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Murder of man found in Santa Cruz Mountains 9 years ago remains mystery
Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 03/22/2013 | Shanna McCord

Posted on 03/23/2013 5:16:46 PM PDT by artichokegrower

SANTA CRUZ -- Nine years ago, Angel Anthony Valtierra's body was found tangled in brush 20 feet down a steep hill on Upper East Zayante Road. Not a single day passes where Valtierra's family doesn't pray his killer will be arrested and brought to justice.

His mother, Rachel Valtierra, said she often wakes up crying in the middle of the night.

"I'm just angry because nobody got caught for it," Rachel Valtierra, 55, said Friday. "Nothing ever came of it. It's like we're standing still, and that's very hard for me."

Valtierra -- a San Jose resident whose pregnant girlfriend gave birth to their daughter a few days after his death -- was 20 when he was killed. His body was found in a remote spot off Highway 17 on March 23, 2004.

(Excerpt) Read more at santacruzsentinel.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: California
KEYWORDS: angelvaltierra; california; libertarians; medicalmarijuana; rachelvaltierra; sanjose; santacruz
Now wait a minute here girl. Let's evaluate the situation.

Your baby daddy was a meth head, adult male living with mom, unemployed, and a gang banger.

You should thank whoever blew him away.

1 posted on 03/23/2013 5:16:46 PM PDT by artichokegrower
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To: artichokegrower

You, artichokegrower,
if you truly believe the words that you typed on your keyboard,
are one sorry excuse for a human being.


2 posted on 03/23/2013 5:23:49 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: artichokegrower

i think it is the mom of the dead guy who is grieving


3 posted on 03/23/2013 5:24:57 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Repeal The 17th

I’ll hang my head in shame as I pay my taxes to support the love child of the deceased. Sorry but I hate meth heads, gang bangers, and don’t like general parasites on society. Must be the 60 hours I worked this week and the anticipation of more gang banger mayhem here on the Central California coast this Saturday night.


4 posted on 03/23/2013 5:56:27 PM PDT by artichokegrower
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You posted it, but did you read it? You can hate gang bangers and meth heads all you want, but simple fact is, only the dead guy’s mom is shown being upset - the mom of his child is only mentioned, she’s not quoted at all - and the mom says what bothers her most is that nobody was ever caught for the murder.

That’s just normal stuff. Even if your baby grows up to be a gang banger and meth head, a mom would likely be upset that his murderer was never caught.

You addressed your comments to the deceased’s girl friend as if she was still upset after 9 years. The article is silent on that subject.


5 posted on 03/23/2013 6:32:35 PM PDT by txrangerette ("...hold to the truth; speak without fear..."(Glenn Beck))
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Sorry but I hate meth heads, gang bangers, and don’t like general parasites on society.

Even kids who were raised right can go off the track. No family is completely immune to drug abuse. You do what you can to teach the kids better, you do your best to instill morals, but the decisions are ultimately theirs.

When that little girl you bounced on your knee as a baby shows up much older on your doorstep in the rain tweeking what will you do? Hate her? Or try to get her help?

Figure six months to a year of detox, inpatient, halfway house, at a minimum. Or would you kick your kid down the street to die?--because that is where she would be headed. Can you afford it?

I don't like parasites, either, have no use for street gangs, and meth is incredibly destructive stuff, but that can't change the fact that that was her baby--and he was killed by someone who hasn't been found.

She wants closure, and chances are after 9 years either the killer is already dead or they changed their ways. That won't help lay to rest the memories of her little boy, no matter what he became.

6 posted on 03/23/2013 6:58:48 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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The baby’s mother was only mentioned not quoted.
This is an interview with the mother of the murdered man.


7 posted on 03/23/2013 7:31:28 PM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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I feel for the mother. He was stlll her child.


8 posted on 03/23/2013 8:00:54 PM PDT by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: artichokegrower

I’ve traveled that road many times. Taking the back roads over that mountains shows some isolated places.


9 posted on 03/23/2013 10:58:07 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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I don’t agree .. it could be that a member of the girl’s family made the hit - family revenge for impregnating the girl.

And .. your description of the deceased is pretty cynical; has no basis in fact, and is slanderous.


10 posted on 01/18/2015 6:10:13 PM PST by The Final Harvest ("The hope and changey stuff did not work, even a smidgen.")
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SANTA CRUZ -- Nine years ago, Angel Anthony Valtierra's body was found tangled in brush 20 feet down a steep hill on Upper East Zayante Road.

That's about 3 miles from here. There are numerous spots in these mountains where drug drops are obvious. I've told the CHP and they do nothing. Unionized "officer safety" you know.

11 posted on 01/18/2015 9:03:31 PM PST by Carry_Okie (Those who profess noblesse oblige regress to droit du seigneur.)
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