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Don Simpson

Don Simpson, a preacher at Haslet Church of Christ for nearly 20 years, was the owner and operator of Mr. Don’s Whistlestop, a half-mile long miniature railroad track that he put together over several years on the one-acre lot that he bought in Keller, Texas in 1982.

Kids loved Mr. Don’s Whistlestop. The miniature train, being the perfect size for post-toddler-age kids, was a popular place for children to have their birthday parties, despite being an unlicensed business. Don loved having kids around, and especially loved riding around with them on his train. A two-hour event there cost $250 and horseback rides were available for an additional $50.

The popularity of Don Simpson’s birthday party locale was dramatically reduced when the parents of a 3-year-old girl called the police with a story of how Mr. Simpson had sexually molested their daughter while she rode on the train with him during a birthday party on the 7th of October, 2007.

While Mr. Simpson and the children were riding the train, the parent of this little girl noticed that Don Simpson was sitting in an odd position on the train, and that his hands were positioned in a way that didn’t look quite right.

Once the train had stopped, the parent of this little girl took her aside and asked if anything had happened while she was on the train.

Since this is People You’ll See In Hell, you already know that the little girl said that something did happen.

Apparently the train track goes through a 200-foot-long tunnel that Don Simpson put together, and while the train was going through the tunnel, the little girl felt Mr. Simpson touching her inappropriately.

Police showed up at the party, questioned a few people who were concerned that their little girls had been touched by a pedophile, left and wrote their reports.

Rumors began to make their way around town.

Don Simpson faceThe next day, on the 8th of October, Don Simpson drove his truck to the police station and asked to talk to police about the investigation.

While being interviewed by investigators, Don called his wife and had her come down and sit with him while he talked.

After four hours worth of interviews, Don Simpson admitted that he had fondled not only that little girl, but many other little girls as well.

Don Simpson wasn’t arrested at that point because detectives felt that they needed to do a bit more investigation to corroborate his confession.

After the interview, Don Simpson had a breakdown. Police took him to a local hospital’s mental health facility for treatment. Mr. Simpson stayed there for a few days while police waited for him to be released.

Shortly after he left the hospital, Mr. Simpson surrendered to police on the 12th of October, 2007. He immediately posted bond and walked out of police custody.

Once that got out, rumors really started to make their way around town.

Parents began wondering if their children could have possibly been molested by Don Simpson. After all, almost all the kids in town had been at his house at one time or another…

Parents were publicly urged not to ask their children about being molested, because doing so could affect any new cases against Mr. Simpson.

That opened the floodgates.

Over 200 parents called police to arrange for their children to be interviewed by specialists in the tricky practice of dealing with the mind of a child. So far, three more children – three girls and one boy – have been identified as having been molested by Don Simpson. These children are between 3 and 9 years old.

In total, Don Simpson is facing five charges of aggravated sexual assault of a child under 14 and three charges of indecency with a child by contact.

Assault is a first-degree felony. Don could get life in prison for each count.

Indecency with a child by contact is a second-degree felony. Don could get between 2 and 20 years in prison for each of those charges.

Don had better hope that his attorney comes through for him. Mr. Simpson’s attorney, Lisa Mullen, has stated to the press that Don Simpson has never touched any little kids and that his confession to police was beaten out of him.

Did He or Didn’t He?

Is Don Simpson’s situation comparable to the McMartin preschool case? Is this another example of sexual abuse hysteria

Don Simpson certainly has his supporters.

His son-in-law, Jon McKenzie, knows that Mr. Simpson admitted his molestation activities to police, but Mr. McKenzie said that his father-in-law’s confession came only after police coerced Don..

I will say that we feel that the Keller police, after questioning Don for many hours, mentally exhausted him, and we believe that also some threats were possibly used against Don in obtaining his statement.

Don Simpson’s lawyer has stated, “You couldn’t find a man with a better character. This man is innocent, and he’s spent 65 years proving that.”

