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Killer of FReeper HeartofGold sentenced for second murder
EV | 4/15/2005 | EternalVigilance

Posted on 04/15/2005 6:38:55 PM PDT by EternalVigilance

Michael Gunther was sentenced today in Sarpy County, Nebraska to life without parole for the shooting death of Mike Zawodny last May.

During the trial, he also openly admitted killing my sister Sally Kennedy, known here as 'HeartofGold'.

I haven't gotten the details yet, but I'm told he also received an additional sentence on a gun charge.

This opens the way for Gunther's transfer to Iowa to stand trial for Sally's murder, which will probably take place sometime in July.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Nebraska
KEYWORDS: bang; banglist; deathcultivation; donutwatch; freeper; freeple; heartofgold; jimroblist; murder; sentencing
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The bad news?

Nebraska prosecutors did not seek the death penalty.

The good news?

He ain't never getting out.

My heartfelt thanks to all who prayed for Sally's kids.

I'm happy to say that they are doing pretty darned well, considering all they have had to go through.

God bless you.

EV

1 posted on 04/15/2005 6:38:56 PM PDT by EternalVigilance
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To: EternalVigilance

Best to your family. They've suffered enough.


2 posted on 04/15/2005 6:40:14 PM PDT by Tall_Texan (If you can think 180-degrees apart from reality, you might be a Democrat.)
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To: EternalVigilance

wow
Prayers for you and yours for some closure and peace
So sorry for your loss


3 posted on 04/15/2005 6:40:45 PM PDT by Bekki4Bush (Proud to be a Bush Zonie!)
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To: Perelandra; Broadside; Waywardson; floriduh voter

FYI...


4 posted on 04/15/2005 6:40:48 PM PDT by EternalVigilance ("It's better to trust in the Lord, than to put confidence in man." -Psalm 118:8)
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To: EternalVigilance

I remember when this horrific murder took place. I appreciate the update . My sincere condolences on your loss. I am glad the children as doing well considering the terrible loss they suffered.


5 posted on 04/15/2005 6:42:21 PM PDT by Rhiannon
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To: EternalVigilance
Life w/out parole will work.

Prayers for you & your extended family.

6 posted on 04/15/2005 6:44:05 PM PDT by skeeter ("What's to talk about? It's illegal." S Bono)
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To: EternalVigilance

Maybe Iowa will give him the death penalty. We can only hope he gets his just desserts.


7 posted on 04/15/2005 6:44:40 PM PDT by samantha (relax the grownups are in charge (I think).....)
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To: EternalVigilance

Blessings to you and your family.


8 posted on 04/15/2005 6:46:37 PM PDT by Pan_Yans Wife (" It is not true that life is one damn thing after another-it's one damn thing over and over." ESV)
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To: EternalVigilance

Thanks for letting us know. Continued prayers for the children left behind.


9 posted on 04/15/2005 6:47:12 PM PDT by Iowa Granny
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To: EternalVigilance

OMG EV, I didn't know. Blessings to you & your family.


10 posted on 04/15/2005 6:50:03 PM PDT by tiredoflaundry (If you want to have a good time, you have to have a good watch!)
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To: EternalVigilance

Thanks so much for the update EV. Glad to hear your sister's children are doing good.


11 posted on 04/15/2005 6:51:13 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: EternalVigilance
I am so sorry for all you and yours have been through. My prayers for all of you...I've been in similar shoes (mom murdered when I was 15 during a robbery). It's a hard road but at least this part is behind you all.
God bless you
12 posted on 04/15/2005 6:53:03 PM PDT by 4everontheRight ( "I'm learning to dread one day at a time" --- Charlie Brown)
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To: EternalVigilance

Prayers for Sally's children and for your entire family.


"TT", Beth & Nana


13 posted on 04/15/2005 6:53:20 PM PDT by Texas Termite (Please pray for Texas Cowboy and baby Malachi.... Amen)
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To: EternalVigilance

Blessings to you and your family. I hope this brings some closure to all you have been through.


14 posted on 04/15/2005 6:53:29 PM PDT by imskylark
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To: EternalVigilance
I'm terribly sorry for your loss, and I most sincerely hope the State of Iowa does the right thing.

L

15 posted on 04/15/2005 6:53:43 PM PDT by Lurker (Remember the Beirut Bombing; 243 dead Marines. The House of Assad and Hezbollah did it..)
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To: EternalVigilance

Thanks for the update. Hopefully the kids won't have to keep appearing for the parole board every few years to explain why that cretin should not be let out.


