IL - Samuel 'Sonny' Pierce arrested for 3 murders, taping attack

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  1. Missizzy

    Missizzy New Member

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    I'm not seeing a thread on this guy. Please merge if one exists. My prayers go out to the families of these young women.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110421...5bl9oZWFkbGluZV9saXN0BHNsawNpbGxtYW5hY2N1c2U-

    Ill. man accused of killing 3 women, taping attack

    "Prosecutors said Wednesday that a suburban Chicago man charged with killing three young women, including two whom he met on telephone chat lines and a neighborhood teen he's accused of having videotaped sex with after her death, may have more victims.

    Sonny Pierce, 27, of the Chicago suburb of Blue Island, faces three counts of first-degree murder. A judge ordered him held without bail during a court appearance Wednesday. A public defender who was in court with Pierce declined comment.

    Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez, in announcing the charges, pointed to a "pattern" of behavior that allegedly stretched for about a year before Pierce's arrest on another sexual assault. Authorities have not identified any victims besides the three at this time, but believe there could be more...."

    and

    "...Two of the young women were killed in August 2009. Prosecutors said Kiara Windom and Kimika Coleman, both 18, were slain within a span of about three weeks. Authorities allege Pierce lured both to his apartment, strangled them and dumped their bodies in alleys..."

    and

    "....Investigators made a chilling discovery when searching Pierce's home, according to court documents. They said they found a videotape believed to be from July 2, 2010, that shows Pierce having sex with the lifeless body of a young woman....."

    more at link
     
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    Mother of alleged serial killer: He’s not guilty

    On the day her son was charged with murdering three teenage girls, Esther Pierce is in her Blue Island apartment, trusting in God that he didn’t do it.

    “The devil is alive,” Pierce said, raising her arms over her head. “Hear the truth, world, we’re dealing with an injustice! Hear the truth!”
    http://www.suntimes.com/4938741-417/mother-of-alleged-serial-killer-hes-not-guilty.html
     
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    According to the court documents, Pierce admitted having sex with Edwards "despite her cries for help" in his apartment while other men looked on. Investigators said he told them he and the other men beat Edwards to death, put her body in a garbage bag and dumped it.

    But authorities said Pierce has refused to say where the body was taken. No others have been charged.
    http://www.wect.com/story/14486748/ill-man-accused-of-killing-3-women-taping-attack

    I think his claim that he had sex in front of other men and they beat her afterwards is interesting. An effort to deflect blame maybe? Plus a way to deny that he was into necrophilia? Publicly he has denied killing the women and said all he did was have "consensual" sex with them. The same woman, Mariah Edwards, is who was identified as being on the video tape where she was "lifeless" and he was having sex with her.
     
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    Missizzy New Member

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    From the link above:

    "....According to the court documents, Pierce admitted having sex with Edwards "despite her cries for help" in his apartment while other men looked on...."

    Just who are these "other men"? Are they talking about men being physically present or the rape and murder being shown on a webcam? As one blog writer said, "And people say that snuff films are an urban legend."
     
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    People disappear in Harvey.

    So when Kiara Windom was reported missing by her mother in August 2009, police didn’t seem concerned.

    “They said she was 18 and could do whatever she wanted,” said her mother, Hallena Johnson, who lived with her. “She had only been missing 24 hours, and they said she would probably turn up back home.
    http://www.suntimes.com/news/4937780-418/mom-of-murdered-teenwants-the-death-penalty.html

    She disappeared in Aug. of '09, was found in Aug. '09 (about the same time her family reported her missing) and her remains weren't identified until the next July.
     
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    A Blue Island man accused of killing three teenagers and raping a fourth has been moved to protective custody in the Cook County Jail, telling his attorney he felt threatened by the other inmates.
    http://www.suntimes.com/news/507394...o-protective-custody-in-cook-county-jail.html


    Attorney Nicholas Albukerk on Thursday asked a judge to place Pierce into protective custody while he's being held without bail. Albukerk told the judge "people have been getting in his face."
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/...n-protective-custody-20110429,0,4188685.story

    Awwww he can't handle people getting in his face. Hope he enjoys solitary.
     
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    Another day of searching for the body of a teenage girl on the south side found no new evidence and authorities are questioning whether to continue on searching at this site.
    http://www.wgntv.com/news/wgntv-south-side-search-may18,0,1080856.story

    Peloquin said Pierce gave them three locations where the body may have been located and that the 130th and Doty site was “the most logical one to search” but they also had checked the other locations and found nothing.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/...ody-on-far-south-side-20110518,0,155675.story
     
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    I am just amazed that this case is still open. Three girls murdered in 2011. This guy is still in jail. He is still going thru the court system for 6 years now -
    Why is this taking so long?
    Why is there no new media coverage on this ?
    I cant find the status on this court case - I can't say how frustrated this makes me...
     
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    I opened the link above to the cook county sheriff..org and it says that Pierce has a court date next week, 6/26 at Markham.

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    Reading some of the old clips, it appears he was arrested for raping a 15 year old in his neighborhood as well as the other charges.

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    I found these two articles that might indicate he was arrested for another crime in another area. It also states his trial has been delayed because he was in and out of mental facilities. He was declared competent to stand trial in 2015.

    The timeline of the crimes line up since all occurred before he was arrested in late 2009.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/nat...lay-teens-victims-prosecutor-article-1.113868

    http://triblive.com/news/westmoreland/8309771-74/pierce-trial-sexual

    Greensburg man's rape trial proceeds after 6 years

    RICH CHOLODOFSKY**Tuesday*May 5, 2015, 11:39*p.m.

    A Greensburg man went on trial Tuesday on charges that he had sexual contact with a 13-year-old girl six years ago.

    Westmoreland County prosecutors contend Samuel Pierce, 33, forced sexual contact on the teenager at an apartment near Westmoreland Mall in late 2008 and again in early 2009.

    Westmoreland County Judge Debra Pezze started hearing evidence in the nonjury trial in which Pierce is charged with felony counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, statutory sexual assault and indecent assault as well as two counts of corruption of a minor.

    Pierce's accuser, now 20 and working as a nursing assistant, testified she lied to her parents to attend the party where Pierce was present.

    She said she and the other guests smoked marijuana before she was assaulted by Pierce in the bathroom when he barged in and touched her breasts. Two hours later, she said, Pierce again entered the bathroom and forced her to have sex.

    “I tried screaming, but he put a towel around my mouth and said if I told anyone he would kill me,” she testified.

    She told Pezze that Pierce again forced sex upon her in the apartment's bedroom two months later during a party to celebrate her 14th birthday.

    Pierce was arrested in late 2009 and has been in jail since then.

    According to court records, the case against him has been delayed repeatedly as Pierce was in and out of mental health facilities and jail.

    Earlier this year, Pierce was finally declared competent to stand trial. The nonjury trial will continue Wednesday.

    Rich Cholodofsky is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-830-6293 or*rcholodofsky@tribweb.com.



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