DECEMBER 13, 2008
The Stevenson family and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you who have offered your support in keeping Jeffrey MacDonald in prison for the rest of his life. The horrific crimes he committed will never be forgotten.
With the holidays approaching, for the remaining family of the victims, it is a time once again where a void clouds what should be a happy and glorious time. Their loved ones are missing. Chairs at the table are empty.
It has been almost 39 years since Jeffrey MacDonald, in a moment of uncontrollable rage, murdered his family, breaking the limb from the family tree, and ending their hopes of a promised tomorrow. The one consolation is that his crime did not go unpunished.
The holidays can get hectic and harried. I always make a point of spending quality time with my family and friends. A favorite way of our family to pass a winter evening is with a fire crackling in the hearth, watching the snow fall with a mug of cider, with good friends, laughing and reminiscing about the past year.
I would like to wish everyone a happy and safe holiday season. It is a time to remember old and new friends and lost loved ones as well. May you all spend your season with those you love and who love you.
Let us give thanks for the many blessings we have, and pray that our troops will return home safe to their families.
With the ending of the old year and new one soon to arrive, there are many things I wish to clear up. Clearing each one up will take time, but there is no better time to start than now with one.
There have been issues with some things I have put up on my website, and it has been said that I put up things that I do not have permission to use. The one I am referring now is a letter from Phyllis Hughes to Ted Gunderson dated December 1, 1981. It has been said that Lucia Bartoli gave it to me. That is far from the truth. Lucia has never given me any documents related to this case.
Had this individual read the documents, there would never have been any question as to where the letter originated from or the fact that it was entered into evidence.
On December 27, 1981, at the Raleigh, North Carolina office of the FBI, Special Agent Raymond Madden, along with Special Agent Victor P. Holdren interviewed Ted L. Gunderson who was accompanied by Prince Beasley. The interview was taped recorded by both Special Agent Madden, and Gunderson.
Ted Gunderson provided Special Agent Madden with a copy of the letter as evidenced by the following-
"Here's a copy of a letter, let the record show that I'm giving you this copy of this letter from PHYLLIS HUGHES to me dated December 1, 1981."
This information can be found in July 12, 1984: Affidavit #2 of FBI SA Raymond Madden, Jr. with attachments located in Court records section.
In the coming months look for many new things to be add.