Murder charges filed against two in S...

Murder charges filed against two in Santa Fe killing

There are 133 comments on the The Santa Fe New Mexican story from Sep 8, 2009, titled Murder charges filed against two in Santa Fe killing. In it, The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that:

Santa Fe police arrested two homeless men early Tuesday morning and charged them with killing a 45-year-old man found in the Santa Fe River Sunday.

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Laurie Leach

Pleasant Valley, NY

#112 Sep 18, 2009
Thank you for your kind words about my brother, Chris. The beautifully colored stripped shirt you gave him will always be remembered. I'm sorry we didn't discover this post blog prior to his funeral which was Wed. Sept.16. We had him cremated and I brought his ashes back to New York State. It is so sad...
JOSEPH wrote:
I feel very very sad. He was my friend for a short time. I met him and his sister. He did some work at my house and Chris was not only a fun party guy but he was also an artist. He helped me with some landscape work and helped set up my concrete bench. I had to part ways with him a while after that. His addiction was taking the friendship away. I enjoyed him when he was sober. That is how I met him. That is the way I want to remember him. He carried something from the woodstock era into today. He just wanted to bring people together. He was always ready for that. Weather he was sober or not. It is really different to know someone who only cares about that in a sense. We as a materialistic society esp with texting and the internet age have very little eye to eye contact anymore. When you see the look on his face its very artistic. Just passing the time trying to give his inner love to the world. I bet if the rain came down he would still want to dance and have a good time. He was a very creative person and he just wanted to be loved and remembered. BTW that stripped shirt is a shirt I gave him. I feel even more sad seeing this pic because usually a person that is on the street or leaves home usually only carries a few items. I am honored that he enjoyed that shirt. I remember when he came to my house and was helping me clear a bunch of inventory there were some old clothes and funny hats. He would try them on and with his beard and hair it was very comical. I wish the news media would have mentioned more about what we know about him. Instead they focused more on that Fiero Drunk driving story that seems to go day by day. I know its a political thing but we have a serious crime problem growing in rural areas in New Mexico due to the economy. If lots of people are going homeless. Imagine how much harder it is for those that are already homeless to begin with. I wish Chris would have told me he was trying to seek help in rehab. He really changed in these photos. I have not seen him in two years. It seems he has been in the sun a lot. I have a couple of pictures too somewhere but I will only share those with family if I can get to them. He was really great at cutting and shaping flagstone. He could make waterfalls and ashtrays and different things. I wish the news would have mentioned him as an artist. This way it would make the people more aware about what to report when they see something wrong and get involved. Since we pay taxes we should treat our public parks as they are our parks. Since we do pay for them.
Regina

United States

#113 Sep 20, 2009
Sheri, I will always remember Chris for the many things he gave me. I loved him very much. He made such an impact on my life that I can't forget. He was a very special, loving person who made me laugh. He touched so many people's lives in the same way. We love you Chris!
wenn607

Corning, NY

#114 Sep 21, 2009
I don't know how long this page will go on but I have more to say for Chris. I am thinking of him every day.It seems that everything reminds me of him.Every tree,every river,stream,song,flower,just about everything I see.I don't know why.Tomarrow Bill and I are taking my father to Bethel,N.Y. to Yasgur's farm and I believe Chris will be there also! My daughter,Amber,sister Robin neice Carleena, nephews Jordan and Tyler and grandson Joey all knew Chris and felt an emotional bond with him.They all loved him and are grieving his loss.I have never felt a loss this deep and I know I will feel many more the longer I live.I remember being angry with him for writing Wendy Rose all over the house,throughout books,on walls,on photos,just everywhere.I would always get angry over little things.If I learned anything it was to not get angry over the little things in life.And I don't anymore.I tend to smile at angry people or feel sorry for them and wonder what is really hurting them inside? One last thing,I didn't write this.....I thought I felt pain because I wasn't loved.I felt pain because I loved. Wendy
George Robinson

Albuquerque, NM

#115 Sep 21, 2009
Chris' sisters would like to hear from two people. One is the person who lent Chris a cell phone so that he could call them. This was hours before he died on Saturday, September 5th. They want to thank him. The second is the waitress or restaurant owner who left a post on the New Mexican website about a meal that Chris shared with one of his murderers. They would like to see the writings he might have left with you. Contact information can be found on the flyers in and around the plaza.
Laurie Leach

