Stop Him Before
He Kills Again!
1999, the Lake County District Attorney recently charged Jerrold
Johnson with the brutal murder of two women there last month.
The body of Marge Johnson, Jerrold's step-grandmother, was found
in her Glenhaven home after a suspicious fire on December 5,
1998. Just fourteen days later, Ellen Salling's body was found.
Salling had been beaten to death. Jerrold Johnson was arrested
on December 21st driving Salling's car.
These two women
need not have died!
in October, 1992, Jerrold Johnson also murdered Jennifer Von
Seggern here in Santa Rosa. In that case, Sonoma County District
Attorney Mike Mullins personally
supervised a plea bargain arrangement that convicted Johnson
of manslaughter, not murder. The end result was that Johson
spent only six months in prison for the murder of Von Seggern,
the 32 year-old mother of two.
are not the first women to die at the hands of District Attorney
Teresa Macias was hunted down and murdered by her husband
Avelino on April 15, 1996, after more than 22 pleas to law
enforcement for help. At least three times prior to her murder,
D.A. Mike Mullins failed to file charges on Avelino's child
abuse, stalking, and violations of restraining orders.
November, 1996, the adolescent children of Mina Arevalo
woke to discover their parents' dead bodies in the adjoining
bedroom. Mina had been shot nine times by her husband Nick,
who then committed suicide. Although the police report sent
to D.A. Mullins on a previous domestic violence incident had
indicated the presence of an eye-witness, Mullins had dumped
the case citing "lack of corroboration." Only after Mina's
death was the corroborating witness statement written up and
included in the record.
October 22, 1997, the badly decomposed body of 12 year-old
Georgia Moses was found discarded off a Petaluma freeway
on-ramp. Among the many Sonoma County agencies that had failed
to act in the face of repeated indications that Georgia's
family was in severe distress was the office of District Attorney
Mike Mullins. Both in late April and early August, 1997, just
weeks before Georgia's murder, Mullins had refused to file
charges on new sex offenses against Eddie Pope, a convicted
child molester who had moved in on Georgia's disabled mom.
Friends say Georgia hated and feared Eddie, who is suspected
my many to be the murderer and by others to be the reason
Georgia was driven in the streets.
November 18, 1997, Gina Barnett's bullet-riddled body
was discovered in Folsom, California. Gina was murdered by
James Nivette, her boyfriend and father of her 18 month-old
son. After Barnett's death, Mike Mullins admitted he had mishandled
a January, 1997 Sonoma County case against Nivette for his
abuse of Barnett. Mullins' office granted a conditional dismissal
of the case, despite the fact that Nivette was already on
domestic violence probation when the new spousal abuse case
occurred. In the fall of 1995, Mullins had promised the county's
Task Force on Violence Against Women that there would be no
more conditional dismissals in domestic violence cases.
to the press, here's the evidence Mike Mullins had in the Jennifer
Von Seggern murder case:
Jennifer disappeared shortly after telling family and friends
that she was breaking up with Johnson.
told at least six different and conflicting stories to explain
Jennifer's disappearance. Two people said he had implicated
himself in her death.
Jennifer's father went to check on his daughter after not
hearing from her for three days, the door was answered by
a complete stranger who knew nothing about Jennifer's whereabouts
and said that Jerrold Johnson had asked them to live there.
days after Jennifer's disappearance, Jerrold Johnson sold
her car after forging her signature on the papers. The car
had bloodstains on the backseat and floorboard and an odor
so strong, "I had to open both windows to drive it," said
the man who cleaned it.
body was found three months later dumped in a ravine. There
was a plastic bag tied around her head and she was hog-tied
with a sewing machine cord. A sewing machine was found in
the apartment Jennifer shared with Johnson; the cord was missing.
Her body had been dumped in a sleeping bag and wrapped in
wire. The wire matched Christmas lights found in their apartment.
just the evidence the D.A. acknowledged to the press -- who
knows how much more the case file contains? Yet even in the
face of this damning evidence, Deputy D.A. Bud "Dump-the-Case-and-Run"
McMahon and Mike Mullins said they couldn't prove murder. Sentenced
to six years for manslaughter, with credit for time served and
an inexplicably missing year, Johnson left prison free to kill
again after just 6 months!
that District Attorney Mike Mullins prosecute domestic violence
before the women are dead! Please send this flyer to the California
Attorney General along with your plea that he help us straighten
out this deadly District Attorney!
Lockyer, California Attorney General
PO Box 944255
Sacramento, CA 94244-2550
Tanya Brannan, Purple Berets
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