Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Justice For Dentist John Yelenic



Justice is finally being served in a nearly 3 year old murder case of Blairsville, PA. Dentist Dr. John Yelenic. The trial began on Monday March 9, 2009, in Indiana county. Dr. Yelenic was brutally stabbed and attacked to death in his home on April 13, 2006. He was only 39.
State trooper Kevin Foley has been charged with the murder of Dr. Yelenic. Prosecution has connected a bloody footprint, skin from DNA samples found under Dr. John Yelenic’s fingernails, and a scratch on Foley's face which appeared after the murder. The murder took place the day before a divorce between John and his separated wife was to be final. John and Michele Yelenic also have an adopted son J.J. Trooper Kevin Foley was also living with Dr. Yelenic’s wife Michele at the time of the murder.

Kevin Foley’s defense claims that evidence is misleading and will be trying to prove reasons the jury should not believe in the evidence. Their key witness is Dr. John Yelenic’s ex-wife, who states Kevin Foley was with her the night of Dr. Yelenic’s murder!
Dr. Cyril Wecht gave graphic testimony on Tuesday March 10, 2009 describing the fatal wounds Dr. John Yelenic suffered including knife stab wounds, his throat slashed from both ears, and in trying to escape to the front door, the murderer put his head through a pane in the door. The force was so hard, it pierced his jugular. Dr. Wecht said he survived another 9 minutes before bleeding to death. They described the crime scene photos as "horrific!" Blood loss was so massive blood leaked from the first floor to the basement!

What a terrible way to die. Dr. John Yelenic was a client of my husbands. John was a friend and a nice guy. He did not deserve to be murdered in this horrible way. All John wanted was a family of his own. He was a very compassionate and giving man. John had a thriving dental practice. The photo I came across above was taken years ago, when John had joined us one Christmas eve. My husband and I are watching this case intently, hoping that justice will finally be served for Dr. John, his family, and friends.

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17 comments:

ochikeron said...

Hi jo,

3 years should have been a long time... I know many cases like that here in Japan, too. Bereaved people are having a long day.

I first thought this was your work of fiction. I can't believe this kind of thing taking place close to you. I hope everything goes well!!!

Dan said...

What a sad story, Jo. I hope justice will be served. All the more reason to keep a 'few rounds of justice' in your home. Depending on the circumstances you might not be able to get to it in time, but without it you have no chance.

Jo A. T.B. said...

Hi Ochi,

Yes 3 years is a long time, but hopefully enought time to build a good case!

Yes this would make some work of fiction. Horrible things happen everywhere!

Jo A. T.B. said...

Hey Dan,

We are covered here, but I'd probrably forget how to use it! Everyone needs to know how to use a few rounds, certainly wouldn't hurt! John's story is sad! He had his whole life still ahead of him.

Nazarina A said...

What a horrible way to die! My goodness, and you knew this poor man, you must be terribly sad!I hope this murderer is punished for what he committed. I sometimes see Cyril Wecht on the news so I know who you are talking about. It must be especially painful knowing the victim so well!

Jo A. T.B. said...

Yes it is very sad Nazarina, not only business wise, but friendship wise. John died a week after my mother, and he signed a sympathy card to me. This is the John we knew good and kind! We're watching the case daily!

Jo Janoski said...

How doubly sad you knew him. It must be painful for you. Yes, we need justice on this case.

Jo A. T.B. said...

Hi Jo,

It's very sad, with all the evidence coming out on how he died. I'm sure John was so scared, I only wish someone had been there with him!

anGeLine said...

I felt sad hearing about this news. So horrible. Anyway justice is finally being served for Dr. John Yelenic. Hope everything get well soon!

Jo A. T.B. said...

Hi Angeline,

My husband actually went to the trial today, and is hoping to maybe go tomorrow for Kevin Foley's testimony! The trial may wrap up this week. Interested to see how it all plays out! Pretty crazy stuff!

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jelias said...

I went to college with John. I can't believe I just heard about this horrific incident today. John was a wonderful person. I can't get this tragedy out of my mind especially to such an amazing and generous person. My heart is extremely heavy ~ John was one of a kind ~ doing what he dreamed - a dentist - he talked about it all the time at Juniata

Jo A. T.B. said...

Sorry Jelias for my late response. I can't believe you only heard of it today. It was a much broadcast case. Great to know John had many good friends!

jeff said...

why wasn't that cunt michelle arrested and charged?

Jo A. T.B. said...

I was surprised myself that she was totally exonerated in John's case. What comes around goes around! In the end, everyone get their fair dues!!

Anonymous said...

It's just so wrong that his greedy bimbo ex wife got away clean and free!!! Like her boy toy just murdered for her like a sick gift??! Naturally she was upset about the money cos most all of the ex wives get everything in a divorce, which is wrong! It was his work that got that money and he wanted to adopt not her and yet that greedy slut got the kid??? Justice? Let's see if she pulls this off again!

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