Friday, August 6, 2010

Dad in "bitter custody dispute" found guilty second time of murdering mom, father-in-law (Las Vegas, Nevada)

Dad JOHN CHARTIER was recently retried for the stabbing deaths of his ex-wife, the mother of their children, and his father-in-law. But Chartier was found guilty. Chartier was reputedly in a "bitter custody dispute" with the ex-wife, which we should all know by now is code for an abuser intent on maintaining violent control over "his woman" through her children. Why does the media keep getting this wrong?

I'm sure that Daddy's prominent position as a county Republican party official meant that this mother was getting no where in terms of attaining any safety for herself or her family. That's what the media should REALLY be reporting on. But they won't.

Ex-GOP official gets life in prison in NV slayings

Published: Friday, August 6, 2010 1:09 AM MDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 41-year-old former county Republican Party official will spend the rest of his life in a Nevada prison following a retrial in the 2004 slaying of his ex-wife and her father.

John Chartier was sentenced Wednesday by Clark County District Court Judge Donald Mosley in Las Vegas to the maximum — four consecutive life terms without parole.

Chartier was found guilty in May for a second time in the August 2004 stabbing deaths of 43-year-old Rachel Bernat and her 65-year-old father, Carlos Aragon.

Chartier and Bernat were in a bitter divorce and child custody battle at the time.

The Nevada Supreme Court granted Chartier a new trial after ruling he should have been tried separately in 2006 from co-defendant David Lee Wilcox.

Wilcox lost his appeal.