Christopher Paul Neil

The power of the internet community is amazing.

For the last three years, Interpol has been hunting for a man who can be seen molesting very young boys in over 200 photos that were found on the internet. The problem the authorities were having was identifying the guy in the photos – because he digitally “swirled” his face in each picture that he released.

Well, not too long ago, Interpol released some images of this guy which they had recently managed to “de-swirl” through the use of some computerized tools.

Within hours, the images had been posted all over the Internet and the publicity of the case resulted in over 350 people who supplied tips to authorities worldwide. There was so much information that poured in that agents will probably be going through the tips and evidence for some time to come.

The media blitz worked.

32-year-old Christopher Paul Neil was identified by five sources from three different continents, and with his name in hand, Interpol started the process of tracking him down.

A fortunate break happened when Christopher Neil identified on video camera as he went through an airport in Thailand. Authorities managed to track Christopher Neil down by tracing the signal on the cellphone which his 25-year-old Thai boyfriend was using to call him. Here’s his boyfriend’s MySpace page.

On the 19th of October, 2007, Christopher Neil was arrested without incident in a house he was renting in Nakhon Ratchasima – a remote province of Thailand which he undoubtedly thought would be perfect for hiding from the world for a while.

Christopher Neil will be charged with many counts of molesting underage children in Thailand and is also likely to be charged by authorities in Vietnam and Cambodia with raping young boys in those countries as well.

As pedophiles usually do, Christopher Paul Neil managed to find work that meant he would be surrounded with children. He worked from 1998 to 2000 as a chaplain and counselor for children and young adults at a cadet training center in Nova Scotia, Canada.

Apparently, Christopher Neil studied history at the Seminary of Christ the King in Mission, British Columbia for a few years in the 1990s Something about him caused his superiors to recommend that he not be allowed to progress further in the church, and certainly not be allowed to go into the priesthood.

According to an interview with the Reverend Nicholas Ruh on the subject of Christopher’s lack of personal qualifications:

I’m not saying anything further, it’s too delicate.

More investigation has turned up some of Christopher Neil’s online activities. He was a regular poster to an online forum for teachers, posting more than 300 messages under the pseudonym “Peter Jackson.”

Here are some excerpts from some of his posts:

Police checks are NOT needed to get a visa. Public schools will want one, but you should be able to stall them. Often they want teachers SO quickly that they will ‘wait’ for some things. I never gave a police check for my last public school job. I was in Vietnam at the time, and getting one wasn’t easy. I delayed and never heard about it again.

I’ve never heard of porn being a problem in Korea. On my first trip there in 2000, I remember reading the customs declaration form while on the plane. I was SO nervous for the remaining hours on the plane because I happened to have a couple Penthouse magazines in my bag. I ended up tossing them in the bin at the airport washroom, only to find out that no one would have found them anyway. In terms of computers, if you’re worried about any content, there are several ways to encrypt your drive. A friend has highly recommended Truecrypt, which you can download. If you want to get rid of old files so no one will see, then simply deleting them will not work. You’ll have to get a program like Jetico’s BC Wipe….

Christopher Neil could face up to 20 years in jail if convicted in Thailand. Thai authorities have insisted that Mr. Neil stand trial and serve time in Thailand first.

Considering the living conditions of your typical Thailand prison, I have no problem with this.

Chester Arthur Stiles

When he was pulled over by the police, on the 15th of October, 2007, Chester Arthur Stiles had this to say:

Hi. I’m Chester Stiles, the guy you’re looking for.

While being handcuffed, he added:

If you have sex with a toddler on tape, you have to run.

37-year-old Chester Stiles, once lost, has finally been found as he was driving a white Buick Century with no license plates through Henderson, Nevada. He tipped the officer who pulled him over off with the fact that he had an expired California driver’s license as well as the blurted admission that he was a wanted child rapist.

