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                                     John Savino                                                        Inside
                                                                                                       This Issue
                                               Lillie and Thomas Savino. He
                                               served in the Navy for nine (9)                    2    Words from Jan
                                               years and was married three (3)                         CAH Newsletter by...
                                               times producing five (5)
                                                                                                  3    Victim Profile Cont.
                                               daughters, Lynn, Valerie, Jessica,
                                               Natalie and Heather, and three (3)
                                               grandchildren, Erica, Brea and                     4    SBx3 18 Parole...
                                               Ashley, all who miss him                                Our Parole Opposition
             John Savino                       immeasurably.                                           Result
       By: His Daughter, Jessica
                                               He was a pilot, a lifelong                              Sample Parole Letter
The last night I saw my father, it             motorcycle rider and an animal
                                                                                                  5    Paroles
was an unusually warm night for                lover. He spelled his mane “Jon”,
March. We had spent the night                  because he said the “h” was a                      6    Paroles cont.
discussing his living situation,               waste. He was kind and had a very
with which he was not happy. He                gentle spirit. He would help                       7    Yolo DA Stands Up...
                                               anybody that needed help and he                         Find Susan Powell
was born and raised in the                                                                             SF PD Crime Bulletin
Wi l l i a m s b u r g s e c t i o n o f       was drawn to the broken people in
Brooklyn and still resided there in            life. He had compassion for the                    8    CAH Member Form
a tiny converted apartment                     people who couldn’t seem to
                                               catch a break. I think my father                       Become a CAH Member!
surrounded by people he didn’t
like or particularly trust. He said            felt like he could never catch a
he didn’t like the neighborhood                break.
anymore; the people were                       My father was also a recovering
different and he wanted to move.               heroin addict and had the AIDS
He called my sister, Lynn, in                  virus. At the time of his death, he
Pennsylvania and a friend of his               was completely off the heroin and
from the Bronx; they both said he              methadone for the first time in
could stay with them, however, he              many years. I was very proud of
was not allowed to bring his                   him and I told him he should be
beloved dog, “Louie”, a 130 lb.                very proud of himself, because
pit bull.                                      not many people could
My father was born in 1942 to                  accomplish that.
                                                            Continued on page 3
2                                      CITIZENS AGAINST HOMICIDE FEBRUARY 2010

