GUILTY CA - Leisa Hurst, 30, Barstow, Jan 2009

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    hoppyfrog Retired WS Staff

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    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29302548/

    20 Feb 09

    An estimated 120 people will scour the desert Saturday to look for the body of a Barstow woman who was reported missing nearly a month ago.

    Family members, friends, church groups and other organizations are heading to Helendale, in San Bernardino County, to find answers in the mysterious disappearance of Leisa Ann Hurst, 30, a single mother of two who was reported missing on Jan. 22.

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    Hurst was reported missing after her car was found abandoned in Hesperia with the windows down and the keys in the ignition, said Barstow police Det. Keith Libby.

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    Police have turned their focus to Jeami Chiapulis, 36, of Helendale, after family members said the two were engaged. Chiapulis told police they were just friends.

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    Chiapulis has been charged with Hurst's suspected murder even though her body has not yet been found, Libby said. He pleaded not guilty to charges on Wednesday.

    much more (and pic) at link

    "He denied any intimate relationship with Leisa even though family members believed that he was her fiancé," Libby said. "He seemed very deceptive."
     
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    Kat Kind words do not cost much

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    Boyfriend leads detectives to suspected remains of missing Barstow mother

    The suspected remains of a missing Barstow mother were uncovered in the desert Thursday after the woman's boyfriend led detectives to a shallow grave near Newberry Springs.Four days after Hurst went missing, 36-year-old Jeami Chiapulis checked himself into a psychiatric ward. Hurst's family told police the two were engaged. Chiapulis claimed they were just friends.

    Chiapulis was arrested at a Redlands hotel after checking himself out of the psychiatric ward, officials said.

    He accepted a plea bargain in Barstow Superior Court on Thursday, reducing the murder charge to second-degree murder. Part of Chiapulis' deal was uncovering Hurst's remains so her family could properly bury her.

    Chiapulis trudged through the desert north of Barstow and pointed out a makeshift grave where he said he buried Hurst. Coroner's officials collected the remains Friday but have not positively identified them.

    A motive for the slaying is unknown, though Barstow police Detective Keith Libby has said Chiapulis was married but appeared to have several girlfriends.

    Chiapulis faces 15 years in prison for the slaying.

    http://www.dailybulletin.com/ci_13527702?source=most_viewed#
     
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    This case is featured on 48 Hours Mystery tonight.

    :rose:
     
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    katydid23 Verified Juanette

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    I am watching it on 48 Hours. Heartbreaking. Her young girls are so adorable, so smart. they really did not deserve this tragedy. My heart goes out to them and I am so happy that they have such wonderful grandparents to guide them now.
     
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    It makes me angry that the second gf, Joyce, didn't tell LE what happened! Because she kept it a secret, Chiapulis rec'd a reduced sentence because he led LE to Leisa's remains.
     
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    UGH! Chiapulis tried to hire a hit man to kill Joyce, Leisa's daughters and the detective and is now facing charges for those charges too! :furious: What an evil person!!!

    And he only got 15 years for the murder of Leisa! This man should NEVER EVER be let out of jail!!!

    "A Silver Lakes man who pleaded guilty to the murder of his Barstow girlfriend is now charged with plotting to kill an accomplice, his victim&#8217;s daughters, and Barstow police detectives involved in the case, all while in prison." <snipped>

    http://www.desertdispatch.com/articles/murders-9284-bakersfield-plotting.html
     
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    There's something very disturbing about the girlfriend Joyce Fransson. Her voice is devoid of feeling, with a flat affect. A breathy monotone, if you will.
    A few smirks and smiles, too. Creepy.
     
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    I wasn't comfortable with her either. And when Leisa's mom was telling her how she felt, she acted like she was in an algebra class. Very odd. I can't figure out if she was telling the truth about what happened that night or not.
     
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    At the end of August 2012, he was sentenced to an additional 16 years for attempting to plot the murders of Leisa's daughters, the detectives, and his accomplice. The 16 year sentence begins AFTER his 15 year sentence for Leisa is served! :)
    http://m.desertdispatch.com/articles/seeking-13426-children-victim.html
     

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