A push for more letters supporting the request by Memorial Middle School shooter Thomas Gregory White's attorneys' requests to have his case returned to juvenile court has brought a flood of letters to Jasper County Circuit Court Judge David Mouton.
With the 14-year-old's next hearing scheduled for 9 a.m tomorrow in Joplin, 35 letters favoring White have been received as of this afternoon, according to court files, with 28 of them posted on case.net today.
Those supporting Thomas White are scheduled to have a rally beginning at 8 a.m. Friday and lasting until it is almost time for the pre-trial hearing. Mouton indicated last month he would make a decision on White's status by early July.
Those sending letters on White's behalf, in addition to those already mentioned in The Turner Report are:
James H. Thorn, Justice for Juveniles; Denise Marhoefer, juvenile defender, Defense Foundation for Children USA; Alicia Rodriguez, Marjorie Sisk, Angela Hall, Gloria Sliger, A? (that is how it is written in the court file), Natalie R. Ladik, Sharon Overman, Jennifer Dickerson, Leeta Riddle, Patty Overman, Ruth Overman, Nina Riley, Edgar M. Goebel, Angie Jones, Kyleen A. Overman, Carolyn Cupp, Janie Goebel, Ruby Cupp, Billie A. Johnson, Bill Cupp, Ben Henderson, Brian Riley, Virgil Harris, Patricia Williams, Valerie Stossel, and Cari Barichello, Justice for Juveniles.