                                                             YOLO DA STANDS UP FOR VICTIMS

                                                         We would like to offer       Jonathan Updegraff, the         If we had had different
                      OMICIDE                            our sincerest gratitude to   police office who               representation, I an
                                                         the Yolo County District     responded to the call of        certain Wehner would be
                                                         Attorney’s Office for        shots fired on March 4,         free today, living in your
                                                         again representing the       1980. Their statements          neighborhoods, walking
 Who We Are                                              victims in the en banc       and testimony on behalf         your streets, shopping
 The majority of the board members of Citizens
                                                         hearing of Daniel            of the victims and the          right beside you. It’s a
 Against Homicide have had a family member
 murdered. They are surviving the devastating            Wehner, CDC C32069.          citizens of Yolo County         frightening thought. The
 loss of a loved one and still suffer the continued      Daniel Wehner is a           was powerful. This was a        actions and commitment
 emotional trauma of coping with our criminal            convicted double             smart move. In addition,        of Reisig, Raven and
 justice system. We have joined together to create       murderer who took the        the victims’ families also      Deputy D.A. Kelli
 a voice for the survivors and friends of murder         lives of UC Davis            were given opportunity          Brooksby, along with
 victims.                                                students Robin Ehlman        to speak.                       Black and Updegraff,
 CAH Objectives                                          and John Manville on         We noticed that of the          have restored some faith
    Assist families through the complicated criminal     March 4, 1980. John          four hearings that              in California’s justice
    justice system.                                      Manville was my brother.     represented inmate              system. Please continue
    Provide trial and courtroom support to victims.      The en banc hearing was      throughout the state of         the good fight.
    Accompany victims to parole hearings in their        necessary because the        California, no victims          Our family is very
    endeavor to keep the convicted murderer in prison.   previous parole hearing      were present to make            grateful or the
    Provide information on pending crime legislation.    resulted in a split          statements except for           involvement and
                                                         decision. The case then      R o b i n a n d J o h n ’s      representation of the
 Protecting Your Own Interests                           goes before the entire 11-   families. I attribute this to   Yolo County District
 You can’t prepare for the event that makes you a        member Board of Parole       the fact that District          Attorney. The
 victim. You can only react. You need to know
                                                         Commissioners.               Attorney Jeff Reisig has        community of Davis and
 how to deal with the subsequent trial, sentencing
 and unavoidable parole hearings. CAH helps you          With a short 10 days’        been proactive in               the county of Yolo can
 take action to protect your own interests.              notice of the hearing, the   providing information           rest assured that they
                                                         Yolo County District         and encouragement to            have highest quality of
 If you have friends or family who may be in need
 of our assistance, please pass along the information
                                                         Attorney, in particular,     victims’ families. He           personnel committed to
 regarding our organization.                             Assistant Chief Deputy       established the Yolo            their safety.
                                                         D.A. Jonathan Raven,         County District
 Location for Meetings                                   assembled not only the       Attorney’s Office first         Mary Manville
 We hold monthly meetings on the second Sunday           victims’ families, but       Lifer Unit to ensure that       Baxstresser
 of each month at 302 4th Street, San Rafael, CA         enlisted the help of Davis   family members are              Don Baxstresser
 The monthly meeting starts at 10:00 a.m. We             Police Chief Landy           represented at these            Paso Robles
 encourage anyone interested to attend meetings.         Black, along with            traumatic hearings.
        Jane Alexander     Co-Founder Emeritus
              Jan Miller   Co-Founder
Gene & Shellie Cervantes   Victim Advocates
        Perfect Printers   Newsletter Editors
        Alice Ostergren    Treasurer
          Carol Silveira   Corresponding Secretary
         Anne Poverello    Victim Representative
      Jaque MacDonald
               Jude Cote
                           Victims Voice-Publicity
                           Recording Secretary
                                                                     CAH Newsletter by Email
           Marilyn Day     Communications
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     Terri de la Cuesta    Chuck Mitchell
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 Website: www.citizensagainsthomicide.org
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                                                                                    Thank you.
                      CITIZENS AGAINST HOMICIDE - FEBRUARY 2010                             3

                    Victim Profile Con’t from Page 1
He had inquired at his          two (2) days earlier he was    floor of an apartment he
program about becoming a        so desperately trying to       hated, with his life taken by
drug and AIDS counselor.        move out of. There has been    someone who has no regard
He was also joining dating      no arrest made and an ocean    for human life. If anyone has
websites and receiving e-       of tears shed. His beloved     any information regarding
mails from some interested      dog “Louie” had also been      the murder of John Savino,
ladies. My father was very      hurt in the attack. I cannot   please contact Detective
handsome. It seemed his life    describe to you the dreadful   Wa y n e G r i ff i t h , 9 4 t h
was finally taking a turn for   feeling of hearing the words   Precinct, Brooklyn Police
the better.                     “your father has been found    Department at (718) 383-
On March 28, 2008, my           dead in his apartment”.        8399.
father was found murdered       My father did not deserve to
in his apartment that only      die like this; alone on the
 4                         CITIZENS AGAINST HOMICIDE - FEBRUARY 2010

                               SBx3 18 - Parole Reforms
On January 21, 2010, I                Additionally, CDCR will               remain free in the communities
participated in a conference call     implement SBx3 18, signed by          of California to do whatever they
at the invitation of Erin Sasse,      Governor Schwarzenegger on            please. Offenders who
Chief, External Affairs,              October 11, 2009, effective           participate in behaviors that are
California Department of              January 25, 2010. Screening           not classified as Penal Code
Correction and Rehabilitation         offenders for an unsupervised         violations, but are dangerous to
(CDCR). The topic of                  version of parole known as Non-       the public will not be held
conversation included an              Revocable Parole (NRP) is             accountable. Instead, they will
explanation of Parole Reforms         nothing short of a slap to the face   continue to be a threat to public
by Matthew Cate, Secretary,           of all Californians. As stated in     safety.
CDCR, after which questions           Section 48 of SBx3 18, for those      We must hold our elected
were welcomed.                        offenders that are eligible for       o ff i c i a l s a c c o u n t a b l e f o r
Although CDCR insists this is         NRP, the CDCR “shall not return       decisions that compromise
not an early release program,         to prison, place a parole hold on a   public safety. Write your State
there is every indication to the      pursuant to Section 3056, or          Senator and Assembly
contrary. The Work Incentive          report any parole violation to the    representative, telling them they
Program (WIP) presently               Board of Parole Hearing”. Now,        will lose your vote should they
afforded to inmates is being          isn’t that a hoot?! One doesn’t       fail to place public safety at the
augmented by CDCR for no              have to read between any lines to     highest level of consideration.
other reason than to achieve early    understand that SBx3 18 will          By Gene Cervantes
release to inmates.                   allow NRP eligible offenders to

