Funeral today for homicide victims

Full story: Oroville Mercury-Register

Funeral services will be held today for the victims of a triple homicide. Lea Shelton, 30; her two children, Lilly Grigsby, 3; and Issac Shelton, 18 months, will be remembered in a service held at the Oroville ...
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Rancho Cordova, CA

#1 Jul 22, 2008
While these Angels return to heaven, remember those you
still have near.
Robert

Oroville, CA

#2 Jul 22, 2008
The victims are in God's country now. They deserve a proper funeral and burial. As for the killer, Samuel Gonzalez, just throw that piece of trash in a garbage dumpster. His soul is already in Hell.
Char Tarnow

Bemidji, MN

#3 Jul 22, 2008
Rest-In-Peace Lea and your loving childern forever never forgotton cotton candy
A VOICE

Chico, CA

#4 Jul 23, 2008
Robert wrote:
The victims are in God's country now. They deserve a proper funeral and burial. As for the killer, Samuel Gonzalez, just throw that piece of trash in a garbage dumpster. His soul is already in Hell.
YOU SPEAK OF GOD AND THEN SAY THAT SAMMY SHOULD JUST BE THROWN IN A DUMPSTER LIKE A PIECE OF GARBAGE, DO YOU THINK GOD WOULD APPROVE OF THE THINGS YOU SAY? YOUR FROM OROVILLE SO YOU PROBABLY KNEW HIM JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE, YOU PROBABLY HUNG OUT WITH HIM, PARTIED WITH HIM, AND MORE THEN LIKELY CALLED HIM YOUR FRIEND, JUST LIKE SO MANY OTHERS. WHAT HE DID WAS UNFORGIVABLE, AND YES HIS SOUL IS PROBABLY BURNING IN HELL,REGARDLESS, FOR THE PEOPLE HE LEFT BEHIND THERE SHOULD BE SERVICES, SO THAT THEY CAN SAY GOODBY. HE HAD CHILDERN WHOM HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THE SITUATION AND OTHERS THAT LOVED HIM WHOM DIDNT HAVE A CLUE. SO I THINK YOU NEED TO SHUT YOUR MOUTH, WHY POST STUPID SHIT FOR THOSE WHO ARE INNOCENT TO READ. "YOUR NOT GOD"
Understand

Oroville, CA

#5 Jul 23, 2008
I feel for those who loved Samuel. I acknowledge that the burden of losing him was compounded by the revelation that he was a cold-blooded murderer. Iím sure it was made worse by learning that this wasnít his first homicide. The fact is that both acts were atrocious. The fact that he lacked the moral fiber that would prevent most people from harming a child, the fact that he was capable of not only murdering two young women, but of BLUDGEONING two innocent babies to death, dehumanizes him in most eyes. I can feel where youíre coming from as far as the right to grieve for those he left behind. However, you have to accept that people say callous things when theyíre grieving. Their minds are not on your feelings or right to say goodbye, they are on the innocent lives of their loved ones taken cruelly from them. And I think thatís pretty understandable. And I think they donít need or deserve the burden of your expectations right now. I think their pain is greater. It is hard to lose a loved one to suicide, Iíve been there. However, it is more difficult to have a loved one ROBBED from you at a young age, in a cruel manner. They didnít have a choice in their death and they didnít get the mercy of a quick shotgun blast. Compassion tends to lean more towards victims than villains. Unfortunately, those who loved the villain and were unaware of his dark side face the frustration and heartache of the anger and pain of those who were victimized by his crimes.
Someones Mom

Oroville, CA

#6 Jul 23, 2008
Iím sorry you lost your friend, but I can tell you thisÖ..had I been friends with Ted Bundy, Iíd have lost any loyalty or love in the second I realized the monster he was. Iím sure even serial killers have their bright points, but the fact is that their crimes reveal who they really are and that you were merely hoodwinked by a faÁade.
A FRIEND

