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    Jace Crehan (23) was convicted of second-degree murder after he killed the man who molested his girlfriend

    http://mydeathspace.com/article/2018...his_girlfriend

    I have to say, I am surprised by the prison terms they got. I have seen people do worse and get less. I guess the judge made an example of them re vigilante justice.

    In a Baton Rouge courtroom raw with emotion, Jace Crehan was sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole and his girlfriend, Brittany Monk, received a 35-year prison term for what the judge called the "diabolical" and "vigilante" killing of a Zachary man whose body was found in a 55-gallon container two weeks after he pleaded no contest to molesting her as a child.

    State District Judge Tony Marabella acknowledged spending many hours agonizing over what would constitute a just sentence for Monk, who was 17 and seven months pregnant with Crehan's child when Robert Noce Jr., 47, was killed July 4, 2015. Thirteen days before that, Noce was put on probation.


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    Here is a YouCaring for him:

    https://www.youcaring.com/jacecrehan-1102167

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    This is fucking abhorrent.

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    The judge who gave probation to the molestor should be tarred and feathered.

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    Well, that child will never see its parents again. Sad.
    I'm not saying that killing the molester was legally okay, but feeling bad for him isn't exactly easy.
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    http://www.wbrz.com/news/appeals-cou...stice-killing/

    Update the court holds the conviction for Vigilante Jace Crehan

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A state appeals court has affirmed the second-degree murder conviction and life sentence for a Louisiana man in the 2015 stabbing and strangulation of his girlfriend's convicted molester.

    Jace Crehan argued that he was only guilty of manslaughter because he only initially intended to scare Robert Noce Jr. in 2015. Noce was found dead less than two weeks after he pleaded contest to carnal knowledge of Crehan's girlfriend, Brittany Monk.

    The Advocate reports a three-judge appeals panel on Monday noted that the jury had rejected the now 24-year-old Crehan's assertion that he was "forced" to kill Noce because of a "failure of the judicial system." Monk was 17 and pregnant when she and Crehan broke into Noce's trailer. She's appealing her 35-year sentence, arguing it's excessive.

    What This is one of these cases where Crehan should be pardoned along with Monk. They have to face the "Blame the hero" issue.

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    Hell No even Monk should be pardoned.

    A 21-year-old Walker woman's 35-year prison sentence in the gruesome 2015 killing of a man who two weeks earlier had pleaded "no contest" to molesting her as a child is not excessive, a state appeals court has ruled.

    Even though Brittany Monk pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the death of Robert Noce Jr., the 1st Circuit Court of Appeal said the facts would have supported a conviction for second-degree murder.

    "The sentence imposed was not grossly disproportionate to the severity of the offense, and thus, was not unconstitutionally excessive," the appeals court said Tuesday.

    The court's ruling came a day after it affirmed the second-degree murder conviction and life prison term given to Monk's boyfriend, Jace Crehan, 24, of Walker.

    Noce, 47, of Zachary, was a former boyfriend of Monk's mother.

    Monk was 17 and seven months pregnant when she and Crehan broke into Noce's trailer on July 4, 2015. Crehan was convicted in the vigilante-style stabbing and strangulation of Noce. Monk pleaded guilty to taking part in the crime.

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    "Forced to kill because of a failure in the judicial system." Boy, if I had a dollar for every time THAT'S happened to me.
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    A week after affirming her boyfriend's second-degree murder conviction and life sentence, the state Supreme court has upheld a Walker woman's 35-year prison term for manslaughter in the 2015 slaying of her convicted molester.

    Brittany Monk was age 17 and seven months pregnant with Jace Crehan's child when the pair broke into Robert Noce Jr.'s Zachary trailer at night and killed him, claimed her sentence was excessive.

    Noce, 47, was strangled, stabbed and stuffed inside a 55-gallon container.

    Monk had faced up to 40 years after pleading guilty to manslaughter and testifying at Crehan's 2017 trial in Baton Rouge. Then-state District Judge Tony Marabella later sentenced her to 35 years.


    Without issuing written reasons, the Supreme Court denied Monk's appeal Monday. The justices did the same with Crehan's appeal on April 15.

    Two weeks before his July 2015 death, Noce pleaded "no contest" to carnal knowledge of a juvenile involving Monk, now 21, when she was a child. He was put on probation.

