Duke Southard

Author, Educator, Lecturer

Making a buck!

It is time to once again “clear the air” since this comment has been made regarding my work on a book about the Stacey Burns murder case.

I’ll issue this challenge to anyone who says I am in this project for the money. Prove it!

1. I have stated that any profits from this book, should it ever be published  and actually sell any copies, would go to the foundation for the Burns children, I am assuming such a foundation still exists.

2. Thus far, I have traveled to New Hampshire four separate times from Arizona for interviews and research specifically for this project, a costly proposition at best. That has been my choice and I do not regret it.

3. I did not know Stacey Burns personally but I know many people who have been profoundly affected by her senseless and brutal murder. At the time I undertook this project, I thought it was the right thing to do for these people and for the memory of a truly special human being.

4. I still believe my work is worthwhile. Stacey’s murder should NEVER be set aside by the police, by her family, by her friends, by her community, nor by anyone who feels that he might make a difference in the case.

Finally, think about your most precious memory of Stacey Burns. If it is enough for you to hold that memory and let any sort of justice for her murder disappear into the past, then I suppose any efforts on my part are futile.

Duke

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