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06-14-2012, 08:51 PM #1
What do you all think???
Barry Gilton, San Francisco Resident, Charged With Murdering Daughter's Pimp (VIDEO)
First Posted: 06/14/2012 3:16 pm Updated: 06/14/2012 5:13 pm
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Barry Gilton and longtime girlfriend Lupe Mercado were at the end of their rope.
They had tried everything they could think of to rescue their 17-year old daughter from a life of prostitution, but nothing worked. That's why, prosecutors allege, they turned to murder.
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Around 2 a.m. on June 4, 22-year old Compton native Calvin Sneed was driving through San Francisco's Bayview district when someone fired .40-caliber gunshots into his Toyota Camry. The shots caused the car to crash into a parked vehicle and Sneed died at San Francisco General Hospital soon after.
Sneed was Gilton and Mercado's daughter's pimp. Authorities believe that, not only was it one of them that pulled the trigger, but the incident wasn't the first time the girl's parents had attempted murder.
A few years ago, their daughter ran away from home. After a good bit of searching, they discovered she had turned to prostitution and that Sneed was acting as her pimp. At first, they tried to work through legal channels to get her back, but to no avail.
"They had gone out to local police agencies, agencies in Southern California--they had even tried talking to national organizations," Gilton's attorney, Eric Safire, explained to the San Francisco Chronicle. "Every place they turned to turned them away."
According to Safire, it stopped there. The couple never attempted to take the law into their own hands.
"The motive is all they [prosecutors] have, as far as we're concerned," Mercado's attorney Tony Tamburello said, the Daily Mail reports. "This would not be the first time the police and prosecutors got it wrong."
Police, on the other hand, tell a different story.
They say that late last month, Gilton and Mercado tracked Sneed to the Los Angeles neighborhood of North Hollywood and fired 9mm rounds into his car. Sneed escaped unharmed and the shooter disappeared without a trace.
Police were only able to identify Gilton and Mercado as possible suspects when, after the June 4 incident in San Francisco, their daughter accompanied Sneed to the hospital. She was questioned by police and, soon after, her parents were brought in.
The pair faces counts of murder, conspiracy to commit murder and discharging a firearm at an occupied vehicle. Gilton, a Muni driver who was convicted in drug charges in the mid-1990s, is also charged with illegally possessing a firearm while a convicted felon. Both could end up serving life in prison.
They are currently each being held on $2 million bail.
For more, take a look at the CBS News report below:
Last edited by humblewarrior695; 06-14-2012 at 08:54 PM."Finding the truth is difficult, and the road to it is rough"
06-14-2012, 09:15 PM #2
She will probably go out and find another pimp. Her parents committed murder and should have to face the charges. Sad situation to be in when you love your kid but........there is more to this story i'm sure.HARLINGEN CARDINALS WINNING REPUTATION
06-15-2012, 10:45 AM #3
Before this can be talked about on this forum I think it's important that some people be told the races of the people involved.Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote. ~Benjamin Franklin
06-15-2012, 11:18 AM #4
06-15-2012, 11:27 AM #5
Murder is murder....To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
Understand before disagreeing.
06-15-2012, 03:31 PM #6
06-15-2012, 03:33 PM #7
more pimps should die like that for destroying kids lives..a dead pimp is a great thingLADY GREYHOUND SOFTBALL...THE BEST IN THE VALLEY
06-15-2012, 09:02 PM #8
as harsh as it sounds ....I have to agree with Hound fan .
Last edited by humblewarrior695; 06-15-2012 at 09:03 PM."Finding the truth is difficult, and the road to it is rough"
06-16-2012, 07:24 AM #9
ya you guys are right
but a hos can't take care of her self and if she wants to be out there , no stoppin her
games messed up
some pimps are theyre to protect hos from the street
its "easy money" for them
watever"dats right lady, dats what you get...for lettin him out here wit killas..."
06-16-2012, 07:25 AM #10
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06-19-2012, 10:55 AM #12
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06-19-2012, 06:47 PM #13
check this one out guys and gals..
Father Who Killed Daughter's Alleged Molester Won't Face Charges In Lavaca County, Texas
By PAUL J. WEBER and RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI 06/19/12 08:20 PM ET
This June 16, 2012, photo shows a building near Shiner, Texas, where authorities say a Texas father beat to death with his fists a man molesting his 5-year-old daughter on June 9. A Lavaca County grand jury on Tuesday, June 19 declined to indict the father in the death of 47-year-old Jesus Mora Flores. Emergency crews found Flores’ pants and underwear pulled down on his lifeless body when they responded to the 911 call. (AP Photo/Victoria Advocate, Carolina Astrain)
SHINER, Texas — Hearing his 5-year-old daughter crying from behind a barn, a father ran and discovered the unthinkable: A man molesting her. The father pulled the man off his daughter, authorities say, and started pummeling him to death with his fists.
