Crime: Murder, Torture
Anyone who has read this blog has to understand that I hate pedophiles. I wish the ills of the world and the torments of hell upon them all. Beyond wishing, and writing about them, and warning the public about them, I don’t actually set about capturing pedophiles and inflicting heinous tortures and merciless deaths upon them. Because that would be a) illegal and b) psycho whacko.
Unhappily for Kenneth Countie and Michael Deloge, their girlfriend Sheila LaBarre was psycho whacko. Kenneth Countie and Michael Deloge were not pedophiles except in Sheila LaBarre’s twisted mind, and their innocence did nothing to alleviate their suffering and deaths. In fact, their guilt or innocence was moot because Sheila LaBarre just plain old enjoyed torturing and murdering them. She is a sadist. She is a purebred hellbeast.
Sheila LaBarre, nee Bailey, was born in 1958 and grew up in Fort Payne, Alabama. She claims that she had been physically and sexually abused when she was a young child, mostly at the hands of her father.
Sheila Bailey got married to John Baxter on New Year’s Eve 1981. She was 23 and her husband was 19. After only 6 weeks of marriage John Baxter discovered that the bitch had been locking his little girl up in a closet-sized room all day long when he was working. He divorced her ass just after Valentine’s Day.
“The marriage didn’t last very long because as soon as the truth came out about how I was being treated, he ran her off,” the now-grown daughter said.
Kudos to John Baxter for putting his little girl first.
Sheila moved to Chattanooga next with husband #2, Ronnie Jennings. It wasn’t a happy marriage. *shock*
Ronnie Jennings said Sheila was an unbalanced woman who was placed in a psych ward after a suicide attempt during their tumultuous 4-year marriage.
“She’s just crazy, to put it bluntly,” said Ronnie Jennings. “Sheila didn’t care about anyone, she just wanted everything her way.” His bride’s wild mood swings often turned violent.
Cathryn Jennings, Ronnie’s mom, said her son once lay awake all night afraid his wife would kill him with scissors.
“She was very, very, very smart, but she was very, very mean also,” said Cathryn Jennings. I believe her.
Sheila Bailey Jennings moved to Epping, New Hampshire in 1987 after answering a personal ad placed by Wilfred J. LaBarre. Bill LaBarre was a well-known, and respected chiropractor. He was also recently widowed and quite well off. Bill LaBarre had a million dollar horse farm in Epping, and a chiropractic office in Hampton.
What was he thinking putting out a personal ad? Any crazy loon bitch that was after his money could answer it. And did.
The man at least had the sense not to marry Sheila, but she still took his name. She also became Bill’s office manager and after their “romance” petered out, she lived in an apartment above his office in Hampton.
Bill LaBarre’s daughter Laura Melisi was not thrilled at all that Sheila had insinuated herself into his life. Not thrilled at all! She did not trust the woman, and rightly so.
In 1995, the bitch Sheila LaBarre married Wayne Ennis, a native of Jamaica. Again, it wasn’t a happy marriage. In complaints filed in Hampton District Court, Sheila claimed that Wayne Ennis tried to force her car off the road, then punched her in the head and kicked her. She divorced him in 1996, but stayed in touch. She’d also stayed in touch with Bill LaBarre.
In fact, Sheila LaBarre had done more than stayed in touch with Bill LaBarre — she’d chased the man with a gun. She not only chased him with a gun, she asked her ex Wayne Ennis to murder Bill so she could take over his business and his farm. That was according to Laura Melisi who went to court requesting a restraining order to keep the psycho bitch away from her dad. A restraining order was granted for a year.
Excuse me but WTF? Was there even an investigation? Chasing someone with a gun, that’s illegal right? Soliciting a murder, that’s illegal right? Seems like a missed opportunity to put the psycho bitch in jail.
In 1998, Sheila LaBarre was charged with 2nd-degree assault, according to Rockingham County Superior Court documents. The charge alleged she stabbed her boyfriend James Brackett in the head with scissors. Ouch!
