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Post by Guest on Fri Jul 31, 2009 10:35 pm

This is another sad story about an 8 year old boy missing. Seems like from reading this childs family histroy he never had a chance, altho LE is saying the search for Robert is their main focus, not his familys background.

http://www.ktvb.com/news/localnews/stories/ktvbn-jul2909-missing_boy_family.8c056ada.html

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Post by Guest on Mon Aug 03, 2009 6:36 pm

Just in............. HLN News stating boy wearing same color shirts has been found in a canal near where Robert went missing...... found dead. Will post link in a few........ am listeing to an Idaho Reporter right now.

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Post by Guest on Mon Aug 03, 2009 6:43 pm

Nothing on HLN News site as of yet.......... what a terrible thing for thsi child !

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Post by Guest on Tue Aug 04, 2009 7:31 pm

Poor little guy, he never stood a chance in life.

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Post by Booklover on Thu Aug 06, 2009 12:55 am

According to what I heard on HLN, the timeline of when little Robert disappeared has been seriously questioned. Also, the body of the little boy found in the pond has been identified as that of Robert Manwill. A little girl said that she saw Robert during the time when he was supposed to have gone missing. She said that she saw him walking back towards his apartment. The Police are also saying that there is no evidence to indicate Robert was abducted by a stranger. I think the mother & her boyfriend know exactly what happened to Robert. Mad Evil or Very Mad Sad Crying or Very sad
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Post by FystyAngel on Thu Aug 06, 2009 2:25 am

Body in Idaho canal is that of missing boy
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A county coroner in Idaho has confirmed that a body found floating in a canal is that of missing eight-year-old Robert Manwill.

In a statement Wednesday, Ada County coroner Erwin Sonnenberg said dental records confirm the identity. The cause of death remains unknown and is pending investigation.

A passerby called emergency workers Monday afternoon to report the body in the canal.

The boy reportedly disappeared July 24th after leaving his mother's apartment in Boise, and was the subject of intense search.

Police have said evidence in the case indicates suspicious circumstances surrounding the disappearance.

His father, Charles Manwill, lives in New Plymouth and has had custody of the child since 2008.

http://www.webcenter11.com/news/national/story/Body-in-Idaho-canal-is-that-of-missing-boy/W_5vKUmF9U63SB5bu2FJJw.cspx


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Emotions Flare After Robert's Death is Homicide
Posted: Aug 6, 2009 12:50 AM


There's been 2 types of reactions out here from Robert's memorial: sadness and anger after knowing that someone had the ability to murder an 8-year old little boy.

"I don't know what to say. It makes you want to hold on to the ones you have more," said a father Mike Robison.

Many were speechless, shocked, and even angry.

"So many things all at one time, it kills you," said a mother Heather Estrada.

Tears shed as many say they are in disbelief someone could kill a little boy, even for 6 year old Mariah Martinez.

"He didn't deserve to die he was just a kid. He just wanted to have fun," said 6-year old Mariah Martinez.

So many emotions are pouring out from the community once police announced that 8-year old Robert Manwill's death was ruled as homicide.

"They're so innocent to begin with and yet to have their lives taken from them. For what? There can't be any explanation is to why something like that would happen," said Robison.

"Just seeing them and then hearing the boy it's just hard," said a mother Rebecca Weiss.

"It's heart-wrenching. If there's one word that should be it," said Estrada.

Candles, dozens of teddy bears, flowers and even letters saying Robert's in a better place fill his memorial.

In the last 24 hours Robert's memorial has nearly tripled in size as families continue to stop by to drop off their condolences.

Many parents say this is far from over, until they find Robert's killer.

"It's wrong. Just will be done through, it will be served," said a mother Wendy Wilemon.

There's word that all of these teddy bears from Robert's memorial will be donated to the Ronald McDonald sight after the vigil on Friday night.




Kerns on Manwill homicide: "We will find out who did this"

BOISE - After days of repetitive information and little to go on, the tone from Boise Police Deputy Chief Jim Kerns changed Wednesday. The death of 8-year-old Robert Manwill is a homicide.

“We will find out who did this, and we will hold them accountable,” Kerns said.

Hours after the Ada County Coroner released a positive identification on the body of Robert Manwill, found in a Kuna canal Monday, Kerns stepped before the microphones and made a short statement.

“Preliminary results from the autopsy give us reason to believe that the death of Robert Manwill was not an accident,” he said.

Kerns seemed almost angry in his tone.

“Justice will not be denied for Robert Manwill,” he said.
UNCUT: "We will find who did this"

He also said there is no evidence that Manwill is the victim of any type of abduction, but he would not detail if the department has any suspects in the case.

“Our justice system demands criminal investigations be thorough and methodical," Kerns said.

Robert’s aunt and uncle spoke with NewsChannel 7 Wednesday and said they were holding out hope that the tentative ID was wrong – and they had held off making funeral arrangements.

Manwill was reported missing late in the evening of July 24th . A search began immediately, and for nearly a week – police held daily news conferences with Manwill’s family present – including his mother, Melissa Jenkins and Jenkins’ boyfriend Daniel Ehrlick.

The case started to rapidly change on Thursday 30th. That night, police began searching the Jenkins' Boise Bench apartment, removing materials from the home, including cabinets, computers and more. Police also towed a vehicle from the complex.

The next day, just as thousands of volunteers were scouring the city, police announced a change in tone to the public. Kerns told the media that police believed Robert "was the victim of a tragic event."

Searchers were told to look for a badly injured little boy, and also to be alert to "strange smells."

Then, late in the day, police responded to a home on Southdale Street in Ada County, and began probing dirt in the home's backyard in some sort of search.

The next day, that search was abruptly called off - and very few details came out until the discovery of Manwill's body near Kuna in the New York Canal Monday.

Though no suspects have been named in Manwill's death, and police would not detail who was responsible, his mother has a past criminal history that involves hurting children.


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Melissa Jenkins, 29, of Boise, has been charged with felony injury to a child.


On October 19, 2008 police said a baby boy had been injured. Jenkins was arrested and charged with felony injury to a child. The child suffered serious head injuries and was taken to a local hospital for treatment. The child was taken into the custody of the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.