Pleasant Valley, NY

#116 Sep 22, 2009
To Wendy~

I only met you once (at my mom's funeral) and I have loved all the wonderful things you said about my beautiful brother. Yes, he is in my thoughts, in nature, songs, colors and just about everything. It is amazing how much he touched so many people's lives. Today is my mom's birthday and they are somewhere together now. I have Chris' ashes with me here in Tannersville, NY. We need to make a decision as to when and where to place them. I returned from NM last Friday and was counting on my aunt Barbara to help me with this but while I was in NM her son, Jamie, was killed (heart attack) by being thrown from an ATV. I haven't wanted to impose on her grief so I'm here wondering when we may get this together. You are welcome to come over to the Binghamton area when I know more.
George Robinson wrote:
Chris' sisters would like to hear from two people. One is the person who lent Chris a cell phone so that he could call them. This was hours before he died on Saturday, September 5th. They want to thank him. The second is the waitress or restaurant owner who left a post on the New Mexican website about a meal that Chris shared with one of his murderers. They would like to see the writings he might have left with you. Contact information can be found on the fliers in and around the plaza.
Mike Snowden

Sayre, PA

#117 Sep 24, 2009
Sheri Rose wrote:
Christopher David Rose is my brother. He had a heart of gold and an addiction to alcohol which he could not overcome. I did everything in my power through the years to help and support him. I have been actively praying for him for approx. 30 years. Now I leave him in the merciful heart of God. As for the two men who killed him, I pray for them also, I forgive them and will continue to pray that each man will, before their death make peace with God.
I was hoping to see him again one day. That day will now be in heaven. Your brother worked for me in New York. May God comfort you.
Mike Snowden

Sayre, PA

#118 Sep 24, 2009
I was hoping to see Chris again some day. Now that day will be in Heaven. Chris worked with me in New York State. Sorry to hear about his end. May God comfort you and give you peace.
Sheri Rose

Albuquerque, NM

#119 Sep 27, 2009
Thank you Mike for your kind words about Chris. Sometimes I feel like I'm in a daze about what happened to Chris. I put my faith in God and this gives me peace.

God bless you and yours,
Sheri Rose (I am Chris's oldest sister and he lived with me off and on here in New Mexico.
wendy

Friendship, NY

#120 Sep 27, 2009
JOSEPH wrote:
I feel very very sad. He was my friend for a short time. I met him and his sister. He did some work at my house and Chris was not only a fun party guy but he was also an artist. He helped me with some landscape work and helped set up my concrete bench. I had to part ways with him a while after that. His addiction was taking the friendship away. I enjoyed him when he was sober. That is how I met him. That is the way I want to remember him. He carried something from the woodstock era into today. He just wanted to bring people together. He was always ready for that. Weather he was sober or not. It is really different to know someone who only cares about that in a sense. We as a materialistic society esp with texting and the internet age have very little eye to eye contact anymore. When you see the look on his face its very artistic. Just passing the time trying to give his inner love to the world. I bet if the rain came down he would still want to dance and have a good time. He was a very creative person and he just wanted to be loved and remembered. BTW that stripped shirt is a shirt I gave him. I feel even more sad seeing this pic because usually a person that is on the street or leaves home usually only carries a few items. I am honored that he enjoyed that shirt. I remember when he came to my house and was helping me clear a bunch of inventory there were some old clothes and funny hats. He would try them on and with his beard and hair it was very comical. I wish the news media would have mentioned more about what we know about him. Instead they focused more on that Fiero Drunk driving story that seems to go day by day. I know its a political thing but we have a serious crime problem growing in rural areas in New Mexico due to the economy. If lots of people are going homeless. Imagine how much harder it is for those that are already homeless to begin with. I wish Chris would have told me he was trying to seek help in rehab. He really changed in these photos. I have not seen him in two years. It seems he has been in the sun a lot. I have a couple of pictures too somewhere but I will only share those with family if I can get to them. He was really great at cutting and shaping flagstone. He could make waterfalls and ashtrays and different things. I wish the news would have mentioned him as an artist. This way it would make the people more aware about what to report when they see something wrong and get involved. Since we pay taxes we should treat our public parks as they are our parks. Since we do pay for them.
Thank you so much for your story Joseph.I noticed the shirt right away.That was definately Chris's style.I am sure he loved that shirt.He loved his funky style of dress and so did I.I enjoyed getting him clothes.It was always fun.I talked to him when he was in New Mexico and he talked to me about his work with you.I really would like to see the photos if you don't mind.We can talk more if you want to.My e-mail is [email protected] for caring for Chris.I also wish the newspaper could show more about who people truely are.I can't even look at his petty arrest photo.They should show a real picture of Chris.That was not the Chris I knew.I will never look at that picture again.My daughter has a beautiful beautiful peice of artwork that Chris painted when we were together.I will find a way to show it to everyone who love and care for him. Peace and Love to all Wendy
wendy

