I Will Fight For Him

It's been a week since my husband was ripped out of my life. I never met a more caring and loving man in my life. He has served 5 years in the military and a tour in Afghanistan. A month after we were married we learned that he was being served with a court martial. His ex-gf's daughter had accused him of some serious crimes and, despite the lack of any physical evidence and the initial investigating unit CLOSING the case because of the lack of evidence, his brigade opened it back up. We were so confident he would be found innocent because her story had so many holes in it that we didn't really think he'd be found guilty. In May we found out I was pregnant. His trial was last week and he was convicted and sentenced to 8 years in a military prison with a dishonorable discharge. I am not 8 months pregnant and my life has literally fallen apart around me. His lawyers put in a stay of confinement that would allow him to start serving his sentence after the baby is born but they said it's not likely it'll be granted. His pay will also be cut off in another week unless they grant a 6 month extension because of me being pregnant. Still waiting to hear about that. I work now but my job will end at the end of month. I'm due Jan 9th. Luckily, I have an amazing support system in family and friend and I've found a civilian attorney to help fight my husband's case when it comes to appeal but I'm still in total shock that this happened in the first place. He has a chance at clemency which means they could overturn the verdict or reduce his sentence. After that comes the appeal process but that can take up to two years. My heart is broken. I've had to enroll myself in counseling to deal with all my emotions. I feel especially fragile because I'm pregnant. I will do everything I have to in order to fight for him but right now there isn't much I can do because we have to wait until the trial transcript comes back which can take up to 5 months.

This is the worst thing I have every been through, especially knowing that he is innocent and shouldn't be in prison at all. He's currently being held at a local jail and I was able to visit him today but only for 20 minutes. Seeing him in that orange jump suit was such a slap in the face because I know him. I love him and will never give up on him because I know he'd do the same for me.
moodyblues446 moodyblues446
22-25, F
3 Responses Dec 8, 2012

I know you posted this long ago, how are things? My husband is in Leavenworth as well

Hey girl I read your story and I'm sorry that your having to go through this. How are things now?? Any updates..if you need anyone to talk to let me know...Our story might not be exactly the same, but I know how it feels to have someone you love so much ripped away from you. Stay strong, love like yours is something that isn't often found. You seem like a sweet caring girl and I wish you didn't have to deal with such pain especially during during pregnacy..

Well he's been moved to Leavenworth now which is in KS. My mom is here with me now until I have the baby and then I'm moving up north with her. She's going to help me with my son. Right now it's just a lot of waiting around until the trial transcript comes because but I did hire a really good lawyer for his appeal so I pray that he will be home with us sooner rather than later.

Thank you for the kind thoughts. It's hard but everyday gets a little easier and I don't plan on giving up anytime soon.

I just wanted to say, I read your story and I hope you stay strong. You will get through this and you will be with your husband again. Don't give up hope and don't give up working on making your life as good as it can be. You will get through this.
All the best

Thank you. It's nice to hear encouraging words at a time like this.