I am so looking forward to this weekend. The weather looks like it will be perfect here in Northern Virginia. This means we can get Ryan outside to take in some sun. It also allows for Sue and myself to take turns getting caught up on some much-needed sleep (I hope). The month of May was incredibly busy, beginning with our all day trip to Clarksburg, WV earlier in the month to tend to some legal procedures. That day, in fact, was the genesis of our tiredness. It drained us mentally and physically.
We have yet to recover.
Also, we must make it our goal in June to get our rest because July is shaping up to be a doozy. If the civil case against Austin Vantrease and Jonathan May goes to trial it will fall in the middle of that month for at least three days. Then, the next week, I’ll be driving to Huttonsville Prison to attend Vantrease’s parole hearing. Because of the remoteness of the prison in West Virginia it is an all-day affair. I’ll leave in the wee morning hours and not get home until late that evening.
It just never gets easier. If only these two violent criminal offenders would just accept accountability…
They’ve been trying to avoid this since the instance they hid behind the dumpster to witness the lifetime of harm they caused. To watch Ryan cling to life as blood oozed from his ears. Then they quietly leave town and must be tracked down 275 miles away in their hometown of Newark, DE. They somehow each find the money to post $75,000 bail (as I recall) to avoid going to jail until the trial, but refuse to offer the resources to pay their court-ordered criminal restitution of roughly $100,000 combined?
I swear, exactly when does someone’s moral compass go so flippin’ haywire? Were they always pointed in the wrong direction? Have they spent their lives calibrated to evil polarity? Why, oh why, didn’t someone… anyone… check this!
Call me crazy, but I believe they are accountable. I damned well know that Ryan would hold them as such. Really, is there anyone with a lick of sense that wouldn’t?