I’m working my butt almost off when two men in black suits come into my business and urgently say they need to speak to me in private and what is said adds my name to the NY Times which is the main impetus to reveal this story to you.. These FBI officials tell me that there is an active death threat upon my life and that I should leave my residence as soon as possible. The culprit who else but bad old Tom Steven’s.
I packed my bags as me, my wife and young child go into hiding at my sisters house. To tell you the truth I wasn’t in the panic mode maybe it was because of what I’d been through or maybe as evil as I thought Tom Steven’s could be I didn’t believe he was a killer. Not everyone in my family took this relaxed attitude many were in fear of my life.
Tom Steven’s went through the system as I did but was also under house arrest for a period of time after his bail was set. The investigation determined that he was “entrapped” into feeling he should commit this act and didn’t have the serious intention for conviction. I found out during the investigation that my former Vice President of the Club was involved in someway in these actions but even today I don’t know why he acted in such a way. Was it to seek revenge on my part without my knowledge, did he feel that Tom Steven’s was still a threat to the public or could it have been an alternate motive I guess I’ll never know?
Tom Stevens was exonerated of criminal activity in this incident and even though I didn’t see afterwards he still haunted my very being. Therapy helped me deal with these feeling and also allowed me to speak up about what had occurred. In the past I would be embarrassed to tell this story even to my closest trusted friends and even family but today I’m as open as book about it. I thank the NY Times for keeping this story in my spotlight and therefore making sure that I would tell the whole truth to the world.
In closing I ask that we all remember that those individuals without statue in life maybe the one’s most harmed by false accusations justice is difficult for them to seek and therefore we should think twice even three times before passing judgement.