Scott Shefelbine appeal for new trial denied

Scott Shefelbine

Judge Rejects New Trial For Shefelbine On Sex Assault Charges:

In my estimation Scott Shefelbine was the most prolific MySpace predator with 13 arrests for various offenses that involved MySpace and underage girls. The last we had heard from Mr. Shefelbine he was appealing his 20-year-sentence. He claimed that not only did he have ineffective counsel but that prosecutors violated his plea agreement by charging his mom with perjury. Today a Connecticut judge denied his motion for a new trial.

In his decision the judge not only ruled that Shefelbine’s attorneys acted in his best interest but that the terms of his plea agreement said that his mom would not be charged with crimes related to Shefelbine’s many assaults. His mom perjured herself when she vouched for her son’s whereabouts. Shefelbine was arrested many times after his initial arrest and continued to offend until his bond was finally revoked.

Part of me was actually hoping that Shefelbine would have gone to trial since he was looking at a life sentence rather than 20 years.

David Sparre sentenced to death

David Sparre

Craigslist killer sentenced to death for Jacksonville slaying:

Today a judge in Jacksonville, Florida sentenced 20-year-old David Sparre to death for the brutal stabbing murder of Tiara Pool. Sparre met Ms. Pool through a craigslist personal ad and stabbed her roughly 90 times when they went back to her place.

In a letter to his ex-girlfriend Sparre detailed that it was his intent all along to kill someone. Ms. Pool was just his unfortunate victim.

Previously in this very site family members of Sparre had defended him and tried blaming the victim for what happened. Not surprisingly I haven’t heard from them in a while.

Unfortunately with the way the system is his sentence won’t be carried out soon enough.

Craigslist crime post #1555
Killers post #161

Trench on the Trayvon Martin shooting

Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman

Once again the internet is in total outrage over something and that would of course be the shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman. This time though there are two schools of outrage. One side says that George Zimmerman is a racist who was looking to a kill a black kid while the other says that Trayvon Martin was a thug and that Zimmerman was well within his right to defend himself. However even with two avenues of outrage both sides are wrong.

On the one side George Zimmerman was clearly in the wrong. He contacted police about a suspicious character in his community and the police instructed Zimmerman not to follow him and that they would be there soon. Zimmerman willingly chose to ignore that recommendation by police and took matters into his own hands. On most levels that makes Zimmerman a vigilante. While there had been a spate of burglaries in the community it wasn’t Zimmerman’s job to apprehend anybody. In the worst case scenario if Zimmerman stayed put some property may have been damaged or stolen. Now you can give me Martin’s alleged criminal behavior at school all you want but that’s immaterial. Zimmerman had no idea who Martin was or his supposed history.

On the other hand this had nothing to do with race. Last year I spent the better part of the year in my late mother’s development. I’ve seen how people in these communities act. No matter how affluent or not outsiders are always viewed as intruders no matter what color they are. Add the rash of robberies that I mentioned before and you could see why Zimmerman called the cops. Adding race into the mix doesn’t help anyone. For each false claim of racism a true hate crime may be doubted because of it.

Here’s how I think it went down. Zimmerman sees the 6’2″ Martin and calls police. Police tell Zimmerman to stay put, instead he pursues Martin in his SUV. Zimmerman gets out and Martin asks him why he’s following him. Words are exchanged and a scuffle ensues. Martin gets the best of the less than athletic Zimmerman. Zimmerman pulls his gun and shoots Martin. Now from what I understand about Florida’s self-defense law according to the law Zimmerman was within his right to protect himself. Agree or disagree with it, that’s the law. You can’t go back in time to change it. Morally though Zimmerman was definitely overstepping his role as neighborhood watch by pursuing Martin.

What will probably happen is the same thing that happened to Bernie Goetz. While Goetz was only charged with illegal possession of a firearm he lost a $43M civil suit to one of the men he shot. Zimmerman will rightly lose a wrongful death suit when it’s brought against him.

Man with many names indicted for backpage child trafficking

Where sex traffickers go when they want to sell children

Police rescue missing 15-year-old girl from alleged pimp at motel:

Melvin Douglas/Melvin Longwood of Washington D.C. indicted for transporting minor to Md. for prostitution:

Police in Baltimore Maryland rescued a 15-year-old girl who was being prostituted on the Village Voice Media owned backpage.com Police received a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and their first place to think to look was backpage of course.

Arrested and indicted for trafficking the teen was 31-year-old Melvin Douglas, aka Melvin Longwood, of Washington D.C. Douglas/Longwood is also accused of transporting the girl across state lines for the purpose of prostitution so he’s looking at federal time. That would be 10 years to life but as I’ve said before, if history is any indicator it will be closer to ten than to life.

