Monday, April 14, 2014

Loves Goes On Forever

Grave of Texas Millionaire Jerry Sternadel
Becky Sternadel
On Easter Sunday, Christians celebrate the resurrection of the Lord, Jesus Christ.
Easter Sunday is typically the most well-attended Sunday service of the year for Christian churches.
Christians believe, according to Scripture, that Jesus came back to life, or was raised from the dead, three days after his death on the cross. As part of the Easter season, the death of Jesus Christ by crucifixion is commemorated on Good Friday, which is always the Friday just before Easter.
Jesus paid the penalty for sin, through his death, burial and resurrection, thus purchasing eternal life for all who believe in Jesus Christ.

Becky Sternadel celebrates her dad’s life this Easter holiday by decorating the grave of her father, Jerry Sternadel - who was poisoned to death with arsenic poisoning in the prime of his life.

The love of a daughter goes on forever...

Read the true story of the horrendous murder of Jerry Sternadel and the terrible injustice done to the Texas millionaire rancher, and his family in the Award-Winning True Crime 

"Fighting the Devil" 

A True Story of Consuming Passion, Deadly Poison, and Murder   

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Poisoning Murder Case Remains Open

JerrySternadel died of arsenic poisoning in 1990. His convicted murderer was released June 20, 2014. However, the murder case remains open.

Award-Winning Author Jeannie Walker 

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Whose Love is Greater?

Whose love is greater - a love for a parent or a love for a child?

Jerry Sternadel was a Texas millionaire rancher. He was not an ordinary person, but in some ways he was ordinary. Like so many others - some people liked the millionaire rancher while others disliked him.
The millionaire sealed his fate when he married his second wife, thinking she was someone he could trust and depend upon. On June 12, 1990, something out of the ordinary happened - Jerry Sternadel died from extreme arsenic poisoning. While one woman was eventually arrested and put in prison - her co-conspirator has yet to be arrested or tried for the heinous murder. A reasonable person would think the person arrested would have been the widow. Who can poison your husband at home without you knowing it, if you are the one preparing the meals and drinks?
Jerry's daughter (Becky Sternadel) celebrates her dad's life by decorating his grave, especially at Christmas, even 23 years later. I know this because Becky is also my daughter.
Jerry Sternadel's life was snuffed out when he was in his prime and in good health. He did not smoke. He did not drink. He exercised regularly. He was exceptionally proud of the quarter horses he raised and the races his horses won. He maintained a healthy lifestyle and made a lot of people prosperous and happy. 
In 1990, Jerry Sternadel was fed arsenic poison until he finally died. If not for greed and hate, Jerry would have lived to see his two children and two grandchildren mature into beautiful adults.
Whose love is greater- a love for a parent or a love for a child?
Personally, I don't know which is greater, but I do know death does not stop our love for each other.  Losing a child hurts and losing a parent hurts. In the end all we have left is the memories.
Thank God for the memories. 
Read about the murder in the award-winning true crime "Fighting the Devil"
Becky Sternadel viewing her dad in 1990

Friday, August 30, 2013

It was like an Errol Flynn movie!

 Arsenic poisoning murder of Texas Millionaire

 (murder depicted in Award-Winning True Crime

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Texas Ranger talks about the murder investigation -

A secretary poisoned her boss over a period of time ... her and the wife were doing it.... It was an arsenic poisoning case.
Sheriff Bogard called me ...he said, "I've got something here ... the hospital called me and said there's a man that died in Wichita Falls from arsenic poisoning and he's from Clay County.
We went out to the murdered man's ranch in Clay County and talked to the secretary and the wife ...the murdered man had made three  visits to the hospital in Wichita Falls and nobody in the world ever snapped on that arsenic poisoning. But we went through the records and they knew about it two or three weeks before he died, you know? Every time the wife and secretary would visit Sternadel in the hospital, he'd have a relapse. He'd get sicker and sicker. I think they were giving it (arsenic) to him in the hospital. So he finally died. He died of acute arsenic poisoning.
Well, we went out one day, this was kind of funny. We went out and talked to the grieving widow and we're talking...

