Thursday, October 31, 2013

Jackie Peterson Passes Away Quietly and W/O Seeing Her Son

Jackie Peterson, 70, the mother of the infamous murderer Scott Peterson passed away quietly at home earlier this month with her husband. She was not able to see her son one last time before she did. She lost her battle to cancer. It was well known she struggled with breathing as she used oxygen during the trial of her son Scott in 2004 for the murders of his wife and son in 2002.

She steadfastly believed in his innocence and died believing he was.  This was not widely reported as she wanted to keep it quiet because they didn't want the notoriety that would come along with it.  When you birth a child, you accept everything that comes with them, good, bad, or otherwise.

At least now, she will know the truth and get to meet and be with her grandson.  RIP Jackie Peterson.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Update on Rebecca Sedwick Case!

YES! 5 weeks after little 12 year old Rebecca Sedwick jumped to her death, 2 girls have now been arrested for aggravated stalking charges. They were arrested Monday night and then released into their parents custody.  No court date has been set yet. It's up to prosecutors whether they will face any other charges.

Rebecca was not only bullied in school but online.  The online bullying continued even after her mom pulled her out of the school with such messages as "you should just die" and "why don't you go kill yourself".  The night before she jumped she messaged a boy she had befriended online, writing, "I'm jumping. I can't take it anymore."

People have said she was absolutely terrorized on social media by some girls and appeared completely beat down.

When will people learn that words CAN hurt?? even typed words? I've been teased my whole life.  I was even after I moved from a school and came back to visit the area, the same people still teased with the same stuff.  I can't imagine what people go through now with the electronic age that wasn't really prominent during my early times.

I repeat this all the time if you See it, or you Hear it, STOP IT! If you don't then you are just as bad as those that are doing it! be the solution! I have stood up in the middle of a New Jersey service station off the turnpike and reprimanded a group of school kids for making fun of one girl.  I knew they would make fun of me for doing it, but by doing that, it meant I got in their head and they were not thinking about the girl anymore etc.

Words have actions and consequences. Whether spoken or typed you can be held responsible for what you write, speak, or type.  These two girls will be as as several others across the US and the trend is picking up. Law Enforcement doesn't look kindly on egging people to kill themselves or driving them to do it nor do I.

I even talked to seniors a few years ago at Universal Studios Orlando when they were having seniors day to have them help shape the younger ones coming up in the school to stop the bullying and they listened.  Throughout the day they saw me and waved smiling.  They remembered me which means they will remember the message.  I hope you will too. See it, Hear it, STOP IT! Be a part of the solution!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

What do you think? Should she get the money?

MINEOLA, N.Y. — Leatrice Brewer drowned her three young children in 2008 believing she was saving them from the deadly effects of voodoo. Afterward she tried to commit suicide twice, but failed.
Now the 33-year-old suburban New York woman who was found not guilty because of mental disease or defect in the deaths of her children, ages 1, 5 and 6, wants a portion of the children's $350,000 estate. Her attorneys say she shouldn't be subject to laws that bar convicts from profiting from their crimes.
Nassau County Surrogate's Court Judge Edward McCarty ruled Thursday that Brewer be taken from an upstate psychiatric facility to testify about her request next month.
Although the case would establish a precedent in New York if Brewer succeeds, she's not expected to see any money because of a $1.2 million lien against her for psychiatric counseling and other services she has received since her arrest, attorneys said.
Brewer admitted she drowned the children in the bathtub of her apartment in New Cassel, on Long Island about 20 miles east of New York City, in February 2008. She later placed the children's bodies on a bed and tried to kill herself by swallowing a concoction of household cleaning chemicals. When that suicide bid failed, she jumped out her second-story window but again survived.
Instead of facing trial on three murder counts in the children's deaths, Brewer pleaded not responsible by reason of mental disease or defect. Psychiatrists had determined she suffered a major depressive disorder and believed she killed the children to save them from the potentially fatal effects of voodoo.
Brewer is being kept at a state psychiatric hospital until psychiatrists determine she's no longer mentally ill.
New York's Son of Sam Law, named for the 1970s serial killer and amended in 2001, was designed to prevent criminals from profiting from their crimes, such as by selling their stories to book publishers or moviemakers. The judge in Brewer's case, though, has noted the unique aspect — that Brewer wasn't convicted.
The case drew attention to Nassau County's social services agency, whose caseworkers visited Brewer's apartment two days before the killings and found no one home but neglected to schedule an immediate follow-up visit. Two social workers were later suspended.
Lawsuits against the county filed by the father of Brewer's 1-year-old son, Innocent Demesyeux, and 5-year-old son, Michael Demesyeux, were settled for $250,000. A lawsuit filed by the father of Brewer's 6-year-old daughter, Jewell Ward, was recently settled for $100,000.
The judge has scheduled a Nov. 6 hearing on the matter