Court documents say Jenkins hit her 9-month-old son's head on a surface. The infant suffered a fractured skull that caused not only physical pain, but mental suffering as well.

KTVB spoke with the family of Ehrlick, Jenkins' live-in boyfriend.

Since the boy’s disappearance, he's been in and out of the hospital for unspecified treatments, according to family.

A vigil is scheduled to be held on Shoshone St. at Cherry Ln. It will take place Friday at 8 p.m., and the community is invited to attend.

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Re: Robert Manwill -- Found Deceased 8/3/09

Post by FystyAngel on Thu Aug 06, 2009 2:27 am

8 yr old boy's death ruled homicide by Boise Police Chief
Story Updated: Aug 5, 2009 at 8:47 PM CDT

Breaking news out of Boise: police say the death of 8 year-old Robert Manwill was not an accident. Boise Police Chief Deputy Jim Kerns says that the case is now being investigated as a homicide and there is no evidence that Robert was abducted by a stranger.

The Ada County Coroner said Wednesday evening, that forensic dental information helped to positively identify the body found in the New York Canal as Robert Manwill.

Kerns said, "We believe we will determine how and when Robert died and who is responsible."

Police have not named any suspects and no one is in custody. The 8 year old was last seen outside his mother's apartment on the night of July 24th.

The boy was visiting his mother, who was previously convicted of hurting another child, the night he vanished.

His body was pulled from the canal about 14 miles away on August 3rd.


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Post by Booklover on Thu Aug 06, 2009 5:21 pm

I find it extremely curious that we've heard no comments from Robert's mother since his disappearance, and now that his body has been found. Sad Crying or Very sad
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Post by Piper on Thu Aug 06, 2009 9:23 pm

Little Robert never had a chance......he should have been removed from the home when "Momma" was charged in the infant's assualt........God only knows what this little boy suffered. I could beat her a** myself....I just don't get it. Sad
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Post by Booklover on Fri Aug 07, 2009 12:19 am

Piper wrote:Little Robert never had a chance......he should have been removed from the home when "Momma" was charged in the infant's assualt........God only knows what this little boy suffered. I could beat her a** myself....I just don't get it. Sad
Hi, Piper! hug I completely agree with you. What in the Hell is wrong with Child Protective Services? Mad awe They are obviously NOT doing their jobs. What idiot allowed this mother to keep her children? Given this woman's past history, the person who dropped the ball on this one is also responsible for Robert's death. I wonder how they can live with that knowledge? Sad Crying or Very sad
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Post by Guest on Fri Aug 07, 2009 6:55 am

I heard on HLN yesterday that there is evidently alot of "guessing" going on concerning Ehrlik ( sp ), boyfriend of the Mother. Apparantly the Mother was at work when Robert came up missing and Robert was left with the boyfriend. I hate to quote all this, so am off to try to find that transcript ! lol Sorry folks. Hope to "brb" with the exact wording on this.

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Post by FystyAngel on Sat Aug 15, 2009 2:43 am

I found numerous stories so I will post the titles & links to most.

Funeral services for Robert Manwill open to public
http://www.localnews8.com/Global/story.asp?S=10870610

Neighbors walk 11 laps for Robert

BOISE - The search for Robert Manwill is over, but the community is still reaching out in full force.

Neighbors Monica Dalton and Heather Fieseler weren't able to join any of the searches for Robert. But they still wanted to do something for the little boy and his family.

"Anybody can stand up in the community and show their support to anything," Fieseler said. "It doesn't have to be someone who knows the family."

Despite early morning puddles, Dalton, Fieseler and a few friends circled the same loop around Robert's apartment up to the top of Vista Ave. in Boise, 11 times.

"We picked this canal," Dalton said. "We live right down the street and we're just going to Targee, the Park Apartments, his memorial and back up."

The laps represented the 11 days Robert Manwill was missing and was away from his family.

"This is something serious that some people just brush off like it happens every day - but us, it really hurt us," she said.

One stop along the route was the boy's memorial, where volunteers were still cleaning and getting ready to donate Robert's toys to the Ronald McDonald House.

While heading back to Jackons, getting ready to start the fourth lap for Robert, Fieseler says although remembering the little boy is their number one priority, they also want to remind all parents to keep a close on eye on their little ones.

http://www.2news.tv/news/52798047.html

The family of Robert Manwill speak out
http://www.kidk.com/news/52735367.html

BOISE - A vigil was held for Robert Manwill Friday night in Boise. Earlier in the day, Robert's family addressed the public. Despite the latest news that police are calling his death a homicide, his family is sticking together.

The family says, in a way, Robert Manwill is finally home and for the first time since his body was found, they addressed the community.

"We also know that Robert is in your hearts and that you need closure just as we do," says Trish Burrill, Robert's aunt.

With Robert's mom and dad in the background, the family spokesperson offered words of thanks to the police department, investigators, and everyone whose let this little boy into their hearts.

"We as a family have given it much thought and would like you to meet Robert," she adds.

The family has set up a website through myspace. They say it's a way for everybody to get to know Robert, saying quote:

"Robert loved to meet new people and make new friends. He was so outgoing that we had to make new rules just for him. One of his rules was that he had to ask before he hugged someone. He loved life and people so much that he would run up to strangers and give them hugs."

While the family continues to ask for privacy right now, they also say it's important the community whose been there from day one, searching tirelessly, worrying and wondering, what's happened to Robert also be there until the end.

"To lay our sweet loving boy, Robert to rest with God," says Burrill.

Robert Manwill's life honored in Boise
http://www.nwcn.com/statenews/idaho/stories/NW_080809IDN-manwill-vigil-KS.bf354ed1.html

Community Continues to Honor Robert Manwill
http://www.kivitv.com/Global/story.asp?S=10872528

Hundreds remember Robert Manwill at his funeral

BOISE - Robert Manwill's family has stood behind police for weeks as they searched for the little boy. Again today, they walked together, this time slowly, carrying Robert's remains.

Pastor George Sova spoke for the family during Sunday's services.

"What began as a community's search for a missing child and ended in the discovery of a tragic, tragic death of this sweet innocent boy," Sova said.

Hundreds of community members, some now friends of the Manwill family because of Robert, gathered with a shared grief and tears.

