Endicott homicide investigation conti...

Endicott homicide investigation continues

There are 118 comments on the PressConnects.com story from Dec 24, 2006, titled Endicott homicide investigation continues. In it, PressConnects.com reports that:

ENDICOTT -- Village police are describing a Friday morning homicide in the third-floor apartment of a Jackson Avenue home as an isolated incident.

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Pam

Saint Ann, MO

#21 Jan 11, 2007
Mr. Johnson have you heard from your son?
Julie Scavongelli

Westerly, RI

#22 Jan 12, 2007
I know there was a bail hearing the other day but I don't know what happened. I am in the dark on what is going on but if I can help you I will. I wish I know what was going throw my newphew's mind and why he did this if he did I dont know. I do know that Craig's mother, father are haveing a hard time with this. They also have lost there son and don't understand why this happened. I know it is not the same thing as what you are going throw or the pain you are felling right now. I do know what it is like to have someone you love be murdered. My brother was murdered in 1993. I know how it feels.
craig r johnson sr

Warwick, RI

#23 Jan 12, 2007
i have not heard anything as of yet. i am here in rhode island and his mother is keeping me updated when she can which i am greatful for. i am confident that they will find him innocent and they will find josephs real killer soon. i honestly dont believe craig has it in him to take a human life no matter what. time and evidence will only tell. till then i believe he is innocent till proven guilty. this is a parents worst nightmare on both sides, to lose a son to murder and to lose a son to being accused of murder. it just seems like a nightmare and im waiting to wake up. but i know it is real .i just have to keep the faith that they will find him innocent and let him go and convict the real killer and end this nightmare once and for all.
LADY

Hemingford, NE

#24 Jan 12, 2007
I canít describe the pain I feel inside over my beautiful sons death. But I canít tell you this. I feel deep raging anger at the selfishness of Craig Johnson! I feel rage!!!!!!!!!! I feel so angry I could do the things to him that he did to my son. My son died a horrifying and cruel death! Your son deserves to die this kind of death!
I donít care how your son feel, what he wants or needs. I hope he becomes some mans bitch in prison.
My anger even is deeper because I lost my grand daughter on December 9th. And just on December 22 I lost my son. God how I hate CRAIG R. JOHNSON!!!!!!!!!
Julie Scavongelli

Westerly, RI

#25 Jan 13, 2007
I am sorry for your lose. I understand why you feel angry. But hurting my newphew is not the answer. If he did hurt your son the law will do there job. He was not brought up to hurt anyone, I have been a part of Craig's life since he was a baby. This don't sound like the same Craig I know. I am very sorry for your lose.
LADY

Hemingford, NE

#26 Jan 13, 2007
Well, I donít like saying this. But at my grand daughterís funeral, my son told my son-in-law his life was in danger. My son knew Craig was going to kill him. You people donít have the facts!
LADY

Hemingford, NE

#27 Jan 13, 2007
Donít continue to apologize to me or my family. We donít want to hear it from you. All the sorryís in the world wonít ease our pain. By the way I have buried siblings. I know the pain of it. But burying a child is no where near the same. Donít say you know how I feel. Because you donít! How do you think my daughter feels? She buried her child. Then she buried a brother! This family lost in an instant two children! Every Christmas will be filled with torment for my family for ever. Your nephew is responsible for it.
Not only this, your nephew ruined his own life. His mother and father cries. But at least you all get to visit him. He is alive. My son is dead. Iíll never get to see him again!
Iíll cry till my dying day.
But to say this isnít in Craigís nature to kill another person is garbage. Why do you think my son threw him out of his life? The boy is mean!!!!!!!!!!
craig r johnson sr

Warwick, RI

#28 Jan 13, 2007
i am ending my public comments here and now, i will wait for the final findings to be disclosed and then the truth will come out. innocent till proven guilty ,remember that. but please remember i do feel your pain and i do understand. may you find peace in your heart.
LADY

