Craigslist suspect to be tried in adult court; teen cooperative with authorities:
16-year-old Brogan Rafferty has been charged as an adult in the Ohio craigslist slayings. Rafferty is accused, along with 52-year-old, Richard Beasley of luring 3 men to their deaths with a phony ranch hand job offer on craigslist. If his case was to go to trial he could be looking at life without parole.
Now normally I’d be all for charging a 16-year-old accused of murder as an adult but there has been so little about Rafferty’s involvement released that I’m not quite sure right now. So far the only thing I really heard about him was that he may have dug the shallow graves that the victims were found in. His father claims that Beasley led him to believe they were drainage ditches.
Anyway according to most reports it sounds like that Rafferty is going to enter into a plea deal in exchange for testifying against Beasley. I wouldn’t be surprised if that plea came with limited jail time if any.
Dante Kirpal Kier
Gang Member Faces Attempted Murder Charge in Kalispell Stabbing:
Again, I think calling Juggalos a gang gives them way too much credit. And is it me or does this guy look like a clown even without the make up?
Anyway that’s 19-year-old Dante Kirpal Kier. He was arrested for allegedly breaking into a family’s home in Kalispell, Montana and trying to stab the homeowner to death with a steak knife. The victim received stab wounds to his arm and the inside of his mouth but was able to subdue Kier. The man’s wife and kids were home at the time as well. According to police not only did Kier admit to being a Juggalo but he also admitted wanting to kill because ‘it felt good’.
Yet another mime who can’t differentiate between a gimmick and reality. I say that because there are a lot of bands out there that have violent lyrics besides ICP but the majority of music fans know that those lyrics are just a gimmick. It just seems that the Juggalos have an inordinate number among them who try to live the gimmick. I’m not blaming the music just the individuals who take it too seriously.
Kier’s father says that Kier has mental illness and drug abuse issues and that he should stay in jail out of concern for the public’s safety as well as his son’s. The public may be kept safe from Kier for an awfully long time as he is looking at 110 years on attempted murder charges. Maybe more clowns will see this and think twice before thinking they’re such badasses.
Cullman County man sentenced to prison for child porn:
I’ve been posting about Brooke Bennett for many years now. She was the 12-year-old Vermont girl who was allegedly kidnapped, raped and murdered by her sex offender uncle Michael Jacques. Unfortunately Brooke had more than one pedophile in her family, the other being her ex-stepfather Ray Gagnon.
While Gagnon is not believed to have been involved in Brooke’s disappearance he may have had a hand in trying to help cover up the crime. While investigating Brooke’s murder it was discovered that Gagnon was a major child porn purveyor. Not only was he charged for having child porn in San Antonio, Texas, which he received 17 years in federal prison, he also hid a stash of child porn in a house he used to live at in Alabama.
Yesterday Gagnon received 8 years in federal prison for the Alabama child porn charges. No word yet if this would be concurrent or not with his current sentence.
2nd Lakeshore High shooting plot suspect pleads to charges:
15-year-old Todd Warren Singleton pleaded guilty today to the juvenile charges against him. Singleton was the so-called ringleader of the Day Zero plot to attack Lakeshore High School in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana.
He was sentenced to three years in juvenile detention with 20 months suspended and six weeks time served. So all in all he’ll be in detention for roughly over a year.
It was requested that Singleton not have to turn himself in for another two weeks and the judge agreed. While I know it’s Christmas time and all that we are talking about Singleton being supervised by his mother in the meantime. The same woman who allegedly destroyed Singleton’s computer before police could seize it as evidence. I don’t know how much of a good idea this is.
Will he run? I doubt it, but it wouldn’t surprise me.
2 plead guilty in Stickney rape of girl, 14:
This past January 20-year-old Jonathan Leanos of Stickney, Illinois raped a 14-year-old girl that he met on MySpace. Not only that but he also recorded the rape on his cellphone. Still, he wasn’t done there.
He then had three friends, 23-year-old Vincente Hernandez, 19-year-old Majeed Khalifeh and 16-year-old Alex Picallo, allegedly rape the girl while again, it was recorded. To top it all off Leanos raped her once more.
Let’s dissect this for a moment. Rape is one of the worst crimes that can be perpetrated on a woman. Now imagine it happening to a 14-year-old girl, not once but repeatedly in one night. Then think about the fact that the rapes were recorded as if it were just another party video. You would think that with such a heinous crime the group would be thrown in jail with the proverbial throwing away of the key but you’d be wrong.
