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“He certainly had a large volume of phone calls, and the volume of calls certainly interrupted his thinking and his abilities to do certain things. But at the same time he made the best decision that he could at the time,” saysStanley.
This was one of the first calls Sheriff Hunt made on the day of the shooting:
Hunt: “Yeah, this is Sheriff Hunt over in Franklin Co. Do you have a shift supervisor in there that can give me a call?”
Dispatcher: “Um, sure I can have one give you a call. What was…”
Hunt:” This is Sheriff Hunt, Franklin Co. My number is 540-4***-****”
Dispatcher: “And what is your last name?”
Hunt: “Hunt, H-U-N-T. I’m the sheriff of Franklin Co.”
Dispatcher: “Okay I will have them call you.”
Hunt: “Thank you.”
And having heard all the tapes from that day,Stanley stands behind his client.
“I firmly believe and will stand proudly next to him to defend him as I do in my job everyday and that sheriff hunt is not guilty of this common law charge that they have dug up in order to try to finally do something that quite frankly I think is unnecessary,” says Stanley.