Five arrested in Kalamazoo County triple homicide from 2000

There are 472 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Mar 28, 2007, titled Five arrested in Kalamazoo County triple homicide from 2000. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Five people have been arrested in connection with the brutal slayings of an elderly couple and their daughter in 2000, police said.

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friend of victims family

Nashville, TN

#21 Jul 16, 2007
and another thing, it sure says something when it took 5 YOUNG adults to murder 3 elderly people, that is really something to be proud of. wonder how all the Big Bubba's and Big Bertha's are gonna think of them in the BIG HOUSE ? God bless you MR and MRS Polderman, and MRS Lewis . Justice is about to be served.
Meghan And Kristen

United States

#22 Jul 16, 2007
Yeah we kno what captial Punishment is and If you knew the stuff we knew u would understand what we are tryin to say we are tryin not to be rude but we kno how karen feels in alot of wayd are Best friends and family Members got shot around the same time in the same year Our 3 famiy members all got shot so yes we kno how she feel.. By the way Brandy is the grl names and we really think the only reason she is doin dis is for her childern. SO yes I belive she and other people did this crime but not ou uncle trust me if U knew him like we do u would understand that he is not capable of murder... Yes we understand he a crimial but if u look at his bacground he has nevea really hurt no 1
Scott

Kalamazoo, MI

#23 Jul 16, 2007
Yeah I worked with your uncle Joe and for the most part he was a really cool guy, BUT he looked like he had done his share of drugs, especcially speed (I know becuz someone in my family had a really bad problem and died from it). And when your on crank for days and you dont sleep for a week, you dont really make rational descisons... I could see it as a robbery went wrong when the old guy started fighting back, and when youre cracked out some crazy things can happen.. My mom committed suicide when she got so low from it. I bet they were all coming down from days of doing hard drugs, then when the couple wouldnt give them the money they thought was there, they flipped. I've seen Joe get the little twitch in his eyes when he got mad at work, but i was never scared of him, maybe because i'm twice his size and half his age.... But I think he as another side to him.
Meghan And Kristen

United States

#24 Jul 16, 2007
Oh and we is old enough to under stand dis shit we is both 16 and no wat is goin on wit dis And yes if our uncle ends up goin down for a long time We will apologize but if he gonna go down for a short time no we won't and to whoeva said it was eazy to pass a lie dector test u thought wrong our uncle trutfully is a pussy when it come ta stuff like dis trust us
friend of victims family

Nashville, TN

#25 Jul 16, 2007
she may be doing this for her kids, but why turn on your own brother ? that is family loyalty. i agree with scott , when you are on drugs ( which it is stated that is what they wanted the money for ), i would say that people are capable of doing anything. if he did nothing , why was he there? people just don't come up with a name out of nowhere.

you even stated on national tv that he has been there for you your whole life EXCEPT WHEN HE WAS LOCKED UP several times. it may be petty crap he was locked up for , but what is the old saying? You lay down with dogs , you wake up with fleas?

the truth will come out and when it does, i would suspect that you and yours will be very disappointed.so with that being said , 16 years old ( you have a lot to learn ), may the 2nd and 3rd mortgage on your uncle's double wide not be wasted. buy some vaseline, he's gonna need it :)
Meghan And Kristen

United States

#26 Jul 16, 2007
Our unclce was on drugs but not that kind..
See my uncle has took care of most of my life I was wit him all the time and the sad thing is he was locked up for something different the night of the murder so u gotta understand my point of veiw my uncle could truthfull never harm anyone.. he is a really good person and was tryin ta get his lyfe stright and if u really knew the case like I do listen ta it. I belive Rich was there because he will do somthing like that he arsonded our home and people seen rich do it so think and brandy has toled ova 15 different stories about this case so really look at it from our veiw
Meghan

And my uncles grandma died in his arms and he is always so sweet to elders no matter who or even if he kno who dey is so u really think he could do a dirty crime No he can't
Kristen
friend of victims family

Nashville, TN

#27 Jul 16, 2007
and have you ever heard of karma? or what goes around , comes back around? maybe you sympathize now with Karen , because of what happened to your best friends ( Tim Tim maybe) and family members? well let me explain , Karma is the shit , it will bite you everytime.

