We want to compliment Catherine Minolli on the great series of articles she wrote on the horrifying ordeal that Charlene Castle had to endure in the past.
It is about time that all of the facts were brought out about this hideous crime committed against a young mother. An innocent mother with small children who finally had the courage to leave an abusive relationship! And this was the retaliation! To kill her and have sole custody of their children.
We know Charlene. She is a beautiful person. Her photos show that! We have had her caring help in Dr. Conrad's medical office and also now in Dr. DeCarlo's office. She is a beautiful person, inside and outside.
Catherine Minolli is a very gifted writer. You couldn't have picked a better person to do the series on this horrible tragedy that happened (no, not happened, it was carefully planned and carried out) against Charlene and to her children too. If she wasn't such a strong person, so determined to live, to care for her babies, they would have been left motherless and fatherless too, since he (their father) chose to do the unthinkable. To try to kill their mother!
Even for those who had read and heard about this tragedy at the time it happened, Catherine's articles brought it all back—the shocking fact that a man would do this to the mother of his children. Catherine made you relive all the horror that Charlene and her family endured.
The Tri-City Times is fortunate to have such a talented writer as Catherine Minolli on their staff. What a great newspaper, too.