The eight-year-old's teacher, Christie Morales was among those who traveled to Boise for the funeral, from his hometown in New Plymouth.

"When you spend seven hours a day, five days a week with someone, you get attached," Morales said. "Robert was one of my kids and it's not fair to lose someone so young."

Morales's words were echoed by Robert's mother, Melissa Jenkins and father, Charles Manwill, in letters, their last words to their son.

"You were a gift," Sova said. "Though it was extremely short, you will always be in our hearts."

But before Robert was finally laid in peace, his family stood together one last time.

Releasing white doves for the little boy, who won't soon be forgotten by the Boise community or his loving family.

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Post by FystyAngel on Sat Aug 15, 2009 2:50 am

Robert Manwill's funeral draws nearly 500 mourners

Robert Manwill's funeral service was held at the Cloverdale Funeral Home August 9.

BOISE -- With so many questions still unanswered, the family of Robert Manwill, and the community at large, sought closure Sunday afternoon at the funeral of the slain child.

Nearly 500 people attended the funeral of Manwill, the little boy who bonded a community, at the Cloverdale Funeral Home.

There is nothing more tragic nor more difficult to understand than the death of a child, especially one complicated by homicide. Sunday was a tearful coming together of those who feel this loss the most.

"I believe Robert Manwill should be remembered as Boise's peace child. What began as a community search for a missing child and ended in the discovery of the tragic death of sweet innocent boy has brought an entire community together," said Pastor George Sova.

The ceremony took place at 2 p.m. and featured speakers such as Manwill’s teacher who talked about a little boy who loved life.

"Today we have gathered here with a shared grief. I imagine there's a lot of shock, dismay. We're stunned, how could this happen." Sova said. “It wasn't anyone's fault that he wasn't found. It wasn't Robert's fault, it wasn't anyone's fault. And family, I want you to hear this well, it was someone made a choice...someone made a dark dreadful choice....to take his life." Sova said.

Sova also read letters from Manwill’s parents, detailing some of their memories of Robert and their desire to have his killer found. Manwill’s family and loved ones then released doves, which Sova said was a symbolic tribute to Manwill’s spirit.

“As Robert's dove soars over the horizon and out sight we can softly whisper, there. He is gone, but we can be sure that over that horizon, other's will look to the sky and joyfully exclaim, ‘look, here he comes’,” Sova said.

Following the dove release there was a procession to the nearby cemetery where Manwill's ashes were laid to rest.

While this is an end to a chapter this story is far from over as the criminal investigation into his death continues.

So far, police have not named any suspects or persons of interest.

Sova talked at the service about the need to serve justice in this case.

“The search continues not for Robert but for his perpetrator and as we speak law enforcement agencies across the board are working diligently seeking to solve this horrendous crime against an innocent child... so that it will not end on a shelf of unsolved mysteries somewhere,” Sova said.

Police have not released any details about its investigation so far.

Police say the family is cooperating with the investigation.

Hundreds Gather To Say Farewell To Robert Manwill
http://www.kivitv.com/Global/story.asp?S=10874363

Missing Boy Found in Canal Laid to Rest
Posted: Aug 10, 2009 05:51 PM


BOISE, Idaho (AP) - An 8-year-old boy who was missing for more than a week before his body was found floating in an Ada County canal has been laid to rest at a Boise cemetery.

Nearly 500 members of the community attended a public memorial service for Robert Manwill on Sunday at the Cloverdale Funeral Home and Memorial Park.

Police say the death is an active homicide investigation and there is no evidence the boy was abducted by a stranger.

The child reportedly disappeared July 24 after leaving his mother's apartment in Boise. The boy lived with his father, Charles Manwill, in New Plymouth and was visiting his mother the night he vanished.

A passerby called emergency workers Aug. 3 to report a body in the canal near Kuna.http://www.localnews8.com/Global/story.asp?S=10879851

Citizen volunteers train for emergencies in Pocatello
http://www.kidk.com/news/52995082.html
POCATELLO - In the last few weeks thousands of people helped search for Robert Manwill, the missing 8-year-old Boise boy.

As part of an on-going training program, citizen volunteers in Pocatello were taught what they could do to help if a similar tragedy struck the Gate City. Brent Dustin, a new CERT Team Member said, "It can happen anyplace, anytime."

The mock emergency happening Tuesday is that a plastic baby is hidden somewhere in this field.

Members of the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) are learning how to search a large area for clues. Judy Harris, a third-year CERT Team Member said, "You can learn so much out of a book, but you really need to do it to get the feel of it and the practice."

And the exercise was a success. The CERT team found all nine hidden items; including a handgun, knife, baby clothes, and victim. Dustin said, "The more training you have the better job you can do. You learn your teammates, your squad, what you're doing, and you have some idea of what to start on."

While Tuesday's search was obviously staged, the Police Department has used volunteers in the past to help them find evidence.

And having a group of people go through the CERT training makes them even more effective in the future if they're needed. Kim Ellis, Pocatello Police Department Community Services Division said, "We're training them. They're familiar with us, and we're familiar with them. In an emergency we could instantly augment ourselves by 25 or 30 people."

An immense benefit considering all of the team members are volunteering their time. Harris said, "There aren't a lot of people that are trained to do this, and hopefully we'll be able to help."

But most are hoping it never actually comes to that.

So far the CERT team has not been called out during an emergency, but the Police Department is confident team members are prepared if the need arises.

To become a member of the CERT team you need to pass a criminal background check.

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Post by Tracey6434 on Wed Aug 19, 2009 5:10 pm

http://www.2news.tv/news/local/53619927.html

BOISE - Court documents are alleging that Robert Manwill's mother and her boyfriend tortured the 8-year-old boy under sadistic circumstances before murdering him in July.

"Daniel Ehrlick...did unlawfully and with the intentional application of torture, kill and murder Robert G. Manwill, a human being, by intentionally inflicting upon...extreme or prolonged pain with the intent to cause suffering, to execute vengeance, or to satisfy some sadistic inclination and or by inflicting upon extreme or prolonged acts of brutality...," court documents say.

The documents go on to allege that Robert's mother, Melissa Jenkins, 30, did aid and abet Ehrlick in "(inflicting) repeated acts of blunt force trauma to the abdomen and or head of Robert Manwill with his hands, knees, fists and or feet and by other means of physical force, physical and or emotional abuse which caused bruising, pain, abdominal bleeding and injuries..."

