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dani
12-16-2004, 05:23 AM
An Arizona couple, Tom and Jackie Hawks, has vanished after selling their 55' cabin cruiser for $400,000 in Newport Beach, California. Tom is a former probation officer in Arizona.

http://www.tomandjackiehawks.com/

http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20041212/news_1n12vanish.html

Rag Doll 02
12-16-2004, 05:33 AM
An Arizona couple, Tom and Jackie Hawks, has vanished after selling their 55' cabin cruiser for $400,000 in Newport Beach, California. Tom is a former probation officer in Arizona.

http://www.tomandjackiehawks.com/

http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20041212/news_1n12vanish.html
This has been on my local news recently and has gotten my attention. I will have to hear more facts of the case, but so far I think there is something up with the people who 'purchased' their boat. They claim they paid for it in cash ?? Kind of alot of money to exchange hands in cash.... I think it will play out that they were set up or pushed overboard after being robbed for the boat, but you never can tell.

I will keep praying that they just wanted a little privacy and took off traveling. But the longer they go without calling relatives, especially being this is the holiday season, it doesnt look good.

lisag
12-16-2004, 01:00 PM
Yes, it sounds highly suspicious..

Jeana (DP)
12-16-2004, 03:27 PM
Is this also in our "MISSING" forum?

LovelyPigeon
12-16-2004, 11:33 PM
These don't sound like the killers, but just some teens who also read or heard on tv about the yacht and missing former owners, and took advantage:

Police arrest 3 teens aboard harbor yacht
Police on Monday arrested three teenagers who broke into the boat recently sold by Tom and Jackie Hawks, a Newport Beach couple who have been missing for a month.
Two Costa Mesa residents and one Santa Ana resident, all between 15 and 17, stole a small boat and used it to paddle out to the Well Deserved, a 55-foot cabin cruiser moored in the harbor, Newport Beach Police Sgt. Steve Shulman said. There, they broke a window, entered the boat and helped themselves to food and drink, Shulman said.

They stayed aboard and fished from the boat, he said.--->>

Newport Beach Police arrested the three teenagers on suspicion of vandalism and burglary, he said. --->>

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/pilot/news/police/la-dpt-safetybrf15dec15,1,5439826.story?coll=la-tcn-pilot-news-police

Rag Doll 02
12-18-2004, 05:33 AM
I will look for more details, but I just heard on FOX news that they have found the couples car, but still no sign of the couple

dani
12-18-2004, 06:07 AM
The network news (Friday evening) reported the couple's car was found in or near Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico.

They also reported the 25 year-old *buyer* of the boat has been arrested, but for "money laundering".

I'll see if I can find a link.

Meanwhile, here's a link to an interview Greta VS did regarding the Hawks' on Dec. 16th.

chicoliving
12-19-2004, 04:35 AM
Here's the only info I've found....

Newport Beach, CA, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Newport Beach, Calif., police have arrested a man who purchased a boat from a couple who disappeared a short time after the deal was completed.

Officials said Skylar DeLeon of Long Beach was arrested on a money-laundering charge related to his cash purchase of a 55-foot cruiser from Thomas and Jackie Hawks, a retired Arizona couple who had lived aboard the vessel for several years.

http://washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20041218-115248-8247r.htm

Rag Doll 02
12-19-2004, 04:52 AM
This case has gotten my attention. It is a real mystery so far...

Unfortunately I must admit that I dont see a happy ending coming out of this. I hope I am wrong, but I think the couple are no longer with us. No activity on their bank accounts, credit cards, cell phones... all that supposed cash money. No calls during the holidays, especially with news of a baby in the family, some of their personal effects still being on the boat, car being found in Mexico --- I wish there was some other conclusion than the one I think--

prayers for them and their family

AuntieKaren
12-19-2004, 03:08 PM
The article did say that the boat purchaser is being cooperative. Of course, that doesn't mean much. This is real creepy. I was near Newport Beach a couple days ago. I sure hope they are OK.
Karen

AuntieKaren
12-19-2004, 03:10 PM
I will look for more details, but I just heard on FOX news that they have found the couples car, but still no sign of the couple

Uh-oh...this is not good... :( :(
Karen

Sprocket
12-19-2004, 03:15 PM
If they are still alive, I will truly be amazed. Sad.

lisafremont
12-19-2004, 08:56 PM
When I first heard this sad story I had a sinking feeling that they were gone and the killer is the so-called "buyer." So tragic.

AuntieKaren
12-19-2004, 10:27 PM
Shouldn't this be in the "Missing" forum?
Karen

LovelyPigeon
12-19-2004, 10:43 PM
Mexico Returns Car of Missing Couple
By Christine Hanley, Times Staff Writer

A missing Newport Beach couple's sport utility vehicle was returned Saturday from Mexico, and police said they hoped it would yield clues to their whereabouts.

"We just don't know whether they're alive or not," Newport Beach Police Sgt. Steve Shulman said.

The Mexican man who was driving the couple's vehicle is cooperating with authorities and providing leads, Shulman said, and the California Highway Patrol's liaison to Mexico was helping local police with the investigation.
- http://www.latimes.com/news/local/orange/la-me-missing19dec19,1,3058590.story?coll=la-editions-orange

dani
12-21-2004, 04:59 AM
I don't know the date of this cell phone call, but it now has me wondering if the Hawks' were abducted in Mexico or, hopefully, they are just stuck in a Mexican jail right now. (I know that sounds horrible, but it's a whole lot rosier than the alternative that keeps running around in my head.)

I just wish they would tell us if the call was made before or after the sale of the boat. The buyer said he paid them $400,000 cash. It's illegal to enter Mexico with more than $10,000 cash. (It's also stupid.) No disrespect to the Hawks intended. They just may not have known about the law.

"Jackie’s cell phone records show the last call placed on her phone was at the U.S.-Mexico border."

http://www.wkyc.com/news/news_fullstory.asp?id=27255

packerdog
12-21-2004, 12:17 PM
My husband heard early this morning on our local news that the guy that bought the boat was an actor when he was a child. Has anybody heard anything about it?

LovelyPigeon
12-21-2004, 11:14 PM
Skylar DeLeon is a former child actor who worked on the "Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers" show, Molfetta said. --- >>

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/pilot/news/la-dpt-boatbuyer21dec21,1,5956030.story?coll=la-tcn-pilot-news

WasBlind
12-22-2004, 06:14 PM
Dec 18 Press Release (http://www.nbpd.org/press_release/press_release_2004/missing_couple.asp)

Skylar Julian DeLeon (http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=%22Skylar+Julius+DeLeon%22+++&fr=FP-tab-web-t-190&toggle=1&ei=UTF-8)

Prayers for Jackie and Tom, Matt and for Ryan.
With love and HOPE, Lanie

LovelyPigeon
12-22-2004, 09:25 PM
Police assisting in search for missing couple

By: YVETTE URREA - Staff Writer

CARLSBAD ---- Police volunteers passed out fliers Tuesday at hotels and motels along the Interstate 5 corridor asking for help in locating a missing couple, the brother and sister-in-law of former police Chief Jim Hawks.

The Carlsbad Police Officers Association is also offering a $1,000 reward to any hotel or motel employee who is able to confirm that the couple were registered guests on the night of Nov. 15. --->>

Carlsbad volunteers were assisting Newport Beach police in their investigation because it was easier for them to pass out fliers in San Diego County, Eppel said. Senior volunteers went to various motels all the way down to the Mexico border, he said.--->> http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2004/12/22/news/coastal/22_59_5812_21_04.txt

Anngelique
12-29-2004, 08:41 PM
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/12/21/national/main662180.shtml

Here is the latest news I can find on this couple.

LovelyPigeon
12-30-2004, 03:47 PM
A Long Beach man who bought a yacht from a missing retired couple and may have been the last person to see them alive pleaded not guilty Monday to charges linking him to large-scale drug sales.
Skylar James Deleon answered to three counts of laundering money from drug sales and three counts of possessing money related to narcotics sales.

