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Santo Domingo. – Dominican baseball player Fabio Gomez, condemned to death by a Texas court for premeditated murder, has reporteldy been spared, after Justice minister Radhamés Jiménez asked his United States par to request a lesser penalty.

“In my capacity as Attorney General of the Dominican Republic, I request your mediation before the governor of the State of Arizona, Jan Brewer, to seek the commutation of the capital punishment ordered against Mr. Fabio Gomez,” Jiménez in a letter sent to Eric Holder.

According to Dominican media, Maricopa County, Arizona revoked the original sentence against Gomez, said Dominican ambassador in Washington Roberto Saladín

Jimenez said the Dominican Government has been following Gomez’s case, with due diligence via the Foreign Ministry to remain abreast of the process.

In that regard, Jimenez said they learned that the two public defenders which had been assigned to the case haven’t met with their defendant since 2007. “We don’t know the reasons why his legitimate right to defense could’ve been at risk, for which we reiterated they consider the change of penalty to life in prison, averting an irremediable injustice, since we know has occurred in multiple cases.”

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Written by: Blutarsky This user is banned, 26 Jan 2010 11:09 AM
From: Dominican Republic, No Spin Zone
Another moron like the Nagua Nit Wit etc etc
Written by: xwill7, 26 Jan 2010 11:13 AM
From: United States, El cuarto bate
yes but this guy will actually serve his time since he is in a US jail and not a DR jail.... No 5 star hotel room for him just good old fashion texas law
Written by: MyMyspinthefacts, 26 Jan 2010 11:28 AM
From: United Kingdom
Yes xwill7, good old fashion Texas, USA redneck justice. The world knows all too well about US justice.
Written by: BASTA, 26 Jan 2010 11:51 AM
From: Dominican Republic, =Ghetto/Legalize Drugs/Free abortions for all Never Confuse Education with Intelligence
And just who picks up the tab. Better to hang this roach!
Written by: Blutarsky This user is banned, 26 Jan 2010 12:09 PM
From: Dominican Republic, No Spin Zone
As our illustrious attorney general Eric Calder said about the 9/11 bomber " First we are going to give him a fair trial and then we are going to hang him "
Written by: riosm, 26 Jan 2010 12:46 PM
From: United States
Mymyspinthefacts,

I see spinning makes you dizzy.

You sound like an expert on the US justice system ?

Where did you do your time, Texas ?

True US justice, regardless what you or others may think he was spared the "Redneck" rope !

I'm sure he'll do much much better with 3 meals a day, T.V, exercise room, learn a new trade, visits, phone calls, free medical & dental care, law library, choose the prison gang of his choice, weekly showers and a free deportation hearing plus free travel back to the DR after time served, all of course at US Tax Payers expense.

Look at it this way.....in the DR he'll pay off the victims family, pay court fines, under the table deals and who knows serve maybe 1-5 years.


So what's wrong with that ?

Funny coming from a person who lives in the United Wild Kingdom and who never lived in Texas and who won't even state there Country other then UWK.

Written by: juanb, 26 Jan 2010 12:59 PM
From: Dominican Republic
I cannot believe that in any way, shape, or form that the "appeal" of a Dominican Attorney General lead to the change in the charge against this murderer.
Written by: juanb, 26 Jan 2010 1:00 PM
From: Dominican Republic
But I can certainly believe that he would jump in and take credit for it.
Written by: Blutarsky This user is banned, 26 Jan 2010 1:04 PM
From: Dominican Republic, No Spin Zone
the bad vibes between the Dominican community would not be worth the aggravation of executing this loser even though he probably deserves it ...executing citizens of other countries is rare ....due to the politics and publicity involved
Written by: xwill7, 26 Jan 2010 2:01 PM
From: United States, El cuarto bate
waste of a visa
Written by: danny00, 26 Jan 2010 3:45 PM
From: United States, Old Westbury Long Island
OTHER IDIOTIC - COMMENT BY.


