2011-03-10 / Letters

Murder Victim’s Mother Speaks Out

To The Editor:

I am Tina’s mom. I am so angry about what Carol Jean Johnson said in last week’s paper about the bond being appropriate for Fulton County. That is the dumbest and most ridiculous thing I have ever heard. It shouldn’t matter the size. If it would have been any other country, I’m sure Rick Hann would be behind bars, and I’d have my precious Tina. They would have done their job. How much more did she have to go through for Johnson to do her job?

Anyone in her position should know to view the case before a bond was set. Being threatened with her life twice, kidnapping, which was a felony one, there shouldn’t have been a bond, bail or anything. He should have gone straight to jail until court. Plus having burglary, unlawful restraint, reckless endangerment and simple assault charges against him. I don’t understand. He told Tina it didn’t matter how many times she had him arrested, he would make bail and come after her. What did he mean by this?

It sounds to me he had pull in higher places. How many other people have gone for help and the abuser was left go on a small bail to keep terrorizing their victims? Anyone who was a victim of Rick Hann, please contact Bill Baker at the police barracks and help us help all victims. Do it for Tina.

All you victims, even the children who live in terror now, hang in there. Help is on the way. Tina’s death is not going to be in vain. She helped everyone while she was living and touched so many hearts, she will help you now too.

For you abusers, beware. We are coming after you all with a vengeance. No one deserves the hell you inflict on people, especially women and children. I advise you to think twice before you do anything to anyone. We won’t stop until laws are changed and justice is done.

Tina was afraid to go to the police. She said if they didn’t lock him up she would be dead. She went and now she’s gone forever.

I miss you so much, Tina.

Judy Sipes


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