GUILTY MI - Jesika Kelsey, 17, raped & murdered, Highland Township, 31 Dc 2008

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  1. oceanblueeyes

    oceanblueeyes Active Member

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    http://detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090103/METRO/901030413

    Highland Township soldier arraigned in sister's death


    Santiago Esparza and Mike Martindale / The Detroit News
    HIGHLAND TOWNSHIP -- A 19-year-old man home on leave after completing Army basic training was charged Saturday with two counts of murder in the stabbing death of his 17-year-old sister at an Oakland County trailer park.

    Steven Kelsey is jailed without bond on one count of first-degree murder and one count of felony murder in the New Year's Eve attack on his 17-year-old sister, Jesika, Oakland County Sheriff's officials said.

    Kelsey, in a confession read in court Saturday morning, allegedly told authorities that after stabbing Jesika in the neck, he stabbed his sister at least once in an eye -- in an attempt to jab into her brain.

    Kelsey stood mute and a plea of not guilty was entered on his behalf.

    He also confessed to raping his sister, sheriff's officials said, but was not charged with sexual assault.
     
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  3. STEADFAST

    STEADFAST New Member

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    He raped and murdered his sister!!:furious::furious::furious:

    (There really aren't "smileys" that can convey the appropriate feelings here. Wish we had a smiley sitting in an electric chair.)
     
  4. MeoW333

    MeoW333 New Member

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    Is our USA military being exposed to something that's causing them to kill their wives/snap a lot? We've had an increasing number of cases involving military officers killing..
     
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    MeoW333 New Member

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  6. oceanblueeyes

    oceanblueeyes Active Member

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    I don't think so Meo. With over a million+ workforce they are bound to have some bad apples (POSs) just like we have in the general population. When they kill though it usually makes the news.

    It is horrible what he did to his sister. I guess they couldn't charge him with rape because she was already dead when he raped her. I wonder though, surely necrophilia is a crime in that state, wouldn't you think?

    It seems like he went insane. Stabbing her in the eyeball to get to her brain.
    How frightening.

    imo
     
  7. Opie

    Opie Well-Known Member

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    It seldom happens, but words fail me here.
     
  8. MeoW333

    MeoW333 New Member

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    OBE, you make a good point.
    Nowadays the military has made a wider berth for who they accept into the service. You can have certain felonies and also take psychiatric medications. The military's desperation for soldiers has had them have to lower their standards as to who they recruit.
     
  9. STEADFAST

    STEADFAST New Member

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    This guy isn't a military officer. He's some enlisted guy that's been in the military for about 6-8 weeks, considering he just got out of boot camp.
     
  10. JaneInOz

    JaneInOz Former Member

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    :waitasec:

    Are they full Brother and Sister ? (not that it makes a diff to the crime) but the mothers name is diff to the sons and it was at the mother and stepfathers house
    Just wondering

    But this disgusting ugh words fail me person had sex with her as she lay DYING

     
  11. concernedperson

    concernedperson Former Member

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    The truth is this guy was going to snap anyway. Military or not, he is a bad seed and we see them all too frequently.They come from all walks of life, some earlier than expected some much later. We see the pattern but it is usually much too late for the victims as we, generally, are after the fact.

    I so wish there was a way to really educate the public and then let them trust their own hinkey meter. Then, make sure that there are people around who trust the potential problems. Tough call...I know.
     
  12. STEADFAST

    STEADFAST New Member

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    That doesn't apply to this perp, though:
    Neighbors who live near the family in Highland Greens said the killing is particularly shocking because Jesika and Steven seemed to have a close, friendly relationship, and that there was no indication of problems in the home.
    “The whole family was polite, quiet and friendly,” said Keith Hupp, who has lived next door to the Kelseys and Spencers for the past five years. “They are the best neighbors I have ever had.”

    "[Undersheriff Mike] McCabe said Steven Kelsey was on military leave from boot camp and had no prior contact with police."
    http://www.hometownlife.com/article/20090102/NEWS11/90102014

    Also enlistment waivers are absolutely not granted for anyone with a history of a psychotic disorder.
    http://usmilitary.about.com/od/joiningthemilitary/a/enlstandards2_5.htm

    I do think at least a couple of the services are probably giving more waivers for criminal activity in light of Iraq and Afganistan. But I don't think that has any bearing on this case.

    I think one reason we notice military members committing crimes is that their occupation is always mentioned prominently in the article. You don't often see perps identified in headlines or leading paragraphs as machinists, small businessmen, electricians, bookkeepers, retail managers, etc.
     
  13. JaneInOz

    JaneInOz Former Member

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    Wow - i wonder what made him kill her then ? and try and have sex with her

    UNLESS HE Tried to have sex with her and she said NO so he killed her and then had sex with her ?
     
  14. Filly

    Filly KICKING AND SHINING

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    Steven Kelsey has two public Myspaces. It looks like his sister cared for him. One comment being the usual sibling banter.

    However this picture comment by Jesika to her murder shows she went out of her way to be a good sister. It's kind of chilling. This is horrifically sad. That poor family. I can't even beging to fathom their pain.


    http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/ind...endID=267059455&albumID=16416&imageID=1243366
     
  15. Filly

    Filly KICKING AND SHINING

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    Steven Kelsey has two public Myspaces. It looks like his sister cared for him. One comment being the usual sibling banter.

    However this picture comment by Jesika to her murderer shows she went out of her way to be a good sister. It's kind of chilling. This is horrifically sad. That poor family. I can't even begin to fathom their pain.


    http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/ind...endID=267059455&albumID=16416&imageID=1243366
     
  16. Blackwatch

    Blackwatch Former Member

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    It sounds to me like its possible drugs were involved. Of course, I have no proof, but drugs can turn an ordinary person into a monster.

    Just my opinion
     
  17. JaneInOz

    JaneInOz Former Member

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    You sure thats him ?
    Did you see the PIC before the Hat pic ?
    Its of the Grim reaper

    AND in on his profile it says hes a window cleaner ?

    How do you know sour patch kid is his sister
     
  18. Filly

    Filly KICKING AND SHINING

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    Yeah, Jane he listed the Grim Reaper as his hero as well.

    He's got two Myspaces although both were last used like a year ago. I just did a search on his name. I knew that was his sister because they have that photograph from her Myspace all over the media. However I think a search would show that is her anyway. Mostly what I got out of the brother's Myspaces is he's a pyromaniac or at least a poser.
     
  19. lizzybeth

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    They still have some standards. My cousin's son would like to join the Marines but is unable to because he had a little run in with the law. He served no jail time but was put on probation and fined for chasing down and punching a guy that has just raped a girl at a party.

    So they don't take every Tom, Dick and Harry. I would think some things have been relaxed since the war though.

    This guy had to have problems before he ever joined the military. I wonder if he thought (or his family thought) that the military would straighten him out?
     
  20. MeoW333

    MeoW333 New Member

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    Sometimes it straightens people out, sometimes it doesn't.
    I've known someone who has been recruited, did a tour, came home eventually to get a honorable discharge, and is very mentally ill. I've known another who had been told by a recruiter that depending on the felony, they can take them. Non violent felonies i think they can take; not sure on all the rules.

    Would he murder his sister to avoid going to Iraq? Sound like he just snapped. Most likely was a headcase before that though.
     
  21. gooniequeen

    gooniequeen New Member

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    what a shame. First instinct is that he lost his mind and freaked out. My guess is that a lot of alcohol was involved.

    When i was younger i dated a guy, who when sober was "odd" but harmless. However if you added alcohol he was psychotic - seriously. And would never remember the truly insane behavior the next day. To this day I thank my lucky starts he never killed me.
     

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