I Am Pessimistically Hoping
3 Years And Counting
The Grandpa you see in the news video below is yours truly.
Please understand that I am weeping now as if this all happened yesterday. To my wife and I, it did.
Jonathan was killed June 23rd, 2007. As of now, May 20th, 2010, no charges of any kind have been filed.
The police chief you see in the video has not been chief for quite some time. The whole case has gone "cold". This makes no sense to me as I have all the Department of Social Services paperwork and there is more than enough evidence to press charges on David Olson (my daughter's ex-boyfriend). No one has went to jail over this crime; well, I guess that's not true; our Laclede county sheriff department did throw me in the county lock-up for 12 hours saying they thought I was "losing my mind". When the counselor arrived, he told the authorities I was just as sane as them, if not more so.
I have watched many changes in this community in this three years; some good and some bad.
Laclede county is known to be the worst county in Missouri for child abuse/deaths. I pray that will change.
Please watch the video I made below and I will explain why I write this hub.
In Memory of Jonathan
- Jonathans Place - Home
Jonathan Boudonck Memorial
Hubs For Jonathan
- Unsolved Child Deaths
I heard today that the case of Adam Walsh has been closed. A drifter who died in prison 12 years ago has been determined to be Adam's killer. I am both sad and happy for John Walsh, Adam's dad. John is the...
- Pawpaw's Dream
What's that; I shook my head and looked at the clock on top of the television which read 2:48 am. I was sure I had heard a trumpet blowing in the background. I knew I must get back to sleep, after all, we...
- Is This Laclede County Or Is This Hell?
I know there will be a few individuals that feel I should not write this hub. Maybe they are right, but through much prayer, I am writing it anyway. I was told just recently by an out of town attorney that I...
- Froggy Has Hostages
This morning started unlike any other morning in my life. As I type this hub tonight, it is unlike any other evening in my life. On this day I held eleven people hostage in a bank. You wonder how, if I did...
In this 3 years of mourning, I have become quite political, voicing my opinion on many of the local, state and federal injustices that happen to people daily.
I drive my pickup with a picture of Jonathan and a disturbing sign that says " Will Laclede County Allow This Babies Death To Go Unpunished?".
I find that this "advertisement" has brought tears, screams, hugs, and even sometimes I get waves of middle fingers. People just being people, which keeps me in prayer for them at all times.
I have wondered if this sign is doing anything. I have asked God if I should take it down, but the problem with that is: I promised Jonathan it would stay until something was done.
Yesterday I was told through a local forum that radio news had said that Lebanon Police Department was re-opening a bunch of cold cases. I was also told that they believe Jonathan's is one.
Is it a "political" maneuver? I hope and pray it isn't, but from the crap I have seen here, I wonder. That is the reason for the title of this hub.
I have watched many good things come from the new Chief of Police; Chief Brauer. I pessimistically hope that he is doing what they say and that Justice for Jonathan will finally come.
To the right are links to every single piece I have developed on-line in hopes for justice.
I ask you all to pray. As I sit here typing with tears falling on my keyboard, I know many of you will. Please pray for peace for us and Justice for my Grandson. Please pray that the little boy my daughter gave birth to after Jonathan will have peace also. She was pregnant by the loser who did this.
I know God has a plan and I know that many have come closer to our Savior because of Jonathan.
Thank you for your support and prayers and may God's Grace suffice because that is all we really have!
By the way, I don't know if you read these or not, but thank you Chief Brauer!
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