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« Reply #120 on: February 03, 2012, 10:12:37 PM »

I heard the judge ask Harrell if he had taken photos and video of Somer during the attack and he replied 'yes'.  I'd never heard that.  What a monster!

He did?!  I missed that.  I've been holding onto the dim, little light that at least Somer's mom doesn't have that to deal with, too.  Ugh.  Disgusting. 

I agree with Somer's Granny even more now. I hope prison treats him as well as he treated Somer, too. 
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« Reply #121 on: February 03, 2012, 10:22:32 PM »

Please remember, Somer is not the only child this monster harmed.  At this point, she is the only child he murdered.  I told myself I wouldn't read the info released on him today but, I did.  Horrible, just horrible.     Thank you for posting the plea, trimm.  It answered some questions and left some new questions.....

If I may ask, what are the blacked out "words"/(initials?) in the plea?  Specifically, the marked out ones on the picture charges.  I got that it was the other, younger child (relative?) he harmed and it's for privacy of that child.  And possible future charges he plead guilty to as well, today.  I'm just asking in general-- Is it on going investigation info abbreviations or something?  (It can't be a name, not that I would want to know that if it were.) I don't know how to word this very well....  I'm not trying to be nosey, I'm just trying to understand the "legal-ease". I'm just wondering what it refers to, not any specific details. I guess that's the best way to explain my query on this.     

In short, I'm stumped.  And clearly need to step away for now.  I have never witnessed anything quite like this and my father said he hasn't either.  It's mind boggling, to say the least. 

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The pros mentioned future charges brought in the investigation of this case and then Somer's grandmother mentioned Harrell's niece.  I'm thinking he had abused his niece and documented it with videos/pics and those were found on his computer/camera.
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« Reply #122 on: February 03, 2012, 10:40:49 PM »

I really pray that Somer's entire family get counseling.  They've got so much anger toward this guy.  It scares me for the sake of the other kids.  They need to be able to develop some type of coping skills in order to live any type of productive life.  Samuel's rage was tangible.  It just broke my heart.
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« Reply #123 on: February 13, 2012, 06:19:44 PM »

http://jacksonville.com/news/crime/2012-02-10/story/concerns-killer-would-go-free-led-somer-thompsons-mom-back-plea-deal
Concerns killer would go free led Somer Thompson's mom to back plea deal
Posted: February 10, 2012 - 4:16pm  |  Updated: February 12, 2012 - 8:53am

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Thompson said Friday she was unsure about those details but something may have occurred when Harrell was brought to Clay from Mississippi, where he was arrested on unrelated child pornography charges.

She said her understanding was there was a chance he may have invoked his right not to speak at some point.

Thompson’s attorney, Mark Gelman, said Harrell apparently spoke to police on the way back and when they got to Clay. He was charged with Somer’s slaying the following month.

Gelman said that Corey assured Thompson that the case was still strong and that they expected the confession to stand up to any suppression attempts. When questioned after Harrell pleaded guilty, Corey said there were no issues with how the confession was taken.

Before agreeing to support the plea deal, Thompson said she thought of the confession concern and what she considers the injustice of Casey Anthony’s acquittal. She said she didn’t want to take any chances of that happening.

“What if I got a jury of people who believed that he wasn’t guilty?” she said. “I wasn’t willing to take a not guilty instead of taking a deal and letting him go to jail forever.”


Read more at Jacksonville.com: http://jacksonville.com/news/crime/2012-02-10/story/concerns-killer-would-go-free-led-somer-thompsons-mom-back-plea-deal#ixzz1mJ4PBq7p

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« Reply #124 on: February 14, 2012, 04:43:09 PM »

http://www.firstcoastnews.com/topstories/article/241492/483/Somer-Thompson--Investigation-Documents-Unsealed

A Closer Look at How Investigators Found Somer Thompson's Body

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According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation documents First Coast News just obtained,  Special Agent M.J. Washington was one of the many investigators.

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« Reply #125 on: February 15, 2012, 08:54:35 AM »

http://www.news4jax.com/news/Report-details-discovery-of-Somer-s-body/-/475880/8777156/-/c9uy24z/-/
Report details discovery of Somer's body
Jarred Harrell pleaded guilty to killing 7-year-old girl, dumping her body
Published On: Feb 14 2012 06:14:12 PM EST  Updated On: Feb 10 2012 06:35:00 PM EST

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« Reply #126 on: March 05, 2012, 07:40:29 PM »

http://jacksonville.com/news/crime/2012-03-01/story/jarred-harrells-story-police-about-how-he-killed-somer-thompson-changed
Jarred Harrell's story to police about how he killed Somer Thompson changed
Harrell equates himself with a 'monster' in video confession.

