Deputies: Teen stabs man to death with sleeping next to his mother

Feb 8, 2009 Full story: WINK-TV Fort Myers 39

The Hendry County Sheriffs Office has arrested Damon Leon Pewo, 18 of Clewiston for Homicide.

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ANGIES DAUGHTER

United States

#22 Apr 12, 2009
BLAME YOUR DAMN SELF. IVE KNOWN RHONDA MY WHOLE LIFE AND THE ONLY REASON SHE GOT TO HAVE LEON WAS CUZ HER AND MY MOTHER GREW UP TOGETHER. PLEASE HER AND MY MOTHER GOT THEIR OWN SHIT TO DEAL WITH AND PEOPLE LIKE YOU DONT PHASE HER BUT FUCK YEA IMA BE DEFENDEN MY MOM WHEN PEOPLE LIKE YOU WHO DONT KNOW THE REAL RHONDA HAVE THE NERVE TO BAD MOUTH MY MOM. ASK RHONDA AND LONNIE HOW THEY WOULD PUNISH LEON. ASK RHONDA WHY SHE BAD MOUTHED US TO LEON AND HE WOULD SOMETIMES CRY WHEN HE TOLD US WHAT WAS SAID YET RHONDA LOVED TO TRY BEIN BUDDY BUDDY. ASK HER ABOUT HOW SHE WAS SO TIGHT WITH LEONS MONEY AND HE PRACTICALLY BEGD TO GET A NEW PAIR OF SHOES. ASK WHY SHE BARELY GAVE HIM MONEY TO HOLD. ASK WHY WHEN HE ASKED FOR 40 BUCKS SHE BITCHED AT HIM ABOUT HOW SHE DONT HAVE MONEY. WHY DID SHE GET SO MAD THINKN I WAS ASKN LEON FOR LOANS WHEN HE WAS GETN THEM FOR OUR UNCLE DINO. ASK WHY SHE TELLS MY AUNT MISSY THINGS ABOUT WHAT THE THERAPIST SAID AND TO TELL HER TO TELL MY MOM. WHY CANT SHE CALL AND TELL HER HERSELF. ASK WHY SHE TRIED SO HARD TO GET INTO LEONS MONEY BUT WAS DENIED CUZ HES OVER 18. DO YOU EVEN KNOW HIS B-DAY??? I BET NOT, HE TURNED 19 ON THE 6TH....HE TURNED 19 IN JAIL...MY MOM LOST A SON TOO, MY AUNTS LOST A NEPHEW, OUR CUZINZ LOST A CUZIN AND HIS SIBS LOST A BROTHER.....YALLL ACT AS IF WE IGNORED LEON AND WASNT PART OF HIS LIFE. ITS BEEN NOTHING BUT BITCHN AND BLAMEN SINCE RHONDA FOUND OUT HE WAS SMOKEN WEED. SHIT HE STARTED DOIN ALL THAT BEFORE I DID. O YEA ASK RHONDA HOW COME SHE JUST TOOK LEON TO OKLAHOMA TO LIVE WITH MY MOM BECAUSE SHE WAS TIRED AND DIDNT KNOW WHAT TO DO. MY BROTHER WASNT FUCKN RUNIN A MUCK, HE DIDNT EVEN HAVE TO GO TO REHAB. YEA HE LIED AND SAID HE HAS QUIT SMOKEN N GOT CAUGHT SO MANY TIMES BUT HE FELT AS THOUGH RHONDA GAVE UP ON HIM. HE SAID SO HIMSELF. OF COURSE HES GUNA STILL LOVE THEM AND YEA THEY DID LOVE HIM BUT WHY IS SHE ALWAYS THE ONE TO POINT FINGERS? O WE DO IT AND RHONDA IS THE INNOCENT VICTIM? I DONT THINK SO, NOT THIS TIME. ONLY I, KAYLYNN PEWO, T, MY MOTHER, LEON, AND CANDICE & ANGELIE CAN SAY SOMETHING ABOUT WHAT HAPPEND. HEY RHONDA WHY DID YOU BEG MY MOM TO KEEP HIM ONE MORE NIGHT?? WHY WAS IT WHEN HE CALLED YOU AND ASKED IF HE COULD GO BACK HOME TO YOU YOU SAID NO? WHY WAS IT YOU TOLD MY MOM NOT TO LEAVE HIM WITH ME? CUZ YOU KNEW I WASNT PUTN UP WITH HIM ACTN A FOOL? MY BROTHER NEVER EVER GOT IGNORED. RICHIE WONT EVER GET TO HANG WITH HIM AGAIN...DO YOU KNOW WHAT IT FEELS LIKE BEIN THE OLDEST AND SEEIN ANY ON OF YOUR SIBS UPSET OR HURT??? DO YOU KNOW WHAT ITS LIKE WONDERN IF LEON IS OK EVERY SECOND OF EVERYDAY??? DO YOU KNOW HOW BAD IT HURTS KNOWING HE CRIED WHEN RHONDA TOLD HIM WHY HE WAS IN JAIL, DO YOU KNOW HOW BAD THAT SHIT HURTS??? DO YOU??? I NEVER THOUGHT ANYONE IN MY FAMILY WOULD GET IN SOME SHIT LIKE THIS. AND WHO THE FUCK CAN BLAME ME, WHO THE HELL WANTS TO SEE THEIR LIL BROTHER IN A FUCKN ORANGE JUMPSUIT BEHIND BARS???? IF I HAD ONE WISH GARRETT WOULD STILL BE HERE AND HIM AND LEON WOULD HAVE NEVER HAD TO STOP LOOKING OUT FOR EACH OTHER. THEY KEPT EACHOTHER IN LINE. LEON HASNT BEEN THE SAME SINCE.
I JUST KEEP ASKING WHY NOBODY TRIED TO TALK HIM OUT OF BUYN THEM DRUGS.
just

