August 13, 2000
Ms. Margaret Edwards
3501 Civic Center Drive
San Rafael, California 94903
Phone: (415) 499-6602
FAX #: (415) 507-4102
Re: Carol Mardeusz
Dear Ms. Edwards:
I am a free lance journalist who has written for various media over the past twenty-five years. In all that time, I have never seen such an abuse of process and blatant fraud upon the taxpayers and the public as I have witnessed in the prosecutions of Carol Mardeusz in Marin and Sonoma Counties.
Mardeusz' daughter, Haleigh, was given to her natural father, Leo Magers, the very man who had been booked in Marin County for lewd and lascivious conduct with the child. Marin and Sonoma Counties are working hand-in-glove to blackmail Carol Mardeusz into silence in the case of "America's Child", Polly Klaas. Haleigh has not been allowed to see her mother, her sister, or any member of her maternal family for the past five years. No one knows if this child is dead or alive and no child protective service or court has made any move to protect this child. The only person who is working diligently to protect this child is her mother, Carol.
Is Carol Mardeusz being persecuted and prosecuted solely because she is a key Brady witness in the Polly Klaas kidnapping and murder?. In order to support the horrendous cover up in the Klaas case, Mardeusz MUST be jailed and discredited before Richard Allen Davis can be appointed an appeal lawyer for his death sentence. I have checked with the Santa Clara County Court and I have found that the Davis appeal is on the fast track for appointment of an appeal lawyer. That is the reason for the little "Nazi" trial conducted by "Judge" Verna Adams and District Attorney Paula Kamena's office.
Sonoma County District Attorney J. Michael Mullins wanted an "added enhancement" to assure the death penalty for Richard Allen Davis in the Polly Klaas case. He choose "attempted lewd and lascivious act on a minor" over the more obvious "lying in wait". Various judges who heard this case questioned the terminology "attempted" lewd and lascivious act on a minor and the elimination of "lying in wait". Twenty-three "Petaluma Witnesses", including Carol, XXXXXXXXXX and Haleigh Mardeusz, would have testified that TWO men were stalking young girls in the neighborhood a full two weeks before Polly Klaas was taken. One man answered the description of Richard Allen Davis and the other man did not. In the last two weeks of September 1993, Carol Mardeusz made police reports and alerted the schools that these two men were stalking young girls. She supplied the license number of the vehicle Richard Allen Davis was driving to the Petaluma Police Department and yet, Davis remained free for two months after he kidnapped Polly Klaas.
There was more than one individual involved in taking Polly. This was a crime performed for money. It well might have a been a case of mistaken identity. Perhaps the victim was intended to be Carol Mardeusz's daughter, XXXXXXXXXX, a look-alike for Polly Klaas.
It was XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and her girlfriend Diane Cucci who were stalked by a man answering the description of Richard Allen Davis according to Petaluma Police Report #93-7113 dated September 16, 1993 and the police issued an all points bulletin for the man and alerted the schools in the neighborhood. This report, filed by Carol Mardeusz, was not sent to the FBI by the Petaluma Police Department until October 21, 1993, three weeks AFTER the kidnapping of Polly Klaas. Key witnesses, XXXXXXXXXX and Carol Mardeusz, were not interviewed by any investigator in the Klaas case until February 5, 1995 when investigator Mike Meese briefly interviewed mother and daughter. They were never contacted by law enforcement again. On February 5, 1995 Leo Magers also files a falsified missing person report #95-1020 on Haleigh Magers-Mardeusz with the Petaluma Police Department. This police report is used to place Haleigh "at risk", an action effectively placing the child under the control of Sonoma County courts. These same courts conveniently employ Leo Magers's attorney, Catherine Conner, to represent "at risk" children in court, a direct conflict of interest depriving Haleigh of independent counsel.
The very next day February 6, 1995, Leo Magers and his mother, Dr. Betty Dittbenner Magers, are arrested, fingerprinted and booked in Marin County for child molestation of Haleigh Magers-Mardeusz. Dr. Betty Magers immediately pays her long-time friend, former FBI agent Frank Connolly, to give her and her son lie detector tests. Both individuals allegedly pass the lie detector tests and Magers hand delivers the results to Marin County Assistant Prosecutor Paula Kamena. Four days later Deputy District Attorney Kelly Vierira decided not to prosecute Leo and Betty Magers. The evidence of a recent internal examination of Haleigh is ordered destroyed by the prosecutor's office.
An ex parte hearing on August 31, 1995 before Sonoma County Superior Court Judge Lloyd VonDerMeeden results in an order changing physical custody of Haleigh from mother, Carol, to the natural father, Leo Magers. It is a secret court conducted like a star chamber with no notice to Carol Mardeusz.
On September 3, 1995 an unsuspecting Carol Mardeusz delivered her traumatized child, Haleigh Mardeusz, to Leo Magers for a court ordered visitation. The screaming child was ripped from her mother's arms by the Rohnert Park Police Department, acting in concert with the Sonoma County Court System, and she was handed over to Leo Magers who only seven months earlier had been booked for abusing her in Marin County. Haleigh is now completely under the control of Magers and his live-in girlfriend.
You must ask yourself the hard question, "Why has a loving mother and the entire maternal family been absolutely prohibited from seeing Haleigh Magers-Mardeusz" for five years. It is my opinion that if the child is still alive and were to be examined by an independent third party, the physical abuse she has suffered at the hands of her natural father would be painfully obvious. The scars from the cigarette burns to the FRONT of both of her legs would be apparent. During a supervised visitation with her mother Haleigh cries and tells her mother and the visitation supervisor that "Daddy did it" (see picture of Haleigh's leg burns). Click to see pictures of leg burns.
