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Cops: NC Man Chopped off Daughter's Head
Fox ^ | 1/13/07 | AP

Posted on 01/14/2007 9:00:38 AM PST by workerbee

RALEIGH, N.C. — A man suspected of decapitating his 4-year-old daughter and leaving the body for her mother to find in their suburban home was arrested in Washington, D.C., early Saturday, authorities said.

Investigators have not found any history of domestic or mental health problems at the home, and still have no leads as to a possible motive in the killing, said Clayton police Lt. Jon Gerrell.

Amber Violette told police Friday evening she had found her daughter, Katlin, with her head severed from her body, police said.

An "edged weapon" believe to have been used in the killing was found in the house, though Gerrell declined to give more details.

"This is devastating for the whole community as a whole, and it's the most horrific thing I've seen in 13 years of police work," said Sgt. S.P. Lapsley. "That a father could do this to his child, I just can't believe it."

John Patrick Violette's vehicle was found at Raleigh-Durham International Airport, and investigators learned he had taken a flight to Washington. Deputy U.S. marshals arrested the 37-year-old after police tracked his credit card to the hotel, Lapsley said.

Police said Violette, 37, would be held in Washington pending an extradition on a murder charge expected to be filed in Clayton, about 15 miles southeast of Raleigh. The U.S. Marshals Service said an extradition hearing is expected to be held Tuesday.

The mother is not a suspect in the investigation, and Lapsley said police don't expect to make any more arrests.

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KEYWORDS: animal; barbarian; deathpenalty; johnpatrickviolette; johnviolette; nc; poorlittleone; psycho; raleigh
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1 posted on 01/14/2007 9:00:40 AM PST by workerbee
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To: workerbee

The gas chamber would be too good of a punishment for this kind of evil, evil behavior.


2 posted on 01/14/2007 9:02:11 AM PST by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: workerbee

It's time to bring back public hangings.


3 posted on 01/14/2007 9:03:14 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: oh8eleven

I agree. Show all executions on TV.


4 posted on 01/14/2007 9:04:19 AM PST by rintense (Just say no to McCain in 2008!)
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To: workerbee
A man suspected of decapitating his 4-year-old daughter and leaving the body for her mother to find in their suburban home was arrested in Washington, D.C., early Saturday

Should read:

A man suspected of decapitating his 4-year-old daughter and leaving the body for her mother to find in their suburban home was struck by a car in Washington, D.C., early Saturday. The vehicle then backed over the fallen victim, ran over him again, backed over him again, ran over him one more time, then parked on his chest while the driver proceeded to kick his face into unrecognizable pulp.

5 posted on 01/14/2007 9:05:32 AM PST by IronJack (=)
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To: workerbee

:*(

This is the kind of thing that makes me believe in demon possession.


6 posted on 01/14/2007 9:05:54 AM PST by pillut48 (CJ in TX (Bible Thumper and Proud!))
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To: rintense

He should be burned alive; soaked in gasoline and set on fire.


7 posted on 01/14/2007 9:06:42 AM PST by CAWats (I don't care about apathy.)
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To: IronJack

Much too humane.


8 posted on 01/14/2007 9:06:58 AM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: pillut48

That was my first thought as well.


9 posted on 01/14/2007 9:07:16 AM PST by spower
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To: NotJustAnotherPrettyFace

I can only pray that she was drugged unconcious beforehand.


10 posted on 01/14/2007 9:07:21 AM PST by workerbee (Democrats are a waste of tax money and good oxygen.)
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To: workerbee
Do we need any better reason why sloooow painful capital punishment should be the law of the land?
11 posted on 01/14/2007 9:08:01 AM PST by geo40xyz (Born a democRAT, dad set me free in 1952: He said that I was not required to be a MF'ing DemocRAT)
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To: workerbee
Jeez! Who does this guy think he is, a raghead?


12 posted on 01/14/2007 9:09:51 AM PST by BullDog108
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To: CAWats

I was thinking a a rusty spike attached to a piece of wood, hamming it through his johnson and hanging the guy by his penis. Then cover in sugar and let the fire ants have him. After that, the gas/fire thing is fine with me.


13 posted on 01/14/2007 9:09:53 AM PST by rintense (Just say no to McCain in 2008!)
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To: rintense

Or give him to the Islamofacists. They're experts.


14 posted on 01/14/2007 9:12:07 AM PST by CAWats (I don't care about apathy.)
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To: workerbee

Speechless. I don't know what to say.


15 posted on 01/14/2007 9:12:41 AM PST by BlessedBeGod (Benedict XVI = Terminator IV)
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To: CAWats

On second thought, they might congratulate him.


16 posted on 01/14/2007 9:13:06 AM PST by CAWats (I don't care about apathy.)
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To: rintense
Followed by public disembowelment?
17 posted on 01/14/2007 9:13:40 AM PST by Bringbackthedraft
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To: workerbee
Let's check to see if he is an adherent to the Religion of Peace.