Police termed the matter a “lover’s quarrel/argument,” and eventually the case was dropped. Another missed opportunity!
And then poor old Bill LaBarre died suddenly in 2000 and left Sheila LaBarre his entire estate — the Hampton office, 2 Somersworth properties, a Portsmouth house and the million-dollar, 115-acre horse farm in Epping. All told the estate was worth about $2 million.
Excuse me but WTF? The woman who according to court documents chased Bill LaBarre with a gun and tried to convince her ex to kill him inherited everything after he died SUDDENLY? And that’s not suspicious?
There were even rampant rumours of poison! She’d already stabbed a guy in the head! What does it take to arouse the officialdom that this whole setup stank?
Needless to say, Laura Melisi was totally pissed. She was convinced that Sheila had wound up controlling everything Bill LaBarre owned through extortion and threats on his life and property.
Maybe Sheila did, maybe Sheila didn’t, but she was much better off than she’d been before Bill LaBarre died. Lucky woman.
Sheila LaBarre took to living at the horse farm and working on one of her favourite hobbies — badgering the police.
The Epping Police Department had records of more than 100 calls from her, about everything from complaints about her road and her neighbours to accusations of domestic violence. And not just calls — the woman phoned, faxed, wrote letters and showed up in person.
Her goal seemed to be to get hunky police officers to come out for a “visit” when she was feeling “frisky”. Officers were subjected to getting an eyeful of Sheila LaBarre in various stages of undress, and an earful of sexual innuendo. They were also subjected to some pretty bizarre and outrageous ranting and raving.
This hobby of hers branded her as an eccentric kook in the minds of Epping police officers. They just didn’t want to deal with her. Maybe that explains a lot.
Kooky Sheila LaBarre had another hobby — assaulting James Brackett. Yes, that’s the guy she stabbed in the head. In 2002 she tried running him over with a car. All in fun, I’m sure. And in 2003 she scratched his face and shot a gun at him. How kooky and eccentric of her!
Could somebody please explain to me why James Brackett didn’t press charges? I gotta tell you, if somebody tried to run me over and shoot me, I damn well would camp out on the police department’s doorstep until they locked the lunatic up!
Hellbitch Sheila LaBarre had yet another hobby — sexual sadism. She didn’t like living alone at the horse farm and, according to her neighbours, there was a regular procession of young men that came to work and live at there. Many of them became her lovers. And many of these young men were seen to be beaten or bloody. None of them stayed long.
A couple of them even vanished. Maybe more, but definitely two.
In the fall of 2005 Michael Deloge, 38, disappeared. He was a developmentally disabled man Sheila LaBarre had met and befriended at a homeless shelter in 2004.
Now what was Sheila the bitch doing at a homeless shelter? She wasn’t homeless. Oh, right, that was where she picked up a lot of the young, dispossessed, vulnerable men. She was a cougar and that was her hunting ground. She offered a place to stay and sex, sex, sex.
Michael Deloge must have thought he was onto something good but it turned out to be pure, unadulterated hell.
According to Michael Deloge’s stepfather Gordon Boston, Sheila LaBarre was fun and attractive, and he could understand Michael’s fascination with her at first. That’s not to say that he and Michael’s mother Donna didn’t have concerns about this relationship.
Michael and Sheila spent a lot of their time doing drugs and studying sadistic material. Not good. And Sheila had a mean streak, also not good. She beat him in front of witnesses even! Gordon Boston and Michael’s mom both tried talking Michael out of staying with the bitch to no avail.
Maybe Sheila didn’t appreciate Michael’s mother’s meddling and decided to put an end to it. Michael Deloge, at Sheila LaBarre’s instigation, made a video accusing his mother of allowing him to be abused as a child.
“I’m starting to remember things about the past,” Michael Deloge says in the video. “You really messed me up. You really messed me up.”
