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Doyle
01-19-2004, 05:41 AM
Melissa Bittler's parents appealed to the public for help in identifying their daughter's killer weeks after the 14-year-old girl was found sexually assaulted and strangled in a neighbor's back yard Dec. 13, 2001.
http://www.oregonlive.com/news/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/news/1074344105182640.xml

WasBlind
01-20-2004, 12:19 AM
Thanks, Doyle, I will definitely add her family to my prayers.

Here are some more matches on yahoo, including a bench dedication with pictures, her parents are in photo 9

http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=%22Melissa+Bittler%22&ei=UTF-8&fr=fp-tab-web-t&cop=mss&tab=

http://www.bwna.org/photos/melissa/

Here is a link with Melissa's picture on it

http://www.koin.com/webnews/20034/20031216_bittler.shtml

Doyle
02-06-2004, 05:43 AM
Ladon A. Stephens' mother and younger brother testified in court Wednesday that they confronted Stephens in early March 2002 and that he wept as he told them he had "killed somebody."

http://www.oregonlive.com/news/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/news/107598661353210.xml

Doyle
02-11-2004, 05:53 AM
Defense lawyers for Ladon Stephens began trying to chip away at the prosecution's case Monday, saying they planned to call witnesses who would reveal a number of inconsistencies.
http://www.oregonlive.com/news/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/news/1076417828238860.xml

Doyle
02-13-2004, 05:36 AM
Prosecutor details Bittler killing
The Portland teen was still alive when raped, jurors are told in closing arguments, which also comes as news to her parents
http://www.oregonlive.com/news/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/news/107659162419550.xml

Doyle
02-16-2004, 05:37 AM
The fate of Ladon Stephens, who has been on trial for the rape and murder of 14-year-old Melissa Bittler, rests in the hands of a jury.
http://www.katu.com/news/story.asp?ID=64543

Doyle
02-24-2004, 05:29 AM
Ladon Stephens could be put to death for the rape and murder of a 14-year-old Portland girl.
A jury found Stephens guilty Thursday in the death of Melissa Bittler and sexual assault of four other women
http://www.koin.com/webnews/2004/20040220_bittler.shtml

WasBlind
03-27-2004, 09:42 AM
For Melissa.

I pray for justice for this family.