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Mother of slain 7-year-old hopes Attorney General Bill Schuette can help keep killer locked up
Mlive.com ^ | May 29, 2014 | John Agar

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 Siordia’s thoughts.

Her daughter’s killer, Theodore Glenn Williams, isn’t, 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.

“It’s hard to get started again,” she said. “I’m 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 Schuette’s 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.

“It’s 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 don’t want to get close to it again. But I can’t leave it alone, either.”

She felt betrayal along with her loss. Williams, the husband of a friend, watched Siordia’s other children while she frantically looked for her missing daughter. Williams at the time feigned outrage that someone could have kidnapped the girl.

“I’m still upset,” she said.

“I’m not so angry. I can’t change anything. Mostly, I don’t think he belongs in society.”


TOPICS: Local News; Miscellaneous; Society
KEYWORDS: crime; michigan; punishment
I'm really only posting this because I'm astounded at the comments from people who think Williams should be released. It seems the primary reason they want him released is because AG Bill Schuette doesn't want him released.

How about some relevant facts Mlive. We know he has been locked up for pushing 50 years for this crime. Apparently the standard for release involves a determination if he is still dangerously mentally ill. What do OUR state psychiatrists at the Forensic Center say about that? If they agree that he is NOT dangerously mentally ill who cares what Bill Schuette thinks. If there is a dispute between psychologists as to his condition fine lets have a hearing but if all the experts say he is "cured" why isn't 50 years of incarceration enough.
1 posted on 05/30/2014 7:59:22 AM PDT by cripplecreek
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2 posted on 05/30/2014 8:00:28 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cripplecreek
if all the experts say he is "cured" why isn't 50 years of incarceration enough.

Because it is punishment for several murders of children.

3 posted on 05/30/2014 8:04:58 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: a fool in paradise

If he hadn’t been ruled mentally ill, do these idiots think he should have never been locked up?


4 posted on 05/30/2014 8:09:12 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cripplecreek
Release him!

(Just kill him first.)

5 posted on 05/30/2014 8:09:47 AM PDT by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: cripplecreek
How about some relevant facts Mlive. We know he has been locked up for pushing 50 years for this crime. Apparently the standard for release involves a determination if he is still dangerously mentally ill. What do OUR state psychiatrists at the Forensic Center say about that? If they agree that he is NOT dangerously mentally ill who cares what Bill Schuette thinks. If there is a dispute between psychologists as to his condition fine lets have a hearing but if all the experts say he is "cured" why isn't 50 years of incarceration enough.

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...

6 posted on 05/30/2014 8:11:49 AM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: cripplecreek

If he had killed my daughter I’d do everything in my power to get him released. Then....


7 posted on 05/30/2014 8:11:53 AM PDT by Vinnie
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To: a fool in paradise

These people cannot be rehabilitated


8 posted on 05/30/2014 8:13:42 AM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: Dagnabitt
The interview with him.

Interview: After killing 2 young girls decades ago, Theodore Glenn Williams says he's not a threat

Even Theodore Glenn Williams, who has spent most of his life in psychiatric hospitals after killing two girls, wonders why anyone would want to see him free.

"I'm asking myself that all the time, " he said. "If it was reversed, and it happened to my child, I would never want to see the guy get released. I have a big problem with that, myself."


What a piece of garbage. Nearly 50 years later and the idiot is still trying to shrug off responsibility.
9 posted on 05/30/2014 8:15:21 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Vinnie

Same here!


10 posted on 05/30/2014 8:17:22 AM PDT by painter ( Isaiah: “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil,")
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To: Vinnie

Maybe an open carry release Williams rally at the gates of the prison could help change his mind.


11 posted on 05/30/2014 8:19:47 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: latina4dubya

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.


12 posted on 05/30/2014 8:21:26 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: a fool in paradise
Maybe I should move to Brazil marry a native, renounce my citizenship and illegally enter the Unite States.

It seems to be the path to a Get-Out-Of-Jail-Free card.

13 posted on 05/30/2014 8:43:56 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Vinnie

Or do anything in your power to get that prison job under a fake name.


14 posted on 05/30/2014 8:48:41 AM PDT by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: Vinnie
If he had killed my daughter I’d do everything in my power to get him released. Then....

Zed's dead, honey.

15 posted on 05/30/2014 8:59:56 AM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: cripplecreek

That happened back when it was still abnormal and shocking, before the leftist culture made it a daily ho-hum thing


16 posted on 05/30/2014 9:04:19 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: cripplecreek
but if all the experts say he is "cured" why isn't 50 years of incarceration enough.

Yes, 50 is more than enough; execute him NOW: Father is getting tired of waiting to talk at this POS.

17 posted on 05/30/2014 9:23:05 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: cripplecreek

Perhaps this psychopath would be wise to drop his petition.

18 posted on 05/30/2014 9:37:28 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: Vinnie
If he had killed my daughter I’d do everything in my power to get him released. Then....

...you'd take a person interest in seeing him suffer?

19 posted on 05/30/2014 9:39:12 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: cripplecreek

I have ONLY ONE QUESTION?Why Is This MONSTER Stll Breathing???????????????????


20 posted on 05/30/2014 10:04:00 AM PDT by bandleader
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To: cripplecreek

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.


21 posted on 05/30/2014 10:09:49 AM PDT by pleasedontzotme
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To: cripplecreek

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.


22 posted on 05/30/2014 10:26:27 AM PDT by jimt (Fear is the darkroom where negatives are developed.)
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To: Dagnabitt

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.


23 posted on 05/30/2014 10:32:10 AM PDT by peeps36 (Save The Tortoise And Kill The People)
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To: latina4dubya

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.


24 posted on 05/30/2014 11:01:14 AM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: Gay State Conservative
.you'd take a person interest in seeing him suffer?

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.

25 posted on 05/30/2014 3:04:41 PM PDT by Vinnie
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To: Sioux-san

that is why i do not think it should matter whether or not someone is cured...


26 posted on 06/01/2014 8:04:08 PM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: latina4dubya

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.


27 posted on 06/01/2014 10:30:53 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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