Saturday, November 21, 2009

Good morning to our friends and family!!!
I just wanted to write and thank all of you who have sent support letters for Mechele! Each and every one of them are so very important to our cause! To ensure a faster response to those of you who have chosen to email me personally, I have created a special email account just for you! You can email me at I do still have my other account, but this will save me time and give priority to your emails that mean so very much to me. It will also help me when I print our your mail for Mechele. She is so very grateful for all of your support. We cannot have enough letters, so please keep up the great effort to enlist your friends, family and anyone that believes that justice has not been administered in our case. As the holidays are approaching, this is a very emotional time for us. Mechele is truly the "Christmas Elf!" She so enjoyed the holidays with her family. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers at this time. For those of you who wish to send donations to be placed in her account you can do so through paypal, where I have an account established or send directly to me. This will allow her to buy gifts for Audrey as well as stamps for her correspondence. Let's pray that this will be her last Christmas away from our family! It is not Christmas for us, until we have her home to share the holidays with us. It is my prayer and wish that each and every one of you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and that your lives are blessed. Enjoy your loved ones and cherish the time you spend with them. My gratitude this year goes out to all of you. We are blessed and thankful to have the wonderful support that you have shown.

With all my gratitude,

Saturday, November 14, 2009


Good morning!! Thanks, guys for the letters you are sending!! WE NEED MORE!! To answer some questions that you have asked: Copies of your letters will be sent to Mechele's attys, and to Mechele as well as the appropriate legislators (senators, congressmen, representatives) the prosecution , the press and anyone else we feel may benefit from them and bring attention to our case! As far as the content, write what you feel! Obviously attention needs to be brought to the various incidents of injustice that are evident. But, just write from your heart just like you have posted on this blogsite. Email letters are fine as long as you send your full name and address. These can be emailed to me at or mailed to my address: Sandy McWilliams,3116 Prescott Dr, Moss Point, Ms. 39562. Believe me, these letters can have a powerful influence! Your efforts and concern are so very much appreciated by Mechele and our entire family. As I mentioned, the blog may be quiet as we approach the date of oral arguments, which has been changed to December 4, 2009. As any news develops, be assured I will post it on the blogsite. For anyone that may not want to post, feel free to email me personally as many of you have done! I will respond as quickly as possible. Please keep in mind that I am working full time and I try to answer your emails each evening, but occasionally it may be a day or so before I can do so. They are extremely important to us and I send Mechele copies as well. As we have posted previously, this is a positive blogsite and we only publish positive comments, but since this blogsite was published we have gotten very few negative responses. The more these shows air, the more people are becoming aware of our case and are questioning the way it was handled. I can honestly tell you I have not received any negative comments in the last six weeks. If people do resond negatively and leave their email address, although I will not post them to the blogsite I will personally respond and answer any questions that they may have. As always, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Your support encourages us and helps us cope with this nightmare. Have a great weekend and know that you are all in my heart and thoughts each and every day!


Friday, November 6, 2009

email letters ok!

Hi to all! Just verified that if you want to send an email letter to me instead of mailing, that is totally ok...just make sure you give your name and address!! I am sincerely hoping that each and everyone of you will either write or email your letters of support!! Thanks so very much!


Thursday, November 5, 2009

Letters of support

Good morning to all!
I talked to Mechele last evening as she wants me to continue to express her thanks to all of you that have written on the blog, emailed me, and written to her. She has asked that any of you who actually want to write a letter of support and concern that her case be given consideration to be re-opened, ie, appeal, further investigation,etc. direct your letters to my home address to please do so. That way we can give copies to her attys as well as direct these letters to the sources that will have the greatest influence on our case. They can be addressed "To Whom it May Concern," and we can send them to legislators, prosecutors, etc. Although our supporters come from various states and not inclusive to Alaska, we are all still citizens and have a right to express ourselves when an injustice has been done. By having these letters ahead of time and in bulk we will be in a good position once the appeal has been granted to send them to the right people. After the appeal decision is rendered we are also preparing to do an on-line petition. Your help in securing these letters is needed and greatly appreciated. You can send them to me, Sandy McWilliams, 3116 Prescott Dr,Moss Point,Ms. 39562. Should anyone have any concerns or questions with regards to the content of the letters please feel free to email me at I can assure you that each and every one will be personally answered and always appreciated.

