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Matt Griffin "Ninja Bandit"
 
Question: KOB TV ran a special on the 6:00 o'clock news Monday night, 2/6 on the XXX maximum security section of the NM State Pen., it's where the worst felons are housed. Matt Griffin is in this area.

A couple of months back someone asked on this message board if you knew where he was being held.

Asked on Friday, February 10, 2006 at 02:24:04 PM
Reply: Our PI interviewed him there. He had nothing to contribute.

Answered by: Kait's mom
 
Memories
 
Question: I know this sounds strange, but I recommend doing the hypnosis of the eyewitness in conjunction with hypnosis of one of the psychics... I have read accounts where people are able to "tune in" to the same mental state during mutual hypnosis. By doing this, the psychic may be able to obtain a clearer picture/vibe of the crime scene as it was at the very moment of the crime. I think that Noreen would be ideal since she has "seen" the faces she feels are responsible for Kait's death. Just a thought...

Asked on Wednesday, February 08, 2006 at 07:51:02 AM
Reply: That's a fascinating concept but, for several reasons that I can't go into here, it won't be possible to do it.

Answered by: Kait's mother
 
Memories
 
Question: Have you requested that the eyewitness submit to hypnosis? Its seems like she might be able to work with an artist to reconstruct the scene and the persons face.

Asked on Tuesday, February 07, 2006 at 09:25:21 AM
Reply: That's a possibility we hadn't thought about. Thank you for the suggestion.

Answered by: Kait's mom
 
Noah Robinson's house
 
Question: It seems a lot of people are interested in Noah Robinson's house. I drove by it the other day and people were taking pictures of it. Why are so many people interested in it? It is a beautiful house and I would love to see it.

Asked on Monday, February 06, 2006 at 04:03:52 PM
Reply: Perhaps it's up for sale. If so, you could probably get a walk-through.

Answered by: Kait's mom
 
Uniform
 
Question: What color was the uniform of the officer seen standing at Kait's car before she slumped over? In other words, which department did they work for?

Asked on Sunday, February 05, 2006 at 02:27:38 PM
Reply: She didn't take that in. It was a quick glimpse out the backseat window at night. As they passed, she got an image of a car against a post, (later, after seeing TV news, she realized it was Kait's), blond bloody head upright behind the steering wheel, (driver's side door was open, so the light in the car was on), a uniformed officer standing next to it, and a police car (or some sort of official patrol car), so her reaction was, "We don't need to stop because the police are already here."

Answered by: Kait's mom
 
(pushin_30@yahoo.com)
 
Question: I would like to let you know how moved I was by the story of Kate. I feel sorry for you and your family for your loss. I just finished reading your book and from what it contained an injustice was done to your family for the police not to explore all the avenues containing to Kate's death. I'm looking forward to reading your next book. I know it won't come out until Kate's killer or killers are brought to justice. I'm 36 yrs old around the age that Kate would of been if she hadn't been taken from her loved ones so untimely. I just hope I'm here not if but when you have an ending to her story. My prayers go out to you and your family. May god be with you.


Sincerely,
(Jenny)

Asked on Saturday, February 04, 2006 at 04:06:51 PM
Reply: Thank you, Jenny.

Answered by: Kait's mom
 
Update on Daughter
 
Question: Lois, I wrote you several weeks ago about my daughter being involved in an Asian gang. We have taken many steps to get my daughter away from it & a boyfriend. We are all scared because of threats and strange occurances. I can only wonder what would have happened if we found out too late like you did that your daughter was caught up in something way larger than she thought. We pray every day that we get through this terror and don't suffer the same outcome as yours. We have been threatened as such. Please pray for us.


Denver

Asked on Wednesday, January 25, 2006 at 03:58:01 PM
Reply: My advice would be to do whatever is necessary to get your daughter physically out of there, even if it means sending her to boarding school or to live with relatives out of state.

Answered by: Kait's mom
 
hi
 
Question: WHY DOESNT ANYONE FOLLOW UP ON THIS INFORMATION....?? ITS LITTLE STUFF LIKE THIS THAT CAN GET THE KILLERS CAUGHT!!

Jane said he phoned her a little before midnight, babbling, 'Kait's dead! They shot Kait!' She said he was so hysterical that she had to keep asking him to repeat himself."

"He called her before midnight?" I exclaimed. "But he wasn't informed about the shooting until 3 a.m.! Is she certain about the time?"

"Her husband's confirmed it. He says they had just finished watching the evening news and were getting ready for bed. If that's true, it means that Dung knew about the shooting three hours before police informed him. And it sounds like he knows who did it. He didn't say, 'Kait's been shot,' he said, 'They shot Kait!'


Asked on Saturday, January 21, 2006 at 09:31:32 AM
Reply: Police wanted to close the case as a "random drive-by shooting," and they did. As far as they're concerned, "that's that."

They steadfastly refuse to follow up on anything that indicates the shooting wasn't random. Because of that, they refuse to accept any information provided by Kait's family or to give credence to signed statements from any witnesses the family or their private investigator have located. That includes people like Jane.

