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To The Honorable Court
I have known (name of defendant) since (date). During that time, I have always known (name) to be a kind, giving and loving person. He has a strong family-oriented background, has always tried to do the right thing. How he ever got into this situation is so incomprehensible to me as this is not the man I have know just about all of my life.
(If he has worked, give a brief history of where and how hard, etc)
(give an example of something nice he has done for you or your family) This is terrible crime that has been committed and no one is trying to minimize the wrongdoing or hurt that (name of defendant) has caused the victim, (his/her) family and his own family and friends.
You don't know me and you don't owe anything to me or (name of defendant). Yet, I am asking you be as lenient as possible in delivering your sentence. May you find mercy in your heart.
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