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Archive for May, 2007

Where is Stephanos Rodriguez?

Posted by KindraLore on May 25, 2007

Update 5/29/07 9:57PM

Funeral set for Thursday for Enfield boy who drowned

ENFIELD – Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, May 31, for 13-year-old Stephanos Rodriguez, whom the chief medical examiner confirmed Sunday drowned accidentally last week.

[Complete Story Here]

My heart and prayers go out to the family.


Update 5/24/07 7:25PM

Police: Missing boy may have drowned in river


A child has come forward stating that he was with Stephanos in a canoe on the river and the Stephanos fell over and may have drowned. This was the same canoe they discounted originally.According to the article:Police Chief Carl J. Sferrazza said today that investigators are taking the information very seriously and have no reason to doubt the witness’ account. However, he said that police would continue to follow up on other leads as well.Sferrazza would not identify the young person who said he was with Stephanos in the canoe, and would not provide his age. “This is obviously a major lead, but if this were to prove untrue, we do have other avenues to follow up on,” Sferrazza said.
The canoe belongs to a local resident who is not connected with either the witness or Stephanos, police said.

Once the canoe’s owner was identified, police said they doubted it was connected to the disappearance, but Sferrazza said the canoe was confiscated by police as potential evidence nonetheless.

“Initially, when we found the canoe we weren’t sure if there was any connection,” Sferrazza said late Wednesday. “Now, a piece of evidence that might not have seemed significant yesterday may prove to be significant tomorrow.”


[Complete Article Here]


Original Blog

13 year old Stephanos Rodriguez was last seen Saturday afternoon about 3:30PM near his apartment house in Enfield, CT. For some reason Stephano’s mother did not contact police until around 1:00PM the next day.Early reports were that Stephanos was sighted in a canoe on the Connecticut River with someone else. Authorities located an overturned canoe but found out later that this canoe had nothing to do with Stephano or his disappearance. Still, Boats from the Enfield Police Department, Thompsonville Fire Department and the State Police Dive Team spent Monday searching the area.

State police divers were confident they had done a complete search of the area, and also drained Freshwater Pond, which is near where Rodriguez lives, to see if there were any clues to his disappearance and found none.

More alarming is the fact that police detectives and agents from a special FBI child abduction team have joined the search.

Where is Stephanos Rodriguez?

Stephanos is white with blond hair, 5 feet tall and 106 pounds. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a gray hooded shirt and white sneakers.

Anyone with information about the boy is asked to call Enfield police at 860-763-8911.

[Source]

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Why Do I Do What I Do?

Posted by KindraLore on May 23, 2007

I have had someone close to this case ask me that.

Let me tell you now, I couldn’t in a million years tell you why I am still following this case so vigorously. Only those that have been around since the beginning like “Saucepan” know.

I don’t know Colton. I have never met him or any of his family. I live in Georgia. He lives in Oklahoma. Why do I care enough to keep on? At one point Becky Clark said it was because I had [visions of grandeur] . If you think that even for a second, then please google kindralore and you will see that I just have a soft spot for missing children.

After doing researching, talking to so many, I developed a soft spot for Colton. I saw things that didn’t ad up. I just started and kept going. That is all I can say.

Believe me, there are times when I would like to quit this. It puts an emotional strain on me. (I do not want sympathy or anything of the sort; I am expressing what my deal is and why I am doing it).

I have thought about changing the kindralore site and not having Colton’s name on it since I blog about other stuff now. (I have the Colton site, which has all entries on the right hand side in chronological order). But I cant. Some my come here to read something about some other subject and see that the site is about Colton. For Colton.

I have soul searched a million times about this. Should I quit doing this? Can I keep doing this? Why do I do this? The answer is I must keep doing this.

At one point I even took the blog down. However, my gut told me not to give up. I CANT give up. I want to, I cant. I have to keep this going until Colton Clark has been brought home, to the people that love him. Believe me, there are people that love him. This is what it is and nothing more. I hope you all understand and can help in any way possible. Bring Colton home.

