Skip to comments.Citizens of the Year: David and Jaimie Cates (NH Machete Attack Survivor Triumphs, Smiles)
Posted on 01/02/2011 9:12:10 AM PST by Article10
MONT VERNON A father and daughter, whose courage and indomitable spirits served to comfort the rest of New Hampshire during their own grueling ordeal, are the New Hampshire Union Leader's 2010 Citizens of the Year.
The ordeal of David J. Cates and his daughter, Jaimie, actually began in October of 2009 with the brutal attack on the then 11-year-old girl and her mother, Kimberly, in their Mont Vernon home. It continued in 2010 with the arrest of several young men in connection with the crime and, in November, with the nine-day murder trial of the first defendant, Steven Spader.
As Granite Staters relived and in some cases heard for the first time new details of the horrific crimes, Mr. Cates sat stoically in the Nashua courtroom day after day. His daughter did not attend the trial, but word of her continuing recovery -- she is earning straight-A grades in school -- also buoyed others.
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So what actually happened? I don’t need a graphic detailed description, but the article presupposes the reader knows about that crime.
Four punks decide to burglarze a house and kill anyone they encounter in the process. The girl and her mother, while sleeping, just happened to be ‘it’. Convicted the guy with the weapon so far, sentenced to life plus consecutive seventy five years: the max. Looked it up, as not much, if anything, was said outside of N.H. A senseless Richard Speck type of crime, after which the victim and her father comported them selves like Good Citizens, in contrast to the brutality of the crime, and the lowlife vermin who committed it.