By Adam Kealoha Causey , Dana Treen , Jim Schoettler
Posted March 1, 2012, Updated March 2, 2012

arred Harrell tells a harrowing, changing tale of killing and attempting to rape 7-year-old Somer Thompson in video released by authorities Thursday among thousands of pages of records in the 2009 slaying.

Harrell, then 24, initially told Clay County detectives he blocked memories from the day he killed the girl. But more than 90 minutes after the start of questioning, Harrell admits he tried to sexually assault the child after she was dead. He gave details about the sex attack after detectives told him they found DNA on her body.

“Something happened that we haven’t talked about yet,” a detective says. “Maybe it was something that you’ve put out of your mind and put in a box and put away. But right now, while we’re talking and we can do something to explain it, we need to get it out of the box and look at it and figure out what it is.”

Moments later, Harrell admitted to removing the clothes from Somer’s lifeless body.

“Honestly, I didn’t remember this until now,” Harrell says.
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http://www.scribd.com/doc/80418264/Somer-Thompson-court-documents
Court documents released February 23, 2012

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« Reply #127 on: March 05, 2012, 07:47:24 PM »

http://www.news4jax.com/news/Somer-s-mom-hears-killer-s-confession/-/475880/9193456/-/qvvo4hz/-/
Somer's mom hears killer's confession
Evidence, confession released in Somer Thompson's slaying

March 1, 2012

ACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

The man who pleaded guilty last month to kidnapping, raping and killing Somer Thompson mundanely confessed in a videotaped interview with detectives that he suffocated the girl in October 2009, but initially denied sexually molesting the 7-year-old Orange Park girl.
The nearly four-hour video of detectives interviewing Jarred Harrell was among dozens of documents, photos and other evidence released by the Clay County Sheriff's Office on Thursday. It was material investigators gathered leading to the arrest and prosecution of Harrell.
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Investigators from Team Somer shared the information with Somer's mother, Diena Thompson, earlier this week before releasing it to the public.

Thompson said reading the interview made her want to scream.

"I felt like I had no choice but to read it. Even if I didn't want to, I had no choice. I had no choice because its so public," Thompson told Channel 4. "That I have to be armed with the right knowledge to go out here in front of people because they are going to come up to me and say, 'Oh, did you read this?' or, 'Oh, did you know this?'"

She said she was especially disgusted with Harrell's request to plead guilty to murder to have the sexual molestation charges dropped.

"In one part of that he says his actual words are, 'I'll eat a murder. I'll eat the murder charge  if you guys take away the child porn charge'. And I just can't believe that murder is the less of two evils in this situation," Thompson said.
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In article are links: (clickable in article)
UNCUT VIDEO: Clay County detectives' interview with Harrell (contains graphic descriptions)
DOCUMENTS (contain graphic material): Harrell arrest warrant | Lewd and lascivious investigation
DNA analysis | Computer, digital camera analysis | Sketch of house
IMAGES: Evidence, Jarred Harrell's interview | SPECIAL SECTION: Justice For Somer

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« Reply #128 on: March 09, 2012, 11:10:33 AM »

http://www.news4jax.com/news/Clay-County-detectives-Finding-Somer-s-killer/-/475880/9241748/-/10w55uez/-/
Clay County detectives: Finding Somer's killer
Investigators say they had 'gut instinct' Jarred Harrell killed 7-year-old girl
Published March 7, 2012, Updated March 10, 2012

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« Reply #129 on: March 09, 2012, 11:12:55 AM »

http://www.actionnewsjax.com/content/topstories/story/Team-Somer-Speaks/O29aEFbdUkq1X5VJxucbHw.cspx
Team Somer Speaks
Reported by: Leslie Coursey
March 7, 2012

ORANGE PARK, Fla. -- The murder of Somer Thompson made us all realize monsters could live next door.  In 2009, the 7-year-old girl was kidnapped as she walked home from school.  She was raped and suffocated at the hands of Jarred Harrell, a man who lived in her Orange Park neighborhood.

Sgt. Ken West, with the Clay Co. Sheriff's Office and a member of Team Somer said, "We had a very good indication, a true police gut feeling, that he was the one we were looking for."

For the first time, the team that investigated this case is speaking out, revealing details we didn't know before.

