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Prayers for Peter - 7/18/2018 3:10:33 PM   
Chris Lyon

 

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Please remember my boy, Peter. He has been in county jail for over 2 years on a capital murder charge. Two months ago they accepted a plea bargain for voluntary manslaughter. I don't think he could have gotten anything better, and I am very grateful that I don't have to be a witness in a murder trial. All of that being said, his sentencing hearing is tomorrow, July 19th. Please pray that the judge will look with compassion on the circumstances of the situation. Peter made a horrible choice in how he reacted to an intolerable situation. What he did was wrong, but his reasons were, at least in his limited experience, justified at the time.
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RE: Prayers for Peter - 7/18/2018 6:09:51 PM   
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Father God, I lift up Peter to you and ask that the judge will take all things into consideration before deciding a sentence. In Christ's name I pray. Amen.

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RE: Prayers for Peter - 7/18/2018 7:06:42 PM   
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Prayers for Peter.

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RE: Prayers for Peter - 7/19/2018 7:56:50 AM   
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Prayers for you and Peter.

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RE: Prayers for Peter - 7/19/2018 12:19:40 PM   
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I’m very relieved that the charges against him were reduced to Manslaughter.
Punishment for Capital Murder is either life in prison or the death penalty.
I’m assuming that this all happened in Texas because those charges look like what is in the Texas Penal Code.
I think that most parents have been horrified at what our children have done at least a few times.
My girls were pretty bratty at times.
I’m praying for you and your son.


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RE: Prayers for Peter - 7/19/2018 5:42:36 PM   
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How did it go, Chris?

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RE: Prayers for Peter - 7/19/2018 10:27:36 PM   
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We are in California. Peter was 23 when he committed this crime, and he was looking at 35 years to life for capital murder. Under the circumstances I doubt that they would have gotten a conviction on that, but I also doubt that he would have gotten anything less than voluntary manslaughter. He is not my biological son, but a child I have picked up along the way. His mother is disabled and in a care facility, and the rest of his family has abandoned. I drove into town for the sentencing this morning, but apparently the public defender was in trial. The judge agreed to postpone the sentencing until August 6, so I will have to do it all again then. I have to say that it is very hard to see him brought into court with his hands shackled.

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RE: Prayers for Peter - 7/20/2018 12:09:58 PM   
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Lord have mercy praying that they take into consideration good behaviour time served etc etc

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RE: Prayers for Peter - 7/20/2018 4:14:46 PM   
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Thank you for the update, sounds like you'll be on pins and needles for a few weeks yet. God bless you all and His will be done.

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RE: Prayers for Peter - 8/1/2018 12:03:48 AM   
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Praying!
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RE: Prayers for Peter - 8/6/2018 1:18:55 PM   
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Peter had his sentencing hearing this morning. I am disappointed, but not surprised, that the judge gave him the full 16 years. The judge did say that there were no winners in this situation, and he did have some sympathy for Peter's choice of action. His concluding comment was that Peter had other alternatives. Knowing more than the judge did about the reality of the situation, I would agree that there was another alternative. But I am saying that as an older, more experienced adult. Seeing that alternative would be beyond the ability of most, and certainly beyond Peter's ability at 23. Be that as it may, we are where we are. One man is dead and another will be paying a high price for what he believed was the only honorable thing he could do. Now I am asking you to pray that Peter's placement within the California prison system will be close enough that I can visit him on some sort of regular basis.

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RE: Prayers for Peter - 8/6/2018 8:17:41 PM   
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Prayers that this situation is the best possible.

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RE: Prayers for Peter - 8/6/2018 10:32:43 PM   
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Both of you are in my prayers.

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RE: Prayers for Peter - 8/10/2018 5:56:37 PM   
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Still praying.

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