Parole Time…Oh No

Posted: January 1, 2014 in grief

Before I can catch by breath …before I have completed the first phase of the criminal justice system…before I can accept my new reality, I am faced with another shattering blow on my grief journey. Recently convicted, and already up for parole, I must face the murderous face of Defendant Number 1 all over again.

Will it ever end? I know now the answer is a resounding NO. My heart cries silent tears and whispers, “Oh no” as I continue to put one foot in front of the other with no opportunity for a respite from this horrifying nightmare.

Please help me. Join me in opposing the release of James Stefan Brooms. My son was robbed of his life at age 22. He was my only child, and I have been robbed of my future. No one has the right to take the life of another, to shatter anyone else’s dreams or hopes, to rob and kill with no mercy. Please help me.



  1. Teresa Atencio says:

    Have been thinking about you lately and wondering, how can you be existing, feeling and doing everyday things that one has to do and also bear the unbearable pain that you must be going through with Tony being taken from your life. I do know that you have a great group of your friends and Tony’s that do pull you through somehow from day to day. I can’t understand it fully for I am not a “Mother” but do reach out to you and try to give you some sort of understanding so you can know that I do really feel for you and worry how you are holding up. Please know that I do care and will help you out if any way if you will reach out if you need me. Love you…..Tere A.

  2. Debra Reagan says:

    This is terribly unfair. I wish I could make it all go away and bring Tony back.

  3. Debra says:

    I am so sorry. This is so unfair. On a different note, I love the photo of Tony. Sending hugs your way.

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