Skip to comments.Mother of slain 7-year-old hopes Attorney General Bill Schuette can help keep killer locked up
Posted on 05/30/2014 7:59:22 AM PDT by cripplecreek
ALLEGAN COUNTY, MI The 1967 rape and killing of her 7-year-old daughter, Sonya Santa Cruz, is never far from Edith Siordias thoughts.
Her daughters killer, Theodore Glenn Williams, isnt, either.
How can they not be?
Williams killed Sonya after he grabbed her while she walked home from Stocking Elementary in Grand Rapids. He raped and killed Laura Jo Sutliffe, 13, of Sparta, the previous year.
Every year, Williams, who is held under a defunct criminal-sexual psychopath law, can petition Allegan County Circuit Court for release. His latest request is pending.
In response, Siordia fired off a round of letters to state lawmakers and judges, and started another petition drive from her home in Long Beach, Calif., in hopes that her efforts will keep Williams locked up.
Its hard to get started again, she said. Im getting too old for this. It takes a lot of my spirit out, you know.
She said she has a second wind now, with state Attorney General Bill Schuettes announcement Thursday, May 29, that his office will join Allegan County Prosecutors Office in opposing Williams release from the Center for Forensic Psychiatry.
Schuette has asked Allegan County Circuit Judge Kevin Cronin to allow the state to file a legal challenge.
Its unimaginable that a child killer could have the opportunity to rejoin society, living a normal life in our neighborhoods, with our families, while the victims families live the rest of their lives mourning the tragic loss of their children, Schuette said in a statement.
Siordia welcomed the news.
I guess I just dont want to get close to it again. But I cant leave it alone, either.
She felt betrayal along with her loss. Williams, the husband of a friend, watched Siordias other children while she frantically looked for her missing daughter. Williams at the time feigned outrage that someone could have kidnapped the girl.
Im still upset, she said.
Im not so angry. I cant change anything. Mostly, I dont think he belongs in society.
Because it is punishment for several murders of children.
If he hadn’t been ruled mentally ill, do these idiots think he should have never been locked up?
(Just kill him first.)
omgawd... some people are so far beyond reach... who cares if he is "cured." that should have nothing to do with the amount of time he serves... he deserved death 50 years ago... at the very itty-bitty least, he deserves being locked up until death...
If he had killed my daughter I’d do everything in my power to get him released. Then....
These people cannot be rehabilitated
Maybe an open carry release Williams rally at the gates of the prison could help change his mind.
Our government has an “odd” policy towards illegal immigrant criminals these days.
If they have been convicted of non-violent offenses, they should be permitted to stay (no jail time).
If they have been convicted of violent/sexual offenses, they are deported and released from prison (no jail time).
Wonderful policy. The more extreme the crime, the lighter the punishment.
You do a violent crime in this country, you should serve your time in this country.
It seems to be the path to a Get-Out-Of-Jail-Free card.
Or do anything in your power to get that prison job under a fake name.
Zed's dead, honey.
That happened back when it was still abnormal and shocking, before the leftist culture made it a daily ho-hum thing
Yes, 50 is more than enough; execute him NOW: Father is getting tired of waiting to talk at this POS.
Perhaps this psychopath would be wise to drop his petition.
...you'd take a person interest in seeing him suffer?
I have ONLY ONE QUESTION?Why Is This MONSTER Stll Breathing???????????????????
It concerns me this case is before Kevin Cronin. He is one of the most arrogant, abuser-and-perv enabling, dangerous judges I’ve ever known to sit on the bench.
I hope this case is one of those “stopped clock” moments that happen twice a day.
I don’t buy mental illness or retardation as an excuse for murder.
The guy should have been executed LONG ago - like 49 years ago.
He should have been castrated with a jagged piece of glass before they hung him from a tree. These scumbags don’t deserve second chances.
Wackos can do very well in prison, getting their meds regularly, all temptation removed when it’s little girls they like to harm. Once released, there are no guarantees that meds will be taken, etc etc. Psychiatrists are not that trustworthy IMHO on what their wards will do once out in a ‘free’ society.
I've given some thought to this.
Instead of a kill shot, how about a downward shot just above the pubic bone. Take out the urethra , prostate, rectum.
Remind him of his crime about every 2 hrs.
that is why i do not think it should matter whether or not someone is cured...
I totally agree with you - there are some people who should never get out of prison and this guys is one of them. There are others who should be executed after their appeal is heard and no errors were made in the trial, which also applies to this guy.
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