Letter Excerpts – Owen Norris
YOKNAPATAWPHA COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT
Investigating Officer(s): Det. T. Armstrong, Det. S. Murphy
Incident No.: 000052-02A-2017
Case Description: Andrea Stover death investigation
The Yoknapatawpha County Sheriff's Department collected as evidence from Andrea Stover's residence five hundred forty-eight (548) letters addressed to Andrea Stover at the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility.
Included in that number were eleven (11) letters from Ethan Lewiston (Evidence #s 000052-21-330 through 000052-21-340).
YCSD investigators have examined those letters and selected the following the Norris letters as potentially relevant to the Andrea Stover death investigation and typical of the content of all letters from Owen Norris.
Letter Date: June 2, 2015
Postmark: Oxford, MS
My dear Stover,
It's a damn shame. Damn them all, all the corrupt lot of them. The judge may as well have been wearing one of those damn COP pins for all the consideration he gave you and your cause.
But make no mistake: Your cause is just and true. Remember Thoreau, remember Gandhi, remember MLK. You must let them roll their tanks over you and strike you down so you can rise again. You must not give them
You must not give them reason to keep you locked up any longer than necessary – no trouble, no acting out, my dear. Speak softly, carry a big stick or whatever they have in jail. Was that Thoreau or Roosevelt? Anyway, my dear, you must watch your step. Keep your head down. It's not your nature, but you must do it.
Why must you do it? Because until then, I must put up with Mr. Dale King's so-called vision for the company. So we are all imprisoned. Not as brutally as you, of course, but in a prison of dullness and safety. No risks, no debauchery, no joie de vivre. So you must escape as soon as you can and rescue us all. Rescue us, dark angel! Black savior!
So you must escape as soon as you can and rescue us all. Rescue us, dark angel! Black savior!
Yours, etc., etc.,