This is my best friend...it is very hard to read. But we all need to share her story.. Just today someone e-mailed me and said because of shannon's story, they called the police on a domestic violence situation they had been too afraid to interfere with before.
CHANGE is possible.
PREVENTION is possible.
And I for one, want to be a part of this.
My mom said something perfect to me today on the phone..i needed to cry to someone and she listens and helps...she said that shannon would be so proud of me..and that we are a team..she in heaven and me here..and we can work together to make change.
I cried. We ARE a team.
I cried. We ARE a team.
I can only hope that even just a handful of my readers will be touched by her story and take action to help other women like her..to prevent..to pray for those who feel they do not have the strength.to speak up for those who are too afraid to speak..
Below is the comment left by Shannon's Dad,
in response to the article on the
court date for the man who killed her.
"The story is not about the elder erdman's emotional ranting as written in the referenced article above; it was that finally the public gets to know the facts of how Shannon died. Self defense? She was executed while lying on the ground, after being hit with two debilitating shots in the hip and the shoulder, with the children present! "He loved the kids."?? Sure, he loved them so much he brutally murdered their mother at a scheduled custody swap, threw her in the back of his pickup truck like a trophy deer carcass and went to drop off the kids to his mommy and daddy while her blood dripped out of the back of the truck bed on the driveway as he left the parking lot of the scene of the crime. Then he took the body to a hospital an hour later instead of calling police immediately at the scene. This was the testimony cited today in court by the Milton Police Dept. of the events of that day.
Why is the news not reporting the heinous nature of this crime? This was not a lover’s “spat”; this was an execution.
Further, the Protective Consent Order clearly states supervised visitation in it's own titled paragraph. And this guy thinks it was "optional"? The paragraph they cited in court was about "Transportation"; it says the parents "may" be involved. Obviously, someone should have been involved, as even the elder erdman admitted in his testimony. He says, "I just don't know", but his face was laden with regret. That is the type of reporting that should be done.
---"We must work to warn others that this can happen to them. People need to know the details now, to fully understand the extent of the pain the family has been in and to heed the warnings of this story for others in her situation, as well as for the judges on the bench."-Shannon's Dad, Randy
THE ARTICLE he is referencing:
via cantonsixes-patch by Don Plummer