Jenny Ertman (left) with friends

Elizabeth Pena

 
 

Guestbook Entries
January through March, 2002


  • Signer_FullName: Lisa
  • Signer_Email: AngelGem68@aol.com
  • Remote Name: 203.212.147.221
  • Date: Friday, March 29, 2002
  • Time: 02:23 AM

Comments

Even being a parent myself I still cant imagine the pain you must be going through. I hope you can take some comfort knowing that you and your families are forever in the prayers of everyone decent and humane in this world.


  • Signer_FullName: Joe Richards
  • Signer_Email: joe@josephrichards.com
  • Remote Name: 205.188.193.28
  • Date: Monday, March 25, 2002
  • Time: 10:51 PM

Comments

The murder of those two girls was the most chilling and frightening event that I had ever experienced. Having two daughters of my own, i could not imagine a worse nightmare for any parent. I hope that the parents of these two girls find peace with the love of God, for only thru faith could anyone move on with their lives.

I patiently await the day when Texas executes those responsible.


  • Signer_FullName: Jessie Hart
  • Signer_Email: mindshredd@ev1.net
  • Remote Name: 216.12.206.64
  • Date: Saturday, March 23, 2002
  • Time: 10:27 PM

Comments

I pray that you may someday find peace from this horrible experience. Your daughters were beautiful innocents. I hope their murderers all die terrible, painful deaths. If that is not possible, I hope they experience the same torment that you have been forced to suffer. May God be with you always. Jessie


  • Signer_FullName: Rushika Perera
  • Signer_Email: Sick-chick123@hotmail.com
  • Remote Name: 64.229.236.63
  • Date: Thursday, March 21, 2002
  • Time: 10:17 PM

Comments

i feel sooooooo sorry for the two gals. I'm sixteen too and it feels horrible to even think about something like this happening to me. I just feel so bad for these to gals. I'm doing research on death penalty. And happen to pass by this article. I'm not a person who agrees with death penalty but this changed my view on it. I know at least Jenny and Elizabeth will be resting in peace.


  • Signer_FullName: wesley kidwell
  • Signer_Email: dont have email@hotmail.com
  • Remote Name: 216.68.117.10
  • Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2002
  • Time: 01:47 PM

Comments

If you kill someone you should be killed!


  • Signer_FullName: Dana
  • Signer_Email: Dana3063@aol.com
  • Remote Name: 208.29.195.115
  • Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2002
  • Time: 07:40 AM

Comments

What lovely girls, I am so sorry for your loss. I will never understand how a human being (if that's what you can call them) can do this to another. Deepest sympathy to you and your families. Respectfully yours, Dana


  • Signer_FullName: Stephanie
  • Signer_Email: scotts04@hotmail.com
  • Remote Name: 207.108.12.33
  • Date: Monday, March 18, 2002
  • Time: 11:12 AM

Comments

I am sorry


  • Signer_FullName: Lora
  • Signer_Email: kca2fxyldy@aol.com
  • Remote Name: 216.62.101.6
  • Date: Monday, March 18, 2002
  • Time: 10:29 AM

Comments


  • Signer_FullName: Wilma Reid
  • Signer_Email: jreid@ameritech.net
  • Remote Name: 67.37.137.14
  • Date: Sunday, March 17, 2002
  • Time: 07:02 PM

Comments

You will remain in my prayers forever.


  • Signer_FullName: Michelle
  • Signer_Email: Bukla @aol.com
  • Remote Name: 195.93.34.157
  • Date: Sunday, March 17, 2002
  • Time: 09:56 AM

Comments

I have just read your page and just wanted to say how sorry I am for the sad loss of these two beautiful young girls. I understand your support of death row and support you 100%.Though I have not lost anyone as you have as a mother I would share your views. May in time you and your family find some happiness in your lives and may the perpetrators never find peace in their sole. You are in my thoughts Take care.xx


  • Signer_FullName: Ruth Marin_Eason
  • Signer_Email: ruth@cfaith.com
  • Remote Name: 65.59.60.129
  • Date: Saturday, March 16, 2002
  • Time: 10:03 PM

Comments

The girls are beautiful Said a prayer for you guy Love Ruth


  • Signer_FullName: Pete C Winninger II
  • Signer_Email: petewolf@enteract.com
  • Remote Name: 216.80.81.4
  • Date: Saturday, March 16, 2002
  • Time: 12:58 PM

Comments

I actively work for the Campaign to End the Death Penalty in the state of Il./Chicago. Although I am for abolition, I feel the pain that the loss of these two lives must have cost. I am so gladdened that this site was created to honor those who have been taken so violently from us. God bless Pete


  • Signer_FullName: Erica
  • Signer_Email: Ericap125@aol.com
  • Remote Name: 66.156.176.169
  • Date: Thursday, March 14, 2002
  • Time: 07:22 PM

Comments

I am for the death penalty. I don't think it was right for what the man did to them two girls. I am glad you are posting there pictures online and there story. It will show people how innocent people die. I am glad you are keeping your daughters in memory.


  • Signer_FullName: Kimberly Moody
  • Signer_Email: Mia3651@aol.com
  • Remote Name: 205.188.196.44
  • Date: Thursday, March 14, 2002
  • Time: 01:35 AM

Comments

I am sorry to say that I lived off of Antoine for almost four years and never heard this. I used to sneak out of my house at night and go for a walk by myself when i was mad. I never thought to fear something like what happened to Elizabeth and Jenny. I attended Scarborough High School not far from you. I took summer school at Waltrip. It is very shocking to have this story hit so close to home. I know you get heart felt letters like this all the time, but I really do feel for you. I wish this tragedy hadn't struck your families and I hope they are at least at peace when no one can ever hurt them again. I am very sorry for what it is worth.