Meanwhile backpage keeps saying that if they shut down their adult section it will be harder to find these girls. That’s true to a point. It will be harder to find them because there will be less of them being trafficked. Backpage allows a national marketplace for pimps and traffickers. One less outlet that size will mean they’ll have fewer and fewer opportunities to traffic these girls and women. Also what backpage forgets to mention is that the revenue they make from the ads is propping up their dying print media business.

Backpage crime post #203
Prostitution/Human Trafficking post #791

Pa. MyYearbook predator arrested for 2010 rape

Ryan T. Mock

Police: Man used social networking site to meet 13-year-old he raped:

Police: Sexting Preceded Rape of Lower Macungie Teen:

Lower Macungie Township teen sexually assaulted by man she met on myYearbook.com, police say:

23-year-old Ryan T. Mock of Allentown, Pa. was recently arrested for the 2010 rape of a 13-year-old girl from Lower Macungie Township. Mock is accused of posing as a 16-year-old boy on MyYearbook grooming the girl for sex. In August of 2010 police say that the girl invited Mock to her house under the impression that he was 16.

This wasn’t a statutory rape either. Mock allegedly restrained the girl and raped her while she tried to stop him. After he had left the house he texted his victim to wash the sheets.

The rape recently came to light when it came up during a class discussion at school and her teacher asked her to speak with a guidance counselor.

This isn’t Mock’s first go around either. Back in 2011 Mock was sentenced to 2 years for having sex chats with a 14-year-old boy and a 15-year-old girl on MyYearbook.

But wait, there’s more. This past December Mock pleaded guilty to the June 2010 sexual assault of a minor in Lehigh County. It seems that Mock was quite the busy little predator in 2010.

I wonder how many more victims he has out there.

It goes to show that just because someone has been caught for inappropriately chatting with teens online it doesn’t mean they haven’t committed much more heinous crimes.

UPDATE 4/29/2012: Mock was sentenced to 7 to 15 years for the Lehigh County rape.

We get letters: Get a life old man pedophile

I received the following e-mail from a mutant who was arrested and convicted of plotting to shoot up his school some years ago. Normally I would have no problem posting which mutant it came from but I have redacted his name because it seems to me that he is seeking attention.

Hello Trench, you had mentioned my case a long with my name a few years ago on your web site. I tried to shoot up (school) in (place), and I had friends keeping track of these web sites for me. I was released in 2009, and why it has taken me this long to respond to you I am not sure.. But anyways, I don’t think your any better then the teenagers you frequent on your web site. You’re in your 40’s, calling people mutants.. Sick people at that.. And what I don’t understand is your constant usage of school shootings to promote your boring web site. I guess I would just like to understand that. Some of the so called “mutants” that you post here on your mutated old man web site, are very lost and sick, and cannot find the outlets that are appropriate. I’d like to call you a mutant. You sit and rant on about lost hopeless teenagers with their mostly theoretical school plots.. What kind of life is that? Stop being so harsh. These are kids. Get a life old man.

That was followed up by this Facebook message…

Eww.. Just as I thought.. You are an old nasty man. Probably a pedophile too.. Sent an email to you via your web site regarding my case a few years ago. Check it out.

First off it’s too bad you’re out because it sounds like your ‘incarceration’ had no effect on you whatsoever.

Secondly you’re right. These kids are sick. Not sick in a way that they can be treated but sick in the serial killer way. And don’t give me that crap that these kids have no outlets or resources. Kids today have infinitely more resources and outlets then when I was that age. Which brings me to my next point. When I was in school I was one of these kids. I was an outcast and bullied violently which included concussions, broken bones and a separated shoulder. But where I differ from those kids is that I didn’t obsess over mass murderers and plot to shoot up my school. Things are black and white in my world where no matter how bad things get you don’t turn to killing as a solution. And that’s what’s wrong with a lot of this generation’s kids. They have no moral compass and are so spoiled they think everything is about them. A bunch of selfish emotional marshmallows who resort to cowardly acts of violence instead of using their heads to solve their problems or overcome their shortcomings. As far as school shooting plots being theoretical they are only theoretical until they become school shootings. Luckily the law compensates for that. Don’t want to go to jail? Then don’t plan mass murder.

Lastly, you’re not the first person to call me a pedophile and I doubt you’ll be the last. I won’t say that this is a case of the pot calling the kettle black but it’s usually the pedophiles I post about that call me that. Just sayin’.

Prosecutor: WM3 not a factor in running for office

Damien Echols (You'd have my vote, if I could vote. You know, being an ex-con and all that.)

Prosecutor reveals new details in West Memphis 3 negotiations:

I originally posted about Scott Ellington here. He’s the prosecutor that allowed the West Memphis 3 to walk out of prison and escape justice. In my last post I alleged that the release of the WM3 was nothing more than a political stepping stone since he announced his candidacy to run for congress. Mr. Ellington says otherwise.

Ellington said any speculation he was seeking higher office when he agreed to release the West Memphis Three last August belittles everyone involved.

“Any opportunities were not in my mind because I thought this was the right thing to do,” said Ellington.

