Three charged in 2005 murder of woman...

Three charged in 2005 murder of woman in Bonner Springs

There are 40 comments on the Kansas City Star story from Sep 26, 2007, titled Three charged in 2005 murder of woman in Bonner Springs. In it, Kansas City Star reports that:

Prosecutors this afternoon charged three people in connection with the 2005 beating death of the night manager at a Dollar General store in Bonner Springs.

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quincee gaiser

Overland Park, KS

#1 Oct 4, 2007
well i didnt know the other two personally but when it came to john w. backus. he dated my best friend for a month or two and knowing that i met and hung out with him a couple of times really freaked me out. knowing that this guy was around my best friend really scared me cause when i first met him nothing seemed right about him and when she told me she broke up with him its like this huge weight was lifted off of my shoulders. cause i think sometimes maybe that could have been her.
michelle

Marshall, TX

#2 Oct 5, 2007
I've known John since he was 4, and he is a sweet kid with a lot of problems. People need to realize that when someone suffers the abuse he's suffered as a small child, that abuse leaves scars. His scar is a bad temper. However, I'v never seen his temper. I've seen him play gently with his nieces and nephews, I've seen him always be kind to me. He needs help, not a spot in prison where he will only learn more crime. I love him, and he is my cousin. I don't personally know what to think about all the details, but I know that he is innocent until proven guilty. My prayers go out for the victim's family that they will find the right person who did this, and my prayers go out to John in this confusing and terrifying time.
Amber

Lawrence, KS

#3 Oct 19, 2007
i really dont know none of the kids but john i mean i went to school with him. and never thought that he would do a thing like that but he did and hope that they get life in jail and die in there. i knew robin kinda well i mean i would always go down to the dollar store and just talk to her and see how her day was and just talk about anything. that night my litter brother wanted me to go to McDonalds to get him a meal, i told him no becuase i was too tired, but i wish now that i would have went to McDonalds do that i could have seen who it was sooner and called the police. Robin was the coolest person you could ever meet. I even got her something for thanksgiving. as soon as i found out this happend to her i ran to my room and cried for days, and days. and wishing that i went to McDonalds that day. and till this day on im thinking in my head why would three teens do that for no reason or if someone payed them to do it or something, and why would anybody do this.
Aunt

Bonner Springs, KS

#4 Oct 20, 2007
michelle wrote:
I've known John since he was 4, and he is a sweet kid with a lot of problems. People need to realize that when someone suffers the abuse he's suffered as a small child, that abuse leaves scars. His scar is a bad temper. However, I'v never seen his temper. I've seen him play gently with his nieces and nephews, I've seen him always be kind to me. He needs help, not a spot in prison where he will only learn more crime. I love him, and he is my cousin. I don't personally know what to think about all the details, but I know that he is innocent until proven guilty. My prayers go out for the victim's family that they will find the right person who did this, and my prayers go out to John in this confusing and terrifying time.
Thank you for your kind comments about your cousin. But the part about bad tember?
Aunt

Bonner Springs, KS

#5 Oct 20, 2007
quincee gaiser wrote:
well i didnt know the other two personally but when it came to john w. backus. he dated my best friend for a month or two and (knowing that i met and hung out with him a couple of times) really freaked me out. knowing that this guy was around my best friend really scared me cause when i first met him nothing seemed right about him and when she told me she broke up with him its like this huge weight was lifted off of my shoulders. cause i think sometimes maybe that could have been her.
dO YOU REALEY THINK THAT?? When you met him?
Jo Lynn

AOL

#6 Oct 20, 2007
John is my nephew and I love him very much. What happen to incocent till proven guilty!!!!! The Bonner police has been pressured to solve this case for 2 yrs so they grab the 1st scapegoat they could find. I've known John since he was tiny and I grew up with his mother. He has the best parents in the world and they raised him right. My heart goes out to the vitims family but they need to turn thier anger elsewhere. I believe in him and I believe in God and the truth will sent him free
Big Sis