Prosecutor Matt Murphy said Deleon, 25, bought a 55-foot cabin cruiser from the missing couple, Tom and Jackie Hawks, but Murphy declined to say whether he is a suspect in their disappearance.--->>

Deleon, who has a previous conviction for burglary, appeared as a child actor in the "Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers' television show, according to Michael Molfetta, an attorney for Jennifer. --->> http://www.presstelegram.com/Stories/0,1413,204~23170~2613373,00.html

yadler
01-01-2005, 03:13 PM
This case has gotten my attention. It is a real mystery so far...

Unfortunately I must admit that I dont see a happy ending coming out of this. I hope I am wrong, but I think the couple are no longer with us. No activity on their bank accounts, credit cards, cell phones... all that supposed cash money. No calls during the holidays, especially with news of a baby in the family, some of their personal effects still being on the boat, car being found in Mexico --- I wish there was some other conclusion than the one I think--

prayers for them and their family

From what I've read about the local case, the Orange County PD seems to be looking really hard at the buyer: a mid-twentysomething man who paid the $400,000 price in cash. This buyer is now under arrest for "money laundering." I take that to mean that they are holding him for something unrelated just to keep him locked up.

gatetrekker44
01-10-2005, 12:07 AM
why LE was asking the media not to publish any photos of Skylar Deleon-is there anyone out there in LE that could give a reason for this????

yadler
01-10-2005, 12:14 AM
Maybe the "buyer" is in the witness protection program. Maybe he's a snitch. But it sure is unusual for LE to arrest a suspect for another alleged crime (money laundering) rather than for the crime at hand: murder of two innocents.

Sprocket
01-10-2005, 12:21 AM
Maybe the "buyer" is in the witness protection program. Maybe he's a snitch. But it sure is unusual for LE to arrest a suspect for another alleged crime (money laundering) rather than for the crime at hand: murder of two innocents. I don't know that it's all that unusual yadler. Consider this. When they have someone, a suspect in a serious crime, but they don't have enough evidence to hold them on THAT charge, but during their investigation they do have enough evidence on ANOTHER charge, I would think that they would try to get the individual off the street on the lesser charge, while they try to compile evidence for the more serious crime. Watcha think?

yadler
01-10-2005, 12:26 AM
Oh I agree. It's just so transparent, don't you think? I guess LE just doesn't have probable cause to make an arrest at this juncture. So keeping the suspect warm on another charge sounds great to me.
From what I've read, he paid $400,000 cash. He's 24 years old. Huh? Hallooooo. So the money laundering from the sale of drugs is sound.

chicoliving
01-10-2005, 12:50 AM
What about the part of not showing his picture?

Could that be to keep the public unaware of his likeness because others are out there and may not know his real name but would recognize his picture? and about his name...I couldn't find him listed in the MMPR cast...how did the media get that info? Did he go by a different name in MMPR? If so, how did the media get that info and why haven't they reported his stage name (if he has one)?

http://www.tvtome.com/tvtome/servlet/CastGuide/showid-1905/Power_Rangers/

Sprocket
01-10-2005, 01:21 AM
Oh I agree. It's just so transparent, don't you think? I guess LE just doesn't have probable cause to make an arrest at this juncture. So keeping the suspect warm on another charge sounds great to me.
From what I've read, he paid $400,000 cash. He's 24 years old. Huh? Hallooooo. So the money laundering from the sale of drugs is sound. Doesn't everybody who's 24 have 400 grand in cash, just lyin' around? :D

ETA: Yes, it's transparent, but if the only charge you can go with is the drug charge, you do what you can.

IdahoMom
01-17-2005, 12:30 PM
What a gorgeous couple! It seems there would be some clue as to their fate. No DNA anywhere? I hope the authorities are monitoring the former MMPR very closely...including the use of phone calls and GPS devices.

yadler
01-17-2005, 12:48 PM
I think that they were just thrown overboard. Unless the suspect they have now decides to talk, I imagine that the State will have to forensically prove his guilt. Should teach us all about the dangers of buying/selling from individuals.

Pepper
01-17-2005, 03:09 PM
So what happened to the $400,000? If he paid cash for the boat, did the cash turn up in the couple's bank account? If he killed them for the boat, wouldn't he just keep the cash, and there be no record of the transaction? Why buy the boat, transfer the money, then kill the couple? Doesn't make sense.

chicoliving
01-17-2005, 03:12 PM
I guess the $400,000 is still out there, if it existed in the first place....this guy reportedly completed the transaction with the Hawks, in a parking lot no less! right....

yadler
01-17-2005, 08:02 PM
Unless Law Enforement can find the $400,000 cash, they might think that the couple was murdered for their boat.

LovelyPigeon
01-17-2005, 08:47 PM
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. Prosecutors today dropped money laundering charges and added a charge of grand theft against a man who bought a yacht from a retired couple who are now missing.

The Orange County district attorney's office says its investigation of Skylar DeLeon (DAY'-lee- ohn) of Long Beach has led them away from the money laundering case but they decline to say whether he is a suspect in the disappearance of Tom and Jackie Hawks of Prescott, Arizona.--->>

http://www.kesq.com/Global/story.asp?S=2763583

I missed where LE was repressing photos of DeLeon being released to the public. Where's that info from?

chicoliving
01-17-2005, 08:58 PM
I missed where LE was repressing photos of DeLeon being released to the public. Where's that info from?
Towards the end of the article...

http://www.nbpd.org/press_release/press_release_2004/missing_couple.asp

LovelyPigeon
01-17-2005, 09:02 PM
Thanks, chicoliving.

Skylar DeLeon, a 25-year-old Long Beach resident, was facing three counts of possession of money earned through large-scale drug sales and three counts of money laundering in connection with the purchase of the Well Deserved, a 55-foot cabin cruiser moored in Newport Harbor. Retired couple Tom and Jackie Hawks were living on the boat until its sale Nov. 15 and have not been heard from since.

Newport Beach Police arrested DeLeon on Dec. 17, the day after they found the Hawkses' car in Ensenada, Mexico.

The new charge has to do with unpaid repairs on another boat in April, Senior Deputy Dist. Atty. Matt Murphy said.--->>

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/pilot/news/police/la-dpt-safetybrief05jan05,1,752205.story?coll=la-tcn-pilot-news-police

It would seem that there are now no charges with any relationship to the missing Hawks.

There's a website for the Hawks, with updates:

http://www.tomandjackiehawks.com/index.htm

yadler
01-17-2005, 09:14 PM
What constitutes the grand theft charge? The boat/yacht?

LovelyPigeon
01-18-2005, 08:40 AM
What constitutes the grand theft charge? The boat/yacht?

from the article http://www.latimes.com/news/local/pilot/news/police/la-dpt-safetybrief05jan05,1,752205.story?coll=la-tcn-pilot-news-police above:

The new charge has to do with unpaid repairs on another boat in April, Senior Deputy Dist. Atty. Matt Murphy said.

chicoliving
03-09-2005, 09:02 PM
Seems there has been other arrests in this case. Nancy Grace covering the story now, on her show on HNN.

kimmy_q_sky
03-10-2005, 12:50 PM
Seems there has been other arrests in this case. Nancy Grace covering the story now, on her show on HNN.

I saw that Chico!! I was hoping to find more info here!!

kimmy_q_sky
03-10-2005, 12:55 PM
Here is the story....what a shame....

http://www.tomandjackiehawks.com/news.htm

snip...

Prosecutors filed murder charges Friday against Deleon, 25, of Long Beach, Alonso Machain, 21, of Pico Rivera and Myron Gardner, 41, of Long Beach. Police said additional arrests were expected.

Nine days after the test cruise, police said, Deleon traveled to the Hawkses' hometown of Prescott, Ariz., and attempted to access their bank account by using a document that gave him power of attorney. Police would not say how Deleon obtained the document.

On Nov. 26, Deleon drove the Hawkses' Honda CR-V to a home in Ensenada, Mexico, and left it there, said Newport Beach Police Sgt. Steve Shulman. While in Mexico, Deleon attempted to use the same power of attorney to access the Hawkses' Arizona bank account, Shulman

Edited to add....halfway down this article is a cronology. It is a very good read.

yadler
03-10-2005, 03:29 PM
I was at a loss over NG's show of the 9th because while the grieving son said that he knew that his parents were dead after the car was found in Ensenada, he didn't explain hoiw he knew. Now, we read that the couple had a home there (where care was found) and bank accounts were attempted. I suppose that the POA indicated that it was signed under coersion, etc.
I have been following this case since day 1 and am really interested in knowing more.

kimmy_q_sky
03-10-2005, 03:36 PM
I have been to Yadler! My first thought was that they signed the POA forcefully. I'm sure their bodies will never be found. I would like to hear more on this too. I'm going a searching....

