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    1983 Chino Hatchet Murder Survivor Speaks (highlight to read)

    [SIZE=1]Published 04/23/2005 *You Need

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    [SIZE=4]Joshua Ryen's court statement in the Kevin Cooper execution case
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    [SIZE=2][SIZE=2]Joshua Ryen made the following statement during a hearing in U.S. District Court in San Diego on Friday, April 22, 2005. Ryen is the sole survivor of a 1983 hatchet massacre in Chino Hills in which his parents, sister and friend were killed. Ryen, then 8, survived the attack despite having his throat slashed.
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    [SIZE=2][SIZE=2]The first time I met Kevin Cooper I was 8 years old and he slit my throat. He hit me with a hatchet and put a hole in my skull. He stabbed me twice, which broke my ribs and collapsed one lung. I lived only because I stuck four fingers in my neck to slow the bleeding, but I was too weak to move. I laid there 11 hours looking at my mother who was right beside me.

    I know now he came through the sliding glass door and attacked my dad first. He was lying on the bed and was struck in the dark without warning with the hatchet and knife. He was hit many times because there is a lot of blood on the wall on his side of the bed.

    My mother screamed and Cooper came around the bed and started hitting her. Somehow my dad was able to struggle between the bed and the closet but Cooper bludgeoned my father to death with the knife and hatchet, stabbing him 26 times and axing him 11. One of the blows severed his finger and it landed in the closet. My mother tried to get away but he caught her at the bottom of the bed and he stabbed her 25 times and axed her 7.

    All of us kids were drawn to the room by mom's screams. Jessica was killed in the doorway with 5 ax blows and 46 stabs. I won't say how many times my best friend Chris was stabbed and axed, not because it isn't important, but because I don't want to hurt his family in any way, and they are here.

    After Cooper killed everyone, and thought he had killed me, he went over to my sister and lifted her shirt and drew things on her stomach with the knife. Then he walked down the hallway, opened the refrigerator, and had a beer. I guess killing so many people can make a man thirsty.

    I don't want to be here. I came because I owe it to my family, who can't speak for themselves. But by coming I am acknowledging and validating the existence of Kevin Cooper, who should have been blotted from the face of the earth a long time ago. By coming here it shows that he still controls me. I will be free, my life will start, the day Kevin Cooper dies. I want to be rid of him, but he won't go away.

    I've been trying to get away from him since I was 8 years and I can't escape. He haunts me and follows me. For over 20 years all I've heard is Kevin Cooper this and Kevin Cooper that. Kevin Cooper says he is innocent, Kevin Cooper says he was framed, Kevin Cooper says DNA will clear him, Kevin Cooper says blood was planted, Kevin Cooper says the tennis shoes aren't his, Kevin Cooper says three guys did it, Kevin Cooper says police planted evidence, Kevin Cooper gets another stay from another court and sends everyone off on another wild goose chase.

    The courts say there isn't any harm when Kevin Cooper gets another stay and another hearing. This just shows they don't care about me, because every time he gets another delay I am harmed and have to relive the murders all over again. Every time Kevin Cooper opens his mouth everyone wants to know what I think, what I have to say, how I'm feeling, and the whole nightmare floods all over me again: the barbecue, me begging to let Chris spend the night, me in my bed and him on the floor beside me, my mother's screams, Chris gone, dark house, hallway, bushy hair, everything black, mom cut to pieces saturated in blood, the nauseating smell of blood, eleven hours unable to move, light filtering in, Chris' father at the window, the horror of his face, sound of the front door splintering, my pajamas being cut off, people trying to save me, the whap whap of the helicopter blades, shouted questions, everything fading to black.

    Every time Cooper claims he's innocent and sends people scurrying off on another wild goose chase I have to relive the murders all over again. It runs like a horror movie, over and over again and never stops because he never shuts up. He puts PR people on national television who say outrageous things and then the press wants to know what I think. What I think is that I would like to be rid of Kevin Cooper. I would like for him to go away. I would like to never hear from Kevin Cooper again. I would like Kevin Cooper to pay for what he did.

    I dread happy times like Christmas and Thanksgiving. If I go to a friend's house on holidays I look at all the mothers and fathers and children and grandchildren and get sad because I have no one. Kevin Cooper took them from me.

    I get terrified when I go into any place dark, like a house before the lights are on. I hear screams and see flashbacks and shadows. Even with lights on I see terrible things. After I was stabbed and axed I was too weak to move and stared at my mother all night. I smelled this overpowering smell of fresh blood and knew everyone had been slaughtered.

