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Post by Ann - Tx on Thu Nov 10, 2011 1:34 am


Tweets before suicide point to teen's sexual abuse

By MIKE TOLSON, HOUSTON CHRONICLE
Houston, Tx

Updated 11:28 p.m., Wednesday, November 9, 2011




Ashley Billasano committed suicide after tweeting about her anguish over sexual abuse./ HC


Ashley Billasano kept the pain locked inside her for years, allowing only a handful of people closest to her to have a glimpse. On Monday, the 18-year-old Rosenberg high school student let it all out in a torrent of messages on Twitter - the sexual abuse that she said ruined what should have been some of the best years of her life, her inability to see justice done on her behalf. Then she killed herself.

Friends say the suffering and depressed Billasano decided to make her death count for something even as her life became unbearable. Her burst of 144 tweets, which took place over six hours and ended shortly before she took her life through suffocation, recounted the sexual abuse at the hands of a family member and other adults, and the frustration that arose when authorities failed to bring charges.


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Post by Ann - Tx on Thu Nov 10, 2011 1:43 am


18-Year-Old Girl Tweets 144 Times before Committing Suicide

Updated: Tuesday, 08 Nov 2011, 6:42 PM CST
Published : Tuesday, 08 Nov 2011, 6:39 PM CST

RANDY WALLACE
Investigative Reporter


KRIV - Houston, Tx


18-Year-Old Girl Tweets 144 Times before Committing Suicide: MyFoxHOUSTON.com




HOUSTON - Ashley Billasano did not show up for school at Rosenberg’s BF Terry High School Tuesday morning.

Instead, she took to her Twitter page, saying there was so much more she wanted to do.

"It's obvious she needed somebody to talk to and that's what I believe those tweets were," said Chief Craig Brady with the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Department. "She was trying to communicate and trying to get people to talk to her."

In those 144 tweets posted over the course of 6 hours, Billasano claimed she was molested and forced into prostitution.


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http://www.myfoxhouston.com/dpp/news/local/111108-18-year-old-girl-tweets-144-times-before-committing-suicide



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Post by Ann - Tx on Thu Nov 10, 2011 2:08 am



Mom, Close Friends Keeping Ashley's Story Alive

Updated: Wednesday, 09 Nov 2011, 10:39 PM CST
Published : Wednesday, 09 Nov 2011, 10:39 PM CST

SALLY MACDONALD - Reporter
KRIV - Houston, Tx



Mom, Close Friends Keeping Ashley's Story Alive: MyFoxHOUSTON.com



HOUSTON - On Monday, a local teen tweeted the account of her tortured life hours before ending it. Now her mom and close friends are talking about what went wrong.

They emailed us wanting to tell the story of Ashley Billasano, 18, in hopes of bringing awareness to a variety of issues. They believe Ashley took her life in such a public way because she wanted to make a point.

Friendships always came easy for Ashley Billasano, or Billy as she was known. Most classmates at BF Terry High School in Rosenberg knew her as a happy, energetic honor student, but close friend Ashly Escamilla saw another side.


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Post by Ann - Tx on Thu Nov 10, 2011 2:32 am



Funeral arrangements for Ashley Marie Billasano, 18, of Rosenberg, Texas, are pending with
E.P. Compean Funeral Directors, 1223 Sixth St., Rosenberg, Texas, 281-238-4443. "Our Family Serving Your Family."

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Post by kellikat on Thu Nov 10, 2011 9:46 am

I so feel Ashley's pain because i lived it. It's such a pity there was nobody there for her when she needed them most. God bless you, sweetie, and I hope you are free from that pain now.
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Post by Ann - Tx on Thu Nov 10, 2011 12:58 pm


Experts React to Suicide on Twitter

Updated: Thursday, 10 Nov 2011, 10:40 AM CST
Published : Tuesday, 08 Nov 2011, 6:50 PM CST

GREG GROOGAN
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KRIV - Houston, TX


Experts React to Suicide on Twitter: MyFoxHOUSTON.com




HOUSTON - Hour by hour, tweet by tweet, Ashley Billasano shared the tortured account of her young life as she moved ever closer to ending it.

An age old tale of hopelessness delivered in a new and utterly heartbreaking way - bursts of digital text for any and all to see.

Two women who've seen too much of this suffering and fight to stop it offered FOX 26 News their insight.


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Post by FystyAngel on Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:56 pm

How terrible for this poor child. RIP now honey... Sad

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Post by Ann - Tx on Fri Nov 11, 2011 10:13 pm



Hundreds touched by her despair bid farewell to teen
Before she killed herself, Rosenberg girl tweeted of sex abuse

By MIKE TOLSON, HOUSTON CHRONICLE
Houston, Tx

Updated 08:34 p.m., Friday, November 11, 2011




Mourners say Ashley Billasano's cheerful exterior belied her pain


ROSENBERG — By the hundreds they came as dusk gave way to night on Friday, first to pay respects to the family of Ashley Marie Billasano, then to view her remains in a casket at the altar of First Baptist Church, and finally to watch a cascade of images of their friend, ever smiling, projected on a screen as some of her favorite songs played over a loudspeaker.

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Post by Ann - Tx on Fri Nov 11, 2011 10:46 pm



Court Records Show Tweeting Suicide Victim Abused by Stepfather

Updated: Friday, 11 Nov 2011, 6:44 PM CST
Published : Friday, 11 Nov 2011, 6:44 PM CST

GREG GROOGAN - Reporter
KRIV - Houston, Tx



Court Records Show Tweeting Suicide Victim Abused by Stepfather: MyFoxHOUSTON.com





HOUSTON - Ashley Billasano's wrenching stream of pre-suicide tweets ripped open the hearts of those whose deepest instinct is to protect, defend and rescue.

