Mr. Senavitis to his surprise was taken from Monroe County Correctional Facility at 7:30am one morning at the end of January 2010 (will get exact date). He was dress in suit, transported by Sheriff’s vehicle instead of the usual prisoner transport, Mr. Senavitis was brought to the Monroe County Courthouse where the unannounced to the public as well as himself the Jury Selection took place in closed quarters.
It was only a day or two before this took place that the media began reporting to the public that Mr. Senavitis’ trial date had been set for March 10, 2010 and that the jury selection was schedules for March 9, 2010.
To this date of Febuary 16, 2010 there have been no corrections on this matter in the media even as the proper information has been brought to their attention from outside sources as the District Attorney’s Office surely doesn’t want this known to the public.
They have proceeded with several hearing on this matter without public notice let alone informing Mr. Senavitis and family of them. These proceeding where held without his presence nor his family’s showing to us that he is the “nobody” he felt like, giving him no stance for himself. In this, taking his rights away once more as they did when they unlawfully revoked his bail, incaretated him, making him guilty without a chance to be proved innocent. Isn’t that supposed to be innocent until proven guilty? The family’s right to stand in on these proceeding for Mr. Senavitis who is falsely being prosecuted for this accident that Senator James Rhoades and Yamila Yafar both share burden of blame. This, the physical evidence in this matter concludes fully and without doubt conclusively, the innocense of Mr. Senavitis and cover-up here within.
One might being to wonder and put together the unjust and illegal actions of the Monroe County Prosecutors that have partaken here in this cover-up as well as the high profile Rhoades’ family and to just what extent they will go to get what they want/their way!!!!!
Kunkletown man blamed for late senator’s death
By RON GOWER firstname.lastname@example.org
The court trial for the man accused of causing the fatal accident that killed state Sen. James J. Rhoades of Mahanoy City is scheduled to begin with jury selection March 9 in Monroe County.
Thomas P. Senavitis, 46, of 7735 Pohopoco Dr., Kunkletown, is being held in Monroe County Prison. He faces numerous charges, including homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence of alcohol, and is being blamed for the accident that killed Rhoades on Oct. 17, 2008.
A total of 14 charges are presently lodged against Senavitis. Others beside driving while under the influence include aggravated assault by vehicle, DUI, recklessly endangering another person, and four summary offenses.
It is alleged that when the head-on collision occurred, Senavitis had a blood alcohol count of .355 percent.
The accident occurred at about 6:35 p.m. on Route 209 in Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County, while Rhoades was en route to Pleasant Valley High School where he was to receive an award.
The Cadillac driven by Rhoades and the pick-up truck operated by Senavitis collided head-on. Rhoades was transported to Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, and pronounced dead the following morning at 9:35 a.m. His wife, Mary Rhoades, was a passenger and suffered serious bodily injuries including “multiple broken bones,” police said.
Senavitis was also injured in the accident. Police said he was critically injured and was “in and out of consciousness and needed an immediate transport to the hospital.”
He was interviewed by police in his home on Oct. 27.
Corporal Douglas Shook of the Pa. State Police reconstruction unit alleges that Senavitis crossed into the lane of travel of Rhoades.
Senavitis was formally charged on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009.
A third vehicle was involved in the accident. It was a van operated by Yamila Yafar and was parked on the shoulder of the road. Neither Yafar nor a passenger, a baby, were injured.
The initial police report on Oct. 17 stated Yafar, of East Stroudsburg, was parked on the side of the road. Sen. Rhoades and his wife had been traveling behind the minivan.
It stated that as a result of the collision between Rhoades and Senavitis, the Rhoades vehicle was pushed into the van. The minivan had minor damage, the report said.