Jeanette Hawes


Jeanette Hawes is sad.

She has any number of reasons to be sad.

One reason she’s sad might be that her brother’s pit bull was killed.

If you’ll take a look at this story here, Jeanette Hawes in Augusta, Georgia tells the press that her neighbor didn’t have to stab her brother’s dog.

She didn’t have to go that far. She could’ve ran and called police, got help, or whatever.

I certainly agree, Jeanette Hawes.

(For posterity’s sake, and just in case the story gets lost or misplaced somehow, we’re going to copy and paste the story containing the mention of Jeanette Hawes – please forgive us, it’ll make sense later)

13-year-old Elijah Hawes was playing with his pit bull Saturday night around 9:00 at his home on Bransford Road. The dog was on a chain in the front yard when the suspect, Ginger Arthurs, was walking by with her chow mix.

“The suspect in this case was walking her dog and at some point her dog broke free and charged the dog that was on the chain, those two dogs started to fight,” Lt. Scott Peebles said.

Both owners tried to pull their dogs away from each other. Investigators said the suspect, Ginger Arthurs then pulled out a pocket knife and stabbed the pit bull a number of times.

“I was just like ‘whatcha stabbing my dog for?’ and my god brother was trying to pull him away from her,” Elijah Hawes said.

Elijah said he was shocked.

“My dog was so hurt he just let loose to the other dog and ran in the yard and died,” Hawes said.

This incident report said Arthurs took her chow dog and ran to her apartment, where she was later taken into custody, and charged with cruelty to animals.

“She didn’t have to go that far. She could’ve ran and called police, got help, or whatever,” Jeanette Hawes said.

Jeanette Hawes said her brother was devastated.

“To actually hear my brother talk about what happened to his dog and it happened right here in front of him,” Hawes said.

Elijah said he hated to see his dog die like that.

“I just can’t see how a person can stab a dog to death. Like she wanted him to die because she kept stabbing him,” Hawes said.

Ok, so stabbing a dog is bad. I get it.

After a fight with her boyfriend on the 29th of November, 2007, Jeanette Hawes took her children – one-year-old Jordon Hawes and three-year-old Shakayla Hawes – with her to a gas station she frequently visited.

She took both children with her into the bathroom, closed and locked the door.

Once the door was locked, Jeanette Hawes pulled out a steak knife and repeatedly stabbed her two children in the chest.

Then she laid down in their pooling blood and waited.

Jordon Hawes died by his mother’s hands on the floor of a gas station bathroom. Shakayla lived a bit longer, but died on the way to the hospital.

According to witnesses, Jeanette didn’t seem bothered by the fact that she’d just wiped out her family.

We seen them take one of the children out covered in a bag… the mother didn’t have any remorse. She wasn’t crying, nothing.

Jeanette Hawes has been charged with two counts of murder and with possession of a knife during the commission of a crime.

Now, answer this, Miss Jeanette Hawes: If it’s not right to stab a dog to death, why is it ok to stab your two children to death?


Joseph Miller and Nickella Reid

Future holiday get-togethers are going to be a little awkward for this family.

27-year-old Joseph Miller and 24-year-old Nikki Reed lived with their five boys, all of whom were younger than five years of age.

Well, that was what they reported to the State Department of Human Services, at least.

Relatives of the family hadn’t seen the youngest, one-year-old Deuntay Miller, for a while.

Two years, in fact.

They were beginning to wonder if the little guy was dead. While Miller and Reed told family members that the boy was being taken care of by relatives, Tammy Johnson, Joseph Miller’s sister, told relatives:

I’m getting the feeling that the baby is not alive.

Nickella ReidWhile nobody had seen Deuntay Miller, Nickella Reid had been collecting her $822 welfare check and food stamps for five kids every month.

I’m sure it was well-spent.

Strangely, a baby that had apparently disappeared isn’t what brought the authorities to the door of the Miller/Reed residence.

What brought the investigators around was a report of a child that had been burned over a third of his body by hot water in the Miller/Reid kitchen.

It didn’t take long before Nickella told the officers that the scalding was Joseph Miller’s fault.

While the police were taking that down, Nickella Reid told them about the death of her son two years ago.

Nickella Reid, a virtual cornucopia of knowledge, also told the investigators that they could find the baby’s remains in Tammy Johnson’s house, specifically in the ceiling of Tammy Johnson’s basement, about five miles from Joseph Miller and Nikki Reed’s home.

According to police reports Nickella told the authorities that Joseph Miller attempted to dispose of the baby’s remains by setting them on fire on a barbecue grill, in an attempt to avoid cremation costs.

At some point, probably while coming over to his sister’s house to do laundry, Joseph Miller hid Deuntay’s charred body in the ceiling.

