Man Arrested in Bandera Cold Case

Aug 9, 2008 Full story: WOAI.com 24

A man is in jail charged with murdering a two-year-old boy. That boy died nearly seven years ago.

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anonymous

Kerrville, TX

#1 Aug 18, 2008
innocent until proven guilty, don't forget. I still believe he is innocent.
Roger Sullivan

Fredericksburg, TX

#2 Aug 18, 2008
It's a shame it took seven years to get this man arrested. They never tell you what new evidence they just found making this arrest possible do they.
I know the bunch of meth lab busts in Bandera came during Sheriff Tucker's bid for re-election and also when he was in a Federal trial for use of deadly force (shot an unarmed man from behind).
Now Tucker just stepped in it again with his proposition for animal control. That plan was kill them all after three days.
Now we see Tucker with the news cameras talking about how good the Sheriff'd department is. If they were that good why didn't they make the charges against this cold blooded killer seven years ago?
I am glad he has been arrested and charged but it is still a shame it took that long.
Looks like another diversion from what is going on in the Sheriff's department like parties involving Sheriff's dispatchers.
Are you Kidding

Houston, TX

#3 Aug 21, 2008
Anonymous: you are fooling yourself. You'll see. And I will gloat the day he is proven guilty.
he is not gulity

Midland, TX

#4 Feb 4, 2009
he is not gulity thats a fact so yall shut your mouths if you dont all you believe is what you read. if you didnt know the guy than shut up
happy girl

United States

#5 Feb 27, 2009
Are you Kidding wrote:
Anonymous: you are fooling yourself. You'll see. And I will gloat the day he is proven guilty.
Amen.Spoiled little rich boy will get his.People who refuse to go read his extensive arrest record which include many assualts an drelated crimes are the dumbasses that refuse to believe violent people on drugs do crap like this.
The poor baby murdered is the victim not Steve. He has probably figured a way to continue his drug selling/using in the jail.Hope his pudgy ass has become somebodies bitch. Sorry he laughed about them never getting him .It took 7 years but they got him. no he wasn't framed and no the science didn't lie.
All the people on here crying for him are either his customers or bumbs that used and mooched off him,maybe a few childhood friends who have chosen to forget what he turned into and have chosen to remember chubby little 10 year old Steve. Sorry he's guilty. And yes I knew him and stayed away from his creepy ass every since the poor baby was murdered.I'm sorry you could see GUILTY written on his face and by his glib actions.Sorry all the drugs in the world couldn't fool me into feeling sorry for him.
tony

United States

#6 Jan 28, 2010
anonymous wrote:
innocent until proven guilty, don't forget. I still believe he is innocent.
well your innocent friends dumb ass just got arrested again for one of his favorite ways to pass time ,yep drugs. January 23,2010 Veselka gets arrested again. this glib prick can't stay out of trouble to save his life. if you can't stay out of trouble while awaiting your own capital murder trial you probably will never stay out of trouble. and this we can partially blame his parents for . they always bailed his ass out of trouble . i want to see them get out of this.
myopinion

San Antonio, TX

#7 Feb 15, 2010
You can tell the baby killer has relatives posting on here. They are the ones claiming he is innocent. I now this guy and nothing surprises me about what he would do. I guess the poor little guy just had a heart attack, huh?
myopinion

San Antonio, TX

#8 Feb 16, 2010
he is not gulity wrote:
he is not gulity thats a fact so yall shut your mouths if you dont all you believe is what you read. if you didnt know the guy than shut up
I guess his previous arrest record is yet another thing we shouldn't believe, huh? Everybody's a liar and pool little Steve Veselka is the only truthful honest one...boy, your brain is on drugs.His mother has bought him out of all his previous crimes but hopefully he will get fried on this one. Bubba can give him the ole weinne every day in prison.He is a sick freek and everyone in this town knows it.
myopinion

San Antonio, TX

#9 Feb 16, 2010
Well annonymous..people in Bandera county who knows this freek knows he is guilty of this crime. He is a sick baby killer with a very hot and bad temper. I have seen him loose his temper in my place of busines several times and I put nothing past this freek. You are totally out of line on this one pal. Your friend is a baby killer and needs put in prison with bubba for the rest of his life. He is a timebomb just waiting for another place to explode. You can send him a new jar of vasoline every month while in jail.
myopinion

San Antonio, TX

#10 Feb 16, 2010
anonymous wrote:
innocent until proven guilty, don't forget. I still believe he is innocent.
Perhaps if it was your child, nephew or niece he beat to death, you would have a change of opinion on this freek.
hah

United States

#11 Apr 22, 2010
myopinion wrote:
You can tell the baby killer has relatives posting on here. They are the ones claiming he is innocent. I now this guy and nothing surprises me about what he would do. I guess the poor little guy just had a heart attack, huh?
I think Steve was the one posting on here because every time he is in jail people stop posting here saying he is innocent. he happens to be in jail again now and on other sites with the topic about him the posts supporting him stooped the day after he was put back in jail. his family and scum bag friends have posted on here but he has made most of the post.

