Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Darlings, Where Are Karen Severson And Laura Doyle?????????????
The murder of Michele "Missy" Avila, in Angeles National Forest, in California, on October 2, 1985, has to be one of the most profiled cases in recent memory. It was dramatized this past Sunday evening, on the season opener of "Unusual Suspects," on Investigation Discovery; on that same channel, the program entitled "Deadly Women," (with Candace De Long, and we just LOVE Candace, darlings!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) did a segment called "Deadly Delinquents," which featured the case. The classic "Law And Order SVU" episode, "Mean," back in 2004, with Kelli Garner playing sociopath Brittany O' Malley, was derived from Missy's case, as was a 1992 made-for-TV film called "A Killer Among Friends." There, the names were changed; Missy became Jenny Monroe, and her mother's name was Jean, played by Patty Duke. Journalist Karen Kingsbury wrote about the case in her book, "Missy's Murder," which first appeared in 1991, one year before the TV movie.
Like the classic 'SVU' episode, "Mean," the basic facts are the same. Karen, Missy, and Laura had been best friends from the sandbox up. Then came puberty, and hormones, and everything seemed to favor Missy, in terms of looks and popularity. Miss Queen Bee Karen just could not stand that.
And neither could friend Laura. So, on the second of October, 1985, they lured her to the park, beat her, stabbed her, cut her hair into clumps, held her under six inches of water, in an attempt to drown her, then lifted a 100 pound tree branch, placing it on Missy's body, leaving her there.
Karen really acted up a storm, moving in with Missy's family, feigning compassion, and wanting to aid in finding her friend's killer. Eventually, someone came forward, and Karen and Laura were convicted and given prison terms. They should have gotten Life.
But they did not. And this is where the question comes in. Karen was released on December 9, 2011, after serving 21 years. She is a free woman. Laura Doyle was released in December of 2012, after serving 22 years.
Let's figure, if this murder happened in 1985, and the perps were about 16, they would be in their early to mid-Forties. Take a look at these pics! These were when they were teens, and supposedly looked their best!!!!!!!!! With prison, and their own ugliness, think how they must look now!
But where could they be? Were they issued new identities, upon release? One thing I am sure--they are still in California, and neither did anything worthwhile, like pursuing a degree in microbiology.
These were two real pieces of work, who deserved to rot in prison! I hope they are given the chance to, because I hope they louse up legally again.
Who knows, darlings???????? Karen and Laura could be one of your next door neighbors!!!!!!!!! Slam the door on them at once, in that case!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Maybe witch burning should be brought back, for these two!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!