Once again, the San Diego District Attorney’s office continues their practice of re-victimizing, crime victims.
However, this time, it’s the District Attorney administering the latest stab wound for Kendra Beebe.
Kendra’s original stabbing made international news because, Hollywood. The actor Shelley Malil stabbed Kendra 23 times, shortly, after Kendra ended their relationship.
What the DA’s office ignored at the time, was Malil tried to kill Kendra shortly after being befriended by Kendra’s ex, Johnny Archer. (“Johnny” is Archer’s alias,) But Archer’s criminal history is under Chetwyn Archer.
Detailed for the DA, at the time, was Kendra’s timeline of multiple instances of Johnny Archer violating restraining orders and chilling time line of Malil’s conversations with Archer, in line with her stabbing.
The DA did…nothing. (This is, after all, San Diego.) The Deputy DA stated:
“Kendra’s ex-husband is a part of this storyline. We just don’t know what role he played,” said Deputy District Attorney Keith Watanabe.
Prosecutors said on the night before the attack, phone records showed Malil called Archer twice — a 45-minute and 25-minute conversation.
The next day, there was a 5-minute call that occurred hours before Malil attacked Beebe, according to prosecutors.” – Channel 10 – Sept. 17, 2010.
Lazy or Incompetent?
Kendra Beebe learned about Johnny Archer’s immigration hearing before Judge Harry Elias, afterward. She was aware Judge Elias demonstrates an admitted soft-spot for poor immigrants who may not know their rights. (Archer’s claim.) Kendra provided court transcripts which indicated otherwise. Peter Estes said they might appeal…given, Archer initially plead guilty a couple of restraining order violations, if the DA would drop all the rest. That’s right, multiple restraining order violations…including some on camera. Those other violations were suddenly, in play.
But then, magically, the DA began to stall. Kendra flew to San Diego, with buckets more of evidence.
The DA had, “meetings.” Eventually, Kendra realized, well, this is San Diego. So Kendra asked Estes to give her the name of the Attorney who heads up the Appellate Division.
Estes responded with silence.
Kendra Beebe also informed the DA Johnny Archer filed for and collected approximately $8,000.00 in change for Unemployment benefits. (With photos of Archer working.) She believes since Archer is part-owner of Cycology Fitness, he can’t collect these benefits. When Kendra asked the DA if they planned to do anything, the response was a shrug…and a “That’s not our Department.”
Catering to criminals
Kendra threw in the towel when the DA told Kendrea Archer could agree to violating one count of “Disturbing the peace.” Which wouldn’t impact Archer’s “Removal” status.
Kendra asked “Will you at least make him plead guilty to “Disturbing the peace of Kendra Beebe?”
Nope. Not that either. So the below, taken from a DV defense attorney kinda spells it all out.
Last week, the UT reported on immigration. The article featured a few quotes from Osman Abiyow, President of the Somali Bantu Association of America. Abiyow wants to bring his sister over. Poor guy. He really doesn’t know how hard the DA is on women crime victims.
The best kept secret at the DA’s office
But it turns out, the best, well-kept secret in San Diego is – the DA’s office doesn’t want anyone to know is their lack of work product, and “declining to prosecute” is a long-time pattern. It happened with Diana Gonzalez, who was stabbed to death in the bathroom at San Diego City College. It happened to Kendra, and in the case of Joyce Murphy, the DA’s office failed in every way possible, by charging Joyce with “parental kidnap.”
In this regard, the San Diego District Attorney’s office put kids at risk by facilitating Joyce’s ex, a pedophile, for years. Charges were only filed after two little girls whose parents weren’t divorced, reported the crimes. In San Diego, children of divorce remain at risk because of the DA.
Not reported at the time? I witnessed Joyce Murphy attempt to read a Victim Impact Statement; but the Defense objected. I also witnessed Deputy DA Kelly Mok, refuse to haul her skinny ass out of a chair, to advocate for Joyce – who endured nightly phone calls from her ex, laughing at her, saying no one would believe her.
But after the San Diego DA miserably failed Joyce and her daughter, for four, solid years…and the public, five years after that. Mok, (now a judge), sat in the chair and squirmed…saying nothing. The request was denied by Judge Robert Kearny. Judge Kearny could have shown Joyce some compassion, but, nope. Thus, after years of Joyce enduring the nightly phone calls of her ex calling to laugh and tell her the DA would never believe her, Judge Kearny made sure to let Joyce know he still didn’t want to hear from her, either. For women and children who live here, this is pretty much, San Diego in a nutshell.
(Mok did something similar in Kendra Beebe’s case. Mok was awful then, and remains so, now.)
Best for last
A PR rep from the DA’s office reportedly told one news outlet, Kendra Beebe was very happy with how the case ended. Kedra’s response?
That was the biggest lie yet!”
Interestingly, after Kendra realized the DA was screwing her again, she began receiving touchy feely texts from Deputy DA Marnie Layon.
Marnie was wrong. The District Attorney’s office owes Kendra a lot more.
The takeaway: When it comes to men violating restraining orders, and colluding with others to embarrass, harass, or worse, Kendra Beebe can attest, if it happens in San Diego:
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Small world Bonnie. If you can even believe this, Patricia Gregory also represented Archer for a few years. I guess it’s a small world. Birds of a feather.
Bonnie, thanks for sharing my experience and that of many women in San Diego. One small correction…initially Archer was charged with 8 violations and in his original plea deal, the d.a. dropped 7 of those charges in exchange for him taking a guilty plea of just one charge. They also told him they wouldn’t prosecute him for his recent forgery and fraud allowing him to get a luxury apartment for $375/month.
You’ve documented so much I also forgot my Least favorite DA…the stunningly lazy, Jeff Dort.
I totally get that he “declined to prosecute” in a conversation to you. Without bothering to pull the file. Dort is the king of lazy.
Remember when Dort helped former contract employee (turned Family law attorney, and embezzler) Patricia Gregory, by attempting to run out the Statute of Limitations clock on her crimes? Listen to Jeff’s “Decline to Prosecute” phone message, yet again, after – like you, the victim provided all the documentation.
In that case, The State Bar did All the heavy lifting…and yet, Jeff Dort still couldn’t get his ass in gear, to protect crime victims.