Jury finds Dilallo guilty in mom's death

Photo: Arin Jennifer Dilallo and her attorney, Dan Marlowe, listen as jurors convict Dilallo of second-degree murder in the stabbing death of her mother, Betty Rutigliano, in May 2008. Full Story
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it looks

Rio Rancho, NM

#1 Jun 20, 2009
like Dan Marlowe is losing his touch.
Bill Laughlin

Corpus Christi, TX

#2 Jun 20, 2009
A tragedy all the way around.
Neebow

United States

#3 Jun 20, 2009
Dan Marlow did his best with what he had. What can one do with a person who is guilty.
MichaelMichael

AOL

#4 Jun 20, 2009
I came from a critical dysfunctional family and my mother wasn't the easiest person to deal with, she was a dictator and ruled with an iron rod; a very cold soul it was her way or no way at all! Her family and relatives thought she was the most perfect human being in the world. You don’t know a person till you live with them; they didn’t! Years ago I decided to go far away! There are no bonds between the family and relatives and I am much happier now, they don’t even have my address and much less my phone number. I even dreaded going to visit for Thanksgiving and Christmas, I don’t anymore it’s been years. I don’t even make contact when there is death in the family I don’t just don’t go.
Now, to kill you're mother that’s going too far, there are other alternatives and she had a choice.
Leigh

Albuquerque, NM

#5 Jun 20, 2009
it looks wrote:
like Dan Marlowe is losing his touch.
Well, considering that Ms, Dilallo admitted that she killed her mother because "God told me to do it", I think Dan Marlowe did the best he could. How is he expected to get someone off when they admit to the crime. Second degree and possibly 15 years in prison isn't a harsh enough sentence for killing your mother!
andrew

United States

#6 Jun 20, 2009
Leigh wrote:
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Well, considering that Ms, Dilallo admitted that she killed her mother because "God told me to do it", I think Dan Marlowe did the best he could. How is he expected to get someone off when they admit to the crime. Second degree and possibly 15 years in prison isn't a harsh enough sentence for killing your mother!
well said
easydoesit

Albuquerque, NM

#7 Jun 20, 2009
More depressing headlines.
Larry Lopez

Isleta, NM

#8 Jun 20, 2009
I give great praise to this artice, especially to the individual that took the picture due to other papers not getting the face and the Santa Fe new mexican did,

great job..........keep it up.
AOL User

Albuquerque, NM

#9 Jun 20, 2009
That's not bad...15 years.
Steve Ortiz

Palo Alto, CA

#10 Jun 20, 2009
Marlow's job is to make sure she gets a fair trial and has proper legal represntation, not to make up some **** story and "get her off." I hate it when cheap and unscrupulous defense attorneys do this. It cheapens the whole criminal justice system and it certainly doesn't serve the best interests of their clients.
no he

Rio Rancho, NM

#11 Jun 20, 2009
Steve Ortiz wrote:
Marlow's job is to make sure she gets a fair trial and has proper legal represntation, not to make up some **** story and "get her off." I hate it when cheap and unscrupulous defense attorneys do this. It cheapens the whole criminal justice system and it certainly doesn't serve the best interests of their clients.
is looking for reasonable doubt.

Too bad that reasonable doubt was documented as being under house arrest.
Jo Jo Circus

Rio Rancho, NM

#12 Jun 20, 2009
Looks like jurors up North are wising up... must be something in the water. The norm would have been NOT GUILTY and the rest of you cry baby libs would blame Bush....
Nick

Miami, FL

#13 Jun 21, 2009
first of all, god tells hundreds of criminals to do things(i.e. terrorists). People are so closed minded and don't open themselves up to more possibilities. they look at a situation and automatically think they know. Don't judge people until you know them or "have lived with them". You know how many times people are falsely convicted. Have you ever spent 48 hours being questioned by a bunch of testosterone driven cops, no food, no water, nothing. You would do/say anything just to get the hell out of there. So unless you have been convicted yourself, your just as ignorant as the next guy.
Nambe New Mexico Resident

United States

#14 Jun 21, 2009
The police did the right thing even if they did question her for 20 hours. Her children should be thankful she didnt walk. Look what she did to her mother, imagine what she would have done to them, barbeque and served them for dinner! Fasely convicted, doubt it, too bad it is only for 15 years, put her to death.
Andrew

