JAN & QUIANNA PIETRZAK MURDER CASE UPDATES: ‘SLAIN MARINE’S MOM WANTS KILLERS DEAD’

MURDER DEFENDANT URINATES IN COURTROOM
 

01:11 PM PST on Tuesday, February 1, 2011

 

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Kesaun Sykes

One of four former Marines accused in the 2008 slayings of a Marine sergeant and his wife will receive a mental evaluation after an outburst Friday in which the 23-year-old flung urine during a court hearing, authorities said.

At the request of his attorney, a judge today suspended criminal proceedings against Kesaun Sykes — who goes by the nickname “Psycho” — until psychiatrists can evaluate him, court records show.

Sykes, Emrys John, 21, Tyrone Miller, 23 and Kevin Cox, 23, are each charged with two counts of murder and other felonies. The prosecution is seeking the death penalty. All four defendants have pleaded not guilty.

During a pre-trial hearing Friday at the Southwest Justice Center in French Valley, Sykes, dressed in jail clothing and in shackles, stood up and began urinating, using his hands to fling drops of urine around the courtroom, Riverside County sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Joe Borja said. Borja said deputies sprayed Sykes with Mace to subdue him.

The victims, Marine Sgt. Jan Pietrzak, 24, and his wife, Quiana Jenkins-Pietrzak, 26, were found bound and shot in their French Valley home. Jenkins-Pietrzak had been sexually assaulted.

–SARAH BURGE

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FAMILY OF SLAIN MARINE SGT. JAN PAWEL & WIFE QUIANA, MOURN ON 1ST ANNIVERSARY OF MURDERS
 
 
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POLISH OFFICIAL INTERCEDES ON BEHALF OF MOTHERS OF SLAIN BROOKLYN MARINE SGT. PIETRZAK AND HIS WIFE
 
By Corky Siemaszko
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITERMonday, August 24th 2009, 12:30 PM

 
MOTHERS OF SLAIN MARINE SGT. JAN PAWEL PIETRZAK & HIS WIFE APPEAL FOR MEETING WITH PRESIDENT OBAMA
 
BY Corky Siemaszko
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITERThursday, August 13th 2009, 2:21 PM
 
Brooklyn Marine Jan Pawel Pietrzak and his wife, Quiana Jenkins-Pietrzak, were slain in their California home last October. 

The slain couple's parents, Henryka Pietrzak-Vargaand Glenda Faye Williams-Jenkins, are seeking an audience with President Obama. Delgado for News The slain couple’s parents, Henryka Pietrzak-Vargaand Glenda Faye Williams-Jenkins, are seeking an audience with President Obama. 

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The mothers of a murdered Brooklyn Marine and his wife are seeking a sit-down with President Obama.

In a letter to the president, the mother of slain Sgt. Jan Pawel Pietrzak said they want to “talk how the sacrifice of Jan Pawel and Quiana could unite us.”

The “tragedy of (the) Jenkins and Pietrzak families is an important issue for Americans,” Henryka Pietrzak-Varga wrote in a letter that was sent this week.

A White House aide Thursday acknowledged receiving the letter and said they would respond to the grieving moms, who have been demanding justice for their kids.

Four Marines are charged with murdering and robbing the Pietrzaks in their California home last October. While cops insist robbery was the motive, the alleged killers left behind racist remarks about the interracial couple.

Word of the White House letter came a day after Faye Jenkins, the mother of Pietrzak’s murdered wife, fled a courtroom in tears as a detective described how a hog-tied Pietrzak watched helplessly as wife Quiana was violated repeatedly with a sex toy.

The attackers, who thought the 24-year-old Marine had cash hidden in the house, also planned to force his wife to dance naked to get him to “break,” police said.

Tyrone Miller, 21, and Kesuan (Psycho) Sykes, 22, later allegedly joked about sodomizing the 26-year-old woman with the device, police said.

The graphic testimony was presented at a pre-trial hearing that convinced a judge there is enough evidence to try Miller, Sykes and two other Marines, Kevin Cox, 21, and Emrys John, 19, for the double murder.

Some of the men were under Pietrzak’s command at the Miramar Marine Corps Air Station in San Diego.

Last Saturday, Quiana’s kin gathered at her grave on what would have been her first wedding anniversary. They released balloons bearing messages for the slain newlyweds.

“In our mind’s eye, we know that they will read that message and understand that our love for them is eternal and unconditional,” one message read.

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GRAPHIC TESTIMONY AT MARINE SLAY TRIAL SENDS MOTHER OF VICTIM RUNNING FROM COURTROOM 
 
 
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WHITE HOUSE APOLOGIZES TO MOM OF BROOKLYN MARINE FOR FORM-LETTER FLAP 
BY Corky Siemaszko
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER

Monday, July 27th 2009, 10:55 AM

Roca/News Herryka Pietrzak-Vegas, the mother of murdered Marine Sgt. Pawel Pietrzak and his wife Quiana (both below), receieved a form letter response after she wrote President Obama. 

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Seven months after she poured out her heartbreak in a wrenching letter to then President-elect Obama, the mother of murdered Brooklyn Marine Sgt. Jan Pawel Pietrzak finally got a response – a form letter.

