Murtari Letter to Judge Klim on support, 13 July, 2000

13 July 2000

Honorable David G. Klim
Family Court
401 Montgomery Street
Syracuse, NY 13202

Dear Judge Klim,

I’m again asking you to please delay the rest of my sentence so I can have the remainder of my vacation with Domenic. Please, Judge, I cannot begin to put into words the ache both Dom and I feel. My sentence is contingent on $20,000–I do not have that, or $10,000, $5,000, or $1,000.

Last year I spent over $4,000 on visiting to see Domenic with an actual income of about $12,000. I never get to talk to him on the phone. Even though I write him every week, I’ve only gotten one letter in return. I hope you can understand why I want to see him, and why I am devoted to bringing positive reform to the system.

My mother’s birthday will be next Friday, July 21st. She will be 84. Mama was looking forward to spending it with her son and grandson. Please allow that to happen. I lost $150 by not making the scheduled flight departures, but I am allowed to reschedule. I could be out there and ready to pick up Domenic the day after my release.

Please let that be soon. Please use your discretion and don’t let Domenic or my mom be punished as a part of this. Please.

Respectfully yours,


John Murtari

Cc: Ms. Maureen Walsh, Esq.