This seems to be a common modus operandi for them...although four years old is a little too young for most honor killings.

NO cheers, unfortunately.

18 posted on 01/14/2007 9:13:43 AM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: workerbee
Cut his head off on the public square with a dull blade.....

I think murderers should face the same death they inflict.

19 posted on 01/14/2007 9:14:30 AM PST by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing.....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: rintense

Why? Hanging by the genitals is sufficient....You can support (to a degree of obesity) a mans weight by his best friend. I hope he notices the irony when it turns black and "decapitates" a few days later. Then you bleed to death.


20 posted on 01/14/2007 9:14:58 AM PST by When do we get liberated? ((Multi-culturism, go for a dirt nap. If you cant stand behind our troops, stand in front of them.)
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To: grey_whiskers; BullDog108
Lori McCreary, who lives across the street from the Violette home in Clayton, a suburb about 15 miles southeast of Raleigh, described the family as "very private, but normal."

"They went to church every Sunday. They just seemed like a very happy, normal couple," McCreary said. "This is just so very, very shocking and devastating."

21 posted on 01/14/2007 9:16:16 AM PST by La Enchiladita (People get ready . . .)
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To: oh8eleven

How about the guilotine?


22 posted on 01/14/2007 9:17:15 AM PST by Brilliant
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To: workerbee

What kind of sick #$%k does this? Pull him apart, slowly. Flense him first.


23 posted on 01/14/2007 9:18:44 AM PST by Malsua
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To: workerbee
An "edged weapon" believe to have been used in the killing was found in the house, though Gerrell declined to give more details.

Some real geniuses up there in NC. I half expected them to come up with a Louisville Slugger as the murder weapon. Times like this, it's really tough being anti-death penalty. What do you do with a guy that would kill a 4-year old child but get rid of him?

24 posted on 01/14/2007 9:18:52 AM PST by domenad (In all things, in all ways, at all times, let honor guide me.)
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To: domenad

You can bet that his defense attorney will try the insanity defense.


25 posted on 01/14/2007 9:20:57 AM PST by csvset
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To: workerbee
"They went to church every Sunday. They just seemed like a very happy, normal couple,"

Well, we were waiting for that line.

Poor child. Who knows what other terrors she had to indure in that house.

26 posted on 01/14/2007 9:21:26 AM PST by mtbopfuyn (I think the border is kind of an artificial barrier - San Antonio councilwoman Patti Radle)
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To: domenad

Kill him. Humanely, but kill him nonetheless.


27 posted on 01/14/2007 9:22:49 AM PST by patton (Sanctimony frequently reaps its own reward.)
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To: grey_whiskers
Let's check to see if he is an adherent to the Religion of Peace. This seems to be a common modus operandi for them...although four years old is a little too young for most honor killings.

Unless the sicko was attracted to her and killed her because he believed it was her fault.

28 posted on 01/14/2007 9:24:11 AM PST by mtbopfuyn (I think the border is kind of an artificial barrier - San Antonio councilwoman Patti Radle)
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To: csvset

By definition, a man who hacks off the head of his 4-yo daughter is insane.

That shouldn't mean we can't kill him, in order to defend our daughters.


29 posted on 01/14/2007 9:24:55 AM PST by patton (Sanctimony frequently reaps its own reward.)
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To: Brilliant

Too quick, too clean.


30 posted on 01/14/2007 9:26:10 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: workerbee

Here's a picture of the guy:

http://www.parentsbehavingbadly.com/2007/01/13/john-patrick-violette-arrested-for-decapitating-4-year-old-daughter/


31 posted on 01/14/2007 9:27:02 AM PST by WL-law
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To: La Enchiladita

Supposedly he quit his job on Thursday; I'm thinking we're going to hear one big sob story about this.

If the wife doesn't kill him first.


32 posted on 01/14/2007 9:28:37 AM PST by Howlin (The GOP RATS - Republicans Against Total Success (Howie66))
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To: workerbee

This is the result when a society is exposed to deranged, unspeakable acts of human hate and cruelty from another society with cultural degeneracy.


33 posted on 01/14/2007 9:35:53 AM PST by parisa (`1 Z)
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To: pieceofthepuzzle
Much too humane.

It was my first shot. I can do better.

34 posted on 01/14/2007 9:38:23 AM PST by IronJack (=)
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To: workerbee

The " solutions" being offered in here are as bizarre and depraved as this man's act. The purpose of execution is not to demonstrate our similarity with a depraved murderer but our moral differences. The solution here is to try, then execute this man for his crimes, not engage in brutish,bizarre and depraved acts as some kind of cathartic sociopathic ritual.


35 posted on 01/14/2007 9:39:27 AM PST by tomcorn
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To: pillut48; workerbee
This is the kind of thing that makes me believe in demon possession.

