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Please Help BOYCOTT this Horrible Book



For Jennifer, Hayley, and Michaela
May you RIP
Excerpt from the NY Times….. click anywhere in the paragraph for the full stories…
The Petit family

The Petit family

My sister and her husband were friends with this family.

The fact that this author has interviewed one of the perpetrators of these horrific assaults then wrote a book for profit, telling his side BEFORE a trial is unbelievable to me!
I can understand freedom of speech etc, but to the best of my understanding, there was a gag order violation!
Everything you need to know about this horrible crime can be found in the newspapers.  A killer’s personal account of the terror, humiliation and torture inflicted on this beautiful family is grotesque.
What possible motivation could anyone have for reading such a book beyond voyeurism?
I also believe he has sold his soul by doing this project. He is interested more in sensationalism and money– not exploring the mind of a killer.
If you think you might like to read this book…. think again. Read what the husband and father of the victims, Dr. William Petit, has to say:

“Please Help Boycott This Book
This is the illegally obtained book written by one the defendants who killed Hayley and Michaela. He illegally met with the author in jail before he was stopped by the DOC and released it prior to the trial in Contempt of the gag order, that has been in place over a year. The book was common knowledge but Donovan, his defense attorney has reacted like a moron as if he had no knowledge of this. Judge Fasano had a hearing yesterday and ignored the entire topic-of course the session was in chambers so it is hard to know exactly what was said-our justice system is far less than transparent. This allows this animal to give his side of the story without cross-examination or forensics and then causes the other side of the defense to whine that they cannot get a fair trial. Amazon The author, Brian McDonald, acts like he did nothing wrong-it was only his job to write a book no matter who it hurts. St. martin Press is the division of McMillan that published the book and it is out at Amazon, Barnes and Noble etc. None of them care that an 11 year old was terrorized, raped and burned alive and that a 17 yr old was beaten and burned alive while a 48 year old mother with MS was strangled while she tried to save her children. They are all the epitome of the American blood lust for money and publicity at all costs. Shame on them. they will get their final rewards in their afterlife of hell. Now 26 months later there is no thought of starting the trial and the judicial system wants me to cheer because this is faster than most trials come to court. Yes I am angry, and suspect I will get angrier, but if you have a minute send an email or call or boycott. Thank you for caring about Jennifer, Hayley, and Michaela.

Bill Petit”
This letter was passed along thru friends in CT by email reportedly written to a friend asking for help in the boycott. I am unable to validate directly with Dr. Petit.
I do have a resource which is a letter from him about the death penalty published in “The Cheshire Herald” in May 2009.
Please help pass this boycott along or write to any of the following:

or write: Headquarters
1200 12th Ave Ste 1200
Seattle, WA 98144
Phone : 206-266-1000
Fax : 206-622-2405

telephone number for the Media department is 206-266-7180
open Monday

175 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10010
646-307-5151 but the St. Martin Division published the book
St. Martin’s Press; Publicity Department
175 5th Avenue NY, NY 10010
Fax: 212-674-6132
Nicole D. D’Amato, Esq.
500 East 87th Street
New York, NY 10128

3 Comments Post a comment
  1. OMG that is horrible!

    October 10, 2009
  2. This is so sick! Thanks for bringing my attention to this Melissa. Will pass it along.

    October 13, 2009

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