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Woman Involved in Serial Killer Case Paroled

There are 49 comments on the WLTX Columbia story from May 3, 2007, titled Woman Involved in Serial Killer Case Paroled. In it, WLTX Columbia reports that:

A woman convicted of hiring one of America's most notorious serial killers has been paroled.

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Patricia Robinson

United States

#24 Jun 26, 2007
TRJ wrote:
Why didn't they give her more time for escaping? She served 30 years for the murder BUT what is her condidtional parole? We as citizens need to know about this.
Susan is a very nice person, I was lucky enough to know her and help her get out I think somebody needs to read the book, or get the transcript she didnt kill any one and pee wee said she didnt, see this is what gossup brings confusion
Patricia Robinson

United States

#25 Jun 26, 2007
New Brookland Girl wrote:
I would like to know more about her and why she escaped besides wanting to be free of course. I know that she is 60 years old now but is she dangerous? What is her story?
No she is a little frail lady who had to deal with gossup about what she did she didnt kill anyone, I wrote her story and will be publishing it soon
Patricia Robinson

United States

#26 Jun 26, 2007
I wrote this when Susan tried to kill herself
Susan Owens
co-defendant of Pee Wee Gaskins
Pee Wee killed many people Black/White/Family
Even as I tried to Die

Things aren't getting any easier as I struggle each day-its getting harder to understand why my life turned out this way..
I tried to show courage even being blamed for things someone else did-my life had no control, as my blacks turned red..
I was on fire with anger, as I raced through this world-being to proud as my life began to swirl..
Even in the quietness of night, I felt the fire within me-yet, I tried to ignore what life wanted me to be.
There was no, peace within the depth of my soul-life had cease to be real, I was playing someone else s role..
God had blessed me with 2 beautiful little girls-that , didn't slow me down, I still raced through this world..
I let life knock me down, I didn't have strength to stand-as I look back, I cant even blame that on a man..
I know now I did this only to me-today all I long for is to be free-
God placed me here as he slowly turned me around-as he did, I kept me close to the ground..
I tried all my life to be all I could be-even though I'm behind bars, I long to be free..
27 yrs. later I still struggle with life's why s- still nothing works out for me, even as I tried to die..
By: Patricia Robinson
10/18/02..6:59pm
Patricia Robinson

United States

#27 Jun 27, 2007
Wondering wrote:
If she was paroled, conditionally or otherwise, why is she still listed as an inmate @ the department of corrections, with a projected parole date of 05/02/2009? Once an inmate is released from the department of corrections, they are removed from the system. Looks like WLTX once again has their story mixed up!!!
susan is paroled I spoke with a officer at leath and she has been released
honeyspider

Hixson, TN

#28 Jul 15, 2007
This reply is for Patricia Robinson:

Please email me at [email protected]

I would love to talk with you about this story you have written about Suzanne and perhaps get a copy of it.
Patricia The Lifeteller

United States

#29 Jul 27, 2007
I was in prison with her I am Black and wrote the parole board for her God says there is such a thing as forgiveness and I witneesed the harsh behavor of some of the guards turning theyre heads so they would nt see her being hit and treated badly
honeyspider wrote:
I have researched Pee Wee Gaskins for about a year now.
Did Suzanne Owens deserve to go to prison for being involve in a murder?...YES
Did Suzanne owens plead guilty to the charge of paying Pee Wee Gaskins to kill this man?...YES
Was it ever proven that she actually paid to have this done?...NO
Did she have any chance of being found NOT GUILTY of this crime while constantly being associated with Pee Wee Gaskins?...I seriouslt doubt it.
A few things the media forgot to mention about this whole case:
Suzanne was sentenced to life in prison but with parole after 10 years (seems most media outlets forget that little add on of "parole after 10 years"). The first 5 years of her incarceration she was a model prisoner. A guard who had been affected in some way by Pee Wee Gaskins decided to make life in prison rough on Suzanne. Out of nowhere she began receiving behavior write ups. She accepted whatever was given her. She was treated as though SHE WAS PEE WEE GASKINS.
To those who believe Suzanne Owens lived in a "country club" prison, you had better research a little more.
One thing I have not seen on any discussion board or media reported since the announcement of Suzanne's parole:
John Owens and John Powell
Those guys plead guilty to actually participating in the murder with Pee Wee. Suzanne was not even there.
John Owens, I understand, was paroled after 3 and a half years. John Powell was paroled sometime in the 90s. I guess it was an oversight of most media outlets of the lack of reports to the public on those guys. I have to wonder if the news reported this and if there was a concern in the community about Powell and Owens?
As I stated above, Suzanne Owens deserved to go to prison, she went to prison and she bore the brunt of what Pee Wee askins did...for 27 years anyway.
When people blindly believe what the media tells them, it won't be long before US citizens will accept a $10,000.00 fine for speeding. Kind of like we are now "conditioned" to believe $1.79 is a cheap fuel price.
honeyspider

