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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

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To: MEG33; MizSterious; Inspectorette; the Deejay

My, my.......looks like us ladies are looking for a BIG Saturday night huh? :-)


101 posted on 08/20/2005 3:31:59 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: Howlin

Hardyharhar! Actually, I'm waiting for dinner--dear hubby's bringing a pizza home, then we'll watch a movie. I prefer watching them at home, actually--fewer kibitzers (unless the cats chime in), no gum on my shoes, no coke down the back of shirt, and no neck-aches from trying to see around someone's big hair.


102 posted on 08/20/2005 3:36:19 PM 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: Howlin

Now, Howlin..It's not night yet!.. ;)


103 posted on 08/20/2005 3:38:44 PM PDT by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: MizSterious

Mine has a band job tonight that didn't require my presence so, for the first time in weeks, I'm HOME ALONE (still on baby watch).......just the dogs and cats for company.

And, FGS, do NOT tell anybody!


104 posted on 08/20/2005 3:44:23 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: Howlin
Well, Mr. Inspectorette's brother and his wife are taking us out to dinner tonight for our anniversary.

Truth be told, as much as we appreciate their taking us out, we'd be just as happy to throw a couple of steaks on the grill, with grilled veggies, portobello mushrooms, baked potato, and a nice Cabernet - mmmm ;-)

BTW - we're still newlyweds - we've only been married 15 years!

105 posted on 08/20/2005 3:46:15 PM PDT by Inspectorette
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To: Inspectorette

May you enjoy many more!


106 posted on 08/20/2005 3:50:41 PM PDT by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: Inspectorette

Happy Anniversary!


107 posted on 08/20/2005 3:51:33 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: the Deejay

My guess is this was for an abortion and she backed-out.
Leaving him with one alternative - to murder both of them.
Was he trying to keep Latoyia's pregnancy from his current girlfriend? That's what it sounds like.

The $300 for the doctor's visit sounds like a doctor that performs abortions. Don't look for the MSM to tell the truth about this angle, if it is accurate.


108 posted on 08/20/2005 3:53:24 PM PDT by mabelkitty (Lurk forever, but once you post, your newbness shines like a new pair of shoes.)
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To: Howlin; MEG33
Thankya, thankya, thankya verruh much (a little Elvis lingo there ;-)
109 posted on 08/20/2005 3:53:34 PM PDT by Inspectorette
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To: MizSterious

No, but both women had knowledge there was something wrong with their spouses and looked the other way.
This happens to both men and women - they want to believe so badly that there isn't something wrong with the one they love that they ignore fatal character flaws.


110 posted on 08/20/2005 3:56:41 PM PDT by mabelkitty (Lurk forever, but once you post, your newbness shines like a new pair of shoes.)
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To: mabelkitty

No, I don't get the impression she
was going for an abortion....just
her usual checkup.

They must have been doing a pay as
you go, type thing. And that day,
neither of them had the money for
the checkup. That's the way I
understood it.


111 posted on 08/20/2005 4:17:11 PM PDT by the Deejay (THE LADY DEEJAY)
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To: Howlin

Yes indeedy! I'm always geared up for
a BIG SATURDAY NIGHT!!

Sitting at the pc, and from the next room,
listening to hubby yawn, then snor as he
"watches" tv! LOL!


112 posted on 08/20/2005 4:19:25 PM PDT by the Deejay (THE LADY DEEJAY)
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To: mabelkitty
Was he trying to keep Latoyia's pregnancy from his current girlfriend? That's what it sounds like.

From what I've read the other girl punched Latoyia in the stomach. The other girlfriend knew she was pregnant. I believe this ex-boyfriend that killed her occasionally hit Latoyia as well.

I don't understand with the abuse and all these other women (2 other girlfriends beside Latoyia) that Latyoia would still hang out with him. She was last seen alive with this guy coming from a routine doctor's visit.


113 posted on 08/20/2005 4:24:32 PM PDT by Aaron0617
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To: OldFriend

Not sure what you meant by that one, OF... Can you explain it a bit more???


