Thursday, June 06, 2024

Legal Update

We have been rather tight-lipped on the legal scenario we find ourselves currently wading through. We do appreciate your prayers, concern, support and kindness. We have decided to give a quick, though vague, update. 

A plea deal was offered to the defendant in Josiah's murder. He had until June 5th to respond. We have heard nothing.  As far as we know the deal is void after June 5th. This appears to mean there will be a trial. 

Josiah, Livie & Willow - June 5, 2022

How do we feel? We miss Josiah dearly. 

How do we feel about a trial? Ambivalent. 

The idea of having "justice" served without a trial was welcome. It would have been comforting to know this part of the story was settled.  We have been warned a trial will be hard. While I, personally, had decided I didn't want to do hard, I know this family CAN do hard. We will do what we have to do to see our community safe  and to get what "justice" this world can offer for Josiah. 

We will attend a trial setting conference on June 12th. 


Anonymous said...

Keeping your family in our deepest thoughts and prayer’s as this will be hard.your family has all of us on your side.

DeEtta @ Courageous Joy said...

Thank you so much for your prayers and kind words. We know we will get through this - we were just hoping for easier than harder. I told my counselor I didn't want to do hard...and he said "Your family has been doing hard for a long time. You will make it through the hard."