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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 8: True Colors

Sean and I had our 8th Family Visit September 22-24 2018. Family Visiting seems separated from the rest of the world, and it is. It feels cut off from everything, sort of like being aware while dreaming. Maybe it’s because … Continue reading

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Exciting news! We are now on Twitter @EmeliaO’Brien12 & Instagram. We also have a public group page on Facebook, and have created a GoFundMe page for Sean’s support team. Anyone who wishes to connect with us, please do! Thanks everyone.

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The Dresser Project

After acquiring some clothing for Sean to wear at Family Visiting, I needed a place to store them. I also felt like I wanted to have a dresser for him when he comes home, with the clothes that he already … Continue reading

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Family Visit 7: One Year Wedding Anniversary

Drawing by Emelia, colored by Sean August 11, 2018 was beginning of our most recent Family Visit at Corcoran State Prison. The following day was our one year wedding anniversary. Sean and I felt incredibly lucky to get to celebrate … Continue reading

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Anniversary Drawing Gift

For our one year wedding anniversary Sean drew a picture of me. He rarely draws people and this is the first time he’s drawn me. I love it. I can’t believe how lucky I am to have such a talented … Continue reading

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Family Visit 6: Simple

Sean picked a flower for me at Family Visit, June 24 2018. Family Visiting is hardly a luxury vacation. We jokingly refer to it as Motel 4, as in worse than Motel 6, if you can imagine that. We always … Continue reading

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