So Chester is indeed a molester.

Wanted for groping a 6-year-old girl in 2003, Chester Stiles learned that he had a warrant out for his arrest and disappeared. He was also being investigated for sexually assaulting another young girl in 2001.

Chester managed to get on the FBI’s most wanted list for a while. (Now a broken link – admin)

Authorities believe that Mr. Chester Arthur Stiles, who once vowed to never be taken alive, is the person who can be seen raping a 3-year-old girl on a video that is now in the custody of the police.

The knife-wielding survivalist had access to the three-year-old because her mother paid him to babysit. I’m sure he had pretty low rates.

The three-year-old is now seven. She has been described by family members as happy and healthy, with no memory of the 2003 encounter with Stiles. But really, who knows what she remembers?

All I can remember from that age is my parent’s Plymouth Duster, which was introduced in 1970 to compete with Ford’s sporty Maverick.

The police, who had no idea who the little girl was that was being raped on video, made the unorthodox move of releasing both her picture and her rapist’s picture, which was taken from a still when he was looking towards the camera.

Chester Arthur Stiles’s ex-girlfriend, Tina Allen, and her two boys lived with Chester in an apartment they shared with the little girl who was raped and her mother. According to Tina Allen, Chester Stiles was a great father figure to the children and she never suspected that he could be a pedophile.

Chester has quite the record, according to the Las Vegas police department.

04/2003 – Conspiracy to Commit Grand Larceny Auto

05/2001 – Leaving the Scene of an Accident

04/2001 – Grand Larceny and Auto Burglary

02/2001 – Contempt of Court

02/2001 – Probation Violation – C.C.W.,Battery-Domestic Violence, False Information to a Police Officer, Resisting a Public Officer, Battery by a Prisoner (2 CTS)

06/1999 – Aiming a firearm

06/1999 – Possession of an Unregistered Firearm, Resisting a Police Officer, Obstructing a Police Officer, Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Battery Domestic Violence.

A few weeks back, Chester Stiles was seen at a Salvation Army Shelter after volunteers had posted his mugshot on the wall. He walked up to the mugshot, looked around and started to run. Approximately 20-30 homeless people ran after him, forming kind of a dirty parade down the streets of Las Vegas. Chester Stiles lost his pursuers near the train tracks behind Jerry’s Nugget Casino in North Town.

Chester Stiles faces eight counts of lewdness with a minor, 12 counts of sexual assault and one count of attempted sexual assault, with most of the charges stemming from only what authorities discovered on the videotape.

Dr. Mark K. Anderson

For some people, going to the dentist sucks even when the dentist doesn’t molest them.

48-year-old Dentist Mark Anderson has turned an otherwise simple profession into something a bit more complicated.

If you didn’t know what he’d done, if you just looked at a snapshot of his life, you’d think that Mark Anderson had it all. He made good money as a dentist, enough to support a wife and seven kids. He lives in a huge house in a nice neighborhood.

Not a bad life.

Although now…now you can bet that his good life is going to evaporate like the morning dew on a summer morning.

So far, twenty-seven women have accused Mark Anderson of fondling them while they were sitting in his examination chair.

Mark Anderson’s excuse for feeling the women up? Temporal mandibular joint disorders, or TMJ for short.

On the 27th of August, 2007, a 28-year-old female patient of Dr. Anderson’s was reclining in his dentist’s chair. She had made an appointment to be fitted for a mouthpiece that would hopefully stop the damage her nocturnal teeth grinding was causing. Dr. Anderson briefly massaged her neck, jaw line and upper chest before asking her, “Hey, did you get a breast augmentation?”

Somewhat surprised at the question, the woman answered that she had, indeed had some implants put in.

Mark Anderson replied, “They did a good job,” as he reached into her shirt and fondled her breasts for a few moments before slipping his hand under her bra and playing with her nipples.

While this may sound like a porn film, it’s really just off the police report. Bear with me.

