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GUILTY PA - Grace Packer, 14, murdered, Abington, 4 July 2016 *Arrests*

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  1. Mike in WNY

    Mike in WNY Well-Known Member

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    According to the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, Sullivan - now known as Inmate #NU1235 - is at his new "home"... SCI Phoenix. It is decribed as follows:

    "SCI Phoenix is a 3,830-bed facility situated on the property of SCI Graterford. This state-of-the-art facility was designed to replace the aging SCI Graterford, which was built in 1929. SCI Phoenix’s unique model is comprised of two prototypical correctional facilities featuring one shared Administration/Support Building. Both East and West sides of SCI Phoenix have a Program Services Building, CI shops, Commissary, Property, and Maintenance.
    SCI Phoenix also features a 192-bed Female Transition Unit (FTU), which is located outside the perimeter of SCI Phoenix. This unit will focus on reentry and family reunification.
    An offering of treatment, educational, vocational and recreational programs will be available to the inmate population, as well as numerous specialty units which include a Secure Residential Treatment Unit, Residential Treatment Unit, a Therapeutic Community, a Transitional Housing Unit, Veteran’s Service Unit, a Special Assessment Unit, a Special Observation Unit and a Diversionary Treatment Unit."


    Also, Packer - now known as Inmate #PC1459 - is at SCI Muncy. It is described as follows:

    "The State Correctional Institution at Muncy is a medium/maximum security facility for adult female offenders. It is located in the borough of Muncy, Lycoming County, approximately 18 miles east of Williamsport. Originally established in 1913 as an Industrial Home for Women administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, it was incorporated into the Bureau of Corrections as the State Institution at Muncy in 1953. Muncy encompasses 793 acres of land. Approximately 30 acres are inside the institution’s perimeter security fence, which encloses 15 permanent and two modular inmate housing units."

    Oh, and the inmate record for Packer includes an apparently updated photograph. Still has what appears to be a five o'clock shadow.

    For those that want to search them: http://inmatelocator.cor.pa.gov
     
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  2. kaen

    kaen Trying to be a good human.

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    Sullivan (NU1235) and Bill Cosby are at the same SCI.
     
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  3. YESorNO

    YESorNO The Queen (aka "mrsmuir") SWBB

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    Pennsylvania government watchdog to probe murder of Grace Packer

    Apr 17, 2019

    "A Pennsylvania state government watchdog agency has launched an investigation into the horrific case of a 14-year-old girl who had extensive contact with the child welfare system before her 2016 rape, torture and murder, a lawmaker who requested the review announced Wednesday.

    The Office of State Inspector General has agreed to look into whether the Department of Human Services acted properly in its handling of the Grace Packer case...."

    Pennsylvania government watchdog to probe murder of Grace Packer - lehighvalleylive.com
     
  4. inmyhumbleopinion

    inmyhumbleopinion #NeverGivingUp

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    JUN 12, 2019 | 8:39 PM
    “Jurors deciding Jacob Sullivan’s fate for the rape and murder of 14-year-old Grace Packer appeared to struggle with their decision, telling Bucks County Judge Diane Gibbons that they were unable to agree before eventually making the unanimous decision to send Sullivan to death row in March.

    Sullivan, 45, is now using the panel’s hesitation to challenge his death sentence, claiming in post-trial motions that Gibbons ‘forced’ jurors to keep deliberating, sending the message ‘that a verdict of life was unacceptable.’

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    Sullivan pleaded guilty in February to first-degree murder, rape, abuse of a corpse and other charges, then a jury was seated to decide his sentence. Gibbons gave Sullivan an additional 44 to 88 years behind bars, a term that will only be relevant if his capital appeal is successful.

    Sullivan was back in court Wednesday asking Gibbons to change his death sentence to life. His attorney, Jack Fagan, also argued that the additional years Gibbons tacked on were ‘excessive.’

    Gibbons, who called Sullivan a ‘monster’ when imposing the sentence, agreed to read transcripts of the March hearing before ruling on the defense motion, but stated that she would not grant Sullivan’s request.

    ‘I do not intend to modify this sentence,’ the judge said. ‘Based on the defendant’s behavior and character, the sentence was appropriate, and it needs to be in place to protect the community should the [state] Supreme Court decide to nullify his death sentence.’

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    [Sara] Packer, a former Northampton County adoption supervisor who lived in Allentown before moving in with Sullivan, reached a plea deal with prosecutors and was sentenced to life behind bars. She has not filed any post-trial motions.

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    Sullivan did not testify Wednesday. Lawyers will now submit briefs and await Gibbons final ruling before his case heads to the appellate courts in the fall. Death sentences are automatically appealed to the state Supreme Court.”
    Grace Packer’s killer says jury’s hesitation should get him off death row
     
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  5. Mike in WNY

    Mike in WNY Well-Known Member

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    As far as strategy behind the request to change "death" to "life", could this be a standard of living type of thing? Do "life" inmates have 'better' day-to-day living conditions and/or benefits than "death"?
     
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  6. lonetraveler

    lonetraveler Crime Addict

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    The gall and nerve of this SOB is totally abhorrent to me. ***
     
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  7. lonetraveler

    lonetraveler Crime Addict

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    Yes, death row inmates live in almost solitary confinement in their cell except for maybe an hour a day vs. Life inmates are out in general population.
     
  8. YESorNO

    YESorNO The Queen (aka "mrsmuir") SWBB

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    Jacob Sullivan Wants New Sentence In Grace Packer’s Rape, Murder, Dismemberment (with clip)

    June 13, 2019

    "DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A man sentenced to die for raping, strangling and dismembering his girlfriend’s 14-year-old daughter has asked a judge to instead give him a life term. Jacob Sullivan pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and other offenses for killing Grace Packer in 2016 as part of a rape-murder fantasy he shared with the teen’s mother. Jurors decided in March he should get the death penalty.

    The jury deliberated over parts of three days before making its decision. Jurors told the judge during the deliberations that they were unable to agree, and Sullivan’s lawyers argued Wednesday that the judge “forced” jurors to keep deliberating, sending the message that a life sentence “was unacceptable.”..."

    Jacob Sullivan Wants New Sentence In Grace Packer's Rape, Murder, Dismemberment
     
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  9. bleuboy

    bleuboy Well-Known Member

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    i think a life sentance is unacceptable for the likes of him. If it was possible i would have give packer death penalty too. With the law being an accomplice can not get a death sentence, i think that should be changed to death penalty can be given if the accomplice is actually present for the murder and disposal of the body. Both him and her are despicable human beings.
     
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    YESorNO The Queen (aka "mrsmuir") SWBB

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    Judge forced to rehash 14-year-old Grace Packer’s rape and murder after killer successfully challenges sentence

    AUG 29, 2019

    "When Bucks County Judge Diane Gibbons in March sentenced Jacob Sullivan to death plus what amounted to a consecutive life sentence for the rape and murder of 14-year-old Grace Packer, she told the Horsham man that he “had no soul.”

    Legally, that wasn’t enough to justify the harsh penalty, his lawyers successfully argued in post-trial motions, forcing Gibbons to resentence Sullivan on Thursday and rehash the sordid crime. In the end, Sullivan’s sentence remained the same.

    “There is no doubt in my mind that, given the opportunity, the defendant would engage in the same conduct,” Gibbons said during a hearing at the Bucks County Justice Center in Doylestown....

    Since Gibbons had to vacate Sullivan’s original sentence before resentencing him, his appeal clock starts all over and he’ll have an opportunity to file additional post-sentence motions."

    Judge forced to rehash 14-year-old Grace Packer’s rape and murder after killer successfully challenges sentence
     

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