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Signer_FullName: Little Sister Sara
Remote Name: 72.64.113.39
Date: Saturday, April 29, 2006
Time: 05:22 PM

Comments

Hey Beth, just wanted to stop by your site and tell you and everyone else I was thinking about you. It is now coming up on your anniversary and I plan to come out to Denton and see you. We have so much to catch up on. I hope you are treating heaven well, and saving me a place right next to you. I love you, sis.


Signer_FullName: Lilyana
Remote Name: 24.47.148.252
Date: Sunday, April 23, 2006
Time: 06:58 AM

Comments

I am so sorry for your loss. I hope your family finds healing. Bethena sounds like a wonderful angel with a soft spot for people. I can relate to her a lot actually. Now she is your angel that looks down on you from heaven. She had a beautiful way with words.


Signer_FullName: Ron Keeton
Remote Name: 69.212.63.134
Date: Thursday, March 02, 2006
Time: 05:42 PM

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Signer_FullName: Vickie
Remote Name: 65.191.187.220
Date: Saturday, February 18, 2006
Time: 07:20 PM

Comments

I am a passerby and have a memorial site for my niece who passed away in a car accident in April, 2004. I am sorry for your loss. May "God" bless you and your family.


Signer_FullName: Heather
Remote Name: 205.188.116.65
Date: Wednesday, December 14, 2005
Time: 05:06 PM

Comments

I am sorry for your loss and would like to let you know that I am going to major in Criminal Justice and Forensic Science to help in the future to put away people that are dangerous to society. 


Signer_FullName: Caroline
Remote Name: 205.188.116.65
Date: Sunday, December 11, 2005
Time: 09:34 PM

Comments

The love that you and your family feel for Beth, and your tie with her is so strong that I could feel the air vibrate around me as I read. So much of her personality comes through in what you wrote. Thank you for sharing your beautiful daughter with me. May God bless and comfort you always.


Signer_FullName: frances z
Remote Name: 216.45.251.96
Date: Thursday, December 08, 2005
Time: 02:36 PM

Comments

there is only one good thing that comes of this. dying for you will not be so scary since you will be reunited with your sweet girl.


Signer_FullName: kathleen
Remote Name: 72.0.164.26
Date: Tuesday, November 29, 2005
Time: 12:35 PM

Comments

I'm touched forever....Beth's spirit lives in her words and beauty....thank you for sharing her so beautifully. We grieve in hope....with love


Signer_FullName: allison early
Remote Name: 24.182.96.76
Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2005
Time: 06:57 AM

Comments

that is very sad and i was deeply touched when i read about it. the killers out here are just crazy!!!!


Signer_FullName: Taneka
Remote Name: 66.166.106.54
Date: Monday, November 14, 2005
Time: 07:28 PM

Comments

This is a very sad thing that has happened to your daughter, I hope that everything that needs to happen to her killer's that god will take care of it.


Signer_FullName: Alex
Remote Name: 24.206.123.54
Date: Thursday, November 10, 2005
Time: 12:30 PM

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Signer_FullName: kristine
Remote Name: 12.147.136.34
Date: Thursday, November 03, 2005
Time: 10:42 PM

Comments

God bless your beautiful daughter...


Signer_FullName: kathy schelmety
Signer_Email:
Remote Name: 69.79.93.48
Date: Tuesday, November 01, 2005
Time: 02:24 PM

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Signer_FullName: monica
Remote Name: 64.12.116.13
Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2005
Time: 01:17 PM

Comments

God bless the family, and she still lives through others because in her death she gave life to many others!! not just the ones she helped but their families too!! God bless and keep you all!!! sincerely monica rae, tennessee


Signer_FullName: Erica Dustyhorn
Remote Name: 198.53.122.192
Date: Wednesday, September 07, 2005
Time: 08:23 PM

Comments

MAY GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY!!


Signer_FullName: Stephen Price
Remote Name: 80.163.52.208
Date: Monday, September 05, 2005
Time: 01:45 AM

Comments

Best wishes and if there is anything else I can do to keep Woods where he is don't hesitate to email.


Signer_FullName: Leslie Samford
Remote Name: 207.70.191.118
Date: Monday, August 29, 2005
Time: 05:21 PM

Comments

I am Beau's first cousin, his mother Joan is my aunt. I am trying to find out all the information I can on his murder. I still feel that it is unreal. If anybody has any information on this please email me. My prayers are with Bethena's family, and God Bless....


Signer_FullName: Alan Eskew
Remote Name: 63.233.6.56
Date: Wednesday, August 24, 2005
Time: 02:18 AM

Comments

I know it has been a long while since the murders but I just want to let you know that I knew Beth and Ron. Actually, I knew everyone who was involved. I hung out at Insomnia (the coffee shop) in Deep Ellum, talking with just about everyone who would come in and hold a good conversation. Talked with Ron at length about everything from politics to religion, even his life in drugs. Its also where I met Beth. When I met her, she was lovely, vibrant, fun loving, and a great conversationalist. In the short time I knew her, she was a joy to know. The time I spent with Ron, I tried successfully to talk him out of his illegal dealings. The last conversation we had, he mentioned that he was considering getting out of the business. I wish that he could have had that chance, not to just prove it to himself, but to Beth even more. I grieve for your loss, I grieve for lost friends, but I know Beth is in a better place and looking down upon her nieces with all the love anyone could ever have. She's with them. My prayers are with you, your family, and with everyone touched by this tragedy. I've personally tried to keep their memories alive in my heart by making something of myself by being a teacher. A motivator of young minds, attempting to keep kids off of drugs and the businesses... and perhaps make the world a safer for their loved ones as well. I'm currently engaged, in college, and still struggling to buy my fiancée her wedding ring. My prayers be with you and may God bless and keep you.


Signer_FullName: a albert
Remote Name: 67.35.246.197
Date: Tuesday, August 16, 2005
Time: 11:54 AM

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Signer_FullName: Amanda Shippee
Remote Name: 24.195.179.64
Date: Friday, July 22, 2005
Time: 12:03 PM

Comments

Sorry for your loss and god bless you


Signer_FullName: joanne Williams
Remote Name: 142.176.185.10
Date: Wednesday, July 13, 2005
Time: 01:50 PM

Comments

God love you...


Signer_FullName: Cindy McNamara
Remote Name: 205.188.116.65
Date: Tuesday, July 05, 2005
Time: 07:31 PM

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Dear Janet - It was wonderful to hear from you. I think that this was a gift to us from our girls in Heaven that brought us together. I love this saying, It's not what you take when you leave this world behind you, but it's what you leave behind you when you go. I say that fits Beth and Shannon to a tee. Think of you often. May God Bless yours and our family with happy and wonderful memories. Cindy


Signer_FullName: JEN
Remote Name: 68.89.21.218
Date: Tuesday, July 05, 2005
Time: 01:28 AM

Comments

GOD BLESS YOU...


Signer_FullName: Chetman Yu
Remote Name: 68.122.13.236
Date: Sunday, July 03, 2005
Time: 03:16 AM

Comments

My heart definitely goes out to your family and I am deeply, deeply sorry for your loss. It is very hard to imagine that somebody would want to take away such a beautiful and sweet person. My heart will always go out to Beth's family and I admire your courage and strength in dealing with this horrible tragedy. How is Beth's family doing now? I pray that they will be able to get through the trial of the second killer.


Signer_FullName: Roxi
Remote Name: 209.206.156.141
Date: Friday, June 17, 2005
Time: 11:34 PM

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Janet, I'm finally online again...Just to let you know, I have never stopped praying for you and your family...The first day I read all about Bethena I cried (and still get saddened) Your story above made and impact on my life. Also to never take anything so precious as a beautiful (human) life for granted. As our time with our loved one/ones can be taken from us in a heartbeat. Love & prayers.


Signer_FullName: Jeanette
Remote Name: 69.15.51.60
Date: Wednesday, June 01, 2005
Time: 05:38 PM

Comments

I am very sorry for your loss! I cannot even begin to imagine what your family is feeling! May God be with you!


Signer_FullName: Bob (Benty) Trouts
Signer_Email:
Remote Name: 69.108.111.225
Date: Thursday, May 26, 2005
Time: 02:50 PM

Comments

We celebrate heroes every day for fighting for our country, rushing into burning buildings and other heroic feats. How does one put into words what a 'real hero' is? Do they say "because of her cast in life, there are five people still celebrating the joy and gift of life because of Beth"? Unless you have known someone who was so generous and left this world FIVE times better than when she entered it, are merely a reflection of the size of this sweet Angels life". What a legacy to the world, to want so little and give so much is truly the work of a Saint...To look into those beautiful eyes and see that 'spark' that so few possess, is a treasure I'll always remember. To read the heartfelt words of her mom and listen to the tragedy of her death makes me feel without question that God had a major plan for this little giant of a person...Beth saved five people and gave up her life for others... God bless Janet her family and friends. Thank you for sharing this beautiful memorial of a little Lady that couldn't give enough of herself. Bob Trouts Oak Park, California


Signer_FullName: karla
Signer_Email: calvinkarla@yahoo.ca
Remote Name: 207.179.172.220
Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2005
Time: 03:27 PM

Comments

sorry 4 your loss


Signer_FullName: karla
Signer_Email: calvinkarla@yahoo.ca
Remote Name: 207.179.172.220
Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2005
Time: 03:27 PM

Comments

sorry 4 your loss


Signer_FullName: sandy leo
Signer_Email: littleone@yahoo.com
Remote Name: 24.99.146.213
Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2005
Time: 08:30 AM

Comments

I'm extremely sorry for your loss.


Signer_FullName: tiffany
Signer_Email:
Remote Name: 24.99.146.213
Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2005
Time: 08:28 AM

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Signer_FullName: cynthia king
Signer_Email: texasgirl78155@msn.com
Remote Name: 68.2.169.27
Date: Monday, May 23, 2005
Time: 06:20 AM

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Signer_FullName: estella greens
Signer_Email: stellagreens@hotmail.com
Remote Name: 63.200.101.21
Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2005
Time: 07:12 PM

Comments

sorry about this tragedy. hope everything goes fine wish you lots of love and faith be strong.


Signer_FullName: gerina owens
Signer_Email: blueeyes24256@yahoo.com
Remote Name: 64.12.116.13
Date: Monday, May 09, 2005
Time: 01:46 PM

Comments

i am really sorry


Signer_FullName: Betty Zahn
Signer_Email: borntexan1219@yahoo.com
Remote Name: 66.190.41.75
Date: Sunday, May 08, 2005
Time: 07:22 PM

Comments

My nephew was Beau Sanders. He was also murdered by these little creeps. We are so sorry for your loss also. May God bless you and your family.


Signer_FullName: Harlan Kubos
Signer_Email: hkubos@pdq.net
Remote Name: 65.119.52.146
Date: Tuesday, May 03, 2005
Time: 04:26 PM

Comments

this is such a sad story. I have 2 daughters, ages 20 & 24. They have done a lot of traveling in the short time they've been on this earth...every time they leave I say a prayer. I cant imagine the pain I would go thru if I were to lose one of them...I am saddened at your loss....I hope you can find peace somewhere in all of this tragedy... as for myself, I hope they both get or have gotten the death penalty...anything less would be an injustice to the woman that was your wonderful daughter....sorry for your loss.....God bless your family....Harlan Kubos...Spring, Texas.


Signer_FullName: Jaye Brewer-Comer
Signer_Email: jccomer82@hotmail.com
Remote Name: 68.118.122.15
Date: Tuesday, May 03, 2005
Time: 03:55 PM

Comments

I talked to Sara yesterday and it was so nice. :) I just wanted to let the rest of Beth's family know that my prayers are with you today. It's hard to continue on with life on anniversaries of tragedy. . .but God is there for the brokenhearted. Hopefully, you feel His presence today.


Signer_FullName: JoAnn Meriwether
Signer_Email: meriwetherjl@charter.net
Remote Name: 66.169.187.141
Date: Friday, April 29, 2005
Time: 09:24 PM

Comments

What a beautiful web site! She was beautiful and I am so sorry for your loss to such violence. My niece Tiffany Painter was only 19 too when she was murdered and had so much to offer the world. I am glad some justice has been accomplished at such a such a irreplaceable cost to your family. I fully understand your going to the grave and getting messages answered, I too have been given signs and answers from Tiffany. God Bless your family.


