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The Second to Final Hurdle: A Letter to the Judge On the Eve of the Sentencing of the Co-Defendant in the murder of My Son

November 29, 2012 The Hon. Judge Warren J. Granville Re: Sentencing of Marion Patterson State v. Patterson CR2010-48707-001 Dear Judge Granville: After two long years of dealing with the death of my son, Zachary Marco, at the age of 21, … Continue reading

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The Third to Final Hurdle: A Letter to the Judge on the Eve of the Sentencing Our Son’s Murderer

Sentencing Memorandum By Daniel J. Marco Father of Victim Zachary J. Marco 21 Years Old Dear Judge O’Connor: First of all, on behalf of my family, Claudia R. Marco, Zachary’s mother and Kathleen (Katie) Marco and Michelle Marco, Zachary’s sisters, … Continue reading

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Hurdle Fifteen: First one Down and a Lifetime to Go

Hear the Bells Chime, They Tell the Time, Count Now with me, The Time Must Be, One, Two, Three. . . That was the first song Old Man Soward taught me on the Piano probably  40 years ago.  Every time … Continue reading

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Hurdle 12: The Lessons of A Dream

There’s an old story about a preacher that I remember from somewhere: It seems that there was a country preacher who, on every Sunday followed a very precise routine.  He woke up, like clockwork, at the exact same time,  ate the exact … Continue reading

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Hurdle Eleven – You can find your way through a haboob, if you have a guide

Last night, the City of Phoenix was attacked by a seemingly alive natural phenomenon called a “haboob” which is an arabic word meaning winds or windy or something like that.  Anyway, as I understand it, a haboob is a towering wall of dust formed when … Continue reading

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