Photograph by Martha Deed
Annette Montstream leaves Niagara County Courthouse, Lockport, New York after sentencing, June 19, 2001
"My children have not yet been able to openly express themselves regarding their father's death or regarding my situation."
"I would like . . . to resume parenthood upon release . . . . Incarceration is unfortunately a setback . . . . The fact that I made a serious error does not negate motherhood nor should it condemn my children to lose their rights to the support and guidance of their mother. To disrupt family relations would subject the children to life-long injury."
"It should be indicated and insured . . . that [the children] are to be brought up with Christian morals and values."
"I would like the survivor benefits that I am entitled to from the Kodak Retirement Income Plan."
"The waivers of guardianship are held in escrow until . . . I have agreed with the visitation, guardianship, and phone call issues with my children."
From a letter Annette Montstream wrote to The Hon. Edmund A. Calvaruso, Monroe County (NY) Surrogate's Court, dated March 25, 2002.
Judge Calvaruso awarded permanent guardianship of Annette and John Montstream's children to John and Marion Montstream, March 28, 2002.
Annette Montstream's appeal of her sentence of 20 - 41 years was denied, September 30, 2005 by the New York Supreme Court Appellate Division, Fourth Department.
Annette Montstream will be eligible to apply for parole in 2018.