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Vernon Harvey is the stepfather of Faith Hathaway, the
teenage girl who was raped and murdered by Robert Willie and Joe
Vaccaro. Before she introduces Vernon in the book, Prejean recounts
the interviews he has granted saying he cannot wait to see Robert
Willie executed for his crime. Vernon’s rage and grief have made
him a vocal supporter of the death penalty, but he is also a compassionate and
considerate man. From the first moment he encounters Prejean, he
is willing to listen to her side of the debate, regardless of how much
he disagrees with her. His position on capital punishment is unshakeable,
but he respects the right of others to fight for what they believe
in. After Faith’s murder, Vernon relies on anger to help him move
beyond his grief. Every time he speaks of his stepdaughter’s murder,
he is overcome with emotions that have not been healed by time or
by Robert Willie’s execution.
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