How in the world was it the right thing to do. Time and time again the Supreme Court of Arkansas upheld their convictions. Releasing them belittled the real victims in this case, the three little boys who were brutally murdered and mutilated. You disgrace their memory by using them in a run for political office.

And once again as politicians are wont to do Ellington is speaking out of both sides of his mouth on the situation…

Action News 5 asked Ellington if he believed the West Memphis Three were innocent or guilty.

“What I believe now is not really relevant, I guess,” he answered. “It’s what was the law at the time in the case.”

Ellington said District 1 needs to send a proven consensus builder to Washington to bring back jobs.

“It shows that I have the courage to make the right decision and stand by that decision,” said Ellington.

It doesn’t show that at all. What it shows is that you’re trying to play both sides of the fence in order to gain as many votes as possible. In reality it was a non-decision to allow them to go free while pleading no-contest. A non-decision that a conniving politician would make.

Another SC man caught in a craigslist pedo sting

Ryan Bowlen

Little River man arrested in internet predator sting by Georgetown authorities:

The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office in South Carolina recently arrested 26-year-old Ryan Sean Bowlen of Little River, SC. He was charged with allegedly soliciting a child for sex through craigslist.

Reports say that Bowlen placed an ad on craigslist soliciting sex and received a response from a minor. Of course that minor was actually an undercover Georgetown Sheriff’s Deputy. Bowlen allegedly arranged to meet the minor for sex but instead was greeted with an arrest at the meeting.

If this sounds slightly familiar that’s because the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office arrested another man on similar charges a few weeks prior.

Again craigslist still needs to monitor its own site as the community policing is just a myth. The only community policing that happens is by real police.

UPDATE 10/12/2013: Bowlen pleaded guilty and was sentenced to two 10 year terms to be served concurrently and that even had 5 years suspended so he got 5 years. Way to send a message.

We get letters: A missive from Tina Clarke?

Tina Clarke

If you’ve been following my site for the past few weeks you’ll know that I’ve been posting about the murder of Jaymie Adams’ and her unborn child. Her husband, Justin Adams, has been arrested and charged with her murder. Justin’s mother, Tina Clarke, has been very vocal in their local media about her son’s alleged innocence. It seems that she doesn’t just contain her objections to the local media.

A little over a week ago I received an e-mail from someone claiming to be Tina Clarke. I say claiming because I can’t be 100% sure. The e-mail address used does trace back to her Facebook but her she had her e-mail address posted publicly on her Facebook. And as far as I can tell the IP address the e-mail was sent from was from Oklahoma City.

Here is the e-mail just as I received it. The only thing I’ve edited is the name of Clarke’s alleged ex-boyfriend…

I don’t know who you are, but I would hate to think that you like making money off of other peoples tragedy. You have not once said anything good nor most of all you have written are lies. Domestic? where is the police report of domestic? Ex boyfriend will be the first to tell you he had 9 beers and 3 zannies as he calls them , the night jaymie went missing.I told ex no when he asked me to marry him on 2/12/12 and i broke up with (ex),2/14/12 (ex) calls police and tells them his lies out of anger.I have proof of my where abouts that night with 4 people, there is proof of justin’s where abouts with 3 people. Now there is proof of the man from craigslist talking with jaymie the night she went missing and up to minutes before she was murdered, and he wasn’t home from 9 pm to 2 am that night.I have proof of the police covering up thier mistakes in this case. So please, if you want to write about someone and put it in the public, please make sure you have proof they did what
you say they did, don’t tell lies on people just so you can make a dollar.

I wish I was making money on this site. Like I keep saying I’m just some guy with a big mouth and a website.

Every detail that I have posted has come from the Oklahoma City media so if you have an issue with the veracity of the details you may want to take it up with them.

Lastly, why are you even bothering with me? I’m just a two-bit blogger. Why should anybody care what I think? Other than the fact that the more you proclaim your son’s innocence it makes him look guilty and it makes you look involved. Personally I think your time would be better spent keeping quiet but by all means keep providing us with entertainment.

And yes this is ‘She doesn’t know when to shut up: Part 5′.

DC Comics The New 52: Week 28?

If it’s not week 28 feel free to correct me.

My only beef this week is with the Batman/Nightwing shared storyline.

***SPOILERS***

So for the last half of NIghtwing and Batman #7 respectively they both have the same story, word for word. They couldn’t just do a “*See Nightwing #7 on sale now”? Especially since that readers of Nightwing are probabaly also readers of Batman. This felt like getting cheated out of a full comic.

As it turns out while Batman was fighting the Army of Owls, or whatever they called themselves, and Nightwing was fighting Saiko they were both fighting the same enemy. It turns out that the circus Nightwing’s family worked for was breeding generations of zombie Manchurian Candidate assassins and Dick was supposed to be one of them. I’m all for a little retconning when it’s needed but this is just stupid.

I mean like Superboy Prime punch stupid.