Report as spam/innapropiateWritten by: MyMyspinthefacts, 26 Jan 2010 11:28 AM
From: United Kingdom
Yes xwill7, good old fashion Texas, USA redneck justice. The world knows all too well about US justice, DR IS THE WAY TO GO WHAT U THINK?...
SH----T ITS THE BEST IN THE WORLD. THE U.S. JUSTICE. NO THE UNITED STATES REDNECK OR NOT ITS BETTER SYSTEM THEN IN THE DR. OR MANY OTHER COUNTRIES LIKE IN THE DR. WHERE EVERY ONE WANTS TO DO WHAT THEY WANT WITH NO RULES, POLICE TO RESPECT,ECT!...., IN THE DR THIS GUY WOULD PAY THE FAMILY A FEW PESOS AND WALK... "THATS JUSTICE?.... IDIOTIC REMARK.....
Written by: danny00, 26 Jan 2010 3:48 PM
From: United States, Old Westbury Long Island
Written by: juanb, 26 Jan 2010 12:59 PM
From: Dominican Republic
I cannot believe that in any way, shape, or form that the "appeal" of a Dominican Attorney General lead to the change in the charge against this murderer

juanb good comment.... whats up with this case why the interest?
Written by: danny00, 26 Jan 2010 3:53 PM
From: United States, Old Westbury Long Island
in fridays daily news {new york city}... dominican man kills two children ages 2- 6 years old..... and his girl friend 22y......it also made todays daily news paper page 6.
worst crime the police have seen in new york or one one the worst. two childen and their mother he throw their bodies in a dumpster.
really i have he gets the redneck justic for this crime.... it happen in queens new york. other dominican to be proud of that got one visa.
Written by: danny00, 26 Jan 2010 4:00 PM
From: United States, Old Westbury Long Island
above story in todays daily news page #6 jan 26th....fathers name jermaine ruiz.he was charged saturday with butchering jessica {mother} and the children sasha 2y's and jelyhanna who would have turned 6y's old on this friday...

and u want to know why its a little on the hard side 4 dominicans to obtain visa's for the united states.
Written by: danny00, 26 Jan 2010 4:02 PM
From: United States, Old Westbury Long Island
Written by: xwill7, 26 Jan 2010 2:01 PM
From: United States, Chicago
waste of a visa,, YOUR NOT KIDDING XWILL WHAT A WASTE FOR EVERY ONE
Written by: anthonyC, 26 Jan 2010 4:07 PM
From: United States
"condemned to death by a Texas court for premeditated murder, "

And

"Maricopa County, Arizona revoked the original sentence against Gomez"

Which is it? Texas of Arizona?
Written by: xwill7, 26 Jan 2010 4:51 PM
From: United States, El cuarto bate
They should send this guy to iraq and give his visa to a real Dominican that would use it to work in USA
Written by: Escott, 26 Jan 2010 5:08 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Cabrera and Sosua a 2 days a month for payday
Another case of picking on Dominicans? Man maybe he can sue also for 2 million.
Written by: danny00, 26 Jan 2010 5:31 PM
From: United States, Old Westbury Long Island
escott... picking on dominicians?...
are u sleeping and dreaming?... must be both.....
hey! im dominician..... but im not like this piece of garbage....
and i really wish the trash stop coming to the states, or as exwill said let the good dominicians come so they can work and support their families.... they are 4 sure not going to make a living in the dr.
Written by: danny00, 26 Jan 2010 5:32 PM
From: United States, Old Westbury Long Island
as exwill said "real dominicians"...
Written by: danny00, 26 Jan 2010 5:36 PM
From: United States, Old Westbury Long Island
whats up no body talks about the brutal murder of two babies and their mother {i wrote in above article}..in new york city by dominican man against two dominican babies and his dominican wife..... wonder if he was a "real dominician" dont believe so.
maybe he can sue also.....
Written by: pleasuretour, 26 Jan 2010 6:50 PM
From: United States
[[Written by: riosm, ....I'm sure he'll do much much better with 3 meals a day, T.V, exercise room, learn a new trade, visits, phone calls, free medical & dental care, law library, choose the prison gang of his choice, weekly showers and a free deportation hearing plus free travel back to the DR after time served, all of course at US Tax Payers expense.]]

Wow! You don't know much about prison time in Texas, do you?

This guy will fill a 14' bag full of cotton before each meal or he won't eat. There's no play time there and the prison population works to pay for their keep. It's modern day Slavery and a death sentence commuted means he dies in prison.

