OH COME ON!!!
It’s not enough that convicted Stanford University rapist Brock Turner‘s father decided to write a tone-deaf letter to the court that went viral, but now his mom had to go and do the same thing?!
News reports indicate that Carleen Turner sent a letter off to controversial Judge Aaron Persky asking for leniency in sentencing after her son was convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman behind a dumpster after a frat party at Stanford.
The letter, in part, implored Persky to let him off easy, with Carleen writing:
“I beg of you, please don’t send him to jail/prison. Look at him. He won’t survive it. He will be damaged forever and I fear he would be a major target. Stanford boy, college kid, college athlete — all the publicity. This would be a death sentence for him.”
She went on:
“He has never been in trouble, never even had a demerit in high school, he studied, swam worked hard. His dreams have been shattered by this. No NCAA Championships. No Stanford degree, no swimming in the Olympics (and I honestly know he would have made a future team), no medical school, no becoming an Orthopedic surgeon. I know what a broken heart feels like. It is a physical pain that starts just below the collar bone and extends to below the rib cage, it is a crushing and heavy ache that feels like I am being squeezed. This feeling has not left my body since the verdict. This verdict has destroyed us.”
COME ON!! Brock is NOT the victim!!!
Read the entire letter HERE — but be warned, it’s a doozy.
[Image via Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office.]