Choctaw man accused of killing woman and her unborn child to face trial:
Today Joseph Cyr was in an Oklahoma City court and ordered to be held over for trial in the murder of Jaymie Adams. More details of the investigation have been made public but I’m still not convinced of Cyr’s guilt.
Reports have long been saying that police found Cyr’s DNA on Jaymie’s body even though that was not included in the initial autopsy report. Now they’re saying that it was in her body. Since she was advertising herself as a prostitute on craigslist this should not come as a shock. I’m not trying to condemn the victim but that is a fact. That still doesn’t mean that Cyr killed her especially considering the alternative.
Jaymie Adams’ husband, Justin Adams, was originally thought to be her killer and I suppose that is still the case. Unfortunately he’ll never see a day in jail as he pleaded guilty to manslaughter and then walked out of court. Supposedly Adams is going to be a witness for the prosecution. If that’s the case then justice isn’t only blind it’s also brain-damaged, but I digress.
Previously I’ve posted about how Adams had allegedly taken out a life insurance policy on his wife and how he was having an affair. With today’s testimony it gets better.
Today Adams testified that he would normally go with his wife on her calls to make sure she was safe, you know, like most pimps do. Except that night he decided to stay home and watch the kids. How convenient. He also said that this was going to be her last night of hooking. This sounds even more like a made for Lifetime movie.
Could Joseph Cyr be the actual killer? Absolutely. The problem is I have yet to hear what his motive was for killing Jaymie and her unborn child. Justin Adams, on the other hand, had plenty of motive, in my opinion.
If the Oklahoma City police can admit that they allegedly screwed up in investigating Justin Adams how do we know they haven’t screwed up by letting him go?
Backpage murderer Brown convicted on all counts:
Yesterday James Brown of Sterling Heights, Michigan was convicted on four counts of murder. Brown killed Renesha Landers, 23, and Demesha Hunt, 24, Natasha Curtis, 29, and Vernithea McCrary, 28, after finding them advertising on Backpage. While these women may have been working as prostitutes it doesn’t change the fact that they had families and people who loved them as shown by their attendance in court.
After asphyxiating his victims in pairs at his home he would put their bodies in the trunk of the cars they arrived in and abandoned them near an interstate. He set the car on fire that Natasha Curtis and Vernithea McCrary were found in.
Brown will receive a mandatory sentence of life without parole as Michigan has no death penalty. That’s right, the state that contains Detroit has no death penalty.
At the time of the murders Backpage almost broke their arms patting themselves on the back claiming they helped in the investigation rather than taking any kind of responsibility for the fact that the money they make from the ads of these four woman, and any other woman advertised on their site, is nothing but blood money.
Man Accused of Murdering Roommate He Met on Craigslist:
Man Indicted in Naperville Craigslist Murder:
Grant Van Muren
In Naperville, Illinois, Charles Clark posted an ad on craigslist looking for a roommate in mid to late January. Police say that the ad was responded to by 21-year-old Grant Van Muren. The pair signed a lease agreement and Van Muren moved in.
Eight hours later Van Muren allegedly strangled Clark to death, took his money and tried to burn down the house to cover up the crime scene. What struck me about this story was the way Van Muren tried to burn the house down.
Police say that Van Muren opened up the gas on the oven and placed their lease agreement in a toaster before fleeing. If that sounds familiar because it was what Matt Damon did in one of the Jason Bourne movies. Van Muren obviously diesn’t watch Mythbusters or else he would have known that particular way of causing an explosion was busted. It hasn’t stopped the police from charging him with arson in addition to Clark’s murder.
If you’re looking for a roommate I’d recommend using something that’s more reliable than craigslist. Granted there are millions of transactions that take place on craigslist every day without incident you have to keep the plane crash correlation in mind. What I mean by that is we always hear about the planes crashing but never hear about the number of planes that deliver their passengers safely every day. However if one airline had as many crashes as craigslist has had killings that airline wouldn’t be in business anymore.
UPDATE 3/6/2014: Van Muren has pleaded not guilty to the murder.
