Monday, December 29, 2008

My Hero

Ellie Nesler, who sparked a national debate about vigilantism after killing her son's accused molester in a courtroom in 1993, has died of cancer. She was 56.

It's sad the way she and her son descended into a pit of drugs of violence-but she's still my hero. I would have done the exact same thing.

More here.

Rest in peace Ellie. You did the right thing.

6 comments:

wirecutter said...

I knew Ellie. She was good people.

LulaBelle said...

I'm sorry for your loss. She seemed like good people. Who could blame her for what she did? Stupid criminal justice system.....

wirecutter said...

I didn't know her real well. I got to drinking every once in a blue moon at the Rawhide Saloon there in Jamestown. It seems like every time I was there she'd show up too. We'd sit around and buy each other drinks and shoot the shit. She was a sweetie, attractive without being aware of it, and totally unpretentious.
Funny thing, the Rawhide is only about 200 yards from the courthouse where she killed that SOB. If you and Hubbs every come down this way, holler at me and I'll show you the place. The courthouse, I mean. Okay, the Rawhide too.

LulaBelle said...

We'd love to see it!

wirecutter said...

The courthouse or the Rawhide?
The Rawhide has gone downhill lately, not the place for a quiet drink anymore.

LulaBelle said...

What the hell, I'd like to see both places!