Careful, that kind of talk rouses the ire of the self-annointed skeptics around here... /grin

Seriously, I agree with you.

36 posted on 01/14/2007 9:39:38 AM PST by tarheelswamprat (So what if I'm not rich? So what if I'm not one of the beautiful people? At least I'm not smart...)
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To: patton

The courts have deemed that the insane and the " idiots " that kill are " special " and therefor are exempt from the death penalty.


37 posted on 01/14/2007 9:40:08 AM PST by csvset
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To: csvset

The jury can fix that, you know.


38 posted on 01/14/2007 9:44:41 AM PST by patton (Sanctimony frequently reaps its own reward.)
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To: workerbee
The accused according to this source: http://www.parentsbehavingbadly.com/2007/01/13/john-patrick-violette-arrested-for-decapitating-4-year-old-daughter/ and this source: http://www.caica.org/4-year-olds-father-taken-into-custody-1-13-07.htm
39 posted on 01/14/2007 9:46:26 AM PST by BenLurkin
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To: workerbee

I saw this on local (DC) news last night .. it sounds like he was trying to hurt the wife. Guess he succeeded. It doesn't get much sicker. And to have the audacity to just go to the airport, then check into a hotel (stupidly using his own credit card) .. you can be his lawyers will come up with an insanity defense. And they would be right. Still, he should get the death penalty.


40 posted on 01/14/2007 9:47:24 AM PST by EDINVA
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To: csvset

This man isn't insane in any legal sense.The fact that he made efforts to flee and conceal his whereabouts is mens rea.

Now if he ran out of the house claiming that he just killed the Antichrist and wanted to be interviewed by the Pope and Nancy Grace that would be insane.


41 posted on 01/14/2007 9:47:45 AM PST by tomcorn
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To: tomcorn
The purpose of execution is not to demonstrate our similarity with a depraved murderer but our moral differences.

No, the purpose of execution is the a) punish the offender and 2) protect society from further damage by him.

People react viscerally to this kind of horrific crime but generally speaking, I think they really just want the perps gone in the quickest, cleanest way possible.

42 posted on 01/14/2007 9:48:38 AM PST by workerbee (Democrats are a waste of tax money and good oxygen.)
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To: patton
Kill him. Humanely, but kill him nonetheless.

Correct. There are some monstrous acts which we, as mere flawed, sinful mortals, are simply not qualified nor wise enough to "judge", and sometimes the best we can do is be content with removing the threat from our plane of existence.

43 posted on 01/14/2007 9:51:25 AM PST by tarheelswamprat (So what if I'm not rich? So what if I'm not one of the beautiful people? At least I'm not smart...)
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To: tomcorn
The " solutions" being offered in here are as bizarre and depraved as this man's act.

Yep. It's clear there's a little monster inside them, too.

Reading this sad story I'd guess that the guy basically flipped-out. That doesn't make him innocent by any stretch, but I think there is a difference between someone that kills because of mental strain and one that kills just for the pleasure of it.

Both people exist and I'm not sure both should be treated the same way. I'd say this guy would be much less a threat than a Ted Bundy, or the BTK serial killer, for example.

Some people here seem to get some kind of joy fantasizing about what they could do to this man. And that makes them much more like the Ted Bundys of the world.

45 posted on 01/14/2007 9:55:35 AM PST by mc6809e
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To: tarheelswamprat

I can think of four reasons for the death penalty - punishment, revenge, deterrence, and self-defense.

The only reason we really need is the last, and let God handle the other three.


46 posted on 01/14/2007 9:56:28 AM PST by patton (Sanctimony frequently reaps its own reward.)
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To: IronJack

I prefer your version of events!


47 posted on 01/14/2007 9:58:32 AM PST by MissEdie (Liberalscostlives)
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To: patton

You are correct.

Arrest him, try him, find him guilty, sentance him to death and execute the sentance. This is simply a mechanism for legitimate government to rid itself of those criminals who are good for nothingness. The prosector's office and the defense are simply there to identify the charges and any purient interests which might affect the decisions each step of they way.

There are costs to freedom and liberty.


48 posted on 01/14/2007 9:59:08 AM PST by Cvengr
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To: mc6809e

Sometimes folks have no sense of irony. Here they are outraged at the horrific and depraved acts of this man and what is their proposed solution?....Horrific and depraved acts.

The irony is they have more in common with the perpetrator psychologically than the victim.


49 posted on 01/14/2007 10:01:41 AM PST by tomcorn
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To: rintense
Hah. I'm sick and tired of hearing about the boy who hanged himself after seeing the Saddam video. The media will not leave it alone. Imagine if all executions were televised. Every time a kid tripped over his shoelaces it would be blamed on the evil execution.
50 posted on 01/14/2007 10:02:51 AM PST by A knight without armor
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