Dating penfriend to write to
“So I wrote to Paul and said, ‘I’d love to get to know you if that’s okay’.
Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill In one sickening wave after another, the details of Elaine O’Hara’s murder trial kept coming earlier this year.
“I’m not there to judge him or to fight for him,” she adds.
“We talk about it and he sends me articles on how the system works. I’ve asked him what he wants to do when he gets out.
But it gets very disheartening when you’re writing and you’ve no idea if your friend is even getting your mail.
“It’s rewarding but it’s also a responsibility,” she adds.
Now 51, Paul has spent 21 years on death row in Florida for the rape and murder of an 80-year-old woman.