South Dakota’s First Execution In FIVE YEARS Tonight! Last Meal? Moose Track Ice Cream

Published on 10/15/12 by Dailymail.co.uk — South Dakota’s first execution in five years – and only the second in more than half a century – is scheduled for Monday  night.

At 10 p.m. this evening, Eric Robert, 50, is  scheduled to die by lethal injection at the State Penitentiary in Sioux Falls.  Last April, he pleaded guilty to killing a prison guard Ronald Johnson during a  failed escape attempt.

For religious reasons, Roberts is spending  his final 40 hours fasting and as a result his last meal was on Saturday night  when he ate Moose Track ice cream – vanilla ice cream with peanut butter cups  and Moose Track Fudge.

Eric Robert is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection on Monday evening

Eric Robert is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection on Monday evening.

According to his lawyer, Mark Kadi, the fast  is religious in nature with 40 hours serving as a metaphor for the 40 day fast  of Christ in the Bible.

Opponents of the death penalty are expected  to begin a vigil outside the prison at eight p.m. Any last-minute appeal or stay  of execution is unlikely, as Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced last week that he  would not intervene.

Warden Doug Weber will accompany Robert into the execution chamber this evening, ask him for his last words and then give the signal to the execution team. The Minnehaha County coroner will be present to declare Robert dead.

None of Robert’s friends or family are  scheduled to attend, said Kadi.

‘He’s been very calm,’ Kadi told UPI.com.  ‘I’ve seen him angry and stressed out, and that’s not what he is right  now.’

Robert was serving an 80-year sentence for a  kidnapping conviction when he and Rodney Berget, 50, tried to escape from Sioux  Falls prison. The two men attacked prison guard Ronald Johnson with a pipe and  covered his mouth with plastic wrap.

Wearing Johnson’s uniform, Robert approached  the prison’s west gate pushing a cart loaded with Berget hidden in a  box.

As the men approached the gate, the  guards  became suspicious. There was a struggle, Robert beat one guard;  other guards  then quickly arrived and detained both inmates.

Johnson’s body was found on the floor in a  Pheasantland Industries building,  where inmates worked on upholstery, signs,  custom furniture and other  projects. Johnson was killed on his 63rd  birthday.

Months later, Robert told a judge that his  only regret was that he hadn’t  killed more guards. He then asked to be put to  death, saying he would  kill again.

Prison guard Ronald Johnson, left, was murdered by Eric Robert and Rodney Berget, right, on his 63rd birthday
Prison guard Ronald Johnson, left, was murdered by Eric Robert and Rodney Berget, right, on his 63rd birthday
 

Prison guard Ronald Johnson, left, was murdered by Eric  Robert and Rodney Berget, right, on his 63rd birthday.

Robert never appealed his sentence and even  tried to bypass a mandatory state review in hopes of expediting his  death.

Berget also pleaded guilty in the killing,  but has appealed his death sentence. A third inmate, Michael Nordman, 47, was  given a life sentence for providing materials used in the murder.

South Dakota’s last execution took place in  2007, and that had been the first in the state for 60 years. Only five inmates  are currently on death row, including Robert and Donald Moeller, 60, who is  expected to be executed later this month after he asked for appeals on his  behalf to be dropped.

‘You have few people on death row,  few  executions, and then you have this coincidence of cases coming all  at once,’  said Richard Dieter, executive director of the nonprofit Death Penalty  Information Center. ‘When people waive appeals, their cases  start to move more  quickly.’

Moeller is scheduled to be put to death the  week of Oct. 28 for the 1990  kidnapping, rape and murder of a nine-year-old  girl. Robert has been on  death row only for about a year, Moeller has been  there for more than  two decades.

A judge last week granted Moeller’s request  that appeals to stay his  execution be dropped. ‘I killed,’ Moeller said. ‘I  deserve to be  killed.’

Source: Dailymail.co.uk

Tacony basement abuse case could be tried under federal hate-crime law

Tacony basement abuse case could be tried under federal hate-crime law

The case against Linda Weston, who was charged last year with imprisoning four mentally disabled adults in a squalid North Philadelphia basement in a plot to steal their government benefits, has from the beginning contained accusations of unimaginable cruelty.

But authorities say the Weston story also represents a potential test case for a new federal hate-crime statute that allows for prosecution of those who victimize the disabled. It would be the first such prosecution since the law was passed in 2009.

