Bond set in Savanna slaying

Bond set in Savanna slaying

There are 36 comments on the Clinton Herald story from Sep 10, 2009, titled Bond set in Savanna slaying. In it, Clinton Herald reports that:

Bond has been set at $2 million for a Savanna, Ill., man accused of fatally stabbing a Rockford man Wednesday night.

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Lena Pillers

Davenport, IA

#21 Feb 24, 2010
Regardless of the circumstances it was still my baby cousin that was murdered. Jacob was a son, a brother, a grandson, a nephew, and a father as well. These comments are asinine as many people go on hearsay. If you were not there or are not close to the situation, get your facts straight and who are you to pass judgement upon anyone. Jacob may not have been a saint or the most upstanding citizen, but he was a man none the less. Jacob did not deserve to die by the hand of another person. 5 months has passed and not a day goes by that I do not think of him and what had happened. Jacob was such a caring guy and his family loved him more than you could ever know... Our lives will forever be effected by this tragedy we have had placed in front of us.
Think of any of your family members and tell me that they deserve to die. Think of sitting in the dark all night, unable to sleep and waiting for the message that he had passed away after being stabbed. Feel the glimmer of hope that he may survive and the rest of your family that is there with him as he is being taken from this world. You feel helpless and alone and there is nothing in the world to ease your pain. No longer do we have the opportunity to call him, to visit him, or give him a hug. His daughter will grow up without him. Not because Jacob did not have his life "in sync" but BECAUSE DAVID KLIEN TOOK A KNIFE AND STABBED HIM.
Bonnie Pillers

Wilton, IA

#22 Feb 24, 2010
David Klein took the life away from my nephew !!!! You didn't know Jake! He was all about family, to him his family always came first. He had a heart full of love and thanks to David Klein that heart bled out. As my daughter said, put yourself in the place of this family. Sitting around feeling helpless, waiting for Carrie to to call and praying he lives.Then getting the call that says we'll never see him again. I'll never again get to feel his bear hug or hear his "I love ya, Aunt Bonnie". Think about someone you love and and how this would affect your family. David Klein got to spend the holidays with his family!!! Jacob didn't!!! Klein got to celebrate his 21st birthday!!! Jake didn't!!

Scottsdale, AZ

#23 Mar 1, 2010
Savanna has certainly changed since I lived in area in 70"s then went back ofet in the 80's. When going through thi ssummer, very depressing. Nothing except empty stores. The enitre town looked dirty. The only people around a bunch of kids that frankly looked scary. Sorry but Savanna is not like when I used to go there to shop. Nice shoe stores, clothing ect. Since national lock gone and army depot ect. There is nothing left, always many bars now thats all there is.

Scottsdale, AZ

#24 Mar 1, 2010
When I was in town in the late 80's. Pulled up to go in Mannys for pittza. Two young men exchanging money and dope right on main street. The police no where to be seen. Someone needs to take control.
Truth teller

Milton, FL

#25 Apr 4, 2010
Jacob morhart deserved to die and if he didnt die that night i would have killed him myself for the things he did to my friend david that night. He tried to set david up and rob him and he got what was coming to him a bloody knife right through the heart if i had one wish right now it would be that i could bring him to life to kill that son of a bitch myself
Mother of Jacobs daughter

Gainesville, FL

#26 Apr 5, 2010
Truth Teller- How could you say such awful things? I know better than most Jacob was no saint, but I also know he was not the guy you think he was either! Jacob didn't let most people know the real him, he didn't want to let people in. He was always "strong" he never could act weak infront of anyone, maybe this is why you have such a awful opinion of him? Your comments were not meant to hurt him because it can't, they were to hurt us the ones that care about him, so I ask you why??? What did WE do to you??? If you or any one else would like to express yourself in a decent manor I would love to discuss any of your feelings towards him, lets all try to loose the hate and find something postitive from this horrid situation???PLEASE!!!

Knox, IN

#27 May 17, 2010
if you werent there you dont know what happened.

Knox, IN

#28 May 21, 2010
You people are stupid!!! Klein was found guilty. Did not even take the stand in his self defense.
Davids friend

Freeport, IL

#29 Jun 9, 2010
he didnt walk up to the kid and stab him over a bag of weed the kids in the house jumped him and the on that got stabbed was the one with the knife in the first place. If you knew your fact david him self was stabbed 3 times.
Savanna IL wrote:
yeah that is NOT ruthless by any means and as far as self defense, of what? he walked right up to that kid and stabbed him over a bag of weed. i hope he gets life in prison or close to it.

