Tuesday, March 6, 2007

TRUE CRIME-Jessica Lunsford's Murderer on Trial Now

It's True Crime Time and we've got some new and lots on older cases.

We've got the, heh, "Barbi Bandits" and Tara Grant, whose body was found and whose husband is nuts.

The Couey trial goes on and does anybody remember Gary Condit?

More on Devlin and another Russian spy muder.

Finally, she was only ten years old, forced to sit in scalding water and had to apologize for getting her blood all over the place. A real heartbreaker; she's dead now.

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Something to Offend Nearly Everyone

Q. What's the Cuban national anthem?
A. Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Q. Where does an Irish family go on vacation?
A. A different bar

Q. What did the Chinese couple name their retarded baby?
A. Sum Ting Wong

Q. What do you call it when an Italian has one arm shorter than the other?
A. A speech impediment

Q. What does it mean when the Post Office's flag is flying at half-mast?
A. They're hiring

Q. Why aren't there any Puerto Ricans on Star Trek?
A. Because they're not going to work in the future either.

Q. What do you call a Mississippi farmer with a sheep under each arm?
A. A pimp.

Q. Why do Driver Education classes in redneckschools use the car only on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays?
A. Because on Tuesday and Thursday, the Sex Ed class uses it.

Q. What's the difference between a southern zoo and a northern zoo?
A. The southern zoo has a description of the animal on the front of the cage along with a recipe.

Q. How do you get a sweet little 80-year-old lady to say the "F" word?
A. Get another sweet little 80-year-old lady to yell "BINGO!"

Q. What's the difference between a northern fairytale and a southern fairytale?
A. A northern fairytale begins, "Once upon a time..."A southern fairytale begins, "Y'all ain't gonna believe this shit."

Q. Why doesn't Mexico have an Olympic team?
A. Because all the Mexicans who can run, jump or swim are already in the United States.

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The Couey Trial Began 3/1/07

Covered on this Blog from the time of Jessica Lunsford's murder in the following monthly posts:April 2005 , May 2005 , June 2005 July 2005 , we've watched this True Crime from the time Jessica went missing through her father's crusade to bring minimum sentences to child sexual predators across the nation.

John Couey is a human being that shouldn't even be wasting the precious air that he breathes. This goes double for that poor white trash crew that protected his worthless butt as he tormented and tortured sweet little Jessica Lunsford in his bedroom for days. The child had been buried alive; a mixture of Jessica's blood and Couey's semen was found in the Couey house.

Two things of note-first, it's been widely reported that although Couey gave a confession that most investigators would die for, readily admitting everything and even admitting that he should be killed for what he did to that child, that confession has been thrown out. Alas, Couey also asked for an attorney at some point during that confession and for whatever reason, an attorney was NOT provided. Thus Couey's confession was thrown out. Prosecutor's have assured Mark Lunsford, Jessica's Dad, that a conviction is inevitable and the confession is not needed.

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Second very sad thing, Jessica might well have been alive when searchers were desperately looking for her at the mobile home park where she lived with her grandparents. Yet a search warrant was not obtained to search the Couey house until Jessica was very dead. Sure it's easy to Monday morning quarterback these sorts of things but when I learned that the Couey confession was lost because no one got the man an attorney, I begin to question the efficacy of Florida law enforcement in this case.

From TampaBay.com:
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Defense objects to everything

10:00 a.m. - Before the jury was brought into court Thursday defense attorney Dan Lewan stood asking the judge to strike the jury and declare a mistrial. Lewan said the court only got a jury because the defense was denied some of its requests to dismiss certain jurors for cause. He also said the court denied his request for additional preemptory strikes. Because of that he argued, the seated jury is not fair and impartial. The judge denied all of that.

Let's hope that John Couey doesn't walk. If ever a man needed the death penalty it's this guy.

Gumshoes Tracking Gum Thief

The reporter who wrote this story gets a big yuk for its play on words.

