By The Bakersfield Californian
It was with great dismay and a sad heart that I read Deputy District Attorney David Wolf's comments in Lois Henry's column regarding the case of Glenda Crosley ("Old murder case may come around again," Feb. 20). Crosley and her family have served two prison sentences -- the violence they lived with in their home and the 27 years Glenda has served in prison. I question Wolf's ability to evaluate the quality of Glenda's sincerity (or lack of) in taking responsibility for her actions. Further, any events that may have taken place when she was a child of 12 are irrelevant to the events of that day.
The crux of the matter is Glenda has served 27 years of a 15-years-to-life sentence. She is not a hardened criminal in any sense of the word, and never has been. Further, many, if not most, individuals who are convicted of second-degree murder would have long since been released. One has to wonder why Glenda is still incarcerated. She is no threat to the community. It is preposterous to insinuate that she is.
Glenda has done positive work through Convicted Women Against Abuse. Visit www.sinbysilence.com to learn more about Glenda and the women of CWAA. I urge people to think of those they know who have been or are currently affected by domestic violence. It's time for Glenda Crosley to come home. Let the Kern County District Attorney's Office know it.