Family Struggles To Move On After Bru...

Family Struggles To Move On After Brutal Killing

There are 3 comments on the KOAT-TV story from Feb 3, 2012, titled Family Struggles To Move On After Brutal Killing. In it, KOAT-TV reports that:

For the first time, the family of Lynette Becenti speaks out after she was brutally raped and killed on the Jemez Pueblo in late December.

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Madison, AL

#1 Jun 6, 2012
It seems today's society is becoming all too familiar with meaningless violence hate and tragedy. Our children are becoming desensitized to what's becoming to be a fatal future for what seems mankind. Mankind has truly evolved and to an extent where drugs, violence, lust, pornography, perversion, hatred, anger, revenge, murder, and greed have become a foundation for growth. It's a shame that these are my thoughts and an even more sad that my thoughts are true. Such sorrow and pain has rippled through our nations for too long, will it ever end? I know that it will one day but at a cost for all mankind, but fore now here at present in this moment, I miss my sister, she was raped with a shovel and other objects 16" to her diaphragm on Dec. 28, 2012 by a enrolled member of the Jemez Pueblo (26 year old Gavin Yepa) and even though the crime scene was the assaulters home and blood was covered upon him, this malicious individual has the audacity to claim innocence. He's in jail now awaiting trial that has once again been set back to Jan 2013. Yepa's mother (Alvina Yepa), notorious for her Award winning Jemez Pottery claims his innocence as well, knowing this fact I feel no pity or remorse for this family. I feel that a person should be held accountable for his/her own actions and even as a parent myself I know that my children's actions are to be held accountable as well. There was an incident this Sat. 6/2/12 a 31 year old man viciously attacked a homeless man in Florida and ate his face off, the assaulter's mother also claims that her son was not capable of such a crime. Drugs were a factor in this particular crime which leads me to question the mental condition of Gavin Yepa when he raped and murdered my only big sister that I will ever have had. My own mother has to bear the burden and pain each and every day, feeling that there is no one and nothing that can make it right, unnecessary pain and sorrow. So now we stand helpless and in a sense of being put on hold,... and all the while nothing can ever bring her back. Alcohol was a factor in my sisters murder, she had been through domestic violence issues with her boyfriend at the time (Tom Colatetta) also a member of Jemez Pueblo. Upon her death we found many documents of his violence toward her, in a sense she was trapped and now she's buried. How does one find closure in such a case? So many questions, so many nights tossing and turning wondering hoping wishing. This is far from the end.

Fairview, NC

#2 May 16, 2013
This is so sad. I spoke to her mother and my heart is broken and I could never imagine her pain. I hope he gets the most awful punishment and he suffers more then anyone ever has because he didn't care about thd women he killed suffering. The family is in my thoughts and prayers and I am keeping my kids extra close and realize how very blessed I am.

Denver, CO

#3 Dec 4, 2014
I was in a drug rehab facility called Santa fe recovery center, with Gavin yepa. He boasted and bragged to the guys that he "liked to get crazy and violent with girls when he was having sex"and that"if they don't give it up, he will take it by force". I understand that he's struggling with drugs, but there is no excuse for his treatment of women. He's a really sick individual. Sexually depraved...

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