Hixson, TN

#30 Jul 27, 2007
Patricia..........
Thank you for responding to my post. Please let me know how I can contact you for more information on this story you are having published. I am interested in reading it.
Please email me at: [email protected]
IKILU

Myrtle Beach, SC

#32 Oct 19, 2007
Pee Wee will come back from the dead and kill you all. HAHAHAHAHAHA
honeyspider

Signal Mountain, TN

#34 Oct 24, 2007
Pee Wee will come back from the dead and kill you all. HAHAHAHAHA

I wonder if he would consider an interview first...

Walter Neely is dead.

I have received information that Walter Neely was paroled a few years back...is there any information available about his death?
Irish Barrister Dublin

Dublin, Ireland

#35 Nov 7, 2007
honeyspider wrote:
I have researched Pee Wee Gaskins for about a year now.
Did Suzanne Owens deserve to go to prison for being involve in a murder?...YES
Did Suzanne owens plead guilty to the charge of paying Pee Wee Gaskins to kill this man?...YES
Was it ever proven that she actually paid to have this done?...NO
Did she have any chance of being found NOT GUILTY of this crime while constantly being associated with Pee Wee Gaskins?...I seriouslt doubt it.
A few things the media forgot to mention about this whole case:
Suzanne was sentenced to life in prison but with parole after 10 years (seems most media outlets forget that little add on of "parole after 10 years"). The first 5 years of her incarceration she was a model prisoner. A guard who had been affected in some way by Pee Wee Gaskins decided to make life in prison rough on Suzanne. Out of nowhere she began receiving behavior write ups. She accepted whatever was given her. She was treated as though SHE WAS PEE WEE GASKINS.
To those who believe Suzanne Owens lived in a "country club" prison, you had better research a little more.
One thing I have not seen on any discussion board or media reported since the announcement of Suzanne's parole:
John Owens and John Powell
Those guys plead guilty to actually participating in the murder with Pee Wee. Suzanne was not even there.
John Owens, I understand, was paroled after 3 and a half years. John Powell was paroled sometime in the 90s. I guess it was an oversight of most media outlets of the lack of reports to the public on those guys. I have to wonder if the news reported this and if there was a concern in the community about Powell and Owens?
As I stated above, Suzanne Owens deserved to go to prison, she went to prison and she bore the brunt of what Pee Wee askins did...for 27 years anyway.
When people blindly believe what the media tells them, it won't be long before US citizens will accept a $10,000.00 fine for speeding. Kind of like we are now "conditioned" to believe $1.79 is a cheap fuel price.
If someone admits to having actually paid someone to kill another, and pleads guilty to that offence, that is proof of that fact (sufficient for a conviction) in common law including american law.
However i do take the point that it would appear to be inconsistant and unjust to lock a person up for such a lenthy period of time in circumstances where other crimes of a similar nature i.e. conspiracy to murder (with no addeded aggravating factors) would attract a significantly shorter period of incarceration.
Ms Kippers period of incarceration seems inexorably linked to all of the horendous crimes of Pee Wee Gaskins.
Justice should include retribution(no doubt) but above all fairness (even to the convicted) and if possable rehabilitation and mercy on a case by case basis. this approach leads to a healthier society. moving away from a focus on bloodlusting and hatred of the convicted towards rehabilitation and prevention.
Irish Barrister Dublin

Dublin, Ireland

#36 Nov 7, 2007
If someone admits to having actually paid someone to kill another, and pleads guilty to that offence, that is proof of that fact (sufficient for a conviction) in common law including american law.
However i do take the point that it would appear to be inconsistant and unjust to lock a person up for such a lenthy period of time in circumstances where other crimes of a similar nature i.e. conspiracy to murder (with no addeded aggravating factors) would attract a significantly shorter period of incarceration.
Ms Kippers period of incarceration seems inexorably linked to all of the horendous crimes of Pee Wee Gaskins.
Justice should include retribution(no doubt) but above all fairness (even to the convicted) and if possable rehabilitation and mercy on a case by case basis. this approach leads to a healthier society. moving away from a focus on bloodlusting and hatred of the convicted towards rehabilitation and prevention.
CPrell