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Post by Tracey6434 on Wed Aug 19, 2009 5:12 pm

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hUXzIn-qwIqEY9RjeTeHqMRo83PgD9A5ODVO1


Mother, boyfriend indicted in death of Idaho boy

By JOHN MILLER (AP) – 16 hours ago

BOISE, Idaho — The mother of an 8-year-old boy found dead in an Idaho canal and her live-in boyfriend have been indicted on first-degree murder charges by an Ada County grand jury.

Thirty-year-old Melissa Jenkins and her boyfriend, 36-year-old Daniel Ehrlick Jr., were arrested Tuesday in the death of Jenkins' son, Robert Manwill. The two also face charges on accusations that they failed to report the boy's death.

Robert was missing for more than a week before his body was found floating in the canal Aug. 3. No cause of death has been released, but police said evidence showed the death was not accidental.

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Post by Justice4all on Wed Aug 19, 2009 5:24 pm

Thanks for the links Tracey. It's another case of sick, twisted people murdering an innocent child. Why does this keep happening? Are the laws in this country not stiff enough? From everything I have read about this case, it sounds like those two criminals should have already been in jail before having a chance to murder Robert.
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Post by Tracey6434 on Wed Aug 19, 2009 7:25 pm

Yes, I am just sickened by this. I do NOT understand! I just don't! For one, how the hail, was this boy back in his mothers home after cracking her first child's skull at 9 months old? Secondly, why do these MOTHERS (used loosely here) bring these violent men into the lives of their children. They want to be with losers who beat on them, fine, what the hail ever. But for God's sake, don't bring them in your kids lives.
Seems to me like this mother never gave a rat's azz about her kids and has a temper herself. I wish they would get the death penalty. I really do. I was not a supporter of the death penalty for a long time. And the reason was, only because of their families and how I hated to have any more suffering. However, I don't give a damn anymore. I am tired of opening the paper, reading the news, turning on the tv and we have lost another innocent child. We, as a society have to do something. I only wish I had an answer. I truly am just sick about this sweet little boy having his life just snuffed out as if he didn't matter. He did matter and he Does matter. Enough is Enough!
Damn, I am angry!

May you rest in peace and fly with angels, Robert!

And may your murderers ROT IN HELL! Mad
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Post by Justice4all on Wed Aug 19, 2009 7:49 pm

Every one of these cases of children being murdered make me angry. I think many people who didn't support the death penalty are changing their stance as they continue to hear about these horrible cases of children being murdered, tortured, sexually abused, buried alive, dumped in rivers, dumped in the woods, etc. I don't think any punishment is too harsh for these child killers.
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Post by Piper on Wed Aug 19, 2009 9:12 pm

So they tortured and beat him to death. God rest his little soul Sad

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Another innocent child, at the hands of the mother... and boyfriend Mad
I don't know what the answer is as far as punishment for torturing and killing a child. I think torture and slow death, that isn't even enough. Mad
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Post by Guest on Wed Aug 19, 2009 9:31 pm

I sat there tonight and just cried when I saw that. HOW? WHY ? Where do these poor children slip thru the cracks ? So MANY questions. SO sad !

Fysty these aren't Mothers......... they just have the "basket" !

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Post by Tracey6434 on Thu Aug 20, 2009 1:16 pm

I understand CPS workers have an overwhelming case load. However, then the government MUST go all the way to the freaking President if they have to, to get more funding. Children are being lost more and more because there is NO ONE watching out for them. I also believe in many cases, it's LAZY case workers who drop the ball too. And finally NO MORE second, third and fourth chances for these disgusting parents.
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Post by Booklover on Fri Aug 21, 2009 1:20 am

Justice4all wrote:Every one of these cases of children being murdered make me angry. I think many people who didn't support the death penalty are changing their stance as they continue to hear about these horrible cases of children being murdered, tortured, sexually abused, buried alive, dumped in rivers, dumped in the woods, etc. I don't think any punishment is too harsh for these child killers.
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Post by FystyAngel on Mon Sep 21, 2009 12:51 am

Alleged killers refuse to enter pleas in court for Manwill murder
Story Published: Sep 4, 2009 at 10:13 PM CDT
Story Updated: Sep 7, 2009 at 8:47 PM CDT
The mother of a young boy found dead in a Boise area canal and her boyfriend have both refused to enter pleas to first degree murder charges. Melissa Jenkins and Daniel Erhlick Junior were arrested late last month in the death of 8-year old Robert Manwill.

While Jenkins and Ehrlick stood silent, a judge entered not guilty pleas on their behalf.

An Ada County grand jury indictment says Manwill was tortured, beaten repeatedly, and ultimately killed by Ehrlick.

The indictment accuses Jenkins of hiding her son's injuries from state and local officials who could have intervened, as well as, aiding and abetting her boyfriend in her son's death.

http://www.kmvt.com/news/local/57457967.html

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Post by Booklover on Mon Sep 21, 2009 4:19 am

This story is just another example of why some people should never be allowed around children, let alone have them! It makes me angry Mad , and barf to look at their pictures. I think they both deserve the Death Penalty. However, if that's not possible, then life in prison without the possibility of parole. Evil or Very Mad
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Post by Justice4all on Fri Oct 16, 2009 8:58 pm

Ada County will not seek the death penalty in Robert Manwill murder case

Ada County prosecutors decided Friday they will not seek the death penalty against first-degree murder suspects Daniel Ehrlick and Melissa Jenkins for the beating death of 8-year-old Robert Manwill earlier this year.

Ehrlick is accused of beating the boy — Jenkins’ son — to death. Jenkins is accused of covering up the crime and lying to police about what happened.

Ada County Prosecutor Greg Bower said in August much of the decision on whether to pursue the death penalty would depend on what kind of mitigating evidence defense attorneys provide to prosecutors as they swap discovery on the case.

It's the prosecutor's job to determine whether the aggravating factors exist for a jury to sentence someone to death, like if the killing was heinously cruel, the defendant has a propensity to commit murder, or the killer showed an utter disregard for human life.

