Micah Stewart’s attempted homicide trial was postponed by Judge Madenspacher yesterday because two Commonwealth witnesses failed to appear.It is tentatively scheduled to resume on Monday.
Please very, very carefully read the following from the yesterday’s Intell article, “Stewart’s attempted homicide trial starts” (click here):
“Lancaster County District Attorney Donald Totaro convened a grand
jury last March to look into the case after investigators were unable to
solve the homicide. It is the second grand jury convened by Totaro during his tenure and only
the third one convened in LancasterCounty history. Grand jury testimony included evidence Stewart repeatedly admitted to
killing Fry, 19, to people with whom he lived. Other testimony indicated he
asked his father to lie to support an alibi. A breakthrough came June 16, when Angelica Rivera, the live-in
girlfriend of Stewart's father, testified that Micah Stewart described the
slaying to her, according to an affidavit of probable cause. Based on the testimony, Totaro directed the coroner's office to take a
second look at Fry's remains. The supplementary autopsy determined Fry died from multiple traumatic
injuries, including suffocation consistent with strangulation.”
State Attorney General Tom Corbett’s “Public Corruption Unit” needs to investigate District Attorney Donald Totaro.If Stewart had been arrested and charged in a timely manner, the current trial would not even be taking place.Because of Totaro, Stewart was free for a year and allegedly endangered other lives.This trial is costing the taxpayers thousands and thousands of dollars and should have never been needed.I will have more on the current trial and other reasons Totaro needs to be investigated this weekend.
The “Public Corruption Unit” also needs to investigate the spending by the Lancaster County Convention Center Authority.I am very serious.I will have more on that this weekend as well.
A group calling themselves “LancasterCounty for Pennacchio” has formed.They meet weekly and if you are interested in attending or joining, call Jerry Policoff at (717) 295-0237.The group’s press release says, “The Lancaster Group formed, in part, to resist the pre-selection by the party’s national and state leadership of Casey to run against Republican incumbent Rick Santorum.”
Policoff said Chuck Pennacchio will be in Lancaster all day on Saturday, March 18, for the peace march marking the third anniversary of the war (see below) and other events.
Policoff, in a phone interview this morning, said that four chicken suits arrived in Lancaster on Thursday! He said Casey has avoided debates to date because he says he is waiting to see who will be on the ballot.Policoff said that if he now continues to avoid debating, several Lancastrians will don the chicken suits and follow Casey around.I’m deadly serious and what a hoot!Yes, Mr. Casey, the chicken suits have arrived!
THREE YEARS, HOW MANY LIVES?
As noted above, March 18th is the three year anniversary of the war.The Peace and Justice Coalition of Lancaster is planning several events.At a silent procession will begin at Binn’s Park in downtown Lancaster and end at the Southern Market Center where a town meeting will be held at .Later that night, at , a silent candlelight vigil will be held in Penn Square.If you want more information or to volunteer please call Matthew Smucker at (717) 209-0445 or visit www.lancastervoice.org.
STOP THE LCCCA
Don’t forget to wear your “Stop the Lancaster County Convention Center” T-shirt or button (click here) when you go to see Governor Ed Rendell, Mayor Rick Gray and Representative Mike Sturla at the Crispus Attucks Center, 407 Howard Avenue, tomorrow at 5 pm (see immediately below on this website).
PLEASE CHECK BACK TOMORROW FOR "BOYD CAN COOK!" AND MORE!
Please click here to read the very important letter by Jack Craver of the LCCCA Board. Please check back later today…
FOR A “FUN” PIECE ON THE STATE OF THE SUNDAY NEWS – PLEASE CLICK HERE.
~ Happy Valentine’s Day! ~
FOR A SPECIAL TREAT, PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR BUCK JACKSON’S “ODE TO THE WINGMAN.”
LOOK AT WHAT THEY DID
“I often think of the many phone conversations we had after Thanksgiving 2000.None of us knew, of course, that you had entered on a course of a long transformation… But was it really your will to do so?Or do you think it is possible that some foreign, alien element took advantage of a temporary weakness and took its demon’s advantage to overwhelm you and overpower you?”
I am going to switch up today.I had an unusually bad night last night.The incest story didn’t leave my mind.I slept for about two hours.The death of a family friend several weeks ago sparked several emails between family members and me for the first time in several years.
The quote above is from my brother, Tom, in an email to me dated February 6 of this year.These are the lengths a family will go to to deny incest.This is how far a man who criminally molested his teenage brother will go to to deny he is a pedophile.
Tom continued, “We devoutly hope that this demon gets tired and moves along, or alternatively you are able to confront it and drive it out.”