Nobody is quite sure exactly how long the baby had been in Tammy Johnson’s ceiling. I’m sure more information will reveal itself. After all, it’s not every day that parents either kill their children or let them die, slap them on the grill for a while and then try to hide the remains.

The other Miller/Reid kids are going to need therapy for a long time. I’m sure it’s hard for a five-year-old to understand why mommy and daddy killed and hid your baby brother in your aunt’s house, you know?

Nickella Reid and Joseph Miller were arraigned on the 24th of November, 2007, on charges of first and second-degree child abuse.

Once the baby’s remains are examined and a cause of death is confirmed, it is possible they will both be facing murder charges.

Tammy Johnson, in an interview with the local news, told reporters:

It’s my brother and I love him, but I’m trying to figure out what happened, what happened to your mind? What state of mind were you in to do this to your child?

That’s pretty much the question everyone asks when they hear these kinds of things happening.

I’ve yet to hear a good answer.

Yara Belen Perez and Francisco Castaneda

Here’s 25-year-old Yara Belen Perez.

Does she look depressed to you?

When asked by local reporters, a neighbor thought that she looked depressed.

During the weekend I did see her up on the ledge there, and she was just smoking a cigarette and she looked kind of depressed. I didn’t think much of it. It’s just the way she looks.

Yara Perez lived in an apartment with her two daughters, three-year-old Jacqueline Gonzalez and five-year-old Yara.

Also living in the apartment and rounding out this modern-day Brady Bunch was Francisco Castaneda, Yara Perez’s common-law husband and the love of her life, according to Yara’s MySpace page.

Francisco CastanedaBoth Yara Perez and Francisco Castaneda have a history of incidents with family members.

In March of 2004, day-care personnel caring for Yara’s older daughter reported a burn to the girl’s chest. Yara claimed that some hot milk right out of the microwave had spilled onto her daughter and, after an investigation, the burn was ruled accidental.

In October of 2007, Yara was charged with two counts of assault with intent to cause bodily injury. She had bonded out and was waiting to be arraigned in December.

Francisco Castaneda was accused in December of 2005 of beating the crap out of his then common-law wife, punching her repeatedly in the face before police arrived and found her locked in a back bathroom, topless and covered in bruises and cuts.

And, of course, those are only the incidents that were reported to the police.

Another incident was reported to the police on the 19th of November, 2007.

This time, an anonymous call was made to 911. A female caller told the operator that she had seen three-year-old Jacqueline Gonzalez lying on the floor of her parent’s apartment, face up and motionless. She also mentioned that Yara Perez and Francisco Castaneda told her that the child had fallen, but that she was ok.

Hmm.

When the police arrived, Yara and Francisco insisted that they didn’t have a three-year-old, presenting Yara’s five-year-old and telling officers that she was an only child.

Ironically, that was now a partial truth.

Officers went through the apartment, which had a room that was obviously set up for two younger children. Finding no child in the apartment, they moved the search outside the apartment, walking the apartment complex grounds.

Finally the officers checked the family’s gold-colored Dodge Stratus, which was parked right in front of the apartment.

In the trunk, placed in a large plastic tub, was the body of Jacqueline Gonzales.

Yara Perez and Francisco Castaneda were immediately arrested.

During their respective interrogations, each of these fine, upstanding citizens first attempted to tell the authorities that the girl had hurt herself falling down. When that didn’t fly, they both attempted to place the blame for the girl’s death on each other.

An autopsy that was done on the 21st of November showed the world that Jacqueline death was caused by at least one incredibly hard blow to her abdomen, which caused the internal bleeding that finally killed the girl. The evidence showed that the blow was not accidental.

Police spokesman Javier Sambrano told the press:

The injuries that that child received, we feel, were as a result of injuries that were caused by the parents. The type of injuries that the child had were not consistent with a fall.

Both Yara Belen Perez and Francisco Castaneda have been charged with injury to a child resulting in death, which is a first-degree felony.

According to correctional officials, Yara Perez has been placed on suicide watch.

Her other daughter has been placed in foster care.

Suzette Stevenson and Jamie Lynn Martin

Regardless of what you may think you see before you, this is not Boss Hogg.

This is 45-year-old Suzette Stevenson, the larger half of a lesbian life-partner pair.

Now, many people have pretty strong opinions on whether homosexual couples should be able to adopt and raise children or not.

Some people think homosexuals are evil. Other people think homosexuals are just like other folks, except that they make excellent espresso and great pancakes.

Although the possibility exists that they do make decent pancakes, the world can now be certain that Suzette Stevenson and Jamie Lynn Martin are really bad parents.

For a while, Suzette Stevenson and Jamie Lynn Martin were taking care of a boy together.

The boy wasn’t really theirs in any legal sense of the word. They just kind of…well…had him there. Like if you went to the park, found a puppy and took it home.

This kid, who was born in 2000, was taken away from his druggie mother by the court system and given to his father, who gave him to an aunt who was in a lesbian relationship with Suzette Stevenson.