“Thank you for contacting President Obama,” the note to Henryka Pietrzak-Varga begins. “We hope the issue you brought to the President’s attention has been resolved.”

Pietrzak-Varga, whose son and daughter-in-law were tortured and murdered last year allegedly by four other Marines, told a Polish newspaper she doubts Obama saw her letter.

“This is a standard response, something that can be sent out to anyone for any matter,” the disappointed mom told the Dziennik Wschodni newspaper.

“What am I supposed to make of, ‘We hope the issue has been resolved?’ What does this mean? That somebody will give me my son back?”

The June 19 letter from White House aide F. Michael Kelleher arrived amid pre-trial hearings of the accused Marines, all of whom have pleaded not guilty to robbing and killing the sergeant and his wife, Quiana, in October 2008.

The White House could not immediately be reached for comment.

Prosecutors insist the Pietrzaks were slain for their money, but a homicide investigator has testified the Marines spray-painted racist remarks in the couples’ California home.

Polish-born Pietrzak, 24, was white and raised in Bensonhurst. His 26-year-old wife was black. So are the charged Marines.

In her November 2008 letter to Obama, Pietrzak-Varga opened with the words: “Dear President-elect Barack Obama, they killed my son.”

Pietrzak-Varga then asked for help in getting to the bottom of the “bestial” murders.

“Death at war at the hands of an enemy is, for a soldier, a patriotic honor,” she wrote in Polish. “The death of a soldier in his country and at the hands of his own soldiers … is a source of endless suffering for his family.”

Pietrzak-Varga went on to write that “My son’s wife was raped in a bestial way, most likely as my son looked on helplessly.”

“Why did this happen? What motivated them? What was it about my son and daughter-in-law that inspired such hatred and loathing?”

In his five-paragraph reply, Kelleher apologized for the delay in getting back to her and urged the Brooklyn mom to send an “updated description of your issue” if “you still need help with a Federal agency.”

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COLD-BLOODED DETAILS OF BROOKLYN MARINE AND WIFE’S BRUTAL MURDER REVEALED IN CALIFORNIA COURTROOM
  

BY Nancy Dillon In Murrieta, Calif. and Corky Siemaszko In New York
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITERS

Thursday, June 18th 2009, 4:00 AM

  Brooklyn raised Marine Sgt. Pawel Pietrzak and his wife Quiana. Brooklyn raised Marine Sgt. Pawel Pietrzak and his wife Quiana.

Henryka Pietrzak-Varga, mother of murdered Marine Sgt. Jan Pietrzak. Delgado for News Henryka Pietrzak-Varga, mother of murdered Marine Sgt. Jan Pietrzak. 

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Terrorized and tortured, allegedly by four fellow Marines, Sgt. Jan Pawel Pietrzak and his wife were on their knees in their ransacked home when one intruder handed a loaded gun to another.
 
“Do them,” Lance Cpl. Tyrone Miller told Pvt. Emrys John, a former Marine testified Wednesday.
 
“They had them kneel over the couch and they placed a seat cushion over his head and shot him,” 22-year-old Justin Weissinger told the court. “They shot his wife, too. They shot her in the same manner, twice.”
 
Weissinger, who was kicked out of the service in February for flunking a drug test, said Miller gave him that account and even boasted about how they sexually assaulted Pietrzak’s wife, Quiana.
 
That was too much for her mother, Faye Williams-Jenkins, who fled the California courtroom in tears.
 
Pietrzak’s mother, Henryka, who had flown in from Brooklyn for the hearing, said with disgust, “Our servicemen and women deserve to be safe and not afraid of each other.”
 
Weissinger, who said he and Miller carried out 20 burglaries together and once accidentally shot the accused ringleader, testified at a hearing to determine whether the Marines should stand trial for the double murder.
 
John and Miller are based at Camp Pendleton and worked for Pietrzak, who was a helicopter airframe mechanic at Miramar Marine Corps Air Station in San Diego.
Miller said “that they had some conflicts in the past and he didn’t really like him that much,” Weissinger testified.
 
So when Miller rang Pietrzak’s doorbell last October, the suspicious sergeant armed himself with a kitchen knife, Weissinger said.
 
They “put a shotgun to his chest and told him to go in the house,” the former Marine said.
Miller, John and the other Marines, Pvt. Kesuan (Psycho) Sykes and Pvt. Kevin Cox, have pleaded not guilty. They face the death penalty if convicted. John is 19 and the others are 21.
 
Prosecutors insist the Pietrzaks were slain for their money, but a homicide investigator has said the Marines spray-painted racist remarks in the home.
 
Polish-born Pietrzak, 24, was white. His 26-year-old wife was black.
 
In the wake of the Pietrzak murders, Rep. Michael McMahon (D-Staten Island) drafted a bill to stiffen psychological screenings for new Marines to weed out the bad apples.
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MOTHER’S GRIM TASK: COLLECTING DEGREE FOR SLAIN WIFE OF MURDERED MARINE SGT. JAN PAWEL PIETRZAK
 

Nancy Dillon In Murietta, Calif. and Corky Siemaszko In New York
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITERS

Wednesday, June 17th 2009, 3:03 PM

The dream marriage of Brooklyn Marine Jan Pawel Pietrzak and Quiana Jenkins ended in their horrific murders in 2008. 

