Kori called me today after court. Hannah did NOT have to testify (yay!), but in return, they had to agree to allow for a lower bail so he will be out tomorrow. Thankfully, he’s on house arrest, and is only allowed to go to work, and he’s not to go anywhere near Kori or her family.
I was most pleased to hear that the judge specifically ordered him to stay away from the AA meetings that Kori attends so she still has a safe place. There were some others from those meetings there, and the judge also told them they were not to even discuss the case with Kori, and there is to be no retaliation against the family.
Steve and other friends came to support Hannah, and after I talked to her, they were all going to go out and celebrate Hannah’s birthday.
Hannah handled herself beautifully. She cried when he walked near them, but after, she was back to being angry, which Kori and I think is a good thing for her to be.
There is still a possibility she will have to testify if it goes to trial, but we’re hoping that there’s a plea bargain instead. No more will be known until the 15th, the next court date.
I don’t want to go into much detail about our conversation, because I have a feeling that Kori will need her space back tomorrow to process everything, but we knew that a lot of people were thinking of her today and wanted to at least give you an idea of their day.
From the bottom of MY heart, I thank you all for the love and support you’ve shown her throughout this ordeal. I’ve told her to just keep thinking of all the people that are behind her. Thanks to all the readers out there, that’s quite a lot.