    In affirming her sentence last fall, a state appeals court said the facts of the case would have supported a second-degree murder conviction. A conviction on that charge could have carried a term of life in prison without parole.

    Noce was a former boyfriend of Monk's mother and raised Monk for about 10 years after her mother abandoned her. He denied abusing Monk.

    Crehan, 25, also of Walker, argued his killing of Noce was manslaughter ? a heat of passion crime ? rather than second-degree murder, which requires specific intent to kill or inflict great bodily harm.

    In also upholding his conviction and sentence last fall, the 1st Circuit Court of Appeal said Monk admitted that neither she nor Crehan had any contact with Noce from his 2012 arrest until his death and that Noce posed no threat to them.

    Monk also testified at Crehan?s trial that her boyfriend wasn't upset by the resolution of Noce?s case, the appellate court added.
    ?The jury rejected (Crehan's) assertion that essentially he was 'forced' to kill Noce because of a 'failure of the judicial system,' and that his vigilante justice was somehow justified as a result,? the appeals court wrote.

    Crehan admitted to detectives that he choked and stabbed Noce after dragging a sleeping Noce from his bed. Crehan said the knife he used was retrieved from Noce?s kitchen by Monk, at Crehan?s direction.
    Monk testified she sprayed Noce in the face with a man?s body spray while Crehan wrestled with him. She denied stabbing Noce but admitted punching him 10 to 15 times while Crehan held him down.
    Apparently dead rapists have the power to shame the hero. Pardon these people.

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    Crehan should be pardoned too. Apparently blame the hero exists. Its not just the victims that get shamed but the hero get blamed but worse given that they thought they took the threat out and everything would be better and spare the victim from the predators.

    A Walker man's conviction and life sentence in the horrific 2015 vigilante-style killing of his girlfriend's convicted molester have been upheld by Louisiana's top court.

    The state Supreme Court, without issuing written reasons Monday, affirmed Jace Crehan's second-degree murder conviction and life prison term in the stabbing and strangulation of Robert Noce Jr. in Noce's Zachary trailer on July 4, 2015.

    Noce, who two weeks earlier had been put on probation after pleading "no contest" to molesting Brittany Monk as a child, was stabbed, strangled and stuffed inside a 55-gallon container that Monk said Noce used to make wine.


    Noce, 47, was a former boyfriend of Monk's mother and raised Monk for about 10 years after her mother abandoned her. He denied abusing Monk.

    Monk, 21, pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the Noce slaying and is appealing her 35-year prison sentence.

    Crehan, 25, claims the state proved he was guilty only of manslaughter, which carries up to 40 years in prison.

    The state 1st Circuit Court of Appeal affirmed Crehan's conviction and sentence, as well as Monk's sentence, last fall.

    East Baton Rouge Parish prosecutors argued Crehan knew of Monk's sexual abuse long before Noce's "no contest" plea to carnal knowledge of a juvenile in June 2015.

    "The jury rejected (Crehan's) assertion that essentially he was `forced' to kill Noce because of a `failure of the judicial system,' and that his vigilante justice was somehow justified as a result," the 1st Circuit said in November.

    Monk was 17 and seven months pregnant with Crehan's child when she and Crehan broke into Noce's trailer the night of July 4, 2015.

    Crehan admitted to law enforcement that he choked and stabbed Noce after dragging a sleeping Noce from his bed. Crehan said he directed Monk to retrieve a knife from Noce's kitchen that he used to stab Noce.

    Monk testified at Crehan's trial and denied stabbing Noce, but said she sprayed him in the face with a man's body spray while Crehan wrestled with him. She also admitted punching Noce 10 to 15 times while her boyfriend held him down.

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    https://www.wbrz.com/news/due-to-new...get-new-trial/

    Update on Jace Crehan

    BATON ROUGE - Based on a the Supreme Court's recent decision to outlaw nonunanimous jury verdicts, a 26-year-old who has been serving a life sentence for killing the man who molested his girlfriend may get a new trial.

    According to The Advocate, Jace Crehan, accused of the 2015 slaying of his girlfriend's attacker, Robert Noce Jr., was found guilty of second-degree murder by an East Baton Rouge Parish jury in a vote of 11-1 in 2017.