In the end, no one who read her desperate texts could ease the lingering agony of sexual abuse or halt a young woman's death.


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What Tiffany did not talk about then, and what Fox 26 news has uncovered, are crimes that happened in Houston 11 years ago: multiple aggravated sexual assaults of Ashley by her then stepfather Allan Leskinen, Tiffany's now ex-husband.

Ashley was just 7 years old.


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Ashley Billasano
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Wow! Tiffany, Ashley's mother, failed to mention in previous interviews that Ashley's stepfather (when Ashley was 7), was charged with multiple aggravated sexual assaults of Ashley by her then stepfather Allan Leskinen, Tiffany's now ex-husband. It happened 11 years ago in Houston, TX.

Allan Leskinen was convicted eleven years ago and is nearing the end of his 11 year prison sentence.

Poor Ashley! Being abused by a stepfather (at the time) and then allegedly by her father, when she got older, in another county.

Per the info in the video above, prosecutors were planning to take the case to a Travis County, Tx Grand Jury.

Ashley was under the impression that they "dropped" the case; no charges against her father.

Very sad, tragic story of an innocent child!
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Post by Ann - Tx on Sat Nov 12, 2011 6:15 am



Hundreds Say Goodbye to Teen

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Updated: Friday, 11 Nov 2011, 10:21 PM CST

Published : Friday, 11 Nov 2011, 10:21 PM CST

SALLY MACDONALD - Reporter
KRIV - Houston, Tx


Hundreds Say Goodbye to Teen: MyFoxHOUSTON.com




HOUSTON - Hundreds of people said their final goodbyes to a local high school student who killed herself after tweeting about years of sex abuse.

Fox 26 has been following the story all week. We now know the abuse case against Ashley Billasano's alleged attacker is still active.

Travis County prosecutors say they plan to present the case to a grand jury soon.

Friday night was a celebration of the 18-year-old's life, but the sanctuary of First Baptist Church in Rosenberg was filled with wounded hearts.


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Post by Ann - Tx on Sat Nov 12, 2011 6:34 am



Why did no one help her? Distraught teenager sent 144 tweets expressing her pain before killing herself

By Daily Mail Reporter
The Daily Mail - UK

Last updated at 1:20 PM on 11th November 2011


An 18-year-old high school student sent 144 tweets expressing her pain and grief before killing herself.

Ashley Billasano did not go to her school in Rosenberg, a suburb of Houston, Texas, as usual on Tuesday morning.
Instead, the senior at BF Terry High School took to her Twitter page, posting more than 100 tweets over the course of six hours.



Tragic: 18-year-old high school student Ashley Billasano sent 144 tweets expressing her pain and grief before killing herself

In the messages, the pretty 18-year-old said she has been molested and forced into prostitution, My Fox Houston reported.

More than 500 people were following her Twitter account when she tweeted, 'I'd love to hear what you have to say but I wont be around.


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2060099/Ashley-Billasano-18-sent-144-tweets-expressing-pain-killing-herself.html#ixzz1dUQ1rYNK




Ashley Billasano to the left with her friend.


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Post by Ann - Tx on Sat Nov 12, 2011 6:55 am



When Allan Leskinen was Ashley Billasona's stepfather, he sexually assualted Ashley when she was 7 years old.

Leskinen was convicted of Aggrevated Sexual Assualt of a Child and was sentenced to TDCJ (prison).


Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Information re Allan Leskinen:

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SID Number: 04009139

TDCJ Number: 01101375

Name: LESKINEN, ALLAN

Race: W

Gender: M

DOB: 1949-12-31

Maximum Sentence Date: 2013-04-21

Current Facility: POWLEDGE

Projected Release Date: 2013-04-21

Parole Eligibility Date: 2007-10-21

SPECIAL INFORMATION FOR SCHEDULED RELEASE:

Scheduled Release Date: Offender is not scheduled for release at this time.

Scheduled Release Type: Will be determined when release date is scheduled.

Scheduled Release Location: Will be determined when release date is scheduled.


Offense History:

Offense Date Offense Sentence Date County Case No. Sentence (YY-MM-DD)

2000-07-01 AGG SEX ASLT CHILD 2002-04-23 HARRIS 885921 11-00-00


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Post by Ann - Tx on Mon Nov 14, 2011 5:04 am



Teen reported abuse to Pflugerville police before suicide

By Benjamin Wermund
Austin Statesman - Austin, Tx

Thursday, November 10, 2011, 02:36 PM

ROUND ROCK — A Houston-area teen who killed herself after alleging sexual abuse on Twitter earlier this week had filed a report with Pflugerville police before moving at the end of the last school year, officials said.


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Billasano’s father, John Billasano, lives in Round Rock, according to a background check.

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Post by Ann - Tx on Tue Nov 15, 2011 3:52 am



Teen's Alleged Abuser May Not Face Charges

Updated: Monday, 14 Nov 2011, 10:11 PM CST
Published : Monday, 14 Nov 2011, 10:11 PM CST

SALLY MACDONALD, Reporter
KRIV - Houston, Tx



Teen's Alleged Abuser May Not Face Charges: MyFoxHOUSTON.com



HOUSTON - FOX 26 has a follow up to an important story we've been following for a week. It's the story of Terry High School senior Ashley Billasano, 18, the Rosenberg teen who killed herself after claiming she'd been sexually abused for years.

