Skip to comments.Honor student plotted mother's murder, police say (Kept an online journal)
Posted on 11/28/2004 7:40:46 PM PST by Zechariah11
By PETER PORCO Anchorage Daily News November 26, 2004
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Sixteen-year-old Rachelle A. Waterman would appear to be any parent's ideal child - an honor student, an athlete, a gifted singer. But for months, she planned her mother's murder with two of her former boyfriends who are eight years her senior, according to Alaska State Troopers.
Two weekends ago on Southeast's Prince of Wales Island, their plot ended in the death of 48-year-old Lauri Waterman of Craig, according to court papers.
Lauri Waterman, a teacher's aide and community activist, was killed by one of the men using a blunt object, the papers say. Her body was burned when the men torched her van off a remote logging road.
Rachelle Waterman and the two 24-year-olds, Brian James Radel of Thorne Bay and Jason Allen Arrant of Klawock, have been charged with first-degree murder.
Craig, a city of about 1,200 on the west side of Prince of Wales, has been stunned.
"Everyone is pretty much in disbelief," said Capt. Kurt Ludwig, captain of the troopers' Ketchikan detachment. "The family is pretty prominent."
Carl "Doc" Waterman, a 60-year-old real estate agent, is president of the Craig School Board. Lauri Waterman, a special education aide, was on the library and Little League boards, according to Sara Altland, the School Board's secretary-treasurer.
Rachelle Waterman plays the clarinet, sings in the honor choir and represented her city at a music festival in Haines. The teenager pulled A's at Craig High School and has competed in the Academic Decathlon. She played basketball and volleyball.
The weekend her mother was killed, Nov. 13 and 14, Rachelle Waterman and her team were playing in Anchorage at the state volleyball tournament.
The timing of the tournament played a key role in the crime, troopers said. Carl Waterman also was out of town that weekend. The plotters felt the time was right to abduct Lauri Waterman, Sgt. Randy McPherron of the Alaska Bureau of Investigation said.
Troopers said Arrant and Radel have been friends since childhood.
"This had been plotted for months," McPherron said. "She made the initial solicitation for the murder (to Arrant) sometime in the summer. After she enlisted the aid of Arrant, Arrant talked to Radel."
Troopers said they are trying to uncover a motive. But Rachelle Waterman kept an online journal for most of this year. She wrote that her mother thought she was fat and grounded her without food.
"My mom finally gave me back the right to eat but wants to send me to fat camp this summer," says her entry for May 12. "... I agree I'm chunky but if she sends me off I'll be the skinny girl and get sat apon. That part wouldn't be funny, but overall it's quite amusing. Silly mother."
On Nov. 14, the day she learned the plot to kill her mother had succeeded, she wrote: "Well back from Anchorage and it was an okay trip. I got kinda sick but oh well. Did shopping, played v-ball ... I got these incredibly awesome boots that go up to my knees, I absolutely love them. will post pic later."
The three conspirators have admitted their actions, according to the court papers. Radel was arrested on Nov. 18, and the other two on Nov. 19.
"This is a big surprise to everybody," said Ronald Erickson, superintendent of the Craig School District. "We all need to hold judgment until we know why it happened."
Her parents took away computer priviledges on October 9 because they found her Wicca books. Her mother also suggested she begin losing weight by going to a camp during the summer.
"Yes, Your Honor...No, Your Honor...No contest, Your Honor...Nice tie, Your Honor!"
A fat Wiccan. Is there any other kind?
No, we don't need to hold judgment until we know WHY it happened. These bleeding hearts and their "whys" are part of the problem.
Yes. Fat and crazy.
Well, there are fat Wiccan lesbians..but I guess that pretty much falls in the same category.
And then there are the double wiccans (fat and crazy).
Did I miss this in the article? Aren't these people earth loving, peaceful creatures like some other religion of peace that we know?
This sounds like a spoiled brat who thinks the world is about her. How could she solicit two former boyfriends to do her dirty work? I've always believed that bad kids come from bad parents, but to get yourself killed at the very hands of someone you gave life to?
Wiccan = psychopath, at least in my experience.
It's all about me and what I want. Waaaaaa. If it wasn't for Mommie I could have been on the Wiccan Volley Ball Olympic Team and had five former boyfriends instead of a measley two. Bad Mommie, bad!!!
Hey, are we gonna get a picture of those awesome boots or not?!?!?
Like hell I will.
Thought y'all might like this. LOL! Enlightenment is so enlightening, ya? It's been a long haul up the mountain to slide quickly down the other side.
Wasn't this the plot of an ABC afterschool special?
