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Post  Freedom on Wed 13 Apr 2016, 4:04 pm

A fair sentence I feel - detained under the Mental Health Act indefinitely. 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36038228
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Missing boy's parents charged with murder 20 years after he went 'missing'

Post  candyfloss on Sat 30 Apr 2016, 12:15 pm

Parents indicted in cold case murder of Hawaiian boy


Hawaii's most infamous cold case got a major break when the parents of “Peter Boy” Kema Jr. were indicted Thursday in connection with his death 19 years ago.

Peter Kema Sr. and Jaylin Kema were indicted by a Hilo grand jury and charged with second-degree murder in the death of their son. Peter Jr. was 6 when he vanished, and his body was never found.

The little boy, who suffered horrific and extensive abuse from the time he was just days old and endured abuse throughout his short life, became a symbol for critics who called for reform of child care services.






“It was just absolutely horrifying the torture this child was subjected to,” said Meaghan Good, founder and editor of The Charley Project, a website that is tracking 9,500 unsolved murder cases including that of Peter Boy Jr. “I read all 2,000 pages about the case released by the Department of Human Services in 2005, and it very obvious what happened to Peter Boy Jr.”

Speaking to reporters after the indictment, Hawaii County Prosecutor Mitch Roth said the charges were "a long time coming."


"Peter Boy, this Sunday, would have been 25 years old."

- Mitch Roth, Hawaii County prosecutor

"Peter Boy, this Sunday, would have been 25 years old," he said.

Peter Boy disappeared from his Hawaii Island home in 1997. On Nov. 4, both his parents were arrested on unrelated charges. His father was charged with drug and gun offenses, but later released, while Jaylin Kema was charged with welfare fraud.





Peter Boy Sr., and Jaylin Kema, were arrested late last year on unrelated charges.


They had long been the main suspects in their son's disappearance, but police did not have enough evidence to bring charges. It is not known publicly what new evidence led to the indictments.

The Kemas could not be reached for comment. Their public defenders have not been assigned yet, according to the prosecutor's office.

The Kemas did not report him missing for several months after he was last seen alive, and only then after a social worker alerted police. Peter Kema Sr. told he’d taken the child to another island, Oahu, and turned him over to a family friend who he did not know how to reach. Police were unable to locate her or even confirm her existence.

Peter Boy Jr.’s three living siblings agree that although they were all abused by their parents, Peter Boy Jr. bore the brunt.

In 1998, they told authorities Peter Boy Jr. endured frequent beatings, was rarely fed and forced to eat off the floor. He was made to sleep either tied to the bed, on the bathroom or closet floor or outside without bedding, and was often left handcuffed or tied up with rope, they said.

“It was so shocking and repulsive - the kind of abuse this kid suffered at the hands of the people he trusted,” said Michael W. Perry of KSSK Radio, Hawaii’s most well-known radio commentator. “He was so young, and there were so many dark corners over so long a period time.”

In the wake of Peter Boy Jr.'s disappearance, records surfaced showing how time and again, state Child Protective Service officials missed or ignored signs the boys was being abused.

When Roth was elected in 2012, one of his pledges was to solve the island’s many cold case murders, including Peter Boy Jr.’s.

“It has been a long time in coming,” Roth told FoxNews.com. “We are happy able to start to bring closure for the family and for the community.”

In an effort to solve the case, police and prosecutors have looked at the evidence “with fresh set of eyes” Roth said, reviewing thousands of pages of evidence, re-interviewing witnesses and following new leads.

“We want the public and the family members to know we have not forgotten, and we are still looking for answers and justice,” Roth said

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/04/30/parents-indicted-in-cold-case-murder-hawaiian-boy.html?intcmp=hphz28

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Jailed: Carer who fleeced pensioner out of £54,000 to pay for gastric band op

Post  chrissie on Wed 04 May 2016, 12:58 pm

What a terrible story:

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/jailed-carer-who-fleeced-pensioner-out-of-54000-raid-to-pay-for-gastric-band-op-a3239606.html

A carer who fleeced a pensioner with dementia out of her £54,000 life savings to pay for a gastric band operation has been jailed for 32 months.

Maria McCalla, 31, withdrew more than £38,000 from 82-year-old Vera Haselden’s account, and convinced the pensioner to sign cheques to her for £10,000 and £6,000.

The single mother, from Wembley, spent the money on the operation and her children’s school fees as well as an X-Box games console and clothes.

Harrow crown court was told that McCalla had been Miss Haselden’s carer for two months when she started the fraud, in June 2014. She had huge debts on 17 credit cards and the pensioner had offered to lend her £16,000.

“The consequences for Miss Haselden have been enormous because she lived in fear of entering a care home and the whole point of employing you was so she could stay at home,” he said.

“She now has no capital and as a consequence has gone into a care home.