Signer_FullName: Evan Keeton
Signer_Email: republican0101@yahoo.com
Remote Name: 69.34.91.46
Date: Saturday, April 23, 2005
Time: 12:17 PM

Comments

I feel for you. I can only thank you for your strength and determination to bring justice to those that deserve it.


Signer_FullName: vicki casselman
Signer_Email: trickyvic@msn.com
Remote Name: 71.101.42.227
Date: Tuesday, April 05, 2005
Time: 03:25 AM

Comments

May the Lord bless and keep you, I am so sorry for your loss. May the monsters who did this spend eternity in hell. You will be in my prayers.


Signer_FullName: Dora Watkins
Signer_Email: Dorajean@Bellsouth.net
Remote Name: 66.157.50.216
Date: Thursday, March 24, 2005
Time: 09:05 PM

Comments

This is so very sad and a horrible story. Yet the beauty of Bethena is extremely felt. I am sorry for your loss and hopefully these killers will pay with their life, and may it be rapid and painful for them!!


Signer_FullName: Tammy
Signer_Email: parker2588@yahoo.com
Remote Name: 162.40.207.90
Date: Thursday, March 24, 2005
Time: 10:48 AM

Comments

my sister was murdered such a hard thing to try to accept.


Signer_FullName: TONYA HARRIS
Signer_Email: tonyah22@yahoo.com
Remote Name: 162.40.196.137
Date: Friday, March 11, 2005
Time: 11:43 AM

Comments

YOUR DAUGHTER IS PRECIOUS. I KNOW YOU MISS HER A BUNCH. BUT REMEMBER WE WILL SEE ALL THOSE WHO HAVE GONE ON BEFORE US. I TOO, LOST SOMEONE NEAR AND DEAR TO ME. MY SISTER WAS MURDERED 8/2/04.THEY DID ARREST SOMEONE AND WE ARE AWAITING TRIAL 3/29/05.SHE LEFT BEHIND 2 CHILDREN ALSO. THERE IS A BIG VOID IN OUR LIFE NOW, BUT WE TRY TO HOLD ON TO ALL THE GREAT MEMORIES WE HAVE. YOU AND YOU FAMILY WILL BE IN MY PRAYERS. MAY GOD BLESS YOU NOW AND ALWAYS...TONYA H. IN LOVING MEMORY OF TARA N. SWILLEY http://www.taraswilley.com our loved ones are gone but not forgotten.


Signer_FullName: CARLA WILEY
Signer_Email: LDR29@AOL.COM
Remote Name: 205.188.116.13
Date: Sunday, March 06, 2005
Time: 06:39 AM

Comments

I'M SO SORRY FOR THE LOSS OF YOUR BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTER, MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU, YOUR FAMILY, AND~~BETHENA~~GOD BLESS YOU ALL


Signer_FullName: Sylvia Burris
Signer_Email: kandeerazorblade_babe_16@hotmail.com
Remote Name: 24.119.86.121
Date: Friday, February 25, 2005
Time: 01:54 AM

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Signer_FullName: Leslie
Signer_Email: leslieamitchell@yahoo.com
Remote Name: 207.70.191.118
Date: Wednesday, February 23, 2005
Time: 03:12 PM

Comments

I don't know if this is where I am supposed to be, but in the yahoo search result's with this website's description, it said "Beau Sanders, another of Halo's victims. If this is the Beau I'm looking for, he was from Dallas, Tx and was taken to Barstow,CA and brutally murdered. He was my brother, whom I haven't spoken to in 10 years. He would be about 27-29 years old. If it might be the one, please contact me and let me know something, I have no information, and am desperately seeking it. Thank You


Signer_FullName: Candice
Signer_Email: vampirabird@yahoo.com
Remote Name: 66.162.87.252
Date: Saturday, February 12, 2005
Time: 11:38 PM

Comments

Hello Janet, family and friends, I was able to listen to Janet speak to a group of kids about Bethena. I was so moved by her sweet and honest story, I can see why Bethena is missed so much. Janet you did such a great job with the kids and I hope you find the courage to do it again. I know that you have made a difference in me and I treasure the people in my life a little more because of you and your daughter. Thank you. I love the fact that this web site celebrates her life. I hope that one day the pain will turn into peace. God Bless your family and friends


Signer_FullName: Ashley Bishop
Signer_Email: SweetDollA8888@hotmail.com
Remote Name: 216.54.48.58
Date: Friday, February 11, 2005
Time: 12:55 PM

Comments

i am sorry about what has happened to you...i know what it is like to lose someone that you dearly love. if you would like to talk about what you are going through you can email me.


Signer_FullName: Felicia Scott
Signer_Email: felicia@yahoo.com
Remote Name: 70.147.198.216
Date: Friday, January 28, 2005
Time: 12:42 PM

Comments

I hope that justice is given fairly. Hope that your daughter can finally rest in peace knowing that her killer has been captured. My sympathy goes out to you and your family. I have a 16 year old cousin that was in training school and was found in bed with a belt tied around his neck. It was homicide. God helped us and he will do the same for you.


Signer_FullName: Felicia R. Scott
Signer_Email: felicia@yahoo.com
Remote Name: 70.147.198.216
Date: Friday, January 28, 2005
Time: 12:28 PM

Comments

I am sorry about your loss. I didn't know Bethena but my heart goes out to her and her family.


Signer_FullName: Ashley
Signer_Email:
Remote Name: 63.90.135.123
Date: Saturday, December 18, 2004
Time: 10:02 AM

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Signer_FullName: Barbara Chance
Signer_Email: flamingo427@hotmail.com
Remote Name: 64.123.191.210
Date: Wednesday, November 24, 2004
Time: 10:07 PM

Comments

Hello again. You may not remember me but I met you at POMC. I couldn't believe this was the Beth I heard about in our meetings. My daughter Kelly 23, and her boyfriend Kevin were murdered on Feb. 26 2002. I can't go to the meetings because they make me upset and remind me of the injustice there is in the world. It was nice talking to you knowing you knew the unbearable pain it is losing your daughter. I miss her so much. Not a day goes by that I don't think of her. Our trial has been set back so many times. It is supposed to be in Feb. but I am not holding my breath. If you get this letter, please let me know what to do at the trial. Do I go or stay home. I just don't know.... I pray God gives you peace, Barbara Chance


Signer_FullName: Steev Marsh
Signer_Email: BigMFSteev@aol.com
Remote Name: 4.29.44.101
Date: Tuesday, November 23, 2004
Time: 12:18 AM

Comments

I'm very sorry for your loss. I knew Ron and Bethena, but not very well. But I do remember them both. Beau was my very best friend in the world, I'm sorry it took me so long to find out about this website I would have wrote sooner. I am the person who called the cops and complained until something happened. I hope that you know that the almost a year I spent trying to find out what happened to Beau was the hardest time of my life. I have never been the same since I found out, so I can only imagine what it must have been like for you. My deepest sympathy for your great loss, May God Bless you and take care of you till you see your loved ones again. I can promise you we both will. Best,Steev Marsh


Signer_FullName: Julie Lara
Signer_Email: jlara@bak.rr.com
Remote Name: 66.119.34.59
Date: Tuesday, November 02, 2004
Time: 03:44 PM

Comments

I am so sorry for your loss. Although I do not know you personally, your story has moved me to tears. I will pray for your family, and may GOD bless you all.


Signer_FullName: DeeDee Vaccaro
Signer_Email: evaccaro@piersonandsmith.com
Remote Name: 155.212.34.186
Date: Tuesday, November 02, 2004
Time: 09:27 AM

Comments

I cannot imagine your pain or grief. I do no know why god lets such things happen especially to your beautiful daughter. Be strong, I don't know if I could be as strong as you are.


Signer_FullName: LEONEL E. LOPEZ
Signer_Email: LOWPEZ14@HOTMAIL.COM
Remote Name: 198.81.26.13
Date: Saturday, October 30, 2004
Time: 02:24 AM

Comments

WOW....I'M AT A LOSS.........SUCH A MIRACULOUS AND UPLIFTING RESULT...FROM DEEP DARK TRAGEDY...YET EVERY DYING WISH ETERNALLY FULFILLED....YOU COULD NOT HAVE MADE HER LIFE MORE COMPLETE THAN BY DOING AS SHE WISHED...TAKE COMFORT....SHE'S WHERE WE ALL WANNA END UP.......IN GOD'S EYES...SHE WAS JUST TOO DARNED SPECIAL NOT TO HAVE RIGHT AWAY....GOD BLESS US ALL........


Signer_FullName: Chris Brosz
Signer_Email: chris_brosz
Remote Name: 69.170.74.68
Date: Wednesday, September 29, 2004
Time: 07:04 PM

Comments

Hi I am sorry to hear of you daughter - found this sight by looking up my family name - maybe we're related... Once again I hope you and your family find peace.


Signer_FullName: nicole engler
Signer_Email: colebird77@yahoo.com
Remote Name: 66.43.230.251
Date: Wednesday, September 22, 2004
Time: 09:11 AM

Comments

I read the story of your angel. I just want to say I am very sorry; it is a sad deal. Let god guide you in the right path and I only wish that they would do the some thing to the guys that did this to her...I wish they would do the same. I went to school with this kid he was very quiet and all. one day a girl that delivered papers came up missing and she was only 15 - he raped her, shot her in the head 18 times - come to find out that was not his first murder


Signer_FullName: bill sabatino
Signer_Email: baddog3102000@yahoo.com
Remote Name: 129.44.9.201
Date: Tuesday, August 31, 2004
Time: 11:25 PM

Comments

Hello. This page had me in tears. Such a warm and beautiful young lady. It is at times like these I feel humanity is a lost cause. Why? I am devastated that such a warm and caring person is no longer with us, when it is so obvious that the world needed her. I can not fathom your loss. As a father of two precious girls it scares me that theses things can happen to such wonderful people. I am so sorry for your loss. I will say a prayer for you. Bill


Signer_FullName: Beth
Signer_Email: seebreezz@hotmail.com
Remote Name: 64.12.116.22
Date: Tuesday, August 10, 2004
Time: 12:32 AM

Comments

My heart aches for you, Janet. I can not imagine the pain that you and your family must feel or the void in your lives. I entered this page by accident but as soon as I saw Bethena's picture, I knew that I had to stay and read her story. She is so beautiful and I'm sure it was even more evident in person. Thank you for sharing her poetry and her life story, i'm sure writing about Bethena is helping you to heal as well. I bet she's proud of you for that. As a parent, I can't fathom losing a child. I admire your strength and all others that have lost their own children. I wish you peace. Thank you for sharing your story with me. i will never forget. -Beth, TN


Signer_FullName: katriena
Signer_Email:
Remote Name: 64.136.26.235
Date: Monday, August 09, 2004
Time: 09:29 PM

Comments

I DID NOT KNOW HER VERY WELL. BUT I WOULD STILL LIKE TO PRAY FOR YOUR FAMILY. GOD BLESS.


Signer_FullName:
Signer_Email:
Remote Name: 68.7.201.141
Date: Thursday, July 15, 2004
Time: 05:00 PM

Comments

thank you very much for sharing ur beautiful daughter with us all. we are very sorry for your lose thanx....


Signer_FullName: deb hogue
Signer_Email: tblade@bright.net
Remote Name: 209.143.34.193
Date: Thursday, July 15, 2004
Time: 11:32 AM

Comments

hello my name is deb and my husband's name is johnny. I would like to start by saying I'm truly sorry to hear about your loss. we know exactly how you feel. we have lost two children. in 1987 a horrible man murdered my sister. he was given 40 years to life. then one month after diana died, our 19 month baby boy jimmy died in a house fire. and if that wasn't enough, in august 2002 our 17 year old son bobby was killed by a drunk driver. they let him plea bargain so all he got was 3 years in prison for taking our son away. bobby was such a good boy. he would do anything for anybody and he did. bobby would have been a senior in high school that year and he couldn't wait - he was so excited but he never got to be a senior or graduate or to begin his life as a man. bobby would be 19 now and jimmy would be 18. I know in my heart that my sister and our babies are with us everyday. so as I was saying I know how you feel and I'm sorry about your loss.


Signer_FullName: David Brosz
Signer_Email: dbrosz@bigfoot.com
Remote Name: 207.216.60.153
Date: Friday, July 09, 2004
Time: 01:18 AM

Comments

I live on Vancouver Island on the west coast of Canada. My father's family migrated to Alberta from North Dakota in the early 1900s. I moved to the coast about 25 years ago. I happened upon this site running a google search of my name. I was shocked and saddened to read the story of Bethena's death. I am considering adding my father's name to the site. He was murdered in 1998. His name was Victor Brosz.


