https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/beckley-wv/julia-harper-9154888, © 2020 SCI SHARED RESOURCES, LLC. The jury in that trial dismissed arguments of premeditation, which is required for a first-degree murder charge, but reached a deadlock on the charge of second-degree murder. She did, at certain points, apologize to her family, her children and her in-laws for putting them through such trying times. Praying for God's peace to abound and for your grief to be tempered with many precious memories. This world needed you in it, but you are free now. The statements from both children expressed anger towards Julie and extreme grief over the killing of their father. She was very vibrant and would flash her smile that lifted others up. i met Julia at cross creek she was truly an amazing person she helped me and others and comforted us i'm sad that she's physically gone but will always be remember by me and many more. Take care, thoughts and prayers for you and your family. As Lina spoke of the children’s lives, Julie, at times, closed her eyes. The couple's children -- Jake, Jackie and Josh -- were ages eight, six and one, respectively, at the time of Jason's murder. You made sure of that.” Julia Peek Harper Obituary Remember Julia Peek Harper. Julia Harper. Ancestry.ca, the largest online family history resource, can help you explore death records for Julia Harper from among its billions of historical records from Canada and around the world.. I had no idea that was going to happen. Last year lawyers tried to argue that Harper had planned the killing by packing bags ahead of time, then fleeing the murder scene with her children.
I am impressed with the method and the kindness of the therapist. Laura and Jim, I am so sorry to hear about Halee. Prosecutors argued that Harper shot and killed her husband during a fight in the couple’s Carlsbad, California, home. Following the retrial, a jury found her guilty of second-degree murder on Oct. 8, 2015. She said the kids are sometimes on edge, alarmed by strange noises. For nearly 40 minutes, Julie spoke in court about her life, her three children and her trial and retrial, but did not show clear remorse for killing her husband. Blue Ridge Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens. Julia Harper Downey 11/09/1923 – 04/14/2014 . Sweet girl, shine bright and spread your joy. For her part, during her turn to speak, Julie maintained her innocence that she was an abused wife who was pushed over the edge. Julie went on to talk about how she wants to help other women in abusive relationships, even if she’s in prison. Jason’s mother, holding back tears, begged the judge for the maximum sentence for the woman who killed Jason. Instead of calling for help, prosecutors said, Harper took off with their three children and a getaway bag, driving around town before turning herself in 16 hours later. “He would just be in an absolute fury, in his rage, yelling and screaming,” she said. Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Dr. Beckley, WV. Your husband is never coming back. As Watanabe read the children's statements, Julie stared blankly.