Friday, May 24, 2013

David Messenger worth 2 Million Dollars benefits from his crime.


There seems to be more comments added to the Insider story that appeared in May of 2013.. 



Things you need to know about CVH patient David Messenger:
David Messenger (photo credit Hartford Courant)

1) In 1998 Messenger beat his pregnant wife Heather to death in their Chaplin home as their 5 year old son Dane watched. Heather was pregnant with twins and according to police, the argument was over the fact that "Messenger was upset because he only wanted one baby, " according to testimony at his trial.

2) He currently lives at Connecticut Valley State Hospital

3) Because he was found not guilty of his wife's murder, under probate law David Messenger, 60, was allowed to remain as the beneficiary of Heather's estate. She had specified him as beneficiary in the will she signed five years before her death, probate records show.

4) When Travelers Property and Casualty, which held the homeowner's insurance on the couple's Chaplin home, agreed to settle the wrongful death lawsuit for $600,000, the money became part of Heather Messenger's estate. After legal fees, $424,627 remained, with David Messenger as the beneficiary. In simple terms: Messenger made money by killing his wife.

5) Messenger was acquitted of the crime in 2001 but committed to Connecticut Valley State Hospital for 20 years.

6) David Messenger is worth approximately $2,000,000

7) According to The Providence Journal: " Doctors who have been treating David Messenger testified it would be appropriate to move him from the Connecticut Valley Hospital into a Hartford-based community treatment program, where he would be allowed to spend much of his time unsupervised and allowed to travel freely around three Connecticut counties.

Dr. Kevin Trueblood, a forensic psychiatrist from Yale University who has treated Messenger since 2007, testified that Messenger has been stable for several years and has no active psychiatric issues that would require him to continue living at the Middletown hospital.

"He's here because the board has required that he be here, and we've hit a wall with transitioning him to the community," he testified.

8) In 2012, Messenger was allowed to travel off site for various treatments. But it did deny his application for the supervised release program.

9) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22XH7TnIJ9Q - David Messenger Hearing (9/12/2008)

10) According to The Middletown Press (May 3, 2 013) on the subject of Messenger's release: "The application in question would clear the way for Messenger’s gradual transition from hospitalization and full-time occupancy at CVH to a supervised residential living situation in Hartford, during which he would have a curfew between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., check in daily with CVH by phone and make weekly in-person appointments at the hospital. He would be allowed to travel but would be restricted to Hartford, Middlesex and New Haven County and could take public transportation or be driven, but not drive himself."

11) . Pastor John C. Hall (Also chair of the Jonas Center) speaks of visiting Messenger here in a published sermon, but also concludes it is not up to the Church to decide Messenger's release: http://www.firstchurchucc.org/sermons/s030216.html

Hall states in his sermon regarding Messenger: ""He appears (to me at least) fully recovered. He’s on no medication. And even though these memories and experiences are still quite painful he is willing to speak quite openly about them."

Question: Would Pastor John C. Hall be willing to take David Messenger home to live for a few weeks to test out his hypothesis on Messenger's mental state? Here are Hall's reflections on his visits with Messenger: http://www.firstchurchucc.org/sermons/s030216.html

Question: Why did the so-called village people who claim to be so into Middletown not gather together and fight city  hall on this issue. Answer: There is no money involved in this issue. It's easier to fight the Landino land deal and make yourselfs look like the good guys, when in reality the Blue Housers and Non-Profits are making crazy money.. Remember, it's all about the Benjamins.

12) It was Hall's goal to let Messenger worship at the church while under the supervision of parisheners. Gee, I'm sure Messenger is match for two church goers in their 80's.

19 comments:

  1. Now that he is cured, is he well enough to face a firing squad?

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  2. Why should we spend public funds keeping Messenger in CVH when he can be supervised and monitored much more cheaply while living in a half-way house in Hartford?

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    1. Jails charge inmates for their care all the time. It seems the mental hospital should be able to charge him for his care. But I really believe that money should go to his son and I can't understand why a civil suit couldn't get that money for his son.

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  3. This is a total injustice to Heather and her son. How dare they release this monster back out in the public. He should have been executed.

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  4. I dont understand how 10 years has gone by. He has liquidated all his assets and the relatives have not been able to file a lawsuit on behalf of the child to take all his cash that he is using on legal appeal after appeal. Take the money. This guy was miraculously cured after 2 months. He played the system and all if the people in it for complete fools.

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    1. I'm surprised Heather's family have not introduced some type of legislation that would prohibit mentally ill persons to profit in the future. I'd sue the hell out of his accounts!

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  5. The scumbag family friend who works at CVT comes in as a witness 10 years later after his acquittal stating that messenger asked question after question about the lifestyle in the hospital and openly spoke about how he didnt want the twin children that his wife was pregnant with. You come forward 10 years after the acquittal? There has got.to be additional charges that can be levied on this guy for killing the unborn children etc.

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  6. Why can't he be charged with killing the twins?

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    1. I thought the same thing! Those were two innocent lives that have been ignored, someone needs to file a civil lawsuit against this malingering lunatic!

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    2. Amen! Those precious innocent souls!!

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  7. Hopefully karma will get him with a vengeance!

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  8. Have a heart and also put yourselves in his shoes! I do not condone his past actions, however this man will pay with judgement from others who choose those in his state of mind at time of crime. This has nothing to do with money! He paid the ultimate price. You idiots in this world should stop always focusing on dollar signs and start focusing on people whom were found in his situation. Have a heart! He will have to live with this over his head for a life time! He paid is dues, so leave him alone! Who the heck do you people think you are? You all are not the Judge! Only God is! Stop talking crap about Mr. Messenger you heartless morons!

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    1. Are you even serious? He schemed and plotted to murder his wife and unborn children. Even if he truly is schizophrenic then he needs to be locked in a mental hospital 24 hours a day for the rest of his life. And schizophrenics don't miraculously get cured. There is no cure for it so the fact that nine months after he viciously killed his wife and babies he claimed he was fine, proves that he was faking mental illness the whole time. And if it doesn't have anything to do with money, then why didn't he give it all to his son who watched this murderer kill his own mother. And as soon as he was put in the mental hospital he started filing lawsuits to get more money.

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    2. Really? You have the nerve to say he paid the ultimate price? I'm sorry, but YOU are the heartless moron. How about having a heart for the woman he mercilessly beat to death with a 4 X 4. How about having a heart for the child who witnessed this terrible event and has to see that played over & over in his mind for the rest of his life! You, my friend, have your head screwed on wrong!!!

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  9. Dear ANON January 29,2015 10:05:

    He killed 2 his pregnant wife with a 2x4 in front of his son. This isn't an affair or something like that, it's murder! Perhaps he can live with you when he gets out of half way house in Hartford.

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  10. He should have went to prison,he got away with murdering 3 people his wife and two babies what an injustice.

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  11. I don't understand why her family has not filed a civil suit claiming he caused her death. You don't have to be criminally liable to be held responsible. They did it to OJ Simpson. I can't believe any judge would not jump at the chance to take every last cent of his money and give it to his son.

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    1. Amen! I feel the money belongs to her son! I guess that would be too decent to give to his son who witnessed that horrific event to his Mother!

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