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« Reply #130 on: March 14, 2012, 06:31:40 PM »

http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/article/246887/3/Renderings-Revealed-of-Somer-Thompson-Memorial-Park-
Somer Thompson Memorial Park Drawings Released
By Claire Simms
March 13, 2012

ORANGE PARK, Fla. -- Crews have begun work on a Somer Thompson memorial park in Orange Park.

Local design firm Klaybor and Associates released drawings of "Somer's Sunshine Park," which include a circular paved walkway, ornamental grasses and shrubs, as well as a butterfly garden.
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A community work day will be held March 24.  "Somer's Sunshine Park" is expected to open April 5.

Video and drawing of park at link
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« Reply #131 on: April 30, 2012, 01:32:34 AM »

http://www.firstcoastnews.com/topstories/article/254787/483/Somer-Thompson-Killer-Gets-Secret-Protection-in-Prison

Somer Thompson Killer Gets Secret Protection in Prison

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"The warden can make the call that the inmate needs to be in protective management. Sometimes when the details of an inmate's crime become widely known among the inmate population, he may be subject to attack," Rackleff said in the phone interview from Tallahassee.

Somer didn't receive ANY protection so why should this POS?  Especially since this obviously isn't a standard policy for death row inmates in FL.  I'll bet Somer's mom is having a fit.  And who could blame her?

 
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« Reply #132 on: April 30, 2012, 08:21:40 AM »

http://www.firstcoastnews.com/topstories/article/254787/483/Somer-Thompson-Killer-Gets-Secret-Protection-in-Prison

Somer Thompson Killer Gets Secret Protection in Prison

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"The warden can make the call that the inmate needs to be in protective management. Sometimes when the details of an inmate's crime become widely known among the inmate population, he may be subject to attack," Rackleff said in the phone interview from Tallahassee.

Somer didn't receive ANY protection so why should this POS?  Especially since this obviously isn't a standard policy for death row inmates in FL.  I'll bet Somer's mom is having a fit.  And who could blame her?

 


Jarred Harrell may have protective management, but with a whole prison full of men with a lot of time on their hands and the knowledge of what he did to an innocent little girl, it may only be a matter of time before someone gets to him.  JMHO
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« Reply #133 on: April 30, 2012, 01:26:59 PM »

http://www.firstcoastnews.com/topstories/article/254787/483/Somer-Thompson-Killer-Gets-Secret-Protection-in-Prison

Somer Thompson Killer Gets Secret Protection in Prison

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"The warden can make the call that the inmate needs to be in protective management. Sometimes when the details of an inmate's crime become widely known among the inmate population, he may be subject to attack," Rackleff said in the phone interview from Tallahassee.

Somer didn't receive ANY protection so why should this POS?  Especially since this obviously isn't a standard policy for death row inmates in FL.  I'll bet Somer's mom is having a fit.  And who could blame her?

 


Jarred Harrell may have protective management, but with a whole prison full of men with a lot of time on their hands and the knowledge of what he did to an innocent little girl, it may only be a matter of time before someone gets to him.  JMHO

Let's hope the prisons allow for local newspapers.  Sooner or later someone will recognize his ugly mug.
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« Reply #134 on: October 01, 2012, 09:01:41 PM »

 an angelic monkey  Among their good works, Moosehaven hosts the Somer Thompson Memorial Halloween Trick or Treat.   


http://jacksonville.com/opinion/blog/400721/beth-cravey/2012-09-26/birthday-bash-wiffle-ball-and-corn-hoe-planned-orange
Birthday bash with wiffle ball and corn hoe planned for Orange Park's Moosehaven
September 26, 2012

Moosehaven, an Orange Park retirement community for members of the Loyal Order of Moose, a national fraternal organization, will celebrate its 90th birthday on Saturday, Oct. 6.

The event will showcase the evolution of the 72-acre community, which was founded in 1922 by Rodney Brandon, then-Secretary to the Moose.
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When Moovehaven was born "elders of the fraternal organization were required to provide through their own efforts, help for each other and themselves, and provide from their own energy the major part of the cost of their keep," according to the release. "After 90 years of societal and economic changes, Moosehaven continues to provide an active retirement lifestyle to members of the Loyal Order of Moose, along with all levels of on-campus health care."

Also, Moosehaven is the second largest employer in Orange Park and hosts numerous community events, including
"Heart of the Community" breakfasts, an annual Easter Egg Hunt and Community Sunrise Service, the American Pie 4th of July Celebration, the Somer Thompson Memorial Halloween Trick or Treat, a sanctioned Chili Cook Off and classic car shows.