Prosecutors tell FOX 26 they're not sure whether they'll be able to prove their case against Billasano's alleged attacker. The alleged abuse happened near Austin. Investigators there have been looking into the girl's claims since early this year, but her statements alone may not be enough to move forward with charges.


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Post by Ann - Tx on Tue Nov 15, 2011 7:38 am



Video:Teen kills herself after tweeting about abuse

CNN's Brooke Baldwin talks with Texas prosecutor Dayna Blazey about the case of a teen who killed herself after sending more than 140 tweets about abuse.

http://newsroom.blogs.cnn.com/2011/11/14/teen-kills-herself-after-tweeting-about-abuse/
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Post by Ann - Tx on Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:29 am



Mom faults authorities in suicide of daughter who tweeted about abuse

Author: By the CNN Wire Staff

WFMZ - Allentown, PA
Published On: Nov 15 2011 08:28:57 PM EST

CNN) -
The mother of a Texas teen who killed herself after reportedly sending more than 140 tweets detailing years of sexual abuse spoke out on Tuesday, faulting law enforcement for failing her daughter.

Before 18-year-old Ashley Billasano took her life last week, she poured her heart out on Twitter.

She reportedly sent 144 messages in six hours, touching on allegations of sexual abuse, the pain it caused and her long struggle for justice. According to one tweet, the final straw for Billasano was a phone call telling her it was unlikely her alleged abuser would ever be prosecuted, according to the Houston Chronicle.


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Post by Estee on Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:24 am

Just because Ashley is no longer alive to testify is no excuse for them to dismiss the case...Surely there are people that can confirm her allegations...I hope the perv is convicted and never forgets the result of the horrendous acts committed.
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Post by Ann - Tx on Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:26 am



This is a Facebook page set up for Ashley:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/RIP-Ashley-Marie-Billasano/260164857367365
Facebook -

R.I.P. Ashley Marie Billasano

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Post by Ann - Tx on Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:07 am



Light a candle in memory of Ashley Marie Billasano


I have set up an exclusive group of candles in loving memory of Ashley Marie Billasano at Gratefulness.org.

The group is designated as AMB.

The candles stay lit for 48 hours. You can leave a message with the candle you light.

If you want to keep a candle burning for Ashley, please remember to light another candle every 48 hours or sooner.

There is no cost to light a candle for Ashley. It is free! You can light as many as you would like to light.

Please take the time to light a candle in loving memory of Ashley. Thank you!

This is a direct link to Ashley's group candles: AMB

http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=AMB
Gratefulness.org - Candles - Group: AMB




Special thoughts and prayers for Ashley!

~ ~ ~ Rest in peace, Ashley ~ ~ ~
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Post by Ann - Tx on Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:14 am


I do not do Facebook.

If any one does Facebook, would you please be so kind and post the link to the Group Candles to Ashley's Facebook Page?

Please feel free to copy and paste the above info about the Group Candles for AMB.

Thanking you in advance!

This is the Link to Ashley's Facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/RIP-Ashley-Marie-Billasano/260164857367365
Facebook - RIP - Ashley Marie Billasano
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Post by Ann - Tx on Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:46 pm


This is from the photo album on Ashley's Facebook - RIP Ashley Marie Billasano:



Ashley Marie Billasano and her father, John Billasano


Posted to Facebook by:

Brenda Heredia - R.I.P. Ashley Marie Billasano

This is the monster who did this to Ashley! John Billasano. Her smile looks so forced n saddness in her eyes. I posted this bc everyone including myself wanted to see the face of the bastard so that if i ever came across him I could kick his Ass!


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http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=304914009536438&set=o.260164857367365&type=1&theater#!/photo.php?fbid=286646091367801&set=o.260164857367365&type=1&permPage=1
Facebook - Photo Album: R.I.P. Ashley Marie Billasano


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_________





Posted to Facebook by:

Nora N Gzz - R.I.P. Ashley Marie Billasano

How you are now,in eternal happiness smiling down on all your loved ones because they are your voice,you will be heard and justice will be done. Rest in paradise..
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All of the above photos are from:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/RIP-Ashley-Marie-Billasano/260164857367365#!/photo.php?fbid=304914009536438&set=o.260164857367365&type=1&theater
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Posted to Facebook by:

Rodriguez AP Human Geography - R.I.P. Ashley Marie Billasano

Flowers in Pfluger Lake for Ashley. R.I.P.


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Post by Ann - Tx on Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:47 pm



Ashley Marie Billasano, YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN



Uploaded by Br0kEnK0R3 on Nov 16, 2011
She is alive on the Heaven, With God!!!

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Post by Ann - Tx on Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:44 am



November 16, 2011 11:56 AM

Texas teen Ashley Billasano details years of sex abuse, forced prostitution on Twitter, commits suicide

By Edecio Martinez

CBS News - 48 Hours Mystery/CrimeSider
New York City, NY


Ashley Billasano
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(CBS) NEW YORK - The mother of Texas teen Ashley Billasano is blaming police for her daughter's suicide, saying officials failed her daughter while investigating the 18-year-old's allegations of sexual abuse.

Billasano took her life last Tuesday after posting over a hundred messages on Twitter describing the ordeal of dealing both with the abuse and investigators. Her mother told CNN that Billasano lost hope and thought the abuser would never be prosecuted.


