West Frankfort double homicide under investigation

Oct 19, 2009 Full story: KFVS12 600

Police have released the pictures of two people of interest in a double homicide in West Frankfort.

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GoFigure

United States

#593 Apr 12, 2010
Cathy wrote:
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You're right that is a great article and deserves to be read by all concerned with this issue.
It's a shame that all the bashing is going on. A good deal of time has gone by since this article was posted, but we all still need healing and hateful comments need to come to an end.
We are all devestated, and in the end it will be four lives that have been lost. Some might not want to admit it, but that puts us in the same boat.
Except you can still correspond and talk to yours. Yours will still grow old and interact to an extent with family and friends. The victims and their families do not have that luxury.
Grief

United States

#594 Apr 13, 2010
GoFigure wrote:
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Except you can still correspond and talk to yours. Yours will still grow old and interact to an extent with family and friends. The victims and their families do not have that luxury.
Actually, the lady that wrote that comment is the Aunt of one of the deceased. You should read the posts before you comment. She doesn't have the opportunity to write or talk with her loved one. Please be more sympathetic when posting here...
Friend

Bozeman, MT

#595 Apr 22, 2010
Anything new?
Torrey aka Sister

Riverton, WY

#596 Apr 24, 2010
Friend wrote:
Anything new?
Have not heard anything.. Has Anybody Else???
Grief

United States

#597 Apr 26, 2010
Michael has a status hearing for his case on May 18, 2010 at 1:30 PM and Afton has the same type of hearing for her case on May 14, 2010 at 1:30. These are just hearings where the attorneys file motions and the judge asks them if they are ready for the trial to start.
afton is scum

Keokuk, IA

#598 May 2, 2010
lmao that bitch aint goin nowhere but to Dwight
afton is scum

Keokuk, IA

#599 May 2, 2010
that freak aint going nowhere but to Dwight, if she makes it that far
DearIgnorant

Bozeman, MT

#600 May 3, 2010
Wow! Repetitive much?
T AND K S FRIEND

Waterloo, IA

#601 Jun 12, 2010
Knew him growing up wrote:
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Really retarded of you to hate on then just because you cant say anything to Michael that he can hear. That's fine. I guess I will be ugly too and just call it the process of natural selection. Life has a way of taking care of crack heads and drug filled houses. Perhaps Karma gave the world a blessing in taking drugs off the streets as well as a couple more crack heads.
HOW DARE YOU,YOU HAVE NO IDEA ABOUT TERRI AND KANDICE.THOSE GIRLS WERE GETTING THEIR LIVES BACK IN ORDER.WHO ARE YOU TO SAY THEY DESERVED TO DIE BECAUSE OF THEIR HOUSE.THEIR HOUSE WAS NOT DRUG FILLED.WHAT IS MEANT TO HAPPEN TO MIKE AND AFTON IS IN GOD'S HANDS.I BELIEVE JUSTICE WILL PREVAIL.I FEEL SORRY FOR PEOPLE LIKE YOU.YOUR MIND ISN'T OPEN TO ANYTHING ON THIS MATTER.I BELIEVE THEY SHOULDN'T GET THE DEATH PENALTY THEY SHOULD GET LIFE IN PRISON SO THAT THEY HAVE EVERYDAY TO REALIZE WHAT THEY HAVE DONE.THAT IS IF THEY EVEN HAVE A CONSCIOUS.
T AND K S FRIEND

