Wednesday, March 08, 2006

St. Guillen Murder

A murder has been consuming the New York media for the last two weeks. On February 25 a young woman originally from Boston was in a bar with some friends. Her friends wanted to call it a night, but she didn't. They left her and she stayed in the bar until the wee hours of the morning.

Imette St. Guillen never made it home. An anonymous phone call tipped off the cops as to where her body was hours later. Evidence shows she was raped. The body was wrapped in a sheet, there was duct tape on her, a sock was stuffed down her throat, etc.

The latest update on the case is that a bouncer at the club is the prime suspect. He was on parole and, with a 9 p.m. curfew, he was never supposed to be working at a bar at 4 a.m. anyway. It looks like they may have the guy.

But my thing is this:

  • Did she really need to get her drink on so bad that she just had to stay out all night by herself? That's just not safe.

  • She had some shitty friends. How could you leave your drunk female friend alone in a bar?

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6 comments:

JamaicanQueen said...

I said the same thing what kind of friends did she have. I live by the rule " We came together, we leave together".

Michelle Pessoa said...

I wonder if she was really adamant about wanting to stay and blew them off so bad that they were like, fine, stay here?

On another notes, it's looking like the bouncer might not be the guy. They can't find any matching DNA or fibers in his house.

Kathleen Hite Babb said...

Strange, isn't it!!

Michelle Pessoa said...

Yeah, it's getting stranger. Now some homeless guy is saying he saw the girl get into a van with the bouncer. But earlier this week the media reported that the girl and the bouncer were seen arguing when he was asked by the manager to make her leave the bar. She supposedly used some racial slurs against him when he asked her to leave, then she gets into his van? It's not making sense.

Kathleen Hite Babb said...

So who's telling the truth? Or is it a case of misleading? I can see why it's so much in the media in N.Y. We haven't heard anything about it here in Chicagoland that I know of. But the girl and her text messaging has been the big thing here. Interesting, isn't it?

Michelle Pessoa said...

That's interesting that the cell phone case has made it out to your news outlets, but the murder hasn't. But I guess the cell phone case is more unusual.