A VOICE FOR ANG!!!!… Angela’s mother speaks out

Sigga Lynn Holm says:

Hi, I am the mother of the victim Angela Holm. Here is my story. 

My babygirl, did not deserve the tragedy she endured. Back in May of 2008 Angela underwent a cord blood transplant. Her brother Randall (whom passed away Jan.2008) and her suffered from an immune disorder, Hypogammaglobianiemia. After we lost Randall, the Dr’s. pushed for Angie’s transplant, Randall was to get one too, however we (Dr.’s & I) couldn’t get him strong enough to go through the procedure. Unfortunately Angie’s cord blood did not take, her body was rejecting the transplant…so now the next step was an actual bone marrow transplant. The Dr.’s gave Angie a month and a bit break. Then in Sept. 2008 we did it all over again for the bone marrow transplant…I must say my babygirl was a very strong willed person who never gave up. Our prayers were answered. The transplant was working….Angie was winning!!!! Our miracle!!!!

On the weekend prior to May 25, 2009 my babygirl went to spend it with her Uncle Rudolph and his family. She was really close with his children and step children and loved spending time with them. She would phone me before she went to bed at night to say “k mom I’m going to bed, good night, I love you and I’ll call you when I get up..” She never got to call me in the morning again….instead my morning 6AM call was from her dad telling me Angie had been stabbed, and was at the hospital. I make it down to the hospital only to be told, my babygirl didn’t make it, and when I said I wanted to see her, I was told no. Angela had 13 stab wounds and 6 defence wounds, which means the offender Daniel Jesse James Munroe made a total of 19 attempts on her, as she was laying asleep on the couch!!! Totally unprovoked…her future and life taken just like that, and now he’s NCR!!! I don’t understand!!!

I’m gonna continue now with my VIS (victim impact statement). I’ll post the original and that will be followed by the edited one, which was edited by the review board.

A VOICE FOR ANG!!!!
I’m writting this for Angela Rachelle Louise Gail Holm, Baby Ang, my beautiful babygirl. I finially get to voice a voice for Ang; this is what the offender(Munroe) hear’s….VOICES, and yet as he committed murder you can’t tell me NOR convince me, Munroe didn’t hear my babygirl’s screams, DON’T DAN, PLEASE DON’T, PLEASE STOP!!!! Now he’s gonna hear my voice.

I was taught by my mom not to use hate, to instead use dislike or don’t like; but as for you Munroe, you’ve taught me to literally hate you!!!! I HATE YOU DANIEL JESSE JAMES MUNROE!!!!!!(sorry mom)

Angie was the second and last child born to me. She suffered and immune deficency that required her to get monthly gamma injections. In the months prior to her tragedy she underwent a cord blood transplant which didn’t take, so the Dr.’s did a second attempt with a bone marrow transplant. This time it was working for her. As I mentioned earlier the monthly gamma injections came to an end, right on her 16th birthday, Feb.24/09. Our miracle, no more monthly needles. She was winning her battle. The fear of losing my babygirl to the medicle procedure (bone marrow transplant) was gone. Our journey was rough but she was a trooper and never gave up, even on her sickest day and nights, and believe me there were many.

As her body began to change, her life began to change. She was back at school part time, had a part time home tutor and was waitressing. Yes she had a job, something you NEVER had Munroe.

Angie was my rock, my survivor!! After we lost Randall (her brother, my son) in Jan.08 she was all I had left and you took that away from me!!!!

Throughout her struggles she would always seem to smile, sing and dance around. Always listening to music dancing around the house shaken her booty. I miss my babygirl so much. I miss her jumping into my bed on weekends, tickleing me and giving me butterfly kisses, which WAS us fluttering our eyelash’s together.

The Dr’s admired her strength, as so did I.

Because of you Munroe, Christmas will never be the same,I won’t see my baby graduate and I won’t be able to experience her wedding. When you too my daughter away you also took those away. Not to mention Angie would have been 18 on Feb.24. My life will never be the same because of you. I HATE you for this!!!

