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Mark Hacking just pleaded guilty

post #1 of 15
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You may remember the young man here in Salt Lake City that killed his wife, Lorie (Sores) Hacking, last July. He shot her in her sleep in the middle of the night and dumped her body in a dumpster (across from my lab no less). They eventually found most of her remains in the garbage dump the following October. All this because of his life of lies caught up with him. Thank God he pleaded guilty and is not making his family, or hers, go through a trial. He had already admitted it to his brothers and they had video tape of him dumping (what looked like) a body in that dumpster in the middle of the night.
post #2 of 15
The story is so sad. I'm glad he's pleading guilty. I wish Couey was.
post #3 of 15
why did he do it??
post #4 of 15
Not a surprize.
That's a head case if there ever was one....
Think he'll eventually plead insanity?
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Originally Posted by Zoe'n'MissKitty
Not a surprize.
That's a head case if there ever was one....
Think he'll eventually plead insanity?
He can't plead insanity. He has already peaded guilty in court and will be sentenced in June.
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Originally Posted by fwan
why did he do it??
He had been living a life of lies for many years and it caught up to him. The straw that broke the camels back and his biggest lie was when he told his family (for years) he had been going to college at the University of Utah and in fact had told everyone, even his own family, that he graduated. He had been working as an orderly in a psychiatric hospital. He even went so far as to take text books to work and to family outings and pretended to study. A year or so ago, he told his family he had been accepted to medical school (can't remember what state). His wife put notice in to her job, they gave up their apartment and were packed up to go. A day or two before she got killed, Lori got a call at work from the university her husband said he was accepted at. She had been trying to contact them about campus housing. Anyway, they called and told her there was no record of a Mark Hacking applying yet alone being accepted to the university. That night her co workers were having a going away party for them. They attended and Lori didn't let on that she had found out or was upset. Late that night, after they got home and Lori had gone to bed, Mark Hacking got out his gun, went in their bedroom and shot his wife in the head (through a pillow to muffle the noise). Sometime soon after, he loaded her body in her own car, drove to a convenience store and bought a pack of cigarettes (where he was caught on video tape picking at something out of his watch band). Then he drove to the parking lot of the psychiatric hospital he worked at and dumped her body in the dumpster. He cut the pillow top off their mattress and dumped that in a seperate dumpster, put the gun in a totally different dumpster and the main portion of the mattress in another dumpster. Then next morning he drove Lori's car to a park where she frequently jogged, then went home and called the police to say she had gone out jogging and never came home. But the police quickly caught on. So basically he did it because she had found out about his lies and was going to leave him and expose him.
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Kinda ironic that his name is "Hacking". It's good that he pleaded guilty. Saves us from a long trail and stuff like that.
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Usually when they plead GUILTY they get a lighter sentence. It means they have admitted their wrongdoing, they knew they were wrong, and that means they are forgiven and get out early. It's called a "Plea Bargain" and some of these ignos get shock probation. Happens all the time. A guy admitting he's done something in court doesn't mean he will be put away. If anything, it means he might get out sooner.

That's what I've seen, anyway.

Why all the violence against women and children lately? Can anyone answer that? All the little girls being raped, murdered, taken from their homes, sexual predators having all these lovely second chances at life? All the grown women killed (a woman was shot in the head here in Cincinnati this past weekend by her loving husband) and all the little girls having their lives taken away, just because some perv got out early?