    At the time, split-jury verdicts were legal in the state.

    But that changed in the fall of 2018 when Louisiana voters approved a constitutional amendment doing away with the state's Jim Crow-era nonunanimous jury law.

    The new Louisiana law applies only to crimes that occurred on or after Jan. 1, 2019.

    The law was changed again, last month.

    On April 20, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that juries nationwide must be unanimous to convict a criminal defendant. The ruling applies to all future trials, and to inmates who were convicted by divided juries and haven't exhausted their appeals.

    The day Crehan was sentenced by state District Judge Tony Marabella in January 2018, his attorneys filed a motion for a new trial, arguing, among other things, that his nonunanimous verdict was unconstitutional.

    The judge denied the motion before sentencing Crehan to life behind bars.

    On Monday, the Supreme Court vacated the denial of Crehan's motion and sent the case to the 1st Circuit for a decision on whether the nonunanimous jury issue was "properly raised" by Crehan in the trial court.

    Franz Borghardt, one of Crehan's trial attorneys, said Crehan's legal team believes the issue was raised properly after the trial.

    Borghardt hopes the appellate court will send the case back to the 19th Judicial District Court for a new trial.

    The significance of the ruling, he said, "is it breathes life into Jace's case."

    Crehan's girlfriend, Brittany Monk, 22, pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the July 4, 2015, slaying of Noce and was sentenced to 35 years in prison. Crehan tried to plead guilty to the same charge before his trial, but prosecutors turned him down.

    Noce, who two weeks before his death had been put on probation after pleading "no contest" to molesting Monk as a child, was stabbed, strangled and stuffed inside a 55-gallon barrel that Monk said Noce used to make wine.

    Noce, 47, was a former boyfriend of Monk's mother and raised Monk for about 10 years after her mother abandoned her. He denied abusing Monk.

    Monk was 17 and seven months pregnant with Crehan's child when she and Crehan broke into Noce's trailer the night of July 4, 2015.

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    A Walker woman claims she never would have pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the 2015 vigilante-style killing of her convicted molester had she known a judge would sentence her in 2018 to 35 years in prison — five years shy of the maximum.

    Calling her prison term "a lifetime," 22-year-old Brittany Monk says she instead would have rolled the dice and gone to trial on a second-degree murder charge, which could have subjected her to a life sentence but also the chance at parole after serving 25 years because she was only 17 when the crime occurred.

    In an application for post-conviction relief filed in late February at Baton Rouge state court, Monk complains about her former attorneys, the East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney's Office, and former 19th Judicial District Judge Tony Marabella, who sentenced her.
    Monk is asking state District Judge Fred Crifasi, who now presides over the section of criminal court that Marabella formerly presided over, to throw out her sentence and conduct an evidentiary hearing "to discuss a downward departure."

    "Her entire life has been a prison of sorts," Monk writes in the petition, which she filed on her own behalf and in which, referring to herself in the third person, she describes her life as one of torture and pain. "She deserves a bit of freedom while she is young enough to enjoy it," Monk writes.

    In the alternative, she is requesting a jury trial.

    District Attorney Hillar Moore III said Friday he maintains full confidence in Monk's conviction and sentence. He said his office will respond to Monk's court filing when served with it.

    "Monk entered her manslaughter plea with no indication whatsoever from the court or the state as to the possible sentence," Moore said. "The judge considered all of the appropriate circumstances and fashioned a reasonable sentence."

    Monk was not only 17 but also seven months pregnant with Jace Crehan's child when the pair broke into Robert Noce Jr.'s Zachary trailer the night of July 4, 2015, and killed him. Noce, 47, was strangled, stabbed and stuffed inside a 55-gallon container.

    Crehan admitted to detectives that he choked and stabbed Noce after dragging the sleeping man from his bed. Crehan said the knife he used was retrieved from Noce’s kitchen by Monk, at Crehan’s direction.

    Monk testified she sprayed Noce in the face with a man’s body spray while Crehan wrestled with him. She denied stabbing Noce but admitted punching him 10 to 15 times while Crehan held him down.