Jamie Lynn MartinThat aunt died and Suzette sort of adopted the child, at one point buying a forged birth certificate and attempting to pass the boy off as her own when she moved to Florida in September of 2005 in order to start a relationship with Jamie Lynn Martin, who she met on the Internet.

She might have been better off using a criminal background check service to check Jamie Martin’s background.

Love makes the world go ’round after all.

Unless, of course, you’re a little seven-year-old boy who is being treated like an animal by two adults who have no business having you in their home – two adults who tie your wrists together and force you to stand for hours, or who burn you with cigarettes, or who force you to drink shampoo.

Unless, of course, you’re a little seven-year-old boy who is kicked out of daycare because he’s so hungry that he steals food from his playmates.

And it’s not like the child’s school teacher would ever notice that he was hungry, because once he was kicked out of the day care, Suzette Stevenson didn’t send him back to school in the fall.

Suzette Stevenson and Jamie Lynn Martin’s lack of parenting skills came to the attention of authorities when, after telling the child that they would take him to Disney World if he was a good boy, they instead drove to a timeshare that was holding an open house and giving away $100 if people would sit through the presentation.

That wouldn’t in and of itself be so bad (although if you’ve been to one of those presentations you might disagree) but after threatening the child with a box cutter and forcing him to take a sleeping pill, the gruesome twosome left the very hungry boy in the car and told him to go to sleep.

Unfortunately for Suzette Stevenson and Jamie Lynn Martin, the boy didn’t go to sleep. He wandered on into the open house and started asking people for food where someone with some sense called the authorities. The police and Social Services showed up and, after interviewing the boy and everyone else involved, decided that Suzette and Jamie Lynn should be in jail for a bit.

Once the pressure was on, Jamie Lynn turned on Suzette, telling the authorities that Stevenson kept the boy out of school because she was afraid that his injuries would be seen and reported. Suzette also turned on Martin, informing the authorities that Jamie Lynn never liked the boy because his biological parents were each from different races.

The child?

For a while, he was in critical condition. He is, however, expected to recover.

According to Baker County Sheriff Joey Dobson:

In my 35 years on the job, I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a child that’s been abused in so many ways he has.

Charles Tyson

The world has a new hero.

That hero is the Honorable Sandra McSorley, a circuit judge down in Florida whose information you can find here.

Please write her a letter, or give her a call. Let her know how you feel about her dealings with Mr. Charles Tyson.

22-year-old Charles Tyson and Shameka Mosley – his baby’s momma – had a fight one day in April of 2006.

During that fight, Charles Tyson tossed his 9-month-old son, Charles Tyson Jr., out of the car window.

While that would be enough for most sensible, sane mothers to take their baby, run and possibly call a SWAT team or two, Shameka Mosley stood there and watched as Charles Tyson grabbed his son by the leg and slammed the infant onto the hood of the car hard enough to dent it.

The car hood, not the baby.

After beating Charles Tyson Jr. against the hood of the car, Charles Tyson Sr. casually tossed his namesake into one of the ubiquitous Florida canals, telling his baby’s momma, “You better go get him before the gators do.”

Well then.

Charles Tyson Jr. died, and Charles Tyson was arrested and charged with first degree murder and aggravated child abuse.

For a while, the prosecutor’s office was making noises about trying to hit Charles Tyson with everything in the power of his office and seeking the death penalty.

Then something happened to Assistant State Attorney Lanna Belohlavek. What happened, we may never know. Was it a UFO that beamed some “love and kindness” rays into her head? Did she find teh Jesus?

Did she just listen to the baby’s momma’s family?

Joanne Mosley’s opinion was that because Charles Tyson has had mental and emotional problems throughout his life, because “something wasn’t right” that night, that those factors should allow Charles Tyson to kill babies and walk free.

If anybody should have hard feelings, it’s us. It happened to us. He doesn’t deserve life in jail. We need to find out what caused this to happen. Something was wrong with Charles. I told people he had emotional problems. Charles didn’t do this out of spite. I love my grandson. I miss him dearly, but I also love Charles.

Joanne Mosley said this despite the fact that she called police and child welfare officials five months before the baby died to explain to them that Charles Tyson and Shameka Mosley weren’t capable of caring for their baby. She also accused Charles Tyson of pulling his son out of her arms during a fight, pulling on his little arm and leg so hard that she thought they would pop off.

Charles Tyson in CourtFor whatever reason, Assistant State Attorney Lanna Belohlavek decided to side with the defendant’s attorney and gave Charles Tyson an offer he couldn’t refuse – plead guilty to second-degree murder and child abuse, and we’ll give you 30 years in prison and take the death penalty off the table.

According to Assistant State Attorney Lanna Belohlavek:

Mosley and her mother are people of amazing forgiveness. They feel like this was a night unlike any other and feel it wouldn’t happen again.

