Mom Of Murdered Girl, Raised Enough Money To Attend Murders Execution

Dec 8, 2004
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[h=1]Tina Curl, Mom Of Murdered Becky O'Connell, Raised Enough Money To Attend Donald Moeller's Execution



In this undated photo provided by Dave Curl, a shrine to Becky O'Connell, who was killed in Sioux Falls, S.D., in May 1990, is shown in Lake Luzerne, N.Y. Tina Curl, the 9-year-old's mother, and her husband, Dave Curl, are trying to raise money to attend the scheduled execution of O'Connell's convicted killer, Donald Moeller. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Dave Curl)



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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A woman whose 9-year-old daughter was kidnapped, ***** and slashed to death in South Dakota 22 years ago says she's raised enough money to attend the convicted killer's execution.

Tina Curl, who moved to Lake Luzerne, N.Y., shortly after Becky O'Connell's death in May 1990, appealed for help last month because she couldn't afford the 1,400-mile road trip to South Dakota for Donald Moeller's execution.

Curl said publicity about her predicament brought in more than the needed $4,000, with donations from as far away as Chicago and Alaska. She said it also spawned a slew of negative comments online telling Curl to let it go and that she needs help.

"Everybody wants to put me down because I want to be there to see the execution," Curl said. "Unless you've walked in my shoes, don't judge me. Don't tell me what you would do if it happened to you. You don't know until it happens to you."

A neighbor helped Curl set up an online PayPal account and open a fund at a local credit union. Curl estimated it would take about $4,000 to cover gas, hotels, meals and other travel costs. Any donations over the amount spent on the trip will help cover unpaid bills from O'Connell's funeral, she said.

Authorities say Moeller kidnapped O'Connell from a Sioux Falls convenience store, drove her to a secluded area near the Big Sioux River, then ***** and killed her. Her naked body was found the next day. She had been stabbed and her throat was slashed.

Moeller, 60, initially was convicted in 1992, but the state Supreme Court overturned it, ruling that improper evidence was used at trial. He was again convicted and sentenced to die in 1997.

The state Supreme Court affirmed the sentence, and Moeller has lost appeals on both the state and federal levels.

In July, a South Dakota circuit court judge set the execution for between Oct. 28 and Nov. 3, with the exact date and time up to prison officials. Moeller said through his attorney that he accepts the execution as the consequences of his actions.

Curl has said she doesn't believe Moeller's execution will help bring her closure, but she said she needs to be there.

Curl, who has battled alcoholism and suffered a heart attack and quadruple bypass in May 2003, is on disability. Her husband, Dave Curl, who is not Becky's father, has been out of work for about a year.

They plan to leave New York by car on Oct. 25.
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UCJOE

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good for her
 
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why the fuck does it take $4,000 to go to south dakota

southwest and a super 8?
 

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why the fuck does it take $4,000 to go to south dakota

southwest and a super 8?
Agree.
Figure out the price of gas even, if you drive, it's not THAT much. If it's that important to her, I feel like she could've scrounge up some money. But then again, they have to live in a trailer park, and I'll assume most of their money goes to meth
 

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why the fuck does it take $4,000 to go to south dakota

southwest and a super 8?
That makes as much sense as:
Any donations over the amount spent on the trip will help cover unpaid bills from O'Connell's funeral, she said.
Who the fuck has unpaid bills from 22 years ago?

Someone is jealous of the bullied bus driver and figures they have at least a good of a story.
 

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Wasn't this posted a few weeks ago?
 

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That makes as much sense as:


Who the fuck has unpaid bills from 22 years ago?

Someone is jealous of the bullied bus driver and figures they have at least a good of a story.
Yo, and they're called student loans.
 

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Take a train, whore. You don't deserve to tour the Midwest on the good intentions of others. Most effective way there, witness execution, go home, and donate excess funds to charity in dead daughter's name.
 

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Take a train, whore. You don't deserve to tour the Midwest on the good intentions of others. Most effective way there, witness execution, go home, and donate excess funds to charity in dead daughter's name.
If she takes Amtrak, we all pay for her trip anyway.
 

OilyJillFart

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Take a train, whore. You don't deserve to tour the Midwest on the good intentions of others. Most effective way there, witness execution, go home, and donate excess funds to charity in dead daughter's name.
The simplest way to handle excess funds would be to pull the donation link and just put up a thank you screen when the needed amount is received.