Signer_FullName: Alejandro Alfaro
Signer_Email: seneto@yahoo.com
Remote Name: 4.12.166.242
Date: Friday, July 02, 2004
Time: 01:54 AM

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Signer_FullName: christina
Signer_Email:
Remote Name: 4.36.109.17
Date: Saturday, June 19, 2004
Time: 02:04 PM

Comments

I am so touched by your story, and I hope your family is doing well.


Signer_FullName: anonymous
Signer_Email:
Remote Name: 68.21.37.100
Date: Saturday, June 19, 2004
Time: 11:50 AM

Comments

I am sorry for your loss. I cried at this website. Unfortunately, I have a different relation to this situation. I did not know Beth. However, I knew Steve. It truly saddens me that he could have had any part in any of this. I knew him very well before his spiral downwards 7 years ago. The stories are true, he had an extremely bad life growing up. No excuses, oh believe me I could never make any excuses. He had a very dark and horrible past that he was exposed to. I only wish that in the time I knew him, I could have helped bring him out of his darkness. When you know people spiral downwards, you never know just how bad it could ever get. This scenario is beyond any imagery I could have imagined to happen in his life. Your daughter was very beautiful and had a promising future. The Steve I knew could never have done that. It's horrible what drugs and violence in your life can turn you into. I have dealt with a lot of death in my life. And even though I do not know your daughter, I mourn for her, to think I know someone who was involved is very heavy on my spirit. I don't blame myself for not being able to bring him out of his spiral, but there is always that little voice that says "what if you tried harder". I know I am not to blame though. I just wish he could have found true happiness in his life before any of this could have happened. Again I am truly sorry for your loss of such a beautiful girl.


Signer_FullName: Betty
Signer_Email: Betty_Doering@hotmail.com
Remote Name: 216.114.99.165
Date: Saturday, June 05, 2004
Time: 01:21 AM

Comments

Your web site has a lot of great insights of your Daughter. Bethena has a kind heart and writes very nice words - I like her Poem! I am Glad you got to spend her last moments with her we were not so lucky when our Daughter Twila was taken from us. I am glad you have Beth's words of Wisdom to read and she had such a great understanding of life and family, my Twila would of given us our first grandchild by her in April she was the youngest of 4. May God help you in your loss


Signer_FullName: Dorothy Knox
Signer_Email: dk12021@yahoo.com
Remote Name: 65.70.223.1
Date: Friday, June 04, 2004
Time: 11:42 AM

Comments

To the family of Beth Brosz - You do not know me, but Beth was my roommate for a brief period of time at the University of North Texas. I was a sophomore when I met Beth. She was a very nice young woman. I remember the first day she moved into Mozart Square. We talked about where we were from and our families. I could tell from our conversations that she loved her family very much. We shared a room very briefly, because she later moved back home. I wish that I could have known her better. I found out about Beth’s murder on the evening news. I saw her picture on the screen and started to cry. I prayed for her and her loved ones. I came across this lovely memorial site for Beth, and wanted to give my condolences. I just wanted you to know that I was privileged to have met such a nice person, even though it was for just a short time. I have achieved my dream; I am now a first grade teacher in Austin, Texas. Beth should have had the opportunity to achieve her dream as well. Your family continues to be in my prayers. Peace and Bless


Signer_FullName: Jaye Brewer-Comer
Signer_Email: jccomer82@hotmail.com
Remote Name: 4.227.121.221
Date: Wednesday, June 02, 2004
Time: 05:05 PM

Comments

I'm 22 years old and live in Rockwall. I met Beth at school through a friend named Julie. I thought she was a cool girl. She had a pair of jeans with British flags on the back pockets! (this was around September, 1998) I have to admit that at this time, I wasn't exactly the best person in the world. I was at that teenage rebellion stage. Beth was always real nice and super sweet to me, but we didn't really see each other a lot. Here's where I feel really bad: She started dating a guy named John-Michael, who happened to be my boyfriend's brother. This is when I started being real mean to her. I couldn't understand why she was with him, she was SO much of a better person then him! We even lived together for about two weeks and I tried my best to get her to leave. But the truth is, I really liked her. She was pretty, and so smart. Her mother made it a point to call her ALL THE TIME! :) My mother never tried to call me, she didn't care where I was or what I was doing. I saw that Beth had so much potential and that she could achieve great things! For the life of me I couldn't understand why she was working at the Waffle House and hanging out with people like me! I guess that I was just envious. She eventually moved back with her mom and I heard she was doing good. I met a great guy and got married in 2001. When I heard the news about her death, I was 8 months pregnant with my son. I was so upset, how could that happen to her!? This is kinda embarrassing to admit, but I was so upset that I went into pre-mature labor. I had to go to the hospital to stop it. I never knew what happened to her between the time she left Rockwall to the time she passed, but after reading this memorial, I feel more at peace. I'm proud of the path she was taking, and I think she would be proud of me too. I was a dropout when she knew me, but I got my GED and I'm attending El Centro College to obtain my Associates Degree in Nursing. (This was always my dream) So far, I have a 4.0 GPA which is amazing considering that I have 2 children and a husband to take care of! In 2000, I became saved and I can honestly say that I'm a Christian. I wasn't when I knew Beth which could explain a lot. I hope that you all are doing well and congratulations on the newest baby! (Now 1 and a half years!!) This site is a wonderful thing for those who knew her and for those who didn't. It really shows Beth for who she was. I also knew Sara from school. (Didn't you used to date Robbie?) Since May of 2001, Beth hasn't left my heart or my mind alone and I am so glad that I found this! My prayers are with your family, I'm sure that's the only way I can make things right with her. May God bless you all!!


Signer_FullName: Dinette Michel
Signer_Email: dinettem@msn.com
Remote Name: 12.10.219.36
Date: Monday, May 24, 2004
Time: 05:38 PM

Comments

Let me start by saying that I so sorry for your loss. I have read the entire story about your daughter and numerous of other innocent that has been slain by senseless violence. I have cried and prayed over this and the only thing I can think of is to ask for some help. I have a two year old little boy and I am so afraid to let him out of my sight. I don't want to be one of those mothers that cannot let go of child but what am I to do. I am at a loss on how to keep my baby safe. Please help!!!!!! How do you deal??????


Signer_FullName: Mariza Schelmety
Signer_Email: mariza_melo@yahoo.com
Remote Name: 68.44.189.39
Date: Saturday, May 22, 2004
Time: 12:16 AM

Comments

I am really sorry about your love one.


Signer_FullName: Brenda
Signer_Email: http://www.angelfire.com/in2/Angel2/index.html
Remote Name: 64.12.116.22
Date: Friday, May 21, 2004
Time: 05:59 AM

Comments

My heart breaks, another family lost a beautiful child to the hands of another.. You have created a beautiful memorial to your precious child, Bethena. I have walked this road before you; my daughter, Wendy was murdered on March 25, 1998. To meet Wendy, click on my name. The hardest thing a parent will ever do.. Learning to live without their child. May peace be yours,


Signer_FullName: CARRIE
Signer_Email: JADA20004@WMCONNECT.COM
Remote Name: 205.188.116.21
Date: Sunday, May 09, 2004
Time: 01:11 AM

Comments

I'M VERY SORRY FOR YOU


Signer_FullName: Duke Guerra
Signer_Email: venustiano20@yahoo.com
Remote Name: 24.155.110.91
Date: Monday, May 03, 2004
Time: 07:52 AM

Comments

I am weakened by this because if there is one thing that can always bring me to my knees, it's tragic crimes such as this, against the innocent, even when I have never met the any of the victims. I read the entire story, including the news articles and it ripped my heart out. Someone I knew well was taken out to a field, handcuffed, shot in the head and buried in a shallow grave and it was over drugs. The only solace is to know that the majority of murderers get caught because they bragged or just because of forensic science. Woods is no different. He got caught and soon he will be erased from earth, so we can all sleep a little better. Beth will always exist in this world and shines even brighter in the world we all hope to be in someday. God bless Beth. God bless Ron. God bless each family, who suffered from these two young losses. I loved Beth's poem and saw how talented she was, just by her putting her thoughts down on paper. Personally, I will never forget her. Take care.


Signer_FullName: nancy lessard
Signer_Email: minniemow@aol.com
Remote Name: 24.62.178.146
Date: Tuesday, April 06, 2004
Time: 01:31 AM

Comments

crying too much to think of something to write


Signer_FullName: Elaine Rondeau
Signer_Email: aammen@worldnet.att.net
Remote Name: 68.219.169.115
Date: Sunday, March 28, 2004
Time: 03:47 PM

Comments

Dear Family of Bethena, I am so happy that you wrote to us. I misplaced your note. Can you please resend, so that I can write to you? Again, we are so sorry for the horror that you and your family are experiencing. Our Renee was murdered on Halloween night, October 31, 1994. Sometimes, I feel that I have stopped in space...life seems to stand still, but then I remember all of the children that we must work for...bringing peace to our nation. Love and hugs, Elaine Rondeau


Signer_FullName: andy boyd
Signer_Email: zhenchyld@yahoo.com
Remote Name: 24.1.134.236
Date: Tuesday, March 23, 2004
Time: 10:00 PM

Comments

i loved her too. i have sat on that bench under the tree many nights, and still i cannot cry enough tears. perhaps the pain you feel when someone is gone is proportionate to the beauty they brought into this worldly realm. if that is the case, we may never have peace; beth's love was as boundless as the night sky. though my grief could never equal yours, i miss her too. i am so sorry. i am so sorry.


Signer_FullName: Snadra
Signer_Email: idnas23@sbcglobal.net
Remote Name: 69.47.136.133
Date: Saturday, March 20, 2004
Time: 09:25 AM

Comments

Though i cannot begin to say that i know what it feels like to loose a love one i can only say i understand. it sounds like your daughter was very loved and loving. my condolences to you all.


Signer_FullName: John A. Wolz
Signer_Email: johnawolz@msn.com
Remote Name: 12.220.192.126
Date: Monday, March 08, 2004
Time: 02:13 AM

Comments

I am very sorry to hear of your loss. It's very sad every time something of this nature happens. I too lost a niece in much the same manner. It's not real until it hits home. Love and prayers to you and your family. Sincerely, John A. Wolz


Signer_FullName: Mary M. Spohn
Signer_Email: g.l.spohn@att.net
Remote Name: 12.72.70.37
Date: Sunday, March 07, 2004
Time: 09:12 PM

Comments

I was so touched by this website. I would have never known about it had I not read Vin Suprynowicz column in the Sunday Las Vegas Review-Journal. And I totally agree with his column. I am so very sorry for your loss. Being a Mother of four sons, I can only imagine your heartache and pain, but suffice it to know that you do not travel this path alone. My prayers are with you. May God grant you peace. Sincerely, Mary


Signer_FullName: Pamela&Elijah
Signer_Email: lostinvegas@cox.net
Remote Name: 68.104.92.203
Date: Sunday, March 07, 2004
Time: 07:57 PM

Comments

Our paper here in Vegas wrote an editorial on pro death penalty and used your site as a reference to anyone who thought that the people on death row were being treated "unfairly." It was a scathing retort to a woman who had a loved one on death row and how much she too suffered but we should still treat them with dignity. I was against the death penalty for many years, until the birth of my beautiful son 2 1/2 years ago. Then it all changed for me. NO ONE HAS THE RIGHT TO KILL ANYONE'S BABY and if you choose that road to take someone else's life and change all the lives connected to that person then all bets are off. I'm so sick of the sniveling criminals and hearing about their rights. More needs to be learned about the victims and reported on them not about what a sad life the criminal had. Things are so backwards in our world. I am happy that justice seems to have been served for your wise daughter. Though it will never be enough at least you can find solace in that another family will not endure what you have had to by these monsters. What a wonderful mother you are, thank you for your inspiration to me and for reminding me once again to be thankful for what I have. May Grace remain with you, Pamela & Elijah


Signer_FullName: Judy Currier
Signer_Email: JudyCurrier@cox.net
Remote Name: 68.108.35.183
Date: Sunday, March 07, 2004
Time: 07:45 AM

Comments

http://www.reviewjournal.com/lvrj_home/2004/Feb-22-Sun-2004/opinion/23140121.html
http://www.reviewjournal.com/lvrj_home/2004/Mar-07-Sun-2004/opinion/23255347.html


Signer_FullName: Susan Hieronymus
Signer_Email: SHierony@nyit.edu
Remote Name: 167.206.128.32
Date: Thursday, February 26, 2004
Time: 12:01 PM

Comments

As I read the very beautiful story of your daughter's life and how it was so sadly ripped from you, her family and friends, it brought tears to my eyes. You write with so much imagery and passion, I know her death was very hard for you, and I am so sorry for your loss. I've found with the death of loved ones in my life, acceptance is almost impossible. God Bless YOU and your family, stay strong, always. Susan, New York


Signer_FullName: Crash
Signer_Email: crashdog75081@yahoo.com
Remote Name: 64.207.23.95
Date: Tuesday, February 24, 2004
Time: 12:45 PM

Comments

I met Beth & Ron briefly on several occasions, but never really knew them. Beau Sanders, another of Halo's victims, was one of my closest friends. I'm sure your loss is no less than that of Beau's friend's and family. From my family to yours, we're very sorry for your loss. CRASH


Signer_FullName: Karen Foster
Signer_Email:
Remote Name: 195.92.168.178
Date: Saturday, February 21, 2004
Time: 02:33 PM

Comments

Reading your emotional tribute to your beautiful daughter has left me in tears. You are showing such strength and dignity and life has been so unfair and cruel to you. I hope that the scum who did this to Bethena suffer for the rest of their lives and I hope that they are put to death sooner rather than later. No one should have a child taken from them so horribly for no reason at all. I cannot imagine how you must feel but I felt I needed to tell you that I am thinking of you and my heart is with you.


