Monday, May 14, 2012

Rodney Stafford

Long after Michael Rafferty and Terri Lynn McClintic are forgotten, Canada will remember Rodney Stafford.

The father of Victoria Stafford is not particularly well spoken and yet he has been the most eloquent person the country has seen in a long time.

Everyone involved in the murder trial of little Victoria 'Tori' Stafford, from the police to the lawyers, to the judge and jury, came face to face with an unimaginable evil,

but Rodney Stafford, the man most affected, the man who lost his daughter,

never flinched.

When the details of how Victoria died came out in the trial

her father's words kept us all going,

made us believe that justice would be done.

After the verdict he did not curse Rafferty or McClintic.

He simply declared a victory for Victoria and for all children.

He is a good man.

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CorvusCorax12 said...

yes he is

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

He certainly is. And considering how much pain he carries inside of him, he still manages to maintain that goodness. May that poor little girl rest in peace.

Anonymous said...

A very dignified man.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Yes, he conducted himself with grace and dignity throughout that whole ugly ordeal.

Victoria said...

Well said..and wonderfully written!

Jane said...

It would be extremely difficult to remain dignified when faced with such evil. I don't know if I could do it and I pray I never have to find out.