and whether he serves one day ( which we see he is still in there) or life in prison with NO chance of parol.. GUILTY is GUILTY .

and i am not speaking of just your uncle .
I am speaking of all of them .
Trash is trash .
Meghan And Kristen

United States

#28 Jul 16, 2007
Our uncle ain't trash and tim Tim was Our family... And Karma is Karma but guess what that means all yall get it too huh
Meghan And Kristen

United States

#29 Jul 16, 2007
so u say we have it does that mean when it's ova wit us it goes back ta u I don't think so so yea
Meghan And Kristen

United States

#30 Jul 16, 2007
An see we kno every 1 of dem that is locked up so yes we kno what Karen is goin through
Meghan And Kristen

United States

#31 Jul 16, 2007
Thanx ta all dis My Baby Nephew died He was a 3 pound baby An now angela has ta live wit that
friend

Smyrna, TN

#32 Jul 16, 2007
well if he was locked up on that night, why has he been arrested for this? honestly? i would think that the jail he was in would have records right?
friend

Smyrna, TN

#33 Jul 16, 2007
maybe Hillary needs to know that there re two kids that were left behind in Michigan. because it does not take 55 law enforecement agents to check a jail house record book.

so what kind of drug makes you puke in an interogation ? u were young when this happened you may think you know him now, but that does not change the way he was in the past.
LaQuarius

United States

#34 Jul 16, 2007
Meghan And Kristen wrote:
Jus caus he a person wit a background of crimes means he a murder Hell naw dats why it gonna b all good so yea an by da way have you eva heard of black people well guess what we is ghetto so dis is how we talk so don't be rasist Please And thank you
You are either stupid or retarded, are you black or something?
People might actually respect you if you did not go out of your way to make yourself look like an illiterate idiot.
Meghan And Kristen

United States

#35 Jul 16, 2007
U kno what the U don't have to be on drugs ta puke dumb ass he was locked up fa lyke 2 months bedore all dis happend ta him and how can he be on drugs if u been locked up for 5 months now U kno what we have been through more shit then any one can kno bout so don't tell us I didnt kno our uncle
Meghan And Kristen

United States

#36 Jul 16, 2007
And Did we say he was locked dat day no we said dat night so wat u say now
Meghan And Kristen

United States

#37 Jul 16, 2007
He Ain't gonna need shit and yes that is the only time my uncle hasn't been her for me and even dough he locked up he still take care of me..
Meghan

-U kno what my uncle is da most carin person and u can't say that none of ya family members hasn't been locked up or done drugs now can u And by the way ya facts ain't stright andrew and Brandy are brother an sister and everone of dem know eachother so don't ask how his name came up in it
Kristen
friend

Smyrna, TN

#38 Jul 16, 2007
also , understand , this is not just to your uncle, this goes for all involved. I am not related to the polderman's . i am a friend. I would say that their karma is seeing justice happen to the punks that murdered a 93,91 and 63 yr old elderly couple and their daughter. So , i am following this case closely, because i want to c how there are no records of your uncle being in jail?

This family kept to themselves, made an honest living, only to have it taken from them and those who loved them.and for everyone who knew something went on that night and for seven years , no one had the guts or the conscience to say anything, shows the kind of people that u and your family choose to hang with.
Meghan And Kristen

United States

#39 Jul 16, 2007
What are you Racist now Im not none of dat Im speakin the truth
Ktisten

Dis is a case we supposed ta speak the way we feel Right
Meghan
Boo

Warsaw, Poland

#40 Jul 16, 2007
Meghan And Kristen wrote:
Thanx ta all dis My Baby Nephew died He was a 3 pound baby An now angela has ta live wit that
The more you write, the worse you make your family look. You write like a mentally retarded 2nd grader.

I am not saying that to be mean, your pathetic grasp of the English language is shockingly poor.

Joe was a drug-crazed lunatic. Someone should bludgeon him to death.

Satan in Hell is waiting for this vermin - getting the stove extra hot.

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