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My Daughter Has Felony Drug Convictions Now What?

Remember when I said that I would have that whole Judy Neelley chapter done and turned into Christa a few Sundays ago?
Guess how far I got? You don't want to know. It would shatter your image of me.
Now, now, I don't want you to get the impression that I haven't done anything. I have. I've sent Judy two care packages. One with Christmas cards, ink pens, stickers and teddy bear stationary. She's gotten that one. Also another one- with Christmas stationary, envelopes, colored pencils, a pink and brown striped folder, a composition notebook that matched it and some pink Hello Kitty notebook paper. I'm doing this in hopes that she will take it as a token of our friendship and my appreciation of her letters. I sent her a letter yesterday that reveals my interest in more information for an article or book chapter.
I hope her attitude is favorable.
As far as actuallywriting, what have I done? I have written an sentence. Actually rewritten the first sentence in the chap…
Randy Wood's wife was kind enough to send me this photo. He wrote to me last week and told me they had a visit planned. It looks like he was able to enjoy that. Most of this letter was personal stuff that I dont feel comfortable revealing without his permission and so we'll leave it at that! Also, Ive been getting a small amount of hate mail over my support of Randy from some freaks. So Ill not be sharing much of his letters until I put an end to that.
Night Stalker Appeals Death Sentence
Lawyer for Night Stalker appeals death sentence, says client wasn't properly defended at trialLOS ANGELES, Jun. 7, 2006By ANDREW GLAZER Associated Press Writer
(AP) Convicted serial killer Richard Ramirez's death sentence in the terrifying 1980s Night Stalker slayings should be overturned because he wasn't properly defended at his trial, an appeals lawyer told the California Supreme Court on Tuesday."This case was the blind leading the blind," said attorney Geraldine S. Russell.Deputy Attorney General Margaret E. Maxwell countered that Ramirez had chosen his own lawyers."Mr. Ramirez made his choice and that should be the end of it," Maxwell said.Historically, judges have intervened when court-appointed attorneys did not adequately represent defendants. Ramirez's appeal will test the Supreme Court's willingness to allow judges to intervene with hired lawyers in capital cases.Addressing the issue of when a trial …