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Former boyfriend charged with LaToyia Figueroa's death (body found)
Penn Live.com ^ | 8/20/2005, 10:51 a.m. ET | AP

Posted on 08/20/2005 8:55:37 AM PDT by Smogger

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police announced Saturday that they have charged the 25-year-old former boyfriend of LaToyia Figueroa with her death.

Stephen Poaches, of West Philadelphia, the missing pregnant woman's former boyfriend and the father of her unborn baby, was charged with the murder of the 24-year-old woman.

Figueroa has been missing for a month.

Philadelphia police recovered her remains early Saturday in nearby Chester, located about 13 miles southwest of Philadelphia.

When Poaches was arrested in Chester, police said he was wearing a bullet proof vest and was carrying a pistol.

LaToyia Figueroa's father, Melvin Figueroa, said he was relieved that an arrest had been made.

"Now she can rest in peace," he said. "All I want is justice with that peace."

Figueroa, who was five months' pregnant when she disappeared and already the mother of a young girl, was last seen on the afternoon of July 18 in West Philadelphia. Police received a missing persons report July 21, McClane said.

The remains were recovered in a grassy, partially wooded lot near homes and a road in Chester. The area was cordoned off by yellow police tape Saturday morning.

A few dozen members of the Figueroa family and supporters arrived at the scene shortly after daybreak, clustering close to the police tape and embracing each other.

They declined to comment to reporters.

Relatives and friends, who have papered the city with flyers and held large-scale searches for any sign of Figueroa, had just marked the one-month anniversary of her disappearance. A reward fund for information had reached $100,000.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: domesticviolence; infanticide; killer; latoyiafigueroa; mom2bekiller; philadelphia; philedelphia; philly; significantother; wifekiller; womankiller
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Didn't I see the guy's lawyer on Greta a last week saying the guy had done everything to cooperate, and had an air-tight alibi? I wonder what they found along with the body?
1 posted on 08/20/2005 8:55:38 AM PDT by Smogger
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To: Smogger
He was the last one with her.

I hope they charge him with two murders. And I hope he fries.

2 posted on 08/20/2005 8:58:08 AM PDT by teenyelliott (Soylent green should be made outta liberals...)
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To: teenyelliott
I hope they charge him with two murders. And I hope he fries.

Assuming, of course, that he's guilty...

3 posted on 08/20/2005 9:00:34 AM PDT by null and void (Be vewwy vewwy qwiet, we're hunting wahabbits...)
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To: Smogger; Millee; all4one; Tired of Taxes; KylaStarr

Smogger - Thanks for the update, this is sad news but at least they caught the guy. Prayers sent for Latoyia and her baby and family.

Sad news ping!


4 posted on 08/20/2005 9:01:51 AM PDT by fortunecookie
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To: teenyelliott

Another bum who didn't want to pay child support for 18 years.


5 posted on 08/20/2005 9:03:34 AM PDT by hershey
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To: Smogger

Fry the bastard.


6 posted on 08/20/2005 9:06:17 AM PDT by Houmatt (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: Smogger
I wonder what they found along with the body?

Probably bullet casings or the shell itself matches the creep's gun he was carrying when arrested.

7 posted on 08/20/2005 9:10:04 AM PDT by demkicker (Life has many choices. Eternity has only two. Which one have you chosen?)
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To: Smogger

OH, the poor girl, and her poor children. I knew she was dead, and I knew he did it.


8 posted on 08/20/2005 9:17:33 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Officially around the bend, at least for now.)
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To: Tax-chick

For all our worries about violent crime, we are statistically more likely to be killed by a "loved one".

Passion begets passion in all its forms, it seems.


9 posted on 08/20/2005 9:23:34 AM PDT by pa mom
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To: Smogger

The father of the baby is the guy everyone suspected. He was conspicuously absent when her family was desperately searching for her.


10 posted on 08/20/2005 9:23:38 AM PDT by nuconvert (No More Axis of Evil by Christmas ! TLR) [there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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To: null and void; teenyelliott
>> I hope they charge him with two murders. And I hope he fries.

> Assuming, of course, that he's guilty...

Update: According to CNN they are indeed charging him with two counts of murder, one for the woman, one for her 5-month fetus.

11 posted on 08/20/2005 9:24:45 AM PDT by dayglored (One Proud American (NRA))
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To: pa mom

Sharp phrasing :-).


12 posted on 08/20/2005 9:25:38 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Officially around the bend, at least for now.)
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To: dayglored
I don't see how they can charge him with a crime.

He merely assisted her with a "late term abortion" and "suicide" simyultaneously. There's no crime here. Now move along, everyone.

/s

13 posted on 08/20/2005 9:28:19 AM PDT by PackerBoy (Just my opinion ....)
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To: dayglored; null and void
Good.

Sometimes one does not need to see the trial to know who is guilty and who isn't. This guy is.

And the woman had another child, too, who now has to grow up without her mother. I think there ought to be a charge invented for that.