There may not be a long trial in the Hacking case, like there was with Peterson, because he pled guilty; however, since he pled guilty, he will be given special 'gifts' and 'rights'.
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Originally Posted by darkeyedgirl
Why all the violence against women and children lately? Can anyone answer that? All the little girls being raped, murdered, taken from their homes, sexual predators having all these lovely second chances at life? All the grown women killed (a woman was shot in the head here in Cincinnati this past weekend by her loving husband) and all the little girls having their lives taken away, just because some perv got out early?.
Well, I don't think crime statistics show that there has been any major increase in this type of crime (in some areas a decrease is shown, in some an increase; it varies). It just seems like there are more because the media outlets have latched onto this type of crime as their "story to run". It sells; it makes people watch. So, as in the case of the Scott Peterson case, it was one a** killing his wife and a billion different stories in tons of different newspapers and constant discussion about it on the TV. So even though it was the one case, it leaves people with the feeling like boy, it seems I've been hearing about a lot of things like this lately.
post #10 of 15
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He will not get off on Probation. That has already been determined and is part of his plea. He will serve time and probably lots of it. The advantage he got was they dropped 3 charges of obstructing justice.
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Originally Posted by Obi
Well, I don't think crime statistics show that there has been any major increase in this type of crime (in some areas a decrease is shown, in some an increase; it varies). It just seems like there are more because the media outlets have latched onto this type of crime as their "story to run". It sells; it makes people watch. So, as in the case of the Scott Peterson case, it was one a** killing his wife and a billion different stories in tons of different newspapers and constant discussion about it on the TV. So even though it was the one case, it leaves people with the feeling like boy, it seems I've been hearing about a lot of things like this lately.
You're absolutely right! We are just hearing about these types of cases now with the modern day of 24 hour news coverage and cable news they have to find things people will tune in for..
post #12 of 15
Usually, a plea deal involves a mandatory sentence. He obviously copped the plea, to avoid the death penalty. If I remember correctly, Utah still executes by firing squad. That would have been poetic justice, in this case.
post #13 of 15
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Originally Posted by katl8e
Usually, a plea deal involves a mandatory sentence. He obviously copped the plea, to avoid the death penalty. If I remember correctly, Utah still executes by firing squad. That would have been poetic justice, in this case.
Utah does have the death penalty and yes the firing squad is still an option but it hasn't been used in many, many years! It has been by request only (the person sentenced to death had a choice between lethal injection and firing squad) and even when one prisoner requested it for himself a few years ago it was rejected for lethal injection. So even though it's still on the books they don't use it. Too bad in this case. If anyone deserves it, it's him. What a coward.
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Originally Posted by darkeyedgirl
Why all the violence against women and children lately? Can anyone answer that? All the little girls being raped, murdered, taken from their homes, sexual predators having all these lovely second chances at life? All the grown women killed (a woman was shot in the head here in Cincinnati this past weekend by her loving husband) and all the little girls having their lives taken away, just because some perv got out early?
I definitely do not think there have been any more lately than in the past; it is just now getting more AIR time than in the past because it is "sensational." I wish that the media would put a little less focus on the littlest details of these heinous crimes and focus more on educating people about domestic violence, pedophiles, etc. EVERY woman (and man for that matter) should know the phone number for their local domestic violence shelter, have a safety plan in mind, etc. Parents should check the internet to see if pedophiles live in their neighborhood. And the world's attitudes about the crimes that lead up to these deaths (assaults, molestation, etc.) must be the first thing to change. Take the Scott Savol (American Idol) case for example. He was charged with felony domestic violence (and still has major anger issues, which is obvious by his demeanor if you watch him closely on AI), yet people keep saying "Oh he just made a mistake." Since people see acts of domestic violence as "simple mistakes", it's no wonder we have so many women being killed by their husbands.
Oh yeah, and Bushy and his administration need to quit diverting money from social services that provide help for victims of these crimes!
Sorry, DV always gets me up on my soapbox..... :soapbox:
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Originally Posted by ugaimes
I definitely do not think there have been any more lately than in the past; it is just now getting more AIR time than in the past because it is "sensational." I wish that the media would put a little less focus on the littlest details of these heinous crimes and focus more on educating people about domestic violence, pedophiles, etc. EVERY woman (and man for that matter) should know the phone number for their local domestic violence shelter, have a safety plan in mind, etc. Parents should check the internet to see if pedophiles live in their neighborhood. And the world's attitudes about the crimes that lead up to these deaths (assaults, molestation, etc.) must be the first thing to change. Take the Scott Savol (American Idol) case for example. He was charged with felony domestic violence (and still has major anger issues, which is obvious by his demeanor if you watch him closely on AI), yet people keep saying "Oh he just made a mistake." Since people see acts of domestic violence as "simple mistakes", it's no wonder we have so many women being killed by their husbands.
Oh yeah, and Bushy and his administration need to quit diverting money from social services that provide help for victims of these crimes!
Sorry, DV always gets me up on my soapbox..... :soapbox:
Yeah Scott has got to go, what kind of role model would he be? Let's hope tonight
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