Man charged in murder of Kissimmee woman

Man charged in murder of Kissimmee woman

There are 41 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Dec 2, 2008, titled Man charged in murder of Kissimmee woman. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

Rudolph Mahendra Balgobin has been charged with first-degree murder in Melissa Jean Oberwise's death.

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Gloom and Doom

Silver Spring, MD

#1 Dec 2, 2008
Rudolph Mahendra Balgobin looks like one of the terrorists who kicked India's arse last week. No excuse for killing this woman. Hot needle for you Mr. Ball Gobbler.

“Remember the Golden Rule”

Since: Aug 08

UNITED States of AMERICA

#2 Dec 2, 2008
Poor woman, may the truth come out and justice be served on behalf of her daughter. Why is it always an ex-boyfriend? Can't people just accept it when someone doesn't want to be involved in a relationship anymore? Isn't it easier to just turn around and walk away? Now an innocent little girl is without their mom. I also hope he gets the hot needle.
razzle-dazzle

United States

#3 Dec 2, 2008
Firm believer of an eye for an eye. Fry him.

Since: May 08

Hogtown

#5 Dec 2, 2008
Living Without A Net wrote:
Poor woman, may the truth come out and justice be served on behalf of her daughter. Why is it always an ex-boyfriend? Can't people just accept it when someone doesn't want to be involved in a relationship anymore? Isn't it easier to just turn around and walk away? Now an innocent little girl is without their mom. I also hope he gets the hot needle.
At the risk of appearing racist,,, I would wonder about why a young caucasian woman would go out with a much older hispanic man unless he was supplying her with drugs. He was in jail on a GT charge as well. I would bet neither were angels, still sad that he whacked her.
heather

Orlando, FL

#6 Dec 2, 2008
melissa was my best friend i new for years and i cant belive this happened to her. she has a daughter and now she has no mother to care and love her anymore. i hope she gets justice and justice should be served.
Melissa

Allen, TX

#7 Dec 2, 2008
Learn From the Past wrote:
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At the risk of appearing racist,,, I would wonder about why a young caucasian woman would go out with a much older hispanic man unless he was supplying her with drugs. He was in jail on a GT charge as well. I would bet neither were angels, still sad that he whacked her.
Don't know how the hell Rudolph Mahendra Balgobin sounds hispanic to you you need to get your facts straight...and if she chose to be with an older man that was her personal business who's to judge her age is just a number.

Since: May 08

Hogtown

#8 Dec 2, 2008
Melissa wrote:
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Don't know how the hell Rudolph Mahendra Balgobin sounds hispanic to you you need to get your facts straight ****.and if she chose to be with an older man that was her personal business who's to judge her age is just a number.
Mahendra sure sounds Spanish to me, and Balgobin sure could with the accent,,, his picture looks Mexican and I don't know ANY anglos that have named their kid Rudolph in the last 50 years.

Sorry if I am wrong about Melissa, but her choice of a boyfriend, for whatever reason, obviously wasn't the best.

“Remember the Golden Rule”

Since: Aug 08

UNITED States of AMERICA

#9 Dec 3, 2008
Learn From the Past wrote:
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At the risk of appearing racist,,, I would wonder about why a young caucasian woman would go out with a much older hispanic man unless he was supplying her with drugs. He was in jail on a GT charge as well. I would bet neither were angels, still sad that he whacked her.
I wouldn't know about any circumstances surrounding this woman's death. I do know she has a daughter and that now that child is motherless. I doubt she did anything so severe to anyone to warrant a murderous response.

