So often, the frustration of dealing with the courts remains my biggest regret.
We tried to get charges we had filed (mistaking the charge we thought we weren’t filing for a more serious one actually ..)
I wrote, with no success to explain the situation. My pleas fell on deaf ears.
In the end, as one of Sean’s friends said ” I could never understand what that kid was in jail for..”
State’s Attorney Office
32 Cherry St.
Burlington, VT 05401
October 18, 2015
Justin Jiron, Esq.:
In November of 2014 I made a request to Edward Sutton Esq, stating that I would like to drop charges in the two alleged burglary incidents at my home on August 17th and 18th. These charges are against my son Sean Blake. I would like to reiterate that is still my opinion nearly one year later.
As I mentioned in my previous letter, I was frustrated with Sean’s coming into our home. He didn’t think I was home and intended to retrieve some personal items. I was home with my younger son, my husband was teaching away for the semester. I was worried he was going to steal from us. I asked the police to press charges, as I thought I was enforcing a no-trespass order. Unfortunately, that order had not yet been served. I did not intend to press charges for burglary. I thought he might get a warning or minor offense ticket.
After reviewing all of Sean’s charges, I would like to reiterate my request to drop all charges related to those incidents on August 17 and 18.
I feel strongly that Sean needs more treatment and less incarceration. In jail he has not received the treatment he needs to recover fully.
I have confidence in Sean’s ability to improve and become a productive member of society. I think this is more likely to occur if he receives treatment.
I hope Sean can continue treatment as part of sentencing for his offenses.
Kimberly D. Blake