May my baby RIP!!!! And don’t worry Munroe, HER VOICES WILL HAUGHT YOU!!!!!!

(this was followed by a poem I wrote for my babygirl before she went into hospital, it will follow the edited vis)

And now the EDITED VERSION!!!!!

Angie was the second and last child born to me. She suffered and immune deficency that required her to get monthly gamma injections. In the months prior to her tragedy she underwent a cord blood transplant which didn’t take, so the Dr.’s did a second attempt with a bone marrow transplant. This time it was working for her. As I mentioned earlier the monthly gamma injections came to an end, right on her 16th birthday, Feb.24/09. Our miracle, no more monthly needles. She was winning her battle. The fear of losing my babygirl to the medicle procedure (bone marrow transplant) was gone. Our journey was rough but she was a trooper and never gave up, even on her sickest day and nights, and believe me there were many.

As her body began to change, her life began to change. She was back at school part time, had a part time home tutor and was waitressing.

Angie was my rock, my survivor!! After we lost Randall (her brother, my son) in Jan.08 she was all I had left and you took that away from me!!!!

Throughout her struggles she would always seem to smile, sing and dance around. Always listening to music dancing around the house shaken her booty. I miss my babygirl so much. I miss her jumping into my bed on weekends, tickleing me and giving me butterfly kisses, which WAS us fluttering our eyelash’s together.

The Dr’s admired her strength, as so did I.

Because of you Munroe, Christmas will never be the same,I won’t see my baby graduate and I won’t be able to experience her wedding. When you too my daughter away you also took those away. Not to mention Angie would have been 18 on Feb.24. My life will never be the same because of you. I HATE you for this!!!

So now as I close this I’m gonna read a poem I wrote for her before she was admitted to the hospital.

FOR MY BABYGIRL ANG
ALWAYS STRONG

You will always be you,
Yourself as one;always you;
ALWAYS STRONG
Your reactions, your feeling,
that will always be you!!

You are unique as one self;
ALWAYS STRONG
There will never be another like you,
For you will always be ANG, as one;
ALWAYS STRONG

You will know when you need to be strong, as one, as you, ANG!!!
There may be many people that surround you; or there may be no one;
But there will always be you;You, as one
ALWAYS STRONG

Yes my babygirl
You as one
ALWAYS STRONG

Love Mommy
ALWAYS

Now I will share a link
Maclean’s magazine did an article on my babygirl. Here is the link…

http://www2.macleans.ca/2009/07/23/angela-rachelle-louise-gail-holm-1993-2009/

How many more murders have to happen before the law see’s there has to be a change…it’s no wonder there are so many murders being committed….my philosophy is
Hey wanna kill someone, just come to manitoba, you will be NCR!!!!

Not to mention the fact that IF I ever go crazy, I will be put in the same facility as MURDERERS!!!!!! These people should be put in jail!!!! Afterall they DID committ a crime!!!!! And a terriable crime!!!!

Original Post

Family of man found NCR question treatment facility.

A schizophrenic man found not criminally responsible for fatally stabbing his stepfather, 59-year-old Michael Madsen, 26 times on Sept. 11, 2008, will remain behind double-locked doors at the Ottawa Royal Mental Health Center following the adjournment of a Ontario Review Board hearing deciding his future.

Jonathan Madsen, 43, had previously attempted to kill his stepfather because he believed, based on the delusions he suffered, that Michael’s death would lift a curse he feared would bring about the end of the world. He was found not criminally responsible for this prior incident.

In her July decision, Superior Court Justice Johanne Lafrance-Cardinal, pointed out that, that before Madsen’s release from the Brockville unit of the Royal Ottawa hospital in early September 2008, he was “able to convince the Ontario Review Board that he was doing well and was taking his prescribed medication. He was obviously not,” Lafrance-Cardinal said. “He made statements to Dr. Chaimowitz that further work needs to be done to get rid of the curse.”

