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SteelCityMom
02-12-2010, 04:08 PM
Can't believe this would happen here...about a half hour away from where we live.

GREENSBURG, Pa. (CBS/AP) Jennifer Daugherty, a mentally disabled woman in rural Pennsylvania allegedly suffered unimaginable horrors at the hands of her killers, who her father says pretended to be her friends.

They fed her vegetable oil, spices, detergent, urine and medications, then forced her to write a suicide note, before they stabbed her to death, wrapped her in plastic, put her in a garbage can and dumped her in a school parking lot, police and relatives said Friday.


The head of the 30-year-old had been shaved, and she had been bound with Christmas decorations and clothing; she also was hit with a towel rack, vacuum cleaner hose and a crutch, according to an affidavit.

Six people were charged with criminal homicide, kidnapping and related charges in the death of Daugherty, who was missing since Monday and whose body was found Thursday at Greensburg Salem Middle School, about 30 miles east of Pittsburgh.

Charged were Robert Loren Masters Jr., 36, Ricky Smyrnes, 23, Melvin Knight, 20, Amber Meidinger, 20, all of Greensburg; a 17-year-old girl from Greensburg; and Peggy Darlene Miller, 27, of Mount Pleasant Township. All were being held without bond in the Westmoreland County prison. It was not clear whether they had attorneys.

Stepfather Bobby Murphy, 62, of Mount Pleasant, told The Associated Press that the victim had the mental abilities of a 12 to 14-year-old.

According to an affidavit of probable cause, Knight admitted stabbing Daugherty in the chest, side and neck, and he and Smyrnes carried her body to the parking lot. All six defendants admitted their involvement and implicated others, according to police.

A man found Daugherty's body Thursday morning when he saw the plastic garbage can partially beneath his truck.

"One thing I can tell you is there is no reason for them to do what they did to Jennifer," Murphy said. "Jennifer was just a gentle, laid-back person.

"There wasn't a mean bone in her body."

http://www.cbsnews.com/blogs/2010/02/12/crimesider/entry6202062.shtml

They are possibly going to go after the death penalty for all or some of the assailants.

Steel Mountain
02-12-2010, 05:41 PM
If I were an armed law enforcement officer, it would take every fiber of my being to not put a bullet right between the eyes of each of these individuals while the other waited their turn. The fact that they brazenly admitted doing it would make it that much ore satisfying!

TheWarDen86
02-12-2010, 05:43 PM
I read this in my hometown newspaper. All I can say is "Disgusting." These scum need to get what's coming to them and I pray they do.

supa_fly_steeler
02-12-2010, 05:49 PM
There some people in this that actually need to die.

BTW im talking about the killers who do cowardly acts.

HometownGal
02-13-2010, 06:08 AM
I heard about this on KDKA and was appalled and sickened. :mad: No trial for these monsters and no sleepy bye with lethal injection - bring back the electric chair and put 'em in it one by one while the others watch.

Galax Steeler
02-13-2010, 11:26 AM
I heard about this on KDKA and was appalled and sickened. :mad: No trial for these monsters and no sleepy bye with lethal injection - bring back the electric chair and put 'em in it one by one while the others watch.

One thing is for sure if they done that I would want to be the first to go.:chuckle: But on a serious note that is just plain wrong for people to do that. I agree they should be no trial just straight death penalty.

stillers4me
02-13-2010, 11:35 AM
:shake01: My God. What is wrong with people?

supa_fly_steeler
02-13-2010, 12:22 PM
I heard about this on KDKA and was appalled and sickened. :mad: No trial for these monsters and no sleepy bye with lethal injection - bring back the electric chair and put 'em in it one by one while the others watch.

I disagree bring back the stretching rack, the electricy chair is too quick and not satisfying enough you want the murders to have chills down their spines as the others slowly painfully die from this world. As they did to that women.

then feed them to the birds

7SteelGal43
02-13-2010, 12:34 PM
I know there's at least one state that still has the firing squad. That''d be good, but don't bother with the blindfolds.

Polamalu Princess
02-13-2010, 06:51 PM
When I found out about this I was just sick. The people who did this should get the most severe punishment possible.

SteelCityMom
02-13-2010, 07:05 PM
I disagree bring back the stretching rack, the electricy chair is too quick and not satisfying enough you want the murders to have chills down their spines as the others slowly painfully die from this world. As they did to that women.

then feed them to the birds

Agreed. This was just horrible. I know a vicious murder like this is wrong no matter who it is, but when it's someone who's mentally handicapped or kids it's just far more sickening. The death penalty would be way to easy for these people, let alone a lethal injection death penalty.

I'm almost thinking life in prison would be far worse for them. Other inmates with little to nothing to live for would take out the proper vengeance on them. I have a feeling they would be treated very similar to pedophiles or child murderers.

The whole thing just makes me sick to my stomach. Thinking that some of the people lived about 20 minutes or so from me.

WH
02-14-2010, 11:55 AM
They should all be killed the same way the person they killed was killed.

Shea
02-16-2010, 12:33 AM
Wow.

It looks like they not only tortured her but had fun doing so with the ultimate goal of humiliating her. Shaving her head, the Christmas decorations, forcing her to injest urine, etc.

How the hell could someone be a part of that and be able to stomach it??

I'll never understand this world.