Miranda’s dad supports daughter’s execution if verdict is guilty:
Elytte and Miranda Barbour
When I last talked about Miranda Barbour and her satanic serial killer claims I said she might actually believe what she’s claiming. I thought that she might be mentally ill. After having read the linked article with her Dad’s interview I’ve done a complete 180 on that position. Sonny Dean says his daughter is a liar and a manipulator because of her heroin addiction which makes a lot of sense now. If you’ve ever lived or are close to a substance abuser you know the depths of lying and manipulation they will go to in order to get their fix and how they would sacrifice friend or family alike if it meant just one more high.
Mr. Dean also said that he believes she was involved in a killing in Alaska but not the 22+ victims she’s claiming. Surprisingly he also said that if his daughter got the death penalty not only would he go to the execution but would hold the hand of Troy LaFerrara’s widow at the execution. While I’m not celebrating the fact that Mr. Dean’s daughter killed another man this is a change of pace of the usual blood is thicker than water thinking we see with most parents.
So in conclusion if she’s so fond of needles the state of Pennsylvania should give her one.
Tyler Hadley: ‘Hammer Time’ killer pleads no contest, avoids trial:
In 2011 a then 17-year-old Tyler Hadley bludgeoned his parents, Mary Jo Hadley, 47, Blake Hadley, 54, to death with a hammer in their Port St. Lucie, Florida, home. Right after their murders Hadley went to Facebook and invited all his friends over for a party. The party took place while his parents battered bodies were still in their bedroom. Hadley even showed the bodies to one of his friends.
This past week Hadley pleaded no contest to first degree murder charges. I’m not that big a fan of the no contest plea. It means that the defendant does not admit any guilt but admits that the prosecution has enough evidence to convict them. Just another way for scumbags like Hadley to avoid taking any responsibility for their actions. The only good thing about it is that they’re sentenced like they had pleaded guilty.
Sentencing will begin in March. Hadley was charged as an adult and could receive life without parole. I wish this little twerp could face the death penalty since it’s been reported that he’s become somewhat of a prison celebrity. Hadley will probably be one of those jackasses who thrives in prison.
Mother doubts Craigslist killing suspect’s claims:
Elytte and Miranda Barbour
Miranda Barbour’s mother, Elizabeth Dean, lives in North Carolina and was recently interviewed by local media about her 19-year-old daughter’s claim about being a satanic serial killer. Ms. Dean says it’s not likely that her daughter is a serial killer considering how fast Miranda and her husband, Elytte Barbour, were caught for the murder of Troy LaFerrara.
Ms. Dean did have something interesting to say about the cult aspect if things though. She said that while they were living in Alaska that Miranda did join a cult and had a swastika carved in the back of her neck. To me and I’m sure to most people that sounds more like Miranda joined a hate group or gang.
Still, I wouldn’t be surprised if Miranda Barbour had killed before but there is no way that she’s responsible for the murders of the 22 people she claims.
BODY COUNT AT 22?:
You remember the happy couple of Elytte and Miranda Barbour don’t you? There the pair who are accused of killing 42-year-old Troy LaFerrara in Sunbury, Pennsylvania after setting up a meeting with him on craigslist. Miranda Barbour allegedly stabbed LaFerrara repeatedly in his vehicle while her husband held basically a garrote around LaFerrara’s throat. The last we heard prosecutors stated that they would be seeking the death penalty for the pair.
Now Mrs. Barbour is back in the news because of a prison interview she gave this past Friday. Now she is claiming that she belonged to a satanic cult and has killed at least 22 people. She claimed that she started killing at 13 when she joined the cult and claims to have had victims in Alaska, North Carolina, Texas and California. Before everyone is proclaiming her the next Ted Bundy let’s look at the facts. If what she says is true that would make her the most stealthy serial killer ever and the most prolific female serial killer in the US. She would have to have killed these 22+ people in 5 years. Statistically female serial killers are more of the black widow type resorting to means that don’t get their hands dirty such as poisoning. Could she be a statistical anomaly? It’s possible but I don’t think it’s lightly. The real problem is I think she believes what she’s saying.