  • Signer_FullName: Aubrey Berridge
  • Signer_Email: polyberr@aol.com
  • Remote Name: 198.81.16.59
  • Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2002
  • Time: 07:58 PM

Comments

I read about what happened to poor Jenny and Elizabeth over 1 1/2 years ago, and from that day on, their memory has haunted me. I cannot begin to imagine the horror and fear they went through the last hours of their lives...and even the thought that these lovely, beautiful, innocent girls walked the earth with such scum, is sickening. Am I for the death penalty? YOU BET...and these disgusting excuses for human beings are the reason why. I am so sorry for your loss that I cannot even begin to express it. Remember that you shall see them again some day, in a better place where good people are safe from such horrors.


  • Signer_FullName: Mrs. Dana Pena
  • Signer_Email: danatlst@pdq.net
  • Remote Name: 209.144.226.254
  • Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2002
  • Time: 08:59 AM

Comments

I just want you to know that my heart goes out to you. I have two daughters of my own, 4 & 6 months, and could never imagine your pain. they are my life, as I am sure your daughters were. I know they are angels watching over us now. God bless them always and keep them in your arms. May the people whom did this live with this memory the rest of their lives and suffer each and every day they are alive. Two beautiful lives stolen, for no reason. I will never let my daughters go for reasons such as this. My prayers are with you and your families. May you all live on and remember these two beautiful children as they were. God Bless you and walk with you to help you heal.


  • Signer_FullName: Lisa Latorraca
  • Signer_Email: lathri@yahoo.com
  • Remote Name: 165.155.160.31
  • Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2002
  • Time: 08:53 AM

Comments

I was sickened of what had happened to these two beautiful girls. It just makes me so angry that you cannot even feel safe walking home anymore. I want their killers to have to pay over and over again. I was happy to learn that those animals were sentenced to death row, because they should not have to be able to enjoy their leisure life behind bars. To the parents of Jennifer Ertman and Elizabeth Pena, I am so sorry that this had to happen, I wish I had the power to bring them back again, because its not fair, this kind of thing should only happen in movies, not in real life, and it makes me furious. Even though I never had the privilege of knowing them, I will always keep these two girls in my heart forever. Rest In Peace, Jenny and Elizabeth, Sleep With The Angels


  • Signer_FullName: Tony Lane
  • Signer_Email: t_lane1@bellsouth.net
  • Remote Name: 208.63.163.222
  • Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2002
  • Time: 01:04 AM

Comments

I'm sorry for the lose of those 2 lovely girls i wish the best for the family keep your head up and we will all join together again in his holy name


  • Signer_FullName: Cathy Dafoe
  • Signer_Email: cdafoe@escape
  • Remote Name: 216.55.193.221
  • Date: Monday, March 11, 2002
  • Time: 07:53 PM

Comments

sorry for your loss. This was a terrible waste of two young lives. I hope those boys suffer the same way


  • Signer_FullName: Erin Malone
  • Signer_Email: EMalone05@aol.com
  • Remote Name: 138.49.160.149
  • Date: Monday, March 11, 2002
  • Time: 03:21 PM

Comments


  • Signer_FullName: gerald sloan
  • Signer_Email: sloang_69@yahoo.com
  • Remote Name: 65.169.208.18
  • Date: Monday, March 11, 2002
  • Time: 08:43 AM

Comments

sorry


  • Signer_FullName: jewels
  • Signer_Email: jem702000@yahoo.com
  • Remote Name: 195.93.32.186
  • Date: Sunday, March 10, 2002
  • Time: 08:41 AM

Comments

They say that time heals all wounds, but after reading jenny and elizabeth`s story i wonder. I'm so sorry for your loss. x


  • Signer_FullName: Laurie
  • Signer_Email:
  • Remote Name: 208.225.196.245
  • Date: Friday, March 08, 2002
  • Time: 10:47 AM

Comments


  • Signer_FullName: emma
  • Signer_Email:
  • Remote Name: 209.106.200.70
  • Date: Thursday, March 07, 2002
  • Time: 12:31 PM

Comments

I have read the tragedy that happened to your girls and I must say that if this had happened to my sister I would have torn those people apart with my bear hands. But I cannot do that because the bilble tells me not to take revenge into my own hands. I believe God will deal with them and the punishment that awaits them will be just because God is Just. The bible teaches us to wait in the Lord and he will bring justice. Death is not sufficient punishment for these demon possessed men. Their time will come. All I can say to you is forgive.


  • Signer_FullName: Anna Lee
  • Signer_Email: leeanita_@hotmail.com
  • Remote Name: 64.199.58.176
  • Date: Thursday, March 07, 2002
  • Time: 04:26 AM

Comments

I drove by TC Jester the other day and I paused to say a prayer for Jenny and Elizabeth. I too, was shocked at this horrible crime and the same year that their lives were taken, I took my 13 year old son so that he could see the park where the crimes occurred. I wanted him to understand the dangers of gangs and to hear the story of these young ladies. My son was horrified and could not understand how someone could hurt people that way.

I still think of Jennifer and Elizabeth and when I see their pictures and how beautiful they both were.

They will never be forgotten.

May God hold them close to his heart.

Anna Lee


  • Signer_FullName: Josi
  • Signer_Email:
  • Remote Name: 216.169.68.3
  • Date: Tuesday, March 05, 2002
  • Time: 08:15 PM

Comments

I was doing research for my Law Related Ed. class and came across your site. By the time I finished reading it, I was crying. I don't know why things happen the way they do, but I'm convinced that bastards like that will pay after death more than before or during. R.I.P.


  • Signer_FullName: Jeana
  • Signer_Email:
  • Remote Name: 206.165.184.154
  • Date: Tuesday, March 05, 2002
  • Time: 01:34 PM

Comments

I just read the story of Jenny and Elizabeth's murders and I must say that words cannot express my sorrow and anger. My sister went missing for 11 years before her body was found. We're still hoping that the police will find her killer(s). In your case, I'm thankful that Texas has the good sense to keep the death penalty in place. It was made for perps like these. God bless you all.



