DEATH * BY * METH

This is dedicated to Travis Holappa who was kidnapped, tortured and murdered on July 25, 2004 in Northern Minnesota. This was all due to meth. I am Travis' mother and I wish to make this devastation turn into a better thing by educating and exposing the truth about meth, the dangers, and the deadly consequences it brings about to individuals and communities.

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I want to do what I can to educate people about what is going on around the world with the meth problem. I want people to know about it BEFORE they even get the idea to want to try it. It is a dangerous drug and will ruin your life as well as all those who love you. I am on a mission on behalf of my only son, Travis.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Update on Frank Miller (Travis' murderer)

We are approaching the appeals date for Frank Miller's objections to his life sentence. The date is April 30th in Virginia, Minnesota.

This bothers me that we have to go through this on a continuous basis. The man chose to murder my son and he still is keeping him away from us by his legal right for an appeal. Why doesn't he just sit back and serve his time for the rest of his life? At least he has one to serve. He didn't give Travis that opportunity.

Due to this appeal process, we STILL have not been able to get Travis' remains back in order to have a funeral. How is that fair to us, his family? July 25th will be 3 years since mr. Miller decided to play god with my son's life.

If mr. Miller would've been in another state he would've gotten the death penalty. It just seems to me that if mr. Miller had any remorse for his dirty deed or wanted to do the right thing that he would be happy he is alive and serve his time.

That is my opinion and that is how I feel. I am tired of having to wait on mr. Miller STILL. When is it FINALLY Travis' turn?

Frank Miller... suck it up, do your time and think about what deed did while on a binge with meth.... was it worth it? Did you solve your problem by getting rid of my son? I think not.

19 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

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Sunday, May 06, 2007 2:22:00 PM  
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Tuesday, June 19, 2007 7:29:00 AM  
Blogger Cosgrove Norstadt and Jeff Foote said...

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Wednesday, August 29, 2007 10:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Kim,
I am sorry for your tragic loss. My son and 5 year old grandson were victims of a violent home invasion in April of 2003. It is nearing the five year anniversary and still, every day is a struggle.
My son was murdered and my grandson beaten and left for dead. An addict who was high on meth was responsible. It seems that the things that give comfort one day are the very things that haunt us the next.
I have no words of wisdom- just support from one grieving mother to another. I wish you stregth in the days ahead.

Maureen

Wednesday, September 26, 2007 8:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am sorry for your loss Kim But people put them selves out there on there own use of meth. It is a messed up durg. Pople are not them selves while on this drug I knew your son well from little boy on up no one dersives to die the way he did.You are all up on Miller what about all the others that had part in his death? They were no better than miller I dont belive but they get less time knowing they did what they did there part. I belive all involved should be doing life right along with miller.

Sunday, December 02, 2007 11:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a hard time as it is getting to be the 4th anniversary date of Travis death...but as hard as it may be, I believe it is time to put the past in the past.
Miller also, like you, has to spend the remainder of his life without his son. Even though he spends the rest of his life in jail, think about how his family is hurting. Frank can no longer see and spend time with his children, see his brother, nephews ect.
I dont by any means condone what he did, but he was not the only one at fault. The one that was sposed to sell meth for Frank, stole his truck ect is no better that Frank is.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008 1:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Miller may have to spend the rest of his life without his son involved in his everyday life... but he can at least visit him and see him from time to time and know how he is doing and who he is becoming.
My son's future ended with Frank Miller's bullets. What and who gives him the right to commit murder. I don't care if he felt justified because Trav stole his truck or if Trav sold meth for him. Doing drugs and stealing a truck all under the influence of meth is one type of thing. Murder is a totally different thing. I really hope you can see the difference. If not... lay down the pipe.
I agree with you that Frank is not the only one at fault here... as a matter of fact there may be more at fault than the 4 convicted... but... that is another rabbit trail. The fact that Frank is doing the longest time is because he CHOSE to pull the trigger. He IS and WAS capable of choosing who should die and who should live. He made himself a god.
Yes we are coming up on 4 years in 2 days time. so you want me to put the past in the past? Could you? Just forget? How easy for you to say... do you even know what it is like? hmmmmmm. I have moved on and try to make the best of each day and look to the future. Frank Miller doe not dictate my future, but he will always be a memory of my past.
Tell me, what is someone killed your son? How about Frank's son. Would you tell yourself or Frank to leave the past in the past?

Travis' mother.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008 9:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I do know this is the anniversary date of your sons death. More than just you dont forget. Even though we would like to.......I would never forget if it was my child but it's time to move on. Miller is in jail for life...and will be paying for what he did (or confessed to doing) and surely there are more at fault than the convicted. I dont doubt that.
I do know there is a difference between murder and theft ect. the one point I wanted to make is that they are all at fault!!!Yes, Frank went about it the wrong way...if meth wasnt involved this wouldnt happen. One thing this case I showed alot a people is how bad this drug really is and what can happen if you mixed up on it or with the dealers.
And no, Millers son can not visit him in jail as evidentally Frank does not want his son to know where he is. This child suffered as it was with parents saying thing to the young boy about his dad. It's to bad children at the young age have to suffer for their parents mistakes. Kids weren't even allowed to play with Millers son. So think if you were a 10 year old having poeple tell you cant play with their children because "your dad is a murderer".
Suffering is with everyone involved.
Just try remember all the good times with your son as at least you have your memories.

Friday, July 25, 2008 12:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I do need to leave one other comment...I don't want you to get the wrong idea about everything I've been saying. I do not personally know Frank Miller as I'm sure you jumped to that conclusion as by what I've been writing.
I just am aware of much of that happened with the case ect.

Friday, July 25, 2008 12:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, congrats are in order as Frank Miller did not get his new trial.
Now you can finally put your son to rest and give him "proper burial".

Tuesday, August 26, 2008 9:12:00 AM  
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for your family's loss of Travis. I knew both Travis and Frank and am shocked and disgusted that people are coming on here feeling SORRY for Frank and his children??? Please. Frank took the life of someone else and regardless of what his reasons are there are consequences. You made your bed Frank, I hope you lay in it for a long time. Now your daughter is missing....hmmmm. If something ended up happening to her I doubt Frank and his supporters would be defending the person responsible.
I don't know Travis's family on a personal level...but I do hope and pray that they find closure and peace. I cant imagine losing a child.

Thursday, August 02, 2012 10:40:00 PM  
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't feel sorry for anyone that makes the CHOICE to get involved with meth! Frank miller is a piece of shit and so is his child's mother neither of them give a shit about anyone but the themselves and I pray for the children involved in their selfishness

Sunday, March 10, 2013 1:03:00 AM  

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