A friend murdered, and a city in mourning and outrage.

I wrote this on another site I am on......I figured I would get it out here too... Maybe some of you have heard about my old friend and the horrific way her life was taken and her motherhood stolen... Our entire town is in shock and outrage.... This has made national news, I've heard it was on a couple of shows....I hear about horrific deaths and murders and such from everywhere, but I never thought it would be here, in my city, to someone I cared about, even if I had lost touch with her a few years ago.... I've been sick at my stomach since hearing about it.... And I know she and her family were religious, so god talk is everywhere, but I've really been trying my best to ignore it and let everyone grieve in thier own way, eventhough, having a heaven would be a great comfort right now....


 I am still in shock after a few days of her death..... Every memory of working with her flooded back when I went to see her in the funeral home... and talking with another coworker about the good ole days when we all goofed off and had fun. Its been 4 years, and I still remember her sweet smile and fun loving attitude. She was just 21 years old and about to be a mommy for the first time. ........ This "woman" that killed her and cut her baby out to claim as her own will never see the light of day as long as our city has anything to do with it. If there is any light in this tragidy, is that her baby boy is alive and well in the NICU.... He is a fighter.... Just as much as his mommy was. We all know she fought for her life, the bruises on her face show it.... She was stabbed multipule times and her baby stolen from her womb..... When this monster went to her friend's house saying she just had a baby, she still had Jamie's placenta and uterus attached. Her friend got her to the dr and (of course) they figured out that the baby wasn't hers and called the cops.... Later the next morning, they found Jamie's body in the woods not too far out of Bowling Green (where we live)
I say, this "woman" needs her uterus cut out and made to eat it......

Its times like this when I wish there was a heaven..... It would make me feel better to know that she would be up there looking down on the son she was so excited about having (she would have been a wonderful mommy..... and everything about her said that she would have lived for that child, just as her mother did for her and her sibs).... It would be a great comfort to know she would be looking down on her family and friends..... and for her to know how loved she was..... and how she impacted lives that didn't know her long (such as me).....
My mother worked with her and her mother..... she couldn't stay at the home very long..... It was too upsetting..... But if I remember Jamie right, she wouldn't want people to cry for her.... but laugh about good memories and celebrate her life..... And look after her beautiful little boy..... This has been extreamly hard on our small city.... Our whole city is in outrage and pain that a crime like this has happened to such a sweet, kind, loving and outgoing girl...... and how she befriended such a monster.
R.I.P Jamie Stice! :'(

This is our newspaper article about it.


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Comment by CJoe on April 18, 2011 at 3:03pm
Wow. How awful. This is the first I've heard of this story. I'm so sorry something so terrible happened to someone you know... sorry that things like this happen at all, to anyone. "Sorry" is an understatement. It's sickening and confusing. How could anyone be capable of such a thing?
Comment by Walter Maki on April 18, 2011 at 3:09pm

My condolences for your loss. I can relate as I also had a friend murdered a good number of years ago. Plus over a decade ago my step father was shot dead by his neighbor then drug down the road with a chain tied to a pick up. I did get a glimpse of the body under the truck...imagine burned into my head.


I can feel the outrage with you.

Feel free to ask me questions on how I deal with it if it helps.


Comment by Rayne Cannon on April 18, 2011 at 3:17pm
My mother is friends with a woman who's husband is friends with the killer's husband...... She revieled to me some things that I never wanted to hear about someone I knew.... or anyone... and cared about, no matter how close I was to her.... Yea, the mental image is burned into my mind and I can litterally picture everything that happened. This monster's poor husband had no clue and thought she was pregnant aswell..... He hasn't left his home and in utter shock. I just hope that her two teenage kids can be shielded from this as much as possible.
Comment by Walter Maki on April 18, 2011 at 3:29pm

Yes the kids should not recieve the brunt of their mothers actions.

Here is a twist for you. I now live in the house my step father was murdered at, and the killer neighbors daughter with her husband and family now lives the house her dad lived in(next to my house).

Lets just say a bigger fence would be a good thing....no love loss from me.

Comment by Rayne Cannon on April 18, 2011 at 3:40pm
WOW! Thats a big twist! I don't know anything about Jamie's killer's family except what I've been told second hand through our friend's husband....... But apparently this woman has had a long history of mental illness and had stabbed her first husband in the back........ Some people had figured out that she wasn't really pregnant and was lying and stealing ultrasound pics from around the web and such.... They are blaming themselves for what happened.... When I see this (friends of friends on FB through comments) I just try to tell them that eventhough they knew she was nuts, there was no way they could have known she would go to this extent.  ...... I fear she may try to plea insanity, but I really feel it wont happen that way b/c she calculated every move of her plan..... How she got the baby out with out harming him, I don't know.... but that also tells you something that she was probably looking up how to do a c section..... I hope she burns.... and I wish there was a hell.... But death is too good for this "woman" in my book.....
Comment by Alayna on April 18, 2011 at 7:00pm

Rayne, I did hear of this story on the news, and first I just wanted to give my condolences to you and your loved ones.  No one should have to endure such horror, esp for the reason she was killed.  This insanity has happened many times, and sadly your dear friend probably won't be the last victim of such a violent crime.

In time, you'll be able to handle this tradgedy, but you'll not forget it, nor your dear friend.  She will live on in her beautiful little boy, and for that, we can all be thankful.

Comment by Rayne Cannon on April 18, 2011 at 9:53pm

I am going to the hearing tomorrow..... along with MANY others that knew her, friends, family.... Even people that didn't know her will be there..... We want justice served for this monster. I am doing my part to help support the Stice family and help my old friend recieve the justice she deseves! I also am going through some baby clothes to give to her son..... He is the ONLY light in this situation. 

Jamie was too sweet and happy to have this done to her..... I keep seeing senrios of how she died in my dreams.... If I am this affected by this, I can only imagine the nightmare her family and cose friends are going through.... Her mother is a strong woman and I am proud of her.
Going through all of this makes me want to contact old friends and let them know I still remember them and care....... Nobody deserves this.... with the exception of Kathy Coy.... She deserves the exct same disgusting act upon her......

Comment by Albert Bakker on April 19, 2011 at 1:23am

Once and a while things happen that are so shocking that it defies even your sense of reality and yet it is all too real.

Unimaginably in 2004 there has been such a case before where also 8 months pregnant Bobbie Jo Stinnett was murdered and her baby cut out of her womb. Her baby survived too. This poor excuse for a human might have heard about it or read about it and decided to repeat the procedure.

The defense of the butcher (Lisa Montgomery) in that case used the standard trick you are afraid of the defense of Coy is going to use. The mental illness they settled on was "pseudocyesis," the prosecution (+ everybody who has a brain) was unimpressed. The defense of Coy might take their lessons from that.


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