It's up to defense attorneys to find the mitigating factors a jury might consider to spare a life, like if the defendant suffers from mental illness or was a victim of child abuse themselves.

Read more: http://www.idahostatesman.com/eyepiece/story/938872.html

I think the murder was heinously cruel and showed an utter disregard for human life. I wonder what mitigating factors made prosecutors decide not to seek the death penalty?
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Post by Justice4all on Thu Nov 05, 2009 8:16 pm

Couple accused of killing Robert Manwill wants jury from outside Boise

BOISE - The search for eight-year-old Robert Manwill brought thousands to the streets to look for him this summer.

It was a case closely covered by the media on both a local and national level.

That attention has attorneys for his accused murderers asking for a change of venue.

The boy’s mother, Melissa Jenkins and her boyfriend, Daniel Ehrlick were in court Thursday – and requested that a trial be moved out of the area.

The pair needs a jury of twelve impartial Ada County residents -- but the defense attorneys say they don't think they can find those people.

A judge put the motion on hold temporarily as the prosecution gathers facts in the case. Meanwhile the defense says too many people were involved in this case.

Read more: http://www.ktvb.com/news/local/Couple-accused-of-killing-Manwill-want-jury-from-outside-Boise-69325727.html
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Post by Piper on Thu Nov 05, 2009 10:16 pm

We need to never, ever hear about these two monsters again until they have drawn their last breath, put to death by the state, in the very near future.
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Post by Justice4all on Thu Jan 07, 2010 7:56 pm

http://www.ktvb.com/news/Couple-accused-of-killing-Robert-Manwill-to-be-tried-seperately-80935167.html

by Nishi Gupta
Idaho's NewsChannel 7

BOISE -- The couple accused of killing 8-year-old Robert Manwill last summer were back in court this afternoon.

Attorneys for the boy's mother, Melissa Jenkins, and her boyfriend, Daniel Ehrlick, want a jury from outside of southwest Idaho, but they didn't get that change of venue today.

Judge Darla Williamson says she'll hear arguments on that motion two weeks before new trial dates are set.

Last July, thousands of people spent weeks searching for Robert Manwill, whose body was found Aug. 3 in the New York canal.

Jenkins and Ehrlick made public pleas for help, but it was those two police arrested for murder.

Today, both defendants sat quietly in court, only speaking in whispers to their attorneys. Several sheriff's deputies surrounded them.

Ehrlick's attorney asked the judge for separate trials because he says Jenkins implicated Ehrlick in interviews, and it could pose a conflict for his client. The judge granted that motion.

After the hearing, Trish Burrill told us her sister, Melissa Jenkins, is distraught and confused.

"It's a chess game, that's exactly the way it is. one person, one side says this the next side does this. It's just a chess game until they get it all figured out and we go to trial and hear what really happened to Robert," said Burrill.

Next week, the two defendants will be back in court, where the judge will hear motions to push back their trials.

Right now, Ehrlick's is scheduled for April, and Jenkins is set for May.

Prosecutors asked the judge to consider holding Jenkins' trial first.
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Trial set for man accused in Idaho boy's slaying

Post by Justice4all on Fri Jan 15, 2010 4:17 pm

http://www.idahostatesman.com/usnews/story/1042052.html

BOISE, Idaho — The trial of a man accused in the beating death of an 8-year-old Idaho boy whose body was pulled from an irrigation canal last summer is set to start this fall.

Judge Darla Williamson decided Thursday that jury selection will begin in Daniel Ehrlick's trial on Sept. 22. The trial of Melissa Jenkins, who is also accused in the death of her son Robert Manwill, is to start Nov. 29.

Williamson did not rule on a request to move the trials out of Boise, saying she wants to see if media coverage of Ehrlick's trial will affect the ability to find an impartial jury in Ada County.

Each are charged with first-degree murder.

Prosecutors say the boy was tortured, beaten and ultimately killed by Ehrlick, his mother's live-in boyfriend.

Information from: Idaho Statesman, http://www.idahostatesman.com
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Post by Justice4all on Mon Mar 15, 2010 8:03 pm

Man accused of killing 8-year-old boy wants new attorney

by Edgar Linares
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Posted on March 15, 2010 at 3:47 PM

BOISE -- The man accused of beating and killing 8-year-old Robert Manwill wants a new layer.

Daniel Ehrlick Jr. was arrested last year and charged with first-degree murder. His arrest came after thousands of people helped look for the missing boy.

Ehrlick filed a motion last Thursday saying he feels his attorneys are "badgering" him.

The public defender's office would not comment on the case.

According to court documents filed by Ehrlick, he want the public defender disqualified from the case.

Ehrlick claims the public defender's office has failed to file motions on his behalf, is badgering him and communication has been extremely difficult between him and his attorneys.

Ehrlick wrote, "public defenders have lied, and misguided me and my case."

Assistant deputy prosecutor Jan Bennetts would not go on camera but said, "it doesn't affect the way we handle the case. We will proceed with the case and handle it in an appropriate fashion, regardless of who is working on the defense."

We did talk with Robert Manwill's aunt Trish Burrill. She says they are anxiously waiting for the trial to start.

Ehrlick's trial is set to start in October. Jury selection will begin in September.

The trial for the Robert Manwill's mother Melissa Jenkins is set to start in November.

Both Jenkins and Ehrlick are charged with first-degree murder.


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Re: Robert Manwill -- Found Deceased 8/3/09

Post by Justice4all on Fri Apr 16, 2010 8:12 pm

Prosecutors, defense in Manwill case argue over small DNA sample

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BOISE - A small DNA sample could possibly delay the trial against Robert Manwill's mother and her boyfriend.

Prosecutors say Daniel Ehrlick killed the 8-year-old boy while Melissa Jenkins helped cover it up. They also say Jenkins helped hide Robert in the closet for days even as investigators scoured their neighborhood looking for any signs of the missing boy.

Arguments on Friday's hearing centered on a DNA sample that was too small for both sides to test. The judge could bring in an independent company to analyze it.

At times, the court arguments got heated. Lawyers for the accused argued the DNA sample could show it's from someone besides Ehrlick and Jenkins.

Prosecutors fired back saying even if someone else was there, it doesn't prove the couple was not involved in the boy's death.

