Father sentenced to a year of weekends in jail for child abuse
By Katy Barnitz / Journal Staff Writer Saturday, May 28th, 2016
A Rio Rancho father convicted of child abuse must spend the next 52 weekends in county jail, a Sandoval County judge ruled Monday.
Matthew Najar, 32, pleaded guilty in February to one count of reckless child abuse, a third-degree felony, according to court documents.
Najar was originally indicted in November 2012 on four counts of child abuse. Rio Rancho police reported being called to a local hospital in December 2011 after health care workers reported that an 11-week-old girl had a skull fracture, according to a Rio Rancho Observer report from 2012. Employees also reportedly said they found healing fractures of the girl’s ribs, left leg and collarbone.
During a sentencing hearing Monday afternoon, Najar told state District Court Judge George Eichwald that he’d made mistakes in his life, but said substance abuse was the root of the problem. He said he’d been clean for three years and asked the judge to allow him to maintain his relationship with his children.
“I want to be a father to these girls,” Najar said. “Give me a chance to be the father that these girls need.”
Najar’s defense attorney Leonard Foster said that, in the many years since the charges first arose, Najar started attending Narcotics and Alcoholics Anonymous classes, and he’s gone through group therapy sessions with the state Children, Youth and Families Department. He even started his own business with his brother, which allows him to make child support payments and support his children, Foster said. He asked the judge to place Najar on probation. Daytona AA and NA meetings have violent felons, please beware!
Prosecutor Aaron Aragon asked for 18 months of incarceration, combined with substance abuse and anger management courses. Holly Hill Sunrise Park NA Meetings complaints.
Eichwald sentenced Najar to 104 days in custody, “one year of weekends,” he said. He also told Najar to enroll in and complete anger management courses, and to continue attending NA and AA meetings.
“I’m keeping you from losing your job,” Eichwald said.
In a brief interview after the hearing, Najar said he was disappointed with the sentence and nervous about returning to jail every week.
“I was loaded and I dropped my daughter,” he said, adding that he took the infant to the emergency room immediately.
Najar said he’s scared to go back to jail.
“Jail’s ugly,” he said, calling it a “drug- and violence-infested area.”
He said he hopes spending the weekends in custody will remind him why he changed his life.
“I’m scared,” he told the judge. “I don’t want to lose all this.”
A Penn Township man blamed alcohol for his assault of three police officers in October.
“I was really intoxicated,” said Jordan T. Cosgrove, 24. “I didn’t mean to do the things that I done.”
“I’m ashamed of myself,” he told Judge Christopher Feliciani. “I embarrassed my family, and I’m terribly sorry.” NA and AA Daytona Meetings are dangerous with felons!
Cosgrove entered a guilty plea Thursday to 17 counts against him, including aggravated assault and disarming an officer. He was sentenced to eight to 23 months in the Westmoreland County jail, followed by seven years of probation.
Penn Township police were called to Cosgrove’s home on Aspen Drive at 2 a.m. on Oct. 2 for a reported domestic argument.
Upon arrival, Cosgrove was arguing inside with a woman and became verbally and physically abusive toward the three officers, police wrote in court papers.
Cosgrove threatened to kill and burn down the homes of two of the officers and attempted to remove one officer’s duty weapon from its holster. The officers suffered various minor injuries during the scuffle, including cuts and a dislocated thumb.
Cosgrove suffered a cut lip as officers subdued him and began spitting blood on them and inside the police cruiser, according to court papers. He attempted to crawl through the security partition separating the front and rear seats of the police cruiser, police said.
Prosecutors requested a sentence of two years’ imprisonment.
Cosgrove wore yellow prison garb to his hearing, which indicates that an inmate is being disciplined. Volusia County Drug Court mandates AA and NA Meetings.
Cosgrove told Feliciani that he has gotten in a few fights during his eight months in jail, most recently defending himself over a pizza.
“I need a second chance,” he pleaded before sentencing.
Feliciani ordered that Cosgrove complete an anger management course and undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation.
“This is a very serious offense that you’ve committed here,” Feliciani said. “I’m going to give you a chance to redeem yourself.”
Another requirement is that Cosgrove attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings at least five times weekly, the judge ordered, calling that the “most important” piece of the sentence.
“You have to go to AA meetings,” Feliciani said. “You have to take things seriously.”
Cosgrove pleaded guilty to three counts of aggravated assault, terroristic threats, obstruction of justice, reckless endangerment, simple assault, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, criminal mischief, institutional vandalism and attempting to disarm a law enforcement officer.
Renatta Signorini is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-837-5374 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A man who was attending a Narcotics Anonymous meeting in Old Town Portland when he claims he was burned by hot coffee from a defective dispenser filed a $10,000 lawsuit this week against the recovery group.