16 posted on 04/15/2005 6:55:14 PM PDT by Feiny (The tears of unfathomable sadness...Yummy...yummy.)
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To: EternalVigilance
God bless you and yours EV!
I know this must be a hard time of the year for them. We opened our first spot yesterday.
17 posted on 04/15/2005 6:56:13 PM PDT by sausageseller (Look out for the jackbooted spelling police. There! Everywhere!(revised cause the "man" accosted me!)
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To: EternalVigilance

I'm glad to see the bastid won't get out.

But not as glad as I am to hear the kids are holding up.

God Bless you and your family for what you have been through and will continue to face.


18 posted on 04/15/2005 6:56:16 PM PDT by Gabz (John Paul II, pray for us.)
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To: EternalVigilance

I'm sickened by your sister's death. It's good that this man confessed, but your loss, and the loss of her many loved ones, remains great.

I just looked at her "About Me" page:

"I am a female musician and an artist and enjoy writing songs and poems. I lurked on Free Republic since the 2000 election which was addictive! I am a Christian and love Gospel, Blues, Jazz, Rock, and all kinds of quirky music. I play Piano and Guitar and sing and love to jam with other musicians. I don't like mean people and my motto is 'I'm nice til I'm not' Hey I think I'll write a song about that!"

It's encouraging to know she's with the Lord, but still painful to see such a rich life taken from us.


19 posted on 04/15/2005 7:00:57 PM PDT by Theo
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To: EternalVigilance

Prayers for your family. Unfortunately this is probably the best justice you can expect in this world.


20 posted on 04/15/2005 7:01:04 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Dig deeper, more ammo.)
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To: EternalVigilance
Incredible. . .prayers for all; who knew; loved and suffered through all of this with and for, your sister, Sally.
21 posted on 04/15/2005 7:01:27 PM PDT by cricket (Just say - NO U.N.)
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To: EternalVigilance
From "HeartOfGolds" about page:

I am a Christian and love....

All I need to know, to know where she is now.

I pray that you and your family find peace.

22 posted on 04/15/2005 7:02:24 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Remember and pray for Spec.4 Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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To: EternalVigilance

Wow. I had no idea. Prayers forward.


23 posted on 04/15/2005 7:03:33 PM PDT by Ramius (Hmmm... yeah, that'd be great...)
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To: EternalVigilance

Prayers for you and your family. Thank you for the update.


24 posted on 04/15/2005 7:03:44 PM PDT by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghanistan Honor Roll students.)
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To: EternalVigilance

As sick as it makes me to hear of your sister, I am glad he is getting a perm position in prison. I hope he has a rotten time of it.


25 posted on 04/15/2005 7:04:55 PM PDT by shellshocked (They're undocumented Border Patrol agents, not vigilantes.)
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To: EternalVigilance

So sorry to hear about your loss. Prayers for you and your family.


26 posted on 04/15/2005 7:06:48 PM PDT by P.O.E.
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To: EternalVigilance

God rest your sister and God bless her children.


27 posted on 04/15/2005 7:06:51 PM PDT by silent_jonny ("We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately." -- Benjamin Franklin)
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To: EternalVigilance
Prayers for you and your family, my FRiend.

Lando

28 posted on 04/15/2005 7:07:22 PM PDT by Lando Lincoln (How many liberals does it take to win a war?)
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To: EternalVigilance

Bless you and your family. May your sister rest in peace.


29 posted on 04/15/2005 7:07:47 PM PDT by freekitty
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To: EternalVigilance

Wow prayers still going out for you and your family.


30 posted on 04/15/2005 7:11:44 PM PDT by Arpege92 ("I am happy, be it yourselves." - Pope John Paul II)
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To: EternalVigilance
God Bless your family for this closure.

May he bring you comfort and solace.

31 posted on 04/15/2005 7:12:24 PM PDT by Northern Yankee (Freedom Needs a soldier)
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To: EternalVigilance

good news


32 posted on 04/15/2005 7:12:51 PM PDT by cyborg
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To: EternalVigilance

Thanks for the update. Post 19 lets us know that the loss was all of ours. She is in a better place, but it leaves us much poorer.


33 posted on 04/15/2005 7:14:55 PM PDT by Western Phil
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To: EternalVigilance

God bless you.

Regards,
LH


34 posted on 04/15/2005 7:17:30 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: EternalVigilance

I'm so happy he admitted to the killing.
Let's get that extradition as back-up.
May he rot away in a dank cell for decades to come.


35 posted on 04/15/2005 7:17:56 PM PDT by mabelkitty
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To: EternalVigilance

Thanks for the update, life w/o parole doing hard time is something this murderer will rue everyday of his life from now til his death. Bless you EV and your family.


36 posted on 04/15/2005 7:19:34 PM PDT by SeaBiscuit (God Bless all who defend America and the rest can go to hell.)
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To: Lurker; All

No death penalty in Iowa, unfortunately.

Again, thanks to all for the thoughts, the prayers and the kind words...


