Maybe DD was trying to pull a Crump. Figured if she wrote something out she wouldn't have to be "deposed".
In all seriousness, a written statement is something a lawyer or LE would want from her. I think someone was in the room with her just prior to the Crump interview. A lawyer that took (maybe even wrote out themselves) her written statement. The most likely candidates would be someone from Team Crump.
EDIT: Of course I don't know it for certain, but it really does seem someone wanted something in writing. Considering how reluctant she's been to tell the story I doubt it was her idea.
EDIT2: Looking forward to handwriting comparison to others in the room with her that day. Whoever those people were that didn't know how to spell Trayvon's name.
I don't assume it was written at the last minute. I do think it was written when DD was at the house prior to (waiting for) the interview with Crump. Do you really see DD, as reluctant as she evidently was to say anything, deciding on her own to put something in writing? I think someone pressed her for a written statement (or wrote it out for her) just like they had to press her to even come forward.
EDIT: Whoever wrote that out wasn't someone that knew the correct spelling of Trayvon's name. Which I'd think would exclude anyone that knew Trayvon for years like friends or family.
As an aside, there seems to be a notable absence of spelling errors in that letter. Having heard DD speak it's difficult for me to imagine her spelling skills would be much better.
I've seen enough examples of "style shifting" by people who regularly speak AAVE informally to feel confident that speaking style doesn't always dictate writing style, and that use of AAVE doesn't indicate anything about accuracy in spelling.
The note still contains enough "DeeDeeisms" like "He started walking then noticed someone was following him. Then he decided to find a shortcut cause the man wouldn’t follow him. Then he said the man didn’t follow him again."
to match the way she spoke to BDLR. [BBM]
And the time/space/direction vaguenesses in the BDLR interview are matched here by the way she phrases the opening sentences that implies that "Trevon" encountered "the man" on the way to
"the Cornerstore", not on the return trip from
And again, I don't see why someone would have needed
to write out this short note for her. Is she illiterate? Handless? Not allowed to hold pointy things after a nasty incident involving a Pentel Wow! and some beeyotch's left eye that got too close to DeeDee's bidness?
Since Team Crump doesn't want speculation like that, I'd think they'd forego any handwritten note that had to be written for her-- especially since it's so easy to ask her for a sample of her handwriting for direct comparison and raise the whole "Why didn't you write this yourself?" point in a way that challenges her credibility.
Also, even though it might be a note she wrote hoping this would get her out of being interviewed-- it certainly doesn't read like a personal note to Sybrina-- I don't think it was written under supervision by a lawyer, much less anyone in LE. Do any of the other handwritten witness statements end with a big "Thank You"?
Not to mention how Team Crump was avoiding allowing anyone in connection with LE-- at least on a sub-federal level-- to have access to DeeDee at this point, before they could launch her as "media evidence".
I do think, however, it's likely that DeeDee had help in formulating what she "heard" before she wrote this first draft of it, and that someone else used the word "complex". In the recently leaked ABC clip, we can hear how easily Crump could change her from "remembering" GZ responding "What are you talking about?" to "What are you doing around here?"