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Saturday, Oct. 24, 1998
I am writing this as a letter to the unknown as yet, perpetrators of my son David's murder. Do you have children? Do you love your children? Do you have a mother? For whatever reason you had to hate my son enough to take his life, did you ever take into account the fact that you were probably at that same moment taking your own life? That you were taking many lives? Because when you pointed that gun at David and fired, you in effect took away my own life, your own family's life, your mother, your children. You took what we all hold dearest, a life that someone loved very much. The trauma you've caused within your own family is great I'm sure, but the trauma you've brought to mine will last forever. You are still living and so those who love you can still have hopes and dreams and prayers for your future, their future. But what have you done to my family's future hopes and dreams? You crushed them, snuffed them out. As the bullets crushed through David's body, snuffing his life out, you took from me my only child. David's life made mine worth living.
My hopes and dreams and prayers for his future, my future were taken away in one second because you felt his life worth taking for your own personal reasons, you are so selfish to not have looked beyond that.Did you think that you were justified to take David's life, and that you were so smart you'd never have to be accountable for that act? Well, there is a possibility that you may not be caught in my lifetime, but smart people know that there are more laws than just the laws of the land. They are called Universal Laws and there is no getting around them, no way to change them, and no way to ignore your own part in misusing them. At some point, you'll be held accountable and justice will be served. The gift of life is a gift of the highest order; something one should not only value, but also sustain and add to. It is not given to be destroyed. You have broken one of the highest laws of life, not just of man, but of life, and the only thing you can hope for yourself now is that the maker of those laws will have mercy on your soul. The true punishment for you will not come from myself or from a courtroom with a jury and judge. It will come silently and privately between you and your creator, the same creator that gave David life. In one second you altered many lives that weren't yours to alter, and you destroyed David's gift of life, devastating mine in the process. At some point you will be made to answer for these acts.