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Letter: Christopherson family speaks out

My husband and I are writing in regard to a disservice being done to Hubbard County Attorney Don Dearstyne. My niece was Jessica Christopherson who was killed in ATV accident. It has been unfortunate that the facts regarding the sentence have been distorted. There was confusion within our family regarding the recommendation my sister, Jessica's mother, wanted presented. After visiting with Hubbard County Attorney Don Dearstyne, we understood the facts and agreed with the recommendation.

However, it is truly unfortunate that Nate Welte and Ms. Stillwell are using the death of our niece for political aspirations. Mr. Dearstyne has met with our family and we agree with the resolution of the case. We want the citizens of Hubbard County to know that Mr. Dearstyne treated us with respect, compassion and understanding during this difficult time. Our family fully supports the re-election of Don Dearstyne for Hubbard County Attorney.

Tim and Shelli Johnson