Unlike the porn you may have watched, when the dental hygienist walked into the examination room, she didn’t strip down and join the dentist and his patient in a wild threesome. Dr. Anderson just quickly slipped his hands out of this woman’s shirt and went about his dental exam.

Eventually, two weeks after this strange encounter at the dentist’s office, the woman told her husband what had happened between her and Dr. Mark Anderson. Despite the fact that she and her husband had both been longtime patients of Dr. Anderson, they decided to find another dentist and go to the police.

The investigators asked the couple to call Dr. Anderson and talk about the alleged fondling while police listened in and recorded the conversation. During that conversation, Dr. Anderson apologized for touching the woman’s breasts. He mentioned that during dental examinations for TMJ, it’s standard medical practice to check a patient’s upper chest and massage tight muscles.

An expert with the dental board disagreed, saying that if a dentist massaged a patient’s chest, it would be an extreme departure from standard medical practice.

That was all the police needed to arrest Dr. Anderson, which they did on the 13th of September.

He quickly posted bond and went free to continue his dental practice…for a while.

But more women came forward after hearing that someone had finally formally accused the good dentist of inappropriate fondling.

A 36-year-old patient of Dr. Anderson that came forward told authorities that after she had seen him for treatment of TMJ, Dr. Anderson had, on her final visit, cupped her breasts inappropriately.

Shocked for a while, she kept quiet about it. After a while, because she was still angry at being fondled, she wrote him a letter asking why he had groped her.

In response to her letter, Dr. Anderson sent the woman an apology card with a cartoon bunny rabbit on the front with the caption: ‘Ooops!’

Well, who wouldn’t feel better about it, after getting a card like that?

So far, Dr. Mark has been charged with one count of misdemeanor battery and one count of sexual battery. As the investigation into Dr. Mark’s chairside manner continues, more charges will be filed as they are found. He will have his first criminal hearing on the 25th of October.

Dr. Anderson’s license to practice dentistry has been revoked until the situation is resolved.

Because of Mark Anderson’s careless sexual assaults, his seven children and wife will now face not only public humiliation but also financial decimation as the main breadwinner of the family has his only source of income taken away.

That, in my mind, is why Dr. Mark Anderson deserves Hell.

That said, I’m hurt.

My dentist never felt me up in all the time I’ve been going to get dental care from the guy. It’s like my firm, manly breasts aren’t good enough for him or something.

Nicholas Garcia

Not everyone who is featured on People You’ll See In Hell is here for killing someone, or molesting someone, or leaving a small handicapped child in the hot sun to die.

Minor bad things happen all the time.

Still. Sometimes, you just have to look at someone who did something relatively minor and say, “Dude, you’re going to Hell.”

Take 30-year-old Nicholas Garcia for example.

Nicholas Garcia, a professional loafer, walked into the Chevron gas station in El Jobean, Florida on the 4th of October, 2007.

On the counter of the gas station was a large two-quart jar that was set up by the store owner to collect donations for 15-year-old brain cancer patient, Tommy Widenhofer. The jar was holding two hundred dollars worth of donations for the boy, whose parents desperately need the money so they can afford to get Tommy Widenhofer the treatment that he needs.

Nicholas Garcia, being the fine upstanding citizen that he is, took one look at the jar filled with the hopes and dreams of a young boy and thought to himself, “That’d buy me a lot of crack.”

Not caring whose money it was or what it would be used for, Nicholas Garcia grabbed the jar and ran off.

Fortunately for my overdeveloped sense of justice, Mr. Garcia was apparently unaware that he was being videotaped while he took the donation jar.

Because the news media loves stories like this, Nicholas Garcia’s picture, taken from the videotape, was plastered all over the news.

Professional do-nothings like to watch the news while they’re eating their free meals. It keeps them “in the know.”