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http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-57325807-504083/texas-teen-ashley-billasano-details-years-of-sex-abuse-forced-prostitution-on-twitter-commits-suicide/

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Post by Ann - Tx on Thu Nov 17, 2011 2:02 pm



Teen sends 144 Tweets before committing suicide
Messages detailed abuse, lack of justice

Published On: Nov 16 2011 10:04:03 PM CST
Updated On: Nov 17 2011 10:09:12 AM CST

KPRC - Houston, Tx

HOUSTON - After a teenager sent more than 100 painful messages on Twitter and then committed suicide, Child Protective Services is taking a second look at her case.

Eighteen-year-old Ashley Billasano wanted to go to Baylor University and become an actress. But after being abused for years by someone close to her, the once happy teen took her own life, her mother said.


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Post by Ann - Tx on Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:54 pm



Texas teen commits suicide, years of bullying and sexual abuse

Posted: Nov 15, 2011 9:04 PM CST
Updated: Nov 15, 2011 9:04 PM CST

KYTX - Tyler, Tx

CNN -- The mother of a Texas teen who killed herself after reportedly sending more than 140 tweets detailing years of sexual abuse spoke out on Tuesday, faulting law enforcement for failing her daughter.

Before 18-year-old Ashley Billasano took her life last week, she poured her heart out on Twitter.

She reportedly sent 144 messages in six hours, touching on allegations of sexual abuse, the pain it caused and her long struggle for justice. According to one tweet, the final straw for Billasano was a phone call telling her it was unlikely her alleged abuser would ever be prosecuted, according to the Houston Chronicle.

By Tuesday, Billasano's Twitter messages had been removed.


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Post by Ann - Tx on Sun Nov 20, 2011 7:44 pm



Teen Tweets Sexual Abuse Details Before Committing Suicide

Post by KMJQ in H-Town
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Nov 17, 2011 at 3:02 pm




After a teenager sent more than 100 painful messages on Twitter and then committed suicide, Child Protective Services is taking a second look at her case.

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Post by Estee on Sun Nov 20, 2011 10:33 pm

All I can say about CPS is better late than never...I just wonder what they can do at this late date and if charges can still be brought...Now not only is it abuse but manslaughter... Evil or Very Mad
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Post by Ann - Tx on Mon Nov 21, 2011 4:11 am



Ashley's story made the news on the west coast. The article below was posted by a Seattle, WA tv station.

I noticed there are over 4,000 views to Ashley's thread here. It is the goal of her friends to ensure that Ashley's story is told.

I am pleased to see the interest in Ashley's case. Her story needs to be told.

CNN & CBS (national) covered Ashley's story last week.

All for Ashley . . . . . .
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High school girl kills herself after tweeting 144 times about abuse
Ashley Billsano said she was molested and forced into prostitution




Ashley Billsano (Courtesy of Myspace)

KCPQ - Seattle, WA
by Randy Wallace
KRIV FOX 26 - Houston, Tx

12:31 p.m. PST, November 15, 2011

ROSENBERG, Tex. —

Ashley Billasano did not show up for school at Rosenberg’s BF Terry High School Tuesday morning.

Instead, she took to her Twitter page, saying there was so much more she wanted to do.

"It's obvious she needed somebody to talk to and that's what I believe those tweets were," said Chief Craig Brady with the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Department. "She was trying to communicate and trying to get people to talk to her."


Read more:

http://www.q13fox.com/news/kcpq-high-school-girl-kills-herself-after-tweeting-144-times-about-abuse-20111115,0,827936.story?track=rss
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Post by Ann - Tx on Wed Nov 30, 2011 5:06 pm



Breathe-Krista Reese- Original Song


Uploaded by KristaReese7 on Nov 29, 2011

This is a song I wrote for my second cousin, Ashley Billasano. She recently passed, but her story is an unbelievable one.

Lyrics:

Broken and fading, anticipating the pain.
The tears that keep falling when nightmares are calling with no one to chase them away.
Hush now, Close your eyes in the dark.
Escaping all the shadows to fall into the rhythem of the strength of the beat of your heart.

And Breathe.
And Breathe.

It doesn't have to be the pain or misery,
Don't believe in the things that aren't true.
Fight for your dreams, be strong and believe,
And always remember this too.
Someone Loves You.

Open your eyes, see the fire start to burn.
The weak all crave your power, attempting to devour,
But stand up, it's finally your turn.

So breathe.
And Breathe.

It never has to be the pain or misery,
Don't believe in the things that aren't true.
Fight for your dreams, be strong and believe,
And always remember this too.
Someone Loves You.

The poison that swims in your veins,
The darkness and fire that remains,
The lie is it's eternal,
It doesn't want to burn till you know that you will be okay.

So breathe.
Breathe.

It never has to be the pain or misery,
Don't believe in the things that aren't true.
Fight for your dreams, be strong and believe.
And always remember this too.
Someone Loves you.


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Post by Ann - Tx on Fri Dec 02, 2011 3:53 am



This video was posted to Facebook - RIP - Ashley Marie Billasano:



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YouTube Just Breathe by Pearl Jam (With lyrics)
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Post by Ann - Tx on Sun Dec 04, 2011 4:09 am


This article is from November 10, 2011. There was an article I posted on Page 1 from the American-Statesman -- Austin, Tx but it does not include as much detail as this one does.
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Local officials: Abuse case involving teen who killed herself remains open

By Benjamin Wermund and Steven Kreytak
AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF
Austin, Tx

Updated: 9:42 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011

Published: 8:49 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011

ROUND ROCK — A Houston-area teen who killed herself this week after sharing allegations of sexual abuse on Twitter had filed a report with Pflugerville police before moving away at the end of last school year.