    Every day when I comb my hair I feel the hole where he buried the hatchet in my head, and when I look in the mirror I see the scar where he cut my throat from ear to ear and I put four fingers in it to stop the bleeding which, they say, saved my life. Every year I lose hearing in my left ear where he buried the knife.

    Helicopters give me flashbacks of life flight and my Incredible Hulks being cut off by paramedics. Bushy hair reminds me of the killer. Silence reminds me of the quiet before the screams. Cooper is everywhere. There is no escape from him.

    I feel very guilty and responsible to the Hughes family because I begged them to let Chris spend the night. If I hadn't done that he wouldn't have died. I apologize to them and especially to Mr. Hughes for having to find us and see his son cut and stabbed to death.

    I thank the judge who gave my grandma custody of me because she took good care of me and loves me very much.

    I'm grateful to the ocean for giving me peace because when I go there I know my mother and father and sister's ashes are sprinkled there.

    Kevin Cooper has movie stars and Jesse Jackson holding rallies for him, people carrying signs, lighting candles, saying prayers. To them and you I say:

    I was 8 when he slit my throat,
    It was dark and I couldn't see.
    Through the night and day I laid there,
    trying to get up and flee.
    He killed my mother, father, sister, friend,
    And started stalking me.
    I try to run and flee from him but cannot get away,
    While he demands petitions and claims, some fresh absurdity.
    Justice has no ear for me nor cares about my plight,
    while crowds pray for the killer and light candles in the night.
    To those who long for justice and love truth which sets men free, When you pray your prayers tonight, please remember me.[/SIZE]
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    Uh oh, looks like this story didn't come thru......I was anxious to read this too !!


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    Oh wow! So, so sad!

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    Thats awesome. i hope they go ahead and fry the dude. From the sounds of it he deserves to die slowly.
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    that is horrible-I am so terribly sorry for all his pain and suffering

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    Sorry about that-you have to run your cursor over it to see it-it is there. Will try to get it at another place. I don't know why it did that.

    Here is the link to the statement:
    http://lang.dailybulletin.com/projec..._statement.asp
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    Quote Originally Posted by hoxharding View Post
    Sorry about that-you have to run your cursor over it to see it-it is there. Will try to get it at another place. I don't know why it did that.
    that is f'ed up and jesse jackson ought to be ashamed of himself.

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    Again with the Jesse jackson is such scum. What an aful story!! So why did he do it? What did he draw on the little girl?? And why is there any doubt if they have an eye witness????

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    He is such scum!!

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    I have never heard of these murders, but why on earth have they not executed that ass? How terrible for this man to have to relive this constantly, i hope he gets to see them fry the person who did that to him.
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    I lived just a few miles from where this happened in 83. Until the guy was caught everyone was scared to death. I remember when the paper boy came to collect he came with his mom and a huge dog. Unfortunately , it's next to immpossible to get executed here in Calif. Wow, this really brings back memories. I hadn't thought of this in years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1karenhb View Post
    I lived just a few miles from where this happened in 83. Until the guy was caught everyone was scared to death. I remember when the paper boy came to collect he came with his mom and a huge dog. Unfortunately , it's next to immpossible to get executed here in Calif. Wow, this really brings back memories. I hadn't thought of this in years.

    I can imagine everyone was scared!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoxharding View Post
    Sorry about that-you have to run your cursor over it to see it-it is there. Will try to get it at another place. I don't know why it did that.

    Here is the link to the statement:
    http://lang.dailybulletin.com/projec..._statement.asp

    Was he executed yet??????????
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    The only reason I watched the entire thing was because I was wondering who the middle aged lesbian white woman was in the house full of Armenians. Then I found out it was Bruce Jenner.

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    wow
    that's incredibly powerful.
    I hope he gets his wish and never has to hear about kevin cooper again.

    I'll think of you when I pray my prayers tonight, Joshua.

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    that poor kid/guy. I cant imagine living through that and then having to relive it over and over.
    I hope he gets his wish.

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    Finn, that picture is so sad.
    Quote Originally Posted by stacebabe View Post
    The only reason I watched the entire thing was because I was wondering who the middle aged lesbian white woman was in the house full of Armenians. Then I found out it was Bruce Jenner.

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    I can not imagine the horror of that. Of living through that. I hope he gets his wish. He was there. He identified him. In cases such as this, if it is obvious, I think the victim should get his wish. The courts are not kind to victims. An eight yr. old boy having to live through that. It seems so unfair, that some have to live through so much. I hope you get your wish, Joshua.

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    So the crime occurred in 1983, and this guy is still alive, 26 years later??? WTH???
    Quote Originally Posted by stacebabe View Post
    The only reason I watched the entire thing was because I was wondering who the middle aged lesbian white woman was in the house full of Armenians. Then I found out it was Bruce Jenner.