22 years later... Baby Hope case resolved, mom,dad,killer known

After 22 years, Baby Hope's case has been solved!  Her real name? Anjelica Castillo, Age 4. To remind you of the case, her abused and decomposed body was found in an ice chest on July 23, 1991 by the side of the Henry Hudson Parkway.

Thanks to an anonymous tipster, police announced the arrest of Conrado Juarez, 52, Anjelica's cousin. He has been charged with murder. The anonymous tip came after the latest canvass this past July leading to Anjelica's sister who is now an adult.  From there, they were able to identify who they believed to be Anjelica's mother.

That tip lead directly to the eventual arrest of Conrado Juarez who is Anjelica's cousin on her fathers side. After questioning him at his dish washing job in manhattan, they arrested him where he remained emotionless as he was walked by reporters. He fully admitted to the crime on Saturday.

Adrian Peterson

This case really hit me hard. To hear that this ball player learned only a few months ago that he was a father to a 2 year old boy is a shock enough.  Then to add insult to injury, throw in there hearing some guy he's never met that the baby mama is dating beats the life out of the boy. Icing on the cake? The first time he meets his son? He's on life support in the hospital from said beating. He's basically gone with his father finally gets to meet him.

Could you imagine? Finding out you were a father and the first time you meet him is the last time you see him all in the span of 2-3 months. It's just so sad! I know he has said he would continue to play during all this but dude, we understand you are going to need time to grieve and process everything. You can always play, you can't redo these moments.

I'm so sorry to Adrian Peterson, his family, and all others affected by this horrible loss. That was such a beautiful thing to do out of such a horrible situation by donating his organs! For those dozens that will be fortunate enough to be recipients thank you for your selfless gift of life for them out of such a tragedy for you.

I wish more people would be that selfless and I hope more people will be since you guys have been so public about it etc. it really does help make a difference. I hope the monster that did this pays for it.  I'm glad they have him behind bars and hope it is a fast fair trial for the families sake.

R.I.P. little angel

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Meeting Ann Rule 7 years ago today

So for those that don't know, 7 years ago there was a chemical plant explosion here here I live. That shows the enormity of it and this article from CBS give more details of why we had to evacuate when we did. -It was insinuated that I wasn't planning to go to Atlanta that weekend and then made a sudden change of plans because I was a stalker fan or something.

Actually, the plan was my parents were planning to drive up from Atlanta to spend some time with us because I had had surgery on my ear and nasal passages. Then the plant explosion happened and we were being forced to evacuate so when my parents heard this (by the time we called them they were already seeing it on CNN)  they said pack that car and get your butts down here NOW!

I suddenly recalled that Ann Rule would be in town with the book signing and I would indeed be able to make it! I was so excited because I had read all of her books at this point and waited with baited breath for every new one to come out. This time she was signing Green River Running Red and on top of that she had Tom Allanson from Everything She Ever Wanted and his wife there too!  I'd never been to a book signing so I was really excited and couldn't wait to go!

My husband and dad went with me because it was about a 45 minute drive from where my dad's house was and we only had the one car. We were having a big family dinner so we couldn't stay too long because my dad had to help my mom with prepping and cooking the dinner.  

So, while we were waiting for Ann to speak, we all got to know each other in our seats. We had a few people come up and join in the middle of our conversation and asked a few questions of me so I answered them then returned back to the conversation that had been going on.  Ann had brought her friend Donna Anders with her as well and it turns out she lived hear where my dad used to live in Seattle when we lived in Seattle. We did a little small talk while in line waiting for the books to be signed etc. some of which came back to hurt me later.