So when Nicholas Garcia was sitting in the Bread of Life mission, eating lunch with a roomful of other homeless guys, and his picture came up on the evening news, one of the homeless guys let Joseph Byron, the homeless shelter manager, know about it.

At first Joseph Byron didn’t believe it, but once he saw the news story for himself he called the police.

Nicholas Garcia confessed his theft to the news media, insisting on camera that he took the money to support his drug addiction.

First of all, I didn’t know who it was for. I saw it, I took if fast because I was dope sick. Now nobody is going to be hard-felt against me because I am just a junkie addict. I had a really bad habit, man. I was shooting 6 bags of heroin a day and I was doing cocaine, too. I thought I could come to Florida and dry out and it didn’t happen. There’s just as many drugs down here.

Gee. Drugs in Florida? No way! Next thing you’ll tell me is that there are Cubans there.

Nicholas Garcia admitted that what he did was wrong, promised to pay the money back as soon as he could, and, in the best Cops tradition, submitted to the authority of the state.

I didn’t try to run, it makes no sense. What am I going to do, start running around here, being wanted? I made a mistake, I might as well end it now, you know. It was a mistake.

As he was saying that, police were walking him to a squad car in handcuffs. They drove him to a local hospital for treatment before he would be taken to jail.

Four hours later, Nicholas Garcia escaped from the hospital.

It’s ok though. He’s probably just out looking for a job to pay back the money he took, right?

There won’t be a big manhunt for Mr. Garcia. He’s not on the FBI’s most wanted list. He’s only wanted for misdemeanor theft, after all.

The next time you see Nicholas Garcia, though, let him know how you feel. After you call the cops.

Donald Edward Lynch

Do you think that 66-year-old Donald Edward Lynch and Jack McClellan would make the best of friends?

They share a hobby, if you’d call pedophilia a hobby.

They both really like little girls. They like them so much that they have both followed girls around in order to make videos and take pictures of them. Donald Lynch made it a habit to sneak around and videotape little girls playing in his neighborhood, walking around the mall, enjoying parades and participating in beauty pageants. Jack McClellan has also done these things.

Donald Edward Lynch has gone one step further than good ol’ Jack though. Donald Lynch has actually molested at least ten girls between the ages of three and eleven.

In one instance, back in 2003, Donald Lynch was babysitting two young girls, one 11 years old and the other 7.

He took it upon himself to molest them. At gunpoint, he forced the girls to watch pornography with him. He took nude pictures of them. He forced them to sleep with him in his room.

Eventually, he raped them, threatening to shoot them if they didn’t sexually perform the way that he wanted them to.

The girls told on Donald Lynch, however, and the police brought him in for questioning.

Donald Lynch, like most pedophiles, insisted that he hadn’t done anything to the girls.

He did admit that he had made videotapes of nude girls he’d hired to sleep with him, but insisted that they were all over 18.

Authorities, who didn’t quite believe Mr. Lynch, raided his house. They found a lot of homemade porn – over 600 videotapes worth. There were more than 300 Polaroid pictures and a large quantity of magazine clippings of young girls. There was also a loaded handgun.

While the quantity of porn was unusual, it wasn’t until investigators examined the evidence that they knew what a sick person Donald Lynch was. By going through the evidence that Mr. Lynch had so conveniently made for them, authorities were able to figure out that Donald had molested and raped not only the two girls who had gone to the police, but at least eight other little girls.

One of the girls Donald Lynch raped was only three years old at the time.

Charged with a slew of crimes, Donald Lynch was able to skip town before he was arrested.

For a while, he made a new life for himself in New York, using the name “David Barnes.” He was arrested in Central Nyack, New York in October, 2003 and extradited back to Kingsport, Tennessee to be tried.

Donald Lynch was able to make his $200,000 bond, however, somehow scraping together enough to cover it.

He left town again in June of 2004. He lived the life of a wanted man, on the run, for three years.

