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Colorado triple homicide: Police arrest convicted sex offender
UPI ^ | March. 10, 2014 at 10:59 PM | By Kate Stanton

Posted on 03/11/2014 1:24:12 PM PDT by robowombat

Colorado triple homicide: Police arrest convicted sex offender

Cañon City police arrested Jaacob Harding Vanwinkle in relation to the deaths of a mother and her two children.

CANON CITY, Colo., March 10 (UPI) -- Jaacob Harding Vanwinkle, a 31-year-old convicted sex offender, was at the home where police found a 35-year-old woman and her two children, ages 5 and 9, lying dead on Sunday in Cañon City, Colo.

Police officers arrived at the home after the woman's teenage daughter called authorities to say she had been sexuality assaulted. She was able to flee to a neighbor's house for safety.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: co; murder; sexoffender; truecrime

1 posted on 03/11/2014 1:24:12 PM PDT by robowombat
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To: robowombat

Can I have him?


2 posted on 03/11/2014 1:25:19 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: robowombat

Wonder if he was high on legal marijuana.


3 posted on 03/11/2014 1:26:41 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: robowombat

Who are we to judge?


4 posted on 03/11/2014 1:26:56 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: robowombat

” Police described Vanwinkle as a friend of the mother “

careful of whom you befriend


5 posted on 03/11/2014 1:27:30 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: fwdude

He was probably drunk.


6 posted on 03/11/2014 1:29:56 PM PDT by fr_freak
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To: robowombat
Police describe Vanwinkle as a friend of the mother who was staying at the home.

She deserved what happened to her.

The children did not.

7 posted on 03/11/2014 1:30:32 PM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: robowombat

I personally would never EVER trust a convicted sex offender - the psychologists and the system that let these people loose among us are complicit.


8 posted on 03/11/2014 1:31:47 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: WayneS
I'm sorry. That was not a very Christian reaction. It was also unkind.

But, I am SO tired of reading stories about women who "befriend" these animals and put themselves and, as in this case, their children, in mortal danger.

9 posted on 03/11/2014 1:33:19 PM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: robowombat

Who would ever suspect convicted sex offenders would reoffend? The judges and prosecutors who give out lenient sentences should be held to account


10 posted on 03/11/2014 1:33:42 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: WayneS

Well, at least she didn’t disrespect her liberal masters by trying to defend herself. There was no “gun death” so we can all rest easy tonight.


11 posted on 03/11/2014 1:34:13 PM PDT by thorvaldr
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To: fwdude

Wonder if he was high on legal marijuana.

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Exactly, if it was illegal marijuana he wouldn’t have done it.

As we all know, it was impossible to get marijuana in Colorado prior to it being legalized.


12 posted on 03/11/2014 1:47:12 PM PDT by dmz
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To: robowombat

How long o Lord must we endure the wicked and be mislead by our national leaders?


13 posted on 03/11/2014 1:47:43 PM PDT by stockpirate (Appears good men have decided to do nothing, so evil is prevailing)
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To: dmz

More people are getting high more often now in Colorado - a LOT more. Tens of millions of dollars more.

Please don’t try to deny this.


14 posted on 03/11/2014 1:57:54 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: dmz

good one

I am actually FOR legalization (or, more correctly removal of laws AGAINST it)

I smoked when I was young and it is FAR less harmful than alcohol.

But like everythign else, you have to do it in moderation. If you do it all day every day it is VERY bad for you. (Imagine if you drank alcohol all day every day. Same thing. You would be messed up)

But once I stopped (like 30 years ago) and had the chance to partake on it a couple of times afterwards it was enjoyable and inspired some real creativity.

Oh and it stops your hair from falling out


15 posted on 03/11/2014 2:14:39 PM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: fwdude

More people are getting high more often now in Colorado - a LOT more. Tens of millions of dollars more.

Please don’t try to deny this.

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I’m sure you simply neglected to include a link to the data supporting your statement that more people are using more pot since January 1, 2014 in Colorado.

I don’t know the answer, and I suspect you don’t either.

Here’s what I do know. Anyone motivated to score some weed can easily do so, regardless of its legality. Unless they know no musicians (ok, that was kind of tongue in cheek).


16 posted on 03/11/2014 2:15:19 PM PDT by dmz
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To: robowombat

Son of “Rip”? Do you suppose he forgot his nap?


17 posted on 03/11/2014 2:28:28 PM PDT by HippyLoggerBiker (Always carry a flagon of whiskey in case of snakebite and furthermore always carry a small snake.)
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To: robowombat

Seriously, when the chairmen of the senate and house judiciary committees are conservatives, the death penalty appellate process should be streamlined so that it takes no more than 5 years for individuals like this to be dispatched.

Granted, 5 years is the immediate goal. Once the states are able to judiciously execute such monsters, that should be reduced to a maximum of 3 years, outside of reasonable obstacles.


18 posted on 03/11/2014 2:47:37 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: WayneS; All

It says he was convicted, not registered and it was a different state. It is entirely possible the mother had no idea.


19 posted on 03/11/2014 2:57:35 PM PDT by reaganaut (Ex-Mormon, now Christian. I once was lost but now am found, was blind but now I see.)
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To: WayneS

Sexual predators who molest kids (and he had, multiple times ... why was he at large????) often target a vulnerable, single mom with kids to get at the kids. Unless she’s having background checks done, etc. (if she met him socially somewhere, for instance), she very possibly wouldn’t know. His molestation crimes were in Indiana some years ago (2004 & 2007) & this situation was in Colorado. These predators can be very charming and take easy advantage of a single mom situation. It becomes a defining ‘mom moment’ for the woman if her suspicions are eventually triggered. This is the point where a lot of “mom failures” occur, when the woman doesn’t want to risk giving up what relationship she thinks she has with the pervert instead of protecting her kids from him at all costs.

So where was this woman? Didn’t know; initially didn’t know but developed suspicions, however didn’t act and do anything about it; did know from the outset.

If she TRULY didn’t know, she’s a victim, too. If she knew from the outset or didn’t know and developed suspicions and let this pervert anywhere near her kids in either case, she’s forfeited her “mom card” and deserved to be punished - this woman paid a high price since he was a murderer as well. The two young, dead kids & the survivor, are the big losers, whichever way you slice this one up.

BTW, this guy may have murdered before: “He is also a suspect in the 2011 murder of his landlord, whose decomposing body was found in a bedroom in his home underneath a pile of debris. Van Winkle rented a room in the house.”

Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/1167056/colorado-triple-homicide-sex-offender-arrested-in-sunday-slaying-of-mom-and-two-kids/#vlRAr4kD2jJi3YWp.99


20 posted on 03/11/2014 3:03:58 PM PDT by Qiviut (It's hard to be a donk if you're sane & it's hard to be a pubbie if you have any integrity.)
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To: WayneS
She deserved what happened to her.

If we should ever read about some psycho internet stalker bashing your head in, we'll use the same excuse to defend him.........

You're a twisted asshole......

21 posted on 03/11/2014 3:15:10 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Was Occam's razor made by Gillette?)
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To: WayneS

A mother should never put her own desires over her children’s safety. There are too many stories of children being harmed by the “new boyfriend” or “family friend”.


22 posted on 03/11/2014 8:39:37 PM PDT by brwnsuga (Free, Black, Conservative and Proud)
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To: Hot Tabasco

I guess you didn’t read Post #9?

But thank you for your input and forgiveness.

Now I must go try to untwist my asshole...


23 posted on 03/12/2014 4:45:41 AM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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