Since the arrest of her grandsons, Gage and Dakota Shriver, Kathy Campbell has made many posts on her Facebook in regards to the court case. No, I do not stalk her page, but every time she posts something it gets back to me.
Her page is not private, so I am assuming that she does not mind who sees what she writes. The motive behind her posts is a bit confusing, but I will try to give her the benefit of the doubt...and some advice.
I'm not sure who the "their" is in her statement, "I am sick of hearing their version of events and is this really legal?"
I can only deduct she is referring to:
A. The news station reporter aka Sally Jesse Raphael wannabe
B. The District Attorney's Office
Either way, the version of events reported by A, B, or C is all the same. It comes from the police reports. The very same civil servants that MY tax dollars pay for as well. The police reports were put together with EVIDENCE the police collected, as well as statements made by the accused.
The truth of the crime committed came out in Noelle's autopsy report, in the fact that Gage and Dakota made a public apology to our families on national TV, and the fact that Annette herself admitted to one of the investigators that she thought her boys committed the crime.
It is true we can't take "our" version of events and make a final decision, because the only people that know the real truth continue to lie and change their stories.
Here, Kathy seems to insinuating that revenge as opposed to justice is what is being sought. I absolutely do not want revenge. I WANT MY DAUGHTER BACK! That, however, is not an option.
An accident is an accident, yes but what happened before (drinking and driving) and after (not calling 911, leaving the scene, lying to officers) that accident were crimes...for those crimes I want justice.
Is there no accountability in this family? It seems as if the matriarch has instilled a deep sense of entitlement and no morals in her offspring.
This does not sit well with me. If one of my children had an "accident" such as this, there would be no trial. They would be held accountable, confess, and accept their punishment. As the law requires of any criminal act.
To the right, you will see her post. Granted, her previous posts upset me, but this one...to put it mildly I almost had a fucking stroke when I read it. SHE is heartbroken? She would go as far as to die to help the situation? What has happened over the last seven months to cause such a change of heart? She goes from accusing the media of presenting only one side of the story, to trying to place the blame on Noelle for getting ran over by her grandchildren, to being heartbroken?
I'm sorry but I can't find any sympathy for her. She does not even know the beginning of heartbroken.
Heartbroken is seeing your 18 year old daughter in a coffin. Heartbroken is watching your younger children struggle to accept their sisters death. Heartbroken is comforting your son in the middle of the night because he has nightmares of his sister's murder. Heartbroken is not the word I would use at all...try SHAME. Because that is what I would be feeling in her place. Shame for publicly defending her family, shame for even trying to place a shadow of doubt on Noelle's behavior to justify that of her daughter and grandsons.
Walk a mile in my shoes, Kathy. Then you can talk to me about your broken heart and how hard it is to live with it. You know what, you don't even have to walk a mile...take a few steps...walk across the room to look at Noelle's picture on the wall...that is heartbreaking. Walk into my house and look into my children's eyes. See their sadness? That is heartbreaking.
Kathy may be the kindest loving person she knows, but I have not seen anything kind or loving from her. I have seen defensive behavior. I have seen her try to ridicule Noelle for walking down the road when she "had a car in the garage".
I will never "understand" that it was a terrible terrible accident, because they LEFT my daughter and her friend for dead. You don't accidently leave someone hurt and dying on the side of the road. You do that deliberately. You don't accidently lie to police officers to hide your involvement. You do that deliberately.
And please, for the love of God, don't put me in the same category as you when you refer to praying that no one ever has to endure what each of the families are facing right now. My family and Maranda's family would not be enduring what we are now if you, Gage and Dakota would TELL THE TRUTH!
But it is funny you should mention a remote control that could rewind and change the course of events. There is no going back. There is only going forward. If you sincerely want to make things right...CONFESS. You and your boys.
Do you know how hard every day of this trial is on me, my family, Maranda's family, and everyone who knew and loved Noelle? Why would you continue to put us through that if you are truly sorry? Actions always speak louder than words.
But if you chose not to do the right thing, please do me a favor and STOP posting on Facebook. Or at least have the decency to make your posts private.