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Stockton Man Who Lived With Girlfriend’s Corpse Found Guilty Of Murder
CBS Sacramento ^ | January 2, 2013 | CBS13

Posted on 01/03/2013 2:11:09 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

STOCKTON (CBS13) – A Stockton man who lived with his girlfriend’s badly decomposed body in a bathtub for several months was convicted of her murder on Wednesday.

Devon Omar Epps, 37, was arrested in December 2011 after the apartment manager went to evict him and discovered the body of Veronica Jones in the bathtub of the unit on E. Channel Street.

The jury found Epps guilty of all charges: premeditated murder, use of weapon other than a firearm, rape, murder by torture and corporal injury to a spouse or cohabitant.

Epps will be back in the San Joaquin County courtroom Thursday for the sanity phase of his trial. A judge ordered a mental evaluation for Epps after he acted strangely in court during his arraignment.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: batsheetcrazy; dahmerwannabe; devonomarepps; elsicko; looneylooneylooney; murder; napl; puthimunderthejail; sicko; stockton; toysintheattic; trulygonefishing
Good morning, everyone!
1 posted on 01/03/2013 2:11:25 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: al baby; Allegra; BufordP; EveningStar; JRios1968; Lazamataz; martin_fierro; paltz; pax_et_bonum; ..

Rub-a-dub-dub, NOT splashing in the tub.

DANG!


2 posted on 01/03/2013 2:13:13 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Happy New Year!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Florida FReepers should ping this one like crazy, to say “It’s not our state this time”

lol


3 posted on 01/03/2013 2:20:27 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Well, at least she didn’t complain when he wanted to go out drinking with his friends!


4 posted on 01/03/2013 2:20:46 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (Soon the "invisible hand" will press the economic "reset" button.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Living with a dead ex... now there’s a marriage made in hell!


5 posted on 01/03/2013 2:25:09 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

He was a quiet man. She was quiet too.


6 posted on 01/03/2013 2:35:12 AM PST by ExxonPatrolUs (The Ameritopian Motto: Gov The Sheeple, Buy The Sheeple, Bore The Sheeple)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Man, I’ve lived in a lot of accommodations, but never in a bathtub.


7 posted on 01/03/2013 2:38:26 AM PST by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

“The jury found Epps guilty of all charges: premeditated murder, use of weapon other than a firearm, rape, murder by torture and corporal injury to a spouse or cohabitant.”

What “other” weapons are we talking about here? This sounds like a Stephen King story.


8 posted on 01/03/2013 2:49:23 AM PST by Artie (We are surrounded by MORONS)
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To: Artie
I was thinking more of an Alfred Hitchcock movie.


9 posted on 01/03/2013 2:54:09 AM PST by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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To: Safetgiver

“Man, I’ve lived in a lot of accommodations, but never in a bathtub.”

Uh....she didn’t exactly “live” there.....


10 posted on 01/03/2013 3:01:03 AM PST by JoeDetweiler
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Stockton ain’t exactly the garden spot of California, it’s now got a huge population of chronically unemployed, substance addicted, and dependent. The city itself is bankrupt, and the unemployment rate is over 30% in some areas. I’m not surprised that it’s also over represented with mental cases.

Great place to find a very cheap house, though...


11 posted on 01/03/2013 3:45:38 AM PST by Tigerized ("..and whack 'em, and whack 'em, and whack 'em!' cried the Toad in ecstasy." (continuing in 2013))
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Think of all the sad-sacks in the world who can never seem to find anyone and here this charmer ( and every other wicked man like him) never lacks for a “girlfriend” to mistreat (or murder).


12 posted on 01/03/2013 4:02:00 AM PST by avenir (I'm pessimistic about man, but I'm optimistic about GOD!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
his girlfriend’s badly decomposed body

Just curious - what's the difference between a "badly decomposed" body, and a "well decomposed" body?

13 posted on 01/03/2013 4:35:37 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Izzy Dunne
"bad, bad?". "No...bad, bad BAD"


14 posted on 01/03/2013 4:41:04 AM PST by ZinGirl (kids in college....can't afford a tagline right now)
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To: Izzy Dunne
Just curious - what's the difference between a "badly decomposed" body, and a "well decomposed" body?

Compare Helen Thomas with King Tut.

15 posted on 01/03/2013 4:48:17 AM PST by Rocky (Obama is pure evil.)
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To: avenir
Think of all the sad-sacks in the world who can never seem to find anyone and here this charmer ( and every other wicked man like him) never lacks for a “girlfriend” to mistreat (or murder).

Women go for the 'bad boys'.

16 posted on 01/03/2013 4:49:15 AM PST by Lazamataz (LAZ'S LAW: As an argument with liberals goes on, the probability of being called racist approaches 1)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The Amish obviously do not have need for the bathtub too often for bathing.


17 posted on 01/03/2013 5:09:26 AM PST by Venturer
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To: JoeDetweiler

It read like a man and his dead girlfriend lived a bathtub to me. Oh, well. Different stokes... I’ll bet she voted.


18 posted on 01/03/2013 5:09:39 AM PST by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

A question popped into my head recently:
What is left that is still universally considered taboo in our society?

So much immoral and deviant behavior. Prayers up.


19 posted on 01/03/2013 6:02:55 AM PST by Bigg Red (Sorry, Mr. Franklin, I guess we couldn't keep it.)
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To: Bigg Red
What is left that is still universally considered taboo in our society?

From what I have seen, only things that are good and decent.

20 posted on 01/03/2013 6:07:58 AM PST by sport
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

21 posted on 01/03/2013 7:33:25 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Devon Omar Epps, 37, was arrested in December 2011 after the apartment manager went to evict him and discovered the body of Veronica Jones in the bathtub of the unit on E. Channel Street.

He can kiss that security deposit goodbye.

22 posted on 01/03/2013 7:35:19 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
{Guilty of murder by] use of weapon other than a firearm

Wow. She was lucky he didn't use a firearm.

And so was he. Imagine the enhanced sentence if he had raped, tortured, and murdered her . . . AND used a firearm.

23 posted on 01/03/2013 8:08:40 AM PST by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: sport

From what I have seen, only things that are good and decent.

&&&
Good point! Good example: Religious displays of any sort — except mohammedan — are considered indecent by many.


24 posted on 01/03/2013 9:16:21 AM PST by Bigg Red (Sorry, Mr. Franklin, I guess we couldn't keep it.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
A Stockton man who lived with his girlfriend’s badly decomposed body in a bathtub for several months was convicted of her murder on Wednesday.

Not-So-Fresh-Feeling ping!


25 posted on 01/03/2013 11:16:34 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
A Stockton man who lived with his girlfriend’s badly decomposed body in a bathtub for several months was convicted of her murder on Wednesday.

Not-So-Fresh-Feeling ping!


26 posted on 01/03/2013 11:17:39 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I remember teaching a short story class in college when I was a grad assistant. We were doing “A Rose For Emily” by Faulkner. You should have seen the class wake up when they realized that Emily had been sleeping with a corpse for years!
I’ll bet those students never forgot that short story.


27 posted on 01/03/2013 11:35:03 AM PST by Gefn ("I am waiting for a rebirth of wonder")
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Devon be Obama/Holder people.

Jus sayin.


28 posted on 01/03/2013 11:43:29 AM PST by truth_seeker
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To: Gefn

OMG I remember having to read that story for a literature clep. I hate that story......it gave me mental images that could never be forgotten.


29 posted on 01/04/2013 1:24:13 PM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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