THIS IS MY COMMANDMENT, THAT YOU LOVE ONE ANOTHER AS I HAVE LOVED YOU.
GREATER LOVE HAS NO MAN THAN THIS, THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS~
In August of 2009 the defendant was found competent to stand trial (FINALLY!).
The Omnibus Hearing is scheduled for October 16, 2009. And if all stays on track, the trial will begin November 16, 2009. I anticipate this to be one of the most difficult periods of my life, requiring every inner resource I can draw upon.
I will post updates here.
ON NOVEMBER 17, 2009 THE defendant unexpectedly pled GUILTY AS CHARGED to all FOUR counts of aggravated homicide. He will stay in prison until he dies, as there is no possibility of parole. While we have known of his guilt all along, the courts finally have it on record. He expressed no remorse for his actions. We were allowed to give impact statements which will remain a part of the courts record. I wonder if he thinks it was all worth it? I am convinced that selfishness is the root of evil. And I expect that his has desroyed him. As for our family, they belong to eternity and we will see them there. Love does not die and does not change. Glory be to God forever and ever.
JUNE 25, 2009
On your last birthday that we would be together (in 2000) with great love and humor you shared a "Lion King" themed cake with your baby sister. Your love was beyond selfless because you gave it freely and happily. God surely delights in you. But Taelor, my soul hurts without you. Yes, I know we will meet again, but on your birthday I long to hear your laughter and hug you tight. Sending you all of my love on angel's wings, my son, you are my heart. XOXO
March 8, 2009
An Email I received today:
I just wanted to let you know you are in my thoughts and prayers this morning. There is a line in "Fighter" by Christina Aguilera where she shouts "I remember", that is very powerful. There are also many references by God in His Word where He tells people to "Remember".
I remember your beautiful Son. From the first memories of holding him as a baby in the rocking chair in your parent's living room in the house on Englewild, to the last phone call I had with him on his last Christmas where he said thank you for remembering him.
I remember your wonderful parents, your Dad taking us to the beach, looking at my cars, helping me with my taxes, cutting his hair... and your Mom, her sweet, sweet and gentle spirit, ALWAYS being there to encourage with a gentle word.
Thank you my sweet sister in my heart Michelle. 5-5-61 to 8-8-12
Happy Birthday Momma. I miss you so much. You were selfless, gentle, and kind. I pray that in Heaven you finally know your true worth, and know that you are beautiful. I love you Mom.
***IT HAS BEEN 8 YEARS AND THERE HAS BEEN NO TRIAL AND NO PUNISHMENT, ONLY "RESTORATIVE" CARE FOR THE DEFENDANT THANKS TO HIS ATTORNEYS AND A FLAWED CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM. IT IS A SYSTEM CONTROLLED BY LOOSE INTERPRETATIONS OF THE CONSTITUTION WHICH IS PROTECTING COLD BLOODED KILLERS. WHILE THE DEFENDANTS ATTORNEYS MAKE MORE MONEY AND THE DEFENDANT HIMSELF GETS ROUND THE CLOCK "CARE", THIS IS WHAT GOD SAYS:
Romans 1:29-32 (New International Version)
They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; they are senseless, faithless, heartless, ruthless. Although they know God's righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death (LISTEN CLOSELY DEFENSE ATTORNEYS) they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.
!HAPPY 25 Taelor!
SON RISE Saturday June 25th, 1983
Sunset Thursday March 8th, 2001
On March 8,
my beautiful family
Richard George Larson
Jane Medlock Larson
Josie Melba Grace
Taelor Joseph Marks
My Lovely, Living Boy
My Hope, My Happiness
My Life, My Love, My Joy
MY BEAUTIFUL, PRECIOUS SON TAELOR was born on Saturday June 25th 1983 at 7:27 PM in Glendora California. Taelor had a light in his eyes that was so bright. He was kind, sensitive, loving and charming. Taelor had many friends throughout his life. He knew how important people were and how they mattered. As such, I was blessed to have many young people in my life thoughout his life. His compassion and intuition were without bounds. His was a tender heart that valued family and friends.
We lived in Glendora, California until Taelor was 4 years old, then moved to Des Moines, Washington (a small waterfront community south of Seattle). Taelor attended first grade in La Jolla, California then we moved back to Seattle again. In 1991 we moved to Rancho Santa Margarita California where-for a short time- Taelor decided to be known by his intials as "T.J.".
In 1993 we returned to Des Moines Washington and "T.J." once again became Taelor. He attended Pacific Middle School, Mt. Ranier High School and Tyee High School. In the beginning of his junior year Taelor was forced to withdraw from Tyee because of a heart defect that required corrective surgery, surgery that Taelor would not live to have.
In 2000 Taelor met his soul mate, Josie Melba Grace Peterson. They were both wise beyond their years and perfectly complemented one another . They were anticipating an amazing future together.
On Thursday March 8th 2001 Taelor and Josie along with my Mom and Dad, Richard and Jane were murdered in Des Moines Washington. The killer's motivation was simple, to wipe out a loving family and young couple because he envied them from afar. A cowardly, evil act of rage.
This site is for my family and my baby Taelor, a way for me to live out my years with him, if only in memory and reflection.
It will continue to be a work in process.
there's not a star in
that we can't reach
if we're trying
THE KIDS IN LOVE:
THE FOLKS IN LOVE:
I USED TO WORRY ABOUT HIM, WORKING LATE IN THE EVENINGS, DRIVING AROUND, BEING A CHAUFFER TO ANYONE WHO NEEDED HIM. HE USED TO SAY TO ME, "DON'T WORRY MOM, NOTHING'S GOING TO HAPPEN TO ME, I'M TAELOR!",
and why would a young man, who was nothing but friendly and kind to others have reason to believe that anything ever would have...
Taelor, the "Carlton dance". Enough said. You had to have experienced it.
Taelor was baptized on July 19, 1990. He was a spritual being and loved God. He had a very old soul. If you saw Taelor, then you saw a cross around his neck.
Taelor won every art contest he ever entered. When he was 15 he started free hand tattooing his friends with india ink and a straight pin on the down low!
Here is is some of his work
On that horrific night of March 8, 2001
every person in the house died trying
to save someone else. Hero is not a word
often used, and yet that's what they each
were. This is the inscription on their
memorial bench at Greenwood Memorial
Cemetary in Renton, Washington as it
describes with perfection the values that we
as a family had and that they, heroically,
exemplified in life and in death:
What is sacred...
Of what is the spirit made...
What is worth living for...
What is worth dying for...
For newspaper and court information,
please see: TIMELINE section
For my reflections,
please see: LEGACY section
FOR MEETING MY FAMILY
~i~ ~i~ ~i~ ~i~