                 Our Parole Opposition Result Updates
                       1. Chuck Edward Johnson, Murderer of Three Year Old,
                          Parole Denied on December 2009 for another 7 years until 2016

                       2. Bruce Haims, Murder, Parole Denied, by New York State
                          as a “dangerous sexual predator” on December 10, 2009.

                       3. Jack Vian Jr., Capital Murder of Two People, Parole
                          Denied, Next Review in three years in 2012.

                       4. De Ellen Bellah, Conspiracy to Commit Capital Murder,
                          Parole Denied, Next Review October 21, 2014.

                       5. Mark Allen Reese, Murder, Parole Denied on September
                          16, 2009, by a Unanimous Vote.

                       Sample Parole Letter on Website
            Sample parole opposition letter(s) are available on the CAH website at
            For your convenience, all you need to do is ‘copy and paste’ the letter(s)
                       into a Word document, sign your name and mail.
                       CITIZENS AGAINST HOMICIDE - FEBRUARY 2010                                  5

                               PAROLE HEARINGS
                           These parole hearings are imminent.
                       Send letters in support of these families today.
Parole # 1
Please send a letter today to keep murderer Simon Macias behind bars. Here is a sample letter for
your use.

Nevada State Board of Parole Commissioners
1677 Old Hot Springs Road, Suite A
Carson City, NV 89706
Fax 775-687-6736

RE Murderer Simon Macias


Parole Date:
February 10, 2010

Dear Chairman and Parole Board,

Please DO NOT grant a prole dated to convicted murderer Simon Macias. He killed 19-year old
Susan by stabbing her to death, duct-taping her hands, placing her in a garbage bags and dumping
her body in the dessert. This was a heinous crime that destroyed not only Susan’s young life, but the
lives of her parents, her grandparents (one of whom died just two months after Susan’s death), her
brother and sister, her friends, and countless other people who loved and cared for her.

The heinous nature of Simon Macias’s cowardly violence makes it highly likely that if released he
will commit additional acts of terror.

Please protect your fellow citizens in our community from this heartless killer.

Thank you,
(Your name) Only put your address on the envelope or use the CAH return address for
confidentiality and CAH, PMB #321, Mailbox Etc., 336 Bon Aire Center, Greenbrae, CA 94904

Carol Nicoletti c/o CAH address above, or email her at ourangel@netscape.com. Please write
“Letter of Opposition” in the subject line.
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                        PAROLE HEARINGS-CONT.
                           These parole hearings are imminent.
                       Send letters in support of these families today.
Parole # 2
Please send a letter today to keep murderer Jeffery A. Langnese behind bars. Here is a sample letter
for your use.

California Dept. of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Office of Victim & Survivor Rights
P.O. Box 942883
Sacramento, CA 94283-0001

RE Murderer: Jeffery A. Langnese

CDC # D-38652

Please place this letter in the inmate’s Central File

Estimated Parole Date:
March 9, 2010

Dear Chairman and Parole Board,

Please DO NOT grant a parole date to convicted murderer Langnese. The heinous nature of his
crime, murdering defenseless Lisa Marie Chivak by beating her to death with the butt end of a
shotgun, should preclude his parole. The nature of Langnese’s cowardly violence and the fact he’s
never shown any remorse, makes it highly likely that if released he will commit repeated acts of
violence and terror.

Please protect your fellow citizens in our community from this heartless killer.

Thank you,
(Your name) Only put your address on the envelope or use the CAH return address for
confidentiality and CAH, PMB #321, Mailbox Etc., 336 Bon Aire Center, Greenbrae, CA 94904

Lucy & Frank Shivak,
1126 Masterpiece Drive,
Oceanside, CA 92057


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