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Parents Gone Wild! Pearl Sinthia Fernandez and her boyfriend, Isauro Aguirre, charged with capital murder in the torture death of her son Gabriel Fernandez

Say NO to Child Abuse

Gabriel Fernandez
Gabriel Fernandez

Facebook: Gabriel’s Justice
Palmdale boy dies after allegedly being tortured
Mother, Boyfriend Arrested After Boy, 8, Suffers Skull Fracture In Suspected Child Abuse Case
Couple Charged With Capital Murder in Torture Death of Boy
Mother, Boyfriend Charged With Capital Murder In Deadly Beating Of Boy, 8
Palmdale couple charged in beating death of 8-year-old
Pearl Fernandez and Isauro Aguirre, mother and boyfriend, charged in the deadly beating of her son, 8
Mother, Boyfriend To Be Arraigned In Death Of Boy, 8
Signs of boy’s abuse missed by L.A. County social workers
Documents Show DCFS Failed To Intervene In Palmdale Home Despite Multiple Abuse Allegations
More Details Emerge In Death Of Palmdale Boy, 8
County Documents Detail Palmdale Boy’s Beating Death
Couple Back In Court To Face Capital Murder Charges
Mother, Boyfriend Plead Not Guilty to Capital Murder in Death of 8-Year-Old Gabriel Fernandez
Boy Doused in Pepper Spray, Forced to Eat Vomit Before Allegedly Being Beaten to Death By Mom, Boyfriend: Testimony
Boy’s alleged abuse described in graphic grand jury testimony

Fernandez and Aguirre
Pearl Sinthia Fernandez and Isauro Aguirre

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Psycho For Love: Thomas Craft was convicted of killing and dismembering his wife, Lynnette Quast Craft; He was sentenced to 10 years in prison – is that justice?

DVawareness

Lynnette Craft
Lynnette Quast Craft

Proposed law: “No convicted felon shall be released from prison without first receiving an approval of the conditions of supervision from the victim and victim’s family provided, however, that said approval shall not be unreasonably withheld.”

Life 101: Bob Quast
Man to be arraigned in murder
Man accused of killing wife is Whitewater native
Grand jury indicts man accused of slaying, dismembering his wife
Murder suspect says wife committed suicide
State v Craft 2003
Man convicted in grisly killing of wife to be released in June
Man convicted of killing wife to be released
Ohio man convicted of killing wife, dumping part of body at McDonald’s near Ann Arbor to be released
Victim’s family concerned after convicted killer’s release

Books
Life 101

Movies/Documentaries
Most Likely To…: ‘Til Death Did We Part

ThomasCraft prison mug
Thomas Craft

Monsters Among Us: Frank Riccio charged with beating his mother, Maureen Riccio, to death with a hammer, then dismembering her and stuffing the pieces in trash bags and throwing them in a ditch

DVawareness

Maureen Riccio
Maureen Riccio

Son bludgeoned, dismembered his mother, Brevard deputies say
Frank Riccio accused of killing ailing mom, 70 in Melbourne
Deputies: Man bludgeoned, dismembered mother
Man Accused Of Bludgeoning 70 Year Old Mother In Brevard County Arrested In New York

Frank Riccio
Frank Riccio

Monsters Among Us: Scott Grant and Stephen Cohen kidnapped, murdered and dismembered 17-year-old Michelle Hayes

Michelle Hayes
Michelle Hayes

Stephen Cohen was released in 2010 after being in prison for 25 years. Scott Grant is now up for parole. Please remember, that is a hearing and there is no guarantee of parole. Below is a sample letter you can use to send to the parole board. You can email it, fax it or send it by mail.

Email addresses:
drc.publicinfo@odrc.state.oh.us
drc.victim.services@odrc.state.oh.us
Fax: (513) 946-3100
Board of Parole Hearings
770 West Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43222

Sample letter:

Cynthia B. Mausser, Chairperson
Board of Parole Hearings
770 West Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43222

Ms. Mausser and Members of the Ohio Board of Parole Hearings:
* * * Confidential * * *
Re: Parole Hearing Planned for Scott Grant, Inmate # A197111

Please DO NOT grant parole to Scott Grant, Inmate # A197111. As a concerned citizen, I am writing to protest the projected parole of this convicted murderer.

Michelle was at Cohen’s home in July of 1985 to see Grant who was living with the Cohen family at the time. Grant said they killed Michelle because she had resisted his sexual advances. The two admitted killing Michelle with a punch to her throat, then dragged her nude body to the garage and cut her legs off with a saw so that her body would fit into a wheelbarrow so they could haul her body and bury her in a backyard berry patch behind Cohen’s home in Mentor. They then buried Michelle in a shallow grave.

Michelle was missing for two weeks before her body began to decompose and the neighbors started to smell the awful odor. In the period between the murder and finding Michelle’s body, Cohen bragged to several people that he had murdered a girl and buried her in his back yard. Finally Cohen’s younger brother told police that Stephen had said a girl was buried in the back of their home.

