On Tuesday, jurors convicted Susan Monica, an Oregon farmer, of killing two men and afterwards feeding their corpses to her pigs. The two murders were committed about a year apart and the Jackson County jury found Monica guilty of both of them.
On Tuesday, jurors convicted Susan Monica, an Oregon farmer, of killing two men and afterwards feeding their corpses to her pigs.
The two murders were committed about a year apart and the Jackson County jury found Monica guilty of both of them.
The judge Tim Barnack sentenced the woman to at least 50 years of imprisonment. The judge, jurors and everyone, who knew about this occasion, were shocked. Barnack said that Monica is a cold-blooded killer, because he doesn’t know how else to call the woman, who had shot two people for feeding the pigs with their bodies.
The 59 years old Stephen Declino, the first victim, was murdered in 2012 and the second one, in 2013, became the 56 years old Robert Haney.
During the investigation, Susan was rapidly changing her stories. Firstly she said that in 2012 it was a defense and that her pigs had eaten the remains of Declino’s body before she was able to bury him. But later turned out that after Monica’s shot, he was still alive. Moreover, the parts of his body were found in plastic bags in her barn soon afterwards.
About Haney, Monica told police that he disappeared in the summer 2013 and she found him only a month later on the territory of her farm, when the pigs had almost eaten his remains. But a police anthropologist, Veronica Vance, testified that Haney’s legs had been chopped off with an ax, and the thigh bones showed signs of being gnawed by an animal.
A few more times Monica and her defenders tried to proof her innocence, but the judge initially ignored that mad woman and sent her back to prison.