The site for Colton that Rebecca and Rex Clark made for Colton, findcolt.com. findcolt.com has recently been taken down. (You can see a cached version [ here] ) The banner outside their home is gone. Austin is gone. They want it to fade away. I wont let it.

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Channon Christian & Christopher Newsom – A Story That Must Be Told – PART II

Posted by KindraLore on May 22, 2007

Part ONE of this blog is here

Update 12/5/07 12:04AM

Channon Christian & Christopher Newsom – A Story That Must Be Told – Part III – The Trials

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side note: Sorry for the really weird font stuff going on. I recently switched from Blogger to WordPress and when I brought everything over it messed up a lot of the fonts. I have tried to fix it as best as possible.

Updated 11/26/07 8:46PM

Philip Lomonaco, attorney for Eric Boyd argued for a changed of venue, stating this case “is one of the most heavily publicized and misreported cases in recent local East Tennessee history.”

His brief argues that this case had “the largest unregulated source of information — the Internet,” which he said “spread lies and helped create an urban legend surrounding the details of the final state of the victims’ bodies — details meant to outrage and taint any jury pool.”

He also blames prosecutors for not squashing the internet blog rumors that spread like wildfire, stating both Christopher and Channon’s bodies were sexually mutilated and in fact waited five months to come out and state the rumors were not true. I wonder if he realizes that even without this horrifying rumors, the facts themselves are incredulous.

The linked article goes on to say that in his brief, Mr. Lomonaco said he found that “literally thousands upon thousands of Internet blogs and news accounts have been published about this case, both partially factual and fictional.”

The coverage has been particularly strong locally — more than 75 articles, editorials and letters in print and online at the News Sentinel, the defense says — and on local television news. Bloggers who were upset the story didn’t get national news coverage brought national attention.

Mr. Lomonaco said he got 27,000 Internet hits using Google to search for “Channon” and “murder.” He got 1,280 hits when he added “Eric Boyd.”

On YouTube, Mr. Lomonaco said he found 80 videos covering the killings and the victims, “including videos that continue to spread lies, hate and racist propaganda about the defendant Boyd and the rest of the defendants.”

All may find their way into federal court. A hearing on Mr. Lomonaco’s motion has yet to be set, but the change-of-venue issue might delay Eric Boyd’s scheduled trial in February.

Article Sited – Defense calls blogs prejudicial to murder trial

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Updated 11/21/07 10:14AM

I have not updated this blog in a long while for the simple reason I had to step away from it for awhile. The crime itself its so horrifying and is what bad dreams and horror movies are made of.Then the white supremacists sites came along, the rallies. The weird Svengali Media and the Yacub 7 ali sites sprung up and the filth and craziness that I read made me sick.

I had to eventually stop accepting comments for the Channon and Chris blog because some were vile, some blamed the victims and some were racists. That is not what my site is about and its not something I want Channon and Chris’s blog to be about as well.

Anyway, I would like to start updating the blog again and I will accept comments. Just a reminder that this site’s comments are moderated and I will reject those that are as described above.

Ok, on with the updates:

Eric Boyd

Eric Boyd‘s attorney has filed a motion to have a change a venue. Phil Lomonaco, Boyd’s attorney says there are Internet videos “…that continue to spread lies, hate and racist propaganda” about Boyd the other four defendants.

Boyd’s attorney seeks trial site change from Knoxville

Update 6/21/07 7:24PM

Second Rally in Knoxville ‘stressful’ but controlled

[Article]


Update 5/29/07 10:14PM

A couple of updates to this story. First, there was a rally held this weekend:


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Police arrested a rally organizer after he fought with officers during a racially charged protest responding to the murder of a Knoxville couple.Alex Linder ignored orders from police during yesterday’s rally in downtown Knoxville. The Missouri man faces charges of disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, vandalism and assault on a police officer.Linder is the operator of the white supremacist and anti-Semitic Web site Vanguard News Network.[Complete Story Here]Also, CNN finally covered this story tonight on Paula Zahn.

