In a world of disillusioned, misguided and unhappy people it is not a far-fetched idea to have one go to the lengths of a court case to prove their innocence when it is clear they aren’t. How dare anyone believe an officer of the military would totally ignore the law?
I am not being judgmental. This is however representative of the mindset plaguing our nation. Evil becomes good and good becomes evil. Tell a lie so much that the liar begins to truly believe it themselves.
Since the onset of this case God gave me a verse, Luke 21:15 which says,
“For I will give you [skillful] words and wisdom which none of your opponents will be able to resist or refute.”
I clung to this verse until the day of the trial. Over 4 years.
From the beginning the lawyer for the plaintiff requested any information I had concerning the case including, receipts, contracts, and emails.
About 2 weeks prior to March 3, the court date I receive a phone call from a man who slowly asked if I was in deed who I am, and owner of Guardian Property Management LLC. The defendant’s lawyer proceeded to ask me questions about the case of which I quickly replied,
“Nope. Not giving you any information without my lawyer.”
His quick retort was, “Fine! I’ll subpoena you then!” His threat was stopped when
I responded, “You don’t have to. I will be there in support of our friend and my client.”
Calling my lawyer he reported the defendant’s lawyer had just called him. My lawyer told me I didn’t have to speak to him so I didn’t. I am convinced his call was to try to coerce me to get the plaintiff to change his mind and drop the case. He found out that wasn’t an option.
2 days before the trial 2 young girls ring our doorbell and ask me if I was Cathy Neil. Handing me a subpoena they left. It’s a good thing I didn’t have plans but as I found out later the servers never signed or dated the subpoena making it invalid.
Meeting with the lawyer, we discussed what he would ask and what we were to respond with. After 4 years I was concerned about what I wouldn’t remember. But God…..
The lawyer expressed to us that he and her lawyer met with the judge on Monday, Feb. 29 to pick jurors. He discovered the defendant’s attorney was basing their case on certain dates of cleaning the house opposed to the date of signing the lease.
As it was, 6 jurors were chosen and 5 out of the 6 were women. The choice being made by the opposing lawyer hoping to sway the women jurors to support the defendant. In other words, he played the “gender card.”
So much time had passed since this began we didn’t know what they had as far as evidence, but then they didn’t know what we had either.
While speaking to his lawyer, he came up with the emails made between me and the defendant from the end of August until October 18, 2011 when she declared herself free of the lease completely. Altogether it was 83 pages; mostly emails from her to me.
I had no idea that those emails would be the words and wisdom of Luke 21: 15 that God would display for everyone in that courtroom to hear.
To be continued……