You would have to be a long-time reader at this blog to remember this post from more than three years ago.
December 21, 2008 by still4hill |
… I woke up to this news the morning after it happened in a neighboring town. I had no idea that her mother was someone I knew from the blogs and Blog Talk Radio. This is cross-posted from Freemenow.
Louisa Rodas, the daughter of outspoken women’s rights advocate Betty Jean Kling was shot in the head the evening of December 15th, 2008 as reported HERE and HERE and HERE. In Betty Jean’s Blogspot, Freemenow, she writes: “She has less than a 50/50 chance of surviving and if she does, she will have one eye, one ear, a half of a head and be paralyzed on one side-we have no idea how much brain damage.”
Not long after the incident, Louisa’s sister Denise succumbed to cancer. Louisa was in the hospital for a long time and then went into rehab. She will never be the same.
I just received an email from a friend and would like to share it here. Please write letters and ask for a long sentence for the man who shattered this family.
Friends,Many of you know BettyJean. BettyJean needs people to write letters to the Judge in NJ on her daughter’s behalf. Louisa Rodas, BettyJean’s daughter, was the victim of domestic violence.George Hartwig, the man who shot Louisa is being sentenced at the end of this month. He needs to be sentenced harshly. The deadline is Jan. 27. She has less than thirty letters written to the judge. You can even just hand write a letter and send it on Tuesday.Let’s get her hundreds of letters.Please, take a moment and think of people who will write letters and ask them.More information:This is an article about George Hartwig in Court: http://www.northjersey.com/news/HARTWIG.html?page=allThis is what Betty Jean wrote to me today in response to my questions:
Q: Is the letter to ask judge to put him away for good?
A: No not forever- just not the minimum sentencing. We want 40 years.
That is how long Louisa will suffer in the condition he left her in.
They need to see this link!Here is the address to send your letter;Judge Liliana S. DeAvila-Silebi
Bergen County Justice Court
10 Main Street Hackensack,
New Jersey 07601Thank you very much for reading this,Jennifer