LovelyPigeon
03-19-2005, 12:04 AM
No bodies found yet that I could find news about but 4 have been arrested for murders.

DNA test ordered in Newport Beach case of missing yacht sellers

Associated Press
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. - A judge on Friday issued an order for a DNA sample from one of four men arrested in connection with the alleged murders of a retired Arizona couple who disappeared after showing their yacht to prospective buyers.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 29, was ordered to immediately provide the sample to authorities by Orange County Superior Court Judge Craig Robison.--->>

He was arrested on March 10 for investigation of the murders of Tom and Jackie Hawks of Prescott, Ariz. He has not entered a plea but his attorney said he intends to plead not guilty.--->>

Prosecutors previously charged three men with murdering the couple in a scheme to steal the boat and other financial assets.

Myron S. Gardner, 41, Alonso Machain, 21, and Skylar J. Deleon, 25, were charged with two counts each of murder with special circumstances. The district attorney has not announced whether prosecutors will seek the death penalty.--->>

http://www.sanluisobispo.com/mld/sanluisobispo/11174487.htm

mysteriew
04-09-2005, 07:09 PM
The wife of a man charged with killing a couple who were selling their 55-foot yacht was arrested Friday by Newport Beach police on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder.

Jennifer Deleon, 23, is the fifth person arrested in the presumed murders of Tom and Jackie Hawks. The hairdresser was arrested when she arrived to visit her husband at Orange County Jail, police Lt. Steve Shulman said.

Her attorney, Michael Molfetta, said she was innocent.

Her husband, Skylar Deleon, 25, of Long Beach, was charged last month with murdering the Hawkses. Also charged with murder are Alonso Machain, 21, of Pico Rivera, and Myron Gardner, 41, and John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 39, both of Long Beach. All are being held without bail.

Because of the continuing investigation, authorities have declined to say what roles the suspects might have played.

http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-yacht9apr09,1,7272579.story?coll=la-headlines-pe-california

fran
04-14-2005, 09:09 PM
http://www.ocregister.com/ocr/2005/04/14/sections/local/crime_courts/article_480939.php



Boat owners were tossed overboard alive, police say
The Hawkses were cuffed, weighted and thrown into the sea, authorities suggest.

By LAYLAN CONNELLY
THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER


NEWPORT BEACH – Police disclosed Wednesday how they believe Thomas and Jackie Hawks were killed: The couple were overpowered, handcuffed, weighted down and thrown into the ocean alive.

Authorities have been reluctant to give details of how or where they believe the couple's presumed deaths occurred, citing an investigation into what they say was a murder-for-profit scheme.

The Hawkses' bodies have not been found.

"We're not prepared (to talk) about why this occurred, but it is our belief that it did occur," police spokesman Steve Shulman said.

snip.............................................. .......

Ryan Hawks, the couple's son, said he knew the details of their last moments for some time.

"I can't help but think about it," he said. "How my father fought for his life, fought for his wife. I just imagine it over and over in my head."

Ryan Hawks said his biggest fear is that Jackie Hawks had to watch Thomas be overpowered.

Five suspects are in custody and are scheduled to be arraigned at 8:30 a.m. Friday at the Harbor Justice Center.

snip............................................

The suspects, including DeLeon's wife, Jennifer, face the death penalty if convicted.

Sprocket
04-27-2005, 10:55 PM
Has anyone heard anything about the status of this case and/or the defendants?

They were arrained in the Harbor Justice Center. I imagine the case will be heard in Newport, unless the defense gets a change of venue. I wonder if all the defendants will be tried together.

gatetrekker44
04-29-2005, 12:11 AM
that the 5 defendants are all facing murder charges-they had photos and/or film of all five. The sheriff also stated that at least one of them will be facing additional charges related to trying to take out a contract on one of the witnesses in this case-he didn't say which one though. I think we will be hearing much more in the days and weeks to come about this case.


Bring Maura home!

sharon25
05-24-2005, 04:59 PM
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-yacht23may23,1,97698.story?coll=la-headlines-california&ctrack=2&cset=true

Police say that somewhere between Newport Harbor and Santa Catalina, the Hawkses were handcuffed to the boat's anchor and thrown overboard alive. Tom was 57; Jackie, was 47. Their bodies have not been found.



* any updates on the trial?

PrayersForMaura
05-24-2005, 05:02 PM
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-yacht23may23,1,97698.story?coll=la-headlines-california&ctrack=2&cset=true

Police say that somewhere between Newport Harbor and Santa Catalina, the Hawkses were handcuffed to the boat's anchor and thrown overboard alive. Tom was 57; Jackie, was 47. Their bodies have not been found.



* any updates on the trial?
this just makes me ill, the way they were thrown overboard like garbage. I hope the 5 involved get the ultimate punishment for their senseless crime.

Tristan
08-18-2005, 03:12 AM
This is an absolutely heinous crime.

To kill two people in such a manner....just to get a BOAT, is
utterly despicable.

http://aolsvc.news.aol.com/entertainment/article.adp?id=20050817070609990001&_ccc=4&cid=918

chicoliving
08-18-2005, 03:16 AM
It's just chilling to think of what they did to the Hawks....here's a link to the previous thread from the beginning when they were "missing"

http://websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=17587&highlight=yacht

Shadow205
08-18-2005, 09:30 AM
This is an absolutely heinous crime.

To kill two people in such a manner....just to get a BOAT, is
utterly despicable.

http://aolsvc.news.aol.com/entertainment/article.adp?id=20050817070609990001&_ccc=4&cid=918
Tristan, thanks for the update. I remember this case and hadn't heard that it had been solved. So very sad.

Saffron
08-18-2005, 04:50 PM
No matter how many horrible crime stories are in the news everyday -- and there are an unbelievable amount -- I still cannot comprehend them, but especially inconceivable is the seeming casualness with which so many crimes are committed.

This 26-year-old guy and his pregnant wife read a newspaper ad about a boat for sale and then devised a plan to murder the owners after having them sign over power of attorney? Just like that? And they were able to handcuff two people to a 66-pound anchor and let them suffer with full consciousness of what was happening before they drowned? This just doesn't seem possible. And yet, as we all know, evil acts that we can't even imagine until we hear about them are committed everyday.

How tortured the murdered couple's family and friends must be, knowing what they went through before they died.

Cypros
08-18-2005, 05:52 PM
I also had not realized that this case was solved. It was a topic of discussion on the various news/crime shows for months.

I am bothered by the fact that this murderer, Skylar Deleon, presents himself as a "former child star". I looked him up on the Internet Movie Data Base (http://www.imdb.com/) which lists EVERYBODY who ever performed (or directed, wrote, etc) in a TV show or movie and I found nothing. According to one article he was an EXTRA in the old Power Rangers series. That is hardly what I would call a "former child star". I am wondering if he suffers from delusions of gradeur. Perhaps he thougt of himself as being more than what he was -- or deserving of more than what he had -- and he thought he needed a yacht to help create that illusion.

Tristan
08-18-2005, 11:26 PM
Cypros...I looked him up on IMDB, too, and i laughed when I could
not find a trace of him anywhere. You are correct, ANYONE who even
played the tiniest part in any show or movie is listed there, so since I
have acted on actual television, I guess I am more of a star than Skylar Deleon. LOL

As far as the crime, I did not read about it when the Hawks were missing.
It is SO insane that they would murder two people just to get their yacht.

How stupid were they to think that they would not get caught.

God bless the Hawks. May they rest in peace.

Cypros
08-19-2005, 08:19 AM
Cypros...I looked him up on IMDB, too, and i laughed when I could
not find a trace of him anywhere. You are correct, ANYONE who even
played the tiniest part in any show or movie is listed there, so since I
have acted on actual television, I guess I am more of a star than Skylar Deleon. LOL.

