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Texas man convicted of killing his children while his ex-wife listened over the phone
Associated Press ^ | 4-24-02 | LISA FALKENBERG

Posted on 04/24/2002 3:45:10 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

Edited on 04/13/2004 2:40:11 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

DALLAS (AP) --  An accountant was found guilty of capital murder Wednesday for shooting to death his two young daughters while his ex-wife listened helplessly on the telephone.

The jury took 20 minutes to convict John Battaglia, 46, in the slayings last May of 9-year-old Faith and 6-year-old Liberty.  He could get life in prison or the death penalty.  His lawyers rested their case Tuesday without calling any witnesses and said they planned to focus on saving his life.


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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: children; exwife; murder; phone; texas

1 posted on 04/24/2002 3:45:10 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
He could get life in prison or the death penalty.

I dearly hope they give this waste of breath the death penalty.

How can someone kill their kids?

a.cricket

2 posted on 04/24/2002 3:48:28 PM PDT by another cricket
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
And the moral of this story is, um, er, "... don't mess with Texas?"
4 posted on 04/24/2002 4:31:35 PM PDT by Vladiator
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
There is no punishment cruel enough.
5 posted on 04/24/2002 4:36:46 PM PDT by riley1992
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To: Vladiator
What the hell possesed you to make that comment?
6 posted on 04/24/2002 4:39:32 PM PDT by Orbiter
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To: Vladiator
Have Katie Corkit, Rosie, and NOW heard of this? You KNOW they would want to set up a support fund for this scumbag.
7 posted on 04/24/2002 4:40:33 PM PDT by Paul Atreides
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
I volunteer to flip the switch on this animal.
8 posted on 04/24/2002 4:58:09 PM PDT by mombonn
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Battaglia was previously convicted of assaulting two ex-wives.

Women --- Do not date a man with such a record - do not sleep with him, do not marry him and DO NOT HAVE HIS CHILDREN. He has earned ostracization from civilized society by this time, not sympathy and a family to abuse.

9 posted on 04/24/2002 7:08:48 PM PDT by ValerieUSA
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Fry him.
10 posted on 04/24/2002 9:00:39 PM PDT by Chewbacca
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To: another cricket
How can someone kill their kids?

Ask Andrea Yates. This guy will probably also use an insanity plea and end up safe and sound, provided for by taxpayers.

11 posted on 04/24/2002 9:04:41 PM PDT by FITZ
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