    At the sentencing of Crehan and Monk, Marabella called the slaying a "diabolical act" and "vigilante justice."
    Noce was a former boyfriend of Monk's mother and raised Monk for about 10 years after her mother abandoned her. Monk repeatedly refers to Noce as "her Daddy" in her post-conviction relief petition. She says she did not learn until much later in life that Noce was not her biological father.

    Noce denied abusing Monk but pleaded no contest — 13 days before his death — to carnal knowledge of a juvenile involving Monk when she was a child. He was put on probation. A no contest plea carries the same weight as a guilty plea in criminal court but cannot be used in a civil proceeding.

    Monk admitted that neither she nor Crehan had any contact with Noce from his 2012 arrest until his death in 2015 and that Noce posed no threat to them, Marabella has said. Monk also testified at Crehan’s trial that Crehan was not upset by the resolution of Noce’s case.

    Crehan, 26, of Walker, was convicted of second-degree murder by a non-unanimous East Baton Rouge Parish jury in 2017. Marabella sentenced him to a mandatory term of life behind bars.

    The U.S. Supreme Court, which outlawed split jury verdicts in April, has sent Crehan's case back to the 1st Circuit. The move could lead to a new trial for Crehan.

    In Monk's case, the 1st Circuit and the Louisiana Supreme Court have previously affirmed her sentence. She claimed the 35-year prison term for manslaughter is excessive. The 1st Circuit said the facts of the case would have supported a second-degree murder conviction.

    Monk contends in her latest court filing that she could be acquitted if tried for second-degree murder.

    "There is great probability that at a minimum one juror would have found the Petitioner not guilty of second-degree murder had she gone to trial with expert testimony," she claims.

    In terms of expert testimony, Monk faults her attorneys for not investigating pedophilia or battered child syndrome and presenting expert testimony on the profound effect of sexual, physical and mental abuse on its victims.

    "There is a great probability that Defense Counsel would not have agreed to have their client accept a guilty plea had they known that expert testimony would have lent credibility to mitigating factors relevant to her culpability in the crime," she writes.

    Moore, the district attorney, said Monk's attorneys worked tirelessly on the case from start to finish.

    Those attorneys, Lindsay Blouin and Joshua Newville, released a statement Friday backing Monk and saying her 35-year sentence is "grossly disproportionate to the law in Louisiana, the fact that she didn't kill her rapist, and her level of cooperation in testifying for the State against the man who did."

    Blouin and Newville, who no longer represent Monk, say she pleaded guilty and agreed to testify against Crehan for two reasons: "to demonstrate her willingness to take responsibility for what happened that July night and most importantly, to be able to have a chance at raising her infant son born while she was in jail."

    "With Brittany's current unconstitutional sentence that will not happen," they said.

    Monk also had choice words for the District Attorney's Office in terms of its handling of the Noce sex-crime prosecution.

    "Revenge does not justify murder. However, due process means fairness. Robert Noce tore apart a little girl's soul and was allowed to plead down to a ten year suspended sentence. Brittany, on the other hand, was victimized even more by the very people who were supposed to protect her innocence and her rights as his victim. The State had a duty to protect, and failed," she alleges.

    Monk claims Marabella failed her as well.

    "Thirty-five years is a lifetime. The Court failed to give adequate consideration to Petitioner's youth at the time of the offense, as well as her youth in conjunction with, and how it relates to, the fact that she was victimized herself for years by the decedent-victim as an even younger child," she states.

    Marabella said Thursday it would not be appropriate for him, as the judge who presided over her case, to comment on her petition.

    Monk concludes her post-conviction relief petition by saying she has become an exemplary inmate and a "model offender who has set a standard of excellence warranting a second look from the Court." She says she has a full-time job providing recreation assistance to elderly and infirm offenders housed at the prison's infirmary.

    Monk also said she's making every attempt to be an "active, meaningful part" of her little boy's formative years, and is enrolled through a prison program at Tulane University, pursuing a degree in social sciences.

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    Update Jace Crehan gets a New Trial

    A Walker man serving a life sentence in the 2015 vigilante-style slaying of his girlfriend's convicted molester in Zachary was granted a new trial Thursday.

    A state appellate court threw out Jace Crehan's nonunanimous second-degree murder conviction and resulting mandatory life prison term, and sent the case back to the 19th Judicial District Court to be tried again.