LOL! I did extra work many years ago so I guess I can call myself a "former star", too! :woohoo:

2luvmy
08-19-2005, 11:19 AM
This is OT, but Cypro, who are the children in your signature?

fran
08-19-2005, 11:20 AM
http://ocregister.com/ocr/2005/08/19/sections/news/news/article_641036.php


Defendant in case of missing Newport yacht owners faces new trouble.

By LARRY WELBORN
The Orange County Register


NEWPORT BEACH – A former child actor and ex-Marine, already accused of murdering a couple to steal their yacht, was charged Thursday with killing an Anaheim man while on a work furlough from the Seal Beach jail.

Skylar Julius Deleon is accused of killing Jon Peter Jarvi, 45, on Dec. 26, 2003.

The charge, filed late Thursday in the Harbor Justice Center in Newport Beach, alleges that Deleon and an accomplice committed the murder for financial gain, which could result in the death penalty.

Michael W. Lewis Jr., Deleon's cousin was arrested Thursday afternoon at his home in Oatman, Ariz., accused of being an accomplice.

And Deleon's wife, Jennifer Henderson-Deleon, was charged with being an accessory to murder after the fact. She is also a defendant in the presumed deaths on the yacht.

At the time of Jarvi's killing, Deleon spent his nights in the Seal Beach jail while serving a one-year term for burglary, but was allowed out during the day on a work furlough authorized by Orange County Superior Court Judge Roger Robbins.

While serving his burglary sentence, Deleon befriended Jarvi, a pilot who also made custom jewelry and was serving a four-month federal sentence for counterfeiting, said Orange County Deputy District Attorney Matt Murphy.

Within days of his release from jail in December 2003, Jarvi had refinanced his Tustin condominium and pawned his van, producing $50,000 in cash, Murphy added.

On Dec. 26, 2003, while he was supposed to be working, Deleon paid $18,000 in cash to a Costa Mesa boat-repair yard to refit his 26-foot Sea Ray cabin cruiser, deposited about $21,000 in cash in a bank account, and paid $2,200 for a diamond ring from a Long Beach jeweler for his wife, according to police reports. Deleon is suspected of driving Jarvi to Mexico under the pretense of completing an easy-money business deal the next day.

Jarvi, who celebrated his 45th birthday a day earlier, died from loss of blood after his throat was slit. His body was found near the Mexican highway that leads to the Tecate border checkpoint.

Deleon's trail to Mexico on the day Jarvi died was traced by his cell-phone calls, police said. Deleon made several calls to his wife along the way, both before and after Jarvi was killed, according to police reports. The calls pinged off several transponders along the way, allowing detectives to track his route to and from Mexico.

Deleon returned late to the Seal Beach jail on the night Jarvi was killed, but was allowed in without incident by a civilian jailer hired by a private company that runs the "pay to serve" program, Murphy said.

That jailer, Alonso A. Machain, 25, of Pico Rivera, is a co-defendant with Deleon and several others in what authorities say was the kidnapping and murder of Thomas Hawks, 57, and his wife, Jackie, 47, in November.

more at link...............................

Camper
08-19-2005, 11:35 AM
Wow, a real look at the mind of a criminal. What a story! Jail is NOT a safe place, duh, hmmm.

Wonder IF IF the jail is still allowing inmates to serve time as jailers, wonder who thought that brilliant one up?

One moral of the story is donut sell your own boat, pay the commission and have a dealer sell it for you. OR anything really valuable, you leave yourself open for criminal perps.


.

Gozgals
08-19-2005, 12:54 PM
this just makes me ill, the way they were thrown overboard like garbage. I hope the 5 involved get the ultimate punishment for their senseless crime.
I agree PrayersForMaura. I saw the son on TV long ago. I did not even know the case was solved. How horrible. I cannot even take this in either.

This is just sick.

Prayers for all the missing and may all who do evil get their DUE.

Gozgals.

Just plain horrid.

mysteriew
08-19-2005, 02:40 PM
An Orange County man accused of murdering a couple to steal their yacht has been charged in another murder case.

The new complaint against Skylar Juluis Deleon was filed yesterday in Newport Beach. It claims that in 2003, he killed a man he met while both were serving time at the Seal Beach jail.
http://cbs2.com/localnews/localnewsla_story_231121835.html

Cypros
08-19-2005, 04:04 PM
One moral of the story is donut sell your own boat, pay the commission and have a dealer sell it for you. OR anything really valuable, you leave yourself open for criminal perps.

That's good advice, Camper.

Cypros
08-19-2005, 04:12 PM
This is OT, but Cypro, who are the children in your signature?

Hi 2luvmy. thanks for asking! The children I post is my siggy are Jordanian Bedouin. I live with them every summer while doing my fieldwork. The little girl posted here is named Badria. She is 4 years old in that picture but is now 15 and a real beauty! Her English is almost perfect and she is an excellent student and plans to go to college like her older sister.

gardenmom
08-19-2005, 08:11 PM
Gee, I never let my kids watch Power Rangers, because I saw how it led to violence in young children. I guess I was right!

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08-20-2005, 12:30 PM
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mysteriew
08-21-2005, 12:09 AM
An Orange County judge allowed Skylar Deleon to serve a one-year sentence at a private jail with days free to work at home even though Deleon had admitted using a gun during a burglary in Anaheim.

Deleon is now suspected of committing three murders, all during a period when prosecutors say he should have been in prison.

Seal Beach police now say they would have rejected Deleon's application for a work furlough if they were aware that he had used a gun, but there was no mention of the firearm in the state criminal database.

"Had I known that there was a weapon involved in the burglary, I probably would not have accepted him," Sgt. Jim Johnson said. "I would have said 'no.' "

It was during one of his work-furlough days on Dec. 27, 2003, that Deleon is suspected of killing an Anaheim man by slitting his throat. He is accused of then dumping the body on the side of a Mexican highway, according to charges filed Thursday.

Deleon, a former child actor and an ex-Marine, was still on probation when the Hawkses disappeared.
http://www.ocregister.com/ocr/2005/08/20/sections/news/news/article_642661.php

IdahoMom
10-02-2005, 06:11 PM
Was wondering about this case today; here's an update:

http://www.tomandjackiehawks.com/news.htm

~snip~
Three Plead Not Guilty in Death of Cruising Couple
Thursday, September 15, 2005

By Marisa O'Neil

Three people, including a young married couple and a former gang member, pleaded not guilty last month to charges they killed a retired Newport Beach couple at sea in a scheme to steal their yacht and plunder their bank accounts.

Tom Hawks, 57, a retired Arizona probation officer, and his wife Jackie Hawks, 47, were living on their 55-foot Lien Hwa trawler, Well Deserved, in Newport Harbor when family members reported them missing in November. Authorities allege the Hawkses were incapacitated, bound, chained to an anchor and thrown overboard while still alive somewhere between Newport Beach and Catalina Island during what they thought was a sea trial with prospective buyers.

Their bodies have not been found.

Long Beach residents Skylar DeLeon, 26, and his wife, Jennifer Henderson-DeLeon, 24, and 40-year-old John Fitzgerald Kennedy pleaded not guilty August 30 in Orange County Superior Court to double murder charges. Two other suspects, Alonso Machain, 21, of Pico Rivera, and Myron Gardner, 42, of Long Beach, face a separate preliminary hearing scheduled for October 7.

~snip~

SewingDeb
10-02-2005, 11:41 PM
Thank you for the update, IdahoMom. This is such a sad case and all for money.

IdahoMom
10-03-2005, 08:55 PM
Thank you for the update, IdahoMom. This is such a sad case and all for money.
Yes, it is. And the pathetic thing is the losers didn't even get to hold onto their ill-gotten gain. So they murdered 2 vibrant people for NOTHING!!

( I am not saying there is ever justification for killing someone unless it is to protect you or someone else in a perilous situation, or to carry out a death sentence)

SewingDeb
10-03-2005, 10:00 PM
I'm glad they won't be able to enjoy their ill-gotten gains.

(I knew what you meant. : ) )

chicoliving
07-29-2006, 02:57 PM
A Long Beach man awaiting trial for murder has been charged with attempting to arrange the killing of his father and cousin, both of whom were potential witnesses in cases against him.

Skylar Deleon, 26, is accused of handcuffing a retired couple from Arizona to an anchor and throwing them into the ocean in 2004.

On Monday, he'll appear in court to face new allegations that he tried to get a fellow inmate to kill his father in 2005 and tried to convince another to kill his cousin.

