The very greatest things - great thoughts, discoveries, inventions -
have usually been nurtured in hardship, often pondered in sorrow,
and at length established with difficulty.
Mark Lundy wrote this statement on 6th April 2004 whilst incarcerated in Kaitoke prison, Wanganui, New Zealand. It was in response to a website visitor opinion from S.S. of Palmerston North.
For the covering note in his own handwriting click here.
"To all website visitors.
For over three years now, I have professed my innocence. Nothing has, or ever will, change.
In 2000 I thought that the senseless taking of Christine and Amber's lives was the worst thing that could ever happen to me, but I was wrong. When I realised that I was seriously being accused of killing them, I went into a state of shock. On the evening the jury returned the guilty verdict, the shock was so great, I had to use all my powers of concentration just to make my legs work. As if losing my girls wasn't enough.
I fully realise that it has been easier for people to accept the court's decision than to question it. For that reason alone, I must thank the committee members of F.A.C.T.U.A.L. for their courage and fortitude. I also praise them for their goal, the TRUTH.
As to what happened to Amber and Christine, the truth is as important to me as it is to anyone else, probably more so. Without the truth, I cannot get the closure that my life so dearly lacks.
My big mistake in 2001/2002 stemmed around my belief in the truth and that I believed in the Justice System. I still believe in the truth, and that one day truth will prevail, but not in the New Zealand Justice System, which has failed so many in this country.
It has bothered me why so much of the evidence in the trial was inaccurate. I also refuse to accept the reported time of death, as do virtually all of the people that knew us. As for the supposed evidence on my shirt, I still prefer to believe its presence is due to accidental cross contamination. The alternative has always left a desolate feeling in my heart, as I will always love this country and what it stands for.
On a personal level, I have not cared about the thoughts and attitudes of others, which has hurt some. I reached this juncture after many months of prayer and meditation. I know the truth, God knows the truth, and I am adamant that the loves of my life are up there with Him and they know the truth. So what do I care about the opinions of others.
Again, I thank the members of the F.A.C.T.U.A.L. committee, as I also thank those who are assisting and supporting them.
To those who have been offering their messages of support, I thank you.
To the few who feel the necessity to offer abuse, I thank you also for the strength your ignorance encourages.
I look forward to the truth one day surfacing and my resumption of a normal life.
Yours in innocence,
Mark Lundy "
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