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Demon of Death, a Pure Psycho::
« on: October 28, 2008, 09:29:18 PM »

This idiot killed three people, without batting an eyelash.What he did was not only dispicable and cruel, it was without concience.

I am glad these families are getting some sort of closure, although, this crime should never have happened.


By COLIN PERKEL, THE CANADIAN PRESS
   

GODERICH, Ont. -- Sobs resounded in a packed courtroom yesterday as families of three murder victims described the devastating impact a "demon" had visited on their lives by killing their loved ones, including a married couple of 51 years that By COLIN PERKEL, THE CANADIAN PRESS
   

GODERICH, Ont. -- Sobs resounded in a packed courtroom yesterday as families of three murder victims described the devastating impact a "demon" had visited on their lives by killing their loved ones, including a married couple of 51 years that Jesse Imeson tied up and shot in their basement.

The statements came after Imeson, 23, of Windsor, Ont., pleaded guilty to three counts of second-degree murder in killings that sowed terror in several communities in July 2007.

"Our lives were shattered," said Carol Denomy, daughter of victims Helene and Bill Regier, who left behind six children, 16 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

"It was sudden, violent, undeserved and defenceless."

Imeson had been charged with the first-degree murder of 73-year-old Helene Regier and her 72-year-old husband, Bill. Instead, he pleaded guilty to the lesser charge, and was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 25 years.

He similarly pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for killing student Carlos Rivera, 25, in Windsor, a few days before he shot the Regiers.

He was sentenced to life without parole eligibility for 15 years on that count.

"Carlos, in a way, helped take a demon out of society," the victim's brother Hugo Rivera said in a statement read to the court as Imeson sneered from the prisoner's box.

Hands shackled at the waist, the clean-shaven Imeson, wearing a black dress shirt, blue jeans and black running shoes, showed no signs of remorse. At times, he smirked or glared at family members and the media in the packed courtroom, but mostly he looked straight ahead impassively.

According to an agreed statement of facts, Imeson strangled Rivera with a belt after waking up and finding the architecture student performing a sex act on him.

The two had spent much of the night drinking after they struck up a conversation at The Tap on July 17, 2007, a gay strip club in Windsor where Rivera worked part time as a bartender and Imeson had gone looking for work as an exotic dancer.

"The gay guy - if I had to do it again, I would do it," Imeson would later tell an undercover cop.

After killing Rivera, Imeson fled north to Grand Bend, Ont., along the Lake Huron shoreline.

Imeson ditched Rivera's car when he realized police were looking for it, and broke into a dry shed, where he found a .22 semi-automatic rifle and 200 rounds of ammunition.

From there, he smashed his way into the farmhouse on July 22, where Bill Regier was born and raised, and ordered the couple at gunpoint into the basement.

He cut the telephone line, using the cord to tie Helene Regier's hands in front of her. He used a cord cut from a clothes iron to bind her husband - hands outstretched on either side of him - to joists and pipes.

He then shot Helene Regier four times, in the chin, shoulder, neck and chest; and her husband three times - twice in the chest and once in the temple - leaving her bleeding to death on the ground and her dying husband in a half-standing position, held up by his bound hands.

"What's to know?" he later told a detective. "Shots were fired. People died."

Imeson fled in the couple's truck, sparking an intense manhunt.

He was captured on July 31, outside Portage-du-Fort, Que., near the Ontario border after triggering a remote control camera set by a bear hunter in thick bush where he had tried to hide the stolen truck.

When the judge asked him if he wanted to say anything, Imeson said no.

But his lawyer read a statement in which the killer said he was "very sorry," an apology relatives of his victims denounced as "hollow."  tied up and shot in their basement.

The statements came after Imeson, 23, of Windsor, Ont., pleaded guilty to three counts of second-degree murder in killings that sowed terror in several communities in July 2007.

"Our lives were shattered," said Carol Denomy, daughter of victims Helene and Bill Regier, who left behind six children, 16 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

"It was sudden, violent, undeserved and defenceless."

Imeson had been charged with the first-degree murder of 73-year-old Helene Regier and her 72-year-old husband, Bill. Instead, he pleaded guilty to the lesser charge, and was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 25 years.

He similarly pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for killing student Carlos Rivera, 25, in Windsor, a few days before he shot the Regiers.

He was sentenced to life without parole eligibility for 15 years on that count.

"Carlos, in a way, helped take a demon out of society," the victim's brother Hugo Rivera said in a statement read to the court as Imeson sneered from the prisoner's box.

Hands shackled at the waist, the clean-shaven Imeson, wearing a black dress shirt, blue jeans and black running shoes, showed no signs of remorse. At times, he smirked or glared at family members and the media in the packed courtroom, but mostly he looked straight ahead impassively.

According to an agreed statement of facts, Imeson strangled Rivera with a belt after waking up and finding the architecture student performing a sex act on him.

The two had spent much of the night drinking after they struck up a conversation at The Tap on July 17, 2007, a gay strip club in Windsor where Rivera worked part time as a bartender and Imeson had gone looking for work as an exotic dancer.

"The gay guy - if I had to do it again, I would do it," Imeson would later tell an undercover cop.

After killing Rivera, Imeson fled north to Grand Bend, Ont., along the Lake Huron shoreline.

Imeson ditched Rivera's car when he realized police were looking for it, and broke into a dry shed, where he found a .22 semi-automatic rifle and 200 rounds of ammunition.

From there, he smashed his way into the farmhouse on July 22, where Bill Regier was born and raised, and ordered the couple at gunpoint into the basement.

He cut the telephone line, using the cord to tie Helene Regier's hands in front of her. He used a cord cut from a clothes iron to bind her husband - hands outstretched on either side of him - to joists and pipes.

He then shot Helene Regier four times, in the chin, shoulder, neck and chest; and her husband three times - twice in the chest and once in the temple - leaving her bleeding to death on the ground and her dying husband in a half-standing position, held up by his bound hands.

"What's to know?" he later told a detective. "Shots were fired. People died."

Imeson fled in the couple's truck, sparking an intense manhunt.

He was captured on July 31, outside Portage-du-Fort, Que., near the Ontario border after triggering a remote control camera set by a bear hunter in thick bush where he had tried to hide the stolen truck.

When the judge asked him if he wanted to say anything, Imeson said no.

But his lawyer read a statement in which the killer said he was "very sorry," an apology relatives of his victims denounced as "hollow."


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Re: Demon of Death, a Pure Psycho::
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2008, 12:44:56 AM »
What a dirt bag. Too bad he cannot spend his whole life in jail.

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Re: Demon of Death, a Pure Psycho::
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2008, 10:16:12 AM »
I've always had mixed feelings about the death penalty, however, this is the exact kind of case that makes me wonder.This guy shows no remorse and has the audacity to smirk and glare at family members in the courtroom. He devastated an entire family and he couldn't care less. These two elderly people were killed in cold blood for no reason. I can only imagine the terror they felt at the hands of this monster.