So I decided to write a letter to Joshua Phillips. I’m not sure how many of you actually heard of him or his crime. Well, back in 1998 when Joshua was 14 he bludgeoned his 8 year old neighbor/friend to death out of fear of his father finding out he didn’t follow his rule of not playing outside nor have company while he was out. Joshua was sentenced to life in prison. Now, I know you may be thinking why in the world would I want to write him, right? By now you may have looked up the full details of what happened and think he’s a “monster” like most called him during the time of the trial. Please keep in mind that he was just a kid and terrified of his dad. Josh is 28 now and I just believe everyone deserves a second chance. I’m not saying I believe he should be released soon, but at least someday.
His mother encourages people to write him, and I really want to.
Look at Cody Posey, Alex & Derek King, Robert Thompson & Jon Venables. They were all given second chances after killing at young ages. I’m not in any way saying murder is acceptable, but you can’t change your past. Especially from something you did as a kid. And at least Josh showed remorse, unlike some.
Well, if anyone else would like to write to him he’s in Hardee Correctional Institution. The address will come up on the site. Joshua’s DC# is J11775.