Letter Excerpts – Mark Gable
What did former teen volunteer Mark Gable write to Andrea about while she was away?
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 seven (7) letters from Mark Gable (Evidence #s 000052-21-282 through 000052-21-288).
YCSD investigators have examined those letters and assembled the following excerpts from the Gable letters.
These excerpts were determined to be potentially relevant to the Andrea Stover death investigation and typical of the content of all letters from Mark Gable.
Letter Date: June 12, 2015
Postmark: Oxford, MS
I have to admit that I'm really scared and nervous in writing this letter. I'm afraid that you hate me or that you never want to talk to me again.
I cannot tell you how sorry I am that you were convicted. I cannot tell you how sorry I am that you were even prosecuted and put through all this mess in the first place. I have not spoken to my parents for days now.
I won't take any more of your time. I realize that I'm probably the last person you want to be hearing from right now. I won't bother you anymore. I just wanted to let you know how bad I feel and how sorry I am.