For more information about Moosehaven, contact Sandra Simmons Duggan at (904) 278-1281 or ssimmons@moosehaven.org.
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« Reply #135 on: October 09, 2012, 09:40:46 AM »

Somer's Mom Diena and founder of The Somer Thompson Foundation speaks on JVM about missing 10 year old Jessica Ridgeway:



http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/1210/08/ijvm.01.
JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL

Backpack of Missing Girl Found
; Jerry Sandusky Speaks Out

Aired October 8, 2012 - 19:00   ET

THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT. THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED.
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« Reply #136 on: April 25, 2013, 12:02:19 PM »

http://www.actionnewsjax.com/content/topstories/story/Action-News-wins-Overall-Excellence-in-the-Edward/447mg5WIhkGMn4XCuhCMFg.cspx
Action News wins Overall Excellence in the Edward R. Murrow Awards
April 18, 2013

ACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Action News won three Edward R. Murrow awards, including Overall Excellence for Region 13. The region includes Florida, Georgia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

WTEV/WAWS also earned itself a Murrow award in the Breaking News category for coverage of the sentencing of Somer Thompson's killer.
 
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« Reply #137 on: April 25, 2013, 12:07:03 PM »

http://www.claytodayonline.com/ee/claytoday/en/component/fullstory/20130425_013_art_2/teaching-adults-to-watch-for-stranger-danger
Teaching adults to watch for stranger danger
April 25, 2013

RANGE PARK – More than three years after the kidnapping and murder of her daughter Somer, Diena Thompson wants to educate adults about the signs of child abuse.

In October 2009, Somer Thompson, 7, was walking home from school with her siblings when she was kidnapped by a young male. Her body was found 50 miles away in a Georgia landfill. Diena Thompson wants to empower adults to become advocates for Clay County children.

"It’s important because this pain is something I can’t describe," said Thompson. "I want to do whatever is humanly possible to make a difference for another child. It would be a shame not to use what has come of this."

The nonprofit organization, Darkness to Light, brings the Stewards of Children program into schools to teach teachers, administrators, nannies or parents the warning signs of sexual abuse. According to the Jacksonville-based Monique Burr Foundation for Children, 90 percent of children know their abuser. Each year, 500,000 children will be sexually abused before they turn 18. Hoping to counteract these alarming statistics, Stewards of Children trains volunteers and staff to prevent, recognized and react to abuse.

"This is a fantastic course for any nonprofit, church, after school program, mentors, parents, grandparents or foster parents," said Stacy Pendarvis, Education and Research Director for the Monique Burr Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to the prevention of bullying and child abuse. "The $10 course is aimed at adults and teaches seven steps to help them recognize and react."

The two-and-a-half hour course teaches students about evidence-based statistics, abuse warning signs and how to react to uncomfortable suspicions.

"For every adult who takes the class, they are better able to protect 10 children," Thompson said.
Darkness to Light is based in Charleston, S.C. but is practiced worldwide, including Australia and Greece. In the US, there are 3,500 facilitators including of- fices in Pensacola, Tampa and Miami.

According to the Monique Burr Foundation, one in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually abused before their 18th birthday. The organization’s mission is to discuss taboo topics to educated and empower adults.

"I think parents are not educated about the reality," said Pendarvis. "Once you know better, you do better. For example, without training an adult would just drop off the child. After training, that same parent may ask ‘what are your policies about one-on-one interactions.’" The children’s curriculum is called Speak Up Be Safe, SUBS, and is taught in six Clay County public elementary schools. More than 7,900 students have learned to recognize signs of bullying and different types of abuse.

"We are only at a 25 percent implementation rate in the county," said Lynn Layton, executive director of the Monique Burr Foundation.

Thompson has three other children and worries about them constantly. Talking with Andrew, 17, Abbi, 13 and Somer’s twin brother Samuel, 11 is paramount she says.
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« Reply #138 on: May 06, 2013, 08:54:38 PM »

Somer Thompson's family home burglarized (5/02/13)

ORANGE PARK, Fla.-- Somer Thompson's home was burglarized.
Diena Thompson has reminders of her daughter Somer all over her home. It has been a tough three years since Somer's murder.

Now it's even tougher. Someone broke into Diena's home and ruffled through her stuff. The report says the person stole $15,000 worth of jewelry and electronics.

 
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« Reply #139 on: May 06, 2013, 09:04:37 PM »

Dear Lord...
Hasn't this poor woman suffered enough?
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