"For the past two years, I have been known as 'the surviving victim of the South Park rapes and murder.'"
—If you have not been following this case in Seattle, here is the background, but I'm WARNING YOU: this is rough going.
i had to read all of them. that was rough and now i am wrecked.
At least the Stranger doesn't have three blocks of personal ads surrounding the artic—oh, wait.
I am a sniffling, sloppy, sobby mess right now. That was brutal, but I am very glad I read them.
Absolutely haunting, and yet so worth the read (especially her piece). We don't get to hear a lot about the "after" with regard to these cases so often, and it's just nice to read that she's surviving.
I don't think I've ever regretted reading something so much in my life. I'm going to listen next time Choire Sicha warns me a piece is "rough going." For everybody else who made the mistake of reading this piece & is as traumatized as I am, I encourage you to check out Eli Sanders' profile on the killer: http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/the-mind-of-kalebu/. It won't make you feel any better, but it will remind you of why we fund community mental health services.
I know. I'm sorry! I really, really should warn people even harder about this. I was keeping this story to myself for a couple of weeks but it's just too… I don't know what's the word, it was just too major to not share. But yeah, "rough-going" is sort of an understatement. Sorry.
Let me amend that last sentence: it will persuade you why we need to better fund pre-trial monitoring of the clearly nuts.
Oh Jesus, and now I find Eli Sanders' story about the jurors: http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/behind-the-guilty-verdict/Content?oid=8932342 … I am trying to imagine sitting through weeks of this case from the jury box. This guy should get a Pulitzer.
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