  • Signer_FullName: Debbie ( ENGLAND) 
  • Signer_Email: debs183@hotmail.com
  • Remote Name: 195.93.32.167
  • Date: Tuesday, March 05, 2002
  • Time: 12:58 AM

Comments

It is impossible to find the words to say how it feels to read a story of such brutality against 2 beautiful young women. Nothing that i can possibly say will ever heal your pain, but i hope by just leaving a message, you know that we care about your loss..prayers and best wishes to you xx


  • Signer_FullName: Gina Pomilla Riddle
  • Signer_Email: geenar@yahoo.com
  • Remote Name: 24.167.33.55
  • Date: Monday, March 04, 2002
  • Time: 11:10 PM

Comments

I remember this tragedy well and every time I hear it again the sheer viciousness and evilness still shock me and make me numb. I am so sorry for your losses. I will pray for your family and your beautiful girls. This disgusting killers deserve to die. Next time I hear a person say they are against the death penalty I am going to remind them of these exquisite girls and the horrible suffering they experienced at the hands of satan's own monsters. I am so sincerely sorry for your loss. I know words do not lessen the pain and grief you have, but know that people that do not even know you - care, grieve and pray for you and your family. My best friend's sister was recently murdered - she was 23 and was scheduled to be induced the next day for the birth of her 3rd child. Her 6 year old daughter and 26 yo husband were also murdered. The only witness and sole survivor is Gabrielle - their 5 year old daughter who had celebrated her birthday the day before. I grieve everyday and question what type of evil person could this. Please know you are in my prayers. In memory of William, Danielle, Haley and Baby Arvizu - gone to heaven 10-01-01.


  • Signer_FullName: Mike
  • Signer_Email:
  • Remote Name: 24.198.99.47
  • Date: Monday, March 04, 2002
  • Time: 05:54 PM

Comments

I just want you to know that I read your story and i give you my sympathy.


  • Signer_FullName: Crystal young
  • Signer_Email:
  • Remote Name: 152.163.197.84
  • Date: Sunday, March 03, 2002
  • Time: 06:40 PM

Comments

I personally believe they should have gotten the electric chair as soon as they turned 18. Hoe could human beings do something so cruel to on another. If this happened to someone in my family i would want them dead. I feel sorry for the families who lost their loved ones to stupid people.


  • Signer_FullName: lisa cates
  • Signer_Email: tobysgirl@texoma.net
  • Remote Name: 4.61.188.249
  • Date: Sunday, March 03, 2002
  • Time: 06:08 PM

Comments

i was watching the news when the bodies of elizabeth & jenny were found. i could not believe at the time & still cannot believe what i saw. the image of randy ertman charging down that grassy hill has lived in my heart & mind ever since that day. all i have to do is try to describe to someone about that image and i completely break down and cry. i lived in houston at that time & felt such an anger towards the boys, who apparently had no soul whatsoever. this particular case impacted me like none other i have ever known of. in this day & age, that is a lot to say. these girls probably took a "short-cut" to get home that they had taken hundreds of times before. it is easy to say that teenagers can be blind to the dangers that they face... and i could never blame them for what happened. i just wish that i could give randy ertman a hug and wish him my deepest condolences over the loss of his only child. it was so senseless. i, for one, will never forget these girls that i never knew. -lisa


  • Signer_FullName: Pamela Chadwick
  • Signer_Email: chadwick16884.freeserve.co.uk
  • Remote Name: 195.92.168.164
  • Date: Sunday, March 03, 2002
  • Time: 04:45 PM

Comments

I would like to other my sympathy, and was disgusted with what happened to your children! There is so much evil in the world!! they will always be in our hearts! All my Love Pamela xxx Rochdale, England


  • Signer_FullName: elle cornelius.
  • Signer_Email: englishgirlie@hotmail.com
  • Remote Name: 195.92.67.66
  • Date: Sunday, March 03, 2002
  • Time: 07:43 AM

Comments

there is nothing I can say to pass onto you my deep feelings of pain. words are not enough. but those beautiful girls should never have had to go through that. I have tears in my eyes. I am so sorry for your loss.


  • Signer_FullName: Jamie Hughes
  • Signer_Email: jamie1@bright.net
  • Remote Name: 216.201.42.117
  • Date: Saturday, March 02, 2002
  • Time: 11:08 AM

Comments

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I am very sorry for your loss.


  • Signer_FullName: Nadia Intihar
  • Signer_Email: jennifarulz@yahoo.com
  • Remote Name: 203.202.164.21
  • Date: Saturday, March 02, 2002
  • Time: 01:32 AM

Comments

I just wanna say I'm really sorry for your loss and i know there are a lot of people in the world who would feel the same if they new what happened. i am currently doing a piece of work in english at school on capital punishment. i was going to do a discussion essay as i was unsure on what side to take (for or against) but after visiting this site I'm reviewing my decision. it seems that capital punishment is the only way to rid the world of the sick bastards who would commit such a horrific crime. i can't believe how disturbed some people are. as young girl of only 15 i will always be watching my back and make sure I'm off the streets before 9pm. thank you for putting this on the net. i value your guts, and the way you dealt with it. i hope many other people (teenage girls especially) see this site and react the way i did. good luck for the future and stay smiling. from Nadia, Australia


  • Signer_FullName: rick
  • Signer_Email: rick.fonseca@usa.net
  • Remote Name: 65.59.61.211
  • Date: Friday, March 01, 2002
  • Time: 06:20 PM

Comments

I just want to say that i have follow this case for many years and its so terrible what those animals did to them girls. every day I check the statues on who is next to be executed. I hope to see those 5 names of them animals soon as possible. They will pay for there crimes very soon there time is running out.