United States

#23 Apr 12, 2009
I really don`t think he would be to happy to see you.So no, but thanx for the offer.You better bit your tongue before you talk anything about Mrs Rhonda!Your mom should kiss the ground she walks on cause if it wasnt for her god knows what wouldof happen to my Leon.
just

United States

#24 Apr 12, 2009
Do you act stupid or are you stupid???Who the hell put Leon in rehab if it wasnt Rhonda?and why the hell did she put him there?Because she LOVEs him and she tried with all her power to keep him clean and out of trouble but you guys are to busy trying to blame the wrong people.Rhonda and Lonnie love Leon with all there heart I can tell you and anyone that.
ANGIES DAUGHTER

United States

#25 Apr 13, 2009
MAKE ME
KAYLYNN PEWO

United States

#26 Apr 13, 2009
SAY WHAT YOU WILL. IN THE END THIS SHIT ISNT GOING AWAY. LEON LOVES ME AND MY MOM. HE YES HE WOULD BE HAPPY TO SEE ME. IVE NEVER DENIED HIM AND NEVER WILL. IT ERKS YALL HUH? ME LEE AND RICH WERE THE BEST TEAM OF SIBLINGS EVER. HE LOVES US AND WE LOVE HIM. I CANT STAND PEOPLE WHO TALK ABOUT WHAT THEY JUST DONT KNOW. WORDS WILL NEVER HURT ME OR MY MOTHER WHO HAS ALSO STOOD HERE WHILE IVE POSTED OUR DEFENSE AND READ THE NONSENSE. THIS WILL BE MY LAST POST NOT ONLY ON THIS SITE BUT THE WHOLE INTERNET CONCERNIN DAMON LEON PEWO, JR. HE IS MISSED. WE LOVE YOU LEE! LOVE, KAYLYN PEWO, TRAVIS BILLIE, NATALIE BILLIE, CANDICE ROSE, ANGELIE MICHELLE, ANN TIGER, DERRICK TIGER, RICHARD PEWO, ANGELA TIGER, MELISSA TIGER, ANNETTE JONES, NATHANIEL JIM, MARTHA JEWEL, GMA PEGGY & GPA DON. LIFE WILL NEVER BE THE SAME WITHOUT HIM. WE ALL MISS HIM AND TALK ABOUT HIM EVERYDAY.-ONE-
Zillion one

Tulsa, OK

#27 Apr 16, 2009
You're all retarded.
Zillion one

Tulsa, OK

#28 Apr 16, 2009
Hey sister girl you can act all high and mighty but you know that it's never gonna change what happened...so if all you're gonna do is hound everyone and blame everyone then there's really no point in listening to your retarded logic is there?
It was Leon that did it so no matter what HE will pay the price...not you...HE's the one doing time Not you...so why don't you do what you do best and look out for only yourself.