Hemingford, NE

#30 Jan 13, 2007
My sister warned you that I would not be easy to deal with.
LADY

Hemingford, NE

#29 Jan 13, 2007
THANK GOD!
Julie Scavongelli

Westerly, RI

#31 Jan 13, 2007
If you would please tell me the facts that you know so i can under stand more on what might have happened. Thank you
LADY

Hemingford, NE

#32 Jan 13, 2007
Whats to understand? Murder is murder. The fact is (and I am repeating myself) my son told my son-in-law that his life was in danger. The fact is the cops knew almost imediatlly that Craig killed my son because my son talked about it to several people. So many people were aware that Craig intended to murder my son.There is also a lot of physical evidence that proves Craig is guilty. Craig was not arrested because he is innocent! He was arrested because the cops have hard core evidence. In my book that says he is guilty!
Dont get me wrong. I feel badly for Craigs family.
But I am just discusted about you all saying you know how I feel. You dont need to appologize for Craig. I dont even want an appology from Craig. I just want him to have to live the last 15 minuets of my sons life. And know the terrior of being murdered. "An eye for an eye a life for a life"
You have no clue as to what my son lived through. Nor what my eldest son went through when he identified his brothers body! I couldnt listen to all that he saw!
LADY

Hemingford, NE

#33 Jan 13, 2007
Here are the facts. There is a witness to my sons murder!!!!!!!!!!
Police Arrest Suspect in Endicott Murder
Police say this man, 19 year old Craig Johnson of Endicott murdered Joseph Trottier.
Johnson was arrested here at his Mckinley Avenue home Friday night, after a two week investigation.
"His arrest was based on the investigation, what we have so far. Talking to over 100 people, taking statements, interviews and so forth and all of that points to Mr. Johnson," said Capt. James Sheerin.
No motive for the murder has been given, but police say Johnson knew Trottier, and used to live with him.
Trottier, seen here in this picture, was found dead here at his apartment at 33 Jackson Avenue on December 22nd.
An autopsy showed he died of asphyxiation due to blunt trauma to the neck.
Police say there was a struggle in the apartment, but aren't sure what was used to kill Trottier.
Neighbors here on Jackson Avenue say it's been tense since the night of the murder. But now that an arrest has been made, many say they feel safer.
"My kid saw everything that happened so it's good that she doesn't have to worry any more. She can walk to the bus stop and feel safe," said one resident.
"My kid saw everything that happened so it's good that she doesn't have to worry any more. She can walk to the bus stop and feel safe," said Chris Sarachinksy of Endicott.
Police will wait for evidence to return from crime labs to determine exactly how Trottier was killed.
That could take up to two weeks.
Right now, Johnson is in the Broome County Jail, without bail, awaiting his next court date.
Story Created: Jan 6, 2007 at 10:26 PM EST
Story Updated: Jan 6, 2007 at 10:26 PM EST
LADY

Hemingford, NE

#34 Jan 13, 2007
Police Arrest Suspect in Endicott Murder
Police say this man, 19 year old Craig Johnson of Endicott murdered Joseph Trottier.

Johnson was arrested here at his Mckinley Avenue home Friday night, after a two week investigation.

"His arrest was based on the investigation, what we have so far. Talking to over 100 people, taking statements, interviews and so forth and all of that points to Mr. Johnson," said Capt. James Sheerin.

No motive for the murder has been given, but police say Johnson knew Trottier, and used to live with him.

Trottier, seen here in this picture, was found dead here at his apartment at 33 Jackson Avenue on December 22nd.

An autopsy showed he died of asphyxiation due to blunt trauma to the neck.

Police say there was a struggle in the apartment, but aren't sure what was used to kill Trottier.

Neighbors here on Jackson Avenue say it's been tense since the night of the murder. But now that an arrest has been made, many say they feel safer.

"My kid saw everything that happened so it's good that she doesn't have to worry any more. She can walk to the bus stop and feel safe," said one resident.