Signer_FullName: Elaine and Gordon Rondeau
Signer_Email: aammen@worldnet.att.net
Remote Name: 68.219.195.93
Date: Wednesday, February 18, 2004
Time: 04:12 PM

Comments

Dear Mother of Bethena, I have visited your web page and was so moved by the beautiful story of your wonderful, talented and sweet daughter, Bethena. My daughter, Renee Olbunmi (God Gives Me in the Yoruba language of Nigeria, West Africa where she was born while we were in the Peace Corps) was brutally murdered by two strangers, a female prostitute and a drug dealer on Halloween night, October 31, 1994. Our hearts break for you and your family. Our condolences to you, and our wishes that you are progressing as well as can be expected. It is almost 10 years later for us, but the hole in our hearts just get bigger and bigger. Renee was murdered in her own apartment. She was strangled. The news reporters and the media and strangers and family and friends all said what they said to you: "Renee was in the wrong place at the wrong time". We beg to differ. She was in the right place...she was in her apartment, in her home. She had walked three blocks from the gym where she worked out in her "good" neighborhood. We agree with you, when you said, "what happened to our Beth and the other victims should NEVER happen to ANYONE for ANY reason. I would love to talk with you. The circumstances of Beth's murder and the other victims were horrific. All murders are horrific. That of our daughter was horrific. My husband and I are affiliated with an organization called Fight Crime: Invest in Kids. The website is www.fightcrime.org. We would like to invite you to visit the website and to write to us to see if you would like to know more. We find that the volunteer work that is done by these great people is so healing. We would also like to talk with you a bit more about some of the work that you may be doing. Do you go to conferences or do speaking engagements or workshops? It is a miracle that she was able to stay alive in order to donate her organs. How wonderful! Five people are alive because of the donations of her organs. You, as her Mother, wrote such a sweet and caring letter. You sound like I do, loving your beautiful daughter so much. I have a friend, named Jean, who is a millionaire, but is very selfish. She has three grown daughters, three sons-in-law, five grandchildren and three great grand-children and the stupid, selfish woman hates them all! She does not speak to any of them. She is no longer my friend. Can you imagine such a selfish person, who does not know the meaning of life and love? I would like to speak with you very much to learn how you are doing. I would like to tell you about the organization that I am affiliated with, Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, and see whether you might be interested in joining the fight against crime. Please know that we care so much about all victims and the horror that they suffer. Please also know that we work every day to see what we can to to turn the tide of crime and violence around, work for victims rights, and improve the serious flaws in the criminal justice system. Sincerely yours, and with hope for a better world for all to live in, Elaine M. Rondeau Marietta, Georgia


Signer_FullName: Kim Gregory
Signer_Email: MSKIMGREG@AOL.COM
Remote Name: 205.188.208.72
Date: Friday, February 13, 2004
Time: 12:49 AM

Comments

I can't find the words to say to you and your family, I am so deeply sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter...May she rest in peace and be your angel looking down on you and your family.


Signer_FullName: Harmony
Signer_Email: harmonyb@academicplanet.com
Remote Name: 64.2.103.68
Date: Tuesday, February 10, 2004
Time: 07:40 AM

Comments

I just want you to know how truly sorry I am for what happened. There is not a day that goes by that I don't think of Bethena and miss her. I can never begin to tell you how sorry I am for any negative influence I had in her life. I would do anything to change the past. Bethena was the best friend I ever had and I let her down. I am so very sorry. Please forgive me. Please know that I am praying for you all every day.


Signer_FullName: Alessandro
Signer_Email: alex_le81@hotmail.com
Remote Name: 81.208.60.206
Date: Tuesday, February 03, 2004
Time: 03:27 PM

Comments

I was born 10/10/1981, the same day of Bethena. Mi dispiace molto (I'm very sorry for your loss).


Signer_FullName: Petty Officer Osbeck, Jason M. US. NAVY
Signer_Email: osbeckjason699@hotmail.com
Remote Name: 207.132.131.54
Date: Sunday, February 01, 2004
Time: 09:26 PM

Comments

I am truly sorry for your loss. The two pieces of garbage that have taken your daughter from deserve to be terminated like the animals they are. I have served in the US. Navy for 4 years, I am in special forces, and I have seen life being taken. This cowardly act shall not go unnoticed justice will be served!!


Signer_FullName: Joseph Basile
Signer_Email: joseph.basile@xtra.co.nz
Remote Name: 210.54.78.242
Date: Thursday, January 29, 2004
Time: 07:17 AM

Comments

I just stumbled upon this website while looking around the internet and this site really moved me. I'm terribly sorry about your loss and I can't even imagine the pain you must feel. I live in New Zealand, the other side of the world from you, and still Beth seemed to touch me. I'm very sorry about such a waste.


Signer_FullName: Alisson
Signer_Email: RiversAngelEyes@aol.com
Remote Name: 64.12.96.73
Date: Monday, January 26, 2004
Time: 09:25 PM

Comments

Bless you & your family, I wept as I read the page about your beautiful child. May the Lord continue to bless you with healing. It still amazes me man's inhumanity to man. I lost my cousin in 1998 which was a supposed suicide/accident, many people knew otherwise and lately I have been missing him very badly, he was raised like a brother to me. God Bless you.


Signer_FullName: Casey Kraushaar
Signer_Email: caseface6@yahoo.com
Remote Name: 149.10.252.67
Date: Friday, January 23, 2004
Time: 03:03 PM

Comments

I never knew Beth, in fact, I just stumbled upon this website while surfing the net. However, I am deeply touched by this story. Beth seemed like a truly inspirational young woman and its such a shame that this guestbook even exists. My condolences to your family and friends, and may Bethena rest in eternal peace with God.


Signer_FullName: LISA SMITH
Signer_Email: lisaangleheart@aol.com
Remote Name: 64.12.96.73
Date: Wednesday, January 14, 2004
Time: 08:14 AM

Comments

Hang in there, God has all his children in his hands, That's where he has your family member gently hugging and letting her rest and, no more worries of this world we still live In. Your in my prayer. God hold you till we meet in at heaven's doors. God bless


Signer_FullName: Joyce Thompson
Signer_Email: whippersnapper99@aol.com
Remote Name: 4.12.199.252
Date: Saturday, January 10, 2004
Time: 06:07 PM

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Signer_FullName: Angelica Holguin
Signer_Email: ekas0715@yahoo.com
Remote Name: 64.172.142.150
Date: Sunday, January 04, 2004
Time: 02:40 AM

Comments

Bethena was a beautiful young woman. I feel your pain. I have had a family member murdered on 10/31/03 and we are dealing with the same agony. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


Signer_FullName: patty revers
Signer_Email: prevers@harris.com
Remote Name: 130.41.108.143
Date: Tuesday, December 23, 2003
Time: 01:37 PM

Comments

This tribute to your daughter is one of the most touching things I have ever read. The love that you and your family share is truly special. My thoughts are with you during this holiday season.


Signer_FullName: Gail
Signer_Email: Thill6@twcny.rr.com
Remote Name: 24.58.134.224
Date: Saturday, December 20, 2003
Time: 04:27 PM

Comments


Signer_FullName: Gail
Signer_Email:
Remote Name: 24.58.134.224
Date: Saturday, December 20, 2003
Time: 04:27 PM

Comments


Signer_FullName: Mario&Melissa Gonzales
Signer_Email: mmgzes@aol.com
Remote Name: 64.12.96.73
Date: Monday, November 03, 2003
Time: 05:46 PM

Comments

I am very sorry for your loss - Bethena seems to have a very loving family. Be with god always


Signer_FullName: Rachael Haverlack
Signer_Email: Rah621@aol.com
Remote Name: 205.188.208.72
Date: Tuesday, October 28, 2003
Time: 08:58 PM

Comments

I am giving a Speech on Pro death penalty for a class. I am going to base it on the innocent victims of these types of crimes. When debating the death penalty so many of us forget about the families whom have lost and many anti death penalty activists say. "it is wrong for us to use capital punishment because we are working the hands of god." what about when the criminal decided to "Play God?" Your Daughter sounds like she was a wonderful person. I don't know anyone who could only think of others at their time of need and suffering. she will be in my prayers. Hopefully we can all work together to put an end to these vicious crimes of hate, but we cant do this Quietly.


Signer_FullName: Joe Trevino
Signer_Email: joegl2002@yahoo.com
Remote Name: 12.34.246.37
Date: Friday, October 24, 2003
Time: 03:57 PM

Comments

My prayers go with your family due to the terrible acts this monster has imposed on you. I was friends of another victim of Mr. Woods Beau Sanders who he assisted in murdering in San Bernadino california and was wondering if you know the day his execution was set for. Thank You and God Bless Joe Trevino


Signer_FullName: Patrice Garcia
Signer_Email: Patrice.Garcia@Nextel.com
Remote Name: 168.73.245.49
Date: Tuesday, October 21, 2003
Time: 06:41 PM

Comments

I did not know Bethena as I have come across this story in remembrance of a loved one that I lost 2 years ago today. However, her story has touched my heart. I sit here in tears as I read what a wonderful Woman she was. Your family will be in my prayers.


Signer_FullName:
Signer_Email:
Remote Name: 68.40.121.79
Date: Monday, October 20, 2003
Time: 05:31 PM

Comments

I just want to say that i know that i cant take back what my cousin did but i can say that i am so vary truthfully sorry for what he did!! the thought that he was capable of doing what he did just sickens me! even though he is family and was like a brother, i have to say that i fully agree with his punishment. my prayers are always with you and your family! and again i am sorry!


Signer_FullName: Monicfa
Signer_Email:
Remote Name: 81.74.73.25
Date: Wednesday, August 27, 2003
Time: 08:34 AM

Comments


Signer_FullName: Maryanne Holifield
Signer_Email: mholifield
Remote Name: 205.188.208.70
Date: Monday, August 18, 2003
Time: 09:27 AM

Comments

Yesterday at church, my favorite hymn, "Here I Am, Lord", was sung by the choir. I have no idea why it reminds me of you, Beth, but it does. I wanted you to know I am thinking of you. Love, Maryanne


Signer_FullName: monica
Signer_Email: monica_licata5@hotmail.com
Remote Name: 81.74.73.25
Date: Tuesday, July 29, 2003
Time: 05:01 AM

Comments

I am an Italian girl and I very far to this story and I am very far to death penalty, but remember that God is real and look any single thinks and any single person...only HE can judge victims and guiltys. GOOD BYE BETHENA!


Signer_FullName: Mark Caruana
Signer_Email: carum024@yahoo.co.uk
Remote Name: 217.30.96.166
Date: Thursday, July 03, 2003
Time: 08:25 AM

Comments

As a Southern European Roam Catholic, I am against the death penalty but there are circumstances where I have to admit that it is the least you can give. This lady's murder is an example. Atrocious killers like this should be wiped out from amongst peace loving families. I am a father and a husband and really tried to feel the pain of Bethena's father. I really pray that God redeems him his loss and as a man he finds the courage to fight and survive this ordeal. God bless you.


