Suspect in Donna Jou’s disappearance arrested again

Suspect in disappearance arrested:

Convicted sex offender and the last man seen with Donna Jou alive, John Steven Burgess, has been arrested yet again. For those of you who don’t know Donna Jou met Burgess on craigslist and went on a date with him and that was the last time she was seen. He was last arrested for failing to report as a sex offender.

Now he’s been arrested for using a fake ID to steal DVD’s from a Jacksonville, Florida Blockbuster.

Since Donna Jou has not been found authorities are still unable to file charges against Burgess for Jou’s disappearance.

SJU Gunman’s lawyer says 9/11 made him do it

Lawyer: 9/11, mental illness affected St. John’s student:

This may just be the lowest thing a lawyer has ever tried in the 7-year-history of this website.

The lawyer for St. John’s gunman Omesh Hiraman is claiming that 9/11 caused Hiraman’s schizophrenia which caused him to take a gun onto the St. John’s campus.

Moments before the Sept. 11 terror attack, Omesh Hiraman and his classmates at nearby Stuyvesant High School gathered outside to take their senior class pictures, his lawyer said Thursday.

The subsequent mayhem, with Hiraman running north for two miles until he was lost, sent him on a downward spiral from which he’s never recovered — an argument likely to be made in court now that he has been accused of carrying a loaded rifle onto the campus of St. John’s University.

“It’s 9/11 aftermath,” said his lawyer, Anthony Colleluori, of Woodbury. “He changed after 9/11 and went downhill. It’s not Columbine. This is not Virginia Tech. This is something that goes on every day on the streets of America, someone who is mentally ill and needs help.”

This bottom feeder is not only disrespecting the victims of 9/11 he’s also disrespecting his client. If he thinks a 9/11 defense is going to fly with a New York City jury he’s dreamin’.

I’m actually a little sympathetic towards Hiraman. So far it sounds like he may have had legitimate mental and medical problems. His lawyer would do better if he used that as a defense instead of pulling the 9/11 card.

Hiraman’s family seems like they care about him an awful lot. If they care that much they may want to look into getting him new representation.

More on craigslist trafficking

Web driving human trafficking:

Our favorite website has been mentioned in the same breath as human trafficking once again.

There was a human trafficking conference in Minnesota and this is what someone in the know had to say.

Heather Weyker, a 10-year veteran of the St. Paul Police Department had this to say.

“We’re on Craig’s List constantly, looking for girls who look young,” Weyker said at the conference, describing the popular online classifieds site. “They always have captors. How many 13-year-old girls think, ‘Hey, I think I’ll put myself on Craig’s List.”‘

And this is what you’re supporting when you use a craigslist or any other kind of prostitute.

They don’t have the option to quit their “work” without suffering physical or sexual punishment, conference participants said. They can’t even walk out the door unaccompanied by one of their captors.

“We’re not just talking about illegal aliens or about people who are disadvantaged,” said U.S. Attorney Rachel Paulose. “These are also girls from the suburbs. It can affect anyone.”

Victimless crime my ass.

Texas predator sentenced

College Station sex predator who used Myspace to target young teen sentenced to seven-year prison term:

Back in July of 2006 27-year-old Guadalupe “Wally” DeLaGarza used MySpace to sexually solicit a 14-year-old girl. When he arrived to meet her he was in possession of a handgun, rope restraints, condoms, and a digital camera. Luckily the 14-year-old girl was the Cyber Crimes Unit and DeLaGarza was promptly arrested. Now he’s been sentenced to 7 years behind bars.

DeLaGarza pleaded guilty to attempted sexual performance by a child, a third-degree felony. Upon release, he will be required to register as a sex offender for 10 years.

It seems a little light for someone who showed up with a gun and restraints.

She really is caged now

Husband alerted authorities to wife’s online chats

Meet 30-year-old Kendra Sasser. On her MySpace profile she calls herself CagedCassandra and claims to be from Caged Animal, Ohio. That couldn’t be any more true. For you see Mrs. Sasser is under arrest for using MySpace to have inappropriate conversations with a 16-year-old boy from Arizona.