I am working very hard to drive out the demon of incest and the family tragedy it caused.I try very hard every single day.From “INCEST – A Family Tragedy; the Holzinger Story” in December of 2003, “We are desperate to believe that we had a happy childhood.We are desperate to believe that our parents loved us – that they would never do anything to harm us.When that belief is shattered, we crumble.I crumbled over Thanksgiving three years ago.” It would be much easier to believe all of this was the work of the “devil,” but it’s not.These are the inevitable consequences of incest.
WHO ARE THE PARENTS WHO DID THIS TO THEIR CHILDREN?THEY AREN’T NICE PEOPLE.THEY AREN’T NICE PEOPLE AT ALL.TO FOLLOW.
I apologize for not publishing this morning – my webhost was having a problem (thank you, Chris from Hostica).LIP News will take a snow day tomorrow. Don’t worry, Marvelous Marv, I’ll catch up with you on Monday!Today I will leave you with this quote from F&M’s G. Terry Modonna in Tom Murse’s New Era story, “Swann catches Rendell” – “Either candidate can win this election.”Wow!How does he do it?
Enjoy the snow.Thank you for reading LIP News. I’ll see you on Monday!
~ Investigate the DA ~
TOTARO MUST GO!
Lancaster District Attorney Donald Totaro must go. Cortney Fry.Christy Mirack. Glenn Wynn Robinson. Renee Binkley.Jon Eichelman.James Sneddon.Gary Heinke.Two grand juries in four years.And now an investigation by the State Attorney General’s office and his grand jury into Lancaster Coroner Dr. G. Gary Kirchner, instigated by Totaro, who alleges Kirchner gave his password to a “secure” county government website to an Intell reporter.Totaro must go.
SIT OUTSIDE THE COURTROOM
I was talking with a Lancaster attorney several weeks ago.He said that a good newspaper reporter would be sitting outside the courtroom to interview the witnesses who testify before the grand jury “investigating” Gary Heinke’s resume as they come out.Yes, that’s exactly what a good reporter would be doing.A good newspaper would send their reporter there to do just that.So why hasn’t there been a single word in the Lancaster Newspapers?
You see, witnesses are allowed to talk and reveal their testimony to the grand jury to anyone they want to.District Attorney Totaro doesn’t want you to know that, but it’s the truth.And there’s a reason for that.Because everything else about a grand jury is hush-hush and secret, and this is a democracy after all, and if the proceedings were kept completely secret from the public, the grand jury would be incredibly fertile ground for corruption and denial of due legal process.So, it’s absolutely crucial that newspapers cover grand juries.And the Lancaster Newspapers haven’t done a single thing except repeatedly print a lie.They have stated on several occasions that witnesses, by law, are forbidden from discussing their testimony.
Jack Brubaker of the New Era did it in his article on November 17, 2005, “Subpoenas rock courthouse.”He stated, “Under law, everyone — including prosecutors, jurors and witnesses — is forbidden from discussing anything specific about what goes on behind closed doors.”I called Jack.I asked him where he got that information.He said from the District Attorney.I told him it was incorrect.I asked him how his paper could keep making such a huge mistake over and over again (Janet Kelley printed it previously).I was mad.I told him it was "disgraceful.”Four days later the New Era printed the following under “Corrections & Clarifications:“In a Nov. 17 story, the New Era said prosecutors, jurors and witnesses in grand jury deliberations are, by law, required to remain silent. In fact, witnesses, alone, may disclose testimony. - The Lancaster New Era corrects errors of substance.”
There will be much more on all of this next week.Any witness who has testified before the grand jury, whether it be in the Cortney Fry case or the Heinke case or any case, and wants to discuss their testimony, please email me at BeckyH209@aol.com. Your name will be kept strictly confidential.
Please check back tomorrow when I will catch up on other news – Cortney Fry’s father was jailed, a LCCCA meeting was postponed - again, the Watt & Shand building was sold, the PSP has not done a traffic impact study, Eichelman’s lawsuit against the prison, the death of two teens in two months in a youth facility and the Heinke grand jury investigation.Wow!
Again, if you were a witness before the grand jury and want to discuss/relate your testimony, please email BeckyH209@aol.com. Thank you very much.
BRETT, WHAT HAVE
YOU BEEN DOING?
Who at the Intell was allegedly illegally accessing the county’s website?
It's beenone-hundred and seventydays since the coroner released his autopsy on Cortney Fry.It's been ten months since she "disappeared."No one has been charged with her murder.There is a killer on the loose.Hold the police accountable.Bring in outside help.