I Herby state that all information and facts can be found either in news articles or in court transcripts and is public knowledge. Patrick Ryan Courtney was lost in the forest, Labor day 2006. He was there for 24 hours. Then, he was found. They sent him home that day with his "red" lighter. Two days after being home a plane crashed killing both passengers on board. One being a pilot the other a firefighter. However, we were told there were indeed fires going on all weekend up there. Patrick had a warming fire and admitted this to them. He said, he was cold, scared of animals, and thought that this might signal someone. Because Patrick was previously convicted of something when he was 18, he is now 31, they have been completely biased. They have not pursued anyone else for this, and keep in mind it was Labor day weekend. There were so many people there that day, we had no place to park! There has been violation after violation. It started shortly after his arrest which, was three months after the crash, they recorded his conversation with his attorney. The lead investigator on their side heard the whole conversation. The judge ordered this to be turned over to his attorney however, imposed no further sanctions. Then, there was the revelation of evidence, that was so conveintly withheld from his preliminary hearing. They found a intact bottle of Vodka and a gun with dispersed bullets. this was found within days of the crash..... The next violation was, on the eve of trial the prosecution turns over 2,000 pages of evidence, forcing postponement. The next one was the other lead investigators footnotes were turned over 6 months after the judge threatened sanctions about discovery. Not to mention, they asked him to take a polygraph during an interview then, during this process has denied this. He has been incarcerated since November 17, 2006 and still has not been to trial. Again, all public record, court transcript or articles. www.recorderonline.com in the search criteria input: Patrick Courtney http://www.recorderonline.com/sections/search/?q=patrick+courtney&fistype=site&x=34&y=18 Patrick Courtney Those who feel this is wrong can come sign this petition I have for him. they want to give him life in prison for this... He has already been there nearly 2 years awaiting trial!!!! http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/no-3rd-strike-for-patrick
I am sorry to hear about this insjustice that you and Patrick are enduring. My heart and prayer goes out to the two of you. I pray that there is a shift here and justice and truth are served without further delay.
Thank you soooo much for that support. I really do need help with the petitions though, I don't have that many signatures. One of my petitions is to ask for an O/R release because he has served so much time just awaiting trial. I would like for that to be a reality however, it's easier said than done.. I know this is a hungersite, and I no means meant to step on topics or discussions but, I am in the midst of desperation after 20 months! Would you know of another way to promote my petitions? If he is found guilty he will be given a third strike and sent to prison for life! I'm very scared that injustice is taking over! Again, I thank you for your kind words they are held close to my heart!!!! God bless you, Mindy
I must include that there are some letters on the way to the judge in this case. There are other miracles working in Patricks life, and I do believe things are looking up on his behalf, either way we won't lose faith!! Jesus teaches that faith the size of a mustard seed can move mountains. This is where the truth will prevail all around, and your prayers are much needed! Mindy
Heres some facts to go off of in our case: The NTSB concluded it's investigation into the crash as pilot error. The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows: "the pilot's failure to maintain adequate terrain clearance while maneuvering over rising terrain in a box canyon. Also causal was the pilot's failure to adhere to procedures/directives regarding minimum altitude requirements." Source for this information is: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20060916X01351&key=1On that site there is also a full narrative report into the crash! This is public record and these links were in the paper, for all to go see! Judge reduces charges http://www.recorderonline.com/news/courtney_11048___article.html/judge_fires.html Judge denies to dismiss charges against Patrick http://www.recorderonline.com/news/jackson_9588___article.html/cdf_ward.html 2,000 pages of late discovery turned over, and no discovery sanctions! http://www.recorderonline.com/news/ward_9535___article.html/courtney_jackson.html Vodka and Gun in the plane another withheld discovery: http://www.recorderonline.com/news/information_9659___article.html/courtney_crash.html Main article about the Vodka and Gun in the plane http://www.recorderonline.com/news/jackson_9887___article.html/ward_investigators.html Top ten for the city of Porterville for 2006, his story made number 7. http://www.recorderonline.com/news/porterville_10167___article.html/year_city.html Go to the above links' for more information into the case. Please feel free to state your opinions and concerns....
Just wanted to say hello, this is all new to me.
Hello, I thank you for your interest and I hope others will look into the facts them-self and see this is indeed our justice system doing this...... We can make a difference though!