Bellefontaine Rinks Murder October 1979
noonespecial

Cleveland, TN

#41 Oct 7, 2008
moma of 4 liluns wrote:
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I'm younger than this where was the rinks at was it where bigg lot's now stands?
It iwas on Sandusky Street where the new movie theater is.
noonespecial

Cleveland, TN

#42 Oct 7, 2008
The store was very well run.
noonespecial

Cleveland, TN

#43 Oct 7, 2008
I can remember when Arthur was reported missing like it was yesterday. There were search parties everywhere, also air searches. It was a terrible feeling not knowing what happened to Arthur is the days that he was missing. When he was found the whole family was mortified as to what had transpired. The person or persons who killed him had no regard for human life. I truly believe they have the right persons in jail for the crime. George Skatz should have received the death sentence for his crime in Logan County. Arthur was a kind and loving person and a wonderful family man. The grieving for him has never stopped. I know that he will never be forgotten. He was like a father to me and a good friend.
s_vanpelt76

Morgan Hill, CA

#44 Oct 13, 2008
no, it used to be where Fulmer's/Community Markets is.
DUH

Harpster, OH

#45 Oct 13, 2008
s_vanpelt76 wrote:
no, it used to be where Fulmer's/Community Markets is.
SORRY BUT IT WAS WHERE THE MOVIE THEATER IS.
Maiden China

Zanesville, OH

#46 Oct 14, 2008
William Lee Smith wrote:
For any of you who are curious about the rinks murder. Arthur Lee Smith was my father. I lived through the crime, trial, and remember the riot. I have done my own research into the case. Granted I am biased, but if Mr. Skatze were ever released his time would be short on this earth. And I think people are forgetting that skatze had a partner also on trial for the murder. How come no one is mentioning that? And for those of you with comments about he belongs in prision thank you, but the amount of money wasted each year on people like skatze is staggering. He was convicted, then was a ring leader in a prision riot. Just exicute the fucker already....
This is my second request....same question. Do you have a sister named Sheila?
DUH

Harpster, OH

#47 Oct 14, 2008
Maiden China wrote:
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This is my second request....same question. Do you have a sister named Sheila?
this is my second answer..nope you got the wrong person sorry. by the way sheila who????
concerned citizen

Asheville, NC

#48 Oct 15, 2008
i was 11 when this took place.not really sure if they caught the ones involved.i went to school with one of the nephews.all i can remember was he was missing for along time.i remember hearing about how he was found bound with barbed wire and it had appeared that he had been beaten to death.at the same time there was a girl named judy(stevens)? not sure of the last name,just remember my whole family looking for both bodies.our community was different then,when it close nit.i believe the found her out by pickerltown.and from what i remember they never found the wrong-doers of it.but as my memory is adjar maybe there were 2 in the smith case.just a shame the man lost it all over someones greed.
William Lee Smith

Boulder, CO

#49 Nov 11, 2008
Sorry, don't really look at this site too often.

Maiden China, the answer is yes.

And Lucky Charm... You could be several people... I do remember many weekends along the river, but exactly who you may be is a mystery. A good way to get ahold of me would be on Facebook. But I am leaving the country on December 7th, 2008, and am not planning on returning anytime soon, so I'll check back here a few times, but if you could find me on another site, I'd make sure you had my current email......
DUH

Centerburg, OH

#50 Nov 11, 2008
William Lee Smith wrote:
Sorry, don't really look at this site too often.
Maiden China, the answer is yes.
And Lucky Charm... You could be several people... I do remember many weekends along the river, but exactly who you may be is a mystery. A good way to get ahold of me would be on Facebook. But I am leaving the country on December 7th, 2008, and am not planning on returning anytime soon, so I'll check back here a few times, but if you could find me on another site, I'd make sure you had my current email......
maiden china i have no clue who you think i am but your wrong. this is my second attempt "sheila who"? and for you william lee smith you don't have to answer for me i can do that for myself. o yea and have a great trip wherever you go!!
Maiden China