Duh! The baby’s dead. You can’t kill a baby twice.

Well, that little arrangement was suitable for just about everyone involved. The prosecutor, the defense attorney, the defendant…

But the Honorable Sandra McSorley said, “Hold up a minute.”

The Honorable Sandra McSorley was of the opinion that the circumstances that led to Charles Tyson Jr’s death “were egregious to say the least.”

Glad to know that someone else thinks that way.

The judge said she didn’t understand how the prosecution could go from a possible death sentence to 30 years in prison, when he could also be put in prison for life.

Both the prosecutor and the defense attorney hounded the judge for eight minutes out of earshot of the courtroom spectators, trying to get her on their side.

Didn’t work.

Instead of allowing the plea deal, the judge said that Charles Tyson will, indeed, go to trial and the death penalty is still on the table.

We can all look forward to seeing Charles Tyson in court in April of 2008.

Update

Because he has been forgiven by two of those he hurt, Charles Tyson was spared the possibility of the death penalty Monday and instead sentenced to 40 years in prison for tossing his 9-month-old son into a Delray Beach canal nearly two years ago.

Prosecutors had charged Tyson with first-degree murder for the April 2006 death of 9-month-old Charles Jr., but both the baby’s mother and grandmother played an instrumental role in Monday’s resolution of the case, pushing for a sentence less than life and opposing a death sentence altogether.

Shameka Mosley, the baby’s mother, and her mother, Joanne Mosley, have an “amazing capacity” to forgive and expressed their desire for a plea rather than a trial, prosecutor Lanna Belohlavek said.

Tyson, 22, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and aggravated child abuse and will receive credit for 671 days he has served in jail. He also will be placed on probation for 10 years when he is released.

Kelly Lumadue

Kelly Lumadue had sex with a five-year-old boy back in 1996 while her husband, Leonard “Bud” Lumadue, ran videotape.

Thankfully, “Bud” Lumadue is dead now – cancer got him in 2003.

After he died, Ms. Lumadue threw the videos with their “special moments” out onto the curb for trash collection.

A garbage collector saw the tapes and took them home.

Once he saw what was on them, he turned all that nice video evidence in to the police.

Kelly Lumadue will very likely die in prison, as she may be sentenced to life without parole – in fact that’s the only sentence allowed by Florida law for capital sexual battery.

The boy, now a teenager, doesn’t remember what happened.

Update:

On the 18th of September, 2008, 12 years after having sex with a 5-year-old, Kelly Lumadue was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Joshua Jameson Sagayo

There are children that have a chance at life, and then there are children like 22-month-old Asi Sekona.

Asi Sekona’s first strike? His mother abandoned him.

Second strike? His father went to jail.

The third strike? Asi Sekona had to live with Joshua Jameson Sagayo.

23-year-old Joshua Sagayo and his wife Seteli Sagayo took Asi into their home, due to the fact that Seteli is a cousin of Asi’s mother and that nobody else would.

Joshua’s wife wasn’t so bad, really, which is pretty much the only reason Asi isn’t dead right now.

Joshua, on the other hand, is not only a felony drug charge parolee, but is – now – also a child abuser.

On the sixth of November, 2007, while Seteli was at work, Joshua Sagayo was at home taking care of Asi as well as his own one-year-old son.

While changing a diaper, Asi, like many toddlers, squirmed out of his grasp and ran through the house. Joshua Sagayo, unlike anybody with any sense, grabbed the boy and slammed him down to the ground.

After establishing his dominance, Joshua was able to re-clothe Asi. Unfortunately, Asi, who was in quite a bit of pain, wouldn’t stop crying.

In what could only be called a Mary Poppins moment, Joshua Sagayo picked Asi up again and slammed the boy back down on the couch while screaming “Shut up!” at the toddler.

Well, that didn’t help. Asi continued to cry.

So what else could Joshua Sagayo do?

A) Put the boy in his room.

B) Distract him with a toy.

C) Grab the front of the boy’s jacket and push down as hard as he could

As you can imagine, Joshua chose C), and as a result of a guy described as “good-sized” pressing down on him, Asi started “acting strangely” and “seized up.”

So a child is going into a seizure. What do you do?

A) Put him in a place where he can’t hurt himself by thrashing around and go call 911.

B) Carry him to your car and drive him to the hospital.

C) Try to pry the kid’s mouth open with a pen, and, when that fails, shove a can opener into his mouth.

Yup, he chose C) again.

Joshua Sagayo waited until his wife called to let her know that there was something wrong with Asi, that the toddler looked like someone had knocked him out.

When Joshua drove everyone over to Seteli’s work to pick her up, it was fairly obvious that there was something wrong with Asi. When Seteli asked her husband what had happened, Joshua told her that he had slapped the boy on the back of the head to stop him from crying and Asi had fallen over, hitting his head on the floor. Joshua also told her that he had picked Asi up and shaken him to try to wake the child.

