Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Long after the murder of Sheila Jo Harris, the new Carson City District Attorney was able to find and convict her murderer through DNA. Unfortunately for Sadie Natasha Jennings, the now defunked District Attorney Noel Waters obstructed every attempt her family made to hold a death inquest. Nevada Revised Statutes require that "an inquest must be held unless the district attorney or a district judge certifies that no inquest is required." It has been 12 years since Natasha's death. She died while visiting her hometown of Carson City in 1997. Minimal investigation was done at the time of her death, despite witness statements that Natasha had been raped 3 days prior to her death. She sustained blunt force trauma to her head. The day she died, she was hiding from her assailant. Coincidence? I think not. Many of her associates have moved away, memories have faded, and evidence have not been preserved. If a death inquest had been held shortly after her death, the chance of solving her case would be greatly increased. Noel Waters made it his mission to block an inquest. He did extend this privilege to one of his employees who was shot to death with a handgun to determine the actual shooter He argued vigorously against a death inquest for Natasha in court. He made promises he didn't keep. He made false statements to the press and to Natasha's family and friends which vilified Natasha, her family, and friends. He humiliated those who tried to give voice for Natasha. He unsuccessfully attempted to sanction the lawyer and a local citizen who offered their help to help Natasha's devastated mother.
Noel Waters talked with Natasha's mother once since her death. The TV show Unsolved Mysteries shot a segment on Natasha's story several years ago and at that time the sheriff's office promised to speak with Natasha's mother. The outcome was Noel Waters prohibiting Sheriff Banister to talk to anyone concerning Natasha. Not even Natasha's mother.
Noel Waters stated publicly that the two people Natasha was staying with during her brief summer visit at the time of her death "want their lives back." Her father and aunt were those two people. Natasha's father produced an affidavit stating otherwise. This was his Waters reasoning to stop inquiries to determine what caused Natasha's death. NATASHA WILL NOT GET HER LIFE BACK. It is questionable that the aunt she was staying with would make a statement like this since law enforcement officials had made just one contact with her. This aunt was the last person to see Natasha alive. This aunt was not aware of the trauma found on Nataha's body.
Natasha was a beautiful, intelligent and vital young woman with a promising future ahead of her. She is loved by many. The very special things about herself, her morality and purity were the very same things that these ignoramus' District Attorney Noel Waters, Coroner Eric Cantlin, and Sheriff Banister attacked. They are protecting something or somebody. It certainly wasn't Natasha.
The Nevada Supreme Court rejected Natasha's mothers request that a grand jury investigate Natasha's death. The judges denied the request, stating that her mother HAD NO RIGHT TO MAKE SUCH A REQUEST BECAUSE SHE IS NOT A CARSON CITY TAXPAYER and also said a grand jury would be to expensive.
REMEMBER THE NEVADA SUPREME COURTS DECISION WHEN YOU ARE DROPPING YOUR DOLLARS IN NEVADA FOLKS. The debauchery does not end at the whore houses, it is tightly woven within the core fabric of Nevada politics. If you visit that state and you seek to address the court, you have NO VOICE there. NO VOICE! You will be shit out of luck. You can be sure that they will prosecute you if you jaywalk or any other infraction to bring more dollars to their coffers. There are a lot of pigs feeding off the public trough - glutenous in consuming taxpayers dollars while providing few protection to others than the Good Old Boys. Also, you can be sure that you'll take a beating, figuratively or literally if you object to their malfeasance in office. The court was petitioned by two Nevada residents, Natasha's mother from California, and the signatures of more than 3,000 persons in Carson County to hold a grand jury investigation. The local District Court denied the request first, and when appealed, the Nevada Supreme Court agreed.