Suspect In PB Fatal Stabbing Turns Hi...

Suspect In PB Fatal Stabbing Turns Himself In

There are 1160 comments on the KNSD-TV San Diego story from Jan 10, 2006, titled Suspect In PB Fatal Stabbing Turns Himself In. In it, KNSD-TV San Diego reports that:

Police in San Diego have made an arrest in the fatal stabbing of a 25-year-old man during a fight in the Pacific Beach neighborhood.

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John

San Diego, CA

#65 May 15, 2007
Hello, ny name is John and I work for attorney Kerry Steigerwalt. Mr. Steigerwalt is representing Michael Sullivan in the upcoming trial. There is no doubt that this case is unfortunate for all parties involved. With that said, it seems that many of you leaving posts at this site have an abundance of information regarding either Michael or Jonathan Lefler Panela. In the interest of justice, it is best if all relevant information comes to light. If any of you have information regarding this matter or the parties involved, please contact me at [email protected] I would post a phone number but the site does not allow it. You can speak with myself, Marc or Kerry Steigerwalt. I would also make a specifc plea to Melanie who has information regarding Jonathan Lefler Panela's propensity for engaging in fights prior to his final fatal altercation. If you do in fact have this type of information, it is imperative that you contact our office. Remember that everyone is innocent until proven guilty and everyone deserves a fair trial.
Michelle

Honolulu, HI

#66 May 17, 2007
Mike, you are absolutely correct, I was only talking about Michael and Jonathan and was quite surprised to hear someone say "Get your own life" on a blog that is about these two!! It just didn't make any sense.
Yes it is very serious and I was trying to be involved in the dialog.
I was wondering if Sam's by the Sea went out of business because of the aftermath of the incident. Does anybody know?
Nelly

Sunol, CA

#67 May 24, 2007
Michelle wrote:
Nelly, I appreciate your comments and insults.
Don't worry about MY business, worry about your own.
This is about John and Michael, remember? Idiot.
First of all I am not worried about your business. I am worried about the people directly involved in this situation. And for your information I know someone that was best friends with John. People are forgetting that these men's lives are over. One dead and the other having to live with killing someone. And yes killing, no matter what happened he still took another person's life. If those of you that want to get information on this case it will be resolved sooner or later in the courts. Why don't you wait until the evidence is presented and the jury comes back instead of trying to decide which side John's or Mike's is right or wrong. Oh, and by the way Michelle the idiot is the one trying to get involved with something that has nothing to do with them or anyone around them!
Pablo

San Diego, CA

#68 May 31, 2007
My family has been friends with Jon's family since before he was born. Her Christmas letter puts it all in perspective. The pain and grief is insurmountable. And I'm sure the defendant's mother's grief is unbearable, too. May we all be reminded that the only resource that is non-replenish able is TIME. Life is not a dress rehearsal. It takes far more courage to acknowledge our similarities than it does to acknowledge our differences. May we all find courage. And may we be gentle with all of those around us during the coming weeks.
mottamom

Redwood City, CA

#69 Jun 2, 2007
how do you know were you there! if sullivan was so innocent why did he run away. if you did it for self defense you would not run away.. you would defend yourself. helloooo.
mottamom

Redwood City, CA

#70 Jun 2, 2007
Jay wrote:
They had to pull Lefler Panella off of sullivan after the stabbing! He was on top, sullivan on the bottom!
Now that is self defense! 4 guys attack sullivan and have him pinned to the ground? I would have done the same thing, self defense.
how do you know where you there! why would he run away. wouldn't you stay to defend yourself.
mottamom

Redwood City, CA

#71 Jun 2, 2007
Steve wrote:
Does anyone know the outcome of this case? I have not been able to get any recent news about it.
it is about to take trial. june 4th is jury selection.
mottamom

Redwood City, CA

#72 Jun 2, 2007
johnny wrote:
<quoted text>hardly guy,,,,i didnt get run out of "dago"as you term it so... i left cus this is where my girlfriend is from...and ill be back to sd soon enough....the stupid ass detaective didnt do shit ,,,did they do there job (sdpd) in taking info from witneses on the scene? no. otherwise i could have got the prick and we wouldnt be having this convo,,,,i and my girl couldnt believe it when we saw th epics of tis john penella truck and th epics of him,,,,it had to be th eguy,,,,i looked around myself for a year and a half..folowing people in black escalades,,???ing them,,all thatshit ,,then bang,,there he was..right on the news.sucks for everyone.mostly mike sullivan.like i said,,i have permenant damage from hitting my skull so hard on the ground...and that sucks too. and i dont need to hype up who i grew up with and where in san diego ill just say i always was and still am very loved and supported by the boys in my town and because of my good charachter i can walk around anywhere and not look over my shoulder. Except for i should have been that night when those goons jumped me from behind.but then they wrer not from "dago".
you are full of it. looking for him for in his truck for a year and a half. he only had the truck for 2 months before he died. what kind of lies are you coming up with. you obviously did not comment if you made a police report so you have nothing to support it.
nobody