The judge will rule on the DNA sample next week. The trial against Ehrlick is expected to begin in September while Jenkins is scheduled for November.


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Post by Justice4all on Thu Jul 15, 2010 1:28 am

Gruesome New Details on the Robert Manwill Case

Updated: Jul 14, 2010 10:42 PM EDT

There are dramatic new details coming out in the Robert Manwill's case showing what investigators say the abuse the eight year old endured lead up to his death.

The Idaho Statesman obtained documents that show a repeated pattern of abuse and perhaps the most chilling part is how the abuse was hidden from those who could have saved the little boy's life

The coroner's report shows that 8-year old Robert Manwill died of blunt force trauma and with the new evidence that's being made public it's showing how Robert was abused weeks before his murder.

Almost a year later there's still no justice for 8-year old Robert Manwill. His mother, Melissa Jenkins and her boyfriend Daniel Ehrlick, are accused of murdering the young boy.

The court documents show witnesses describing rough discipline, pinning the boy to the ground, pushing his face against a wall, and hitting Robert.

"There's an allegation that Daniel Ehrlick committed the use of wooden molding to hit Robert," said Idaho Statesman reporter Patrick Orr.

The little boy's mysterious disappearance sparked national attention. Thousands of community members searched high and low for Robert, while his mother insisted she had nothing to do with his disappearance.

"All I really want to say is please, please, help me find my son," said Melissa Jenkins during the search one year ago.

Just a few days after being reported missing police found the little boy dead in a canal. Now his mother is accused of covering up the crime and lying to police. The Idaho Statesman revealed new information from grand jury testimony.

Prosecutors claim for weeks before the boy's death there was a pattern of "escalating physical violence."

Ehrlick is accused of forcing Robert to lie motionless on the ground after "dropping a knee" onto his chest. The couple would also make the little boy eat food "he did not like" until he vomited. And when Health and Welfare workers would come to the mother's home court records reported Robert's mom hid him in a closet so they wouldn't see his bruises.

Now prosecutors want to force Robert's mother to testify against her boyfriend in his trial.

"She's probably the key to the prosecution because she knows better than anybody what happened," said Orr.

On Thursday there's a court hearing to try to force Melissa Jenkins to give that testimony against her boyfriend that could finally reveal what happened to her son.


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Post by Justice4all on Thu Jul 15, 2010 12:52 pm

Couple accused of murdering 8-year-old Robert Manwill in court right now



KTVB.COM
Updated today at 10:32 AM

BOISE -- The two people accused of murdering 8-year-old Robert Manwill, whose body was found floating in a canal in 2009, are in court today.

Robert's mother, Melissa Jenkins, and her boyfriend, Daniel Ehrlick are both charged with first-degree murder.

Ehrlick is also charged with failure to report a death to law enforcement, while Jenkins is charged as an accessory.

KTVB's Ty Brennan is keeping us informed with what is going on in the Ada County courtroom.

At 9:30 a.m., Brennan reported Melissa Jenkins' defense attorney and the judge were arguing over whether she should be required to testify in the case.

Jenkins' attorney claims his client is a "chronic liar" and shouldn't take the stand. The judge argues she will be under oath and facing a perjury charge if she lies on the stand.

Melissa Jenkins' attorney also expressed concern that his client will not get a fair trial in Boise because of all of the media attention surrounding the case.

Around 10:00 a.m., another attorney in Jenkins' defense asked the judge for a list of things they wanted for their case, including audio tapes of officer's interrogating Melissa Jenkins and polygraph tests.

Manwill's body was found in a canal in Kuna on August 10, 2009.

Ty Brennan will be updating us from the courtroom throughout the day, keep checking back here for immediate updates to the courtroom proceedings.

Background:

The indictment handed down last year by an Ada County Grand Jury accuses that the pair "tortured and murdered Manwill by inflicting extreme or prolonged pain with intent to cause suffering or to satisfy some sadistic inclination by inflicting repeated acts of blunt force trauma or abdomen and/or head with his hands, knees, fists and/or feet."

The indictment also accuses Ehrlick and Jenkins of lying to police about the events surrounding Manwill's death

UNCUT: Judge reads indictment against Jenkins, Ehrlick.

The boy was reported missing to police on July 24th, 2009. The community quickly responded, with posters featuring the boy's face popping up all over town, and volunteers spending spare time searching for the child.

Judge Deborah Bail asked both Jenkins and Ehrlick wether they intended to plead guilty or not guilty. The judge outlined the rights and loss of rights tied to each choice.

Pleas were not entered in the case, instead were delayed so that the newly appointed attorney in the case could get up to speed.

The case started to rapidly change on Thursday July 30, 2009. That night, police began searching the Jenkins' Boise Bench apartment, removing materials from the home, including cabinets, computers and more. Police also towed a vehicle from the complex.

Jenkins has a past criminal history that involves hurting children.

On October 19, 2008, police said a baby boy had been injured. Jenkins was arrested and charged with felony injury to a child. The child suffered serious head injuries and was taken to a local hospital for treatment. The child was taken into the custody of the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.

Court documents say Jenkins hit her 9-month-old son's head on a surface. The infant suffered a fractured skull that caused not only physical pain, but mental suffering as well.

Since Manwill's disappearance and before his arrest, Ehrlick had been in and out of the hospital for unspecified treatments, according to family.


http://www.ktvb.com/news/local/Couple-accused-of-murdering-8-year-old-Robert-Manwill-in-court-right-now-98512284.html


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Post by Justice4all on Thu Jul 15, 2010 10:38 pm

Prosecutors want Jenkins to testify in Ehrlick's murder trial

By Scott Logan
Story Updated: Jul 15, 2010 at 5:12 PM MDT



BOISE -- Prosecutors want a judge to compel Melissa Jenkins to testify against her former boyfriend Daniel Ehrlick.

Both are charged with first-degree murder in last summer's death of Robert Manwill, Jenkins' eight-year-old son.

At a court hearing Thursday, attorneys for Melissa Jenkins acknowledged she gave many inconsistent statements during and after the search for her son.

They say because she's a chronic liar, Jenkins will expose herself to perjury charges if she testifies against Ehrlick and none of it would serve the public interest.