Prosecutors did not provide details of the new charges.

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/C/CA_YACHT_KILLINGS_CAOL-?SITE=CAMAR&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

PrayersForMaura
07-30-2006, 12:49 PM
A Long Beach man awaiting trial for murder has been charged with attempting to arrange the killing of his father and cousin, both of whom were potential witnesses in cases against him.

Skylar Deleon, 26, is accused of handcuffing a retired couple from Arizona to an anchor and throwing them into the ocean in 2004.

On Monday, he'll appear in court to face new allegations that he tried to get a fellow inmate to kill his father in 2005 and tried to convince another to kill his cousin.

Prosecutors did not provide details of the new charges.

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/C/CA_YACHT_KILLINGS_CAOL-?SITE=CAMAR&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

unbelievable! This guy Skylar thinks he can just keep killing people to solve his problems. What an idiot. :mad:

JBean
07-30-2006, 12:52 PM
A Long Beach man awaiting trial for murder has been charged with attempting to arrange the killing of his father and cousin, both of whom were potential witnesses in cases against him.

Skylar Deleon, 26, is accused of handcuffing a retired couple from Arizona to an anchor and throwing them into the ocean in 2004.

On Monday, he'll appear in court to face new allegations that he tried to get a fellow inmate to kill his father in 2005 and tried to convince another to kill his cousin.

Prosecutors did not provide details of the new charges.

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/C/CA_YACHT_KILLINGS_CAOL-?SITE=CAMAR&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULTThanks for posting chico. This is a local case for me and this guy is the worst of the worst.

yadler
07-30-2006, 12:53 PM
unbelievable! This guy Skylar thinks he can just keep killing people to solve his problems. What an idiot. :mad:

Yea, but they are born everyday: look at the Perry March murder case in Nasheville. Ol' Perry, while in jail and awaiting trial for the murder of his beautiful wife, Janet, contracted with another inmate to kill Janet's parents so as to help in his defense (no direct testimony).

Kim Ii
07-30-2006, 04:27 PM
I remember hearing about this...so very sad.

Here's another link I just found...an interview of Ryan Hawks:

http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20050509/news_1m9yacht.html

Bobbisangel
08-01-2006, 08:08 AM
I remember seeing the son on probably Nancy Grace or one of those shows. What a nice young man and his parents seemed like a nice couple too. It is really sad what some people will do to get money. I guess the guy couldn't even imagine holding down a job in order to earn a living. I hope he gets the death penalty. After killing three people and then trying to hire someone to murder his own dad and cousin this guy doesn't need to keep breathing. Guess his wife is just a bad.

I feel so bad for the Hawks son/children knowing the way that his/their parents died. It is just so horrible.

curious1
08-01-2006, 02:31 PM
Hey, any volunteers? Someone can hand cuff this scum and his crew and I'll push 'em overboard. :furious:

givree
01-30-2007, 06:22 PM
I thought the trial was supposed to have started by now for Skylar and co,


has it been delayed?

LovelyPigeon
01-31-2007, 09:09 PM
The trials were postponed until Fall:

Courthouse briefs: Skylar Deleon's attorney, Gary Pohlson, says the trial in the Tom and Jackie Hawks yacht deaths will be pushed back to the fall. That means all three major trials scheduled for this month – Deleon, Jaramillo and Cavallo– have been postponed. - http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/news/columns/article_1545749.php

Peter Hamilton
01-31-2007, 10:06 PM
This is a real horror story--a nightmare--however, i must say that this couple were too trusting and should have known better--I saw what these killers looked like--They looked like scum---If I was selling a boat and these guys showed up to look at it I would have said Sorry, already sold--Common sense dicates caution

curious1
02-01-2007, 12:07 PM
Hey, any volunteers? Someone can hand cuff this scum and his crew and I'll push 'em overboard. :furious:
My offer from Aug 2006 still stands.

IdahoMom
05-08-2007, 12:00 AM
Updates on this case:

http://www.tomandjackiehawks.com/

http://www.tomandjackiehawks.com/news.htm

snip

Tom and Jackie Hawks huddled on a bed in the cabin of their yacht, miles off the coast of California, handcuffed, muzzled and blindfolded.
"I don't want to die," Jackie pleaded, her words muffled by duct tape. "I have a new grandchild in Arizona. I want to see him."
Her husband leaned back, reaching for her hand, trying to calm her.
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Three armed assailants loomed over the Prescott couple, ordering them to sign title documents for the boat, demanding all their bank account information. Jackie wept, trembling. Tom remained stoic.
They were bound to each other, marched onto the deck at night, tied to an anchor. It was thrown overboard, yanking the Hawkses along. Jackie's head bounced off the deck before she and Tom splashed into the ocean and sank 3,600 feet.
Their bodies have never been found.

philamena
05-08-2007, 12:09 AM
OMG! :(That sent chills down my spine. I followed this case when the family first went missing. May God bless their souls.
May their murderers rot.:behindbar

reb
05-08-2007, 12:19 AM
so... have they been put to death yet? preferrably by burning alive, in the center of town for all to see? what the hell are we waiting for.....????

IdahoMom
05-08-2007, 12:19 AM
OMG! :(That sent chills down my spine. I followed this case when the family first went missing. May God bless their souls.
May their murderers rot.:behindbar

I agree. The perps are the scum of the earth...mugshots of 3 of them are at the bottom of this page. Two of the others' mugshots are up higher on the page:

www.tomandjackiehawks.com/timeline.htm (http://www.tomandjackiehawks.com/timeline.htm)

philamena
05-08-2007, 12:25 AM
Thanks for the information. Do you know if Skylar is the son who appeared on Greta and other news reports?

SewingDeb
05-08-2007, 12:37 AM
Thanks for the information. Do you know if Skylar is the son who appeared on Greta and other news reports?

I don't believe he is a son of either one of them.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skylar_Deleon

czechmate7
05-08-2007, 12:40 AM
so... have they been put to death yet? preferrably by burning alive, in the center of town for all to see? what the hell are we waiting for.....????
Reb....tell us how you really feel!!!??!!!:eek:

chicoliving
05-08-2007, 12:41 AM
Thanks for the information. Do you know if Skylar is the son who appeared on Greta and other news reports?

I remember the son on Greta but its been quite a while. I'm sure his name wasn't Skylar. Skylar is the name of one of the perps.

reb
05-08-2007, 12:52 AM
sorry...but they should have been euthanized a long time ago. i have no patience for subhumans like this. why are they still breathing...???

philamena
05-08-2007, 12:56 AM
I don't believe he is a son of either one of them.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skylar_Deleon

Thanks SewingDeb,
I'm reading articles now. I misread the information.:blushing:

IdahoMom
05-08-2007, 12:56 AM
Tom and Jackie's sons have done an excellent job on the website. It has alot of loving remembrances. (Actually, Tom already had the boys when he married Jackie but they loved her as a mother)

philamena
05-08-2007, 12:57 AM
I remember the son on Greta but its been quite a while. I'm sure his name wasn't Skylar. Skylar is the name of one of the perps.
Thanks chico.
I read too fast....again. lol :)

philamena
05-08-2007, 12:59 AM
Tom and Jackie's sons have done an excellent job on the website. It has alot of loving remembrances. (Actually, Tom already had the boys when he married Jackie but they loved her as a mother)

I'm reading the website now. The boys have done an excellent job.

This is posted on the website.

In the end, police say the Hawkses were killed for $3,800 taken from the boat.

2 people tortured and murdered for 3,800.00. unbelievable

IdahoMom
05-08-2007, 01:09 AM
I'm reading the website now. The boys have done an excellent job.

This is posted on the website.

2 people tortured and murdered for 3,800.00. unbelievable

I know- isn't that gross?!? I can't imagine the terror they felt- especially when they were thrown overboard. :(

gman20001969
05-09-2007, 10:45 AM
so... have they been put to death yet?

I'm with Reb on this. The evidence is clear enough to see that the people apprehended for this crime caused this couple's death. Forget the appeal process, forget the long stay on death row. Let's put them to death now.