With his daughter finally safe, the father frantically called 911, begging a dispatcher to find his rural ranch and send an ambulance.
"Come on! This guy is going to die on me!" the man is heard screaming on the recording, which authorities played during a news conference Tuesday where they announced that the father would not face charges. "I don't know what to do!"
In declining to indict the 23-year-old father in the June 9 killing of Jesus Mora Flores, a Lavaca County grand jury reached the same conclusion as investigators and many of the father's neighbors: He was authorized to use deadly force to protect his daughter.
"It's sad a man had to die," said Michael James Veit, 48, who lives across the street from where the attack happened in this small community run on ranching and the Shiner beer brewery. "But I think anybody would have done that."
The family ranch is so remote that on the 911 tape, the father is heard profanely screaming at a dispatcher who couldn't locate the property. At one point, he tells the dispatcher he's going to put the man in his truck and drive him to a hospital.
"He's going to die!" the father screams, swearing at the dispatcher. "He's going to f------ die!"
The tense, nearly five-minute call begins with the father saying he "beat up" a man found raping his daughter. The father grows increasingly frazzled, shouting into the phone so loudly at times that the call often becomes inaudible.
The Associated Press is not identifying the father in order to protect the daughter's identity. The AP generally does not identify victims of sexual assault.
"He's a peaceable soul," V'Anne Huser, the father's attorney, told reporters at the Lavaca County Courthouse. "He had no intention to kill anybody that day."
The attack happened on the family's ranch off a quiet, two-lane county road between the farming towns of Shiner and Yoakum. Authorities say a witness who saw Flores "forcibly carrying" the girl into a secluded area scrambled to find the father. Running toward his daughter's screams, the father pulled Flores off his child and "inflicted several blows to the man's head and neck area," investigators said.
Emergency crews responding to the father's 911 call found Flores' pants and underwear pulled down on his lifeless body. The girl was examined at a hospital, and authorities say forensic evidence and witness accounts corroborated the father's story that his daughter was being sexually molested.
The father was never arrested, but the killing was investigated as a homicide.
Philip Hilder, a Houston criminal defense attorney and former federal prosecutor, said he would have been surprised if the grand jury had decided to indict the father. Hilder said Texas law provides several justifications for the use of deadly force, including if someone commits a sexual assault.
"The grand jury was not about to indict this father for protecting his daughter," he said.
Authorities said the family had hired Flores before to help with horses on the ranch. He was not born in the U.S. but was here legally with a green card. Attempts to locate Flores' relatives through public records were unsuccessful.
On Tuesday, a new "No Trespassing" sign was freshly tacked onto a gate barring entrance down a gravelly, shrub-canopied path leading to the barn and chicken coop on the ranch, which belonged to the father's dad.
At the father's house, the front yard could pass for a children's playground: blue pinwheels sunk into patchy grass, an above-ground swimming pool, a swing set, a trampoline and a couple of ropes dangling from a tree for swinging. A partial privacy fence is painted powder blue.
No one answered at the father's home. A few miles away, at a home listed as belonging to the father's sister, a woman shouted through the front door that the family had nothing to say. Huser, the father's attorney, told reporters that neither the father nor anyone else in the family would ever give interviews and asked that they be left alone.
Veit, who lives across the street from the ranch, described the father as easygoing and polite – down to always first asking permission to search Veit's property for animals that had wandered off the ranch, even though the families have long known each other.
Veit's son was a classmate of the father's at Shiner High School in a graduating class of about two dozen. Veit, 48, said the young father was never known to be in trouble.
"Just like a regular kid, went to dances, drank beer like the rest of the kids around here," Veit said.
Shiner, a town of about 2,000 people about 80 miles east of San Antonio, revolves around the Spoetzl Brewery that makes Shiner, one of the nation's best-selling independent beers. Even gas stations here sell it on tap.
Flores' death is only the sixth homicide the Lavaca County Sheriff's Office has investigated in the last eight years. Shiner residents boast their squeaky-clean image on a highway welcome sign: "The Cleanest Little City in Texas."
At Werner's Restaurant, customer Gail Allen said she didn't want to speak for the whole town, though her comments echoed what others said.
"The father has gone through enough," said Allen, 59, who has nine grandchildren. "The little girl is going to be traumatized for life, and the father, too, for what happened. He was protecting his family. Any parent would do that."
Associated Press writer Juan A. Lozano in Houston contributed to this report.
Last edited by humblewarrior695; 06-19-2012 at 06:49 PM."Finding the truth is difficult, and the road to it is rough"
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