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  1. Joyce, the most grievous aspect of prison life is that there is an extraordinary amount of idle time on a convicts hands. And, because of prisoners’ rights, and all of that nonsense, ANYONE can complain about some issue or ailment, and the have to be treated like a special snowflake.

    I am grateful that Patrick has to cool his heels for another 2 years, but I am concerned that the system will eventually release him. If he were to remain in prison until he were 99, he would still be a danger to society, and his extra-curricular activities clearly prove this. From inside prison walls, he has managed to orchestrate a plot of attempted murder, coercion of prison groupies to gather information and report back to him, and to convince others that he is simply misunderstood and deserves anything that he requests, even if it involves other inmates. He is a danger. Period.

    What confounds me is why any Parole Board would even consider releasing a career criminal that has obviously demonstrated that he has no concept of rules, boundaries, or lawful behaviors.

    Ah, well…………at least it’s another 2 years to prepare, and I’ll be on board with that, as well.

    As for the man who died in prison, I can only hope and pray that his victim got every bit of assistance that she needed to put what happened to her in its proper place and to live her life to the very best of her ability. After Victor died, I thought that I would be thrilled – relieved – grateful. Instead, I actually grieved for what “should have been.”

    May Patrick never see the light of day outside of prison walls for the rest of his life. That is my hope, prayer, and mantra.

  2. ….CRIPES……LOL!!!!!!! With regard to the special snowflakes in prisons with time on their hands, there was once a time when prisoners were worked to exhaustion so that they didn’t have the energy to conspire and plan their little schemes. Of course, those were also times when inmates were beaten to death by prison guards with no expectation of consequences for the guards’ actions.

    However, inmates should have NO spare time to machinate their schemes. Patrick is an intelligent fellow, to be sure, but the problem is that his intellect doesn’t take into account the consequences for actions. MANY inmates are of that ilk – they might be smart, but their perceptions are distorted to such a degree that they are a true pathology. They aren’t “insane,” per se, because they absolutely know that what they are doing is against the Law and that society would not accept their actions and behaviors, willingly. But, they do not connect the dots between lawlessness and consequences. It’s just dreadful, really.

    So, these people should be put to work – laborious work so that they are physically exhausted.

  3. In Texas they do work the inmates on a hoe squad and at other jobs, and in Arkansas they have a large farm and the inmates work there to raise crops and cattle to help defray their cost of incarceration, and it “ain’t no cake walk”

    Apparently Patrick got cross ways with a female guard and got tossed out of the prison craft shop where he makes boots. He filed a federal charge against several guards there and has kept up the suit with thousands of pages of writs and filings which of course my poor mother has financed. Since he has a source of funds to pay for this and infinate time to go to the law library for research he has kept this up for the last 6 or 7 years. Inmates without outside funding can file but the fees have to be paid and if they have no money it slows the process down.

    Of course his prison groupie, someone he apparently met on the internet back when he had a smuggled cell phone may be able to help him with funding (or maybe not) but if she gives him a place in Texas to parole to (she is willing to take him in) then the state is more likely to give him a parole than if he would have to be sent to a half way house.

    Fortunately Texas has a law that if a sheriff sends a letter to the parole board saying I don’t want him in my county then he cannot come here, and since he has no other place to parole to here (or anyone that would take him in) the prison groupie would be a godsend to him to give him a place to live. Unfortunately for her, she THINKS she knows him and that they “love each other”—when in fact, she HAS NO IDEA WHO OR WHAT HE IS.

    After he got out on parole from his aggravated robbery charge, he was on parole which of course PROHIBITS any felony convict on or off parole from having a gun, but he immediately got a gun, and according to the official police reports his buddies (all former convicts) were afraid of him because they said he would jack a round into the chamber over and over and talk about killing Jessica etc. Of course he thought, and I think sill does that NO RULES APPLY TO HIM. He has stolen guns from different people including my step father since he was 14 and started getting into trouble.