  • Signer_FullName: Jenna Madero
  • Signer_Email: jmadero15@yahoo.com
  • Remote Name: 64.107.200.2
  • Date: Friday, March 01, 2002
  • Time: 12:44 PM

Comments

I am currently doing a debate for my English class and have to supply information about why my group and I are Pro Death Penalty. After reading your story, I wanted to tell you how SORRY I am for the losses of your daughters. I will never be able to understand why people do some of the awful things they do, but then I realize that good people could never understand. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to read about your story because it also helps me have more insight on why I believe in what I am debating.


  • Signer_FullName: Hasan
  • Signer_Email: Pintsyze
  • Remote Name: 12.224.11.96
  • Date: Thursday, February 28, 2002
  • Time: 08:18 PM

Comments

Every time I come across this page, and specifically the story of Jenny and Elizabeth, I cannot do anything but cry. This story is the most heart and gut wrenching story I've heard, and I am amazed that the perpetrators are still breathing! Lord knows if I had my way...Hell would most assuredly be Heaven to them! May Elizabeth and Jennifer rest in peace and may all of us live in it! If anyone feels the need to talk to anyone, I am always here Pintsyze@aol.com,

please feel free to email me anytime

Love always

hasan.


  • Signer_FullName: Amy
  • Signer_Email: redhdhottie2005@hotmail.com
  • Remote Name: 216.124.154.40
  • Date: Thursday, February 28, 2002
  • Time: 03:02 PM

Comments

Hello my name is Amy and when i was looking up info about capital punishment it brought your site up so i read your story. I think that it is very tragic and i am really really very sorry for your loss. I don't know what i would do if anything like that ever happened to me. I hope that everything has worked out with you and your family and that you are all doing well. Sincerely, Amy


  • Signer_FullName: Wendy Rae Leaumont
  • Signer_Email: batgirlmiata@hotmail.com
  • Remote Name: 208.5.208.254
  • Date: Thursday, February 28, 2002
  • Time: 01:03 PM

Comments

I am a 27 year old female and an NRA member. I am an advocate of gun rights for all, especially women. I have known women who have been victims of rape or murder. I thank the families of Jenny and Elizabeth for sharing their stories. I support you and wish you all the best. Jenny and Elizabeth are at Jesus' side now, never to feel pain again. God Bless you for your courage to tell your story.

After reading about Jenny & Elizabeth, I sent the following email to all my girl friends:

To all my female friends and sisters:

You want to know why I carry a gun? Read this:

http://www.murdervictims.com/voices/jeneliz.html

I couldn't finish it because I was about to PUKE.

I want you to read every bit of this and then tell me WHY you and I should not carry guns or keep them locked and loaded by our bedsides.

Don't think something like this can happen to you in YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD? Or to YOUR DAUGHTERS? To YOUR MOTHERS? To YOUR SISTERS? You'd better GUESS AGAIN, my friends. And don't tell me the Lord will protect you. That has nothing to do with it. Evil things happen to good people all the time - It's the nature of the Fallen world in which we live.

When I was in high school, the daughter of my second grade teacher was brutally raped and murdered IN HER OWN HOME by a pizza delivery man. It happened 2 MINUTES AWAY from the church in which I grew up, and about 10 minutes away from the house in which I grew up.

Still think I'm an NRA nut? Still think I'm an extremist? If so, I don't even want to hear back from you. Just keep living in your little fantasy world. You'll come around.

I don't ever want to see the dead bodies of any of my girlfriends on the 6:00 news. That's why I risk sounding like a gun nut. I don't care what you think about me!!! I want to save your life!

I CARE ABOUT YOU!!!!

Love,

Wendy


  • Signer_FullName: Xinea Corcelles
  • Signer_Email: xinea01@hotmail.com
  • Remote Name: 208.249.78.29
  • Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2002
  • Time: 06:47 PM

Comments

I enter for coincidence surfing the web. I was very surprising for that horrible crime that I never heared something like that before. I have no words to say... Im from Puerto Rico and I have 2 kids a girl and a boy. Im truly sorry for your loss..

Sincerely; Xinea Corcelles


  • Signer_FullName: David Loughlin
  • Signer_Email: david@dloughlin.freeserve.co.uk
  • Remote Name: 195.92.168.168
  • Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2002
  • Time: 05:00 PM

Comments

I feel for you. Please accept my condolences.

Dave Loughlin (UK)


  • Signer_FullName: Crystal Brinkmann
  • Signer_Email: Princess326123@yahoo.com
  • Remote Name: 207.150.69.213
  • Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2002
  • Time: 03:52 PM

Comments

I your have read you page and it really helped me out with the killing of my Aunt Sandy She was kidnapped and he killed her and chopped her into pieces and they also killed her friend and threw her into the dumpster

Sincerely, Crystal


  • Signer_FullName: Jon willmore
  • Signer_Email:
  • Remote Name: 213.122.138.111
  • Date: Tuesday, February 26, 2002
  • Time: 12:54 PM

Comments

I am very sorry for u that u lost your children.


  • Signer_FullName: shirley blomberg
  • Signer_Email: shiblo@msn.com
  • Remote Name: 216.161.143.2
  • Date: Tuesday, February 26, 2002
  • Time: 02:08 AM

Comments

I wish I didn't know so well what you have gone through. My daughter's killer has finally been convicted (not an easy task) and now we're trying to get the scumbag sentenced (also, not an easy task). The criminals seem to have a whole lot more rights than the victims. I plan on doing what I can to change that...or die trying!


  • Signer_FullName: SALLY DUNN
  • Signer_Email: 01327457@mmu.ac.uk
  • Remote Name: 149.170.39.33
  • Date: Monday, February 25, 2002
  • Time: 08:16 AM

Comments

This is a savage killing I will never forget reading about. I hope the murdering scum rot in hell.


