The TRUTH about Michele Barton

Justice4Tanner
When someone close to you dies and you do not understand why, you question frequently what happened to them. You want to know what occurred the day before and the day of their death. It was a stunning Spring day in the Hoosier state when all of that changed forever after Michele Barton received a phone call her son had mysteriously died. At the time of Tanner Barton's death, he was 19-years old. With so many questions left unanswered, Barton has yet to receive any pieces to the puzzle. 

As a mother who loved her son and knew him more than anyone, Barton questioned relentlessly the events surrounding her son's death. According to the police reports, the people he visited waited 6+ hours before calling 911 to report his death. Why? If you witness someone die or discover them dead, why would you wait so long to dial 911? Upon interrogation, many discrepancies were discovered in the witnesses' statements. Barton, who undeniably loved her son and knew him, challenged the incongruities and inconsistencies of their testimonies.

As a result, Barton has been eminently vocal regarding Tanner's death and what followed in the years to come. The coroner and detective on the case told Mrs. Barton immediately after discovering Tanner's body and interviewing the people he visited that the death was "highly suspicious" as they informed her shortly after the autopsy, they were confident in their surmise. This was in 2012, two leap years ago. It is now 2020 and his death remains a mystery.

Michele reached out to several people for help. Those who promised to help herdid, but only for a short period of time. Those who once helped her, left her and some of those people who once believed Barton and knew her son died of a mysterious death turned completely against her. In efforts to silence Michele and her 1st amendment rights as an American, they even involved the court of law. Not only did Barton receive a subpoena ad testificandum by someone who once promised to help her, but the same person was granted an injunction against Michele. 

I am a firm believer that there are many people in this world who will hate you because of the way others support you, as I am well aware everyone in life has the potential of turning against you in a New York minute. When I read the propaganda regarding Barton, I see individuals devaluing her and making it appear as if she is unhinged, peremptory, snooty, and presumptuous by accusing innocent third-parties of something they aren't guilty of. As they attempt to perpetuate the narrative of Michele Barton being an individual who harasses others who disagree with her, I am reminded of how ignorant people can be. I have had to endure this myself by quite a few people just because my viewpoint diverges and differs from their opinion. This leads me to believe that this kind of cornucopia of foibles and shortcomings does not define those they speak about, but merely themselves because theoretically it is we who define who we are, not anyone else. 
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Now, I believe in exercising liberty to and for a higher purpose, especially if that purpose is paramount and tempestuous, as I don't believe anyone should ever be silenced. A natural-born right should never be shrouded, censored, or undermined. However, the legal justice system failed Barton, which is evidently clear after reading Tanner Barton's full case file. And those who slander and smear her are protecting the corrupt legalities which blatantly refused to further investigate the death of her son. Perhaps those who despise Mrs. Barton deliberately muddied the waters because they dislike her thus we will never know. 

The truth isI have spoke with Mrs. Barton on many occasions and she is not crazy, she is not oafish, she is not risible, and she is not stupid. She wants answers and her mission is indisputably clearshe wants to know what happened to Tanner. She has never once belittled anyone personally to me. She has; however, deprecated and denigrated the justice system involved as they have yet to give her an answer on what happened to her son. An answer she rightfully deserves to know. 

With so many questions ignored, why is this woman presumed as a threat, when she is merely a mother wanting to know what happened to her son? Why is Michele Barton depicted as a stalker for criticizing the justice system? Why did the authorities close Tanner Barton's case with no full explanation rather than a one-sided statement? Why are the authorities refusing to hand over her son's case file? The truth isMichele Barton is not a stalker. Despite Barton's opposition, she is still determined to find answers to her questions and has been fearless in her quest. I admire Barton for the spunky, dedicated, free-spirit she is. Tanner's mother continues to be the voice for her son, and that speaks volumes about her.

I like Michele Barton because she continues to fight one of the biggest battles of her life, despite the adversity, vicissitudes, and tribulations she faces. Barton has been knocked down several times in her fight, but remains standing ready to dispute anyone who attacks her son and blames him for his own death. Michele is a woman of unmatched integrity and rectitude who doesn't care what anyone thinks and is only focused on her missionjustice for her son Tanner. Whether she achieves it in this lifetime or the next, she will never stop until it is accomplished. Michele Barton deserves to know what happened to her son because it is crystal clear to the vast majority of status quo societyhe died of a very suspicious death.

Michele Barton is now the force, the face, and voice for her son Tanner Barton who died on April 22, 2012 under highly suspicious circumstances. She is forever Tanner's mother and Tanner's voice. To read my first exclusive interview I conducted with Michele earlier this month, just click here. Keep up with Michele on social media by following her on Twitter @Justice4Tanner and liking and following the official Facebook page.

