No remorse, No mercy
Two days ago a Mom of three was killed in nearby Port St. Lucie County. She was walking with a friend, each of them with one of their children, when Lisa Vichlenski was hit by a green pickup truck. She died later that day, her son was injured but will survive.
Today comes news of Jerrold Baron. This scum was driving the pickup who struck Ms. Vichelenski. Probaby drunk at the time, he fleed the scene of the accident. To add icing to his crimes, Baron abandoned the truck and then called 911! Claiming the truck was stolen.
This is a horrible story, three children lost a mother and a husband his wife. What gnaws at me about this tragedy besides the chutzpah shown by Baron by calling 911, is this quote from police about Mr. Baron.
"showed absolutely no remorse at all"
I hope to God our justice system treats him in kind.
Open Post- Bright & Early, Stuck on Stupid, Right Wing Nation, The Real Ugly American,
PORT ST. LUCIE — Jerrold Baron "showed absolutely no remorse at all" when he was arrested Friday in the hit-and-run death of 31-year-old Lisa Vichlenski, police officer Gerry Harrington said.
Baron, 55, had called police an hour after the crash Thursday to report his girlfriend's green Nissan pickup was stolen. Police said he was drunk when he made the 911 call.
Vichlenski was walking Thursday morning with her 3-year-old son, Cody, her neighbor Melissa Leclerc and Leclerc's son Blaze when she was hit and killed on Green River Parkway near Melaleuca Boulevard.
Vichlenski, who has two other children, was thrown about 75 feet and died early Thursday afternoon at St. Lucie Medical Center, police said. Cody, who was dragged in a stroller about 70 feet, was flown to St. Mary's Medical Center in West Palm Beach.
Pete Vichlenski, Lisa's husband, said Cody will be home soon and knows his mother is dead. His other two children, 8-year-old Tyler and 11-year-old Alexis, are taking the news hard, he said.
Tyler planted roses near where his mother died and kept one for Cody when he comes home.
Baron could be charged with leaving the scene of a crash involving a death and leaving the scene of a crash involving serious injury.
Police described Baron as a person of interest before his arrest and worked from a tip called in by someone outside of Baron's household who knew what happened and had "a little bit of pressure, a little bit of conscience," as Harrington, the police officer, put it.
Harrington said the pickup did not appear to have been broken into and the keys were in the ignition when it was found Thursday evening at the Jensen Beach Post Office.
Norma Rinaldi, 61, of Port St. Lucie is the registered owner of the truck, according to state records. She could not be reached for comment Friday. Police officials said she and Baron have been a couple for about 20 years.