Although Weston, 52, and her three alleged coconspirators are scheduled for trial on Jan. 28 in Common Pleas Court on kidnapping, assault, and other charges, sources close to the investigation said they believed the U.S. Department of Justice would adopt the case before then.

Also charged are Weston’s 48-year-old boyfriend, Gregory Thomas; her 33-year-old daughter, Jean McIntosh; and 51-year-old Eddie Wright, a street preacher from Texas.

They were arrested in October 2011 after police discovered four adults living in the dank basement of McIntosh’s Tacony apartment building. Police said Weston’s 20-year-old niece, Beatrice, was being held in an upstairs closet.

The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office would not comment on whether the case might go federal. Patricia Hartman, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, said she could not confirm or deny a federal investigation into the Weston case.

George Yacoubian, Weston’s attorney, said he believed federal charges had always been a prospect. Lou D’Onofrio, the attorney representing Wright, agreed.

“It’s clearly a possibility,” he said.

Several allegations against Weston would seem ripe for federal charges: She and her codefendants are accused of moving the adults around the country, imprisoning them and physically abusing them in at least four states, and persuading them to sign over their Social Security checks.

But law enforcement sources have said from the start the crimes may also fall under the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, which was passed in 2009 and which expanded the earlier federal hate-crimes law to include victims’ sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability.

Shepard was killed in Laramie, Wyo., in 1998 by two men who targeted him for his homosexuality, tied him to a fence, and beat him to death. That same year, Byrd, who was black, was tied to the back of a truck, dragged, and eventually decapitated by two white supremacists. Shepard’s killers are serving life sentences; two of Byrd’s were sentenced to death, and the third was sentenced to life in prison.

Lawyers seeking to prosecute under Shepard-Byrd must prove the offender acted with bias against his or her victim. In the case of the disabled, the offender must have chosen to victimize them because of their disabilities. Those convicted under the act face up to 10 years in prison, and life in prison if the victim was killed.

Just a handful of hate-crime cases have been prosecuted under Shepard-Byrd, all limited to victims’ race or religion.

Last year, the chief of the criminal section of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division confirmed his office had opened an investigation into the Weston case.

Some disability rights advocates said the case might be challenging to prosecutors.

Several witnesses in the case have mental difficulties that could make pinpointing details like dates and times difficult. Weston and her codefendants are charged with kidnapping, but in a preliminary hearing last year, victim Edwin Sanabria testified that he agreed to move in with Weston after she said she would take care of him.

Despite his disability, Sanabria, like the other alleged victims, is considered an independent adult. And Sanabria testified that, over the course of 10 years, he never tried to escape from Weston.

“There can be issues as far as, how effective is this witness going to be?” said Silvia Yee, a senior staff attorney with the Disability Rights and Education Fund in Washington. “There are many reasons that someone wouldn’t fight back, but that doesn’t mean that they can’t be forced or abused.”

The hate-crime law looks closely at the actions and motives of the accused, Yee said, and less at demeanor or other factors related to the victim.

“It seems wrong to have the focus be on what the victim can or cannot do,” she said. “You want a jury to be able to really consider the actions of the perpetrator and have that be the main point.”

If Weston and her codefendants were federally indicted under the act, the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office might choose to withdraw charges, or the case could proceed in both jurisdictions.

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Mother who called herself a ”monster” in court is sentenced to 99 years for beating her daughter into coma and gluing the tot’s hands to the wall.

On the day of the attack Escalona changed her Facebook profile photo to one of her and Jocelyn and wrote: 'Why does God put obstacles in my life?'

Elizabeth Escalona (left) was sentenced to 99 years for the brutal beating of her toddler daughter (right.)

10/12/12 Dallas, TX →After 5-days of gruelling testimony, Texas mother, Elizabeth Escalona, 23, sat tearfully in court today as she was sentenced by Judge Larry Mitchell to serve 99 years in prison for the savage torture-beating of her two-year old child.

”You savagely beat your daughter to the edge of death,” said the Judge.

In 2011, Elizabeth became so frustrated with her daughter (who isn’t being named due to legal reasons) during potty-training that she glued the child’s hands to the wall and brutally beat her.

Two of Escalona’s other children revealed in court today that their mother kicked their little sister in her stomach and hit her with a milk-jug before gluing her hands to a wall. She also dragged her (although uncertain if she was dragged by the hair.) Some skin had been torn off her little hands. She was hospitalized and in a coma.