  MURRIETA, Calif. — The slain wife of murdered Brooklyn Marine Sgt. Jan Pawel Pietrzak was supposed to collect her master’s degree in public health on Saturday.

 
Instead, the mother of Quiana Jenkins-Pietrzak will make the painful pilgrimage to Cal State San Bernardino for her.
 
“She’s graduating in the top 15% of her class,” said Glenda Faye Williams-Jenkins, still unable to speak of her daughter in the past tense. “I’m going to walk in her place.”
 
The mourning mother spoke before returning Wednesday with Pietrzak’s mother, Henryka, to a California courtroom for another hearing to determine in the four young Marines charged with the murders should stand trial.
 
“She and Janek were perfect kids,” she said, using the Polish diminutive for Jan. “They made it easy for us to be parents. I just don’t understand why they took my only child from me.”
 
Last month, the mothers sat through stomach-churning testimony from the girlfriend of accused Pvt. Kevin Cox, who said in a taped interview with police that when the Marines were finishing torturing and killing the Pietrzaks – they broke out the beers.
 
“Good job, E,” one of the accused killers said, Melissa Buck was heard telling an investigator. “You earned your stripes tonight.”
 
E is the accused triggerman, 19-year-old Pvt. Emrys John, whom Buck said was carrying a shotgun when he and the other suspects arrived at her apartment last October.
 
John, Cox, and the other Marines, Pvt. Kesuan (Psycho) Sykes and Lance Cpl. Tyrone Miller, have pleaded not guilty. They face the death penalty if convicted.
 
Prosecutors insist the Pietrzaks were slain for their money, but a homicide investigator has said the Marines spray-painted racist remarks in the couple’s California home before they split.
 
Polish-born Pietrzak, 24, was white. His 26-year-old wife, Quiana, was black. Both were tied up, and Quiana was sexually assaulted before John executed them, prosecutors said.
On the stand, Buck, 25, testified that this was not the first burglary for Miller, Cox or Sykes, who are all 21.
 
“I went one time” with them on a heist a month or two before the Pietrzak job, she admitted.
 
In the wake of the horrific Pietrzak murders, Rep. Michael McMahon (D-Staten Island) has been working on a bill to stiffen psychological screenings for new Marine recruits to weed out any potential bad apples.
 
“The Marines have probably the most thorough existing program, but we think they have to go further,” McMahon said.
 
In support of that, Henryka Pietrzak-Varga, who lives in Bensonhurst, has been collecting signatures at Polish churches in Brooklyn and Queens on a petition demanding “thorough background checks” for new Marines.
 
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SUSPECTS IN TORTURE-MURDER OF BROOKLYN MARINE AND WIFE DRANK BEER AFTER SLAY: WITNESS
 

By Nancy Dillon In Murrietta, Calif. and Corky Siemaszko In New York
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITERS

Updated Friday, May 8th 2009, 3:32 PM

  Marine Sgt. Pawel Pietrzak and his wife Quiana. A girlfriend of one the four suspects in their torture-murder said they drank beer and joked after the brutal slaying. Roca, John New York Daily News Marine Sgt. Pawel Pietrzak and his wife Quiana. A girlfriend of one the four suspects in their torture-murder said they drank beer and joked after the brutal slaying.

Henryka Pietrzak-Varga, Sgt. Pietrzak's mother, walks toward court on Friday May 8, 2009. Delgado for News Henryka Pietrzak-Varga, Sgt. Pietrzak’s mother, walks toward court on Friday May 8, 2009. 

When they were done torturing and killing Brooklyn-raised Marine Sgt. Jan Pawel Pietrzak and his wife, they broke out the beers.
 
The girlfriend of one of the four Marines charged with the brutal crimes said on a taped police interview played in court Friday that the suds came out after the men came back to her apartment from the Pietrzaks’ home, dressed in black and reeking of gunpowder.
 
“They cracked [open] some beers and were drinking beer,” said Melissa Buck.
 
The accused triggerman, 19-year-old Pvt. Emrys John, was carrying a shotgun, said Buck.
“Good job, E,” one of the accused killers said, Buck told an investigator. “You earned your stripes tonight.”
 
Buck, who is dating accused Pvt. Kevin Cox, testified on the second day of a two-day hearing to determine if the Camp Pendleton Marines should stand trial.
 
As Buck’s words echoed through the court, some of the suspects – dressed in civvies – appeared to be smiling.
 
“They’re smiling,” Pietrzak’s horrified mother, Henryka, said. “They’re like celebrities sitting there in their ties. It’s hard to see that.”
 
John, Cox and the other Marines, Pvt. Kesuan (Psycho) Sykes and Lance Cpl. Tyrone Miller, have pleaded not guilty. They face the death penalty if convicted.
 
Prosecutors insist the Pietrzaks were slain for their money, but a homicide investigator has said the Marines spray-painted racist remarks in the couple’s California home before they split.
 
Polish-born Pietrzak, 24, was white. His 26-year-old wife, Quiana, was black. Both were tied up, and Quiana Pietrzak was sexually assaulted before John executed them last October, prosecutors said.
 
On the stand, Buck testified that this was not the first burglary for Miller, Cox or Sykes, who are all 21.
 
