The following is the text of a letter sent by Deborah Smith to Gov. Lincoln Chafee. A copy was emailed to the NBC 10 I-Team.
Dear Governor Chafee,
My brother was murdered by Jason Pleau.
Our family is hoping for justice for David. It is time for you to stop wasting taxpayers money on this attempt to protect a murderer from being properly prosecuted by the federal system.
It has not been decided whether he will or will not receive the death penalty.
You are obstructing justice.
If your son Caleb was shot in the head, in broad daylight while doing his job you would be horrified, as we were!
We were relieved when all of these thugs were caught. Never in our wildest dreams did we think that the Governor of our state, would get on his own bandwagon to protect a career criminal! You have made a terrible situation much worse for our family! We should have never had to go through all this! He would have been arraigned a long time ago, if it wasn’t for your agenda.
Please stop this now! Enough is enough.