Murder trial starts in rape, death of...

Murder trial starts in rape, death of Inver Grove Heights woman...

There are 46 comments on the TwinCities.com story from May 8, 2009, titled Murder trial starts in rape, death of Inver Grove Heights woman.... In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Gabriela Romo and Michael Sontoya "engaged in sex that was maybe not considered mainstream," Sontoya's lawyer said this morning.

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bye

Saint Paul, MN

#1 May 8, 2009
good bye mike

Since: Apr 08

Twin Cities

#2 May 8, 2009
I don't for one moment that Gabi consented to such rough sex. The decision to go home with Mike that night cost her children their mother, but I will tell you with complete certainty that she was NOT giving consent when she was torn apart like that. I feel genuine sorrow for her family who are reliving the nightmare and revisiting sensitive details in front of the media. My heart goes out to them; I wish them strength to get through it all. May the trial come to a just conclusion, without further defamation of Gabriela's character.

Zen
mary

Minneapolis, MN

#3 May 8, 2009
Didnt this atty. get another sick killer aquitted many years ago?
mom of 2

Inver Grove Heights, MN

#4 May 8, 2009
I was just thinking the same thing Mary.. He got the Guevarra kid off for the disappearance of Carrine Erstad. To this day she or her body have not been found.
Jane Doe

Saint Paul, MN

#5 May 8, 2009
The lawyer is a lawyer-lawyers get paid to defend people. People who are sometimes heinous and bad people. If he wants to stay in business he must be a good lawyer. As James Baldwin said, "People pay for what they do, and still more for what they have allowed themselves to become. And they pay for it very simply; by the lives they lead".
Olivia

Minneapolis, MN

#6 May 9, 2009
Not knowing any more details than what is reported here and in the other paper, I obviously can't say with certainty that the guy is guilty. I can say with 100% certainty that this guy is a disgusting pig. Ick.
Workaday Oakdale Brother

Saint Paul, MN

#7 May 9, 2009
This is shaping up to be Minnesota's answer to the Jonathan Chambers / Jennifer Levin case in NYC.

I never heard of fisting between a male / female couple (only male / male). Has anyone elase previously heard of this?
mom of 4

Saint Paul, MN

#8 May 9, 2009
I've personally never known anyone not to show any sympathy or feelings for someone that has just died. Yes, Gaby went to Mikes's House but, do we know she went there willingly? If you ask me,Normal sex does not Kill you!!!!!!!!! I pray for the family who has to live this nightmare again. May Mike Get what he deserves!
Get a clue

Cottage Grove, MN

#9 May 9, 2009
NO woman consents to having something shoved 14 inches into her vaginal cavity. DUH
know them

Circle Pines, MN

#10 May 9, 2009
mom of 4 wrote:
I've personally never known anyone not to show any sympathy or feelings for someone that has just died. Yes, Gaby went to Mikes's House but, do we know she went there willingly? If you ask me,Normal sex does not Kill you!!!!!!!!! I pray for the family who has to live this nightmare again. May Mike Get what he deserves!
I know them both and i know that she went there willingly, I am sure no one who knew both of them knew the kind of sick shit HE NOT GABY IS INTO! I am sure he did not have the intention of killing her but something may it be drugs or alcohol flipped a switch in him! The kind of torture he put her through is something no one should have to go through! He took a beautiful woman away from her kids and family, hopefully he gets put away and when he gets to prison maybe someone can show him the kind of pain he put gaby through!
jennifer

Minneapolis, MN

#11 May 9, 2009
This piece of dung needs to ROT in jail, and as for his attorney,This greasy PIG would step on his own mother to make a dollar.

Neither one is any good to society!!
Candice

Minneapolis, MN

#12 May 9, 2009
Workaday Oakdale Brother wrote:
This is shaping up to be Minnesota's answer to the Jonathan Chambers / Jennifer Levin case in NYC.
I never heard of **** between a male / female couple (only male / male). Has anyone elase previously heard of this?
No Sir,This guy was so sick he just wanted make himself feel like a man.

