1150 users online (269 members and 881 guests)  


Websleuths News


Page 1 of 17 1 2 3 11 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 247
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    848

    NM - Paul, 34, & Tryone Posey, 44, Marilea Schmid, 13, slain, Hondo, 5 July 2004

    Just heard this blurb...
    Anyone else hear this?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    CA
    Posts
    458
    Yes, here's a link....

    http://www.cnn.com/2004/US/Southwest....ap/index.html

    What a shame.
    Just My Humble Opinion

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    3,521
    It's been posted in JURY ROOM for awhile now. More links there.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    3,521
    This child that killed his family claiming abuse from father. Some people backing it up saying he's come to school with black eyes.

    http://abcnews.go.com/wire/Entertain...40709_218.html

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    2,173

    Sam Donaldson Ranch Family Massacre

    Anyone watching this on CourtTv?

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    NJ
    Posts
    1,577
    Yes - I'm watching it and was glued to it all afternoon. I would have to say, I have changed my mind just listening to the defendant. At this point, I would say it's too bad he could only kill his SOB father once. I cannot imagine the horrors this kid lived through. You can't make up this stuff!

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    14,796
    I have had tears streaming down my face for the last hour. This is the saddest testimony I have heard ever. This kid was abused physically, emotionally, sexually and to compound it, his SSI checks from his dead mother were used for his father's savings. When they had Cody doing the labor on the ranch and his boots had a hole in them...his father (who paid him 10 bucks a month) had him save that poor amount of money to buy another pair of boots. His father was sadistic on par with the worst serial killers we have ever heard of. I cannot get over this right now....Cody is very lucky to be alive. I think he would prefer life in prison to what he has already been through.

  8. #8
    less0305's Avatar
    less0305 is offline The face is familiar, but I can't quite remember my name!
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    4,248
    I'm confused....Did he ever tell anyone about all this abuse? Did any teachers or any other family members know or witness this abuse? Did anyone from school see evidence of abuse and just not report it? I didn't get to see his testimony yesterday and from reading the court tv articles, I can't find anywhere that talks about whether anyone else knew about the abuse.
    It's my own two cents. You don't have to read or like it.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    NJ
    Posts
    1,577
    Less: He lived 35 mi. from school and was driven back and forth daily, usually by his stepmom. He was never allowed any ouside school activities or to socialize with anyone in school. He step-sister would be "rewarded" anytime she reported that he had spoken to someone. He did manage to tell a girl at school that his Dad had hit him. She advised him to tell a counselor, I believe his name was Mr. Nelson. The counselor just smiled and said there was nothing he could do.

    This young boy worked very hard on that ranch and that is putting it mildly. There are several ranch hands who are to testify to the abuse that they observed. There will also be a teacher and some students who will be called.

    You could check over at CourtTV. There is a complete story about it, as well as comments on the message board.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    14,796
    Quote Originally Posted by less0305
    I'm confused....Did he ever tell anyone about all this abuse? Did any teachers or any other family members know or witness this abuse? Did anyone from school see evidence of abuse and just not report it? I didn't get to see his testimony yesterday and from reading the court tv articles, I can't find anywhere that talks about whether anyone else knew about the abuse.
    They introduced photos taken at a hospital when he was in the second grade. His father had beat him with a board across his back and buttocks. He was removed at the time. Went to live with his mother and step-father and then his mom was killed in the car wreck. He lived with a maternal aunt until his father fought to get him back. He felt that no one could help him after a time. The system hadn't been too good to him up to that point.


  11. #11
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    2,173
    Have they talked about the really vile, incest-based porn found on the dad's home computer yet?

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    14,796
    Quote Originally Posted by BillyGoatGruff
    Have they talked about the really vile, incest-based porn found on the dad's home computer yet?
    Yes, but I didn't listen. The DA will begin cross shortly. I can only take this testimony in short spurts as it is so heartwrenching what this boy has gone through.

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    2,173
    Quote Originally Posted by concernedperson
    Yes, but I didn't listen. The DA will begin cross shortly. I can only take this testimony in short spurts as it is so heartwrenching what this boy has gone through.
    The DA seemed to try and ignore the documented history of child abuse on the father's part, which isn't a terribly good ploy. Might as well come out and say "Yeah, he was a SOB, and I would have killed him too, but you didn't have to kill the others."

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    161
    Quote Originally Posted by BillyGoatGruff
    The DA seemed to try and ignore the documented history of child abuse on the father's part, which isn't a terribly good ploy. Might as well come out and say "Yeah, he was a SOB, and I would have killed him too, but you didn't have to kill the others."
    Yes he did. If he had let them live, they would have denied any abuse at all. They would have painted him as a deranged teenager. Then they would have inherited all the money and he would be in jail.

    At least he was smart enough to kill them too.

    Sorry, if this seems harsh, but I think the woman and the daughter got what they deserved too. There's no condoning the abuse of another.

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    2,173
    Quote Originally Posted by Elliemae
    Yes he did. If he had let them live, they would have denied any abuse at all. They would have painted him as a deranged teenager. Then they would have inherited all the money and he would be in jail.

    At least he was smart enough to kill them too.

    Sorry, if this seems harsh, but I think the woman and the daughter got what they deserved too. There's no condoning the abuse of another.
    It's definitely re-defining what we perceive as victimhood, that's for sure.
    This type of dynamic in abusive families (where one member is the scapegoat for the others, usually at the instigation of one of the adults, whetehr mother or father) is far from rare. What I can't figure out is how the father, after surrendering custody of the child, was allowed/able to step in and take him from the mother's family after her death.

Page 1 of 17 1 2 3 11 ... LastLast


Similar Threads

  1. GUILTY GA - Three adults & baby slain, 3 kids abducted, Gordon Co., 7 Jan 2004
    By Beffie in forum Recently Sentenced and Beyond
    Replies: 42
    Last Post: 06-15-2016, 06:04 PM
  2. HI HI - Gilbert Caravallo, 35, Pearl City, 6 Oct 2004
    By hoppyfrog in forum 2000's Missing
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-22-2012, 12:36 PM
  3. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-08-2004, 01:57 AM

Tags for this Thread