Prosecutor Eren Price showed Escalona photo’s of her child’s injuries and asked her if she was a monster. ”A monster did this.” Escalona shook her head and replied a tearful ”Yes.”

Bruises: She hit the girl with enormous objects, including a jug, before dragging her across the floor

Photo’s showed bruises and marks all around the childs little body were also shown in court.

Painful: Other photos shown to the court reveal the bruises along Jocelyn's back after the attack

She hit her with large items including a jug and dragged her across the floor.

Torture: Photographs shown in the court depict Jocelyn's bleeding hands after they were glued to the wall

Photo’s of the toddlers bloody hands after they were glued to a wall were shown in court by prosecutors.

The words shown on an overhead display were written by prosecutor Eren Price, (left) and were shown in court as an emotional Elizabeth Escalona, 23, responds to a line of questioning in court yesterdayLIAR: words shown on an overhead display were written by prosecutor Eren Price,  (left) and were shown in the Dallas County Courtroom as Escalona responded to multiple questions in Yesterdays court-proceedings.

Escalona pleaded with Judge Mitchell for leniency, blaming her ‘black-out’ on childhood sexual-abuse and saying she did not remember the incident that unfolded last year. She said she didn’t remember where she got the glue or why she glued her toddler’s hands to the wall nor did she remember dragging her daughter, throwing things at her or kicking her in the stomach. Overall, she claimed she didn’t remember beating the poor girl into a coma because she wouldn’t potty-train correctly/quickly. Escalona continued to put on the ”water-works” but Price wasn’t buying it and showed her no mercy calling her a ”liar.”

Cross-examination by the prosecutors pointed out that Escalona was a consistently abusive mother who did drugs and beat her children. Proving she lied once again. They also showed she lied when Price was calling her a monter, Escalona was agreeing, calling herself a monter, contradicting her earlier statements of not ”remembering.” ”I hit her, I kicked her constantly, and she  didn’t deserve that,’  said Escalona. ”Only a monster does  that.”

Judge Mitchell, while agreeing that Escalona may have been sexually abused growing up, that it is no excuse for abuse and Judge Mitchell said the simple fact remained, the vicious assault on your child.

‘You savagely beat your child to the edge of  death,’ he said.

Escalona was sentenced to ninety years in prison and must serve at-least thirty to consider parole. Her loved ones cried out, some hanging their heads down in grief and disbelief. The mother of three surprisingly, showed very little emotion considering her theatrics threw-out the trail.

Her children are now in custody of the state and will hopefully get past the trauma they endured and grow up to be everything Elizabeth Escalona is NOT.

SICK: Adult Woman Pretending To Be A Underage Boy Had Sex WIth A Fifteen Year Old Girl Using ”Fake Man Parts”

This article was written and published by dailymail.co.uk on wednesday, october 10, 2012 – no copyright intended.Identity: Carissa Hads posted this photo of herself on her MySpace page in which she looks like a woman

Pictured; Carissa Hads posted this photo on Myspace. In it she look’s like a woman.

A Massachusetts woman who authorities say  pretended to be a teenage boy to have sex with a 15-year-old girl from West  Virginia pleaded guilty to one federal count on Wednesday.

Carissa Hads, 25, of Quincy, could face up to  30 years in prison if convicted of traveling across state lines with the  intention of having sex with a minor.

Investigators say Hads posed as an  18-year-old boy named James Puryear Wilson on MySpace and started a relationship  with the teenage victim in 2010. Authorities say the two communicated for more  than a year before their first in-person meeting.

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Pictured; Hads posted this photo on Facebook. In it, she is dressed like a boy to lure unsuspecting victims for sexual-encounters.

According to a State Police investigator,  Hads wore color contact lenses and a back brace to conceal her breasts, and that  she visited the 15-year-old at least three times, including once at a Pittsburgh  motel last December.

The victim also took naked photos of herself  and texted them to Hads on a cell phone that the 25-year-old woman provided,  authorities say.

The criminal complaint states that Hads then  flew to West Virginia in February, and had a sexual encounter with the girl at  her Lewis County home, but did not undress.

Another West Virginia teen became suspicious  of Hads’ true identity, the State Police investigator said, and alerted  authorities in March after Hads threatened her.

Hads was arrested in May at the Pittsburgh  International Airport.