Comments

Michele Barton said…
Thank You Sarah!!! You are a true advocate, and you are someone who stands their ground in the fight for grieving families. You don't change teams because some tells you to, or threatens you! Thank You for telling my story, and exposing what has gone on in my fight against INJUSTICE! #TruthForTanner #Justice4Tanner
Helen said…
Michele seems like a strong mother. A mother who sets an example for other mothers who are scared to speak out. There should be more Michele’s in this world. I never heard of her until your blog. Great blog post.
BJ said…
Hi Michele. I’m Brian. I think you and I should talk sometime. I know what it’s like to have people lie. I have a guy named Michael Odegard from Portland, Oregon who is telling people Im stalking him when I met him once (one time) in the Buzzen political chat years ago. Hes stalking me and my wife. He’s spreading lies and even had some non-profit show up at my house ready to arrest me. I think you and I need to have a chat. Are you near Portland? I’ll buy you and your husband dinner if you ever make it here. Seems like you and I have a lot in common. Thx

Thanks BJ
Anonymous said…
Wonderful blog post. I know Michele and she’s definitely not a stalker. Just lies made up to silence her.
Nancy said…
I know Doctor Cooney and I think he’s the cause of all of this. This isn’t the first and I’m sure it won’t be the last he’s done this. He is married to a woman and he’s ruined her family by marrying her. The guy is a terrible person. I saw him the other day and I wanted to tell him off but he’s not worth it. He’s a joke.
Anonymous said…
Michele is a wonderful person. I’ve known her for about 15 years. She’s the most honest, sincere person there is.
D said…
Michele can be the biggest angel but she can be your worst enemy if you cross her. I’ve known her for many years and she’s been fighting for justice for almost 8 years and refuses to give up. That’s dedication. I’m a mother of 5 and I can’t imagine dealing with this kind of corruption. I knew Tanner and I just don’t believe he ever overdosed. He had no history of drugs or health problems. Last time I saw him was with Michele and Jeff. He was a good kid.
Anonymous said…
I agree with your blog post 100%.
Michele Barton said…
Hey D... Sadly there were signs of an overdose. We were told by the coroner there were signs, and the signs were noted in the coroners report! You are correct, Tanner didn't do drugs but he sadly trusted the wrong friends!

We believe there was something in the "pineapple mixture" that was given to him that morning. We also have a urine test/report that was NOT noted by the coroner or pathologist in their notes- the new coroner confirmed this! In fact the coroner states in his notes NO URINE could be obtained. The lead Detective told me the same. YET, a urine test report appears in the case file, showing negative for all drugs! RED FLAGS WAVING!

Haha, not sure about worst enemy if someone crosses me..I'm not that aggressive. And if you were "really" my friend you would know this. And if you were really my friend you would know about there being signs of an overdose!

I am a mother who only wants the TRUTH about my Son's death!

The coroner told us "Someone did something to your Son it was not of his doing" We were told many things that made our family question his death and the investigation!

Sadly many people try to discredit me and Victim Blame Tanner, WHY? Is it because they are guilty of covering for the family? Are the guilty of tampering with evidence? Are they guilty of corruption? Are they guilty of helping close Tanner's case on a Ridiculous Theory"? I'm sure it's all of these and MANY more!

I believe when people attack someone as badly as I have been attacked.. They are very close to the truth! I believe I know the TRUTH and it will EXPOSE many guilty and corrupt individuals.
K said…
This is in response to D's comment.
I have been following Michele's fight for answers in Tanner's death from the begining! In fact I'm friends with the Barton's! Not sure who you are or what friend you are, but you would know there were signs of an overdose, if you were a friend. You make Michele out to be an aggressive person. That is one thing she is NOT, and as a friend you would know that. All she wants is answers and if it were my child I'd do the same! Love You Michele, keep up the fight!
Said said…
If I were Michele and Tanner were my son, I would do the same thing. He doesn't look like the type that would do any kind of drug. The family he stayed with seem very low life. This is corruption.
Anonymous said…
I like Michele Barton. I’ve known her for about 13 years. She’s a very dedicated and determined woman. She loved her son and she has the right to question her sons death. If my son went to someone’s house and was discovered dead the next day and his shoes were missing I would do the same thing. Don’t believe the untruths on the Internet. She’s a great person and has a heart of gold.
Anonymous said…
Michele Barton is a true friend. I’ve known her forever. She deserves to know what happened to Tanner.
Anonymous said…
If Tanner were my son, I would do the same thing. Great writing piece regarding Mrs. Barton Sarah. You are a wonderful activist for the cause. I commend you for standing for what is right.
Michele said…
Yes, Sarah is an amazing Activist. She's also a beautiful person inside and out. I for one am very grateful for her help in Tanner's case, as she has found things everyone else missed, including me.

I also know how thankful other families are for her help in keeping their loved ones story in the public's eye.
She writes the Truth. Sarah doesn't try to manipulate the facts to fit an ego driven agenda, or go for the next big breaking story. She writes for the victims, the victims who no longer have a voice. Sarah, makes us her priority, and it shows in her writing.

I'm so glad to have her on Team Tanner. Sarah has proven to be a huge asset in getting Tanner's case reopened!

