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Update: Solicit to Commit Murder Charges

Posted by findleisa on March 8, 2012


To update everyone on Jeami’s charged for solicit to commit murder… READINESS Hearing is set for tomorrow March 9, 2012 @ 9:00 A.M. and JURY TRIAL is scheduled for March 19, 2012 @ 9:00 P.M. Location: Kern County Superior Court – Metropolitan Division, 1415 Truxtun Ave. Bakersfield, CA 93301.

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Jeami Chiapulis Receives His Sentence, 15 Years To Life

Posted by findleisa on November 21, 2009

BARSTOW • Judge Steven Mapes formally sentenced a 37-year-old Silver Lakes man to 15 years to life Friday in connection with the killing of his apparent 30-year-old Barstow girlfriend.

Jeami Chiapulis pleaded guilty to the second degree murder of Leisa Hurst during a hearing on Nov. 6. The guilty plea was part of a deal he reached with the district attorney’s office to avoid a trial and first degree murder conviction. Chiapulis revealed the location of Hurst’s body and agreed to serve 15 years to life as part of the deal.

Deputy District Attorney Sean Daugherty said that Chiapulis’ will serve a minimum of 15 years before his case can even be reviewed by a parole board and could possibly spend his entire life in prison.

“I’m pleased that (the family) can finally give her a proper burial and move on now that the sentencing is over,” Daugherty said.

Hurst’s family and friends filled the courtroom on Friday and took the opportunity to talk to the court during the victim impact statements. Chiapulis sat still watching each person as they spoke.

Hurst’s daughters, a 9-year-old and a 13-year-old, walked toward the front of the courtroom together and took turns speaking.

“It will never be the same,” The 13-year-old said between sobs. “I’m never going to get a text from mom telling me to have a good day and that she loves me. I can’t ask her for anything anymore. She always gave the best advice.”

Loren Brewster, Hurst’s uncle, spoke to the court about her recent funeral.

“As part of a plea deal Leisa’s body was recovered by the authorities and she was released to the family by the San Bernardino County Coroner,” Brewster said. “We were able to bury her at Sunset Hills (Memorial Park) and this time she was surrounded by family and members of her adopted family.”

Brewster finished his statement by saying that although the family has Hurst back, there are still a lot of unanswered questions.

“There are so many questions,” Brewster said. “How anyone could do this to another human being? How could someone just kill a person and leave them in the desert like trash?”

Mapes asked Paul Henderson, Chiapulis’ public defender, if Chiapulis would like to make a statement. Mapes also said that he believed the family would appreciate a comment from Chiapulis, but he could not order him to talk. Henderson told Mapes that he had talked to Chiapulis and that he didn’t wish to give a statement.

Hurst was reported missing January 22. Chiapulis checked himself into the psychiatric ward of an unidentified hospital on Jan. 26. Police said Chiapulis had a romantic relationship  with Hurst, and searched his home twice shortly after Hurst’s disappearance. He was arrested at a Redland’s motel on February 13 just after being released from the hospital.

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Chiapulis, Jeami SENTENCING – 11/20/2009

Posted by findleisa on November 9, 2009

b78473044z120090220085815000gr6gkqnd1_lgCase No: FBA900114 Court: B4
Judge: John Vander Feer
DDA: Daugherty, Sean

Filed Charges:
Count Charge Severity Description Date Plea Status
1 PC 187(A) F MURDER 01/22/2009 ACTIVE

Jeami has already pleaded guilty to 2nd degree murder as part of a plea bargin which required him to lead authorities to Leisa’s body.  This occured on Nov. 8th, on this day Jeami will receive his sentence for what he has done.

Prior to sentencing, the family will be allowed to address the court.   Leisa’s mother, Deborah Welch, was allowed to speak at Jeami’s last hearing on 11/6/2009 because she lives out of state and would not be able to come to the sentencing.   On 11/20/2009 the rest of the family will have a chance to speak.  Afterwards, the judge will sentence Jeami anywhere from 15 years to life in prision, less time already served.

Jamie has to the right to speak as well, but doesn’t have to.  A complete explanation of how or why he killed Leisa may never be known unless Chiapulis decides to say something during his sentencing hearing or at a later time.

You can use the link below to read transcripts from all of Jeami’s court appearances. You will need to enter and search on his Case No “FBA900114″, click on Jeami’s name, then “Case Report”, then click “Format Report.”

http://170.164.31.10/openaccess/criminal/casedefendants.asp?casenumber=FBA900114&courtcode=X&filedatefrom=&filedateto=&limit=&DSN=

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Jeami Chiapulis Leads Authorities to Leisa’s Body Buried in the Desert

Posted by findleisa on October 12, 2009

NewberryOn Oct. 8, Jeami Chiapulis entered into an agreement with the district attorney’s office during a pretrial hearing to receive 15 years to life in prison for second degree murder in exchange for revealing the location of Leisa Hurst’s body

Chiapulis was released into the custody of Barstow Police Department detectives following the hearing and led authorities to an area near Newberry Springs, where human remains were found.

The remains were turned over to the San Bernardino County Coroner, who positively identified the body as that of Hurst on Friday afternoon.