Zanesville, OH

#51 Nov 13, 2008
William Lee Smith wrote:
Sorry, don't really look at this site too often.
Maiden China, the answer is yes.
Thank you for your answer. I asked if you have a sister named Sheila, because there is a letter on George Skatzes' website from her. She says she is the daughter of Art Smith and she does not believe that George is the one who killed her father. It's been a while since I've read it, so I don't have the exact words, but that is the gist of what she said. Any comments?
Maiden China

Zanesville, OH

#52 Nov 13, 2008
DUH wrote:
<quoted text>maiden china i have no clue who you think i am but your wrong. this is my second attempt "sheila who"? and for you william lee smith you don't have to answer for me i can do that for myself. o yea and have a great trip wherever you go!!
I don't know why you thought my question was directed to you. I replied to the quote from William Smith who said he was the son of Art Smith. This question was for him, not you, duh....
Olivier

United States

#53 Nov 13, 2008
robert wrote:
madeline, are you just some liberal sicko trying to get a killer off death row or doyou have vested interest. are you a relative or working for the killer? mygod 1979, this scum has had 30 years living off the taxpayers dollars. he should have been put to death in 79. ao who are you that you're trying to get that thing off?
What the hell is in the water here?
just read this

Ashburn, VA

#54 Nov 13, 2008
Maiden China wrote:
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Thank you for your answer. I asked if you have a sister named Sheila, because there is a letter on George Skatzes' website from her. She says she is the daughter of Art Smith and she does not believe that George is the one who killed her father. It's been a while since I've read it, so I don't have the exact words, but that is the gist of what she said. Any comments?
yea and what is with this Rogers girl (is she his sister or wife) who says Skatzes wasn't at the rink store? She told these 2 investigators and they submitted this to court and in a testified document. That is pretty shocking if it is true.
http://georgekatzesfiles.blogspot.com/
Hope that link opens up to what I saw.
If there is one thing I know for sure, the law can make "something out of nothing and nothing out of something" It just depends on who they want to work for.
Victor

Dayton, OH

#55 Nov 13, 2008
If this Skatez guy would not have been out robbing people, he wouldn't be in this position. Im sick of these people. Enjoy prison life buddy.
William L Smith

Boulder, CO

#56 Nov 16, 2008
For you Maiden...

Shelia can believe all she wants. I love her no matter what... Now, I'd like to tell you a story....

Two men,with criminal records set out to do a job. Both men were armed. Handguns! So they rob a store, more importantly they rob the man who is locking up with the money bag. The payroll. Maybe, they could have beat the man with baseball bats? Maybe with the duck tape the dumbasses forgot, could have taped him up in front of the store. Nope..... The man ended up dead...

Shot multiple times in the back and the back of the head. I'm sure you have a copy of the autopsy. I like the bit were maggots have occupied part of my dad's brain...

And after all these years the beauty to me is a nice article I read. George Jr. sees his father in prison... The story brought tears to my eyes.... See I never grew up with my father. He never saw me excel at sports. Work my first job. Never was there for my first love. And when I finished boot camp, I know he would have been right there....However a theif, a criminal, still alive and in prison does get to experiance his spawn.... I feel like cotton candy right now!!

No,my father was murdered!!!! Skatez was a part of it. He is a criminal and a piece of shit!!!!! Stealing from companies and you and me. Too lazy to get a job, or even a real job? In todays society he would be challenged, acting out? Fuck you George..... Pray you never get released... I'll be informed if you do and well?

Now for you miss maiden..... Do you really have the unmitigated audacity to ask me for a comment? And I know your question, but, REALLY.....

