Friday, March 14, 2008

Indicted

The special grand jury today returned an indictment against Trooper Mitchell. Two counts of reckless homicide for the deaths of Jess and Kelli, and two counts of aggravated reckless driving against the Marlers. http://www.bnd.com/breaking_news/story/281069.html


It's far from over but it's a step towards justice.


I love this picture. Jessica pinched Maddy's butt just before I was taking it.

21 comments:

ejnj2002 said...

Kim, I'm so glad to hear that you are one more step closer to closure in this case. I saw the evening newscast on Fox2. This whole thing just baffles my mind. I simply can't imagine what you must be going through, but know that I pray for you and your family daily and hug my children even more than before. I hope you all can truly come to a peace when all this is finally over.
Your friend in blog-world,
~Emily

mn said...

great picture. a happy one.
i often wondered when police cars would whiz by me going more than 90 mph, if that was worth it them getting hurt. and in this case, others getting hurt. it's not. no scene is worth rushing to this way and i hope they change that soon.

i pray that in your journey to coping with it all, at every bend or corner where you can't see what's coming - you step fearlessly and with hope. i'm sure your writing gives hope to others.

Frogdancer said...

I clicked on the photos in the news story to enlarge them. I gasped when I saw the car. Two of the boys came rushing over to have a look, and they also couldn't believe the wreck.

I hope that as painful as this is, that this is one step closer to you and Maddy feeling better. Keep going.

Raquita said...

s so relieved when I head this on the news...
If you want to hang out give me an email...

Ruth said...

Kim,
I've been reading your blog for quite awhile now & have been keeping you & Maddy in my prayers.

The indictment can't bring your girls back, but hopefully it will bring some kind of justice for your beautiful daughters & peace to your family. Also.. that it will be an eye-opener for law enforcement, too.

Rebecca said...

been thinking of you

Nancy R said...

Just saw the paper and had to come and say Hey. I hope you're having a nice getaway weekend.

Stephanie said...

Hang in there.

Meredith said...

Just thinking of you this evening. God bless...good prayers.

Andrea said...

What a great picture.

I thought of you this morning when I heard that on the radio on my way in to work. I hope, for your family's sake, that justice is served. I don't think there's ever a reason to drive that fast to an accident scene (the one on HWY 158 the trooper was driving to). Not even ambulances go that crazy fast.

MP said...

What an awesome picture!!

It was interesting listening to coworkers dicuss the news on Friday..

No one can figure why anyone..except for a "hot dog" would ever drive that fast..even in an emergency.

hugs and prayers

SUEB0B said...

Sending good thoughts your way. Andrea from Little Bald Doctors sent me over.

Marriage-101 said...

what a beautiful picture.

Major Bedhead said...

I'm here from Andrea, too. I don't even have words. My heart just aches for you.

jchevais said...

What gorgeous girls.

Justice and closure. I pray you find it.

andrea_frets said...

Hopefully there will be some justice in the end. I still can't imagine your difficult journey. And I have to agree, that is a wonderful photo of your girls!

She who said...

Kim,
From prior posts you know I feel for you and Maddy. You can reach me at jamjac2@yahoo.com if you ever feel the need.

Many hugs and prayers across the net.

Cheffie-Mom said...

I love the picture, it is fully of happiness!!! I am glad to hear your news. I just found your blog, but I think it is wonderful!!! I would love to blog with you-- I have a new blog called "I Overcooked My Family". I hope you have a wonderful Easter!!! :)

ps-- I love the name of your blog!!

Dana said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you. I offer my shoulder and ear if you need it.

Anonymous said...

Kim,

I have been following your story through your blog and in the news. My heart breaks every single day for you. I have a 15-month old daughter that I live and breathe for. As a mother, I want you to know that you are in my deepest thoughts and most reverent prayers.

With all of my sympathy and hope for healing and peace,
Allison

IngomarFire21 said...

I am at loss for words. I pray for you and family. As an Deputy, my recent training stressed the dangers of our bad driving habits. I'm very thoughtful of what could happen while I work, and I see other officers pull some dangerous driving. I hope that Standards and Training really stress on operations of emergency vehicles for furture officers. May god be with you, I could never imagine losing any of mine. I have 6yr Girl Hailey, 4yr boy Peyton, 3yr Step-daughter Madline, and My Wife and I are 9wks preg. I worry all the time!
-Again best wishes, and God's with you!
--Brett