Monday, May 19, 2008

Mario Lozano Sentencing ~ Updated x 2

Well, the Mountain Democrat finally has an article about the sentencing hearing last Friday. With a picture of Mario! I am guessing that the photo was taken while Mario was reading his statement. All I can read on the paper's site is "The man who shot and killed his former girlfriend with a shotgun was sentenced Friday to 50 years to life. Mar... Read More". But at least they put the picture on the lead page...

I am glad that I don't depend on this little newspaper for my news. The sentencing was Friday and I guess they don't put news like this in their Saturday or Sunday papers... They waited until Monday to print it.

As far as I can tell from the El Dorado Sheriff's Office Inmate Information pages, Mario is still at the jail there and hasn't been moved yet. I have a hunch that the California Department of Corrections will be picking him up today and taking him to start processing him into the prison system.

Update:
Thanks to "Anonymous", we have a copy of the article that the Mountain Democrat ran in their paper today. And I'm going to do a "no-no"... I am going to copy and paste it here..

By Eric Laughlin | Democrat staff writer | May 18, 2008 14:27

The man who shot and killed his former girlfriend with a shotgun was sentenced Friday to 50 years to life.

Mario H. Lozano’s arm began to twitch as Superior Court Judge Daniel B. Proud formally handed down the sentence that will likely translate into life behind bars.

Lozano, 60, showed no emotion minutes before that, when victim Kacie Barron’s brother Pat and two others read statements in open court.

“I feel empty and am full of rage,” Pat Barron said. “I don’t know how I stayed in my seat during this trial.”

He concluded his statement by glaring at Lozano and saying, “I hope you meet the love of your life in prison.”

Pat Barron’s wife Sharon then stepped up and said to the convicted killer: “Why couldn’t you have just handled rejection like a man and left Kacie alone and gone on your way?” She finished by telling Lozano she hopes he burns in hell.

Lozano was found guilty of first-degree murder by a jury last month. He shot and killed 40-year-old Kacie Barron, of Placerville, in July 2006, following an argument outside of her Placerville travel trailer. Barron sustained two gunshot wounds, to her stomach and face.

After her family and friends had their say, Lozano angered them by reading a remorseless eight-page statement that lasted 15 minutes. Some of Kacie Barron’s supporters, including Pat, left the courtroom minutes into the statement.

“I have had no prior rap sheet,” Lozano told the packed courtroom. “My main goal in life has been to pursue a life of happiness. My life has been a gift. I have lived on 17 different islands and 30 different countries. I have built multi-million dollar homes for people you may have seen on television.” He concluded his statement by saying the thing he was proudest of is his two sons.

He made no mention of being sorry for the killing, but instead blamed methamphetamine for ruining Kacie Barron’s life.

Judge Proud then proceeded to sentencing by telling Lozano he didn’t hear one word of remorse in the lengthy statement. Proud gave the Hawaiian native 25 to life for the first-degree murder conviction and another 25 to life for the special firearm-use allegation.

Outside the courtroom many supporters said they were disgusted by Lozano’s long-winded statement.

“It was totally all about him,” Pat Barron said. “He couldn’t care less about anybody else.”

Prosecutor Dale Gomes said a lot of what Lozano said, including him owning a home in Kauai, was untrue.

“He’s delusional,” Gomes said. “This is a guy who has leeched off of everyone he’s come across his whole life.”

After the hearing Lozano was whisked out of the courtroom by sheriff’s officials. He was then returned to the El Dorado County Jail where he will await transfer to a state prison.
So now we wait for word on where they send him for processing into the system, and then we wait to find out where he gets to live out his days. I hope they don't send him to an "easy" prison. Maybe Pelican Bay?