    The 1st Circuit Court of Appeal in Baton Rouge cited the U.S. Supreme Court's April ruling outlawing split-jury verdicts in criminal cases.

    An East Baton Rouge Parish jury voted 11-1 in 2017 to find Crehan, now 26, guilty of second-degree murder in the stabbing and strangling death of Robert Noce Jr. in Zachary.
    The 1st Circuit noted that Crehan claimed in a motion for a new trial and in his appeal that Louisiana's nonunanimous jury verdict provisions were unconstitutional.

    The Supreme Court's April ruling in the case of Evangelisto Ramos out of New Orleans held that the right to a jury trial under the U.S. Constitution's Sixth Amendment requires a unanimous verdict to convict a defendant of a serious crime.

    "The Ramos Court further noted that its ruling applied to those defendants convicted of felonies by non-unanimous verdicts whose cases are still pending on direct appeal," the 1st Circuit said Thursday in setting aside Crehan's conviction and sentence and ordering a new trial.

    The Supreme Court had sent Crehan's case back to the 1st Circuit a week after the nation's highest court issued its decision in Ramos.

    One of Crehan's lawyers, Franz Borghardt, said the appeals court made "the right decision" based on the Supreme Court ruling.

    "We plan to talk to our client and the East Baton Rouge District Attorney and move forward from there," he said. "It is always a good feeling when a life sentence is vacated and a new trial is ordered."

    District Attorney Hillar Moore III said his office respects the opinions authored by the U.S. Supreme Court and state 1st Circuit and "will move forward accordingly to ensure that our prosecution of this case is aligned with the opinions of those courts."

    Crehan's girlfriend, Brittany Monk, 22, pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the killing of Noce and was sentenced to 35 years in prison. Crehan tried to plead guilty to the same charge before his trial, but prosecutors turned him down.
    Noce, who two weeks before his death had been put on probation after pleading "no contest" to molesting Monk as a child, was stabbed, strangled and stuffed inside a 55-gallon barrel that Monk said Noce used to make wine.

    Noce, 47, was a former boyfriend of Monk's mother and raised Monk for about 10 years after her mother abandoned her. He denied abusing Monk.

    Monk was 17 and seven months pregnant with Crehan's child when she and Crehan broke into Noce's trailer the night of July 4, 2015.

    Monk is now trying to have her sentence reduced.

    Crehan told detectives that the knife he used to stab Noce was retrieved from Noce’s kitchen by Monk, at Crehan’s direction.

    Monk testified at Crehan's trial that she sprayed Noce in the face with a man’s body spray while Crehan wrestled with him. She denied stabbing Noce but admitted punching him 10 to 15 times while Crehan held him down.

    At the time of Crehan's conviction, split-jury verdicts were legal in Louisiana. In the fall of 2018 state voters approved a constitutional amendment doing away with Louisiana's Jim Crow-era nonunanimous jury law. The new state law applies only to crimes that occurred on or after Jan. 1, 2019.

    The Supreme Court's April ruling applies to all future trials, and to inmates who were convicted by divided juries and haven't exhausted their appeals.


    Hope for the best though.

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    Now a group is calling for the pardon of Jace Crehan and Brittany Monk.

    https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_ro...eb6bf272f.html

    Here is an update on Monk

    A Walker woman serving a 35-year sentence in the 2015 vigilante-style slaying of her convicted molester has written directly to a Baton Rouge judge, saying she is rehabilitated and deserves to be released from prison.

    "Your Honor, I understand the weight of my request. I understand the weight of my offense. I take full responsibility for what I have done. I would never ask you to overlook my crime, Sir, all I ask is for you to have faith that I deserve a second chance and I will not let you down," Brittany Monk wrote recently to state District Judge Fred Crifasi.

    Monk was 17 and seven months pregnant when she and her boyfriend, Jace Crehan, broke into Robert Noce Jr.'s Zachary trailer the night of July 4, 2015, and killed him. Noce, 47, was strangled, stabbed and stuffed inside a 55-gallon container.

    Monk, now 22, pleaded guilty to manslaughter and testified at Crehan's second-degree murder trial in 2017. Crehan, 26, of Walker, was convicted as charged by an East Baton Rouge Parish jury.