We as a society have gotten away with doing the honorable thing. In the days of the old west, you didn't spend years in jail for killing someone. You had a quick trial and then you were hanged. Long ago, if you committed a crime and were found guilty, you were sent where life imprisonment was a death sentence. I'm talking the kind of prison you'd see in the movie "Cool Hand Luke" (Wiping the forehead boss...).

But now, you have almost every luxury when it comes to being in prison. Getting life for killing someone is more often the penalty than death. Even if you do get the death penalty, there's the appeal process that can run for decades. You might be lucky enough to die of old age before having your sentence carried out.

I guess what I'm trying to say is... our American society has gotten too lax on punishment on crime. The thought of going to jail scares the hell out of me but obviously not enough for a good portion of our society...

chicoliving
06-01-2007, 04:18 PM
~snip~

Prosecutors say Deleon, a mother of two, helped her husband Skylar Deleon gain the trust of the couple before the killings, helped cover up the murders and lied to investigators.

She could face life in prison without parole.

Her husband could get the death penalty when he goes on trial.

http://ktla.trb.com/news/ktla-ocyachtmurders,0,5587766.story?coll=ktla-promo-layout

JBean
06-01-2007, 04:49 PM
~snip~

Prosecutors say Deleon, a mother of two, helped her husband Skylar Deleon gain the trust of the couple before the killings, helped cover up the murders and lied to investigators.

She could face life in prison without parole.

Her husband could get the death penalty when he goes on trial.

http://ktla.trb.com/news/ktla-ocyachtmurders,0,5587766.story?coll=ktla-promo-layout
You know I just cannot stand this story.Everytime I see it or read it or hear it, it makes me sick all over again.
Thanks for the upate..I wish they would sentence her already and then get along to her dh. I wonder what it means "she wasn't ready for sentencing"?

nanandjim
06-01-2007, 06:14 PM
...
She could face life in prison without parole...
I don't understand why they didn't seek the death penalty for this woman. But for her, the couple may still be alive.

I think her, her husband and the other idiot accomplice should all be put to death. They should have anchors or weights tied around them with their hands and feet bound and tape across their mouth. Then, they should be thrown overboard from the victims' boat. That's a fitting punishment.

philamena
06-01-2007, 11:42 PM
Nanandjim,
I couldn't agree more. The woman was just as much as accomplice as the others. She should receive the DP too.

tezi
06-02-2007, 09:15 AM
You know I just cannot stand this story.Everytime I see it or read it or hear it, it makes me sick all over again.
Thanks for the upate..I wish they would sentence her already and then get along to her dh. I wonder what it means "she wasn't ready for sentencing"?

Maybe she has more info to offer? Maybe she's trying for a better deal? Who knows? In AR, she'd already be in prison.

JBean
10-06-2007, 12:38 AM
Woman Gets Life In Prison For Double Yacht Murder

(CBS) LONG BEACH, Calif. A young Long Beach mother was sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole for her role in a plot involving her husband and others to kill a retired couple and steal their 55-foot yacht.

Jennifer Deleon, 26, who now goes by Henderson, was convicted on Nov. 17 of two counts of first-degree murder in connection with the Nov. 15, 2004, slaying of Tom Hawks, 57, a retired probation officer, and his 47-year-old wife, Jackie. A jury also found true the special circumstances of murder for financial gain and multiple murder
This afternoon, Orange County Superior Court Judge Frand Fasel sentenced her to two life sentences without the possibility of parole.

Deleon has two children, ages 3 and 5, and was pregnant with her youngest when the murders occurred.

She was twice offered immunity and an immediate release from jail if she would testify against her husband, Skylar Deleon, and the other defendants, and twice she refused, saying she could never face her children if she turned on their father, whom she is now divorcing.

Her children are now in the custody of her parents.

Deleon showed no emotion when she was sentenced, but became teary eyed earlier when the son of the victims, Ryan Hawks, said he thought her children should be put up for adoption because it would be "best for them not to know who their biological parents were."

Senior Deputy District Attorney Matt Murphy later told reporters that by all accounts the children are in a "pretty stable household."

Deleon was tried separately from her husband and three other men.

http://cbs2.com/topstories/local_story_278193012.html

Taximom
10-06-2007, 12:44 AM
This case made me sick from day one. I agree with Ryan Hawks. Let those children be raised by someone else far far away from her clutches. Her children may turn away from her eventually if they really are being raised in a stable environment.

Ugh, they need to rot in the deepest, darkest, hottest corner of hell.

CaliKid
10-06-2007, 02:37 AM
Woman Gets Life In Prison For Double Yacht Murder

(CBS) LONG BEACH, Calif. A young Long Beach mother was sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole for her role in a plot involving her husband and others to kill a retired couple and steal their 55-foot yacht.

Jennifer Deleon, 26, who now goes by Henderson, was convicted on Nov. 17 of two counts of first-degree murder in connection with the Nov. 15, 2004, slaying of Tom Hawks, 57, a retired probation officer, and his 47-year-old wife, Jackie. A jury also found true the special circumstances of murder for financial gain and multiple murder
This afternoon, Orange County Superior Court Judge Frand Fasel sentenced her to two life sentences without the possibility of parole.

Deleon has two children, ages 3 and 5, and was pregnant with her youngest when the murders occurred.

She was twice offered immunity and an immediate release from jail if she would testify against her husband, Skylar Deleon, and the other defendants, and twice she refused, saying she could never face her children if she turned on their father, whom she is now divorcing.

Her children are now in the custody of her parents.

Deleon showed no emotion when she was sentenced, but became teary eyed earlier when the son of the victims, Ryan Hawks, said he thought her children should be put up for adoption because it would be "best for them not to know who their biological parents were."

Senior Deputy District Attorney Matt Murphy later told reporters that by all accounts the children are in a "pretty stable household."

Deleon was tried separately from her husband and three other men.

http://cbs2.com/topstories/local_story_278193012.html

Well, if that doesn't equal stupid, I don't know what does. Couldn't turn on the POS father, huh? So now she spends the rest of her life in jail, and the only way her children will ever see her is behind a glass partition. Oh well, they're better off without her anyway.

IdahoMom
10-06-2007, 04:22 PM
It broke my heart to read this:

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,299837,00.html

snip

Machain said the Hawkses were blindfolded and handcuffed after he, Kennedy and Skylar Deleon overpowered them on the open sea.
The victims were then forced to sign and fingerprint documents transferring ownership of the "Well Deserved" to Deleon before being tied to an anchor and pushed overboard, Machain testified. Their bodies have never been found.
Machain testified that Tom Hawks tried to hold his crying wife's hand and comfort her in the moments before they died.

JBean
10-06-2007, 04:27 PM
It broke my heart to read this:

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,299837,00.html

snip

Machain said the Hawkses were blindfolded and handcuffed after he, Kennedy and Skylar Deleon overpowered them on the open sea.
The victims were then forced to sign and fingerprint documents transferring ownership of the "Well Deserved" to Deleon before being tied to an anchor and pushed overboard, Machain testified. Their bodies have never been found.
Machain testified that Tom Hawks tried to hold his crying wife's hand and comfort her in the moments before they died.
It's one of the reasons I hate this story so much. Hawks did get a kick in before he went down. sick pigs.

IdahoMom
10-06-2007, 04:27 PM
It's one of the reasons I hate this story so much. Hawks did get a kick in before he went down. sick pigs.

He did?!? Good! I hadn't heard that before.

JBean
10-06-2007, 04:33 PM
He did?!? Good! I hadn't heard that before.
Yes IM. He kicked Skylar right before he went overboard. jackie hit her head and I hope it knocked her out. the whole thing makes me sick.
>>Before being tossed into the ocean, Thomas Hawks kicked Skylar in a last act of defiance, he said.<<

JBean
10-06-2007, 04:44 PM
There are some really lovely pictures in here:

http://www.tomandjackiehawks.com/tomnjackie.htm

CaliKid
10-06-2007, 05:18 PM
This case sounds a lot like a more recent one in Florida.

http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=53857

The difference is, these scumbags wanted the Hawkes' boat, not to escape anywhere.