Crown attorney Roberts said Madsen’s mother, Emily, “has a mistrust of the clinical team in Brockville. She’s concerned about their ability to judge Mr. Madsen’s state and that they might recommend he be transferred back into the community,” Roberts said.

Roberts explained the family isn’t worried about Madsen visiting them in Cornwall over the next year, which he was prone to do in the past, but they are concerned about what happens after Madsen’s review a year later, when the restrictions on him could be looser.

The family, Roberts said, would prefer Madsen be taken on by a new clinical team with “a fresh set of eyes” and no experience working with him.

Madsen’s lawyer, Michael Davies, requested an adjournment of Tuesday’s ORB meeting for a few months while he and doctors responsible for his client’s treatment could look into alternative facilities to the Brockville unit of the hospital. “We’re in agreement with detention in a medium security unit, but which one?”

Ottawa Royal Mental Health Centre staff have recommended the Brockville unit of the hospital. In late October, the ORB panel will reconvene.

Fulton Family Letter Condems Inaction of BC Mental Health System

The family of a 12-year-old autistic boy killed one year ago when his bipolar neighbour stabbed him in the neck with a kitchen knife spoke out this week, questioning the “common sense” of B.C.’s mental health system.

Kimberly Noyes, 43, was found last week to be not criminally responsible in the slaying of John Fulton at her Grand Forks, B.C., home in August 2009.

The following is the complete text of the Fulton family’s letter:

To begin, our family would like to thank the community of Grand Forks, Const. Bell and our victim service worker Catherine Riddle for their overwhelming support and kindness. Words cannot express the loss our family has suffered, nor the horror of having to do it in such a public way.

We have heard repeatedly that the mental health system has let Ms. Noyes down. We feel it wasn’t Noyes that was let down by the system but rather our family and John.

From testimony given over the last few weeks it is quite clear that Noyes was a threat to the community and a danger to children. Any layman can see that there was a clear history of violence and homicidal delusions, yet she was released back into the community over and over again.

If this woman was a pedophile she would not have allowed her near children. Even though she was clearly a threat to children she was allowed back into a low income family unit without giving any warning to the families that lived there.

This woman knew she was ill. The local RCMP, mental health workers, psychiatrists, her doctor, and her family knew she was ill; and despite her clearly disturbing behaviour the months before John’s death, no one thought to hospitalize her. Where was the common sense? After multiple forced hospitalizations, a history of violence, a history of going off medications, threats uttered about harming children . . . no one in authority could see a downhill spiral leading to her acting out on her delusions.

Our family is not suggesting that people who struggle with mental illness should be locked away from society. We have dear friends who have struggled with depression and mental illness, however, when someone is uttering threats about sacrificing children or making homicidal comments we believe that the government, namely mental health should be charged with protecting the rights of the general public rather than those of the individual. We would go as far as to say that people who have had these types of delusions would rather be hospitalized than to hurt a child.

The loss of this beautiful child has been devastating to our family. The way in which he was taken from us was unimaginable. The pain we feel will take years to lessen, but will never be fully gone.

This senseless crime was completely avoidable. Noyes’ actions were completely deplorable but mental health’s inactions are equally so.

Sackville Teen not criminally responsible for murder.. family sought help prior

A Middle Sackville teenager whose family had been trying to get him psychiatric help has been found not criminally responsible for second-degree murder because of a mental disorder.

Judge Pam Williams made the finding today in Halifax youth court, accepting an expert opinion from a psychiatrist that the teen was psychotic when he killed a woman Feb. 5.

Joyann Wright, 49, died at her house on Hewer Crescent in Middle Sackville. She suffered multiple stab wounds and blunt-force injuries.

