Storm Lake, IA Jury Will Hear Fort Dodge Murder Case

Mar 7, 2006 Read more: KTIV-TV Sioux City 87
Lawyers for 35-year-old Sessions Harper, of Fort Dodge, wanted the trial moved because of pre-trial publicity. Read more
ANNON

United States

#21 Jan 21, 2007
Angel wrote:
Racism may on the surface have nothing to do with this situation, but if we allow ourselves to look deeper at the whole history of fort dodge and how our state became populated in general it has a whole lot to do with it. fort dodge has demons that can not be seen just with a glance. African American children are told from the day they are born that they ain't nothing and won't ever be nothing. I just heard the other day a father tell his daughter who had just given birth to his first grandson that "her n****r child was never allowed in HIS house". this crime is a result of the hopelessness that comes from a life of knowing inside that you are a King but every day being told you are less than human. We should all take a lesson from this and analyze how we create our monster's. We have to take better care of our children and teach them that they are worth more than gold and that their dreams are possible. We have to teach our sons and daughters to respect each other and themselves! The violence that happens in fort dodge is a testament to the way people are treated and the hopelessness that truly thrives there.
I FIND TOO MANY TRYING TO MAKE EXCUSES FOR HARPER,TRUE IT IS NOT THE RACE ,AND WHEN SOMEONE WANTS TO BRING THE RACE INTO IT ,I AGREE WITH THE GRANDFATHER,MENTIONED ABOVE NOT WANTING THE BABY IN HIS HOME,IN THE FIRST PLACE IT'S THE ADULTS THAT GETS MIXED UP WITH A RACE OTHER THEN THEIR OWN,CREATING THESE SO CALLED MONSTERS ,ALSO MENTIONED ABOVE ,ANYWAYS NO MATTER HOW U R BROUGHT UP U GET TO AN AGE WHERE U R ACOUNTABLE FOR YOUR OWN ACTIONS,THIS SYCO SURE SHOULD HAVE REMAINED IN PRISON,BUT NOW THE PRISON IS TOO GOOD FOR HIM, I COULD WRITE A BOOK ON HIM ,THE MURDER AND HOW CRUMMY FORT DODGE IS ,IT'S NO WHERE I'D WANT TO RAISE MY KIDS,BECAUSE THE PLACE GETS WORSE BY THE DAY U CAN'T GET JUSTICE EVEN THROUGH THE LAW ENFORCEMENT THERE BECAUSE THEY ACT LIKE THEY ARE AFRAID OF THE BLACKS, IT BURNS ME TO KNOW THEY GET AWAY WITH ALL THE CRIMES THEY DO INCLUDING CALLING NAMES AND IF THEY R CALLED ANY THEY GET TO FILE CHARGES ON THE WHITES,SO ALL THIS ISN'T BECAUSE HARPERS BLACK IT'S BECAUSE HE'S A NO-GOOD-FOR-NOTHING RAPIST,ABUSIVE,MUDERER AND DESERVES TO DIE JUST LIKE HOLLY DID,EVERY LIVING DAY HE HAS I PRAY SHE HAUNTS HIM,IT'S HORRIBLE HER SON HAS TO GROW UP WITH OUT HIS MOTHER FOR SOME SCUMS IGNORANTS.
frustrated

United States

#22 Jan 22, 2007
www_fdsoundoff_com wrote:
Fort Dodge is a racist town, no black man has ever received a fair trial in that God forsaken hole.
www.fdsoundoff.com
In the first place this is such a lie, 2nd place if you all feel this way ,maybe they should all go back SOUTH,Africa,or where ever they come from,they deserve to be tried and sentenced same as white folks
watching

United States

#23 Jan 22, 2007
THANK GOD TOMORROW IS THE 23RD,HARPER GETS OR IS SUSPOSE TO BE SENTENCED I'M SAING AN EXTRA LONG PRAYER TONIGHT ,PRAYING HE GETS WHATS COMING TO HIM,I ALSO HOPE OTHER WILL BE PRAYING THE SAME. A YEAR HAS PASTED AND HE SHOULDN'T OF BEEN ABLE TO LIVE THIS LONG WITHOUT BEING SENTENCED,
June

Philadelphia, PA

#24 Jan 25, 2007
Bytemoi wrote:
I live in Fort Dodge. It's obvious there is no racism here. tyvm
You obviously have never lived in Fort Dodge. Fort Dodge has its own plantation called the Flats. Out of sight, out of mind!
Unknown

