Police charged man in Des Moines killing

Oct 26, 2007 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Quad-City Times

DES MOINES, Iowa - Police have arrested a man in the killing of a Des Moines woman in July. via Quad-City Times

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Meghan

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Oct 29, 2007
 
The woman that Allen Killings killed, Margaret Gottschalk,is my biological mother. I never met her because I was adopted and I cried for hours when I had visits with her and Phillip when I was a baby. I had to look at her dead body at the visitation. It's pathetic how horrible people are. I don't know Allen Killings and I don't know why he did this, but it's pitiful that people are so evil.
latasha mcgregory

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Jan 25, 2009
 

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hey i think that he desmoines iowa police needs to step they game up
young man

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Apr 4, 2009
 

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i just got out of lock up at pcj i was in for a minor violation i can tell u that killings is a crack addict the crime most likely was drug induced let me tell u killings is not doing well in jail due to his criminal history things like sex abuse so he will suffer if found guilty this guy is a scum bag!!
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May 6, 2009
 
Yea i got outta jail about 6 months ago DUI and i was in "Killings" unit along with my uncle and i guess killings is a crack head, i hope he suffers in prison. I was wondering though what is this sex abuse charge?
dazzle

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Jun 20, 2009
 
idk i sat at the same table with killings everyday for every mean while i was in pcj. played spades and buck... didnt seem all that bad of a person 2 me
terry

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Jul 23, 2009
 
dazzle wrote:
idk i sat at the same table with killings everyday for every mean while i was in pcj. played spades and buck... didnt seem all that bad of a person 2 me
says the inmate
brian

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Sep 18, 2009
 
I know Phillip Gottschalk have meet him a couple of times. he used to come to my apartment complex all the time until security trespassed him
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Dec 14, 2009
 
It is 12/09 and Killings has sat in jail for two years. I hope that he has had a great time. I wonder if the men in locked up with him have made it easier for him to take a ****. Maybe they have opened him up for all his crimes?
toneisha killings

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Dec 18, 2009
 
i think all of yall need to shut the blank up yall dont know what happen stop judgeing him was yall their no so shut up
toneisha killings

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Dec 18, 2009
 
i think yall of yall need to shut up yall wesnt their yall dont know what had happen stop judgeing him every body does thangs we dont mean dont yall
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Dec 18, 2009
 
toneisha killings wrote:
i think yall of yall need to shut up yall wesnt their yall dont know what had happen stop judgeing him every body does thangs we dont mean dont yall
Well I've never accidentally murdered someone or raped a 16 year old!!!! He belongs in jail and will rot there!
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Feb 7, 2010
 
brian wrote:
I know Phillip Gottschalk have meet him a couple of times. he used to come to my apartment complex all the time until security trespassed him
Brian,
I was just wondering if you ever see phillip around anymore. I heard that he passed away but wasn't sure.. I am a relative of his and trying to get the correct information. Please let me know. I will be checking back on here every day. Thank you
a juror

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Feb 7, 2010
 
I was a juror on the rape trial. All I will say is that I am glad we have such talented prosecutors in Des Moines as there really was no other verdict then guilty of the highest charge on all counts.
The girl, who is now 19, also testified. I wish there was a way to tell her that she was very couragess for how she told her story sitting just a few feet away from the man that did this to her. She should also know that without her testimony we, the jurors, would have had to lower the degree of some of the convictions - so her testimony meant a lot. I hope she can put her life back together and move on in a productive way.
Judy

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Feb 7, 2010
 
I am wanting to contact Meghan who states she is Margaret Gottschalk's biological daughter. She is the first post on this forum. I thank anyone in advance who could provide information for me. I would like to provide her with family information. thank you Judy
Judy

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Feb 9, 2010
 
Concerned wrote:
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Brian,
I was just wondering if you ever see phillip around anymore. I heard that he passed away but wasn't sure.. I am a relative of his and trying to get the correct information. Please let me know. I will be checking back on here every day. Thank you
Hi respond back on this form as I'm also a cousin and would like to provide you with information. Judy
Case No

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Mar 10, 2010
 
Allen Killings has a long history. April 20, 1985
I was his victim. Sexual abuse 2nd Degree. He was living Ft. Des Moines Correctional Center already. He was furlowed that weekend. I have been called to testify again. Why all these years, he was still out and still hurting others, to where it lead to him killing a women? Why? How does this happen?
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Mar 10, 2010
 
a juror wrote:
I was a juror on the rape trial. All I will say is that I am glad we have such talented prosecutors in Des Moines as there really was no other verdict then guilty of the highest charge on all counts.
The girl, who is now 19, also testified. I wish there was a way to tell her that she was very couragess for how she told her story sitting just a few feet away from the man that did this to her. She should also know that without her testimony we, the jurors, would have had to lower the degree of some of the convictions - so her testimony meant a lot. I hope she can put her life back together and move on in a productive way.
Talented Prosecutors? Do you know Allen Killings History? Why has he been out and repeating over and over? Why was the key not thrown away?
Meghan

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Apr 14, 2010
 
Judy wrote:
I am wanting to contact Meghan who states she is Margaret Gottschalk's biological daughter. She is the first post on this forum. I thank anyone in advance who could provide information for me. I would like to provide her with family information. thank you Judy
I am Margaret and Phillip's daughter. E-mail me at impasseofsorts@AOL.com to contact me.
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Jul 21, 2010
 
Case No,
Were you the victim in the trial last year?
Yes, I looked up his public record, after the trial was over. I know he was in and out of jail his entire adult life. I also know his crimes became increasingly violent...up to and including murder and rape. As a juror, I just wanted to know who I convicted of such a crime. And, you are right - he should spend the rest of his life in jail, or have it ended by the state.
I can't answer why he was allowed to cling to his freedom. What I was saying is that the prosecutors did a GREAT job of laying out the evidence to convict him. There was no other conclusion to come to but guilty.
I am truly very sorry you were his victim. Understand that you testifying is very key to arriving at the correct verdict. I just want you to know that...it matters A LOT. I could write a HUGE note about this...if I could, I would. I just want to encourage you and let you know that it matters and actually means a LOT>
one time inmate

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Jul 26, 2010
 
I was also in PCJ w/ A. Killings for about 3 months. He is a troubled HUMAN being but we all are. In our own ways we all do, say, and think about things that are contrary to societies ways. What we must do is Pray for him. Pray he finds the strength to forgive himself and make peace with his alleged victims. My personal opinion doesn't really matter but we spent some time talking and walking the "yard". I just think to myself I've done things that I'm not proud of also. Who are we to JUDGE??

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