“I went one time” with them on a heist a month or two before the Pietrzak job, she admitted.
 
Buck, 25, said she did not see the Marines divide the loot they allegedly took from the Pietrzaks, some of which was found later at Miller’s quarters at Camp Pendleton.
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GRIM TWIST IN TORTURE-SLAY OF MARINE SGT. JAN PAWEL PIETRZAK AND WIFE QUIANA; RACIAL EPITHETS ON WALLS OF HOME
  

By Nancy Dillon In Murrietta, Calif. and Corky Siemaszko In New York
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITERS

Updated Friday, April 3rd 2009, 5:43 PM

A wedding photo of slain Marine Sgt. Jan Pietrzak and his wife, Quiana, who were tortured and murdered in their California home on Oct. 15, 2008. Racial epithets were spray painted on the walls. 

Henryka Pietrzak-Varga, mother of the Brooklyn-raised Marine, stares at her son's alleged murderers in court in Murrieta, Calif. on Friday. Roca/News Henryka Pietrzak-Varga, mother of the Brooklyn-raised Marine, stares at her son’s alleged murderers in court in Murrieta, Calif. on Friday. 

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Race may have been the motive for the brutal murders of Brooklyn-raised Marine Sgt. Jan Pawel Pietrzak and his wife, Quiana.
 
After insisting for months the Pietrzaks were slain by four other Marines for their money, a key prosecution witness dropped a bombshell Friday – racist remarks were spray-painted in the couple’s California home.
 
The words “N—– Lover” were found on the wall near the master bedroom and on a bathroom mirror, Riverside County Homicide Investigator Benjamin Ramirez testified.
 
Pietrzak, 24, was white, his 26-year-old wife was black, and the four accused Marines are black.
 
Ramirez’s revelation came at the start of a two-day hearing to determine if the Camp Pendleton Marines should stand trial – and plunged the victims’ heartbroken mothers into tears.
 
“We’re going to visit our children at the grave,” Henryka Pietrzak-Varga of Bensonhurst said later. “That’s all we have left after this.”
 
Pietrzak’s mother and Quiana’s mother, Glenda Faye Williams-Jenkins, have said from the moment their children were found tortured and murdered in October that this was not just a robbery gone bad.
 
Riverside County Prosecutor Dan DeLimon refused to explain why they were silent about the racial angle. “That will be addressed when the preliminary hearing continues on May 8,” he said.
 
The accused Marines – Pvt. Emrys John, 18; Lance Cpl. Tyrone Miller, 20; Pvt. Kesuan (Psycho) Sykes, 21, and Pvt. Kevin Cox, 20 – have all pleaded not guilty. They face the death penalty if convicted.
 
Prosecutors say the Pietrzaks were murdered after the shotgun-toting Marines burst into their home in Temecula, Calif.
 
The killers tied up and tortured the couple. They violated Quiana repeatedly. Then John shot them both in the head, prosecutors say.
 
Ramirez gave a horrific description of the scene he encountered when he arrived at the Pietrzaks’ ransacked home. As he testified, the victims’ mothers cried quietly while the accused Marines sat stone-faced.
 
Quiana was found leaning against a couch with red duct tape covering her eyes and gunshot wounds to her head and right side, Ramirez said.
 
Pietrzak was found leaning against his wife, his face, wrists and ankles bound with red duct tape. He had been shot in the right cheek and there was blood “almost covering his entire face,” Ramirez said.
 
Ramirez said police found two sofa cushions that they believe were used to muffle the gunshots – as well as evidence the killers tried to cover their tracks by setting a small fire.
 
They left behind footprints that tied them to the crime, the investigator said.
 
Also, a day after they questioned Miller, detectives found a dozen firearms and three apparently stolen passports in his quarters.
 
They also found two check cards in Quiana Pietrzak‘s name, a bracelet with the victim’s names engraved inside in Polish – and Pietrzak’s blue military dress uniform, complete with medals, hanging in Miller’s quarters.
 
“Mrs. Pietrzak was very upset she couldn’t bury her son in his uniform, and here this bastard had it hanging in his closet,” a Pietrzak family friend said.
 
 
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RACIAL SLURS FOUND IN FRENCH VALLEY HOME OF SLAIN COUPLE
San Diego Union Tribune 4/4/09

Slayings of Marine, wife focus of hearing

Racial epithets spray-painted in the victims’ home. Shoe prints left at the scene. A nightgown with its shoulder straps cut.

The evidence presented by prosecutors in a Murrieta courtroom yesterday offered a disturbing first glimpse of the case against four former Camp Pendleton service members charged with killing a Marine sergeant and his wife.

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North County Times 4/4/09

MURRIETA: Racial epithets found in home of slain Marine, wife

Investigators reveal details of the crime in testimony

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SLAIN MARINE’S MOM WANTS KILLERS DEAD
 
Her son, Sgt. Jan P. Pietrzak, 24, and his wife, Quianna Jenkins- Pietrzak 26, were found dead on Oct. 15 in their home in Winchester.

Updated 11:41 AM PST, Tue, Jan 20, 2009

  
  
  
Pietrzak served in Iraq and returned to San Diego in 2006 and was from Brooklyn.  He was born in Poland.