-Peace-
Anonymous girl

Hollywood, FL

#29 Apr 17, 2009
you dont have to worry bout who i am. just know that im not joni or that other girl u said.. and also know that your fucked up because you and your mom is the only one that knows the truth.. how the hell do yor mom call the cop saying that leon stabbed ur step father but they dont even check him when they get their ?? they check him 20 minutes after they took leon and ya'll call the cops again... hmm... who really killed him? i aint pointing no fingers but it still smells like bull shit.. Ya'll never loved leon
Confused

Northport, AL

#30 Apr 17, 2009
You all need to stop your petty bullshit. Leon is grown, he committed murder. It doesn't matter if he was on drugs or not. He has to pay the consequences.

From what I have read, Rhonda seems to be the only positive person in his life. She is the one I feel sorry for.

All of you who are arguing over who is who and what you did for Leon, I say shut the fuck up. If you cared, you woulda been there for him, before he committed the crime.
ComanchePewoOkla homa

Watonga, OK

#31 Apr 22, 2009
Im from the Pewo family, here in Oklahoma. And was sad to hear about this young warriors life. Im sure its sad on both sides of your families. I know Leon's blood daddy. I pray he gets the help he needs while locked up.
KS Anonymous

Wichita, KS

#32 Apr 27, 2009
No one cares about what Ray is doing with your aunt,he was trying to hide it, so what does that say about him. You can believe what you want, you don't know me. And I know more than you think.
to KS Anonymous wrote:
YOU DONT SHIT ABOUT MY MOTHER AND GARY. I BET YOU DIDNT KNOW THAT THEY DATED BACK IN HIGH SCHOOL HUH? OR THAT GARY WANTED THEM TO HAVE KIDS?? THAT THEY WERE ENGAGED? MY MOTHER HAD NO FAULT IN THIS SO GO TO HELL. YOU AND HIS RUDE ASS MOM AND SISTER. THEY BLAME MY MOTHER TOO. I BET ALL OF YALL DO THE ONLY THAT TALKS TO MY MOM IS RAY BUT NO YALL DONT LIKE THAT EITHER BECAUSE HIS WITH MY AUNT MELISSA. MY MOM HAS KNOWN GARY FOR MORE THAN 10 YRS...BACK OFF
Garys Sister

Harrisonville, MO

#33 Apr 28, 2009
Can you please all stop this? This is slander and all you are doing is providing more evidence against Leon. My Family has a lot to deal with right now, while trying to get over three deaths in our Family losing contact with one brother and trying to get another brother through his cancer surgery, I think we are handling this in stride. Don't bad mouth my mother, she is a strong woman and should not have to lose her children. Let Gary rest in peace. Let God judge Leon. I will do what I can to get this blogged stopped, because it is doing nothing but causing hardship on all Families involved. Remember the old saying "until you walked a mile in my shoes" I would really really appreciate if you would all stop all this back and forth, it's ridiculous. And please let my mother be, you can call me all the names you want, but I'm asking you to please let my brother rest and let my mother mourn in peace. She has a lot to deal with and doesn't need this added to her. We never voiced our concerns on who to blame or what happened, we did the best we could. I dont know Angie, Rhonda, or Leon, but I do know my brother and my mother, I pray that Gabby is okay and Russell gets through his surgery. We visit graves, but you can still see your son (Leon). Go see him, talk to him, pray with him. That's all that can be done now. Thank you, I appreciate your concern in this matter. Respectfully, Stacy
just

United States

#34 May 3, 2009
I am back!!! I love Leon and his parents so back off people.Help him not talk about him.
middle school friend

Hialeah, FL

#36 Jun 3, 2010
this is so sad to hear about leon! i remember leon from middle school and we had most of our classes together he was a really good and funny kid back then...its crazy how much drugs can mess a person up just one bad desicion can change a persons life forever...=/ my best wishes to him his family and everyone else involved
who Leon is talk n 2 now

Kissimmee, FL

#37 Sep 16, 2011
Leon is a great guy!! he is just like and other human out there. for those who is putting his name out there like he is nothing please dont. everybody deserves a second chance and he does too. thanks
Family frnd

