Monday, January 22, 2007

John T. Healy: Guilty On All Counts

4:35pm. Assorted family members, friends, police officers, investigators, and attorneys lingered in the courtroom for roughly an hour following the verdict. Their attention will soon move toward the trials of two other suspects (Marion Pegese and Robert Ward, both currently in custody), but there is no clear timetable on when those trials will commence.

Post your thoughts on the verdict by clicking on "comments" below.

Also, check http://www.wktv.com/ to watch an impressive array of video from today's proceedings.

32 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a former resident of New Hartford I have been watching this case unfold for the past year. What a tragedy for the Corr Family and the entire community

Police and prosecutors, great job!

5:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did Healy really clap when he got convicted? - What a arrogant creep

5:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Healy clapped when the verdict was read and also when escorted out of the courtroom.

5:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what do you think the clapping was suppose to mean?

6:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not much has been said of the Lennon's employees and Steve and Gary Lennon and all that they went thru. I hope this gives them some peace now, I can't imagine going thru that and then having to testify.

6:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm glad that Justice was Served! Andy, thanks for your great reporting on this case.

6:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

who knows maybe he was clapping becuase he wanted jail time or clapping becuase he was happy that richardson killed joe

6:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the 6:18 pm comment, Healy was just applauding the jury for making the right decision...that all scumbags deserve life in prison!

6:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

na he was happy richardson killed a cop.

7:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

7:03 I guess there's one in every fourm or blog and your it.

7:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dont like it too bad its the truth u think jail will bother healy hell no. sure its not the first time and no guarntee it wont be the last

7:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hope Healy gets life without parole

7:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good job Andy. You and WKTV did a wonderful job on the coverage of this trial. Thank You

7:33 PM  
Anonymous Thin Blue Line said...

I wish the anonymous that is bashing would show his real name so he may be identified as a terrorist as those who speak and think in those ways are obviously against the common good of society.

7:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dont worry thin blue kissing ass wont help u get out of a ticket if u were to get stopped.

7:36 PM  
Anonymous thin blue line said...

I dont worry about tickets because I write them

7:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yea, cool probably just another crooked cop

7:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thin Blue Line said...

I want to respond to the spineless anonymous that posted at 7:07. You my friend are the dumbass. You obviously are so out of touch with reality, that I find it hard to believe myself that I am responding to your ignorance. You have no idea what your local law enforcement people do for you on a daily basis and are paid peanuts for their potential sacrifice. You really need to get back to planet earth, and if things are not to your liking then I suggest contact Pres. Bush, he's looking for some friends to go to Iraq. You would fit right in with the rebels and terrorists as you seem to one yourself with that mentality, someone against the common good. I'll post more when I calm down.




hahah a cop huh u gonna use police brutality on me like the state trooper mathew sullivan likes to do?

7:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

truth hurts there dont it there thin blue

7:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

truth hurts there dont it there thin blue

7:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

truth hurts there dont it there thin blue

7:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know Andy I'm glad this trial is done but I'll miss the kids here calling each other names.

Life goes on, I hope they do!

Thanks Andy for the Blog. It was interesting.

7:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well done andy

7:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

kids will be kids u know how that goes,no matter what situation.

8:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought this "blog" was suppose to be for us to make our comments about the trial, not to bash each other, I guess we can tell there is a few that don't like Police Officers, Richardson killed Joe, Joe did not ask for it, I might be mistake, but I thought from the early statr of this ordeal last year that Joe was not even to be on duty that night, he filled in for any other Officer. Any way, lay off the Police Officers butts, they don't get enough pay for what they do, neither do the troops in Iraq.

9:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In addition to all the officers, Lennon's employees, and Corr family, our thoughts and prayers are with the DA's office. THANK YOU for a job well done! The hours you have spent on this are not in vain. The scum is behind bars now, hopefully forever.

12:38 AM  
Anonymous Pepe Ed said...

