could have been something more than

Stray Lamb

Senior Member
Portuguese
Hi! Does "Could have been something more than she was", in the sentence below, mean that, to Krenwinkel, Abigail Folger was more addicted to drugs than she was?

"In 1988, while stating her deep remorse for the murders, Krenwinkel nonetheless told her prison psychiatrist that Abigail Folger, the person she murdered on the night of the Tate murders, “could have been something more than she was, a drug abuser.”

Source: "Helter Skelter", by Vincent Bugliosi.
 
  • Barque

    Senior Member
    Tamil
    She seems to mean Folger wasn't just a drug abuser but may have been someone more than that--she seems to have been accusing Folger of doing something worse.
     
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