Since: Sep 10

Kerrville

#12 Sep 1, 2010
He pled guilty today!
Truth Prevails

Kerrville, TX

#13 Sep 3, 2010
happy girl wrote:
<quoted text>Amen.Spoiled little rich boy will get his.People who refuse to go read his extensive arrest record which include many assualts an drelated crimes are the dumbasses that refuse to believe violent people on drugs do crap like this.
The poor baby murdered is the victim not Steve. He has probably figured a way to continue his drug selling/using in the jail.Hope his pudgy ass has become somebodies bitch. Sorry he laughed about them never getting him .It took 7 years but they got him. no he wasn't framed and no the science didn't lie.
All the people on here crying for him are either his customers or bumbs that used and mooched off him,maybe a few childhood friends who have chosen to forget what he turned into and have chosen to remember chubby little 10 year old Steve. Sorry he's guilty. And yes I knew him and stayed away from his creepy ass every since the poor baby was murdered.I'm sorry you could see GUILTY written on his face and by his glib actions.Sorry all the drugs in the world couldn't fool me into feeling sorry for him.
unknown wrote:
your friend just admitted to murdering the child in court and only got 20 years.
prosecutor Lucy Wilke struck the agreement, under which Veselka didn't admit harming Cheriko Ressler.
Veselka opted to plead to injury to a child when the state stipulated it was “by omission,” Campion said, adding:“That means he did not intervene when he otherwise would have been legally obligated to do so.”
These are quotes from The Express News.
The prosecutor agreed that Steve Veselka did not even harm Cheriko much less murder Cheriko. The prosecutor agreed with the evidence. Steve Veselka's mistake was "by omission" he did not know he was suppose to take the child to the doctor for the bruises Cheiko's own mother had left on him.
In a statement from a police witness,Cheriko before he died, said Mama hit me.
The stupid schmuck,Veselka, believed Cheriko's mother when she said he fell and hit his head. Thats what drugs will do for you, schmuck.
Murder charges were completely dropped against Veselka. Veselka pled guilty to a pending drug charge.
For Cheriko, some people should never be allowed to have kids, this is why the state protected your sister and completely took away all her parental rights. She can never have custody of her again.
Your mother had drug and mental problems. There are phyciatrict records. And when her family didn't care enough to help her they didn't help you and your sister either. You had no choice, They did. These same people who now profess to care Where were they when you were alive and needed their help?
Little one , I pray that you rest in peace and I cry for the suffering you went thru in your short life. I also pray for your mother's tormented soul, I can't begin to imagine her demons.
telle

Houston, TX

#14 Sep 3, 2010
Lying Bitch Laverne's little boy Steve criminal record from Kerr County. All the charges were dropped becuase he ratted on the Bandidos.
JL40444
Main Jail

