What follows is one of the most upsetting posts for me personally since I started the “Stacey Burns murder project.” It is a response to my post entitled “Ten Suspects.”
“Telling Stacey’s children that there could be as many as 10 people, one being their own father that might have “slaughtered” their mother is perhaps the most irresponsible and cruelest thing I can imagine. Putting the burden on them, little kids to figure it out.”
It is upsetting on two major levels. First, any post I write is designed to make a positive difference. If my post caused any pain to the Burns children, I would be heartbroken. Second, the post was factual. I know folks who are certain they know who killed this poor woman. Right now, they have no reason to doubt their convictions simply because the police have 1. not arrested anyone, and 2. have not publicly eliminated anyone from suspicion.
All this is after eight years and almost two months. So, to the Burns children, if anything I do causes you any more pain than you have already experienced, I am truly sorry. Believe me when I say my intentions are meant to be for the good of everyone involved, especially you and your mother.