I found a news story, written by Emanuella Grinberg, on CNN.COM today that has really made me question the sanity and morals of people in our country. Meredith Emerson was a 24 year old hiker, who was brutally murdered in Georgia in 2008. Her body was found in a nude, dismembered, and decapitated state. A writer for Hustler magazine is now trying to obtain photos of her mutilated body to be displayed on the pages of Hustler. This has to be one of the most horrendous attempts at humiliation and degradation ever contemplated for the sole purpose of monetary gain. I am disgusted by this story. Thankfully, a judge has ordered the photos not to be released and the Georgia House Governmental Affairs Committee has passed the "Meredith Emerson Memorial Privacy Act" which would prevent certain crime scene photos from being released to the public. However, it was stated that Larry Flint & Hustler are exploring all legal options which may be available to them. What is wrong with this world?!!!!!! I pray for this young girl's family. Why would anyone torture this family and force them to fight in effort to protect her innocence?
I am a family nurse practitioner, living and working in rural Southeastern Kentucky. In May of 2006, I married my best friend. He makes me laugh everyday and reminds me to not take life so seriously. I love living in Kentucky, enjoying four seasons, southern cuisine, sweet tea, and SEC football/basketball. I am a strong supporter of the coal industry, which helped build Southeastern Kentucky. I am very interested in politics, current events, finance/investment, and celebrity gossip. I also love anything involving water, beaches, sun, and Jimmy Buffett. Prior to meeting my husband, I often said I was looking for a 65 year old, retired man with a sailboat, who could play guitar. However, I am completely content to have a 34 year old husband with a houseboat. I thank God everyday for a wonderful life.