Marin County prosecutors Paula Kamena and Kelly Vieira know full well that this man, who has total control over Haleigh, has abused this child and they are covering it up. Why? Read the enclosed letter Ms. Kamena sent to me on March 7, 1997. Click to read the letter. This letter was written by Ms. Kamena, who personally made the decision not to prosecute Leo Magers and Dr. Betty Magers after they had both been booked by the Marin prosecutor's office for lewd and lascivious acts with Haleigh.
In this package you will find proof that Leo Magers is a self-admitted cocaine distributor coupled with declarations from his former girlfriends that he is very abusive to women. Ms. Vieira and Ms. Kamena, acting in concert with Judge Michael Dufficy and Judge Verna Adams, have all worked overtime to make certain that Leo Magers is protected and Haleigh continues to be exposed to abuse. The conduct of all of those involved in the Mardeusz case makes me wonder who are the benefactors of Leo Magers's cocaine distribution in Marin and Sonoma Counties. Does Magers distribute cocaine for free every time or does he have a customer list?
I was just told that you have made recommendations in your completed report to Judge Adams that Carol Mardeusz be committed to a mental institution because she will not goose step to the government line of protecting the perpetrator and victimizing the defenseless victim. I now doubt that reading this entire package of proof will have any effect on the pre-determined sentence dictated for Carol Mardeusz. I question your expertise to judge who is mentally ill in this case and who is not.
Perhaps you will have enough curiosity to at least read the best book written on the Polly Klaas case, "Who Killed Polly?" by the late Frank Spiering. The author asks all of the right questions but they are asked in vain until and unless the associates of Richard Allen Davis are brought to justice.
I write this as 8-year-old Midsi Sanchez celebrates her freedom with her family in Vallejo. Midsi liberated herself from her abuser and kidnapper Curtis Dean Anderson. Police throughout the Bay Area are hailing her as a hero.
It is apparent that Haleigh Magers-Mardeusz will also be forced to free herself from her captor because no one in Marin and Sonoma Counties will protect her. One more child sacrificed to a system that protects the perpetrators. Thank you for your time.
Virginia Lee McCullough
File: cm Probation Officer Letter
Enclosures: See Enclosure Page
Virginia McCullough © 8/14/00
THE TRIALS OF CAROL MARDEUSZ WHO FOUGHT FOR THE
CUSTODY AND WELFARE OF HER DAUGHTER
by Virginia McCullough
CLICK. UPDATE! THE ROHNERT PARK POLICE DEPARTMENT AND LEO MAGERS
Click. THE WALLS OF SILENCE THAT PROTECT
Click AN OPEN LETTER TO MARIN COUNTY PROBATION OFFICER MARGARET EDWARDS ADDRESSING THE CAROL MARDEUSZ CASE. (8/14/00)
Click. MARIN DISTRICT ATTORNEY PAULA KAMENA HAS A LOT OF ADMIRERS -- PUBLIC DEFENDER MARK DAVIS AND JUDGE VERNA ADAMS BOTH CONTRIBUTED TO KAMENA'S CAMPAIGN FOR DA. DOES THIS AFFECT THE PROSECUTION OF CAROL MARDEUSZ? (6/16/00 )
Click QUESTION: WHO HAS SOLE LEGAL CUSTODY OF HALEIGH MARDEUSZ?
ANSWER: HALEIGH'S MOTHER, CAROL MARDEUSZ.
THEN WHY IS THE MARIN COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE DESPERATELY TRYING TO JAIL CAROL MARDEUSZ?
BECAUSE ATTORNEY PAULA KAMENA WANTS TO PROTECT COCAINE DISTRIBUTOR AND USER LEO MAGERS? MARIN COUNTY CITIZENS SHOULD ASK WHY ARE OUR TAXPAYERS' DOLLARS BEING WASTED TRYING TO CONVICT CAROL MARDEUSZ! 6/13/00
Click. Who protects Haleigh Mardeusz.
Click. Haleigh Mardeusz' stepmother found dead on Leo Magers' kitchen floor.
THE SUSPICIOUS DEATH OF 33 YEAR OLD ANNA MARIE CAVAZOS.
Click. Why Did Children's Protective Services (CPS) Fail to Protect Haleigh Magers-Mardeusz?
Click. Where is Haleigh Magers-Mardeusz?
Click. Leo Magers courts Ana Cavazos. A Rohnert Park love story.
Click. Will the Sonoma County Coroner Release the Body of Anna Marie Cavazos to Leo Magers Without Proof of Marriage?
Click. SONOMA COUNTY SHERIFF-CORONER'S AUTOPSY REPORT REGARDING ANA CAVAZOS MAGERS
Click. SONOMA COUNTY SHERIFF CORONER'S INVESTIGATIVE REPORT REGARDING THE DEATH OF ANA CAVAZOS MAGERS
Click. Photo: Ana Cavazos Magers Click. Photos: Haleigh Magers-Mardeusz and her brother Leo
Click. Photos: Leo Magers and his associates and wife Ana
CLICK. COMPLAINT FOR THE ARREST OF LEO MAGERS FOR CHILD ENDANGERMENT
REGARDING GIRL, 11, AND INFANT BOY. (7/10/02)
Click. LEO ALLEN MAGERS PLEADS NO CONTEST TO FELONY CHILD ABUSE OF HALEIGH MAGERS-MARDEUSZ (10/4/05)
Click. LEO ALLEN MAGERS PLEADS NO CONTEST TO DRUNK DRIVING -- .20 BLOOD ALCOHOL CONTENT (10/9/05)
Click. LEO ALLEN MAGERS UPDATE (11/23/05)