The 25-year-old woman could be fined  as much  as $250,000 during her sentencing. She remains in custody and  appeared before  U.S. Magistrate John Kaull in Clarksburg to enter her  plea  Wednesday.

Under the plea agreement, she also agreed to  surrender her computer and other electronic equipment seized from her  home.

Hads was taken into police custody on May 24  and charged with traveling across state lines for the purpose of coercing or  enticing a minor to  have sexual intercourse.

Following Hads’s arrest, police said they  seized an artificial flesh-colored penis from the front pocket of her pants that  she apparently used during a sexual encounter with the teenage victim.

Hads was apprehended after flying to meet the  girl for a third rendezvous, the Smoking  Gun has  reported.

According to an affidavit sworn by an  Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force investigator, Hads was posing as an  18-year-old boy named James Puryear Wilson when she met the teen online in  October of 2010.

‘Wilson’ maintained Facebook and  MySpace  pages that described him as a youth pastor living in Quincy,  Massachusetts,  which is Hads’ actual residence.

On ‘his’ Facebook, ‘Wilson’ claimed  to be  the father of twin boys and noted that he was ‘looking for some  people to talk  to. No fake pages or pervs.’

It was later revealed that an image of the  twins ‘Wilson’ had posted online came from an ad for a photography  website.

Hads, using her bogus male persona, had  allegedly become involved in an  Internet romance with a girl from West Virginia  identified in the  affidavit only as A.L. 

In the course of their relationship,  authorities said Hads sent her  teenage paramour two cell phones that she could  use to contact her  ‘boyfriend.’
Imposter: Police said Carissa Hads presented herself as a 17-year-old youth pastor and father of twins named James Puryear Wilson

Facebook Imposter: Police said Carissa Hads presented herself as a 17-year-old teen pastor and father of twins named James Puryear Wilson.

Along with paying the girl’s cell phone  bills, Hads also sent her a Kindle Fire tablet, according to the  affidavit.

The teenager told investigators that she used  the phones to take naked photos of herself, some of which focused on her  genitals, and send them to ‘Wilson.’

The affidavit states that Hads and the girl  would also write in journals and mail them back and forth so each could respond  to the other’s writings.

Coverup: The teenage victim told police that Hads used a back brace to conceal her breasts

Coverup: The under-age victim told police that Hads used a back brace to conceal her breasts

‘Wilson’ told A.L. that he lived in  Massachusetts with his aunt Melanie Lodi, adding that he had another aunt named  Carissa Hads, an investigator reported.

In December of 2011, after communicating for  14 months, ‘Wilson’ asked to meet the teenager in person. Their encounter was  arranged by the girl’s mother, who accompanied her daughter and two other  15-year-old girls to meet ‘Wilson’ at a Pennsylvania motel.

According to the affidavit sworn by West  Virginia State Trooper Robert Talkington, ‘Wilson’ stayed at the same motel but  in a separate room paid for by the girl’s mother.

During their stay, Talkington claimed that  Hads/’Wilson’ digitally penetrated the teen’s vagina.

Two months later, Hads flew to West Virginia  disguised as ‘Wilson’ and stayed at A.L.’s house for five days, during which  time the two had allegedly had sex.

Speaking to police in May, the girl recalled  that her ‘boyfriend,’ who remained clothed, ‘pulled his penis through his  unzipped pants’ during their sexual encounter. The girl has never seen ‘Wilson’  fully naked, she said.

Hads also kept her chest covered using a back  brace, Talkington wrote.

The 24-year-old, unaware that her paramour  had begun cooperating with law enforcement, was arrested last month after  traveling to Pittsburgh for what she apparently thought would be a third tryst.

Police started investigating Hads after  receiving a complaint that her male alter-ego ‘Wilson’ had threatened the life  of A.L.’s 15-year-old friend.

The girl apparently told A.L. that she did  not believe ‘Wilson’ was a man.

The suspect has been described as weighing  100lbs. and standing at five feet and two inches, with distinct feminine  features and no visible Adam’s apple.

Texas Set To Put Mentally Retarded Child Killer To Death In Less Than 48 Hours

Too mentally ill to be executed: Attorneys for Jonathan Green argue that he should be spared

Pictured; Jonathan Marcus Green

Jonathan Green, a Texas death-row inmate, will be put to death on Wednesday night and will be the 487th inmate executed in the state since the reinstatement of the death penalty.

