Ex-boyfriend charged in fatal stabbing of NY woman

There are 20 comments on the Newsday story from Mar 21, 2009, titled Ex-boyfriend charged in fatal stabbing of NY woman. In it, Newsday reports that:

Police have arrested an ex-boyfriend of a 24-year-old woman found stabbed to death in her Long Island home.

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Jeanette

Elysburg, PA

#21 Apr 3, 2009
Family yes I know who you are and thanks. People need to know that this was a pre-meditated murder. It was definitely "NOT" a mistake. This was an ongoing abuse that a r/o could not save her from. She had broken up with him a year ago, and he stalked, beat, stabbed, and killed Joanna. This is definitely hard on Joanna's "FAMILY". This WILL not go away until "JUSTICE IS SERVED".
JayD

Brooklyn, NY

#22 Apr 3, 2009
Jeanette wrote:
Family yes I know who you are and thanks. People need to know that this was a pre-meditated murder. It was definitely "NOT" a mistake. This was an ongoing abuse that a r/o could not save her from. She had broken up with him a year ago, and he stalked, beat, stabbed, and killed Joanna. This is definitely hard on Joanna's "FAMILY". This WILL not go away until "JUSTICE IS SERVED".
Make sure that everyone involved pays for their actions and make sure he never gets out of jail...protect those kids keep his family away
openureyes

Port Chester, NY

#24 Apr 3, 2009
Joanna's family should sue the police department for not doing their job and protecting her. She had a restrainin order and he trespass so many times and they did nothing. If they had locked him from the 1st he trespass she would still be alive wit her 2 kids.
Jeanette

Jermyn, PA

#25 Apr 3, 2009
Thank you for understanding openureyes. Yes I agree with you. Problem is the police kept letting him out. According to the news there is an investigation. I just hope they don't keep prosponing his hearing at court. I'm just so hurt and mad as hell over losing my niece.
S_Brown

Englewood, CO

#26 Apr 8, 2009
Elyse Maisonet wrote:
Aurea, I'm so sorry to hear about all of this. Send my love to the family and to Leo. Tell him that I send my love to him and to keep his head up. As far as you don't argue with these people. They don't know Pito and the one dude is a crackhead or whatever he admitted to smokin' and the other one needs therapy. I will pray everyday aaaaaalll day that Leo will not get the death penalty and that he will see freedom oneday. He was wrong but what happened happened and two wrongs aren't going to make a right. I hope Leo gets the help he needs. Don't let these people get to you. I got a therapists number if they need one. To you and your family I send my love and I'm sorry for both of your losses...your brother and Joanna
You sound just as crazy, you hope he see freedom one day. Was he worried about freedom when he toke the life of the mother of his kids. And not only did he kill her its the way he did it he brutually murdered Joanna. Now I know pito and joanna.So I know that pito was smoking dust, but the does not excuse the unspeakable crime that he committed. Alot of guys in westbury smoke it but I have'nt heard about them murdering their loved ones yet!!!!! I hope that he suffers every waking day of his life in jail...
Angry

Englewood, CO

#27 Apr 8, 2009
jeanette and openureyes toke the words right out of my mouth how dare this informant(chi-chi)come on here and try to justify her brothers actions especially when she helped him murder joanna.Chi-Chi how could u sit in the car with joanna knowing you watched your brother climb thru her window,knowing his crazy ass was waiting for her and knowing that he was going to do some bullshit to her..Love!!! did you really love her cause if you did you would have snitched on your brother before he murdered her not after. Your just as crazy as him and her blood is on your hands just as much as on his hands. So please!!!! I think I speak for everyone snitching on ur brother does'nt erase the fact that you played the middle man in joanna's murder.And I agree u should be serving time to for your actions and the part that you played..You Stupid Bitch!!!!!
Angry

Englewood, CO

#28 Apr 8, 2009
Mari wrote:
Everybody understands and feels the pain that Joanna's family is feeling. I have a daughter and would be torn if God forbid she was ever in a difficult situation such as this, however only God can judge him and he will pay his dues but not to your words or bad wishes. We are all human and we all make mistakes. Those who are parents or are thinking of having kids, just hope that one day you will not be the one getting trashed on the way you are pointing your finger now and hope that you don't ever have to be in this situation because his family is suffering enough. SHE GETS THE POINT THAT HE DID WRONG, but your comments are not going to change what was done and the only thing that we can do at this point is send good wishes and our condolences to her family. Instead of waisting your time sending stupid comments, send a card to the family or assistance letting them know you are sorry for their loss. I think you would help a lot more if you do that and not sit in front of your computer thinking you are saving your soul by condenmning somebody else's.
As for those who have made racial comments, I would love to know what position in society your citizenship has gotten you. Being a US Citizen obviously doesn't come with education and knowledge. I give my condolences to you for your ignorance.
Shut the hell up... She is just as Guilty she drove him to her house, she watched him climb thru the window, she picked Joanna up and drove her home knowin her brother intentions were'nt good,and then she picked him up after he murdered her.. So if u ask me she played to much of a role in this to be looking for any sympathy. So you should'nt be expecting kind words from anybody towards chi-chi just because she snitched on her brother after she basically helped him committ the crime does'nt make shit any better...But whether chi-chi does time for what she did it does'nt matter because God has a plan for everyone and I just hope hers include suffering...Cause chi-chi ass is always in and out of jail too...So whatelse does he have in store for you...
Jay

