Santa Fe man charged in woman's killing

Santa Fe man charged in woman's killing

There are 201 comments on the The Santa Fe New Mexican story from Dec 13, 2008, titled Santa Fe man charged in woman's killing. In it, The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that:

A 38-year-old Santa Fe man is in jail today on an open count of murder after police found his girlfriend dead late Friday night.

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jmt

New York, NY

#185 Feb 13, 2009
Rita_S wrote:
Mark the murderer feels "great remorse and sadness". I suppose most murderers feel the same way after they realize they are going to be held accountable for the taking of another's life.
My hope is that he is punished severely and spends many years in prison.
That is absolutely what he deserves.
Sue

Santa Fe, NM

#186 Mar 3, 2009
So is Mark going to trial, does anyone know anything about what's going on with this?
HTravis Amarillo Tx

Hurricane, WV

#187 Mar 3, 2009
From what I understand, Yes he is going to trial. The new DA is pushing for the max.
Sue

Santa Fe, NM

#188 Mar 4, 2009
HTravis Amarillo Tx wrote:
From what I understand, Yes he is going to trial. The new DA is pushing for the max.
Thanks for the info.
Honestly

United States

#189 Mar 4, 2009
How about reminding all the women that are living in abusive and threatening relationships to pack their stuff up and leave before this happens to them too.
Offer as much help as you can to anyone you know that lives under these circumstances. You may be reading about them in the paper as well.
There are numbers to call and people that will listen and help. Who will be next?
HTravis Amarillo Tx

Hurricane, WV

#190 Mar 4, 2009
Amen!
Honestly

Birds Landing, CA

#191 Mar 5, 2009
Caroline wrote:
This is truly another sad situation.The justice system in our state is horrible and very frustrating,especially if you have ever been a victim. The law just never seems to be on your side. It seems to me that law was created for the criminals."Innocent until proven Guilty."These people get away with their crimes due to lack of evidence,time span well I could go on. My deepest condolences to the family of this poor women.My prayers go to the family and all the other women and/men in domestic situations.
In the sake of honoring the victim and her loved ones, let's pray that a fair and swift justice is carried out with extreme integrity and just punishment for the person that robbed the world of another loving person.
Honestly

Birds Landing, CA

#192 Mar 5, 2009
Julies friend kajsa wrote:
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Jules murder changed my life. I tell my friends daily here in Amarillo that I love them and I'm never going to take for granted the time I spend with them. Losing her made me feel more compassion towards others. I made a promise to myself, I vowed to treat others with respect even if they don't deserve it . We all have faults, none of us are perfect. If people could see the true nature of ourselves... some would be shocked. I learned from my previous relationship that was controlling and verbally abusive that everything I went through, was a learning experience. I learned to control the anger the jealousy and also to keep my mouth shut. Why get into an argument over something stupid? I am always aware of what I spit out now with my current boyfriend, we have a mutual respect for each other and that's one aspect that most relationships lack. Think about it people, happiness begins with ourselves first then we can spread that happiness with the ones we love and then we can start enjoying the short time we have here on earth. Life is too short to let the little things impact us. Take Jules misfortune as an important lesson on self control for all of us, men and women. Start taking the steps to change what we can inside and stop the endless cycle of anger and aggression towards others. Learn to walk away from a bad situation whether in relationships or misunderstandings at bars and such. Have respect for yourself and start making a difference in other peoples lives that way they can hear your story and hopefully apply that to themselves.
Your having known Jules personally, makes your message extremely profound and meaningful. Men and women should do everything possible make their relationships healthy. But realize help will come late or never from the disturbed abusers in the relationship unless there is compelling and comprehensive intervention. The abusers will not magically start liking themselves or anyone else anytime soon. There are deep psychological irregularities associated with this behavior. It is too often justified and tolerated, most likely in co-dependent relationships. The abuser is the last consideration in the pro-active safety equation. In that light it is important for victims and those close to them to realize the danger and help create a safe transitional plan and environment for someone in need. Many are trapped hopelessly without safe places to flee without the fear of total disruption of their lives, reputations and sources of income. There are many other partners living in danger and sadly the next time we will be reminded of it may be when we have another unnecessary tragedy of this nature.
Honestly