"Yes, we did take a report," Assistant Chief Jim McLean said Thursday. He could not provide information on when the report was filed or who it involved other than the teen. "When it comes to sexual assault and children, our hands are tied about what we can and can't say."


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http://www.statesman.com/news/local/local-officials-abuse-case-involving-teen-who-killed-1961956.html?cxtype=rss_news


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Post by Ann - Tx on Tue Dec 06, 2011 3:05 pm

The following is from Facebook - RIP - Ashley Marie Billasano:

The Spanish TV network Univision will be airing a story today on Ashley that they taped just after her funeral. It will either air on the 4 or 5pm news show. It's national, so everyone should be able to watch it. Sorry for the short notice, I just found out. I have no idea how it will turn out, but I hope they address all the key topics.
Like · Comment · 2 hours ago


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http://www.facebook.com/pages/RIP-Ashley-Marie-Billasano/260164857367365
Facebook - RIP - Ashley Marie Billasano
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Post by Ann - Tx on Tue Dec 06, 2011 3:10 pm


R.I.P. Ashley Marie Billasano

Tuesday's plan - 1. Email as many state legislators as possible to share Ashley's story & ask for help in seeking justice. 2. Write & call DA Rosemary Lehmberg & ADA Melissa Douma & demand they prosecute Juan (John) Billasano. Who is with me?? Let's do this!!!


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http://www.facebook.com/pages/RIP-Ashley-Marie-Billasano/260164857367365
Facebook - RIP - Ashley Marie Billasano
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Post by Ann - Tx on Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:50 pm


Wow! There are now 6,001 views (hits) to this thread! All for Ashley!

Some of Ashley's friends wanted to bring attention to Ashley's tragic death and the sexual abuse she endured as a child and the most recent alleged sexual abuse as a teen.

She tweeted 144 times before committing suicide.

It is my understanding Ashley's friends and maternal family contacted KRIV (FOX) - Houston to tell Ashley's story. FOX - Houston told Ashley's story for several days.

Ashley's friends started a Facebook page, RIP - Ashley Marie Billasano, to ensure Ashley's story will be seen by many.

It is remarkable that there have been over 6,000 hits on her thread here at Reality Chatter.

~ ~ ~ Rest in peace, Ashley Marie Billasano ~ ~ ~ afro

Your story is being seen by many!
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Post by Ann - Tx on Fri Dec 09, 2011 4:45 am



This article and several videos (to the right of article) are in Spanish. I noticed that some comment, in Spanish, on Ashley's RIP facebook.

Some have commented they've heard about Ashley because of this article.
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Jovencita se suicidó tras enviar 144 mensajes desesperados por Twitter

Univision.com | Fecha: 11/10/2011
KXLN - Houston, TX

Autoridades afirman que buscaba que alguien la escuchara

HOUSTON, Texas.- Ashley Billasano una estudiante de 18 años de edad de Rosenberg, TX se suicidó luego de enviar 144 mensajes desesperados por Twitter en el lapso de 6 horas indicó el Houston Chronicle. Durante este tiempo nadie le prestó atención y murió por asfixia tras enviar su último tweet: 'Espero que esto funcione'.


Read more and view videos:

http://univisionhouston.univision.com/noticias/article/2011-11-10/jovencita-se-suicido-tras-enviar-mensajes-por-tweeter
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http://univisionhouston.univision.com/noticias/video/2010-10-04/emotivo-funeral-del-adolescente-asher
Estás Viendo: Emotivo funeral del adolescente Asher Brown
Emotivo funeral del adolescente Asher Brown

Fuente: Houston: KXLN




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Post by Ann - Tx on Mon Jan 02, 2012 10:06 pm



This video has the 144 tweets that Ashley Billasano tweeted before she committed suicide. What a heartbreaking situation with a tragic ending for Ashley!

Rest in peace, Ashley! afro

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R.I.P. Ashley Marie Billasano & Her 144 Twitter Postings (Sad Story)


Uploaded by YoungDMuziK on Nov 27, 2011

This is the Twitter posting's that Ashley Marie Billasano posted before she commited suicide. There is 144 Posts.
They go a little fast in the video because i could hardly fit them all in. If you would like too read them hit pause button on the video..
This girl was amazing always had a smile on her face walking down the hallways at school. She was a very bright
Tallented girl who always liked too have fun times with her friends. But she just could not get nobody too hear
her story or belive her story. Friends belive she done this because of all the pain and she wanted to get the story
out. I hope this video helps others...Ashley Will be in our Hearts Forever...

Here is a article i found on a news casting:

