For eight years, Mark Edward Mesiti and Roberta Allen battled over the custody of their children. In 2005, Allen was declared an unfit mother, and Judge Vincent Chiarello awarded custody to Mesiti, despite his lengthy criminal record. Less than a year later, their daughter, Alicia Augusta Mesiti-Allen, 14 at the time, went missing. In 2009, her body was found buried in the back yard of Mesiti’s home.
Mark Edward Mesiti has been charged with sexually assaulting and murdering his daughter. In a hearing this week, prosecutors announced that they are seeking the death penalty. Read:
Death penalty sought in abuse, killing of Ceres 14-year-old, on Modbee.com.
May 2009: Tragic Santa Clara custody case — dad suspected in girl’s death, on MercuryNews.com.
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