Pietrzak served in Iraq and returned to San Diego in 2006 and was from Brooklyn. He was born in Poland.

 

The mother of a Marine sergeant who was tortured and killed with his wife –– four fellow Camp Pendleton leathernecks are set to stand trial –– said she’s hoping for nothing less the death penalty for her son’s accused assailants.

“They will get as much sympathy from me as they gave my son and my beautiful Quiana, which is none,” an angry Henryka Pietrzak-Varga told the New York Daily News from her home in Brooklyn, NY.

 

“I will ask for the highest punishment possible, and that’s the death penalty,” she said. “For what they did, for what they took from us, let them pay with their lives.”

 

Her son, Sgt. Jan P. Pietrzak, 24, and his wife, Quianna Jenkins- Pietrzak 26, were found dead on Oct. 15 in their home in Winchester.  An autopsy found both died from gunshot wounds to the head.

 

Pietrzak served with Operation Iraqi Freedom as a member of the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing.  He was a helicopter airframe mechanic with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 164.

 

Officials said the bodies were found after arson investigators responded to a fire at the home.  Sheriff’s deputies said it appeared the fire was set “in what was an unsuccessful attempt to burn evidence.”

 

Pvt. Kevin Darnell Cox, 20, of Tennessee; Pvt. Emrys John, 18, of Maryland; Lance Cpl. Tyrone Miller, 20, of North Carolina; and Pvt. Kesuan Sykes, 21, from Fallbrook face murder charges in connection with the case. 

 

Court records indicated that the four Marines acknowledged they had roles in the robbery, sexual assault and murder last year.

 

After their arrests, Miller, who with John worked for Pietrzak,  told a sheriff’s investigator that he forced his way into the home by pointing a shotgun at Pietrzak, according to an affidavit from a sheriff’s investigator.

 

Miller said he and the others went to Pietrzak’s home to rob him, said he tied up the couple and discussed with John whether to kill them, according to the court document.

 

The other two Marines acknowledged they went to the home to rob Pietrzak. All four said his wife was sexually assaulted, although each said it was the other three who committed the attack, the affidavit said.

 

According to the Daily News, Pietrzak-Varga and her daughter-in-law’s grieving mother mother will meet privately with prosecutors Wednesday to express their thoughts on the case.

 

“I had problems with this as a Catholic,” said Pietrzak-Varga. “But death is death, murder is murder, and for that they deserve punishment.”

 

Breaking down in tears, the paper said, she added, “They didn’t give them a chance to say goodbye, to say a final ‘I love you.’ ”

 
 
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Here are previous articles on the brutal double-homicide of Jan and Quiana:
  
 

Article ‘Psycho’ Enters Plea In Marine Slaying Case

Nov 21, 2008 |

Four Camp Pendleton-based Marines, including one known as “Psycho,” have pleaded not guilty in the execution-style slayings of a fellow Marine and his wife.

Article One of Marine’s Accused Killers Known as ‘Psycho’

Nov 7, 2008 |

New details are emerging about the four men accused of killing a Marine officer and his wife during a home invasion robbery and sexual attack.

Article Did Four Marines Murder One of Their Own for Money or Something Else?

Nov 7, 2008 |

The four Marines who brutally killed and tortured a fellow leatherneck and raped his wife in a home invasion robbery did it for the money, according to California authorities. But…

Article 4 Marines Charged in Murder of Sergeant, Wife

Nov 7, 2008 |

Court records indicate four Marines acknowledged they had roles in the robbery, sexual assault and murder of a Camp Pendleton-based Iraq veteran and his wife last month.

Article Report: Slain Marine, Wife Tortured

Nov 6, 2008 |

A Camp Pendleton-based Marine sergeant and his wife were tortured before they were shot execution-style, according to a published report.

Article Marines Accused of Killing Fellow Marine

Nov 4, 2008 |

The discovery of two bodies in Riverside County has developed into the arrests of four Marines, accused of killing the fellow Marine and his wife for money.

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    (Handout):  U.S. marine Jan Pawel Pietrzak and his wife, Quiana Jenkins-Pietrz, were murdered by four marines, say cops.

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    A gang of marines sexually assaulted the wife of a Brooklyn-raised Marine in front of him before killing both of them – revelations that sent the slain woman’s mom fleeing from a courtroom Wednesday.

    The four men used a sex toy to attack Quiana Pietrzak on a table as her bound-and-gagged husband, Sgt. Jan Pawel Pietrzak, watched helplessly in their California home, cops testified.

    The attackers – who thought Jan Pawel Pietrak had a hidden stash of cash – also planned to force the newlywed to dance naked in hopes of getting her husband to “break,” police said.

    Tyrone Miller, 21, and Kesuan (Psycho) Sykes, 22, later allegedly joked about attacking Quiana Pietrzak and sodomizing her with the toy.

    “(They) were joking around, laughing, making buzzing sounds,” Kevin Cox, 21, told cops, Det. Gary LeClair of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said.

    The graphic testimony was too much for Quiana Pietrzak’s mother, Faye Jenkins, who left the courtroom with tears in her eyes.

    The men are accused along with Emrys John, 19, of the Oct. 15 murders of the Pietrzaks, who had married just two months earlier.