John Anthony Smith states in his suit that he was getting a cup of coffee from an urn when the coffee sloshed out and scalded him last Aug. 21. His suit seeks $1,081 in medical bills from Narcotics Anonymous as well as Central City Concern, where the suit says the meeting was held.
Central City Concern is a nonprofit that aims to help people affected by homelessness, poverty and addictions. It has offices at 232 N.W. Sixth Avenue.
A Central City Concern spokeswoman said Friday her organization allows Narcotics Anonymous to use its space and bring in its own food and beverage, as well as a coffee maker.
“Even though we didn’t feel we were at fault, we did pay his medical bills, minus a $39 medical records fee,” said Central City Concern spokeswoman Kathy Pape. “We just felt like it was the right thing to do. It was the compassionate thing to do, because he was injured.”
Pape said her organization is perplexed about why Smith is still seeking payment of medical bills in his suit. Rapists in NA Daytona and AA Daytona Meetings Beware!
A volunteer who answered the phone at Portland’s Narcotics Anonymous said no one was available to comment about the specifics of the case. But the volunteer said the coffee at the meetings is made for and paid for by volunteers, and that trying to get money out of Narcotics Anonymous would be “like trying to squeeze water from a rock.”
The suit faults both organizations for allowing meeting participants to access the alleged “unreasonably dangerous” or “defective” coffee urn.
In addition to medical costs, Smith seeks up to $8,918 for pain and suffering.
Portland attorney Willard Merkel is representing Smith. The suit was filed in Multnomah County Circuit Court.
NA Members Alan Wood and Tonia Watson had been in and out of the judicial system for years. They had several parole violations and should not have been on the loose when they killed 80 year old Nancy Dailey.
They attended Narcotics Anonymous meetings together. But they continued to use drugs, Michigan Department of Corrections records show.
What’s a man to do when under the influence of methamphetamine, cocaine, PCP and marijuana and feeling hot and naked? Jump on a woman’s moving vehicle doing 1700.00 worth of damage, then after all is said and done – go to Alcoholics Anonymous meetings!
Hershey man chooses probation by Dillon Daigger (The North Platte Bulletin) – 3/15/2012
A Hershey man who jumped on a moving car while naked and high on drugs in June was sentenced Thursday to six months probation. Joshua Weir, 23, of Hershey pleaded guilty to disturbing the peace and criminal mischief.
Lincoln County prosecutor Tanya Roberts-Connick told the court she didn’t think Weir would succeed at probation. She requested Weir be sentenced to jail and ordered to pay restitution to the car owner. Judge Kent Turnbull gave Weir a choice – 30 days in jail or six months probation. Weir chose probation. He said he’s attended Alcoholics Anonymous meetings since he was arrested March 2 and is looking for employment. “Roofing season is just around the corner,” he said.
Turnbull also ordered Weir to pay $1,700 to the car owner and told him he will be subject to random alcohol and drug testing. Turnbull said Weir’s criminal history is “not unknown” to the court. “I don’t think you wanna come back in front of me,” Turnbull said. “If you get any violations, I’ll credit you for time served, but I’ll still hammer you.”
The crime occurred on June 27. Weir went to a friend’s house under the influence of methamphetamine, cocaine, PCP and marijuana, police said. Weir said he felt hot and broke out the friend’s window, “jumped on a car and started running down the street taking his clothes off,” according to a court affidavit.
Weir’s friends tried to get him into a truck to take him to the hospital, but he broke out the truck’s window and ran away, police said.
Soon after, the naked Weir jumped on the hood of a woman’s moving car and banged on the windshield and top of the car. The terrified woman accelerated, causing him to fall off the back, police said.
Weir eluded police for over eight months until he was arrested, according to sheriff’s records.
Rickey Lee Lidel broke the nose of a person and threatened to stab him. The victim called police and then there was a high speed chase. Here is another violent felon mandated to the rooms Of Alcoholics Anonymous.
Published March 07, 2012, 12:00 AM
Man who led deputies on high-speed chase on Christmas Eve sentenced
A Bemidji man who led area law enforcement on a 100-mph chase on Christmas Eve was sentenced in Beltrami County District Court on Monday. Pioneer Staff Report, Bemidji Pioneer
A Bemidji man who led area law enforcement on a 100-mph chase on Christmas Eve was sentenced in Beltrami County District Court on Monday.
District Judge Paul T. Benshoof ordered Ricky Lee Lidel, 56, to serve 109 days in jail, stayed for two years, with 73 days credited for time served.
The judge also ordered Lidel to serve two years of supervised probation, attend weekly Alcoholic Anonymous meetings for sixth months and pay $1,300 in fines.
