So, now we hear about this psycho's father did much the same, three decades ago. Mid-80s, 'dad' breaks into an ex-girlfriend's house but she's not home. He ties up the daughter and puts her boyfriend into another room, then goes back and professes his love for the 16-year-old.
And she's in high school with his son "Jimmy" - the now currently-dead James.
That was mid-80s. Could you imagine sitting in class and hearing this girl say "Yes, your father tied me up and told me he loved me, wanted to take me away."
How deep of hole would any of us want to crawl in and hide, if she'd said that to us, about our father? Good grief.
But thru that, he's got a friend from Jr High, and he knows his current girlfriend, too. He'll be there for their wedding after high school, and the birth of both of their kids. And "Jimmy" will kill that woman, her son AND their family dog, and take off with the 16-year-old.
What kind of excuses is he making inside his head? What kind of excuses could he tell his pal from Jr High?