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ALIANNA DEFREEZE: Ohio v Christopher Whitaker for kidnapping, rape, murder of 14 yo *GUILTY*

Discussion in 'Courtroom' started by noZme, Jan 29, 2017.

  1. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member

    And most likely has never spent a lawful day since he was released. The monster's rage & perversion has been increasing - now look what he has done. IMO Lesser charges & plea deals & time off should not be allowed in sex crimes.
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    MULDER Bronze Member

    4 years! What a joke.
    What would have his sentence really looked like without all the deals and the dropped charges -
    I wonder how many lives a full charge and a full sentence would have saved.
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  3. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    I couldn't have said it better. Pisses me off how these monsters are set free to prey on women and children to preserve their "rights". What about our rights to live without killers roaming around?
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  4. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member

    I wonder about defense attorneys & judges- slap a monster on his hand, he will do better, just has to overcome a sad/tragic/mistreated/misunderstood/ blahblah childhood, not his fault, we will feed him, fix his teeth, give him vocational training. let him watch a lot of tv & grill burgers in his cell with the other guys - feel after their client or case or whatever gets out & commits even more horrible crimes. Recidivism rates are high in sex crimes, And escalate too. Rape & murder is not enough of a thrill anymore, I'll chop her up in little pieces.

    They should meet with future victims/families & explain why Mr Bad was cut loose early.

    I understand that jails are full. Build more & keep the bad guys in. Now watch as I step down from my soapbox & bust my tail.
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  5. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    This is so true.
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  6. Steve

    Steve Well-Known Member

    So he's been out and about since the one attack. How do those other arrests fit on his personal timeline, I wonder. Was he free during the whole time those other women were found in the same neighborhood?
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    MULDER Bronze Member

    It will be interesting to see if any of that data is released.
    I also wonder if he worked alone regrading the other crimes he has been caught inl.
    I hope that if he has had criminal association, that those things are also being looked into.
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  8. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Jury selection begins for Alianna DeFreeze murder trial

    Jury selection in Cleveland is scheduled to begin on Friday for Christopher Whitaker.

    Investigators say the 44-year-old is responsible for 14-year-old Alianna DeFreeze's death.

    Whitaker remains locked up with $3 million bond.

    If convicted, he could face the death penalty.

    Alianna's father and stepmother did not want to be on camera.

    They are focused on raising money for "The Alianna DeFreeze Let's Make A Change Foundation." and "Alianna Alert," Senate Bill 82, which would require schools to call parents within one hour of the start of the school day, if their child has been marked absent.

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  9. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Nearly one year after 14-year-old Alianna DeFreeze disappeared, her alleged killer goes to trial

    Nearly a year ago, a 14-year-old girl who was on the way to school got off an RTA bus on Cleveland's east side and disappeared, never to be seen alive by her family again.

    This week, 44-year-old Christopher Whitaker appeared in court on multiple charges in connection with her abduction and death.

    Whitaker is accused of kidnapping, rape, aggravated homicide and other charges. The Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office plans to seek the death penalty.

    According to the medical examiner's office, the girl was beaten and stabbed to death. A positive identification had to be made from dental records.

    Police arrested Whitaker in early February.

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  10. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Man who killed Alianna DeFreeze was high on cocaine, unable to follow laws, according to psychologist

    Christopher Whitaker was high on cocaine when he kidnapped, raped and killed 14-year-old Alianna DeFreeze, and his drug use "impaired his ability to control his impulses and conform his behavior to the requirements of the law," a psychologist hired by his defense lawyers found.

    Court records filed this week say the psychologist also diagnosed Whitaker with cocaine, marijuana and alcohol addiction, as well as a mood disorder, in a report expected to be presented during the second phase of Whitaker's trial on aggravated murder and other charges that make him eligible for the death penalty.

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  11. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Jury deliberating the fate of man accused of hunting, kidnapping and killing Alianna DeFreeze

    Christopher Whitaker spent nearly three hours walking up and down a Cleveland street "hunting" and found his prey in 14-year-old Alianna DeFreeze, prosecutors said during closing arguments on Monday.