Paula had a fill in host and two panelists, James Edwards, host of the Political Cesspool and a speaker at the 2007 CofCC National Conference and a Reverend that represented the NAACP (sorry I don’t have his name. The transcripts should be up tomorrow and I will post them).

It was reiterated that neither Channon or Chris were mutilated. One comment I did find interesting is that the commentator stated Channon suffocated AFTER being put into the garbage sacks, but all other media reports have stated she was strangled. More discrepancies to make people talk.I will link to the transcripts when they are up.


Update 5/24/07 11:42AM

Woman claims double murder suspects broke into her home

KNOXVILLE (WATE) — There is a new twist in the January murders of Christopher Newsom and Channon Christian. An East Knoxville woman says the suspects in the case broke into her home just a day before the couple was carjacked.

The single mother is afraid for her safety, so 6 News is protecting her identity. She lives less than a mile from the crime scene of the gruesome double murder on Chipman Street.Her home was invaded by armed men a day before Newsom and Christian were carjacked. She says they are connected.”I heard a big boom…they kicked…they kicked the door in.

“The scuff marks are still visible where her front door was kicked in. She couldn’t believe what happened next.”I ran back into the room and they start shooting my door down,” the woman says.

She says the suspects tried to get inside her bedroom. The door to the room is now ripped at the bottom.

The young mother’s 13-year-old son and two friends were just a couple rooms away.

“I was screaming… ya’ll stay down,” she says.

But there was someone else in the house. A male friend who had a gun of his own. He shot back and the suspects took off.

Knoxville police responded and took pictures of the damage. Two weeks passed and then she says police returned.

“They brushed it off. Until these people get killed, then they take stuff serious,” the woman says.

According to the woman, the police asked to come back and remove the bullets. She says they wanted to look for fingerprints and determine if the suspects were connected to the double murder.

She says police cut a panel from her wall and showed her photos of the double murder suspects. The victim says she recognized at least one of them as the man she saw that night.

“Actually at the door, I knew that big face. I knew one of the faces, the one that kicked the door in,” she says.

While the victim says a detective told her the crimes were connected, Knoxville police will not confirm or deny that. They only say the investigation is still open.

When asked about national speculation that the double murders were racially motivated, the woman says, “I don’t think it’s a hate crime because I am a young, single black person, an African-American and they came after me.”

[Article Sited]


Update 5/21/07 11:39PM

Channon Christian and Chrisopher Newsom’s Parents Speak Out:

[Video 1][Video 2][Video 3]


I had to start a new post on Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom because the old one was getting hard to load.Lots of info on the old one. Go [here] for it.Channon Christian’s parents share their idea of “justice”. Gary Christian, a Texas native, says his version of justice for those accused in his daughter’s rape and murder isn’t allowed.“I can’t comment on what I think justice would be,” Gary said. “They already told me no.

“Sitting on the sidelines at every court appearance, watching prosecutors do the job for them, is tough.In the suspects’ first federal court appearances, Gary was seen forming a gun with his thumb and index finger.”I got in trouble for that with my wife,” he explained. “The way I see it, it’s no different than hunting back in East Texas, sitting in a deer stand and looking out and seeing a pack of wild dogs. They just bring them in one at a time.”

“They took our baby girl, what does anybody expect?” Deen Christian said.

Both Channon Christian’s parents expect the death penalty.

“That’s the closest thing I’ll ever get to living up to the promises I made my daughter,” Gary said.

Gary took the last phone call from his daughter.

Her final words make his eyes fill with tears.

Deena also remembers exactly when her husband took that call.

It was 12:35 a.m. on the first Sunday in January 2007.

Channon told her father that she and Chris Newsom would return to her parents’ home from a friend’s apartment by 3:00 a.m.

“I said, ‘all right, be careful, and I love you,'” Gary explained. “And that’s the last thing she said to me … was she loved me.”

Gary and Deena Christian say their daughter’s killers can’t take away that love, even though they’ve stolen so much.