Friendship, NY

#121 Sep 27, 2009
Mike Snowden wrote:
<quoted text>I was hoping to see him again one day. That day will now be in heaven. Your brother worked for me in New York. May God comfort you.
Thank you Mike.
Sheri Rose

Albuquerque, NM

#122 Oct 2, 2009
Joseph,

Thank you for your kind words about Chris. I remember when Chris brought you to my house in Belen. You helped us with our computer. I remember your kindness to Chris. I would like to see the pictures of Chris. You can e mail me at: [email protected]
Thanks again for all of your positive comments about Chris. I miss him so much and dealing with the way he died is not easy.

God bless you Joseph,
Sheri Rose
Doinky

United States

#123 Oct 2, 2009
HIspanics bring their culture: corruption, graft, greed, peonage, good old boy network, machismo, killing for honor, guns, drugs and gangs. Goverment lets them off because they are always related to 'someone' and because it is NEVER their fault: baby can't do know wrong...cry the Hispanic women, and their men return home and beat them. Ask a Hispanic girl to file a domestic violence complaint and you are wasting your breath. They would rather die than file. That is the prevailing culture, all imported from down-south.
DriveByPoster

Florence, AL

#124 Oct 2, 2009
yea, but those two homeless guys didn't know it was a person they killed. after all.. the homeless victim was all dressed in black, it was dark outside, he was talking to other homeless on his cellphone, and they happened to be driving their bmw through the field by teh allsups without the headlights on... and when they heard a *THUMP* on their windshield and it shattered, they thought it was other homeless people throwing bricks at them! so, that is when they got out of there fearing for their safety! honest officer! we thought a rock hit >>US<<!
DriveByPoster

Florence, AL

#125 Oct 2, 2009
flawless defense. i'm going to use it every time.

it will soon be known in the annals of history as the FIERRO DEFENSE or commonly known as the "but it was really DARK outside!" defense.
Sheri Rose

Albuquerque, NM

#126 Oct 3, 2009
DriveByPoster,

For the sake of the grieving family of Chris please do not use this site for the type of comments you posted. We are hurting enough and we do not need these type of comments. The men who killed my brother were not hispanic. It was not a racial crime. Please I beg you don't hurt us anymore.

God bless you,
Sheri Rose
Laurie Leach

Pleasant Valley, NY

#127 Oct 4, 2009
I recentye reread this blog and to Sonia in SantaFe I say, "you don't know what you don't know". You have no idea what a beautiful person Chris Rose was. You'll probably never read these words either. I, on the other hand, will continue to check this blog because Chris was my little brother. Even if he "landed" (as you say) in "your" (really?) city doesn't a person have the freedom to be where he chooses? It isn't your city and I bet you've never had a fraction of the fun Chris had!
Laurie Leach

Pleasant Valley, NY

#128 Oct 4, 2009
I am from Tannersville, NY. It is in the Catskill Mts. which is over an hour's drive north from Monticello.
Debbie Rose

United States

#129 Oct 4, 2009
Our family is putting together a slide show with beautiful pictures of Chris and with lovely music. We will post it on completion.

We are so devastated about his murder and many friends of his are beginning to surface and share their memories. We love this and welcome anyone's happy memories. Chris was the youngest of six children which makes it even harder. The positive postings that we have read are helping us, please keep them coming. I treasured my little brother, he was so cleaver, talented, loving and kind. He always helped anyone who needed anything, and with a cheerful heart. I had more fun with him than with anyone in my life, there is a dark hole in my heart that will be filled when I meet up with him again.
Wendy

Painted Post, NY

#132 Oct 10, 2009
I still love you Chris Rose.You were hurt badly (Murdered) I am still grieving and maybe always will!So so heart breaking.I don't understand WHY Why didn't they just walk away from you.That rotten man knew what he was doing and intended to kill Chris.I am disgusted by some of the things I have read here.We are all on this earth together.Who says it's your state,city,neighborhood,street ,sidewalk and it just goes on and on.It's gross!! The hurt that goes on in this world is awful and if I could,I would make it stop this second.As for Chris's loving sisters,I really wish I could take your grief away.Call me any time.I am here for you all any time,day or night!!Love Wendy
Ref

Birds Landing, CA

#133 Oct 10, 2009

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