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Man arraigned on four counts of murder

Original post made on Jun 22, 2007

Family members and friends of Leticia Chavez and her two daughters got their first glimpse of Rodrigo Paniagua Jr., the man accused of murdering them, in Santa Clara County Superior Court Thursday.

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Posted by Teri
a resident of Ventura
on Jun 22, 2007 at 8:55 pm

I met Leticia Chavez's Mother about a week ago in Santa Barbara, Ca. What a tragic story. Of course when you meet a person they don't usually hand you all their life challenages on a platter. But after an hour of casual conversation and what you think are harmless questions and the tradgic story started to emerge. What I find crazy is the lack of public out cry on these murders and that Paniagua has yet to be convicted after he confessed to the murders and arson. Conpair that to the disappearance and murder of Lacy Peterson. Also after checking the web there are no follow-up stories on this incident. After talking to Leticia Chavez's Mother I got the feeling that she hasn't gotten any closure at all after the murder of her dauther and three grandchildren. I am surprized that only Telemundo reported on this story and no other TV news programs took much interest. Leticia Chavez's Mother has a surviving daughter that really needs her mom's attention if only mom could get some closure on this tradgey.

Hello to Dorthy and Lisa if you are reading!!


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Posted by Lisa
a resident of another community
on May 13, 2010 at 12:41 pm

Jury selection just finished for Rodrigo Paniagua's trial, so the court case should proceed soon. I was in the jury pool but not selected. No one explained why it has taken so long for this case to come to trial.

I was shocked when the judge described the charges at the beginning of jury selection, and could not figure out why I had not heard of this case before, but I was not alone in this amongst potential jurors.


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Posted by francisco
a resident of Los Altos
on May 18, 2010 at 7:11 pm

i grew up with rodrigo, an i have to say after knowing him for about ten years even i was surprised after finding out what he did. Its just sad how even i can say that i didnt see this coming i was with him just a few days before this tragedy happened. my prayers are with all the family. sorry to say i wasnt to close to any other famiy members other than the ones that are all involved. to anyone out there i would like to know what is going on.....


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