The two were chatting online Aug. 27 when she sent the boy a picture of her face. He asked for more pictures.

“This last pic is 4 ur personal enjoyment *grinzz* you gotta make sure this last pic no one sees okay?” she wrote. “You might wanna hide this one. You can’t let parents see it or ur screwed srsly!”

Sasser downloaded a picture of her genitals from her cell phone and e-mailed it to him. They then continued in sexually explicit conversation.

She also sent the boy money so he could by a webcam for his X-box so the two could give a “free show to each other.”

How did she get busted? It wasn’t parents or police that caught her. It was her own husband. You see, in July her husband Ron Sasser had installed a keylogging program on their computer. So when he realized what she was doing he turned everything over to the local sheriff’s office who in turn called in the FBI.

She’s looking at 15 to 30 years behind bars.

St. John’s gunman showed no signs of violence

Campus Suspect Showed No Warnings of Violence:

According to the NY Times article St. John’s gunman Omesh Hiraman showed no previous signs of wanting to commit violence. However he was rather eager to procure a firearm.

One thing Mr. Hiraman may have signaled was his intention to acquire a gun, if not to use it. In June — several weeks before his back surgery — he walked unannounced into a lawyer’s office in Jackson Heights, introduced himself as a student doing research on gun control, and asked what procedures he must follow to obtain a gun.

Hiraman later on bought the single shot .50-caliber “black powder” rifle that he was eventually arrested with without a permit. Could someone with a better knowledge of firearms than me give me the lowdown on this gun?

His lawyer seems to be inferring that his pain meds from his back surgery may have interfered with his psych meds for schizophrenia…

Mr. Hiraman’s mental condition was aggravated in recent weeks after he had back surgery, Mr. Colleluori said. In an adverse reaction to pain medication, he said, Mr. Hiraman vomited repeatedly, and had difficulty digesting the medication that he needs to control the symptoms of his mental illness.

“I believe he has been undermedicated for the schizophrenia,” said Mr. Colleluori, who was joined at the news conference by Mr. Hiraman’s parents, Pat and Vejai Hiraman.

The surgery was a month ago and he bought the gun a week ago so that’s not out of the realm of possibility. Maybe some of the blogging doctors out there can give us an opinion.

The one thing that gets me is that he contacted the lawyer back in June. Was he off his meds then? That remains to be seen. But for right now I’m reeling back my opinion that he was crazy and should have been locked up for now.

Tobin Kerns found guilty

Marshfield teen found guilty of helping to plan Columbine-style attack:

Today Tobin Kerns was convicted of conspiracy to commit murder and threatening to use deadly weapons. After the verdict Tobin was remanded to a juvenile facility. His sentencing is scheduled for November 5th.

A personal note to Judge Louis Coffin. You have made a tragic mistake and imprisoned an innocent kid.

Tobin, I’m sorry.

Family defends gunman

Parents, Neighbors Rush To Defense Of SJU Suspect:

The family and neighbors of Omesh Hiraman, the alleged St. John’s gunman, are now trying to explain what led to what they say was out of character for Hiraman.

The parents of the alleged gunman left the 107th Precinct stationhouse in earlier Wednesday evening and pleaded for understanding for their son, who they say is sick and reacting poorly to medication.

“We believe this is a misunderstanding,” father Pat Hiraman said. “Our son has always been a good boy and has never been in any sort of trouble. He would never harm anyone.”

According to police and witnesses, he was wearing a rubber Halloween mask at the time. His lawyer says doctors recently operated on Omesh for scoliosis. He was said to be in serious trouble with his pain medication.

“He’s lost over 35 pounds since the surgery a month ago and he’s been throwing up the meds a lot,” attorney Anthony Collelouri said. “He’s been throwing up actually all food, so it is possible he had a reaction to the meds, absolutely. And that’s one of the things I’ll be looking into.

