MUSTANG SALLY PLEADING TO GOVENOR SCHWARTZNEGGAR FOR MERCY
DEAR PEOPLE, MUSTANG SALLY LOSES HER APPEAL. THE ONE THING THAT I DO ADMIRE ABOUT HER IS THAT SHE IS STILL DOING HER WORKOUTS AND BEING STRONG ABOUT THE SITUATION SHE IS HOPING TO GET OUT AND START FROM SCRATCH OF HER OLD BODYBUILDING DAYS. I AM WRITING HER A LETTER ASKING HER WHAT SHE WOULD DO IF SHE HAD A SECOND CHANCE TO JOIN THE PUBLIC. AS SOON AS I GET AN ANSWER I WILL POST IT ON FACEBOOK CLAUDIA tHE STORY BELOW IS WRITTEN BY: WESSEX MAN JAILED BODYBUILDER SALLY McNEIL AGAIN LOSES APPEAL, BUT FIGHTS ON By Wessex Man Valley State Prison for Women, California -- Athlete and bodybuilder Sally McNeil, now behind bars for over nine years, has run into fresh roadblocks in the U.S. legal system. After a couple of unfavourable decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court she's been turned down yet again in California's appellate circus. "I have bad news to tell you," she wrote in a recent letter. "Two of the three judges handling my case on the 9th Circuit Court agreed not to re-overturn my verdict." "However one of the judges dissented in my favour and my attorney is appealing again to the Supreme Court. He said he'd never give up." Now 44-year-old Sally figures that in another six months or so she could be in a position to plead for clemency to Governor Arnold Scharzennegger. To reach that point she says she needs to exhaust all the appeal levels available within the court system. "I didn't expect the 9th Circuit not to re-overturn my verdict. But boy was I wrong. I was O.K. this morning and last night when I got the Legal Mail from my lawyer. Now I'm crying as I write this letter to you." It's understandable that anyone vaguely following the Sally McNeil saga since 1995 is completely at sea. The appellate process has been so complex and lengthy. Her claims are based on alleged misdirecton of the the jury at the original trial. She's also raised a number of points including precedents set in Battered Women Syndrome cases. The fact that she shot and killed her second husband Ray McNeil, a Mr California, was never in doubt. Meanwhile Sally remains a remarkable world class personality. In jail she's running track for at least 100 miles per month and the rest of her physical training program is as Olympic as the limited facilities permit. "Hello again and how are you doing ?", she says in a more upbeat note just received. "I'm doing pretty good. I've just run seven miles followed by 150 push-ups and 100 dips. I did 30 reps for my first set of dips, then 60 pull-ups and 25 sit-ups. Now I've just showered so "It feels Good" as James Brown sings." Sally plans on becoming a Celebrity Physique once again when she gets free. In fact she's lost quite a lot of muscle while in jail due to the absence of weight traning equipment. But her body retains the lithe strength of the panther who once held the U.S. Armed Services Physique Championship for two years (women's middle weight, 1988, ' 89). Sally is still very much a U.S. Marine in spirit. And she's going to be calling on all the support she can muster if a clemency appeal goes before the California governor. She remains well-known internationally, primarily through internet, but realises that the bodybuilding fraternity failed to speak up for her before she was sentenced to life in 1996. Hopefully she's probably right to believe that opinion must be swinging back in her favour. She's paid a such huge price for what happened. Anyone wanting to offer moral support can reach her at this address: SALLY M. McNEIL, #W62688, Valley State Prison for Women, D2-27-4Low, P.O. Box 92, CHOWCHILLA, CA 93610-0092, Unted States of America.