I need support. My son-in -law George Hartwig, bludgeoned his estranged wife, my dying daughter Denise Richardson in the head before she died of cancer then returned and shot my other daughter Louisa Richardson Rodas nearly killing her. He tried to kill my son but the gun jammed before he was taken down by my grandson and subdued until the police came.
He pleaded guilty yesterday to 8 counts and threw himself on the mercy of the court asking for a minimal sentence based on his incapacited condition of drug induced actions. Instead of consecutive sentences of 60 + years he wants 20 which will have him out in about 12 years. My daughter will serve about 40 – she is permanently in solitary confinement having lost half of her head from the shotgun blast. She remains completely healthy except she cannot sit, stand, speak, see, eat, or recognize her own children. She will live a long life of nothing! Why should he get less? He has had a long life of creating misery for everyone who has ever come in his path.
Please consider how you might help by wring a short respectful letter to the judge regarding plea deals and how women pay the ultimate price for lower that full sentencing. We urge significant and effective sentences, we must eliminate or reduce plea deals and strictly enforce laws for Violence against Women. We ask she do so in this case as George is a repeat offender and his pleas are just another con job on the court.
The Judge Liliana DeAvila-Silebi is a fair jurist, please send respectful letters of support for full and consecutive sentencing regardless of the prosecutors request for 30 years in return for a plea deal. The defendant has always wanted to plead guilty and was not in need of a plea deal ! He did not accept the conditions of the plea deal therefore it is not incumbamt on this Judge to give him the 30 years – she can and should give him consecutive sentencing.
http://www.northjersey.com/news/HARTWIG.html Comments would be appreciated in support of full and consecutive sentencing.
Filed under: Bias in the Courts, Court bias against women, Domestic Violence, Double Standard Sentencing, ERA, Family Court Abuse, Indifference toward Women, Misogyny/Sexism, The Majority United, Violence, Violence against women, Women's Rights Tagged: | Bettyjean Kling, Denise Richardson, George Hartwig, Louisa Richardson