Being a woman of sense (other than that whole marrying Joshua Sagayo thing), Seteli immediately directed Joshua to drive them to the hospital.

Doctors examined Asi and immediately saw the noticeable bruises and welts which were just about covering the toddler’s upper body and face. Less noticeable were the severe, life-threatening brain injuries that left Asi in critical condition.

The police were called and notified that they had a child abuser to come pick up. When Joshua saw the cops coming down the hall, he held out his hands and told the officers, “Do what you have to do.”

Well, they didn’t do anything but get a warrant to listen in on Joshua’s phone calls, which they did the next day, when he talked to his mother.

In one of the recorded calls, Joshua explained to his mother how he needed to smack the kid all day long because the boy was crying and wouldn’t shut up. He told her how he slammed Asi into a few pieces of furniture and onto the floor. He told her everything that he did to the kid, which will make fantastic evidence during his trial.

Joshua Sagayo has been charged with two felony counts of assault.

He will possibly spend the next 30 years in prison.

Jared Race

Jared Race, another winner in the game of life, loves a woman.

She was the mother of his child, a child born after he was sent to prison in 1996 for armed robbery.

Here’s Jared Race’s MySpace account, where you can read all about his 10 year dream of making up for lost time and having sex once he got out of prison.

On his little “About Me” blurb, Jared Race explains that he did, in fact, make up for lost time as he had sex with the love of his life’s best friend:

It was about sex and just experiencing life in general. I didnt act on it until Feb. of this year two days after valintines. It was with her best friend, and it lasted less then one month admittedly because she wasnt very attractive, just there was a whole lot of opportunity.

Ok, that’s fine and all, Jared. You’re not married, you can have sex with whomever you want.

But, Jared, Jared, Jared.

Will you please stop molesting children?

On the 16th of November, 2007, Jared Race was charged with fifteen sexual offenses for things he did to six different children whose ages ranged from five to 10.

The offenses he’s been charged with happened between May of 2006 and July of 2007, while he was on parole from that little armed robbery/kidnapping thing.

There’s quite the laundry list of offenses, including two counts of rape, seven counts of aggravated criminal sodomy and six counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child.

He’s not going to hit the streets anytime soon, with a million-dollar bond.

Judges frown on that kind of activity from parolees, so it’s entirely likely that he will be in prison for a good long time.

Anyone have a problem with that?

Lori Drew

Since the dawn of time, girls have been catty to each other.

Two girls will collaborate in the ostracizing of a third girl, calling her names behind her back, spreading rumors and playing little jokes on her with the goal of inflicting as much mental and emotional anguish as they possibly can.

While women never completely grow out of this, most do tend to lose interest in these kinds of activities as they age and mature.

Most women, except, of course, for Lori Drew, who is currently in the running for the title of “Most Hated Woman in America.”

For a while, Lori Drew, who ran a successful local advertising mailer business called The Drew Ad Vantage, was a respected, popular member of her community. She has since…gone downhill somewhat.

Drew HomeShe lives in a nice house.

She’s a member of the St. Peters Chamber of Commerce

She’s married to Curt Drew, who’s employed as a Realtor at their local Coldwell Banker.

But now, as you can see, Lori Drew’s business is fighting a sudden public relations downturn.

Megan Taylor MeierDuring seventh grade, Lori Drew’s daughter, Sarah, was friends with Megan Taylor Meier, a 13-year-old girl who, like many 13-year-olds, struggled with her weight and had self-esteem issues. These issues Megan had were compounded by a diagnosed case of Attention-Deficit Disorder and a long battle with depression – a condition which she she had been seeing a therapist for since she was in the third grade, after talking about suicide.

Here’s Megan Meier’s MySpace account.

The Meiers and Drews were friendly enough that Megan had been on a vacation trip with the Drews, and the Meiers had been storing a foosball table for the Drews until Christmas.

Sarah Drew and Megan Meier started the eighth grade together, and their on-again off-again friendship became a little more chaotic, as 13-year-old friendships tend to be when two girls are involved.

For some reason or another, Sarah Drew and Megan Meier squabbled, probably over something stupid, and stopped being friends.

If you’ve ever known 13-year-old girls, or if you ever were a 13-year-old girl, you know what that’s like.

Well, Sarah Drew told her mother, Lori Drew, about how Megan was mean to her and how pissed off she was about it.

That’s when things started to get really stupid, because like many other boomer and post-boomer helicopter parents, Lori Drew was unable to keep her nose out of what should have been her daughter’s business.

Lori Drew created a profile on MySpace with the name ‘Josh Evans’ and put a picture of a ‘really hot guy’ on the profile picture. 16-year-old ‘Josh Evans’ had just moved into the area from Florida, was being home-schooled, played the drums and the guitar, and didn’t have a phone number.