On June 21st, 2000, Green kidnapped 12-year old Christina Neal near Lake Conroe, in Montgomery County, TX. He then brought her to his house where he then raped and strangled her to death. He buried her in his yard but eventually dug her up and placed her corpse in his home behind a chair, where it would be found less than one week later by police.

Pictured; Victim, Christina LeAnn Neal

Green was initially suppose to be executed in June, 2010 but had a last minute stay of execution so that appeals courts could evaluate his mental condition and determine whether he is competent to be executed. Green suffers from schizophrenia, and his attorney claims he also is borderline mentally retarded. His attorney also claim’s he didn’t know what he was doing at the time of the kidnapping and murder.

But prosecutors claimed he knew exactly what he was doing and that it was wrong hence the reason he buried her and tried to burn evidence.

It was ruled that he will be executed Wednesday night, October 10th, 2012.

 

Full story on Christina LeAnn Neal’s kidnap, rape and murder:

In June 2000, Victor Neal, who was separated from his wife
Laura, lived in the small community of Dobbin with his three daughters:
sixteen-year-old Victoria, fifteen-year-old Jennifer, and the victim,
twelve-year-old Christina. On the evening of June 21, 2000, Victor and Jennifer
left home to get dinner for the family. Victoria and Christina said that they
would eat when they returned from a friend’s house. The friend, Maria Jimenez,
lived just down the street from the Neal family. After Victor and Jennifer left,
Victoria’s boyfriend (and Maria’s uncle), Manuel Jimenez, came by the house to
pick up the two girls. After driving around for a while, the group went to
Maria’s house where they stood outside talking with Maria and her two brothers,
Martin and Jose. While standing outside by the truck, Victoria and Christina
began arguing. Victoria walked away from the argument and toward Maria’s house,
leaving Christina and Jose outside. Shortly thereafter, Jose told Victoria that
Christina was angry and had left. When Victoria returned home, she discovered
that Christina was not there. The next morning, Victor saw Jennifer and Victoria
sleeping on the couch. He also noticed that the door to the girls’ bedroom was
closed. Assuming Christina was asleep in the bedroom, Victor left for work. When
he got home about 3:00 or 4:00 p.m., Jennifer and Victoria told him that
Christina had never returned home the night before. Victor asked the girls to go
to Maria’s house and tell Christina to come home. They found that Christina was
not at Maria’s house. After learning about the argument between Christina and
Victoria the night before, Victor concluded that Christina had spent the night
at another friend’s house, and the family began searching the neighborhood.
Along the road near the Neal home, Victoria and Maria found Christina’s glasses.
The glasses were “smashed and broken,” but Victoria testified that Christina had
a habit of destroying her glasses when she got mad. Victor stopped looking for
Christina around 11:00 or 11:30 p.m. The next morning, Victor asked his sister,
Tereza Goodwin, to look for Christina while he was at work. Christina had run
away before, so Victor told Tereza to report her as a runaway if she could not
find her. Later that day, having failed to locate Christina, Tereza reported her
missing to a Montgomery County Sheriff’s deputy. Local law-enforcement officers
then joined the family in searching for Christina. On June 26, the FBI joined
the search. On that same day, Jennifer and her mother found what appeared to be
Christina’s panties at the edge of the woods across from the Neal home. Also
around this time, Victoria found Christina’s bracelet and necklace along a
pathway in the woods. The search continued. On June 28, investigators spoke with
Jonathan Marcus Green, who lived in Dobbin. He said he had no information
concerning Christina’s disappearance, and that he was either at home or at his
neighbor’s house on the night she disappeared. He gave the investigators
permission to search his home and property, with the condition that he be
present. Investigators performed a cursory search of the house and property, but
they noticed nothing significant. A few days later, investigators again asked
Green his whereabouts on the night of Christina’s disappearance. Again, Green
claimed to have been at home or at his neighbor’s house. On July 19, Manuel
Jimenez, who lived on the property behind Green’s, told investigators that Green
had an unusually large fire in his burn pile the day after Christina
disappeared. A few days later, investigators went to Green’s home and asked if
they could search his property again, including his burn pile. Green again
consented, but insisted that he be present during the search. FBI agents Sue
Hillard and Mark Young walked around the burn pile with Green. Young pushed a
metal probe into the ground to vent the soil and check for any disturbances.
When the probe sank three feet into the ground at one location, Young determined
that the ground had been disturbed or dug up in that area; he concluded that the
disturbed section covered a very large area. He also smelled a distinct odor
emanating from the disturbed section of ground which he identified as “some sort
of decaying body.” The investigation team then began to dig up the disturbed
area. Green, who had been cooperative up to that point, became angry and told
the officers to get off his property. The investigative team returned to Green’s
property later that night with a search warrant. They discovered that part of
the burn pile had been excavated, leaving what appeared to be a shallow grave.
They also smelled the “extremely foul, fetid odor” of a “dead body in a decaying
state.” When investigators asked Green what had happened at the burn pile, Green
said that he had dug the pit to show authorities that “there was no dead body in
there.” An officer then arrived with a “cadaver dog,” trained to detect human
remains. As the dog was walking to the burn pile, it alerted to the house. Upon
entering the house, the dog repeatedly went to the side of a recliner that was
wedged into a corner of the room. Agent Hillard looked behind the recliner and
saw “a foot sticking out of the top of [a blue] bag” and what appeared to be
human remains. Before the discovery was announced, Green was overheard to say,
“Those Mexicans are setting me up” and “put a body in my house.” The remains
were identified as Christina’s. The medical examiner, Dr. Joye Carter, concluded
from a ligature mark around Christina’s neck that Christina was strangled. She
also determined that Christina’s arms had been tied behind her back and that
Christina had been sexually assaulted before she died. She testified that the
body had been wrapped in a blanket and placed inside a blue bag. During the
course of the autopsy, various materials were recovered from Christina’s body.
Two black hairs that did not appear to be Christina’s were found in her pubic
area. Based on the way Christina was positioned within the blanket, Carter
determined that the hairs must have been present before her body was wrapped in
the blanket, and could not have been transferred there afterward.
Mitochondrial-DNA testing excluded 99.7% of the African-American population as a
source of the hair. Green, an African-American, could not be excluded from the
remaining 0.3%. Carter also recovered a black cotton cloth from Christina’s
mouth. The cloth was positioned in such a way that Carter determined, to a
medical certainty, that the cloth did not cause Christina’s death. Criminalist
Bradley Mullins from the Texas Department of Public Safety crime lab testified
that many of the fibers recovered from Christina’s body matched fiber samples
seized from Green’s property and residence. On the panties that were recovered
near the Neal home five days after Christina had disappeared and nearly a month
before her body was found, Mullins found a fiber that had characteristics
identical to carpet in Green’s residence. 

