Ask DA Jennifer Tharp to resolve the charges against Adan Castaneda via probation and deferred adjudication, not prison.
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Update: It has now been THREE YEARS since this petition was started. Adan is no closer to his day in court. He's been in and out of treatment, then solitary since. This honorable USMC Vet has now languished in a county jail for THREE YEARS OF INCARCERATION for a victimless crime whose only "victim", HIS OWN MOTHER, HAS PLEADED FOR THREE YEARS FOR CHARGES TO BE DROPPED! WHAT PURPOSE IS BEING SERVED BY THIS CONTINUED PERSECUTION OF AN HONORABLE VETERAN WHO IS JUST STRUGGLING WITH THE EFFECTS OF THE DAMAGE DONE ON HIM BY HIS SERVICE TO THIS COUNTRY?? Is he just another "win" for an amibitious DA?
This honorable USMC vet, while suffering severe PTSD from his service as a sniper in Iraq, shot at his mother's house. She was told by police the ONLY way to get him help was to file charges. She filed, but NO HELP CAME! Held in solitary confinement for months, he became almost catatonic. She heroically fought to get him freed from the County Jail to a mental health hospital, where he was treated and did well. Then he was returned - again to solitary confinement!- to Comal County Jail, where the beneficial effects of treatment have largely been eroded. His mother has repeatedly begged this DA to drop the charges, but she refuses. This Marine served his country, doing an especially tough job, and he deserves better than trial on bogus charges. His trial- set for May 13th- was reset for the 3rd time. Adan has been in Comal County 2 years now- in solitary, despite its clearly detrimental effects on his already fragile mental health. Is a long prison sentence really a just way to deal with this young man? We say "NO!".
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