  • Signer_FullName: Karen Christensen
  • Signer_Email: twines@telusplanet.net
  • Remote Name: 142.173.162.83
  • Date: Sunday, February 24, 2002
  • Time: 06:05 PM

Comments

I wish you all the best in the future I now first hand how it feels to lose a loved one God Bless you all


  • Signer_FullName: Susan
  • Signer_Email: SuzieSuzie@hotmail.com
  • Remote Name: 205.150.60.188
  • Date: Sunday, February 24, 2002
  • Time: 12:58 PM

Comments

For class, I was instructed to write an essay for or against the death penalty. I was having some trouble choosing which point of view I would write from, but now I know. I am sorry that the families of these two girls have to endure such pain and suffering. God Bless you.


  • Signer_FullName: Traci Reams
  • Signer_Email: traci_us@hotmail.com
  • Remote Name: 208.188.115.70
  • Date: Thursday, February 21, 2002
  • Time: 09:36 PM

Comments

This was a great loss for the family and friends of these two young girls. If only there wasn't so much evil in the world. You're in my prayers and I will remember this and ask god for friends and family of all of us to be protected from things like this. God bless you!


  • Signer_FullName: Nicole
  • Signer_Email: nicole.o'daniel@elpaso.com
  • Remote Name: 12.40.31.20
  • Date: Thursday, February 21, 2002
  • Time: 12:31 PM

Comments

This is by far the most horrible thing I have ever heard of. Please know that your family is in my thoughts and prayers. And remember, Jenny and Elizabeth are walking on streets of gold!! God bless...


  • Signer_FullName: Jillian Caswell
  • Signer_Email: jjcaswell@hotmail.com
  • Remote Name: 165.95.145.123
  • Date: Tuesday, February 19, 2002
  • Time: 05:57 PM

Comments

I am a 22 year old college student in Texas. I am doing a debate speech tonight on whether or not the death penalty should be allowed. I am one of the three that is going to be pro-death penalty. I have studied about this issue for a week now, and learned so far that in Texas there are more than 450 people on death row. It costs $53.15 per day to house these undoubtedly anti-social people, when it only costs a mere $86.06 per execution for the medications used. They spend normally more than $200,000 before they finally give them the lethal injection. (Which is about 10.5 years on the average.) I firmly believe that anyone who has no respect for another human's life should not have a right to life himself. Who has a use for these people anyway? They are just going to sit there in jail the rest of their life and rot away anyway. Right now, there are more than 450 on death row, and to house them for the next 10 years it will cost 90 million dollars. If they take them all in one big line to the death room, it would cost $387 in all. It is better to go ahead and execute the person the day they are convicted guilty, than to keep them incarcerated for 2 days. I am truly sorry for the loss of the girls Jenny and Elizabeth, and I would like to find out what happens to the nasty little boys who committed this crime. Feel free to respond. -Jill


  • Signer_FullName: Trent Haddock
  • Signer_Email: haddock_23@hotmail.com
  • Remote Name: 198.146.112.239
  • Date: Monday, February 18, 2002
  • Time: 08:33 AM

Comments

I'm doing a research paper on capital punishment and I seen this story and I just had to read it. I'm sorry for the families loss.


  • Signer_FullName: Jefferey D. Mills
  • Signer_Email: jeffereydmills@hotmail.com
  • Remote Name: 63.11.128.135
  • Date: Saturday, February 16, 2002
  • Time: 08:51 PM

Comments

I hope they rest in peace and the perps. do not. I hope they are dead or close to it. This is one of the reasons we push for the death penalty here in Iowa.

Thank You for Sites Like These...


  • Signer_FullName: Little Mama in Washington State
  • Signer_Email:
  • Remote Name: 216.7.34.196
  • Date: Saturday, February 16, 2002
  • Time: 05:05 PM

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I am truly sorry for your loss. If anything happened to my baby I don't if I could wait for the law to take action!


  • Signer_FullName: Onelia Velazquez
  • Signer_Email: Margaretevlzqz@aol.com
  • Remote Name: 66.147.24.110
  • Date: Saturday, February 16, 2002
  • Time: 02:52 PM

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May God Bless Your Family.


  • Signer_FullName: Kelly
  • Signer_Email:
  • Remote Name: 194.6.79.99
  • Date: Friday, February 15, 2002
  • Time: 05:14 AM

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I can't believe that anybody could be so cruel to another human being. I can't imagine the pain and fear those poor girls went through. I'm only 21 and it scares me that if there's people as cruel as this in the world now, god knows what it will be like when I have children. Too be honest i don't know if i could bring a child in to such a cruel world. Anyway i would like to let the family know that my heart goes out to them and the two young girls involved. xxx


  • Signer_FullName: Marie Westfield
  • Signer_Email: mariepraise@yahoo.com
  • Remote Name: 64.109.56.131
  • Date: Wednesday, February 13, 2002
  • Time: 03:04 PM

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To the family and friends of Jenny and Elizabeth:

I am a criminal justice major and I am currently writing a paper on the pros and cons of the death penalty. I have been researching this issue for a few weeks now and today I came across your story. I want you to know that I am so sorry for your loss and your pain. I could not believe the brutality of the crime. I have never had a definitive view on whether the death penalty was right or wrong but today I must say that I agree with it. If ever there were people who qualified it is the perpetrators of this senseless violence. I hope and pray that you can find some peace knowing that no one else will be hurt by them again.

I really don't know what is appropriate to say to you but I wanted you to know that there are people who care. I will remember you in my prayers each day. God be with you always.


  • Signer_FullName: kanesha rivers
  • Signer_Email:
  • Remote Name: 150.176.63.243
  • Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2002
  • Time: 12:09 PM

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to the family and friends: Its a really tragic story to hear. I can imagine the pain you must feel towards those men but you must remember God is in charge of everything, and in the end you will truly be blessed. I will keep you all in my prayers. GOD BLESS!!!!!!!!!!