Answered by: Kait
 
hi
 
Question: remember that day in the hospital when dung supposable was trying to kill himself?? he told you that he knew something and was trying to figure out if he loved kait enough to tell....remember?? so why isnt any one questioning him??

Asked on Saturday, January 21, 2006 at 09:21:45 AM
Reply: The police did question him. That was back in the beginning, when Detective Gallegos was conducting a good investigation. It wasn't until about two weeks after the shooting tht he apparently got roadblocked.

Detective Gallegos even brought me to the police station to question Dung and try to get him to repeat what he'd said inthe hospital. But he wouldn't do it. He just sat there and cried.

Answered by: Kait's mom
 
Albuquerque Journal July 16, 2004
 
Question: Here is part of the article referenced:

Caristo can recite most of the disturbing details of Arquette's case by heart. She keeps finding more details even after 15 years. Earlier this year, she brought her private investigator apprentices to an old mechanics shop at 824 Arno St. N.E., a place she said had been a notorious hangout for rogue cops in the 1980s. The building is near where Arquette was shot, and its the location where witnesses saw a VW Beetle try to take refuge after fleeing the crime scene. It's torn down now, but as her students wandered through its hull one of them found an old check.



The cancelled check was made out to Sharon Smith, the new friend that Arquette went to see on the night of her death the woman who gave her written directions to her home, routing her through the neighborhood in which she was shot. Maybe it means something. Maybe nothing. For Caristo, the work continues.


Asked on Friday, January 20, 2006 at 02:16:35 PM
Reply: Thanks for posting that. It was a good article.

Answered by: Kait's mom
 
ABQ Tribune Article
 
Question: I believe I have a copy of the article you are refering to entitled "Who Killed My Daugther?", dated July 16, 2004, written by Joline Gutierrez Krueger. The article was published on the 15 year anniversary of the shooting and contained a summary of the case, as well as the intriquing fact that a check was found at the old auto body shop with the name Sharon Smith on it....

It was located here:
http://www.abqtrib.com/archives/news04/071604_news_kait.shtml


Asked on Monday, January 16, 2006 at 07:28:37 AM
Reply: Thank you for sharing that.

Answered by: Kait's mom
 
Kait's Murder
 
Question: When they compared Kait's handwriting, it didn't match, yet they still ruled it as an accidental murder. Do you perhaps know why?

Asked on Sunday, January 15, 2006 at 03:36:33 PM
Reply: Any answer I give to that question would be pure speculation. If anybody out there knows the answer, please, either post it on this message board or send it to us by private e-mail.

Answered by: Kait's mom
 
Albuq. Tribune article
 
Question: I am pretty sure that the article was maybe two years ago (which I guess isn't that recent, but recent considering that Kait's story hasn't been in the media for a while). I was pretty sure that it was in the Albuquerque Tribune. It was right on the front page.

I did a search on the Trib's website as well and didn't pull anything up.

Asked on Sunday, January 15, 2006 at 09:30:26 AM
Reply: I remember THAT article. Yes, it was a couple of years ago. Probably no longer in their archives.

Answered by: Kait's mom
 
Noah Robinson
 
Question: can you tell me all you know about Noah Robinson and how he is somehow related to this story.
Do you think a police officer had any thing to do with kaitlyns death? Do you still think she witnessed a drug ring. Is there any proof she witnessed a drug ring. Is there anything I or anybody can do to help with the case?

Asked on Friday, January 06, 2006 at 10:53:12 AM
Reply: All the information that has been posted on this board about Noah Robinson is available if you scroll back and find it. We have no personal information linking Robinson to Kait's case. That possibility has been suggested by others.

A witness who drove past the crime scene immediately after the shooting, (Kait was still upright behind the wheel and not prone on the two front seats, as the first officers at the scene reportedly found her), reports seeing a uniformed officer standing next to the open driver's side door of Kait's car. He is not on record as having been there.

Yes, we believe Kait was killed because she had knowledge of a major drug operation.

Answered by: Kait's mom
 
Albequerque Tribune article
 
Question: When was this article? I just went to their website and couldn't find it. Can you put the content of it in a post?

There is one in the Albq. JOURNAL from 2001. Is that the one you meant?

Asked on Wednesday, January 04, 2006 at 03:25:43 PM
Reply: I couldn't find the Tribune article either. Will the person who posted that message please tell us which issue it was in?

Answered by: Kait's mom
 
mike vamp
 
Question: lois
what happend to mike vamp or the vamp guy. Didn't u think he had something to do with kaits murder.
also is this noah guy mentioned in your book? did u find out who the people in the pictures were that the psyhic drew? happy late new years

Asked on Wednesday, January 04, 2006 at 01:18:01 PM
Reply: Miguel Garcia (nickname Vamp) was arrested for Kait's murder and then released for lack of evidence. We've been told that he was set up for the arrest so police could close the case. (We have no proof of that.)

