In two weeks John Steven Burgess, a three time convicted sexual predator will be released from a California prison. Earlier today Reza Jou father of Donna Jou was on my show "Time's Up" (listen here) to discuss his daughter's case." She is also still missing.
Burgess confessed to the murder of Donna Jou saying he injected her, she overdosed, he freaked out, claims he rented a boat, and threw her in the Pacific ocean. His attorney struck a plea deal and John Steven Burgess was charged with involuntary manslaughter. He was sentenced to 5 years, but will be released on April 15, 2011, after serving only 2 years.
In my opinion, there are a lot of holes and red flags in this case. Let's go back a bit to his history.
Important details and dangerous patterns of conduct as it relates to Burgess did not seem to hold much importance when he was arrested.
- In 2002, he has 3 separate battery convictions.
- In 2005, he was arrested after beating up his girlfriend.
- Burgess was also charged with trying to force a teenage girl into prostitution.
The entire case wreaks of manufactured inconsistencies as it relates to college student Donna Jou.
First, he rents a house and takes in foreign roommates to assist with expenses. Did anyone check the background of these roommates?
Burgess posted ads for roommates on Craigslist. His online ad says "we are 420-friendly" -- a number that according to authorities refers to marijuana. But does it apply to Burgess?