John Battaglia
Tue Feb 16, 2010 15:13

This guy is a real sick POS.

John Battaglia wanted revenge on his wife. He had abused her for years while they were married and she finally had left him. He had unsupervised visitation with his two daughters, Mary Faith, 9, and Liberty, 6. In May 2001, the girls were with their father for dinner. Some two hours after they joined him, the girls' mother, Mary Jean Pearle, learned that Battaglia urgently needed to reach her. She called his apartment, and he put Mary Faith on the line. The little girl asked why her mother was trying to put their father in jail (for an incident of harassment). Just then, Mary Faith cried out, "No, Daddy, don't!" Pearle heard several gunshots, so she hung up and called 911, sending police to the apartment. They found both children dead from multiple gunshot wounds. Both had been shot at close range in the back of the head as well. Battaglia was down the street in a tattoo parlor, getting a rose for each of his daughters etched onto his arm. His defense was bipolar disorder, but he was convicted and sentenced to death.

    • Re: John Battaglia Petra., Wed Mar 19 15:37
    • TX: John David Battaglia - Petra., Mon Mar 17 15:13
      Even now, John Battaglia portrays himself as a loving father. He pulls up his sleeve to show the tattoo he got in memory of his daughters. He cherishes photos from their time together. He dutifully... more
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