"My kid saw everything that happened so it's good that she doesn't have to worry any more. She can walk to the bus stop and feel safe," said Chris Sarachinksy of Endicott.

Police will wait for evidence to return from crime labs to determine exactly how Trottier was killed.

That could take up to two weeks.

Right now, Johnson is in the Broome County Jail, without bail, awaiting his next court date.

Story Created: Jan 6, 2007 at 10:26 PM EST

Story Updated: Jan 6, 2007 at 10:26 PM EST
LADY

Hemingford, NE

#35 Jan 14, 2007
I knew this would shut you people up!
Julie Scavongelli

Westerly, RI

#36 Jan 14, 2007
I have read all them. I wated to know if you have anything new about the case that I don't know about. I am not being a bitch about this. I just wont to know so I can understand.
LADY

Hildreth, NE

#37 Jan 14, 2007
TELL YOU WHAT! CALL THE COPS GET YOUR INFORMATION FROM THEM LIKE I DID! IM IN NO MOOD TO TOY WITH YOU! I WILL NOT BE ANSWERING ANY MORE POSTS TO YOU!
LADY

Hemingford, NE

#38 Jan 14, 2007
I fineally broke down and talked with my cousin over this message board. She read what I wrote. Here is her reply.
I want to say I appologize. I amjust so very hurt and angry. I can barely cope day to day over the loose ofmy son.
I understand, Sunny. But it's not the dad's fault that he killed Joseph. If you could try to put yourself in the dad's shoes just one time... he was trying desperately to put himself into yours. The dad isn't Ma Barker, for crying out loud. He's a man who's son killed your son. He had not one single thing to do with it, Sunny. How do you suppose you would feel if it were the other way around... with Joseph being accused of killing HIS son. Would you try to believe that there's no way in hell your son could have done something like that? Of course you would. And you would go off on anyone who blamed you or went off on you for something your son may have done... something of which you had no control. I just want to see you regroup, Sunny. Of course you are devastated at what has happened. Any mother would be. But, at the same time, the guy's dad (and aunt as well) are both devastated at even the possibility that the son killed your son. You have the opportunity to grieve the loss of your son, to grieve for time gone past, and to grieve for mistakes that have been made. You have time to accept the fact that your son is no longer on this earth with you and the rest of the family. They will have to be given the time to grieve for their time gone past, and to grieve for mistakes that have been made. They will have to have time to accept the fact that their family member is a living dead.

I don't want to ever have to walk in either of your shoes, Sunny, but what happened to the caring, loving, compassionate woman I used to know? Pick up your Bible, Sunny. Read. Beg God to forgive you for your sins against an innocent man - the dad of the man who killed your son. He didn't do it, Sunny. He did not do it. His son did. His son is not him. He should not be persecuted for what his grown son has done. He has his own crosses to bear about this. Please don't do this to him and to yourself. Would Joseph want you to be cruel to an innocent person? I doubt it. Everyone he worked with that was interviewed by Fox News said Joseph was a kind, caring, giving man. Where do you think he got those fantastic traits, Sunny? I know where they came from: From you. And you got them from your real mother.

It isn't healthy to blame and persecute an innocent person... an innocent family. There is only one person who killed Joseph, and he will pay. Don't make the family pay you by making them more miserable than they already will be for the rest of their lives. They just aren't the guilty people, Sunny, and they cannot and should not be held responsible. My family has been on the same side of the fence as this man and his family are on right now. And my family has been on the same side of the fence as you are right now.

There isn't anything good about being on either side of the fence. Make the most of what God gives you: Your life. Don't make it a living hell.

I love you.

K
LADY

Hemingford, NE

#39 Jan 14, 2007
I will try hard to explain how it feels to be the mother of a murdered child. Also I do know what it is like to fear for my life. As I am a victim of domestic violence. I will try to explain that as well. Perhaps then you might understand why I feel the way I do.
Julie Scavongelli

Westerly, RI

#40 Jan 14, 2007
I do understand the pain and you need time to grieve. We are also going throw a hard time.

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