West Hempstead, NY

#29 May 10, 2009
Stop blaming the cops for your brothers bad behavior. He is a killer and nothing more. The devil will take care of him in hell.
Jay

West Hempstead, NY

#30 May 10, 2009
Watch the Gap wrote:
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It is a shame your animal brother will not receive the death penalty.
If you and your family REALLY cared about Miss Bird, I trust you will all testify against your brother at the sentencing hearing and demand the maximum penalty for his savage crime.
Soon Leonardo will rest in HELL
Jay

West Hempstead, NY

#31 May 10, 2009
Aurea Valdez-Cruz wrote:
My brother was a drug addict on P.C.P...Her family knew that he wasnt right & we did too...Is it not enough that we[His family]turned him in???
Why did you not do it sooner???? Why did you wait till he killed her?? You are just as guilty.
Joannas Aunt -Jeanette

Bloomsburg, PA

#32 May 11, 2009
Exactly, I'm tired of all the excuses made by his estranged family. I'm sick of it. There's not a day goes by that I don't think about my niece being gone!!! 24 years old she had a life. She had a life. Try explaining all this to her children who cries missing their mommy everyday!!

Since: Mar 07

Location hidden

#33 Jun 2, 2009
Aurea Valdez-Cruz wrote:
How can i testify against my brother knowing that he is not right in the head???U just go by what u hear but u really dont know the facts...
the facts are that he not only killed her, but tortured her while having a stand-off with the police, and how was it you and your family that "convinced" him to give himself up..give me a break, the ending moment was him giving her the final stabb to kill her....why didn't you guys convince him to let her go

Since: Mar 07

Location hidden

#34 Jun 2, 2009
wow and now the story is that this person on here actually drove her to her death, how messed up, someone, somewhere needs to look her up and teach her a friggen lesson...
Aunt Jeanette

Plymouth, PA

#35 Jun 2, 2009
kimbev69 wrote:
wow and now the story is that this person on here actually drove her to her death, how messed up, someone, somewhere needs to look her up and teach her a friggen lesson...
Yes Kimbe, his sister drove my neice right to the house to get killed. She was a beautiful young lady. Now I wont ever get a chance to see her again. Joanna's mom will never be the same niether will I.

Since: Mar 07

Location hidden

#36 Jun 2, 2009
Aunt Jeanette wrote:
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Yes Kimbe, his sister drove my neice right to the house to get killed. She was a beautiful young lady. Now I wont ever get a chance to see her again. Joanna's mom will never be the same niether will I.
when i read this story i had tears in my eyes, and when i read his family's posts on here i wanted to reach into the computer and shake them..so that i could wake them up...he "tortured" her for months..then did this atrocious act...how can they say "you don't know the whole story" lol what other story needs to be told, i don't care if he was raped and tortured as a child or if his momma didn't give him no loving and he was a druggy or whatever, your niece was a beautiful woman and mother what right did he have to do anything like this to her, her family and her little children..he should rot in hell and he will, your dear niece is now an angel...watching over her children
Aunt Jeanette

Plymouth, PA

#37 Jun 2, 2009
Thanks so much for your support Kimbe, her kids are in safe place. My niece is now and angel in heaven and will be watching over her kids. It's just so hard to accept my niece is gone. There's not one day that goes by without me breaking down. The restraining order was just a piece of paper to the police dept. It's a shame that women get killed hoping that the restraining order will protect them. What happend to my niece I hope he gets everything that coming to him. What goes around comes aroun. Everything he ever did to my niece is gonna come back to haunt him.

Since: Mar 07

Location hidden

#38 Jun 3, 2009
Just remember this Aunt Jeanette, KARMA IS A FU$King BITCH...sorry for the words but it makes me angry...i had one of those pieces of paper before..it's worthless and the cops try to talk you out of pressing charges even...at least in Little Falls, NJ they did...they let the man that tried to slit my throat go the same nite it happened...as he left the police station screaming "i'm coming back to kill you tonite, so don't go home" yep they let him leave with a friend...this was in 1991

amazing...
Aunt Jeanette

Plymouth, PA

#39 Jun 3, 2009
Omg that's terrible Kimbev. I can understand why my nieces murder got to you. I'm so sorry this happend to you. I'm just glad you alive. Yes what he did to my niece it's only a matter of time that he gets back what he has done to my niece.
Anonymous

Brooklyn, NY

#40 Jun 14, 2009
Why didnt anybody help her when your brother beat her so bad in Jan/Feb that she was in the hospital?
Aunt Jeanette

Plymouth, PA

#41 Jun 14, 2009
Anonymous, that's right she didn't bother to try and help then why now? Just covering for her brother thats how I see it.

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