Did he believe it? I don’t know. Did he say it because Sheila forced him to? I don’t know. What I do know is that Michael Deloge’s face was scratched and bruised in the video.
Michael also wrote his mother a letter saying he never wanted to see her again. Sheila LaBarre had succeeded in cutting all ties and communications between Michael Deloge and his mom.
Having Michael Deloge all to herself, Sheila’s mean streak and sadistic nature asserted itself more and more. A neighbour once witnessed Michael Deloge limping down the snowy dirt road leading to Sheila’s house, dripping blood from his head. His ear had been sliced. As he passed the neighbour Michael whispered, “Sheila.”
The hellbitch Sheila LaBarre had stabbed Michael Deloge in the head with scissors. Sound familiar? Oh yeah, it’s what she did to her boyfriend James Brackett! What a coincidence!
Michael Deloge, heaven help him, returned to Sheila LaBarre’s tender mercies and began to look very ill and very thin. He was soon never seen again.
And Sheila LaBarre was alone again, something she didn’t like. So she began looking for fresh young meat.
In February 2006 the hellbitch hooked up with Kenneth Countie through a singles phone chat line. Now Kenny Countie was 24-years-old but had the mental capacity of a 12-year-old. He had a form of autism and was extremely vulnerable to the evil machinations of the manipulative, scheming Sheila LaBarre.
The two met up on Valentine’s Day 2006, and right after that Kenny Countie moved to the farmhouse. He didn’t even return to his Massachusetts home to collect his personal items.
His mother, Carolynn Lodge, was worried about him because his habit was to call her or see her every day, and that had come to a stop. She filed 2 missing-person reports because she felt certain something was terribly wrong.
The first time Carolynn Lodge filed a missing-person report was on February 24th, 4 days after a disturbing phone call. The police found him at the farm in good shape. This somewhat alleviated Kenny’s mother’s concerns.
Carolynn Lodge would definitely have been even more concerned if she’d seen what the employees of Epping Wal-Mart saw on March 17, 2006.
Store employees working that day noticed gashes on Kenny’s face and arms and how the woman claiming to be his wife stacked yellow diesel fuel tanks on Countie’s lap as he sat in a wheelchair. Sheila LaBarre raised a real ruckus and police were called.
The officers saw Kenny in the wheelchair. “The man (Countie) was described as having greenish/yellow skin color and being quiet, almost timid, and keeping his head down the whole time and never looking at anyone,” the police affidavit says.
Now what the hell was Kenny Countie doing in a wheelchair? He was autistic, not paralyzed! Or maybe by then he was both.
Several days after the Wal-Mart episode, Sheila LaBarre began driving around the area and asking if anyone had seen Kenny Countie. Sheila told her neighbours Kenny was supposed to feed her farm animals but had taken off. Hmmmm.
On March 23, 2006, Kenny’s mother filed the second missing-persons report after she had a phone conversation with she-beast Sheila. Kenny had left the farm, she was told. Kenny had returned to Massachusetts, she was told.
Carolynn Lodge was desperate and rightly so. Where was Kenny?
At 1:00 a.m. on March 24th, Sheila called the police and played a very disturbing audiotape for them. On it she yelled at Kenny and accused him of raping several children, and Kenny can be heard to be agreeing with her. And then Kenny can be heard to be vomiting. And then Sheila was telling him to stop faking that he fainted.
Sounds like Sheila the she-beast LaBarre had recorded the tail end of poor Kenny’s final torture.
The police, after hearing this bizarre phone call at 1 in the morning finally show up at the farm at 6:00 p.m. to check on Kenny Countie’s welfare.
Excuse me but once again WTF? The police had seen the man beaten and wheelchair-bound in Wal-Mart, they’d gotten missing-person reports on him, they heard him being abused on the phone and they still waited 17 hours to check on him? Remind me never to move to Epping!