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Where is Justice when convicted killer is given Probation???

Family of murdered millionaire seeks answers.

 Jeannie Walker - "Some people say I'm obsessed with my ex-husband. I'm obsessed with getting justice. There's not any closure for our children or grandchildren."

A woman convicted for the murder of wealthy businessman Jerry Sternadel is released from prison after only 10 years in prison.    
Debra Baker was Sternadel's bookkeeper. Baker was convicted of First Degree Murder of Sternadel by giving him lethal amounts of arsenic poison until he finally died of extreme arsenic poisoning.  It is alleged Debra Baker conspired to murder Sternadel with Lou Ann, Sternadel's widow. The widow has never been charged 
and the murder is still an open murder case.
 Convicted murderer Debra Baker


                 Jeannie & Jerry Sternadel with children before their divorce.

Jeannie Walker, Sternadel's ex-wife and author of the award-winning true crime "Fighting the Devil" said the family still has hope that a break in the case will come. "It's been a constant battle," Walker said. In Walker's book, she said Sternadel had informed her that he believed Baker and Lou Ann had embezzled money from him. "Jerry said, 'I just found out $35,000 is missing from one of my bank accounts. I told Debbie and Lou Ann they better get me the damn money back or I'm going to turn them in. I told Lou Ann as soon as I got the money back, I'm going to divorce her.'" 
Jerry Sternadel was fed arsenic poison and murdered before he got the money back or divorced Lou Ann. 
"Fighting the Devil" shares personal stories and the theory as to why the arsenic poisoning murder of Jerry Sternadel is believed to be more than a one-person job.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

UNBELIEVABLE - Woman convicted of First Degree Murder receives Probation

A Texas woman convicted in the arsenic poisoning death of her millionaire boss is set to be released from prison. Debra Lynn Baker is to be released this week after spending only ten years behind bars after being convicted of First Degree Murder for killing her millionaire boss with arsenic poison.
Debra Lynn Baker
Baker was sent to prison only after violating the probation she received for the murder of Texas businessman and millionaire Jerry Sternadel.
Baker was Sternadel's bookkeeper and was suspected of embezzlement. Prosecutors also said Baker was close to Sternadel's wife and poisoned him before he could divorce her. The wife was never charged in the arsenic poisoning murder of her husband, Jerry Sternadel.
The family of Sternadel say a "terrible injustice was done". The relatives have started a petition seeking to have the case fully investigated.

Sternadel's ex-wife penned a true crime about the murder sharing personal stories and the journey to put a killer behind bars in the Award-Winning book "Fighting the Devil".

Award-Winning True Crime "Fighting the Devil"

Associated Press Coverage

Saturday, March 16, 2013

NBC NEWS: Woman who killed my millionaire ex-husband denied early release from prison

Woman Convicted in Poisoning Death of Her Boss Denied Early Release Request
By: Larry Statser   NBC NEWS VIDEO
March 14, 2013
A former Clay County woman convicted in the poisoning death of her boss has lost her request for early release, and will have to serve her full sentence. 

Debra Lynn Baker, now 56-years-old, will not be released until her original prison release date of June 20th. She had filed for early release before then, but the parole board denied her request. She has made previous requests for parole but family and friends of the victim have always strenuously protested her release. 

Baker was convicted of the 1990 arsenic poisoning murder of Clay County business man Jerry Sternadel, and the jury sentenced her to 10 years probation. But in 2003, she violated her probation and was sent to prison to serve those 10 years. 

Prosecutors say Sternadel suffered a slow and painful death as a result of arsenic put in his juice. Family members have long maintained his second wife was also involved she has never been charged and that case file remains open. 

His first wife and daughter say Sternadel discovered his wife and Baker, who was his bookkeeper, had been embezzling thousands from him and he planned to divorce his wife. His net worth was estimated at around two million dollars.

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