Chico, CA

#7 Jul 23, 2008
Understand wrote:
I feel for those who loved Samuel. I acknowledge that the burden of losing him was compounded by the revelation that he was a cold-blooded murderer. Iím sure it was made worse by learning that this wasnít his first homicide. The fact is that both acts were atrocious. The fact that he lacked the moral fiber that would prevent most people from harming a child, the fact that he was capable of not only murdering two young women, but of BLUDGEONING two innocent babies to death, dehumanizes him in most eyes. I can feel where youíre coming from as far as the right to grieve for those he left behind. However, you have to accept that people say callous things when theyíre grieving. Their minds are not on your feelings or right to say goodbye, they are on the innocent lives of their loved ones taken cruelly from them. And I think thatís pretty understandable. And I think they donít need or deserve the burden of your expectations right now. I think their pain is greater. It is hard to lose a loved one to suicide, Iíve been there. However, it is more difficult to have a loved one ROBBED from you at a young age, in a cruel manner. They didnít have a choice in their death and they didnít get the mercy of a quick shotgun blast. Compassion tends to lean more towards victims than villains. Unfortunately, those who loved the villain and were unaware of his dark side face the frustration and heartache of the anger and pain of those who were victimized by his crimes.
NO ONE IS SAYING WHAT HE DID WAS OK.. HE DID TURN OUT TO BE A SICK MONSTER, BUT PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO RUIN THE ONLY MEMORIES HIS CHILDREN HAVE OF HIM.. GOD IS THE ONLY PERSON WHO CAN JUDGE AN INDIVIDUAL & BELIEVE THAT GOD IS HANDLING SAM THE WAY HE SHUOLD BE HANDLED.. AS FOR LEAH & HER BABIES THEY ARE IN HEAVEN AND ARE AT PEACE NOW.. HIS FRIENDS AND FAMILY ARE NOT AT FAULT FOR ANYTHING THAT HE HAS DONE.. IF ANY THING WE ARE GUILTY FOR LOVING HIM AND CARING FOR HIM.. SOMETIMES THAT IS NOT ENOUGH.. THE ONLY PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR THOSE DEATHS BESIDES SAMMY ARE IS THE PEICE OF SHIT SYSTEM WE HAVE. CAUSE THEY KNEW HIS DNA MATCHED THAT GIRLS BEFORE THEY LET HIM OUT OF PRISON.. WHEN THE COPS WERE RUNNING AROUND SUPPOSEDLY LOOKING FOR HIM THEY NEVER SAID HE WAS WANTED FOR MURDER. IT WAS SUPOOSE TO BE FOR A VIOLATION FOR NOT REPORTING, SO WHY ARE ALL OF US THE ONES WHO CARED FOR HIM RESPONSIBLE?? GOD HAVE MERCY ON YOUR SOULS FOR PASSING JUDGMENT ON INNOCENT PEOPLE..
Brad from West chico

Hayward, CA

#8 Jul 23, 2008
How very dad. I know that many of us will never understand how hard this is for the family and friends.I am deeply sad
Ghetto Oroville

Auburn, CA

#9 Jul 23, 2008
You're so right! It is the law enforcement's fault for not doing their job when Ms. Vang was murdered. They had SAM's DNA...and what I'm hearing is..."oh, since Sam's release from prison...we had the evidence, but haven't had the opportunity to catch him...because we can't find him"...HELLO...Oroville is so small...but yet, they are able to find drug dealers?
A FRIEND wrote:
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NO ONE IS SAYING WHAT HE DID WAS OK.. HE DID TURN OUT TO BE A SICK MONSTER, BUT PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO RUIN THE ONLY MEMORIES HIS CHILDREN HAVE OF HIM.. GOD IS THE ONLY PERSON WHO CAN JUDGE AN INDIVIDUAL & BELIEVE THAT GOD IS HANDLING SAM THE WAY HE SHUOLD BE HANDLED.. AS FOR LEAH & HER BABIES THEY ARE IN HEAVEN AND ARE AT PEACE NOW.. HIS FRIENDS AND FAMILY ARE NOT AT FAULT FOR ANYTHING THAT HE HAS DONE.. IF ANY THING WE ARE GUILTY FOR LOVING HIM AND CARING FOR HIM.. SOMETIMES THAT IS NOT ENOUGH.. THE ONLY PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR THOSE DEATHS BESIDES SAMMY ARE IS THE PEICE OF SHIT SYSTEM WE HAVE. CAUSE THEY KNEW HIS DNA MATCHED THAT GIRLS BEFORE THEY LET HIM OUT OF PRISON.. WHEN THE COPS WERE RUNNING AROUND SUPPOSEDLY LOOKING FOR HIM THEY NEVER SAID HE WAS WANTED FOR MURDER. IT WAS SUPOOSE TO BE FOR A VIOLATION FOR NOT REPORTING, SO WHY ARE ALL OF US THE ONES WHO CARED FOR HIM RESPONSIBLE?? GOD HAVE MERCY ON YOUR SOULS FOR PASSING JUDGMENT ON INNOCENT PEOPLE..
Robin

Chico, CA

#10 Jul 23, 2008
You tell his children that their father was a loving individual who was just misunderstood. and the fact that he murdered women and children was the fault of the police. May he rot in hell and I pray to God that
his children do not grow up to be another misunderstood murderer.
Ghetto Oroville wrote:
You're so right! It is the law enforcement's fault for not doing their job when Ms. Vang was murdered. They had SAM's DNA...and what I'm hearing is..."oh, since Sam's release from prison...we had the evidence, but haven't had the opportunity to catch him...because we can't find him"...HELLO...Oroville is so small...but yet, they are able to find drug dealers?
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A VOICE

Chico, CA

#11 Jul 23, 2008
Robin wrote:
You tell his children that their father was a loving individual who was just misunderstood. and the fact that he murdered women and children was the fault of the police. May he rot in hell and I pray to God that
his children do not grow up to be another misunderstood murderer.
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What kind of person would say something like this about anyones childern? Who the hell do you think you are? No one is saying that Sam did this horrible act because he was misunderstood! As for telling his childern that thier Father was a loving person--THATS WHAT I WILL DO ! Because the Sammy I knew did love his childern and they need to know that.Do you really believe that His kids should be told thier father was a cold blooded murder, especially at thier young age? Would you like to be the one to tell them that they will grow up to Misunderstood Murderers ? And you think that by saying these horrible things makes you a better-bigger person? NOT!!!!!!!!!!
Robin

