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|Two Sides of Jerry Mabry in Recent Newspaper Letters
|The remoreseful side and the displeased side of a Galesburg man convicted last October for the second time have both shown up in the local media recently.
42-year old Jerry Mabry was found guilty of attempted murder, aggravated criminal sexual assault, and other charges in October -- after a judge threw out his first conviction. He's currently awaiting sentencing after a judge Tuesday ordered that a sex offender evaluation would be needed according to statute and had to be part of a standard pre-sentence investigation.
But also Tuesday, a letter to the editor he wrote appeared in the Register-Mail. In it, Mabry apologies but insists the beating and raping of a then-39-year old woman inside a Mulberry Street apartment weren't intentional -- an apartment, by the way, he referred to as, "our apartment."
He says he's been going through bible studies, anger management, college courses, and helping others get their G.E.D., all while imprisoned since 2004.
Mabry write that he regrets having represented himself twice, and suggests getting a lawyer's help. He says, "They went to school years for it!"
While asking for forgiveness from the public in that letter, Mabry has also written a letter recently featured in The Zephyr -- while not referring to himself directly, he questions why someone has to be in prison so long for "a fight he didn't start," claiming it's costing people too much money. Mabry also claims indirectly in the letter he as Intermittent Explosive Disorder -- taunted, aggravated, to the point of exploding.
Mabry claims "the judicial system would rather make animals out of passive individuals that are harmless most of their lives."
The two letters come as Mabry still is believed to be asking for a new trial for the second time. That will likely be taken up once the sentencing phase is completed. A sentencing date has yet to be set.
|03 31 09 by Newsroom
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