14 posted on 08/20/2005 9:30:39 AM PDT by teenyelliott (Soylent green should be made outta liberals...)
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To: Smogger

When are these women going to get it.

They have to have a boyfriend .. the sleep with them .. they live with them .. they get pregnant - the boyfriend is out of there. The closer it gets to the baby being born the more dangerous it becomes for the woman .. the father does not want to spend his lifetime SUPPORTING A BABY HE NEVER WANTED.

If young women would keep their pants on .. they would be less likely to lose their life and the life of their unborn child.


15 posted on 08/20/2005 9:34:32 AM PDT by CyberAnt (America has the greatest military on the face of the earth.)
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To: Tax-chick

"I knew she was dead, and I knew he did it." I'm really curious about Judge Crater, Amelia Earhart and Jimmy Hoffa. I'm sure you know all about these cases, too, so let us know what happened to these folks.


16 posted on 08/20/2005 9:38:06 AM PDT by diogenes ghost
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To: teenyelliott

Ha Ha you hope Poaches ....Frys...


17 posted on 08/20/2005 9:41:10 AM PDT by joesnuffy (Save the whales. Redeem them for valuable prizes.)
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To: Smogger

I thought this was an easy case from the start, just needed a body.


18 posted on 08/20/2005 9:42:10 AM PDT by TheForceOfOne (The alternative media is our Enigma machine.)
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To: CyberAnt

Yes, it's all the fault of the victim. She deserved to die for daring to get pregnant. And the man had nothing to do with that. /s


19 posted on 08/20/2005 9:44:12 AM PDT by conservatrice
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To: diogenes ghost

Sorry. These visions just come to me randomly.


20 posted on 08/20/2005 9:45:16 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Officially around the bend, at least for now.)
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To: Smogger
arrested the father of the unborn child

would be charged with two counts of murder and related offenses for the deaths of Figueroa and her fetus.

21 posted on 08/20/2005 9:50:07 AM PDT by jobim
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To: CyberAnt
If young women would keep their pants on .. they would be less likely to lose their life and the life of their unborn child.

And if young men would keep it in their pants there would be less unwanted child..............

22 posted on 08/20/2005 9:51:50 AM PDT by Gabz (USSG Warning: portable sewing machines are known to cause broken ankles)
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To: CyberAnt

So it's the victim's fault.


23 posted on 08/20/2005 9:52:05 AM PDT by OldFriend (MERCY TO THE GUILTY IS CRUELTY TO THE INNOCENT ~ Adam Smith)
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To: pa mom

The number one cause of death in pregnant women is murder.

But no one would know that because MSM wouldn't want you to see the effects of Roe v. Wade. We know how the democrats (most of them), love the death party.

If guys have been given the green light to flee from responsibility (it's her choice, her body...not part of both of us), of course this is going to happen.

God forbid you teach abstinence.
NARAL and Planned Parenthood keeps giving out their faulty condoms (Consumer Reports, second to last worst), birth control and by the way come back for an abortion when you get pregnant, teaching second and fourth graders about sex in public schools without their parents permission and setting up Emer. Contraception for over the counter, non-prescription status (even though it has been banned before and nothing has changed).

44 million abortions later...we still don't get it. This is why you have a second generation that have no idea how to be a man... much less a father (because their father's weren't there).

This is why we have Social Security, illegal immigration and other problems.

People say there's no slippery slope...
In Spring we starved a disabled woman for 13 days...
because her husband didn't want her, she was substandard.
Now we want to play with embryos to save (yet, keep killing), to be God. The Groningen Protocol in the Netherlands wanted the age raised to 12 for euthanizing children they (doctor's decision, not the parents), deemed unfit.

We need to wake up.


24 posted on 08/20/2005 9:56:09 AM PDT by AliVeritas (Ignorance is a condition. Stupidity is a strategy.)
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To: CyberAnt

Exactly.


25 posted on 08/20/2005 9:56:41 AM PDT by AliVeritas (Ignorance is a condition. Stupidity is a strategy.)
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To: null and void

According to Fox, they caught him moving the body. That doesn't sound very "innocent" to me.


26 posted on 08/20/2005 9:57:48 AM PDT by MizSterious (Now, if only we could convince them all to put on their bomb-vests and meet in Mecca...)
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To: CyberAnt

Shame on you.


27 posted on 08/20/2005 9:58:44 AM PDT by KylaStarr
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To: OldFriend

LE had him under surveilance all this
past month.

LE caught him moving the body.


28 posted on 08/20/2005 9:58:58 AM PDT by the Deejay (THE LADY DEEJAY)
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To: CyberAnt

But the democrats want your child to know everything about sex in schools...not abstaining...you also can't be notified if your twelve year old is going to get an abortion. But guess who they'll call if something goes wrong?


29 posted on 08/20/2005 9:59:30 AM PDT by AliVeritas (Ignorance is a condition. Stupidity is a strategy.)
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To: diogenes ghost

So really sound like you're taking it personal.


