by Michael Monks
THE RIVER CITY NEWS MORE COVINGTON NEWS THAN ANY OTHER SOURCE
MURDER SUSPECT SAYS HE MET VICTIM ONLINE AND WAS A VIOLENT TEEN
The man who confessed to murdering an Ohio woman and then dismembering and disposing of her body parts (some in South Covington) granted an exclusive interview to the Springfield News-Sun:
When he returned, Puccio said they argued, and she asked him to kill her. He said he held a knife over her, and she pulled it into her own abdomen. They wrapped the wound, and Puccio said it was hours before he finally suffocated her with a plastic bag. “The average person would have fought back, or at least dialed 911,” Puccio said. “She never did.”Wow. Read the whole tragic, creepy article at the link.
He then called the Forneys, along with Sharon Cook, 25, and Christopher Wright, 37, both of Urbana. While he had known Andrew Forney for years, Puccio said he had first met Cook and Wright at the Champaign County Public Library only three days earlier.
He sent them a text photo of Sacco’s body, and said he was stunned when Cook and Wright agreed to help him hide the evidence.
“It shocked the hell out of me,” Puccio said. “I figured they’d be the first to call the cops on me.”
STEVE FRANK ENDORSES ED FAULKNER IN 2012 COMMISSION ELECTION
In a Facebook message, incumbent City Commissioner Steve Frank publicly threw his support behind one of the seven other candidates vying for a seat on next year's commission:
Since my good friend and associate Matt Dressman dropped out of the race for Covington City Commissioner as well as my working colleague Shawn Masters, leaving only newcomer Ed Faulkner as someone in the race with whom I can wholeheartedly endorse. If returned to office, I will have to face people on the commission with whom I haven't gelled. I am facing the prospect of either working with people who while intelligent, have shown by their actions, words, associations and alliances that they do not always put Covington's interests first or a group with marginal abilities who are as yet unreconciled that the past is in past and that it was that past that put us into this financial crisis. If I have to be caught between the devil and the deep blue sea; I'd pick the intelligent, half hearted, and potentially duplicitous in the hope that they can recognize what forged four commissioners of very different back grounds and philosophies into being united in facing our current crisis. Frankly I can work with most anybody and I have sometimes found that my initial reservations about someone's character or abilities may be wrong. When however there is so much on the line, not knowing where someone's true loyalties lie makes developing trust and a working relationship very hard. Whatever else anyone may think about me; being easily fooled by only believing what is convenient isn't one of them. If I have been at all foolish from a conventional perspective, it’s in speaking my mind and telling people exactly what I think rather than what I believe they want to hear. My view is that is what the people want now more than ever, especially from elected officials.|
WORK BEGINS ON 5TH STREET PARKING LOT TODAY
If you are in the Mainstrasse area, you will start to see some work today on the 5th Street parking lot. All this week, workers will be installing "storm work" and then next week you will see come concrete poured. The project is expected to take a month to complete and the City hopes to be finished by Maifest.
in case you missed...
THE SUNDAY EDITION
The week that was and the week that will be in Covington. All the news from previous week in Covington is at the link.
The RC News: The Sunday Edition
Geoff Davis's absence leads to spirited GOP primary in 4th District Courier-Journal
GOP Presidential primary quietly approaches in Kentucky Herald-Leader
Prescription drug summit draws Gov. Beshear, Kentucky leaders Herald-Leader
Some rifles from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture-sponsored convention are still missing Herald-Leader
UK coach John Calipari preparing to reload with new recruits Herald-Leader
COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET USES CLASSIC MAP TO PROMOTE NEW LOCATION
The Covington Farmers Market returns in May at its new location near the Roebling Suspension Bridge in Roebling Point. Follow along on Facebook for updates: click here.