Rancho Cucamonga couple killed in City of Hope shooting

A Monrovia firefighter and his wife from Rancho Cucamonga have been identified as the two people killed Tuesday in the parking lot at City of Hope National Medical Center, according to the Monrovia Fire ... Full Story
Diane Stuedle

Washington, DC

#102 Jan 22, 2007
Please have someone in the care of those children contact me. I just might be able to assist them with some expenses I know have been incurred by the death of the prents and the life style changes of the children and the family caring for them. dopeydiane@pngusa.net
Outsider Looking In

Los Angeles, CA

#103 Jan 25, 2007
Not that it matters, but the "Dad" she flirtd with was not a husband at all, he was single. Her husband was not even aware of it because he was never at any of the games. What made him furious was his losing control of her.
curious

Duarte, CA

#104 Jan 25, 2007
I was a city of hope the day the trajedy happened. Very Very sad. I am not joking but i saw her walking from the parking lot to the bushes that lead to the riverbed just a few months ago. I believe she's a wondering spirit, looking for her appropriate place to rest.....Who knows just thought i get this off my chest.-
kathywas like amom to me

San Bernardino, CA

#105 Feb 20, 2007
i was very close to kathy she was like a mom to me could confront her with an problems i had and she was ALWAYS there to talk to.even of it was in the middle of the night...and reading some of these comments just puts me in tearss wishing that i can tlak to her again. some of you starting rumors you act like your in high school.why dont you try respecting them.yes what fernando did was horrible..i lost my best friend but if the kids forgave him why cant you. you know seeing these kids gets me so happy but sad at the same time.they have so much spirit liike kathy did and thats something ill cherish forever.i dont think i can explain howmuch i miss kathy theres not one moment that passes that i dont think of her, there are times i lie in bed crying hoping that ill see her hoping shell come talk to me but everythings changed now and all i can sa is shes my guardian angel keeping a close eye on me
i love you kathy rodriguez<33
<3
sickened

Ellicott City, MD

#106 Mar 8, 2007
Outsider Looking In wrote:
I was one of the "Dad's" at the softball field whose kids played with Kathy's. She became fast friends with my wife and near the end began confiding in her. Most of the comments on this thread were posted chronologically very close to the murder, when emtions were running high. I don't think people were trying to air any "dirty laundry," it is more that preople want answers when seemingly senseless tragedies occur. People do things, good and bad, and those left behind have to try and make sense of it.
Even though they knew each other for only a few short months, not a day goes by that my wife doesn't think about Kathy, at least for a moment. They met at a time when Kathy was starting to spread her wings a little and was looking forward to getting out of that marriage and starting a new life. Yes, she had her eye on another Dad at the softball field, but she was married so nothing came of that flirtation (we know the guy). This was a typical case of a girl who was with the same macho, latino, controlling, cheating man since she was a teenager. These relationships always end with the woman trying to break free once she feels empowered enough. Whether she had an affair is irrelevant, as (F) apparently had many through the years. This kind of murder is about control, the ultimate act of control as he saw it sliiping away ("If I can't have you, no one can.") This was a sick man, but also a cold-blooded murderer who took a very special life. Everyone seems to focus on the kids, but we feel the most for Kathy, who paid the ultimate price in all of this (with her life).
"Outsider" you sicken me. How dare you post that information here. Clearly, the people with sense leave comments like "let them rest in peace," "honor/respect them" and "think about the children." But not you. You have to sink to the level of tabloid trash. Unfortunately, Kathy trusted your wife. Your wife first betrayed that trust by telling you and who knows who else (obviously you both like to gossip). Then you have the audacity to post that confidential knowledge on this public forum? What is wrong with you??? Did it make you feel important to share that you had first (or in your case, second)hand knowledge about Kathy? What do you think she would say right now to both you and your wife if she knew what you were saying? If you, or your wife, were true friends of Kathy, you would not have made THAT post. I just don't understand people like you and I will definitely think twice before confiding in anyone.
another onlooker

Birmingham, AL

#107 Apr 4, 2007
I don't know anything about this but in reading these comments some of them really saddens me. The children have lost there parents, as for thier fathers burial let them have that say.
*To the kids I will pray for you you my dad just killed himself in January, it will be hard for a long time and some days will be harder than others. Just keep your head up and stay focused on the Lord. You may also have alot of unanswerd questions going on in your head but pray for GOD to give you PEACE.*
CAB

Duarte, CA

#108 Apr 16, 2007
I was one of 3 City of Hope employees who found their bodies in between their cars in our parking lot. I will never in my whole life, forget the scene, and how it affected me for weeks/months. May God bless and forgive them. Let them rest in peace.
CAB

Duarte, CA

#109 Apr 17, 2007
I was one of three people who found them lying between their cars at City of Hope when we returned from lunch. I will never ever forget this scene. Let's let God take care of them now, and forgive them, and please let them rest in peace. What good is it to talk about "why"... just prary for their children and I hope they never see this website.
monrovian

Monrovia, CA

#110 May 1, 2007
They should really shut this forum down, because everyone just keeps talking shit. He did what he did, sometimes when poeple aren't thinking clearly they make wrong choices. Now so many people who didn't know the problems they had now know. He has to answer to a higher power, and these kids had to go on without parents. One day the kids are gonna read all this stupid shit that people are writng about them. So let them RIP!!!!!!!!!!
KNOW THIS

