TO THE JURY THAT CONVICTED TIMOTHY DAWSON
First: I would like to say that I appreciate what you
had to go through in deciding the verdict in this case. I know it
must have been tough deliberations for each one of you.. Determining
the guilt or innocent of a person is not an easy job, and we appreciate
the fact that you finally made the right decision of Guilty.
Second: However I do not understand
your decision in the sentencing phase. We sat in the same courtroom
heard the same witnesses and saw all the same evidence. How could you not
sentence this monster to Death. It was proven without a doubt that this
monster killed four people, actually five, and victimize and raped women.
Where was your sense of Justice.
Third: I understand some of you
could not give the death penalty because of your religious belief and with
this I have a big problem. I am sure when you filled out your questionaire
that you were asked if you would be able to give the death penalty. You
should not have been on this Jury. To the ones of you that doubted that
this person committed these crimes all I can do is hang my head and cry.
There were over sixty pieces of evidence in this case. The DNA
of each victim was found in the barrel of the gun. How you could have
bought into his concorted story that he was framed is just beyond my understanding.
Fourth: I have come to the conclusion
that maybe there is something to the idea of Professional Juries, made up
of professional people within the legal system. At least I feel
they would go by the evidence. I prefer the idea of a panel of judges
who at least (I hope) would have enough sense to consider only the evidence
and not be driven by emotion in what should be a house of logic and reason.
Fifth: To the two people on the jury
that held out for the death penalty until they had to compromise just to
keep this monster in prison for life we thank you for your effort. The
family of Phillip Dover will always remember what you tried to do for the
victims of this monster and in the name of Justice.
TO THE WONDERFUL PEOPLE IN THE FULTON
DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE
Over the past four years you have become
like family to us and we appreciate all that you have done for the families
of the victims. Thank you for showing respect and honor to the victims. On
behalf of Phillip's family we want you to know that you will always be in
our prayers. The world that you have to deal with every day is a world
I never want to know again. You obtained justice for Phillip and for
that we are forever grateful. You guys are the best!!