It really helps me so much I cannot describe it. here is my response and the editor has already told me that it will be in next week's paper. i wrote it with truth and dignity. After this she can write all she wants she will not get anymore atttention from me I will not lower myself to her low level of deceipt and lies.
From mom of Timmy Clark to mom of murder suspects
I am writing this in response to the recent letter to the editor of the Northeast Times. While I do understand that every mother would of course defend their child no matter what, love for your child is unconditional. What I do not understand is why you would defame my son and family and Damien’s family with the things you have written. You stated it was always about Timmy Clark, of course as his mother he would be the one I would speak of for he was my youngest son only 15 years of age. I have always tried to include Damien in any newspaper article regarding the murder of my son Timmy because he was also killed along side of him. Yes it is true in the United States a person is innocent until proven guilty, it is also true that a person accused of a vicious crime will not be guilty until they are proven such in a court of law in front of a jury of their peers. If the prosecution or detectives had lack of evidence they would not have been accused in the first place. You stated that they were taking words of drug addicts with testimony that was nothing but hearsay, according to documents dated as far back as 2001 these two men Gerald and Robert have also used, and sold drugs on numerous occasions and have been legally charged with such, does this mean that these two men are also liars?
As a mother how could you even believe such audacities as no shoes, no monies for a funeral it sounds like you believe these lies. It would not matter if they were both naked in their coffins, they were both brutally murdered and Gerald and Robert have been accused of these heinous crimes and the evidence will prove this. As for the shoes, Gerald supposedly took off and put on my deceased son’s “bare feet”, they are in my oldest son’s closet and Gerald lent them to my oldest son to wear to his little brother’s funeral. But they are not liars are they? As you stated only drug addicts are.
Yes there are two men in jail that have babies with no father but they can be visited, hugged, kissed and loved, but there is also a man and a 15 year old boy in their graves whose mother, fathers, brothers and sisters that no longer have a son or brother to watch grow and become men and to watch their own children grow. I will never have the gift of a grandchild from my son Timmy. I have a cemetery to visit my son!
You stated that you are suffering because your husband was murdered the same way, so how can you victimize the families that are suffering the pain you state you live with every day of your life?
My heart also aches for all of us who are suffering thru this because two men accused of murdering a young man and a 15 year old boy. Justice will be served in the court of law and in the eyes of God.
Bravo Bette,Great letter!Your words will live on forever in the hearts of all moms and decent people who have lost someone to murder and who's families are ripped apart.I loved the fact that you didn't stoop to their level of trash.Nice,clean and truthful.To the point!!! You out did yourself on this letter.Congrats, Timmy must be very proud as we all are.Many hugs to you Love Barb
My dear Bette I applaude you for a letter well written we all are proud that you did not stoop to the level that others did. You stick with the truth and there will be justice.
Praying for you and yours
Cindy Monica's Mom
YEA....FOR YOU BETTE I AM WITH BARB, YOU KEPT YOUR LETTER CLEAN AND TOLD THE "TRUTH" AND KEPT IT TO THE POINT. I AM JUST SOOOO SORRY THAT YOU HAVE ALL THE BULL**** TO DEAL WITH. MY HUGS AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AND I KNOW SWEET TIMMY IS SOOOO PROUD OF HIS SWEET MAMA.
Bette you did it with out resorting to ugliness. You show great class in this and it speaks from the heart f a grieving mother. Well written and let us know when it is printed and if we can leave comments, I will leave one in support of you.
OH Yeah,,,, Oh Yeah,,,, WWWHHOOOOOAAAAA,,, YO MY MAMA, YO MY MAMA.. OH YEAH!
I love you girl! That was the best ever! Man, you need to help me write a letter to good ole fatr face Oscar. Oh man, Bette, you're the greatest. I don't mean to do the Football leg dance but I can't help it.
Oh Yeah,,, Oh yeah
I love you to pieces. I would love to see the look on her face when she reads it. You made my day. Chalk one up for the MOM'S
YES,YES,GREAT JOB!!!!YOU TELL THEM!!!YOU ARE SO STRONG,YOU REALLY ARE,MY HEART IS WITH YOU,I AM SOOOOOO PROUD OF YOU,I KNOW TRUE JUSTICE WILL COME,HUG'S!!
Bette, That is an AW SOME!! letter, your words are so profound and to the heart of whats right and just. you put it right in the face of any person who would feel sympathy for the suspects, and I know Timmy is proud of his Mother and the dignity you've shown. A big hug and Thank You on behalf of every mother of a murdered child............Jackie --Tommy's momma
YOU GO GIRL ALL THE MOMS HAVE SAID IT ALL HUGS HUGS HUGS JOANN
You have shown so much control, I can just picture you writting that letter. GOOD JOB!!!!
Hugs to you
Bette, All I can say is WOW! You go girl! Know that Timmy is giving you the strength to do all this. God bless you Bette. Always in my prayers.
Oh you guys are the best, thanks so much! I appreciate that I really do, it took me a day and a half with my big sister's help. She really helped me with the wording and once I get started writing I just let it flow, and no way was I going to stoop to her level. The editor told me it was a good letter and ver gracious and he will make sure it gets in this weeks paper. There is no where to comment like the other papers, but you can respond to the newspaper under "Letters to the Editor" and just have to make sure you leave a day and night time phone number you e-mail it to him and most likely he prints it. I think the site is www.northeastimes.com and there is a section that says write letters to the editor. So please feel free to comment LOL to that crazy woman, I thought I was loony LOL :) she tops the cake. BTW my pc is working so much better, don't know what I did, but I pulled it apart and cleaned out some dust, which it wasnt really dusty and put it back together and viola! that USB bubble that kept popping us is no gone, maybe something was lose and when I put it all back I had tightened it??? who knows but I'm hoping to be in Chat tonight. My Matt went to drill, that's a whole nother crazy story I'll tell you about. Life is just one big crazy roller coaster for me anymore.
So thank you all Mom's for the support, I wouldn't be here if I didn't have the wonderful people as friends here like you all have been to me!!!! God Bless you all!!!!!