Signer_FullName: Sharon Pickrel
Signer_Email: alexxx2969@aol.com
Remote Name: 205.188.208.108
Date: Friday, June 20, 2003
Time: 08:31 PM

Comments

God Bless you and your family and it is wonderful that you are keeping your daughter's memory alive with this website. It touched my heart. Monday we will say goodbye to a friend and co-worker that was brutally murdered. Please pray for Denise Johnson's family and the three year old son she left behind. I hope the Angel's will be watching over us all.


Signer_FullName: Joan Lambert
Signer_Email: joantlambert@hotmail.com
Remote Name: 205.251.253.213
Date: Saturday, June 14, 2003
Time: 06:55 PM

Comments

I was touched by your on-line memorial to your daughter. She is with God now and someday you will meet again to love and live in peace and eternal bliss. May God Bless you and your family and may He give you the courage and desire to get through each day. Take good care!!!


Signer_FullName: wendy farmer
Signer_Email: farmers@web-room.net
Remote Name: 67.2.180.111
Date: Wednesday, May 28, 2003
Time: 11:02 AM

Comments

Hello to Bethena's family from a mother of 4 from Minnesota. I am so sorry for your loss, your story touched me deeply, your daughter was a beautiful young lady, with an unusual wisdom at such a young age. My prayers are with you! Wendy


Signer_FullName: gideon kibe
Signer_Email: gideon_kibe@attbi.com
Remote Name: 207.238.101.61
Date: Saturday, May 17, 2003
Time: 03:39 PM

Comments

Bethena will always hold a place in my heart. I know none of her close friends or family know me, but i was in the same training class with her when we started working for Stream International/WebTv Networks. Bethena was so kind and friendly, oh how it broke my heart when i learnt of what had happened to her and friend Ronald (also in the same training class). But as we all know, God gives and takes away, unfortunately, the good people go and the bad remain. May God rest her soul in peace, her life touched many others, we love you Beth........Gideon.


Signer_FullName: Denise Emerson
Signer_Email: Sonocaw@hotmail.com
Remote Name: 12.231.92.216
Date: Tuesday, April 15, 2003
Time: 11:54 PM

Comments

My heartfelt prayers go out to you and your family. I lost a brother to homicide on Thanksgiving Day 1992.


Signer_FullName: Ray Lopez
Signer_Email: ray_lopez3@excite.com
Remote Name: 143.166.83.133
Date: Friday, April 04, 2003
Time: 07:53 PM

Comments

My prayers are with the entire family. What a beautiful person she must have been.


Signer_FullName: Harry Sandlin
Signer_Email: hsandlin@bju.edu
Remote Name: 158.158.240.230
Date: Friday, April 04, 2003
Time: 12:12 PM

Comments

I mourn with you in your loss. Our son was also murdered. I would be honored if you would go to:www.sermonaudio.com/sandlin and listen to his funeral,view the pictures AND forward it to everyone on your list. Thank you, Harry Sandlin Psalm 103:15-17 2nd Timothy 1:9-10


Signer_FullName: Sara Moore- Beth's Stepsister
Signer_Email: Sara@Scotdesign.net
Remote Name: 143.166.224.135
Date: Thursday, April 03, 2003
Time: 02:39 PM

Comments

Beth was my stepsister for almost 14 wonderful years, and as I looked over this page it has almost brought me to tears with how many people have read the story of her. I see her almost every night in my dreams and it makes me wonder what things would be like today. In a way I think this has helped to bring our family closer than it has ever been. I look at my beautiful nieces and nephews all the time and know that she is watching out for them. I have learned to deal with this tragedy over time, but I think the thing that brings me the most comfort is a wind chime that she picked out, and I went back and bought it. Whenever the wind blows, and sometimes when it doesn't, I hear that beautiful chime and know in my heart that she is there.

Beth was my age now, when she was taken from us, and I feel like I have learned a lot. I can only hope that our whole family can continue to live the way she would want us to. Thank you to everyone who has read about my sister, and mostly to those who are helping keep her memory alive.


Signer_FullName: elaine
Signer_Email:
Remote Name: 152.163.188.65
Date: Thursday, March 20, 2003
Time: 07:48 PM

Comments

such a bittersweet story. thank you for sharing it. her story it seems has not ended but just begun in the lives of those she saved by the grace of God. warmest wishes to you all.


Signer_FullName: Brittany Brosz
Signer_Email: brittanyann_90@hotmail.com
Remote Name: 66.231.21.48
Date: Wednesday, March 19, 2003
Time: 08:35 PM

Comments

I was just looking up my family tree and I came across the name of Brosz and I thought I would take a peek.


Signer_FullName: Val Morgan
Signer_Email: vkbtm@aol.com
Remote Name: 12.215.181.106
Date: Sunday, March 09, 2003
Time: 02:33 PM

Comments

So sorry for your loss. God bless.


Signer_FullName: Angel
Signer_Email: Angel.Stone@tulsaworld.com
Remote Name: 209.184.242.253
Date: Friday, March 07, 2003
Time: 03:21 PM

Comments

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Your daughter was a beautiful person in every part of her short life. She was blessed to have such a loving family to keep her legacy alive. May God bless each day you wake without her. She's probably got notebooks galore of poems waiting for you to read them one day. You'll see her again and it will be like you never parted. I admire your courage and strength. You will always be in my prayers, along with your precious daughter.


Signer_FullName: Allyn Brosz
Signer_Email: abrosz@dgsys.com
Remote Name: 204.97.64.62
Date: Sunday, March 02, 2003
Time: 08:46 PM

Comments

Janet & the rest of Bethena's family,

Thank you for keeping Bethena's memory alive. I am a first cousin to Bethena's grandfather Brosz & have followed this tragic story on the internet. I know you have the sympathy and support of all of our family.


Signer_FullName: Dawn Hymel
Signer_Email: dburginlc@yahoo.com
Remote Name: 66.233.138.26
Date: Saturday, March 01, 2003
Time: 09:59 AM

Comments

My prayers are with you and your family. My sister was brutally murdered 11 1/2 yrs ago. Your daughter was a wonderful person. Her poem was absolutely beautiful. I am sorry for your loss and you are in my prayers.


Signer_FullName: Bethena Hatoum-Mannai
Signer_Email: betina@gnc.net
Remote Name: 207.203.72.45
Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2003
Time: 10:29 PM

Comments

My name is also Bethena. Not many people have mine and your daughter's name. I was wondering, how did you choose the name Bethena? All that I was doing was a search of my own name to see what interesting things would come up. One of the first things that came up was a link to your daughters page. It truly saddens me that such a horrible thing could have happened to such a young girl. I am just 1 year younger then your daughter. I am truly sorry for your loss. May God be with you.


Signer_FullName: zak
Signer_Email:
Remote Name: 63.170.182.2
Date: Sunday, February 16, 2003
Time: 09:02 PM

Comments

by the way.. you can have this poem for your very own.. i hope that you can find some use for it not only in regards to Beth. Its yours now. -zak


Signer_FullName: zak
Signer_Email:
Remote Name: 63.170.182.2
Date: Sunday, February 16, 2003
Time: 08:55 PM

Comments

We are not powerless in the eyes of the good.

Light shines down upon the kind and good spirited.

Justice is served from the mouth of the righteous.

Greed, shame, and malice will be replaced by generosity, dignity, and good will by the hand of love.

The dead are not gone forever.. they are waiting for their re-birth in the human heart.

The ignorance in this world will someday beget an understanding.

And those of us who ultimately understand will flourish in our dearest memories.

This is a poem that I wrote a few years ago for a friend of mine that was not expected to pull through a traumatic car accident that he was involved in. He subsequently pulled through and I had no reason to let it go. I found out about Ronnie and Beth a few weeks ago through a mutual friend. I hadn’t seen either of them for a long time and had wondered about their whereabouts. It was surprising to me that no one really knew the facts and I guess, judging by the way I felt when I was told, it may have been too shocking to talk about it at the time. I didn’t really know Ronnie. Really, he seemed like an average kid. You know, made Some mistakes etc. It was when I found out about Beth that my heart almost exploded. I knew her. I liked her.. She was one of the most beautiful girls that I had ever seen. I really wanted to get to know her better. She really was a catch. I just want you to know that I knew Beth and that I thought that she had a lot of potential as a human being. It hurts me to say all of this to you now in lieu of your loss of her. I want to speak on behalf of the people here at Stream that she knew and talked to, in saying that I am truly sorry. I know that it really could not make a dent in the sorrow that you have felt, but hopefully it makes you feel a little better about humanity...


Signer_FullName: Lori Litherland
Signer_Email: lalitherland@yahoo.com
Remote Name: 64.12.96.40
Date: Sunday, February 16, 2003
Time: 06:20 PM

Comments

Erin Frewin is one of my best friends and forwarded this to me, Jackie Carpenter left her mother in the care of my staff the past year. My ex-husband was a parole officer for years and I have grown up always hearing the horrible things happening from the perpetrator, not the victim, but knowing at any time it could be any one I loved.

I send my deepest sympathies, I have a daughter of my own, being opened up to a world of violence, whether asked for or not, I can only begin to imagine your pain. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I thank you for sharing your daughters love of poetry and her family with us, I will share this with my daughter as well. And let her know the peace that can be brought of something so sorrowful.

Thank you for your sharing again...

Lori Litherland


Signer_FullName: Lori Stone
Signer_Email:
Remote Name: 67.66.161.113
Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2003
Time: 11:13 AM

Comments


Signer_FullName: Mendy Landreth, w/ The Women's Center
Signer_Email:
Remote Name: 67.66.161.113
Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2003
Time: 09:55 AM

Comments

Janet, what a beautiful website! Thanks so much for sharing your daughter's story with me. I was glad that I had the opportunity to meet you and look forward to being a support for you in whatever way possible. May the God of all comfort provide you ultimate peace in Him!


Signer_FullName: crystal hawkins
Signer_Email: crysthwk@aol.com
Remote Name: 205.188.208.73
Date: Friday, February 07, 2003
Time: 01:37 PM

Comments

i am sorry for your loss those monsters will pay - be strong god bless you all.


Signer_FullName:
Signer_Email: dhovey2000@yahoo.com
Remote Name: 205.188.208.73
Date: Tuesday, January 21, 2003
Time: 10:18 PM

Comments

Somehow I saw this looking for a poem for a friend who lost her mother today...My prayers go out to your family...May God Bless you & your family.


Signer_FullName: terry dustyhorn
Signer_Email: teedee_navinate_oh6@yahoo.com
Remote Name: 24.72.51.149
Date: Sunday, January 19, 2003
Time: 08:20 PM

Comments

very sorry for such a tragic loss of a loved one.


Signer_FullName: Regina Howard-Sims
Signer_Email: ladyotm2@aol.com
Remote Name: 152.163.189.236
Date: Sunday, January 19, 2003
Time: 06:54 PM

Comments

May God continue to bless and keep your family in his loving arms.


Signer_FullName: Janet--Beth's mom
Signer_Email:
Remote Name: 66.169.208.185
Date: Saturday, January 11, 2003
Time: 11:24 AM

Comments

Thank you so very much to all, and especially to Roxi for the "Heaven Sent Yahoo!" I have e-mailed this update to Charlene:

*****January 9, 2003*****

At 7:36 AM this morning, Bethena’s older sister Marcia had her 3rd child, my 3rd grandchild—another baby that will never have the love & joy of her Aunt Beth in her life. We have a healthy, happy baby & mama resting as I type this, and we are so very grateful for that. But no matter what holiday, what happy event, we know now that each will be tainted with that bittersweet yearning for our Beth to be here with us on this Earth. Every moment of happiness that we manage to find always holds that heartbreak as well; we know this now. This newest precious little one in our lives is a girl—her middle name will be Elizabeth, after her Aunt Beth.

The trial of the second perpetrator, Marcus Rhodes, was scheduled to begin 3 days ago on January 6, 2003, but there will be no trial now. Our family and the family of the other victim agreed to the plea bargain that our DA office offered to Rhodes. He pled guilty to Capital Murder in Texas, guilty to Accessory to Murder in California (California is a 25 year sentence which would have to be served consecutively, not concurrently, if he ever were to be paroled after his minimum of 40 years were served in Texas), and also no Appeals.

The families agreed to this for several reasons. I will not say that I am speaking for the whole family—some may have other reasons of their own, but I want to share my own personal reasons for agreeing to this plea bargain.