“She told the police she feels like she is in a prison, ending up where she did not want to be.”

McCalla, who has children aged six and 11, blamed her money woes on depression and gambling. She was also ordered to pay £500 costs.
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Babes in the Woods murders

Post  Freedom on Tue 10 May 2016, 9:56 pm

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Re: Miscellaneous Criminal Cases

Post  Freedom on Sat 04 Jun 2016, 9:38 am

Grim stories there, Andrew.

Strange that The Sun names the people allegedly involved while The Mirror doesn't.

It's hard to understand how in the 21st century a child can disappear for 11 years with apparently nobody noticing or doing anything about it.
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'Monster of Worcester' to be released

Post  Andrew on Tue 07 Jun 2016, 7:17 am

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Post  Freedom on Tue 07 Jun 2016, 8:05 am

I do remember the case though it received scant coverage by today's standards.

I don't think that anyone guilty of anything as horrific as this could ever be considered safe to release.
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Post  Freedom on Tue 07 Jun 2016, 8:51 am

This is a case from the 1990s which haunted me at the time, thinking what it must have been like for a mother to return home and find her 7 year old son and his teenage babysitter dead in the most appalling circumstances.

I am thankful to learn belatedly that the killer is now dead.

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/12659529.Mother_returns_at_midnight_to_find_scene_of__apos_total_carnage_apos___Boy_and_babysitter_murdered/

http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/1404322.double_child_killer_dies_in_jail/
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Re: Miscellaneous Criminal Cases

Post  Andrew on Tue 07 Jun 2016, 9:28 am

Never heard of that one either.

Horrific stuff.
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Re: Miscellaneous Criminal Cases

Post  dogs don't lie on Thu 09 Jun 2016, 8:15 am

I'd love to buy it lol!

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Post  Andrew on Thu 09 Jun 2016, 8:38 am

I bet you wouldn't spend one night there, ddl.. Very Happy

Be back on the market the next day.

I'm just surprised it was never demolished back in the day and a new house built on the plot.
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Post  dogs don't lie on Thu 09 Jun 2016, 9:24 am

Oh I'd love to live there, get those emf and sensor things, be great fun X

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Post  Freedom on Thu 09 Jun 2016, 9:35 am

I wondered about it not being demolished too but maybe that's just something that has become common in the U K in recent years? 

Thinking of the Wests' home in Gloucester, Ian Huntley's in Soham and the houses where Tia Sharp and April Jones were murdered - just off the top of my head, there's probably more.
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Post  Freedom on Sun 12 Jun 2016, 11:25 am

Yes, it was a well-known case.

It seemed like another instance where some local undesirables were fitted up in the police's understandable anxiety to solve a horrible crime.

P.S. I'm now reading the Mail article and Professor David Wilson, friend of Mark Williams-Thomas, is involved which inspires me with zero confidence.

Here is the link for the programme when it becomes available.

http://www.channel4.com/programmes/interview-with-a-murderer?promo=coming_soon


It happened a month to the day after the disappearance of Genette Tate, another mystery that has yet to be resolved.
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Post  Freedom on Mon 13 Jun 2016, 12:42 pm

I've just watched the programme. I won't say much now to let people make up their own minds but there can be no secret that the person who may have killed Carl was and still is a nasty piece of work.

I had to laugh though when he told David Wilson that he's a nutcase who ought to see a psychiatrist!
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Re: Miscellaneous Criminal Cases

Post  Andrew on Mon 13 Jun 2016, 12:58 pm

I recorded it last night.

Will watch it soon.
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Post  joyce1938 on Mon 13 Jun 2016, 5:41 pm

Yes freedom ,I sat and watched that too. I felt rather quickly he maybe a psyc. Wanted this programn to be made,and controlled it too .He reminded me of some of our parents that lost their daughter. he absalutly felt he was in control .And could lie so well too and feel like he was right. Good thing his first wife at the end told her truth,we sgould see him again ,no doubt in my mind .joyce1938
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Post  Andrew on Mon 13 Jun 2016, 5:49 pm

.... so who did kill Carl. Still not seen the doc and not heard of the case before until started the thread...
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Re: Miscellaneous Criminal Cases

Post  Freedom on Mon 13 Jun 2016, 6:09 pm

The man in the programme, Bert Spencer, was the original suspect but he was thought to have a cast-iron alibi. Four known criminals were later convicted of the murder but eventually cleared, though not before one of them had died in prison.

Spencer spent 14 years in prison for another murder a year later very near to the first one. The case against him is circumstantial and I don't suppose he will ever be charged with it.
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Re: Miscellaneous Criminal Cases

Post  Andrew on Mon 13 Jun 2016, 6:20 pm

Do you think Bert did it then.....
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Re: Miscellaneous Criminal Cases

Post  Freedom on Mon 13 Jun 2016, 6:28 pm

Only my opinion of course - but yes.
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