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4B - The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, September 23, 1997

SPECIAL EDITION-

In memor
Tamara Sonya

'iam:

Williams

Sept.

29,

1976 -Sept.

23,

1997

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"She was so caring and giving, she never said no."

- Tamika
Best friend and

Pennamon
LSA senior

Williams to judge: 'Don't be soft when sentencing

... Nelson'

To: Honorable Judge Timothy Connors
Hello Judge Connors my name is Tamara
Williams. I am the party that pressed charges
against Kevin Nelson who is to be sentenced
on November 2, 1995. 1 know that the decision
on his sentencing is in your hands but I wanted
to express my concern whether or not you're
aware assault charges have been brought
against Kevin many times before. I also want-
ed you to know that June 30, 1995 was not the
first time that Kevin Nelson had been abusive
toward me. He has hit me many times before
and once he even hit my infant daughter in his

attempt to strike me. My main concern is that
every time Kevin Nelson has been in trouble he
has only received a tap on the wrist. He always
uses the accuse (sic) about his head injury
which seems to always get him sympathy.
However that head injury didn't keep Kevin
Nelson from knowing right from wrong. I ask
that you take into consideration the fact that
Mr. Nelson has been in trouble for assault
before and that he has been abusive toward me
more than once. I also ask that you not be soft
when sentencing Mr. Nelson because he has got
away with so much by using numerous accuses
(sic). I feel that it's about time for him to say

the consequences of his actions because if not
he's going to continue to do what he likes
because he knows he can get away with it. I
hope that you take into consideration the things
that I have mentioned in this letter when you
sentence Mr. Nelson. Again I ask that you
please don't be soft when sentencing Kevin
Nelson because he's been tapped on the wrists
one too many times. One would think after
going to court once before for assault that he
would learn this lesson but obviously he did-
n't. All I ask is that Kevin Nelson be punished
for the abuse he put me and my daughter
through. Thank you.

Yours Truly,
Tamara Williams
P.S. If you have any questions please feel free
to give me a call or write me a letter.
(313) 763-8514
1630 Cram Circle #8
Ann Arbor, M1 48105
- The Washtenaw County 15th District Court
received the above letter from Tamara Williams
on Oct. 23, 1995. Kevin Nelson was sentenced
for charges of domestic violence against
Williams on Nov. 2, 1995.

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