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.