Suspects threatened to sue – did they sue?

           NO –  I was not sued, although that is another false statement, one of many, being passed around on the Internet.  The following are the facts about what really happen, and they are pretty outrageous, but true!

  • During the stalking the Ingrams were advised by Garfield County Sheriff Deputy Rob Glassmire to hold off on getting a Protection Order against “the suspect Keenan Vanginkel” so they would have a better chance of “catching him in the act.”  Which you all know did not happen in time, and Morgan ended up dead.
  • Then in 2012, Christina and Brooke Harris filed a TRO against the Ingrams and claimed in court that Toni’s blog (this blog) was targeting and threatening them. Their claims were dismissed.
  • A temporary restraining order (TRO) is a compelling legal option for anyone,  It can require the abuser to keep at least 100 yards away from the victim, enforceable by arrest. In this case, even though the judge admitted, in the first court appearance, that this was not the proper venue for their complaints against the Ingrams, as the blog was protected under the Freedom of Speech ACT – he would keep the case open for a short while, giving the Harris’ time to prove their concerns – which they ultimately could not do.
  • A TRO will stay in effect for 15-20 days, or until the court-ordered hearing “Order to Show Cause” to evaluate the TRO with both parties present takes place.
  • Jamis Harris claimed to the court that he couldn’t afford a lawyer so he was using Alpine Legal Services. And yet we had to hire a lawyer to defend us…against our stalker!
  • The Harris’ lawyer, Jonathan Shamis, executive director of Alpine Legal Services at that time, represented the Harris’.  Alpine Legal Services, Inc., is a private, non-profit legal assistance agency. While representing the Harris’ Mr. Shamis had to finally recuse himself, as he had acted as a stalker himself, just as the Harris’ had, and not only called and threatened me, during the time of the TRO, but also contacted a supporter of ours with threats – and he was an attorney, he was an officer of the court!  Physical proof was given to the courts and at that time and Mr. Shamis recused himself, and the judge closed the case.
  • And what does the state of Colorado do with people like Mr. Shamis when they do something this unethical?  They make them a judge! http://www.leadvilleherald.com/free_content/article_ed53bbe4-ff94-11e2-a08c-001a4bcf6878.html 
  • It is a known fact that in many cases criminals have tried to use the legal system to go after the victims, as was done in our case.
  • Keenan’s family has sent me messages expressing they were going to sue me, just like the Harris’ did – they did not sue me and neither did the Harris’.  If they had we would have been able to produce evidence in a court of law showing evidence of the stalking, and who was involved.  In a civil case, unlike a criminal case, you only need the preponderance of proof – we have plenty of evidence and would have loved a venue in which to produce the proof…guess they were advised against a lawsuit.

Why am I telling you all this now?  Well, I feel it’s important for people to know how the law can sometimes be used against victims of stalking, and stalkers and bullies come from all different walks of life. Many stalkers know how to use our justice system to their advantage – but victims should never give up…keep up the fight when you know you are right.  In the immortal words in the song by Bono from U2, “Don’t let the bastards grind you down.”

As AEQUITAS has said, “Typically the perpetrator harrasses and attacks the victims and victim’s family.  Often the Offender’s family members and friends attack (they say don’t snitch to others).  When members of the criminal justice system do not respond appropriately to intimidation and fail to correct system deficiences that enable opportunities to intimidate they become inadvertent accomplices to the intimidators.  The victim, victim’s or witness’ immediate family, including spouses, children and pets become targets.”

This is another aspect of stalking that I want to bring awareness to…stalking is serious and victims of stalking need to have the proper response from law enforcement.  Criminals should not have more protections then the victims!

 

 

 

Before Darkness Entered…

Our home was bright and light, and Morgan was safe, before the darkness of stalkers entered our life.  People deserve to be safe in their own homes, but sadly this is not always the case.

Stalking is similar in the animal world to a predator hunting its prey.  The victim is often referred to as the “target.”

