Monday, August 17, 2009

Newsweek article about Brandon

Hello Everyone,
Under the heading "My Turn," Charles Grodin has written an article about the Felony Murder Rule and Brandon.
To read the article visit the url below or pick up a copy of Newsweek (end of August issue)
http://www.newsweek.com/id/212159

We also want to highlight for you that Charles mentions that Brandon was given a communtation by Governor Schwarzenegger which removed the "without parole" portion of his sentence. This was a step forward and we are extremely grateful for the renewed hope and purpose it has given Brandon. Even though Brandon would not be eligible for parole for another 10 years or more, at least now he has a chance. We would have preferred to let you know about the communtation when it happened earlier this year but please know that we share what we can, when we can. It is not always our decision to make.

Please do visit the Newsweek website. Mr. Grodin has written a compelling and succinct statement of what is wrong with the law and the sentence. We are so thankful for his continued and tireless efforts toward Brandon's release.
Regards,
Gene and Janice Hein

5 Comments:

Blogger Gretchen said...

Good work by everyone involved ...
Gretchen T.

3:16 PM  
Blogger Paul Seay said...

I hope your son gets released. I'm afraid that this goes on more often in the U.S. then people realize.

9:46 AM  
Blogger Dean Connor said...

Mr. and Mrs. Hein,
I have written an article on my blog site concerning your son's story. Feel free to visit and leave a comment. If there is anything else I can do; you can contact me at: dean_connor@hotmail.com. I wish you all the best of luck.
Sincerely,
Dean F. Connor
http://dean-connorsblog.blogspot.com

5:53 PM  
Blogger Tracy said...

I just watched your documentary for the first time a couple of days ago. Until then I was unaware of this case. As the film was nearing an end, I kept hoping that they would tell me that Brandon and the others have since been released. In an effort to find out what happened to the boys I stumbled on your website. I want to say how sorry I am. This story has haunted me since I saw it. This was a total miscarriage of justice. The publicity will help. Someday the right person is going to see this film, or read this story. They will be out, I can just feel it. Stay strong.

9:26 PM  
Anonymous Natalie said...

Just want to let you know that Brandon's story has been added to Askthejudge.info, a web site providing answers about the law to teens and parents. His story can be seen at http://askthejudge.info/should-brandon-hein-be-released-from-prison/2961/

9:53 AM  

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