And, coincidently enough, he wanted to be friends with Megan Meier.

Megan was thrilled that ‘Josh Evans’ was interested in her enough to add her to his friends list. She showed her mother, Tina, the friend request and begged to be allowed to add the teen to her friends list. Tina, after looking the boy’s profile over, let her daughter add him as a friend.

For six weeks, Megan chatted with ‘Josh’ about things 13-year-old girls usually talk about: school, parents and sex.

Lori Drew, using the experience that comes with advanced age, did her best to get Megan Meier to confess secret desires, crushes and other vulnerabilities to her online ‘boyfriend.’ Shortly after starting this relationship, Lori Drew started letting other people into the “joke.” An employee of Drew Ad Vantage named Ashley was recruited to help keep the joke going. Another girl in the neighborhood also had the login details to the Josh Evans account.

Then one day, on the 15th of October, 2006, six weeks after stringing along Megan Meier, ‘Josh Evans’ started getting mean.

I don’t know if I want to be friends with you anymore because I’ve heard that you are not very nice to your friends.

Megan Meier responded with a frantic e-mail that basically said, “I don’t know what you’re talking about!”

The next day, after handing out invitations to her birthday party to friends at school, Megan came home and asked her mother to log into Megan’s MySpace account for her so she could see if Josh Evans had replied to her e-mail. She was hoping that the boy would show up to her party, which was in three weeks. After all, it would be nice if she and her parents could finally meet the boy who had captured her heart – as long as she could find out who had been talking to him and telling him that she wasn’t nice to her friends.

But Josh Evans wasn’t being nice.

Josh’s account had, in fact, forwarded her correspondence with him to a number of other online friends. All those secrets, all those confessions – now everyone Megan Meier knew at school could read them.

And read them they did, with many of them responding as younger teenagers are wont to do – with mockery and name-calling.

Megan’s mother had a dental appointment and was pressed for time, so Megan’s mom told Megan to sign off as she walked out the door.

Megan didn’t sign off. She responded to the online cruelty with name calling and threats of her own. When her mother called her, after she had arrived at the dentist, Megan was still online, crying and telling her mother that everyone was being so mean to her. Megan’s mother again told her daughter to log off.

Shortly after that, a sobbing Megan called her mother and told her that people online were posting bulletins about her, saying things like, “Megan is fat” and “Megan is a slut.” Again, Megan was told to log off by her now-furious mother.

After her dentist appointment was over, Megan’s mom returned home, went to the room where the computer was located and reviewed the messages her daughter had seen and was sending. Seeing how out-of-control things were on her daughter’s MySpace account, Megan’s mom expressed her disappointment in her daughter’s behavior, logged out the account and ended Megan’s MySpace activities for the night.

Megan’s mom didn’t catch the last message in Megan’s inbox, however. That message was from Josh Evans and said:

Everybody in O’Fallon knows how you are. You are a bad person and everybody hates you. Have a shitty rest of your life. The world would be a better place without you.

Megan ran to her room and stayed there, quietly, while her parents cooked dinner downstairs.

Her parents, sensing something was wrong, ran upstairs and found their daughter, who had hung herself with a belt in her closet.

Emergency services was called and an ambulance arrived empty and left with the 13-year-old in the back.

As the ambulance was in front of the Meier’s house, Lori Drew called the 13-year-old who had been brought in on the joke and told her to keep her mouth shut about what they had done.

The Josh Evans account was deleted.

Megan Meier was dead the next day.

Lori Drew went with her family went to Megan’s funeral and mouthed the right words of remorse, all while knowing that what she had done had driven Megan, a girl the Drews knew was on anti-depression medication, to kill herself.

A few weeks after Megan’s suicide, the thirteen-year-old that Lori had recruited into the “joke” felt a wee bit guilty about her part in it and talked to the Meiers about it, explaining what had been done to their daughter by someone they thought was a family friend.

The Meiers, responding with incredible restraint, only went so far as to smash to pieces and drop off on the Drew driveway the foosball table that they had been asked to store in their house until Christmas.

“Merry Christmas” was spray-painted onto the box.

The Drew’s response? Call the police and file a report.

Here’s a partial transcript of that report:

In reference to their daughter’s suicide, Drew explained she wanted to “just tell them” what she did to contribute to the Meier’s daughter’s suicide. She instigated and monitored a “my space” account which was created for the sole purpose of communicating with Meier’s daughter. Drew said she, with the help of temporary employee named “Ashley”, constructed a profile of “good looking” male on “my space” in order to “find out what Megan (Meier’s daughter) was saying on-line” about her daughter. Drew explained the communication between the fake male profile was aimed at gaining Megan’s confidence and finding out what Megan felt about her daughter and other people. Drew stated she, her daughter, and Ashley all typed, read, and monitored the communication between the fake male profile and Megan. Drew went on to say, the communication became “sexual for a thirteen year old.” Drew stated she continued the fake male profile despite this development.