By ALL accounts, Rhodes did not inflict any of the mortal wounds upon any of the victims—a mitigating circumstance. He did provide the weapons, the gloves and the transportation, with full knowledge of what Steven Woods planned. Under the law of parties in the state of Texas, we know this makes him guilty of Capital Murder. But I had a very hard time believing that a Death Penalty would hold up under appeal, if we were even to obtain that DP in the trial, due to that mitigating circumstance.

And then there is the most important reason of all. I am not ready to share all the details of it, it is so precious to me, but it quite simply is what Bethena asked me to do. Last year, long before Steven Woods’ trial, I was visiting Bethena’s grave at the cemetery. I prayed the Prayer of Jabez and begged God to let her please send me a sign—to allow her to tell me if I really should ask for the Death Penalty—if that was what she wanted me to do. I was blessed with an answer, and it was very clear—yes for the first, no for the last. Steven Woods received the Death Penalty in August, 2002. Marcus Rhodes agreed to the guilty plea in November, 2002. It is complete with this plea bargain. It is what she asked me to do. What more important reason could there be? None.

*****Additional update January 11, 2003*****

Last night we took Marcia and her precious little one home from the hospital. Two of Bethena’s friends came to visit, to see us & the baby. One of them we had not seen since Bethena’s funeral. She brought some pictures with her to give us—pictures of Bethena she had blown up for us. One in a smiling dance pose holding her favorite Chai Tea at a coffeehouse next to campus, and one where she is laughing & hugging 2 friends. That friend said she did not know why she had waited so long to bring us those pictures, that she had made them ages ago, but finally felt she really needed to bring them now. I think I know why—Beth wanted her to bring them to us on this day, a year & 9 months later, to show us that she is celebrating the birth of her new niece, and that she is sending us hugs the only way that she can. Thank God for allowing her to reach us! Thank God for these beautiful messages to remind us that the love we share is forever! I am shaking as I type this, the tears flowing down my face, with the sure knowledge that our Bethena does rest in peace now, and that her love will always be with us. There is truly an “Angel in Waiting” for us, and it is for her that justice is done.

May God Bless each & every one of you that has shared your sympathies, your own grief, and your wishes that we may find some peace someday. Janet—Beth’s mom


Signer_FullName: Roxi Maple
Signer_Email: Heaven_Sent1956@yahoo.com
Remote Name: 209.142.167.104
Date: Saturday, January 11, 2003
Time: 09:04 AM

Comments

Bethena's mommy, You are truly in my prayers...I think of your heartfelt experience often, you so tenderly shared with us...(people & strangers) I would enjoy hearing from you...


Signer_FullName: Roxi Maple
Signer_Email: Heaven_Sent1956@yahoo.com
Remote Name: 209.142.172.180
Date: Thursday, January 09, 2003
Time: 07:08 AM

Comments

To: Bethena's mommy & family, I felt your joy, pain, suffering & comfort from God at the same time...As we know, there is a heaven for Bethena, and a hell for those horrible murderers...You are a very strong woman, enabling yourself to share such a tragic story with all of us...I also realize when you discuss your heartbreak, it is one more step toward healing...Although - we will never forget...Thank you so much & may God bless and comfort you always....There are truely "Angels in waiting".......

P.S. I would have never even known about this site..My 13 yr. old daughter in Christian School, is doing an assignment on the Death Penalty...Hopefully - there will justice for all..(And that it will be the justice you and your family prayed for) Thank's again!!


Signer_FullName: MARIVETTE SCHELMETY
Signer_Email: coolkiss0311720@yahoo.com
Remote Name: 24.186.196.222
Date: Thursday, January 02, 2003
Time: 07:24 PM

Comments

I AM SO SORRY TO READ ABOUT YOUR DAUGHTER, FOR I TOO WRITE POETRY. FROM WHAT I'VE READ SHE WAS A BEAUTIFUL, LOVING PERSON. SHE IS IN A BETTER PLACE NOW. WATCHING OVER YOU. AND I KNOW SHE'S PROUD FOR ALL YOU HAVE DONE. I PRAY THAT SHE IS NOW RESTING IN PEACE.


Signer_FullName: Jan Varns
Signer_Email: varnsj@the-cia.net
Remote Name: 168.215.180.151
Date: Monday, December 30, 2002
Time: 11:30 PM

Comments

Thank you for sharing such a beautiful tribute. I'm so sorry for your loss but so glad you honored her wishes.


Signer_FullName: Rochelle
Signer_Email: RochellesPlace@hotmail.com
Remote Name: 140.163.236.225
Date: Saturday, December 28, 2002
Time: 02:00 PM

Comments

Although I feel your pain, losing a daughter due to playing with matches. I really do hope all goes well with your lives and you can continue to remember all the good and fun times with your daughter. She seemed like she was a very special person and we all know for reasons unknown. God takes all of the special ones. God Bless


Signer_FullName: Linda Dials
Signer_Email: auntmomo@charter.net
Remote Name: 24.197.69.27
Date: Friday, December 27, 2002
Time: 02:28 PM

Comments

I am so sorry for your loss and know the terrible empty spot this places in your heart. May you forever keep her memory alive as we keep Luther Smith's memory alive


Signer_FullName: Jennifer Taylor
Signer_Email: jtaylor@missvalley.com
Remote Name: 65.64.159.8
Date: Saturday, December 21, 2002
Time: 10:23 PM

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Signer_FullName: Stephen Fitzpatrick
Signer_Email: Revfitz@aol.com
Remote Name: 205.188.208.73
Date: Wednesday, December 18, 2002
Time: 12:38 AM

Comments

While reading all the tragedies on Victim's Voices, I am so stirred by the brutality of people. Your beautiful daughter's death was not only senseless but horrific. She must have been a strong person to have made it as far as she did. I believe Bethena felt comfort in your presence at her bedside in ICU and knew that she could let go of the life to which she clung so hard. I will pray for God to give you strength and peace as you carry this heavy load in your spirit as well as determination to carry on. Her killers may have silenced Bethena on this earth, yet her voice still calls out through this website. Let her voice be clear and strong! Stephen Fitzpatrick


Signer_FullName: Jeannie Miller
Signer_Email: saranoble@aol.com
Remote Name: 64.12.96.40
Date: Saturday, December 14, 2002
Time: 10:45 AM

Comments

I am so incredibly sorry for what happened to your daughter and loved one. I can't not imagine the pain and anger, the hurt, the constant hurt. I will pray for you. I am so touched by your web page. I am a novelist and would love to talk to you about your daughter's court case. Would you allow me to read the court transcripts. My warmest wishes, Regards, Jeannie Miller, Richmond Virginia 23103


Signer_FullName: Omar Castro
Signer_Email: friendlyomar2000@yahoo.com
Remote Name: 65.106.222.233
Date: Friday, December 13, 2002
Time: 02:34 AM

Comments

Hi my name is Omar and I live in Houston, TX. I remember first hearing of your daughters story on the news but never really knew the motive of the crime or the outcome of the trail. I can not imagine how you feel now but I want to send out my prayers to you and let you know that even though Bethena is not physically with you today know she is in heaven smiling down at her love ones. I know my words will not ease the pain but hopefully they will comfort you in the sense that Bethena will be in my prayers from now on.


Signer_FullName: Heather
Signer_Email: mom1234288@hotmail.com
Remote Name: 66.169.153.77
Date: Friday, December 13, 2002
Time: 12:01 AM

Comments

I am so sorry about the loss of your beautiful child. I have children your daughter's age. I can only imagine your daily agony. She was an incredible young woman. From someone who cares, Heather


Signer_FullName: Danielle Carlisle
Signer_Email: Beballgurl5@aol.com
Remote Name: 198.234.191.162
Date: Thursday, December 12, 2002
Time: 10:00 AM

Comments

I'm sorry


Signer_FullName: Angel
Signer_Email: bgiglia@cimarronschools.org
Remote Name: 216.31.0.3
Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2002
Time: 09:22 AM

Comments

I am extremely sorry for your loss. She will be in my prayers.


Signer_FullName: lisa
Signer_Email: lisamp44@hotmail.com
Remote Name: 195.92.168.166
Date: Wednesday, December 04, 2002
Time: 04:48 AM

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Signer_FullName: Lois Sierra
Signer_Email: lsierra@charter.net
Remote Name: 66.189.194.112
Date: Tuesday, December 03, 2002
Time: 10:27 PM

Comments

Please accept my condolences on the loss of such a bright spirit. My sister was murdered in 1987 her killer just brought to justice? this year. Email me anytime you need a friend. Love & Prayers Lois Sierra Yakima Washington


Signer_FullName: Braxton Fincher
Signer_Email: poivreblanc45@hotmail.com
Remote Name: 24.27.252.31
Date: Tuesday, December 03, 2002
Time: 07:57 PM

Comments

I was and am deeply touched by your great loss...may God comfort your hearts...


Signer_FullName: Amanda Bowen
Signer_Email: jughead501@yahoo.com
Remote Name: 167.196.223.226
Date: Monday, December 02, 2002
Time: 05:36 PM

Comments

That was a tragic thing to happen to such loving people and to a very loving person. I am sorry to hear about all the grief you all had to endure.


Signer_FullName: Brenda Crabtree
Signer_Email: blc6597@aol.com
Remote Name: 65.80.180.27
Date: Monday, December 02, 2002
Time: 09:17 AM

Comments

What a wonderful tribute to your precious daughter. I am so very sorry for your loss. We lost our oldest son, Keith, to murder in September of 2000. Continue to remind the world of Beth and what was done to her; the public needs to know. Please know that you do not grieve alone.

With compassion and prayers to all of you.


Signer_FullName: Lisa R. McGuire-Smith
Signer_Email: texastjs@swbell.net
Remote Name: 65.64.228.66
Date: Thursday, November 28, 2002
Time: 05:01 PM

Comments

The beauty of her life and your memorial to it filled my heart with grief at the loss of one so beautiful in Spirit. She has touched so many lives already and now, mine. I will cherish her in my heart, as I know you do. Lisa


Signer_FullName: Valkyries Lover
Signer_Email: valkyrieslover2002@yahoo.com
Remote Name: 65.77.117.10
Date: Wednesday, November 27, 2002
Time: 01:44 PM

Comments

Sorry for your loss, and thank you for bringing the story here to the internet. Please know that people are working hard in the victims rights movement, and that they know exactly how you feel.

Sincerely, Valkyries Lover, from the prodeathpenalty dot com message board.


Signer_FullName: LeAnn Poile
Signer_Email: angelsofourheart@aol.com
Remote Name: 64.12.96.40
Date: Tuesday, November 26, 2002
Time: 05:42 PM

Comments

Hello, I am an author and am in the midst of publishing another book. My first book can be viewed at www.geocities.com/angelsofourheart or you can visit my site at www.leannpoile.com I write books that allow murder survivors to memorialize their loved ones in their own words. If you are interested in memorializing her, please contact me as soon as possible. Thanks and may God bless and time heal. LeAnn


Signer_FullName: Jim Vincent
Signer_Email: zephyr39@hotmail.com
Remote Name: 66.157.71.116
Date: Sunday, November 24, 2002
Time: 02:20 PM

Comments

Hi, I send my warmest condolences to your family. Your daughter sounds like a wonderful person. I wish that I had the wonderful experience of knowing her. I didn't get that opportunity, but I will look for her in Heaven when it is my turn to go. Keep her memory alive, however you have to, for as long as possible. My ONLY brother Stan was murdered 9-30-1992. It's been 10 years, but it still hurts when I read stories like your daughters. I'm sorry! This just brought tears to my eyes. It's STILL hard after all of these years. A lot of people say, "Jim, get over it, it's been years, ya gotta move on". I tell them, "Time heals all wounds, but this wound is DEEP, and will NEVER heal".

Please feel free to contact me. I'll do whatever I can to help.

Sincerely, Jim Vincent


Signer_FullName: KRISTIE DAY
Signer_Email: DAYSIN
Remote Name: 208.46.120.201
Date: Sunday, November 24, 2002
Time: 12:55 AM

Comments


Signer_FullName: KRISTIE DAY
Signer_Email: DAYSIN
Remote Name: 208.46.120.201
Date: Sunday, November 24, 2002
Time: 12:55 AM

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Signer_FullName: George P. Ricci
Signer_Email: ricciesq@aol.com
Remote Name: 205.188.208.73
Date: Saturday, November 23, 2002
Time: 07:18 PM

Comments

My deepest sympathies to a beautiful family of a beautiful young woman. In remembrance of Bethena, Jackie Booth, my young nephew, a victim also of a double homicide, and all those others taken from us, we search for a reason.


