You are welcomed to attend Tallahassee Citizens Against the Death Penalty (TCADP)’s Annual Meeting and hear powerful and inspiring guest speaker, Marietta Jaeger Lane. Marietta‘s 7-year-old daughter Susie was kidnapped from the family’s tent during a camping vacation. For a year, the family knew nothing of Susie’s whereabouts. On the first anniversary of Susie’s disappearance, the kidnapper telephoned Marietta and inadvertently revealed sufficient information to enable the FBI to identify and then arrest him.
Marietta asked that the mentally ill man be given the alternative allowed in capital cases: a mandatory life sentence instead of the death penalty. Only then was the kidnapper willing to confess to Susie’s murder, as well as to the deaths of three other young persons in the same county.
Marietta went on to help found the Journey of Hope…from Violence to Healing, an organization that is led by murder victim family members that conducts public education speaking tours and addresses alternatives to the death penalty. Please come out and meet Marietta and the wonderful folks at TCADP on June 16 and hear Marietta tell her dramatic and captivating story.