According to Drew “somehow” other “my space” users were able to access the fake male profile and Megan found out she had been duped. Drew stated she knew “arguments” had broken out between Megan and others on “my space”. Drew felt this incident contributed to Megan’s suicide, but she did not feel “as guilty” because at the funeral because she found out “Megan had tried to commit suicide before.”

Drew explained the neighborhood had recently found out her involvement in Megan’s suicide and her neighborhood has become hostile toward her and her family. Despite the recency of the suicide and several neighbors recommending she not confront the Meier family (especially on Thanksgiving), Meier stated she and her husband attempted to contact the Meier family three times, “banging on the door” although Mr Meier had already told them to leave.

Good stuff there. You have to love the fact that Lori Drew told the officers that she didn’t feel guilty because Megan had tried to commit suicide before.

Also interesting is that Lori Drew mentioned to the officers that the communication had turned sexual.

If that’s the case, did Lori Drew – a woman in her 40’s – admit on a police report to manipulating a 13-year-old girl into a sexual conversation?

If so, Lori Drew could be considered as something of a sexual predator, as she used the anonymity of the internet to lure Megan Meier into what could be viewed as a sexual relationship. After all, many, many people have been arrested for grooming children for a sexual encounter.

Or maybe this whole situation could be just seen as a prank that went a little too far on a girl who couldn’t hack it, as this anonymous blog here would have you believe.

Update

People are out in droves collecting information about your favorite woman in America – Lori Drew.

Here are some pictures for your viewing pleasure:

Lori Drew Is Happy

I’m not quite sure where Lori Drew was getting off calling Megan Meier fat. Pot, meet kettle kind of situation here.

Lori Drew Enjoys Coke Products

Here’s Lori Drew enjoying a selection of refreshing Coke products.

Update – The meganhaditcoming site was (in all likelihood) not done by Lori Drew, as the author of the two articles on that site (both of which have since been deleted) has come forward and announced that he is someone who was sick of the way the Drews have been treated.

There is a nice little demonstration planned for people who are in Lori Drew’s area and, oh how shall I put it…annoyed with her.

Thank you to Lori R. for posting this in the comments.

The final plan for Saturday’s demonstration is this:

First of all, we have the right to assemble, but not to threaten, yell, throw things, etc. This will be an entirely peaceful (and quiet) demonstration. We will not be allowed to stand in the street or on private property that we do not have permission to stand on. There is a common ground area across from the Drew home that I will try to get approved by the subdivision’s council for Saturday from 12 to 5pm.

I ask you all to please bring candles, flyers, etc. BUT, please do not stoop to the level of the Drew family. We are not there to bully the Drew family. We are there to bring attention to this situation to ensure that justice will be served.

Please, leave your pitchforks at home. We don’t want to see any banners calling them names, threatening the family, etc.

I hope to see you all on the common ground across from 269 Waterford Crystal Dr. in Dardenne Prairie on Saturday from noon until 5pm.

Thank you for helping us in search of justice for Megan Meier.

In other news, “Ashley” from the police report turns out to be Ashley Grills.

She was another person involved in emotionally raping Megan Meier.
As you can see from her pictures, Ashley Grills calling Megan fat is also a pot, meet kettle deal.

The Smoking Gun has the full police report that Lori Drew filed.

From the Smoking Gun:

Drew approached the sheriff’s department last November, after “the neighborhood…found out her involvement in Megan’s suicide and her neighbors have become hostile toward her and her family.” Drew, the report noted, wanted the neighborhood tension to be documented in case any of her property was subsequently damaged. Since last December, Drew, 48, has filed three police complaints alleging harassment and property damage in retaliation for her MySpace hoax. She has reported a brick being thrown through her kitchen window and claimed that Megan’s father Ronald yelled at her, “Who are you gonna kill today?” In April, Drew told police that a paintball had been shot at her sunroom’s window, causing about $50 in damage. While Drew had previously placed a surveillance camera in the sunroom, the tape did not help identify a suspect. And, as a sheriff’s report notes, “Drews did not wish to release the tape, as she anticipated a civil law suit against her by Meier and may need the tape for legal purposes.”

Hey Dardenne: The Horse Has Already Left The Barn

The city of Dardenne Prairie passed a law on the 21st of November, 2007 which makes online harassment a crime.

The six-member Board of Aldermen made Internet harassment a misdemeanor, punishable by up to a $500 fine and 90 days in jail.

Mayor Pam Fogarty said the city had proposed the measure after learning about Megan Meier’s death.

Interesting times for the Drew family.

Perhaps they should move.

Unique Kiana Bishop

So one mother said to the doctor, “You know, I want to name my daughter something different, something that stands out, something…I don’t know.”

