Tuesday, September 24, 2013

CO - Englewood woman (Forsythia Eliese Owen) accused of using baseball bat in murder of man she suspected of molesting a child

Forsythia Eliese Owen
Forsythia Eliese Owen
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By Ryan Budnick, Jaclyn Allen and Phil Tenser

ENGLEWOOD - An Englewood woman is accused of using a baseball bat to kill a man who she suspected of sexually assaulting a child.

Court records show that Forsythia Eliese Owen, 30, is accused of committing the murder on September 22.

Englewood police identified the murder victim as _____, 42. Officers found him in an alley between the 3600 block of S. Sherman and S. Grant Streets at 1:11 a.m. Sunday.

According to an affidavit obtained by 7NEWS, Owen confessed to officers in the Englewood Police Department's recorded interview room. She told the officers that the child, whose name is redacted from the document, said _____ "had touched and sexually abused her."

The officers asked if Owen was responsible for _____'s death.

"Owen stood up and said she killed him," the affidavit says. "Owen swung her hands back and forth and demonstrated how she struck _____ over and over again because of what he did to [name redacted]."

_____ suffered lacerations to his head and a skull fracture. Both arms, six ribs and his left hand were broken. His liver was also lacerated.

After describing the beating, the affidavit says Owen said, "I need a lawyer, or I should have just said this with a lawyer."

She continued to talk to the officers, however. She explained that she had learned _____ slept in the alley and approached him with the baseball bat while he slumbered. She described where she hit _____ and said he was still breathing when she left him in the alley.

_____ was taken to Swedish Medical Center, where police say he later died of injuries caused by blunt force trauma.

The affidavit also shows officers interviewed a man Owen visited on the day of _____'s death. The man said Owen told him _____ and another man had done something to the child.

Owen appeared in court on Tuesday for an advisement hearing and is scheduled to return to court on Sept. 27. She is being held in the Arapahoe County Detention Facility.

18th District Attorney spokeswoman Lisa Pinto said that Owen and _____ were acquainted.

Owen's record in the Colorado Bureau of Investigation database shows she was found guilty of assault involving a drugged victim in 2002 after two other assault charges were dropped by the DA. She was also arrested for a 2004 probation violation.

_____'s record includes drug and alcohol-related charges.

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1 comment :

Loneranger said...

As of late we see this kind of behavior frequently. Apparently people think this is what is acceptable. However as the media ramps up each time some new law is about to be announced the justification for violent acts strengthens. When all this started it was because a child got abused and killed. We said no more victims. What we got was pain and misery for hundreds of thousands of people. All so some politicians can gain votes? So the population can know and protect their kids? When in fact it doesn't protect anyone and places many in harms way. To the point of even being killed. So is it really worth it? Or are the lives of the thousands unimportant?
I would bet if this had been a child that had been beaten to death in their sleep some politician would have a new law to promote and all the free air time and publicity they could gather. However this doesn't gain votes. This is a result of the constant barrage of misinformation that has infested society to instill thinking errors on the population. Thinking errors that cause deaths and abuse. One might think they have really screwed things up worse with all the laws and fear mongering then if they had left well enough alone.
Looks like they have yet another loophole to close. How will they do this. Place a warning on the sex offender registry that says you are not supposed to harm the registrants? they did that and it didn't work.
This person was a suspect as far as I can tell. Someone that was not on the registry but all the hype and all the fear mongering that is the war on sex offenders leads to this. What if someone just said you had done something. Would it be ok for someone to beat you to death? Well looks like this snowball is still getting larger and soon no one will be above suspicion and who will be the next beat to death?

When these laws were enacted the politicians promoted them sighting miss information. Re offence rates that were based on hearsay. If they would revisit what was said then with the facts known today these politicians would not be in office. These laws based on what they presented overturned. However why tell the truth when a half truth or even a lie will get you what you want.
If these politicians will stand up and lie to get what they want on this why should we trust them on other things? Why place our country in the hands of persons that will make such irresponsible laws. Laws that were based on misinformation and outright lies that have enabled violent acts across this country.

When these laws were promoted they said if it saves just one child it is worth it. This man was once someone's child. If we make any law that harms a child it's a bad law. These laws harm children. The children of the registrants are harassed and harmed in ways no child should ever be subjected to. by who? The people that read the registry and then act out against them. So if you want to save thousands of children from abuse repeal your hateful laws.