An 18-year-old high school student sent 144 tweets expressing her pain and grief before killing herself.
Ashley Billasano did not go to her school in Rosenberg, a suburb of Houston, Texas, as usual on Tuesday morning.
Instead, the senior at BF Terry High School took to her Twitter page, posting more than 100 tweets over the course of six hours.
n the messages, the pretty 18-year-old said she has been molested and forced into prostitution, My Fox Houston reported.
More than 500 people were following her Twitter account when she tweeted, 'I'd love to hear what you have to say but I wont be around.'
And finally her last tweet,
'Take two. I hope I get this right.'
The troubled teen used the social networking website to describe how she felt the first time she was abused. She wrote: [afterwards]
'I went to the bathroom and locked the door'
'I took apart a razor. I did what I had to do to forget. I swear after that night I was never the same'
She explained that she had confided in adults about the horrific secret, but nothing happened.
'I remember telling my closest teacher and CPS and the police detectives' she said.
'I remember having to tell them everything.'
Chief Craig Brady of the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Department told My Fox Houston: 'It's obvious she needed somebody to talk to and that's what I believe those tweets were.
'She was trying to communicate and trying to get people to talk to her.'
Brady said Ashley had made allegations of abuse a year ago in Williamson County, near Austin.
According to friends the suffering Ashley wanted her death to make a difference even though her life had become insufferable.
Her 144 tweets, which took place over six hours on 7th November and finished a short time before she killed herself through suffocation, seemed to recount sexual abuse at the hands of a family member and other adults.
Ashly Escamilla, her classmate and best friend told the Houston Chronicle: 'This wasn't random. She planned this for a reason.
'She made a decision that this was what she was going to do to get attention if she was not going to get justice.'


Source:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2BxSV2V8NE&feature=player_embedded
YouTube - R.I.P. Ashley Marie Billasano & Her 144 Twitter Postings (Sad Story)
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Post by Ann - Tx on Sun Jan 08, 2012 3:39 am


This comment is from the Facebook page set up for Ashley:


Brianna Caroline Tejeda

That's Not What Happened. Ashley's Dad Raped Her And Forced Her Into Prostitution. That When She Talked To CPS They Said "Sorry But There Wasn't Enough Evidence." For The Short While I Knew Her She Was Always Smiling And Laughing. I Guess She Thought The Jerks That Did Those Things To Her Would Never Get What They Deserved So She Took Her Own Life.
December 30, 2011 at 8:51pm


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http://www.facebook.com/pages/RIP-Ashley-Marie-Billasano/260164857367365
Facebook - RIP - Ashley Marie Billasano
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Post by Ann - Tx on Sun Jan 08, 2012 3:51 am

Ann - Tx wrote:

Light a candle in memory of Ashley Marie Billasano


I have set up an exclusive group of candles in loving memory of Ashley Marie Billasano at Gratefulness.org.

The group is designated as AMB.

The candles stay lit for 48 hours. You can leave a message with the candle you light.

If you want to keep a candle burning for Ashley, please remember to light another candle every 48 hours or sooner.

There is no cost to light a candle for Ashley. It is free! You can light as many as you would like to light.

Please take the time to light a candle in loving memory of Ashley. Thank you!

This is a direct link to Ashley's group candles: AMB

http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=AMB
Gratefulness.org - Candles - Group: AMB




Special thoughts and prayers for Ashley!

~ ~ ~ Rest in peace, Ashley ~ ~ ~
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Special thanks to all of the thousands that cared enough about Ashley's tragic death to visit this thread in honor of Ashley Marie Billasano.

Ashley's friends and family wanted to ensure that Ashley is not forgotten and her story is known to all. We, at Reality Chatter, hope to keep this thread active for a very long time.

If there are developments regarding Ashley's case in the Austin, Tx area and are reported by the media, I will link the articles here.

Please take the time to honor Ashley by lighting a candle at her exclusive candle site at Gratefulness.org. Please see the above Link and info about lighting a candle in memory of precious Ashley!

Also, you are welcomed to leave a comment here on Ashley's thread.

Thanks!

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poor Ashley Billasano

Post by Acupofsunshine on Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:30 pm

No wonder her mother failed to tell the police and media about her husband Allan Leskinen. she divorced the guy after he was convicted BUT THEN before she served 5 yrs at the Hobby Unit for the attempted murder of another woman, she REMARRIED Mr. Leskinen by proxy! What kind of mother can remarry her child's rapist and SHE wants to blame CPS and the police? WHERE IS HER BLAME? An if this poor girl was being tortured again by yet another abuser, WHY did it take Tiffany FOUR YEARS after her release from prison, to save that poor girl! Oh Tiffany was correct in using the works "sick and twisted" for this who abused this poor girl, but WHERE was the "sick and twisted" mother when she CHOSE to remarry her child's rapist who SHE CHOSE to leave that girl alone with while she lead the wild lifestyle that CAUSED her child to be abused when she was ONLY 7 yrs old! Tiffany and Allan and anyone else mixed up in that TWISTED lifestyle is to be blamed. I did not even know this girl, but my heart aches for her and my stomach is sickened by the adults who all along put themselves BEFORE the welfare of this child! SHAME ON YOU TIFFANY AND ALLAN! Shame on any other people you two played with as well because you may all be losers but an INNOCENT child paid the ultimate price for your SICK AND TWISTED GAMES! The system is not what let Ashley down....it was the ADULTS who gave her life, who swore to protect her but in the end caused her SAD demise! RIP sweet Ashley and the rest of the adults who were suppose to care for you (NOT the Govt system AFTER the fact) BUT RATHER HER PARENTS AND STEP-PARENTS and OTHER adults Tiffany had no problem telling her kids to refer to as a PARENT should go straight to HELL!

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Post by Ann - Tx on Sat Jan 28, 2012 1:58 am

Ann - Tx wrote:
Ann - Tx wrote:

Light a candle in memory of Ashley Marie Billasano


I have set up an exclusive group of candles in loving memory of Ashley Marie Billasano at Gratefulness.org.

The group is designated as AMB.

The candles stay lit for 48 hours. You can leave a message with the candle you light.

If you want to keep a candle burning for Ashley, please remember to light another candle every 48 hours or sooner.

There is no cost to light a candle for Ashley. It is free! You can light as many as you would like to light.

