March 1, 2022

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by Guy S. Alexander (author's profile)
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The Life and Times of Guy Stephen Alexander, born August 20, 1959
(Feb. 7, 2016)
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forever_kato Posted 9 months, 1 week ago. ✓ Mailed 8 months, 4 weeks ago   Favorite
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Guy,

Thank you for writing back but if I’m being honest, this will likely be the last time I write. I believed my letter was straight forward and explained who I was and why I was writing. Asking me if I am a pervert and whether I cheated on my wife or was interested in you … and asking me to send a full length photograph of myself …was all rather surprising. I was not asking for “dirty secrets” or any questions about your crime. I was simply asking how your life has been and trying to understand what you have gone through.

In answering your questions… yes I always found it a little odd you weren’t set for execution, but after reading the Opinion that commuted your sentence to life, I just figured the reason they never set a date was because you had a number of appeals going on. If that isn’t true, then I’m not sure why you never had a date. Also, I’m not sure what conclusion you were drawing. Did you think the State was harming you by not giving you a date? Did you want a date?

You also mentioned the State supposedly had an “open and shut case”. This was pretty true. Your defense team didn’t put up any defense in the guilt phase, didn’t contest the authenticity of your confession, and even told the jury before sentencing that they had made the right decision in finding you guilty. I’m sure not any juror has ever gotten the images of Wilma out of their head or any of the crime scene photos. They were definitely gruesome and haunting.

As to why they commuted your sentence to Life, according to the opinions of the Court, they decided your defense team was denied certain opportunities to present mitigating evidence at the sentencing phase. The Appeals Court believed the judge should have let the evidence in. In my opinion, your attorneys didn’t seem to do the necessary work in bringing forth witnesses on your behalf in sentencing. Perhaps they tried and the Court denied them. I’m not sure.

Also, I don’t know if you were aware but the DA in your case, Jan Krocker (who was pregnant at your trial), later became a Judge herself in 1994. The Houston Chronicle wrote about how biased and partial she was and the Texas Observer named her as one of the worst Judges in Texas on the basis of her bias against defendants. I’m sure you remember how angry and righteous she was in your trial. I always wondered what was going through your mind during the trial as you heard the evidence and Ms. Krocker attacked and berated you so harshly in her opening and closing statements. You were so quiet and never showed any emotion during the trial. I honestly don’t think it came off well to the jury. I just never felt like your defense really prepared you or worked your case very hard.
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forever_kato Posted 9 months, 1 week ago. ✓ Mailed 8 months, 4 weeks ago   Favorite
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You asked where else I found you besides between the bars…. I can’t remember but it seemed like you were on a couple of websites a few years ago including a pen pal site. If you ever replied to me back then in 2016, I never read it. Like I said, your trial has always stood out in my memory and I was always curious what happened to you and was surprised you were still alive in 2016. I had assumed you had already been executed so it was surprising to see you had been taken off the Row and were on these websites.

Anyway, I see you love rock and heavy metal music. I seem to remember you were wearing a Metallica shirt when you were arrested? I too love classic rock, some metal, pop, funk, country, singer songwriter, and even some techno and electronic. As to the question about kids- no I don’t. I love to travel all over the world and have maintained a pretty busy life the last few decades.

In closing, it sounds like you have adjusted as well as you could have. I’m sorry you have lost contact with your son. Maybe one day he will come around and give you a chance. Perhaps he reads these boards and would read any message you sent him in your blogs. Anyway, take care and best of luck to you, Guy. I can’t commit to writing more or calling you at the Unit but who knows… maybe one day. I hope you have found peace in your life and appreciate the reply.

Forever Skyscraper Kato :)

Guy S. Alexander Posted 7 months, 3 weeks ago.   Favorite
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