"In our view, this is going to have a chilling effect on her ability to defend herself in her own trial," Robert Chastain, one of Jenkins' attorneys, told Judge Darla Williamson.

But prosecutors want Jenkins to take the stand and are offering an immunity deal. They say they'll corroborate what she says through other evidence and testimony.

"The state only wants to present reliable testimony." said Deputy Prosecutor Dan Dinger. "The state only wants the truth."

Prosecutors especially want to ask Jenkins about Robert Manwill's physical condition on July 24, 2009 -- the morning he disappeared.

"Robert was complaining of severe head pain, stomach pain and back pain," Dinger said.

Prosecutors allege Ehrlick constantly beat the little boy and ultimately inflicted fatal wounds.

They say Jenkins knew about it, covered it up, and lied to a community that launched an unprecedented search for the little boy whose body was eventually found in a canal.

Judge Williamson is expected to rule on the issue later this month.


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Post by Piper on Fri Jul 16, 2010 12:23 am

"They say because she's a chronic liar, Jenkins will expose herself to perjury charges if she testifies against Ehrlick and none of it would serve the public interest"

Perjury charges....that should be the least of her attorney's worries. He says it will have a chilling effect on her to be able to defend herself....she assisted in her son's brutal beatings and murder. She almost killed her 9 month old...NO IMMUNITY DEAL FOR THIS WOMAN! Mad Mad Mad
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Post by Justice4all on Fri Jul 16, 2010 10:36 am

Boise child slain last year, complained of pain just before death



By KMVT News Staff / Associated Press
Story Updated: Jul 16, 2010 at 12:03 AM CDT

Boise, Idaho - Documents in the child murder case against a Boise mom and her boyfriend show that prosecutors say 8-year-old Robert Manwill was complaining of pain and struggled to walk the last time his mother saw him alive.

The mother, Melissa Jenkins, and her boyfriend, Daniel Ehrlick, are charged with first-degree murder in connection with Robert’s beating death.

The boy was reported missing in Boise last July 24; his body was found nearly two weeks later in an irrigation canal.

The Idaho Statesman reports that court records show, Jenkins told investigators 'she should have' sought medical attention for Robert the morning of his death, when he was complaining of back, chest and stomach pain and stumbled when he tried to walk.

Prosecutors say Ehrlick repeatedly abused the boy and Jenkins didn't stop it; not guilty pleas were entered by the court on their behalf.


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Post by Piper on Sat Jul 17, 2010 2:43 pm

It breaks my heart to read of Robert's pain, telling his so called mother that he hurt. She saw he could hardly walk, so disgusting.
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Post by Justice4all on Wed Jul 21, 2010 2:41 pm

Judge compels Jenkins to testify at Ehrlick's trial

KTVB.COM
July 21

BOISE -- A judge has granted the state's motion to compel the testimony of Melissa Jenkins in her former boyfriend Daniel Ehrlick's trial and she would be granted immunity for that testimony, meaning it could not be used against her in her trial.

Jenkins and Ehrlick are accused of murdering Jenkins' son, 8-year-old Robert Manwill, whose body was found floating in a Kuna canal on Aug. 10 2009.

Both are charged with first-degree murder.

Ehrlick is also charged with failure to report a death to law enforcement, while Jenkins is charged as an accessory.

Last Thursday, prosecutors and defense attorney's argued whether Jenkins should take the stand to testify against Ehrlick during his murder trial.

Jenkins' attorney Rob Chastain did not want his client to testify because she is a chronic liar, and he argued that could get her in trouble on the witness stand.

Ada County prosecutors argued Jenkins' testimony is necessary in this case. Of particular interest is Robert's physical condition on the morning of July 24th, the day he was reported missing. The boy had complained of head, stomach and back pains that day.

According to court document, Jenkins told the grand jury that Robert was having a hard time walking and stumbled down the hall of their apartment. She acknowledged she have sought medical attention for Robert.

Fourth District Judge Darla Williamson wrote in her order that it is in the public interest to have Jenkins testify because she was a witness to Robert's condition prior to his death.

"Compelling her to testify is consistent with the functioning of government to solve crimes and to hold accountable those who commit crimes," she wrote.


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Post by Justice4all on Sat Jul 24, 2010 11:31 pm

Remembering Robert Manwill: One year later

by Scott Evans
Idaho's NewsChannel 7
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Posted on July 24, 2010 at 5:45 PM

BOISE -- It was one year ago today that the Boise Police Department asked the public to get involved in the search for third grader Robert Manwill.

From June 23, when he was initially reported missing, to August 3 when his body was found -- his story captivated thousands.

Now, his mother Melissa Jenkins and her former boyfriend Daniel Ehrlick are charged with his murder.

The search

One year ago, the Boise Police Department put a lot of resources into finding 8-year-old Robert Manwill.

While the search started quietly the night he went missing, it quickly turned into a more desperate search for the missing boy.

"At this point, we don't know where Robert is,” said Deputy Chief Jim Kerns with the Boise Police Dept. "We're trying to determine what has happened, and we're pleading with the public for their assistance in locating Robert Manwill."

From flyers and stopped cars, to combing neighborhoods, to canal banks - police with volunteers by their side were determined to find Robert Manwill.

Hours turned into days, and those days increased the desperation to find the boy.

"He's just a kid,” said Eldon Manwill, Robert's cousin. “No one should be missing for this long, especially a kid."

After a week, police called for more volunteers and what they got was unprecedented.

"It's amazing,” said a woman who helped in the search. “I couldn't believe how many people were here."

Thousands of strangers - brought together by the cause.

"It's just great to live in Boise in a city like that and the community coming together,” said Julie Decko, a friend of the family. “It makes me feel really proud and I'm proud of the citizens of Boise.”

The investigation

Less than a week after he went missing, details of his family’s background came to light.

The following night, police searched the apartment of Robert's mother, Melissa Jenkins.

"The case is now being investigated by the Boise Police Department as a homicide," Kerns said.

Police remained tight-lipped during the investigation, each day holding a news conference to give updates.

"Justice will not be denied for Robert Manwill," said Dep. Chief Jim Kerns.

Robert’s relatives pleaded for information.

"All we want to do is bring Robert home. So please, if you know anything, if you've seen anything, contact the police department and
help us find Robert," said Trish Burrell, Robert’s aunt.