    Then-state District Judge Tony Marabella Jr. sentenced Crehan to a mandatory term of life in prison, and Monk to 35 years behind bars. The maximum penalty for manslaughter is 40 years. Marabella later refused to reconsider her punishment.

    In her June 3 letter to Crifasi, Monk asks him to reconsider her sentence in light of the coronavirus pandemic that has swept through the old Jetson Center for Youth in Baker where she and other Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women inmates have been housed since the 2016 flood.

    Crifasi, one of Marabella's former law partners, was elected without opposition to fill Marabella's seat on the 19th Judicial District Court after the longtime judge retired in 2018.

    Monk says there is a shortage of staff, supplies and medicine, and hope at the prison. But she says she has not lost hope.

    "I believe rehabilitation comes from within. It is a choice that you have to commit to. I know that I am rehabilitated and it is my responsibility to grow each day," she states in her letter, filed into the court record June 10.

    Monk, whose son will turn 5 years old in September, says she is willing to serve home incarceration and extensive parole time. She would welcome a suspended sentence. Crehan is the boy's father.

    "My greatest hope is to be able to raise my son. I have been fortunate enough to have visits with him and build a relationship with him. My focus is being home with him as soon as possible. I want to have an unbreakable family unit," she adds in the letter.

    Earlier this year, Monk filed an application for post-conviction relief in the 19th JDC, claiming she never would have pleaded guilty to manslaughter had she known she would be sentenced to 35 years in prison. She was charged with second-degree murder when she entered her plea.

    In the petition, which is pending, Monk asks Crifasi to throw out her sentence and conduct an evidentiary hearing "to discuss a downward departure." In the alternative, she is requesting a jury trial.

    East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar Moore III said recently he maintains full confidence in Monk's conviction and sentence. He said her sentence is reasonable.

    Crehan admitted to detectives that he choked and stabbed Noce after dragging the sleeping man from his bed. Crehan said the knife he used was retrieved from Noce’s kitchen by Monk, at Crehan’s direction.

    Monk testified she sprayed Noce in the face with a man’s body spray while Crehan wrestled with him. She denied stabbing Noce but admitted punching him 10 to 15 times while Crehan held him down.

    At the sentencing of Crehan and Monk, Marabella called the slaying a "diabolical act" and "vigilante justice."

    Noce was a former boyfriend of Monk's mother and raised Monk for about 10 years after her mother abandoned her.

    Noce denied abusing Monk but pleaded no contest — 13 days before his death — to carnal knowledge of a juvenile involving Monk when she was a child. He was put on probation. A no contest plea carries the same weight as a guilty plea in criminal court but cannot be used in a civil proceeding.

    Monk admitted that neither she nor Crehan had any contact with Noce from his 2012 arrest until his death in 2015 and that Noce posed no threat to them, Marabella has said. Monk also testified at Crehan’s trial that Crehan was not upset by the resolution of Noce’s case.

    A jury voted 11-1 to convict Crehan of second-degree murder.

    The U.S. Supreme Court, which outlawed split jury verdicts in April, has sent Crehan's case back to the state 1st Circuit Court of Appeal in Baton Rouge. The move could lead to a new trial for Crehan.

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    Honestly, I hope they both stay in prison until they die. People like this shouldn't be walking free among the public, end of.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KimTisha View Post
    Honestly, I hope they both stay in prison until they die. People like this shouldn't be walking free among the public, end of.
    I understand what you mean though given that some of the details involving Jace Crehan sounds like Australian Snowtown Barrel murders

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnLanders View Post
    I understand what you mean though given that some of the details involving Jace Crehan sounds like Australian Snowtown Barrel murders
    Had to look that up, can't believe I've never heard of it. A four-person serial killer team? WTH?!?! We have a lot of violent crime in the US, but if this were the Olympics, Australia would have us beat on technical merit and artistic impression.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KimTisha View Post
    Had to look that up, can't believe I've never heard of it. A four-person serial killer team? WTH?!?! We have a lot of violent crime in the US, but if this were the Olympics, Australia would have us beat on technical merit and artistic impression.


    If Blighted was still around she could now come post 10 articles about the Snowtown Barrel murders to get us all up to speed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by raisedbywolves View Post


    If Blighted was still around she could now come post 10 articles about the Snowtown Barrel murders to get us all up to speed!