Stalking is a systematic, intentional, and deliberate set of tactics designed to maintain an unwanted relationship to control, intimidate, and/or destroy the target’s life.  This is exactly what happened to Morgan by the actions of some sick individuals who should pay for what they did to Morgan and our family. And mark my words…they will.  Our family will NEVER stop pushing for justice for Morgan.  Here my words…WE ARE COMING FOR YOU!

 

When A Suspect Lies…

This was the supplemental report that went along with the recording shown on the Crime Watch Daily 4-part series https://crimewatchdaily.com/2017/10/24/suicide-or-murder-what-happened-to-morgan-ingram/

This interview was done on March 25, 2012 – over 3 months after Morgan’s murder.  They were still investigating the “stalking” at that time, not her suspicious death, because the pathologist listed her Manner of Death as Natural Causes, so there was NO investigation by the sheriffs.

Keenan Vanginkel was still the SUSPECT because he was involved in Morgan’s stalking – he had NEVER been cleared, and yet he still insists to this day, that he was CLEARED as a suspect in the stalking, right in the beginning of the investigation, before the murder…obviously that is another lie.  Morgan had identified him numerous times to the sheriffs and he is in the police reports as the “SUSPECT.”

When the Garfield County Sheriffs closed the stalking case in May of 2012 we were told if a suspect lies to them there is nothing they can do…seriously, we were told that by Detective Glassmire!  Can you imagine what the crime statistics in this country would look like if every law enforcement officer/detective believed that?  If that were the case there would be no need for jails, as most criminals do not admit to their crimes – it is the duty of law enforcement to investigate and prove that the suspect did the crime, not drop the case because the suspect won’t admit their guilt.  In this case we had more than enough evidence for the sheriffs to build a solid case, but the detective said they were told to close the case by their superior…I wonder who the “superior” was he was referring to and what was the reason that “superior” needed to have this case closed.  That same detective pounded on his chest and said, “It doesn’t matter what Detective Alstatt and I believe in here – we have to do what we are told.”

If you haven’t already – please click on the blog link below, “Do parents cover for their children – even when they murder?  Keenan, as well as both his parents, and stepfather, and others have gone on to LIE about where he was the night of December 2, 2011…why?  His story keeps changing. At first he told others that he was out of state – but now we have his work hours from the police report, so we know that was a lie.  Then he has said he was at work when she died – another lie.  Morgan’s body shows she was murdered BEFORE he got to work at 2:00 am in the morning on the 2nd.  He says he has proof he worked that night because the City Market cameras show he was at work…another twist on the truth.  I am sure the cameras show him at work after 2:00 am, but not before…so again, there goes his alibi.  Ask yourself – why would an innocent person have to change their story over and over again, and have others lie for him as well?

 

Do parents cover for their children – even when they murder?

And now, I’d like to tell you the FACTS about how Brooke’s parents tried to cover for their daughter, who was also involved in Morgan’s stalking, and I believe she had a part in Morgan’s murder as well.  There are a lot of FACTS that go along with this, so I will make it a separate blog…stay tuned, I will try to get that blog out as soon as possible.

Easter Memories: Morgan Coloring Eggs…Happy Colors

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Wishing everyone a very happy Easter…this is a picture Morgan took of the colored eggs we all did on her last Easter on this planet.  Morgan really loved celebrating Easter – I never really wondered why it was her favorite holiday, but now I think I know.  Here is the last Easter post she posted…

4-24-2011

It’s about truth.

It’s about being honest with the individuals that were blessed to be in your life because they deserve it. Hurt them, let them down, enlighten them, as long as you were honest you couldn’t have been more perfect because when you’re not, when you try to protect someone from the truth or try to gain something from their ignorance, you’re robbing them from their own truth, from their own chance at finding the things in this world that make them even happier than your illusion, you’re building a life of lies not just for yourself but for everyone around you.

If things don’t work out between two people, if they don’t go as you want or had planned, that is infinitely better than leading a life of senseless mental slavery.

This world is beautiful and unfolding and the only thing you control in it is how honest with yourself that you are.

Happy Easter, beautiful children.