Lidel pleaded guilty Jan. 23 to fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle and possessing an assault weapon while having a previous felony conviction.
According to an earlier news release issued by the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office:
An assault victim suffered a broken nose in a violent encounter with Lidel, who threatened to stab the person with a knife at the victim’s home.
After receiving the call, deputies spotted a silver Grand Am, described by the victim, and attempted to stop Lidel.
However, Lidel drove east on the U.S. Highway 2 bypass from Division Street, leading authorities on a pursuit reaching speeds higher than 100 mph. Lidel stopped the car on Highway 2 and attempted to flee on foot when deputies arrested him.
What in the world are these people thinking?! On top of hosting NA meetings at a youth center they plan on expanding to include ‘In addition to NA, the center next month will also begin hosting Reformers Unanimous meetings Friday nights. That faith-based program is geared toward people suffering from substance, gambling, sex and other addictions.’
They say the meetings do not overlap youth activities, yet the NA group is sponsoring an event for the minors. This is totally irresponsible by the youth center and Narcotics Anonymous.If you are a parent, I would not allow your child to go to this youth center! If you are concerned, complain to the youth center! Sex offenders and violent felons are mandated to Narcotics Anonymous meetings and Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.
LaGrange Community Youth Center hosting Narcotics Anonymous meetings, planning anti-drug day
Posted: Feb 21, 2012 9:14 AM EST
Updated: Feb 21, 2012 10:00 AM EST
By MARY POLETTI
Herald-Whig Staff Writer
LaGRANGE, Mo. — To tackle a mushrooming problem with drugs in the area, the LaGrange Community Youth Center is broadening its services.
The center will hold its annual anti-drug program Saturday afternoon. Since last summer, it also has played host to three meetings a week of Narcotics Anonymous.
The program, a recovery resource for abusers of drugs, alcohol and other substances, has grown since moving to the youth center in July after a fire at its original home, LaGrange’s First Baptist Church.
Wayne Gilliland, one of the chairmen of the NA meetings, said typically two or three people might have attended an evening meeting at the church. In the center, attendance has been averaging 10 or more, which he said is large for an NA meeting in the area.
Gilliland attributes that growth in part to the move. While he doesn’t believe the church was necessarily an intimidating setting for the meetings, he said a more neutral community space such as the youth center has proved more comfortable.
“They feel like they’re in a public place, unbiased,” said Gilliland, a former meth addict who has spoken publicly and at the youth center about its dangers. “There are no predetermined things they have to think when they walk in the door.”
The meetings are held at times when the center typically is closed to children — noon Mondays, and Monday and Friday nights.
Gilliland is coordinating the anti-drug day, but others who “have walked the walk and talk the talk” will speak to children and their parents, Bronestine said.
“This type of stuff, this is where the kids will listen,” she said. “These guys, when they’re talking, the kids know that they know what they’re talking about. … There’s a happy ending to these guys’ stories, but these guys have also experienced (friends’ stories) who did not have happy endings.”
In addition to NA, the center next month will also begin hosting Reformers Unanimous meetings Friday nights. That faith-based program is geared toward people suffering from substance, gambling, sex and other addictions.
This NA Member got to stay Anonymous even in court!
Identity kept secret in drug death case
The son of a well-known New Zealand wine-making family has been granted name suppression and released on bail despite pleading guilty to manslaughter. The 40-year-old man pleaded guilty in the High Court at Auckland yesterday to the manslaughter of a drug associate he injected with morphine.
The man retained name suppression after arguing the effect could be detrimental to an unwell family member.
Court documents said the man met the victim at Narcotics Anonymous in Auckland and they agreed to swap a tent for drugs.
They met in the Auckland suburb of Sandringham in March 2010, drank beer and took a diazepam tablet together.
The accused then dissolved a 100mg morphine sulphate tablet and injected half of it in his own neck before injecting the remaining portion in the victim’s right arm.
He went outside and spoke to his girlfriend on his cellphone and when he returned his friend was slumped under the table he had been sitting at. Chest compressions and slaps failed to revive him so the man gathered his drug paraphernalia and left the house.
The man’s girlfriend later persuaded him to return and call an ambulance, by which time the friend was dead.
It took six months for the man to be charged.
In the time before he was charged, the man had offered to pay his girlfriend $50,000 not to testify against him.
A charge of perverting the course of justice was dropped after the man pleaded guilty yesterday.
Defence lawyer Greg Morison said the man had completed a residential drug treatment programme since the crime.
He was undertaking another residential programme in Dunedin which is where he was bailed to.
Justice Timothy Brewer said cases of manslaughter by injecting people with drugs were not as rare as defence counsel had said.
