David Sparre’s death sentence upheld in Jacksonville craigslist killing

David Sparre

David Sparre

This week the Florida Supreme Court upheld the death sentence for David Sparre. Sparre was convicted in the brutal 2010 stabbing death of 21-year-old Tiara Pool. Sparre had met his victim through the casual encounters section of craigslist in Jacksonville, Florida. The pair had sex before Sparre stabbed her almost 90 times. Sparre was convicted and then sentenced to death for Tiara’s murder. After his sentencing, Sparre sent a letter to his ex-girlfriend bragging about how he enjoyed killing Tiara. So it came as a surprise to me that an appeal of his death sentence was even being entertained.

During his trial and penalty phase Sparre instructed his attorney, Chief Assistant Public Defender Refik Eler, to not present any evidence in his defense. Eler, who said Sparre was guilty of second-degree murder but didn’t deserve the death penalty, planned to introduce evidence he was mentally unbalanced and abused drugs and alcohol since he was 11.

But Sparre reiterated his instructions to Circuit Judge Elizabeth Senterfitt, who ruled that Eler couldn’t present the evidence against his wishes.

On appeal Tallahassee Public Defender Nada Carey argued that Senterfitt abused her discretion by not considering all the evidence that would have kept Sparre off Death Row. She said it didn’t matter that Sparre didn’t want it brought up.

In Thursday’s unanimous Supreme Court ruling the justices said that in cases where a death-penalty defendant declined to offer a defense, the judge was required to order a comprehensive pre-sentence investigation into the that defendant’s background. That was done in Sparre’s case, with the investigation addressing his physical and mental health.

So that brings Sparre one step closer to the needle which will be infinitely more merciful than the death of Tiara Pool, a mother of one who still had her whole life in front of her. It’s too bad they won’t be able to plunge the needle into him 90 times. Hell, by the time his execution date would have rolled around I’m the country will have lost its nerve on killing monsters like Sparre.

David Sparre sentenced to death


David Sparre

Craigslist killer sentenced to death for Jacksonville slaying:

Today a judge in Jacksonville, Florida sentenced 20-year-old David Sparre to death for the brutal stabbing murder of Tiara Pool. Sparre met Ms. Pool through a craigslist personal ad and stabbed her roughly 90 times when they went back to her place.

In a letter to his ex-girlfriend, Sparre detailed that it was his intent all along to kill someone. Ms. Pool was just his unfortunate victim.

Previously in this very site family members of Sparre had defended him and tried blaming the victim for what happened. Not surprisingly I haven’t heard from them in a while.

Unfortunately with the way the system is his sentence won’t be carried out soon enough.

David Sparre admits that he enjoyed killing Tiara Pool in jailhouse letter


David Sparre

Jacksonville Craigslist killer: ‘I enjoyed it and I hope to do it again’:

Recently the Florida Times-Union of Jacksonville, Florida obtained a jailhouse letter written by David Sparre. As you may know, Sparre was convicted in the brutal stabbing murder of 21-year-old Tiara Pool. Sparre met Pool through a personal ad on craigslist. Now it turns out that Ms. Pool was just a victim of convenience.

In the letter that Sparre sent to his ex-girlfriend, he claims that he planned the murder at least a week in advance. He also bragged about how he thought he was smarter than the police and thought he could outsmart them because he was good with cleaning up crime scenes. He also claims he had the perfect alibi in taking his grandmother to the hospital.

What shocked even me was how callously he talks about murders and not just the murder of Tiara Pool. Sparre claims that he had shot and killed someone else prior to Tiara’s murder but said he wanted to experience stabbing someone. He then goes into detail about how he killed her and not only how much he enjoyed it but how he had hoped to do it again.

What does explain some things is that in the letter Sparre claims to be a member of the infamous Crips gang. He said his first alleged murder was his initiation into the gang. Towards the end of his letter, he also talks about his Crip brothers. Whether he has an actual gang affiliation or is just a gangsta wannabe remains to be seen however either scenario would explain why someone facing the death penalty would get the teardrop tattoos and the idiotic shaved eyebrows before his trial. ‘

Also in one of my previous posts about Sparre, several of his family members claimed he was framed and tried blaming the victim since she was a married mother of one. I’d love to hear what they have to say now about their family member since he said that “After she quit fighting, I tilted her head back and sliced her throat. I’m not even going to lie. I enjoyed it and I hope to do it again.”

The letter itself can be read courtesy of the Florida Times-Union.

Craiglist killer letter by on Scribd


Jury recommends death for David Sparre

David Sparre

David Sparre

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.

Juries recommend death for couple who killed 11-year-old boy

Jurors Recommend Death for Couple in Child Torture Case:

Two juries have recommended the death sentence for both Raul Ricardo Sarinana, 42, and Cathy Lynn Sarinana, 32. That is some mugshot by the way. She looks like a thumb.

