Skip to comments.Child killer literally a marked man (inmates doing a good thing)
Posted on 09/28/2006 6:25:29 AM PDT by Kimmers
Child killer literally a marked man
Sep 28, 2006 06:16 AM EDT
David MacAnally/Eyewitness News
Crothersville - Convicted child killer Anthony Stockelman's face and head were unmarked at his trial last year. But now he's turned up at Wabash Correctional Facility with a tattoo on the forehead reading 'Katie's revenge.'
Katie is Katie Collman of Crothersville, the little girl he confessed to raping and killing last year. The Department of Corrections is not saying who applied the tattoo, which is against prison regulations, or why. They say they are still investigating.
Katie's dad, John Neace, has his own theory. Wednesday he said, "If I had to guess I'd say it's a statement from the inmates."
Katie's father says he heard about the tattoo from friends and has no idea if Katie's distant cousin, who is also serving time at Wabash, played any role.
Neace continued, "When I first saw it I wondered if someone was playing a hoax with these pictures. Then I looked a little bit further and found it was a news channel that was putting his picture out. And I knew it had to be real."
Terry Gray, a Collman family friend told Eyewitness News, "I figure that probably mister Stockelman was given the choice of a tattoo or facing the same thing that Katie did. In the early interviews they have with him when he was in prison, when he first got there, it was kind of like a vacation to him, wasn't too bad at all. So I'd say he probably has a change of heart about that now."
At Crothersville kids enjoy a park dedicated to Katie's memory. The people who devoted their time and talent to build the place were shocked at the little girl's killing, but not so shocked about what happened to her killer in prison.
One said, "I think the prisoners did it to him. I'm surprised he hasn't been killed yet."
Another commented, "I can't really see himself doing that. He's probably regarded very low with the other prisoners."
The Corrections Department is also trying to figure out how that photo of the tattoo got out from behind prison walls. They've moved Stockleman to an area of increased security.
I appreciate you posting the picture, I have not figured out how to do that yet....
Uh, dude, we better have a talk ...
Glad to help.
:) happy sigh
That is a good looking tat.
Let's hope the prisoners are just letting him walk around with the pain and humiliation for a bit before actually going through with Katie's Revenge.
They should've just carved it into his head with a knife.
This is against the Geneva Conventions!! Where's the ACLU!!
Why aren't John McCain and pillow-biter Graham on this case?
NYTimes and WaPo not interested in writing about it?
Not to quibble with the man, but that statement would depend on the channel being viewed :)
Come to think of it, if we threw the Gitmo girls in the maximum security general population, they girls wouldn't last a week.
Abu Ghirab was Club Med compared to San Quentin
Q: Why aren't John McCain and pillow-biter Graham on this case? NYTimes and WaPo not interested in writing about it?
A: It did not happen to terrorists. Their only concern is for the well being of terrorists.
Good for these inmates. I hope none of them get into trouble over it. I hope there are mirrors in jail for him to look at himself.
A friend of mine was a former Indiana prison guard. He once told me that child killers were treated like dog-meat in prison. Guess he was right. No pity for this piece of garbage.
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