No one writes leniency letter for Balducci

Today, their pre-sentence letter files were opened to four media organizations, who asked to see them.

Balducci’s contained only two letters, apparently copies from other letters written generally about the others.

Patterson’s file held 33 letters from family and friends, asking Biggers to show him mercy.

These files pale in comparison to the hundreds of letters in large ringed binders on behalf of the Scruggses and Backstrom last summer.

Regardless of the appeals, Biggers showed little mercy for them at sentencing.

NE MS Daily Journal
2/6/9