Chico, CA

#12 Jul 23, 2008
That's right...Glorify this cold blooded killer..what an idiot. anyone who would do what this smammy did could not love anyone..Individuals such as sammy are selfish and love only themselves.
A VOICE wrote:
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What kind of person would say something like this about anyones childern? Who the hell do you think you are? No one is saying that Sam did this horrible act because he was misunderstood! As for telling his childern that thier Father was a loving person--THATS WHAT I WILL DO ! Because the Sammy I knew did love his childern and they need to know that.Do you really believe that His kids should be told thier father was a cold blooded murder, especially at thier young age? Would you like to be the one to tell them that they will grow up to Misunderstood Murderers ? And you think that by saying these horrible things makes you a better-bigger person? NOT!!!!!!!!!!
a dear friend

Magalia, CA

#13 Jul 23, 2008
It makes me sad to read all these comments on an article that talks about my friends funeral if any of you knew lea this is not what she would want, you all talk about what an evil person sam was but the truth is What HE DID was EVIL why he did it we will never know but deep down he must have been a nice person because why else would lea have let him into her life. we need to stop pointing fingers what is done is done nothing will bring lea and her children back and no one will ever know why this happened. we who loved lea are trying to grieve if you can't seem to leave heartfelt comments to help the grieving process then just don't leave comments at all. My Heart goes out to samuel family because they did not do anything but everyone makes it seem like they did. I will pray for his family and his children as i hope you all will too.
sadgirl

Marysville, CA

#14 Jul 23, 2008
Robin wrote:
That's right...Glorify this cold blooded killer..what an idiot. anyone who would do what this smammy did could not love anyone..Individuals such as sammy are selfish and love only themselves.
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you are so right.he was a horrible person and the whole thing with the chinese girl in 98 only confirms that..what a sick person to kill children and not even his at that.I am not saying that his little children should be told that.that would be wrong, but he was a sick sick person as far as I am concerned.
sadgirl

Marysville, CA

#15 Jul 23, 2008
a dear friend wrote:
It makes me sad to read all these comments on an article that talks about my friends funeral if any of you knew lea this is not what she would want, you all talk about what an evil person sam was but the truth is What HE DID was EVIL why he did it we will never know but deep down he must have been a nice person because why else would lea have let him into her life. we need to stop pointing fingers what is done is done nothing will bring lea and her children back and no one will ever know why this happened. we who loved lea are trying to grieve if you can't seem to leave heartfelt comments to help the grieving process then just don't leave comments at all. My Heart goes out to samuel family because they did not do anything but everyone makes it seem like they did. I will pray for his family and his children as i hope you all will too.
If he was such a loving person why did he kill someone else years ago? he was a sicko..
a dear friend

Magalia, CA

#16 Jul 23, 2008
who knows if he killed that girl a long time ago the police didn't think DNA was enough to hold him in prison and they didn't look to hard for him so maybe there is more to the story then any one realizes. I don't know the story about the girl but i heard her brother was killed too maybe the deaths are connected who knows all I was trying to say is this should be about LEA not the man who killed her. If you guys knew anything about her you would know what I am talking about. Maybe people need to look into more then what they read in the papers.
sadgirl

Marysville, CA

#17 Jul 24, 2008
ya It is just too bad that those little helpless children had to die for some piece of shit..
A VOICE

Chico, CA

#18 Jul 24, 2008
Robin wrote:
That's right...Glorify this cold blooded killer..what an idiot. anyone who would do what this smammy did could not love anyone..Individuals such as sammy are selfish and love only themselves.
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I'm an idiot? Looks like to me the one whom is running their mouth is the "IDIOT"! I happen to agree with the comment that A FRIEND made. This should be about the loss and grieving, not about who is a monster and who isnt, or whos an idiot or not!
A VOICE

Chico, CA

#19 Jul 24, 2008
Robin wrote:
That's right...Glorify this cold blooded killer..what an idiot. anyone who would do what this smammy did could not love anyone..Individuals such as sammy are selfish and love only themselves.
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Noone is glorifing Sam, What Im saying is His childern, at their age dont need to know all the horrible details. What they do need to know is that thier father loved them....
MAX

Bismarck, ND

#20 Jul 24, 2008
A VOICE wrote:
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Noone is glorifing Sam, What Im saying is His childern, at their age dont need to know all the horrible details. What they do need to know is that thier father loved them....
No, they don't need to know the details, but they need to know what their father did. I feel sorry for his children, but at least they are still here for their grandmother to hug & kiss. What about Lea's parents, lost their daughter and grandchildren. I agree with the earlier post, just throw the garbage away, because that is what he is. How can someone be want to be with someone like him? Did she know about his past? This just makes me sick. LET"S GET RID OF THE SICKO"S less population in the prisons less money for taxpayers to pay.

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