Bangor, ME

#37 Jan 14, 2008
genorprincess1

United States

#38 Jun 6, 2008
suzanne had to get a lot of test before she was released to make sure she was able to handle the free world know she never seen a mall cellphone people she served her time that's it and where she is was horrible and she was an excellent inmate imagine giving someone a taste of your ice cream and a guard seeing you doing that if you don't know what happens let me tell you you go to lock up for a week then get a hearing maybe you get 30 days in lock up maybe you can't go out but to eat for 45 daysthat means you stay in your room with 2 other persons doing that for 27 years i'm proud of her cause going out for 2 hours a day m-f 1 hour an a half s-s is sad
PCobb

Callahan, FL

#39 Jul 19, 2008
I meet Suzanne Owens back at The Women's Correctional Center in South Carolina. I worked there as an officer for a couple of years. I remember the first time I ever laid eyes on her walking across the compound. I wondered "Why is that secretary out here on the compound unescorted. I thought she was in a dangerous place for such a lady." It was only a short time until I found out who she was and her connection with Pee Wee. Suzanne always carried herself as a lady, I doubt that ever changed over the years. I know she was guilty but I believe she has served her time and then some. If she had not been associated with Pee Wee she probably would have received parole in the late '80's. She has paid with the majority of her life for her crime and I for one wish her the best for the years she has left to enjoy her freedom.
BirdDog

North Myrtle Beach, SC

#40 Aug 31, 2008
The reason she escaped was so she could be with her lesbian lover Bobby Dover who hatched an escape plan by renting a car and stole a SCDC sticker off an employees car in the parking lot at the Womens prison and later put it on that car and drove right in by the officer on the HQ`s gate and picked up inmate Owens who was a trusty picking up trash, etc. in yhe parking lot at the prison. It took me two years but i finally found them in Mich.
Curious

Huntsville, AL

#41 Apr 17, 2009
What has happened to Suzanne since the parole? Is she back in SC? What is she doing today?
Suzanne Hater

Manning, SC

#42 Jul 9, 2009
Some of you people are so effin stupid it almost makes me sick. I cant believe anyone on here would actually defend that b**** or have the nerve to feel sorry for her for the time spent in jail. She deserved every second of it and more and hopefully she suffered. She may have not actually killed Barnwell, but she is as much to blame as Pee Wee. Had it not been for her and her friend John, Pee Wee would have had no idea who Barnwell was and he would still be living his life today. She is a selfish heartless b**** who had a human life taken because she didnt want to lose material things. You people should rot in hell for defending her. She should have got the electric chair right along with Pee Wee. You think she is a nice person...tell that to Barnwells kids who are living without their father while the stupid c*** gets to live her life. She has a place to live and a job, I know this for a fact. And poor Barnwell is in the dirt, or what was left of his body after it rotted for years no thanks to Pee Wee and the gang, including the whore Suzanne.
Briony

Gilbert, AZ

#43 Jul 23, 2009
I think she was Rob Thomas's aunt or something. An interview with him is in the new Rolling Stone and it says something about "'Aunt Monkey' who in 1975 hired Pee Wee Gaskins...to kill her ex-boyfriend and then became Gaskins' lover and went to prison for the next 30 years."
Mike

Hartford, CT

#44 May 13, 2011
If you people read the Final Truth by Donald Gaskins and Wilton Earle, then you would know what happened, according one of the most infamous serial killers, Donald "Pee Wee" Gaskins. In the epilogue of his book, Gaskins writes, "As I already told, Suzanne was sentenced to Life in the Barnwell Yates murder, just like I was. The mainest difference was, I went to trial and was convicted of killing Yates, while Suzanne, who wasn't even there when I did the killing, was intimidated into pleading guilty by being threatened with the Death Penalty which didn't legally exist in South Carolina at that time. Besides that, Suzanne was promised by the Prosecutor and her Lawyers and the Judge, in-chambers, that she would be paroled 'inside-of-ten-years,' which is why she jumped at the Plea Bargain," (Gaskins & Earle, 218).
Susan Phillips

Greenville, NC

#45 Jan 9, 2012
I was in the same cottage with her at Women's Correctional Center in Columbia, SC. She is not a little frail lady. She is a very sweet woman, though. It doesn't matter that she didn't commit the murder of her ex-boyfriend. She hired them to kill him. The law is, "The hand of one, the and of all". She married one of the men who watches the murder and was the go-between for the hit. She belongs in jail. She claimed that Peewee blackmailed her into sex anytime he wanted to keep him quiet about the murder. Bullshit. She could have moved to get away from him. She wouldn't have been in that position had she not had an affair with a married man who dumped her and took back things he gave her. She wouldn't have been in that situation had she not hired people to kill him. She belongs in prison until the day she dies. What a mistake they made in letting her out.

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