November 15 & 16, 2017

Wednesday 11.15.17 – It seems like the unexpected events will never cease. For the past two days I have had a special visit with a great friend who came all the way from France to see me. My friend named Laurent had planned this visit in November, months before, only to see my evidentiary hearing be pushed back into October, which caused me to have to be in Dallas county jail on Nov. 13 & 14th, the days Laurent had originally planned to visit me on. But because my “secret admirer”, Ms. Prosecutor lady had me sent back to Polunsky Unit, Laurent was able to schedule a special visit with me at the last minute and come see me for 4 hours on Monday afternoon and 4 hours Tuesday morning. It was great to have all this time to meet with my friend and have a chance to explain to him what’s happening in my life in detail and hear about his life too. I really noticed how nice it is to have 8 hours total for our visits. I was very at ease and did not feel in a rush – as if our time to meet would not run out. That is always an issue in a regular 2-hour visit and when using the phone in Dallas County Jail. Even with the phone I always felt like there was a clock ticking in the back of my head. 8 hours are so much better and I’m blessed to have friends like Laurent who are in my life and visit me.

I also spoke to my attorney Gretchen today in an attorney phone call. All is well and I will be sent back to Dallas soon. She’s on that issue now.

Thursday 11.16.17 – This morning, I woke up with the knowledge that I would visit my other attorney Carlotta and investigator Aggie.  I knew they were coming to Polunsky and would see me – Gretchen told me this in our phone call. Gretchen was up here Monday and even got to meet Laurent, which was nice. Gretchen is not going to be able to visit with me until right before the closing arguments to be held December 18, 2017. She’ll be busy writing the findings of facts and conclusions of law to be filed on December 18 as well. This is written argument on how we met our burden in the evidentiary hearing proving the hypnotically enhanced witness testimony used to convict and sentence me was unreliable. This is essentially an appeal brief – 100 plus page document she will write in 2-3 weeks. She will also prepare for closing arguments. She is awesome and why I say she is my “Superhero Attorney”!

The meeting with Aggie and Carlotta went well. I was very happy to see them and get to talk to them. I got used to seeing and talking to them frequently since in Dallas and miss that. I have long since realized that I have a very special and amazing legal team and am super grateful for that. I also love the fact that they are all ladies! Some serious lady power no doubt! So I have this meeting out the way and all is set in motion to prepare for our closing arguments and getting me back to Dallas County ASAP.

3 thoughts on “November 15 & 16, 2017

  1. Dear Charles,

    I was pleased to read all the good things that have happened to you recently. I’m sure Carmen is pleased as well…..Seems you are in very good hands, hands that care….
    How lovely to have the visit from your French friend.
    It is cold here now and we had 1 ft. of snow the other a.m.
    I don’t go out of course with this broken foot and am suppose to stay laying down or in a slanted position…..Hard as I have many things to do that require I sit at my table. I have MANY visitors so don’t get a chance to get bored.
    May our Lord bless you -give Him your heart as He cares for you.

  2. i’m not sure that my comment went through so I will write another..
    I was thrilled with all the positive things happening to you lately. God is watching out for you.

  3. Hi Charles,

    I’m sorry to see that you are back at the Polunsky Unit but so pleased that you were able to have quality time with your fabulous friend, Laurent.

    I sent my letter & a magazine to Dallas this week so will now write quickly to you at the Polunsky. Sue has been keeping me up to date.

    Thinking of you. Your courage, determination and brightness to life when in such a dark place is so admirable.

    With all good wishes


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