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Convicted killer wants prison to stop censoring his racy letters

Posted December 9, 2010

— A man convicted of killing his lover's husband a decade ago has filed a federal lawsuit against the administrators of a military prison in an attempt to send sexually explicit letters to his wife.

Army Staff Sgt. John Diamond is serving a life sentence for the Dec. 17, 2000, shooting death of Air Force Capt. Marty Theer. Prosecutors said Diamond was having an affair with Michelle Theer and that they had conspired to kill her husband.

Diamond alleges in the suit that prison officials censor his letters to his wife in violation of his First Amendment rights. He says he wants to be able to communicate with her "free from undue government influence."

He also is seeking $1 million in punitive damages in the suit.

Michelle Theer also is serving a life sentence in the case, which gained national attention when she fled North Carolina and changed her name, her hairstyle and had plastic surgery in an attempt to avoid capture. U.S. marshals arrested her in Florida in August 2002.


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  • crc1968 Dec 10, 2010

    AMEN......ENOUGH SAID!!!!!!!!!!

  • Kingfish Dec 10, 2010

    He gave up his rights on the day he got convicted of murder!!!

  • kellypratz Dec 10, 2010

    hmmm, he is in prison for the rest of his life for killing the husband of the woman he had an affair. He has no rights!!!

  • sheablue22 Dec 10, 2010

    These stories just keep getting dumber and dumber....

  • sap0953 Dec 10, 2010

    Filed a federal lawsuit....why is this allowed.....the filing should be turned down!

  • mchljam2 Dec 10, 2010

    Hhhhmmmmm let's think about this for a moment. How about we don't take away someone elses civil rights by killing them. Let's just say this is a total lack of remorse on his part. Just another example of what about me waaaaaaa. That has gotten this country where it is today!!

  • sammyg Dec 10, 2010

    GOLO POLICE- How come people can wish other people dead in these postings but I can say that someone isn't very smart? You guys need to review your policies! ARGH!

  • Love-laugh Dec 10, 2010

    He murdered his "lover's" husband. Now he wants to write racy letters to his wife. She has a problem if she accepts them. But you are in prison for murder dummy, don't you know you have no rights? The sad and irritating thing about all this is that we will pay for his defense lawyer.

  • sap0953 Dec 10, 2010

    You are provided shelter and food and that is all that is required. You have limited "rights" in prison. Why do we waste time and money on this stuff????

  • vineyard jewel Dec 10, 2010

    My question is... Why hasn't his wife divorced him???
    And, does she even want to receive his "racy" letters???
    How does a woman stay married to a man who has had a mistress, has conspired with that mistress to kill the mistress' husband, and has been convicted of murder??? I just don't get it.