Manwill found

On August 3, Robert was finally found, but the outcome was one that had been feared.

Robert's body was found in the New York Canal in Kuna.

“We want to thank our community family for everything they have done for our family and for Robert," Burrell said.

"Preliminary results from the autopsy give us reason to believe that 8-year-old Robert Manwill's death was not an accident," Kerns
said. "We will determine how and when Robert died, and who is responsible, and we will hold those responsible for Robert's death accountable."

Murder charges

Two weeks later, on August 18, police arrested Robert's mother and her boyfriend on charges of first degree murder.

Court documents say Daniel Ehrlick, Robert's mother's former boyfriend, repeatedly caused acts of brutality and with malice and
forethought murdered Robert.

Melissa Jenkins, Robert's mother, is accused of knowing and not reporting the beatings and eventual death.

Both Ehrlick and Jenkins are currently in jail.

The latest updates on their trials are that the two will be tried separately.

Recently, a judge ordered Jenkins to testify in Ehrlick's trial.


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Post by Julie on Fri Aug 20, 2010 6:02 pm

Idaho agency to seek review of Robert Manwill's death

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare says it will seek an external review of its actions before the death of an 8-year-old boy last year.

Robert Manwill's mother, Melissa Jenkins, and her ex-boyfriend, Daniel Ehrlick, are charged with first-degree murder in the boy's beating death.

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Post by Piper on Fri Aug 20, 2010 10:18 pm

I think about Robert and the pain and suffering he endured. He should never have been around his sorry excuse for a mother, she's just as guilty as Ehrlick. Bless you little Robert Sad
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Post by Justice4all on Sat Oct 02, 2010 3:37 pm

Robert Manwill murder trial delayed Again

The Idaho Statesman, Boise
October 2, 2010

By Patrick Orr, The Idaho Statesman, Boise

~Snipped~

Both are charged with first-degree murder, though prosecutors have been hoping to hold Ehrlick's trial first so they can force Jenkins to testify against him -- under a deal stipulating that nothing she says in his trial can be used against her in hers.

But prosecutors did not hand over results of DNA evidence tests until late September, which Williamson characterized as a "failure." It did not leave enough time for the defense to have that DNA evidence tested before the trial was to begin, she said.

"If the court forces the Ehrlick trial at this time, (Ehrlick's) ability to defend will be prejudiced; and if convicted, in all likelihood the court would be facing a retrial because of this late disclosed evidence," Williamson wrote in her order.

"The court does not want to vacate and reset this trial," Williamson wrote. "The court is left with no choice ."

Jenkins' trial is still scheduled to begin in early January, and now it is possible her trial could go first.


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Post by Justice4all on Thu Feb 03, 2011 10:09 pm

Robert Manwill's aunt gives behind the scenes look into murder

by Scott Evans
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Posted on February 3, 2011 at 11:27 AM



BOISE -- The aunt of Robert Manwill, the eight-year-old boy who captivated the hearts of the Treasure Valley during the summer of 2009, talks about everything from the search to her sister’s court appearance.

On Monday Manwill's mother, Melissa Jenkins, pleaded guilty to second degree aiding and abetting of Robert's murder.

After hearing Jenkins' confess to her hand in Robert's death, her sister, Trish Burrill, says she plans to never talk to her sister again, saying that she is just as dead to her as Robert is.

But how did it go from standing by her sister to that.


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Post by Ann - Tx on Wed Feb 09, 2011 12:15 am

Hi, Justice!

Thank you for this update and for posting the video.

Little Robert captured my heart. He "went missing" about a month after little Emma Thompson was brutally raped and beaten. I was devastated when Robert was found and some things about his death were disclosed. I cried for him as I thought of what this innocent little boy went through.

~ ~ ~ Justice for Robert! ~ ~ ~
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Post by Ann - Tx on Wed Feb 09, 2011 12:29 am

Mom pleads guilty in Manwill murder case

By KBOI Web Staff - Boise, Idaho

January 31, 2011

BOISE - Melissa Scott Jenkins, charged with helping murder her 8-year-old son Robert Manwill in the summer of 2009, has pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting murder in the second degree.


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http://www.kboi2.com/news/114940864.html

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Per this article, Jenkins will be sentenced August 11, 2011 and
Daniel Ehrlick, will go to trial in April, 2011.

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Re: Robert Manwill -- Found Deceased 8/3/09

Post by Ann - Tx on Wed Feb 09, 2011 12:31 am

This is a video regarding the above article. It show Jenkins in court.

http://www.kboi2.com/news/114940864.html?tab=video
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Re: Robert Manwill -- Found Deceased 8/3/09

Post by Justice4all on Fri Feb 25, 2011 10:48 am

Surprising New Developments In Robert Manwill's Murder Case

Updated: Feb 24, 2011 10:51 PM EST

Boise -- Prosecutors say the man accused of killing 8 year old Robert Manwill was putting on an act when he tried to commit suicide.

Thursday's status hearing dealt with various motions, all addressing what evidence will be admitted in Daniel Ehrlick's trial. Prosecutors say Ehrlick was trying to avoid meeting with police about Manwill's disappearance by faking a suicide attempt.


Read more: http://www.fox12idaho.com/Global/story.asp?S=14138691
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Re: Robert Manwill -- Found Deceased 8/3/09

Post by Piper on Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:47 am

My heart broke for little Robert as well. At least his mother admitted she participated in his death instead of denying it.
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Re: Robert Manwill -- Found Deceased 8/3/09

Post by Ann - Tx on Fri Feb 25, 2011 1:38 pm

Thank you for the update, Justice. Ehrlick's trial is set to start in May, 2011. I will follow this trial.

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Re: Robert Manwill -- Found Deceased 8/3/09

Post by Justice4all on Wed May 11, 2011 7:27 pm

Jury selection begins for man accused of killing Robert Manwill

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BOISE -- The jury selection process has begun for Daniel Ehrlick, the man accused of murdering 8-year-old Robert Manwill.

Ehrlick is charged with first-degree murder.


Read more: http://www.ktvb.com/news/local/Jury-selection-begins-for-man-accused-of-killing-Robert-Manwill-121649109.html
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