KansasCutie
10-06-2007, 05:20 PM
oh my gosh i really wish i didnt stumble across this thread, this is way too unbelievably sad.

nanandjim
10-06-2007, 05:27 PM
There are some really lovely pictures in here:

http://www.tomandjackiehawks.com/tomnjackie.htm
Thanks for posting. They looked like a really nice couple. It is so very sad that the female set them up to be murdered. :(

JBean
10-06-2007, 05:31 PM
This case sounds a lot like a more recent one in Florida.

http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=53857

The difference is, these scumbags wanted the Hawkes' boat, not to escape anywhere.
I agree CK, when this case broke I thought of the Hawks right away.

Taximom
10-06-2007, 05:34 PM
Anyone remember Oba Chandler and what he did to a mom and her 2 girls vacationing down in FL many years ago? I had many sleepless nights after hearing about that one.

These kinds of crimes especially haunt me because I can feel the terror these poor victims must have felt since they were alive and knew what was going to happen, OR saw what was happening to their loved one(s).

calidreamin
10-06-2007, 05:49 PM
Hi taximom! I remember that case and it broke my heart also. The poor Hawkes, that just ripped my heart out. Thank you JBean for posting the website those pictures show what a lovely couple they were. The evil in this world sometimes seems to much to bear.

JBean
10-06-2007, 06:30 PM
Hi taximom! I remember that case and it broke my heart also. The poor Hawkes, that just ripped my heart out. Thank you JBean for posting the website those pictures show what a lovely couple they were. The evil in this world sometimes seems to much to bear.
yw calidreamin. I just watched each of these episodes and it was so moving. Just click on each box to the right and get your hanky:

http://www.azcentral.com/news/specials/hawks/articles/intro.html

tezi
10-06-2007, 10:34 PM
Anyone remember Oba Chandler and what he did to a mom and her 2 girls vacationing down in FL many years ago? I had many sleepless nights after hearing about that one.

These kinds of crimes especially haunt me because I can feel the terror these poor victims must have felt since they were alive and knew what was going to happen, OR saw what was happening to their loved one(s).

Yes, Taximom I remember that case well. Did he get the death penalty? I can't remember if got the DP or LWOP.

SuziQ
10-06-2007, 11:58 PM
When Ryan Hawks plead for the children to be given up, his reasoning was, IIRC, so the children never have to know what their parents did and would never have to know they were used to murder his parents. That just got me beyond words! So heartbreaking.

SuziQ
10-07-2007, 12:04 AM
Do any of you remember the couple from AZ that disappeared after going to meet someone who wanted to buy their expensive motorcycle? I read a very long time ago that Skylar was being looked at for a connection to this case. Anyone hear any more on that?

http://www.theyaremissed.org/ncma/gallery/ncmaprofile_all.php?A200301336W

http://www.theyaremissed.org/ncma/gallery/ncmaprofile_all.php?A200301337W

Saffron
10-07-2007, 12:05 AM
I agree with all of you that this was one of the most difficult stories to hear about. Unbelievably horrible.

And this quote from the article:

She was twice offered immunity and an immediate release from jail if she would testify against her husband, Skylar Deleon, and the other defendants, and twice she refused, saying she could never face her children if she turned on their father, whom she is now divorcing.
I am so relieved that she was not given immunity and released from jail. I can't imagine someone so dangerously heartless being out on the streets, or living in freedom. And her reason for not testifying against her husband was because she wouldn't be able to face her children if she turned on their father? Yet, she could help lure this couple into a situation in which they would be emotionally tortured and then murdered... with seemingly no concern about facing her children afterwards. She and her husband are evil.

IdahoMom
10-07-2007, 12:11 AM
Do any of you remember the couple from AZ that disappeared after going to meet someone who wanted to buy their expensive motorcycle? I read a very long time ago that Skylar was being looked at for a connection to this case. Anyone hear any more on that?

http://www.theyaremissed.org/ncma/gallery/ncmaprofile_all.php?A200301336W

http://www.theyaremissed.org/ncma/gallery/ncmaprofile_all.php?A200301337W


Hi Suzi-

I've not heard of the other Arizona couple. Interesting that there may be a connection with Skylar. :waitasec:

IdahoMom
10-07-2007, 12:14 AM
yw calidreamin. I just watched each of these episodes and it was so moving. Just click on each box to the right and get your hanky:

http://www.azcentral.com/news/specials/hawks/articles/intro.html

I watched those episodes and they were very interesting and soo sad. Ryan really looks like Tom, doesn't he? His remark that he sees his Dad every time he looks in the mirror really got me. And the story about Tom taking Jackie along on a men's weekend was so sweet. :(

Such a nice family...and now forever scarred because of those stupid, evil thugs. :(

joe jones
03-17-2008, 12:25 PM
After his wife's trial and conviction everything has gone quiet, Skyler and his accomplices have not come to trial yet,

anybody heard when a date may be set,

joe jones
03-17-2008, 12:48 PM
was supposed to start in January 08,

and I can't find any new info or press releases, plus Machain appears to not have been sentenced yet either

Niner
04-01-2008, 03:50 PM
I too was wondering about this case - ?? Anyone have any updates?? Is Skylar's trial over?? I'm really bad at searching the net... :waitasec: !!
TIA!

MsRusty
04-01-2008, 04:01 PM
The other day at the bookstore there was a book on this case, the end of that book said at his trial Skylar went to trial looking like a woman, he had plucked his eyebrows, I think had his nails done and looked very feminine. Now I'm not sure if this was the final triall or what, but according to whoever was giving this account to the author said Skylar did this thinking he'd gain sympathy from the jury because they were apparently leniant with his wife--whose name escapes me at the moment. I didn't buy the book just read the last chapter there at the store.
The murdered couple have a website (run by the son), they should have an update.

joe jones
04-02-2008, 08:17 AM
I still can't find any info on when any of the trials will start, it has been draggin on forever

MsRusty
04-02-2008, 08:55 AM
According to the news updates at the couple's webpage the trial has been postponed until June 2nd. And according to the site his wife Jennifer was given life last October.

http://www.tomandjackiehawks.com/news.htm

joe jones
04-02-2008, 09:23 AM
Thanks for the information, I will have a look on the website to see if Skylar and his co-defendants will be tried together,

I knew of his wife being convicted and sentenced, I am surprised it has taken so long to try the others,

one of the men who took part in the murders pled G to the crimes and testified against Jennifer Deleon, he will do so against the others

SuziQ
07-11-2008, 08:00 PM
http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2008/07/11/20080711yacht-killings11-ON.html

A man charged with murdering an Arizona couple at sea and dumping their bodies overboard tried to cut his penis off with a razor while awaiting trial, a sheriff's spokesman said Friday.
Skylar Deleon, 29, was briefly hospitalized after the March 13 incident, but was back in his cell the next day after the penis was reattached, said Damon Micalizzi, spokesman for the Orange County Sheriff's Department (more at link)

Pepper
07-11-2008, 08:05 PM
http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2008/07/11/20080711yacht-killings11-ON.html

A man charged with murdering an Arizona couple at sea and dumping their bodies overboard tried to cut his penis off with a razor while awaiting trial, a sheriff's spokesman said Friday.
Skylar Deleon, 29, was briefly hospitalized after the March 13 incident, but was back in his cell the next day after the penis was reattached, said Damon Micalizzi, spokesman for the Orange County Sheriff's Department (more at link)

Awww jeeze, why'd they do that? Shoulda just let him bleed to death! At least I hope they put it on backwards.

SuziQ
07-11-2008, 08:14 PM
I've always thought that Skylar and his group of thugs were involved in the disappearance of the below listed couple missing from Arizona. The day they were last seen was the day they were meeting someone to purchase a very expensive Ducati motorcycle and had cash on them. It seems to me this type of crime would have been right up Skyler's alley.

http://www.theyaremissed.org/ncma/gallery/ncmaprofile_all.php?A200301336W

http://www.theyaremissed.org/ncma/gallery/ncmaprofile_all.php?A200301337W

http://www.nampn.org/cases/russell_charles_martin.html

Details of Disappearance
Russell and his fiancee`, Catherine Nelson, resided in Phoenix, Arizona in early 2002. Russell told a friend that he and Nelson planned to drive to Tucson, Arizona on February 2, 2002 to look at an advertised Ducati motorcycle. They have not been heard from since.
Nelson and Russell were traveling in their red Ford SVT Lightning F-150 pickup truck with Arizona license plates 274-HBF at the time of their disappearances The truck was discovered abandoned in the parking lot of Santa Cruz Catholic Church in Tucson on February 7, 2002. Russell's checkbook was located inside the glove compartment. There was no indication of a struggle at the scene and no additional evidence was found inside the vehicle.