    It is crazy but believe it or not (and I read this in his letters to Ken Hamilton the former cell mate he sent to take over the family) he considers himself a SUCCESS in life. WHAT??? Yep, he is a big success in his own mind at least. Patrick IS very intelligent, that is no lie, he tests in the 99.9 percentile of IQ tests which means he is as smart as or smarter than 1 out of 999 in a thousand, but even with that kind of smarts, he does NOT GET IT that no one would consider him a “success” in any way, shape or form. He is not even a success as a criminal—DUH!

    Research has shown that the right and left brains of psychopaths do not compute too well together as they don’t realize their mistakes and blame them on someone else. Thus they do not learn from those mistakes. But I doubt not that he has gotten a PhD in criminality while he has been incarcerated. But unfortunately, the skills that a small white boy must learn to survive in prison do NOT PLAY WELL ON THE OUTSIDE.

    His “posturing” reminds me of my biological father who was also very bright but also a psychopath, but at least my sperm donor had enough common sense to get away with his crimes. The posturing and the “I’m the smartest man in the world” jive did not make him any friends. Many psychopaths can “pass” in society by hiding their ego to some extent, but my sperm donor did manage to keep himself out of prison where Patrick has failed to do so REPEATEDLY. Patrick has repeatedly used people so that he has only my poor mother who has Altzheimer’s and his prison Groupie. She even e mailed me and told me how I don’t know him and SHE knows him sooooo well. Well we will see if he gets out how long it takes him to kill her. as well as Jessica. Unfortunately, I don’t need a crystal ball to know that if she takes him in, it won’t be a month before he is in possession of a gun and even if he has a leg monitor he will still head for Arkansas, but I’m not sure if it will be before or after he kills her. Especially if she is unwilling to go along with him breaking parole rules.

    The book “The felon” was a research study of the ideas of what the free world will hold for them when convicts get out, VERSUS the REALITY of having a fat toothless girlfriend and a menial job, instead of the fancy high paying job they imagine they will get and the Playboy center-fold girlfriend they are wanting. I’ve actually seen a photo of Patrick’s prison groupie and Playboy is not going to recruit her any time soon.

    It isn’t that there is anything wrong with being “fat”—and I qualify as OLD and FAT, but the EXPECTATIONS of the psychopath that he DESERVES THE BEST, HOTTEST girlfriend not someone who does not look like a center-fold.

    Our society idolizes the “hot” bodies and “fast” lifestyle of the rich and famous, and unfortunately few of “real” people ever even have a chance to live that lifestyle, but the psychopaths think that they DESERVE it and will do whatever they can to get what they want. Many of the psychopaths that can “pass” for a normal person (*at least if you don’t know them well) go into politics or law or other jobs that they can achieve power on a large scale.; My personal opinion is that MOST successful CEOs and politicans are very high in P-traits if not full on psychopaths.

    I hope and pray that Patrick doesn’t get out any time soon, Zen, they actually can only hold him until 2032, but he will be on parole until he dies. That’s only another 15 years. But I will do my best to see that he does the entire 15 years and if I pass away before that, then my kids will fight his parole.

  4. Patrick was due to come back up for parole in Janyary of 2018 and I contacted a new attorney in Texas who looked him up and said that he was NOT going to come up until November 2019…apparently there was some information the board was NOT aware of at the time they gave him the 2 year “set off” and they added 34 months to his set off bringing it to November 2019. He must have been a really BAD BOY for them to do this.

    Last year he had found out the name of my parole attorney since I started protesting, and he had filed a bar grievence against him because he had been paid to INVESTIGATE Patrick’s status, but had DECLINED TO REPRESENT HIM so in reality he had NOT worked FOR Patrick but the Bar in Texas upheld it and he had to go no contact with me, and give me back all the money I had paid him through the years. A total injustice but my new attorney is a well connected one as well so I hope he is right when he says we can keep Patrick in FOREVER.