I'm sure once he is in prison he will have that same thing happen to him right square in his back side and then he will know just what it feels like and what she went through.
westsider

Minneapolis, MN

#13 May 9, 2009
You know, I think that due to all of the crime shows on tv, we all think that one day we will actually know the answers. The show will close and everything will be revealed. The truth is, we will probably never know. For those of us who knew them, this seems impossible to deal with. We will never be able to go back in time and protect Gaby and we will never really know if Mike meant to hurt her.
Once the trial is over, I hope we will all be able to find some peace in the loss and be able to focus on making sure all seven kids feel loved, protected and confident in their ability to make their lives whatever they want it to be.
We will never forget your smile or your laugh - rest in peace.
West Side Truth

Saint Paul, MN

#14 May 9, 2009
mom of 2 wrote:
I was just thinking the same thing Mary.. He got the Guevarra kid off for the disappearance of Carrine Erstad. To this day she or her body have not been found.
Maybe they were looking at the wrong person, regarding Corrine. They should've asked her Mom where she was and what she was going to do with that settlement money that was Corrine's.
West Side Truth

Saint Paul, MN

#15 May 9, 2009
Those of us who "knew" Mike, are all aware that he didn't set out with the intention to kill Gaby. It's everything he did when things went awry during their sex. He 'intended' to clean things up at the scene, including himself and her. It was with that 'intent' that a first degree can be issued. The real question we should all be asking ourselves is, "What was he 'intending' to do after completing his cleaning?" Was he going to call 911 after calling his brothers or was he going to dispose of her? This haunts me. Maybe someone should ask him this and stop letting him getaway with saying, "It didn't happen the way that everyone thinks."

His children, with Gaby's cousin, deserve the truth. Her children deserve that more than anyone else. He seems to have no problem letting her children think there Mom was anything less than normal by using the kinky sex angle to his proclaiming his innocence. "Mike, stop being a punk and just own up to your actions. Do right by Gaby because if anyone else would've done this to her, you would've been one of the first to know she didn't deserve to die the way she did."
stpaul

Chicago, IL

#16 May 9, 2009
I agree with the statement above. The West Side community gave Mike opportunities many years ago to make a good life for himself. He could have taken advantage of all the connections he had to be a great success. Unfortunately he chose a "thug" life, glamorized by some in the community and it took him on a path of no return. He owns this community at least an explanation of why he did not seek help for Gaby, whose family are also members of this community. He owes that to his own children and hers as well. This action and it's consequences have affected so many people. I don't know if his intent was murder, but I cannot logically conclude anything else.
mary

Minneapolis, MN

#17 May 9, 2009
West Side Truth wrote:
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Maybe they were looking at the wrong person, regarding Corrine. They should've asked her Mom where she was and what she was going to do with that settlement money that was Corrine's.
You are right. Was her mom ever charged with anything?
West Side Truth

Saint Paul, MN

#18 May 9, 2009
mary wrote:
<quoted text>You are right. Was her mom ever charged with anything?
She wasn't. There's alot to be said for whispers when she enters the bar. It's really sad to know that a mother jokes about how much money she knew she could spend for a child injured in store, especially when a mother could possibly arrange for that child to never see the day she could be reimbursed. I'm sure it's just hearsay...I'm sure.(hope you can detect my sarcasm on the last line.)
Maria

Minneapolis, MN

#19 May 9, 2009
West Side Truth wrote:
Those of us who "knew" Mike, are all aware that he didn't set out with the intention to kill Gaby. It's everything he did when things went awry during their sex. He 'intended' to clean things up at the scene, including himself and her. It was with that 'intent' that a first degree can be issued. The real question we should all be asking ourselves is, "What was he 'intending' to do after completing his cleaning?" Was he going to call 911 after calling his brothers or was he going to dispose of her? This haunts me. Maybe someone should ask him this and stop letting him getaway with saying, "It didn't happen the way that everyone thinks."
His children, with Gaby's cousin, deserve the truth. Her children deserve that more than anyone else. He seems to have no problem letting her children think there Mom was anything less than normal by using the kinky sex angle to his proclaiming his innocence. "Mike, stop being a punk and just own up to your actions. Do right by Gaby because if anyone else would've done this to her, you would've been one of the first to know she didn't deserve to die the way she did."
This little wuss who loves to rape woman has had many run in's with the law and a lengthy criminal record, including shooting in to a house where children were.

He is a dog and deserves to die in the chair. Too bad we don't have the death penalty
Jane Doe

Saint Paul, MN

#20 May 9, 2009
Workaday Oakdale Brother wrote:
This is shaping up to be Minnesota's answer to the Jonathan Chambers / Jennifer Levin case in NYC.
I never heard of **** between a male / female couple (only male / male). Has anyone elase previously heard of this?
Fisting? Yes I have..it's a form of S&M...you don't get around much do you?

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