Sunday, February 25, 2007

Cake & Ice Cream with a Serial Killer

Serial killer/sexual predator Joseph Edward Duncan, III turned 44 today.

That's already 4 more birthdays than Brenda (Groene) McKenzie will ever have. It's 7 more than Mark McKenzie will ever see.

It is 31 more birthdays than young Slade Groene will ever celebrate with his family; 39 more birthdays than little Dylan Groene will ever be so excited about that he simply cannot sleep the night before...

It is 31 more birthdays than Sammiejo White will experience; 39 more than her half-sister Carmen Cubias will enjoy. It is 34 more years of life- and freedom- than little Anthony Martinez will ever realize.

That is, assuming these victims would have lived TO the age of 44- it is more than likely each of them would have lived to age 75+.

All the promise of these lives, all the future. All these wonderful human beings (and possibly more) are now dead- all because of JED. This tally doesn't even consider the multiple young lives JED has tainted by molestation, rape, assault... They are still alive, and still dealing with his evil remembrance. He has also stolen years from those victims.

Last year- February, 2006- JED's brother, Bruce "Spyder" Duncan, recounted to me a conversation he had with his mother about visiting JED in the KC jail. He hadn't spoken to her in so long, and he told me that he knew the only reason she called him was because "she needed something." In that phone call, she claimed she didn't want to drive "out there" to Kootenai County jail by herself, in her own vehicle, so she asked Bruce to drive her:

"We can all visit together and celebrate- for ALL our birthdays!"
(Bruce's and Lillian's birthdays are close to JED's). Bruce told his mother that no, he didn't want to go, but she could go ahead and travel there by herself- he wasn't interested, thanks. She came back with "But gas prices are SO high!"

Bruce shot back, "Yeah, and they'll be higher with my pickup truck! If you want to go, use your own car, but ask someone else to drive you because I'm not going."

Bruce told me that his mother still persisted in trying to get him to drive her out to the KC Jail to visit JED close to his birthday, even suggesting they rent a car- with Bruce footing the bill.

When he had finally had enough of her cajoling, he yelled out what was most keen in his mind- what he told me, in hindsight, he should have just said up front to his mother- but somehow could not:

"I am NOT going to have cake and ice cream with a fucking serial killer!!!" (click)

(or CRASH!?) Bruce then slammed his cordless phone receiver against the handset so hard that he cracked the base. He told me that his anger toward his mother had been building prior to that phone conversation, and that in the midst of it, "She must have forgotten what she said to me about never wanting me to be born. But I didn't forget it."

That was one of the last times he spoke with her before his untimely death of a heart aneurysm on July 31, 2006- to which Bruce's young daughter was a witness. Another death I feel JED caused. And so, Joseph Edward Duncan, III has also had 3 more birthdays than his own little brother will ever share with his much-beloved children. The little brother who JED tortured for so long. The same little brother who grew into a sensitive, caring, cautious (and paranoid!) father only because of who, and what, his older brother was.

All those victims, all those years. Think about the expectations of your children, their bright faces and imaginations when their birthdays are close at hand. That simple, pure HOPE they have. The energy and excitement is palpable, no? All those lives- all those children- all those birthdays... No.


Sue said...

Woah! That was amazing. I knew there was more to what you wrote about that birthday thing in the cellar forum.

Way to go Captain!

Compassrose said...

I agree with Sue -- that was amazing and a sobering reminder of what these innocent victims were denied by the actions of this evil man. So much loss -- so much ongoing pain. I hope Duncan was miserable today in his isolation.

C/O said...

I hope he ate shit today. I think he ate shit today. I know he ate shit today. ;-)

Anonymous said...

I lived with this monster in seattle (where he killed to cousins) for over a year and it will take years to recover from it. As far as finding god THAT'S BULLSHIT! He's evil and always will be evil.
signed: The Brown Dirt Cowbooy

Capt. Fantastic said...

Hiya Brown Dirt Cowboy,

(LOVE that handle ;) )

Thanks for your comment.

You are one of two possible people who contacted me with a similar message last August. My reply to that person went unanswered, so perhaps you are the other one? I'd like to discuss this with you further- please e-mail me:

Thanks, Capt. Fantastic

Anonymous said...

So your saying Bruce never went to see Jet? I don't believe that.

bloo said...

The cake decorator did an excellent job with the icing. Hopefully the Feds will play a little game of Hangman with Duncan before he has another birthday.

JoJoFox said...

So your saying Bruce never went to see Jet? I don't believe that.


Compassrose said...

As I read the comments, Bruce didn't go see his brother for his birthday last year. He didn't rent a car and drive his mother to KC to have a little birthday party with Duncan for his 43rd birthday. That would be a world different from going to see the sleazeball any other time. I sure don't blame Bruce for not wanting to be a part of that. I imagine J Duncan and his mother would have had quite a time feeling sorry for themselves and emoting how unfair they have been treated. I don't care if Bruce went to see his brother any other time. That wouldn't change a thing about Bruce or his professed disdain for his brother.

Soobs said...

Great writing, Captain. Brown Dirt Cowboy - bless you for even having to remember the time Duncan lived with you.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Almighty Jojo! And you know that how?

Besides, prisoners do not get cake and ice cream. Come on!

Soobs said...

"Thank you Almighty Jojo! And you know that how?"

For one thing, Bruce would have been listed as a visitor for that day. Check the documents.

Compassrose said...

LOL - no one thought Bruce and Lillian could have literally showed up with cake and ice cream for Duncan's birthday. No party hats or wrapped presents. As Soobs said, this visit would have been documented -- as would any and all other visits.

it's the little things... said...

Excellent post, Captain.
Very sobering to see the numbers laid out like that.
Too bad Bruce couldn't have slipped a little something into that cake to erase JED from the Earth.
Naw, that's too easy.