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Henderson Trial -Misreprestation of facts

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Dear Editor,

 

My husband and I have lived in Red Oak since 1997.  We have been receiving the Red Oak Record since last year.  We are both terribly disheartened by the misrepresentation on the front page of the April 24, 2008 edition (Vol #02 No.21) involving the sentencing of Aaron Henderson. 

 

We are friends of Mimi Wittlinger. The lady whose life was unnecessarily taken from her by an unrepentant drunk driver in February 2007.  Mimi was babysitting our four kids for the weekend when she was killed.   

We have known Mimi for 22 years.  The incomplete story that you had on your paper is totally inappropriate.  We were in the trial for two days. 

I was a witness as was our 14-year-old daughter on the first day.  We missed the courtroom procedures, but my husband did not the first day.  He was there for every Minuit detail. 

Was the person who wrote the story there?  If so, they must have fallen asleep for most of the trial and or been invisible.  We saw the reporter from the Waxahachie Daily Light and spoke with her after the trial. 

If you will read her complete articles  at www.Waxahachiedailylight.com (both regarding the trial and  our friend Mimi) you will see all the story, not just the defense side.  We would welcome the opportunity to tell the "other side" of the story. 

I am sure the prosecution and the MADD representative would be happy to as well. This was a case of a lifetime criminal, one who already had two federal indictments man, who while on probation for assault with a deadly weapon, got drunk, can't remember the details of the day, and killed our dear friend.

 

Please when you report a story, get both sides.  How can anyone only give the defendants "tales" as the only story. Please consider an appropriate follow up on this trial and the life that was taken away too early.

 

We too would like to thank the Red Oak Police for all they did that day in Feb., as well as all they continuously do to serve all of us here in Red Oak.  We should all be thanking them for the service to the community, not showing a convicted man's accusations of their conduct.  When he of all people cannot even remember the day.

 

Thank you for your time in reading this letter.

 

Sincerely, 

Kathy & Mark Higginbotham

Red Oak


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