From the TorontoSun:
It's a juicy case for Durham detectives who are chewing over how to burst the bubble of the woman who's been stealing thousands of dollars worth of gum.

"It's a sticky case but we've got a couple of gumshoes on it," Durham police Sgt. Paul McCurbin said.

The thief's technique is simple -- she goes to large grocery stores, piles up cases of chewing gum in a cart, covers them with flyers, and then leaves.

She's made off with about $5,000 worth of gum so far, police believe.

The rest of the article linked above doesn't provide much more information except a generic description of the dastardly gum thief and the possibility that she may be working with a male cohort.

No speculation as to why someone would steal thousands of dollars worth gum. I'll venture that the gum is somehow for re-sale. Or else the gum thief has a gum addiction of the highest order.

The "Barbi Bandits"

Because it was an "inside job", the laughing young women who posed in sunglasses and smiles for the bank cameras will be charged with theft instead of bank robbery.

From AJC.com:
Police say the so-called "Barbie Bandits," who robbed a Cobb County bank while hiding behind smiles and sunglasses, have been unmasked.

Barbie Bank Robbers

Cobb County police announced the arrest of two young women Thursday night, along with a new twist: The girls, who were initially thought to be as young as 16, are actually 19 and allegedly were working in cahoots with the bank teller.

It would turn out that the teller held up by the Barbi Bandits was actually part of this bank-robbing group. Although via the article linked above, there may or may not be other players involved in this heist. The participation of the teller is also murky although popular scuttlebutt is that the teller was part of the scam.

Remember Gary Condit?

Gary Condit was the only human being in America who actually benefitted from the attacks of 9-11-01. For the attacks single-handedly took the frenzy of the Condit coverage off the front page.

So now we understand Condit's still out and about while Chandra Levy, Gary's sexual paramour in D.C., is still very dead.

WASHINGTON — Gary Condit is losing another lawyer.
Although he's playing both offense and defense in court, the former San Joaquin Valley congressman is having a hard time holding on to attorneys. This week, the lawyer defending him against an ice cream company became the latest to leave.

"Irreconcilable differences have arisen," Condit's newly estranged lawyer, Cynthia Becker, explained Wednesday to a federal judge in Arizona.

For Condit, this has become a familiar refrain. Earlier this year, he lost an attorney representing him in a separate defamation lawsuit filed in New York City. In neither case has Condit yet found a replacement.

Gary Condit was all indignant that folks actually thought he had something to do with the murder of Chandra Levy, whose body was found dead in D.C.'s Rock Creek Park and whose death was declared a homicide. To date NO suspect has been detained for the murder of Chandra.

That's right, folks, no other murder in Rock Creek Park since 2001 when Chandra was likely killed, no serial killer who surely would have taken another victim since Chandra, no estranged friends and/or enemies of Chandra that would have surfaced by now. Ahhh, let us True Crime buffs consider the proven odds: Chances that Chandra was killed by an unknown murderer now some five year's later with no remote suspect detained....about .0000000001%. Chances that Chandra was killed by a known lover, one of the last to see her alive, congress critter or not, about 99.9999999999999999%.

And still Condit goes about willy-nilly suing people and now he's suing Baskin-Robbins, a fact that intrigues me all to hell. It's not at all clear by the article linked above just why Condit is suing the ice cream folks. Condit DID sue Dominique Dunn for intimating that Condit might have had something to do with Chandra's death. Condit lost, of course.

Which is why even the shark attorneys are quitting Condit left and right. Guy's a loser and thank God that even though Condit might get away with murder, his electorate booted his sorry behind out of office.

As for his love of the lawsuit, there are advantages to being a humble Blogger which three or four people a day might read....let me state it out loud in all caps: I AM TOTALLY CONVINCED THAT CONDIT KILLED CHANDRA LEVY SO SUE ME GARY.

He can get my bills and my cats should be win. Gary, you got one free death. Go away and shut up.

Michael Devlin-He's Even More Heinous Than We Thought

From Fox News:
Michael DevlinST. LOUIS — Federal prosecutors on Thursday charged former Missouri pizzeria manager Michael Devlin with using a teenage boy to make child pornography and transporting him across state lines to take part in illegal sex acts.