The loss of Michelle has devastated her family, friends and neighbors. The community lost an amazing young woman, who was an angel on earth before being taken by the hands of two thoughtless and calculating killers.

The heinous nature of the murder of Michelle Hayes, the multiple crimes committed and the age & innocence of the victim should preclude any consideration of parole for Scott Grant. His actions have shown that he is extremely volatile and that he has no regard for human life. For this heinous crime, Scott Grant was sentenced to 40 years in prison but he sentenced the Hayes family and friends to a lifetime of grief and sorrow.

In the interests of justice, public safety, and to lessen the emotional trauma for the victim’s family, please consider giving Scott Grant a three year set off before any future parole reviews.

Thank you for your consideration,
Sincerely,
____________________________________________________ Date____________________
City _______________________________________ State ___________ Zip _________

Or you can download it here: Grant Parole Letter

Find-A-Grave: Michelle Hayes
Student pleads innocent
Mother of raped, slain teen crusades
Victim’s family fights killer’s release
Convicted killer of 17-year-old Mentor girl Michelle Hayes could be set free by Ohio Parole Board

Defendants
Scott Grant – convicted, sentenced to 11-40 years in prison, up for parole now
Stephen Cohen – pled guilty to involuntary manslaughter, sentenced to 8-25 years in prison, released in 2010

Cohen
Stephen Cohen

INMATE INFORMATION

ScottGrant prisonmug

SCOTT A GRANT
Number: A197111
DOB: 05/07/1967
Gender: Male
Race: White
Admission Date: 03/03/1986
Institution: Lake Erie Correctional Institution
Status: INCARCERATED

Offense Information
INVOL MANSLAUGHTER Counts: 1 ORC: 2903.04 3
Committing County: LAKE Admission Date: 03/03/1986 Degree of Felony: First
KIDNAPPING Counts: 1 ORC: 2905.01 3
Committing County: LAKE Admission Date: 03/03/1986 Degree of Felony: First
BURGLARY Counts: 1 ORC: 2911.12 3
Committing County: LAKE Admission Date: 03/03/1986 Degree of Felony: Second

Sentence Information
Indefinite Sentence Min: 11 years
Indefinite Sentence Max: 40 years
Expiration of Max Sentence: 08/20/2025

Parole Hearing Information
Next Parole Board Hearing/Review Month: June 2013
Latest Parole Board Hearing/Review Type & Results: CONTINUED HEARING

Parents Gone Wild! Sarah Connor and Joseph Champion arrested for the child abuse homicide of Sarah’s 8-week-old daughter

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Palm Desert couple arrested for murder of 8-week-old baby girl
Mother, Boyfriend Arrested for Infant’s Death
Calif. couple arrested in beating death of baby
PALM DESERT: 2 arrested in beating death of 8-week-old baby

Champion and Connor
Joseph Champion & Sarah Connor

The Case of Kathleen Peterson and her death – Did her husband, Michael Peterson, kill her?

Kathleen Peterson
Kathleen Peterson

This was a long, complicated case. Due to that, I had to pick and choose the best links that covered as much as I could. There were so many about media, the sale of the house & it’s contents, etc. that I was not going to use everything. I hope I got the best possible ones. There has not been a date set yet for Michael Peterson’s retrial. I believe he is still on house arrest with the ankle monitor.

Find-A-Grave: Kathleen Hunt Atwater Peterson
Durham Police Investigate Death Of Former Mayoral Candidate’s Wife
Kathleen Peterson autopsy report
Mike Peterson case timeline
Prosecution: Money May Have Been Factor In Kathleen Peterson’s Death
Mike Peterson’s 911 Tape Highlights Testimony In Day 6 Of Trial
Peterson Defense Attorneys Claim Technicians Did Sloppy Job In Preserving Scene
Jurors Hear About Blood, Hair Samples In Day 21 Of Peterson Trial
Prosecutors Allege Mike Peterson, Wife May Not Have Had Idyllic Marriage
Medical Examiner: Kathleen Peterson Died As Result Of Beating
SBI Agent: Blood Spatter Suggests Kathleen Peterson Was Murdered
Doctor: Kathleen Peterson May Have Been Lying In Pool Of Blood For Hours Before Death
Jurors Hear Emotional Testimony From Kathleen Peterson’s Sister
State Medical Examiner Believes Kathleen Peterson, Elizabeth Ratliff Were Murdered
Prosecution Rests Case In Mike Peterson Trial
Jurors Look At Bloody Stairwell, Pool Area At Mike Peterson House
Dr. Henry Lee Believes Kathleen Peterson’s Death Was Accident
Biomechanics Expert: Kathleen Peterson Fell Backward Down Stairs
Defense Raises Questions About Credibility Of Prosecution Witness
Testimony Complete In Mike Peterson Trial
Closing Arguments Complete In Mike Peterson Trial
Jurors Begin Deliberations In Peterson Trial
Jurors Sort Through More Evidence But Reach No Verdict In Peterson Trial
Mike Peterson Found Guilty Of First-Degree Murder, Taken To Central Prison
Novelist Michael Peterson, Convicted of Wife’s Murder, Is Released From Prison and Will Get New Trial
As appeals drag on, Michael Peterson remains free
Murderpedia: Michael Iver Peterson
Kathleen Peterson
Michael Peterson (murderer)

