The lawyers for Michael Jacques want to move the trial out of Vermont. They say the pre trial publicity would poison the jury.
Let’s not forget that Jacques is accused of kidnapping his 12-year-old niece, Brooke Bennett, raping her, killing her and dumping her body in a ditch.
I think that would poison any jury.
I’m sure by now you’ve all heard about the shooting at Deer Creek Middle School in Littleton. Colorado this week.
2 eighth graders were ‘allegedly’ shot by 32-year-old Bruco Strong Eagle Eastwood. Eastwood attended the school 20 years ago.
He asked the students, one male and one female, if they attended Deer Creek and when they said yes he opened fire. One of the students is in critical condition. I am not going to post their names here but I am praying for their recovery.
Anyway 57-year-old David Benke, a math teacher at the school, obviously has brass ones as he is credited with tackling Eastwood and preventing more casualties.
Eastwood’s father says that his son is mentally ill and hears voices but couldn’t afford mental health treatments.
Eastwood the younger also has a criminal record including domestic violence, assault, driving under the influence and motor vehicle theft.
So it seems that it’s obvious he was unstable and violent.
Again another reason why they should being back asylums for the criminally insane.
Also since this happened less than 4 miles from Columbine the media has been comparing it to Columbine itself. So far the only comparison is relative location as far as I’m concerned.
Mr. Mellow over there is 31-year-old Raymond Brau of Sacramento, California. Don’t let the cool demeanor fool you. He’s accused of beating his MySpace date in an Antioch hotel room because she was talking to other men on MySpace.
Brau allegedly ran from the hotel when someone else heard the commotion.
How he got caught was when he threatened to slit the throat of the hotel clerk when they charged his credit card for damage to the hotel room.
Way to keep that anger in check Ray-Ray.
21-year-old Joshua David Taylor of Evans, Georgia was arrested for allegedly soliciting sex from a 14-year-old girl on MySpace from Aikens County, South Carolina.
Police are being surprisingly quiet about the details of the arrest however they say that the girl was not an officer posing as the girl.
You know, when I was 21 I dated a girl who was 19. I loved her to death (not literally) and we’re still pretty good friends. However when you’re 21 you can go to bars. It was such a pain in the ass not being able to get my girlfriend into bars with me. (No offense G.)
My point is if you’re 21 why the hell would you want sex from a 14-year-old girl? He’s probably one of those creeps that uses his legal drinking status to seem cool to the little girls.
33-year-old Matthew Casteneda was arrested in Anaheim, California was arrested in the sexual assault of a 12-year-old girl that he allegedly met on MySpace.
Casteneda allegedly picked up the girl in Santa Ana then went by bus…it’s always by bus isn’t it…and sexually assaulted the girl in a motel near Disneyland in Anaheim.
Police believe Casteneda has victimized other minors, and asked anyone with more information to contact detectives at (714) 765-1958.
But get this, Castaneda is a ‘pro’, and I use that term loosely, wrestler that goes by the name of Chippy Sanchez.
You would think that Chippy could at least find an of age ring rat.
UPDATE 5/16/2012: Chippy was convicted this week. He’s looking at 24 to life. Where he’s going it’s going to give a new meaning to the term piledriver.
UPDATE 8/5/2012: Chippy was sentenced to 15 to life in the steel cage. Knowing California it will probably be less than 15. Ah California, the ref bump of criminal justice.
We all remember Renee Bowman don’t we. She’s the woman from Maryland who was arrested when her adopted daughter escaped the home and reported child abuse.
When police searched the home they found the bodies of her two other adopted daughters in her freezer.
The last I posted about her she was sentenced to 25 years for the abuse of her surviving daughter.
This week she was convicted of the murder of her two daughters.
Prosecutors are looking for LWOP. Sentencing is scheduled for March 22nd.
I originally posted about Allen Doelitsch here and here. Well, those were the important ones anyway.
The then 18-year-old Doelitsch was arrested back in 2008 for threatening an attack against Samuel Champion High School in Boerne, Texas. A high school he didn’t even attend.
He also tried recruiting a 14-year-old student of the school into his plot. The 14-year-old was down with the plot but he told friends who in turn told the school who in turn told the police.
Doelitsch was just another mutant who tried blaming his actions on his depression and said that he wasn’t going to carry out threat.
But recently he manned up and took his medicine by pleading guilty to criminal solicitation of a minor to commit capital murder and theft of a firearm and was sentenced to 25 years behind bars.
It warms my cold black heart to see one of these cretins get a real sentence. There’s been too much probation and coddling for my tastes for these kind of crimes.
Back in November 48-year-old Bob Tombo was shot and killed
in a Miami parking lot. Now it’s being released that Mr. Tombo was trying to sell a Rolex on craigslist when he was killed.
A man shot and killed him at point-blank range and took off with the watch.
20-year-old Brandon Jefferson (pictured) has been arrested in connection with the murder. Jefferson was allegedly the man who talked to Mr. Tombo on the phone and lured him to the parking lot. However he claims he was not the shooter who is still at large.
Off the top of my head I believe this brings the number of craigslist related murders up to 10.
Congratulations Jim. The body count from your website is at least in double digits now.
How’s that blood money working for you?
Remove the anonymity and you remove the scum.
Beth and Matthew Cantin, that’s Beth pictured there in case you couldn’t guess, of Plant City, Florida have been arrested for allegedly running a meth lab.
Since you’re reading this here you can guess there were kids around the lab and you’d be right.
Their 3 kids, ages 6 months to 9 years, are believed to have been exposed to the various meth related chemicals.
Nothing like risking blowing up or poisoning your own kids so you can cook meth.
Thanks to LadyJade for the tip
I originally posted about 56-year-old Clifford Holloway here. He’s the creepy gym teacher who was arrested for having sex with a 16-year-old girl in Pensacola, Florida that he met over MySpace.
I used to say that female sexual predators get slaps on the wrists because they’re female but now I retract that way of thinking. I say that because more and more sex offenders of both genders are not getting real sentences including Holloway.
The Meridian, Mississippi teacher pleaded no contest to the charges against him and was given only 8 years in prison.
At least he was made to give up his teaching license.