114 posted on 08/20/2005 4:25:57 PM PDT by Hand em their arse
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To: OldFriend
So it's the victim's fault.

Cyber doesn't need me defending him (her?), but even I got what he was saying.

The victim set herself up in a very dangerous situation.

Kind of like climbing out on a ledge, it's not the victims fault if someone pushes her off, but she did have the option of using a sidewalk, and shose not to.

115 posted on 08/20/2005 4:37:47 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (God has blessed Republicans with really stupid enemies.)
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To: Howlin
And, FGS, do NOT tell anybody!

No one can pry it out of me w/a crowbar!! LOL!!!

(Let your guard down, and that baby will be on the waaayyyyy!!)

It's your stepdaughter that's expecting, right?

116 posted on 08/20/2005 4:50:22 PM PDT by the Deejay (THE LADY DEEJAY)
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To: latina4dubya

You obviously do not know sarcasm when you read it. I was responding to the blaming of victims that some on this site seem to do. To them, if a woman doesn't completely have her act together then she asked for her death. The mention of Lacy Peterson was to put light on the fact that Lacy was married and in what she and her family thought was a stable relationship with her husband. Lighten up a little.


117 posted on 08/20/2005 5:42:00 PM PDT by LoudRepublicangirl (loudrepublicangirl)
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To: MEG33
which is why i wrote:

a certain lifestyle doesn't guarantee that one live a long, happy, healthy life, but it can better one's chances...

118 posted on 08/20/2005 6:05:46 PM PDT by latina4dubya
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To: MizSterious; LoudRepublicangirl
again, i wrote:

a certain lifestyle doesn't guarantee that one live a long, happy, healthy life, but it can better one's chances...

i don't know if Lacey Peterson or Lori Hacking could have made better choices in selecting husbands... and i'm not blaming any of the victims for their own deaths... but we women do have a lot more power than we are often willing to exercise... or perhaps we don't even realize we have that power to begin with

even if LaToyia had not been killed, she didn't make very good choices for herself or her already-born child... my saying that no way means that i think she deserved to die... i don't think she deserved to die... i'm interested in getting young women to know that they have more power than they realize... (i'm a counselor at the local Crisis Pregnancy Center... i talk with many a young woman who gives up so much for a guy who does not love her or their baby.)

i suspect most of us women here do know what i mean... i am very guilty of having made terrible choices in my early 20's... Praise God i didn't lose my life over any of them... but i did lose some dignity and even character--which has had to be rebuilt over the last 15 or so years...

119 posted on 08/20/2005 6:25:36 PM PDT by latina4dubya
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To: Smogger
I understand police got a tip that the boyfriend was going to move the victim's body. They tracked him and voila.
120 posted on 08/20/2005 9:15:05 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Near the belly of the beast in San Diego)
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To: latina4dubya; CyberAnt

I didn't take his comment "that" way either. I know exactly what he meant.


121 posted on 08/20/2005 9:21:03 PM PDT by bonfire (dwindler)
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To: Smogger

Oh, just damn. Another one. Prayers for her family.


122 posted on 08/20/2005 9:43:56 PM PDT by used2BDem (Navy Vet (Navy Mom))
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To: latina4dubya

Amen sister.


123 posted on 08/20/2005 9:45:55 PM PDT by cyborg (I'm having the best day ever.)
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To: fortunecookie

Amen.


124 posted on 08/20/2005 9:47:15 PM PDT by RobbyS ( CHIRHO)
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To: latina4dubya

If I too, were to "pay" for bad decisions made in my 20's I probably wouldn't be alive right now. But, I'm pretty tough and with God's help I got through that and now I don't allow myself to be taken advantage of by anybody. In my job I also see women who would do anything for some slug who doesn't deserve for my dog to urinate on. I am always amazed at how much BS women are willing to put up with just to keep their men. I always say if they fail to be an asset then they are just an ass.


125 posted on 08/21/2005 4:14:18 AM PDT by LoudRepublicangirl (loudrepublicangirl)
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To: latina4dubya

Totally agree. This girl got herself mixed up with a very bad guy. Even if he hadn't murdered her, she had a young daughter who could have been at risk. How many stories do we read about women's boyfriends who molest their children?


