zachery garner

Since: Feb 10

Ben Lomond, CA

#75 Mar 2, 2010
Gee - I guess the crazy posts on this thread were too much for the Dyersburg Topix blog. They deleted everyone's posts - I wonder why?

Since: Feb 10

Ben Lomond, CA

#76 Mar 2, 2010
Maybe they only left the posts of people honest and open enough to publicly identify themselves.
ASC

Sioux City, IA

#77 Mar 2, 2010
welcome to dyersburg! i am very sorry for your lost. i really think you stepped on some toes here! but you know what?- i applaud you. you brought some things to light that no one in this area has ever done. you fought, you won, and you never resorted to malicious activity- congrats on the sentencing- to garners family- im sorry for you also for what he has put you thru.

good luck mr saunders!
ASC

Sioux City, IA

#78 Mar 2, 2010
sorry- garner family- i meant im sorry for what zach has put you thru not mr saunders

sorry again

Since: Feb 10

Ben Lomond, CA

#79 Mar 2, 2010
I agree with that. I can easily understand the pain that relatives of Zachery Lynn Garner and Robin Olene Likens are going through, and will go through for the next 23 years.

But I think they can only begin to heal from this if they acknowledge and admit what it is their relative has done. I never accused Jessica Barnhill or Chas Garner of being responsible for the death of Holly. I only meant to point out that, when they refer to Zachery as being in prison for murder, it gives a slightly misleading characterization of what was really a cowardly crime. And I know that is how Kevin Garner refers to what his son has done - I have heard it from several people in Dyersburg, who have been shocked to find out the actual story.

Because of the drugs and criminal activity while Zachery was growing up, I do think his parents share some blame for how Zachery turned out, but I can understand their pain. That's why, as soon as Zachery and Robin admit their guilt to their family, I would be happy to arrange for missionaries I am connected with to visit with them in prison. I would also be happy to pass along what information I can gather, including a mailing address, once I have it, or anything else that will help them cope with what I imagine is as painful a process as the Grunewald family, and all of Holly's friends, have had to go through since April 28th, 2009

But I also think that, unless Zachery, and Robin, and Zachery's family, admit and acknowledge what has happened, it's unlikely to result in much improvement.

One interesting distinction between the two is how their families have reacted, with the exception of "Ann Likens", assuming she was who she claimed to be. They were aghast at what their relative had done, appropriately apologetic to me and the Grunewalds, and have accepted and acknowledged the guilt of Robin. The Garner family could learn a lot from them, in my opinion.

Since: Feb 10

Ben Lomond, CA

#81 Mar 9, 2010
And somehow this thread drops off the "Topix" site, too - no wonder Zachery seems to get away with all the stuff he did. Someone is obviously protecting the "reputation" of the Garner family around Dyersburg.
Jane Doe

Sioux City, IA

#82 Mar 9, 2010
Douglas L Saunders wrote:
And somehow this thread drops off the "Topix" site, too - no wonder Zachery seems to get away with all the stuff he did. Someone is obviously protecting the "reputation" of the Garner family around Dyersburg.
If your daughter brutally murdered someone, I'm sure you wouldn't want someone blasting it all around town on public forums everyday because they think you ought to share in the punishment as well.

Since: Feb 10

Ben Lomond, CA

#83 Mar 9, 2010
If my daughter murdered someone, I wouldn't like it, but I would expect exactly that.

And I certainly wouldn't try to censor public discussion of the crime.

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