United States

#38 Jan 24, 2012
Well befor anyone judges someone make sure u knw why he did it no one knw wht really happnd or if gary did somthng he didnt approve off to him but he jus needs hlp
A concerned citizen

Clermont, FL

#39 Apr 21, 2012
Well it seems Damon Leon Jr is out of Prison, just short of 3 yrs. What kind of justice is that. Gary is gone, and I know he is missed more than Leon was when he was in prison. Gary was actually a decent man from what I have been told. A man who could of done something special, but his life was taken short. On the other hand we have Leon, a boy, who will most likely do nothin with his life. A boy, who did drugs and still is doing drugs, which supposedly was his excuse for killing Gary(in his sleep, the coward way).Now from what I understand he is already screwing up a young girls life. She had a promising future, from a prominent family in Okeechobee, but now she is not gonna graduate, she is having to look for work to support his drug addicted, physcotic sorry ass. Unbelievable how a "boy", can MURDER someone and be ruining someone elses life in just under 3 yrs. Well I do know this alot of eyes are watching him, and if someone else should happen to be unfortunate, and get hurt, or get stabbed in their sleep(has happened already), then I am sure that this "boy" would definately get what would be called "deserving what is coming to him". Now the reason I say "boy", that is what the defense tried to say he was, but come on he was 18 yrs old, that is considered a man, but I also have been told that he wasnt the brightest or maturist of 18 yr olds. Well all we can do at this point is watch what he does, being a concerned citizen, such as I am, will do my part to make sure bad people are always watched, so they will think twice about the next time. The sad part of life is, most "CONVICTED MURDERS" that get out of jail always end back up in jail, hopefully never to get out again.
Damon_s Friend

Labelle, FL

#40 Feb 1, 2013
I don't know where you got your information from but Damon is not out of custody. He is incarcerated but for his safety I will not disclose his location. He is still dealing with the court system and has court this month. I know my daughter goes to see him daily and for everyone's information We do not see any of you that claim to love him so much...It's okay though he knows who truly cares about him...as the old saying goes out of sight out of mind. My daughter and I will be there for Damon even when his own family is not.
A concerned citizen wrote:
Well it seems Damon Leon Jr is out of Prison, just short of 3 yrs. What kind of justice is that. Gary is gone, and I know he is missed more than Leon was when he was in prison. Gary was actually a decent man from what I have been told. A man who could of done something special, but his life was taken short. On the other hand we have Leon, a boy, who will most likely do nothin with his life. A boy, who did drugs and still is doing drugs, which supposedly was his excuse for killing Gary(in his sleep, the coward way).Now from what I understand he is already screwing up a young girls life. She had a promising future, from a prominent family in Okeechobee, but now she is not gonna graduate, she is having to look for work to support his drug addicted, physcotic sorry ass. Unbelievable how a "boy", can MURDER someone and be ruining someone elses life in just under 3 yrs. Well I do know this alot of eyes are watching him, and if someone else should happen to be unfortunate, and get hurt, or get stabbed in their sleep(has happened already), then I am sure that this "boy" would definately get what would be called "deserving what is coming to him". Now the reason I say "boy", that is what the defense tried to say he was, but come on he was 18 yrs old, that is considered a man, but I also have been told that he wasnt the brightest or maturist of 18 yr olds. Well all we can do at this point is watch what he does, being a concerned citizen, such as I am, will do my part to make sure bad people are always watched, so they will think twice about the next time. The sad part of life is, most "CONVICTED MURDERS" that get out of jail always end back up in jail, hopefully never to get out again.
kyle

West Palm Beach, FL

#41 Aug 20, 2013
i know leon sota kinda he was cool when i was klocked up and hwe was a good friend and i sopport him i really dont think he was the one that killed his moms boyfriend i say it wass his mom because he was so nice and he dont have a mean bone in his body he was an innocent person and i wish himn the best when he go to prision. he wasx the one guy i talked to in prision and he was the one guy to be there when my own family was there and he was a good kid and to me i feel he was fausly accused to the murder, i was locked up January 8, 2008 an i been locked up since November 9, 2012 and to me i feel he was wrongly accused it is good that he plead insanity bc he wont be in there as long as he hoped and when he gets on the sdtreets i hopoe he chooses different friends

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