Noah Robinson is not mentioned in my book, because we didn't know anything about him at the time I wrote that book.

The second picture the psychic drew resembles a member of the NM State legislature, but that could be just coincidence. However, the resemblance was strong enough so the publisher wouldn't allow that sketch to be included in the book for fear of a law suit.

Answered by: Kait's mom
 
Michael Cecchini
 
Question: Just curious, but why did Dung's ex-employer come up in these posts? Were you trying to contact him for some possible information that would help solve the case?

I recently saw the article in the Albuquerque Tribune regarding Kait's unsolved murder. I hope that you are closer to getting answers that you need to solve this case.


Asked on Tuesday, January 03, 2006 at 07:54:39 PM
Reply: I'd need to look back and see where the posts on this subject started to be able to answer this. I believe the major point of interest was that Dung's boss, Michael Cechinni, was a business partner of Nick LoBue, an ex-convict from Chicago, with reported links to "the Mob." LoBue served time in federal prison, and was released early because he testified against his colleagues. He now lives in Rio Rancho, NM.

Answered by: Kait's mom
 
Your Story helped my Daughter-Thank you
 
Question: Lois,

I confided in my boss that my daughter who is only 16 is being courted by a man (kid) who is in the asian mob. He showers her with gifts & huge amounts of money and it worries me so much that she is overly impressed with all this. My boss who has been folling Kaits story and praying for her killers to be found bought me your book & I read it straight through.
I then cried all night & asked my daughter to share in the spirit of this book that brought me to tears.

Well, she came back 2 days later and asked me to help her figure a way to get away from her boyfriend before something devistating happens to her or someone she knows, even her family. It had so much of an impact she tossed away the cell phone he always calls her on & she is going to tell him she lost it & I won't let her accept another one since her grades are going down.

I just wanted to share with you that your story has more of an impact that you know. It bothered my boss for years now & shared your story with my family and it helped more than words can say.

Thank you
Kong-Denver

Asked on Tuesday, January 03, 2006 at 11:04:28 AM
Reply: You can't imagine how much this message means to me. If possible, try to get your daughter out of the vacinity, even if it means sending her to boarding school or to live with relatives out of town.

It's the time period immediately after a woman breaks up with someone involved in organized crime that the woman is in the worst danger. Because they're afraid she will "rat on them." Kait was getting ready to go visit her sister in Florida. They got her before she could leave. I've often thought that, if we had gotten her on a plane that very weekend, we would have her with us today.

Answered by: Kait's mom
 
Kaitlyn
 
Question: Lois and Family.

I wanted to apologize if I was a little rude in my posting yesterday. I guess I was still alittle upset from reading your book.
When I said that the Vietmanese were ruthless, I didn't mean all of them. If I did, I would be insulting part of my family, as I am half Vietnamese.
I think I just want what everone wants...Justice for Kaitlyn. I'm sorry I can't be much help and I wish there was something I could do. I'm sorry.
One last thing, has Kaitlyn's story been profiled on America's Most Wanted? If not, I would strongly push towards it. There are many viewers...alot of asian viewers if you get what I'm getting at. If it has, I would push for a re-run. Nothing is impossible, miracles do happen, and people do talk after the storm has settled.

*angel*
Canada

Asked on Sunday, January 01, 2006 at 09:04:25 AM
Reply: America's Most Wanted has not shown an interest in Kait's story.

Answered by: Kait's mom
 
Kaitlyn
 
Question: Lois, and Family.

I remember reading "Who Killed My Daughter" when I was about 13 years old. I remember thinking, how can people be so cold and evil. Then a few weeks ago I was thinking about the book again (11 years later) and started seraching to see if the person(s) responsible were ever caught. It broke my heart to find out that the person(s) were still out there. I was so upset, and told my Hubby all about the story and how it was my favourite book. This past Christmas I got it for Christmas. I just finished reading it. I'm sure you've heard this a million times, but my heart goes out to you and your family.
My mother always told me that the Vietnamese were ruthless. She use to tell me all these stories about things that would happen in Chinatown (including murder), and how the police wouldn't do anything because they were too afraid to say anything. The entire asian community would just pretend that nothing had happened. I couldn't help thinking "How can these people live with themselves"
I know someone, somewhere out there, knows what happened, I encourage you to speak up, what if this happened to you? Put yourself is the other person's shoes. How would you like it? You wouldn't would you?
Lois, as for you and your family, I wish you the best. I hope this year will be your year in finding answers to the questions to which you seek and so greatly deserve. Have a wonderful New Year, may 2006 be the year that Kaitlyn, and your family get the closure you so deserve.

*angel*

Asked on Saturday, December 31, 2005 at 05:22:45 PM
Reply: We have heard from many good Vietnamese-Americans, who thanked me for writing this book. They say the criminal element in the Asian community desperately he authorities, becaise they would place their own families in danger. They say that the typical U.S. police system is not equipped to deal with Asian crime.

Answered by: Kait's mom

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