United States

#7 Nov 11, 2007
This whole thing has really been an eye opening experience! I don't feel safe at all knowing that a police department Like Bonners Finest, are patroling the streets(in my opinion) like vultures stalking their next prey. I have say even though I have no idea who you are,(nor do I care to) quincee gaiser you will never be lucky enough to really know my baby brother! He loves my 3 blessings from god and they him! He may have made some stupid little mistakes, but we all do! He's a good man and no matter what happens I will always love him. And michelle a few of your comments I can agree with, but honestly who are you to talk about having a temper? I thought family stood behind each other when in need! He dosen't have a temper, so I hope that everyone will stop with all this crap about john thats not true and write him letters to let him know hes not alone and pray pray pray! I love you lil bro!
stacy
Big Sis

United States

#8 Nov 11, 2007
-To Mrs. Bells family, I am so sorry for your loss and I hope the best for you. My prayers are with you and I hope robin is resting in peace.
DADDY CARP

Ozark, MO

#9 Nov 12, 2007
YA, YA, YA.....You people are afraid your "family name" will be dishonored. How dumb & illiterate can you really be? If you were so loving & concerned about your relative, where were you when he was "scared as a child" or needed guidance, or commiting the juvenile offenses or when he showed signs of being abusive????? Don't spout off how unfair people or the system is because they want him punished for his unforgivable deeds. Instead, blame yur own asses for not acting sooner. Maybe this innocent lady would have finished her shift and went home to her family instead of lying dead because some low-life jerk "had a bad childhood",.......give me a break and crawl back under your rocks!!!!
Big SIS

Bonner Springs, KS

#10 Dec 8, 2007
Excuse me! My brother and I had a great childhood, our parents loved and still love us UNCONDITIONALLY! Also my parents work hard for a living so no we may not have a mansion in the hills on our 350acre white picked ranch but we DO NOT live under a rock! Lay off the rocks jerk you may learn something! So before you go ASSUMING that my brother had an abusive or neglected life you may try shuting your fowl mouth and doing some research, my brothers juvinille record is, well, NON-EXISTANT! He was and still is a great kid, he's been wrongly accused because people, like you sir, can easily walk over him and defame his and our name because they can! So please sir go find another family to bother we could give a @#$% less what a low life with too much time on his hands has to say! Merry Christmas!
Jo lynn

AOL

#11 Dec 8, 2007
DADDY CARP wrote:
YA, YA, YA.....You people are afraid your "family name" will be dishonored. How dumb & illiterate can you really be? If you were so loving & concerned about your relative, where were you when he was "scared as a child" or needed guidance, or commiting the juvenile offenses or when he showed signs of being abusive????? Don't spout off how unfair people or the system is because they want him punished for his unforgivable deeds. Instead, blame yur own ---asses for not acting sooner. Maybe this innocent lady would have finished her shift and went home to her family instead of lying dead because some low-life jerk "had a bad childhood",.......give me a break and crawl back under your rocks!!!!
you are a stupid jerk. you don't know anthing so you take your mouth and opinions and go to he-- and then climb back into your slime pit.
DADDY CARP

Forsyth, MO

#12 Dec 8, 2007
HEY, IT'S NOT ME SWINGIN FROM THE ROPE! IT'S NOT ME INVESTIGATED, TRIED & CHARGED! IT'S NOT ME WHO MADE THE WRONG CHOICE TO DO DRUGS, ROB AND MURDER! IT'S NOT ME WHO WILL HAVE TO ANSWER FOR THESE THINGS BEFORE OUR MAKER! DAMN.....AREN'T YOU GLAD IT'S NOT YOU!! MIGHT WANT TO CHANGE THAT BITTER ATTITUDE AND MENTAL DENIAL OR SOMEDAY IT COULD BE YOU! GOD BLESS, D.C.
Aunt

Bonner Springs, KS

#13 Dec 9, 2007
I will try to be nice. Nobody has been tried yet so no one is quilty yet.This kid was doing UA"s every week with no drugs found in his system. The only thing I can thing of to tell you is you must not have kids because you do the best you can with them but as much as I wanted to it is against the law to handcuff your child to his bedpost when you leave the house. If he did this then he needs to do the time but lets wait until a court of law says QUILTY>
DADDY CARP