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    http://74.125.95.132/search?q=cache:...&ct=clnk&gl=us

    interesting blog about the evidence
    I told my lawyer he's better step it up or we would both end up on an episode of "SNAPPED"

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    I have been trying to look up whether they executed him or not ... I thought they did already but not sure. However while I've been looking for news, I did find this from 2004

    http://gov.ca.gov/press-release/3248/

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    This is typical crap for Ca. They spend millions eacch year for these people to get hearing aftr hearing. EVen if their prints are at the scence and the bllod matched theirs they still let these guys fight the concivtions. This creep should have died years ago. This poor man will never have peace until this asshole is dead. Jesse Jackson should be muted someway or other. He takes a man like this and trys to make his conviction a racist campaign..Click here: Kevin Cooper (inmate) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    I have been reading a court document that details the facts of the case and all his attempts at appeals etc... which have been denied. Here is the rundown on the injuries he inflicted

    Doug Ryen (father) had 37 seperate wounds
    Peggy Ryen (mother) had 32 seperate wounds
    Jessica Ryen (10 year old sister) had 46 seperate wounds
    Chris Hughes (family friend) had 25 seperate wounds.

    I'm still reading it but its very detailed... if anyone would like to read it too here is the link. It is a .pdf file.

    http://lang.dailybulletin.com/projec...per_ruling.pdf

    The detailed facts start on page 14 or 15 I believe.

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    i remember this my mom had deadbolts put on all our doors.we live about 15 miles away.it scared the crap out of everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frazzzld Kat View Post
    .

    I'm still reading it but its very detailed... if anyone would like to read it too here is the link. It is a .pdf file.

    http://lang.dailybulletin.com/projec...per_ruling.pdf

    The detailed facts start on page 14 or 15 I believe.

    That whole document was a fascinating and sad read. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by octobersky View Post
    That whole document was a fascinating and sad read. Thanks.
    I agree. I had a hard time pulling myself away once I started reading it. But it was getting late and I had to stop.

    I should've mentioned though that the document is rather large (161 pages) and may take a while to load. Sorry about that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frazzzld Kat View Post
    I agree. I had a hard time pulling myself away once I started reading it. But it was getting late and I had to stop.

    I should've mentioned though that the document is rather large (161 pages) and may take a while to load. Sorry about that.
    I really did like reading it - even though it was long it was worth it. I just wish the pictures were clearer!
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    Did anyone else notice that the friend was stabbed a lot less than the rest of the family? Just seems.. odd...


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    oh my god.
    poor poor kid, well, man now, he is the same age as me....I cannot even imagine the horror.

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    I heard about this case several years ago on one of the night time news programs. Something I have always wondered about is why the killer did not repeatedly stab/axe Joshua the same way he did the others. I know the killer cut Joshua's throat severly, but why did he not continue in the same manner as the other family members. (Although, maybe he did and I am just not aware of the other wounds Joshua recieved).

    I am very simpathetic to Joshua's plight. I can not imagine living through something that horrible and then seeing all these moron's defending the murderer. I can't even bring myself to type his name because I don't think he deserves any more recognition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stay_zee View Post
    I heard about this case several years ago on one of the night time news programs. Something I have always wondered about is why the killer did not repeatedly stab/axe Joshua the same way he did the others. I know the killer cut Joshua's throat severly, but why did he not continue in the same manner as the other family members. (Although, maybe he did and I am just not aware of the other wounds Joshua recieved).

    I am very simpathetic to Joshua's plight. I can not imagine living through something that horrible and then seeing all these moron's defending the murderer. I can't even bring myself to type his name because I don't think he deserves any more recognition.

    I wondered about that too. My thought was maybe he played dead or was actually unconcious and the killer thought he was dead. But still the document does mention that he had less number of wounds than the others.

    I just wish they would execute him already. He has been on Death Row way too long.

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    my guess would be that since Joshua was the last to be attacted....crazy ax man was tired..as you are after butcherin two adults and three kids. The suposed motive was to steal the staion wagon from the family to get to mexico but I believe the car was left in town and bat shit crazy ax man made it to mexico
    I told my lawyer he's better step it up or we would both end up on an episode of "SNAPPED"

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    Well he still hasn't been executed but the police seem to have taken a long time to agree to have the DNA tested which makes you wonder .The hair that was found in the daughters hand as she fought off her killer ,was blonde hair ,and remains untested .

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    Wow at some of the posters in this thread.
    Somehow, I don't think being recognized as "The 1983 Chino Hatchet Murder Survivor" is quite as positive a thing as it initially sounds.
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