expressed concern about his life he told his girlfriend and others that somebody was coming after him.
First thing the American government.
Lot of people -- a lot of parents must be sitting out there right now saying my goodness my child is serving overseas are working overseas would they not be protected what has our government done.
And what haven't they done that you'd like them to do.
Actually the FBI played right into the hands of -- -- Singapore government and I did they just help them try to prove the case.
We from the from the beginning and -- actually -- Senators in Montana have been extremely helpful to us as well as I -- congressman know wolf.
It sounds like you've left but you're not gonna give up Mary I have to ask you this question in this comes up in every case where there is a potential.
Your -- it is reported suffered from depression.
At least the government of Singapore report said he left a suicide note you'll tell me if that's true or false but.
Every person that suffers from depression millions of people in our country are not always prone to committing suicide nevertheless.
That's one of the arguments that they're making what do you want to say about that.
-- I want to tell you his history of depression in 2003.
He was working on a master's degree he was.
Working flying for the -- -- not -- for the -- -- he was -- with the air guard.
-- is a RA and he played rugby and he got completely worn out went to a counselor twice.
Decided to do exercise diet and vitamins moved from that point on he's never seen a counselor sense.
He Intel right in April when he went to see doctor woo are low.
What was this kind of forgot his name anyway I really -- time sought help and you feel that that was not a crazy fact brings that.
Now if he did it for anxiety -- we knew all about it he thought his life was being threatened he was very anxious about was that full extent of his.
And we're the ones that gave the police the report from doctor Lee I got -- what they -- areas that Rick thank you we'll be right back.
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