Tuesday, March 18, 2008

We have a Verdict!

I was at my Book Club at the library when the call came that there was a verdict.

The jury was going to return it within 15 minutes, not enough time for me to
get to the Government Center.
So my friend (who is also a neighbor of my niece)and I sat and waited for the call.

When the phone rang we both jumped out of our chairs.

On the phone was a very happy Father, my niece's husband and also the Mayor of my city

GUILTY of MURDER in THE 3rd DEGREE.

Sentencing will be held April 22, I WILL be there for that.
I am so happy for the prosecutor and our County Attorney who put so much time into this conviction.

It is a new law and it had not been tried before, because they usually don't have a witness willing to come forward in these cases.

Maybe this will send some kind of message to those that pollute our kids.
I am not excusing those that use drugs, but in many cases these are people
trying to erase some kind of emotional pain they are feeling, and these drug dealers take advantage of that.


Thanks for all the prayers and good thoughts and if you live in the Mpls area,
watch the news tonight and check the paper tomorrow.

9 comments:

Flash said...

I am literally in tears!!

Green tea said...

Hug the boys Flash!!

Riot Kitty said...

Yay! Fantastic verdict!

My brother was introduced to drugs by "friends" in college who initially gave it to him for free, when he was lonely and away from family. He has been clean for several years now but it was all I could do not go beat the living shit out of these kids.

for_the_lonely said...

Oh Gigi!!!!!!!!!!
(((((((((((Gigi)))))))))))
I love that He always lifts us in prayer when we need it the most!!! I look forward to reading that newspaper article! :)

Loving you much,
Sarah

Mary said...

Gigi,

I am sitting here with goosebumps. I am so happy that so scum will be off the streets for a very long time.

Mary

Michael Manning said...

Gigi: JUSTICE FOR ONCE!!!! :D

Foster Communications said...

Good news! :)

fineartist said...

Well it was murder, and justice is served, rarely in these kinds of cases, it doesn't bring her back but like you said, maybe it will prevent another beautiful pained person from losing their life.

hugs you G and love,
Lori

Green tea said...

Thanks to all of you...Now we have to get through the sentencing April 22nd..her Dad will be giving a Victims impact statement first.

Maybe then they things can rest..