On Saturday the 13th of October, Donald Lynch was finally caught in Matamoros, Mexico, where he was making a living by selling aluminum cans and working odd jobs at a local hotel.

Donald Lynch insisted to the Mexican police that his name was Reynaldo Price, but America’s Most Wanted is a fairly popular show down there and, despite his best efforts, he was recognized.

Mr. Lynch has been charged with a count of unlawful flight to avoid prosecution, eleven counts of rape on a child, thirty-eight counts of especially aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor, and five counts of aggravated sexual battery. On Sunday, he was being held in a jail in Olmito, Texas, a small town on the border. He will shortly return to Kingsport, Tennessee to finally face his crimes.

In a parting shot that brings back memories of O.J. Simpson and Rodney King, Donald Lynch blamed his charges on the “fact” that Tennessee is the most prejudiced state in the country.

In all likelihood, Donald Edward Lynch will die of old age in prison.

It’s a sentence many would consider as being too easy.

Robin Croft

In April of 2007, 36-year-old Robin Croft moved with her 4-year-old son Da’ath Locklear from Florida to Gastonia, North Carolina.

She was quiet, and kept to herself – seemingly a perfect neighbor to those who lived in the apartments around hers.

On the 6th of October, late on Saturday night, neighbors recall hearing gunshots.

That was the last night that Da’ath Locklear’s father ever talked to his boy.

Some time passed.

Robert Trujillo, Robin Croft’s father, began to feel a little worried that his daughter neither answered her phone nor responded when he knocked on her apartment door. She had told her father that she had been been feeling depressed recently over an incident relating to Da’ath Locklear’s father.

On the 11th of October, 2007, police responded to Robert Trujillo’s request to check up on his daughter. At about 9 in the evening, they entered her apartment and went to the upstairs bedroom.

There, police found little Da’ath Locklear’s body, tucked into bed. He had been shot in the head, probably while he was asleep.

Robin Croft’s body was found on the floor next to the bed. She had shot herself.

Chytoria Graham

28-year-old Chytoria Graham and her boyfriend, DeAngelo Troop came back home early in the morning on the 8th of October, 2006 from a night out drinking.

As sometimes happens when people drink, Chytoria, whose name sounds vaguely like a venereal disease, and her boyfriend started to fight about something.

While many people do fight when they’re inebriated, very few of them grab their 4-week-old baby by the feet and swing it like a baseball bat at their boyfriend, like Chytoria did with her son Jarron.

The baby’s head connected with DeAngelo and the violent collision resulted in fractures in the baby’s skull.

The baby was taken to the emergency room, recovered and is staying with Graham’s family.

Chytoria Graham was taken to the police station and charged with aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, simple assault and child endangerment.

In March, 2007, she pled guilty to the charges of aggravated assault and child endangerment, but withdrew that plea in June of 2007, hoping a jury would see things her way and release her.

Unfortunately for Chytoria, that legal strategy kind of backfired on her on the 11th of October, 2007, when a jury found her guilty on all four counts and the judge let her know that she was going to get at least five years in prison for what she did.

Her response was to drop to the ground in the fetal position and cry out:

Oh my God, Oh my God, Oh my God. No, no, no.

Chytoria Graham will be given her sentence on the 12th of December, 2007.

Moise Opont

If you’re a 77-year-old woman cleaning your 99-year-old mother’s house at 2 in the morning, the last thing you’d expect to see is a young black man running through your house.

You also wouldn’t expect him to hit you on the head and flee into the night.

You really wouldn’t expect to find your mother dead in her bedroom, either.

And you absolutely wouldn’t expect the young black man to be the son of a local Reverend.

Police responded to a 911 call made by 99-year-old Edith Mecalla’s 77-year-old daughter after she was hit by a young black man running through her mother’s house at just past 2 in the morning on the 9th of October, 2007.

After arriving at the woman’s residence, police searched the area but found nothing but Edith Mecalla, mother of 11 and grandmother of 50, dead in her bed. She had been sexually assaulted.