So finally, finally the police respond and nobody was home. They took a wee gander and what did they see? A burnt mattress and box spring in the front yard. Strange. Remember those yellow diesel fuel tanks Sheila bought from Wal-Mart? They were there too. And there was more. There were several piles of hay still burning, and a big old human bone with meat on it was sticking out of one of them. Guess who!
Sheila LaBarre returned home and the police asked her about that bone. She answered it was either “a rabbit or a pedophile.” Wow. She wouldn’t allow the police to take it away.
And so the police LEFT and on March 25th they got their first search warrant to search the exterior of the farm. Sheila LaBarre was in her kitchen covered in ash and soot, holding a handgun. She told Lieutenant Michael Wallace and Police Chief George Dodge she’d burned a pedophile. That’s a confession, right? And then she told them that Ken was in a bag and sure enough there were human bones in a bag!
Lieutenant Michael Wallace and Police Chief George Dodge suggested Sheila LaBarre go with them to the Epping station to answer some questions. She agreed and as they were leaving, she turned over the loaded pistol. Before getting in the police car, Lt. Wallace asked the she-beast if she had any more weapons. Sheila answered by flashing her breasts and unfastening her pants. Right away Lt. Wallace asked her to stop that. Nasty!
In the interview, Sheila LaBarre handed over to the police a suicide note she’d penned before the police came to search her property. The note included her claims that Countie was a pedophile and drug user. She also said that Kenny threatened to kill himself and then left the farm.
After the interview ended, Sheila LaBarre was not arrested, not in custody.
On March 26th the police returned with 3 more search warrants. For the next few days hundreds of cops collected evidence, including Michael Deloge’s clothing. There was blood on a knife blade, and blood splattered in the kitchen, the living room, the dining room, 2 bathrooms and a bathtub. And of course there were human bones and teeth.
Police found evidence of older burn pits and blood splatter so old it had layers of dust in it. Just how many men had vanished? Nobody will ever know except Sheila the she-beast herself.
On March 28th Sheila LaBarre was still not in custody. She was in fact being tailed by Epping’s finest. She had $85,000 in cash and cheques on her person. I think she was planning to escape.
Sheila the killer managed to elude the cops (*shock*) and wound up on I-293 in Manchester. She hitched a ride with a stranger she later rewarded with sex. The next day she had sex with yet another guy in Boston.
On March 31st an arrest warrant was FINALLY issued for Sheila LaBarre. Yeah, and she was long gone.
On April 2nd the hellbitch was arrested in Revere, Massachusetts. She had cut and dyed her hair and was using a different name. Luckily for the Revere police, Sheila’s face was on the front page of the newspaper under the headline, “JUST PLAIN CRAZY.”
In her interviews with investigators, the she-beast had a unique version of the “truth” about what happened to poor Kenny.
She said that they were lovers and she’d renamed him Adam Olympian LaBarre. She’d cut off their relationship though when he confessed to being a pedophile. She hates pedophiles.
Sheila also said that she and Adam Olympian LaBarre went to bed on March 21 but when she woke up he was gone.
Sheila said she burned the mattress because she had “slept on it with a pedophile”. And maybe, just maybe, Kenny Countie fell into the fire. She denied she’d ever harmed him but didn’t feel bad about his disappearance.
Sheila LaBarre was charged with 1st-degree murder of Kenneth Countie and was denied bail. She surprised everyone by admitting to 2 murders, which meant she faced 2 counts of 1st-degree murder. She also pled not guilty by reason of insanity.
Sheila was counting on her eccentric, kooky, crazy behavior winning the day for her.
Sheila the she-beast went to trial on May 13, 2008. Her defense attorney Jeffrey Denner was armed with psychiatric reports to show she was not evil, merely insane.
Defense psychiatrists said that Sheila LaBarre was abused herself as a child and projected her own experience onto her victims. They said she was able to convince the men that they were pedophiles and had been victims of incest.
