Aug 18, 2022
*ROBERT, PART II of II*
In the Summer of 1988, Robert was released from county jail only to discover that he had just lost everything. His wife was missing, rumors were circulating of her murder, their kids were in DCS custody, and he was homeless. Robert dealt with the loss the only way he knew how, with methamphetamine.
For decades, he was lost in his addiction. In 2018, Robert went into a 30-day rehab program to detox. Then he found a solid church and became friends with another person in that congregation, Rick Davis. For a time, Robert did well, growing in his relationship with a personal Lord and Savior, yet he still struggled with his addictions. Robert relapsed.
Yet, God wasn't going to let Robert go. "It's divine providence," he explained, "God knows us. He knows how to capture our attention and speak to our hearts." One day, Robert walked to a convenience store and did a double take when he saw the strangest truck he had ever seen. "I told myself I've gonna see who's driving this thing because I want to ask him what this is." As it turned out, the driver was Rick Davis. They embraced like old friends. Rick looked at Robert, met his eyes, and said, "I'm at Gospel Rescue Mission, and I don't care what you have been up to, but you need to come and see me."
Robert has been clean and sober for over six months; he is healing from his past traumas (including the trauma of losing his wife) and growing in faith daily.
Listen to Robert's powerful story of redemption in this two-part episode.
*IRENE MELANIE MAY*
On May 23, 1995, Kerry Lyn Dalton was sentenced to life in prison for the murder and torture of 23-year-old Irene Melanie May. In the Summer of 1988, Irene was staying with Kerry before she went missing. And, for a long time, information was not forthcoming. As Robert had said, his's wife's case went cold. Yet, the people who came forward described the torture which Irene May endured before she was killed. She was tied to a chair, injected with syringes filled with battery acid, beaten with a cast iron frying pan until the handle broke, electrocuted, hit with a breaker bar, and repeatedly stabbed with a knife and screwdriver before she was killed. The evidence against Kerry Lyn Dalton for her involvement in the murder was circumstantial. However, it was very strong circumstantial evidence, enough to convince a jury. Many people believed that she was innocent. Yet, Robert has no doubts. Nor does his daughter. You can read Jillian's letter at https://murderpedia.org/female.D/d/dalton-kerry.htmSupport the show
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