Astonished to just stumble onto the sentencing hearing of this killer of his entire family. Anybody else watching? How much have I missed??
I was not to astonished Lisa, I have seen much media on this as of late. I have posted a few inserts here for those that may have intererst in Longo, or if you have missed any. I followed this (Chitheads case) since I heard about it years ago. Wondering why he would even take the stand? Because he has "EGO OUT THE AZZ- and enjoys telling his story." I heard he was a manipulative dog. Did anyone even need to inform the public of this piece of information, I think not!
Originally Posted by lisafremont
I'm sure you have heard what he did while he was on the lamb, using a reporters identity. I have posted in a taste of that information for those that do not know. I saw an interview some time back how the reporter desribed Longo as "Charming, intelligent yet a user", who knew what he was doing when he requested to tell him his story. The reporter felt they would both benefit. What a peice of dirt Longo is.
links I had. http://www.courttv.com/trials/taped/...kground01.html
some short takes from the link above:
(Court TV) — With his boyish good looks, well-spoken demeanor and religious upbringing, Christian Longo seemed an unlikely candidate for the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list. But when the bodies of his wife and three small children were discovered floating in waters near their Newport, Ore., home, Longo vanished and quickly became the prime suspect.
When authorities finally caught up to him in Mexico — where he had been staying on the beach allegedly impersonating a New York Times travel writer and courting a young German photographer — the 29-year-old Longo returned to Oregon to face charges that he murdered his 34-year-old wife Mary Jane and the couple's three children — Madison, 2, Sadie, 3, and Zachery, 4.
Prosecutors called Longo an ice-cold, calculating serial liar who grew tired of his family. The defense, however, contended Longo was broken by extreme financial hardships — and that he was not responsible for two of the deaths.
Though Longo faced the death penalty if convicted, he pleaded guilty to murdering his wife and youngest child before his trial even began on March 10, 2003. In a bizarre move, Longo admitted to Mary Jane and Madison's murders without any plea deal being offered by prosecutors....con't. on link
Love, Daddy: The True Story of Accused Con Man and Family Killer Christian Longo
by Carlton Smith
ISBN: 0312986084 (More details...) Available at: Burnside, Quimby Warehouse
Synopses & Reviews
He Looked like the Perfect Dad...
Shortly before Christmas of 2001, the bodies of Mary Jane Longo and her three young children, Zachary, Sadie Ann, and Madison were discovered. They'd been murdered and dumped off the Oregon coast in Yaquina and Alsea Bay. The youngest victim was only two years old. Their father, Christian Longo, was missing.
And Became One of America's Most Wanted
Within days, the twenty-seven-year-old all-American dad was added to the FBI's list of Ten Most Wanted fugitives. As law enforcement officials scoured northern California in pursuit of the suspected family-killer, Longo was already looking for a new job-and a new life-under a new name. Believed to be skilled in identity theft, Christian Longo was on the run. Now investigative reporter Carlton Smith takes a journey into the heart of darkness-from Longo's masquerade as a devoted family man and finally to his capture at a beach camp in Mexico-to uncover the unfathomable trail of a deadly master of deception.
Acclaim for New York Times bestselling author Carlton Smith
I have more information on this monster but I'm sure that might stimulate a few taste buds and bring his case into focus. I saw all the shows on this man, and was glad after AMW did the case. He should be taken out of society and quick. What ever happenned to divorce Lisa, and all.
C. Longo- LOSER
G. (always look into their eyes, aim first, ask questions later)
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Thanks for bringing this up. I had been trying to remember the author's name as this is one book I really want. I saw the sentencing hearing and can only say Longo's performance was not in the least believable. He forced every gesture and his "learning" about empathy was so incredible. The judge was cool...".not only didn't you fool the jury, you didn't fool me." He is another one that really needed the death penalty. Those poor children and his wife, just buffaloed by him.
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Just read the CTV link that Gozgals provided. If this guy had put half as much effort into working at real jobs, he would have done okay. I got tired just reading about all of his scams, cons, thefts and moves to stay one step ahead of the law.
I guess that his wife must have been so busy with the kids that she believed whatever her husband told her.
This is on CBS 48 Hours right now.
i had never heard about this case, but watched the 48 Hours show. how horrible! i hope all of his appeals fail and that he is put to death. i don't care if it takes 20 years, although i hope his appeals process is shorter than that. the way he brutally murdered his children....
I was so appalled that I couldn't watch more than maybe, at max, 15 minutes.
I remember this case. Didn't he say that his wife murdered the other two kids?
Did he end up getting the death penalty? I sure hope so. I will never understand how a mom or dad can murder their children. Those babies are a part of them. It is just beyond my comprehension. Most parents would lay down their lives to save their children. Anyone who murders a child should be put to death whether it is their own child or a child of someone else.
Originally Posted by Bobbisangel
you are exactly right on all counts. he DID say the wife murdered the two oldest children! he was given the death penalty, but with all of his appeals he could live another 20 years on death row.
i agree with you that child killers should automatically receive the death penalty. while some adults may say they kill other adults in "self-defense" a la susan polk, there is never any "reason" for an adult to kill a child.
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Final Witness tonight July 11 2012 10:00 pm
Mary Jane Baker Longo murdered by her husband Christian...
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Death row inmate offers to donate kidney to Oregon man
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Longo is extremely crafty; and would attempt to use the situ to escape. I have absolutely NO DOUBT of this.
Dont Be A Sheep
For anyone that is interested, a new movie is coming out in the new year about the relationship between Michael Finkel and Christian Longo, based on Finkel's book, True Story.
True Story Trailer - Jonah Hill, James Franco
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Thank you for the update PrimeSuspect. (note, hope this doesn't print over and over, some tech problems presented)
Longo is crafty as stated. I have followed his case from the start.