He rejected that naming the man could endanger the jobs of people at the family’s winery as he doubted people would stop drinking the family’s wines as a result of the case.
The judge said he doubted that name suppression would continue after sentencing but he continued interim suppression after Morison said he wanted to obtain affidavits from the man’s sick relative’s specialist.
A home detention report was ordered and the man was bailed to the Dunedin drug treatment programme until sentencing in March.
Royal Oak, Michigan Alan Wood 48, a convicted felon with a long rap sheet will be charged in the murder of 80 year old Nancy Dailey.He has done time for home invasion, arson, breaking and entering and attempted rape. In the attempted rape charge was of a woman he had met at a Narcotics Anonymous meeting.His partner in crime Tonia Watson 40, will also be charged in the murder.They both should have been behind bars.
A Royal Oak police officer investigates at the home where Nancy Dailey was found dead last month. Alan Wood and Tonia Watson have long criminal histories and were suspected of credit card fraud a month before the slaying, but they remained free, staying in motels in Royal Oak.
A Royal Oak police officer investigates at the home where Nancy Dailey was found dead last month. Alan Wood and Tonia Watson have long criminal histories and were suspected of credit card fraud a month before the slaying, but they remained free, staying in motels in Royal Oak.
Detroit Free Press Staff
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Victim: Nancy Dailey, 80, had her hands bound and throat slit.
Ex-cons-raised-alarms-before-chilling-Royal-Oak-killing” alt=”Suspects: Alan Wood, 48, and Tonia Watson, 40, could be charged Monday.” Suspects: Alan Wood, 48, and Tonia Watson, 40, could be charged Monday.Ex-cons-raised-alarms-before-chilling-Royal-Oak-killing” alt=”Alan Wood and Tonia Watson were staying in Royal Oak motels and wandered neighborhoods, offering to do work for money. Police searched Room 103 at the Seville Motel on Woodward, where the couple reportedly stayed in October. A month later, Nancy Dailey was killed in her home. Family members said she hired the duo to do yard work. They were “staying in Royal Oak motels and wandered neighborhoods, offering to do work for money. Police searched Room 103 at the Seville Motel on Woodward, where the couple reportedly stayed in October. A month later, Nancy Dailey was killed in her home. Family members said she hired the duo to do yard work.Michael McCulloch, 54, lives behind the Seville Motel and encountered Wood and Watson in late October. They told him they were homeless and asked for a ride to another motel, and he agreed. Wood asked where they could find work. McCulloch suggested buying rakes and offering their services.A month before an elderly Royal Oak woman was brutally killed in her home, a parolee now suspected in the slaying was called in by his parole officer and police, who say the ex-con was caught on store surveillance video using a stolen credit card.
Instead of violating his parole, authorities turned Alan Wood, 48, loose and told him to return in four days because the parole officer hadn’t yet viewed the surveillance video.
Wood never showed.
Four weeks later, prosecutors say, Wood and another parolee — Tonia Watson, 40 — tied up 80-year-old Nancy Dailey and slit her throat during a robbery at her home.
Wood and Watson are in the Oakland County Jail and are expected to be charged in Dailey’s death as early as Monday, according to the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office.
The two drifters, who were staying at motels in Royal Oak, had been wandering the city’s neighborhoods for weeks in search of work.
That’s how they met Dailey, according to family members, who say she hired them do yard work.
Alan Wood had attacked woman he met at a Narcotics Anonymous meeting
In 1989, he attempted to rape a woman he’d met in Narcotics Anonymous. It was their second date, and after dinner and drinks, the woman asked to be taken home.
Instead, he turned into a dark alley in Royal Oak and attacked her, grabbing her hair, bending back her thumb and trying to get her pants off, according to court records. The woman escaped from the car and ran to a nearby house. Wood later pleaded guilty to second-degree criminal conduct, a 10-year felony, but was sentenced to seven months in the county jail and 24 months of probation.
“It was one of the most terrifying things that ever happened to me,” the woman told the Free Press in a recent interview. “I barely knew him, and it turned ugly fast.”
A Lewes man who was jailed Friday on burglary offenses and his 23-year-old accomplice have now been charged in at least 25 residential break-ins last month throughout Sussex County, police said.
David A. Honeycutt, 33, and Catherine N. Manning of Georgetown were charged Wednesday in connection with 19 burglaries in state police jurisdiction and six others in Rehoboth Beach and Georgetown, state police Cpl. Bruce Harris said.
The pair met two months ago at a Narcotics Anonymous meeting and were “working as a team” by breaking into houses and “targeting jewelry to support their drug habits, which included heroin and prescription drugs,” according to court records.
