John David Lafon
Giles resident

Fremont, CA

#1 Mar 20, 2012
Can anyone tell me about John David Lafon? If I remember correctly, he was convicted of a murder. Who was the victim? When did this happen? What is his sentence? Is he eligable for parole? Just curious.
do not forget

Princeton, WV

#2 Mar 20, 2012
google him
eyesonfire

Princeton, WV

#3 May 6, 2012
He was found guilty of killing VT student Meredith Mergler in 1991. I think she went missing 87. He has been eligible for parole but was denied. This story has many layers. He would have never been convicted if the case were tried today. New evidence points to the son of a once prominent leader in Giles Co. however all courts have rejected his appeals. Word has it that the Innocence Project is working on his case.
ABC

Princeton, WV

#4 May 6, 2012
I find it hard to believe he is innocent. What Giles leader?
Kenny

Newport, VA

#5 May 6, 2012
eyesonfire wrote:
He was found guilty of killing VT student Meredith Mergler in 1991. I think she went missing 87. He has been eligible for parole but was denied. This story has many layers. He would have never been convicted if the case were tried today. New evidence points to the son of a once prominent leader in Giles Co. however all courts have rejected his appeals. Word has it that the Innocence Project is working on his case.
word also has it that if you believe what you said you are stupid. sure let him out and then who's daughter will be next?
lmao

United States

#6 May 20, 2012
He has more charges they will bring against him if he is ever to be releast at least this what i remember from about 20 years ago
lmao

United States

#7 May 20, 2012
eyesonfire wrote:
He was found guilty of killing VT student Meredith Mergler in 1991. I think she went mifssing 87. He has been eligible for parole but was denied. This story has many layers. He would have never been convicted if the case were tried today. New evidence points to the son of a once prominent leader in Giles Co. however all courts have rejected his appeals. Word has it that the Innocence Project is working on his case.
u r full of crap or did not know him
jwwhpnd

Waterbury, CT

#8 Nov 5, 2013
Wasn't he suspected of abducting and killing another VT girl? What ever happened witg that case?
keep him locked up

Pembroke, VA

#9 Nov 5, 2013
Wasnt he accused of being an arsonist ?
keep him locked up

Pembroke, VA

#10 Nov 5, 2013
jwwhpnd wrote:
Wasn't he suspected of abducting and killing another VT girl? What ever happened witg that case?
I think its now a cold case, but alot of rumours went around at the time.
Megan lafon

Newark, NJ

#11 Feb 27, 2014
keep him locked up wrote:
<quoted text>I think its now a cold case, but alot of rumours went around at the time.
Look chick this his daughter soo what shut up
Seriously

Tampa, FL

#12 Mar 10, 2014
Megan lafon wrote:
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Look chick this his daughter soo what shut up
Megan lafon wrote:
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Look chick this his daughter soo what shut up
Oh, ok then. Since he is your dad, and all, we will just overlook his homicidal tendencies. I'm sure the parents of his victims may just want YOU to shutup! Maybe he should have thought about what being a murderer would do to his children? Or maybe he shouldn't have had kids if he wanted to be a murderer. When you take someone's life, you can bet your sweet ass your name is gonna be smeared all over the news which, in turn, is going to affect your family. Get over it or take up the issue with your murdering father!
i remember

Newport, VA

#13 Mar 13, 2014
eyesonfire wrote:
He was found guilty of killing VT student Meredith Mergler in 1991. I think she went missing 87. He has been eligible for parole but was denied. This story has many layers. He would have never been convicted if the case were tried today. New evidence points to the son of a once prominent leader in Giles Co. however all courts have rejected his appeals. Word has it that the Innocence Project is working on his case.
He was recorded confessing to the crime by a witness wearing a wire.
tay

United States

#14 Apr 20, 2014
Seriously wrote:
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Oh, ok then. Since he is your dad, and all, we will just overlook his homicidal tendencies. I'm sure the parents of his victims may just want YOU to shutup! Maybe he should have thought about what being a murderer would do to his children? Or maybe he shouldn't have had kids if he wanted to be a murderer. When you take someone's life, you can bet your sweet ass your name is gonna be smeared all over the news which, in turn, is going to affect your family. Get over it or take up the issue with your murdering father!
how could you be so mean and say that to his daughter?? She didn't do anything.
Rick

