Skip to comments.Brooklyn Marine sergeant & wife tortured, slain in Calif.; 4 of his men are arrested
Posted on 11/06/2008 7:45:18 AM PST by Chickensoup
Updated Thursday, November 6th 2008, 10:35 AM
Brooklyn Marine Sgt. Jan Pawel Pietrzak and his wife, Quiana, seen in August wedding photo, were found tortured and slain Oct. 15 in their home near San Diego. A Brooklyn-raised Marine sergeant and his new bride were tortured and killed execution-style in their California home - allegedly by four other Marines under his command.
Sgt. Jan Pawel Pietrzak, who was raised in Bensonhurst, and his wife, Quiana, were found bound and gagged in the ransacked house, each shot in the head.
Pietrzak was the suspects' sergeant at Camp Pendleton, Quiana's mother said Wednesday.
"They're monsters," Faye Jenkins told the Daily News. "They're monsters."
Pietrzak's mother, Henryka Pietrzak-Varga, said she had prepared herself "for the possibility that my son could die in Iraq."
"But to die like this, in their own home?" she told The News. "They were good kids. They didn't deserve to die like this."
Investigators said the motive for murder was "financial gain." Neither mother believes that.
"When I found out what they did to them, it was like they killed me, too," Pietrzak-Varga said.
A spokesman for the Riverside County district attorney's office would not comment on reports that Pietrzak was killed by his own men.
(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...
Charged with murder and other crimes are Pvt. Embrys John, 18, of Maryland; Lance Cpl. Tyrone Miller, 20, of North Carolina; Pvt. Kevin Darnell Cox, 20, of Tennessee, and Pvt. Kesuan Sykes, 21, of California.
So the killers are black.
This will be a federal crime and death is an option.
those are so obviously Scandinavian names, I don’t
know what to think.
Where's all the snotty idiotic "Quakers Again!" and xenophobic nonsense.
Marines, in our country, in a home, doing worse than Berg's terrorists.
Of course. There it is.
This is a weird story.
Media will let it sink.
Probably democrats too...
My husband said all branches of the military are experiencing some gang involvement in the ranks. I hope these guys can be tried on “hate crime” charges - hey I know that is only against whites, but I have dream, that one day, all people will be charged equally in crimes of murder.
Nice couple, damn shame.
Why in the world would a gang member join the Army? (Not to say it’s not happening,I just don’t get the concept of a gang member joining the military)
Who cares if they were interracial? They were Americans! Their killers need to be executed within the next 30 days if they have proof positive on them.
They cry about racism yet murder when they see people who have clearly risen above it.
They can’t stand to see one of their own with whitey.
Training - hand to hand combat - tactics.
Unless there’s some other motive that’s not so obvious . . .
my wild guess is . . .
The Sgt was quite . . . stern . . . perhaps perceived to be harsh
had a unique way of tweaking of folks under him who were already . . . emotionally . . . compromised, mentally compromised . . . from THEIR ATTACHMENT DISORDERS.
Dreadful stuff. I hope they confess and repent . . . and still get what they are due.
Lawlessness is breeding like rabbits . . . or bacteria . . . in our land.
Story is that this marine was married to a black woman
The killers are black
Son served overseas. Some bases were notorious for their gang activity.
sigh..........the officer corps is filled with the dregs left behind after bubba promoted by race and gender.