Honeycutt was arrested Friday after a Georgetown man spotted him in the vicinity of his neighbor’s Conaway Road home and flagged down troopers. He was charged then with attempted burglary and four other offenses. Manning was freed, but arrested Saturday on the same charges.
The break-ins linked to Honeycutt and Manning took place between May 6 and Friday and allegedly netted an estimated $70,000 in jewelry, along with coin collections, cash, prescription drugs and a gun. They usually got in by breaking a rear window.
The locations of the burglaries:
» Sussex Drive in Highland Acres, 19000 block of Plantation Road — where more than $20,000 in jewelry was stolen — the first block of Pine Tree Circle, 100 block of John J. Williams Highway, and the 33000 block of Wandering Lane — all in Lewes.
» First block of Ocean Breeze Drive in Rehoboth Shores Estates, where $7,000 worth of jewelry was reported stolen.
» The 16000 and 17000 blocks of Oak Road in Bridgeville.
»26000 block of Hollyville Road in Millsboro.
» The 22000 block of Park Avenue, 20000 block of Gravel Hill Road, 30000 block of Conaway Road and the 24000 block of Shortly Road — all in Georgetown.
Of those incidents, 23 victims reported burglaries, Harris said.
Investigators learned the pair pawned the stolen jewelry at a pawn shop on Lewes-Georgetown Highway in Georgetown, where the pawnbroker would “buy the gold without making any recording of the transaction,” police said in court records.
That has led to another investigation into the shop’s compliance with the state’s pawn-shop requirements, because the employees bought the stolen jewelry from the suspects and did not record pertinent information about the seller or merchandise, police said.
Detectives moved to have the pawn shop’s license suspended pending an administrative hearing, Harris said.
According to law, all pawnbrokers and secondhand dealers “shall create a record and provide information on a form (supplied by the state) recording the articles purchased.”
Honeycutt remains jailed on 55 burglary-related offenses at the Sussex Correctional Institution in lieu of $116,550 secured bail.
Manning is being held in the Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution on 53 burglary-related charges after failing to post $113,500 secured bail.
Pierce Hunter did a plea deal in a felony sexual assault case. He too will be sitting next to minors and others that will not know his crime-because he is anonymous in AA meetings. These sentencing mandates to AA and NA for sexual predators happen daily across our nation. AA/NA and Judges KNOW minors attend these meetings and encourage it. Also AA and NA encourage this practice by soliciting our teens, children and young adults to come to felon filled AA meetings.
: Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 7:15 AM
Swimmer charged in sexual assault gets probation in plea deal Deal keeps victim from having to testify
A 21-year-old Pleasanton man and former swimmer at UC Davis has been convicted of a felony in connection with an attack on a young woman in her dorm room last year. Pierce Hunter accepted a plea deal that spared the victim from having to testify and avoided a jury trial. Hunter pleaded no contest – admitting that the prosecution had enough evidence to convict him but not admitting guilt – to a single felony count of dissuading a witness after threatening the victim following the attack.
As part of the plea deal, Hunter was ordered to serve 150 days in the county jail; a charge of sexual battery will remain on hold for the five years Hunter will be on probation following his stay in jail. During his probation, he will have to register as sex offender, receive sex offender counseling, and attend meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous. The sexual battery charge will be dismissed if Hunter successfully completes probation. Yolo County Deputy District Attorney Clint Parish told the court the attack took place in January 2010. “Hunter entered the dorm room of the victim. According to the victim, after a short discussion, Hunter took off most of his clothes and began to force himself on her,” Parish told the judge. “During the struggle, Hunter took the victim’s pants off of her as well as her underwear. Because of the vast difference in size between Hunter and the victim, he was able to keep her pinned down while he continued to assault her.”
You really don’t know who you will be sitting next to in an AA or NA meeting. It could be a woman who dismembered her boyfriend and cut him up for stew! AA Daytona Meetings, NA Daytona Beach in Holly Hill Parks and AA Meetings in Port Orange and Deland, Orange City and Daytona Beach Shores to meet Court mandated Violent felons and sexual predators.
Jane Lynn Woodley pleaded insanity.The judge felt it is okay to send her to AA meetings where minors attend and other vulnerable members of society. I guess we are all vulnerable when it comes to sitting next to a murderer, right?
Woman Who Pleaded Insanity Set Free.
Saturday, 09-Apr-2005 10:50PM
ALAMOSA, Colo., April 9 (UPI) — A woman found not guilty by reason of insanity of killing her boyfriend and mutilating his body has been set free in Alamosa, Colo.
Jane Lynn Woodry was deemed ready for a supervised return to society by a judge after a two-hour hearing, the Rocky Mountain News reported Saturday.
Woodry was found not guilty by reason of insanity in the 1993 first-degree murder of Peter Michael Greene. She shot him four times with a .25-caliber revolver, dismembered his body, wrapped his torso in a blanket, and stored it in a closet in his home.