“Nothing’s the same, nothing,” Gary said. “Everybody that knew her has a big hole in ’em, where she was.”

“They’ll remember her smiling,” Deena explained. “Her smile would light up a room. It didn’t matter where she was. She was beautiful, and it wasn’t just on the outside.”

The Christians say their daughter and Newsom were watching a movie and eating with friends all night at her best friend’s apartment. They believe the four people accused of killing and raping the couple targeted Channon’s SUV. They say Chris’s truck was still parked outside the apartment, and the doors were unlocked.

“They [the suspects] probably grabbed Channon,” Deena said. “And Chris, being the type of guy he was, he went to her defense and it all dominoed from there.”

Their daughter, a UT senior who was majoring in sociology, would have graduated this month. Her father says Channon wanted to be a forensic scientist. Her mother says she was also considering a profession in which she could work with children.

Channon would have celebrated her 22nd birthday on April 29.

“The kids knew it was going to be very hard for us,” Deena explained.

Her countless friends were there for Channon that day. This year, they gathered to comfort her parents and big brother Chase with memories.

“They made a picture frame, a really big frame with a picture of her in the middle, and they wrote memories about her all around it,” Gary explained. “It was awesome.”

They also made a bulging scrapbook and a quilt out of her favorite t-shirts. They are things the Christian family can cling to forever.

“She [Channon] wanted four kids,” Deena said. “I’ll never have grandkids from my daughter. He [Gary] will never walk anybody down the aisle.”

Instead, they’ve vowed to sit in court.

“If the doors are open, we’ll be there,” Gary said.

“We have to be,” Deena added.

They say they will sit through the trials of the four accused murderers, even if it means they have to hear every horrible detail of what happened to their only daughter.

They say they want to know exactly what she suffered.

“Hell,” Deena explained of hearing the details.

“Pure hate that you can’t understand, I guarantee,” Gary said. “I hope you never do.”

Gary says that 75 percent of the alleged details of the crimes against his daughter’s that are being discussed the internet are simply wrong.

“People have stretched it out of proportion,” Gary said. “It was horrific. They were tortured. Most of it [on the web] is speculation.”

Gary says Chris Newsom’s parents are the only people he’s talked to since January who truly understand how he feels about what happened.

“If you’re a mother or a father, and you got a daughter, and somebody does this to them, they know what I thought,” Gary said. “They have an idea.”

The first time Deena talked with Newsom’s parents, she says she had to tell them their son was missing.

Now, the parents who’ve both lost a child draw strength from each other.

The Christians say the crime that claimed their daughter’s life also claimed their sense of security.

Gary explained they’re constantly looking over their shoulders. He said he even meets Deena at the grocery store, and watches to make sure she gets in and out safely.

“Happened once, shame on me,” Gary explained. “Won’t happen again. Not to my family.”

The Christians say they do not blame racial issues for their daughter’s death.

“You know, I could care less if they were pink or purple, or whatever color they were,” Deena explained. “They took our child. They took our daughter. They took Chris away from the Newsom family. So, color, to me, it doesn’t matter. It’s what they took from us that matters.”

“I’ll say this, this was not I think a racial crime,” Gary continued. “I don’t think they went out, black people, looking for white people. What it turned into, I don’t know.

“But I know this, I believe in my heart, that wild animals come in lots of different colors. The end result is they’re still wild animals. And these people had been feeding off people in Knoxville before this and for many days afterwards,” Gary said.

He wouldn’t comment on whether he was aware of additional crimes the suspects may have committed.

[Source]

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Pedophile Site Shows How to Be a Pedophile – AND IT’S LEGAL

Posted by KindraLore on May 15, 2007

I came across this site because I have been watching a story I blogged about here on Jack McClellan and a New York father that decided to pursue Jack and make sure everyone knows what Jack is about.A Web site created by a pedophile is a virtual “how-to” manual, complete with the best places in western Washington state to see little girls, and tips on how to avoid getting caught by the police.