126 posted on 08/21/2005 4:43:34 AM PDT by Andy'smom
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To: Smogger

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

Just hmmmmm.


127 posted on 08/21/2005 5:24:55 AM PDT by JockoManning (http://www.biblegateway.com)
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To: luvbach1

I listened to the tape from Fox and it did indicate they had a tip and followed him to the body..That makes more sense than that they were following him 24/7.

One thing the Laci case taught me is not to believe everything the media claims from "sources"..

I hope they have him nailed..

I looked up the guy's lawyer after I heard him speak..Get ready for a defense putting the police on trial...again..


128 posted on 08/21/2005 6:53:59 AM PDT by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: latina4dubya

No, none of us know if they "could have" made better choices.

However, your comment insinuated that this lady brought it on herself by not keeping her pants on. I'm older than dirt, as they say, and over the years I've seen stories about many a married woman, quite a few who were pregnant, who met with similar sad fates.

It isn't just about "keeping their pants on" (and in any event, that's a two way street, too). Such comments aren't really that relevant, since pants on or off, married or single, and of any age, women and girls can die at the hands of someone who's an inveterate and unrepentant abuser.

That said, I will agree with those who are concerned about unmarried sex. The dangers range from those of the spirit all the way to those of the flesh. Many diseases proliferate from these practices. Many hearts are broken when the man moves on to yet another "girlfriend." Many children born into such relationships grow up without knowing their fathers, and without the guidance of a good man.

That is but one of the tragedies of our times.


129 posted on 08/21/2005 8:09:16 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: Tired of Taxes
This is sad indeed, though we probably all guessed it would turn out this way.

You're welcome. A sad ping indeed. I think the longer we waited for word, and the initial 9 days was already long for a happy outcome, the more it seemed unlikely she and her baby would be found alive. Such a tragedy. Now her 7 year old has lost mother and sister not to mention a grandmother she never knew. Prayers for the whole family.

130 posted on 08/21/2005 8:17:01 AM PDT by fortunecookie
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To: all4one
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.

You're welcome. Yes, I second that, prayers for the entire family. Her older daughter has lost mother and sister. Very heartbreaking. It was wonderful to see how her family loved and searched tirelessly for her and how the media eventually got on board. It is truly a heartbreaking outcome, I think though as time went on, it seemed less likely they'd be found alive.

131 posted on 08/21/2005 8:21:29 AM PDT by fortunecookie
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To: JockoManning

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

I also wondered but there is another reason. According to Mr Poaches LaToyia's family made death threats against him because they thought he had something to do with her disappearance and possible death (go figure).

Anyway, whenever he went out he wore his vest and gun. Which is what he was wearing as the police suprised him trying to hide Latoyia's body near those RR tracks.

132 posted on 08/21/2005 8:39:21 AM PDT by Aaron0617
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To: Aaron0617

Oh, OK.

Hmmmm ... moving a decomposing body.

"That stinks."

Well, he'll have bigger fish to fry than her fam if he winds up in general prison population. Sans vest and firearm.


133 posted on 08/21/2005 9:02:08 AM PDT by JockoManning (http://www.biblegateway.com)
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To: the Deejay

http://www.centredaily.com/mld/centredaily/news/12448643.htm
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Philadelphia police also revealed that the man whose help Poaches allegedly sought in moving the body Friday night was assisting police and that the van the men were to use had been provided by investigators - complete with a tracking system.

Meanwhile, Chief Inspector of Detectives Joseph Fox told a news conference Monday that Poaches had given a statement in the case, the contents of which Fox refused to discuss.

But a top police source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that Poaches had confessed to the killing. In the statement, according to the source, Poaches said that the crime occurred during an argument and that he temporarily hid Figueroa's body under a bed.

snip


134 posted on 08/22/2005 10:45:18 PM PDT by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: MEG33
"he temporarily hid Figueroa's body under a bed."

OMG.. Well, that s'plains why he had to "move" it.

135 posted on 08/23/2005 12:39:20 PM PDT by the Deejay (THE LADY DEEJAY)
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