I once worked with one that was thin, blonde, marginal, and spacey with a big S. Had a working two hour conversation with her about all that Wiccan stuff and realized her feet ain't planted on the ground (although that's where "it" comes from). Never revisited that subject again; had enough! I think she is a midwife now; a Wiccan midwife.
Get the holy water ready.
I hope they try her as an adult. Otherwise, she'll be at large in another 4 or 5 years.
Of course, we all must!
The facts may explain that the Mother deserved to be bludgeoned to death. . .
She kinda cute. Except for those terrifying crazy eyes, of course.
I do wonder; after a mind has been tainted with Wicca; is one retrievable?
Am wondering if this girl - post mortem - has any remorse. . or even just a little guilt?
Seems they were trying to take her back, but Satan obviously wouldn't let go...
Google her name. There are articles out there that have a lot more info. One of them mentions her crying, but she is probably only doing so because she knows her life is over.
Her father is sticking with her, but I can't imagine how hard that must be for him. Her bail was set lower than her two friends who carried out the murder.
From her blog...her favorite color is black. I guess that goes in with the wicca stuff. She was talented and Cute, but when you mix that with evil I guess it comes out deadly just the same. And yes I noticed in the top photo. There you can almost sense an evil presence.
Where I'm from, that is a code word for left-winger.
this whole family was disfunctional for a long time before the murder it sounds like.Mom wants to send her daughter to a fat camp and from the pics it doesnt even look like shes 125 pounds?Then to ground her for getting a B+ it sounds like the daughter inherited her moms personality disorder.This is sad all the way around hopwfully all three involved get sentenced to death so none of them have a chance of getting paroled even if you are sentenced to life without the possibility of parole you can be paroled.Like susan smith is up for parole in 2023 or something like that even though her sentence is life without possibilty and if this kid gets out after 25 years if people thinks shes evil now her disposition will be 100 times worse after 25 years in a cage! I just hope the proscuter isnt a wussy ass lib that abhors the death penalty.
From her blog:
Current Mood: cramping
Current Music: Like a Virgin- Marilyn Manson
Monday, September 13th, 2004
Ever feel completely alone? All the people who you care about and you thought cared about you just leave and you're....just alone...nobody to connect with, nobody to comfort you when you find out you might die, nobody...nothing....
Ode to Suicide
Pain consumes my body,
eating away like lye.
Tearing at my flesh,
no more tears left to cry.
Nobody loves me,
Why continue on?
I want out of these snares.
Relief and release,
is what you bring to me.
No more matters to cry for,
I can finally be free.
wow I suck amazingly at poetry.
Current Mood: depressed
Current Music: Rasmus- In My Life
Tuesday, August 24th, 2004
they hold the key to my chamber
locked within it's depths.
never to see the sunlight,
and contemplating death.
starving more than one way
soul and body combine,
the pain curses through
sending chills up the spine.
will I live to see the stars?
the sunrise once more?
or will I wither and rot
my heart gone forevermore.
Current Mood: depressed
Current Music: Lifehouse (don't know name of song)
Tuesday, October 19th, 2004
Got roped into doing a solo for the x-mas concert so I'm looking at music for that, and band concert tomorrow (small one, in school for the high school and parents and stuff)
oh and I now have pure benzoic acid. Unfortunately it's not leathal
that is all, I leave you and and may see you again, we'll see, will be looking up stuff on that benzoic acid
Tuesday, June 15th, 2004
well I'm grounded, last ngiht my mom went psycho bitch on me and cast me out. So I went to crash at someone's house then she freaked uot, wanted me home incase I told someone. Wee for loving parental units
I even got to fly...down the stairs....
Current Mood: sore
Current Music: Catch Me While I'm Sleeping- Pink
Friday, June 4th, 2004
Incredibly creepyness= my mother actually being...kind. I really does scare me. She actually gave me a slight compliment and didn't get pissed when she found out I got a C in math for last quarter (though she wants me to take that year of math over again because of that C, but i refuse). To top it all off, she actulaly made me pancakes from the left over batter of my brother and father. I think pod people have taken my mother and replaced her with a pod person. I'm not complaining though, I kinda hope the pod person stays. It's just creepy, either that or she's been popping her vicadin again. Either way *shrug* whatever. I suppose that's it....I should find something productive to do as that I am at work...even though there's nothing to do. There's only so many times you can fold a shirt.
... Rachelle Waterman had posted to an online journal dating back to February. In the journals, which she titled "My crappy life, the inside look of an insane person." She says she lives in Hell, Alaska, details conflicts with her mother and writes about a desire to commit violent acts against herself and others, KRBD reported.