His teeth will rot out of his head in the meanwhile and he'll live a long, hard life and be relieved when the end comes, mercifully.
Written by: glomarexplorer, 26 Jan 2010 9:51 PM
From: United States, Fresh Water Paradise-NY Finger Lakes

One has to really wonder about how exactly some of these individuals are ever granted US visas. I was at US Immigration and Naturalization Department several years ago, and couldn't believe some of the people there. Some were absolute tigeres. I had no problem with the uneducated but hard-working Dominicans, but the tigeres with low pants, tattoos and earrings and foul language-that's another thing. They really don't make me proud, and I hope they don't make you proud, either. They should send these undesirable tigeres home in the next flight to DR.

US needs to up its standards, if it wants to remain a 1st world power. Keep the riff raff out of the country, and only welcome those who, like many before them, want to come here to better their lives and assimilate, not diminish the country.

BTW, keep the likes of Mucho Loco and VivaCuba out as well. Please see above for justification.

MJEV.

MJEV.
Written by: antoniorp, 27 Jan 2010 11:56 AM
From: Dominican Republic
Written by: riosm, 26 Jan 2010 12:46 PM
From: United States

"I'm sure he'll do much much better with 3 meals a day, T.V, exercise room, learn a new trade, visits, phone calls, free medical & dental care, law library, choose the prison gang of his choice, weekly showers and a free deportation hearing plus free travel back to the DR after time served, all of course at US Tax Payers expense"

It´s normal that americans know less about their own laws, history, geography, ect, than others outside the US. For you information a commuted death sentence means that he will be in prison "to the end of his natural life"

I´ll list the countries in the world that have death penalty, just for you to see the "distinguish list" of "democratic" countries where the United States, and the state of Texas are. No further comments your honor.
Written by: snoopyy3k, 27 Jan 2010 11:57 AM
From: United States
This piece of of worthless human excrement should have gotten his testicles electrocuted. He killed that girl w/out any mercy and very much premeditated the whole thing. He was such a dumb ass that he could not event get rid of the evidence and got caught with the victim's blood all over his apartment. He even tried saying that the blood was from a cat he tried to kill, amongst other moronic lies he told. I hope he rots like the dead meat that he is.
Written by: antoniorp, 27 Jan 2010 11:57 AM
From: Dominican Republic
Countries with death penalty as of end of 2008.

•Afghanistan
•Antigua and Barbuda
•Bahamas
•Bahrain
•Bangladesh
•Barbados
•Belarus
•Belize
•Botswana
•Burundi
•Cameroon
•Chad
•China (People's Republic)
•Comoros
•Congo (Democratic Republic)
•Cuba
•Dominica
•Egypt
•Equatorial Guinea
•Eritrea
•Ethiopia
•Gabon
•Ghana
•Guatemala
•Guinea
•Guyana
•India
•Indonesia
•Iran
•Iraq
•Jamaica
•Japan
•Jordan
•Korea, North
•Korea, South
•Kuwait
•Laos
•Lebanon
•Lesotho
•Libya
•Malawi
•Malaysia
•Mongolia
•Nigeria
•Oman
•Pakistan
•Palestinian Authority
•Qatar
•St. Kitts and Nevis
•St. Lucia
•St. Vincent and the Grenadines
•Saudi Arabia
•Sierra Leone
•Singapore
•Somalia
•Sudan
•Swaziland
•Syria
•Taiwan
•Tajikistan
•Tanzania
•Thailand
•Trinidad and Tobago
•Uganda
•United Arab Emirates
•United States
•Vietnam
•Yemen
•Zambia
•Zimbabwe
Written by: Blutarsky This user is banned, 27 Jan 2010 12:02 PM
From: Dominican Republic, No Spin Zone
It should be mandatory for people who listen to Reggaeton
Written by: JPDTrinity, 27 Jan 2010 4:03 PM
From: Dominican Republic, I dislike all politicians and their afiliated parties... "I simply say it AS IT IS!!"
DOMINICANS stop thinking of all this crap and better read about this.

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/20....-haiti-dominican-republic-merge/#

Our country is being negotiated with behind our backs.

WAKE UP DOMINICANS....WE NEED TO FIGHT FOR WHAT"S OURS?

