It’s Been 2 Weeks Since My Indictment

It’s Been 2 Weeks Since My Indictment

Damn, Deric Lostutter, it is cold outside. I remember it like it was yesterday. The cold late winter air creeping up my spine as I lay perfectly camouflaged in my blind, hunting turkey. I didn’t see any turkey that day, I just enjoyed being in the woods. I have always been the loner type. Bonding with nature, taking in the smells, and sounds, hiking mountains and trekking through forests. I walked the old abandoned railroad. It stretched all the way to Ashland from Lexington behind my old farm house. No…

Activist Deric Lostutter Indicted by the Federal Government, and Needs Your Help

Activist Deric Lostutter Indicted by the Federal Government, and Needs Your Help

Greetings citizens of the world, My name is Deric Lostutter. You may remember me as the activist that made international headlines standing up for rape victims in 2013 after I was raided by the F.B.I. in which my belongings were taken, and my life was turned upside down. http://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/709489/deric-lostutter-search-warrant.pdf  Exposing a rape cover-up to the media resulted in the indictment of 4 school officials, including the Superintendent and the Coach on various charges stemming to tampering with evidence to impeding an investigation. On that day in April 2013, my life…

Dawn Hutchison Fires Steubenville Attorney Kris Haught

Dawn Hutchison Fires Steubenville Attorney Kris Haught

You may be familiar with the ongoing saga of Dawn Hutchison who was recently indicted in Jefferson County Ohio for stabbing her husband, Jeff. The story has highlighted an ongoing, yet often overlooked problem in American society, the lack of mental healthcare and institutionalization of the mentally ill for profit. Most recently, Dawn Hutchison telephoned me from Jefferson county jail to explain her latest plight. Her attorney, Kris Haught, not only turned down a key interview that could have helped her without consulting her first, but also entered a not…

Interview with Dawn Hutchison – Steubenville Ohio

Interview with Dawn Hutchison – Steubenville Ohio

Dawn Hutchison is currently incarcerated in the Jefferson County jail after being indicted for stabbing her husband, Jeffery, in the back, after what some say was a heated argument. All too often, media loves to crucify the accused, in an effort to sensationalize the story for ratings, but I wanted to hear both sides of the story after her husband, Jeff, reached out to me, explaining his wife’s mental state, her denied care and cries for help. See, Jeff is a hard working man, a carpenter by trade, and has…

525600 Minutes

525600 Minutes

Five hundred twenty five thousand six hundred minutes Five hundred twenty five thousand moments so dear Five hundred twenty five thousand six hundred minutes How do you measure, measure a year? By Deric Lostutter A year has passed since my wife decided I was worth putting up with. Marriage has it’s ups and downs, battles and celebrations, and often, I am the cause of the former. Marriage requires communication, trust, understanding, nurturing, and a mutual respect for how one another feels. But, let’s focus on the word “trust” for a…

Summer is Coming

Summer is Coming

Summer is Coming By: Deric Lostutter 29. I will be 29 years old. Where has the time gone? I remember like yesterday, skateboarding everywhere, waiting for the next c.d. to come out of my favorite artist or band. Anti-Jog was a technology that was amazing to us skateboarders at that time. Now we could cruise the streets and jam out without our music skipping! How far have I come since a youth though? What have I experienced? I grew up kind of rough. Typical lower-class american struggles. Some Christmases were…

Marriage – The Secret to Love and Happiness

Marriage – The Secret to Love and Happiness

“Where there is love there is life.” – Mahatma Gandhi   By: Deric Lostutter Marriage. I never thought that I would see the day. Really, I was an awkward teenager, and even more of a train wreck in my 20’s. I was a womanizer. I was always on the move, from party to party, searching for my next opportunity to fill the void in my life that I felt. I never knew what that void was. I knew I needed companionship, but I never knew how to stabilize my relationships…