Police did, however, get Edith’s daughter to describe her assailant well enough to a police sketch artist that 17-year-old Moise Opont was recognized and arrested the next day.

Moise Opont, the troubled son of a preacher man, had already had several run-ins with the law in his area, with battery on a police officer and burglary charges already on his record.

Cleverly, authorities charged Moise Opont with burglary and battery on a person over 65 years old. Unfortunately for Moise, he had no idea that the woman he had raped was dead…and as a result, cooperated with authorities for a while.

He talked enough to lead authorities to believe that he didn’t have robbery as a motive and that Edith had been purposefully targetted.

Then the investigators charged Moise Opont with first-degree murder and sexual battery.

It is possible that he will be charged as an adult.

Moise Opont’s father, the Reverend Richard Opont, told reporters, “My defense is in God’s hands, every day I teach my family the same thing.”

Moise is apparently a slow learner.

Sean Allen Jennings

Divorce sucks. Ask just about anybody.

She gets the kids and the house, he gets the bills.

38-year-old Sean Allen Jennings decided that wasn’t how it was going to work in his case.

No, no, no. He had a special plan.

On the 7th of October, 2007, Sean Jennings started building a haunted house in the garage for his two kids to enjoy on Halloween.

Sean told his wife, who uses a wheelchair on a regular basis, that he needed her to take a few steps up on a ladder and measure a rope he was planning to use to hang a plastic skeleton from a beam in the garage ceiling. Of course he couldn’t just let her walk into the garage, he needed her to go in blindfolded.

He said that it was going to be a surprise.

Because this is People You’ll See In Hell, you know she did it.

She was a few steps up on the ladder, with the blindfold still on when Sean Jennings put handcuffs on her and slipped a noose around her neck.

Sean Jennings’ wife started to cry out and beg her husband to take the handcuffs off, which prompted him to turn on a radio sitting on a workbench and drown out her cries.

The next thing she heard was metal scraping on concrete as the ladder was pushed out from under her feet.

She hung there for a while, crying and begging her husband to help her. Some people don’t realize that it’s not the choking that kills someone when they’re hung, it’s the sudden drop that breaks the subject’s neck.

That’s why you watch the History channel, folks. You learn all sorts of things.

Sean Jennings watched his wife suffer for a few minutes as she choked and tried to keep herself up on the tips of her toes. He kept a running commentary going as his wife was dying in front of him, saying that what he was doing was better than divorce. He mentioned that when the kids found out, it would look like she had been depressed and hung herself – especially after he wrote a note explaining why she would commit suicide and signed her name on it.

Sean suggested that she should really just give up and make it easier on herself, because she was going to pass out soon anyways.

She didn’t pass out, though. Sean had a change of heart just as she started to lose consciousness and helped her down, after she promised him that she wouldn’t get a divorce and wouldn’t say anything about what happened to anyone.

Sean Jennings then told her that he was sorry.

It was all better and they lived happily ever after.

No wait, it wasn’t, and they didn’t.

Sean attempted to cover up his crime by making his wife put aloe vera on the rope burns and having her wear a neck brace to hide the marks.

Although she was terrified of what he would do, on Tuesday, the 9th of October, 2007, Sean Jennings’ wife summoned her courage and called police from a public phone at the local Wal-Mart.

She told the authorities what her husband had done to her. The officers took pictures of her neck injury and the bruises on her hands and wrists.

Jennings was arrested that night, denying his wife’s accusations to the last despite the discovery of the handcuffs, rope, ladder, and bandanna that had been serving as her blindfold.

He has been charged with attempted first-degree murder.


On the 5th of September, 2008, Sean Allen Jennings was sentenced to 12 years in prison. Sean Jennings pled guilty to second-degree attempted murder in exchange for a reduction in the severity of charges. Sean Jennings originally was charged with first-degree attempted murder.