The earthquake is over. It's time to send them all back.
Written by: glomarexplorer, 27 Jan 2010 8:27 PM
From: United States, Fresh Water Paradise-NY Finger Lakes

I see lots of countries on right track.
Written by: junglemonkey, 28 Jan 2010 9:08 AM
From: United States
im unsure weather to believe the dominican gov appeal got this guy off death row....but i dont doubt the dominicans would at least try especially if they got a kick back from this baseball player.

i hope he gets killed in jail for what he did.
Written by: Blutarsky This user is banned, 28 Jan 2010 10:15 AM
From: Dominican Republic, No Spin Zone
monkeyman it is general procedure for governments to protest the execution of their citizens ......all countries do it .....even if guilty beyond all reasonable doubt
Written by: Quisp, 9 Feb 2010 3:29 PM
From: United States, Arizona
As someone who was at every day of the 3 trials for Fabio Gomez I must say that the Domincan government could not have been following this very closely if they do not know where it happened. It took place in Arizona. The appeal was granted well before the Governent got involved based on the convicted murderer wearing shackles in the courtroom that were visible tp the jury & could have predjudiced them into thinking he was a violent person. This was AFTER he was convicted of the brutal murder of my wife. Here is the actual appeal document
http://www.supreme.state.az.us/opin/pdf2005/CR030199AP.pdf
Fabio Gomez raped and brutally murdered Joanie Morane. He hit her in the head over 18 times with a metal weight crushing her skull. Then he took her body & threw it in the dumpster. DNA evidence proved his guilt. He changed his story numerous times. He made a decision to kill her & now he will face the consequences which is his death but he should suffer like she did.
Written by: Blutarsky This user is banned, 9 Feb 2010 3:46 PM
From: Dominican Republic, No Spin Zone
Quisp we are so sorry for the pain this man caused you and your family .....Dominicans are usually gentle and kind this man was a terrible exception
Written by: riosm, 9 Feb 2010 9:52 PM
From: United States
Quisp,
I agree......I'm normally against the death penalty, but......... after reading about the details of this gruesome crime of murder without remorse I say hang the SOB period. I mean this Man showed no mercy what's so ever he must pay for his crime with his OWN LIFE.
Take care.
Written by: Quisp, 10 Feb 2010 1:31 AM
From: United States, Arizona
Thank you. This has been drawn out over 10 years. There have been a trial, and then two sentencing trials because of a change in the laws regarding sentencing. His total disregard for life is incredible. As your read this, hit your desk or table 18 times and feel your hand hit the desk each time, notice how long it takes to hit it 18 times, now think about hitting someone in the head with a 3lb metal dumbell 18 times. How could anyone do that to another human especially a fairly large man doing it to a petite woman. Any person that is capable of that kind of brutality must die for what he did. He will get to say goodbye to his family and get his affairs in order. Joaine never had that chance, She never got tosay goodbye.
Here is a link to his family pleading for him to be commurted from death, then please look at the related videos column for one that says Joanie Morane. She was the victim.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jm-KIeTtUmA
Written by: riosm, 10 Feb 2010 2:13 PM
From: United States
Quisp,
I just viewed the condemned Family and close friends interview and all I saw were victims......all victims of one brutal act of murder.

I have yet not seen the victims Family's interview.

The Mother like any other Mother's plea for her Sons life, maybe she should have a chat with the victims Mother and her Family and let us not forget the CHILD the REAL VICTIM here who will grow up without his loving Mother.

Maybe in this case a life sentence WITHOUT parole......

Take care my friend and keep us all posted.

Written by: glomarexplorer, 10 Feb 2010 10:44 PM
From: United States, Fresh Water Paradise-NY Finger Lakes

Quisp,

Sadly, this is the kind of story that has way too many manifestations in DR. The nouveau "barrio baseball player" suddenly gets a contract and money, and immediately feels entitled to rape or kill a girl. Worse yet, the "hanger-ongers", police and judicial accord him special privileges and soon his sins are washed and he goes on to fame and money. Perhaps I could accept that and look the other way. However, what I could never accept is the victim's family selling out, which happens very frequently in DR. You don't trade blood for money-ever!!!! If you do, I rather you trade places with perpetrator and put you in jail for treason of highest degree. In fact, I wish everyone of them would be publicly beaten up. No excuses.