Rockford, IL

#30 Jun 29, 2010
sera kradle wrote:
THis is ruthless it was self defense support david klein all the way
missing u david
ruthless may be if they implimented the death penalty.... klien killed the guy point blank period.. now sara ive known u for god knows how many years and ive known david the kid was heading down the wrong road and not willing up until this happened to change...... aint that some shit..... if it was anyone else but a friend u may be like... well hes getting what he deserves but as u 2 where friends u wanna say lets try and save him.. the only person that can save him is him and thats only in the eyes of god... davids getting what he deserves whether u like it or not jeremy rose should have gottin the death penalty but john granata should have snapped the mans neck when he had him down on the ground after john found the little girl dead on the floor but jeremies alive and well and so will david hes just gonna hopefully spend the rest of his life in prison an eye for an eye a tooth for a tooth...... im sure he will appreciate u going to visit him and putting money on his books... the town of savanna for anyone reading this is being ran by a bunch of yuppies and has been for years upon years these people are only worried about generating money from the people who visit the town they dont care if the kids have anything to do theres never been a thing for kids to do since ive lived there ive since moved but i owned a buisness in that town and once the economy dropped im glad i was smart enough to close down and relocate to a bigger city and even here things aint very good but at least these kids here have something to do that helps keep them away from drugs and alcohol ect..... carroll county needs help and they need it now but they arent willing to listen or take chances the thomson prison..... WHAT A JOKE!!!!!!!!!!
adult in savanna

Adel, GA

#31 Jul 25, 2010
ok i knew both boys ...david was not a drug dealer he was running it down the street to where ur son brother ect wanted it deliver as well as dj,neil ect...they got upset over a pinch on a 10.00 bag of pot really so like they said on the funeral sign in we should not have set him up...ok david was also treated for multiple wounds..he was kicked in the head face ribs ect...real fair fight and it was before jacob was stabbed so in my book it is called self-defense thats probily why david is only gonna serve 21/2 years..yes my heart goes out 2 both families and loosing a loved one is never easy but it will never be easy 4 david knowing he killed someone and how he will be looked @ in this messed up town we live in...

Springfield, IL

#32 Sep 2, 2010
looking back at some of the comments in this case, I wonder now if the judge didn't think the same. Only giving klein 7 years for a second degree murder charge. it seems like a small price to pay for taking a life.

Springfield, IL

#33 Sep 2, 2010
Truth teller wrote:
Jacob morhart deserved to die and if he didnt die that night i would have killed him myself for the things he did to my friend david that night. He tried to set david up and rob him and he got what was coming to him a bloody knife right through the heart if i had one wish right now it would be that i could bring him to life to kill that son of a bitch myself
sounds like a true thug. scarey
Jacobs Aunt Bonnie

Bettendorf, IA

#34 Sep 2, 2010
ADULT IN SAVANNA, I hope you feel wonderful for throwing the slam at Jake's mom the day she died.
TO ALL OTHERS,Jake's mom held on as long as she could to be there when Jake couldn't. Carrie was not able to be there for the sentencing. She was very sick with cancer leaving behind her husband & young children.I'm sure her broken heart progressed it even faster. She is now with Jake and knows the truth. This family has suffered enough!!! We don't need any more grief. David Klein will go on with his life and be with his family and friends when he leaves prison. We will never have that chance again to spend time with Carrie or Jacob. RIP Carrie & Jacob Morhardt

Rochester, MN

#35 Jan 12, 2011
jake had a good heart, he made mistakes but didnt we all. I know how badly he wanted to change his life, but some people just dont have the options or know where to go and what to do!! I pray for david klein but he is a KILLER. thats the bottom line, his 'wounds' were NOTING!!! it was not self defense and no one BEAT HIM!! that is why he was found GUILY!!!
still hurting

Lake Geneva, WI

#36 Apr 5, 2013
well if you live in savanna stay inside i definately saw a murderer in subway tonight. and to everyone who had something bad to say about jake, take a look in the mirror and see if you are even close to perfect and have never made a bad decision in your life. now ask yourself if you should die over it. R.I.P Jacob Morhardt.

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