MC Update October 8

Today has been a long day. Deborah is tired, but I want to give a short status.

Before we left, from the last visit, Deborah checked on the blood needs and was told that currently they had what they need. If you have been approved to donate and haven’t yet donated, to be safe, your donation should be completed because your donation may be in the count.

If you have not had your blood tested and you have not been told you can donate, then stay tuned.

The “Family only” sign is still on the door and Deborah was the only one to visit today. Deborah said that her mom was tired and she was in more pain when breathing today. Most likely that is because of the healing process and pressure on the stomach around the wounds.

I know many want to see Marion and provide support. Deborah will be consulting with the doctor about when the “Family Only” restrictions will be removed.

Be patient. We want to insure continuous improvement and no relapse.

9 thoughts on “MC Update October 8

  1. Thank you so much for being there for Marion and Deborah. You have been a God send to this family.

  2. Thanks for the updates on her condition and as always, for your continued support to the people of Chiriqui!

  3. Grea job Don Ray and Deborah.Thanks so much and love to Marion.The dog lives on to fight another day! We will be raising our vices tomorrow in Potrerillos on her behalf and behalf of all the residents of Chiriqui! dlhx

  4. It’s un-believeable that 3 teenagers can go free, after an attempted murder, this would never happen in any other country of the world! Panama is no longer the paradise it claimed to be.

  5. Carol and I are hoping for a speedy recovery for Marion. Our thoughts continue to be with you Deborah during this trying time. We know that angels are looking out for everyone hurt by this situation.

  6. Sean, What amazes me most about this attempted murder, is that the victim is a woman, who at 67 years of age, could not offer a great deal of resistance. I understand from those living in the area that she was stabbed five times, and shot three times.

    This is excessive violence. Only such excessive violence can be perpetrated by pathologically sick minds; no matter what their ages. Incredibly, Marion is tough and holding on.

    In my years of living here in Panama, in which I know of several other incidents as this, this is the first one I can recall where a woman, was robbed, and left for dead, with multiple wounds.

  7. Joe,

    There is a lot of misinformation out there. She was actually stabbed once and shot twice. Not that that makes it less violent. One of the gun shots is much more serious than the other.

    If I remember right, there was a women shot and killed in Volcan and as far as I know, that case was never closed.

  8. Don,
    You are referring to, I assume, the case of Georgia Tripp.

    You are right, there is always some misinformation about these kinds of cases involving violent crime. The Police, unlike in other countries, do not share such information readily, if at all, and hence the rumour mill takes off.

    Georgia was stabbed in the neck, which apparently paralyzed her, and then later strangled, as in another notorious murder case some time ago in the United States. This appears to be a sophisticated modus operandi. This also happened in broad daylight, between the hours of noon and one o’clock in the backyard of her home.

    This shocked the Volcan community and the expat community in particular, as Ms. Tripp was well known for her spiritual outlook and service to others in the area. In other words, Georgia was as harmless as a fly. No money or material possessions were taken from her residence if I recall correctly, as her house appeared not to have been entered in by the perpetrator/murderer.

    The case has never been solved despite many promises, by authorities, to bring the killer to justice.

    I just read on another site, that upwards of 60% of all murders are not solved or cleared here in Panama.

    There needs to be better investigative procedures and protocol in solving murders and the system reacting much more quickly in administering justice, before any witnesses have memory losses attributable to threats to their person, or have to leave the area for the same reasons. Many times, the local crime scenes are compromised and any evidence gathered can be argued as tainted.

    Moreover, cultural values need to be promoted by the national government as to respect individual life and property.

    There also needs to be a suitable deterrent to murder here in Panama. What is wrong with a death penalty for those as lawless as to be taking lives without any forethought?

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