Killer Kids: Psychopath Killers (documentry)

BIO Channel “Killer Kids” – Season 01 – Episode 06

“Killer Kids” provides an in-depth profile of the lives of kids who kill. What can possibly motivate kids to commit criminal acts and even murder? From hate crimes to gang initiations, murders of family members to occult ceremonies, each case in the series exposes different motives and methods of murders by children.

‘He got a clean shot in the head and he’s dead’: Chilling 911 call of woman, 20, shot by home invaders who also gunned down her brother and friend

‘He got a clean shot in the head and he’s dead’: Chilling 911 call of woman, 20, shot by home invaders who also gunned down her brother and friend

  • Men broke  into Florida home on September 10 – a day before the friends were to appear in  court to testify in case for earlier home invasion
  • Men  ‘dragged friends from their beds and lined them up in living  room’
  • Alex  Zaldivar, 19, grabbed hands of friends and told them he loved them – ‘but  attackers kicked their hands apart’
  • Fatally  shot but Remington Campos, 23, and Brienna Campos, 20,  survived
  • One suspect  from May invasion was out on bond and electronic tag shows he was not at his  home during second attack; no arrests have been made

Murdered: Alex Zaldivar, 19, was fatally shot in the head by home invaders. At least two men broke into his house on September 10 and lined up him and two friends and shot them, execution style

Pictured; Alex  Zaldivar, 19, was fatally shot in the head by home invaders who broke into his Ocoee, Florida residence on September 10th, 2012.

Brienna Campos

Pictured; Siblings, Brienna Campos (above) and Remington Campos (below) were also shot in the head but survived unbeknownst to their attackers. They made their way to a neighbour for help.

Remington Campos

Scene: It was the second home invasion at the friends' Ocoee home, pictured. Their family believes one of the men from an earlier break-in returned to the house to kill the witnesses

Photo of the Ocoee residence where the home invasion occured. This is the second home invasion that has occured and family believe’s one of the men from the earlier break-in returned to the house to kill the ‘witnesses.’