Forsyth, MO

#14 Dec 9, 2007
Aunt, You are totally right about raising kids and "best you can". All we can do is our best! the rest is up to the individual and God. He helps and guides but we can't listen to him for them. They must do that themselves. And Yes, I raised 2 that have so far turned out fine & well. One of them had a bad period of time. He turned it around himself. We all helped him through & gave support but never any acceptance of that lifestyle. He is doing great thanks to our God and himself. It could very well have gone the other way. We do not fault him as it was his choices. We do however make it known, as we always have, that we do not approve of those actions & lifestyles nor do we want to be around them. We have and still do let it be known that any illegal acts by our kids, we will be the 1st to turn them in for their own safety! If "Big Sis" is telling it straight, maybe he had a little too much idle time & money, which can often be as bad as poor with nothing to do. Could just be bad choices & bad friends. Many things are compounded to make a decission! If we parents knew what decissions would be based on, it would make our job much easier and our worries far less. God Bless! D.C.
Aunt

Bonner Springs, KS

#15 Dec 9, 2007
Trust me if not for our God we would not have made it through this so far. John is a believer at lest he knows who Jesus is but this child is different and looked for acceptance where he could find it,which meant a bad choice of friends. protecting my own the papers made him to be the worst because he was the oldest but mentially he was acutally the youngest of the three. So yes this child is mine and I used wonder how parents still loved thier (bad) kids but now I know and it hurts like hell!
DADDY CARP

Forsyth, MO

#16 Dec 9, 2007
Understand! No matter how old, where they are or what they do......they're still our kids! That is something I wish all boys & girls could know before they carelessly get pregnant. There is a lifetime responsibility automatically attached.
Aunt

Bonner Springs, KS

#17 Dec 10, 2007
Now to your prior post about this kid showing signs of being abusive? That is where the shock came in, This kid would not even spar in TKD. HE could not even keep my dog from jumping on him cause he woiuldn't push her off of him. and so far NO PHSYICAL EVEDENCE that he was there.
Neighbor

Kansas City, MO

#18 Dec 16, 2007
Daddy Crap,(no typo)
Who do you think you are? You are totally unrelated to this tragedy. You seem to be sticking your nose into something that's none of your business.
No one needs your counseling, nor does anyone think you're qualified to offer any. It's obvious you don't know anything about the John or the family. I can only think you're a lonely, frustrated loser that's trying to make up for his shortcomings by belittling others.
Butt out.
DADDY CARP

Forsyth, MO

#19 Dec 16, 2007
NEIGHBOR, GET BIT!! So happens my acquaintances are on the victims side of the line in this unwarranted, unnecessary bit of juvenile drug perpetuated act of totally unforgiveable crime against an innocent young mother/wife/daughter. now you can take your blinded booze sucking wit and go straight to hell with it. I've lived in the Tongie/Bonner area more years than you've been on earth. I see the tramp/trash like yourself that is quick to rush to the aid of whoever will pat your butt & listen to your tales. In other words, GOOFBALL, piss-off!
2dogsbarking

Lawson, MO

#20 Dec 18, 2007
Ok folks,,,,The accused has not been convicted yet and I do know some issues the accused has had in the past. Did you all know that he is a registered sex offender,,if you doubt just look it up on the innernet. and he has been convicted of that offense. So this sweet little gentle person has already been a problem before and has run amuck with the justice system. Too bad he did not get the help he needed (if he could be helped) and maybe the family's and relatives of both the accused and victim would not be destroyed like they have. Johns father, a X Highway Patrolman and his mother are going through a lot right now. But they have known all along that their adopted son was headed for trouble, and now it is a reality. Iam sad for the family of both sides but justice will take its course and the cards will be played out as needed. We must all deal with what ever comes down and go on and live out lives the best as we can. John will be the one to answer to the man if he is convicted.

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