Last August, we posted a story about Lauren Belius. Lauren was a 6-year-old that was murdered by her mother’s live in boyfriend who, on the surface, seemed like a likable person. Sadly, what lied beneath the surface was far more sinister.
I received the following email from Alison, Lauren’s mother. Sadly, Lauren did not receive the justice that she deserves:
Hi….I just wanted to touch base with you on the outcome of Lauren’s trial…especially since this new monster stabbed her children, claiming they were evil.
David Trebilcock did get off with the insanity plea. We had reason to believe that he molested Lauren the night before, my son witnessed it and begged to talk to police or judge, but since they delayed re’interviewing him until 3 months later, by then they said his testimony would be shot down because it came too late. The morning in that room, while David was cutting his own body, he tried to cut his penis off…..why, if his only motivation was that my daughter was the antichrist, would he be so disgusted by the presence of his penis that he needed to rid himself of it? This too, was not emphasized at the trial. Our trial happened to coincide with that of a sheriff shot in the line of duty by someone who was only planning to harm himself, nobody else, but because of that we were only allowed a five-day max trial. It was a bench trial, decided only by judge michael dwyer.
David was sentenced to one year at mid hudson psych, to be reevaluated every two years, or when they see fit. If found to be no longer a threat, he will be released with no criminal record. We have a petition on change.org….lauren sylvia’s law…to try to change the laws regarding those found mentally ill and their confinement period…even though we know he was not mentally ill. Thanks to poor prosecutors, even worse shrinks, who made a decision about his mental health after a three-hour interview, and an even more ignorant and lazy judge, we don’t get to relax for twenty-five years, knowing he’ll be locked up, we only get two and have to go back to court every two years, see him, and fight to keep him locked up. Again, thanks for your kind words last year.
There is a petition for the law that Alison mentioned in her letter, Lauren Sylvia’s law (http://www.change.org/petitions/lauren-sylvia-s-law). I have signed the petition and urge our readers to do so as well. It seems to many people are claiming bat shit crazy as a defense for murdering children.
I asked Alison about her surviving children, Lauren had a twin sister and a brother. They are both doing well in the aftermath of the violence they both witnessed and they think about their sister every day. Alison shared some of their artwork with me.
Alison, you are an amazing woman. I can only imagine the strength it takes to get through a day without Lauren’s beautiful face smiling at you. Thank you for taking the time to email me and allowing me to share your words with our readers. I hope to hear from you again soon and I hope we can help get Lauren’s law passed.