 

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Outrage as Colorado Judge Sentenced Baby Killer To 90 Days In Jail

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 Kuhn admitted to prosecutors that on Nov. 1. 2011, after a night of Halloween partying with friends, he aggressively put his six-month-old, Sailor Serenity Raine (pictured) to bed.

Published Oct. 2nd, 2012 by Denverpost

Denver, CO — A 19-year-old Cortez man who pleaded guilty to killing his infant daughter by slamming her so hard into a bed it caused brain trauma, was has been sentenced to 90 days in jail.

Dylan Kuhn, who admitted to causing the death of his 6-month old daughter, Sailor Serenity Kuhn, faced up to four years in prison after pleading guilty.

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Pictured; Dylan Kuhn (19) was sentenced to 90 days, 4-years of probation and will have to attend a parenting class in the future, for taking the life of his 6-month-old infant.

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Child activists are outraged with Colorado judge Douglas Walker (pictured) for giving baby-killer Dylan Kuhn a slap on the wrist.

Kuhn must complete four years’ probation, submit to a mental health evaluation, a substance abuse evaluation. He also is not to be alone with any child age 10 and must complete a parenting class.

District Court Judge Douglas Walker told Kuhn he was giving him an opportunity, “Make the best of this opportunity, if nothing else, to honor your daughter’s memory,” the Cortez Journal reported.

The newspaper also said the judge stated he agreed with Kuhn’s attorney that people often learn to be repeat offenders in prison.

The sentence and the plea agreement that led to it has outraged children’s advocates.

“It’s disturbing to see a judge sentence someone who admits causing a child’s death to a sentence you see in misdemeanor cases, reckless driving cases,” said Stephanie Villafuerte, executive director of the Denver-based Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center in Denver. “It’s very concerning the little value placed on this child’s life.”

District Attorney Russell Wasley did not return calls seeking comment.

The case has been news in the Cortez community since Sailor Kuhn’s death on Nov. 1, 2011.

In February, Kuhn’s defense attorney asked that the charges be dismissed because prosecutors failed to turn over potentially exculpatory evidence until less than 24 hours before a scheduled preliminary hearing.

Judge JenniLynn Lawrence did not dismiss the charges, but in April, assigned Wasley and his staff to take a class in the proper handling of evidence.

Then, in June, Kuhn was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving, in violation of the terms of his bond, the Cortez Journal reported. The drunk driving charge was dismissed as part of the plea agreement.

According to court documents, police said Kuhn said he became frustrated when the baby cried and he did not know why.

The Cortez Journal reported that at the sentencing Sailor’s mother, April Coleman, told the judge Kuhn was always good to his daughter. The paper also quoted Kuhn’s mother, Vicki Espinoza, saying she worried about what would happen to her son if he went to prison.

“I don’t know why it went this far. It was an accident,” she reportedly said.

Frail teenager ‘starved and abused by his parents and put on a bus to California with $200’ gains 10lbs in just one week (UPDATED LINK)

Frail teenager ‘starved and abused by his parents and put on a bus to California with $200’ gains 10lbs in just one week

October 4, 2012 UPDATE: Teen ‘starved by parents and locked in bedroom’ was so malnourished he still had baby teeth, his skin was translucent and his young sisters had not seen him for two years

 

  • Gaunt Mitch  Comer, 18, told police he was put on a bus to California on his 18th birthday by  his stepfather
  • He was found by a  retired policeman, looking malnourished, confused and only around 12 or 13 years  old
  • He said his  parents had barely fed him and forced him to stand on his tiptoes, facing a  wall, with his hands on his head for eight hours every day
  • Neighbours  said they did not even know the Comers had a son
  • Their two  daughters, who were said to not even know what their brother looked like, have  been taken into care
  • Paul and  Sheila Comer are in jail and will face bond hearings on  Thursday

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Paul and Sheila Marie (pictured above) are awaiting bond hearings after allegedly starving and maltreating 18-year-old Mitch, who was found wandering around a bus station more than 2,000 miles from home.

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Horrifying: Comer, who was found in a Californian bus depot weighing just 97  pounds, told authorities he spent the last four years locked in a room at his  parents’ Georgia home (pictured.) Neighbours were surprised to learn that the  family had a son as they’d never seen him.

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