United States

#193 Mar 5, 2009
Friend of Mark wrote:
I know that this board is the place where everyone will gather to enjoy watching and commenting on mark's demise, so I wanted to let Mark's friends that are also reading this board know that he is holding up pretty well and has a solid legal team at his side. I talk to him weekly and contrary to what those who dont really know him would speculate, he feels a great remorse and sadness right now.
His life is effectively over and however gallant the effort is to redeem him, please focus on the "horrible place" the victim is in and the void that now permeates the lives of her family and friends. Let us not lose site of the victim as you try to help the perpetrator recover and save what is left of his life. Needless to say Jules and Mark would have both benefited from such a compassionate support structure if one was offered before he took someone a life. That would have made a real difference. Very Sad Indeed.
Honestly

United States

#194 Mar 5, 2009
Pardon my grammar: ...before he took someone's life...
Concerned

Santa Fe, NM

#195 Sep 29, 2009
Just hadn't heard anything at all on this. Anyone know if and when there's going to be a trial?
Kajsa

United States

#196 Oct 20, 2009
Happy Birthday Jules, we will celebrate your life tonight.
Court Info

Santa Fe, NM

#197 Nov 16, 2009
Concerned wrote:
Just hadn't heard anything at all on this. Anyone know if and when there's going to be a trial?
It appears that the case went before a grand jury back in January and the recommended it for trail.
I am guessing that now the lawyers are preparing their cases. There is no further information about any upcoming court dates.

You can find this information by looking at NM Court public records at:
http://www.nmcourts.gov/caselookup/

You have to agree to the disclaimer and then it takes you to the lookup page. At that page, be sure to type: last_name first_name. No need for "," or anything. And make sure you are looking at the right case. This particular name brings up 3 court cases, and the other two seem to involve completely different people.

Hope this helps anyone who is looking for more information.
Karma

Santa Fe, NM

#198 Nov 25, 2009
There's usually 2 sides to every story. Did she nag and nag and nag until she sent him over the edge?
Is that

Albuquerque, NM

#199 Nov 25, 2009
Karma wrote:
There's usually 2 sides to every story. Did she nag and nag and nag until she sent him over the edge?
your excuse.
Htravis

Washington, NC

#200 Dec 12, 2009
M-49-FR-200800966 is the case # still. He was charged with 1st degree murder it shows but it doesn't tell details of what he received. I just want to say we love you and miss you Jules here in Amarillo. Today is the day you lost your life one year ago and the pain is still deep in all of us. You will forever be in our memories and our hearts. Please remember what a great lost this was to our world and he was the cause of it. No matter what remorse he is feeling, it will never be enough to bring back a great friend, daughter, fellow gamer, or sister. We miss you deeply.
Htravis

Washington, NC

#201 Dec 12, 2009
Those of you above that are saying hateful things about a wonderful person that met a tragic end,are wrong in so many ways. Who has the right to ever take away someone's life?
The sis

Denver, CO

#202 Mar 29, 2010
for those of you who are legitimate friends of Julie Ostercamp and our family, thank you for your kind posts.
SilentWatcher

Austin, TX

#203 May 9, 2010
I see the many posts of Julie or Jules as her friends called her. She was just a looser meth head who played Everquest (aka:Evercrack) 18+ hours a day with her habit. Mark wanted better for her and all she did when she moved in with him in SF was to bring some more meth and sit on **** . Mark had cleaned himself out when he moved there and Julie brought the devil with her. She was not very bright, and was prone to outbursts and being extremely provocative. I remember her saying once that if Mark didnt let her get some meth, she would play Everquest for 24 hours. Quit portraying Julie as some kind of saint. She was not. And neither was Mark. But he did try to get her out of the drug infested Ammarillo and give her a better life. In the end, a poor ignorant family lost their daughter who they didn't give a **** about until she died. Then they make her out to be Lilly white. I am not defending Mark's actions as they are indefensible. But Julie was just as much to blame for this drug fueled meth/alcohol situation. If you dont believe what I am saying, check the forensics of the drugs found in her system. Not pretty. Total waste of two lives.

“26.2”

Since: Feb 08

Santa Fe, NM

#204 May 29, 2010
Looks like two more lives ruined by alcohol and drug abuse.

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