Good luck dear, I do wish you the best. However, I'd worry more about the political climate then your comman thiefs and murderers you feel needs freed....
Heavyweight

Sevierville, TN

#57 Nov 16, 2008
JAF wrote:
Everyone in prison is innocent. Have'nt you ever see any prison movies? The fact is a man was murdered. A suspect was tried and convicted by a jury in a court of law. There obviously must have been enough evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt. If not, then there is an appeals process.
having enough evidence to find someone is guilty doesnt mean that evidence is corrupt just look at the new dna profiling they do and are finding out thousands of people that have been convicted are actually innocent the leagal system is not always correct
Maiden China

Zanesville, OH

#58 Nov 16, 2008
William L Smith wrote:
For you Maiden...
Shelia can believe all she wants. I love her no matter what... Now, I'd like to tell you a story....
Two men,with criminal records set out to do a job. Both men were armed. Handguns! So they rob a store, more importantly they rob the man who is locking up with the money bag. The payroll. Maybe, they could have beat the man with baseball bats? Maybe with the duck tape the dumbasses forgot, could have taped him up in front of the store. Nope..... The man ended up dead...
Shot multiple times in the back and the back of the head. I'm sure you have a copy of the autopsy. I like the bit were maggots have occupied part of my dad's brain...
And after all these years the beauty to me is a nice article I read. George Jr. sees his father in prison... The story brought tears to my eyes.... See I never grew up with my father. He never saw me excel at sports. Work my first job. Never was there for my first love. And when I finished boot camp, I know he would have been right there....However a theif, a criminal, still alive and in prison does get to experiance his spawn.... I feel like cotton candy right now!!
No,my father was murdered!!!! Skatez was a part of it. He is a criminal and a piece of shit!!!!! Stealing from companies and you and me. Too lazy to get a job, or even a real job? In todays society he would be challenged, acting out? Fuck you George..... Pray you never get released... I'll be informed if you do and well?
Now for you miss maiden..... Do you really have the unmitigated audacity to ask me for a comment? And I know your question, but, REALLY.....
Good luck dear, I do wish you the best. However, I'd worry more about the political climate then your comman thiefs and murderers you feel needs freed....
Well, your letter sure reeks of poisonous resentment. Asking questions does not deserve such an attitude. Some people in prison are innocent. Don't you ever read? Some thoughts do come to mind though from statements.

First, it is obvious that you and your sister do not agree on Skatzes' actions. I have to ask myself, why is that? However, with the way you answered a very innocuous question from me, I don't expect a reasonably phrased answer from you.

Second, if your father was not there for you growing up, but your sister does not believe George is the killer of your father, there must be a large number of years between you and your sister. Was she old enough to know what had occurred when your father was killed? Were you? Your statements make me believe you must have been just a young one. So if I go on that theory, what facts do you base your reasoning on that George murdered your father? And why is there a discrepancy between your belief and your sister's?
R U Human

Ashburn, VA

#59 Nov 16, 2008
Maiden China wrote:
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Well, your letter sure reeks of poisonous resentment. Asking questions does not deserve such an attitude. Some people in prison are innocent. Don't you ever read? Some thoughts do come to mind though from statements.
First, it is obvious that you and your sister do not agree on Skatzes' actions. I have to ask myself, why is that? However, with the way you answered a very innocuous question from me, I don't expect a reasonably phrased answer from you.
Second, if your father was not there for you growing up, but your sister does not believe George is the killer of your father, there must be a large number of years between you and your sister. Was she old enough to know what had occurred when your father was killed? Were you? Your statements make me believe you must have been just a young one. So if I go on that theory, what facts do you base your reasoning on that George murdered your father? And why is there a discrepancy between your belief and your sister's?
How did you come by all this age crap??
Let me tell you what it is like to lose a loved one to murder, It is "poisonous resentment"
You got that spot on!!!!! Show some mercy to someone who lost a parent. I know what that feels like.
You must come from a single child family. Not everyone reads things the same way. Just because siblings don't see eye to eye means nothing. It has NOTHING to do with the FACTS. Some even have vengeful feelings because they turn out drunks or piranha bum users who think the world owes them. There is all kind of reasons.
Show some human compassion if you have any. I understand his anger. I hope he trusts and believes in God because it will be the way by which he will see his Dad again in eternity.
Bellefontaine

Mansfield, OH

#60 Nov 17, 2008
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