Our family is absolutely devastated by the new charges, which we learned about via the news media, not through the DA’s office. Unless the DA’s office has evidence that they shared with the Grand Jury, but have failed to share with our family, we cannot fathom how the Grand Jury arrived at their conclusion. Unfortunately, we will never know what was presented to the Grand Jury, as it is secret. Hallie stated in our last meeting that she could sway the grand jury any way she wanted, but wouldn’t. As you can imagine, that statement in itself raised major red flags to our family. We notified our attorney that we wanted to go to the Attorney General, unfortunately, a Grand Jury was convened within 3 days of our meeting with the DA’s office and we did not have the opportunity. Additionally, we informed Hallie that we had many concerns regarding discrepancies with her experts reports, and her response was, “Nothing can be gained by disputing expert opinions with you at this time.” Well when is the time to dispute their opinions, after the reports have been presented to a grand jury and an indictment has been handed down? There are so many unanswered questions that we will never know.
What we do know is that it is a very sad day for our family, but more importantly, it is a very sad day for Justice for Angel.
Based on the evidence we have seen, our family stands firm in our belief that Stephen Nodine is 100% responsible for Angel’s death. We put our faith in the justice system, and that system has failed us. All involved will ultimately have to answer to a much higher power in the end – only then will Justice Be Served!
Good luck to the citizens of Baldwin County and any family who seeks Justice for their loved ones. Angel we love you and miss you, but have comfort knowing you are in a much better place where you can no longer be tormented.
Angel Downs Family
Susan is the author of "Time's Up: A Guide on How to Leave and Survive Abusive and Stalking Relationships,"Moving out, Moving on, and Defending Out Lives. Susan is the host of The Susan Murphy Milano Show, "Time'sUp!" . She is a regular contributor to the nationally syndicated "The Roth Show" with Dr Laurie Roth and a co-host on Crime Wire.