Washougal man sentenced to 40 years f...

Washougal man sentenced to 40 years for murder

There are 10 comments on the The Goldendale Sentinel/STPNS story from Apr 23, 2007, titled Washougal man sentenced to 40 years for murder. In it, The Goldendale Sentinel/STPNS reports that:

Klickitat County Superior Court Judge E. Thompson Reynolds sentenced Michael Lindsey, convicted by a jury in February of killing a Washougal man near Husum in March 2005, to nearly 40 years in prison during a ...

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skipper

Dillon, SC

#1 Apr 23, 2007
"This is a case where we have a very brutal, intentional, execution of a person," Juris said. "It wasn't a mercy shot. It was a murder. There is a lack of remorse. Show him the same amount of mercy he showed Morris, " Juris told the judge. "Zero."

shucks the judge didn't give him the death penalty.....
but 40 years in prison aint that bad.
Jim Fisher

Loon Lake, WA

#2 Sep 7, 2007
James Morris was a good friend of mine. I was close to him at the time of his murder, and socialized with both him and his killers. The put on a good front of being friends to him. they lured him to that lonely field under the guise of a party. i know, because i sold them the beer for their "trip" that night from the gas station i worked at in camas.
The woman, Darlene, needs to burn for this.
Justice seeker

United States

#3 May 1, 2008
Jim Fisher wrote:
James Morris was a good friend of mine. I was close to him at the time of his murder, and socialized with both him and his killers. The put on a good front of being friends to him. they lured him to that lonely field under the guise of a party. i know, because i sold them the beer for their "trip" that night from the gas station i worked at in camas.
The woman, Darlene, needs to burn for this.
I am MIchael's grandmother.
This is very important!
What night was it that you sold them the beer?
jim fisher

The Dalles, OR

#4 Jun 7, 2008
to michaels grandmother:
i regret to tell you that since i had no idea what was about to happen that night, i made no note of what day it was in my memory and have no way to recall it after all these years. i am sorry. i didnt know michael well, but from what i could tell he seemed like a nice young man. im sorry for the grief this has brought to you and your family.
Ramondo Morris

United States

#5 Mar 22, 2009
I am James Morris Brother i dont believe justice was served it was obvious they planned on killing my brother for theyre own selfish reason i do believe there was a third person involved just due to past incidents that occured the previous month when the cards in ? were being used by the mother and friend to buy shoes clothing beer dinners drugs u name it it was purchased by the two suspects No one deserves to die but to Murder a person you watched grow up inyour house as one of your own HOW HOW HOW? i know its hard for the suspects family to wrap their minds around but how do you think we the vicims family feel i wish no harm to either of them because taking there life will never in a million years bring my lil brother James back to us there are so many things that were left out in the case so many people were not even brought in for questioning there is another person out there you think you may have gotten away w/it for now but god has his eye on you JAmes Duane Morris May your soul rest inpeace
Ramondo Morris

United States

#6 Mar 22, 2009
Justice seeker wrote:
<quoted text>
I am MIchael's grandmother.
This is very important!
What night was it that you sold them the beer?
It really doesnt matter when it was Michael your grandson ask me on many occasions if i'd write him no matter what happen would i be his friend i never reeally put all the facts together until after the discovery of my BROTHERS body i remeber them saying on several occasions on whast they wantyed to do to my brother my brother even confided in me and a fgriend that he felt like something was about to happen to him and how he didnt feel safe so who cares what day it was it will never be overturned your bitch ass grandson has only got the begining of what the Good Lord has instore for him im not saying my brother was by no means perfect but he was a human being who made mistakes wether the allegations were true or he didnt desrve to die and your grandson is only in jail my brother is dead bitch i hope he rotts in jail and hell for the devastation he has cause my nephew and his immediate family u can see him i can never see james again and i have your fucking grandson to thank you and your family have a blessed life
TessLA