    He snatched her from a bus stop, took her to a nearby abandoned house that he had been to before, raped her, and methodically used tool after tool to bring the girl's life to a torturous end, Assistant Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Andrew Santoli said.

    "He had the forethought to constantly change the items of torture that he used on Alianna," Santoli said. "This was a pre-planned, premeditated attack."

    Jurors, who will be sequestered, left the courtroom to begin deliberations in Whitaker's trial on aggravated murder, kidnapping, rape and other charges in Alianna's January 2017 death.

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  12. Paradise

    Paradise Media Mod

    Hoping that this lump of non human debris gets the death penalty.
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  13. spike

    spike Bronze Member

    Our forefathers had no earthly idea as to what this country would face in a "modern" world.

    While I stand for our laws and rules, there are NOW situations where laws and rules become moot at the hands of pure evil.

    I won't say any more but you all know what we are thinking.:mad::mad::mad::mad:
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  14. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    This excuse has been tried hundreds of times. I've never ever heard of it working.
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  15. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Christopher Whitaker convicted of killing Cleveland teen Alianna DeFreeze in death penalty case

    Christopher Whitaker is guilty of killing Alianna DeFreeze.

    Jurors on Tuesday convicted the 45-year-old Cleveland man on all counts, including aggravated murder, rape and kidnapping charges that make him eligible for the death penalty for snatching the seventh grader from a bus stop, taking her to vacant home and raping and torturing her with tools for more than an hour.

    The trial will now move into the penalty phase, where jurors will decide whether to recommend the death penalty.

    That phase of the trial is set to begin Feb. 21.

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  16. Paradise

    Paradise Media Mod

    Verdict in Christopher Whitaker death penalty phase. Death. Formal sentencing set for March 5th.
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2018
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  17. spike

    spike Bronze Member

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  18. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    May that be a message to all the other monsters out there.
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  19. spike

    spike Bronze Member

    If only.:sigh:
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  20. Paradise

    Paradise Media Mod

    Officially sentenced.
    Alianna DeFreeze's killer, Christopher Whitaker, sentenced to death
    Updated 12:00 PM; Posted 11:35 AM
    Christopher Whitaker was sentenced to the death penalty Monday for the killing of Alianna DeFreeze.(Cory Shaffer, cleveland.com)

    By Cory Shaffer, cleveland.com


    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A judge on Monday sentenced Christopher Whitaker to be executed for the rape, torture and murder 14-year-old Alianna DeFreeze.

    Whitaker, 45, will pay the ultimate price for the brutal crimes he carried out against the girl in an abandoned home in Cleveland's Kinsman neighborhood in January 2017.

    The circumstances that Whitaker's attorneys presented to convince jurors to spare his life "pale in comparison to the barbarity of the evidence" of what he did to the girl, Common Pleas Judge Carolyn Friedland said in imposing the death penalty.

    The same jury that convicted Whitaker last month also recommended that he be sentenced to death.

    Whitaker is the first person condemned to death from Cuyahoga County court since 2016, when Michael Madison, who was convicted of killing three women in East Cleveland. He will join 20 other men convicted in Cuyahoga County who are currently on death row.

    Whitaker's trial began on Feb. 1 and brought into a clear and disturbing focus how the seventh grader whose mother said still played with baby dolls spent the torturous final hours of her life.

    Whitaker approached Alianna at an RTA bus stop near Kinsman Road and East 93rd Street, where she waited to catch a bus to her school and convinced her to go with him to a vacant house on Fuller Avenue.

    Inside the home, Whitaker brutalized the girl tools, including a drill, a box cutter and other items. Many of the girl's wounds had started to show signs of healing, a sign that she was alive for hours after Whitaker inflicted them on her, investigators said.

    Whitaker eventually stopped his attack, dragged her into another room in the house and threw away some of her clothing. He left behind the sweater of her school uniform, that was ripped down the front.

    He also left behind his DNA, fingerprints and bloody bootprints that investigators matched to Whitaker.

    Whitaker was previously convicted of sexually assaulting a woman and attacking her with scissors and spent several years in prison.

    This is a breaking story and will be updated.


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