On the morning of Friday, October 17, 2008 Mr. Senavitis awoke excited knowing that on this evening him and his wife were going to go away alone for the first time in a very long time. Mr. Senavitis, making sure all the loss ends were tied up before they left, had breakfast and immediately went with his son-in-law Christopher to fix a friends car that was in need of some repair.
Returning home around 11:00 am they had lunch and sat for a little while at which time Mr. Senavitis had drank one beer.
They then drove to Christopher’s grandmother’s to pick up a lawn tractor in which Mr. Senavitis lent her to get her grass cut so he would be sure his grass would get cut while he was away.
Around 2:00 pm they returned home from there. Mr. Senavitis got his second beer, had a few sips and put it in the refrigerator to take a nap so he would be rested for their journey ahead.
Mrs. Senavitis was making calls and packing to get ready for the trip. Just after 5:00 pm, she woke him so he could go to work, pick up his pay and get it cashed. Mrs. Senavitis and her daughter left at the same time to run some errands.
As Mrs. Senavitis and her daughter returned and Mr. Senavitis wasn’t home yet, she kept calling his cell phone to get no answer. Later that night to find that his cell phone was left home.
The more time that went by the more upset Mrs. Senavitis was getting calling everyone they knew to see if anyone had heard from him or seen him to no avail. Late that night with extreme worry and stress finally fell asleep. She was awaken early the October 18th with a call from her sister letting her know to put on the news that her husband was found, he was in a serious car accident.
Mrs. Senavitis, not being contacted by the State Police or the Hospital and going on the news story and called the hospital they claimed he was taken to right away to be told he was not there. Calling several hospitals before finding the right one she was then told he was in surgery. The family including his mother-in-law from an hour and a half away got there as soon as possible to find he was still in surgery.
As Mr. Senavitis coming too he was asked if he remembered what happened. He told everyone he was driving home and the next thing he knew a car shot over in front of him. He said the car shot over so fast he did even have time to hit the brakes.
Later the afternoon of October 18th a nurse supervisor entered his room and asked him if he remember what happened and he told her the same thing and she replied back to him “no you murdered Senator Rhoades”. Mrs. Senavitis immediately went out to the hallway and asked someone to help her get him calm as this comment was absolutely uncalled for, completely unprofessional and got him very upset. Just a little while later this same woman was in the hallway talking to others about Senator Rhoades’ death and how much she knew and liked him.
Mrs. Senavitis stayed at the hospital the entire time Mr. Senavitis was there.
Upon settling in at home, as the home had been completely changed around to accommodate Mr. Senavitis’ injuries and inability to go up and down steps being wheelchair bond they received a call from Nationwide, Senator Rhoades’ insurance company trying to settle with them. Mrs. Senavitis spoke with them explaining the severity of Mr. Senavitis’ injuries and didn’t feel it proper at that time. They inturn were insistant to at least pay for the vehicle and Mrs. Senavitis then explained she would feel more comfortable getting an attorney to handle everything. Nationwide told her there was no need for getting attorneys involved and it could be settled without. Settlement was declined by the Senavitis’.
A couple days later the Fernridge State Police went to take a statement from Mr. Senavitis who gave them his account of the accident in that he was just driving down the road and the next thing he seen knew the front end of a car came at him as well as giving them a full account of his days events. They continued with several questions, were you on your cell phone (did not have it on him), were you playing with the radio (was listening to a CD) and who was the woman with him (he was alone).
Mrs. Senavitis then questioned them about the time of 7:30pm which had been continually reported and they stated that the time was irrelevant. She then questioned why she was not contacted after the accident and they told her it was not their responsibility maybe the hospital should have contact you. Then who gave his name to the media before knowing if she had contacted. They couldn’t answer her. She stated and showed them in his wallet his license with change of address card around it, an emergency contact card with home and family members numbers on it and that Nationwide had put their information card in his wallet also.
After speaking with these Officers and contacting the hospital about their position on whose responsible to contact the family members, each said it was the others. When the media was contact about them disclosing his name before family was notified they claim they report the information given to them and if family wasn’t notified they should have been aware of this.
Who is responsible for dropping the ball on this one or was it Mr. Senavitis and his family were just not important enought to be contacted at that time.
Being questioned by the State Police and having them pursue questioning along the lines of things that they could use that would have distracted Mr. Senavitis’ driving and there was nothing there to on the families’ suspicion started growing.
When did it really become clear the Fern Ridge State Police were up to no good. About two or three weeks after the accident Mr. Senavitis received from the State Police the Application To Obtain Copy Of The Police Crash Report as well as Driver Notice and in close reading of the drivers information Mr. Senavitis was the only one that had a violation (3309 which is driving on roadways laned for traffic). In the box for driver charged (yes)
In Senator Rhoades and Yamila Yafar’s box for violations it stated (none), box for driver charged (no).
All the original news reports stated Senator Rhoades’ vehicle struck the pickup truck head on. That also slowly started to change.
Just a day or two after coming home from the hospital Mr. and Mrs. Senavitis ran into a neighbor who knows family or friends of Yamila Yafar who had been telling everyone the account of the accident as Mr. Senavitis stated it happened, Senator Rhoades crossed into the oncoming lane going around her. As time went on the same people said Yamila Yafar had young children and she had to do what she needed as a mother to protect them.
Their suspicions of something funky going on was all but coming true. What was a cut and dry accident on what had happened with the evidence in hand the State Police drug on their investigation for three months putting together a Police Crash Report that defies the law of physics.
Accident investigations do not take three months, they are usually complete in a few days, weeks at most. As Ctp. James Murtin had stated it took this long to be sure they did a thorough job, yeh at getting an escape goat for Senator Rhoades and Yamila Yafar’s negligent acts on the roadway that cause this horrific accident.
Part II of the nightmare that wont end was sometime in early November when their son-in-law Christopher went on a balistic rampage and was fighting with his wife Regina. He then went for a gun, it was a shot gun or a rifle with a full box of ammo. Christopher with the weapon was walking around the house and outside. Mrs. Senavitis tried despirately to calm him down and have him put the gun down to no avail. She repeatedly told him she would have to call the police if he didn’t get rid of the weapon.
Before calling the police she called Christopher’s father to see if he could talk to him and calm him down enough to get rid of the gun. This did not happen but his father drove there and picked up Christopher’s son. While Christopher’s father was on his way Mrs. Senavitis had no choice but to call the police for help.
While on the phone with the police who were not being helpful and Christopher continued going in and out the front door Mrs. Senavitis explained to Christopher she was on the phone with the police and he kept stating good if they come it will be suicide by police. As Mrs. Senavitis was not getting cooperation from the police Mr. Senavitis then called them and told them they needed to get out there he couldn’t do anything he was immobile. He was not getting through to them either. Mrs. Senavitis had called again for help and while on the phone with the police who did not really seem to care, Christopher had gone into the room Regina was in and they had started talking. With the police not wanting to help she then told them to just forget it they didn’t have the time or need for the run around they were getting.
Minutes later the police called back and asked who was all still at the house. She explained her seriously injuried husband, granddaughter, herself and that the daughter and son-in-law were calmly talking upstairs for the moment.
At this time she was informed she needed to get her granddaughter, husband and herself in the car and go the the stop sign at the corner. She explained her husband had a metal cage around his leg with pins going through it holding it together, in a wheelchair and how difficult it was getting him in the car.
They then explained to her to put him in a corner on the porch and to just go with their granddaughter. Mrs. Senavitis told them they would all wait outside as they were calming down now and talking. Mrs. Senavitis did not want to leave her husband alone on the porch. Being told she had to, she left with her granddaughter after placing Mr. Senavitis in a corner on the porch.
Mrs. Senavitis made specifically sure she told them the pain her husband was in and how being moved was really bad for him. When the police got to the home they yanked Mr. Senavitis in his wheelchair over the porch railing and drug him down the bumpy driveway to the road not caring in anyway they could possibly be doing more injury to him.
In the meantime other officers where evacuating the neighboring houses and closed the roads.
Quit some time later after the police had Christopher in custody and taken him away. Mrs. Senavitis returned back to the home where there were officers upstair talking with the daughter about what had been going on. Mrs. Senavitis was approached by Officer Christopher Bonin who told her she had to write a statement. At this time Officer Christopher Bonin also made a very inappropriate remark to Mrs. Senavitis about her committing suicide. She then told him she was not up for writing the state right then and he explained she had to Right Now. All shaken up she was writing it out taking some time. Not finished Officer Christopher Bonin pulled it from her and left.
Regina, Christopher’s wife was telling the police that Christopher had vertigo and that is what was wrong with him that night. Stating he didn’t know what he was doing, he had not been taking his medication and needed it.
About five or six hours later the police called to have Regina pick Christopher up from the station. He was not checked at a hospital or charged with anything. He should have at the least been placed in the hospital for an evaluation and maybe held for 72 hours. The actions he made were not of the right state of mind whether physical alment or mental unstability. I quess the only blessing here was no one was injuried and they removed all weapons Christopher had from the home.
When they had him at the station they didn’t discuss in any length the ocurrences of that night nor what his intentions were with the gun. But, instead continually questioning Christopher about Mr. and Mrs. Senavitis. They obviously cared nothing of what he had just done but wanted to pick him for information on Mr. and Mrs. Senavitis. Christopher is a witness of Mr. Senavitis’ full accounts for the day of the accident.
Another statement that was made by Officer Christopher Bonin to Mr. and Mrs. Senavitis was that his barracks was working in conjunction with Fern Ridge State Police in the on going investigation of the accident on October 17, 2008. He also stated that if they came out again they were going to shot the two dogs they have which the police never had to encounter as they were put away the entire time.
Part III of the nightmare that wont end was on the evening November 21, 2008 just around 6:30 pm when their house phone rang, it was Officer Bonin for Christopher about getting his weapons back minus one which was not registered to him but infact to Timothy Senavitis a long lost brother of Thomas Senavitis.
Christopher and Regina in speaking with Officer Christopher Bonin were being told they needed to contact Timothy right away to get his permission to transfer the gun into one of their names or he would have to have it destroyed.
This particular gun was given to them after the rescent death of Regina’s grandfather and this had them irrate to think they were not getting it back. While they were on the house phone with Officer Christopher Bonin, Mr. Senavitis got a call on his cell phone from a co-worker who had indicated to him that the State Police were down at his place of employment earlier that day and went through all his inspection records and books.
On Mrs. Senavitis’ cell phone a call had come in from someone (unknown) letting them know that the State Police had also been to the yard where the vehicles were towed to after the accident and had the pick up truck Mr. Senavitis were pulling it appart. At some point the pick up truck and Senator Rhoades Cadillac were moved by another tow company with police escort to the Fern Ridge State Police Barracks where they were placed behind the building in an secluded spot not to be seen.
Mrs. Senavitis was getting very upset knowing the State Police and who ever else involved with this accident investigation were doing everything the could to make sure the accident was in one way or another going to be Mr. Senavitis’ fault. The timing of the two barrack making waves with the entire family the same day just seemed a bit odd, doesn’t it?
Mrs. Senavitis on disability for several injuries as well as suffering depression, anxiety and panic attacks. With Mr. Senavitis not working due to his disabilities from the motor vehicle and needing so much medical care, supplies and medication Mrs. Senavitis had gone without hers for some time. At this point she was really not feeling well and explained this to her husband who told her to take her meds and lay down. She didn’t have her meds so she just dressed for bed and lied down (remember their bed is now in the livingroom).
Not being able to relax with the ongoing calls and commotion she put pant on over her nightware and left the home. She went up the road to the Wildcreek where a friend works who she knew should be just getting off work. Once there her friend was getting off duty and awaiting a take out order. Mrs. Senavitis sat with her to talk, she also got a shot and a beer. After a while her daughter with her step son entered and went over to her telling her to come home. She explain she was very shaken up, wanted to calm herself before going, they needed to calm down and let everything go for the night. Her daughter explained they all calmed and would let it go for her to just go home with her. Mrs. Senavitis explained when her friend got her the take out she was wanting for and left she would also go. The daughter was not happy she would not leave right them.
Her daughter walked out with her stepson and Mrs. Senavitis had got another beer. Just as she was taking a sip the patrons in the Wildcreek told her someone was outside with the hood up on her car doing something under the hood. Mrs. Senavitis then went out to find her daughter under the hood of her car trying to disable it. She went out and asked her what she was doing. Her daughter told her she wanted her to come home now with her. Mrs. Senavitis had her leave and she went back inside. When she got inside the bartender had already dumped her beer thinking she was leaving so he got her another and she asked for another shot.
Mr. Senavitis was then calling her friend’s boyfriend who was there to pick her up and asked them to send Mrs. Senavitis home everything was alright there. Mrs. Senavitis then talked to Mr. Senavitis on the friend’s cell and told him she would be home in a little while. She drank about half her beer didn’t drink the shot and left as they continued calling.
As she got home she was confronted right away by her daughter who was mad at her for leaving. Mrs. Senavitis explained to her that if everyone there would stop carrying on and just let her go to bed she wouldn’t have had to leave. Also letting her know she really didn’t want any of the weapon back in the home and if they police said they were going to have to detroy one, let them. That comment did not sit well with Christohper and Regina as they started yelling it was from their grandfather and wanted it back. Mrs. Senavitis walked away and lied back down.
It didn’t take long for Christopher to start yelling at Regina that she better do something to get that gun back it was her mother’s fault it was taken to begin with. (No Christopher it was yours for going balistic with a weapon to have it taken to start.) So, Regina came back downstairs telling Mr. and Mrs. Senavitis they had to find a way to contact Timothy to get the transfer done so they could get it back.
In disagreement with that Mrs. Senavitis got back up and went to made a call on her cell phone, the battery was now dead. Mr. Senavitis was still on his and Regina had the house phone in hand. Mrs. Senavitis then asked her for the phone and Regina asked her why. Mrs. Senavitis explained she just wanted to make a call. Her daughter walked away and was standing on the third or fourth step going upstairs. Mrs. Senavitis then told her that she was the one paying all the phone bills and she wanted the phone. Regina standing on the steps with phone in hand continued telling her she was not giving it up. Mrs. Senavitis told her she wanted to talk to her mother or son but Regina felt she was going to call the police station to tell them to destroy the gun.
Mrs. Senavitis standing on the landing of the steps and Regina one the third or fourth step were arguing over the phone. Before she knew it, Mrs. Senavitis was kicked directly in her throat. As this kick also pushed her back just as she got footing again another direct kick to the throat. On the third or fourth kick Mrs. Senavitis was able to catch Regina’s foot and pulled her down so she couldn’t kick her again. As Regina was going down she grabbed both hands full of Mrs. Senavitis’ hair. Mrs. Senavitis was trying to get away from her but couldn’t as her daughter wouldn’t let go of her hair. Christopher ran down the steps and also grabbed a handful of Mrs. Senavitis’ hair tugging on her in another direction while punching her. Mrs. Senavitis so despirate to escape from them she wripped herself away so hard she had three large bald spots on her head. The second she was free from them she took off to go to her friend’s which is between the Wildcreed and their home. To the Wildcreek it is a distance of .03 miles. Driving to the friend’s she noticed their vehicle was not there yet so conintued to the Wildcreek as she was injured, frightened and very upset.
At this time all she want to do was get a call in to her son to pick her and her husband up and get away. Mr. Senavitis had called the police and as Christopher and Regina were standing in the kitchen, in his wheelchair he went in asking them what the heck is going on Mr. Senavitis also yelling at the for laying their hands on Mrs. Senavitis, Christopher knocked him out of the wheelchair to the floor.
When the police arrived they spoke with Christopher and Regina but never spoke to Mr. Senavitis. They told Officer Christopher Bonin it was Mrs. Senavitis who attacked them and threw Mr. Senavitis out of the wheelchair.
Where Mrs. Senavitis was assaulted was directly in front of the front door where she exited immediately upon release from them. Where Mr. Senavitis was pushed over was a different area of the home about 25 feet away and Mrs. Senavitis was not even near the home at that time.
Mrs. Senavitis arrived at the Wildcreek and parked right by the doors in front, walked in a waved to her friend to come out. She then went back out to her vehicle to hide it in the back from Christopher and Regina as she was afraid of the still coming after her. Just as Mrs. Senavitis put her vehicle in reverse and started to move a police cruiser pulled up behind her with their lights on. She pulled the vehicle back up the few feet and put it in park.
In fear of the police for their previous statements, actions and being so shook up she went back in to see if her friend was coming out, she didn’t want to be alone. Her friend was on her way and they both walked out together. They then walked up the the officer and Mrs. Senavitis identified herself showing him that she had no pockets and was without ID. He then asked her if she knew why he was there. She stated that she believed so.
The officer, Officer Weller, then got on his radio and called in their location as she waited to speak with him. Mrs. Senavitis at this point noticed Officer Weller’s eyes glance downward and as she looked to where his eyes moved too she noticed his hand on his gun and pulling it upward. At this point the anxiety, panic and fear took over like never before and she turn stepping away from him. As she was moving away her friend yelled “Dee”. She stopped, looked at her friend who had her hand across her mouth and Officer Weller tased Mrs. Senavitis with a direct hit in her side.
To her she thought Officer Weller was there for her protection but in soon became clear to her that was not the case. As Mrs. Senavitis turn away from him her thought was if he’s was going to shot her he would have to shot her in the back.
Lets note this, she stood directly in front of Officer Weller waiting for him to get off the radio to speak with him with bald spots on her head, clumps of hair hanging, swollen bruised neck/throat and obviously shaken and upset and he starts to pull his gun out on her.
This part is not so clear to Mrs. Senavitis as she was probably still so stund. Officer Weller went at her and she did in deed struggle not knowing what the heck was going on. Officer Wellers had her on the ground and told her to put her hands behind her back. She did and with that he so kindly tased her again. She commented to him “you a__ hole!”
Several other police cruiser had gotten there in the meantime and Officer Wellers told them to put the cameras on her and she replied to that “yes, do that”.
Now during all this time the patrons of the Wildcreek were trying to observe and the Police blocked the doors and told them if they came out they were going to be video taped and would have to go to court as witnesses for them.
Officer Weller slamming his knee into Mrs. Senavitis’ lower back and yanking at her arms behind her back to put the cuffs on her while she continued to tell him he was hurting her and that shoulder was broke (clavical/collar bone) he just kept pulled on it.
Officer Christopher Bonin and Officer Weller stood together having somewhat of a confidential conversation as Mrs. Senavitis sat on the ground cuffed in the back trying to breath and calm herself. Continuing to tell them she had been assualted by her daughter and son-in-law having her throat kicked in. They had no interest in listening to anything she had to say.
When they stood her up, she proceeded trying to tell them what happened to her ever showing them the clumps of hair that had been wripped out and hanging all over her. They had no interest in listening to her just discussed how many charges they could get on her.
They did ask her if she had been drinking and she told them she had gotten two shots and three beers, not saying how much of it she actually got to drink. They then gave her a breathalizer but did not reply on what it read.
Officer Weller then proceeded to have two other officers transport her to the State Police Barracks on Rt 209, one of which was a female. (Officer Weller testified at the preliminary Officer Bonin and himself transported Mrs. Senavitis). Before getting the in cruiser Mrs. Senavitis asked it they could please put the cuffs in the front as it was pulling her collar bone apart, Officer Weller said NO, she asked for a double set so it would stop pulling the bones apart again he said NO. As she was trying to sit in the cruiser the cuffs were so tight they weren’t allowing movement on the wrists. She then asked the officer putting helping her in the vehicle about loosening them a bit so they weren’t crushed in her wrists and this officer locked them so they would tighten anymore. Officer Weller and Officer Bonin drove to the station together.
Upon arrival at the Police Station Mrs. Senavitis was brought in, finger printed, photographed and sat in a chair just inside a doorway where Officer Bonnin and another Officer where discussing, writing up and looking for as many charges in the books they could find to charge her with. This whole time she was having great difficulty swallowing and asked for a drink of water, she was told she wasn’t aloud to have anything. Sitting there in the chair yet, Officer Christopher Bonin commented to the other Officer (unknown) how great it was they were going have them both in jail at the same time and for a long time. Mrs. Senavitis hearing this as they made sure these words were spoken loud enough for her to hear the commented to them “what you think I can’t hear you” she wanted them to know she knew all along what their intentions on all this was.
Also while sitting there Officer Weller paced around her on his cell phone telling those he was speaking with about his great bust of the wife of the guy that killed Senator Rhoades. He also spoke to a girlfriend or wife (unknow) explaining his great bust and letting her know he was going to be late. In all his calls not only did he boast about his great bust but he also gave everyone he spoke to their address with identifying landmark in front of their home, now what was the reasoning for that?
They needed to take her to the hospital for alcohol blood work but before they did that they had to make sure for some reason 1 full hour went by, the officers specifically spoke of this and to have the taser spikes removed.
Once at the hospital she again asked please for just a sip of water as her throat was really bother her. One of the transport officers got her a little cup of water just enough to moisten her lips and mouth. She was greatly appreciative. She also needed to use the rest room which they allowed except in dropping her draws and sitting the spikes from the taser wripped out painfully as they were caught in her cloths.
Officer Christopher Bonin had told the family they were taking her to the hospital to get checked out medically for her injuries and stress. The only thing done at the hospital was the blood work and they never even checked out where the spikes pulled from. Then she was taken to the Magistrates for charges and bail. Once bail was set she was then transported to the Carbon County Correctional Facility.
Being left at intake at the Carbon County Correctional Facility by the transport officers she had to get registered in and changed. In the time she was with the intake officers they could not believe the horrible condition she was in and that she was the one that was there. One of the intake officers did have concern for Mrs. Senavitis’ condition and helped her the best she could.
Mrs. Senavitis was seen by the prison nurse at which time they documented as many bruises and injuries they could keep up with including the swelling and bruising on her wrists from the cuffs being so tight. The nurses couldn’t believe the condition Mrs. Senavitis was in either.
The next day Mrs. Senavitis was brought back to the prison nurse where they had brought in an x-ray machine and took x-rays of her neck as it was swollen, bruised and she was having difficulty swollowing.
Late that evening she was bailed out and her daughter was there to bring her home. Mrs. Senavitis sat in the back seat with her granddaughter not speaking a word. Mr. Senavitis who was in the front passenger seat asked her if she was going to talk him and her reply was “What do you want me to say, I get ____ kicked out of my by those two and I get charged for it as well as being charged for assaulting you.”.
Her daughter in turn told her that she was wrong, no one pressed charged on her, then the silence continued.
Arriving home her granddaughter made a comment about her bald spots and that she would help her make a wig she knew which trash can they put her hair. Her husband then told her that he had cleaned up the clumps of her hair off the floor, he didn’t want her seeing it and getting upset anymore. The proplem there was that once she used the rest room she saw in the mirror just how bald and bruise up she was not like she didn’t feel it.
Part IV of the nightmare that wont end was January 14, 2009 when Mr. Senavitis accompanied his wife at her preliminary hearing. Just before walking out the door Mrs. Senavitis’ attorney called to tell her he was too sick to make the hearing but that he had called the courthouse to let them know and she had to still show up. Mrs. Senavitis check in and was told she needed to sit and wait while a continuance was discussed with the judge. She double checked with the receptionist to make sure her attorney did call and speak with them.
Mr. and Mrs. Senavitis sat and wait for long time seeing the judge in and out of his chambers as well as alot of others. It was so long they ended up being the only people waiting no one else was around other than the officers. Officer Bonin comment to them that the extremely long wait was normal at times.
Another officer who apparently just got off his shift and was dropping off his paperwork for the day. He stopped to talk to Officer Weller saying something to him about not seeing him in some time and how buff he was. Another officer explained yeh, Officer Weller, he is always at the gym working out. Officer Weller and the other officers started discussing their workout routines.
Off the elevator just around the corner appears a news crew who stated they were there for the Senavitis case. The officers quickly turned them away from the Senavitis’ putting them in a corner and speaking with them. While the news crew waited around the corner, out of the elevator came more officer with paperwork, a leather arrest belt and cuffs in hand. They handed the paperwork to Mr. Senavitis and told him he was being placed under arrest. Mr. and Mrs. Senavitis asked for what and were told to read the paperwork it was all in there and that the charges were from the accident of October 17, 2008 where he had caused the death of Senator James Rhoades.
The picture became clear why Mrs. Senavitis’ attorney had just become to ill to show. Why the news media was so pursistent on filming them. They had to make sure they got the Officials actually approaching and arresting Mr. Senavitis, like vultures on road kill.
Trying to read over the large stack of paperwork handed to him, problems finding their glasses the officers had Mr. Senavitis get up to take him to the holding room where they search him, strapped and cuff him up.
Mrs. Senavitis was very upset and alone so she looked around for a public phone and couldn’t find one on that floor so she went to get in the elevator to check downstairs and the Police blocked her from the elevator telling her if she left before getting her issue taken care she would also be arrested.
Finally a woman can out from the back to discuss Mrs. Senavitis’ issue. Mrs. Senavitis explained she had been waiting for the okay on a continuance as her attorney fell ill and couldn’t show. She also explained that the attorney had told her that he called the courthouse to verify his representation, his illness and the need for a continuance. At this time Officer Christopher Bonin approached the woman stating they did not want it continued that it had already been continued twice. The woman brought Mrs. Senavitis into a room, looked over the charges and paperwork and agreed to give the continuance as she said an attorney was definitely needed. Mrs. Senavitis was now allowed to leave that floor to find a phone.
When Mrs. Senavitis got downstairs she asked where the public phone was and was told there was none in the building but she could try neighboring stores. As she exited the building upset and crying a worker outside asked her if she was alright. She explain she wasn’t and need to find a phone. The gentlemen offered his cell phone to her and as she was shaking so bad couldn’t get the call to go through. The gentlemen then got the call through for her. Their family at home had already found out what was going down by media calls and let her know they were on their way.
Upon their arrival Mr. Senavitis was already being taken away to be seen in front of Magistrate Debby York.
They got back in their cars and followed the Chanel 69 News van when Mrs. Senavitis decided it would be best to go home and make calls. Immediately upon arriving home she contacted her son, bail bondsman and several others.
Mr. Senavitis was brought before Magistrate Debby York who held him on all counts and set bail at $25,000.
As Mr. and Mrs. Senavitis had known from the beginning when the State Police were taking so long with their report for the accident of October, the subsequent actions after that they were taking very severe actions to go after them but in their hearts and conscious new of the innocense and never expected this would come about. But it did and the Police did it well using the media to put out the brain washing information they wanted the people to believe, falsifying the reports, coercing witnesses, name it they probably did it.
Mr. Senavitis was bailed out that night and obeyed every bit of his bail conditions.
Part V of the nightmare that wont end on January 23, 2009 a preliminary hearing was scheduled in Mr. Senavitis’ matter before Magistrate Judge Debby York in Broadheadsville. Mr. and Mrs. Senavitis were called by several people media related that it had been rescheduled. Mr. and Mrs. Senavitis felt the needed this verified this directly with Judge Debby York herself so they called the Courthouse and she informed them thast yes indeed it had, they would be notified by mail. With everything else the police and judiciaries have been pulling they felt it best to show up anyway and get proper documentation of it’s continuance as paper leaves a trail.
When they showed up in Magistrate Judge Debby York’s she was not pleased with them being there. They explained they wanted to cover their backs and show as they had nothing in hand to document the sudden continuance. While at Magistrate Debby York they had brought a Subpoena Duces Tecum and asked her if she could sign it for them so they could get an important part of their evidence. Magistrate Debby York then took it from them to give this information to the prosecuter, DA David Christine. Before they left Debby York asked Mr. Senavitis who his attorney was and he explained he was representing himself. Debby York told him he was not representing himself and that he better get to the Public Defenders Office immediately. She stated that she was going to call personally to be sure he obtained council there. If this was not done she stated she would have him picked up immediately. She state the case will be heard once and only once.
Magistrate Debby York also stated to Mr. Senavitis “Do you know whyI set your bail so high when you came before me? Because you walked in my courtroom smelling of alcohol, I smelled the alcohol on you.”.
Now minutes prior to standing before Magistrate Debby York on the day in question he stood before Judge Appleton in Carbon County where he was picked up. Not only did he stand before Judge Appleton but he sat across from Mr. and Mrs. Senavitis going over the paperwork and information they needed. This was face to face. In standing before Magistrate Debby York she up on her bench and Mr. Senavitis was over 15 feet away behind a table with the officers.
What’s really amazing here is the the extra sensory bionic sense of smell that all three people in total claimed to smell of an over whelming odor of alcohol on Mr. Senavitis from a far and those that surround him can’t smell it at all. Unless while in Police custody during transport in this case they partied it up before arriving in front of her.
Mr. and Mrs. Senavitis left there and did go to the Public Defenders Office. As they arrived there and checked in they were told Magistrate Debby York had already checked to see if they was there yet. A few other people went with them just in case there were any more tricks being pulled on the Senavitis. They felt the Senavitis’ needed extra sets of eyes and ears for their protection.
Part VI of the nightmare that wont end Janaury 30, 2009 the continued preliminary hearing in front of Magistrate Judge Debby York. Yes Mr. Senavitis had representation, a Public Defender. A preliminary hearing is for the Judge to decide whether there is enough evidence to force the defendant to trial, probable cause and reasonable amount of evidence for a jury. Let’s see what they had, they had three months of investigation going on.
Upon arrival to the Courthouse the Senavitis Family was bumbarded by the media from all around them.
When Yamila Yafar (the driver of the minivan) showed up DA David Christine and Officer Jason Beers saw her coming and ran to intercept her. They turned her from the cameras and stood speaking in short lenght when she then quickly went back to her vehicle, the DA and Officer were telling her to hurry. She did, she quickly got back in her vehicle and took off.
Let’s get inside to the courtroom. Prosecutors are DA David Christine and ADA Colleen Mancusso. Their witnesses PA State Trooper Officer Beers, Coroner Scot Grim who performed the autopsy on Senator Rhoades, Yamila Yafar who was there but they sent her away, she probably wasn’t brushed up enough on what they wanted her to say.
PA State Trooper Jason Beers sworn in under oath on the stand stated the crash report was true and completely accurrate, even though just looking at the diagram and reading the so called accident events defy the laws of pysics in every way possible. He was asked by the Public Defender about the other vehicle and driver he stated “he did not recall her name” Yamila Yafar you J A you just sent her away remember. Let see is that perjury, withholding evidence or hiding it until you have it on the right track. He was also asked about the video cam from his police cruiser of the accident scene, he claimed he did not put it on. He was asked if there were pictures that he should have taken immediately, he did not take pictures either. Were these balls dropped accidentally or on purpose? Is there a vidoe and pictures they just don’t want uncovered? I mean, he did state at the very beginning he was the first officer on scene and this is just proper protocal to have the vidoe run on the incident in hand and get photographs. He was also asked about the information from the EDR. Trooper Beers stated he did not know what he meant or what it was. He was told an Event Data Recorder from the Cadillac which it was equipt with, he claimed to know nothing about it.
As for the Prosecutions second witness Coroner Scot Grim who performed the autopsy. Sworn on the stand stated Senator James Rhoades died Saturday October 18, 2008 due to blunt force truama to the chest with internal bleeding. Death Accidental. That was the extent of his testimony as that would all he could say.
Then the Prosecution handed out medical records with Mr. Senavitis apparent over four time the legal limit
where “With the alleged alcohol reading he should have been in acoma let alone be able to get in a motor vehicle.” as previously stated by DA David Christine.
DA David Christine turned to ADA Colleen Mancusso and asked her what other evidence they had and she quietly reply back “that was all”.
Mr. Senavitis’ Public Defender Mr. Niemoczynski asked that the charges be dropped as all the evidence they had was circumstantial and that they had only those three things to carry the case on.
The Prosecution insisted that the evidence they brought forward was enough to get it to trial.
Magistrate Debby York order it to trial. (In 2006 Mr. Senavitis was before him for a citation and at that time she stated to him that she did not like him and if she ever seen him in her courtroom again he would be sorry.) You can’t say Debby York does not keep her word.
Part VII of the nightmare that wont end, February 4, 2009 Mrs. Senavitis’ hearing before Magistrate Judge Appleton and in attendence Mr. and Mrs. Senavitis, Regina, Christopher, Officer Weller and Officer Bonin.
The day prior Subpoenas were brought to their home for Mr. Timothy Senavitis (the owner of the gun Christopher had taken they were going to destroy Thomas Senavitis’ disconnented brother), Regina and Christopher for them to testify Mrs. Senavitis assualted them. Bring the Timothy part to your attention as the Monroe and Carbon Counties continue to claim all these incidents are unrelated to each other yet you see they are the puzzle peices they created and are putting together.
These three charges were dropped as they did not testify, Regina and Christopher were the attackers of both Mr. and Mrs. Senavitis.
Officer Weller testifing on the stand how she was so drunk she couldn’t walk right, had slurred speech and was in her vehicle backing out to leave when he got to the Wildcreek. Mrs. Senavitis walks with a slight limp that is worsen with aggravation off the neck and back. She had her throat kicked in, going through a panic attack and did have difficulty talking, but not in a slur. This charged was dismissed by the Judge due to the Officer’s testimony and answers to the defendant attorney.
Assaulting a Police Officer, on the stand Officer Weller was asked what the assault consisted of. He stated Mrs. Senavitis slapped him in the face a couple times and with further questioning on these slaps he stated it was in the report he did remember. He then claimed he wasn’t slapped in the face but that she scratched him in the face. He was asked if he received medical attention or got pictures of this and replied no.
Officer Christopher Bonin got on the stand sworn in as was Officer Weller to back up Mr. Weller’s testimony.
Their testimony included the brutal attack of Officer Weller by Mrs. Senavitis, her extreme drunkiness and her resistance in arrest leading to her having to been tased twice to get control.
Officer Bonin and Officer Weller also testified that they were the ones that transported Mrs. Senavitis from the Wildcreek to the station, in which that was false as it was two other officers one of them being a woman.
The Judge left to go over the testimony and came back dropping the DUI leaving the ones filed on behalf of Officer Weller, aggravated assualt, persistent disorderly conduct, harassment and resisting arrest. Upon leaving the courtroom and waiting for paperwork the Judge came out of his chambers and explained to Mrs. Senavitis that those charges were out of his control because the Police and DA were not dropping them so it will go to a higher court. This was understandable.
Part VIII of the nightmare that wont end, April 23, 2009 Mrs. Senavitis had a preliminary hearing at the Carbon County Courthouse in Jim thorpe which Mr. Senavitis accompanied her to.
A few days prior Mr. Senavitis was seen by his orthopedist who set him up with a therapy schedule allowing him to walk alittle at time without the moonboot on and told him driving short distances would be a good part of this therapy. He still has one main break yet that will not close in a bone.
Mrs. Senavitis stressed about her hearing felt this would be a nice drive to the courthouse for Mr. Senavitis. This was the first time he had driven since the accident other than up and down the driveway. They arrived at 8:30 and upon entering the Carbon County Courthouse just inside waiting was the news crews again. You will see a pattern here with the media and all the event since October 17, 2008. Mr. and Mrs. Senavitis had gone to several hearing and made several Court appearances and the only time the media was there was when these Counties had premeditated attacks on them. One might wonder what the media was tipped off to be at the right places at the right times for each of the incidents.
Mrs. Senavitis immediately checked in at the Public Defenders Office and went on to the second floor. Once there checked in at the DA’s Office and stood in the hallway awaiting their turn. On this day the Courthouse was packed like sardines in a can. The Senavitis standing there surrounded by lots of people very close up and conversating with them. There were two Sheriffs Officers one at each end of the hallway.
At no time did either of the Sheriffs Officers go anywhere close to the Senavitis but after awaiting almost two hours in the hall they noticed to their right coming up the flight of stair was Officer Robert Blissard and Carbon County Probation Officer Juliette Fittos who had a box in one hand and a device in the other. Here were the other bionic sensory noses come in.
The second Sheriff’s Officer joined the two and approached Mr. Senavitis and stated “Mr. Senavitis come with us.” Mrs. Senavitis asked what was going on they were not there for anything having to do with Mr. Senavitis and with the media catching them coming in, it was clear something was up once again.
Mrs. Senavitis made a statement to the by-standers around them asking the “please watch and witness what is going on here, we are not here for him.”.
Sheriff Robert Blissard and the other Sheriff with one on each arm took Mr. Senavitis into the DA’s Office.
Mrs. Senavitis went to follow and they stopped her at the door telling her it had nothing to do with her, she had to stay out and they shut the door on her.
Mr. Senavitis exiting the DA’s Office states to his wife “Hey, did you know I am drunk again.” Mrs. Senavitis irrate said “What” in disbelief of the actions the two counties of Carbon and Monroe have been taken upon them.
Mrs. Senavitis made a comment to those she asked to witness the accounts of what was happening, do you see what I mean and why we need people to watch.
Mrs. Senavitis aready stressed just being there, this incident made the axiety and a panic attack kicked in. She asked her husband to go to the car for her medication and as he started down the steps the two Sheriff’s Officers approached her. They then grabbed her and moved her down the hall placing her against the wall standing directly in front of her.
Several time she asked the to please back up out of her face so she could breath. With axienty and panic attacked your heart beats hard, fast and you feel like you are getting no air, it’s actually a feeling of dying.
With that Carbon County Probation Officer Julietter Fittos also approached now there were three officers standing close up around her. Mrs. Senavitis continued in a despirate voice asking where her medication was and they told her her husband went down for it. She then suddenly started slowly sliding down the wall she was leaning against.
Just a little information on the importance of breathing space: The importance of developing and maintaining a positive mental attitude in all situations: The importance of breathing to help overcome anxiety and nerves.
Mrs. Senavitis was then lifted off the floor, cuffed and escorted down the steps where you could her her telling them to stopped shoving and pulling her. They were telling her to walk. Mrs. Senavitis explained she was and could not go as fast as them. She felt like she was going to fall down the steps but they proceeded shoving her down the steps telling her your not going fall.
She was taken to a holding cell downstairs while the Sheriff’s Officer sat and wrote up another list of charges on her, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and persistant disorderly conduct.
While waiting in the cell it seemed very long to her and she still had not gotten the meds she needed to help her calm and get her breath. She asked for her attorney, the Public Defender finally arrived with her meds, she sat a while longer before being transported out. They then took her to been seen before a Magistrate Judge to go over the charges and set bail, off to Carbon County Correctional Facility.
Several people from in that hallway of the Carbon County Courthouse did come forward as witnesses. Verifying that they were close to the Senavitis’ and some were even outside talking with Mr. Senavitis while having a cigarette. They at no time got a smell of any kind of alcohol let alone see any signs of Mr. Senavitis being intoxicated. They stated him and his wife were just standing around like everyone else talking with each other.
At no time what so ever in the Carbon County Courthouse did they question Mr. Senavitis how he was (they apprached he stating “Mr. Senavitis”. They claimed they had no idea who he was. Never asked for nor checked Mr. Senavitis’ ID to identify who he was. Mr. and Mrs. Senavitis both walked in the courthouse that morning locking all their personal property in the trunk of their vehicle.
What has been seen with both of Mrs. Senavitis cases has been abuse in several ways by authorities knowing since before the accident in October her husband was in her conditions of anxiety and the panic attacks. They have continually made inappropriate and unprofessional comments to her and have set up threatening and distressful situations upon her.
Late that evening Mrs. Senavitis was release from the Carbon County Correctional Facility on $20,000 bail. Upon being picked up Mrs. Senavitis asked her husband why it took him so long to bring her medication into the courthouse that day and he explained to her that between the media and officers trying to follow him he did some side tracking to get to the vehicle as he was unsure if they were following him to arrest him again also.
As Mr. and Mrs. Senavitis spend their days trying to keep themselves happy and healthy still had in the back of the minds ponder the thoughts of what are these Counties going to do next to them. Feeling of imprisonment in their home as going anywhere was difficult without getting negative reaction from people due to their media exposure that consists of only one thing and that would be what these County Officials wanted them to think. They were being betrayed as the Bonnie and Clyde of this century.
Part IX The next bomb shell drops as Mr. Senavitis receives a Notice of Hearing for Bail Revocation. The Bail Revocation hearing was scheduled for June 1, 2009 at the Monroe County Courthouse in front of President Judge Ronald Vican.
Once again they arrived to come off the elevator to have the media hovering over them again. This should have told them the outcome before the hearing ever bgan (news media equals the decision was already made Mr. Senavitis your going to jail).
Mr. Senavitis went into the courtroom with his Public Defender Wieslaw Niemoczynski. All others with him entered a few minutes later. There were six people willing to testify for Mr. Senavitis four of which showed for the hearing.
Immediately off the bat ADA Colleen Mancuso explained to President Judge Ronald Vican that the Mrs. Rhoades and her family members to support her were there to see justice in the matter. They sat in which seemed to be jury section.
ADA Colleen Mancuso’s opening statement was that Mr. Senavitis was drunk and drove to a hearing for his wife in Carbon County breaking the conditions of his bail and being a danager.
Sheriff Robert Blissard sworn under oath stated he smelt an intoxicating odor on Mr. Senavitis’ breath and went to the Carbon County Probation Department to discuss this with Probation Officer Juliette Fittos. They inturn went up and gave Mr. Senavitis a breathalizer in which he failed.
Public Defender Niemoczynski questioned him, did you know who he was? Sheriff Blissard replied, No. (Remember when they approached him they said “Mr. Senavitis come with us”.) Niemoczynski asked Sheriff Blissard was he swaying, stumbling, slurring or showing any signs of intoxication? Sheriff Blissard answered, No. Niemoczynski asked him if the intoxicating odor was beer; Blissard, An intoxicating odor; Was it wine, An intoxicating odor; Was it whiskey, An intoxicating odor.
Carbon County Probation Officer Juliette Fittos under oath testied she was approached by Sheriff Blissard about the intoxication of Mr. Senavitis and they were concerned whether he was driving. This was their reasoning as to why they gave him the breathalizer. She also stated she did not know who he was. Probation Officer Juliette Fittos also stated that she performed the test and that he was over the limit for driving. She claimed this is normal procedure to test people in the Courthouse when under suspicion.
Two of the defense witness were called to the stand one after the other under oath stating Mr. Senavitis showed no signs of being drunk nor did he have any odor of alcohol on him what so ever. One even stated he was face to face with Mr. Senavitis talking while they were having a cigarette putside the Courthouse.
None of the other witnesses were called to the stand.
In closing statements the Prosecution ADA Colleen Mancuso stated that Mr. Senavitis’ bail had to be revoked as he broke his bail conditions and was a danger to himself and society as he admitted to driving to the Carbon County Courthouse that morning, also admitting to having three beer the night for the Carbon County incident.
The Public Defender’s closing statement was that no driving nor no consumption of alcohol were conditions of his bail and that he had the right to bail as he never showed to be a flight risk and that is the purpose of bail as you are supposed to be innocent until proven guilty.
As the Public Defender was still giving his closing statement a Sheriff that sat in on this hearing radioed for another Sheriff to come into the Courtroom and they both walked up behind Mr. Senavitis one on each side with their cuffs out and ready.
I must tell you the most disgraceful part of this hearing was that the entire time this took place President Judge Ronald Vican couldn’t stop rolling his eyes, closing them and maybe just dozzing off. He sure showed he wasn’t paying any attention or was it that he was just bored and already knew what the final conclusion was going to be. His verdict was quick and short “Bail is Revoked, you will now be place back into custody and taken to MCCF”.
In arriving at Monroe County Correctional Facility Mr. Senavitis went through intake, was seen by the nurse who at that time told him that they had been ordered to put him on detox medication for withdraw. Mr. Senavitis decline it and told them he did want or need it. The nurse then stated there was a written order given to them to be sure he was on these meds. He would not take them.
For two weeks he had to be seen by the nurse twice a day to be check for signs of withdraw. In those two weeks there was not one sign of withdraw that the nurses could find to be able to document.
Sometime later when Mr. Senavitis was seen by the prison doctor with one of the nurses present the doctor reviewed Mr. Senavitis’ charts and asked the nurse why he wasn’t on those meds. She explained he declined to take them and that the nurses checked him twice a day for two weeks and documented his condition as it was.
Mrs. Senavitis contacted Mr. Senavitis Public Defender Niemoczynski about appealling President Judge Vican’s decision and making no driving or consumption of alcohol a condition. Mr. Senavitis had discussed this with her as these were not a condition of his original bail and if that was what they wanted it was no problem have them add them and let him out. They should have made it part of the bail conditions in the very beginning and not made it up later at their convenience.
Mrs. Senavitis also explaining to Mr. Niemoczynski about the prison trying to force the withdraw medication on Mr. Senavitis and how it was all documented by the nurses that he did not go through withdraw as they were trying to document. Mrs. Senavitis felt this needed to be brought up at the appeal. As well, the fact Probation Officer Juliette Fittos who performed the test didn’t know what she was doing and had to get help from a Sheriff. Was she certified, was the breathalizer re-calibrated before they proceeded with the test, as explained before it read nothing until she pulled it away from Mr. Senavitis and fiddled with it.
The breathalizer is an extremely sensative devices especially with air temperature to properly work. Failure on law enforcement officers to use the devices properly or to administrators to have the machines properly maintained and re-calibrated as required are particularly sources of error and malfunction.
There was an appeal hearing for the bail revocation and once again it was in front of President Judge Ronald Vican. The no driving, no consumption of alcohol and no flight risk were brought to Judge Vican’s attention. The medical records Mrs. Senavitis requested the Public Defender to obtain for this hearing were not.
ADA Colleen Manucso stated there was no way for them to kept checking that Mr. Senavitis was keeping his word. The appeal was denied by Judge Vican. ADA Colleen Mancuso just didn’t have enough babysitters.
Just a thought but who is babysitting the police, judiciaries and politians? Curious.
Mr. and Mrs. Senavitis knowing nothing will be fair for them in this area spoke with Public Defender Niemocyzski to have it taken to a higher court and outside the area. They were told he was already appealing it through the Superior Court but with months gone by they just found out it was just filed recently.
To this time, the end of December 2009, this Public Defender has still not sent for those records from the prison even with several reminders for the need of them and even newer information Mr. Senavitis’ complete medical information from the prison has vanished to an empty space, every bit missing and they can’t tell him where it is or what could have happened to it.