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This Seals It For Me

The Melissa Britt Lewis murder case may still have some holes in it, but the email sent by the victim regarding the suspect in the case, Tony Villegas, pretty much seals it for me.

The email, which was included in the arrest affadavit, was first reported (I believe) by NBC6. Here's the text of the email:

"My friend Debra is going through a divorce. Her ex-husband is nuts. To be on the safe side, she wants to be sure she designates who gets her children if he hurts her and goes to jail. Seems extreme but you have no idea what's going on and restraining orders are worthless."

Instead of going after his wife, Debra Villegas, it looks like the son of a bitch lashed out at Lewis. The police also have DNA evidence tying Villegas to the crime, according to the television station.

I'm not a big fan of the death penalty, but this is one where it doesn't seem like such a bad idea at all.


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