    How about Wiki and the Cliff Notes? And yes, that would make a good name for a band.

    1992-1999: Four men, eleven bodies, an abandoned bank vault in South Australia, and six barrels full of acid and body parts. Neither the men nor the victims were from the area.

    Not sure why JL thinks the Jace Crehan case is similar, but it was an interesting (albeit morbid) rabbit hole. Very bizarre. If they handed out gold medals for weird crimes, Florida would have a worthy opponent in Australia.

    ETA: I think JL is referring to the fact that the leader of the murder squad led the others to believe the victims were "paedophiles and homosexuals." I don't know that any of them were actually paedophiles.

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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snowtown_murders
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    Quote Originally Posted by KimTisha View Post


    How about Wiki and the Cliff Notes? And yes, that would make a good name for a band.

    1992-1999: Four men, eleven bodies, an abandoned bank vault in South Australia, and six barrels full of acid and body parts. Neither the men nor the victims were from the area.

    Not sure why JL thinks the Jace Crehan case is similar, but it was an interesting (albeit morbid) rabbit hole. Very bizarre. If they handed out gold medals for weird crimes, Florida would have a worthy opponent in Australia.

    ETA: I think JL is referring to the fact that the leader of the murder squad led the others to believe the victims were "paedophiles and homosexuals." I don't know that any of them were actually paedophiles.

    Oops! Wiki link:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snowtown_murders
    Its something I thought of at first on why you thought Jace Crehan and Monk should never be released though it was stuff I read on Jace Crehan and Monk calling to be pardoned and a retrial recently and that was brought up and then I looked at why the judge and jury didn't want them free and its the Body in barrels situation such as Robert Noce was put in the Barrel because Jace Crehan believed that killing Noce would liberate and restore honor to his girlfriend though even though the jury said this is too cruel for punishment as in the initial verdict.

    A week after affirming her boyfriend's second-degree murder conviction and life sentence, the state Supreme court has upheld a Walker woman's 35-year prison term for manslaughter in the 2015 slaying of her convicted molester.

    Brittany Monk was age 17 and seven months pregnant with Jace Crehan's child when the pair broke into Robert Noce Jr.'s Zachary trailer at night and killed him, claimed her sentence was excessive.

    Noce, 47, was strangled, stabbed and stuffed inside a 55-gallon container.

    Monk had faced up to 40 years after pleading guilty to manslaughter and testifying at Crehan's 2017 trial in Baton Rouge. Then-state District Judge Tony Marabella later sentenced her to 35 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnLanders View Post
    Its something I thought of at first on why you thought Jace Crehan and Monk should never be released though it was stuff I read on Jace Crehan and Monk calling to be pardoned and a retrial recently and that was brought up and then I looked at why the judge and jury didn't want them free and its the Body in barrels situation such as Robert Noce was put in the Barrel because Jace Crehan believed that killing Noce would liberate and restore honor to his girlfriend though even though the jury said this is too cruel for punishment as in the initial verdict.
    Ahhhhhh.... yes, duh! My apologies. I completely forgot Noce was stuffed in a barrel. It's been a while since I read the whole thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnLanders View Post
    https://writeaprisoner.com/inmates/j...-608720/penpal

    Jace crehans profile on the write a prisoner social media site.
    Good find. I'm intrigued by these profiles, they provide an interesting perspective into how these guys see themselves. I found Jace's very interesting:

    Hi,

    My name is Jace Crehan. I enjoy long walks on the beach, not smiling and punching things. Just kidding, I smile sometimes. Also I tell terrible jokes. That was one of them. I’m sorry, sometimes I’m socially awkward. Usually when I’m nervous, but most people find it endearing or at least I like to think they do. I say it’s part of my charm. I promise I’m much less dorky than this makes me seem or just as much, but with more flare.

    I’m not very good at introductions. I’m 5’8”, I like to work out, play sports, read vampire novels and educate myself. I’m pretty inquisitive but not invasive. I’m not judgmental. I’m pretty considerate for the most part.

    I’m just looking for someone to correspond and create a friendship with. So if interested, send me an email on JPAY or write me. Hope to hear from you.
    He's also seeking anger management and grief counseling.
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