She then killed the men at different times on her Epping farm.
Jurors got to hear some of the hundreds of tape recordings Sheila LaBarre made of herself, some of which featured her interrogating or berating her victims.
Malcolm Rogers, the forensic psychologist who testified for the defense, said those tapes showed that Sheila has either a schizophrenic affect disorder or a delusional disorder that caused her to mistakenly believe the men were pedophiles and to kill them.
Rogers also said she believes she once died but was sent back to Earth as an angel with special powers. And, apparently, a mission to kill pedophiles.
But that wasn’t quite the same story she told the state’s psychiatrists.
Sheila told Dr. Albert Drukteinis that she was driven to kill Michael Deloge because he was hurting and killing her rabbits and had said he wanted to kill her, too.
She said they both ran into the house and ended up in the kitchen, where she grabbed a chain and began beating Michael. Afterward, he was still alive, but bleeding from the head. Being all loving and caring, Sheila told him to go to the hospital, but he told her he deserved to hurt because he was evil. He just went to the couch and was there for about 2 weeks when he took a turn for the worse and died.
Ummm, where’s the pedophile story? Where’s her avenging-angel-back-from-the-dead story?
In another interview, Sheila said Kenny Countie’s death was an accident. She said when she woke up one morning Countie wasn’t in bed so she got up to look for him. ALL OF A SUDDEN Countie was choking her with his hands!
Sheila wriggled out of his grasp and Countie told her he had only come to the farm to steal money from her to support a drug habit. The two of them argued, then fought. They somehow wound up in the bathroom tub, and then Countie slipped and hit his head!
There you go — an accident! With self-defense thrown in!
“He just stared up at me. He just didn’t move,” blubbered Sheila LaBarre. “I started CPR on him. I didn’t know what else to do. I was screaming his name … I tried everything, and in a second or two I immediately started CPR on him. I used to be certified years ago. I did the best I could.” Riiight.
When she knew poor Kenny was truly dead, Sheila said she set him on fire to give him “a kind of Native American funeral”.
See? She had a totally plausible explanation! It was totally believable! *snort*
Ummm, but where’s the pedophile-must-die story?
Dr. Albert Drukteinis testified that he believed Sheila LaBarre was sane, after spending more than 12 hours with her.
“She answered questions well, she tried to explain evidence away that made her look bad. This is not what someone sees over many hours in a person who is psychotic,” Dr. Drukteinis testified.
Dr. Drukteinis suggested that Sheila could have been faking or exaggerating symptoms of mental illness. Imagine that!
The good doctor also rejected the idea she believed she was an avenging angel brought back to life to kill pedophiles.
Sheila’s actions were not consistent with believing she had a moral duty to kill the men, Dr. Drukteinis testified. She brought them into her house, lived with them, cared for them and had sex with them before torturing and eventually killing them.
Accusing her victims of being pedophiles “may have given her an excuse to kill them because she’s sadistic and because that’s what her aim was, to be sadistic,” Dr. Drukteinis said.
Prosecutor Jim Boffetti told the jury, “She knew what she did in both murders was legally wrong… She made careful decisions to conceal her crimes and systematically destroy evidence.”
Jim Boffetti said LaBarre isn’t insane but sadistic. “She taunted, tormented and tortured both men as part of her sexual perversion.”
In the end the jury agreed with the prosecution and rejected Sheila LaBarre’s insanity defense. Sheila LaBarre, 49, was sentenced to life in prison without parole.
It was a good decision, IMO, and it was the right decision. And the jury came to it without even hearing about the toe bones!
See, while sifting through the old burn pits on the farm, investigators discovered toe bones that did not belong to Kenny or Michael. So either someone left the farm without their toes, or they didn’t ever leave the farm. RIP, whoever you are.
And 3 murders makes her a serial killer. So suffer lots and rot in hell, Sheila LaBarre.