  5. Hi Joyce,I’m reading all I can about your story with your son Patrick in particular, and those with psychopathy in general. I was interested in the fact that your father and Patrick share the same type of personality disorder. This, in my opinion, lends credence to belief that psychopathy has a biological component. Although, if someone has a genetic predisposition with ASPD, trauma can also trigger this condition.

    Unfortunately, my close and extended family has this genetic personality disorder, almost exclusively on the maternal side of my family.
    I came into the awareness of this fact, after my brother and sister were duped out of a large portion of our inheritance

  6. (continued) by our youngest brother. It was truly a life changing event in my life, and I started to investigate/learn everything I could about psychopaths. I truly empathize with your situation, which is far worst than mine, and appreciate the fact that there are brave souls out there willing to share their story so that other can learn and possibly heal from knowing that they are not unique.

    • John whelan, sorry I have not responded more quickly, I have been involved with my sons’
      more recent parole hearing. Yes, there is research with identical twins who were adopted by different families and it found that if one twin (who has the same DNA as the other) is a psychopath there is an 80% chance the other one is as well, or at least scores very high on the Psychopathic check list-revised developed by Dr.Robert Hare. You can google Dr. Hare and I recommend his book “without conscience” as a guide to recognizing a psychopath.
      As far as my family is concerned I find full on psychopaths on both sides of my family and in my son’s father’s family as well. The first symptom (which I did not recognize as psychopathic) happened when Patrick was age 11, but was in full flower by the time he was 15. By age 17 he was dangerous.
      Patrick’s most recent parole hearing was denied this month and he will not come back up for two years. Since he has been in going on 3 decades the parole reviews will come up more often now unless he gets caught doing something really horrible.
      John, I also felt ALONE when Patrick was arrested for murder, but none of us who are parents or siblings of psychopaths who commit crimes are alone, there are over 2 million felony inmates at any given time and they all have families. The system wants us to take them back into our lives and homes when they are discharged, but that is not wise or safe. As far as I know mine is the only blog that encourages families to cut ties with these people. God bless you.

      • Sorry for my delay, no good excuse, just failed to check this site for your previous reply.
        I am curious, what was Patrick’s first symptom at age 11 that initially went unrecognized?
        Looking back at a photograph of my younger brother when he was 4 or 5 years old, I noticed a look of contempt in his eyes at whoever had taken the picture of him. I noticed it in hind site, but that was the first indication. Also, our/his mother was separated from him at the age of 1 and my paternal grandparents raised the 5 of us from that point on. My mother was one of nine children, living on social services in Baltimore after her father died in his early 40’s. Mental illness, alcoholism and APSD runs rampant in this family…none of the nine children were left unaffected or unscarred by this “imperfect storm” of pathologies. I suffered from alcoholism until the age of 23, then sought out AA and have been clean and sober for the last 37 years.

        Today I am an addictions counselor involved with a wide gambit of folks, many who are dually diagnosed and some, I suspect had some degree of ASPD. What keeps me going is this field is that I am always learning and curious about the people I work with. I genuinely care about their outcome. That’s all for now.

        • Yea, looking back through photographs of Patrick I saw contempt in many of them, or DEAD eyes, or a smile that was on the lips but not in the eyes. I am glad that you conquered your alcoholism, I have a beloved step son who is an alcoholic and I had to throw him off my farm a couple of years ago after an intervention and he has FINALLY gotten help through the VA and inpatient and outpatient counseling. I am so glad.

          I am a retired advanced practice nurse and worked in a psych hospital for some time as well as other venues and one hospital was filled with juvi ASPDs but we couldn’;t call them that. I decided to leave when one of the little darlings almost killed me, BUT that hospital job was right after Patrick was arrested for murder and it was THERAPY FOR ME to realize I was not the ONLY parent in the world who had a psychopath for a son, and yet I still could not get totally out of denial.

