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EYE CONTACT (VOLUMES 1, 2 and 3)

 

 

2012

EYE CONTACT- The Mysterious Death of Kassidy Bortner in 2000 and the Wrongful Convictions of Chad Evans and Amanda Bortner (Volume 3) Letters 2011 from a Wrongly Convicted Man in New Hampshire (Click for availability on Amazon.com)  This volume contains the letters from Chad Evans to his advocate, Morrison Bonpasse during the year 2011.  In Chad's own words, readers can piece together Chad's life, and the story of his love for Amanda and Kassidy Bortner, and Kassidy's tragic death.

 

2012

EYE CONTACT- The Mysterious Death of Kassidy Bortner in 2000 and the Wrongful Convictions of Chad Evans and Amanda Bortner (Volume 2) Letters 2010 from a Wrongly Convicted Man in New Hampshire  (Click for availability on Amazon.com)  This volume contains the letters from Chad Evans to his advocate, Morrison Bonpasse during the year 2010.  In Chad's own words, readers can piece together Chad's life, and the story of his love for Amanda and Kassidy Bortner, and Kassidy's tragic death.

 

2011

EYE CONTACT- The Mysterious Death of Kassidy Bortner in 2000 and the Wrongful Convictions of Chad Evans and Amanda Bortner (Click for availability on Amazon.com)

   Chad Evans was the separated father of a son and stepfather of another son when he met Amanda Bortner, the mother of Kassidy Bortner, in June 2000.  Amanda moved with Kassidy to Chad's home in Rochester, New Hampshire and they melded their families.  Around mid-October, Kassidy's health began declining, but the trend was not clear until her death on November 9.  Until then, there appeared to be reasonable explanations for bruises and fatigue.  Amanda found a job at a retail store and sought to place Kassidy in daycare.   While waiting for a position to open, Kassidy was left in the care of the manfriend of Amanda's sister, Jennifer.  Kassidy died at the babysitter's home. 

     Chad was advised not to testify at his trial, and he was convicted and sentenced to 28 years to life.  Later, on appeal by the prosecution, the sentence was increased to 43 years to life.  For more information about his case, see www.chadevanswronglyconvicted.org.

 

 
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
Page
 
1                     Preface
 
7                     Introduction
 
Chapters
 
11                   1.  Tragedy - 9 November 2000 through 12:38 p.m.
 
19                   2.  Kassidy Caitlyn Bortner - 4 February 1999 to 8 June 2000
 
33                   3.  Kassidy Bortner - 9 June 2000 to 8 November 2000
 
79                   4.  Investigating Chad Evans- 9 November 2000, after 12:38 p.m.
 
207                  5.  Investigating Chad Evans- 10 November 2000 to 20 August 2001
 
325                  6.  Trial of Chad Evans - Preparation - 21 August to 3 December 2001
 
365                  7.  Trial of Chad Evans - The Evidence for the Jury - 4 December to 17  
                             December 2001
 
484                  8.  Trial of Chad Evans - Closing Arguments, Charge/Instructions to Jury, and 
                             Verdict: 18 to 21 December 2001
 
526                  9.  Sentencing, Prison, and Appeals for Chad; Prepare for Amanda's trial - 23
                             December 2001 to 17 November 2002
 
550                  10. Trial and sentencing of Amanda Bortner: 18 November 2002 to 3 March
                              2003
 
591                  11. Appeals, Prison, and New Hampshire "Kassidy Bortner Law": 2003 to the
                             present
 
632                  12. Conclusion: The Wrongful Convictions of Chad Evans and Amanda Bortner
 
655                  13. Campaign for Chad