Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Latest UCLA Coed Murder Court Report

Andrea "Andy" DelVesco, UCLA coed Murder Victim
Dimitry Gorim represented Alberto Medina 

 Steven Cron represented Eric Marques 
Los Angeles, CA—This was the initial appearance bail hearing for the two men arrested for killing Andrea “Andy” DelVesco.
It began with an announcement by the judge that there would be no photography, video or sketching in court.   Additionally that much of the evidence offered by the DA was privately discussed in judicial chambers and would be sealed.
Both defendants had top gun, privately retained defense lawyers.  Dimitry Gorim represented Alberto Medina and Steven Cron represented Eric Marques.   Hiring these lawyers involves paying a very large retainer up front.  
Only a partial story was revealed by the prosecutor and many more questions remained unanswered.  These are simply allegations rather than proof.  
Words never uttered in this proceeding were drugs, witness tampering or revenge killing. 
For the blow-by-blow description I made a quick iPhone video that I hope provides a window into the courtroom.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

What I’ve Learned So Far About the UCLA Coed’s Murder Case.

Los Angeles, CA—I took an early interest in the case because of my closeness to past and present UCLA students and alumni. 
It was about 7:00 AM when LAFD emergency vehicles came screaming to the Scene midblock at 10900 Roebling adjacent to the UCLA Campus.
It was a lucky break that some of the students there were awakened by screams and fellow residents were up trying to combat the fire with a fire extinguisher on the first floor, Eastern side of the complex. 
That was the residence of UCLA Spanish and Psychology major, Andrea “Andy” DelVesco.   Andy was an active member of the Pi Beta Phi Sorority. 
Some of the more observant kids present were able to tell the firemen that Andy was unaccounted for and they began an aggressive search.  They found Andy badly burned and beyond all medical aid.  Some 30 firefighters were able to contain the blaze within ten minutes.
Thankfully no others suffered injuries considering this was early when the complex residents would normally be asleep.  Without early discovery by neighbors and and LAFD intervention this could have been a tragic holocaust.  
Soon UCLA police and members of the LAPD determined that this was an arson fire that was set to cover up a murder.  Ignorant criminals often believe setting their crime scenes on fire will destroy evidence and make detection more difficult.  More often this creates even more evidence that will snare the criminals.  This would prove to be one of those cases.

Police quickly notified Andy’s parents, Art and Leslie DelVesco in Austin, TX.  They wasted no time, jumping on the next flight to L.A.  I can’t imagine the horror they are still reeling from and the devastation to their close-knit family.
Police did what cops do these days.  They quickly learned about the recent felony drug possession for sale arrest of Andy and discovered she was cooperating with authorities to curry favor possibly evading a ruined life with a felony conviction and prison term.
It’s obvious to me that the arresting agency (UCLA Police Department) dropped the ball badly here and failed to protect their indentured informant.
Police also obtained Andy’s computer and cellphone.  They’d also get search warrants to capture every possible communication records from her ISP, Email and phone providers.  That of course gave them a shopping list of potential suspects to investigate. 
Once they zeroed in on obvious involved characters their cell phone and emails would be captured via search warrants and analyzed too.
Police released the crime scene on September 21.  However curiously on the afternoon of the 23rd they returned with a search warrant spending the next 30 hours sifting through the debris for evidence.
On September 27 police got a break in the case that gave them probable cause to arrest 22 year-old Alberto Medina who is a pre-psychology and social work major at Fresno State University. That also gave police the ability to obtain search warrants for his cars and residences.  Fresno police acting on a request from the LAPD took Medina down and into custody during a felony stop on the street without incident.
It was learned that Medina was a Member go the Lambada Chi Alpha Fraternity but was expelled over some bad behavior.  

That in turn led police back to the Westwood UCLA Campus.  On the evening of September 27 an LAPD SWAT team raided the nearby Strathmore Regency Apartments arresting 22 year-old Eric Marques for murder too. Needless to say they used a search warrant to locate and seize evidence from his apartment.
Like Andy and Alberto Medina, Eric Marquez had a promising future.  He was a pre-med biology UCLA student. 
On September 28, police felt they could announce their arrests to the media without comprising the investigation.
What remains to be told is more about the motive and the various informants and witnesses that were involved. One life senselessly snuffed out and two others that will unlikely ever taste their freedom again.
Because of the nature of the kinds of drugs seized from Andy by police last June it’s apparent at least to me that the drug ring was catering to Rave Festivals and such.
I have to ask when will we learn that the Drug War and the huge profits it generates are far more evil than the drugs themselves.  How many more lives will be lost or destroyed before we understand treating the addicted is far cheaper and better than the constant violence the Drug Was creates? 
In the meantime we will be waiting and watching as this nightmare unfolds in a Los Angeles courtroom.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Arrests Were Made In UCLA Coed Andrea “Andy” DelVesco’s Murder!