I swear if our public schools want to help to prevent kids such as Sean Hornbeck from being victims to perverts like Devlin they should teach some form of self-defense...how to escape capture, how and when to attempt escape, that sort of thing.

For now we understand that the lovely Mike Devlin not only help Hornbeck against his will for years, he brainwashed the boy and used him to make child porn videos. And who knows if Devlin made money from these cute little movies he used his captor to help produce?

Montage of Hornbeck and Ownby

More Russian Spy Criminal Activities

From IHT.com:
WASHINGTON: A few hours after meeting a former KGB general outside a spy museum here, a Russia scholar and outspoken critic of the Kremlin became engulfed in the kind of intrigue he studies, when he was shot outside his suburban Maryland home.

So far the Merryland police think the shooting of Paul Joyal, a Russian who had been very critical of Vladimir Putin in the past and who was recently interviewed by NBC's "Dateline", was a simple mugging.

We're not at all sure it was a mugging but casting blame on Russia seems a bit premature at this point.

Ole Putin doesn't hesitate to poison, shoot or do whatever is required to shut up his critics. According to some comedians, Dick Cheney murders people as well. Maybe Cheney and Putin should team up.

Tara Grant's Remains Discovered

From Fox News.com:
Tara Grant and husband

DETROIT — The husband of a 34-year-old wife and mother was being sought by investigators for her murder Saturday after police found her torso in the garage of the family's Michigan home.

Police issued an arrest warrant for Stephen Grant, charging him with the murder of his wife, Tara Grant, as well as disinterment and mutilation. Tara Grant was first reported missing Feb. 9.

Even though she went missing almost a month ago, the search warrant and subsequent discovery of Tara Grant's mutilated remains took over three weeks to effect. For one thing, her crazy husband, who obviously murdered his wife, didn't report her missing for a full days after she disappeared.

As of this writing, Stephen Grant has been found. At first it was speculated that Mr. Grant might have committed suicide but it turns out that Grant was hiding out at a rustic home owned by the family. This article also alludes to family members of Stephen Grant possibly attempting to mislead the investigators from finding him.

I've learned that the Grants have two children but only in passing on a TV show so I might be in error on this and can't provide a link.

The tragedy with these marital murders by spouses who can't be bothered with the divorce route for unsatisfactory marriages is especially horrific when innocent children lose a parent.

Scalded to Death; Father Does the Deed-Girlfriend Helps

Sometimes you read a story and it affects you. The "you" being a generic YOU yon reader should understand.

From the Star Tribune:
Forced by her father to spend up to seven minutes half-submerged in scalding hot water last July, a "dizzy,"wobbly" and "out of it" Jordan Gonsioroski couldn't stand on her own and was set on the living room couch, testified the woman accused in her death.

The story of ten year old Jordan Gonsioroski was one such story that affected me and has affected me for days. For I question Jesus and ask Him why should an innocent child suffer so on this earth while these demonic people remain alive?

I prayed to Jesus at mass this past Sunday and I prayed real hard that Jordan Gonsioroski be welcomed into heaven and be held at Jesus' breast. For this child was unmercifully scalded to death. When she was finally removed from the scalding water, the poor baby, who lost 73% of her skin from the scalding, was forced to clean up her own blood, all the while claiming how very sorry she was to have stained the living room.

Jordan's father's girlfriend didn't help the poor kid save spraying the suffering child with sunburn treatment. It took hours for Jordan to die. Medical authorities say she could have lived.

This story has tormented me for days. It's left me hurt and pained inside. Every week I pray to Jesus for my precious granddaughter Kaitlyn Mae, to give her a good life and keep her safe. This past Sunday all I could do was pray for little Jordan Gonsioroski that Jesus had her safe and in heaven.

May her father and his girlfriend go straight to hell and suffer for all of eternity. If Jesus doesn't like that sentiment, tough.

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