Friday, March 26, 2010

Killer dad found dead; convicted of killing wife before she was to receive child support (Ocean Beach, California)

Convicted killer dad HENRY LISOWKI has been found dead himself. He was found guilty just a few weeks ago of murdering his "estranged" wife, whose body has never been found. The mother had just filed for child custody, and "disappeared" just one week before she was supposed to start receiving child support.

Wife Killer Found Dead: Sources
Updated 3:45 PM PDT, Thu, Mar 25, 2010

An Ocean Beach man found guilty of murder earlier this month had died, according to legal sources.

A jury convicted Henry Lisowki, 69, on March 2 of the first degree murder of his estranged wife, Rosa Lisowski. There was also special circumstance allegation of murder for financial gain.

The San Diego Medical Examiner's office will only confirm that someone fitting Lisowski's description has been identified. The office is trying to contact next-of-kin.

Rosa was 50 years old when she was last seen in March 2008, about a week before Harry was supposed to start paying child support. She had just walked her son to school. Investigators never found her body.

Her Body Was Never Found

The victim's divorce attorney, Laura Miller, testified during a preliminary hearing that her client went to court to get custody of her four children, two by the defendant, and to make her estranged husband pay child support. Miller's paralegal, Treva Cutts, testified Rosa told her Lisowski offered to pay her $50,000 if she dropped the custody case and fired Miller.

Cutts also said Rosa told her Lisowski repeatedly threatened her, saying he would hire someone to kill her and he would go to jail and she would be dead, leaving the children without a mother or father.

"She was just a mess," Cutts testified. "She said that she knew for a fact that Henry would kill her."

Lisowski told police that he put his wife's body in the trash after she died when she fell and injured her head outside his house.

Lisowski had been due back in court in early April for sentencing.

Source: Wife Killer Found Dead: Sources NBC San Diego