Waterloo, IA

#602 Jun 12, 2010
Jail Worker wrote:
Wow, I've read all the comments on here and must say I am surprised. I work at the jail where Michael & Afton are incarcerated. I understand that both families are victims here. One sides loved ones were brutally murdered, and the others are shocked that a loved one committed such a horriffic crime. Nobody thinks when a baby is born that there destined to be a murderer. Of course they're going to be in denial, and stand by there family, just as anyone would if the tables were turned. Nobody wants to believe that the ones they love would do that. However I know for 100% that they both confessed, they got prints, bloody clothes, hair, and plenty of statements from the guy they stole the gun from. Plus they both confessed on paper. And Michael gets along fine with everyone. To where Afton had to be put in solitary confinement because she "feels threatened" by the other girls.. Afton also threatened to beat up a pregnant inmate, then tried to take her own life with a plastic sppon by trying to cut her juggular. She cannot get along with anyone. Her life is ruined. And as for whoever is saying oh Afton dont got access to a computer and can't defend herself, well guess what, them 2 girls are 6 ft. under and they can't get to a computer either. They could not have stole food stamps, their in the form of a debit card here, and you must use a pin #. No matter what them girls done, who the hell are they to say when it was their time to go. Afton is in a 3 x 5 cell with a toilet, a shower,cot, and cooler. She has no t.v. nothing. BORING, I'm sure and thats where she belongs. She maybe cute, but that girl is pure EVIL!!
Might I say AMEN
annoymous in wy

United States

#603 Nov 1, 2010
you know im glad nobody has commented on here in months. some of the things that were said omg wow!! the jailer doesnt need to be a jailer or studying law of any sort that just amazes me the things that were said. everyone is grieving in their own way. it has been a year since all this shit has happened and every year in oct the families of the victims will remember their loved ones and the familes of the accused will remember their loved ones. its hard to believe any of this could have happened. my heart goes out to kandice's and terry's family. i am able to talk to my loved one sometimes but you guys cannot and i am sorry for that. i know how much it hurts to have someone who meant so much to you just leave like that.( whether its by death or causing it) i just hope that someday all of this will just fade away. no more topix forum from anywhere regarding this case. i know that the accused can never be forgiven by society but hopefully god will forgive.
Cathy

Waterloo, IA

#604 Nov 3, 2010
annoymous in wy wrote:
you know im glad nobody has commented on here in months. some of the things that were said omg wow!! the jailer doesnt need to be a jailer or studying law of any sort that just amazes me the things that were said. everyone is grieving in their own way. it has been a year since all this shit has happened and every year in oct the families of the victims will remember their loved ones and the familes of the accused will remember their loved ones. its hard to believe any of this could have happened. my heart goes out to kandice's and terry's family. i am able to talk to my loved one sometimes but you guys cannot and i am sorry for that. i know how much it hurts to have someone who meant so much to you just leave like that.( whether its by death or causing it) i just hope that someday all of this will just fade away. no more topix forum from anywhere regarding this case. i know that the accused can never be forgiven by society but hopefully god will forgive.
I too am sorry this continues to go on it comforts no one and helps nothing. I personally don't think jailer has any connection with the law or the jail. I think it's someone who likes to prey on other people's troubles, and just likes to add fuel to the fire to get attention.
Phasma

Fond Du Lac, WI

#605 Nov 5, 2010
This thread is nothing more than an attempt to deceive the good people of Franklin County. Sorry to see so many of you fall for such a cheap trick.
Cathy

Waterloo, IA

#606 Nov 19, 2010
Phasma wrote:
This thread is nothing more than an attempt to deceive the good people of Franklin County. Sorry to see so many of you fall for such a cheap trick.
I don't know where you're going with this comment, it makes no sense as it's written in response to the subject matter, the girls are dead and the accused are incarcerated awaiting trial. Both families are suffering.Those are facts, no deceptions there.
Amazed

