Thursday, June 11, 2009

DNA trial

As part of my PFC ministry at the Norm Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent, I am attending a really emotional murder trial. The accused is a committed Christian. In fact, his home church paid for the services of an excellent lawyer. He and I have met many times individually and in small group Bible studies. The case received significant media coverage.

The additional hard part is that I know the sons of the victim from high school 39 years ago. Although we haven't talked for all this time, we picked up like we haven't missed a day. We'll hope to talk after this trial concludes.

The prosecution rested on Wednesday. Today, the defense lawyer scheduled a DNA expert whose expert testimony will be persuasive, perhaps the significant factor, in the case.

I am working some still as a guest teacher in the Tahoma School District and am umpiring fastpitch and some baseball with the USSSA. Our 19 year-old son Peter heads off to Japan for a two week missions trip on Sunday. Wow!

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