Women assail Northampton DA's plea ba...

Women assail Northampton DA's plea bargain in domestic abuse case

There are 20 comments on the The Morning Call story from Apr 17, 2009, titled Women assail Northampton DA's plea bargain in domestic abuse case. In it, The Morning Call reports that:

Upset with a plea bargain in a domestic violence case, a victim's advocate and the estranged wife of the alleged abuser blasted Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli at a news conference Thursday outside the courthouse in Easton.

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Matt

Philadelphia, PA

#1 Apr 17, 2009
I wonder what he did to piss her off so much that she would make up this story about him 'trying to kill her'. Good for Morganelli! If there is no evidence, then there is no case.
Ash

Bethlehem, PA

#2 Apr 17, 2009
Dear Mr. Morganelli,

Your above statement is what is causing confusion. If Heidi Markow didn't understand the court system then why did it take her to get this man in prison. And if she is given victims improper information then why do they now feel like they got more justice and emapathy from her than our court system. And why, just why, did you agree to a felony aggravated assault charge if you didn't have the evidence in the first place. And how can you be flip flopping chagres so much. First you said the charges were a summary harrassment...then you met with Heidi Markow who showed you all the evidence and you agreed that this man is dangerous and needs to have the book thrown at him...now your back to saying there isn't enough evidence to convict him of a felony. Which is it Morganelli, I think you are all scared because "Heidi does know the court system" and your not used to someone being on your tail. Although Heidi does not have a law degree...seems she can run circles around you...I bet you hate to have someone like her around kicking up the work that shoud have been done by the DA's office. If it wasn't for Heidi Markow, Poliskiewicz would still be out on the streets abusing wives, girlfriends and children. Mr. Morganelli, you have done a horrible job with this case and many others. And since it looks like the media is on your side (manipulated) there is no sense to ask them for help...again, Mr. Morganelli talks dirt.
Ash

Bethlehem, PA

#3 Apr 17, 2009
Why didn't the Morning call print what the first wife had to say at the press conference? is it because it would harm the DA's office? Is the first wife crazy too? is the second wife crazy? So why didn't you print the remarks from the first and second wife. The whole story and the truth never gets out in the county.

“GO PIGS ! 4/9/09”

Since: Apr 08

Bethlehem,Pa

#4 Apr 17, 2009
People who read these comments know I do not like John Morganelli in any way, shape or form.
BUT,
in this case,,I cannot believe I am saying this,John,according to the facts we the public are shown in this article, IS CORRECT....why is this woman threatening to go to Rendell, the Attorney General etc with this EVIDENCE...SHOW IT TO THE PUBLIC & the MC NOW ! She appears to me as a nut case rambling on . and 43 yrs being fair,,,now she is a wack job.

If Morganelli goes into court without evidence, he is wasting the court's time, and is harrassing the defendent.
AND, she claimed broken bones and an MRI says no !But she still insists..."WACKO " did not mention the worst attack in her life ten days later...."sounds like a woman scorned to me"....WACKO !
I am sure this defendent is no saint, but we were not there only the two of them I would presume know what really happened. Unless evidence prooves otherwise you cannot lock a human being up for 43yrs on her "word".
Remember, the burdon of proof is on the prosecution to convict, not an angry woman s ramblings. You need alot more to take away a person s freedom then her word,,,,,again,SHOW the evidence
"bring it don;t sing it "
TheSystem

Allentown, PA

#5 Apr 17, 2009
Sadly we as a society rely on the justice system to protect us. While I do understand some of the points made about how laws work.. it is also a fact if people feel the "system" let's them down, it does little to encourage people to take it to the system. When that happens people take it upon themselves to handle things on their own.

I am in no way suggesting nor encouraging anyone to do so. However because of over protections afforded those charged I don't see this as a good thing for victims of violence. Heaven help our society if society loses faith in the system and "handles" things outside of it! Sadly in many cases that's what's happening.. whether we like it or not. One need only read the news to see ever increasing occurrences of these in our country.
Susan Reilly

United States

#6 Apr 17, 2009
Matt wrote:
I wonder what he did to piss her off so much that she would make up this story about him 'trying to kill her'. Good for Morganelli! If there is no evidence, then there is no case.
Why was the evidence good enough to prosecute to the fullest extent of the law back three months ago? what could have happened behind closed doors of Morganelli's office..HUM.

And if the MC would like to review the hospital records of the broken bones they know how to contact Heidi or Melissa.

