Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Update (from April)

Kori called me today after court. Hannah did NOT have to testify (yay!), but in return, they had to agree to allow for a lower bail so he will be out tomorrow. Thankfully, he's on house arrest, and is only allowed to go to work, and he's not to go anywhere near Kori or her family.

I was most pleased to hear that the judge specifically ordered him to stay away from the AA meetings that Kori attends so she still has a safe place. There were some others from those meetings there, and the judge also told them they were not to even discuss the case with Kori, and there is to be no retaliation against the family.

Steve and other friends came to support Hannah, and after I talked to her, they were all going to go out and celebrate Hannah's birthday.

Hannah handled herself beautifully. She cried when he walked near them, but after, she was back to being angry, which Kori and I think is a good thing for her to be.

There is still a possibility she will have to testify if it goes to trial, but we're hoping that there's a plea bargain instead. No more will be known until the 15th, the next court date.

I don't want to go into much detail about our conversation, because I have a feeling that Kori will need her space back tomorrow to process everything, but we knew that a lot of people were thinking of her today and wanted to at least give you an idea of their day.

From the bottom of MY heart, I thank you all for the love and support you've shown her throughout this ordeal. I've told her to just keep thinking of all the people that are behind her. Thanks to all the readers out there, that's quite a lot.

17 comments:

Mr Lady said...

Thanks, April. Kori, kisses. Loads of them.

Dingo said...

Thanks for the update, April. Please give my love to Kori.

Julie said...

Thanks for the update. Glad to hear things went alright and Kori didn't have to hurt anyone. I hope the rest of Hannah's birthday was a celebration!

geekhiker said...

I've been lurking, but I never know what to say. I am glad to read that everything went well and hope they continue to do so.

Rachael said...

Thanks for the update April. I hope that Hannah manages to have an okay birthday despite everything. Thanks for keeping us in the loop, and being there for Kori - you've been a great friend to her, and that's awesome.

Dreamybee said...

Thanks for the update, April.

So glad Hannah didn't have to testify today. What a bummer of a birthday, but hopefully it will be the beginning of the road to justice and she will be able to look back on this day proudly, if not fondly. No matter what the eventual outcome she should still be proud-it takes a lot of strength just to get this far.

Kerrie said...

Sending my continued love & support to you and your family...

Hannah is a brave, strong and dignified young woman... knowing you believe in her and your unconditional love & support must give her great strength.

You are an amazing Mama...you and Hannah have my greatest respect for standing up to this hideous excuse for a man.

Mama Smurf said...

Happy Birthday Hannah!

Lynn said...

Happy Birthday Hannah! I hope you have a great day! You should be so proud of yourself - you've done a very hard thing in a very brave way.

Kori - that part is over and you got to celebrate after. I'm happy for you. Sending you hugs and continued strength.

Tara R. said...

Thanks for keeping us posted April. That's good news that Hannah didn't have to testify. I hope a plea is reached and there is no trial.

Julie said...

thanks april for the update. My heart goes out to kori right now.

Lynette said...

Thanks for the update, I've been lurking lately, not really commenting.

So I came out of hiding to say keep YOUR faith Kori. I hope that Hannah looks back on her birt DAY with pride that all she has accomplished, and remembers that she is STRONG.

Ronda's Rants said...

Thanks for the update...and thank God she is alright! I am praying for all of you!

FreedomFirst said...

I am so glad she didn't have to testify.

pisceshanna said...

Thanks for keeping us informed April. There are so many people who care about Kori and her family, and I'm glad they got through this day relatively unscathed.

Hockeyman said...

I just came across this site and read through some of the past to understand today.

My heart and best wishes for peace, love, and healing go out to all of you and your family. I hope the plea is reached and all of you can move on from this horrible incident without further torment and pain.

Happy Birthday Hannah. Stay strong and don't be afraid to get angry, sad, and especially not of smiling again soon.

matt said...

Glad she didn't have to go that far on her birthday, even though this STILL wasn't the ideal day for her. Thanks for the update!