My name is Angela Porter. Jessica IS my sister, with a beautiful everlasting soul. She was beautiful, in every way. It was too difficult for me to be present at this sentencing. My family is devastated and our hearts are in pieces. My perspective on life is forever changed and I will never be the same again. I devoted so much of my life to help and support my struggling family any way I could. First I want to say that there are many statements that are inaccurate. Jessica did not know how to inject heroin herself, it was done for her..she was actively attending meetings and had been trying very hard to turn her life around. With that being said I would like to comment on my mothers behalf. As you should know, you shouldn't believe everything you read or hear and the media has a way or manipulating statements and stories for ratings as attention. My mom prepared a letter, making herself sick on a daily basis, dreading this day. The news story does not include the whole statement. This is what follows in the victims statement letter...
" i said that i said -but that wuld make me a person like u which im not. no parent shuld lose a child. evr. i pray 4 ur soul."
She did not wish death upon his children. The news has a standard way of manipulating and bending the truth. Please think twice before spewing hate and passing judgement upon a family who is grieving and suffering. We are hurting enough. Our lives will never be the same. But we will hold our heads up high and keep Jessica's memory alive.
July 12, 2013 at 5:30 p.m.