Don't you understand the DA's office likes to call all victims of D/V nuts..crazy..etc. That's their easy way out of a bad situation. Truth: three wives..and child abuse...
RonMania

Washington, DC

#7 Apr 17, 2009
If people used their intelligence & reasoning powers granted by the almighty, we would have no need for trumped up "Domestic Violence" charges or emotional trauma propaganda that wastes Courts time!!
Adams Apple

AOL

#8 Apr 17, 2009
I want to know what she did that ticked him off enough to bang her head against the barn wall. Dinner not ready? Shirt not ironed? Carpet not vacuumed? If she did what she was told to do this would not have happened.
Adams Apple

AOL

#9 Apr 17, 2009
Ash wrote:
Why didn't the Morning call print what the first wife had to say at the press conference? is it because it would harm the DA's office? Is the first wife crazy too? is the second wife crazy? So why didn't you print the remarks from the first and second wife. The whole story and the truth never gets out in the county.
You type and speak like an idiot. Your ex was trying to beat the stupid out of you.
He took care of you for how many years? Good luck without him with your intelligence level. What jobs are you qualified to do?
star69

Washington, DC

#10 Apr 17, 2009
As a survivor of FALSE ALLEGATIONS of DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, I totally understand this story. The LAW is based on FACTs, not the emotional spite of WOMEN who can't or don't get their way. I was arrested and prosecuted in Maryland with similar battery allegations with absolutely no medical evidence and it happens to men and fathers everyday. MAN-Up to the DA and NEVER FORGET DUKE UNIVERSITY !!!
star69

Washington, DC

#11 Apr 17, 2009
Oh BTW, I was found not guilty! The jury saw right through her lyin' and cryin' testimony BUT the courts and States's ATT will not prosecute PERJURY (WTF ?)- NEVER FORGET DUKE UNIVERSITY !!! MAN-UP !
T_Soprano

Flemington, NJ

#12 Apr 17, 2009
Hey John run for State Attorney Gen. oh wait you did that like 6 times and lost wonder why..Stick with little old Northampton county it suits you best. Bada Bing!
Knowledge

Bethlehem, PA

#13 Apr 18, 2009
Wonder if you are part of Morganelli's illegal gun trading clan or drug traders? Matt

Watch out you may be next with siding with him

Beware
T Soprano

Bethlehem, PA

#14 Apr 18, 2009
Something is obviously not right if the victim is speaking in public. Someone should come in on a surprise visit and do an internal investigation on District Attorney' s office. Morganelli has been at Northampton County too long. Is it 18 years now. They will find he needs to be on house arrest. He did me no justice. I can tell you.
George

Northampton, PA

#15 Apr 21, 2009
I feel sorry for black haired howdy doody.
The Truth

Georgetown, IN

#16 Mar 8, 2011
Matt wrote:
I wonder what he did to piss her off so much that she would make up this story about him 'trying to kill her'. Good for Morganelli! If there is no evidence, then there is no case.
Matt,
You must be part of the problem in Northampton County or Law enforcement that is involved in the cover up.
Morganelli never looked at anything for 10 months.
Then I went to National Press after not being able to report crimes to state police.
Then in April slander by local papers who never interviewed the victim or spoke to her. Paul Carpenter and Bernie O'Hare

The police, DA and law enforcement are the abusers
The Truth

Georgetown, IN

#17 Mar 8, 2011
Matt wrote:
I wonder what he did to piss her off so much that she would make up this story about him 'trying to kill her'. Good for Morganelli! If there is no evidence, then there is no case.
Matt,

There was always EVIDENCE it was suppressed and there was no investigation. Morganelli hid the case.

You must be part of the problem in Northampton County or Law enforcement that is involved in the cover up.
Morganelli never looked at anything for 10 months.
Then I went to National Press after not being able to report crimes to state police.
Then in April slander by local papers who never interviewed the victim or spoke to her. Paul Carpenter and Bernie O'Hare

The police, DA and law enforcement are the abusers
The Truth hurts

Corydon, IN

#18 Jun 4, 2012
Too bad Morganelli hide this case for 10 months after it was reported to police and DA while he was running for AG...and the the police - threats.
Matt wrote:
I wonder what he did to piss her off so much that she would make up this story about him 'trying to kill her'. Good for Morganelli! If there is no evidence, then there is no case.
The Truth hurts

Corydon, IN

#19 Jun 4, 2012
Victims tell the truth...There were and has NEVER been false allegations on HER part...There was robbery and guns and then he tried to kill her.and her daughter....the poliskiewicz's were stealing and robbing from her and her daughter and laughing in her face.... Police??? who's friends are they?
The Truth

Corydon, IN

#20 Jun 4, 2012
Adams Apple.....
She found that Jesse and Jeff Poliskiewicz were robbing her and she tried to call police for help...many times..........then when she found out what they were doing ...he tried to kill her in the BARN.....

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