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About Sean & Emelia

In 2003 Sean O'Brien was wrongfully convicted in El Dorado County, CA and sentenced to Life Without Parole at the age of 16. We have been friends since grade school and are now married. Sean and I move forward together with the knowledge of his innocence, our faith in God, and hope that he will rightfully regain his freedom. Until then we embrace our journey wherever it may take us, cherishing each moment we have together and staying true to ourselves. This blog is about the past we share, our fight for freedom, life as it exists for us, and our path toward the future, whatever that may hold. Thank you for allowing us to be heard. God bless.

Family Visit 6: Simple

Sean picked a flower for me at Family Visit, June 24 2018. Family Visiting is hardly a luxury vacation, it’s jokingly referred to as the Motel 4. We always face some level of hardship but this time we also overcame … Continue reading

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Education for Anti Recidivism

I just finished my English Literature class provided through Bakersfield College. Yes, college in prison. Bakersfield College runs a program that provides classes with professors coming into the prison to give in-person instruction. It is an incredible educational opportunity for … Continue reading

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Birthday Sunrise

Since the beginning of this year, I have been traveling to visit Sean in a slightly different way in order to save money, time, and be more efficient. My new method is to wake up at 3:30 am, get on … Continue reading

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Commutation Support Letters

Sean would like to apply for commutation of his sentence while we wait for the Magistrate’s ruling from our Evidentiary Hearing in January 2017. Governor Brown is granting more commutations than ever before and it cannot hurt to at least … Continue reading

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Family Visit 5: Creatures

On May 12, 2018 Sean and I celebrated our 9 month anniversary at a Family Visit. Our wedding day is something we like to remember and celebrate each month because it something that brings us both great joy. Sean’s eyes … Continue reading

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Ning’s First Visit

On March 24, 2018 I brought my good friend, Ning, with me to visit my husband for the first time. Ning and I have been friends for over 6 years, and she has wanted to meet Sean for a long … Continue reading

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15 Years Lost: Sean’s poem for English class

  Darkness descends too young with uncontrolled pain ripping apart freedom lost in the confusion untold  why, why does the cold constrain? words spoken, lies all around still freedom lost in confusion untold   Order marinated in the form of … Continue reading

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