Ansman Wants His Side of Murder Story Told

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From Scott Ansman.

[Editor’s Note: In May 2009, Mr. Ansman was convicted of killing pregnant Joanne Crystal Harris on Aug. 24, 2007, at the National Guard Armory, Culver City.  He was sentenced to life in prison.]

I am writing to inquire whether you have made arrangements with the prison to come and interview me.

From what I understand, you need to contact the Litigation Office.

I am not trying to bug or nag you.

It is just that when you have things you need to say, it is torture holding it all in without venting to someone.

I do believe what I have will be of great interest to you and your readers.

I found this in a lawsuit against me by the family of Joanne (Crystal Harris, his victim).

It came at a time when my final appeal was denied by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals with no reason or explanation whatsoever.

I have received all of my discovery from trial, and I have not found this letter in any portion of it.

I am sure you might be wondering what kind of letter would be so interesting to you and your readers.

It is a letter from, or should I say a memorandum to all unit personnel from a witness who testified against me. Dated the day after the incident, it describes in detail what happened, what led up to it, the crime scene, the defensive weapon used, where everything was and what was not supposed to be there.

I want to expose what injustices were done, and how evidence was manufactured and remanufactured to be used against me.

I hope this letter reaches you in good health.

I do anticipate receiving correspondence from you, keeping me advised of the current status of our meeting.

Thank you for your time and effort in this matter.

 Ari Noonan responds: I spoke earlier with your mother. My present plan is to meet with you during the coming month.