Veselka, Steven Shannon

10/16/2001

11/09/2001

Texas Department of Public Safety

CRIMINAL TRESPASS - HABITATION/SHELTER CENTER

MAN DEL CS ANALOGUE PG 1 >=1G<4G

MAN DEL CS PG 1 >=1G<4G

OBSTRUCTION OR RETALIATION

UNLAWFUL RESTRAINT
JL43235
Main Jail

Veselka, Steven Shannon

07/23/2002

07/23/2002

Kerr County Sheriff's Office

ASSLT CAUSES BODILY INJURY FAMILY MEMBER
JL43514
Main Jail

Veselka, Steven Shannon

08/22/2002

08/22/2002


INTERFER W/EMERGENCY CALL
JLC8969047
Main Jail

Veselka, Steven Shannon


04/15/1998

TASK FORCE

DEL MARIJ <= 5LBS > 1/4 OZ
04166-08
Main Jail

Veselka, Steven Shannon

08/08/2008

12/26/2008

Kerr County Sheriff's Office

BANDERA CO/CAPITAL MURDER
00270-10
Main Jail

Veselka, Steven Shannon

01/23/2010

01/30/2010

Kerrville Police Department

MAN DEL CS PG 1 >=1G DRUG FREE ZONE
00843-10
Main Jail

Veselka, Steven Shannon

03/13/2010

08/26/2010

Kerr County Sheriff's Office

MAN DEL CS PG 1 <1G

MAN DEL CS PG 1 <1G

MAN DEL CS PG 1 >=1G<4G
epic

Houston, TX

#15 Sep 3, 2010
Truth Prevails wrote:
<quoted text>
<quoted text>
prosecutor Lucy Wilke struck the agreement, under which Veselka didn't admit harming Cheriko Ressler.
Veselka opted to plead to injury to a child when the state stipulated it was “by omission,” Campion said, adding:“That means he did not intervene when he otherwise would have been legally obligated to do so.”
These are quotes from The Express News.
The prosecutor agreed that Steve Veselka did not even harm Cheriko much less murder Cheriko. The prosecutor agreed with the evidence. Steve Veselka's mistake was "by omission" he did not know he was suppose to take the child to the doctor for the bruises Cheiko's own mother had left on him.
In a statement from a police witness,Cheriko before he died, said Mama hit me.
The stupid schmuck,Veselka, believed Cheriko's mother when she said he fell and hit his head. Thats what drugs will do for you, schmuck.
Murder charges were completely dropped against Veselka. Veselka pled guilty to a pending drug charge.
For Cheriko, some people should never be allowed to have kids, this is why the state protected your sister and completely took away all her parental rights. She can never have custody of her again.
Your mother had drug and mental problems. There are phyciatrict records. And when her family didn't care enough to help her they didn't help you and your sister either. You had no choice, They did. These same people who now profess to care Where were they when you were alive and needed their help?
Little one , I pray that you rest in peace and I cry for the suffering you went thru in your short life. I also pray for your mother's tormented soul, I can't begin to imagine her demons.
Laverne you dumb lying bitch we all know this is you posting to make your son look better.
The news article clearly states ALL PENDING DRUG CHARGES WERE DROPPED . So he was not pleading out on drug offenses. He plead out to not helping a dying child. In other words he refused to admit he slammed Cheriko's head into a coffee table and then beat him so hard it broke his arms and ribs , but he did admit to letting the child lay there and suffer. Chelsi who was 3 at the time showed CPS how your son beat her baby brother to death but since 9 years went by she could not remember the incident. So her testimony was no good anymore. What it all boils down to is your son ratted again and you know it. Again Texas thought it was more important to go after drugs than give a murdered baby justice . So the State of Texas is no better than Steve Veselka. As a matter of fact law enforcement agencies let him walk many times for a few names he claimed sold and made drugs. He was in hiding in the late 90's and first part of 2000.
Stop lying you c*nt we all know he beat a defenseless baby to death
pendejo

United States

#17 Sep 3, 2010
And Bandera Sheriffs Department is just as guilty as Veselka. Credible witnesses came forward the day the child died but Steve Veselkas parents ties to the community kept him out of trouble. A good detective would had considered the past of this man, watched the CPS tape or talked to the CPS worker after Chelsi talked to her and talked to neighbors who clearly stated he was home alone with the child at the time of the commotion.
You can not tell me that money was handed off under the table to the pig who originally investigated the case. Two witnesses called numerous times to give statements but were never called back after the lead detective blew them off after one phone call. One of these witnesses was an woman with no criminal record, a excellent reputation and good family , who had seen Steve telling a friend he hated this child and was sick of him . She also saw him show people how he would throw the child in the air to scare him. Why were all these people ignored ? The woman called BSD for years but gave up . After a few years and no calls back.
ladywolf

United States

#18 Sep 4, 2010
Bandera sheriffs office didnt believe my 6yr old grandaughter either when she told them micheal odom molested her 9yrs later we are still trying to hang this bast-rd.James Mc millan was sheriff then too.Bandera doesnt give a sh-t about the kids in this county
red head

Italy, TX

#19 Sep 4, 2010
ladywolf wrote:
Bandera sheriffs office didnt believe my 6yr old grandaughter either when she told them micheal odom molested her 9yrs later we are still trying to hang this bast-rd.James Mc millan was sheriff then too.Bandera doesnt give a sh-t about the kids in this county
I am sorry for your experience with Bandera Sheriffs Department. The above story is true . We called numerous times to give statements and info about the Ressler case and the Detective could have cared less. He had his mind made up about what he thought happened. We could not believe he would consider anything Steve said was true because all one had to do is look at his past and listen to those who had seen him beat up women or how he hated kids ,especially this one . After a few years of calling i did give up but I never forgot. Cheriko died 2 days before my birthday and there has not been a year that goes by that I don't get severely down during the week of my birthday. I never knew the child but I knew Steve and knew he bragged about mistreating the little guy. I knew Steves history and saw him beat up a dog and a girlfriend before. I knew what he was capable of. I just hope the detective that originally had this case thinks about this child everyday and how he failed him.
I hear horror stories about law enforcement in Bandera so I pray for those who have to deal with them.
salene

Italy, TX

#20 Sep 4, 2010
tthree wrote:
He pled guilty today!
Is he in jail still or is he out until sentencing
sum

Galveston, TX

#21 Nov 8, 2012
ladywolf wrote:
Bandera sheriffs office didnt believe my 6yr old grandaughter either when she told them micheal odom molested her 9yrs later we are still trying to hang this bast-rd.James Mc millan was sheriff then too.Bandera doesnt give a sh-t about the kids in this county
Sorry to here that i know he and his father need to be in prion. Let your granddaughtr know she not alone, Justice will be served.

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