Fort Dodge, IA

#25 Jan 25, 2007
Sessions Should be put in jail for a very long time for what he did to holly! she did not deserve to die! she has a wonderful little boy that misses her to death! Harper so get the death sentence or make him sufer and sit in jail until he dies! TO make him feel how she felt while she was buring and layin in the hospital bed dying!
watching news

United States

#26 Jan 26, 2007
June wrote:
<quoted text>
You obviously have never lived in Fort Dodge. Fort Dodge has its own plantation called the Flats. Out of sight, out of mind!
This is for the one from Early,Ia,no big deal but just wanted to clarify i have lived in Fort Dodge,Ia.The 10years i lived there was longer then i wanted to,i was glad to leave the God forsaken place,i seen what the flats have in it ,but i didn't like to even pass through there, there is so much scum there but they all come up into the whole town,to me it was worse then Africa cause the blacks have something dirty to say to every one and they are all so smart mouth calling people names,I seen white people charged for saying things back to them even when black started it,they had there place and should have stayed in it ,It makes me sick to see white people act black,what in the world is wrong with them,i'm not exactly racist but i'm yet to see a good black person.especially after seeing how heartless and cruel HARPER is to have killed this Beautiful wonerful young woman,and to know her little boy will never have his mother breaks my heart for the family, YES HE NEEDS TO SIT IN PRISON BUT HE NEEDS TO DIE FOR WHAT HE DONE TO,HE NEEDS TO BURN JUST LIKE HOLLY DID , IT'S TO BAD SOMEONE WOULDN'T TIE HIM TO A POLE ,AND JUST SET FIRE TO HIM , ending with i'm thankful i moved out of there,back to the town of my OWN RACE
June

Philadelphia, PA

#28 Jan 26, 2007
watching news wrote:
<quoted text>This is for the one from Early,Ia,no big deal but just wanted to clarify i have lived in Fort Dodge,Ia.The 10years i lived there was longer then i wanted to,i was glad to leave the God forsaken place,i seen what the flats have in it ,but i didn't like to even pass through there, there is so much scum there but they all come up into the whole town,to me it was worse then Africa cause the blacks have something dirty to say to every one and they are all so smart mouth calling people names,I seen white people charged for saying things back to them even when black started it,they had there place and should have stayed in it ,It makes me sick to see white people act black,what in the world is wrong with them,i'm not exactly racist but i'm yet to see a good black person.especially after seeing how heartless and cruel HARPER is to have killed this Beautiful wonerful young woman,and to know her little boy will never have his mother breaks my heart for the family, YES HE NEEDS TO SIT IN PRISON BUT HE NEEDS TO DIE FOR WHAT HE DONE TO,HE NEEDS TO BURN JUST LIKE HOLLY DID , IT'S TO BAD SOMEONE WOULDN'T TIE HIM TO A POLE ,AND JUST SET FIRE TO HIM , ending with i'm thankful i moved out of there,back to the town of my OWN RACE
With people like you there, makes me very glad to be gone from there with racist attitudes like yours.
unknown

United States

#29 Jan 26, 2007
why did sessions family and friends hide sessions for 3 days until someone was stopped and illegal drugs were found on them,he made a deal with the police that if charges pending against him would be dropped he would tell where sessions was hiding out in des moines,what kind of a human is this,knowing where session was and refused to turn him in until he was arrested?i'm ashamed to say i'm
living in fort dodge!
watching news

United States

#30 Jan 26, 2007
unknown wrote:
why did sessions family and friends hide sessions for 3 days until someone was stopped and illegal drugs were found on them,he made a deal with the police that if charges pending against him would be dropped he would tell where sessions was hiding out in des moines,what kind of a human is this,knowing where session was and refused to turn him in until he was arrested?i'm ashamed to say i'm
living in fort dodge!
IM IN FULL AGREEMENT WITH U ,WHAT KIND OF PEOPLE COULD CONDONE AN ACT SUCH AS THAT, I DONT CARE WHO THINKS IM RACIST OR NOT,I THANKFUL TO BE OUT OF FORT DODGE AND NOT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT UN-HUMAN PEOPLE LIKE HARPER.OH AND TO ME IF THEY CAN UPHOLD HIM AND HIHE HIM OUT LIKE THAT THEY SHOULD CARRY THE GUILT TOO.
bytemoi

Des Moines, IA

#31 Jan 31, 2007
June wrote:
<quoted text>
You obviously have never lived in Fort Dodge. Fort Dodge has its own plantation called the Flats. Out of sight, out of mind!
I've lived in F.D. for over 20 years, you would think I would of noticed racism by now. He deserves death and you know it.
watching news