WELL DONE!!! applaud yourself, you arrogant SOB - have fun in prison for LIFE! the only downside is we get to pay for your breathing. My gratitude to Andy and WKTV, OUTSTANDING coverage! Guess I missed the crack about "the thin blue line" well, it is what it is - I was stopped in NH, having my lights on when the law demands, only to get ticket for a headlight out - and my Son got a ticket for a missing license plate bolt - both our faults .. I also dialed 911 from Consumer Square to report gypsies from New Mexico standing at the entrance with cardboard signs begging for money - these were no ordinary sign, stenciled on heavy stock - so, I hung around until NHPD showed up, and I admitted I had make the call, and what will be done about this - the Patrol Man said he didn't see anything wrong with it, and it was his call, so return to my vehicle - Pandering? maybe? Disburbing the peace? I live in that area. Side note, not long after that saw an article in the Pennysaver? from the Captain that it's always good to be aware and report any suspicious activity. Well ....

1:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The moron posting the ignorant comments in this blog is Roger. I've been watching the idiot type and sometimes he goes anonymous when he wants to be ruthless. All of his run-on sentences are identical. I hope someone here knows who he is. Former Utican now living in Tenesee. Be careful, Utica is a small City and everyone knows each other.

2:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't ever come back to Utica, Roger!!!

2:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ADA Hameline took Wittman to school! It's about time she was slammed dunked for her BS she tries to pull. Becky, keep doing what you are doing so we can get future guilty verdicts from your clients. At least the public and future jurors now see the tactics of Wittman that are oh so common in every defense of hers. Just wait and see what she tries to pull off in a trial with that other client of hers that raped that 80 year old woman in the Rome Hospital. I bet she probably would like to have several other clients just like him as she had stated about Healy. Maybe seeing how Healy will have plenty of time now he can help with motions and the defense of that scum bag that Wittman is defending for raping that eldery helpless woman? Maybe between Wittman and Healy they can have a positive outcome for that rapist, life in prison. I'm sure Healy will have plenty of room in his cell for that rapist once Wittman helps him be found guilty. Who knows, Healy has just had it stuck up his backend by Wittman he may enjoy a rapist in his cell??? Great job Kurt and Paul and all the people who pulled together for the guilty verdict.

8:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One man’s identity theft nightmare

By BEN FINLEY
Bucks County Courier Times

LOWER MAKEFIELD

The identity theft nightmare for Lower Makefield’s John T. Healy just got a whole lot worse.

The man who allegedly stole Healy’s identity in 2005 — leading an armed bounty hunter to bang down Healy’s door last winter — is on trial under the name John T. Healy on charges of killing a cop.

Since being arrested outside Syracuse, N.Y., in February, the man has used Healy’s exact name, former street address, date of birth and Social Security number, police said.

The district attorney’s office prosecuting the case is still using Healy’s name in reference to the man. He is known to have as many as 20 other aliases based on his fingerprints, police said. The man is also known to be involved in an identity theft ring in Philadelphia, police said.

“[Healy] is the name he gave us,” said Kurt Hameline, an assistant district attorney in Oneida County, N.Y. “That is probably just the most recent name he was using. I couldn’t tell you what name was on his birth certificate or what name he had the day he was born.”

Hameline said it’s too late to refer to the man as anyone else but Healy because jury selection ended Wednesday, and the trial is under way. He said addressing the issue of the accused man’s name could jeopardize the trial, which is the area’s biggest in decades.

Healy is the name people in Oneida County think of when it comes to the murder of New Hartford, N.Y., police Officer Joseph Corr.

In February, Corr, 30, was shot in the neck after a police chase that followed a $1 million jewel heist involving the man on trial using Healy’s name and three other men.

The man who pulled the trigger was Walter Richardson of Upper Darby, Delaware County, police said. After the shooting, Richardson hijacked a tow truck and escaped to Chester County. He eventually died there in a shootout with U.S. marshals.