I would rather live in poverty with dignity than in richness without self-respect. I am moderately well-off, however.

Quisp, thanks for sharing this story. My deepest condolences to you and your family.

MJEV.

Written by: Quisp, 23 Feb 2010 11:24 AM
From: United States, Arizona
Thank you all for your kind words. Fabios girlf & his baby left Arizona soon after the trial. Fabios baby was in the room when Fabio murdered the victim. It heard everything. I think it was 3 months old at the time but I wonder what that will do to that child. It is true that Fabios family are also victims of his barbaric act & i feel for them but it was Fabio that made the decision to commit this crime without concern for who else wouldl be hurt. His arrogance & ego were so strong that he represented hiself in his defense, but this was after he tried to say he was mentally incompetent to stand trial. He is a killer and he destroyed many lives. When something happens there are always ripples in the water. The ripples go out in every direction, and they go far . You can not choose which direction way they go or do not go, and everyone feels them at some point to some degree. These are the consequences of our actions, and in the end, we all must face them.
Written by: Quisp, 23 Feb 2010 11:25 AM
From: United States, Arizona
I am not sure who you mean is selling oout.
Written by: lynnettec, 23 Feb 2010 10:02 PM
From: United States
Hello Quisp - you dont know me but might have heard about me. I am Apes best friend and grew up with Joanie in VA. I just found this site today and will be following the story closely. This headline definately got my attention but I dont understand how Fabio could be "spared" the death penalty at this stage..... I will re-read the story and write more once I understand this article a little better. Lynnette
Written by: riosm, 23 Feb 2010 10:18 PM
From: United States
Lynnettec,
Please let me welcome you to the sight I know I speak for many, Welcome.
Take care.
Almost forgot........lock him up and throw away the key.
Written by: lynnettec, 24 Feb 2010 1:13 AM
From: United States
Thank you so much for such a warm welcome..... After reading the article and posts, it appears as though the DR is requesting to have Fabio shipped back to the DR or to have his sentence lessened to life instead of the death penalty. What I find shocking is that he has already been given numerous trials and now the US court system is agreeing to "rethink" its decision. Thats the most ludicrous thing I have heard in quite a while. Not only is the expense a hardship for the family but it is metal abuse for them as well. I find it "cruel and unusual" punishment for her loved ones to sit through ANOTHER trial and relive the last horrific moments of Joanies life. Will this ever end??? Everytime it seems as though the case is "closed" another trial is set..... Is this our "Justice" system? Ha! Justice for WHO?!? Seems as though Fabio is given more consideration than anybody else concerned.
Thanks for listening and I look forward to the day of Fabios justly death.
Written by: Quisp, 24 Feb 2010 2:47 PM
From: United States, Arizona
The letter really did not have anything to do with the upcoming appeal trial. He wwas granted this appeal because the jury saw him in shackles in the courtroom one day and they decided that this might predjuduce the jury into thinking he was dangerous and that would mean they give him a harsher penalty than if he did not have shackels on. He is saying that if he did not have th shackles on that one day he would not have gotten the death penalty. This appeal was granted based on a case precedent from a Texas(i think( case not too long ago. The letter from the DR govt was after this was already in process so it had no bearing. The DR govt was going to hire an attorney for Fabio but the attorney chose not to take the case. Fabio is currently trying to get his lawyers replaced with different ones. A stall tactic. If he gets them then itwould take months to familiarize themselves with the case and draw it out longer. He is trying anythig he can to drag it out.
Written by: lynnettec, 24 Feb 2010 5:26 PM
From: United States
It definately seems like the stalling tactic has worked and is working.... Thanks for keeping me, and anyone else interesed, updated on what is happening with Joanies murderer. I feel she would be very proud and thankful for all you are doing.
I cant help but feel that there is something we could do collectively to guarantee Fabio stays on death row....
Written by: riosm, 24 Feb 2010 5:50 PM
From: United States
Lynnettec,
Normally I'm against the death penalty but I must admit there are curtain cases that in may opinion would be an injustice to rule out, and this case to me more then qualifies for the death sentence.
What's really bothersome is the innocent Child involved.

Quisp,
Please keep us ALL informed on the latest.

