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Prayer Chain Helped Jury See the Truth Says Mother of Murder Defendant Wrongfully Charged

Contact: Scott Lorenz, Book Publicist, Westwind Communications Book Marketing, 734-667-2090

NEWNAN, Ga., Spet. 20 /Christian Newswire/ -- A prayer chain helped a jury see the truth in her son's murder trial says Jackie Carpenter. A prayer chain is where several people pray on behalf of an individual. In the case of Jason Veitch thousands of people were believed to be praying on his behalf across the USA. 

Veitch, 28, a home builder, was constructing eight new homes and found that he was losing thousands of dollars to copper theft on a regular basis. Upon the advice of a police deputy, Jason stood guard one night at a home under construction. When encountering and subduing three intruders, his shotgun accidentally fired hitting one of the men who later died. The local prosecutor then charged Veitch with felony murder.

Church organist Jackie Carpenter's successful fulfilled life was suddenly torn apart by this totally unforeseen tragedy and was put back together again by a totally unforeseen intervention -- a miracle powered by prayer and a far-reaching prayer chain!

This story of a false charge that crushed a family is told in dramatic fashion by Carpenter in The Bridge: Between Cell Block A and a Miracle is Psalm 91 (ISBN 9781615796847, 2010 118 pgs, $19.99. View the book trailer and"a powerful 30 minute interview on the TCT Network at: www.bridgetoamiracle.com)

After her son's arrest Carpenter busied herself researching everything. "I became an attorney, a police officer, a judge, a juror, a forensic expert," says Carpenter. "Then two weeks before trial, I realized that everything I researched was to no avail. There was nothing else that I could do to help Jason. So I turned Jason over to God and a miracle happened."

"Cynthia, my 'prayer warrior,' led the prayer chain for Jason.  Not only was she on the line with her praying friends in New York, she also attended a 'ladies prayer meeting' every Wednesday. In addition, Cynthia would call the 700 Club and have them pray for Jason as well. She was a godsend."

"Ten long months we lived in the very pit of hell where Satan viciously attacked our family continuously," recalls Carpenter. "Then at 3:30 pm on April 16, 2009 in the Coweta County Courthouse, the judge announced, 'The jury has reached a decision' and then God showed up!"

"The Jury Foreman later said all of the jurors were in one accord and that he could feel God's presence in the deliberation room," adds Carpenter. "We'll never know how many people were praying for Jason," says Carpenter, "I am not sure they all even know Jason was acquitted."

A native of Georgia, Jackie Carpenter says she knows God inspired her to write The Bridge and followed His leading throughout the writing process. "I am God's Secretary. He dictated and I typed."

Media Contact: For a review copy or to arrange an interview with Jackie Carpenter, contact Book Publicist Scott Lorenz of  Westwind Communications Book Marketing, 734-667-2090, scottlorenz@westwindcos.com or westwindcos.com/book