Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Sentencing Day

Juanita and I spent the day in Hinton, the nearest Provincial Court Bench to us (about an hour away from Edson). Today was the day that Emily's killer was sentenced. Mr. Kleman plead guilty to second degree murder in April and today he was sentenced to life imprisonment with no parole eligibility for 18 years. This was what we were expecting, and we are thankful for the resolution of the legal proceedings.

We are also thankful for the incredible work of the RCMP and the professional and kind way that we were treated by people in the system. It is humbling to see how people have been affected by Emily's death.

There are several stories hitting the news. That is all part of it. There are some more details out there, too, so if you don't want to read or see those, you might want to avoid the coverage.

There is much more that could be said, but I just wanted to give a brief update at this time.


MagistraCarminum said...

Dear Terry,
Keeping you and Juanita and the children in our prayers. Sending huge hugs from far off New Mexico.
Chris & Dave Finnegan

Anonymous said...

Praying for you and your family today and thankful that this day is now behind you.

Robin & Leanne

Heather Carroll said...

Pastor Terry and Juanita,

God bless you both as you put today in the past. In speaking with a friend today, it is evident that the Grace the world has witnessed through your actions will last longer than Mr. Kleman's ever will. Your family is a visual reminder of God's love for us all. Thank you.

Heather Carroll

Anonymous said...

I wish to extend my sympathy and prayers to you and your family. As a fellow believer I know how important it is to forgive Mr. Kleman but as a fellow human being I know how hard that is to do.

I am a childhood friend of Mr. Kleman's sister and so this story is hitting me from both sides. I feel sorry for his family too, as they had no idea what he was capable of. I will not say anything in his defense just statement of fact.

God bless and keep you. Thank you for the cross. I may not see you on this earth but I hope to hug you one day in heaven and let you know that I cried for you and yours.