Tacoma, WA

#7 Jul 26, 2010
Ramondo Morris wrote:
I am James Morris Brother i dont believe justice was served it was obvious they planned on killing my brother for theyre own selfish reason i do believe there was a third person involved just due to past incidents that occured the previous month when the cards in ? were being used by the mother and friend to buy shoes clothing beer dinners drugs u name it it was purchased by the two suspects No one deserves to die but to Murder a person you watched grow up inyour house as one of your own HOW HOW HOW? i know its hard for the suspects family to wrap their minds around but how do you think we the vicims family feel i wish no harm to either of them because taking there life will never in a million years bring my lil brother James back to us there are so many things that were left out in the case so many people were not even brought in for questioning there is another person out there you think you may have gotten away w/it for now but god has his eye on you JAmes Duane Morris May your soul rest inpeace
OMG.... i will try you on facebook etc.... I need to get in touch with Juanita.....I miss them all so much....you never met me personally but my name is Tess and I grew up with Lanita...I cant believe I didnt know....my god...wtf....James really? god have mercy.May he rest in peace indeed......please....e-mail tessla underscore 420 at hot mail dot com
Former Washougalite

United States

#8 Feb 28, 2011
Ramondo Morris wrote:
I am James Morris Brother i dont believe justice was served it was obvious they planned on killing my brother for theyre own selfish reason i do believe there was a third person involved just due to past incidents that occured the previous month when the cards in ? were being used by the mother and friend to buy shoes clothing beer dinners drugs u name it it was purchased by the two suspects No one deserves to die but to Murder a person you watched grow up inyour house as one of your own HOW HOW HOW? i know its hard for the suspects family to wrap their minds around but how do you think we the vicims family feel i wish no harm to either of them because taking there life will never in a million years bring my lil brother James back to us there are so many things that were left out in the case so many people were not even brought in for questioning there is another person out there you think you may have gotten away w/it for now but god has his eye on you JAmes Duane Morris May your soul rest inpeace
I have been reading and researching as much as I can on this and I completely 100% agree with you! I think there is one or two out there or more that know and participated in this event. As far as the stolen cash they blamed on your brother it was a cover IMO as to what they were doing. There as TOO MANY things that were never brought up in trial! My husband was a friend of your sister and brother growing up on Addy in the shoug and I can say We ARE SO SORRY for your families loss.
Justice seeker

Winslow, AZ

#9 Jul 23, 2013
Ramondo Morris wrote:
<quoted text>
It really doesnt matter when it was Michael your grandson ask me on many occasions if i'd write him no matter what happen would i be his friend i never reeally put all the facts together until after the discovery of my BROTHERS body i remeber them saying on several occasions on whast they wantyed to do to my brother my brother even confided in me and a fgriend that he felt like something was about to happen to him and how he didnt feel safe so who cares what day it was it will never be overturned your bitch ass grandson has only got the begining of what the Good Lord has instore for him im not saying my brother was by no means perfect but he was a human being who made mistakes wether the allegations were true or he didnt desrve to die and your grandson is only in jail my brother is dead bitch i hope he rotts in jail and hell for the devastation he has cause my nephew and his immediate family u can see him i can never see james again and i have your fucking grandson to thank you and your family have a blessed life
Ramondo, I cannot blame you for feeling the way you do, and I am not trying to get Michael's conviction overturned. I sat through the entire trial. I met your parents and my heart broke for your family and James.

I am trying to find the date when the other suspect's family could have assisted them in the crime. One claims to have had a medical procedure procedure on 2 different dates. One date was in March right about when James was abducted and the other date given was early April. I am searching for the truth. I also believe more than just the two were involved.

Michael is awaiting a new trial, in Goldendale. He won his appeal because the trial judge allowed prospective jurors to be questioned without Michael present which violated his constitutional rights. The trial is supposed to convene in the next 4-6 months. I don't believe the trial date has been set yet.

There are some people unhappy with me for continuing to search for the full truth and other suspects.

I do believe Michael was proven guilty. He was missing along with the woman suspect, and the shotgun that killed your brother. Testimony proved that.

My family knew nothing until the trial. Michael was not communicating with his parents, he was listening to the other suspect's family, their friends, and his attorney.
All we know is what we were able to glean from the trial- which wasn't much. My daughter is his adoptive mother. He is not speaking to her anymore. He is communicating with his biological mother again.

I am so sorry for your pain. I know there are no words to describe the hole in your heart and your life But I want you to know I seek true justice for your brother. I do not wish for any killer to get away with their crime no matter who they are.

Sincerely, Eddie Rand
Justice seeker

Winslow, AZ

#10 Jul 24, 2013
jim fisher wrote:
to michaels grandmother:
i regret to tell you that since i had no idea what was about to happen that night, i made no note of what day it was in my memory and have no way to recall it after all these years. i am sorry. i didnt know michael well, but from what i could tell he seemed like a nice young man. im sorry for the grief this has brought to you and your family.
Thank you for your reply.

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