Khalifeh pleaded guilty in October and got six years in jail, ten years of probation and has to register as a sex offender. This past Friday Leanos and Picallo pleaded guilty. Picallo got six years in prison and Leanos got nine. Both of them also got 10 years probation and have to be added to the registry. As usual those sentences are a joke. They’ll be out in plenty of time and as I’ve shown many times before the sex offender registry is really no deterrent to offending again.
Hernandez’s case is still pending.
Is this justice? Hardly. They’ll come out with the knowledge that they’ll gain in prison with an even tougher street cred for having been inside. The victim will have to live with this all her life why shouldn’t these lowlife rapists have to do the same?
UPDATE 5/13/2012: Hernandez finally pleaded guilty and was sentenced to only five years in prison and 10 years on the registry. Another joke of a sentence.
Jury recommends death for Craigslist killer:
Today a jury in Jacksonville, Florida recommended the death sentence for David Sparre in the bloodthirsty stabbing death of Tiara Poole. The pair had met on craigslist through the personals. Sparre stabbed her to death and stole her car and several of her other possessions.
In a move not recommended by his attorney Sparre waived the right to have witnesses testify on his behalf to try to dissuade the jury from the death penalty. It seems that Sparre has consigned himself to his fate since he smiled the whole time during the reading of the jury’s recommendation.
A judge will still have the final say in Sparre’s ultimate fate but I don’t see the judge going against the jury’s recommendation but I have been wrong before.
If the death sentence is delivered Sparre will have the luxury of just going to sleep permanently instead of being ferociously stabbed almost 90 times like his victim.
John Katehis perp walk
Brooklyn teen John Katehis gets 25 years to life in prison for murder of ABC reporter George Weber:
John Katehis was 16 in 2009 when he brutally murdered New York radio personality George Weber by stabbing him to death over 50 times. Today the self-proclaimed satanist learned today that he will spend 25 years to life behind bars.
During the sentencing hearing Katehis made an alleged apology.
“For the death of George Weber, I am sorry,” he said. “I regret it.”
That’s a load of crap. Katehis was the one who put the craigslist ad out there offering himself for sexual liaisons with older men with the purpose of making someone a victim. (Previously I had posted that Weber placed the ad but I was incorrect.)
You smiled and winked during your interrogation, you showed up to court with satanic scribbling on your shoes and you tried to get money out of the New York media for your statement. As usual with scum like this you’re only sorry that you got caught. You’re not such a badass now are you?
N.J. State Police dispatches troopers to Camden to help quell homicide spree:
Congratulations residents of the Garden State. Your tax dollars are now going to fund the State Police going into the cesspool that is Camden to assist their already overworked police department. While this is much needed it’s still using a water pistol to put out a forest fire.
This is a short-term fix to a long-term problem with no real solution in sight. The talks about starting a countywide police force is again just throwing more money from taxpayers outside of Camden into a hole that isn’t there problem.
Camden will never be a place that people want to go to unless drastic measures are taken and these band-aids that the city and state keep coming up with are not going to cut it.
Not only should the city declare a state of emergency if there was any city that was in need of martial law it would be Camden. Until you get the crime problem under control Camden will always be a city on the decline.
Two Sentenced to Life for Stabbing Death:
21-year-old Shawn Freemore, aka Skippy Critter, and 19-year-old Ian Seagraves, aka ThrOwT Stabba, were convicted back in September for the brutal murder of former soldier Michael Goucher. Goucher had been stabbed multiple times with a knives and the prerequisite meat cleaver. Today the pair of Juggalos from the Poconos learned their fate.
Both Freemore and Seagraves were sentenced to life without parole. The pair had claimed the killing was in self-defense and so have some of their defenders. However as I have said previously one does not stab someone with a partner 50 times in self-defense.
At the sentencing Skippy had this to say to the family of Michael Goucher…
“I apologize and I’m sorry for your loss. Don’t think I’m a monster. You don’t know the whole truth.”
Really? Then what is the truth? Does it have anything to do with the ‘poem’ that you wrote about the murder in great detail?
The truth is that you are a monster and this was nothing more than a thrill kill for the mimes.
Robert Michael Stevens
Robert Stevens charged with intent to solicit minors:
34-year-old Robert Michael Stevens of O’Fallon, Missouri was arrested for allegedly exposing himself to underage girls on MyYearbook in order to solicit sex from them.
Of course in true creeper fashion Stevens is said to have had five different accounts on MyYearbook where he claimed to be a 14-year-old boy.
While these incidents on MyYearbook aren’t nearly as many as MySpace had they’re still enough to warrant attention. Parents, if your kids use MyYearbook you may want to keep a closer eye on their internet usage. I say that about any social site but especially about MyYearbook.