There have been some horrible individuals try to leave hate comments on here and other websites where she supports grieving families. This just shows how close we are to the TRUTH ..because only the GUILTY try to silence the TRUTH!
Anonymous said…
Michele Barton is one of the nicest people I have ever met in my life and so is Sarah Afshar. Two wonderful and caring ladies. Unlike others who refuse to leave their egos at the door. I can’t wait for another interview. I feel like justice is getting closer by the minute.
Holly said…
I came across a blog about Michelle and it made me question her but after reading this I am now convinced these people have a grudge against her. I don’t believe a lot of what I read online unless there is objective facts and evidence. Anyone can write anything. I just can’t believe people who promised to help her would turn on her. Michelle seems like a wonderful person who just wants answers.
Anonymous said…
Michele is my hero! She has fought so hard for answers in Tanner's death, and has continued to fight everyday regardless of the road blocks thrown in front of her. They left Tanner to die..nothing else needs to be said!

Road block example...
Dr Todd Cooney filed false stalking charges against Michele because he couldn't get the Tanners Voice website taken down and was concerned about the march that was going to take place. Michele has proof that she was not stalking Cooney and has proof that she was NEVER notified of ANY court hearings(4)

Laura Pettler seems to be his biggest cheerleader by posting these lies on her disturbing hate website that she made about Michele! This Pettler person once believed everything Michele said..UNTIL, someone mentioned Tanner's cell phone on TV and didn't give her credit..she then turned on Michele and unethically changed teams!

I'm Michele's friend and she's a law abiding citizen who only tells the truth..and I'm here to be her Voice.
Anonymous said…
Michele has been a friend of mine for years. She’s a great person. I’ve known her for almost 20 years.
Anonymous said…
What happened to Michele’s son?
Regarding Dr. Todd Cooney said…
Michele can appeal those cases. If Cooney is having summons delivered to the incorrect addresses and he’s attempting to silence Michele, she needs to appeal the cases and file an anti-SLAAP against him for attempting to censor her. His addiction to ketamine is public information found on the internet.
Anonymous said…
Did he really summons Michele and gave the courts the wrong address? It’s illegal. A police officer is suppose to deliver all certified mail directly. You can’t just go and do that.
Courts said…
Todd Cooney provided 2 addresses for Michele Barton to the Howard County clerks office. One being her actual Texas address, this address when googled, includes Michele's husband and daughters names, and former Kokomo address.(Cooney knows their names and Kokomo address)

And then there was the second address for a Michelle Barton, the one Cooney provided to the Howard County courts to send the TPO to certified mail. This address was in a neighboring town, and had once had a Michelle Barton residing there for a few weeks! Of course Michele never received this certified letter informing her of the court hearing dates because it was purposely sent to the wrong address!

NOR was she ever served a TPO in Texas!
Michele actually contacted all the precincts in her area asking if there was TPO waiting to be served to her, they all said NO. Cooney went above and beyond to silence Michele Barton..what's he hiding?

What is Laura Pettler's part in all this? Why is she now a Cooney supporter? What does he have on her, that she turned on Michele Barton? Michele has told the truth from day one, unlike all these other people!
One day the Real Truth will come out and all these criminals will be exposed.
Anonymous said…
Todd Cooney broke up three marriages. The guy is a terrible person. He was also in rehab and relapsed. The fact he is using the legal system as his personal army makes him more disgusting. But what’s the grossest of all is how he was called before 911. That’s disgusting.
Psychic said…
Were Tanner’s shoes a light color? I see they were placed in a bag and thrown into the trash. I do believe Cooney is involved more than what people think. The pineapple mix contained a lot of heavy drugs. Enough for many people. Tanner died on the couch. He was hit in the face because he wouldn’t wake up. That’s where the blood came from and the positional asphyxia. I see an older male with glasses, hooded eyes, and grayish hair freaking out. He’s trying to pound of tanners chest. I don’t know if that’s Cooney. He’s begging Tanner to wake up. I’m hearing Tanner ask why are you hitting me but he’s unconscious. He’s still warm. I see they tried to move him and did but couldn’t carry him upstairs. Tanner was alive for hours and would have been saved had they called 911. I believe the guy responsible for his death is an older male with glasses.
Concerned said…
Sarah..please continue to keep us updated. Tanner's Mom is a mom who wants answers in her Son's death. It's so obvious she could care less about all the drama these awful people bring to the surface! No Mom would lie about the facts in her child's death unless she is mentally sick, and by reviewing all that's been written about her and her Son's case, she IS definitely mentally stable and just wants answers! The ones who are UNSTABLE are the ones who turned against her and formed a group of cyberstalkers to harrass her! From what I have read and looked into, Laura Pettler from the Dr OZ show is the lead bully! She is connected to many of the harrassers that I have seen attacking Michele on the internet. Not sure why these people are attacking grieving Mom's, but they need to not work with people. EVER!

MICHELE keep moving forward, you are an inspiration to so many!