United States

#32 Jan 31, 2007
bytemoi wrote:
<quoted text>
I've lived in F.D. for over 20 years, you would think I would of noticed racism by now. He deserves death and you know it.
YOU'RE RIGHT I TOTALLY AGREE WITH U ,AS SAID IN AN EARLIER QUOTE PRISON IS TO GOOD FOR THIS PEICE OF DIRT, HE NEEDS TO DIE,
June

Philadelphia, PA

#33 Feb 1, 2007
All the evidence is circumstantial. He is guilty by virtue of being black and living in Fort Dodge. If he has committed a crime he should pay for it. He will be found guilty by that jury in Storm Lake. I don't support the death penalty and I don't believe that he deserves to die.

Racism exists in Fort Dodge because it is a way of life. A learned behavior passed from generation to generation. You can't see the forest for the trees. There is a .02% population of black people in Fort Dodge.
bytemoi wrote:
<quoted text>
I've lived in F.D. for over 20 years, you would think I would of noticed racism by now. He deserves death and you know it.
watching news

United States

#34 Feb 1, 2007
June wrote:
All the evidence is circumstantial. He is guilty by virtue of being black and living in Fort Dodge. If he has committed a crime he should pay for it. He will be found guilty by that jury in Storm Lake. I don't support the death penalty and I don't believe that he deserves to die.
Racism exists in Fort Dodge because it is a way of life. A learned behavior passed from generation to generation. You can't see the forest for the trees. There is a .02% population of black people in Fort Dodge.
<quoted text>
WOW that .02% is still to many there or anywhere.
watching news

United States

#35 Feb 1, 2007
bytemoi wrote:
<quoted text>
I've lived in F.D. for over 20 years, you would think I would of noticed racism by now. He deserves death and you know it.
i lived there to and i know more than i expected to of the racism, HE DOES DESERVE TO DIE JURY OR NO JURY
Anonymous

Chicago, IL

#36 Feb 2, 2007
June wrote:
All the evidence is circumstantial. He is guilty by virtue of being black and living in Fort Dodge.
<quoted text>
Witnesses put him at the scene when it happened and the victim identified him as the killer several times before she died. You need to look up the definition of "circumstantial evidence".
alan

United States

#37 Feb 2, 2007
Bytemoi wrote:
I live in Fort Dodge. It's obvious there is no racism here. tyvm
i live in fort dodge born and raised..i heard that if he is found not guilty theres people in town that will finish him off
bytemoi

Fort Dodge, IA

#38 Feb 2, 2007
Can't blame them
bytemoi

Fort Dodge, IA

#39 Feb 2, 2007
HURRAYYYYYYYY!!!!! JUSTICE HAS BEEN DONE, HARPER FOUND GUILTY ON ALL CHARGES. SURE HOPE THE BOYS IN THE PEN GET HIM GOOD. FIRST THEY SHOULD RAPE HIM THEN SET THE BUM ON FIRE!
unknown

United States

#40 Feb 2, 2007
the jury found him guilty,thank God!!we should be thanking Holly for all the lives see saved ,as she has stopped him from his repeated sexual and physical abuse.why was his wife not charge with assessory to the crime as you know she took him to Des Moines after he committed that horrible crime,she needs some serious mental help!!has DHS check to see if his daughter who he lived with has ever been abused?apparently her mother who G she depends on her would have more than likely ignored
all the signs,THANK YOU HOLLY!!!Get some help Sharon Harper...
jayme mohr

Beacon, IA

#42 Feb 2, 2007
GINNY ONTIVEROS wrote:
I TOTALLY DISAGREE WITH MOVING HARPERS TRIAL TO ANOTHER PLACE TO SPARE HIM THE PUBLICITY,HE HAD NO MERCY WHEN HE WAS RAPING AND BEATING HOLLY MICHEALS,AND LEFT HER TO DIE,HE SHOULD GET THE DEATH SENTENCE FOR WHAT HE'S DONE,LEAVING HER SON WITHOUT A MOTHER IN COMMITTING SUCH A CRIME IS THE MOST CRUEL AND HEARTLESS THING HE COULD HAVE EVER DONE. HE SHOULD HAVE TO STAY IN FORT DODGE,IOWA AND HAVE TO FACE HER FAMILY AND FRIENDS.
i want that son of a bitch to die for his own good i lost a friend and he should pay he should fel what it is like to die and to be burnning with fire. he should fell pain that she had to fell. I want to him to realize what he did wrong and killed my friend holly she didn't deserve that

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