Where is Leo Schofield’s Daughter Ashley Schofield Now? – We gain a thorough understanding of whether or not her husband is to blame for the 1987 homicide of 18-year-old Michelle Schofield, thanks to ABC’s “20/20: Last Seen In Lakeland,” which focuses on the case. Leo Schofield has been imprisoned since 1989 after being found guilty of murder, but there may be additional evidence pointing to lifetime offender Jeremy Lynn Scott. But for the time being, if you simply want to know more about one of the most vocal advocates for his total independence, Ashley Nicole Schofield, we’ve got the pertinent information for you.
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Ashley Schofield: Who is She?
Leo and his second wife, Crissie Carter, who had first met while the former probation officer was volunteering to teach life skills at his prison back in 1991, are the proud parents of Ashley Nicole Schofield. After she began to believe his claims of innocence after hearing his narrative, checking the court records, and thoroughly analyzing everything, they grew closer before getting married in 1995. A few years later, the couple happily adopted their daughter, who is still a “big daddy’s girl” even though he has been behind bars her entire life. Ashley, too, believes he is innocent.
Ashley responded to the question about their relationship with, “Music is absolutely something that [my dad and I] share,” to ABC’s “20/20.” I believe that music is why we are similar; [we are] very close. It should not come as a surprise that she has been involved in Leo’s case since she was a teenager, even going so far as to appear before the parole board in 2016 to support him. Ashley, a karate competitor, was still optimistic that Leo would be released soon because “I’ve been training for the Olympics…we’re going to travel to the 2020 Olympics together,” but it also didn’t happen.
Where is Ashley Schofield Now?
Ashley continues to support her father despite the passage of time and the failure of her father’s efforts to clear his name because she fervently believes he didn’t murder his first wife, Michelle Schofield. Leo’s advice to her to always speak the truth, “say the truth even if your voice shakes,” during their visits to the prison appears to have also played a part in all of this. Ashley is disappointed that she can’t call on her father or be in his presence at a moment’s notice like most people, but she is grateful to have him in her life, at least in part.
“You know, there have been occasions when I just want to contact him or talk to him… Don’t get me wrong, I adore my mother. But wow, I wish I had my dad,” Ashley said as fighting back the tears on “20/20“. According to what we know about the athlete’s present status, she is no longer just a daughter but also a proud partner and mother. She welcomed her son Genesis Arthur into the world in late 2020. We wish the Fort Myers, Florida, resident all the happiness and peace because she is genuinely close to her complete family.