NEWNAN, Ga., July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With the trial only two days away, the attorney's suggestion was politically correct and sound legal advice, but the mother of the son facing trial was terrified the advice would likely nullify the miracle she was praying for and send her son to jail for 30 years.
Jackie Carpenter, whose son Jason was on trial after being wrongly accused of felony murder, had prayed for a miracle since the arrest but two days before the trial was asked by her son's attorney not to bring her Bible into court.
"The attorney was afraid a non-believing juror member might be offended, hold it against Jason, and vote to send him to prison for 30 years," says Carpenter. "But I had prayed for a miracle all those months since the arrest and had to decide then whether I would take the Bible with me to the court-room or leave it at home. I decided to bring my Bible and that's when God decided to show up and deliver a miracle in the court-room."
It took 10 months of building up her faith to become strong enough to choose between offending a juror or offending God, says Carpenter, author of Georgia Justice: Journey to Faith ($11.99, paperback, 978-1-61579-684-7; $19.99, hardcover, 978-1-61579-685-4; also available in e-book format 158 pages). http://www.bridgetoamiracle.com/georgia-justice.html
Carpenter's youngest son, Jason Veitch, is a contractor who was building eight homes in a new subdivision and was losing thousands of dollars to copper theft. Following the advice of a police deputy, Jason stood guard one night at a home under construction. When encountering three intruders, his shotgun accidently fired and killed a man. Subsequently some questionable actions by the police deputy led to unfounded charges of felony murder.
After the acquittal Jason returned to his construction company and also pastors a full time church. Jackie has returned to her job as office manager but also finds time to share her journey from a cellblock to a miracle.
Georgia Justice is available online through xulonpress.com/bookstore, Amazon.com, and barnesandnoble.com or at the author's web site: http://www.bridgetoamiracle.com/georgia-justice.html
About the Author
A native of Georgia, author Jackie Carpenter appears regularly as a speaker at ladies' retreats and Christian conferences.
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SOURCE Jackie Carpenter