Thanks, so very much for caring! Please remember, this could have been your daughter, your sister, mother or wife!!


Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The media, the jurors, etc

Good morning to all! I am overwelmed at the posts and emails I have been receiving. I am so grateful that there are people out there that see the gaping holes in Mechele's case and are aware that the shows that have been aired do not tell the complete story. After all, had she not been a "stripper" would her story have sold so well. And we all know the media is all about the money! To address a couple of comments: I often wondered why the jury was not sequestered. This was a capital murder case. Not only were they not sequestered that were allowed to go out of town, mingle with the press and discuss the case. They were instructed not to read the papers, but only mid-way through the trial were they told not to read anything on the internet. This was done only after the judge's clerk explained that when people signed on, the news of the trial, etc was in their face. Let me site an example of one juror. When being questioned for jury duty she was asked if she had ever been in a strip club, specifically the Bush Club. She said she had not. This was the same juror that when interviewed after the trial expressed the fact that because Mechele was a stripper, what did she expect but a guilty verdict! Her husband admitted that during the trial this juror was on the internet every night! After the trial it was discovered that this juror had not only been to the Bush Club prior to the trial, but after several drinks actually got on the stage and danced! With jurors like this how could justice prevail? As far as Linda Branchflower, what a piece of work! Her tactics throughout the investigation were unethical and unprofessional. But, I did hear she is suppose to be writing a book about the case! Should be interesting reading! So many things that I could just go on and on about. Did anyone question why, if guilty that Mechele would be the one to actually tell the dectectives about the gun? And why, when told about his death was her first concern his family and that they would find out about his "double life?" I have stated this before, my deepest sympathy go out to Kent's family, but I refuse to see my child become a victim as well. Please continue to keep her case alive. This is a difficult time, because until a decision is rendered regarding the appeal our hands are tied. There is nothing we can do to influence these three judges. I only pray and hope that they will see enough flaws in her trial to grant her a new one. That's all our family wants, is to see true justice and a fair and impartial trial to allow this to occur. As always, my gratitude to each and every one of you. I think one of the things that people have realized as they look into this case is that it could be their daughter, daugher-in-law, sister, wife or mother!

Monday, November 2, 2009

thanks for the emails and posts!

I got a lot of response to the shows that were on in the last few days! Only one was negative and as we have stated before, this is a positive blog created for her friends, family and supporters therefore no negative responses will be posted. But it was refreshing to only get one, compared to the several positive ones! I try not to be affected by negativity but it is so hard when I know Mechele so well and know how totally unfair this situation is. For perfect strangers to pass judgement when they do not even know all the facts seems surreal to me. But because of you wonderful individuals who have taken time from your own lives to support us puts the negativity into propert perspective. Mechele called Friday night and is doing fine. She is anxious to get back into the "Dog Program." For those of you who do not know what this is, I will explain. Selected inmates are chosen to take dogs who have been abused or abandoned or classified as "unadoptable." These animals are with them 24/7 and they work with them for six weeks and participate in a "graduation." Good homes are then found for them and the process begins anew. All of the "unadoptable" ones that Mechele has gotten have found loving homes with wonderful families. Hopefully she will be back in this program around the end of Dec. If any of you have questions that you would like me to personally answer please feel free to email me at Sometimes it is hard to post individual answers here on the blog. Please keep in mind that certain issues cannot be discussed due to our pending appeal. But I will try to resolve any questions that anyone has to the best of my ability. Not to sound redundant, but my sincerest thanks to each and every one of you who has chosen to support my daughter. It really does help us through the dark times. And, remember, copies of this blog are sent to Mechele. It helps her so much to know there are people out there who truly believe in her!!! Bless each and every one of you!