Saturday, December 24, 2016

DAY 2305: Justice for Michelle O'Connell

Today marks 2305 days since the shooting of Michelle O'Connell in the home of Sheriff's Deputy JEREMY BANKS.

Today marks the sixth Christmas Eve that Michelle's family has been without a daughter, mother and sister.

People Magazine's year-end issue has an article on the case, appearing on newsstands on Friday, December 30, 2016.

Come honor Michelle O'Connell and peacefully and quietly call for Justice at St. Augustine BEACH BLAST OFF, December 31, 2016, 4-10 PM at St. Johns County Pier Park.

And read Nancy Shaver's eloquent 2013 letter to the editor (below); Nancy has since been elected St. Augustine Mayor twice, the second time over the opposition of rebarbative Sheriff DAVID SHOAR f/k/a "HOAR."

Posted December 18, 2013 02:15 pm
St. Augustine Record
Letter: Something for Alexis' stocking

Editor: The Empty Stocking fund appeal always brings me to thoughts of children, and this year to seven-year-old, Alexis O’Connell, whose mother, Michelle, died of a gunshot in 2010 under circumstances that are at best unclear. At the age of four Alexis was left to wonder why, if the Sheriff’s office investigation were to be believed, her mother who loved her so deeply, and called to say she was on her way to her, suddenly decided to kill herself and leave Alexis alone.

I’ll make a donation to the Empty Stocking fund as many of us will. But this year I’ll also take the time to contact the U.S. Attorney, and ask [him] to investigate the handling of Michelle’s death. Nothing will restore Michelle to this earth, but clear-eyed justice can give Alexis some measure of peace.

Please consider adding your voice to this request.

Honorable A. Lee Bentley, III
United States Attorney for the Middle District of Florida
U.S. Attorney's Office
300 N. Hogan Street
Suite 700
Jacksonville, Fl. 32202

A comprehensive and professional inquiry would be a gift not only to Alexis and her family, but also to all of us who look to the law to protect and serve us equally.

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