“I think he is still confused right now.”

I’ve never heard of a bad reaction to pain meds that makes someone go postal. I’m not saying it’s not possible just unlikely.

Odgren’s trial date set

Trial date set in Sudbury high school slaying:

You have got to be kidding me.

A trial date has been set for John Odgren. Odgren is the teen accused of stabbing his classmate James Alenson to death at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School in Massachusetts. The thing is the trial date is almost a year away…

Middlesex Superior Court Judge Isaac Borenstein yesterday set a Sept. 15, 2008, trial date for John Odgren, 16. Odgren is charged with the Jan. 19 murder of classmate James Alenson, 15, inside the high school.

Not that I give a damn about Odgren but why so long for a trial? Whatever happened to the speedy part? I want to see this kid get put away as soon as possible.

Odgren is also one of the kids that the Helen Lovejoy’s are rallying around not only because he was charged as an adult but he also has Asperger’s.

Teenybopper Killa sentenced

Teenybopper Killa’ jailed for online threats:

It’s been a while since we’ve heard about ‘Teenybopper Killa’ Darren Thompson. The last we heard he was being held without bond. To make a long story short he’s a 24-year-old hotel banquet chef who held a long-standing grudge with people going back to grade school. He’s a mutant who made various violent threats on the internet. When the police finally caught up with him he had a cache of weapons. Check the link above for all the details.

Well, apparently he was found guilty because he was sentenced to up to three years in prison in Tuesday.

The self-proclaimed “Teenybopper Killa” was sentenced yesterday to prison after admitting in Superior Court that he made online threats against people who had picked on him when he was in high school.

Darren Thompson, 24, of Shrewsbury was sentenced by Judge Kathe Tuttman to 2.5 to 3 years in MCI-Cedar Junction after pleading guilty to a litany of weapons charges.

On Nov. 30, 2006, police searched Thompson’s home at 12 Whitehall Circle in Shrewsbury and seized from his bedroom an SKS assault rifle, ammunition, knives, “A List of People to Kill” (which included his mother) and a homemade “ugly stick” – a baseball bat with protruding nails to be used, in his words, for “bashing people until they are ugly.”

Thompson threatened online to “kidnap, cut up” and “blow off” the heads of what were described as preppies and teenyboppers who bullied him at Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School in Marlborough and in New Castle, Del. On the Internet Movie Database and other Web sites last fall, he also claimed he was stockpiling weapons.

Thompson made 250 printed pages of postings on the IMDb Web site between Oct. 10 and Nov. 27, 2006.

Assistant Attorney General Wendoly Ortiz Langlois yesterday read Thompson’s Sept. 26, 2006, posting on IMDb that stated, “I wanna take my hate off-line and bring it into the real world.”

Langlois urged Tuttman to sentence Thompson to five years in prison, followed by 10 years probation.

The prosecutor said she found it “disturbing that a kid so young could have such demonic views.”

According to authorities, Thompson’s hit list was categorized by school grade, starting in the sixth grade and ending with classmates at Assabet Valley. Thompson’s mother, Janet, and brother, Liam, were also on the list, according to court documents.

You know, there really comes a time when you have to let go. Like the day you get out of high school, not 5 years after the fact. Plus he had a hit list that people on it going back to grade school? Grow up already.

Police also found Thompson’s diary, which included a list of people he likes and dislikes, drawings of guns and violent scenes and pages where he showed his admiration for Columbine High School student Eric Harris, who, along with Dylan Klebold, killed 13 students and a teacher at the Colorado high school in 1999.

Thompson said little in court yesterday. When Tuttman asked him if Langlois’ description of the facts was correct, he replied, “Yes, ma’am.”

Thompson’s probation includes not contacting those on his hit list, electronic monitoring, mental health evaluations and not owning any weapons.

I hope these won’t be Cho Seung-Hui type mental health evaluations. You know the kind, where if the court ordered visits aren’t followed through there’s no repercussions.