The investigation into the murder of Leisa Hurst is continuing and anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact Det. Keith Libby at (760) 255-5134 or, if callers wish to remain anonymous, call the We-Tip hotline at 1(800) 78-CRIME.

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Leisa’s Body Has Been Found!!

Posted by findleisa on October 9, 2009

Today, Jeami agreed to take Barstow PD out Leisa’s body as part of a plea bargain exchange for a lesser charge of Murder in the 2nd Degree.

At 1:30 pm he was escorted by Barstow PD to an undisclosed location in the desert area outside Barstow.   At approximately 4:00 pm, the family was notified that they had located what they presume to be Leisa’s remains.

 The coroner will arrive first thing in the morning to process the grave area as a crime scene as well as make a positive identification. We don’t know much more than this tonight. We should know more in the next day or two.

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Jeami Chiapulis – Prelimiary Hearing Results

Posted by findleisa on June 5, 2009

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Yesterday, Barstow Superior Court Judge Cheryl Kersey ruled that Jeami Chiapulis will stand trial for the murder of Leisa Hurst, in the first-degree.  If convicted he will face 25 years to life in prison.

 During yesterday’s hearing, Debbie testified that there were no signs or indications that Leisa left her apartment for anything other than for errands of the day.

Barstow Det. Keith Libby testified that another apparent sexual partner of Chiapulis’ help him abandon a car that was later identified as Leisa’s Honda Element.

 What police believe to be blood was located on the carpet and walls of Chiapulis’ home, and the truck area of Jeami’s car. Analysis is pending.

 And finally, Chiapulis made a series of Home Depot purchases around Jan 22; a trash can, gloves, bleach, duct tape, a shovel, and a pick ax.

 The final witness was Chiapulis’ cell mate at the West Valley Detention Center, who testified that during a private conversation Chiapulis confessed to Leisa’s killing.

 His next court appearance, Pre-Trail for Murder in 1st Degree, was set for Jun 17, 2009.

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Chiapulis, Jeami – Preliminary Hearing set for 6/4/2009

Posted by findleisa on June 3, 2009

b78473044z120090220085815000gr6gkqnd1_lgCase No: FBA900114 Court: B4
Judge: John Vander Feer
DDA: Daugherty, Sean

Filed Charges:
Count Charge Severity Description Date Plea Status
1 PC 187(A) F MURDER 01/22/2009 ACTIVE

We finally got past a Pre Prilimiary Conference on Tuesday without the prelimiinary hearing being rescheduled!!

The Preliminay hearing should start with the procesution entering of all the evidence for Leisa’s murder… this should take most of the day.

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You can use the link below to read transcripts from all of Jeami’s court appearances. You will need to enter and search on his Case No “FBA900114″, click on Jeami’s name, then “Case Report”, then click “Format Report.”

http://170.164.31.10/openaccess/criminal/casedefendants.asp?casenumber=FBA900114&courtcode=X&filedatefrom=&filedateto=&limit=&DSN=

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Chiapulis, Jeami – Pre Preliminary Hearing rescheduled for 5/5/2009

Posted by findleisa on April 23, 2009

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Case No: FBA900114 Court: B4
Judge: John Vander Feer
DDA: Daugherty, Sean

Filed Charges:
Count Charge Severity Description Date Plea Status
1   PC 187(A)   F   MURDER   01/22/2009    ACTIVE

Not much happened today in court, Jeami’s Pre Prelimiary Hearing was continued for a fourth time to 05/05/2009 and Preliminary Hearing was scheduled for 05/07/2009.

You can use the link below to read transcripts from all of Jeami’s court appearances.  Follow link, enter his Case No (FBA900114), click on his name, then click “Case Report”, then click “Format Report.” 

http://170.164.31.10/openaccess/criminal/casedefendants.asp?casenumber=FBA900114&courtcode=X&filedatefrom=&filedateto=&limit=&DSN=

I have pasted minutes from only the latest apperance (04/21/2009) below: 

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Minutes

JUDGE: JOHN P VANDERFEER

CLERK: CM-CAROL MAUK

CERTIFIED COURT REPORTER: VF-VALERIE FOSTER CSR# VF-9413

DEPUTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY SEAN DAUGHERTY PRESENT.

DEPUTY PUBLIC DEFENDER PAUL HENDERSON PRESENT

DEFENDANT PRESENT IN CUSTODY.

 

PROCEEDINGS:

ACTION CAME ON FOR PRE-PRELIMINARY HEARING

PEOPLE REQUEST CONTINUANCE

PRELIMINARY HEARING SET ON 04/23/2009 VACATED.

 

HEARINGS:

PRE-PRELIMINARY HEARING SET FOR 05/05/2009 AT 9:00 IN DEPARTMENT B4.

PRELIMINARY HEARING SET ON 05/07/2009 AT 9:00 IN DEPARTMENT B4.

DEFENDANT ORDERED TO APPEAR ON HEARING DATE.

NO TIME WAIVER TAKEN.

 

CUSTODY STATUS:

CASE CUSTODY – IN CUSTODY

 

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