The doctor interjects, “Unique?”

And the mother nods and says, “Yeah! That’s perfect! I’ll name her unique!”

Here is the MySpace page of Unique Kiana Bishop, which is actually fairly tastefully done, when you compare it to some of the other ones that we’ve seen. She’s as eloquent as Shakespeare when describing the love her boyfriend, “lil 22” expresses towards her.

I FEAR NO BITCH AND CAN GIVE A FUCK ABOUT A NIGGA I JUST TRY TO STAY TO MY SELF AND DO ME BECAUSE AND THE END IM ALL I GOT ANY WAY BITCHES AND NIGGAS I DONT TRUST SO I SMOKE BY MY SELF DRINK BY MY SELF FUCK THESE NIGGAS BY MY GOT DEMMM SELF FOR REAL BUT BE SIDES THE BS I TAKE CARE OF MY 1YEAR OLD SON NAME ANTHONY HE IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING TO ME HE IS THE ONLY MAN AND MY LIFE BESIDE MY BF LIL 22 THE SEX IS AMAZING AND I LOVE THE WAY HE KISS AND LICK MY FACE WHEN HE SHOW AFECTION I JUST CAN GET HIM OFF MY MIND HIS LOCKED UP AND THEY NOT LETING HIM OUT SO UNTILL HE COME HOME IM GONE HOLD IT DOWN ME MY SELF AND I

Thank god for your insight into inter-sexual relationships, Ms. Bishop. I’ll be sure to lick more face from now on.

21-year-old Unique Kiana Bishop, who undoubtedly was at the top of her class in high school, spent 14 days in jail and was placed on probation by the Norwalk branch of Los Angeles County Superior Court after being convicted for burglary in the summer of 2007.

Now while you may be saying, “14 days in jail for burglary?!” let’s all be realistic and face the fact that we’re dealing with a female offender here. We’re lucky the state didn’t give her a brand new car.

The 26th of July wasn’t the first time Unique Kiana Bishop had been arrested for burglary. In the last two years, if you count the latest charge, she has been convicted twice of burglary and once of petty theft.

So Unique Kiana Bishop is pretty much scum.

And, as scum, she hangs out with other scum.

At about 2:30 in the afternoon of the 5th of November, 2007, Unique Bishop went with some friends to a “meet and greet” at the parking lot of a local discount store – BigLots. One of Unique’s friends had a slight disagreement with another young lady as to who exactly should be a local fine young gentleman’s “baby’s momma,” and they were going to talk about it like sensible young ladies should.

As can be expected, seconds after the two future Nobel Prize winners began to talk, a fight broke out. Friends who came along jumped in, and then their friends jumped in, so there were about 30 women fighting on the streets of Los Angeles.

The fight moved from the parking lot of the BigLots to the street, then across the street into the parking lot of a Union 76 gas station.

That was when Unique Bishop decided to make her own unique (oh, we’re clever aren’t we?) contribution to the conflict. Unique stepped into her red convertible and drove it into some of her opponents, while screaming “I’ll get you.”

Shontae Treniece BlancheOne of those opponents was 22-year-old Shontae Treniece Blanche, who was five months pregnant. Shontae was a Cal-State Northridge student who worked at a local bank and was was 13 classes away from finishing her education and becoming a parole officer. Considering her husband is in prison, she might have had a hard time getting a job in that field, but then again – this is Southern California we’re talking about, and they’ll hire anybody.

Unique Bishop managed to slam into one woman, trap another girl against a parked car and run over Shontae Blanche. The first girl was bruised but unharmed, the second girl almost lost her leg, and Shontae…

Well, Shontae and her baby died as Unique Kiana Bishop’s car drove over Shontae, trapping the pregnant woman under the vehicle. Unique then backed her car up off Shontae’s body, crushing the woman and her baby again before speeding away.

Unique Bishop disappeared, but appeared at a local police station with her mother when she learned that she was wanted. During an interview with police, she claimed that she had hit the other women on accident and was just trying to get away.

That makes sense, because usually when I’m trying to get away from something like a bear or tiger, I can also be heard screaming “I’ll get you.”

Unique Bishop has been slapped with two murder charges that have been filed with “special circumstance allegations.” This means Unique Bishop could possibly be facing the death penalty.

Uh-oh.

It’s really too bad that Unique Bishop couldn’t have been unique in finding, oh, say the cure for cancer, or doing something else equally unique that builds society up instead of tearing it down.

In a heroic attempt at damage control, Noreen McClendon, executive director of Concerned Citizens of South Central Los Angeles, had this to say:

This says nothing about the neighborhood.

Bravo, Ms. Noreen McClendon, bravo!

Update:

Unique Kiana Bishop seems to be doing just fine in prison, calling her mother regularly. Unique has pled “not guilty,” of course, and we’re still waiting for her trial.