ALL take care.
Written by: glomarexplorer, 24 Feb 2010 9:48 PM
From: United States, Fresh Water Paradise-NY Finger Lakes

This guy is poster child for why we must have a death penalty. You could argue against this punishment and its effectiveness. It is the province of more liberal minded people to protest all sorts of punishment, question appropriateness. It is always some reason and someone else's fault or the system.

I happen to believe that death penalty is 100 percent effective, for the guy executed will never commit murder again-ever!

This guy is garbage and probably should have never been born; he is also poster child for "pro choice". Too bad his mother didn't terminate her pregnancy.

I know these are strong words and my comments won't agree with some. However, I have a daughter and lots of guns and knives, and if someone perpetrated such a crime against her, God forbid, he might wish the authorities would get to him before I do. I would really give him the "Pashtun Exit", then he would wish he was never born.

MJEV.
Written by: riosm, 24 Feb 2010 10:07 PM
From: United States
Glomarexplorer,
I second that.....the DR needs Capital Punishment.............my problem would be which one of my goodies I would use.
Written by: glomarexplorer, 24 Feb 2010 10:29 PM
From: United States, Fresh Water Paradise-NY Finger Lakes
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MJEV.
Written by: riosm, 25 Feb 2010 2:00 PM
From: United States
My friend I've rather not detail in public...
Take care.
Written by: Spink, 4 Mar 2010 2:25 AM
From: United States
I have prayed that this SOB get murdered in prison, I still hope he does. He deserves to die, painfully
Written by: riosm, 4 Mar 2010 12:40 PM
From: United States
Spink,
It's called "PRISON JUSTICE".
In US prisons the prison guards are really there to protect the inmates from killing each other.......TOO BAD !
Written by: Chropi, 4 Mar 2010 10:16 PM
From: United States
On appeal, Fabio's convictions for for first degree murder, sexual assault, and kidnapping, and the aggravated sentence for sexual assault was affirmed. The sentence of death for first degree murder and the aggravated sentence for kidnapping was vacated and remanded, meaning that the conviction stands, but there will be a new hearing concerning the sentencing for those convictions. It appears the court was sloppy in following procedural rules; however, new standards were being set by the DECK case. In addition, on appeal, the prosecution needed to prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, that the shackling did not influence the sentencing. It is unfathomable why the state did not attempt to make a case . . . Do you know when the hearing will be held?

Written by: Chropi, 4 Mar 2010 10:37 PM
From: United States
It appears there is some political motivation - the Dominican Republican Government has at least alluded to racial discrimination in its request for a commuted sentence. Fabio's current lawyer is actively promoting the idea that Fabio's conviction was racially biased. In our system, a lawyer has an ethical and fiduciary duty to zealously advocate for his client. A lawyer may not make statements he knows to eb fraudulent on his client's behalf; however, a lawyer is inclined to believe his client. So, tension and a fine line. Here, Joannie was murdered. Her blood, DNA, and fragments of her corpus were found throughout Fabio's apartment and drains. The murder weapon was found in his possession,; his DNA was found on her. He repeatedly made false statements to his girlfriend and police. And, he was found guilty by a jury of his peers.

Written by: Chropi, 4 Mar 2010 11:05 PM
From: United States
http://translate.google.com/trans....www.diariodigital.com.do/articulo,50247,html

This website purports to have a translated letter allegedly written by Christopher B. Dupont, a U. S. Attorney representing Fabio. The website states the letter was forwarded to it by the attorney general of the Dominican Republic.

If the translation and reprinting are accurate, I am challenged to ascertain the motivation of its author. It is true that a client is the master of his complaint; however, imagine a child who is punished by his teacher for eating cake. The child swears to his parents that he did not eat the cake, regardless of the crumbs on his shirt, icing on his lips, plate hidden in his desk, and cake on his hands. He promises he is being blamed because he is overweight, and besides, lil Johnny swore he was going to get that last piece of cake. Is the parent obligated to believe him? Should the parent call the school board and demand justice?
Written by: Chropi, 4 Mar 2010 11:26 PM
From: United States
The answer may be yes, or may be no. If yes, it is easy to understand, while perhaps not agree with, the parent's motivation.