Anyway they were recently convicted in the torture and abuse murder of their 11-year-old nephew Ricky Morales. Ricky and his brother Conrad were sent to live there after their mother was sent to jail on felony charges.

Ricky was killed on Christmas of 2005. Prosecutors believe that Ricky already had internal injuries from previous cases of abuse and could not eat a meal that had been prepared. The human thumb was offended and Uncle Scumbag forced Ricky to clean the bathroom. when Ricky wasn’t doing a good enough job Sarinana kicked the child. Then he threw Ricky in a closet and stomped him when he tried to get out.

The child died in the closet and remained there for hours until Cathy Sarinana called 911.

During the investigation of Ricky’s death they found Conrad’s body encased in cement inside a trash can.

Does California still use the gas chamber? If not they should bring it back for these monsters and I mean that in every sense of the word.

Thanks to Bridget for the tip.

Jury recommends death for Underwood

Jury recommends death in Underwood case:

It took eight hours for the Oklahoma jury to recommend the death sentence for Kevin Ray Underwood. I wonder what took them so long.

If anybody deserves the death penalty it’s Underwood. He killed, raped, and dismembered 10-year-old Jamie Rose Bolin, in that order. He also wanted to consume her flesh because he thought he was a cannibal.

In my opinion there will be no justice until Underwood no longer draws a breath.

More on Devin Moore’s appeal

MooreÂ?s appeal keys on racial makeup of jury:

Like I predicted, not that it was that hard of a prediction, Devin Moore’s attorneys are not only using the GTA defense but they’re also playing the race card.

Moore was convicted of capital murder and sentenced to death in the June 7, 2003, shootings of officers Arnold Strickland and James Crump and 9-11 dispatcher Leslie Â?Ace” Mealer at the Fayette Police Department.

Angela L. Setzer, his appellate lawyer from the Equal Justice Initiative of Alabama, told Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals judges that Moore didnÂ?t get a fair trial because the judge had disallowed expert testimony and the prosecutor improperly removed black jurors. She also charges that Fayette County District Attorney Chris McCool inflamed the all-white jury by comparing the crime to FayetteÂ?s own Â?9-11″ terrorist attack.

Moore, 22, is black and his victims were white.

He had just turned 18 and was about to be fingerprinted for car-theft charges when he grabbed StricklandÂ?s .40-caliber automatic pistol and shot his three victims before escaping. Moore also tried to shoot out the glass on the police station door so he could re-enter to retrieve his brand-new, $85 K-Swiss sneakers.

Let me enlighten some people. This was never about race. This was about Devin Moore’s car stealing then subsequent murder of two cops and a dispatcher.

Would an all black jury bring those people back to life or go back in time and stop Moore from killing anybody? No. Then this appeal has no legs.

Moore is a cop killer and he deserves to die.

Link via GamePolitics.

GTA Killer appeals conviction

Appeals court to hear Moore case:

Devin Moore, aka the GTA Killer, is appealing his conviction in the murders of two Alabama police officers and a dispatcher. When he was arrested Moore said Â?Life is a video game. Everybody has to die sometime.”

Of course during his trial The One Who Shall Not Be Named got involved and claimed that Moore’s violence was caused by the infamous Grand Theft Auto video game. The Nameless One went as far as to file lawsuits against the game manufacturer and the game retailer.

The video game defense wasn’t even allowed into Moore’s trial. Moore was convicted and sentenced to death.

Now Moore and his attorneys are appealing his conviction using the video game argument again…

Moore, now 22, claimed the video game Â?Grand Theft Auto” and childhood abuse influenced his decision-making. His theory was rejected and the video game defense was disallowed during trial. He was convicted on Aug. 9, 2005, and later sentenced to death.

MooreÂ?s attorney, James Standridge, had said that his client suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder. Standridge argued that when Moore was in a Â?dissociative state” he automatically reverted to scripted behavior influenced by his repetitive video game exposure and childhood abuse.

If the video game defense wasn’t even allowed into the trial what makes them think it will work in the appeal. If this actually works then there is no justice anymore.

Link via Game Politics.

Devin Moore Sentenced to Death

Man Gets Death for Killing Three in Ala.:

Devin Moore, the 18-year-old who was convicted for killing two police officers and a dispatcher, was sentenced to death. If you remember Moore’s attorneys tried blaming his actions on Grand Theft Auto. But the defense attorneys are already looking to appeal on the grounds that the video game “evidence” was excluded and the fact that the jury was all white while Moore is black. 🙄 An all plaid jury would have convicted him. He killed three cops. He deserves to die.

Take that Jack Thompson.