30 posted on 08/20/2005 10:00:42 AM PDT by AliVeritas (Ignorance is a condition. Stupidity is a strategy.)
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To: CyberAnt
And if certain men would keep their pants on, they wouldn't be tempted to murder their girlfriends and their babies.

Works both ways.

31 posted on 08/20/2005 10:01:19 AM PDT by MizSterious (Now, if only we could convince them all to put on their bomb-vests and meet in Mecca...)
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To: the Deejay

Wow


32 posted on 08/20/2005 10:02:02 AM PDT by AliVeritas (Ignorance is a condition. Stupidity is a strategy.)
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To: the Deejay
May he rot in hell and my the soul of the mom rest in peace.

I deplore those dolts who are blaming her for her murder.

33 posted on 08/20/2005 10:02:51 AM PDT by OldFriend (MERCY TO THE GUILTY IS CRUELTY TO THE INNOCENT ~ Adam Smith)
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To: CyberAnt

Also, it should be noted that some married women who are pregnant are also killed by their husbands--Laci Peterson and Lori Hacking come to mind.


34 posted on 08/20/2005 10:04:15 AM PDT by MizSterious (Now, if only we could convince them all to put on their bomb-vests and meet in Mecca...)
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To: the Deejay

No way! He went back to move the body! What an idiot!


35 posted on 08/20/2005 10:05:17 AM PDT by It's me
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To: the Deejay

Where did you get that info?


36 posted on 08/20/2005 10:08:09 AM PDT by demkicker (Life has many choices. Eternity has only two. Which one have you chosen?)
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To: OldFriend; MizSterious

Haven't these nutcases learned
anything from the Peterson &
Hacking cases?

Especially the Peterson case.
If ya don't want the responsibilties
that come w/being a father.....
keep your pants on! Or use condoms. fgs.


37 posted on 08/20/2005 10:08:54 AM PDT by the Deejay (THE LADY DEEJAY)
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To: CyberAnt

15 posts before the victim is blamed!

Could be a record.

I'm waiting to hear that she drove him to it, women are really the ones who abuse men, and she probably falsely accused him of being the father.


38 posted on 08/20/2005 10:09:04 AM PDT by ladyjane
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To: demkicker

On msnbc early this morning.

Fox & cnn weren't showing the
presser.


39 posted on 08/20/2005 10:09:51 AM PDT by the Deejay (THE LADY DEEJAY)
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To: Smogger

Speaking of Greta, look how fast this missing woman was found, and look how long it is taking to find Natalee Holloway.

May she and her unborn baby soul's rest in peace.
And prayers for the family, her 7 yr old daughter and her father. Very sad.


40 posted on 08/20/2005 10:10:21 AM PDT by stopem
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To: demkicker

Also, Poaches was carrying a gun
and wearing a bullet proof vest.


41 posted on 08/20/2005 10:11:25 AM PDT by the Deejay (THE LADY DEEJAY)
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To: the Deejay

Well at least he's caught red handed and there won't be any "beyond reasonable doubt" b.s.


42 posted on 08/20/2005 10:12:30 AM PDT by demkicker (Life has many choices. Eternity has only two. Which one have you chosen?)
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To: joesnuffy

Very clever, according to the way his name is spelled. But I have heard it pronounced "Po-shay", as if it were French, on Nancy Grace and Greta.


43 posted on 08/20/2005 10:14:40 AM PDT by txrangerette
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To: Smogger

This is tragic.


44 posted on 08/20/2005 10:14:40 AM PDT by cyborg (I'm having the best day ever.)
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To: stopem
Speaking of Greta, look how fast this missing woman was found, and look how long it is taking to find Natalee Holloway.

Unlike Aruba, LE in the U.S. is sincerely interested in solving crimes, otherwise Natalee would have been found long ago.

45 posted on 08/20/2005 10:16:10 AM PDT by demkicker (Life has many choices. Eternity has only two. Which one have you chosen?)
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To: CyberAnt

Look at poor Laci Peterson. She did it 'the right way' and for her reward, she was murdered and thrown away like unwanted trash.


46 posted on 08/20/2005 10:16:43 AM PDT by cyborg (I'm having the best day ever.)
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To: MizSterious

OK. Fry him.


47 posted on 08/20/2005 10:17:05 AM PDT by null and void (Be vewwy vewwy qwiet, we're hunting wahabbits...)
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To: PackerBoy

I wonder what the abortion rights bunch would do if his defense was that he was exercising his right to an abortion?


48 posted on 08/20/2005 10:18:28 AM PDT by libsl (I'm just sayin'....)
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To: demkicker

Exactly!


49 posted on 08/20/2005 10:18:32 AM PDT by stopem
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To: fortunecookie

Thank you kindly for the ping fortunecookie. Prayers for Latoyia, her unborn daughter, her 7 year-old daughter and her entire family. They worked tirelessly to try to find her this past month. Just a heartbreaking outcome.


50 posted on 08/20/2005 10:27:04 AM PDT by all4one (All Muslims can be considered "moderate", until they decide to kill as many infidels as possible)
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