“He said, ‘Oh my God, there’s this hope, Mom.”
Ashley’s friend Jane Favreau says she is enraged that Trombly continues to live as a free man.
“I just miss her. It’s very hard.”
She was also surprised and elated when she heard there is a possibility Trombly could be indicted.
“I’m excited,” Favreau said. “At first I was shocked … because I was losing faith on it.
“I guess was worth the wait.”
CASE ‘REACHED THOUSANDS’
Karen said her family won’t tell Ashley’s three sons — Logan, 8, Ethan, 6, and Owen, 5 — about the new development until the second grand jury has made its decision.
Their mother’s death is still fresh in their minds, Karen said.
For a school notebook project, Logan chose to make the cover a photo of his mother, she said.
Owen started kindergarten on Wednesday.
Karen said that when she dropped him off, she could tell he wished his mother was there with him.
“You could tell in his little eyes he wanted his mom.”
Karen expressed her thanks to her family, friends and the community for their support and to the creator of the Facebook page Justice for Ashley.
“It’s just reached thousands of people.”
‘FAMILY NEEDS THIS’
“We’re happy,” Karen said. “It just seems like our hopes are up. I just want to thank everyone for being there for us. Keep on praying.”
Favreau said she is hopeful the second grand jury will do what she believes is the right thing.
“I hope this time it’s going to definitely go through, and it’s not going to be what it was before,” she said.
“Her family needs this, she (Ashley) needs this, and her kids need closure in their lives.”
Contact information for Trombly could not be found in order to ask him for comment.
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