37 posted on 04/15/2005 7:20:37 PM PDT by EternalVigilance ("It's better to trust in the Lord, than to put confidence in man." -Psalm 118:8)
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To: EternalVigilance

Prayers for you and your family.


38 posted on 04/15/2005 7:25:51 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (*Gregoire is French for Stealing an Election*)
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To: EternalVigilance
Prayers for you and yours. God Bless your Sister, HeartofGold.

Take Care, Bless all of you

39 posted on 04/15/2005 7:26:07 PM PDT by deadhead (God Bless Our Troops and Veterans)
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To: EternalVigilance

God bless you, EV. Prayers for you and your family in all you have been through.


40 posted on 04/15/2005 7:34:01 PM PDT by Gelato
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To: EternalVigilance

Oh my gosh! I had no idea that your sister had been murdered - I'm glad they caught the killer. It's too bad he won't fry but at least he will rot.


41 posted on 04/15/2005 7:45:57 PM PDT by Rabid Dog (Make a difference in your community - Join your local Free Republic Chapter!)
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To: samantha
"Maybe Iowa will give him the death penalty."

We don't have the death penalty in Iowa. We have life without parole, instead.

42 posted on 04/15/2005 7:46:00 PM PDT by Irene Adler
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To: EternalVigilance

I'm right up the street from you and I didn't know about any of this. Not much I can say that hasn't already been said. God bless.


43 posted on 04/15/2005 7:47:41 PM PDT by IronJack
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To: EternalVigilance

So very sorry to hear of your sister's death. Somehow I missed hearing about it.

Glad that the murderer has been caught and that her children are doing well. May God bless and comfort all of you.


44 posted on 04/15/2005 7:51:02 PM PDT by ClancyJ (The Death Culture Movement - All of us are hosed no matter what we do)
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To: All; EternalVigilance
Murder of HeartofGold Thread Posted 2/16/05

EternalVigilance, I am so sorry to hear about your sister. I never heard about this before so I did a Google Search and came across the above thread you posted.

Statement by, I believe it must be your neice, from above link. I think she hit the nail on the head when she said; "I think he's just making a fool of himself," said 19-year-old Samantha Kennedy of Council Bluffs, daughter of the slain woman. "He's playing a game."

My prayer is that someday they be able to let this horrible thing fade from their everyday thoughts.

45 posted on 04/15/2005 7:59:00 PM PDT by Spunky ("Everyone has a freedom of choice, but not of consequences.")
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To: EternalVigilance

Your post and her "about me" page just brought a tear to my eye.
First one ever.
good luck to you all and god bless.


46 posted on 04/15/2005 8:06:24 PM PDT by mowowie
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a p.s. of sorts. And hope EV; you do not mind my/our going 'here'. . .

I remember 'HeartofGold'; more the name; than the posts; per se; with which I have since refreshed my memory . . .

Wonder, where people go - so many come. . .then leave. . .from this board. . .There are 'new'; and the 'old' - and many whom seem new; having not yet enncountered them. . .

While I have considered various reasons for a disappearance; a departure. .. never, have I thought about a Freeper being 'taken' like this. . .

There is more about Sally - found this site, among others, where more of 'HeartofGold' is shared. . .

I have lost a sister. . .incredible pain. . .seeing this site where feelings are shared, for a 'girl' named Sally, loved and now gone; at least beyond arm's reach. . .touches my heart. And, if you should visit. . . will touch yours as well. [http://www.belvederepoets.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=311]

47 posted on 04/15/2005 8:08:25 PM PDT by cricket (Just say - NO U.N.)
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Hello,

I am so sorry for what you and your family have had to deal with. Bless you all.

Glad to be here, you are in my prayers, MOgirl
48 posted on 04/15/2005 8:14:07 PM PDT by MOgirl (My God forgive us...)
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To: EternalVigilance

She sounded like a sweet person. Yes, a heart of gold.

Prayers to you and your family.

49 posted on 04/15/2005 8:18:43 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: EternalVigilance; 4woodenboats; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; Accountable One; Aeronaut; AKA Elena; ...
Prayer ping.

Please post your replies to EternalVigilance


EternalVigilance...my arms can reach you to hug you...so I have asked Jesus to deliver this hug for me.

Eternal Vigilance, I continue to pray for you and your family. God's comfort for everyone who feels from the loss of your sister. Lord, please heal the hearts of those who mourn this loss. Surround them with your angels. Provide this family with comfort and peace. Continue to bless them with justice done. Surround them with your love. In Jesus' precious name. Amen

Blessings,
trussell

If you want on/off my prayer ping list, please let me know. All requests happily honored.

50 posted on 04/15/2005 8:23:21 PM PDT by trussell (Prayers for the missing children!)
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