Innocent Until Proven Guilty? Not in Hall County, Georgia……This Is Not A Cancer Story.

Like the title says, this is not a story about cancer. It is, however, a story of recent events in my life. If you think your safe and the justice system protects you, your wrong. There is no innocent until proven guilty. I could file a false report on you today and have you arrested. If you don’t have thousands of dollars to fork over for a qualified lawyer you could sit in jail for 6-9 months. You could lose your job, your car, your house…..everything. It’s true and it’s exactly what my daughter has been dealing with the past 7 months.

Not only did she lose her job and her car, She missed Thanksgiving and Christmas with her family. It gets worse. She missed her Maw’s funeral. They did, however, bring her in handcuffs and ankle shackles before the funeral and gave her 15 minutes with her Maw. If you were a witness to this you would have thought she was a convicted murderer. For me it was heartbreaking.

The records are public so I have no angst in telling the story. I feel like it needs to be heard.

My daughter married a woman named Jennifer. I liked her at first. She told me she was going to school to find new medicines for cancer. Ha! So not true! They moved in with us for a while. That’s when I began to see her manipulative personality. One weekend she decided she was leaving my daughter. So she left. It was a Friday and by Sunday she was crying at my door. She was claiming some boy from work had held her hostage, drugged her and raped her. I didn’t believe her, but I said she could stay if she called the police. Long story short, she called the police and then she decided it wasn’t true. Lucky for this guy, he didn’t have to sit in jail for months because of her lie.  This is the Facebook message he sent me…..

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After this they moved to Gainesville, Georgia. My daughter called me and said Jennifer had filed for a divorce. I said Kris, please move up here with me. She does not want you to be in divorce court and she will find a way to put you in jail. Don’t trust her……famous last words.

A few weeks later my daughter is in jail on 4 felony charges and a $60,000 bond. What were the charges? 1st degree Burglary, stalking, false imprisonment, and sexual battery. Insane! She filed for a public defender because she didn’t have the money for a lawyer and obviously I didn’t. That request was denied! Why? Because she had a job. It didn’t matter that she’s in jail and couldn’t go to work. She had a job when she was arrested so she had to sit in jail and wait 30 days to reapply. Finally she gets a public defender. Andy Maddox. He’s the lawyer you want if you enjoy jail. He did nothing for my daughter. She sat in jail for 5 months with him doing nothing! I took it upon myself to become an investigator. I found pictures from my daughter s phone that proved Jennifer was with her willingly. In one picture she was on her phone and sitting across the room. If I were being held hostage I think I’d dial 911. I printed the pictures with the date stamps and searched for the guy that she claimed raped her before. I had him saying call the police and get the false report she made against me.   I had all the pictures from that weekend and her public defender never returned a call or an email to me. Finally, her public defender was replaced.

She had court this week.  I’ve never been more afraid of our justice system as I am now.  The accuser sat on the stand laughing at one moment and crying the next.  When asked why she didn’t dial 911 when she was on her phone across the room, she said she was afraid to.  Let me tell you if someone has broken into my house and is holding me hostage and I’m sitting on the toilet on my cell phone……I’m dialing 911.   Here’s the picture and another one of the “hostage” drinking a beer and using her phone…….

When asked why when they were shopping together in Walmart she didn’t scream or yell or just lay down in the floor….she said she was scared to.  Now if you kidnap me and take me to Walmart I’m not leaving that store with you!  I would grab someone’s leg and hold on while screaming.  That didn’t happen.  Jennifer even took pictures of Kristen in a sharks head at Walmart.  Here are the pictures….

They bought groceries and the accuser cooked a delicious meal (she said that on the stand).  There were pictures presented of her half naked and cooking.  Why didn’t she run?  She was afraid to.  Here are the pictures….

She even sat on the stand and asked the court stenographer if she was doing good.

Then her Christian  grandmother, who doesn’t like same sex couples, takes the stand and says she had to drive to Waynesville multiple times and pick up Jennifer where Kristen had beat her.  She said she was bruised and had bloody lips.   That was a flat out lie.  They lived with me for months and then moved right down the street from me.  Jennifer worked a block from my house.  There wasn’t a week that went by that I didn’t see her.  I never saw her bruised and bleeding.  I did, however, see the manipulative games she played with Kristen when they lived with me.  I wasn’t called to the stand to testify.  This was a case built on lies.  I haven’t told you half of them.   Simply. because Jennifers family doesn’t want her with a woman. When they figured out Jennifer was spending the weekend with Kristen, Jennifer’s way of handling it was to call the police and say she didn’t invite her, that she broke in.

Blatent lies that completely changed my daughters life forever.

There were 12 jurors, one who kept napping.  They fell right in to Jennifer’s act.   With all the pictures, I thought the verdict was obvious.  How are you being held hostage when your running around town together and sitting in your house on your phone?  How is it sexual assault when you sit on the stand and say you had consensual sex?  How is it burglary when there’s nothing stolen and no evidence of a break in?

I was blown away when after many hours the jury came back and said guilty on all counts.  Four felonies.  I saw one juror crying and knew what was coming.  I still can’t understand this.  There is no justice in our justice system.  My daughter was given almost 20 years in prison.  I think the judge saw more than the jury did.  She cut the time down.  So with the 7 months she’s spent waiting for trial she will still be away from us for another year or a year and a half.  Then she will be a convicted felon and a registered sex offender.  Is that Justice?   To those good Christians that lied on the stand, under oath,  you really have something to pray about now.  You have marked my daughter for life with your lies.

This is my blog, these are my words and it has nothing to do with my daughter.  Every picture you see and everything you read is public record.  I am writing this so that everyone, especially those that saw Kristen at the funeral home in cuffs and shackles, knows what happened.  The truth is in the pictures which were presented in court.  Obviously ignored, but presented.

If anyone has a problem with my post.  I don’t mind.  It’s called freedom of speech and like I said earlier,  it’s public record.

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