Just when you think you might have something to complain about...think again...
This is Nina's Senior Picture. She grew up and went to high school here, in Aberdeen. (She graduated in our daughter's class.) She took all of my classes...I know exactly which chair she sat in...I can hear her voice and imagine her mannerisms when she participated in class discussions.
Shortly after lunch today, I learned that the horrible story about Christina Harms in Utah...was about our Nina.
Here's part of one newspaper story.
"Christina Harms was capable but not self-sufficient.
She graduated from high school and could do many things for herself, friends and family said, but the effects of her fetal alcohol syndrome meant she functioned at a preteen level. She needed someone there to care for her.
But police say it was the very people charged with caring for the 22-year-old Harms who abused her, putting pepper seeds in her eyes, binding her hands, even strapping her, crucifixion style, to a pole in a closet — and eventually killing her."
(She was born with fetal alcohol syndrome...something that she had to live with...and that was not her fault.)
"She [Christina Harms] must have been living in hell," Nelson added. "She didn't deserve this.
Officers were called to a possible overdose at a home in the 4900 South block of 5415 West at 3:11 p.m. Friday and found Harms’ body, said Unified Police Department spokesman Justin Hoyal. Investigators said Harms had marks on her ankles that were consistent with plastic zip ties. She had bruising on her thigh and head, and police found a pepper seed in her lower eye lid. Harms’ arms and hands were completely covered with bandaging material that would have prohibited her from pulling the pepper seed from her eye, police said."
I am sick and disturbed,
I am mad,
I am sad.
Please rest in peace, dear Nina.