Contact Kathy

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I can be reached by email at:

katiecoolady@yahoo.com

I’m also found on twitter under the same name: @ katiecoolady.

3 thoughts on “Contact Kathy

  1. cheryl foldes

    I read your letter to the jurors and my sentiments are very much the same. I lost my daughter to a very brutal murder Holly Dembie in 2011. I followed the trial of Jodi Arias because it reminded me of the brutality of her murder and we were still pending a trial. Our trial ended in 2013 with a lwp sentence. I agree with you that the death penalty connects the family too much with the process of years, with the family being bound in ways to the murderer. I prefer lwop to that because the family can disconnect from them emotionally and let the system deal with them as we heal and move on. I had complications because my daughter left a small 4 year old who had very emotional ptsd and trauma after he lost his entire family. Thank you for the very truthful and rational discussion of what the death penalty really means to families. Myself, I prefer the life sentence which exonerates us from all the details of getting the judicial system to take yet another life. I’m not against it and I believe it is just, but it doesn’t happen soon enough! Years and years of appeals. I worked with a woman whose brother Frank Spisak in Cleveland, OH took three lives it took 28 years to finally execute him. Frankly, that’s too long and far removed from the justice that victims would have if it were fast tracked and sooner. Many people don’t like it because they think that some criminals are innocent and “mentally ill”, and maybe even redeemable….forgiveness is something that I don’t have for the killer of my daughter. Not because I’m not a forgiving person, but because I knew that his act of murder was planned and deliberate. I talked to my daughter within an hour of her being murdered by her husband and then he came to our house (two doors away) looking to finish his rage on all of us. We weren’t home at the late hour he chose to slaughter her, we were at a double film movie drive-in. I want you to know that I too will have to process the unthinkable loss of a family member, my daughter by murder. Thank you for expressing the need for change for victim’s of crime. I followed the trial of Jodi Arias with that same thought in my mind. This case set a precedent that is surreal! No victim should have their character assassinated by the murderer! This was her vendetta also, just like the juror who withheld her true intentions to deliberate and bring a sense of justice to the Alexander’s. This is the kind of abomination that we need to change: When a victim is made to be the villain after death by the perpetrator! I am so with you on this change! If you ever need the kind of support of other murdered victims families I would like to be added to the calling.
    Sincerely,
    Cheryl Foldes
    cheryl.foldes@yahoo.com

  2. Pam Giles

    Thank you for speaking up about the trial. My beloved grandfather was murdered his murderer was convicted only to have it over turned. I needed your words as I have followed this trial every day for years. Bless you.

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