Jeff’s Voice: Cowardice…

About a week ago, my Grandmother went out on her back porch and found something very interesting.

She found an original article, from our hometown newspaper, from the exact date that I was sentenced to death. The article had a headline announcing that I had just received the death penalty. My Grandma, who just recently lost her husband of 63 years wasn’t very surprised at this act of desperation and cowardice. I wasn’t that surprised, either because I had discussed the possibility of things like this with my grandparents years ago.

The reasons that I classify this as an act of desperation and cowardice is because: to put an article on an 85 year old (recent) widow’s back porch in the dark of night is just that. Cowardice. Period.

It also reeks of desperation because the one that put the article there has obviously had this article for over 12 years. Now after all that time, just after a favorable ruling on my case, this 12 1/2-year-old article is placed on her back porch…for what? To intimidate? Why wait this long? And only when things are finally beginning to change, and the truth is coming out? Coincidence? No. Desperation…yes!

My grandma did reassure me though that she was okay, and everything was being taken care of. I asked her what she meant and she simply said, “Web-cam” and “Cuddeback”. It took me a second to remember that my grandpa had installed camera’s all over. Inside and out. So I do feel better about the situation now.

But it does bother me that some people are just gonna be what they’re gonna be. Some people will never recognize the truth of things even if the truth tapped them on the shoulder.

No disrespect, of course.

About Lori Howard

I have long searched for my purpose in life and have come to realize that my calling is to advocate for the wrongfully convicted. I AM relentless.
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6 Responses to Jeff’s Voice: Cowardice…

  1. Brenda says:

    This is a coward, I hope grandma caught them on tape, to upset an older woman is horrible person, I pray the courts free this innocent man!

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  2. Tonya says:

    It’s a shame that minds will become so closed and typically over people we’ve never met and never intended to for that matter, yet once deceased suddenly strangers take up arms. Whether unfortunate or not, that is how it works, and the mentality is: shoot first, ask questions later. I hope that this blog will help educate others about the opportunity for false diagnoses and wrongful convictions. The Innocence Projects keep proving that innocent people are convicted – and often – with the numbers of exonerates, yet these minds remain closed to the possibility.

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  3. Sue Luttner says:

    Goodness gracious, how low. Please let your grandmother know that there is a large community of people who understand how an innocent person can be in your situation. It is a glory that your grandmother trusts your innocence and it is a tragedy that her tormentor is locked in hatred. Please know we are thinking of you.


  4. Tam Alex says:

    It isn’t a matter of “trust,” it’s a matter of evidence. She knows your innocent. I think we should print out affidavits of proof and start laying it on the steps of the detectives, prosecutors and judges who wrongfully convicted Jeff. 🙂

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  5. David Sprague says:

    if anyone has any links to Natchez or Mississippi newspaper articles on Jeff please post so I can write commentary. The whole world needs to know people are raising hell about the terrible travesty to this innocent man. Anyone wants to join me it is easy writing to note the unethical, irrational and illogical. Take your pick.


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