Tuesday, October 29, 2013

It's been a long time and much has happened

Yes, indeed, much has happened.  In April, after many weeks of discomfort and suffering, I was diagnosed with congestive heart failure.  I will not relate all the details but I was told that I had but about 6 more months to live, and those 6 months would be filled with increasing pain and decreasing mobility.  My heart was pumping at about 25%.  On May 1, I had open heart surgery to replace the faulty aorta valve and to do some repair to my ascending aorta.  My recovery has been miraculous, much faster and much more complete than expected.  I have indeed been given a new lease on life, for which I am very grateful.

The same cannot be said for our dear friend, Jackie Peterson.  Her years-long battle came to an end on October 2nd.  Thankfully, the family enjoyed some measure of privacy before an uncaring and hateful person leaked it to an uncaring and hateful media.  As a person with faith in God and knowing there is an afterlife and Jackie is enjoying a sweet rest from her troubles, I have absolute confidence that she will do what she can on the other side of the veil to help correct her son's wrongful conviction.  I know her reunion with Laci and Conner was truly joyous.  And with her parents, and other loved ones.

And there is a new kid on the block -- someone that you've not likely seen before posting the questions that plague him about this case.  He's not certain Scott is innocent, but he is very uncomfortable with the case against him.  You can find George Barwood at https://www.facebook.com/groups/ScottPetersonOpen/.  I have not signed up because you've all heard what I have to say, and if I have anything more to add, I will say it here.  But do check him out and join in the discussion.


Lon Winters said...

Marlene - so sorry to hear about your recent health problems and Jackie's passing.

Who is this George Barwood, does he have any connection to the case or credentials that would make it worth while for us NG's to contribute? It seems like he could benefit from all your research about where the bodies were found.

I still have copies of the original footage you took from one of your field trips should you ever need them.

Lon Winters

Marlene Newell said...

So good to hear from you, Lon. I don't know much about Mr. Barwood except that he posts on the forum Injustice Anywhere. I think it would be worthwhile to join his facebook page and see how it goes.