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Charles and Caryl Harvey, Holyoke

Son, Chad William Harvey, 20, fatally shot in the face at a “friend’s” home,
September 23, l995.  There was no provocation.  Jared Beier shot Chad point-blank in the face killing him instantly.  Beier  was arrested, convicted and sentenced to 18 years in 1996. 
Beier was given a mandatory release in July of 2009 and moved to Iowa.

NOTE:  At the preliminary hearing, Chad's family tell the story that they noticed that one member of the defense team had represented Chad in a minor offense.  The family mentioned it to the DA who said to the judge, "Your honor, we feel that the presence of Mr. ___ is a conflict and a violation of Mr. Harvey, Chad's rights." The defense attorney in question, rose and replied, "Your honor, Mr. Harvey has no rights, he's dead."  As Chad's parents lamented, that in a nutshell, is the problem.

  

Jocelan Martell, Denver

Son, Cody Wieland, 36, was kicked and beaten by three men.  Cody was in a coma for ten day before being taken off life support on November 1, 2002. The  perpetrators  were arrested and of the three, one was convicted of manslaughter, first degree assault with a deadly weapon and sentenced to twenty-eight years.

NOTE:  Cody's mother, Jocelyn was told that a plea bargain was underway, although she objected to it.  She stated that the six-hour preliminary hearing March 14, 2003 had not been recorded properly because of faulty equipment.  Subsequently, the proceedings were repeated July 31, 2003, with another four-month delay.  Another five month continuance for one of the defendants seemed like another slap in the face for Cody's mother as she is convinced that the justice system favors defendants over victims and their families.

 

 

Rich and Sue Petrone, Morrison

Her son, Daniel Rohrbough, 15 was shot and killed during the Columbine High School massacre, April 20, 1999. Danny was holding an exit door opened for other students during the massacre at the school and died on the sidewalk, a few steps from safety.  The cold-blooded teenage perpetrators Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris, had planned their killing spree over a course of a year, amassing weapons, drawing maps and planning the best time of day.  They committed suicide after murdering twelve students, one teacher and seriously injuring over two dozen others.

 

 

Brian and Lisa Rohrbough, Morrison

His son, Daniel Rohrbough, 15 was shot and killed during the Columbine High School massacre, April 20, 1999. Danny was holding an exit door opened for other students during the massacre at the school and died on the sidewalk, a few steps from safety.  The cold-blooded teenage perpetrators Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris, had planned their killing spree over a course of a year, amassing weapons, drawing maps and planning the best time of day.  They committed suicide after murdering twelve students, one teacher and seriously injuring over two dozen others.

 

 

Marsha Willis, Denver

Her son, Ethan Cassidy, 21, killed when he was hit by a repeat traffic offender who slammed into Ethan at 90 mph, killing him, April 23, 1996. The perpetrator was not tested although he was known to be a daily substance user/abuser.  Tried and sentenced October 1997, to six years for criminally negligent homicide.

 

 

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