Preston County Teacher Accused of Mur...

Preston County Teacher Accused of Murder Appears in Court

There are 95 comments on the WBOY-TV story from Apr 25, 2007, titled Preston County Teacher Accused of Murder Appears in Court. In it, WBOY-TV reports that:

“I'm a really good guy, I just snapped.”

Posted Wednesday, April 25, 2007 ; 06:03 PM Updated Wednesday, April 25, 2007 ; 07:33 PM Police say James DeGasperin beat his pregnant girlfriend and her 4-year-old son to death on April 15. via WBOY-TV

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Virginia Beach, VA

#82 Aug 27, 2008
92-100 years....I think justice was served today.

United States

#83 Aug 27, 2008
wow wrote:
92-100 years....I think justice was served today.
Amen to that! What a relief to be sitting in that courtroom and to hear that sentence! I guess there is still some justice in this world after all. I feel that Lori is smiling down on us all right now. Rest in peace, Lori and Collin, and Angelina! We love you!
family member

Morgantown, WV

#84 Oct 1, 2008
Today is Lori's Birthday. She would have been 27 years old today. I miss her so much.

Happy Birthday Lori!

I Love You!

God Bless

Morgantown, WV

#85 Oct 2, 2008
Happy Birthday Lori!
I think of you and your children often.
theresa baltimore MD

Baltimore, MD

#86 Oct 6, 2008
I had only known lori for to short of a time,before this horrific,brutal unhuman way she and her son and unborn baby were taken from us..drugs or not no one deserves to be taken out in such a brutal way.the stupid press needs to think about what her and her son went through during this horrific crime and not even give two shits about the sick S.O.B.that says he snapped..BS...he was on drugs to do this to a woman and an innocent child and unborn baby.EYE FOR AN one should believe he snapped drugs make you do things like that.he needs to suffer forever.R.I.P LORI AND COLLIN AND THE BLESSED UNBORN BABY YOU ALL ARE MISSED..THIS MAN IS A BRUTAL CRIMINAL AND SHOULD NOT EVEN BE THOUGHT ABOUT KEEP HIM LOCKED AND TROW AWAY THE KEY..REMEMBER CARMA IS A BITCH......LORI was a great and very sweet person....

United States

#87 Oct 20, 2008
I think that this time of the year is when we miss Lori and Collin the most. So many holidays that we all used to share together as a big family, and when one or more is missing, it is so hard to not let it take us down. There is always a silent feeling of deep sadness now when we get together. And this terrible feeling of loss is taking a long time to ease for us. Thank God for the good memories to help us through.

Lori and Collin,

You are thought of often,
As each day goes by,
We remember your faces,
And of course, we cry.

The sound of your voices,
The touch of your hands,
We miss them so much,
It's more than we can stand.

Can't wait to see you again,
And no longer be blue,
Til then God, please tell them for us,
I love you, I love you, I love you!

Ithaca, NY

#88 Feb 4, 2009
I can't believe it's been almost 2 years since we felt the terrible loss of Lori and Collin for the first time! I still think of them everyday and wonder what they would be doing, and what Angelina would look like. I look at my photos often, and of course I still cry. The hurt is easing some, but it is still a very strong force in my life. I now spend my time worrying about my own daughter, and how hard it is to see her with a man in her life. It's scary! I don't want her to be alone, but what happened to Lori has taken some of the joy out of seeing her with someone. I mean, you never know do you? We all thought that Jimmy was a great person and look what happened. It is scary to live feeling like this. That's part of what Jimmy has done to me. When he killed Lori and Collin and Angelina, he also killed my feelings of security. God give me strength!