San Mateo, CA

#73 Jun 2, 2007
The Escalade was a gift to Jon
Michelle wrote:
Mike, you're right, I just didn't want to piss anyone off but like I said, it's public record.
The apartment complex that Jon and Nicole Hayes lived in had a judgment against them for nonpayment of rent and were evicted by the Sherriff's dept. in early December of 2005 (according to the civil complaint). The fact that Jon drove an Escalade truck and didn't pay his rent says something to me about him. I'm NOT saying he's the scum of the earth because of it, I'm not.
But Mike because you are friends with Michael I thought I would share it with you.
I went to the courthouse yesterday and was told that the date of the trial is now to begin on June 5. It was scheduled for 4/25/07 but the DA's website is not updated to reflect the new start date. They couldn't tell me why it has been pushed back again except that at the status conference (4/20) it was decided.
I wish I had some information to help Sully but I don't.
The only thing I heard that might be considered interesting was in the hallway one day (at Superior Court), it was the morning of one his status conferences and I heard one of the DA's say something about "his obsession with Hell's Angels". I swear on everything holy that I heard that and because they were emerging from Dept. 23 I strongly believe they were referring to Sully. I have ZERO idea if that's true (or relevant) but just thought I would mention it.
Tom

Cathedral City, CA

#74 Jun 2, 2007
mottamom wrote:
how do you know were you there! if sullivan was so innocent why did he run away. if you did it for self defense you would not run away.. you would defend yourself. helloooo.
He ran away because if he stayed he probaly would of had to defend himself further and hurt more people. Running away after and turning himself in was a smart thing to do. After being in a bad situation like this, hanging around and waiting for the cops, with the friends of the guy you just had to kill...is pretty stupid.
Mike

United States

#75 Jun 2, 2007
I agree with you Tom, but trying to explain any of this to most of the people on this thread is useless. Are you going to any of the proceedings?
Tom

Cathedral City, CA

#76 Jun 3, 2007
Yea Mike....but if it helps one persone think, then it is all worth it.

I would like to go but do not know when the main trial is set to take place. Any info would be helpful.
myob

San Francisco, CA

#77 Jun 4, 2007
He was able to post bail because his father just died weeks before and that was HIS ENTIRE LIFE SAVINGS/RETIREMENT MONEY/LIFE INSURANCE money. That's how much Mike's family believes in him. Mind your own business and stick to your own problems. Don't judge something you don't know.
myob

San Francisco, CA

#78 Jun 4, 2007
He turned himself in. Why would he turn himself in if he wasn't innocent? He ran beacuse he just got his life almost beaten out of him, and had to get somewhere safe.
myob

San Francisco, CA

#79 Jun 4, 2007
If you weren't there, then don't talk about it like you were.
Melanie

San Diego, CA

#80 Jun 4, 2007
Any word on when the trial will start? I can't find any information. Nothing in the news, except for that horrid beating of Emery in LJ.
myob

San Francisco, CA

#81 Jun 4, 2007
Oh, I was responding to things earlier in this blog. Sorry if my comments seem random. God bless all of you who believe in Mike and those who believe in innocence until proven guilty. This is truly tragic on both ends. Gossip doesn't help, the truth does. Please keep an open mind.
hailey

United States

#82 Jun 5, 2007
Hey, I'm a friend of Michaels, and the trial has been postponed until August 20. I'll write more when I have more details. I guess one of the people in the case had to take time off becaus his wife is having a baby.
interested

Redwood City, CA

#83 Jun 5, 2007
hailey wrote:
Hey, I'm a friend of Michaels, and the trial has been postponed until August 20. I'll write more when I have more details. I guess one of the people in the case had to take time off becaus his wife is having a baby.
are you serious? did they not have jury selection today? please keep the updated. thanks.
jme

San Diego, CA

#84 Jun 6, 2007
mike is a great guy and if any of u new anything about him you would know he is not a killer! all i have to say is 2mrw's trial starts and i hope justice is served because mike is an awesome person and doesnt belong in prison!!!

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