United States

#15 Jun 21, 2009
Nambe New Mexico Resident wrote:
The police did the right thing even if they did question her for 20 hours. Her children should be thankful she didnt walk. Look what she did to her mother, imagine what she would have done to them, barbeque and served them for dinner! Fasely convicted, doubt it, too bad it is only for 15 years, put her to death.
I agree, are we sure her name is dilallo or is it really DONNER.
Luke

United States

#16 Jun 21, 2009
Nick wrote:
first of all, god tells hundreds of criminals to do things(i.e. terrorists). People are so closed minded and don't open themselves up to more possibilities. they look at a situation and automatically think they know. Don't judge people until you know them or "have lived with them". You know how many times people are falsely convicted. Have you ever spent 48 hours being questioned by a bunch of testosterone driven cops, no food, no water, nothing. You would do/say anything just to get the hell out of there. So unless you have been convicted yourself, your just as ignorant as the next guy.
What is she just supposed to "give it up after 10 minutes" give me a break. Sounds like you are speaking from experience. If it wasn't for people like you we wouldn't have the show "Worlds dumbest criminals".
Herrera

United States

#17 Jun 21, 2009
Dilallo killed her mom, didn't the poor old lady support the good for nothing killer. I wonder who is paying for her defense. The paper makes no mention of any family so guess what We, hard working, tax payers fronted the bill,
Bull****. Nick from Florida has something to say about it, Why doesn't he pay for some of her defense, never mind he is living off the system I bet.
Nick

Miami, FL

#18 Jun 22, 2009
Nambe New Mexico Resident wrote:
The police did the right thing even if they did question her for 20 hours. Her children should be thankful she didnt walk. Look what she did to her mother, imagine what she would have done to them, barbeque and served them for dinner! Fasely convicted, doubt it, too bad it is only for 15 years, put her to death.
Oh you're a Nambe resident?
Too bad she didnt go down the street and kill you.
what a

Rio Rancho, NM

#19 Jun 22, 2009
Nick wrote:
first of all, god tells hundreds of criminals to do things(i.e. terrorists). People are so closed minded and don't open themselves up to more possibilities. they look at a situation and automatically think they know. Don't judge people until you know them or "have lived with them". You know how many times people are falsely convicted. Have you ever spent 48 hours being questioned by a bunch of testosterone driven cops, no food, no water, nothing. You would do/say anything just to get the hell out of there. So unless you have been convicted yourself, your just as ignorant as the next guy.
whack job
Used to Live There

Greenville, SC

#21 Jun 22, 2009
and you people make me sick! I for one know what it was like to live with this family. I was with Jennifer for 7 years, 5 of those married. We lived either next door to Betty or in the same house for at least a year.
Betty wanted it that way, because she loved Jennifer and the kids, also Betty and I had a great relationship.
The reason I'm still not a part of that family was due to Jen's mental health issues. I'm not saying she did this and is guilty because I wasn't there. The kids were and they both tell me she didn't do it, they were there...that's good enough for me!
If you read the time line in the paper it makes no sense. Kricket is quoted in the paper as saying she woke up at 1:58AM hearing Betty's screams, but ignored them at first, thinking it was her brother's TV, yet the 911 call was placed at 1:58AM.
Did you know the children were interogated for over 20 hours with no sleep and one McD's Happy Meal. Meanwhile detectives were alternated so they could sleep and eat.
Did you know Kricket's clothes were taken from her and she was made to wear jail house clothes. They told her it was to see if there was any blood on her's, yet they didn't take Nick's. Kricket was never in the room.
Did you know these are military interogation techniques. These techniques have been used around the country on minors, many of these court cases are now being overthrown.
Why? Because they will get you to say anything, so you can go home and sleep. Before you say it, no I have never been through this, but saw it on NatGeo or Discovery.
Jennifer can be a handful but when she is in her own mind, she is the most caring and generous person you will ever meet. She always took pride in the kids doing well in school and sports. She loved them and would do anything for them. So did Betty. So did I and still do!
Even if she did do this, she needs to be in a mental health facility, not a prison.
For such beautiful country, a place that is supposed to be inhabitated with such liberal, free thinking individuals...
I lived there and could only count a minority of people who I would want to have as friends. After leaving there I have read the news & comments almost daily. The majority of which is crime, racism and hatred.
Look at what is going on around you, it's insane. Children being killed by their mothers, mass murder graves being excavated, home invasions, break ins, assasination type killings in the national forests, women being told if they had hit the intruders they were shooting at they would be prosecuted, state police and lawyers killing people in the streets with their cars, police harassing people on the streets during a celebration, law enforcement people taking drug money from crime scenes, it goes on and on.
Think about these things before you jump on the band wagon. Were you there????

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