Herod, IL

#607 Nov 23, 2010
Knew him growing up wrote:
Nope do not mean it that way. In fact I have said all along that it should not have been done, it was not right. My response was to show reality of it all and how people just need to stop knocking his family for defending and loving him through this. He will be judged, it is no one else's place to judge him. The whole thing is a mess. By no means were the victims not the accused innocent in the entire ordeal. It could have been avoided.
The last line of your paragraph clearly says it could have been avoided, with the implications coming from the line before, that it was Kandis and Teri's fault. Sure, it COULD HAVE BEEN AVOIDED IF MIKE & AFTON had just left. You are blaming victims and bashing them far worse than anyone who has stated the facts as released to the press, proven facts through evidence, not hearsay. Yes, Kandis & Teri had previous drug problems, and as many recovering addicts do, did slip back a time or two, but they were not at all involved in drugs at the time of their death, as you're trying to implicate... without ANY EVIDENCE of drugs being found AT THE HOUSE! So if the girls were such crackheads, then I guess Mike (who called HIMSELF MEXICAN MIKE) & Afton thought about searching for all the drugs and took them with them... making THEM the crackheads for thinking it was 'justified' in any way to murder, or be accomplice to murder (which can carry just as much punishment), and then take all the evidence as to why they executed their justifiable murder plot for the drugs, credit cards, money, car, and went on a cross country run for fun!
Its understandable to want to believe someone could CHANGE and do something you'd never thought they could do. Its hard to accept that you don't really "know" who that person is anymore.. but SERIOUSLY.. have you heard yourself? You basically said it could have been avoided if Kandis & Teri had never done drugs.. it definetly could have been because maybe THEN they wouldn't have even KNOWN Mike & Afton, and wouldn't have been in the position to be murdered by them....
They survived quite a long and even more dangerous time in their PAST... so don't blame them because your 'mike' made a decision to do something NO ONE ELSE had made no matter how awful a life they lead BEFORE making an effort to step up out of it.
Amazed

Herod, IL

#608 Nov 23, 2010
family in cheyenne wrote:
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mexican mike is not his alias.... then people in west frankfort called him that because he was the only frickin mexican there. he got that name from his friends there when he lived there before. mexican mike omg seriously thats just sounds ridiciouls
Whats ridiculous is you believing that Illinois has a border patrol to keep out mexicans and Mike was the only one... There are a LOT of things you don't know about this area.. and one of them is that a lot of mexicans originally end up around here for migration work.. and then get employment that is more permanent to STAY because its a nice laid back area with more GOOD people than bad.. and not any different than every town across america.. every town has their skeletons, crackheads, murderers, and church goers. As for being involved in law.. you have a very closed mind to the situation, and have made more false statements than anyone else.. so crooked attorney? Oh I bet its something more like public defender.. and you don't make enough money, where you have to defend so many low lifes that you've decided its better if they just kill each other and abandon THE LAW.
Curious

United States

#609 Jan 7, 2011
Any updates on the status of this trial?
West Frankfort Resident

Glen Ellyn, IL

#610 Jun 29, 2011
According to WSIL news channel 3, Afton Ferris trial starts July 5th.

Since: Apr 12

west frankfort

#611 Apr 3, 2012
Knew him growing wrote:
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You're such a retard. You're kind of amusing though. No... not a "wannabe", just sick of all you retards acting like you knew him when you did not. Just like the crap about calling him Mexican Mike when that was not something he went by. As for me not knowing Michael, sorry I do and have since junior high.
i know its been a few years since the murders but cordually invite u to go fuck ur self i spoke to terri and kandis 5 hours before they were MURDERD and know for a fact that mike it just as responable for this as afton is. they both were not rite two nights before this happen i was over there for a get together and my husband said there isnt something rite about the both of them . i had bad feeling from the moment i met them both therefore shut ur damn mouth and go write mike im sure he like to hear what u have to say but personally we could give a fuck less , thank you and have a nice day,
Idiot

Herrin, IL

#612 Apr 3, 2012
k-calvert wrote:
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i know its been a few years since the murders but cordually invite u to go fuck ur self i spoke to terri and kandis 5 hours before they were MURDERD and know for a fact that mike it just as responable for this as afton is. they both were not rite two nights before this happen i was over there for a get together and my husband said there isnt something rite about the both of them . i had bad feeling from the moment i met them both therefore shut ur damn mouth and go write mike im sure he like to hear what u have to say but personally we could give a fuck less , thank you and have a nice day,
Nice job reviving a thread that had been dormant for 10 months.

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