    Police are testifying at a pretrial hearing for the men, who worked under the command of Jan Pawel Pietrzak at the Miramar Marine Corps Air Station in San Diego.

    The gun-toting men burst into the couple’s home in Winchester, Calif., and tied up Jan Pawel Pietrzak, who was raised in Bensonhurst and joined the Marines after the Sept. 11 attacks.

    The suspects believed the couple had a large amount of cash in the house, although it’s not clear why.

    Miller and Sykes used a knife to cut the straps off Quiana Pietrzak’s nightgown and planned to force her to dance in front of her husband to force him to divulge the location of the cash.

    They instead decided to force the hog-tied husband to watch as they attacked her with the toy on a living room table.

    “Sgt. [Pietrzak] had duct tape over his mouth, and he was making growling sounds,” LeClair said.

    The sadistic fiends discussed burning the couple alive, but couldn’t start the fire. So they shot them both in the head.

    The four even grabbed milk and juice from the refrigerator as the slain couple lay dead.

    Cops later found stolen items in the accused Marines’ rooms at a military base.

    Racial epithets were found spray-painted in the bedroom, a reference to the fact that Jan Pawel Pietrzak was white and Quiana Pietrzak was black.

    Cops believe robbery was the primary motive.

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    Quiana Jenkins-Pietrzak and Marine Sgt. Jan Pawel Pietrzak were slain Oct. 15.

    Quiana Jenkins-Pietrzak and Marine Sgt. Jan Pawel Pietrzak. 

    Brooklyn Marine Sgt. Jan Pawel Pietrzak and his wife, Quiana, seen in August wedding photo, were found tortured and slain Oct. 15 in their home near San Diego.

    Brooklyn Marine Sgt. Jan Pawel Pietrzak and his wife, Quiana, seen in August wedding photo, were found tortured and slain Oct. 15 in their home near San Diego. 

    DEFENDANTS IN COUPLE’S MURDER MAY HAVE IMPLICATED THEMSELVES
     
    By Rick Rogers (Contact) Union-Tribune Staff Writer

    7:58 p.m. March 26, 2009

    SAN DIEGO — The death-penalty case against four men charged with murdering a Miramar Marine and his wife is slated to include witnesses testifying that the defendants implicated themselves.
     
    Riverside County prosecutor Daniel Delimon said Thursday that an investigator will testify about hearing three of the four suspects confess to murder, rape and torture.
     
    Two other witnesses, including a former Marine, are expected to testify that they heard the defendants discuss the crime against Sgt. Jan Pietrzak and Quiana Jenkins-Pietrzak of Winchester. Delimon might also call an investigator and the coroner to describe the crime scene.
     
    The accusations will be presented at a preliminary hearing before Riverside County Superior Court Judge Judith Clark. The session could start Friday but is more likely to begin next week.
     
    Sheriff’s deputies found Pietrzak, 24, and Jenkins-Pietrzak, 26, fatally shot inside their smoldering home on Oct. 15.
     
    The couple had met while Jenkins attended San Diego State University, and Pietrzak proposed during a May 2007 outing in Balboa Park. They married last August and bought a foreclosed, five-bedroom home shortly afterward.
     
    Both victims were killed execution style after the husband was tortured and the wife sexually assaulted after having her clothes cut off. Their house was set on fire to destroy evidence, authorities said.
     
    Sheriff’s deputies discovered the bodies after being asked to check on the couple’s whereabouts because they didn’t show up for work.
     
    After a two-week investigation, authorities arrested four Camp Pendleton Marines – Lance Cpl. Emrys John, 19, of Maryland; Lance Cpl. Tyrone Miller, 21, of North Carolina; Pvt. Kevin Cox, 21, of Tennessee; and Lance Cpl. Kesuan Sykes, 21, of California.
     
    John, Miller and Cox belonged to Marine Aircraft Group 39 until the Marine Corps recently discharged them through a process called administrative separation.
     
    It’s unclear whether Sykes, a clerk for the 1st Marine Division, is still in the Corps.
     
    Two of the defendants had worked for Pietrzak, who was a helicopter airframe mechanic at Miramar Marine Corps Air Station.
     
    All four are charged with murder under special circumstances, making them eligible for the death penalty. They have pleaded not guilty.
     
    The Pietrzaks were an interracial couple – he was white and she was black – while the suspects are all African Americans. The victims’ parents have said they believe the killings were racially motivated.
     
    Prosecutors and police have resisted that characterization, instead saying that financial gain lay at the heart of the crime.
     
    Delimon said his theory of the case will become clear during the preliminary hearing.
     
    “I think once you hear the evidence, you’ll understand why we charged them the way we did,” he said.
     
    In court documents, investigators said the defendants acknowledged driving to Winchester to rob the Pietrzaks. Those records show that Miller said the Marines forced their way in to the house after he threatened Pietrzak with a shotgun.
     
    Miller and John accused each other of sexual assault, investigators said, while Sykes admitted to cutting off Jenkins-Pietrzak’s clothes.
     
    Court records show that all four suspects allegedly committed rape by using a foreign object on Jenkins-Pietrzak.
     
    They also allegedly searched the house for valuables. A pair of shoes that matched a shoe impression left at the crime scene and on Pietrzak’s body was found in John’s barracks room.
     