The name of the accused, who turned 18 last month, is banned from publication under the Youth Criminal Justice Act. Continue reading Sackville Teen not criminally responsible for murder.. family sought help prior

Vincent Li Review Board Hearing on May 31, 2010

Less than 2 years after brutally murdering Tim McLean, Vincent Li will have his second Review Board Hearing on May 31,2010. The purpose of this review is to determine whether Vincent Li poses a continued threat to the general public

The Supreme Court of Canada has determined that the Review Board has an obligation to resolve when Vincent Li comes before them:

1. Vincent Li was found by the court to be “Not Criminally Responsible” for his action. Vincent Li does not have to prove anything. In other words: “properly read the section does not … impose a burden of proving lack of dangerousness on the NCR accused.”. There is no presumption of dangerousness in the law.

2. “Dangerousness” has a specific, restricted meaning of “a significant threat to the safety of the public”. This means there must be evidence to support the risk being real, and the physical or psychological harm being serious. The activity causing the harm must be criminal.

3. The Review Board has a duty to investigate facts which support release, as well as detention.

4. “If the Review Board fails to positively conclude, on the evidence, that the NCR offender poses a significant threat to the safety of the public, it must grant an absolute discharge”. In other words, if the Review Board “harbours doubts” or can not resolve whether Vincent Li is a significant risk to the safety of the public, they must unconditionally discharge as there is no legal or constitutional basis for confinement.

5. “As in all cases, the Review Board must make the disposition that is the least restrictive of the NCR accused’s liberty possible.”

6. The Review Board has an affirmative duty “to consider the accused’s personal needs”

Schoenborn Not Criminally Responsible for Killing Children

Allan Dwayne Schoenborn committed a crime so horrendous the judge found he could not be held criminally responsible for his acts, because no reasonable or rationale person could do such a thing.

“I find that Mr. Schoenborn did commit the first-degree murder for each of his children … but is not criminally responsible on account of mental disorder,” Justice Robert Powers of B.C. Supreme Court ruled.

The children – Kaitlynne, 10, Max, 8 and Cordon, 5 – had been placed in their father’s care for a night by Mr. Schoenborn’s estranged common-law-wife, who had just told him reconciliation was impossible.

When Darcie Clark returned to her trailer home in Merritt, B.C., on April 6, 2008, she found her three children arranged as if sleeping. They had been smothered and the girl had been struck repeatedly with a cleaver. Scrawled in blood and soy sauce were the messages “Forever Young” and “Gone to Neverland.”

Crown lawyer Glenn Kelt, argued that Mr. Schoenborn was motivated by wanting to punish Ms. Clark. He waited until the children were asleep. He attacked his daughter with a cleaver, and when that didn’t kill her, he smothered her. He then smothered and strangled his little boys.

Mr. Schoenborn, a Vancouver roofer with a Grade 9 education and a history of mental illness, had followed the family to Merritt in hopes of reconciling with Ms. Clark. Just weeks earlier, he had pleaded guilty to violating a protection order that was put in place after he was accused of sexually assaulting her.

The trial heard that Mr. Schoenborn was consumed by jealousy and paranoia. When Ms. Clark told him she was expecting their first child, he began accusing her of being unfaithful.

He had been treated for psychotic illness, but refused to take his medication. In the months before the killings, he lost his job, was homeless and had been told a reunion with his family was impossible.

Mr. Schoenborn’s case has raised questions about government support for domestic-violence prevention and about how bail hearings are managed.

Days before the children were killed, Mr. Schoenborn was arrested over a disturbing incident at Kaitlynne’s elementary school. He was charged with two counts of uttering threats to cause bodily harm after he threatened a young girl who had upset his daughter.

Police asked that Mr. Schoenborn be held in custody over the weekend until April 7, when he could be brought before a judge in person.

Instead, in a bail hearing by telephone, justice of the peace Fraser Hodge agreed to free Mr. Schoenborn.

“I know we’re close to the line here on this one, but I am going to give Mr. Schoenborn a chance,” Mr. Hodge concluded. “I want you to remember that you got a good break on this, and, you know, appreciate that. Don’t let anything wrong,” he told Mr. Schoenborn. Continue reading Schoenborn Not Criminally Responsible for Killing Children