Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Bad Day in Bedrock

A lot of jokes is made about mother-in-laws, I love mine. She is the mother of my deceased wife and I have remained very close to her, she lives nearby, I take care of her when she needs help. Most Sundays I drive her to church and many times I take her out to lunch. She is one of the most kind people you will ever meet and will help anyone. She also has no other family close by except myself and one of my sons.
As I tell this account things are still playing out and I can't say anything to put this case in jeopardy. 
 I was out of town when my MIL was brutally attacked in her home and left for dead. I made a marathon trip home to find her in the hospital badly beaten. I wont reveal any details which aren't out there in the news at this time. I did not say anything yesterday because the media did not know the thug had been captured, but he was and they know now. The case against him is as air tight as they get.(if there is such a thing)
I can't express the thoughts I had about this piece of sub-human waste and what he did. I don't make threats so I won't here.......nuff said about that.
I will say if I get to be her age and have half the wit's about me and the strength she has I will be happy, she was beaten so badly and endured so much but her mind is clear and she has vivid recollection of all details of this event to the extent the detectives are shocked.
I will let you know more as I am able to and feel safe doing so.
PS. In the blogging world we try to protect our identity to a degree, I do and so do a lot of you. I say this because I am sure someone could scan news stories and find out a lot more facts about where this all occurred by piecing together info from my site as well as media outlets. I only ask if you do know more don't divulge it here on a public forum. Thanks, Duke.

28 comments:

  1. My prayers are with your MIL. And with you.

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  2. I'm so glad she survived. My prayers remain with you and yours.

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  3. Duke, Sorry this has happened. I can't offer anything else without getting obnoxious and ugly.

    You might consider turning comment moderation on to prevent someone from posting something they shouldn't and might possibly interfere with the legal aspects that are still ongoing.

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  4. Duke:

    i can't tell you how much this disturbs me. i am glad she is alive and i !*pray*! for her speedy recovery.

    i have only a feint idea of what this must do to the guts of a man like yourself. i have read your blog, i have read the blogs of those you choose to put on your blog list. i have seen a glimmer of your character in this.

    i am so sorry my friend, so damn sorry.

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  5. Dear Duke - i cannot believe that such things can happen! i am deeply saddened that your Mother in Law had to go through this - but what a trooper she is! we are sending her all of our healing thoughts and prayers. and of course, think of you and pray for you daily.

    please let her know that there are many strangers out there who are concerned for her, and wishing her the best.

    i know that you must be extremely upset. and i can't even imagine her pain.

    i am so saddened to hear of this. i hate it when bad things happen to good people - and she sounds like one sweet lady.

    if there is anything that we can do, anything - please let us know.

    chin up my friend. and give her as much of your strength as you can. and get her through this.

    again - our healing prayers and kind thoughts go out to her and to you.

    your friend,
    kymber

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  6. one last thing - to everyone else: please respect Duke's request about providing additional details.

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  7. Our prayers are with you and your family. God Bless my friend.

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  8. I hope that she makes a full recovery and the slimeball gets everything plus worse that he is due.

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  9. When I first heard about it I thought how sick a person could be to do this and I sure didn't want to be this dude, because he just signed his death wish.
    I am glad he was caught even though the justice system will be a lot easier on him than what he deserves.
    Thoughts, wishes and prayers my friend.

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  10. I just found your blog through Stephen. I'm so sorry to hear this. My prayers are with you and yours.

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  11. I'll pray for your mom in law Duke. Also Stephen sent me so hello

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  12. I'm with MDR on this. I'm glad he was caught, and I hope you MIL makes a full recovery.

    You and yours are in our prayers, and if you need anything, let us know.

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  13. Thank you for posting this much of what happened. More details shouldn't be important to your readers - I would play it safe and say nothing more than the status of her health.

    I will add you to my prayers.

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  14. Duke,

    Please extend my best wishes for your mother in law, she is in my prayers both for physical and mental healing.

    I came across a bit of thought in a Tom Kratman book basically coming to: If a crime is serious enough that a person would be justified in killing the perpetrator to defend themselves the state has the responsibility to execute said person to avenge their citizen. Home invaders inflict the extra damage of shattering a person's perception of safety in a place where by all rights they should be safe. This is why states pass castle doctrine, I don't believe the penalties are enough for the extra mental harm they inflict.

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  15. Duke, Not much that I can add to what has been said here already. My wife and I believe in Karma, and Justice. Please stay strong.

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  16. Let me add my prayers to the list of others you have here. So sorry you're going through this. I hope your MIL makes a quick, full recovery.

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  17. Duke... I am very sorry about your dear MIL. I am praying for a speedy recovery. I can only imagine how helpless and furious you all must be feeling. Things like this is a daily occurrence in the news. I fear for a lot of people I know who live alone. God Bless you all.

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  18. Sorry to hear this happened. I will pray for your MIL. I would like to offer my help if any is needed.

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  19. Lots of love and prayers for you and yours!! Give her a great big hug, though be gentle, from all of my clan. I really am so glad she has been able to stay sharp through it. My grandmother suffered a pretty bad issue and wasn't able to stay so sharp. That was as devastating as anything. Lot's of love!

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  20. What happend is horrible, and you know how we all feel. If there is ANYTHING you need, do not hesitate to ask..

    PS: My sister sends her prayers to you guys....

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  21. Stay strong. I hope both of you come out stronger on the other side. What a horrific event to have to go through.

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  22. Sorry to hear the news. Your family is in our prayers.

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  23. You and yours will be in our prayers tonight...

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  24. Fingers crossed for your Mom-in-Law!

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  25. God's Blessings to you and the whole family.

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  26. In My Prayers...

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