    Rick Rogers: (760) 476-8212; (Contact)
     
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    By Corky Siemaszko
    DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER

    Monday, August 24th 2009, 12:30 PM

    Roca/News Sgt. Jan Pawel Pietrzak and his wife, Quiana, were murdered in their California home last Oct. 15 – allegedly by four men under his command. 

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    The grieving mothers of a slain Brooklyn Marine and his wife have a key ally backing their bid for a face-to-face meeting with President Obama – the Polish government.
     
    In a letter to Victor Ashe, the outgoing U.S. ambassador to Warsaw, Poland‘s commissioner for civil rights urged him to “employ all your personal and institutional authority to give support to a desperate request for meeting with families of victims.”
    A presidential sitdown with the mothers of Sgt. Jan Pawel Pietrzak and his slain wife, Quiana, would be an expression of “solidarity of Poles and Americans united together against violations of human dignity,” Dr. Janusz Kochanowski wrote on Aug. 17.
     
    The Pietrzaks were murdered on Oct. 15 in their California home – allegedly by four other Marines.
     
    Pietrzak was born in Poland and raised in Brooklyn. His wife was African-American. And police said she was violated repeatedly with a sex toy in front of her hog-tied husband before they both were killed.
     
    While cops insist robbery was the motive, the alleged killers left behind racist remarks about the interracial couple.
     
    The Polish official’s appeal came after the heartbroken mothers wrote their own letter to Obama, saying they want to “talk how the sacrifice of Jan Pawel and Quiana could unite us.”
     
    The White House has acknowledged receiving their letter but has not yet responded to the moms, who have been demanding justice for their kids.
     
    The four Marines awaiting trial for the murders are Tyrone Miller, 21; Kesuan (Psycho) Sykes; Kevin Cox, 21, and Emrys John, 19. John is the accused triggerman.
     
    Some of the men worked under Pietrzak’s command at the Miramar Marine Corps Air Station in San Diego.
      
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    U.S. marine Jan Pawel Pietrzak and his wife, Quiana Jenkins-Pietrz, were murdered by four marines, say cops.
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    U.S. marine Jan Pawel Pietrzak and his wife, Quiana Jenkins-Pietrz, were murdered by four marines, say cops.

    A gang of marines sexually assaulted the wife of a Brooklyn-raised Marine in front of him before killing both of them – revelations that sent the slain woman’s mom fleeing from a courtroom Wednesday.

    The four men used a sex toy to attack Quiana Pietrzak on a table as her bound-and-gagged husband, Sgt. Jan Pawel Pietrzak, watched helplessly in their California home, cops testified.

    The attackers – who thought Jan Pawel Pietrak had a hidden stash of cash – also planned to force the newlywed to dance naked in hopes of getting her husband to “break,” police said.

    Tyrone Miller, 21, and Kesuan (Psycho) Sykes, 22, later allegedly joked about attacking Quiana Pietrzak and sodomizing her with the toy.

    “(They) were joking around, laughing, making buzzing sounds,” Kevin Cox, 21, told cops, Det. Gary LeClair of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said.

    The graphic testimony was too much for Quiana Pietrzak’s mother, Faye Jenkins, who left the courtroom with tears in her eyes.

    The men are accused along with Emrys John, 19, of the Oct. 15 murders of the Pietrzaks, who had married just two months earlier.

    Police are testifying at a pretrial hearing for the men, who worked under the command of Jan Pawel Pietrzak at the Miramar Marine Corps Air Station in San Diego.

    The gun-toting men burst into the couple’s home in Winchester, Calif., and tied up Jan Pawel Pietrzak, who was raised in Bensonhurst and joined the Marines after the Sept. 11 attacks.

    The suspects believed the couple had a large amount of cash in the house, although it’s not clear why.

    Miller and Sykes used a knife to cut the straps off Quiana Pietrzak’s nightgown and planned to force her to dance in front of her husband to force him to divulge the location of the cash.

    They instead decided to force the hog-tied husband to watch as they attacked her with the toy on a living room table.

    “Sgt. [Pietrzak] had duct tape over his mouth, and he was making growling sounds,” LeClair said.

    The sadistic fiends discussed burning the couple alive, but couldn’t start the fire. So they shot them both in the head.

    The four even grabbed milk and juice from the refrigerator as the slain couple lay dead.

    Cops later found stolen items in the accused Marines’ rooms at a military base.

    Racial epithets were found spray-painted in the bedroom, a reference to the fact that Jan Pawel Pietrzak was white and Quiana Pietrzak was black.

    Cops believe robbery was the primary motive.

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    Roca/News Sgt. Jan Pawel Pietrzak and his wife, Quiana, were murdered in their California home last Oct. 15 – allegedly by four men under his command. 

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    The grieving mothers of a slain Brooklyn Marine and his wife have a key ally backing their bid for a face-to-face meeting with President Obama – the Polish government.
     
    In a letter to Victor Ashe, the outgoing U.S. ambassador to Warsaw, Poland’s commissioner for civil rights urged him to “employ all your personal and institutional authority to give support to a desperate request for meeting with families of victims.”
    A presidential sitdown with the mothers of Sgt. Jan Pawel Pietrzak and his slain wife, Quiana, would be an expression of “solidarity of Poles and Americans united together against violations of human dignity,” Dr. Janusz Kochanowski wrote on Aug. 17.
     
