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ALEAH BECKERLE: Indiana vs. Terrance Roach for kidnapping & murder *NOT GUILTY*

Discussion in 'Courtroom' started by Imamazed, Jul 17, 2016.

  1. Kimster

    Kimster Administrator Staff Member

    Agreed. And who knows what else has "popped into" his head in the past. He needs to stay out of society for good.
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  2. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member

    More Details on the Discovery of Aleah Beckerle’s Body Coming to Light
    This person didn't report finding a body - she did tell her boyfriend who happens to be in jail & he told officials in hopes of getting special considerations in his own legal problems

    Cathy Murray is the woman who discovered Aleah’s body inside that vacant home on South Bedford Avenue last week.
    Murray was searching vacant homes looking for items to refurbish and resell when she found Aleah’s body.
    After finding the body, Murray told her fiance, an inmate at the Vanderburgh County Jail, named Antwan Henry about her discovery. It was Henry who then tipped off police about where Aleah’s body was discovered.

    Murray says, the investigator in Aleah’s case told her he would talk to the Vanderburgh County Prosecutor and let him know, “what was going on and how he [Antwan] helped out in this case.”

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    MULDER Bronze Member

    For sure - and how on earth he managed to get Aleah out of there that silently - he had probably planned this beforehand - it doesnt sound random to me.

    The saddest thing, just one of so many about this case, is that Aleah probably recognized that POS.
    I wonder if there had been any other times where Roach has acted suspiciously around Aleah.

    And what else was he on besides K2?
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  4. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Cara Beckerle trying to look forward months after daughter's body found

    It's been almost a year since Aleah Beckerle was declared to be missing and it has been only a few months since her body was found in an abandoned home on south Bedford Avenue.

    That proved to be a real test of will and character for Aleah's mother, Cara Beckerle, and the rest of the family. Cara says her only option is to try to look ahead, but she admits this last year has permanently scarred her.

    Life has slowed down for Cara since the search for her daughter Aleah ended in March.

    "Everyday, every day's a struggle," Cara explained.

    She says these last few months have given her some time to reflect and clear her head about having her daughter taken from her home, which her family says sparked a flood of rumors all over social media.

    The man accused of kidnapping and killing Aleah, Terrence Roach, is back in court on July 11, 2017.

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  5. Paradise

    Paradise Media Mod

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  6. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Aleah Beckerle murder suspect's trial pushed to May

    The Evansville man accused of kidnapping and killing 19-year-old Aleah Beckerle has a new trial date as of Monday.

    Terrence Roach, 24, was originally scheduled to start trial this week. The trial was rescheduled to May 21 in Vanderburgh County Superior Court 3.

    Roach is charged with felony murder, burglary, criminal confinement, kidnapping and abuse of a corpse in connection with Beckerle's disappearance in July 2016.

    The next step in Roach's case will be a pretrial conference set for March 28. He is being held in Vanderburgh County Jail without the option of posting bond.

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  7. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    What we know so far in Aleah Beckerle kidnapping, death trial

    The murder trial of the man accused in the 2016 disappearance and death of 19-year-old Aleah Beckerle got off to a fast start Monday after a jury was selected in less than half a day.

    Terrence Roach, 25, is facing several charges in connection to the kidnapping and death of Aleah Beckerle.

    Vanderburgh Superior Court Judge Robert J. Pigman ruled that he will also allow Roach's defense attorney Glenn Grampp to play Roach’s first, longer police interview. That interview was conducted two days before the interview that was played in court Monday. The jury will also be allowed to hear a phone call Roach made to his mother while in police custody — evidence in the prosecutor's case.

    Roach told his mom he didn’t plan on killing Beckerle and that he took her to get back at Aleah’s mom Cara Beckerle because he thought she set his dad DeMarco Roach up, who was arrested several weeks earlier.

    Roach also told his mom he was “real high on K2," during the call. Roach’s mom asks him how he carried Beckerle, and he said he cradled her in his arms.

    On the call he said, “I didn’t plan on killing her...she died on her own.”

    Roach told his mom he taped Beckerle’s mouth to keep her quiet, and she suffocated.

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  8. Kimster

    Kimster Administrator Staff Member

    She died "on her own"? What kind of defense is that? He admitted he KIDNAPPED her, for crying out loud!
  9. spike

    spike Bronze Member

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  10. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Well yeah. Don't y'all see? She obviously died on her own. AFTER he taped her mouth shut so she couldn't breathe.
    Totally makes sense.
  11. Kimster

    Kimster Administrator Staff Member

    Evansville Police Department is holding a news conference Thursday afternoon about the Aleah Beckerle investigation.

    Terrence Roach, 25, was charged with multiple felonies in connection with Beckerle's disappearance and death but was found not guilty of felony murder, kidnapping and burglary on the third day of his trial Wednesday.

    Police said they will address the verdict during the news conference.

    Beckerle was reported missing in July 2016. Her body was found in March 2017.

    Roach was arrested and charged shortly after her body was found. He was found guilty of criminal confinement and abuse of a corpse in connection with the case during a three-day trial that started Monday.


