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Arrest in Madrid blast doesn't dim faith

In a tiny meeting cubicle at Multnomah County Detention Center, AvNell Mayfield watched as her son Brandon sat in blue prison scrubs, tried to touch his wife’s hand through a heavy glass partition and spoke in reassuring tones through a telephone receiver attached to the wall. It was a striking scene, the first time that officials had allowed Brandon Mayfield to visit with his family since FBI agents arrested him late last week as a material witness in connection with the deadly train bombings in Madrid. AvNell Mayfield recounted the Sunday visit, remembering her son’s composure and concern for his family. But more than anything, it was his faith in the justice system that surprised and reassured his mother. Even after the FBI had searched his house, carried away belongings and confiscated credit cards and checkbooks –without charging him with a crime–Mayfield told his family that he had faith in the system. Full Story

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