  • Signer_FullName: Stephen
  • Signer_Email:
  • Remote Name: 66.31.109.152
  • Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2002
  • Time: 05:44 AM

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As a parent I can't imagine the pain and loss you must be feeling. I understand your wish to see these killers die. My own view is that execution should be used to rid the planet of people so devoid of humanity that they are likely to kill again either in prison or outside if they happen to escape. I think that while it is understandable to want them to die for what they did, the death penalty is desired for legalized revenge. Understandable but I don't feel an eye for an eye is right.

Far worse in my mind is the possibility that an innocent person would be execute. No doubt this has already happened, probably many times. I would rather that all the guilty rot in prison contemplating their crimes for the rest of their lives than one innocent person be executed. I wish, however, that prison were a little more unpleasant than it appears to be from the outside. At least in this case if a mistake were made it could be corrected.


  • Signer_FullName: Marcia Moore
  • Signer_Email: marcia.moore@cpa.state.tx.us
  • Remote Name: 204.64.114.248
  • Date: Monday, February 11, 2002
  • Time: 11:11 AM

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Melissa Pena:

I was a neighbor of yours when you lived on Lindyann Lane. A day does not go by that I do not look across the street, see your old home and think of you and your daughter. God Bless You.


  • Signer_FullName: Jolene
  • Signer_Email: xoxo_jolene_oxox
  • Remote Name: 208.183.105.4
  • Date: Thursday, February 07, 2002
  • Time: 02:20 PM

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Hello, Im a 16 yr old student at Oliver Springs high School. I just wanted to tell you that im very sorry for the way Jenny and Elizabeth had to spend there last hours, I myself have been raped. I know how it feels, i went to the police and they did nothing to help me. He still does it to other young girls, and will forever. I can say i do not believe in the death penalty, but im almost sure that if one of my loved one's was brutally murdered then i too would be for it. At least you know now that they are in piece. God bless you and them for going through this all...Much love


  • Signer_FullName: chris
  • Signer_Email: csmitchell30@hotmail.com
  • Remote Name: 67.209.66.125
  • Date: Thursday, February 07, 2002
  • Time: 10:21 AM

Comments

I stumbled on to this site and just had to post this. I'm very sorry this happened i have three kids i could not imagine this happening it is terrible may god bless your family and thank goodness justice was served...


  • Signer_FullName: Valk
  • Signer_Email: mthomas@bellsouth.net
  • Remote Name: 216.76.155.142
  • Date: Wednesday, February 06, 2002
  • Time: 07:50 PM

Comments

Thanks so much for all your work in the victims rights movement.

I'm honoured to be only a part of the JFA that you're helping to build.

Valkyries Lover-- from the prodeathpenalty.com message board


  • Signer_FullName: SHELBY HERMANSON
  • Signer_Email: hermansb@bellsouth.net
  • Remote Name: 64.210.241.103
  • Date: Tuesday, February 05, 2002
  • Time: 11:10 PM

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OFT TIMES, WHEN MY SON, SCOTT WEIGHS HEAVILY ON MY MIND, I VENTURE THROUGH OTHER WEBSITES TO TOUCH BASES WITH OTHER PARENTS WHO HAVE SUFFERED THE UNSPEAKABLE PAIN OF THE LOSS OF A CHILD. I READ YOUR STORY OF THESE TWO VERY BEAUTIFUL GIRLS, AND MY HEART GOES OUT TO YOU. NOTHING OR NO ONE CAN OR WILL EVER BE ABLE TO FILL THE VOID, I KNOW YOU FEEL, BUT REST ASSURED THAT THEY ARE WITH GOD AND I KNOW THAT HE WAS WITH THEM ON THE HORRIBLE DAY THEY DIED. I AM SURE IN THOSE LAST FLEETING MINUTES, JUST AS WITH MY SON HE TOOK THEM IN HIS ARMS AND TOOK THE PAIN AND SUFFERING FROM THEM. WE DON'T KNOW THE WHYS OR THE ANSWERS WHY THESE THINGS HAPPEN, ONLY GOD KNOWS, BUT TRUST IN HIM AND KNOW THAT YOU WILL SEE THEM AGAIN, WHERE NO PAIN-DEATH-SORROW-OR TEARS FOR THE LOSS OF A LOVED ONE WILL EVER AGAIN BE KNOWN. MY PRAYERS ARE WITH EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU. I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO ADD THAT THE DEATH PENALTY IS TOO GOOD FOR THE ANIMALS THAT DID THIS. BUT THEY DESERVE TO DIE. THEIR IMMORTAL SOULS WILL PAY THROUGHOUT ETERNITY, AS WE ARE AGAIN UNITED WITH OUR CHILDREN. SINCERELY SHELBY HERMANSON


  • Signer_FullName: Shay
  • Signer_Email: royalthickness314@yahoo.com
  • Remote Name: 204.184.107.8
  • Date: Tuesday, February 05, 2002
  • Time: 03:02 PM

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Just wanted your family to know, my prayers are with you!!!!!


  • Signer_FullName: Ed Woodson
  • Signer_Email:
  • Remote Name: 199.0.136.100
  • Date: Tuesday, February 05, 2002
  • Time: 11:38 AM

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I was living in Houston when this horrible crime occurred. Every one of the participants in this heinous crime deserved the death penalty.


  • Signer_FullName: Miranda
  • Signer_Email: cuti85.@hotmail.com
  • Remote Name: 216.93.78.230
  • Date: Tuesday, February 05, 2002
  • Time: 07:44 AM

Comments

Just wanted to let you know I stoped by.