Woodland Hills, CA

#111 May 22, 2007
I KNOW MURDER IS NEVER THE CASE BUT SHE WAS CHEATING AND IT IS SO WRONG TO PRETND IT WAS ALL FERNARDO. I THINK HE FINALLY JUST SNAPPED. CHEATIN WILL GET TO A PERSON AND IT FINALLY DID, I FELL SORRY FOR THE KIDS. LEARN FROM THIS NO CHEATING, ESPICALLY WITH PEOPLE ON THE SOFTBALL FIELD. I THINK SHE WAS BEENING WITH A ONTARIO COP FORM ACE SOFTBALL.
KNOW THIS

Woodland Hills, CA

#112 May 22, 2007
ITS SAD TO THINK SHE HAD EVERYONE FOOLED, SHE WAS A VERY BIG FLIRT YES I KNOW MURDER IS WRONG BUT A MAN CAN ONLY TAKE SO MUCH, SHE WAS BEEING WITH A ONTARIO COP.
A FRIEND

Los Angeles, CA

#113 May 24, 2007
first of all(know this)learn how to spell. Second of all, who are you? You have no idea what was going on or with who! People cheat all the time. You're probably being cheated on right now. Too bad for you. You have no facts(not an ontario cop).....See the difference between you and I is that I do have FACTS. You will NEVER know! Kathy was a sweet and good person. She loved her children very much. She didn't deserve to die. She had so much to give, not only to her children but her friends. Kathy I love you, may you rest in peace.
know this

Woodland Hills, CA

#114 May 24, 2007
all im saying is she was cheating lets not pretend she was an angel.
A FRIEND

Los Angeles, CA

#115 May 25, 2007
KNOW THIS WROTE:
all im saying is she was cheating lets not pretend she was an angel.

You are unbelievable. Kathy is dead, her children no longer have a mother and all you can do is rant and rave about her. I feel sorry for you. You need need help. It's obvious you have no clue about what you're talking about. The best thing for you to do is stop writing on this website unless you have something nice to say. You seem like an angry sad little person, who is or has been cheated on before. Get over it and leave Kathy(an angel who is now watching over her beautiful children from heaven) out of your demented thoughts and what you THINK you might know!
ddd

Washington, DC

#116 May 25, 2007
SOCAL wrote:
IF YOU HAVE NOTHING NICE TO SAY THEN DONT SAY ANYTHING AT ALL!!
***FERNANDO AND KATHY MAY YOU REST IN PEACE***
This a great tragedy REGARDLESS of who is or isn't at fault. All of the commenters should be sending $$$ to the fund to help these children and their supporters get 'grown' with good educations, clothes good friends and THE ABILITY TO MAKE BETTER CHOICES THAN THEIR FATHER AND MOTHER DID.

They need love, and loads of nurturing, counseling and love.

THIS IS NOW A YEAR OLD. WHY ARE WE STILL CHEWING ON THIS. GIVE IT A REST AND LET THIS FAMILY GET ON WITH THE TASK OF LIVING AND LIVING WELL AND HEALTHY!

NEWSPAPER: HANG IT UP!!!!!!!!!
Childhood friend

Duarte, CA

#117 Jun 5, 2007
It's hard to imagine that Fernando and Katherine have been gone almost one year.I have to say that although what my friend Fernando did was wrong,I still miss him.Fernando and I started off as Fire Explorers with the L.A.F.D,We were hired by the L.A.F.D as Firefighters right around the same time.I knew a different Fernando at the time.As I sat at the memorial service for Fernando and his wonderful wife Katherine,I could not help but to hurt and cry for those three beautiful innocent children.As I look back to June 15th of 06,it is still so hard to imagine that my friend fernando and his wife are gone.I had stopped by the Monrovia F.D Headquarters just a couple of weeks before this horrible tragedy took place,I was hoping Fernando would be on duty,he was not..I know everyone has their opinions about this tragic story,but I am asking that you look into your heart and ask the Lord above for strength during these difficult times.I would also ask you to please continue to pray for the children,family and friends.Lets focus on asking Jesus to comfort these children and still allow them to have a better tomorrow.
A SOFTBALL FRIEND

Woodland Hills, CA

#118 Jun 13, 2007
I THINK WE SHOULD ALL PRAY FOR THE CHILDREN I THINK TODAY IS THE ONE YEAR ANNIV. KATHY WE MISS YOU
LOVE ACE SOFTBALL
Heartbroken for the kids

Monterey Park, CA

#119 Feb 7, 2008
Can anyone tell me how the kids are doing. i think about them so much.
Childhood friend wrote:
It's hard to

imagine that Fernando and Katherine have been gone almost one year.I have to say that although what my friend Fernando did was wrong,I still miss him.Fernando and I started off as Fire Explorers with the L.A.F.D,We were hired by the L.A.F.D as Firefighters right around the same time.I knew a different Fernando at the time.As I sat at the memorial service for Fernando and his wonderful wife Katherine,I could not help but to hurt and cry for those three beautiful innocent children.As I look back to June 15th of 06,it is still so hard to imagine that my friend fernando and his wife are gone.I had stopped by the Monrovia F.D Headquarters just a couple of weeks before this horrible tragedy took place,I was hoping Fernando would be on duty,he was not..I know everyone has their opinions about this tragic story,but I am asking that you look into your heart and ask the Lord above for strength during these difficult times.I would also ask you to please continue to pray for the children,family and friends.Lets focus on asking Jesus to comfort these children and still allow them to have a better tomorrow.
school mate

Duarte, CA

#120 Feb 10, 2008
The Kids are living with the Reyes family, long time family friends. The oldest is still playing baseball and is attending Bishop Amat.
Heartbroken for kids

Monterey Park, CA

#121 Feb 11, 2008
thanks, I will continue to wish them well....
school mate wrote:
The Kids are living with the Reyes family, long time family friends. The oldest is still playing baseball and is attending Bishop Amat.

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