    Is this saying he got away with murder? I think so! :mad:
  12. Paradise

    Paradise Media Mod

    How could he not have been found guilty of kidnapping. Did she voluntarily ditch her wheelchair and follow Roach to the house? Oh please
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  13. kdg411

    kdg411 Well-Known Member

    Your post just made me LOL! I sincerely doubt she miraculously could walk, however climbing in the window LE says he used to enter the home is equally laughable after reviewing the plat maps. JMO

    On Judgement day, I believe the person responsible will face the heat :)
  14. Paradise

    Paradise Media Mod

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  15. Uno2Much

    Uno2Much Bronze Member

    The verdict doesn't make any sense to me, either. I just can't believe it.
    Did the jury understand Aleah's level of functioning physically and intellectually? I don't think they could have or else they didn't value her life as they would a normally-functioning person.
    Roach was even heard confessing to kidnapping Aleah.
    And, Aleah died as a result of being kidnapped. She did not die "on her own." She was denied access to her seizure medication and the people who knew how to care for her. Aleah likely suffocated when her tongue blocked her airway during a seizure.
    Now, the monster who killed Aleah probably won't serve more than 15 years behind bars. :rant:
  16. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Aleah Beckerle's family speaks out after Roach murder trial

    The family of Aleah Beckerle is speaking out for the first time since the murder trial of Terrence Roach.

    Roach was found not guilty on three murder counts but awaits sentencing on two other counts: criminal confinement and abuse of a corpse.

    Just minutes after the jury, judge and Terrence Roach left the court, Aleah's family left to face this new reality: a not guilty verdict.

    "That's when the dam broke for Cara, when all her heartbreak flooded out and her anger," said Aleah's great-aunt, Laura Vanbibber Jackson. "When she said, 'What happened? What happened?' She was speaking for all of us because we had been assured over and over again that this was going to be a guilty verdict, guilty of murder."

    Although Roach was found not guilty on all murder charges, Jackson says when she heard his confession, she knew it was him.

    "He was talking about how he laid her down in the yard at one point and pick her back up, and he was asked, what was she doing at that point, and he said, she was laughing. There was no reason for him to make that up. That would be exactly what Aleah would do. She was not afraid. She had no reason to fear people."

    But Jackson says more questions need to be answered. Was anyone else involved or aware of what happened to Aleah?

    "We know the how, the why and the who. Those were the questions that were answered in his confession. Was his confession complete? I don't know. I don't know that we've got the complete answer to everything."

    Roach faces up to 18.5 years in prison for the two charges in which he was found guilty. But Aleah's family says that will never be enough.

    "This is not just a miscarriage of justice that's going to affect our family. This is a miscarriage of justice that's going to affect the residents of Vanderburgh County and especially Evansville, Indiana, because he'll be back. If he gets out, he'll be back in Evansville."

    Jackson also wanted to know more about the truck Roach claimed he used to take Aleah to the South Bedford home. Was it searched or tested for DNA evidence?

    Detectives told us Roach had it scrapped and destroyed at a junkyard shortly after he took her.

    Roach is scheduled to be sentenced June 27. He faces up to 18.5 years in prison.

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  17. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Aleah's family breaks down as Terrence Roach is sentenced to 17 years in prison

    The chains of justice rattle around the wrists of Terrence Roach as he walks into a court room Wednesday morning. One family might tell you they deserve to be tighter.

    He’s the man convicted of confining and abusing the body of Aleah Beckerle. Judge Robert Pigman sentenced him to spend more than a decade in prison.

    Defense attorney, Glenn Grampp represented Roach through his 3-day trial last month and ultimately helped him be acquitted of killing the disabled teen.

    “He shows almost no emotion of any kind. He's almost a flat affect, and I think that speaks to his character, frankly,” Grampp says.

    Before sentencing, Judge Pigman allowed Aleah’s mother Cara Beckerle, grandmother Lydia LaRue, and great-aunt Laura Jackson to address the court. They choked back tears while reading from prepared statements.

    Cara said in part, “There are no words to describe what we as Aleah's family go through every day. I wake up every morning and grieve for my daughter. I talk to her and always tell her how much I love her and miss her.”

    LaRue said, “Aleah's family has been given a life sentence of heartache, nightmares, grief, fear, anger.”

    Family spoke for several minutes and asked the judge to give the maximum sentence. They almost got their wish.

    Roach was found guilty of hurting Aleah before her death and abusing her body after her death. A jury convicted him of criminal confinement and abuse of a corpse.

    Judge Pigman gave Roach 17 years in prison; one-year shy of the max.

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  18. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Lawyer: Aleah Beckerle's mother plans to sue Terrence Roach for wrongful death

    Aleah Beckerle’s mother will sue the man accused of Beckerle’s murder and found not guilty at trial earlier this year.

    Cara Beckerle is planning to sue Terrence Roach for the wrongful death of her daughter, her lawyer said Thursday. She will also sue the owner of the property where Aleah Beckerle was found close to eight months after she was reported missing.

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  19. Paradise

    Paradise Media Mod

    That statute that says a parent must be named as a codefendant is really strange
  20. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Roach to appeal convictions in Aleah Beckerle case

    Terrence Roach will appeal his convictions from the May trial.

    According to Judge Pigman's Office, Attorney Glenn Grampp withdrew from the case and a public defender has been assigned. Yvette LaPlante will represent Roach in the appeals process.

    Roach was found guilty on three counts in the Aleah Beckerle murder trial and was sentenced to 17 years in prison.

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