Please take the time to light a candle in loving memory of Ashley. Thank you!

This is a direct link to Ashley's group candles: AMB

http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=AMB
Gratefulness.org - Candles - Group: AMB




Special thoughts and prayers for Ashley!

~ ~ ~ Rest in peace, Ashley ~ ~ ~
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Special thanks to all of the thousands that cared enough about Ashley's tragic death to visit this thread in honor of Ashley Marie Billasano.

Ashley's friends and family wanted to ensure that Ashley is not forgotten and her story is known to all. We, at Reality Chatter, hope to keep this thread active for a very long time.

If there are developments regarding Ashley's case in the Austin, Tx area and are reported by the media, I will link the articles here.

Please take the time to honor Ashley by lighting a candle at her exclusive candle site at Gratefulness.org. Please see the above Link and info about lighting a candle in memory of precious Ashley!

Also, you are welcomed to leave a comment here on Ashley's thread.

Thanks!

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Post by Acupofsunshine on Thu Feb 02, 2012 8:11 pm

Well, you said if there are any new developments in this poor child's case, you will report it here. All I can say based on all that I know is that if what you say is true, there will be a lot of dirty laundry exposing this girl's Mother than any of you realize. Collectively, there are many to be blamed and if they cannot be prosecuted, then they should at least be EXPOSED for the parts they all played in in this girl's death. With regards to Tiffany, Allan and all the rest (who have been reported to the police) if nothing else, let them all face the embarrassment of the ENTIRE story coming out rather than then reaping blood money because they want to blame CPS and the police when the mirror on the wall really reflects THEM as the deviants! It breaks my heart that no one stopped for even a moment to see this child needed help! It makes me even sicker that there is a MOTHER out there looking for ways to make blood
money on the death of a child she couldn't even protect BECAUSE she was serving 5
yrs in prison for trying to kill the wife of someone she was obsessed with! Guess that
guy meant more to her than the fact that a month or so later her kid was being
raped because of her actions. TIFFANY abandoned her child and the cops have all the
documents (yes, I said DOCUMENTS). As a Mother, I'm sorry she lost her child. I'd
have no heart if I felt no feelings for this beautiful girl! But UNLIKE Tiffany, NO MAN
would be worth going to jail for at the risk of leaving my child behind at the mercy of
rapists! Mother-Of-Year should not be reward to Tiffany Ruiz-Leskinen!

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Post by Ann - Tx on Sat Feb 11, 2012 11:02 am



Teens navigate risks, rewards of sharing all on social media

By Zain Shauk
Houston Chronicle - Houston, Tx

Updated 11:25 a.m., Monday, February 6, 2012




Ashley Billasano / HC


For teens, the world of social media can be a refuge - a place where they can confidently discuss their passions, secret desires, and, for some, suicide.

That was the case for two Houston girls who recently killed themselves after extensive Twitter and blog posts about their frustrations with life.

One tweeted a picture of a loaded revolver before she shot herself in the head last week.


Snipped:

In the cases of Ashley Duncan, 17, and Ashley Billasano, 18, it appears that none of their hundreds of Twitter followers sounded an alarm about their tweets. Duncan had for days added blog and Twitter posts illustrating despair before she killed herself Jan. 30 in a grassy area near a bayou in southwest Houston. Billasano killed herself by suffocation in November after tweeting 144 times over a six-hour period about instances of sexual abuse she said she suffered that failed to draw criminal charges. She ended by saying, "I'd love to hear what you have to say. But I won't be around."

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Post by Ann - Tx on Mon Mar 12, 2012 6:35 am


@TheEnd
After tweeting about the alleged sexual abuse she suffered at the hands of her father — and an investigation that came up empty — Ashley Billasano killed herself.


By Craig Malisow
The Houston Press - Houston, Tx

Wednesday, Mar 7 2012





Photos courtesy of Ayan
Ashley was very good at putting on a happy face.


On November 7, 2011, Ashley Marie Billasano stayed home from school so she could kill herself.

The 18-year-old Rosenberg high school senior told her closest friend, who drove her to school every morning, that she wasn't feeling well. Then, from 6:44 a.m. to 2:08 p.m., she issued 144 tweets, many of which alleged years of sexual abuse at the hands of her father John Billasano, when she lived with him in Round Rock and Pflugerville.

At the urging of friends, Ashley had reluctantly told a teacher about the alleged abuse in spring 2011. The teacher notified Child Protective Services. The investigation would prove inconclusive. At 1:37 p.m. the day of her death, Ashley tweeted about a call she had received from a CPS caseworker: "Weeks passed then I got the call. They said, 'Sorry, but there isn't enough evidence.' I hung up. That's when I changed. I didn't care anymore."

In addition to her tweets, Ashley left behind a four-page suicide note that her mother, Tiffany Ruiz-Leskinen, has not shared with Ashley's friends. Her closest friend read redacted excerpts at the funeral. According to friends, Tiffany shared the note with the church minister, who excised the profanity — there was apparently quite a bit. After all, God's house was no place for cuss words.


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Post by Ann - Tx on Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:06 pm

Ann - Tx wrote:

When Allan Leskinen was Ashley Billasona's stepfather, he sexually assualted Ashley when she was 7 years old.

Leskinen was convicted of Aggrevated Sexual Assualt of a Child and was sentenced to TDCJ (prison).


Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Information re Allan Leskinen:

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SID Number: 04009139

TDCJ Number: 01101375

Name: LESKINEN, ALLAN

Race: W

Gender: M

DOB: 1949-12-31

Maximum Sentence Date: 2013-04-21

Current Facility: POWLEDGE

Projected Release Date: 2013-04-21

Parole Eligibility Date: 2007-10-21

SPECIAL INFORMATION FOR SCHEDULED RELEASE:

Scheduled Release Date: Offender is not scheduled for release at this time.

Scheduled Release Type: Will be determined when release date is scheduled.

Scheduled Release Location: Will be determined when release date is scheduled.


Offense History:

Offense Date Offense Sentence Date County Case No. Sentence (YY-MM-DD)

2000-07-01 AGG SEX ASLT CHILD 2002-04-23 HARRIS 885921 11-00-00


Source:
http://offender.tdcj.state.tx.us/POSdb2/offenderDetail.action?sid=04009139
State of Texas - Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Offender Detail - LESKINEN, ALLAN

The following documents regarding Allan Leskinen - Case/Cause Number: 885921, in pdf format, can be viewed at Harris County District Clerk's Office - Houston, Tx:

Charging Instrument - Complaint - Probable Cause: Date: 8/23/2001

http://www.hcdistrictclerk.com/edocs/public/ViewFilePage.aspx?Get=l5o1Hx3g063wpaAqBGZDz0F19dXdfIfVNc/MvWxa0Oc1Sdbm9c1smEr4bpgpIaCNPUzk57dMfpuXwbv9AnOTE41qyIyFOxngyHXp3spS7WzeLDz3vtjI1o8vpKElI0GcqAs5GAGwvlc=
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Charging Instrument - Complaint - Judgment on Plea of Guilty: Date: 8/23/2001

http://www.hcdistrictclerk.com/edocs/public/ViewFilePage.aspx?Get=l5o1Hx3g063wpaAqBGZDz0F19dXdfIfVNc/MvWxa0Oc1Sdbm9c1smEr4bpgpIaCNPUzk57dMfpuXwbv9AnOTE41qyIyFOxngyHXp3spS7WwhRk17CcTQSr48fxCkB53lzGnHQUSqrxQ=
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CHARGING INSTRUMENT - FELONY INDICTMENT
http://www.hcdistrictclerk.com/edocs/public/ViewFilePage.aspx?Get=l5o1Hx3g063wpaAqBGZDz0F19dXdfIfVNc/MvWxa0Oc1Sdbm9c1smEr4bpgpIaCNPUzk57dMfpuXwbv9AnOTE41qyIyFOxngyHXp3spS7Ww4o2SxmubgNGd9viG7tid30HuW+A4Vctw=
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Source:

http://www.hcdistrictclerk.com/edocs/public/CaseDetails.aspx?Get=l5o1Hx3g060UU6YBkb6ZaXrdkjwnmuSQoIMCa1KDk71KRFtkifM+oZ6SDUOGTXe6VG4rC24RrV7arnpWPkLs5yj7fBmF/c+LrYRnxv6eai4=
Harris County District Clerk - Houston, Tx -- LESKINEN, ALLAN : DEFENDANT - CRIMINAL

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Post by Ann - Tx on Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:18 pm


Per Texas Department of Criminal Justice, it appears Allan Leskinen is still scheduled for a parole release date of 4-21-13.

Name:
LESKINEN,ALLAN

SID Number:
04009139

TDCJ Number:
01101375

Currently incarcerated at :

Louis C. Powledge Unit - Palestine, TX

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Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Offender LESKINEN,ALLAN


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Re: Ashley Billasano - Tweets before suicide point to teen's sexual abuse

Post by Ann - Tx on Tue May 22, 2012 1:23 am


Acupofsunshine, do you know if there are any updates in this case?

I have not seen the Austin area news media report any commentary by Travis County Assistant District Attorney Dayna Blazey.
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Re: Ashley Billasano - Tweets before suicide point to teen's sexual abuse

Post by Ann - Tx on Tue May 22, 2012 1:47 am


I lit a candle for Ashley. No candles were lit.

Shortly after I set the candle site up to honor Ashley's memory as this tragic story unfolded, there were over 40 candles lit. Many young folks from the Facebook page lit a candle.

Today, as time moves on . . . there were no candles lit.

Soar with the angels, Ashley!
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Update from TDCJ on Allan Leskinen for Ashley Billasano

Post by anothercupofsunshine on Wed May 23, 2012 5:13 am

Ann - Tx wrote:
Acupofsunshine, do you know if there are any updates in this case?

I have not seen the Austin area news media report any commentary by Travis County Assistant District Attorney Dayna Blazey.
Word just came down from TDCJ. Looks like Tiffany's current HUSBAND, Allan Leskinen will not make parole this time around. My advice to everyone is to keep writing letters expressing grave concern over the possibility that he could be released to a halfway house. Regardless of whether they let him out now OR wait until next year, he (like Tiffany) can only be required to "serve all" for his crimes against this child. Next year he will be free but will forever be labeled as a sex offender. In the mean time, everyone can do their part by writing letters of protest to the parole board and the TDCJ Victims Unit. It is unlikely he will see an early release date while letters of protest pour in. In the mean time, Tiffany ought to get that marriage by proxy to her rapist husband null and void or if necessary, FILE FOR DIVORCE AGAIN. You lost one child to your poor decisions, don't sacrifice the rest of your children as well. And BTW, don't send money to Tiffany as she's a convicted felon as well. Write letters of protest to the TDCJ parole board..buy paper and stamps to give a voice to this poor child who can no longer speak for herself. Don't line Tiffany's pockets with blood money.

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