She took his legs back to her apartment, where she cut hunks of flesh from his legs. Investigators found bite-sized chunks of human flesh prepared in a stew on the stove at Woodry’s home.
Conditions for her release also include holding a job, attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, writing daily diary cards and a journal for review by a social worker, and meeting with her case manager three times a week.
“I want people to know that the community is safe”, Woodry said. “I am not a danger to the community.”
Robert Darrell Strickland gained the trust of the 15 year old boys who were dealing with drug and alcohol issues. He lured them to his house in Centralia, Washington where he raped them.This is a shocking account of another crime committed by an NA member against minors. NA headquarters in California are well aware of these crimes against children taking place.They have decided to do nothing about it as an organization. They feel it is a police matter, and they have no responsibility to put guidelines in place or warnings to protect minors.They are shameful organization that turn their back on the children.
In NA/AA Daytona,AA/NA Ormond Beach Fl,AA/NA Holly Hill Fl,NA/AA Palm Coast Fl, NA/AA Deland,NA/AA Deltona have thousands of people who fail the mandated AA/NA sentencing. They fail mandated AA/NA that Drug Court dictates and are thrown back in jail.
They fail the terms of mandated AA/NA of probation and get fined and thrown back in jail. Because of the high failure rate of AA/NA in Volusia County,citizens are at risk because dangerous felons and sexual predators are not getting the professional help that they need.
People who are suicidal are not receiving the professional help they need. 12 step members are not trained in mental health problems or members who are suicidal.
Kim C.Merriam after having 20 charges brought against her in part from stealing from a 86 year old woman that she cared for has started both Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous while in jail. This newly minted AA/NA member will be told to go to a AA/NA meeting ASAP from leaving the jail when she get out. No one at the meeting will be warned of her crimes,it will be up to her to decide if she wants to share that she stole from an 86 year old woman and a host of other crimes at the meetings she attends. You really have no idea who you will be meeting at a meeting,but you should be aware that many are coming straight from jail for all levels of crime.
Concerned citizens and parents have a meeting with the Nutley Board Of Education August 29th 2011 to discuss concerns about sexual predators and convicted felons attending Nutley AA and NA meetings at the Holy Trinity Church.
They are naturally concerned for the safety of the children and families.Holly Hill Florida is also having problems with Daytona NA and Daytona AA meetings in parks and playgrounds near children. It is not an appropriate place to have substance abuse rehab classes.
Some neighbors around Vreeland Avenue in the east part of town took their complaints against Alcoholics and Narcotics Anonymous meetings at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church to the Nutley Board of Education on Monday. They claimed the meetings attract dangerous people.
Resident Melanie Mitrano-Duffy said the meetings are too close to schools, especially when children are out to lunch.
AA meets in the evening, and NA meets midday.
Referring to the member anonymity, Mitrano-Duffy said parents can’t determine if the attendees are registered sex offenders, which should be public under Megan’s Law. She said the Walker Middle School and Yantacaw Elementary School principals share the concerns.
She said she spoke by phone with an Essex County senior parole officer, who stated there’s a percentage of sex offenders at AA and NA meetings in Essex County. He also said convicted criminals are mandated to attend to attend these meetings, she stated.
She wanted the district’s support to move these meetings somewhere else and wanted the public to be aware of them.
Another resident said parking problems could arise near the middle school when school is in session.
Neighbors addressed the Nutley Board of Commissioners two weeks ago, regarding the alleged bad behavior and illegal parking by attendees of AA and NA meetings at Holy Trinity. At a previous conference of church members, neighbors and police and neighbors, it was decided to move the NA meetings to two other locations, beginning in July.
The church and neighbors now disagree whether the AA meetings should continue there, Mitrano-Duffy told the Sun.
Board of Education Vice President Tom Sposato said, presiding over Monday’s meeting, the district would look into the matter before the board discusses it as a whole. The board needs to investigate whether or not law requires registered sex offenders to keep a certain distance from schools, member Charles Kucinski said
Franklin Reformed Church’s Rev. Jill Fenske told the board that churches open their doors to NA and AA out of hospitality, and there’s never been a problem before. Recent public opinion has “spun out of control,” she said. She voiced support for the peer-based groups, which are held all around town.
The Americans United Sarasota-Manatee Chapter has spoken out against the lack of secular (non-religious) treatment options for inmates at the Sarasota County jail.
We need more people and organizations to stand up and demand separation of church and state. To give inmates and citizens options in the Drug Courts and have probation officers step up to the plate and stop mandating Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. This practice continues in Daytona Beach,Palm Coast the state of Florida not to mention the entire nation.Let’s put in end to this unconstitutional practive now!