Since: May 08

Hogtown

#10 Dec 3, 2008
Living Without A Net wrote:
<quoted text>I wouldn't know about any circumstances surrounding this woman's death. I do know she has a daughter and that now that child is motherless. I doubt she did anything so severe to anyone to warrant a murderous response.
I know it's just a movie but David Carradine's last speech in "Kill Bill" pretty much sums it up. I just don't understand why so many woman choose to be with sc um ba gs.
Zac

Virginia Beach, VA

#11 Dec 4, 2008
Mahendra is an Indian (Hindi) name. This is not a place for the discussion or assignment of blame if it applies to the victim. She was murdered. Have the respect and decency required in such a matter!
Tessa

Alhambra, CA

#12 Dec 4, 2008
My Prayers go out to the family. May Melissa rest in Peace.
well

Dallas, TX

#13 Dec 4, 2008
Say Kissimmee 8 times really fast.
Tessa

Alhambra, CA

#14 Dec 4, 2008
heather wrote:
melissa was my best friend i new for years and i cant belive this happened to her. she has a daughter and now she has no mother to care and love her anymore. i hope she gets justice and justice should be served.
We here in Calif are friends of Melissa's mother,(Thai friends). Please inform of funeral plans. It is difficult to phone Melissa's mother.
krystle

Orlando, FL

#15 Dec 5, 2008
Learn From the Past wrote:
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At the risk of appearing racist,,, I would wonder about why a young caucasian woman would go out with a much older hispanic man unless he was supplying her with drugs. He was in jail on a GT charge as well. I would bet neither were angels, still sad that he whacked her.
she isnt caucasian, she was peruvian.
krystle

Orlando, FL

#16 Dec 5, 2008
i went to school with melissa when we were teenagers in rockledge and we became best friends and stayed that way until she moved back to peru after she had her daughter. if anyone knows funeral plans please let me know. i cant get ahold of her mother in peru. thank you.
friend

Cocoa Beach, FL

#17 Dec 5, 2008
Learn From the Past wrote:
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At the risk of appearing racist,,, I would wonder about why a young caucasian woman would go out with a much older hispanic man unless he was supplying her with drugs. He was in jail on a GT charge as well. I would bet neither were angels, still sad that he whacked her.
**first of all melissa was hispanic, which i presume so is balgobin from his photo. i have tried to research his name to no success. i am a friend of melissa's...which i agree with your last statement. i will do my best to network and provide any additional 411
friend

Cocoa Beach, FL

#18 Dec 5, 2008
krystle wrote:
i went to school with melissa when we were teenagers in rockledge and we became best friends and stayed that way until she moved back to peru after she had her daughter. if anyone knows funeral plans please let me know. i cant get ahold of her mother in peru. thank you.
**i am able to attend a funeral, if it hasnt already passed me...if so i would like to pay respects at her final resting place. if i know of anything i will post
jassy

Lady Lake, FL

#19 Dec 5, 2008
this is really sad,, but this is not the only case we have heard about the tragic deaths non stop,, come on people this is why women should take time to get to know a guy well enough, lots of crazy people around,,, my heart goes out to the family, as we know she is resting in peace,, he will get what he deserves and his own concious will eat him alive, prays for the family.,, with God in your hearts u can overcome this hurt,, knowing and accepting that for all those who believe,,, must know she is in a better place..... God bless,, keep the peace flowing,
Friend

Loveland, CO

#20 Dec 7, 2008
Sadly Melissa's funeral has passed. It appeared to be a very quick viewing and service. I found out last minute. It was on 11/29 at Conrad Thompson Funeral Home in Kissimmee. I agree with the previous comment from Jassy: "with God in your hearts u can overcome this hurt,, knowing and accepting that for all those who believe,,, must know she is in a better place..... God bless,, keep the peace flowing" My prayers are with Melissa's family. God Bless them and know Melissa is in a better place...rest in peace and may justice be serverd! Melissa you will always be missed and remembered tremendously forever in our hearts and prayers!!!
TheBrother

United States

#21 Dec 8, 2008
Thank you to all who had a kind word. God will deal with this person/thing/evil I don't know what to call him.No one deserves this NO ONE!!! If he only knew the pain he has caused our family and friends. God knows and he is just.Lisa I know you have peace now and are watching over us, but you are missed so much. Love you Your Bro

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