So now you accuse the victim who you never knew of embellishing his story to gain sympathy? He was speaking only to his family and not to the world at large. Why would he need to gain their sympathy? To further add to the pain these people went through as well as their families you assume they're lying? This is "well known" that it's not true ?????
I'm not sure who put that info out there or why. I figure they have / had their own motives.
Since you have a claim to "the truth" I suppose you can solve the world's great mysteries while you're at it too.
Again you and I were not there and you're going on the opinions of others (who we don't know either) that it's lies.
I'll believe the cousin of our esteemed poster ahead of the unknowns who don't believe him.
"The truth" ... ponder on this please ... how do we really know what it is ...