The site, titled “Seattle-Tacoma-Everett Girl Love,” has been around for a few years. The police know all about it, yet they said they couldn’t shut it down because the site is legal. After the article by Tori Richards on the Court TV site, Crime Library came out, Fox News jumped on the story and interviewed McClellan, providing a face to the anger parents felt over having photos displayed of their children on his site. The pictures were taken by McClellan at public events like parades and festivals. This New York Dad named Ron Tebo put up a website of his own donned http://www.jackmcclellan.com/ . McClellan shut the site down.

However, after McClellan seeked advice on another site called “GirlChat” message board, McClellan is now back with his advice on how pedophiles can lure in that little girl that they are chomping at the bit for. And guess what?? Its all LEGAL.This man, whether he touches a child or not, is provoking others to do so, even telling them how. And it’s all legal.

Are you scared? I am!

Other Links:

Pedophile Jack McClellan Seeks Advice on New Web Site

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When Home Schooling Becomes Abuse

Posted by KindraLore on May 5, 2007

I have seen too many cases in which children turn up dead or severely abused (Rescued before they turn up dead) in which these abusers use Home Schooling as a tool for their abuse.

I have been involved in many discussions on this case and it does get heated, because those that are legitimately home schooling their children take offense to it. This has nothing to do with them.

What it has to do with is a parent or guardian that is abusing their child so severely that they need to be undetected. That these people cannot send their children to school without being found out. Unexplained bruises and burns. Food deprivation. Humiliation.

They cannot do these acts with a child in the public eye. Not without notice. So they pull these poor children out of the only outside hope they have of being able to escape.

Have you ever met an abuser? I mean a real one. I have. Part of their plan is isolation of the victim. They cannot allow their victim to be influenced by outside forces. Its all about control and when the victim is totally isolated, they are completely and unconditionally under the control of their abuser. There is no one there to save them. Most home school households are virtually unregulated and almost never inspected.

When Ricky Holland died, there was not one piece of homework, drawing or otherwise to prove that this child was ever home schooled. In fact, he was in school for a time. But when reports of Ricky being harnessed with a leash on the bus and in school when the adoptive mother took him there, food deprived, made to wear diapers to school; were revealed, Lisa Holland withdrew Ricky from the only normalcy he knew. Once that happened, abuse was more severe and common and ended in his death.

In this day and time I believe its imperative to keep an eye on all children. If they are not in the school system then there should be another way of tracking and moderating these children. I also believe that if you have ever had DHS or Children’s Services called out, you should not be able to home school or there should at least be intense monitoring of that child or children.

In a segment CBS did called “The Dark Side To Homeschooling”, it revealed a case of a 14 year old that killed his sister and brother, and then himself.

Sniped from the article:

It turned out the Warrens had home schooled before, in Arizona, where they were convicted of child abuse. An investigator there wrote: “The children are tortured physically and emotionally.” That’s information North Carolina school officials are not required to collect.

The article went on to say:

Since it became legal in North Carolina in 1985, the number of home school students has jumped from just a few hundred to more than 50,000. But there’s been no change in the number of state employees overseeing the program – just three for the entire state.

If you Google anything having to do with home schooling and abuse, its supporters are vigil and sometimes extreme. Why the defensiveness? If you are not abusing your child and you are truly home schooling them, then you have nothing to worry about.

In today’s society, we cannot take the word of a parent just because they are a parent -that these children’s needs are being met. We as a society have a duty to protect children and to make sure that if your child is not in the school system, they are still being schooled.

Face it people; Abusers use Home Schooling as a tool for abuse. It’s time to change that and make sure we as a society do the best possible to make sure we protect all of our children. It does take a village.

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Rest in Peace Little Man

Posted by KindraLore on May 5, 2007

Marcus Fiesel was finally laid to rest today in a casket no larger than a toy box. I guess Donna Trevino finally decided to bury him after all the bad press she got.

(Pictured – Donna Trevino – Marcus’ Bio mom)

Rest in peace little man. May the angels love you and kiss you and hug you as much as you want and need.

Finally, Marcus rests in peace

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