2nd Update
Thanks again to Anonymous, we have the other picture that the Mountain Democrat had in their article about the sentencing hearing. Here it is, this is the Barron family and Prosecutor Dale Gomes (I think):

L to R, Kacie's Mom, Annie Walker, Brother Pat Barron holding Kacie's 2nd grade picture (the one he held in Mario's face), Pat's wife Sharon (Kacie introduced them), Stepdad Doug Walker in background and Dale Gomes. Small Update: Pat and Sharon are wearing t-shirts from the 2nd Annual Kacie's Ride for Hope to End Domestic Violence.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi again. Here's the Mountain Democrat Article. There is also a picture of the Barron family, but for the life of me, and I've tried every thing I can think of, I cannot copy it.



By Eric Laughlin | Democrat staff writer | May 18, 2008 14:27

The man who shot and killed his former girlfriend with a shotgun was sentenced Friday to 50 years to life.

Mario H. Lozano’s arm began to twitch as Superior Court Judge Daniel B. Proud formally handed down the sentence that will likely translate into life behind bars.

Lozano, 60, showed no emotion minutes before that, when victim Kacie Barron’s brother Pat and two others read statements in open court.

“I feel empty and am full of rage,” Pat Barron said. “I don’t know how I stayed in my seat during this trial.”

He concluded his statement by glaring at Lozano and saying, “I hope you meet the love of your life in prison.”

Pat Barron’s wife Sharon then stepped up and said to the convicted killer: “Why couldn’t you have just handled rejection like a man and left Kacie alone and gone on your way?” She finished by telling Lozano she hopes he burns in hell.

Lozano was found guilty of first-degree murder by a jury last month. He shot and killed 40-year-old Kacie Barron, of Placerville, in July 2006, following an argument outside of her Placerville travel trailer. Barron sustained two gunshot wounds, to her
stomach and face.

After her family and friends had their say, Lozano angered them by reading a remorseless eight-page statement that lasted 15 minutes. Some of Kacie Barron’s supporters, including Pat, left the courtroom minutes into the statement.

“I have had no prior rap sheet,” Lozano told the packed courtroom. “My main goal in life has been to pursue a life of happiness. My life has been a gift. I have lived on 17 different islands and 30 different countries. I have built multi-million dollar homes for people you may have seen on television.” He concluded his statement by saying the thing he was proudest of is his two sons.

He made no mention of being sorry for the killing, but instead blamed methamphetamine for ruining Kacie Barron’s life.

Judge Proud then proceeded to sentencing by telling Lozano he didn’t hear one word of remorse in the lengthy statement. Proud gave the Hawaiian native 25 to life for the first-degree murder conviction and another 25 to life for the special firearm-use allegation.

Outside the courtroom many supporters said they were disgusted by Lozano’s long-winded statement.

“It was totally all about him,” Pat Barron said. “He couldn’t care less about anybody else.”

Prosecutor Dale Gomes said a lot of what Lozano said, including him owning a home in Kauai, was untrue.

“He’s delusional,” Gomes said. “This is a guy who has leeched off of everyone he’s come across his whole life.”

After the hearing Lozano was whisked out of the courtroom by sheriff’s officials. He was then returned to the El Dorado County Jail where he will await transfer to a state prison.

Anakerie said...

Thank you so much, Anonymous! I really appreciate you letting us read what the Mountain Democrat prints. If you do manage to copy that other photo, please feel free to email it to me.

What a relief it must be for Kacie's family to know that Mario Lozano is gone. Most likely for good. Somehow I don't see him surviving 50 years in prison and then convincing a parole board to let him out.

Anonymous said...

I can the Barron picture copy it to my computer, I just can't copy it to this "leave a comment" place. Every time I try, not matter if I transfer it from a .jpg or .bmp, use Opera or Firefox, it doesn't matter. It refuses to let me do it. It opens up a gigantic picture, using "local host" and I have no where else to go, no more buttons to press, so I can't submit it.

How do I go about emailing you?

Anakerie said...

Just send it to me on my gmail account: anakerie at gmail dot com... I can grab it from there...

Anakerie said...
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Anakerie said...

Anonymous, another option would be to upload the picture to photobucket or one of those picture sites and I'll get it from there if you'll give me the link to it.

Anonymous said...

emailed it to you

Anonymous said...

