Crime and Justice Week in Review: Oct. 2-9

Whether it was the start of a murder case, or the end of it, this week’s Crime and Justice week in review’s got it.


Oct. 6
Long Paperwork-Paved Road Ahead in Abuse Murder Case
Prosecutors and defense attorneys alike have begun preparing for the case of Kimberly Ann Forder, 44, a mother accused of abusing her 8-year-old son Christopher and causing his death at the family’s Seabeck area home in 2002.

Prosecutor Tries to Puncture Murder Defendant’s Story

Holding up the .38-caliber handgun alleged to have killed Russell Warren, county Deputy Prosecutor Jim Mitchell told Warren s son, Martin, that the murder in the family s Seabeck-area double-wide could have been simpler.

Oct. 5
Defendant Says He Doesn’t Remember Day of Murder
Five days on a methamphetamine binge with no sleep: Martin Warren remembers little of the day he’s alleged to have shot his father to death.

Oct. 4
Murder Suspect’s Trial Hinges on His Competency
At first, he wasn t to stand trial. Then, he was. Next, he was said to be off the drugs that medicated his schizophrenia and again, his competency was at risk. Now, he’s back on them.

Oct. 3
Suspect Arrested in Anthrax Scare
A 28-year-old Bremerton man was arrested early Monday for allegedly calling in phony anthrax threats about the Bremerton Post Office on Sixth Street last week, as well as making other fake 911 calls, according to local police.

Ohio ‘Football Murder’ Suspect Arrested in Bremerton

An Ohio man wanted by police for allegedly killing a man before hundreds of witnesses at a youth football game was arrested Monday morning in Bremerton, according to the U.S. Marshals Office of Western Washington.

Ex-Principal on Trial for Taking Pics of Teen Girl

He is the man she loved and trusted and married four years ago, she said. He is the man whose computer savvy is so much better than hers that she relied on it to help her with a video project for her grade school students.

11 thoughts on “Crime and Justice Week in Review: Oct. 2-9

  1. Just out of curiosity, did the 15 year old girl testify who took the pictures or filmed her? Seems that would put the whole matter to rest….

  2. Both sides agreed to a set of factual stipulations to save the girl from having to testify. She was unaware she was being photographed.

  3. The Forder trial is put off, that is pretty typical. At least she has a competent attorney, I wonder if her other adopted kids were tortured also. Most likley! Why did the State let this woman adopt more children after the death of Christopher? This shows the incompetence of our state employees doing home studies. I understand a criminal is not a criminal until they’ve been caught. But after one kid died you would think someone would have had a clue. Especially a judge like Haberly. I wonder if Haberly finalized any of their adoptions. The social workers that assisted in their aproval to be adoptive parents should at the very least be fired. Their professionalism is usually based on whether or not they like someone. That is the main reason so many kids are put or left in harms way. How many more like the Forders is our State giving kids to? The sad part is most of the time you dont find out about the abuse of foster and adoptive kids unless one dies. The state does everything to protect themselves even at the risk of a child being killed when they are responsible for the placement. I call it State licenses to torture or kill. I have seen it many times in my dealings with DCFS. We need to put a stop to Government assisted torture and killings of innocent children.

  4. Whatever happened to the term, Innocent until proven guilty?
    We don’t need a judge or jury in this county…we seem to have Ms. Elaine Wolcott-Ehrhardt.
    According to her reasoning, any time a child dies, the parents or foster parents must be guilty… and the other children in the family at risk..
    Where is your proof of guilt?
    “We need to put a stop to Government assisted torture and killings of innocent children”
    WHERE IS YOUR PROOF?
    Kitsap County folks are beyond the mentality of the Salem Witch Trials folks. I hope.

  5. Sharon, Ronald Young is in prison for the rapes and torture and displaying his sick crime on the internet. That is where my proof comes from. I believe he plead guilty I may be wrong but he has been sentenced. The State placed and left these 8 kids there. I believe their lawsuit trial is set for April. Forder may or may not be convicted. I would assume Sheriff Boyer would not have had his picture on the front page calling Christopher Forders abuse torture with out a lot of evidence. we will see. She still wont go to the chair if convicted. What about innocent until proved guilty before they yanked those boys from their homes and placed them with Young. How many of their parents are in jail for abuse or neglect. I believe it is none of them so why did they take those kids? To save them from their parents!!!! Witch trials have been non-existent for years. I would like to believe that it is not possible for humans we license to care for kids are not barbaric. we. Maybe Forder will have OJ’s lawyers step up to the plate for her.