To be fair, that was not a perfect analogy. So, try this: after a convincing conviction of murdering his petite, white, female neighbor with a baseball bat, Fabio claims he was convicted because he is from the Dom Rep, and that Joannie was previously threatened. Nevermind the massive amounts of evidence and conviction, this was a racially motivated, biased conviction.

It is easy to understand a parent's motivation - many parents have blind faith in their children. But what about lawyers? In light of the evidence that was proven beyond a reasonable doubt, what could possibly motivate the author of that letter? The letter clearly misconstrues facts, barely alludes to any concrete instances, and instead makes an emotional appeal based on abstractions, generalities, and talking point specters - tactics most lawyers would be embarassed to employ.
Written by: Quisp, 5 Mar 2010 4:08 PM
From: United States, Arizona
Chropi, you certainly have been doing some research and actually getting facts rather than soe of the other things flying around. I believe the letter that the government sent on behalf of Gomez was written based on facts given to them by Gomez himself.it definitely sounds like how he would describe himself. By not chceking on what they wrote the DR Govt underminded their own effort.
There was a status conference last week and the judge denied several of their motions, and made it quite clear that there will be no more stalling and delays. The defense legally was supposed to have 18 months, they had 4 1/2 years. There is a date set in April for the appeal trial.
Fabio used to act like he wa sure he was going to get off. Smiling and being boisterus in court. I saw him last week, he is different. He is quieter, they had to remove him from a heairing for sobbing so loud they could not continue, no tears, just drama. His eyes have fear in them, he knows his time is running out.
Written by: riosm, 5 Mar 2010 7:47 PM
From: United States
Sounds like "Court emotional drama" to me all right........the real needle surprise is soon to come. Also it sounds like there's no remorse what's so ever, amazing how one can get a gut feeling of no remorse by his crime just by observing how the the condemned act in Court facing justice. I SAY LET JUSTICE BE SERVED, HOLD HIM ACCOUNTABLE FOR HIS ACTION !

Prayers to all the Victims Family and the MOTHERLESS CHILD.