Signer_FullName: Candice Brown
Signer_Email: cb29455@aol.com
Remote Name: 152.163.189.236
Date: Friday, November 22, 2002
Time: 07:24 PM

Comments

Very sweet memories. Beth sounds like a wonderful girl. I too lost my 19-year-old this year. Mine was a son, named Justin, who also was a college student with a 3.9 GPA. Intruders shot him when they broke into his apartment to rob it. Your Beth sounds very much like my Justin, very determined, hardworking, talented (he played guitar and sang his own songs), and loving. No one can understand our pain and the deep, dark place we find ourselves in at unexpected times. We'll never get over it, we'll never forget, we'll never quit loving, but we can work to make this world a better place in our children's memories. God Bless You.


Signer_FullName: Mary McMahan-Tuttle
Signer_Email: corry41@rocketmail.com
Remote Name: 24.206.103.135
Date: Friday, November 22, 2002
Time: 09:24 AM

Comments

I just want to let you know, you are not alone in the grief of the senseless act of randomness and violence, this murderer chose as his victim. We lost our precious son to a very sick young man who decided he was going to be the "cop" of his party. Wrong place, wrong time? Hard to say when someone else has THEIR way. My Gary would have been 29 this year. He left behind a beautiful son and wife of 6 years. Some how in the interim of time, we lost his son and he gain him in heaven. He was in a head on collision, a year and a half ago. The grief is sooo great. I can not tell you how much I understand, and I truly don't believe their is a soul out there that even has the slightest clue unless they have truly walked these very large shoes. I miss my baby's sooo much, words don't express. This was in 1998 when I went through the devastation of my son being shot in the back four times...we went through 2 trials, and as money and high falluting lawyers will have their way, the murderer got 5 years total calling it a crime of passion. (there were 2 trials...each 2 wks. long...grueling...one man gave the guy probation and the jury was hung. All the other jurors gave 20-60 years...amazing how different attorneys can turn a murderer almost free with their scheming and lies. All we have left are memories, not even my grandson any longer...the pain runs deep, even with the lord by my side. I wish you and your family love and many guardian angels surrounding you daily. Love, Mary Tuttle/Austin,Texas


Signer_FullName: SHANNON DUBOSE
Signer_Email: LUCKY041175@AOL.COM
Remote Name: 205.188.209.176
Date: Thursday, November 21, 2002
Time: 10:48 PM

Comments

MAY GOD BLESS YOU, AND MY HEART HURTS WITH YOU. THERE WILL BE A JUDGMENT DAY AND THESE HORRIBLE PEOPLE WILL HAVE TO ANSWER TO GOD.


Signer_FullName: Elizabeth Monroe
Signer_Email: Sweeeetvizion@aol.com
Remote Name: 152.163.189.236
Date: Thursday, November 21, 2002
Time: 06:27 PM

Comments

Your web page on your daughter is very inspiring to me. I am the same age as your daughter and it really touched me and left me in tears. Your daughter is in a better place now and served her short life on earth for an amazing purpose...she saved 5 lives. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. God Bless!!


Signer_FullName: Eliamar Villarreal
Signer_Email: elismiley@yahoo.com
Remote Name: 168.171.21.26
Date: Thursday, November 21, 2002
Time: 04:56 PM

Comments

Very beautiful. May she rest in peace.


Signer_FullName: June
Signer_Email:
Remote Name: 172.158.31.195
Date: Thursday, November 21, 2002
Time: 03:04 PM

Comments

What a lovely tribute to your daughter. So full of love. My daughter is the same age, she was mugged, robbed and beaten up at age 17, but, thank God not murdered. I can only imagine what you have gone thru, may God bless your family.


Signer_FullName: elizabeth roe
Signer_Email: graceful56@hotmail.com
Remote Name: 4.47.187.72
Date: Thursday, November 21, 2002
Time: 03:00 PM

Comments

i seen the john walsh show today and seen you on there i heard the web and had to come here just wanted you to know that i have downloaded the petition and i will get many people to sign it i don't think this man should ver be let free you take care and stay strong...yours truly elizabeth roe


Signer_FullName: Pearl Popiak
Signer_Email: pearlinny@excite.com
Remote Name: 24.194.16.209
Date: Thursday, November 21, 2002
Time: 10:32 AM

Comments

My most sincere condolences and deepest sympathy for your loss. God help this world to be a better place and for each of us to be the best person we can be. And God help those who fall short.


Signer_FullName: George and Dorothy Marriott
Signer_Email: PENTOLOPE@yahoo.com
Remote Name: 205.232.81.175
Date: Thursday, November 21, 2002
Time: 09:02 AM

Comments

Our very deepest sympathy.


Signer_FullName: melissa myers
Signer_Email: princessqtee@aol.com
Remote Name: 216.37.141.6
Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2002
Time: 12:37 PM

Comments


Signer_FullName: thomas frei switzerland
Signer_Email: briteliteon42@hotmail.com
Remote Name: 62.167.247.105
Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2002
Time: 10:05 AM

Comments

I never knew Beth but her poems and her story made me cry.


Signer_FullName: Sammi C.
Signer_Email:
Remote Name: 64.12.96.40
Date: Monday, November 18, 2002
Time: 11:21 PM

Comments

I am so sorry for your loss. I couldn't begin to imagine how you must feel. You had a beautiful daughter. God Bless you and yours.


Signer_FullName: soledad gonzalez
Signer_Email: solset14@yahoo.com
Remote Name: 65.67.100.198
Date: Thursday, November 14, 2002
Time: 04:18 PM

Comments

I was truly touched by what kind of person your daughter was. She was around my age and seems as if i knew her. My brother was murdered a few weeks later that month and i can relate to the pain that's still as fresh as if it were yesterday. I just want to reach out and hug you and your family and tell you how beautiful your memorial web page is. sincerely, sol


Signer_FullName: David M. Hueffmeier
Signer_Email: strider55106@yahoo.com
Remote Name: 198.174.52.14
Date: Thursday, November 14, 2002
Time: 03:09 PM

Comments

I cannot begin to comprehend the effect this this has had on your daughter's friends and family. God Bless All of You.


Signer_FullName: Elaine Horvath
Signer_Email: angel1_20022003
Remote Name: 24.154.148.34
Date: Thursday, November 14, 2002
Time: 09:29 AM

Comments

I am sorry to hear what happened to your Precious Daughter sounds like she is a very beautiful person, I will keep your family and your Daughter in my prayers and you know she was a angel on earth and she is an angel in Heaven writing her poetry, and I know Bethena is always with you and always will be. God Bless You Angel_120022003


Signer_FullName: thomas frei  switzerland
Signer_Email: briteliteon42@hotmail.com
Remote Name: 62.167.255.43
Date: Wednesday, November 13, 2002
Time: 12:27 PM

Comments

I never knew beth, but tears came in to my eyes when i read her poems and what happen to her. No sentence can be hard enough for these individuals.


Signer_FullName: Donna Ransom
Signer_Email: free2notbe@yahoo.com
Remote Name: 167.196.254.246
Date: Tuesday, November 12, 2002
Time: 11:45 AM

Comments

I am a student at Athens Technical College here in Athens, Ga. I am in speech 191 and I chose to do a speech on victims rights. I ran across the web page Justice For all and open this website. I am so sorry for your loss of Bethena who appears from her photo be to a sweet and giving person. Her profile sounds just like me even though I am Black and I hope that you and your family do not mind --I am a caring giving person who offers rides to work, etc. I hope that your heart will be eased through God's grace to endure one more day without your precious Bethena. Take care in knowing that not all things in life are nice but there is and will always be God there looking and working his miracles. Love


Signer_FullName: Joyce Nicolazzo
Signer_Email: joycenicolazzo@ceewesco.com
Remote Name: 207.239.56.242
Date: Tuesday, November 12, 2002
Time: 11:11 AM

Comments

All my prayers


Signer_FullName: Cindy McNamara
Signer_Email: cinbin73@aol.com
Remote Name: 152.163.189.236
Date: Friday, November 08, 2002
Time: 01:09 PM

Comments

We too lost our daughter, Shannon McNamara, last June 2001. The animal that broke into her apartment down at school (Eastern Ill. Univ.) has yet to be tried. She was only 21, ten days before her 22nd birthday. The trial, hopefully, will start and finish this coming Jan. We are also seeking the death penalty, and that's why it's taken so long to get to trial. We live in a wacky state (Illinois) where they condone abortions, but not the death penalty. Try to figure that one out. I really feel your pain. There's also a website for Shannon, if you want to know more about our precious angel. www.shannonmcnamara.com. God Bless your whole family. Just knowing that our beautiful girls are in heaven and will never have to deal with evil and the violence that surrounds us every day gives me a small amount of comfort (very small) Take care, always in our prayers. Cindy McNamara


Signer_FullName: OTHA WILLIAMS
Signer_Email: OTHA_WILLIAMS@RAC,RAY.COM
Remote Name: 199.46.200.233
Date: Wednesday, November 06, 2002
Time: 11:57 AM

Comments

SORRY ABOUT THE PAIN YOU MUST STILL FEEL. MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY


Signer_FullName: Christie Pritchett
Signer_Email: PaintedLadie32@aol.com
Remote Name: 205.188.208.73
Date: Monday, November 04, 2002
Time: 07:10 AM

Comments

My stepdaughter and grandson were murdered sometime between Friday the 13 and Monday the 16 of September of 2002. Our heart goes out to you and your in our prayers. There has been no arrests so we've yet even begun to heal, may god be with us all. Christie Pritchett


Signer_FullName: Jean
Signer_Email: jfulford2@yahoo.com
Remote Name: 24.217.159.23
Date: Sunday, October 27, 2002
Time: 02:12 PM

Comments

I am so sorry for your loss. My beautiful 23 year old daughter was murdered on June 16, 2002, Fathers day. Our lives are forever changed because of this. Stephanie leaves behind a beautiful little boy, who is now 20 months old. How do you get past all this pain. Everyone says things will get better. HOW?


Signer_FullName: Lisa Bayes (UK)
Signer_Email: lisa.bayes@btopenworld.com
Remote Name: 62.7.53.130
Date: Saturday, October 26, 2002
Time: 11:00 AM

Comments

I was just researching a paper on the death penalty and came across the site. The words you wrote are full of the joy you had for your daughter, and free of malice. You have focused on her life and that makes you great people.


Signer_FullName: Nanette Edwards
Signer_Email:
Remote Name: 67.225.144.15
Date: Wednesday, October 23, 2002
Time: 01:51 PM

Comments


Signer_FullName: chrisy Hopps
Signer_Email: chrystilbrothwell@hotmail.com
Remote Name: 12.235.185.191
Date: Friday, October 18, 2002
Time: 04:37 PM

Comments

What a beautiful way to share your lovely daughter with us all. I came across your site looking for impact statements. My sister was brutally murdered in Washington State and we are a few weeks from sentencing. I am looking at other statements and am overwhelmed by the information. But I needed to stop and tell you that you are very wonderful people to create such a loving way to show us who your daughter was. I hope only the best for you and pray that there will be some healing for you all.


Signer_FullName: janine mcspadden
Signer_Email: mcspadd3@aol.com
Remote Name: 205.188.208.73
Date: Tuesday, October 15, 2002
Time: 04:22 AM

Comments

God is with her now. what a glorious place to be


Signer_FullName: Candace, Jay, & Autumn
Signer_Email:
Remote Name: 152.163.188.67
Date: Sunday, October 13, 2002
Time: 03:17 PM

Comments

Every time I read this, my eyes fill with tears and I can't help but think of all of the beautiful things and gestures that Beth made for my family. She will always be Aunt Bethy to my daughter, Autumn. I can't tell you how sorry I am to see the most beautiful friend in the world taken away from everyone who loved her. All I can say is that my family and I love and miss her very very much. Thank you for this wonderful site to remember her by. We love you, Janet.


Signer_FullName: Inger Hansen
Signer_Email: lufine@has.dk
Remote Name: 62.107.105.49
Date: Thursday, October 10, 2002
Time: 03:30 PM

Comments

I am so sorry too read about Bethena, I cried when I read the story....

Life is unfair.