Los Angeles, CA—Students will be sleeping easier tonight after police announced the arrests of two 22-year old Hispanic men for killing Andrea "Andy" DelVesco. 
Alberto Madina and Eric Marquez are in custody at the Van Nuys Jail. 
This is sure to be a “special circumstance” case meaning prosecutors can ask for the death Penalty. 
Yet to be offered by police is the motive however the drug selling connection is sure to be playing a part in this investigation.

the DelVesco girl and her two alleged killers showed promise as students of making great contributions to our world.  However now we have three young lives destroyed because of our insane Drug War.  How many more killings must we tolerate until we end this madness? We need to redirect our efforts to treat thoes addicted.  

Sunday, September 27, 2015

YouTube, Music, Copyright, Compensation and More Importantly Fair Treatment of the Artists and their Property.

Los Angeles, CAYouTube has changed entertainment and news in a big way.   It’s brought the true democratization of mass media allowing virtually anyone to create, and broadcast whatever he or she desires.  Saying that, there are those issues related to what content gets special behind the scenes promotion by YouTube.  There is a lot of trash mixed in with some stunning content.  YouTube is also a training ground for those that want to shape and hone their skills.
Music lovers routinely steal or borrow music content created by others for their video’s soundtracks. This has created copyright pandemonium.  However it’s not really a bad thing for the artists. In fact new exposure of forgotten music of decades gone by has boosted legitimate sales!
I’m a chronic music thief!  I do it because I fail to see the harm and I don’t get punished.  More importantly I need great music for the videos I create.  There is copyright free material but it’s really lame in most cases.
I’ve become addicted to camera drones and sharing my incredible videos with friends and strangers alike.  I can either do a voiceover or add music to the soundtrack.  Drone video was made for exceptional music. I have to find and borrow music based on type and length so my videos become enjoyable.
Right now YouTube compensates artists through shared advertising revenue. However my numerous friends in Europe are blocked from my videos because of compensation issues.
I say these issues must be worked out for art’s sake!  I’d be willing to pay a reasonable fee to insure my videos are seen everywhere in the civilized world.  I don’t mind the advertising provided it’s fair to the music artists.
Below are some of the drone videos where I placed “borrowed” music.  It’s my hope that viewers will be encouraged to legitimately purchase those songs for their music various devices. 
Cilla Black Sings:
Frank Sinatra Sings:
Richie Havens and Amy Winehouse Sings:
Carice van Houten Sings:


Saturday, September 26, 2015

The Murdered UCLA Coed’s Felony Drug Arrest, Did the Cops Fail to Protect their Snitch?

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Los Angeles, CA—21 year-old Andrea “Andy” DelVesco was obviously recruited into the Drug War when the UCLA police arrested her on four felony counts this June.
Police are programed by prosecutors to automatically give Get Out of Jail Free Cards to low level dealers so they can take down the upper echelon drug kingpins.  
Such was the case with this young Texas, double major coed.  She had little choice but to risk her life and become a snitch.
The complaint filed against DelVesco with the court contained an appropriate bail bond recommendation of $120,000.00 to be posted before she could be released from jail. 
What that meant is she’d have to post the entire amount in cash or wait until trial in a jail cell. These things aren’t quick and that could easily mean she’d spend a year or more behind bars before her case was tried of plea-bargained.
Most people don’t have that kind of cash lying around to they must pay a bail bond company.  The bondsmen risk their own funds but charge the accused a whopping ten percent of the total bond.  In this case DelVesco would have to pay $12,000.00 cash to the bondsman that she’d never get back.  On top of that she’d need to hire a lawyer and that would be well into the tens of thousands of dollars.
Because of her own foolishness at her young age, DelVesco suddenly had the worst nightmare of her entire life!
Simply put, police used extortion to force DelVesco into ratting out the criminals that put her in the drug dealing business. Once DelVesco agreed to snitch she was released on her own recognizance without posting a dime for bail.  Additionally she’d be spared from a felony criminal conviction record and a most certain prison term.
It’s easy to understand why the cops aren’t talking now, but the court documents reveal what happened.  The big reveal here is in the handwritten initials “OR” (own recognizance) on the documents.
The UCLA Police Department dropped the ball here by failing to protect their young and vulnerable tattler.  They should have known that the criminals they wanted DelVesco to finger would be both desperate and dangerous. 
If that lapse was not enough wait until you find out how police bungled things in the hours before DelVesco was murdered!  I’m holding out that outrageous reveal until I have additional documents in my possession.
It’s truly a miracle that this fire set to cover up Delvesco’s murder did not become a holocaust killing the numerous sleeping students in Delvesco’s building! 
In the end there is going to be a huge issue of liability for the failures of law enforcement to protect the youngster they recruited from a frightening and really gruesome death.  
DelVesco had a criminal lawyer; however since he’s most certainly going to be called as a witness he cannot now represent DelVesco’s parents ethically.  However, I just happen just know the right lawyer that wants this case!

Here is a link to an NBC 4 report with me by Patrick Healy: