Facebook proves useful tool in violent home invasion

2013-01-08T12:50:00Z 2013-01-08T13:19:38Z Facebook proves useful tool in violent home invasionKim Smith Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
January 08, 2013 12:50 pm  • 

An Oro Valley home invasion victim used Facebook to lead police straight to the  suspects.

Back in November, the Star reported a 65-year-old woman was tied up and robbed after she let a boy who looked to be about 10 into her home after he asked to use the phone to call his mom. 

The police told us information from the victim led them to stop a car two days after the home invasion and arrest four people, including a 13-year-old boy.

Well, court documents indicate that within hours of the robbery, the victim went to her ex-boyfriend's new girlfriend's Facebook page after remembering the woman had sons the same age as a couple of her assailants.

Once on the page, the victim realized she was right. One of the woman's sons was one of her assailants. 

She immediately called police and she later picked the same guy out of a photo lineup.

According to court documents, the victim's ex-boyfriend, Wellington Marin, admitted driving to her neighborhood and walking to her house with his new girlfriend, Jacqueline Carlson, Carlson's 18-year-old son, Anthony White-Giordano and a 13-year-old boy. (Court documents don't say if the younger boy is Carlson's son or not.)

Marin further confessed he saw the 13-year-old knock on the door and Carlson and White-Giordano punching the victim. He also admitted he stole items from her house after the 13-year-old let him in and that he drove Carlson to a pawnshop to pawn some of the victim's jewelry.

White-Giordano also confessed and police have video of Carlson pawning the victim's items, court documents state.

Carlson denied being in the victim's house, but admitted pawning the jewelry, court documents indicate.

All three of the adults are awaiting trial. No word on the status of the boy yet.

 

 

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