Paul Martin's letter to the Grand Jury
2006 January 12
Created by Leyona 13 years ago
Paul David Martin
356 Lake Harbor Rd.
Brandon, MS 39047
January 12, 2006
Rapides Parish Grand Jury (2006 Session)
700 Murray St.
Alexandria, LA 71309
Attention: Grand Jury: Forman
Re: Heather Renee’ Skarina-Skeen
Dear Sir or Madam:
Heather was a beautiful person both inside and out. A lover of all things, great and small, a
friend too many and enemy to few. A person you could always count on to be there for you
no matter what. I never knew anyone who loved life and themselves more than Heather did.
I meet Heather in 1999 through a group of friends. Naturally I was immediately attracted to
her stunning beauty and bubbly personality. Over the new few years our friendship grew
stronger and stronger. Some would say we were best friends. I thought of her as a sister.
To my surprise, I had no previous knowledge that Michael Skarina was Heathers biological
father until days after Heathers death. In all the years we have been friends, she never
once spoke of him.
Heather and I have been through a lot together, both good times and bad. Now Matter
what, she always had a smile on her face and a sparkle in her eyes. She loved children and
wished for one of her own. Heather never would have considered suicide. She wasn’t a
quitter! Heather didn’t believe in giving up. Especially on life.
Paul D. Martin