2 arrests in 2000 cold case murder

Two men were arrested for a murder that took place seven years ago. Chris Sterling Tolliver and Guy Bruce Johnson, both of Phelan, could face life in prison for allegedly killing Kathryn Yvonne Barrett of Baldy ... Full Story

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#1 Jul 6, 2007
Kathryn Yvonne Barrett, A beautiful and loving friend will be missed by all who knew her. She has been missing for 7 years now. She was murdered by Chris Sterling Tolliver and Guy Bruce Johnson, who were both arrested recently for her murder. Her body has not been found, but her 'spirit' is still here with all of us. Rest In Peace "Mama Rosa", where ever you are. Chris and Bruce will NOT get away with this. They are going to spend the rest of their miserable life in prison.

Yucaipa, CA

#2 Aug 1, 2007
hope they hang! and may "Mama Rosa" Rest In Peace.

Granbury, TX

#3 Aug 8, 2007
Kathy was not Mother Theresa and neither were the young men she men she ran around with.

Glendale, AZ

#4 Aug 9, 2007
Michelle wrote:
Kathy was not Mother Theresa and neither were the young men she men she ran around with.
so that makes murder justified??

keep your mouth shut if you don't have anyting nice to say.

we all have our own problems, i'm sure you are no angel.

Sierra Vista, AZ

#5 Aug 12, 2007
Such a sad story. I knew her and her family. She raised great kids and always had a helping hand. I wish them all the very best.

Las Vegas, NV

#6 Oct 31, 2007
Michelle wrote:
Kathy was not Mother Theresa and neither were the young men she men she ran around with.
you have no idea what a beautiful spirit this woman had...I spent the majority of my teenage years a very good friend of the Barrett family and i cant believe it took this long for justice to be served..i hope they get the death penalty...as for you "michelle" if you are without sin then talk...but i highly doubt that so keep your negative comments to yourself..Kathy we all love and miss you greatly!!R.I.P

Since: Feb 09

Los Angeles, CA

#8 Aug 20, 2009
Why the heck can I not find out any information on this case since the douchebags pled guilty? WHY the heck do we put people in jail for life rather than burning them at the stake once we find they have murdered someone?

Montclair, CA

#9 Nov 27, 2009
i am a family member of one of the guys. you guys say murder is wrong and yet you wish it on them. innocent people plead guilty all the time for different reasons, there is no evidence to support the death penalty in this case! I feel for the family of the victim may she rest in peace but i love my family too and hope to see him free one day doing well as a member of society

Yakima, WA

#10 Apr 6, 2012
None of us walked on water then I knew bru and cris RIP mama rosa
Tom Campbell

Detroit, MI

#11 Mar 5, 2013
Yeah.....wtf. If only some people understood what witness protection is about. Coleen off of hwy.138 would know! I bet she knows where the body is!! F*%¿ the high desert and all the twisted cops out there!!
and life goes on

Victorville, CA

#12 Jul 18, 2014
There are so many of us that judge the other. Sometime correctly and sometimes not. In either case it is not our right. Only God can make the judgement call. Kathy was a good mom and raised good children. There were dark sides to her as to all the others she ran with. She could be a good friend an a bad enemy. She was a mothers worse nightmare. Picking up teens when they should have been home but she had the drawl and the money to keep them mesmerized. A lot of teens actually had the chance to grow up and move away from Phelan because of what happen. Still she didn't deserve what happened. Nor did her family.

The two young men involved are paying for their crime. It has changed them too. Memories of a horrible experience will haunt them but they deserve to pay I agree.

No one wins in this. Families are split and hurting. Friends seem to have mixed feelings. It was a memory that no one will ever, ever forget.
Good luck in healing.

Since: May 14

Scottsdale, AZ

#13 Jul 21, 2014
This is interesting because the headline said 2 arrests in 2000 cold case murder that took place seven years ago. How is a "cold case murder" that took place 7 years ago possible? It's 2014 so that would be 14 years ago that it was a "cold case murder" wouldn't it be?

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