  6. Elaine… the Salem Witch trial mentality will always be with us in the presence of irrational mob hysteria …and why we have judges and juries to try cases and, hopefully, establish guilt or innocence. Not a perfect system but the best we have at present.
    How many times have innocent people gone to jail or sentenced to death and later evidence – DNA – proves they didn’t commit the crime?
    Why did the State take the children from their parents? They have to answer to it.

  7. I know we have the best judicial system. But when there is an error, is it against the law for even a Judge to come back and say OOPS? then make it right. DNA is not a viable option for wrong decisions in civil courts. So maybe we should just think a little more before we make these decisions, killing our families. Families, both children and parents are our future. Take a minute to step into the shoes of those less fortunate than yourself. This fortune may be that a school principal never had a beef with you. The State answering to the removal of children is trusted too many times. Statically speaking, is it possible for the amount of kids that are in dependencies to have really been abused? Absolutely not. Did you know that 6 of every 100 births in Washington will become victims of the State of Washington’s system? Pretty unbelievable. That is because it is not statistically possible, that all those kids are in bad homes. Yet the the scores of kids in dependencies sits at this percentage in Washington. Why? Money ? Job security. I know in my job I must keep the supply in demand. Microsoft must keep the supply in demand. And, in Child Proctive Services there must be enough children in demand. The contracted providers must keep the supply in demand also. GEEEZ the industrious world we live in has lost all moral. Has it seeped into our courts too?

  8. “….Did you know that 6 of every 100 births in Washington will become victims of the State of Washington’s system? Pretty unbelievable. That is because it is not statistically possible, that all those kids are in bad homes. Yet the the scores of kids in dependencies sits at this percentage in Washington. Why? Money ? Job security. …in Child Protective Services there must be enough children in demand. The contracted providers must keep the supply in demand also….the industrious world we live in has lost all moral. Has it seeped into our courts too?…”
    _____________________

    I will ask again. Where do you get your information? How do you know 6 out of every 100 births will become ‘victims’ of our state system?
    It seems incredible that the Child Protection Service is out to grab children from perfectly functional families for their own job security…then to place those perfectly well adjusted children they stole into sick and abusive foster homes..
    I’ve known decent, caring, concerned social workers frustrated by the limitations of their job.
    I’ve known of foster homes that have been God Sent for the foster children lucky enough to enter their care.
    I know of a real family where the father sexually abused the children for years and the mother looked away…all come to light when the children ran away.
    I do not disbelieve the possibility of corruption…but not to the extent you claim.
    Where is your proof?

  9. Statistics, For every 100 births in Washington State there are 6 children in foster care. I also know many good foster parents and many good social workers. When one bad apple is in the bushel it tends to spread rot. Have you ever talked to a family that has had their child ripped out of their arms, or have you only talked to the foster parent that has all the documentation from CPS as to the reasons why? I used to believe that all these kids needed help. The reported abuse in foster homes is so limited because people do not want to believe anyone would ever open their homes and abuse a child. If this were the case our State would not be being sued at the rates it is. There would be no reason for Child welfare Reform if things were even close to being good for these kids. I understand the apprehension towards believing the system is harming more than helping. Until more people get involved and really help the families that need help and demand that our government have strict accountability for poor or malicious actions (such as prison time) It is doubtful that we will be rid of the rotting apples. Sexual abuse is a horrible crime it does not only happen in biological families. The National Clearinghouse for child abuse reported sometime ago that a child is 6 to 10 times more likely to be abused or killed while in foster care. the reason this keeps going on is because we are allowing it to go on. When people look the other way nothing changes.

  10. “Statistics, For every 100 births in Washington State there are 6 children in foster care. …”
    _____________________
    Where is the URL for those figures? What government book of statistics did you get this information?
    I would like to see it for myself, please.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Before you post, please complete the prompt below.

Enter the word yellow here: