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Double murder in Redondo Beach

Double murder in Redondo Beach Double murder in Redondo Beach

An open letter to Los Angeles District Attorney, Jackie Lacy;

RE: Chacon murder trial case number ya083691.

Dear Ms. Lacy,

What do you have to do in order to be charged with the death penalty in Los Angeles? 

What if it was your own mother who was stabbed in the face 5 times and in the head 6 times, had her throat slit, and you found her, lifeless, eyes open, laying in a pool of her own splattered blood?  What if then, you turned around, and found your own daughter, beaten from head to toe, her throat brutally slit an inch deep,  face down in a pool of her own blood, as well.  Would you want the death penalty for the person who did this if it was your loved one? 

On February 28, 2012, this is the scene of carnage that Chacon left, after beating his 19- year old girlfriend, Courtney Bergman, from head to toe and slitting her throat, as if she were a slaughtered animal.  He then slashed and stabbed her 60 year old mother Vicky, 25 times from head to toe, while this defenseless woman tried to stop the knife.  He finished her off by slitting her throat, as well.   

 I must say that I am shocked and so are all of those that I have relayed this story of human suffering to.  That you would even consider not seeking the death penalty in this case seems ludicrous to us all.  Nearly two years have passed since Chacon committed this horrific slaughter of two innocent women, a mother and her daughter.  

I would like to know your reason for a two year delay in determining whether you should seek the death penalty. The evidence of this man’s crime is formidable, compelling, and powerful.  This butcher committed a heinous crime and fled immediately to Mexico.  After two years waiting without bond, he has been found guilty of all five counts by the Judge at the preliminary hearing.  The DNA evidence is virtually a 100% match.  There is no justification for any sentence less than the death penalty for this personal and monstrous attack on two peaceful ladies, and no reason for a plea deal unless, as it was communicated to me by one of your staff, “It would just be easier on everyone”.  It would be easier on who?  Not us!  We cannot understand your reasoning for not demanding capital punishment charges for Chicon.  The dead have no chance to appeal their ruthless and vicious execution by a callous and violent Chicon.  The state has the right and a moral duty to apply the death penalty to this guilty assassin.   Please do not let this crime skirt the judicial system because some activist groups believe a guilty criminal should get lifetime room and board at the expense of taxpayers.  This man does not deserve a higher moral fate than his two defenseless victims. 

Ms. Lacy, It is well known that you personally don’t agree with the death penalty, however, you took an oath to enforce the laws of the state of California to the fullest extent, not to the extent you wish to extend them.  You must consider the emotional torture of the friends and family of the victims here.  Vicki and Courtney’s deaths were lengthy, painful, and performed in the cruelest and pitiless manner by this man.  We hope that you will consider our heartfelt plea. It is the state’s duty and moral imperative to charge this man with capital punishment.  There is no justice for this type of heinous crime, when the perpetrator can plead out and be back among us in 15 years.  This man is known to admire serial killers and sports tattoos of death, the grim reaper and restitution across his chest and down his arms.  He is driven by vengeance and a desire to inflict pain.  This man is a dangerous enemy to society.  Do not fall prey to activists who have not experienced the real danger of a malicious killer.  Their nuanced argument that the death penalty is cruel, are based in lofty ideals and assumptions of justice, rather than the loss of good human beings who were slaughtered like animals.  Do you want to know that he might end up near one of your loved ones in 15 years? 

Friends and loved ones of Vicky and Courtney Bergman,

Murdered, February 28, 2012.

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