One of her last entries was posted Nov. 14, hours after troopers say Arrant told her her mother had been killed. In the entry, she writes about her trip to Anchorage and having purchased some new boots, KRBD reported.
LOL----community activists are usually suspect with me as are anything with the words"peace" and "justice".
It sounded like she was diagnosed with some kind of contagous skin desease and bipolar disorder from one of her entrys.
Well enough of reading this darkness. I think you are right. Something was not right with her mother as well, but not deserving of death. The godless liberals have caused so much sickness in our society.
Look at the entry for Saturday April 17th. It is not suitable for posting here. And it is shocking for a Girl her age.
Scratch my last post. It seems it was not actually her words.
Something called a live journel updater. How sick.
Strange about the eyes though. . .
The difference seems to be the quality of the 'light' and from what/where it reflects.
'Loving eyes' reflecting 'good'. . .reach out and embrace/share. . .in the second case; the energy of the light seems not to reflect out from the eyes. . .but rather seem more like a vacuum. . .a 'sucking up' of light; drawing it in. .holding it; in the eyes. . .
. . .but of course, not making ANY judgments about 'light'; eyes. .evil. . .incarnate. . .wicca; NO . . .nothing. . .
Spent Thanksgiving in Montana, saw this bumpersticker:
"Sorry I missed church today, but I was busy studying witchcraft and becoming a lesbian" (this was in a granola based funky little boutique in downtown Missoula)I had tears I was laughing so hard..
Kinda funny that I clicked on this thread and stumbled into this conversation...
i mean really WHAT THE HELL!You are defently SOme Messed up in the HEAD little Gothical FREAK!! who has NOTHING now...besides the chance to rot behind bars AND then Rot in Hell and I hope to GOD you go through both with the Thought of YOU DID IT ALL TO YOUR SELF...and i bet you dont even feel sorry do you? lol maybe sorry you and Fu*ked up boyfriends got cought...Well you Had it Commin Honey...you didnt get ANYTHING outta it...everyone else felt the pain and you just didnt care...your messed up Eaxtrmly...did you EVER stop and think about how many ppl you were going to hurt doing this?How could you look at your mom every single day for FOUR months Knowing that as soon as you got the perfect chance to kill her you were going to..MY GOD it makes me SICK your mom was my softball coach.i loved her So much and you know what THis year im going to play my heart out For her!!and all the sh*t about your mom being So damn abusiuve.?lol common on little girl i dont believe that for a minute just wanted Some more Attention?? well you got it now...hope you like Bitches...cause lol your gone be somebody's Bitch now...your a sick little girl...and your gona learn...your not such a BADASS anymore...Shoot you never were just another FreAk ass WanA be PuNk Goth...LoL i wish i could just LAUGH in your Face you sick FrEAk
That was one of the creepiest things Ive ever read online and I didnt even get to the entries in this sick kids journals where she ever talked about her moms murder! I was wading through all the terrible things the others were posting to her for heavens sake. I had to leave it was making me ill.
I don't find it so shocking....it reminds me of the attitude of the Littleton murderers.....all about me and my feelings and about hate and bitterness and darkness.....
If she/he/it doesn't need the affirmation then why an expression of it, to wit "good work." Consistency isn't their strong suit.
Hmmm. Note to self. Do not keep journal if I plan to murder someone.
Stuned yet again! And apparently even Prince Charles is in on it. Those crazy Wiccans with their beads and feathers...
I know what you mean. There are some VERY, VERY demented postings there. Some of those Gothic types would find Jeffrey Dahlmer to their liking.
LOL! Keep it up, you give me a good laugh daily!
I went to bed very troubled by what I read there I must tell you.
what a depressing group of people ,filled with such dark thoughts. frightning really.
Where in the story does it say she's Wiccan?
She maintained an online blog where she posted her thoughts and feelings.
Saturday, October 9, 2005 at 2:42 pm
(one of the few times she refers to her mother)
Well I just wanted to let everyone know I haven't been online or posting becuase I am grounded for getting an 89% on a math test, and I have computer restrictions because parental units found my wicca books.
Parental units?! Does she also think she is Seven of Nine, from Voyager?
I have a journal over at LJ. There are some pretty cool conservative communities there. LJ has been buzzing like mad about this sicko.
There are some real sickos there. When I was scrolling through some of the messages posted to Waterman I couldn't believe some of the perversion I came across. I plan to avoid that site like the plague.
There are sickos everywhere. There was a problem here a couple of years ago with a poster FReepmailing posters he knew were either not white or dating someone who wasn't white and threatening to kill them.