Ulster Ground Round Stabbing Victim A...

Ulster Ground Round Stabbing Victim Adored By Many

There are 14 comments on the Wcbstv.com story from Jun 5, 2006, titled Ulster Ground Round Stabbing Victim Adored By Many. In it, Wcbstv.com reports that:

Police are investigating a murder mystery at a Ground Round restaurant in Ulster County.

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Goshen, NY

#1 Jun 6, 2006

New York, NY

#2 Jun 7, 2006
It is becoming more disturbing that there have been no arrest's in this case. again the mall needs camera's at all exits and why did the ground round a national chain not have camera's installed. the mall security is what they pay for. i believe they need to hire licensed armed security since i see so many times when a more qualified security guard could be of more help before the police get there. i am a mall employee and i am very concerned for my and everyone else's safety especially at 9 pm when the mall closes and i walk to my car.
Barbara Mastro Vieira


#3 Jun 8, 2006
This is a very sad crime in our community and our lives. My family and I live in the Esopus/Port Ewen area and we have a neighbor who is like family to us and she has friends that hang out over our house and play with our kids. Well when your doing your dishes and see the neighbor hood kids and your kids approaching you with such sadness in their face you think..oh my what's wrong? Nothing would prepare you for what they knew and the thoughts they were thinking. Their young teenage friend's mother was just stabbed to death while doing her job at the Hudson valley mall. The place you take your kids to the movies,have a family meal,and for the sweet young girl who just lost her mother.. the mall was where she liked to hang out with her friends. My family and I moved up from the Westchester area because it was ideal for a family with kids...good schools, low crime rate, and affordable for a big family. Well that was only 4 years ago. Now this place we call home has a unsafe feel coming about. Is it due to the price increase for living? Is it due to the lack of well paying jobs? or is it just plain hate driving a person to pull out a gun and attempt murder or the person who just murdered a mother of three? I will say this to our local government...wake up our community is diving down hill real quick. When you come knocking on my door asking for my vote not once did any parties mentioned anything about keeping our city/towns/county safe or mentioned the issues of crime prevention. "The mall" it couldn't effect our kids any more direct then that.
ww - a friend of Sharon

Exton, PA

#4 Jun 8, 2006
I knew sharon for a few years when I lived in NY state - I now live in PA. I was struck with deep sadness when I found out that she was murdered and with a knife! I thought that knife murders were crimes of passion and usually meant that the murderer knew Sharon. I don't believe that this was just some robbery. I hate to think of the fear that Sharon went through the last few minutes of her life. I pray that the Lord took her quick.
Sharon was a spunky, full of life, full of God's love, give you the shirt of her back, woman. Life served her a lot of bumps but she leaned on the Lord for help. I know that she is in a much better place and that God will avenge her death. I really feel very sad for her kids (especially her daughter LI). My prayer is with Sharon's mother and kids. Lord, help them through this. Keep your hands on their lives as Sharon would want you to.
Barbara Mastro Vieira


#5 Jun 8, 2006
my deepest sorrows for your loss. I didn't know Sharon that well but I know her youngest daughter and given the hardship they went through sharon did a great job raising her kids! I just can't imagine her childrens pain right now. Our hearts and doors are open to Sharon's family.

Kingston, NY

#6 Jun 14, 2006
Beyond this terrible tragedy that has affected a whole family, not to mention a 13year girl who is now without her mother. Why were camera's not installed on every entrance at the Hudson Valley MAll after the Bonelli shooting last year. The camera's may not have prevented this horrible act, but it sure would have brought someone to justice. The Pyramid Group who are the owners of the Mall should be ashamed of themselves. To the person responsible I look foward to you being brought to justice very soon.

United States

#7 Jun 15, 2006
This is so horrible and tragic and I couldn't feel any worse for that poor woman's family. But at the same time, I fear for my own safety. I'm just a typical teenager that likes to hang out at the mall until it closes, and now I don't even feel safe going to that mall. I don't understand why there wasn't cameras or security guards. After the shooting a couple months earlier there should have been more cameras installed. The security guards yell at you for "loitering" in other malls, and it's sad that it needs to come to that sometimes, but I think thats what this mall desperately needs, but I guess that's just my opinion.
Beatrice Collins


#8 Jul 29, 2006
On 29 July, my husband and I were spending a really nice day in Kingston. The weather was beautiful, we spent a long time walking in the old part of the city - how could residents let it get so run down ?- We then went to the Latino Festival at the Roundout. Afterwards, we decided to go find Aldi's, a store I often shopped at while living for 6 years in West Germany. After Aldi's I ripped out the coupon for the Ground Round restaurant in our Entertainment Book and we went searching. After being told that it was near Penney's in the mall. My husband and I went there only to find it closed. Odd. A man nearby told us that six weeks prior, the manager of the Ground Round had been stabbed to death, and there weren't any suspects. Then I remembered reading about this case as well as a shooting incident at the very same mall a short time before that. For me, a beautiful day in Kingston turned into a very bizarre experience. I read the other comments posted and I wonder, too, why this mall lacked cameras, and why there is no mention of this case posted on the door of the now closed Ground Round.


#9 Sep 24, 2006
I'm sure the victim was a lovely woman. My deepest sympathy for her family and friends. I'm from the city...the restaurant needs to re-open. It was a far cry from the lame chains that have opened in the area of late. The food was good, the staff attentive...and the prices still decent for 2006. Granted...a FEW people might be put off by the fact that an atrocious crime against humanity was committed within their surroundings...but....if every place in new york closed due to an unpleasant occurance...there'd be not a damn place to EAT...DRINK....SLEEP...or WALK in all of new york city. If the employees don't want to return...HIRE NEW ONES...the employment rate is catastrophic. I'm sure there are plenty of people looking for jobs AND who feel the same as i do. Just a little too politically correct to say so.

New Paltz, NY

#10 Apr 23, 2007
family sorry for the loss keep your heads up

Fort Lee, NJ

#11 Aug 2, 2007
just think if sharon didnt do something so simple as to open the door to let paul (the killer) in, then she wouldnt be dead!!!

Fort Lee, NJ

#12 Aug 2, 2007
i know her oldest daughter

“Gotta love K-town”

Since: Aug 07

You guessed it.

#13 Aug 11, 2007
If you all only knew what really happened up at that mall. There are so many violent & deviant actions that occur there and they are never heard by the general public. They are just swept under the rug or taken care by you know "they". If you know everything that happened there no one would ever let their family shop there. Just imagine being at work for the day & thinking of your spouse going out to get some shopping done what really goes on behind closed doors or in the back alley's of Kingston.

West Shokan, NY

#14 Dec 6, 2007
I was 8 months preganant when this happened, and working in the mall. I have not been back to work . I will not return to work in that mall.

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