1998: Robert C. (Bob) Stevenson's letter to the editor of Vanity Fair re: Jeffrey MacDonald's response to the editor of Vanity Fair re: Robert Sam Anson's article, The Devil and Jeffrey MacDonald
SEE: July 1998: Vanity Fair: The Devil and Jeffrey MacDonald
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Note from Christina Masewicz: Translation of the above e-mail as I read it to be
To: The Editor of Vanity Fair
Subject: Response to Jeffrey MacDonald's letter to the editor, by the Brother of the murdered woman
As I am the sole remaining member of the Stevenson family, I would like to respond to the letter from MacDonald that you printed in the September issue of your magazine.
Jeffrey MacDonald has once again revealed his petty, sarcastic turn of mind that he focuses on anyone who sees his guilt and writes about it. The brutal murderer of his wife, two children and his unborn son, prefers to belittle and taunt his accusers since he been judged to be guilty, and since he cannot alter the lies he told at the time of the murders; which ultimately caused his conviction for these horrible crimes.
Joe McGinness' (sic) novel, Fatal Vision eviscerates him stylistically by showing the disparity between his early pretrial statements (both written and verbal) with his own words and recollections given to McGinness (sic) during the writing of the book. The sheer volume of his lies and misrepresentations as shown in Fatal Vision shows him to be the person who committed the crimes as contrasted with his protestations of innocence.
Certain facts, such as the spot of blood on his eyeglasses (from Kristy, the youngest of his children that he murdered) cannot be explained by him or anyone else; except in the contact that the blood got on the glasses as he was murdering the child brutally.
MacDonald of course does not discuss these facts any more than does the MacDonald directed book "Fatal Justice" which mentions the blood on the glasses, but did not deal with that and other issues because they failed to support the thesis they and MacDonald wanted to see in the book, which as a result belongs in the category of Fiction.
This butcher has been blowing smoke up the collective asses of the American public for more than 26 years now, using innuendo, half truths, and lies as his tools........it is time all of you forgot about him and let him spend his three consecutive life sentences in prison; unless he confesses and applies for parole as a result.
He has not only destroyed his family, but mine as well as the incredible pain, suffering and loss inevitable killed my mother and step-father.
Robert C. Stevenson