God bless


Signer_FullName: efarlough
Signer_Email: dstokes1@cox.net
Remote Name: 68.96.33.110
Date: Friday, October 04, 2002
Time: 09:48 PM

Comments

May God Bless you and your family, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my prayers. Donald Farlough's Mom


Signer_FullName: Tabitha Wolford
Signer_Email: twolford@co.delaware.oh.us
Remote Name: 208.35.27.226
Date: Friday, October 04, 2002
Time: 02:18 PM

Comments

Thank you for sharing you daughter's life with others. She has touched my heart. I appreciate your willingness to share her with others, and I am very sorry for the loss of such a giving and caring person. May you and your family be comforted. Thank you again.


Signer_FullName: alba flores
Signer_Email: bashful78207@yahoo.com
Remote Name: 192.187.251.117
Date: Thursday, October 03, 2002
Time: 09:30 PM

Comments

Although sometimes life may be hard for some people, most of the times it's the memories that keep a person strong. By reading this memorial page that is being dedicated to this beautiful young woman, I can see that she meant and continues to mean the world to ya'll. I send through this e-mail my thoughts and prayers and may God help you through this painful feel. Think that although she is in a better place now, part of her still lives within five other people. Again may God bless Bethena and the rest of your family and friends. Also thank God for Justice and thank Justice for putting those pigs where they belong. With all my heart and prayers, all my LOVE. Be strong.


Signer_FullName: Crystal
Signer_Email: CMH777@aol.com
Remote Name: 63.82.65.231
Date: Tuesday, October 01, 2002
Time: 10:41 AM

Comments

The love that you have for your daughter shines through in the page you've dedicated to her! She was a beautiful young woman and my deepest condolences are extended to your family. Please know that your daughter's story has profoundly affected me. I will think of her often and pray for your family. May God Bless You!


Signer_FullName: Paula Kress
Signer_Email: pete3247@core.com
Remote Name: 216.196.3.27
Date: Monday, September 30, 2002
Time: 01:39 PM

Comments

I am having a very difficult time writing this, because my eyes are full of tears. My heart goes out to you. I can never understand why another human being would put a family through such agony. The only consolation is that God gave you a beautiful daughter for a few brief years. Someday you will see Bethena again, and, how wonderful that reunion will be.


Signer_FullName: Karen
Signer_Email: Pepthang@aol.com
Remote Name: 64.12.96.40
Date: Friday, September 27, 2002
Time: 10:04 PM

Comments

Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family. Sounds like Bethena was as beautiful a person on the inside as she was on the outside. I believe anyone who ever met her was blessed! May God Bless and Keep You!!


Signer_FullName: Kelly and Karen
Signer_Email: Pepthang@aol.com
Remote Name: 64.12.96.40
Date: Friday, September 27, 2002
Time: 10:00 PM

Comments

Our hearts and prayers go out to you and the entire family. Sounds like Bethena was as beautiful a person on the inside as she was on the outside. Would be great if there were more people in the world like her!


Signer_FullName: Ms. Bae Lang
Signer_Email: lang@lanelib.stanford.edu
Remote Name: 171.65.82.216
Date: Thursday, September 26, 2002
Time: 05:08 PM

Comments

A Prayer for the family.

"Dear Father God Bless this family and protect them from all evil.

Give them Peace and Lead them to your kingdom - In Jesus Precious Name Amen! Amen!

To the family: May God Keep you and protect you always.

I pray that your precious Angel is in

heaven - & you will know she is in a

much better place. And that one of these days you will see her again.

In his Love


Signer_FullName: Shirley Ottman
Signer_Email: ro0002@unt.edu
Remote Name: 129.120.217.15
Date: Saturday, September 21, 2002
Time: 12:02 AM

Comments

A beautiful memorial for Bethena.


Signer_FullName: Ashley
Signer_Email:
Remote Name: 4.21.108.164
Date: Friday, September 20, 2002
Time: 08:14 AM

Comments

I'm sorry about what happen. God still loves you, Ashley W.


Signer_FullName: Suzi Schneider
Signer_Email: ses0821@juno.com
Remote Name: 64.157.118.145
Date: Wednesday, September 18, 2002
Time: 10:22 PM

Comments

Amanda Shivers is my daughter and sent this web address to me. It is awesome and made me cry. I cannot imagine your loss.


Signer_FullName: Regine Schultz
Signer_Email: ginuska@netscape.net
Remote Name: 216.34.162.102
Date: Tuesday, September 17, 2002
Time: 08:05 AM

Comments

Thank you for sharing your sad story with us. I am praying for your strength in the years ahead until you will be reunited again with this very precious soul.


Signer_FullName: Brenda Dunn
Signer_Email: Jeweluvr@aol.com
Remote Name: 68.12.216.91
Date: Saturday, September 14, 2002
Time: 08:53 AM

Comments

May God Bless you at all times.


Signer_FullName: Melanie Alderfer-Mowat
Signer_Email: melka4trees@yahoo.com
Remote Name: 64.231.209.159
Date: Thursday, September 12, 2002
Time: 04:00 PM

Comments

Your loss is tremendous, but the blessing of having such a wonderful spirit as Bethena in your lives is even greater. I hope your hearts are able to heal (even a little) and you continue to share the story of your lovely Bethena.

God's Blessings to all of you.........


Signer_FullName: Karen Foster
Signer_Email:
Remote Name: 195.92.168.164
Date: Thursday, September 12, 2002
Time: 03:43 PM

Comments

I sit here with tears rolling down my cheeks. I cannot imagine the agony you are enduring and I cannot make sense of why a beautiful young lady should be so cruelly snatched away from you. My words will hold little comfort to you but I felt I needed to let you know that my thoughts are with you and you will be in my prayers. God bless you and keep you strong and may the pain ease as time goes by and leave you with happy memories of your darling Bethena.


Signer_FullName: Alicia
Signer_Email:
Remote Name: 66.140.61.172
Date: Sunday, September 08, 2002
Time: 09:35 PM

Comments


Signer_FullName: Carole O' Neil
Signer_Email: cubbydg@hotmail.com
Remote Name: 66.169.47.161
Date: Sunday, September 08, 2002
Time: 06:24 PM

Comments

The story of your beautiful Bethena is heartbreaking yet triumphant. Her words in verse are inspirational to me as we have a loss, too. His name was LeRoy.


Signer_FullName: Terri Pruneda
Signer_Email: tpruneda@pilgrimspride.com
Remote Name: 207.252.218.36
Date: Friday, September 06, 2002
Time: 01:34 PM

Comments


Signer_FullName: Samantha Leitner, West Columbia, SC
Signer_Email: lissnoop@hotmail.com
Remote Name: 24.74.217.182
Date: Thursday, September 05, 2002
Time: 08:05 PM

Comments

Bethena was a beautiful person and I extend my deepest sympathies to your family. Being a victim myself, I understand and can empathize with your pain. You did a wonderful service to her donating her organs so that 5 others lives could be saved. She lives on in spirit in each of those people.

God Bless each of you.


Signer_FullName: Kimberly Montoya
Signer_Email: kimmyk0411@yahoo.com
Remote Name: 198.81.26.113
Date: Thursday, September 05, 2002
Time: 09:19 AM

Comments

I will always remember the first time I met Beth. It was in 1993 during our 5th grade year when we met and became best friends. I miss our friendship so much. The memories I have will brighten my day when I think of her. I know Beth is in a wonderful place. I will treasure her love forever!


Signer_FullName: Shelley Bundy
Signer_Email: shelley.e.bundy@nccourts.org
Remote Name: 204.152.2.230
Date: Thursday, September 05, 2002
Time: 07:38 AM

Comments

My thoughts and prayers will remain with your family to provide you with strength to endure, remember, and love. This is a beautiful testament to a lovely person who was obviously taken too soon.


Signer_FullName: Larry Aaron
Signer_Email:
Remote Name: 67.202.40.164
Date: Wednesday, September 04, 2002
Time: 11:16 AM

Comments

Very well done. Bethena is, no doubt, very proud.


Signer_FullName: Linda Purnhagen
Signer_Email: linda_ftth_nb@hotmail.com
Remote Name: 24.167.43.221
Date: Wednesday, September 04, 2002
Time: 07:16 AM

Comments

Such a beautiful young woman! Now a beautiful angel who no longer has to suffer the pains of this world. Our agony over our losses doesn't lighten knowing this but we can at least take care of one another in our grief. I pray you will eventually find peace. Sincerely, Linda and Art Purnhagen


Signer_FullName: Carolyn
Signer_Email: native2america@aol.com
Remote Name: 205.188.208.73
Date: Tuesday, September 03, 2002
Time: 03:09 PM

Comments

Thanks for sharing your daughter with us. I am sincerely sorry for your loss. This hit home since I have two daughters age 20 and 17. She was a beautiful young lady. Carolyn


Signer_FullName: Debi  Scaggs
Signer_Email: dcscaggs@earthlink.net
Remote Name: 67.203.93.197
Date: Tuesday, September 03, 2002
Time: 02:31 PM

Comments

Beautiful.


Signer_FullName: Cherie LeBlanc
Signer_Email: cleblanc@tamu.edu
Remote Name: 165.91.126.230
Date: Tuesday, September 03, 2002
Time: 08:54 AM

Comments

My heart, prayers and thoughts have been with you since the news came about Bethena. May you and your family find peace in her words and though her physical presence has been removed she will always be with you. You are in my heart.


Signer_FullName: michael mcmanus
Signer_Email: mikeysgs@frontiernet.net
Remote Name: 170.215.36.112
Date: Tuesday, September 03, 2002
Time: 12:19 AM

Comments

May God grant you some solace and comfort in your time of trial and loss. I will say a prayer for you and yours and remember Stephanie and infant Sarah Jane. murdered 5-28-02 in L.A. If your pain is like mine, God help us both.


Signer_FullName: Judy Bennett
Signer_Email: jben986602@aol.com
Remote Name: 205.188.208.73
Date: Monday, September 02, 2002
Time: 06:55 PM

Comments

Janet, we have shared a lot in the past months, It's sad we have to share the loss of our children, Bethena is a beautiful young lady, She has gained her angel wings. I am glad for the swift justice. May you get all the peace God can offer as you still go through another. Thank you for sharing Bethena with us.


Signer_FullName: Maryanne Holifield
Signer_Email: mholifi566@aol.com
Remote Name: 205.188.208.73
Date: Monday, September 02, 2002
Time: 05:25 PM

Comments

My favorite hymn is "Here I Am, Lord. When I hear it now, for some reason, I think of Beth. Maybe this is what she said when she entered the Gates of Heaven.


Signer_FullName: Jennifer Housden-Zaha
Signer_Email: zaha2521@earthlink.net
Remote Name: 67.203.93.113
Date: Monday, September 02, 2002
Time: 01:36 PM

Comments

Beth was one of the most beautiful and caring people I have ever had the pleasure to meet, and even more-love. There are not enough words in this world to put down for all the wonderful things I know about her, all the memories I'll always cherish. So, to simply put it, even though I know she's always been listening to me....I love you Bethy, and miss you more than I could ever explain. I have felt torment of the soul before over and over again, but I ache far more for you than I have ever ached before. Your justice is partly complete, maybe it will never be totally complete-but God is working on it for you. I'll never forget you or the memories. Sometimes I feel your soft little hands on my face when I cry, as you were always the first to comfort anyone. Thank you for blessing me with your presence in life, rest in peace Bethy.


Signer_FullName: Shellee Rivers
Signer_Email: sheljimrivers@cox.net
Remote Name: 68.8.82.25
Date: Monday, September 02, 2002
Time: 01:15 PM

Comments

My thoughts and prayers are with you always. I will never forget how an innocent email about "walking in the rain" that I sent to a friend here in San Diego brought Bethena's mom, Janet Shires, to be my friend; and how our "long distance friendship" has grown and blossomed with His Love.


Signer_FullName: Val Morgan
Signer_Email: vkbtm@aol.com
Remote Name: 198.81.26.113
Date: Monday, September 02, 2002
Time: 11:13 AM

Comments

So sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter. Just breaks my heart every time I must read another memorial. I am so happy you received quick and thorough justice on the first killer and I pray the next one will go that well, too. It would be so wonderful to see one of our own at this site get some sort of justice for every killer involved. God bless you and keep you in these difficult times. I know it is hard, but remember to smile just once every day for the wonderful memories your child gave you. And when you shed a many tear, remember we are praying for you here at m.v.s. God bless.


Signer_FullName: Charlene
Signer_Email: info@murdervictims.com
Remote Name: 66.25.59.112
Date: Sunday, September 01, 2002
Time: 10:40 PM

Comments

Thank you very much for sharing your beautiful daughter with us.



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