Yeah right, buddy. Whatever helps you sleep at night.
They do that shit because A) they want people to still like & respect them, and they wouldn't if they knew! And B) so they can convince themselves they aren't total monsters (they are!)
If anyone came to me with one of his "cover stories" (they haven't, but I'm positive he's spinning things that way) I would want to say just enough to let them know they don't have the whole story, while keeping to the high road so I don't go on a vent and make myself look crazy/bitter/whatever.
Fuck these waywards. They know what they did.