Nelson and Russell's family members told authorities that it is uncharacteristic of them to leave without warning. They left their dog unattended inside their house, as they planned to return home during the evening of February 2. Their relatives stated that Nelson and Russell would have placed their pet in a kennel if they expected to stay away for an extended period of time. They are described as having a very stable and loving relationship.

Authorities believe that Nelson and Russell may have been lured to Tucson for the purposes of a robbery, but little evidence is available to prove any theory. Foul play is suspected in Nelson and Russell's disappearances.

SuziQ
07-11-2008, 08:16 PM
Awww jeeze, why'd they do that? Shoulda just let him bleed to death! At least I hope they put it on backwards.

I guess it's never worked right for years. Something about an old motorcycle injury? Amazing he had kids.....

oakayfine
07-14-2008, 06:37 PM
I think this is all just a ploy for an insanity plea. The wife's attorney, Molfetta, alluded to him wanting a sex change operation when whe was on trial. Supposedly this is why she knew nothing about his plans of murdering the Hawks.
This story just keeps getting stranger and stranger - the entire cast of misfits is disugsting.

http://www.tomandjackiehawks.com/news.htm
About 3/4 down the page -

Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Testimony closes on a weird note
FRANK MICKADEIT
Register columnist
fmickadeit@ocregister.com
****snipped from article for space *****
"(Molfetta, by the way, raised the sex-change yesterday as a motive for Skylar wanting to kill the Hawkses and steal their money and boat. In addition to the thousands the Deleons owed creditors, Skylar had also put down $500 toward a sex-change operation he'd scheduled for two weeks after the murders. He needed $15,000 more.)"


They really should have just let him bleed out. he is wasting our oxygen.

From the family website (lonk posted above with the arcile - the trial should be taking place in August.
**Notice - Trial Postponed until August 25th 2008**

gaia227
07-15-2008, 04:11 PM
I've always thought that Skylar and his group of thugs were involved in the disappearance of the below listed couple missing from Arizona. The day they were last seen was the day they were meeting someone to purchase a very expensive Ducati motorcycle and had cash on them. It seems to me this type of crime would have been right up Skyler's alley.

http://www.theyaremissed.org/ncma/gallery/ncmaprofile_all.php?A200301336W

http://www.theyaremissed.org/ncma/gallery/ncmaprofile_all.php?A200301337W

http://www.nampn.org/cases/russell_charles_martin.html

Details of Disappearance
Russell and his fiancee`, Catherine Nelson, resided in Phoenix, Arizona in early 2002. Russell told a friend that he and Nelson planned to drive to Tucson, Arizona on February 2, 2002 to look at an advertised Ducati motorcycle. They have not been heard from since.
Nelson and Russell were traveling in their red Ford SVT Lightning F-150 pickup truck with Arizona license plates 274-HBF at the time of their disappearances The truck was discovered abandoned in the parking lot of Santa Cruz Catholic Church in Tucson on February 7, 2002. Russell's checkbook was located inside the glove compartment. There was no indication of a struggle at the scene and no additional evidence was found inside the vehicle.

Nelson and Russell's family members told authorities that it is uncharacteristic of them to leave without warning. They left their dog unattended inside their house, as they planned to return home during the evening of February 2. Their relatives stated that Nelson and Russell would have placed their pet in a kennel if they expected to stay away for an extended period of time. They are described as having a very stable and loving relationship.

Authorities believe that Nelson and Russell may have been lured to Tucson for the purposes of a robbery, but little evidence is available to prove any theory. Foul play is suspected in Nelson and Russell's disappearances.


Wow, SuziQ you might be right. I wonder if LE has made the connection. Have you emailed the links to the PD? It seems so obvious we all assume they would have looked at them as suspects but we all know how much miscommunication and things get overlooked in between dept's, etc.
It is in the right area and is completely this guy's MO.

People murdered for financial gain with the exception of sexual crimes makes me the angriest. To murder people so you can have more money just pisses me off to no end. The fact is these people are so narcisstic they believe owning a new car or new boat is as important as two people's lifes.

SuziQ
07-16-2008, 09:31 AM
gaia, I did send an email way back when. But I couldn't tell you who I sent it to. I think I'll send another one today.

ETA: I just sent an email to Phoenix PD.

joe jones
08-11-2008, 12:06 PM
This trial is supposed to start on August 25th, anybody know if it will be televised

joe jones
08-31-2008, 04:18 PM
http://www.tomandjackiehawks.com/news.htm

now set for September, and the DA wants to try Skylar for the other murder he is charged with at the same trial

joe jones
09-21-2008, 02:34 PM
http://thelog.com/news/logNewsArticle.aspx?a=4&b=14&x=8323

jury selection begins Monday

SuziQ
10-07-2008, 11:00 AM
http://www.mercurynews.com/breakingnews/ci_10657618

Nearly four years after his father and stepmother vanished, Ryan Hawks intends to be in court every day for the murder trial of the man suspected of tying the couple to an anchor on their yacht and dumping them at sea.
Opening statements are expected Tuesday in the case against Skylar Deleon, 29, who has pleaded not guilty to murder and murder for financial gain in the deaths of Tom and Jackie Hawks.

SuziQ
10-07-2008, 11:03 AM
In reference to my post 138, I received an email from Phoenix PD the same day I sent mine to them. It simply stated that they could not comment on an active investigation.

JBean
10-07-2008, 08:36 PM
SANTA ANA, Calif. (Associated Press) -- The attorney for a man accused of throwing a couple off their yacht bound to an anchor told a jury Tuesday his client is guilty of those two murders and a third, but shouldn't be put to death.
"My goal is simply to save Skylar Deleon's life," defense attorney Gary Pohlson said in a 15-minute opening statement on behalf of his client

http://orangecounty.cox.net/cci/newsnational/national?_mode=view&_state=maximized&view=article&id=D93LUUT80&_action=validatearticle

SuziQ
10-07-2008, 10:02 PM
Hang him....

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,434163,00.html

The attorney for a man accused of throwing a couple off their yacht bound to an anchor told a jury Tuesday his client is guilty of those two murders and a third, but shouldn't be put to death.
"My goal is simply to save Skylar Deleon's life," defense attorney Gary Pohlson said in a 15-minute opening statement on behalf of his client.
"Skylar is guilty of all three murders," he said.

Saffron
10-08-2008, 01:42 AM
These murders were horrific. I cannot imagine what the Hawks' family and friends have gone through. It seems the only consolation families of murder victims can hope for is finding out that their loved one(s) didn't suffer. The Hawks family did not get that consolation. So, so sad.

yadler
10-08-2008, 01:54 PM
No streaming video anywhere? No cameras in the courtroom? I am left hanging on the vine. The defense opening yesterday has left me reeling.

chicoliving
10-20-2008, 08:17 PM
A jury has convicted a Southern California man of murdering three people, including a couple who were tied to an anchor and thrown off their yacht.

The Orange County Superior Court jury convicted Skylar Deleon on Monday after just a few hours of deliberation.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,441782,00.html

The penalty phase begins Wednesday.

SDkid
02-04-2009, 04:15 PM
http://www.tomandjackiehawks.com/news.htm

R.I.P. Tom & Jackie.

chicoliving
04-10-2009, 04:43 PM
A judge sentenced a onetime child actor to death for murdering an Arizona couple by tying them to an anchor and throwing them overboard from their yacht off Southern California.

Orange County Superior Court Judge Frank F. Fasel on Friday imposed the sentence recommended by the jury that convicted 29-year old Skylar Deleon of killing Tom and Jackie Hawks of Prescott, Ariz.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,514255,00.html

RayStar
04-14-2009, 05:57 AM
The act of the dp should be carried out swiftly. I have other ideas but oh no I would be banned. This was just a horrible crime.

scrabble
10-03-2010, 12:09 PM
I saw this on TV last night and it just broke my heart -- the poor couple and the horror they must have experienced being tied to an anchor and tossed overboard. My prayers and thoughts go out to the Hawks Family, and may Tom and Jackie Hawks rest in peace.