KEEP US ALL POSTED ON THE LATEST.....
Written by: suzflores24, 15 Apr 2010 9:41 PM
From: United States
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Written by: Quisp, 2 Oct 2010 12:47 AM
From: United States, Arizona
He did not ev en bother to attend his own trial this time. He waived his right to be present. No matter the first phase went to the jury already.
http://www.courtminutes.maricopa.gov/docs/Criminal/102010/m4414285.pdf
Written by: riosm, 2 Oct 2010 1:52 AM
From: United States
Quisp,
Thank you for the up-date.....please keep us informed.
Written by: Quisp, 14 Oct 2010 10:08 PM
From: United States, Arizona
The sentencing hearing is over. It went to jury today and the jury reached a decision regarding Fabio Gomez and if he will receive the death penalty again. That decision is being read at 8:30am PST on Friday. I will post what the jury deicdes that evening.
Fabio waived his right to be present for this heariong. He did attend for one day in order to make a stateent. I cant go into details right now but let me say that he spoke for 90 minutes and blamed everyone and everything for what happened to him.
I will let you know what the jury decides tomorrow.
Written by: riosm, 14 Oct 2010 11:09 PM
From: United States
Quisp,
Thank you....keep us posted.
Written by: Quisp, 15 Oct 2010 3:45 PM
From: United States, Arizona
On October 15, 2010, in Phoenix Arizona, Fabio Evelio Gomez was sentenced to death for the murder of Joanie Morane after a resentecing hearing based on an appeal. This is the second time that he has been sentenced to death for this crime.
Fabio was not present during most of the hearing, showing up one day to gicve a speech to the court. The alocution went for 90 minutes and was a tirade against the legal system, the state of Arizona, the police, his ex girlfriend (and mother to his son), the witnesses and others. During the speech he blamed the arizona imigration law for his inability to get a fair trial, the police for paying off his girlfriend and not arresting her for the crime(she was not aware of what happened and was working at the time of the murder), He siad that the people whio testified had lied or planted eviidence, accused the policeo f lying, and said he was never given his rights even though there is a video showing it.
Written by: Quisp, 15 Oct 2010 3:55 PM
From: United States, Arizona
In the end he was his own worst enemy. He showed who he truly was and how easy it was for him to lie.
Fabio said that his heart went out to the faily and friends of the victim. Aft what he did to her I find it hard to believe. The last 90 minutes of her life was being kidnapped brutally raped and bludgeoned to deatrh having her skull crushed while she screamed for help as she was beaten to death. Look at the clock right now. When you finish readin this look again and see how long that was. 3 or 4 minutes. Now think about 90 minutes then think about the hell she went through for that length of time.
My heart doesgo out to his faily, is a sense they are victrims also. For those that want to blame the court, or the jury or someone else for his sentence there is noone else to blame but Fabio Gomez. He is the one that made a choice, his victim did not have a choice, her family and friends did not have a choice nor did his family, he made it for everyone.
Written by: Quisp, 15 Oct 2010 4:01 PM
From: United States, Arizona
When Fabio chose to end her life he also chose to end his own. He made a decision, a choice , He alone made the choice. We all make choices in life and those choices have consequences, this was Fabios choice and this is his consequence.
Written by: riosm, 15 Oct 2010 6:21 PM
From: United States
Quisp,
Thank you.
Written by: suzflores24, 15 Oct 2010 10:23 PM
From: United States
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Written by: Quisp, 16 Oct 2010 12:26 AM
From: United States, Arizona
Yes, he has the right to appeal. It is like the first sentencing never happened. He will get an automatic appeal which is standard onj ay death sentence. The supreme court will review and see if there is any reason togrant the appeal and if not then he can try to find some other grounds for appeal. I do not think he will have any becasuse the prosecutors did an amazing job and were so careful about everything they did.
I think that there should be some type of limit either to the number of appeals or the time period in which you can exercise that right. It has been 11 years already and this will go until there is nothing left to appeal..
It is interesting to note that this jury had no idea that he had already been sentenced. They were not told and were not to find out in order to preserve their objectivity and not base thier decision on a previous one.
Written by: suzflores24, 16 Oct 2010 9:25 PM
From: United States
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Written by: Quisp, 16 Oct 2010 9:59 PM
From: United States, Arizona
I am thinking that maybe instead of being cranky we should try not to be. I have spent 11 years hating life and keepiong everyone away from me. Yesterday I realized that he will never win. No matter what happens because he is guilty and the facts show this. He killed a good person, a special woman who was a good soul and she was an innocent. I was worried he would find a way to get off but he does not have the facts or the truth behind him and that will always come thorugh to any jury that may come. Besides, Karma is a B_tch and she is pissed, so he is not getting away with anything. Plus if we spoend another 10 years like the last then he has two more victims. I know i was not dead for the last 11 years but I wished I was and might as weell have been the way I lived my life. I think i am going to try to live for a while now, instead of letting him destroy my life. He will pay.
Written by: suzflores24, 16 Oct 2010 11:54 PM
From: United States
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Written by: suzflores24, 17 Oct 2010 12:06 AM
From: United States
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Written by: Quisp, 19 Oct 2010 11:01 AM
From: United States, Arizona
There was absolutely no remorse in his statement that he ade. It was the opposite. An attack on everyone elae and everything else, blaming it all for what he did. He made the last 90 minutes of her life so incrediblly horrible. There were more details about the beating and I was just so overwhelmed I coiuldnt comprehend how someone could do this. This huge man doing this to a petite woman. He did not have to do it. He testified about killing a cat, that was where he said all the blood cae from. On the walls and floors and splattered( I saw the apartment after the inital trial, and it waseverywhere). He said the cat fought back and he had to beat it down more. the cat screamed and he thought the neighbors would hear. It was joanie that he was talking about. She would have fought to her last breath, she would not have given up easily,she did not give up give up at anything and those that knew her would agree with me. I miss her
Written by: suzflores24, 19 Oct 2010 9:46 PM
From: United States
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Written by: riosm, 20 Oct 2010 1:07 AM
From: United States
Suzflores24,
Who am I to judge but.......No man gets away with it, first mans law [temp. while on earth], then Gods law [eternal after death].
All were left with are the other real victims like the victims Family and her child.
Written by: suzflores24, 25 Oct 2010 10:30 PM
From: United States
Happy Birthday to Joanie that should have been today.
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