HELLO FAMILY & FRIENDS TODAY I AM REACHING OUT TO FAMILY & FRIENDS. SOME OF YOU KNOW ME PERSONALLY AND SOME JUST BECAME FRIENDS WITH ME ON FB. I WANT EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU TO KNOW THAT THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS I CONSIDER EVERYONE HERE FAMILY WHY BECAUSE I BELIEVE IN GOD & THAT WE ARE ALL CONNECTED SOME WAY, SOME HOW, FOR WHAT EVER REASON, SO TODAY I AM ASKING FOR A HAND I KNOW ALL OF YOU HAVE YOUR OWN OBLIGATIONS TO YOUR OWN FAMILY BUT I AM ASKING AS YOUR FRIEND OR YOUR SISTER WHAT EVER YOU CONSIDER ME TO BE IN YOUR LIFE. TODAY I AM SHARING A VERY PERSONAL PART OF MY LIFE WITH ALL OF YOU. MOST OF YOU KNOW MY HUSBAND IS IN PRISON. I MARRIED HIM IN PRISON WHY? BECAUSE HE IS ABSOULTLY ALL THAT MY HEART DESIRES. NOW I AM SHARING HIS STORY WITH ALL OF YOU. SO THAT YOU WILL KNOW WHAT YOU ARE CONTRIBUTING TOO.
ONE MONTH INTO HIS 18TH BIRTHDAY MATTHEW GARCIA COMMITTED A CRIME WITH 4 OF HIS OTHER FRIENDS. THEY WENT INTO A BAR IN PHILADELPHIA AND HELD IT UP WITH THE INTENTION TO ROB THE CASHIER AND LEAVE THE BAR. ALL THESE KIDS WERE 18 AND UNDER WHEN COMMITTED THIS CRIME.
TO MAKE A LONG STORY SHORT MY HUSBANDS FRIEND WAS GRABBED UP BY A CUSTOMER IN THE BAR. THE OLDER MAN AND KID STRUGGLE WITH THE GUN. THE GUN WENT OFF AND SHOT THE OLDER MAN. THE MAN DIED BUT WHAT ALL FIVE OF THESE KIDS DID NOT KNOW WAS THAT THIS OLDER MAN WAS A RETIRED POLICE OFFICER. SO ALL OF THEM WAS SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON. MY HUSBAND GOT SENTENCED WITH 2ND DEGREE MURDER 20 TO LIFE. NOW MY HUSBAND COMMITTED A CRIME BUT HE WAS NOT THE ONE WHO PULLED THE TRIGGER NOR DID HE GO INTO THAT BAR WITH THE INTENTIONS TO KILL. HE WENT IN THERE WITH THE INTENTION TO GET MONEY. ALL THIS HAPPENED IN DECEMBER OF 1998. HE WAS YOUNG AND INGNORANT AND MADE A MISTAKE.MATTHEW GARCIA HAS BEEN IN JAIL EVER SINCE. IT IS NOW 14YRS. NOW I AM REACHING OUT TO
EVERYONE WHO TAKES THE TIME TO READ MY STATUS. I AM ASKING FOR DONATIONS TO HELP GET MY HUSBAND A LAWYER. THERE IS A WOMAN LAWYER NAMED CHERLY STRUM WHO IS WILLING TO LOOK AT MY HUSBANDS CASE BUT SHE IS ASKING FOR A LUMP SUM OF MONEY. NOW I AM REACHING OUT TO ALL OF YOU. I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT EVEN IF YOU SEND A DALLOR IT MEANS SO MUCH AND MOST OF ALL IF YOU CAN NOT SEND ANY THING. I ASK THAT YOU SEND YOUR PRAYERS TO GOD. I THANK EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU JUST FOR TAKING OUT THE TIME TO READ ME.
IF YOU DECIDE TO SEND MONEY PLEASE SEND CHECK OR MONEY ORDER TO JESSICA MUNIZ 5945 SHORE PARKWAY APT 8G BROOKLYN NEW YORK 11236.
MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL IF ANY ONE OF YOU HAS HAD A LOVED ONE IN PRISON. I'M SURE YOU UNDERSTAND. I APPERCIATE ANY THING YOU COULD DO.
Update from Thomas Lopez:
Hello, It's been years already from the time of this post. Matthew is child to a cousin of my Sister in Law. Our family(s), old and new have never had, have or ever have been incarcerated (if I even spelled it correctly!). We come from a fine line of model citizens dating back at least 520 years!
Pardons are in order in the state of Pennsylvania. I pray. I recall being the last one born and having a back seat to what 'could' happen on city streets in New York. It wasn't easy to keep your boys in check and on the right path. We were handed over to the U.S. military (Uncle Sam) in order to discipline my 4 older brothers. It was Finishing School for the poor. I may have been during peace time but there was always the possibility that a war could break out at any moment. Mother was sick in Prayer from the time her first born left until the last one came back alive (1956-1973!).
In all these centuries, we have been on the side of the Law, Government, and Agencies related. Our genes have been spread far and wide. We have relocated, learned new languages, moved to other countries or became new ethnicities. We still keep in touch and we all love each other!
Please give what ever you can and when ever you can. I Thank You in Advance and hope with all my heart that he is given a new chance as he was just following. He has become a leader and has retained an Art we hope to get him to lead now! Again, Please give him a chance.