Narrows, VA

#15 Dec 3, 2014
For all the people who didn't know him missed a good man. I'm not saying he is innocent on drug charges or of murder but if he had done it he wasn't alone . In some post say that other people should have been questioned I'm pretty damn sure of these names and one county leader at that time. The arson part absolutely false the lady who said she saw him and my father doing this act can't see 25 ft in front of her face legally blind and it was at night. Until you know the truth and do your own research or investigation. I ask GOD CAN ONLY JUDGE A PERSON NOT YOU. I personally think he is a good man and has always treated me and my family just like his own. Also two witness never was questioned because they needed a fast move because they where with my family and John David at the time they said she was killed. I will not name any names but look into the files. The reason I say this is all the same people that found all so called evidence or places they where found that not just anyone could find. Anyone care to tell me why they said they wouldn't use the polygraph answer they said it don't work on bigger/fatter people I'm not judge or jury but I know of three people that was in fact involved and two was never questioned because they was with us at that time.
merg

Columbia, SC

#16 Dec 20, 2014
meredith mergler is the aunt I never got the chance to meet and and john david lafon or the giles co. "impresser" damaged my father. kill them both.
tia

United States

#17 Sep 15, 2015
Rick wrote:
For all the people who didn't know him missed a good man. I'm not saying he is innocent on drug charges or of murder but if he had done it he wasn't alone . In some post say that other people should have been questioned I'm pretty damn sure of these names and one county leader at that time. The arson part absolutely false the lady who said she saw him and my father doing this act can't see 25 ft in front of her face legally blind and it was at night. Until you know the truth and do your own research or investigation. I ask GOD CAN ONLY JUDGE A PERSON NOT YOU. I personally think he is a good man and has always treated me and my family just like his own. Also two witness never was questioned because they needed a fast move because they where with my family and John David at the time they said she was killed. I will not name any names but look into the files. The reason I say this is all the same people that found all so called evidence or places they where found that not just anyone could find. Anyone care to tell me why they said they wouldn't use the polygraph answer they said it don't work on bigger/fatter people I'm not judge or jury but I know of three people that was in fact involved and two was never questioned because they was with us at that time.
yes rick he was guilty of setting numerous fires you say you know him but if you truly know him you know for a fact he set fires and even to his own home. And other family members homes. He stoled guns and was mean as hell and always in trouble he was also.nice to me and he was always smiling but he was mean
Lisa

United States

#18 Nov 17, 2015
merg wrote:
meredith mergler is the aunt I never got the chance to meet and and john david lafon or the giles co. "impresser" damaged my father. kill them both.
Dear Niece, I knew your aunt both freshman and sophomore year - she was best friends with my roommate Jackie. I wish you had had the chance to know her - she was a bright light. I remember listening to the Gap Band with her - at the time one of her favorites. She was always 'Mer' to us. Every so often I look on the internet for something to have been put on line about her case as I never got all the answers either - so here I am and saw your post. Hugs to you and your Dad, a friend of 'Mer'. Lisa
Rick

Oak Hill, WV

#19 Nov 22, 2015
yes rick he was guilty of setting numerous fires you say you know him but if you truly know him you know for a fact he set fires and even to his own home. And other family members homes. He stoled guns and was mean as hell and always in trouble he was also.nice to me and he was always smiling but he was mean
I do agree with you on some things but my real statement wasn't of his guilt or innocence but I believe ( I have been wrong before ) totally that IF ALL IS TRUE and no I wasn't there HE WAS NOT ALONE, EVERY SINGLE INFORMANT (except Roberts don't know her )ARE CRIMINALS DRUG ABUSER and Giles County Investigation not much faith in. But thanks for the info and the chat everyone has a right and we are adults thanks
Daph

Raleigh, NC

#20 Thursday Jan 14
I too knew Meredith she was a close friend of my sister Christina in high school I have not forgotten her it affected my younger sister in many ways. I am very sorry for the family and their loss there are wicked people every where we need to trust God will have his justice!

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