Books
Written In Blood
A Perfect Husband

Movies/Documentaries
Dateline: Reversal of Fortune
American Justice: Blood On The Staircase
Death on the Staircase
Death on the Staircase: The Aftermath
The Staircase 2
True Crime with Aphrodite Jones
The Devil You Know
Forensic Files: A Novel Idea
The Staircase Murders
Power, Privilege & Justice: Murder, He Wrote

Michael Peterson
Michael Peterson

Boyfriends From Hell: Mark Sotka killed girlfriend, Angel Ormston, because she refused to get an abortion

AngelOrmston
Angel Ormston

Mark Stoka pled guilty and was sentenced to life in prison, with no chance of parole for at least 30 years. His first parole hearing will be August 2013. Please remember, that is a hearing and there is no guarantee of parole. Below is a sample letter you can use to send to the parole board. You can email it, fax it or send it by mail.

**Update 12/02/2013** Mark Sotka was denied parole. He got a rehearing date of July 2023, 10 years. I moved the parole letter info to the bottom of the page, so that it will be here in 2023 when it is needed again. I am sure this is a relief to Angel’s loved ones.

Facebook: Justice For Angel Ormston
Mother of murdered girl thanks public for help
Boyfriend charged with murder of Angel Ormston
Man indicted in death of Mentor teen-ager
Ex-boyfriend admits slaying 17-year-old
Chief defends probe of missing girl
Honoring a slain sister
Local Man Knows First Hand the Dangers of Domestic Violence

Movies/Documentaries
Unusual Suspects: Death of an Angel

INMATE INFORMATION

MARK J SOTKA
Number: A271852
DOB: 11/08/1973
Gender: Male
Race: White
Admission Date: 02/17/1993
Institution: Grafton Correctional Institution
Status: INCARCERATED

Offense Information

AGG MURDER Counts: 1 ORC: 2903.01 3
Committing County: LAKE Admission Date: 02/17/1993 Degree of Felony: AM
KIDNAPPING Counts: 1 ORC: 2905.01 3
Committing County: LAKE Admission Date: 02/17/1993 Degree of Felony: A1

Sentence Information
Indefinite Sentence Min: 30 years
Indefinite Sentence Max: Life Sentence
Expiration of Max Sentence: 01/01/8888

Parole Hearing Information
Next Parole Board Hearing/Review Month: July 2023
Latest Parole Board Hearing/Review Type & Results: CONTINUED HEARING

Email addresses:
drc.publicinfo@odrc.state.oh.us
drc.victim.services@odrc.state.oh.us
Fax: (513) 946-3100
Board of Parole Hearings
770 West Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43222

Sample letter:

Email addresses:
drc.publicinfo@odrc.state.oh.us
drc.victim.services@odrc.state.oh.us
Fax: (513) 946-3100

Cynthia B. Mausser, Chairperson
Board of Parole Hearings
770 West Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43222

Ms. Mausser and Members of the Ohio Board of Parole Hearings:
* * * Confidential * * *
Re: Parole Hearing Planned for Mark Sotka, Inmate # A271852

Please DO NOT grant parole to Mark Sotka, Inmate # A271852. As a concerned citizen, I am writing to protest the projected parole of this convicted murderer.

On July 31, 192, Mark Sotka brutally murdered Angel Ormston after finding out that she was pregnant and refused to get an abortion, and then hid her body for an agonizing 4 months before going to have pizza with friends. While the city, state and nation looked for Angel, Mark went on with his life as if it had never happened. Angel’s badly decomposed body was found on December 15, 1992 lying face down in a water filled ditch. On December 31, 1992, Mark was arrested for the kidnapping and murder of Angel Ormston. He later signed a detailed statement admitting that he punched Angel in the face and stabbed her twice near her heart.

The loss of Angel devastated her family, friends and neighbors. The community lost an amazing young woman, who was an Angel on earth before being taken by the hands of a thoughtless and calculating killer.

In order to avoid the death penalty Mark pled guilty and was sentenced in February 1993.

The heinous nature of the murder of Angel Ormston, the multiple crimes committed and the age & innocence of the victim should preclude any consideration of parole for Mark Sotka. His actions have shown that he is extremely volatile and that he has no regard for human life. For this heinous crime, Mark Sotka was sentenced to life in prison but he sentenced the Ormston family and friends to a lifetime of grief and sorrow.

In the interests of justice, public safety, and to lessen the emotional trauma for the victim’s family, please consider giving Mark Sotka a three year set off before any future parole reviews.

Thank you for your consideration,
Sincerely,
____________________________________________________ Date____________________
City _______________________________________ State ___________ Zip _________

Or you can download it here: Sotka Parole Letter

Also, if you send in a letter, please send a copy of it to: justiceforangelormston@gmail.com

Three is also a petition you can sign if you prefer that: Petition to stop parole for Mark Sotka

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