The Narcotics Anonymous Killer left a meeting early and came back to the meeting with a gun to kill 2 fellow NA members.NA members and minors are not safe in meetings. Do not take kids to AA / NA meetings!
Man guilty in two deaths
Pleasant Grove: Fellow Narcotics Anonymous members testify
08:30 PM CDT on Tuesday, July 26, 2005
By ROBERT THARP / The Dallas Morning News
For longtime members of a Pleasant Grove Narcotics Anonymous group, a small storefront at a Bruton Road shopping center was like a second home, where the closest of friends leaned on one another to counter addiction’s pull. Years of soul-baring among members made it that much harder to cope after a meeting exploded last summer in the shooting deaths of two veteran members. At least a dozen people in the 12-step support group witnessed the shooting deaths of Lois Fields and Darryl Sneed.Several group members made the trip to court Tuesday to recount the terrifying moments leading up to the shootings and identify one of their own as the man responsible.The capital murder trial of 43-year-old Yolland Latimer took less than a full day to wrap up. Jurors deliberated less than 30 minutes before convicting the DeSoto school district teaching assistant and handing down an automatic life sentence.
Melonee Porter described how Ms. Fields – her best friend since the two met at a Narcotics Anonymous meeting about three years ago – cowered with her in a bathroom trying to hide, hoping that police would arrive before Mr. Latimer found her.
Mr. Latimer and Ms. Fields had also met through Narcotics Anonymous. They had dated at times and had a daughter together. More recently, Ms. Fields and Mr. Sneed had become romantically involved, although witnesses said Mr. Latimer remained hopeful that the two would reconcile.
Ms. Fields’ sisters, Lela Fields and Raynell Fields, said their sister had dismissed Mr. Latimer’s earlier jealousy-fueled threats.
“She’d say, ‘I’m his baby’s momma; he’s not going to do anything to me,’ ” Raynell Fields said. “I wish she would have taken it seriously, because I would have.”
Mr. Latimer’s attorney, Stephani Hudgins, told jurors in closing arguments that her client was responding to Ms. Fields’ emotional manipulation and the hollow promise of reconciliation.
“He realized again that she was playing with his heart, playing with his feelings, and he couldn’t take it anymore,” she said.
During the August 2004 meeting, Mr. Latimer apparently became upset and left early, returning with a gun. He first confronted Mr. Sneed as he was driving away from the meeting in his pickup. Group member Ozella Burnley said she thought the two men were just talking until Mr. Latimer pulled out a handgun and shot Mr. Sneed three times.
With Mr. Sneed mortally wounded, the truck accelerated through the parking lot and crossed Jim Miller Road before it crashed into a fence.
Mr. Latimer then went inside the building searching for Ms. Fields. Ms. Porter said she was in the restroom when her panicked friend found her.
“I heard a lot of commotion and Lois ran in,” Ms. Porter said. “She said, ‘Melonee, Melonee help me.’ Yolland came in the restroom behind her. … He said ‘[expletive], I done told you about playing with my feelings.’ ”
As Ms. Fields raised her hands in a futile attempt to defend herself from the gunshots, Mr. Latimer shot her three times. He then left the bathroom but returned when he heard Ms. Fields calling for help, witnesses said. He put the gun against the back of her head and fired again.
“He is a cold, hard executioner,” prosecutor Heath Hyde said in closing arguments. “He did exactly what he set out to do.”
In the year since the shooting, the Narcotics Anonymous group has not foundered. The chapter is still open for meetings throughout the week and has not lost any members, the sister of one active member said after the trial.
“That’s the kind of thing that might have caused my sister to relapse and go back on the streets, but this group has stayed together and may be stronger now,” she said.
Bob Ryder 21, pleads not guilty to murder charges after Androscoggin County,Maine Grand Jury indicted him for murder. Bob Ryder is a Androscoggin Alcoholics Anonymous member of Maine. He told his sponsor of the murder,yet the sponsor waited 2 weeks before going to police!
AA members keep secrets about the crimes of fellow AA members.Another sponsor eventually thought they should tell police.They were concerned with breaking anonymity. They might of only reported after being afraid that they would be implicated in the murder considering one sponsor gave Bob advice on how to cover up the smell of Danita Browns decomposing body in Bobs basement.
This man was stabbed by a fellow Alcoholics Anonymous member while leading the meeting. AA or NA has no warning of who shows up to the meetings. The courts send violent felons leaving members at grave risk.