          I have seen some kids that at age 8 or 10 I was AFRAID of. Remember that nurse that put her adopted 12 year old Russian kid on a plane and sent him back to Russia with a note attached to his coat? She caught hell from the media for that but you know sounds too me like she was scared of him and did the only thing she could think of to keep herself safe.


    Patrick came up again for another parole review and got another 2 year set off. When he comes up again in October 2021 he will have been in prison 29 years for the brutal killing of Jessica Witt.

    I hired an attorney, of course, one who knows the members of the parole board and who spoke to the “lead voter.” He also presented the many letters and documents that I had submitted to the board for their review.

    Policy though, is that as prisoners age and if they are not violent in prison the parole reviews come closer and closer together. During the 1st 15 years of Patrick’s incarceration he was sent to solitary 19 times, and has a record of l843 days in solitary during his 27 years of incarceration.

    Patrick is particularly angry at me for protesting his paroles and blames me for his continued incarceration. And for stopping his commissary and other money when I became guardian for my mother. He even sent me a threat letter which was very thinly veiled.

    What he never understood, is incapable of understanding I think, is that I had NO CHOICE but to protest his parole when I realized he wanted me dead so he could inherit from my mother. Psychopaths do not ever learn from their “mistakes” (bad choices) because if they get consequences for bad behavior they blame those consequences on someone else. In his eyes, Patrick has lived a blameless life and all his troubles are because his mother tried to restrain him from robbing others and turned him in to the police…the same “crime” that Jessica Witt committed which meant she (in his mind) “deserved to die.”

  8. Hi!! I can’t explain how it feels to find this website and read your words!! This is the first time I have heard another person say the things I say, think and live daily. I knew there had to be other families or atleast family members that could relate but finding someone seemed impossible and my first attempt lead me here. I am desperately searching for a interactive community where I can discuss with others my feelings and thoughts related to my situation, my brother didn’t kill me the many times he tried, his crimes are not what seems to be taking my sanity but my own thoughts and feelings related to him are slowly stealing riping what’s left of me away. I am asking/begging for another human being that can emphathize to please lead me in a direction (any direction, anywhere) I need hope again.

    • Amy I am sorry I have been so long in answering you, I have been in another psychopathic attack since december 2016 and it is finally winding down with my last court date in this month. There are more of us out there who feel as you and I do, I have met and talked to many of these people and the stories are different but yet all the same. I STRONGLY suggest that you find a trauma therapist and possibly check with your medical doctor to see if antidepressant medications might help you.

      It is so hard to do this by yourself. Wen Patrick was first arrested for Jessica’s murder, I went off the deep end I do not doubt that it threw me into PTSD, I locked myself in my house for over a month, did not eat for 3 weeks and did not sleep a wink for 7 days, but walked the floor and screamed like a gut shot dog. And for the next 20 years I kept on trying to support him and believe him (I stayed in denial) but once you get out of denial THEN AND ONLY THEN CAN YOU START TO HEAL. You can contact me at my e mail [email protected] and if you will leave your phone number there I will call you. God bless you

    • I built this web site because every other site on the net that had information about the families of prisoners wanted the families to SUPPORT the prisoners and take them back into their homes. 75% of all felony inmates are DIAGNOSED PSYCHOPATHS, and the other 25% are not people you would want to take back into your home

      I can definitely empathize with you….and I am not the only one there are others. I haven’t been on the site much in the last couple of years because I have been busy taking care of my mother and also battling my son in court and for his paroles but things have slowed down now so that aI have time to breathe. READ AND LEARN EVERYTHING YOU CAN ABOUT PSYCHOATHS. DR. ROBERT HARE’S BOOKS ARE GREAT TO START WITH…..and I got yer back!

  9. I’m glad your son’s parole was denied again. Whew! What a relief!

    My psychopathic, adopted daughter set an apartment complex (with 48 units) on fire because she was angry at her boyfriend. She didn’t kill anyone this time. But she will eventually kill many people if she’s not incarcerated at her trial this spring.

    Thank you, God, for helping me find this blog.

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