You can track current inmates at the El Dorado County Jail:

http://www.edso-apps.org/jail/jail_datalist.asp?order=DATEBOOKED

You can also ask to be notified when they are moved.

Anakerie said...

Nothing has come through on my gmail account yet.. Well, nothing except the notifications that comments had been posted.. lol

Yep, the El Dorado County Jail site is where I'd been looking at Mario, even though it doesn't say a whole lot. There is a locator with the CDCR as well, but it's not an online locator, you have to call them and give them pertinent information so they can find him within their system. Darn it.

Anonymous said...

I'll try e-mailing once again.

Anakerie said...

Email received, and I'll be adding the picture to the post shortly. Thank you again!

Anonymous said...

Regarding his placement in the prison system: he will probably go to DVI reception center in Tracy first, for several weeks to months, while they sort things out. They'll be assigning him points for violence, and determining whether or not he has "enemies" or other reasons why he can and can't go to certain prisons, and where they have room. He may be there a while.

If he cries, "I'm scared," he might be able to be housed at a prison that has SNY (sensitive needs yards). These are yards where essentially inmates are there for their own protections, either because contracts are out on them, they are gang drop-outs, or because of sex crimes, rape or child abuse. Mule Creek state Prison, is nearly entirely SNY, and many but not all of the prisons have at least 1 SNY yard.



I bring this up because somewhere I read that he was being housed at infirmary, and it sounds to me from his comments to Detective Nida, that ridiculous bit about implying that Kacie's friends in prison who will kill him someday, is laying the ground work for trying to get himself to an SNY yard somewhere, but this is just a guess.

Regardless, he will still be going to a level 4 prison, which is maximum security. Pelican Bay is unlikely, as it's typically reserved for gang members, and super violent offenders. But no matter how you slice it, most of the prisons are located in the center of California, (even Folsom) and they're hot, very hot.

So, he's toast.

Judging from his picture, I'd venture another guess: meth-amphetamine wrecked his life, and his metabolism. (I bet he was using all along before he shot Kacie, and I bet he was high when he did it.) Clearly, he was thinner when he was arrested. Too bad for him that three regular meals a day, little to no exercise, and alas, no magic meth are all provided. The consequence, wrecked metabolism, and presto, obesity that he'll just have to address the good old fashioned way, just like everybody else.

Anakerie said...

I agree that Pelican Bay is most likely "out" as a "residence" for Mario. But, I threw it out there for effect. I tried to think of the worst situation for him and Pelican Bay came to mind.

From what Gene told me, he's been held in the infirmary there at Placerville because of all the whining he did about Kacie's friends. Once he's processed into the system, they will take all that into consideration and place him where he will *fit*. We shall see where that will be.

I have signed up for notification of his status on the Victim Information Notification Everyday website and hopefully will be notified when he is moved. I will post to the blog when and if I get notification from them.

Chaplainlimeygene said...

Well, the Mountain's article was true to form, They named Post as the judge twice this time when it was Judge Keller. They had Kacie shot in the stomach and face when it was the chest and head. Gotta take their facts with a grain of salt.

Anakerie said...

lol, I wonder if they'll run a "correction" article... I am VERY glad I didn't pay to get access to their newspaper.

Chaplainlimeygene said...

Hey Sis, I can't edit your articles, only mine. So the picture is of L to R, Mom Annie Walker, Brother Pat Barron holding Kacie's 2nd grade picture (the one he held in Mario's face), Pat's wife Sharon (Kacie introduced them), Stepdad Doug Walker in background and Dale Gomes.

Anakerie said...

Oops.. Sorry about that... I've added your information to the post.. Thanks Gene!

Chaplainlimeygene said...

Just a thought... You might add that Pat and Sharron are wearing shirts fron the 2nd Annual Kacie's Ride for Hope to End Domestic Violence.
Gene.

Chaplainlimeygene said...

Oh yeah, I don't think the Mountain will run a correction unless someone tells them about it. Any volunteers? Or should I? Gene.