  • Signer_FullName: bobby walden
  • Signer_Email: bobo4204life@yahoo.com
  • Remote Name: 204.108.198.130
  • Date: Monday, February 04, 2002
  • Time: 11:21 AM

Comments

i support the death penalty bc i just had a uncle and a cuz die and i hope they catch the ppl that did this and im very sorry for what happen to u 2 its a real shame that ur life was taken away


  • Signer_FullName: Amy
  • Signer_Email: angel87@telusplanet.net
  • Remote Name: 142.173.155.100
  • Date: Sunday, February 03, 2002
  • Time: 12:55 PM

Comments

I came across this website while writing a speech for pro death penalty. People who could do such a thing do not have a right to live anymore, i am sorry about your loss. Amy


  • Signer_FullName: Peter
  • Signer_Email: ictruth@hotmail.com
  • Remote Name: 210.55.145.227
  • Date: Sunday, February 03, 2002
  • Time: 06:26 AM

Comments

I live in New Zealand, and i have to say that i sincerely hope one day that we have the death penalty. Like your country, we have murders like these here, but the maximum the offenders get here is around 10 years in prison.....15 at the most. For some murders such as these, i feel that the death penalty is the only deserving response.

Be strong and stand firm.


  • Signer_FullName: Pamela Mendez
  • Signer_Email: Pass114@nisd.net
  • Remote Name: 209.254.203.11
  • Date: Wednesday, January 30, 2002
  • Time: 10:51 PM

Comments

I was living in Houston at the time and can still remember Mr. Ertman screaming, "Does she have blond hair?". That has stuck with me for many years. I am sorry for your loss.


  • Signer_FullName: Kaylar,Michael,Kristy,Eduard &Tamara
  • Signer_Email:
  • Remote Name: 203.37.199.13
  • Date: Wednesday, January 30, 2002
  • Time: 08:46 PM

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We are sorry for your loss, and hope that you find peace, and happiness :-)

RIP


  • Signer_FullName: Fanny
  • Signer_Email: Fannysteph@aol.com
  • Remote Name: 132.40.121.2
  • Date: Wednesday, January 30, 2002
  • Time: 07:25 AM

Comments

So so sorry! I have two little girls myself and they are my pride and joy. Again I know that there are no words that can console you.


  • Signer_FullName: Lauren
  • Signer_Email: lauren.t.knier@vanderbilt.edu
  • Remote Name: 129.59.26.22
  • Date: Wednesday, January 30, 2002
  • Time: 01:45 AM

Comments

I'm doing a report on the death penalty for class and I just happened to find this site. That was the most horrific crime I've ever heard of, I am truly for the loss you and your family have experienced. I will be keeping you in my prayers.


  • Signer_FullName: Randilee
  • Signer_Email: Biehner05@aol.com
  • Remote Name: 205.188.198.48
  • Date: Tuesday, January 29, 2002
  • Time: 10:17 PM

Comments

I visited this site because I was told that I would find some information for Capital Punishment for an English project, it wasn't quite what I was looking for, but I still feel for the families of Jenny and Elizabeth, you will be in my prayers :o) Randilee


  • Signer_FullName: Heather
  • Signer_Email: heather835@hotmail.com
  • Remote Name: 63.24.254.201
  • Date: Tuesday, January 29, 2002
  • Time: 03:47 PM

Comments

hello. My name is Heather, I'm 16 years old. I came across this site when doing research for a debate for school. I'm arguing against the resolution resolved: the North Carolina death penalty should be abolished. I was shocked and I cried when I read what happened to jenny and elizabeth. I am now convinced that the death penalty is the only close thing to fair those criminals deserve...


  • Signer_FullName: Stephen O'Reilly
  • Signer_Email: s.oreilly@ntlworld.com
  • Remote Name: 62.254.0.7
  • Date: Tuesday, January 29, 2002
  • Time: 09:49 AM

Comments

Being a law graduate I sometimes ponder whether the death sentence achieves anything? Compassion etc are good and necessary virtues. However, there are crimes committed so flagrantly that death is the only answer. These children had money, time, emotions invested in them. How dare those that did this think they could do so.


  • Signer_FullName: Michelle
  • Signer_Email:
  • Remote Name: 205.188.197.167
  • Date: Monday, January 28, 2002
  • Time: 10:48 PM

Comments

I am terribly sorry to hear of your loss. May God be with you and heal your troubled heart.


  • Signer_FullName: chelsea murray
  • Signer_Email: freckles@statesville.net
  • Remote Name: 207.203.140.10
  • Date: Friday, January 25, 2002
  • Time: 08:06 AM

Comments

i'm here for research for a school project on the death penalty and capital punishment.


  • Signer_FullName: katie romero
  • Signer_Email:
  • Remote Name: 204.228.23.140
  • Date: Wednesday, January 23, 2002
  • Time: 11:35 AM

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i came upon this site by accident while doing a research paper for school. i have always strongly supported the death penalty for people that are that sick in the head.


  • Signer_FullName: Emma Hacker
  • Signer_Email:
  • Remote Name: 212.137.251.44
  • Date: Tuesday, January 22, 2002
  • Time: 04:09 PM

Comments

I found this address shocking but my thoughts are with the two girls families. may they rest in peace.


  • Signer_FullName: emma Hacker
  • Signer_Email:
  • Remote Name: 212.137.251.44
  • Date: Tuesday, January 22, 2002
  • Time: 04:08 PM

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  • Signer_FullName: Mauricio A. Chavez
  • Signer_Email: loonatic814@aol.com
  • Remote Name: 207.62.69.26
  • Date: Tuesday, January 22, 2002
  • Time: 02:00 PM

Comments

I also lost my brother to gang violence I was 16 at the time. I am 25 now and it still hurt to this day. So my prayers go to the souls of the girls and to the families.


  • Signer_FullName: Kelly Harnage
  • Signer_Email: babydolphin2116@aol.com
  • Remote Name: 169.157.90.143
  • Date: Tuesday, January 22, 2002
  • Time: 07:36 AM

Comments

I looked up your site for a research paper I'm doing. That the death penalty should be enforced strictly. I hated to hear about the rape, beating, and killing of your daughter and her friend. But it helped me to see that the death penalty needs to be used for those sick headed people out there. I'm sooooooooooooooo sorry about your daughter and her friend. If there's anything I can do just e-mail me and let me know. God Bless you.