She had a messed up childhood. She was molested at the age of 4 by a relative who spent 14 years in jail for it. That could mess with anyone mentally. Do I think it was to the point that she engaged on a multi-state killing endeavor? No. LaFerrara may not have been her first kill but I doubt there’s as many bodies as she claims. Should we take pity on her? I don’t know. Ten years ago I would have said fry the bitch but I’ve gotten softer in my old age. If’s she’s genuinely insane and was used by Elytte Barbour (You don’t know how much I hate that name) as his instrument of murder then I think she should be spared the death penalty although she should never see the light of day again. Hubby should be executed just on that name alone.
Miranda Barbour says she plans on pleading guilty to LaFerrara’s murder.
Justin Adams pleads guilty, walks free in death of wife, unborn child:
Justin Adams pleads guilty, sentenced in wife’s death:
Justin Adams Pleads Guilty In Deaths Of Pregnant Wife, Unborn Child:
A grave injustice occurred today. Justin Adams pleaded guilty to manslaughter charges in the death of his wife Jaymie Adams and their unborn child. Jaymie was a prostitute being pimped out by her husband and was found stabbed to death in Oklahoma City. Early reports seemed to indicate that Justin Adams was the culprit especially considering that he took out an insurance policy on his wife and was allegedly having an affair. Leaving out the whole part about his alibi being questionable at best.
Then all off a sudden police turned their attention to Joseph Cyr. Reports have said Cyr was one of Jaymie’s customers who met her the night she died. They also say that Cyr’s DNA was found on Jaymie even though the coroner’s report mentions no such thing.
In case you couldn’t tell I think Adams is the killer and Cyr is innocent.
When Adams was the suspect the police couldn’t keep their mouth shut about all the evidence they had on him. Now with Cyr all they say is they have his DNA but I have yet to hear any conclusive evidence that indicates that Cyr had any reason for killing Jaymie.
Now thanks to double jeopardy Justin Adams will never serve a day for a murder I believe he committed.
Thanks to Hanna for the tip.
Capital Murder Confession:
Please check out the fascinating article by journalist Alex Wukman that I posted the link to above.
Do you know how I’m always saying just once I wish one of these murderous troglodytes would actually admit to their crimes? You know, like the ones who shoot several people in front of witnesses then please not guilty? Well it seems one man on trial for capital murder did just that.
Darrell Wayne Parker was facing a possible death sentence, in Texas no less, for the shooting deaths of his mother and stepfather, Cathy Youngblood and Charles Youngblood. Parker seemed to be the type who couldn’t keep his nose clean and ended up having to live with his folks. He got into it with his stepfather when Parker didn’t do some chores that Mr. Youngblood asked him to so Parker gunned down Mr. Youngblood and his own mother who just happened to have breast cancer.
Parker pleaded not guilty but while testifying admitted to the crime.
“We all agree you are guilty of capital murder,” Nelson Barnes, prosecuting attorney, had asked Parker. A “yes, sir” then stumbled out of Parker’s mouth.
I would have paid good money to see the virtual aneurysm his defense attorney had. Subsequently Parker was sentenced to life without parole.
Not surprisingly there are plans to appeal but those plans seem to come from his attorney and not Parker himself at least that’s how it’s being portrayed in the press.
As usual I’m not doing the article justice so I urge you to go read it in its entirety.
Chism Indicted on Additional Count of Rape in Ritzer Murder:
Previously 14-year-old Philip Chism was charged with the rape and murder of his teacher, 24-year-old Colleen Ritzer of Danvers High School in Danvers, Massachusetts. At that time the rape charge stemmed from accusations that Chism raped her with a tree branch. Now investigators are saying that Chism also raped her in the ‘traditional’ sense.
Chism has been charged as an adult in the murder but as a youthful offender in the rapes. Why? Is raping a woman once then again with a tree branch any less heinous than slashing her throat and leaving her to die? If you’re going to charge him as an adult, as he should be, try him as an adult for all his charges and not some half-assed blended charges.
UPDATE 1/30/2014: Chism has pleaded not guilty to the latest rape charge.