Uniontown, PA

#89 Apr 5, 2009
A friend of mine knew her and told my friend that he was starting to act really weird and she was going to leave him I think that's why he did what he did wish they would do to him what he did to lori and collin and the unborn baby

Uniontown, PA

#90 Apr 5, 2009
still wondering wrote:
I do not in any way condone what Jimmy did but I am so sick of hearing what and angel Lori was and what a good mother she was.Stop and think about it DRUGS and GOOD PARENTING do not go hand in hand. Neither Lori or her children deserved what happened to them but both the ADULTS were into some pretty heavy drug use maybe the other addicts need to be reading this blog so they know
what kind of monsters people turn into when
they get all jacked up on drugs.My heart
goes out to Loris family, God be with you,
but stop and think that Jimmy has children
too and they are as innocent as Lori and
Collin and Angelina. hink of them too when
you are praying for Lori and her
Why should we think of them he put it on his self he knew the outcome of it they need to bring death row back anyone who did what he did to child a mother and her unborn baby. Why do I have to pay tax money to keep him alive fry his ass

Uniontown, PA

#91 Apr 5, 2009
Jmm wrote:
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Why should we think of them he put it on his self he knew the outcome of it they need to bring death row back anyone who did what he did to child a mother and her unborn baby. Why do I have to pay tax money to keep him alive fry his ass
I am sorry for his kids in a way but glad they were with their mom or he would have killed them too

United States

#92 Apr 6, 2009
I am sorry for Jimmy's kids. They were innocent in all of this, and yet they will have to spend the rest of their lives knowing what daddy has done. Not to mention the way they themselves may be treated because of what he did. I pray that they are ok, and that this doesn't destroy their lives. We can't blame the sins of daddy on the children. God Bless them! I'm sure that Lori wouldn't want us to feel badly toward them, and I don't.

April 15th is almost here,
I wish that I could feel some cheer.
To me, it's not just another day,
It's when Jimmy took you both away.
brian deberry

Clarksburg, WV

#93 May 5, 2009
that d head jimmy is still in county jail. whats up with that???

Salisbury, MD

#94 May 11, 2009
Jimmy's request for an appeal will be held on Wednesday. Let's all hope and pray that they shoot him down! Lori and Collin can't appeal their murder, so why allow him to appeal a conviction?

That jerk is trying
To get an appeal
So let me tell you
How I feel.

Do Lori and Collin
Get a second chance?
I say it's time
To make a stance.

Let's show the world
That when you do the crime
You stay in jail
And serve out your time.

Boo hoo, they say
His trial wasn't fair
It seemed fair to me
And I was there.

If he wins an appeal
It will make me cry
It will be a dark day
And that's no lie.

Let's hope and pray
That the court of appeals
Shoots his ass down
So our wounds can heal.

Still fighting for you Lori, Collin, and Angelina!

United States

#95 Aug 24, 2009
I truly am in awwe of all of this. Turns out that my daughter had him for gym class or something. I can't believe that the schools here in preston county don't keep up with teachers problems or drug use or any type of criminal back round checks. As a parent kinda makes you wounder where you really are taking your kids in the morning to school. Once again i truly am sorry, and i hope that mr.D gets whats coming to him.
Cousin of the victims

United States

#96 May 11, 2017
Press wrote:
Lori was a known drug abuser. It is probably best for her family that this doesn't turn into a soap opera and have the deceased's name dragged through the mud.
To whom ever you are, which I don't care to know. You have no idea what the hell you are talking about. Lori wasn't a drug abuser. You may think you know because that's what you heard, but it's not true. The girl wouldn't even take anything for a head ache while she was pregnant. So, please inform me how you know so much. What happened to Lori, Collin and the baby is an absolute tragedy. I hope to god nothing bad like this ever happens to someone you love and some asshole like you says that it's best for our family to not turn this into a soap opera. And if your so against the deceased's name being drug through the mud, then maybe you should shut the hell up, because that's the pot calling the kettle black. You will never understand the pain and suffering my Aunt and Uncle deal with on a daily basis. They did not deserve that, no one does. And as for you whoever you are, I hope god has murcy on your soul. Better yet, may you rote in hell, you awful spawn of Satan.

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