New Indictments In Christine Sheddy Murder: Clarence “Jr” Jackson and Tia Johnson Face Bond Hearings Today
Snow Hill, MD- In August 2009 www.blinkoncrime.com began an investigative series on the disappearance of Delaware resident and Mother of three, Christine Marie Sheddy.
Sheddy had been missing since November 2007 following a phone call to her best friend Jimmy Quail who offered to pick up her and her two young sons immediately.
Murder charges were filed against Justin Hadel on the day Christine was found, February 20, 2010.
Hadel was convicted and sentenced to life without the possibility of parole in September 2011.
Tia Jackson, his long time girlfriend and cousin of Justin Hadel, is facing accessory after the fact charges in the removal and disposal of Christine Sheddy’s remains from the Byrd Rd farm where she was murdered.
Reached at the home where she and her husband Steve are now raising Christine’s children Haylie, Isaac and Zeke, Lynn Dodenhoff was not surprised in the least.
..”I told you Christine always had one more thing to say.. and today she did.
My family and I look forward to justice being served to all parties involved in my daughters murder..”
Dodenhoff began writing to Christine upon the advice of a grief counselor and shared her letter from yesterday exclusively:
I was sitting in a court room today with a family that had lost their daughter to murder. She was just like you Christine. A mother of three, just like you. Her name was Whitney Bennett. She was killed, stuffed into a trash bag and buried in a shallow grave and not found for 4 months. Her family longed to know where she was, just like we did. But today there was Justice for Whitney. Her murderer was found guilty of all charges.
So many memories came over me. I remember when you went missing. I remember how I felt when I couldn’t find you. I remember having such a feeling of despair entrenched in my soul that it hurt physically. I remember knowing in my heart of hearts that God would let me find you. I cant explain how I knew, I just knew.
Today we got the news that a Grand Jury indicted Tia and Jr. in connection with your murder. Junior is charged with 1st degree murder, conspiracy, accessory and 3rd degree burglary. Tia was indicted for accessory and 3rd degree burglary. We will have our day in court Christine. I will not rest until everyone responsible for taking you away from us are held accountable. I promised you many years ago that I would never again let you down.
I hope that you can see that I have kept my promise and that I hope you are proud of me.
I am proud to be your mom and thankful that God let me have you for as long as he did.
We all miss you Christine. Your children are daily reminders of who you are. Thank you for giving me 3 wonderful grandchildren. They will always know that you loved them more than life itself. You will never be forgotten.
I love you and wait for the day that I can wrap my arms around you and tell you just how much I have missed you.
Until that day comes we will continue to fight for you and keep your memory alive. You were always worthy of Justice.
Love Forever and Always
A previously scheduled preliminary hearing for April 27th has been cancelled as the charges for the pair are transferred to Worcester County Circuit court.
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