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March 06, 2011


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I've been following her story -- and the heartbreaking loss of Henry -- ever since I followed a link over from Suburban Correspondent's blog.
I personally know too many "good" families that have suffered through tragedy to ever think I am immune. Katie's loss is horrible enough without the arrogance of those who should be providing justice. My stomach twists just thinking about it.


Thanks for posting this, Jenn. I felt so overwhelmed by all those details she gave us, I lost sight of the forest for the trees. Essentially, she feels his death should be prosecuted as an assault, not as a drug overdose, correct?

And thanks for pointing out that even parents who do everything "right" can end up seeing things go terribly wrong with their children. Most people prefer not to believe that.

Jenn @ Juggling Life

I dont think thats exactly the case. I think she thinks:

The assault should be prosecuted even though it didnt directly cause his death Those who were negligent in not calling 911 earlier should be prosecuted
If they can be identified, those who provided him with the drugs (which seems as it might be the same as those above) should be prosecuted


I'm in shock that despite living a little over an hour from where Katie Granju and her family are fighting this battle in Knoxville, Tennessee, I had not heard ANYTHING about their story until just now - reading it via a link from a blogger in California. Clearly their story has not received the public attention that it needs.

I've only skimmed the story thus far, though I will be headed back to Katie's blog to read all of the 'parts' momentarily. I just couldn't get over the fact that it was so close to home and I did not know anything about it. I read 'Knox County' and thought 'Huh, we have one of those'.

Busy Bee Suz

This is one of my biggest fears; I know it can happen to anyone.
Going to check out her postings as well. Suz


It's a heartbreaking story.


If I got the gist right, then yes, she wants the assault prosecuted, and she wants the people who gave him the drugs to be prosecuted, but what she wants most is to bring to light the activities of the two people who seem to be orchestrating a sex for drugs scheme and are pimping out addicted teenagers.


What an awful, disturbing story! I hope she gets the justice that is deserved for her family.


I became aware of this story early on when she first posted about it and recieved a lot of criticism about her parenting. I am so sorry that it has continued to be such a sad and difficult story for her. I agree that the police are not doing a professional job on the case and their claims tha the evidence supplied by Henry's phone records are not legitimate is ludicrous.

JCK (Motherscribe)

Jenn, thanks so much for taking the time to share this story. It sounds tragic and heartbreaking. The energy that you are sending her is going to be felt, especially if there are a lot of us sending compassion to them. What a tragedy - and yes, a parent's worst nightmare.


I read through the whole story last night and was haunted by it all day today. What a nightmare! I can't imagine what it must be like to lose a child ... but to have to endure what has followed is more than any family should have to go through. Even if the text messages can't be used as evidence, surely they give just cause to pursue the investigation further. I just don't get it!

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