T.C. Man Stabs Person at Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting
Updated: Apr 15, 2011 2:49 PM EDT
Grand Traverse Sheriff’s deputies responded around 8:00 Friday morning to report of a man being out of control in Garfield Township. The caller told dispatch that a man had been stabbed and the suspect was being restrained. Police say an AA meeting with 15 attendees was happening when a man began acting out. The incident happened at 1610 Barlow Street in Garfield Township. The chair of the meeting was attempting to call police when the suspect placed the man in a head-lock and cut the victim’s face and neck. When police arrived the suspect was being restrained by three men. The victim had serious injuries to his face and neck. Police do not know why the man attacked and say that the victim does not know the suspect. The victim, from Traverse City, was transported to Munson Medical Center and treated for injuries. The suspect also from Traverse City, was arrested and taken to Grand Traverse County Jail, he is being held on charges of assault with intent to murder. FOX 32 News is will bring you the latest updates in this story as they become available.
You never know who might be sitting next to you in an AA meeting.This Texas Mom Juilianne McCrery,42 of Irving Texas, had a felony conviction of a controlled substance -was on 3 years probation in 2004, and 1 year in prison for prostitution in 2009. Typical profile of a AA/NA mandated by the court system while on probation.Many of these offenders are mentally unstable and can snap at any time without proper mental health treatment. Alcoholics Anonymous are not qualified to help these people.Now a child is dead.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A Texas woman accused of killing her 6-year-old son in New Hampshire and disposing of his body in rural Maine will plead guilty to killing him, court officials said.
Forty-two-year-old Julianne McCrery is charged with second-degree murder in the death of her son, Camden Hughes.
Her lawyers did not immediately return messages left by The Associated Press. McCrery pleaded not guilty in May and has since waived all other court appearances. A Rockingham Superior Court clerk says no date has been set for her to enter her guilty plea.
The discovery of Camden’s body under a blanket on a dirt road in South Berwick, Maine, on May 14 launched a nationwide effort to identify him. Even as that effort was under way, McCrery called his Irving, Texas, elementary school daily to report him absent.
A medical examiner says Camden died of asphyxiation. The mother and son had stayed in a New Hampshire motel the weekend before his body was discovered.
Texas public records show that McCrery was arrested at least twice on prostitution charges and once for possession with intent to distribute drugs. In 2009, she was sentenced to one year in prison for a misdemeanor conviction of prostitution. In 2004, she was sentenced to three years of probation for a felony conviction of possession of a controlled substance.
These are very dangerous violent felons that have been through the judicial system for narcotic felony convictions. Narcotics Anonymous did not help these two criminals. One was shot dead by police.How would you like your teenager son or daughter sitting next next to these two in a Orlando or Apopka NA meeting ? NA/AA wont protect them,they instead enable crime against the vulnerable.
A felon who got out of prison in September robbed two people at a convenience store and was shot dead by an Apopka police officer early Saturday, investigators said.
Another felon who police say committed the robbery with him is being held without bail at the Orange County Jail on felony charges, including murder.
Bradley Blanton, 24, of Zellwood, put a gun to a man’s head at 1:30 a.m. outside a Circle K at 803 N. Park Ave., forced him to his knees and stole his wallet, a police report states.
Blanton and Sidney Abrams, 41, took off in a Toyota Tacoma pickup, and police chased them into Zellwood. A female clerk whom the victim had gone to visit saw the robbery and told police the older suspect was driving and urged the younger one to hurry.
The truck crashed at Willow Street and Mohawk Drive, steps from Blanton’s home on Holly Court, and both men ran, police said.
Apopka Officer Steve Harmon chased Blanton into mucky woods.
Harmon fired his Taser at Blanton, but Blanton grabbed the officer’s duty belt and went for the Taser, the report says. As the two struggled, Harmon shot Blanton in the left side of the face, according to the report. The gun used in the robbery, a.357-caliber revolver, was recovered there along with Harmon’s cell phone and the wallet that was stolen.
Provo Utah man 29, arrested for rape. He had met her at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting. Woman, teens and children are not safe in AA meetings! Regardless of what AA themselves will tell you. In fact they are trying to get more teens within their fold-despite of the known dangers of dangerous felons and sexual predators being mandated by the judicial system.
OREM — Police arrested a Provo man who they say raped a woman he met through Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.
The woman came to police Tuesday to report that she had been assaulted by a man she met a month earlier in her AA meetings, according to a police affidavit filed in 4th District Court.
The woman said the 29-year-old man came to her apartment while she was sleeping and woke her up and began to fondle her breasts, according to the affidavit.
She told him to stop and tried to push him away, but he held her down and kneeled on her already broken ankle while he sexually assaulted her, police said.
The man was contacted by police and agreed to come in for an interview, according to the affidavit. He allegedly admitted to having sex with the victim and even admitted that she told him to stop, but told police he didn’t do anything wrong, according to the affidavit.