    The Pietrzaks were murdered on Oct. 15 in their California home – allegedly by four other Marines.
     
    Pietrzak was born in Poland and raised in Brooklyn. His wife was African-American. And police said she was violated repeatedly with a sex toy in front of her hog-tied husband before they both were killed.
     
    While cops insist robbery was the motive, the alleged killers left behind racist remarks about the interracial couple.
     
    The Polish official’s appeal came after the heartbroken mothers wrote their own letter to Obama, saying they want to “talk how the sacrifice of Jan Pawel and Quiana could unite us.”
     
    The White House has acknowledged receiving their letter but has not yet responded to the moms, who have been demanding justice for their kids.
     
    The four Marines awaiting trial for the murders are Tyrone Miller, 21; Kesuan (Psycho) Sykes; Kevin Cox, 21, and Emrys John, 19. John is the accused triggerman.
     
    Some of the men worked under Pietrzak’s command at the Miramar Marine Corps Air Station in San Diego.
      
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    Monday, November 2nd 2009, 11:03 AM

    The grieving parents of Marine Sgt. Jan Pawel Pietrzak and his wife, Quiana, gather at their graves to remember the brutally murdered couple on the one year anniversary of the murders.
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    The grieving parents of Marine Sgt. Jan Pawel Pietrzak and his wife, Quiana, gather at their graves to remember the brutally murdered couple on the one year anniversary of the murders.

    RIVERSIDE, Calif. – The grieving parents of Marine Sgt. Jan Pawel Pietrzak and his wife, Quiana, gather at their graves to remember the brutally murdered couple. Pietrzak, an Iraq War veteran, grew up in Brooklyn. Four other Marines are on trial for the October 2008 killings.

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    13 responses to “JAN & QUIANNA PIETRZAK MURDER CASE UPDATES: ‘SLAIN MARINE’S MOM WANTS KILLERS DEAD’

    1. Jeremy

      May these subhumans feel their eyeballs pop out and gurgle on their blood in the electric chair as their worthless souls leave this world and join the ranks of dead animals. I would love to see the fear and terror in the eyes of these men as they waddle down death row. I will find their graves and piss on them. May their souls find torment for eternity.

    2. Darin

      No Jeremy. May Lord God Almighty have Mercy on these condemned souls. They committed the crime or crimes. Murder. Judgment is not ours. It is His! Remember that. You too will go before your creator and you don’t want this hanging over your head like these four men. The best thing that happened here is, they were caught and will surely pay the altimate price. 10 – 20 years from now, you will not even remember this. So many things lay ahead of all of us. Will you condemn everyone? Think about it brother. God Bless!

      • superbombastik

        No, you are wrong. If you knew as much about the Lord as you think, you would remember that there is only one unforgivable sin. In the mean time, let Jeremy have his fun. These 4 murderous pigs deserve every torment we can muster. It is unclear that they will pay the ultimate price. We already have shylocks trying to sell us the idea that it wasn’t racially motivated; regardless of the evidence.

    3. Darin

      You know, this world is going the way of the “Book of Revelations.” Whether you are a believer in Christ or not, the Gospel according to the Book of Revelations is in full effect. You may want to pick up a copy of the New Testament Bible and read the this version in full. It would be wise to keep your soul full of belief, praise and happiness in these wicked times. It’s so easy to condemn someone. I read the blogs all the time and as the world shrinks b/c of modern technology, you witness more of peoples idealism and hearts and it ain’t good. I pray for my family & myself daily in hopes that our souls are not condemned when we meet our maker. Stay pure in the faith brothers & sisters!

    4. ziggy

      Darin, So what you are saying is we should just let these worthless animals roam free….and hope in 10 or 20 years they realize what horrible thing they have done….repent and all is forgiven….and then they can go on their merry way living their lives……the lives that Jan and his beautiful wife Quiana were not allowed to live!!!!!!!!!

    5. Hiena

      They will be made to be judged by God soon.

      • Kenn Pietrzak

        I will NOT forget 10-20 years from now. These four thugs are murderers plain and simple. God will not have mercy on their souls for the sick acts that they did. When they have that needle stuck in their arm and gasp their last breath I hope they feel every ounce of pain they tortured Jan and Quiana with. May they all rot in Hell

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    7. walkerny

      If a group of White miscreants had murdered an interracial BM/WF couple under the EXACT same conditions, it would be NATIONAL NEWS, with the predictable characters shouting in the street. What a DOUBLE-STANDARD we have in this country when Blacks kill Whites.

      • You’re a very sad person. But if that’s what you want to argue for. Well whites murdered raped and everything in between for years. Jim Crow wasn’t even 70 years ago. And they got away with it with a pat on the back. This wasn’t about race, had you read the article. They went there to rob. They more than likely did the graffiti to make police think it was a hate crime committed by a White person(s) thus trowing them off. Which, fortunately, didn’t work. Ya know, like the white chick that engraved OBAMA (backwards)on her own face and claimed black kids did it. Or that woman that drowned her own kids in her car and claimed a black man did it.

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