  • Signer_FullName: ham
  • Signer_Email: hmb10365@yahoo.com
  • Remote Name: 198.26.122.13
  • Date: Friday, January 18, 2002
  • Time: 01:39 PM

Comments

This is the reason that I'm pro. I hope as the judge stated, my great grandchildren won't be born to be his parole officer. God bless


  • Signer_FullName: Travis Weber Steven Arneson
  • Signer_Email:
  • Remote Name: 206.72.24.13
  • Date: Friday, January 18, 2002
  • Time: 01:35 PM

Comments

we feel sorry


  • Signer_FullName: Ben Currier
  • Signer_Email: BJoeCurr@Juno.com
  • Remote Name: 67.208.122.126
  • Date: Thursday, January 17, 2002
  • Time: 10:30 PM

Comments

A very sad story to read - two beautiful girls taken from life with such violence.


  • Signer_FullName: Gabe
  • Signer_Email: gabelink@yahoo.com
  • Remote Name: 66.81.96.166
  • Date: Wednesday, January 16, 2002
  • Time: 10:54 PM

Comments

I am doing a report on Victims Rights at my college, and I am on the PRO side of it, I do feel for your pain and am sorry for your loss. I pray for a better world.


  • Signer_FullName: jackie ripley
  • Signer_Email: sparklestarj17
  • Remote Name: 209.80.186.253
  • Date: Wednesday, January 16, 2002
  • Time: 08:38 AM

Comments

i am doing a report on the death penalty for sociology and i am for the death penalty - i am sorry @ what happened ... this is going to make a great argument for the death penalty....


  • Signer_FullName: Rey Flores
  • Signer_Email: latinotaskforce@aol.com
  • Remote Name: 64.12.107.163
  • Date: Wednesday, January 16, 2002
  • Time: 12:43 AM

Comments

May these two beautiful souls always know that justice is the light that they will know.


  • Signer_FullName: Shiela
  • Signer_Email: sas170@hotmail.com
  • Remote Name: 206.10.111.120
  • Date: Tuesday, January 15, 2002
  • Time: 01:12 PM

Comments

I feel really sorry about what happened to the girls. With all my sympathy, Shiela


  • Signer_FullName: Shiels
  • Signer_Email: sas170@hotmail.com
  • Remote Name: 206.10.111.120
  • Date: Tuesday, January 15, 2002
  • Time: 01:12 PM

Comments

I feel really sorry about what happened to the girls. With all my sympathy, Shiela


  • Signer_FullName: Jackie
  • Signer_Email:
  • Remote Name: 204.2.38.69
  • Date: Monday, January 14, 2002
  • Time: 11:07 AM

Comments

I remember.


  • Signer_FullName: Eli Phippen
  • Signer_Email: Eli_phippen@hotmail.com
  • Remote Name: 205.188.197.184
  • Date: Sunday, January 13, 2002
  • Time: 02:00 PM

Comments

I am deeply sorry for the loss of these girls. I never knew how disgusting (I cannot think of a bad enough word) that these people can be. Once again I say that I am so sorry for your loss and that peace can be found.


  • Signer_FullName: michelle
  • Signer_Email: mickie22566aol.com
  • Remote Name: 205.188.200.139
  • Date: Sunday, January 13, 2002
  • Time: 01:42 AM

Comments

i am very saddened by what i have read, i have 3 beautiful children and i pray for their safety everyday, god bless you and your families, my heart and prayers go out to you all.


  • Signer_FullName: Patricia
  • Signer_Email:
  • Remote Name: 66.50.10.158
  • Date: Friday, January 11, 2002
  • Time: 09:25 AM

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  • Signer_FullName: Rocio Poyatos
  • Signer_Email: rtavares2@yahoo.com
  • Remote Name: 213.139.2.80
  • Date: Thursday, January 10, 2002
  • Time: 08:31 AM

Comments

I just can say this story is so horrible and I am so sorry for you; must be the worst thing could happen to parents. From my heart wish you all that the pain from this action gets in peace some day. ( Sorry about my English, I am from Madrid )


  • Signer_FullName: Matt Douglas
  • Signer_Email: mdouglas90@home.com
  • Remote Name: 24.4.252.178
  • Date: Tuesday, January 08, 2002
  • Time: 07:02 PM

Comments

N/C


  • Signer_FullName: Dylan McGrath
  • Signer_Email: mcgrathdylan@yahoo.com
  • Remote Name: 63.81.29.130
  • Date: Monday, January 07, 2002
  • Time: 04:40 PM

Comments

I happened across this web page by chance. I cannot tell you how horrified I was to read it, nor how sorry I am for what happened to your daughters. God bless you.


  • Signer_FullName: Luke Haywood
  • Signer_Email: kult77@hotmail.com
  • Remote Name: 212.198.0.96
  • Date: Sunday, January 06, 2002
  • Time: 05:23 PM

Comments

By chance I found your site and am very sorry to hear of the terrible crime you were victim of. My contribution is just to say that not all crime victims support the death penalty and that although I am revolted and appalled at the acts of these murderers, I still believe it is inhuman to kill people - anyone. I call this humanity and hope that some will be able to feel this in spite of the awful things that humans are capable of doing.

peace


  • Signer_FullName: Laura
  • Signer_Email:
  • Remote Name: 66.140.129.105
  • Date: Wednesday, January 02, 2002
  • Time: 08:45 PM

Comments

Just wanted to say that I am really sorry that this happened to your daughters.


  • Signer_FullName: Yassin Dickie
  • Signer_Email: ymdickie@btinternet.com
  • Remote Name: 213.122.128.105
  • Date: Tuesday, January 01, 2002
  • Time: 04:28 PM

Comments

This is a terrible crime against these beautiful young girls. These murderers and others like them have lost the right to exist in society. I would do as is done under Islamic law. The penalty for murder is death. Only the victim's family can ask the court to change the sentence to one of life in prison.