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McLaughlin's body found Thursday in a Unionville Cemetery



Published: Thu, February 9, 2012 @ 1:45 p.m.

HARPERSFIELD — The man sought in the Wednesday murder of Stacey Sutera, 40, of Canfield has been found dead.

Robert McLaughlin was found dead Thursday afternoon in Unionville Cemetery off state Route 84.

Ashtabula County Sheriff William Johnson confirmed that McLaughlin died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.


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1markdtenn(8 comments)posted 2 years, 6 months ago

POS should of just killed himself first instead of taking her life.

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2jimmyd123(196 comments)posted 2 years, 6 months ago

markdtenn your right. The only good thing was he just saved us tax payers a ton of money. Now we don't have to pay for this scum to be in jail.

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3WhatRUAfraidOf(85 comments)posted 2 years, 6 months ago

Go figure - what a tragedy for the murder victim and her family, who will never really get closure. What a coward.

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4pwhite1027(105 comments)posted 2 years, 6 months ago

What a pig. Rot in hell.

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5momof11cats(13 comments)posted 2 years, 6 months ago

what pwhite said.

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6walter_sobchak(1893 comments)posted 2 years, 6 months ago

This is the only thing this POS did right. While I hope God has mercy on McLaughlin's soul (as I want for myself), I wouldn't be disappointed if he is being sodomized by Sadam in hell. I just wish he would have taken Danny Lee Hill with him! What a tragedy that apparently could have been avoided.

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7UNCOMMONSENSE(360 comments)posted 2 years, 6 months ago

Coward.

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8snydro0108(61 comments)posted 2 years, 6 months ago

The only thing worse than that young lady losing her life was the fact this guy killed himself. I would love to say
that death was the best thing for him, but he deserved far more than just a self-inflicted death. He needed to suffer for a long, long time and hopefully he is suffering right now....on the other side. POS!

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9DwightK(1251 comments)posted 2 years, 6 months ago

Why don't these cowards ever just commit suicide in the first place instead of hurting others? This guy, that lunatic in Utah who blew up his sons and all the others who have to kill someone and then kill themselves. What's the point?

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10allstar720(247 comments)posted 2 years, 6 months ago

Problem with the vigilante path is that they don't hesitate to throw the book at women for murder in this country. She would have received a long prison sentence for shooting him under any circumstance except what she was faced with yesterday morning. Tragically, she was destined to die at the hands of this psycho who Sweeney was kind enough to let walk the street.

Is there any way to recall Sweeney by the way?

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11snydro0108(61 comments)posted 2 years, 6 months ago

The only judge around here worth a thing is Judge Evans. He actually gets it!

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12Snoopy01(10 comments)posted 2 years, 6 months ago

What a coward is so right. The world is a better place without him. No one going to be crying at his funeral. My sympathies for her family.

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13shutyourface(246 comments)posted 2 years, 6 months ago

First word that came to mind you all said it.......COWARD!

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14SickofJimbo(140 comments)posted 2 years, 6 months ago

Judge Sweeney;

Wow This blood is on your hands
Think about it;
You had the control and you didn't do what was necessary
And don't put your spin on this: It is your fault
I hope you can sleep at night

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15jasoninohio(119 comments)posted 2 years, 6 months ago

Everyone here who is screaming for Judge Sweeneys head on a platter, just slow your roll. I certainly do not condone stalking anyone, but take a look at the facts. This azz-clown never actaully threatened harm to his victim. This guy never had a criminal record until all this started up, so he never showed any signs of being a real threat.

By that rationale, the first judge who ever had OJ come across his or hers bench should be held accountable for what he did to his Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman.

The same people crying for the judge to do more are the same ones who won't vote for a tax hike so the local jails can be better staffed. I hope some of you were watching the news last night, every cop they interviewed said that there is almost no way for the police to follow around a staking victim 24/7. 99% of the people accused of stalking stop once law enforement intervene. So, should the cops arrest every person who is accused of staking and lock them up, just to be on the safe side.

I think what has happened is a true tragedy, and my heart goes out the the victims family. I just think that bashing the judge for following the law is not the answer. Had she given this dirtbag prison time, then some other criminal would have been given early release and then you would be crying about that.

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16Shoooooo(14 comments)posted 2 years, 6 months ago

@jasoninohio "so he never showed any signs of being a real threat" You bleeding-heart liberal, the puke came down here & killed her dog & laid it on here doorstep

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17CitizenTwain(2 comments)posted 2 years, 6 months ago

@Shoooooo Name calling? Really? "jasoninohio" was simply making a point and looking past the obvious hindsight. Sure, I'd personally be worried with the evidence stacked against McLaughlin and I'd probably put him away longer, though, if he was away for another decade, it might still not have waded him off of wanting to kill her. The justice system will always have these cracks. If you're worried, buy a gun.

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18GTX66(341 comments)posted 2 years, 6 months ago

Judge Sweeney should be removed from the bench and disbarred.

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19kensgirl(590 comments)posted 2 years, 6 months ago

Anyone who sticks up for Judge Sweeney does not know her record! She is as liberal as they come. Last case she screwed up was a few weeks ago when she let the female thug loose who killed a poor innocent man and drug him under her car fifty feet while she talked on her cell phone. Sweeney couldn't have cared less about this poor man's family. We need to get her off the bench before she does more damage. She's a devil in a black robe.

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20jasoninohio(119 comments)posted 2 years, 6 months ago

Shoooooo- Don't compare killing an animal to doing the same to a human. While I find what happened to the dog disgusting, he never threatened her. This wasn't a case where he was going around telling everyone that he planned to harm this woman. From what has come out so far I have yet to see any specific threats that were levied.

And calling me a liberal/ really? That is the best you can come up with. While I do not quite understand why anyone would consider anyone either liberal or conservative (I consider myself a bit of both), take a look at some of my posts. You are probably the 1st person who ever called me that. Had this guy make specific threats, and a judge let him walk out of court, I would be the 1st in line to call for the judge to step down. In this case, that just did not happen.

Why are so many people trying to look for blame when the person who deserves 100% of the blame put a gun to his dome and took the cowards way out this after noon. My only hope for him is that the split second before that slug went hurling into his brain, that his life flashed before his eyes and he realized the fact that his life was a total waste. I hope he was scared and panicced. I hope this SOB sat there begging for god to give him guidance, but god didn't help him. This worthless bastard is the villain here, and there should be no room for anyone else on that stage.

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21nojimbo(223 comments)posted 2 years, 6 months ago

Killing an animal is the last step before many serial killers start on humans. That's why it's taken so seriously by people who know and deal with psychopaths.

As to why it didn't set off alarm bells with Judge Sweeney well only she can answer that. The creep had specifically mentioned watching dogs outside her residence and shortly after her dog is found dead. "No threats of violence?" Give me a break. The community certainly deserves alot of answers from the Judge and all who agreed to no jail time.

The Vindicator has a 30 minute video on this site of her answering questions from 2 offscreen reporters during her 2008 reelection campaign. Unfortunately, it wasn't exactly a Woodward and Bernstein performance.

What's needed now are some HARD questions about this case. And they need to be repeated to the Judge day after day if she tries to dodge them.

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22Shoooooo(14 comments)posted 2 years, 6 months ago

I look @ a person, & if they are abusive to animals, chances are they're abusive to people, same metality.

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23CrazyTown(3 comments)posted 2 years, 6 months ago

KENSGIRL - get your facts straight. That poor innocent man... he didn't have a license to drive, he had cocaine in his system and he was drunk to boot. Also, he was hit by another driver first.

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