This is dedicated to Travis Holappa who was kidnapped, tortured and murdered on July 25, 2004 in Northern Minnesota. This was all due to meth. I am Travis' mother and I wish to make this devastation turn into a better thing by educating and exposing the truth about meth, the dangers, and the deadly consequences it brings about to individuals and communities.

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I want to do what I can to educate people about what is going on around the world with the meth problem. I want people to know about it BEFORE they even get the idea to want to try it. It is a dangerous drug and will ruin your life as well as all those who love you. I am on a mission on behalf of my only son, Travis.

Friday, April 07, 2006

Jury hears from party witnesses in Covarrubias murder trial (Washington)

(Port Angeles) -- Testimony in the Port Angeles rape and murder trial of 25-year old Robert Covarrubias has concluded for the week.

Proceedings will continue Monday morning in Clallam County Superior Court.

Jurors heard yesterday from witnesses who attended a party at the Chinook Motel just 3 days before 15-year old Melissa Lee Carter was found dead. Her nude body was located in a wooded area near the Port Angeles waterfront trail the day after Christmas in 2004.

Melissa Carter was 17-year old Ashley Fruin's best friend. Carter lived with Fruin, along with Ashley's mother, brother and sister in west Port Angeles.

Ashley told the jury that she and Melissa had smoked marijuana in the days prior to the party. They quit hanging around a group using methamphetamine because the drug was causing them problems, including skipping school to use it.


Blogger Tim Barnes said...

Melissa's murder case had nothing to do with meth she wasnt using it and i find it VERY inapropriate that her case would be mentioned on a site with a title like DEATH BY METH take it off!! this is a slap in the face to her friends and most importantly her family!!!!

A friend of the family,Tim Barnes

Wednesday, July 19, 2006 1:25:00 AM  
Blogger Tim Barnes said...

Id like to add meth was mentioned in the courtroom but it was only beacuse they were refering to a group of people they used to hang with meth it self had nothing to do with her death it was a sick demented murderer/rapist that ended her life way too soon not meth!

Wednesday, July 19, 2006 1:32:00 AM  
Blogger Tim Barnes said...

Id like to add one more thing i am aware your on a crusade beacuse of your son's death but you need to check facts before you post things on other peoples tragidys and did you even think to ask Mellissa's family before you posted this tripe and im sorry for getting personal but did you try blaming the sick bastard who murdered your son instead of trying to blame what he was on how do you know he wouldnt have killed someone if he was sober im not a user myself but i do know of a few people who have a problem and even though im not exusing the drug it is very bad and destroys heath and relationships it doesnt make murderers i know melow good people who have a meth problem when there on it there a bit hyper and dumb but not psychotic if someone murders someone on meth they were sick and disturbed to begin with!!!

Wednesday, July 19, 2006 1:47:00 AM  
Blogger Tim Barnes said...

this is my last post on the subject i swear i just had to include this it relates to my last post,if u blame the drug you give power to the sickos if you blame meth the creeps like the one who killed your son and the one who killed my friends daughter melissa can clame less responsibility for there actions and say meth made me do it ind get a lesser jail time like temporary insanity can give stop blaming the drug your helping there case and I doubt you want to do any favors for people like the scum that kidnaped and murdered your son or the pig that raped and murdered Messa

Wednesday, July 19, 2006 1:53:00 AM  
Blogger DEATHBYMETH said...

Tim, I will leave the story up and then take it down after others have had a chance to read your comments.
I didn't need permission to show the story as it was public domain. I didn't mean to offend anyone.. but am not here to fight. Just to give people the idea of what is really out there in the world of meth.
I don't care to go on and on with why I believe meth is worse than people want to believe.
This is the time of the anniversary of our son's death and I have no fight left in me.
God bless you and Melissa's family and give you peace.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006 11:14:00 AM  
Blogger Tim Barnes said...

I dont underestimate how bad meth is and the power it holds over those adicted but people need to be held acountable for there actions weither there drunk on crack pcp meth or what ever and thank you for respecting my wishes to have it removed and i ment no disrespect to your loss no loss is unimportant or more important than anyone elses i just take comfort that melissa and your son are in a place free of murderers,meth and anything else negative our world has that destracts from the beauty than can also be found here

Saturday, July 29, 2006 2:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Laura said...

Melissa was my best friend.. I was a witness at that murder trial.. Melissa was 15 years old.. She was raised by a family that used.. She was a product of her invironment... When I search her name and see this I am saddened.. She was murdered.. Regardless of circumstance.. Not everyone she was around was a drug addict.. Like me.. I was just a poor kid who happened to be friends with all the addicts.. Just like messa.. Please take this down.. Meth did not kill my best friend

Thursday, October 09, 2014 9:43:00 PM  

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