Two other men implicated in the robbery are Robert Ward, 27, and Marion Pegese, 33, both of Philadelphia. They’re being held on unrelated charges involving a jewelry store robbery in New Jersey.

The man using Healy’s name was caught right after Corr was killed. He had the fake ID with Healy’s name and information in his possession, police said. He is being charged with seconddegree murder because his actions led to Corr’s death and 18 counts of robbery.

“EVERYBODY CALLED”

The real John T. Healy was shocked Tuesday when the Courier Times and other local media outlets ran an Associated Press article stating the Bucks County resident was on trial for murder.

“Everybody in town who didn’t call me called my friends,” he said. “I had buddies call up and say, ‘Hey, can I get some jewelry for my wife?’ ”

But on a serious note, he added: “I just thought it was impossible with today’s technology. I thought no way [my name could be brought into a murder trial].”

But it is possible, said Chris McGoey, a Los Angelesbased security expert who runs the Web site crimedoctor.com.

“It’s quite common actually,” McGoey said. “Most people think, because of the media, that identities are stolen off the Internet. But that’s not true. Most identities are stolen and used and abused by people they know or people who have access to their personal information.”

Healy, 47, suspects his identity was stolen in autumn 2005 when he lived in an apartment in the Yardley Commons apartments in the borough. He said maintenance men were in his apartment at the time. His benefits package from his employer — including his Social Security number — went missing along with one of his checks.

“I’m guessing they sold that benefits package on the streets of Philly,” said Healy, an outside salesman for Home Depot.

Soon after, ATM machines rejected Healy’s attempts for cash. He called his bank and learned that someone withdrew $3,500 from his account at a bank in Philadelphia’s western suburbs.

That same day, someone tried to withdraw $6,500 from his account at a bank in the Lehigh Valley. During that attempt, the bank teller confiscated the man’s ID and rejected the withdrawal.

But the damage was done. The man had bought a 2002 Cadillac Escalade in Burlington County under Healy’s name. Police set up a sting to catch the guy if he came back to the Palmyra dealership to get tags for the vehicle. The man sent his friends to get the tags instead; he was never found.

In the following months, Healy got letter after letter from credit bureaus and collection agencies. A bondsman and armed bounty hunter rushed him at his door. They backed off when he explained his identity was stolen.

Healy, who is separated, decided that bringing his young daughters to his apartment would be unsafe.

Healy also endured drillings from customs when he returned from a trip to Canada and from ship employees when he came back from a cruise in the Caribbean. Each time he had to explain his identity had been stolen.

Months later, Healy received a photo copy of the ID used by the man who allegedly stole his identity.

The information on the ID was Healy’s. But the photo was of a black man with a shaved head and a beard, Healy said. He saw the same face again this week on an Internet news story he read about a man on trial in connection with the officer’s murder. The man’s name was John T. Healy.

“BIG WIG”

Upon hearing his name was being uttered at a murder trial, Healy, who recently moved to Lower Makefield, called the Yardley police, who had helped him before when his identity was initially stolen.

Officer William Golden looked into it. He said he found out that the man who stole Healy’s identity is known as a “big wig” in one of Philadelphia’s identity theft crime rings. He’s sometimes known as Tucson Martin or “Big Touts,” Golden said, and he’s the same guy on trial in the cop killing.

At one point the FBI was watching “Big Touts” for two years, eventually confiscating his computer in a raid, Golden said.

Golden said the real John T. Healy shouldn’t worry about his criminal background check. National crime databases are aware that his identity was stolen. Healy’s credit is fine. He just bought his new house.

“My biggest concern was all of these people around here,” he said, pointing at his new neighbors in his Manor Gate neighborhood.

“They don’t know me. They could think I’m that guy.”

8:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why wasn't the fake john healy ever charged with identity theft or conspiracy to committ robbery??theres so many charges they left out of this case.i guess maybe they were worried more about the serious ones.

9:02 AM  

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